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Illamasqua Valentine’s Day 2014- “I’m The One” Collection

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Illamasqua wants you to be your own admirer this Valentine’s Day with sensual, wearable scarlets from the new “I’m The One” collection at Bloomingdale’s.  Throb, Touch, Maneater and Feisty in an amorous new collection that reflects and celebrates the color of love. Indulge in a little self-love. This Valentine’s Day, we invite you to cherish the person with whom you have the most intimate relationship; yourself. Allow our scarlet quartet to enhance your unique features. Seek comfort in the familiarity of three classic Illamasqua shades, and open your heart to a brand new addition to our Intense Lipgloss range.

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I love this gloss! Its not sticky at all but has great staying power for a gloss. And though the color is vibrant is very buildable, so you are sure to get your perfect intensity.

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(Single coat of Intense Lipgloss)

Illamasqua Intense Lipgloss in Touch $22
Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: Contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Intense: Intense color pay off
3. Versatile: Lipstick and gloss all in one

Application:
Apply directly or use an Illamasqua Lip Brush.

 

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The brush on the Ilamasqua nail varnish makes it pretty easy to apply even for someone with shaky hands like me. One coat is enough for full coverage but I went with two coats for a deeper shade of red. I love the shine to this polish and it wears so well, no issues with chipping yet!

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Touch Red with fine shimmer Nail Varnish in Throb $17.00
Highly pigmented, award-winning and chip-resistant nail varnishes in a variety of shades and finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Hard Wearing
2. Chip Resistant
3. Highly Pigmented

 

 

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Va Va Voom! This lipstick is hot! Whether you have someone you want to wow or just want to try something fun and bold Maneater is a must try color. Its a gorgeous cherry red that is very wearable. I love how it stays put without smudging and the color is so intense even long after the lipstick is gone my lips have a hint of color.

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(Two coats of Maneater. This lipstick feels great and doesn’t smudge!)

Maneater Classic cherry red with matte finish $26
Long-lasting, highly pigmented lipstick with an intense color finish. Contains moisturizing Vitamin E. Available in a choice of beautiful finishes.

Key Benefits:
1. Comfort: contains moisturizing Vitamin E
2. Long lasting

Application:
Apply directly or use a lip brush.

Own these shades already? Well, use the #ImTheOne hashtag on Instagram and Facebook from the January, 29th through February, 15th to blow @illamasqua a Red Lipstick Selfie for the chance to be shown on Illamasqua store screens and to qualify for our daily competitions to win pieces from the I’m The One Collection.

This collection is available for purcahse at Sephora, Sephora.com, Bloomingdales, and Bloomingdales.com.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are 100% my own.

New! bareMinerals True Romantic Collection

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Love the look of the new bareMinerals True Romantic collection. The soft, petal pink shades are perfect for Spring and I can’t wait to try them out.

Twinkling eyes, juicy pink lips, petal pink cheeks in full bloom… This season’s collection of soft shades sprinkled with shimmer is more than a fling… this is the real thing.

 

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bareMinerals Swoon Blush $19
Color: Swoon
Description: Petal Pink Satin
Discover radiant, healthy-looking cheek color with this silky, lightweight blush. Wear it on your cheeks, eyes, and even lips for a look that’s completely natural.

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bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow 4.0 The True Romantic $30
bareMinerals READY® Eyeshadow combines our proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex composed of positively-charged, antioxidant-rich sea minerals with cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber-ingredients known to deliver anti-aging benefits including reduced appearance of puffiness for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully smooth application of vivid color with 12-hour long-wear. This irresistible rendezvous of ethereal shades, sprinkled with shimmer, captures the beauty of a true romantic. Unabashedly enchanting and fiercely feminine, these limited-edition hues blend and layer for countless lovely looks.

Featuring Love It + Woo is Me + Louder + Head Over Heels (light mint shimmer/apricot sheen/burnished copper/warm slate)

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Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick In Feel The Love
$18
Color: Feel The Love
Description: Carmel-Rose Pink
Coverage: Full
Texture: Creamy
Finish: Satin
Make an impact with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipstick. Creamy, super-saturated, ultra-pigmented color glides on like butter for full coverage in a rich satin finish. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. An infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout, while a moisture-loaded hydrating complex helps to nourish and condition with Abyssinian Oil and Omega Fatty Acids for supple, baby-soft smoothness. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you’re ready for anything-and everything.

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Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss In Heartbreaker $18
Color: Heartbreaker
Description: Peony Pink
Coverage: Sheer-to-Medium
Texture: Satiny-Smooth
Finish: Glistening Shine
Embark on a total thrill glide with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipgloss. Luscious, vibrant color loaded into a refreshing formula that slips on satiny-smooth for sheer-to-medium coverage with glistening shine. Lips look fuller and more voluptuous. Naturally-derived Shea, Avocado and Murumuru butters help to deeply hydrate and smooth lips while an infusion of minerals revitalizes lips for a healthy-looking pout. All the while, an encapsulated vitamin A, C and E complex helps to deliver antioxidant defense, so you’re ready for anything-and everything.

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Marvelous Moxie™ Lipliner In Liberated $15
Color: Liberated
Description: Blushing almond
Color outside the lines with Marvelous Moxie™ Lipliner. Fully-loaded cream color shapes, fills, lines and defines for long-lasting wear. The twist-up tip glides on a precise line effortlessly, thanks to the no-slip soft rubber grip for smooth, controlled application. An infusion of minerals pampers lips for a healthy-looking pout and filling spheres amp up the volume. All the while, vitamin E delivers antioxidant defense, so you’re ready for anything-and everything.

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Lasting Line™ Long-Wearing Eyeliner In Always Charcoal $16
Color: Always Charcoal
It’s never been easier to create endless eyeliner looks that last. This twist-up pencil glides on a precise line for maximum color intensity. The mineral-rich formula stays soft and creamy for blending, then sets to a long-wearing finish that won’t smudge, smear or fade. Includes a built-in sharpener plus an ergonomically angled smudge tip for smooth, effortless blending. From natural daytime allure to sleek definition to seriously smoky glamour, it’s lasting liner love all the way.

bareMinerals are available for sale in their boutiques or online at www.bareescentuals.com

 

Laura Mercier Gifts That Give Back

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Laura Mercier has a great collection of “Gifts that Give Back,” . 100% of the profits from the sale of three amazing products are donated to the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund.

What better way is there to show love for the important women in your life – your friends, sisters (and even yourself) – than with a gift that helps save women’s lives?

Bonne Mine Palette

Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette

  • An easy way to achieve a sun-kissed glow, even in the middle of winter
  • This ultra-sheer, blendable and portable palette was inspired by Laura Mercier’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin.
  • Includes: 1 Bronzer Veil, 2 Cheek Veils, 2 Glow Veils

Retail Price: $48 (100% of the profits are donated to the cause)

 

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Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Kiss of Hope

  • Will help you achieve a perfect pout worthy of a Valentine’s Day smooch.
  • A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips.
  • Any skin tone is virtually enhanced by creating a subtle contrast in texture.

Retail Price: $24 (100% of the profits are donated to the cause)

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Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Healthy Glow Baked Powder & Mini Face Brush

  • The perfect, petite and portable palette for that special date night.
  • The duet was created to give skin an on-the-go healthy, sun-kissed glow.
  • Includes an exclusive shimmering pink shade of Matte Radiance Baked Powder, plus a Mini Face Brush for flawless application.

Retail Price: $36 (100% of the profits are donated to the cause)

 

Laura Mercier products can be purchased online at www.lauramercier.com.


How to get Amber Heard’s gorgeous Golden Globes makeup!

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Amber Heard turned heads at Sunday’s 71st annual Golden Globe Awards. The breathtaking actress, a presenter at the awards ceremony, teamed her midnight blue Atelier Versace dress with a romantic up-do and alluring makeup by Hourglass. “Amber brought some of her own ideas to the mix,” says makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen. “She liked the idea of focusing on sultry chocolate eyes, creamy skin and soft nude lips. I was just bringing out the remarkable geometry and beauty of her face.”

Here’s how to recreate the look:

COMPLEXION: Moisturize skin with Cle de Peau Gentle Nourishing Emulsion. Prime with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, conceal with Hourglass Hidden Corrective Concealer in Warm, and follow with Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup in Light Beige. “No. 28 hydrates beautifully but it also creates a magical finish,” he says.

BROWS: Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Soft Brunette.

EYES: Apply the shell shade from the Hourglass Vol. 6 Eye Palette as a base color all over the lids. Follow with the bronze shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Gypsy applied to the crease and under the eyes. Deepen the bronze with the brown shade from Vol. 6 Eye Palette applied to the outer corner, top and bottom of the lids. Line the eyes with a deep plum pencil like MAC Eye Kohl Prunella. “I also smudged the line with the black shadow from the palette,” he says. Apply a high-shine pearl shadow to the inner corner of the eye. Apply a coat of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara, allow to dry and curl lashes. Amplify with individual lashes like Ardell Duralash Flare in Medium Black.

CHEEKS: Apply the sheer rose shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Sunset to the cheeks, and highlight with the sheer champagne shade from Hourglass Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light. Retrace your steps with Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Ethereal Light, an opalescent sheer powder which mimics a moonlit glow.

LIPS: Line lips with Hourglass Trace Lip Liner in Bare and follow with Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Whisper, a golden pinky beige shimmer. “The look is glamorous but restrained,” adds VanLeeuwen. “She is so extraordinarily beautiful.”

Amber’s makeup is gorg – but that hair has got to go!