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Jemma Kidd Makeup School: Beach Beauty

I love the Jemma Kidd line, very high quality makeup and beautiful color combinations.

Looking good at the beach can seem a challenging proposition…especially at the beginning of the summer. International make-up artist and award winning product designer Jemma Kidd offers tips for the beach-bound to feel confident and ready for the summer months ahead.

To get started, “Mix a little body shimmer into sunscreen to prevent skin from looking dull, and use make-up to define the eyes and add a healthy glow.”

For a day at the beach:

Eyes: Line the upper lash line with dark brown pencil for definition. Apply a shimmery peach eye shadow from the upper lash line to the socket crease. Add a little shimmer under the lower lash line using a gold eyeliner pencil. Apply dark brown waterproof mascara. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Mahogany and Vintage Gold, Eye Essentials Shimmer Shadow in Peachie, and Lasting Tint: Semi Permanent, Waterproof Lash Colour in Brown)

Lips: Use a hydrating lip balm with a nude shimmering finish and high SPF to protect lips and keep them feeling moist despite sea spray and sun. Nude/brown tones are more flattering with a tan than red. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Ultimate Lip Care Protect & Shimmer SPF 12 in Nude)

Face: Apply sunscreen and layer sheer tinted moisturizer on top, blending it well. Pat on concealer as needed to cover blemishes or redness. Bring a natural flush to your cheeks by blending in pink cheek stain, which is water-resistant and will last longer than cream blush. If you need it, blend a little gold-toned highlighter or cream bronzer onto the cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, Rosy Glow Lip & Cheek Tint, and Dual Illuminator Crème Highlighter & Shimmer Dust in Champagne)

From beach to bar:

Eyes: Draw along the upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner pencil. Apply bronze crème eye shadow over the lid and layer with bronze metallic pigment. Apply black mascara to define and thicken the lashes. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Define Stayput Eyeliner in Pitch, Crushed Jewel Crème Duo in Bronzite, and Lash Xtension Mascara)

Lips: Moisturize with nude lip balm and add a layer of non-sticky nude or soft pink lipgloss. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Shell)

Face: Apply a tinted moisturizer and concealer as needed, then lightly dust with a little translucent powder before sweeping a little bronzer over the cheekbones and temples. (Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Mineral Skin Nourishing Tint SPF 20, and Bronze Perfection Natural Skin)

In Bare Escentuals boutiques today! Love & Happiness

The six-piece kit includes eye, lip and cheek products.

Prime Time Brightening Sunlight Eyelid primer — A beautiful shimmery peach eyelid primer thats pretty enough to be worn with or without eye shadow.
Queen Phyllis Matte Eyecolor — Soft buttercup shadow with a slight sheen.
Big & Bright Eyeliner in Oz — LOVE at first sight! An amazing emerald green it makes me excited to put my makeup on!
Love Radiance All-Over Face Color — Wasn’t sure what I would think of this one but its a beautiful shimmery peach. Brighthens my face and make my eyes pop!
Best Friend Lip Balm — Soft berry lip color that feels decadent on my lips.
Set also includes a cute XOX Charm.

PRICE: $35
Available June 3 exclusively to Bare Escentuals Boutiques and online at BareEscentuals.com

I am so in love with this kit I’m relatively new to the bareMinerals line but the more I try the more I wonder WHAT THE HECK DID I WAIT FOR!? The Love and Happiness collection celebrates the 35th birthday of bareMinerals and dare I say I love it more than cupcakes?

The whole collection creates such a beautiful and fresh look but there are a few standouts. First off the Big and Bright Eyeliner in Oz, truly the most beautiful emerald green it smooths on so easy and looks amazing. There is even a little smudge sponge hidden in the end of the eyeliner, genius! The primer is such a great peachy shimmer and feels so light and smooth on my eyes definitely a new beauty staple. Finally the Best Friend Lip Balm in Raspberry is heaven in a tube feels great and is the perfect shade of berry.

Love B& B Eyeliner in OZ!

Tickled Pink: OPI’s Nice Stems Nail Polish Collection

OPI’s new Nice Stems! nail polish collection has us tickled pink. The cult nail brand has blended four floral-inspired lacquers that beg to be painted on fingers and toes.

Can’t you just see one of these pink shades peeking out of your favorite pair of nude sandals?

“These vibrant, feminine hues complement ’60s ladylike fashions, ’70s glam looks, and bold color-blocking, which are the season’s staples,” says Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI executive vice president and artistic director. “The Nice Stems! collection also offers an interesting contrast and feminine accent to the punk and biker looks on the runways.”

The collection includes: Play the Peonies, a soft-pink; Come to Poppy, a shimmering coral-pink; Be a Dahlia Won’t You, a fabulous fuchsia; and I Lily Love You, a sparkling pink.

To instantly bright up your mani or pedi, Weiss-Fischmann suggests layering on I Lily Love You to achieve a shimmering 3-dimensional effect.

“I Lily Love You is a glitter coat that can be layered over any of the other three shades to add a bright sparkle; or, it can be worn on its own for a subtle tint of pink with strands of glitter,” she says.

The Nice Stems! nail polish collection ($8.50) will be available June 2011 Dillard’s, Regis and ULTA.

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NEW Makeup from L’OCCITANE‏

L’Occitane en Provence is pleased to announce the May 9th launch of their newest color cosmetic collection: Pivoine Flora Make-Up.

Inspired by the graceful peony which dances like a ballerina in the Mediterranean breeze, L’Occitane unveils its stunning color collection of luminous springtime hues and velvety textures enriched with softening peony extract. The easy-to-use products glide onto the skin, leaving it silky and nourished, and can be blended together in a variety of ways for buildable make-up looks.



Pivoine Flora Lip Shine Peche

This glistening lip gloss coats the lips with a coral shimmering sheen. I’m absolutely IN LOVE with this lip gloss. It has this amazing texture, and it looks beautiful on! And it smells heavenly! Love it!

Its light, non-sticky, delicately scented syrup texture contains softening Peony extract to protect and pamper the lips, leaving them looking fabulous!

($14)


Pivoine Flora Color Cream Abricot

This apricot colored cream blush duo helps illuminate and warm up the face. Enriched with softening Peony extract and delicately scented, this smooth texture glides on with fingertips and blends easily. This is the best cream blush ever. EVER! It’s lightly scented, so you smell beautiful all day! The texture is amazing, I absolutely LOVE this product. Love it!

The apricot blush accents the cheek bones while the golden beige can be used to highlight your look.

($16)