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New Contest! Total Beauty Red Carpet Ready Collection

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In celebration of awards season, TotalBeauty.com has put together a red-carpet worthy Collection. The Collection features 5 amazing skin care and makeup products including a full-size Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple and a full-size Sheswai Nail Lacquer. Plus, to cherish your most beautiful moments, they’ve included a MailPix.com Photo Brag Book as a free bonus.

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The Red Carpet Ready Box from TotalBeauty.com Shops:
The box retails for only $25 (Plus use MakeHerUp discount code TBRED15 for 15% off this collection!)

Inside the Box:

Cailyn Tinted Lip Balm in Big Apple: Full Size!!! $19.00 value
I am new to this brand but I love it. The red color is gorgeous and I love how easy it is to apply with the brush. The product is listed as a balm but I would say its more a stain as the color lasts all day.

Sheswai Nail Lacquer: Full Size!!! $16 value: This is by far one of my favorite nail polish lines I have tried. The brush makes it super easy to apply without making a mess. And even better it doesn’t chip. I am lucky to go a whole day without chipping my polish, usually its within the first hours of application. With Sheswai polish I made it Monday to Friday before it started chipping! I will be ordering more.

Pur-lisse Pur-Delicate Gentle Soymilk Cleanser: Deluxe Sampe size $12.65 Value: At 1.7 oz, this is a very generous sample. I love this cleanser its super gentle and doesn’t irritate my skin. This is a great sample size for my travel bag.

Manna Kadar Sheer Glow Shimmer Lotion: Deluxe Sample size $8.00 value: A really great shimmer lotion it goes on light and adds the perfect glow to my cheekbones.

Racinne Ultimate Aqua Blanc Brightening Mask: 3 foil packets with a $5.00 value: This is on the list for my Friday night spa night. I can’t wait to see how it works.

 

Get this box while you can! Like all Total Beauty Collection boxes, there is no subscription needed. However, when the boxes sell out…they are gone.

Hurry grab one of these star-studded and A-list approved collections before they are gone!

You can order your box here: Order the Total Beauty Collection Red Carpet Ready Box

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Get The Look: Amy Adams’ and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Oscar Night Beauty

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley Vanity Fair Oscar Party 2014
Look by Monika Blunder for Laura Mercier

Makeup artist Monika Blunder created an “effortless, Parisian- chic” look for actress and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Blunder was inspired by the youthfulness and glamour of Huntington-Whiteley’s dress, and kept her makeup looking “fresh.”

FLAWLESS FACE:

  • First Blunder prepped the skin with Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer, ($33).
  • Then, using her fingers, she applied Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide (launching Fall 2014) all over her face.
  • She used Laura Mercier Camouflage Powder Brush, ($28) to apply Laura Mercier Seecret Camouflage, ($33) – covering any of her skin’s imperfections.
  • Blunder blended Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2, ($23) under Huntington-Whiteley’s eyes with a Laura Mercier Finishing Eye Brush, ($32).
  • To ensure her makeup stayed in place all night, she applied Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder in Translucent, ($35).
  • Using Laura Mercier Bronzer Brush, ($45) she applied Laura Mercier Matte Radiance Baked Powder #3, ($36).
  • Next, she applied Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Golden Mosaic, ($40) to add a beautiful glow to her skin.

EYES:

  • First, Blunder applied Laura Mercier Eye Basics in Buff, ($25) onto Huntington-Whiteley’s eyelids.
  • Next, using the Laura Mercier All Over Eye Colour Brush, ($30), she applied Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Baroque, ($23) onto her eyelids.
  • She added definition to her eyes using Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait, ($23).
  • Then she lined her Huntington-Whiteley’s eyes using Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Stormy Grey, ($20) in an outward motion to create a cat eye. She used the Laura Mercier Smudge Brush, ($24) to soften the line.
  • To intensify the smoky-eye effect, Blunder applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Cocoa, ($26) with the Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush, ($29).
  • Using a clean Laura Mercier Pony Tail Brush, ($29), she applied Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, ($24) on the inner corner of her eye and eyelid.
  • Next, Blunder used the Laura Mercier Eye Crease Travel Brush, ($29) to apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Café au Lait, ($23) along the lower lashline.
  • After curling Huntington-Whiteley’s eyelashes with an eyelash curler, she applied generous coats of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara, ($24).
  • Finally, she groomed her brows using the Laura Mercier Brow Grooming Brush, ($10) and added extra definition using Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Ash Blonde, ($22).

LIPS:

  • Blunder lined Huntington-Whiteley’s lips using Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Baby Lips, ($22) and then applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Royal Orchid, ($27) to create the bold pout.

 

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Amy Adams 86th Annual Academy Awards
Nominee, Actress in a Leading Role, American Hustle

Makeup by Stephen Sollitto

Celebrity makeup artist Stephen Sollitto created a sophisticated makeup look for Amy Adams, who is nominated for “Actress in a Leading Role” for her portrayal of Sydney Prosser in “American Hustle.” He stated, “She wore a stunning sapphire blue Gucci gown, modern and clean. Obviously, I am inspired by this color and simply wanted the makeup to be just as sophisticated.” Below, he breaks down the steps he took to create her flawless red carpet look.

SKINCARE PREP

Sollitto prepared Adams’ skin using RéVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream ($195). He stated, “I always moisturize with this product. This is the line I use on myself every day. Prepping the skin is just as important as the makeup you use.”

FOUNDATION

  • Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide (NEW – Coming Fall 2014) to create a flawless complexion. He noted, “This foundation is simple to apply with a wet sponge or your fingers. It’s long wear, oil free and lightweight. In the end it gives you a matte finish so you don’t have to dust your face with loose powder, it’s built in.”

EYES

  • Sollitto applied Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Terracotta ($24) to Adams’ lids and contrasted the look by applying Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Black Karat ($24) under the star’s bottom lashes.
  • To keep Adam’s eyes looking ”bright,” Sollitto dotted his “ideal champagne shade,” Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Sugar Frost ($26) to the inner corners of Adams’ eyes.
  • He applied Nars Eye Paint Liner in Tatar ($25) along the star’s upper lash line to make them “pop.”
  • To finish, he applied Dior Black Out Mascara ($25) to Adams’ lashes.

CHEEKS

  • Sollitto applied the perfect “spring-like blush,” Tom Ford Beauty Cheek Color in Ravish ($56) to create a look “that was flush with color.”

LIPS

  • Sollitto noted that he wanted to achieve a lip look that was “pretty, a little bit rosy and glossy.” He used Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Cozy ($25) which he described as “having the perfect punch I was looking for.” He then layered Tom Ford Beauty Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in Rose Crush ($45) over it “for a bit of glamour to match the day.”

 

You can purchase the Laura Mercier products used to create these looks at www.lauramercier.com.

ORLY Launches Spring 2014 Collection – Blush

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ORLY Spring 2014 Collection – Blush
Embrace femininity with a color palette that is delicate, dreamy and sweet. The time has come to applaud approachable beauty with Blush, the new Spring 2014 color collection from ORLY. Nails take cues from cosmetics – a windblown flush or glossy lip inspires pretty lacquered fingertips. Blush invites you to fall in love with natural beauty that is tender, feminine and altogether genuine.

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The six lacquers in the Blush Collection include:

Naked Canvas: Nude with Pink Pearl

Cheeky: Peach Shimmer

First Blush: Coral Crème

Dare to Bare: Taupe Crème

Classic Contours:
Mauve Crème

Flawless Flush: Cool Lilac w/Gold Shimmer

All ORLY Nail Lacquers including the Blush Collection are formulated without DBP, Toluene and all traces of Formaldehyde and Formaldehyde Resin.

The Blush Collection will be available starting March 2014 for $8.50 each. ORLY Nail Lacquers and Treatment products are available at orlybeauty.com, Sally Beauty, Ulta and other purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 100 countries worldwide.

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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.