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Give your Beauty Routine a Spring Cleaning!

Now that Spring is officially under way I am doing my annual Spring cleaning. I go through my makeup collecting and toss any old products and add new colors and products to transition my look to Spring. Here are a few of my new favorite items that have me ready for Spring.

Skin:

A great cleanser its really gentle and has no chemicals to irritate my sensitive skin. I love the soft scent and how thoroughly it cleanses my skin without irritation.

Dickinson’s Original Witch Hazel Gentle Skin Cleanser $6.99
This cleanser is formulated using natural extracts to effectively remove dirt and oil on all skin types without stripping the skin of essential moisture. Contains no harsh chemicals, non-irritating even on sensitive skin, instantly hydrates, calms, and nourishes.

Check out the rest of my favorite hair and beauty products for Spring!

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Fall in Love with Lilac

Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow
Lilac – light shimmering purple |

What it is:
A featherweight eye shadow formula that instantly lights up eyes with a combination of shimmering pearls and fine glitter.

What it does:
This creamy-soft powder shadow glides on smoothly for crease-free, long-lasting wear.

What else you need to know:
This eye shadow is part of Bobbi’s Uber Basics, an edited collection of mix-and-match shades sure to flatter every skintone. Wear it alone or layer it for your prettiest day and night looks—it’s all based on the intensity and texture that you choose.


Dior Colorvision Vernis Nail Lacquer – Lilac 398

What it is:
A soft lilac shade in a long-lasting, glossy formula.

What it does:
Created exclusively for Sephora, this feminine hue of Dior Vernis Nail Lacquer adds a flawless and fabulous touch to fingertips and toes. The long-wearing, glossy formula goes on silky smooth for chip-resistant nails.


bareMinerals READY™ Eyeshadow 4.0
The Dream Sequence – airy pink/ iridescent lilac/ electric amethyst/ violet sheen

What it is:
A quad of pure, intense eye shadows with antiaging benefits.

What it does:
BareMinerals READY? Eyeshadow provides exceptionally vivid, long-wearing complementary colors in an ultra-smooth, silky texture for effortless application and seamless blendability. Powered by bareMinerals’ proprietary SeaNutritive Mineral™ Complex along with powerful antioxidants, cold-pressed borage oil, caffeine and cucumber, these ingredients are known to deliver antiaging benefits including depuffing and antioxidant protection for a softer, smoother, revitalized eye area. It looks like a powder, but feels like a cream and delivers a beautifully vivid color.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates
– GMOs
– Triclosan


Yves Saint Laurent VOLUPTÉ SHEER CANDY – Glossy Balm Crystal Color
08 Iced Plum – sheer lilac pink with shimmer

What it is:
A glossy lip balm.

What it does:
This balm dresses your lips in a sheer veil of brilliant color boosted with vitamin- and antioxidant-rich fruit extract. Its ultra-light, sensual texture leaves lips feeling soft and hydrated for up to eight hours and is ideal for year-round use.

Make Up For Ever – Aqua Cream
18 Purple – light lilac shimmer

What it is:
An ultra-pigmented, long-lasting waterproof cream.

What it does:
Aqua Cream combines the highest-quality pigments with mother of pearl particles to give immediate rich color payoff with a luminous finish in just one application. It’s long-lasting formulation will not crease or smudge under the most extreme conditions and its creamy and elastic texture allows for easy blending.

What else you need to know:
Available in shades ranging from soft neutrals to pure bright tones, you can find the perfect color for any purpose.
Shades #5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 are formulated for the Lips & Cheeks.

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


Get The Look: Mila Kunis Steel Eye Shadow

InStyle Celebrity Beauty Tip:

Mila Kunis’s character in Oz: The Great and Powerful may be wicked, but we’d never know judging from the delicate nude lip and silver shadow she wore to the film’s London premiere. Drawing inspiration from her dress, the star’s makeup artist Tracey Levy picked up a metallic eye shadow that almost tipped to purple to give her look a feminine edge. “I chose a grayish lavender that works beautifully with her green eyes,” said Levy, who used Laura Mercier products. “It has a bit of silver, but the warmth from the lavender makes the color a little different.” Often times, chromatic shadows like Kunis’s look gorgeous in the pan, but fall flat when swept across your lids. The key to bringing out the dynamic shimmer is to start with a good eye shadow primer. In addition to keeping your shadow from creasing, the smooth base gives it a place to adhere and makes the color appear more pigmented. Applying the shadow in a sweeping motion increases fallout, causing the glitters to stick to your face instead of your eyes. Make sure to press the color onto your lids, then blend out any harsh edges using a dome-tipped shadow brush.

 

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