Latest lip color trend: orange lipstick!

According to Vogue, orange/coral lipstick is the hottest lip color trend!

“For women whose skin tone falls somewhere between warm and cool, that’s where a coral comes in,” says Dubroff of versatile pink-tinged versions of mango and papaya.

Listen closely and you could almost hear the collective intake of breath as designer Raf Simons’s neon-orange column skirt for Jil Sander came floating down the runway for spring. With its palette-cleansing power, the buoyant shade seemed an instant antidote to fashion’s dwindling love affair with all things short, dark, and moody. As it turns out, it’s every bit as compelling on the lips, where it radiates a similarly addictive blend of couture elegance and unabashed optimism. “Orange is bright, it’s beautiful, it’s a little bit extreme. It’s a great alternative to your classic red lip,” says makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi of the new summer staple, which looks as fresh with a Missoni bikini as it does with a crisp white Alexander Wang sundress.

Arriving in a range of juicy shades—tangerine, coral, papaya, cantaloupe—and textures this season, it’s also far more wearable than you might expect. “Orange is a punchy pop of color, but if you’re nervous about going for full pigment, you can always try a sheer stain or a mellowed-out gloss first,” says makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who pairs the vivid shade with a soft flush of peach on the cheek and a well-groomed brow.

With poolside parties and July Fourth cookouts offering up the perfect testing ground, Vogue has sifted through the season’s best colors by skin tone in time for the holiday weekend. Prepare to smolder (tastefully, of course).


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Soothe Sunburned Scalp with Biologique Recherche‏

I really tried to protect my scalp over the weekend but try as I might to cover my part with sunscreen I still have a burn… ouch! I definitely could use Biologique Recherche‏ Shampooing Traitant Dermo-Apaisant, my head is not too happy with me. Time to find a good sun hat.

 

Biologique Recherche‏ Shampooing Traitant Dermo-Apaisant

With the hot sun beating down throughout the summer, many of us forget to protect our scalp as well as our skin, leaving it exposed to the harsh UV rays—and a painful sunburned scalp! Morning regimes such as washing and combing hair suddenly become an agonizing task. Biologique Recherche, known for their reparative skin products, now carries a shampoo that helps sooth sun burned scalps.

Shampooing Traitant Dermo-Apaisant, is a reconditioning treatment for
sensitive and weakened scalps. The shampoo gently washes hair, reduces skin sensitivity and soothes irritation and itching. Active ingredients of Cider Vinegar, Silk Hydrolysate, and Wild Pansy Extract, strengthen the hair and leave a radiant glow.

Shampooing Traitant Dermo- Apaisant ………… (SRP $52/ 250 ml)

AVAILABILITY:
Biologique Recherche products are used and sold in exclusive spas and medical practices in over 40 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit www.biologique-recherche.com or call toll-free at 1.800.755.5270.


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Fall 2011 Preview: Zoya Smoke Collection

The Smoke and Mirrors Collections


Two new nail polish collections from Zoya create the most beautiful of illusions. Zoya’s color experts have designed each new color to work on a variety of skin tones. Each bringing out the smokiest, sultriest, sexiest you ever… Perfectly in line with rich runway looks we all covet now.

 

 

 

Smoke Collection
Smoky, sultry, sexy… Mysterious and beautiful like you! Zoya Smoke brings you six rich creams for the season… Masterfully created to work on a variety of skin tones by the color experts at Zoya. Fresh off the runway and ready for your nails.

  • Jana – Smoky mauve quartz creme
  • Petra – Smoky eggplant mauve creme
  • Codie – Smoky brown taupe creme
  • Anja – Smoky palatinate purple creme
  • Cynthia – Smoky Prussian blue creme
  • Dree – Smoky camouflage green creme


Mirrors Collection
Zoya Mirrors reflects the most beautiful illusion of all – you! Smoky, sultry, sexy… with just a hint of sparkle, shimmer, metallic to add to the mystery. Expertly designed to work on a variety of skin tones to provide that perfect look right now.

  • Nimue – Smoky rich thistle metallic
  • Marina – Smoky steel blue metallic
  • Tao – Smoky slate grey metallic
  • Yara – Sparkly olive green metallic
  • Neeka – Sparkly amethyst purple metallic
  • Jem – Sparkly fandango pink metallic

 


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bareMinerals SPF 30 natural Sunscreen

This is one of the greatest sunscreen products I have tried. I wasn’t quite sure what to think at first of a powder sunblock. Would it work? Is it even on? This weekend I tried bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen for all my outdoor activities  a long bike ride, day at the beach and some serious yard work.

It was a cinch to apply to my face, chest and arms and it felt really light, a far cry from the heavy greasy sunscreens. Why is this one of the greatest sunscreen? Simply, it works the days I use this I didn’t get burnt, its easier to apply without missing spots and it NEVER runs into my eyes.  I would have never guessed that powder sunscreen could be this great but no matter what the activity I was doing or how sweaty I was bareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen kept my skin protected.

 

bareMinerals SPF30 Natural Sunscreen

Maybe we can’t sunbathe in baby oil anymore, but we don’t need to slather ourselves with heavy, greasy chemical sunscreens, either. Our super-portable SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen is sheer and weightless, and it can be used from head to toe without clogging pores. It’ll change the way you feel about sunscreen forever — for the better.

Protects your skin from sun damage without a heavy, greasy finish
Breakthrough Micronized Titanium Dioxide physically shields against UVA/UVB rays
Blends in beautifully over or under makeup
Patented built-in brush makes it ideal for the whole family — even little kids
Portable size make touchups a breeze
Available in different shades to match (or warm up) your natural complexion
Vitamins A, C & E provide an extra boost of essential nutrients
Aloe Vera Extract and antioxidants nourish and soothe your skin

Available in 3 shades Fair, Medium and Dark

$28

Disclosure: A complimentary sample of the product was sent to me for an honest review.


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