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2 NEW Collections from Benefit!

Scene Queen – The New Annie Collection is a kit that features all you need to take you from the office to a girls’ night out. Okay, I want this!! I love it! The colors are awesome!

Scene Queen contains beauty essentials that create vivid, eye-catching looks that are sure to get you noticed.

This set contains:
- 0.1 oz Coralista, coral-pink cheek powder with mini natural-bristle brush
- 0.09 oz High Beam, luminescent complexion enhancer
- 0.18 oz Juicy Coral, lip shine
- Smokin’ Liner, eyeliner
- 4 x 0.1 oz eyeshadows in Charcoal, Shimmering Beige, Misty Blue, and Navy
- 2 Fluff Shadow/Hard Angle Brushes
- Step-By-Step Makeup Lesson

Benefit Co-Founders Jean and Jane Ford have expanded their sister-centric legacy to include Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson…Jean’s daughters, Jane’s nieces and Benefit’s new Makeup Trend Artists! The NEW Sephora exclusive Maggie & Annie Collection captures the gals’ flair for modern makeup artistry. Sunday Funday and Scene Queen take you from day to date…or desk to dance floor…effortlessly! These collectibles are limited edition, snap ‘em up while they last!

“Scene Queen creates the perfect ‘night on the town’ look. With incredible eyeshadows and vivid pops of color, this kit will pump up the volume and take you from the office to girls’ night out. Heads will turn, jaws will drop…and drinks will be on the house!”—Annie Ford Danielson, Benefit Makeup Trend Artist

$38.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Sunday Funday – The New Maggie Collection is kit that features all you need to pull together a fresh, fabulous look the day after a late night.

Sunday Funday contains eyeshadow and complexion essentials that create a gorgeous, fresh-faced look.

This set contains:
- 0.1 oz Hoola, bronzing powder with mini natural-bristle brush
- 0.09 oz Benetint, rose-tinted lip & cheek stain
- 0.18 oz Shimmering Rose, lip shine
- 0.01 oz Toasty Liner, eyeliner
- 4 x 0.1 oz eyeshadows in Smimmering Bronze, Pink Satin, Light Champagne, and Pretty In Plum
- 2 Fluff Shadow/Hard Angle Brushes
- Step-By-Step Makeup Lesson

Benefit Co-Founders Jean and Jane Ford have expanded their sister-centric legacy to include Maggie and Annie Ford Danielson…Jean’s daughters, Jane’s nieces and Benefit’s new Makeup Trend Artists! The NEW Sephora exclusive Maggie & Annie Collection captures the gals’ flair for modern makeup artistry. Sunday Funday and Scene Queen take you from day to date…or desk to dance floor…effortlessly! These collectibles are limited edition, snap ‘em up while they last!

“Sunday Fun Day is all about pulling together a fresh, fabulous look after a late night. Whether you were up watching movies or dancing ’til dawn, this kit has the prettiest eyeshadows and complexion essentials to make you look beautifully revived…just in time for brunch. Waiter, coffee and mimosas, please!”—Maggie Ford Danielson, Benefit Makeup Trend Artist

$38.00 – BUY IT HERE!

Make Her Up Introduces LipSense!

I had the opportunity to try LipSense recently, and I’ve fallen in love with it! I can see what all the buzz is about! I’ve heard of them before, but never had the opportunity to try it, until recently! The glosses are so great, you owe it to yourself to try them! They go on smoothly, and most importantly, they’re not sticky at all! They make your lips feel silky and smooth for hours at a time. Unlike most glosses, LipSense stays put forever! It’s so great!

SeneGence International is proud to announce their premier product LipSense, created in 1999, continues to garner a cult-like following from many women around the world including professional makeup artists and celebrity devotees.

Most recently pop star Christina Aguilera and celebrity makeup artist and YouTube beauty guru Kandee Johnson, listed LipSense among their favorite beauty products. Joy Behar, Co-host on ABC’s The View, has also mentioned LipSense as one of the products she wears on the show.

LipSense is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain, or color. These lead-free, kiss-proof, smudge-proof, budge-proof liquid lip colors stay on for up to 12 hours, are available in over 50 shades and retail for $22.00 each. LipSense shades can also be combined to create hundreds of custom color possibilities.

Apply LipSense to clean dry lips. With lips parted, place applicator on the lip beginning at the outside corner and spread in a fl uid, sweeping motion to the opposite corner of the lip without lifting the applicator (do not move applicator back and forth). Use three layers for long-lasting results. Let each layer dry about five seconds before applying the next layer. For best results, top with LipSense Gloss - available in glossy, matte, or shimmering fi nishes. These moisturizing glosses feature Shea Butter to improve the condition of lips and the longevity of LipSense. LipSense Glosses retail for $18.00 – $22.00 each.

There’s no need to worry about application errors. With LipSense Ooops! Remover, mistakes are gone. A simple swipe will erase application errors or remove your LipSense at the end of the day, $10.00.

More info here

Summer Makeup Tips!

The following are makeup tips for the summer from makeup artist Gayle Brewer, owner of Celia Caserta, Inc., Los Angeles.

Summer is officially here. And, it’s time for new looks in makeup.

Many women like bright colors for summer makeup, but I think less is more particularly for younger women and teens. I recommend that sticking to neutrals during hot summer months. Here are some makeup suggestions to achieve a fresh, sun-kissed look.

Pare an eggshell eye shadow such as Two Faced from Natural Eye Collection with dramatic, but not false, eye lashes. Get them using very dark mascara such as Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascara. It is the darkest black I have found, it stays on longer, and it does not clump. To keep with the natural look, use brown eyeliner under the eyes. Try MAC Earthlink, it is a lighter shade that still adds depth to eyes.

Another good MAC product for a more dramatic night time look is Rapid Black Liquid for the upper lids. It is sharp, not messy. It works like a Sharpee so there is no need to keep dipping the applicator into the liquid which can make it difficult to form thin, uniform lines.

Go for pink shimmery cheeks, with the same color lipstick and gloss. Or, try NARS Orgasm Bronzer (Saphora) as a blush and lipstick. On cheeks, it makes skin look moist while giving it a healthy glow. And, the color is great for lips! It is very natural and its stays on longer than lipstick.

During the summer avoid heavy foundation. It will make you look too overdone on hot, humid days. A tinted moisturizer, the same color as your skin, will even out the skin tone, while looking natural. If you need more cover, use a little bit of regular foundation, not powder. MAC Face and Body—Beach Days looks nice or, if you need more staying power, try Laura Mercier products.

There are several types of body bronzers that work well for achieving a sun-kissed look. Hula Bronze body makeup has good staying power. Michael Kors Body Bronzer is little darker, making it nice for legs and arms. It is a deodorant-like stick so the application is easy for days at the beach.

These products all have sunblock in them but always remember to apply sunblock first thing in the morning and reapply if you go into the water or exercise.

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NEW Urban Cowgirl 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit

I was just sent the 5 minute to Gorgeous Kit to review and I am really impressed. The whole makeup kit comes in a cute little paisley makeup bag that caught my attention right off the bat. Today I got my first chance to check out the makeup and it works even better than it looks!

The concealer is really creamy and did a good job at covering up imperfections. The standout for me was the blush and eyeshadow, the texture is amazing and the color is perfection. I use the Absolutely Peach blush and its the most beautiful pale pink, I would never pick this color on my own but its stunning on. And the 3 in 1 eyeshadow Eye Bling in Slate makes my eyes pop. I only tried it as a shadow and it blended so easily but the color is striking and I have had no problem with creasing.

Such a great makeup kit everything all in one pouch and its not just cute they are great products. Would make a great gift or reward yourself with the Urban Cowgirl 5 minutes to Gorgeous Kit.

The Urban Cowgirl® embodies the spirit of feminine duality—she is on-the-go and looking fabulous™. To keep up with her exciting adventures, her beauty needs and her active lifestyle, Urban Cowgirl, the brand created by girls, for girls proudly introduces the NEW 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit.

Housed in a beautiful, brightly colored paisley print cosmetic bag, the NEW 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit features all the essentials you need to create a customized look for any occasion.  Perfectly portable, the easy-to-use kit includes 5 of Urban Cowgirl’s best selling makeup products.  Each product was designed with the girl-on-the go in mind with a fresh, unmatchable approach to beauty and a desire for products that merge beauty with life. Whether she’s going for a soft or striking look, daytime chic or transitioning to evening glam, the NEW 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit is sure to complement her look and her lifestyle.

Each of the 5 Urban Cowgirl® products can be used individually as part of your daily beauty regimen or together to create all of your favorite makeup looks.  Daytime casual chic or high fashion evening glam, the NEW Urban Cowgirl 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit features products that are realistic, clever, simple and easy to use making them the must-have tool for the girl on-the-go looking fabulous in no time!  Purse, gym-bag and travel friendly; fabulous lifestyle-approved—the NEW Urban Cowgirl® 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit is the must-have accessory of the season.

Now, with the 5 Minutes to Gorgeous Kit, a little creative spirit and these 6 simple steps, see how easily beauty meets your real life:

STEP 1: Magic Concealer-Foundation

With just a touch of your finger, this light and creamy concealer blends easily to cover undereye circles and can be layered for luminous, full coverage foundation.  Available in four shades: Baby Face; fair skin tones, Almond Joy; medium to olive skin tones, Café Ole; rich coffee skin tones, Sweet Cocoa; deep, dark skin tones

STEP 2: Blush/Bronzer

Get the look of the fresh outdoors with this mineral packed bronzer.  Sweep across your entire face for a radiant sun-kissed look, then highlight your cheekbones with the mineral blush for a complexion sure to get glowing reviews.  Available in three shades: Absolutely Peach; bright pinkish peach, Sassy; natural rose, Happy Trails Bronzer; sun-kissed bronze

STEP 3: Eye Bling Trio

Get your bling on with this 3-in-1 must-have makeup product that allows you to shade, line and define your eyes and brows.  The buildable color can be swept across the entire lid for a sheer shadow look or layered for more intensity.  Apply with a fine tip brush to line and define—wet the brush for a more dramatic look.  When applied with the brow brush included, the multi-purpose powder can also be used to fill-in brows to complete your eye look.

Available in: Slate

STEP 4: Mascara

Now that your eyes are blinged out, pump up the volume on those lashes!  The tube might be tiny but the rich, protein packed formula packs a mean punch.  This light, clump-free mascara lengthens and volumizes for lush, sexy lashes.

Available in: Black

STEP 5: Whipstick

Shimmering natural looking lipid-infused lip glosses with a hint of color.  With long-lasting moisture and high shine, Whipsticks can be layered on top of your favorite lipstick color for a little extra ompf, or worn alone for a soft kissable pout.  Available in three shades: Skinny Dip; light naturally nude, Luscious; neutral with a hint of magenta, Lush; super sassy hot pink

STEP 6: Dazzle them!

Check out the 5 minutes to Gorgeous kit and more here!