My favorite eyeliner? Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet

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You know you love your eyeliner when you have used it so much the cap is almost bigger than the pencil! Urban Decay’s 24/7 Velvet is definitely my go to daily eyeliner. I love how soft it is and it creates amazing smokey eye looks. And the best part is it stays put all day long whether my days is 14 or 22 hours long. It might be time to get a new Black Velvet pencil but I love it so much I think I owe it to the pencil to use it to the very end… right?

 

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Urban Decay 24/7 VELVET Glide-On Eye Pencil $20
A must for smoky-eye fanatics: an ultra-velvety, plush version of our creamy, waterproof 24/7 formula. Create perfectly blended-out or rich, defined lines. Looking for the perfect liner to complement the ever-popular UD smoky eye? This is it: an ultra-velvety, PLUSH version of our legendary 24/7 Eye Pencil. 24/7 Velvet Glide-On Eye Pencil is the ultimate tool for smudging. And it has the same long-lasting benefits as our 24/7 Eye Pencils.

More powdery than our original 24/7 Eye Pencils, 24/7 Velvet blends easier to create soft, smoky edges. Use this pencil to get perfectly blended-out or rich, defined lines. 24/7 Velvet is the ultimate liner for doing a smoky, rimmed eye (or whenever you want a look that’s more matte and soft).

24/7 Velvet contains moisturizing jojoba oil. And it’s paraben-free.


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LORAC Cosmetics: 24 Hour Lipstick Sale

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Look like a star this Valentine’s Day with red carpet authority, LORAC Cosmetics!

Whether your plans are to have a fun night with the girls or to spend quality time with that someone special, LORAC lipsticks are ideal for any occasion! To prepare for Valentine’s Day, visit the brand’s website www.loraccosmetics.com and receive 25% off your purchase of 2 or more best-selling lipsticks (Alter Ego Lipsticks, Lip Luxe 8-Hour Lip Color & PRO Matte Lip Color) during a 24-hour sale.

Product Details:
Alter Ego Lipsticks (originally $16) – Become your alter ego with these sexy and playful shades coat your lips in highly-pigmented color with an opaque, matte finish

Lip Luxe 8-Hour Lip Colors (originally $16) – Get a strong, fierce pout with long-lasting, velvety-smooth lips colors that’ll leave your lips looking luscious and full

PRO Matte Lip Colors (originally $16) – Go PRO with these pencils that hug the curves of your lips, while the weightless PRO formula easily glides on with a long-lasting, matte finish

 

This begins Thursday, February 5th at 8:00am and will run through Friday, February 6th at 8:00am PST. There is no code necessary, discount will be automatically applied at check-out!


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Achieve a Naturally Flawless Complexion this Spring with Pür Minerals

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My skin has been all over the place with the weather changes. And on top of being spotty it has been pale and dull.  I was given to review the Pür Minerals’ 5 Piece Start Now Kit and I was excited to see if it really could improve the look of my skin that much.

So I waited for the weekend and a night with lousy sleep when I woke up looking like I live under a rock. And this my friends is where the trial started. The first step is the Correcting Primer, a light serum just a tiny drop and I was able to cover my whole face. I like how light the serum was and it left my skin soft and smooth and ready for some magic.

Next step was the foundation just a bit on the brush and I worked it in circles across my face. Right away I was amazed at how well it covered my skin. And it covered the lines, spots and discoloration without feeling heavy. In fact it feels like you have nothing on.

 

 

The next step was the Bronzer, just a dab on my brush and I worked in circular motions again. I love the color of this bronzer it definitely added warmth and color to my skin tone but was still light enough to not overpower my fair skin.

The last step was the mascara. And this is a great little mascara! The formula was creamy and made my lashes look really long without any clumping. The whole 4 step process took less than 5 minutes and you can see above how dramatic the change was. My skin went from spoltchy and sad to smooth and poreless. Love this stuff and for $39 its a great starter kit that will work for anyone’s budget.

 

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Pür Minerals’ 5 Piece Start Now Kit $39

Reinvent your beauty routine for 2015 with Pür Minerals’ 5 Piece Start Now Kit. Start the New Year off diminishing the appearance of fine lines and achieve a naturally flawless complexion. This makeup kit includes:

  • Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15: This all-in-one foundation, concealer, powder and SPF 15 combines pure mineral pigment with the finest skincare ingredients.
  • Pür Minerals Neutral Primer: This skin correcting formula contains key ingredients which minimize the appearance of pores and dark spots for a flawless makeup canvas.
  • Pür Minerals Mineral Glow: Give your skin a natural looking sun kissed glow with this premium quality formula.
  • Pür Minerals Impact+ Mascara: Lengthen, volumize and curl your lashes while leaving them hydrated and healthy.
  • Pür Minerals Chisel Brush: This cruelty-free total coverage brush delivers an effortlessly even application.

Available: PurMinerals.com, Ulta.com and Kohl’s

 

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

 


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Get The Look: Katy Perry’s Super Bowl XLIX Half Time Show with COVERGIRL

Today is one of the most exciting days of my career! Knowing my work would be seen by millions and millions of people I’ve been understandably nervous. Katy’s performance had multiple costume changes so I needed to create a strong look that would complement all of her outfits, as there was absolutely no time for a touch up in between the quick changes. It’s the Super Bowl after all!

I decided to go with a classic Katy look — elongated cat eyes, lots of mascara, super sparkly gold and silver glitter, and a bold red lip for glamour and showmanship. I wanted her to glow and sparkle for her big moment in just nine steps!

1. To create a sheer and flawless canvas I began by buffing a dime size amount of COVERGIRL Outlast 3-in-1 Foundation in Natural Beige all over her face and neck.

2. For an elongated cat eye I used COVERGIRL Perfect Point Plus Eyeliner in Black Onyx and painted a glitter adhesive just above the black liner and carefully placed a mix of gold and silver glitter on the adhesive with a tiny eyeliner brush for precision.

3. Then I applied COVERGIRL Eye Shadow Quads in Blooming Blushes to add warmth and dimension. I love this palette because it takes the guesswork out of getting gorgeous eyes, it has number for the shades – 1,2,3,4 – so I know just how to apply! I used the fourth shade to define the crease and the first shade to highlight the lids.

4. I finished the eye look with an aggressive lash curling and two coats of new COVERGIRL Full Lash Bloom by LashBlast Mascara in Very Black that left her lashes voluminous and touchably soft throughout her performance! No time for flakes during this performance.

5. To give her brows shape and structure, I added COVERGIRL Pow-der Brow + Liner in Dark Brown.

6. For extra dimension, I warmed her cheeks using COVERGIRL Clean Glow Blush in Roses using the lighter shades on the apples of her cheeks and the darker shade in the hollows of her cheeks

7. Then I added COVERGIRL truMAGIC Luminizer to her cheekbones and brow bones for a shimmery glow.

8. Moving on to the lips, I lined and shaped her lips using COVERGIRL Lip Perfection Lip Liner in Hot. I then applied a coat of new COVERGIRL Colorlicious Lipstick in Seduce Scarlet – truly a classic red, for a classic Katy look.

9. I topped it off with a tiny dollop of COVERGIRL Lip Lava in Mauva Lava for a fun and bold lip look!


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