Archive: Makeup

GOOD CAUSE MAKEUP: Introducing NEW Concept Collection from MAKE‏!

London-based interior and furniture designer Faye Toogood and make-up artist Ayami Nishimura have collaborated to create Aether, the newest concept collection for MAKE. Designed to reflect absolute and eternal beauty, Toogood and Nishimura worked together to ensure the overall mood of the collection was ethereal and reflected Toogood’s inspiration: spirituality, rebalance and ceremony. Toogood also found inspiration in a range of basic materials including plastics, foam, medicine, ice, natural cotton and chalk. Aether embodies these elements, with yellow and light grey hues highlighted against the predominantly tonal, white colour palette.

“The incorporation of minerals and creams within the Aether Collection add new age luster to the face,” says Toogood. “There is a strong reflective quality to the products that offers a feeling of rebalance, retreat and calm. The collection features a range of textures and tones from creamy warms to cold whites, cold silvers to warm pearlescent glitters.”

This is such a great collection. I’ve tried a couple of the pieces, and I absolutely love them! I think my favorite must be the Skin Illuminator. It it WONDERFUL! I keep it in my purse – and when I need a little pick-me-up, I grab that! I love the colors, I love the cause part of the proceeds go to… I love it all!

The Aether Collection includes:

Aether Palette ($25): Velvety Matte and Glitter Eyeshadows are housed in a sleek palette designed by Toogood alongside a Silk Cream Lipstick. The Aether Palette includes five Matte Eyeshadows (Salt Flat, Cool White, Cement, Sulfur and Warm White), two Glitter Eyeshadows (Quartz and Alabaster) and Silk Cream Lipstick (Deep Flesh).

Glitter Eyeshadow ($18): Coated metallic and pearlescent pigments combine to create a single sweep of high sparkle colour. This silky powder shadow blends seamlessly over the eye without creasing or fading. Apply wet for a more dramatic effect. Available in 2 shades: Quartz, Alabaster

Glossing Powder ($22): Delivers a subtle, finished sheen to highlight your best features. Glossing Powder can be worn directly on the skin or over foundation.

Face Gloss ($18): Give your skin a wet glow with Face Gloss. This colourless gloss provides a finished sheen that can be worn directly on the skin or over foundation.

Custom Finish Effects – Matte/Dew ($22): The ultimate skin finisher, this dual texture compact imparts a velvet or dewy finish where
needed. The peach gel formula mattifies and reduces the appearance of fine lines and pores while the pink formula glosses skin, for a supple and soft finish.

Matte Eyeshadow ($18): These soft, velvety shadows are highly pigmented for intense, long-lasting wear. Available in 5 shades: Sulfur, Warm White, Cool White, Salt Flat, Cement

Skin Illuminator ($28.50): Instantly illuminate and brighten the skin with this miracle-working pen. Imperfections are diffused, skin appears rested, and the entire complexion enjoys a noticeable radiance boost. Available in: Skír

Luminous Lip Gloss ($18): This gloss delivers high impact shine with transparent coverage in a soft, cushioning texture that leaves lips feeling pampered. The unique hourglass tip applicator glides on effortlessly for perfect application every time. Available in 1 shade: Flesh

Silk Cream Lipstick ($18): Vivid, saturated colour doubles as a protective, moisturizing treatment with this nurturing lipstick. The feather-resistant, hydrating formula is extremely rich and has impressive staying power. Available in 1 shade: Deep Flesh

WHERE TO BUY: www.weseebeauty.com

A portion of each MAKE purchase (33.3%) will directly benefit the WE SEE BEAUTY FOUNDATION, a non-profit organization that funds women-led cooperatives in the U.S. by providing expertise and support to local communities as they work together to build and maintain worker-owned cooperatives.

REVIEW: CoverGirl Clump Crusher by LashBlast!

So here I am, out of my favorite go-to mascara LashBlast by CoverGirl, and so I headed to Safeway to pick up some more (NO, I do NOT get all my makeup products at Safeway, but if you’re in a pinch – you do what you gotta do – okay!?). I noticed this green tube next to my orange tube – and realized I’d never tried this one before! So I grabbed it up!

Here’s what Cover Girl has to say:

Clump Crusher by LashBlast mascara delivers more volume with zero clumps for beautifully separated lashes. Clump crusher’s innovative curved brush features a lash loading section to saturate lashes with loads of product and fine-tooth comb bristles to evenly distribute mascara.

My feelings on the matter. It’s not a terrible mascara, but I wouldn’t buy it again. The brush is so small, IMO, I have to apply 3-4 coats to get it to look the way I want it to. I feel like the “Clump Crusher” aspect of the mascara is probably what I don’t like. It hardly gives you any mascara at all to work with! I want it to actually LOOK like I’m wearing mascara! There are probably PLENTY of women who only want to look like they’re wearing a thin coat of mascara – and if so … this one’s for you. But if you’re like me, and you like a thicker, more visible coating of mascara, pass on this one.

Bottom Line: I’m stickin with LashBlast – the original!

NEW: Check out the Baking Beauties Collection from MAC

MAC’s Baking Beauties launched yesterday online, and will be available in stores on the 18th!

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Easter Sunday Makeup!

How many of you are getting together with family or friends on Sunday? Heading to church to celebrate Easter? Have you put any thought into what makeup you’ll wear? Well I have! Easter Sunday is a bright and beautiful day, usually when women wear a pretty, colorful dress, and their daughters wear white gloves and bonnets. Okay, I’ll admit…this was my childhood, but what’s cuter than a little girl in white gloves and a bonnet??

Anyway, Easter is a time to celebrate. The day is often associated with bright and beautiful colors. Pastel pinks, purples, yellows and greens. Here are a few beauty products that would make your Easter complete!

Above: Pastel Pop Eyeshadow Palette by Sephora!

A sweet palette of eight eye shadows in matte, shimmering, and sparkling formulas.

Give your Easter look a dreamy, sparkling touch with this palette of pastels that can easily be mixed and matched. The collection includes four matte powders that can be worn alone or as a base, and four sparkling top coats that add a dazzling, radiant finish!

Not into pinks? What about this gorgeous purple palette from Lancome!

Infinitely luminous. Sensationally smooth. All-in-one 5 shadow palette to brighten eyes. Lancôme’s new versatile, all-in-one palette conveniently creates a full eye look for day or night. Experience the newest generation of luminosity as silky lustrous powders transparently wrap the skin, allowing a seamless layering of pure color for a silky sheen and radiant finish. Build with absolute precision and apply the shades in 5 simple steps (all over, lid, crease, highlighter and liner) to design your customized eye look. Contour, sculpt and lift in soft day colors or intensify with dramatic evening hues for smoldering smoky effects. Long wear, 8-hour formula. Color does not fade, continues to stay true.

Rouge Dior Lip Garden Party!

The brand pays homage to Mr. Dior’s passion for flowers and gardens with its Spring Collection- Garden Party.

To compliment the look are two new shades of Rouge Dior: Corolle Pink and Tulip Pink.

The soft blush tones of these two new shades are the perfect finishing touch for any spring look.

‘Blush in Love – Peche Joue-Joue’ Blush by Lancome!

A fresh, glowing blush to sculpt and brighten the complexion. Designed to suit every skin tone and available in two different harmonies