Laura Mercier’s New Innovation High Coverage Concealer

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Laura Mercier has launched a new High Coverage Concealer for Under Eye. Between allergies, kids and work I rarely get enough sleep. And the result is puffy under eyes and some serious dark circles. I was just the girl to do a trail run on this new concealer.

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First thing I noticed out of the tube was this is a really thick concealer. You only need a tiny bit to get really great coverage. The concealer is thick but felt so light and blended into my skin really well. I like that it helped decrease the puffiness while it hides the dark spots. This concealer worked so well to  hide the dark spots and really reduced the puffiness.

As you can see from the before and after shot below my eye on the right is much brighter and there is no hint of dark circles or discoloration on my skin. By the time I add my eye makeup my eyes look bright, awake and the coverage lasts all day. A great product for anyone who struggles with dark circles.

 

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              BEFORE                                                                              AFTER

Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer $28
Sure to be an instant addition to any morning makeup routine, this concealer helps to conceal under eye circles and fake a well-rested night of sleep.

This unique 3-in-1 concealer was designed to cover, de-puff and brighten under eye circles. The highly pigmented formula builds and blends flawlessly for professional makeup artist result and lasts all day. The concealer was formulated with honey, vitamin E and fruit acid to nourish and smooth skin, and comes in 12 shades, so you can find your perfect match.

Laura’s tip for application: Apply to under eye area using fingers in a patting motion. And remember, a little goes a long way!

Learn more and purchase at www.lauramercier.com.

 

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


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New! BareMinerals Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation #GoBare

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It’s no secret I am a huge BareMinerals fan, but their newest launch? Well it’s truly amazing! I was so excited to receive a sample of the new BareMinerals Bareskin Foundation. It’s hands down the best skincare product I have tried in years. You have to try it to believe it.

The first thing I noticed was how light this foundation is, its an ultra thin serum almost watery. It has only 18 ingredients no binders, fillers, water nothing but magic. It takes  just  a few drops on the brush then apply in circular motions. I usually use my fingers to apply all my makeup. I am messy and it seems to make it easier. But the special  Skin Perfecting Brush really is a must have. It has an indent in the middle to put your foundation drops. The brush is uber soft and makes application a breeze. The foundation is so light its hard to tell you are even applying anything, but the results show it doesn’t take a heavy foundation to get a flawless canvas.

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And the foundation itself is  fantastic. Its  light and yet it completely covers imperfections, brightens my face, hides my pores and  makes it look like I have way better skin than I actually do. As you can see from the before and after above it gives my skin a perfected airbrushed look. And it does all that without looking like I am wearing makeup. My new must have foundation!

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If you still have any doubts about how amazing this is, check out a picture I have from a hair product review yesterday. I was wearing BareSkin and I was shocked how great my skin looked, there is no filter that is all BareSkin magic. You can see the line on my neck where is goes from perfected skin to my natural skin. BareMinerals I am going to need you to make this into a body cream as well!

BAREMINERALS Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation $29
A breakthrough tone-correcting mineral foundation and skincare serum in one.

Created with exceptional purity in mind, this ultrathin, skin-perfecting fluid provides seamless adjustable coverage, a natural finish, and the look and feel of beautiful skin while delivering a noticeably brighter, more youthful appearance—it’s like nothing you’ve ever felt before.

Lilac plant stem cells are recognized for their exceptional healing abilities and are known to provide powerful antioxidant protection. BareMinerals extracts these cells, fortifies them with their unique mineral complex, and infuses them into their formula to improve the appearance of skin and help defend against environmental stressors. This formula is hypoallergenic, noncomedogenic, dermatologist tested, and ophthalmologist tested.

Research results:
100% of women experienced more even-toned skin immediately after application
95% of women experienced a measurable improvement in the appearance of dark spots

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bareMinerals Perfecting Face Brush $28
This convenient, uniquely designed brush lets you adjust your foundation coverage-to the drop-for a perfectly seamless application. The transformation begins when you buff our Perfecting Face Brush onto skin. Engineered with a unique fluid reservoir, this brush allows for no-mess foundation application, directly from bottle to brush. Uniquely designed for bareSkin Foundation, this must-have tool lets you adjust your coverage-to the drop-for a perfectly seamless application.

If you are ready to take your skin from Pretty to Amazing, head over to www.bareescentuals.com to find your perfect shade.

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


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New Contest! Win a Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection

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New Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection
Total Beauty has just launched their latest box – The Summer Prep Collection!

The Box: The Summer Prep Collection

The Cost: $25 with free shipping

COUPON: Use coupon code 15SAVE to save 15% (Brings the cost down to $21.25!)

The Products: $95 worth of products for getting ready for summer. 6 products total with 2 reveals:

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Tanner Gleam by Melanie Mills Body Radiance (Light Gold or Bronze Gold), Deluxe sample 1oz, $15.00 value
• Revolutionary all in one make up, moisturizer & glow for body and face!
• Transfer resistant, non-staining, no streaking

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New Total Beauty Summer Prep Collection Hair Ties
Kitsch Basics hair ties – Full set, $9.00 value
• All the go-to colors you’ll ever need: including black, chocolate, sand, nude, and ivory.
• These ties look perfect with any outfit, and like all Kitsch Hair Ties, are gentle on your hair.

I love Kitsch hair ties, and my middle name is self tanner, so I can’t resist this one! Pick one up yourself before they are gone and enter our contest, one lucky MakeHerUp reader will win one!

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Frizz Ease #downfor30 contest

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Okay ladies, how many days per month would you say you let your hair down? Once a week? Once a month? I am GUILTY AS CHARGED. I swear I let my hair down for a FULL DAY maybe once or twice a month. Every other day, I dry it down and then pull it up somewhere halfway through my day. What’s the point of having long hair if you can’t enjoy it? Well, so when we WANT to wear it down, we can! Right ladies? Who’s with me?

Well how about a hair down challenge? Make Her Up is teaming up with Frizz Ease® to challenge you and I to wear our hair down for 30 days! Can you do it? Insert hashtag: #downfor30 and #sweeps to enter!

What better way to inspire you – than with an almost unbelievable contest!

This May, Frizz Ease® fans will drop the top knot, bail on the ponytail, and tell the bun, “Sorry, you’re done.”

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Arm yourself with the frizz-busting, strand-smoothing power of your favorite Frizz Ease® products, and wear your hair #downfor30 days (or as many as you can). Show us all your fierce styles on Instagram with #downfor30 and #sweeps for the chance to WIN AN EPIC NYC ADVENTURE. Each new post with #downfor30 and #sweeps(up to one post per day) earns you another chance to win:

* Round trip airfare for two (2) to NYC

* Four (4) nights at the W Hotel Times Square

* Breathtaking helicopter tour of Lady Liberty, whose newly-liberated locks are featured in our video: A Girl’s Got to Be Free

* Ground transportation via private sedan

* Dinner at Stella 34 Trattoria with views of the Empire State Building

* Brunch cruise for two (2) around Manhattan

* Garment District Diva Trek for two (2)

* Makeover at the John Frieda Salon

* $750 cash to fund all your fun

* A year of Frizz Ease® products so you can keep putting your fiercest hair forward

And you can find out more about our Never Pull Back philosophy at www.neverpullback.com.

Did you catch all you win??? The challenge is ON! Post away!! #downfor30 and #sweeps!

Make Her Up is doing it too!

So I decided I was #downfor30, I have challenged myself to take my hair out of a bun and let it down.  I like to call this my “Beachy Waves” hairdo. I will  walk you through how I achieved this look – using ONLY Frizz Ease products!

Most days my hair is tied up in a bun. I find it way to easy to pull my hair back instead of styling it.

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Step 1: Wash hair.

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Step 2: I applied 10 pumps or so of Frizz Ease’s Go Curler to my damp hair and then blow dried my hair.  

  • Activated with the heat from your curling iron or hot rollers this breakthrough formula creates your best salon-smooth curls that last for up to 48 hours.
  • Defines and tightens curls for bouncy, salon-smooth style with a touchable hold.
  • Curls can be touched up the next day to reactivate bouncy style

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Here are the only two products I used on my hair! Frizz Ease’s Go Curler – and Frizz Ease’s Expert Finish Polishing Serum!

Step 3: To create my beachy waves I used a straight rod. I sectioned my hair and wrapped each strand backwards and down to get the beachy look. 

 

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Step 4: I was really impressed with how well the curls held. I have used the straight rod before and this was by far the easiest. Frizz Ease’s Go Curler is an excellent styling product.

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Step 5: I warmed two pumps of Frizz Ease’s Polishing Serum in my hand, and then ran it through my completed look to get rid of any flyaways. It worked great to smooth my hair without damaging the curls. I am so amazed how great this styling combo it. It made styling my hair simple and fun and I will be using this duo regularly to create more curly looks.

Frizz Ease’s Polishing Serum: Helps Stop Styling Damage

  • Controls Flyaways
  • Boosts Shine
  • Smoothes
  • Apply to Dry Hair

Finishes hair with a smooth, sleek look.  Guards frizzy hair against the style ruining effects of frizz, flyaways and humidity.

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I love how quickly I could create a cute hairstyle. I headed out to my sons baseball game and my friends asked where I was going after. Obviously  I need to make wearing my hair down a habit! I challenge all of you to wear your hair #downfor30!

Frizz-Ease believes that when you pull your hair back, you also pull yourself back. So we’re challenging women everywhere to take on the world hair-first and wear their hair #downfor30 days straight with the help their favorite Frizz-Ease products. Join the movement at NeverPullBack.com.

 

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by KAO via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of KAO.


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