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 tmart 24pcs Makeup Brush Set

It’s giveaway time! For this month’s giveaway The Beauty Edge partnered with Tmart to give you the chance to score a 15 Color Camouflage Concealer Palette and a 24 piece Makeup Brush Set.

This set is great for new makeup artists starting their kits or for anyone who just loves to play around with makeup. You have endless color possibilities with this camouflage concealer palette – 15 colors ranging from alabaster to espresso, it will please any completion.

The 24 piece makeup brush set has everything you need. Plenty of eye shadow brushes, face brushes and specialty bushes. Comes in a convenient portable brush roll.  Use this set with the concealer palette and with the rest of your makeup collection. You will feel like a pro every time you use it!

Good Luck Beauties!

tmart 15 Color Camouflage Concealer Palette

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Official Rules:
This giveaway will end Sunday November 10th, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to U.S. and Canadian residents  who are at least 18 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday November 11th, 2013 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

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IT Cosmetics CC+ Cream

I love my IT Cosmetics Power Brow Pencil, so I was trilled to try their latest CC Cream! CC cream is the next best thing after BB Cream. The double C stands for color correcting, it helps reduce the appearance of redness in your skin. It’s also a beauty product multi-tasker, similar to it’s predecessor the BB cream, but with more refined ingredients.

Your Skin But Better CC+ Cream will leave you with beautifully smooth, even-toned skin. It’s innovative formula contains vitamins A, B, C, and E, Hylauronic Acid, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides, Algae, and Aloe just to name a few. (Click here for an in-depth explanation of these ingredients and their benefits.) It’s basically a suped-up Anti-Aging Hydrating foundation topped off with SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Sunscreen. You couldn’t ask for more in a CC cream. It’s also clinically proven to increase hydration in your skin by over 79% – I don’t know about you, but winter is coming and my skin is going to need this extra hydration.

It comes packaged in a pump tube, so you could pump out small amounts as you go. It’s a thick cream that’s highly pigmented and offers full coverage. You could wear it alone or under another foundation. I recommend using it alone and with your favorite powder. It’s easy to blend and glides smoothly across your skin. It has a very faint light refreshing scent, but it’s not noticeable at all.  It comes in 5 shades; Fair, Light, Medium, Tan, Rich. I have swatched Light and Tan for you below. This is quickly becoming my go to favorite, I like to use the lighter shade as a last minute lazy day concealer and I apply the tan shade all over.

Currently available at ITCosmetics.com, QVC.com, and Ulta.com $38

IT Cosmetics has expanded tremendously since it’s first appearance on QVC back in September 2010. This month the brand  is slated to enter 306 Ulta stores across the nation and has plans to roll out chain wide in 2014.

*Photo courtesy of IT Cosmetics

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream Swatches

Lancôme Gift at Macy’s

For a limited time, get a free gift from Lancôme at Macy’s with any Lancôme purchase of $35 and if you spend $70 – you also get to choose an additional gift. A $101-$128 value!

The 7 piece gift set includes:

    • Floral Cosmetic Bag: Choose pink or blue
    • Pick a Serum: Rénergie Lift Multi_Action Reviva_Concentrate Intense Skin Revitalizer, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate OR Visionnaire [LR 2412 4%] Advanced Skin Corrector
    • Pick a Moisturizer: Absolue Premium Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Replenishing and Rejuvenating Cream OR Rénergie Lift Multi-Action Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15 Lifting and Firming Cream
    • Pick a Body Lotion: Trésor Perfumed Body Lotion OR La Vie Est Belle Nourishing Fragrance Body Lotion
    • Pick a Cheek & Lip Duo: Blush Subtil Delicate Oil-Free Powder Blush & Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor
    • Definicils High Definition Mascara

Make a Lancôme purchase of $70 and choose an additonal gift from the following options:

    • Pick an Eye Essential: Smokey Palette, Bronze Palette, Le Crayon Kohl in Black Noir or Le Crayon Kohl in Coffee Brown
    • Pick a Cleanser: Crème Radiance or Creme Mousse Confort
    • Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover

If you live in the Tri-State area, visit my friend Karinna at the Lancôme counter at Macy’s inside Livingston Mall! Offer ends September 2nd or until supplies last. If  you can’t make it in-store – get free shipping at $50!

(Photo courtesy of Macy’s)

shark week

Soooo it’s Shark Week and America has gone shark crazy! It’s been an absolute frenzy of sharks on TV and on the web!  I’ve caught a few episodes myself so I thought I’d join in on the fun with a shark week inspired post! Inspired by seaside beauty – Chanetecaille Save the Sharks Palette features three eye shadows and a blush shade. Each shade is embossed with a cute little shark fin with a fun name to match!

save the sharks palette

  • Great White – an all over white sandy beige
  • Grey Reef – a glistening sandy grey
  • Black Tip – a deep ocean blue
  • Sea Anemone – a golden coral

5% of proceeds from the Save the Sharks Palette will be donated to the BLOOM Association to ban unregulated shark fin trade. Available at chanetecaille.com and nordstrom.com $83 (Photo courtesy of Discovery and Chanetecaille)

Victoria Secrets The Nakeds, victoria secret giveaways, the beauty edge, blog giveaway, eye shadow kit

Enter daily for a chance to win a Victoria’s Secret The Nakeds Eye Kit Palette. This kit contains: 10 eye shadows, eye liner and dual ended eye shadow brush.

Colors from left to right

Top Row: Barley Pink, Copper Sand, Graystone, Brown Sable, Sparkling Black

Bottom Row: Warm Vanilla, Tawny Pink, Smoky Lilac, Sparkling Brown, Charcoal Black

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Good Luck Beauties!

Official Rules:
This giveaway will end Sunday August 4th, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. It is only open to U.S. residents of the contiguous states who are at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday August 5th, 2013 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

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Tarte Maracuja Divie Lip Gloss

Enter daily for your chance to win a Tarte Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss Set worth over $100!

The 5 piece set includes:

  • 0.11-fl oz Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Bubbly, a sheer rose shade
  • 0.11-fl oz Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Curious, a sheer petal shade
  • 0.11-fl oz Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Preppy, a bubblegum-pink shade
  • 0.11-fl oz Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Chic, a watermelon berry shade
  • 0.11-fl oz Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss in Sparks, a cotton candy shade

Good Luck Beauties!

Official Rules:
This giveaway will end Sunday June 30th, 2013 at 12:00am EST. It is only open to U.S. residents of the contiguous states who are at least 13 years old. All entries will be verified. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. The winner will be announced on Monday July 1st, 2013 on this post and will be immediately contacted via email. Once notified, the winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

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Summer 2013 Waterproof Makeup

Can your makeup beat the heat? Summer-ize your makeup bag with these waterproof, smudge-proof makeup picks for summer.

tarte waterproof bronzer

Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Mineral Powder Bronzer $29

No shimmer here – this ultra matte bronzer gives you the glow you’re looking for without the excess shine.

bobbi brown gel eyeliner

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner $23

The eyeliner I can’t live without – Bobbi’s gel eyeliners last all day and night. It has the staying power of a waterproof mascara, so it’s definitely a must-have for summer. I recommend a lighter shade for summer, try it in espresso ink.

nyc smooch proof

NYC Smooch Proof 16Hr Lip Stain $4.99

The affordable lip stain that stays put on your pout throughout the day. Try it in smooch proof – a gorgeous berry pink, that will leave your lips looking ripe for summer.

Clinique lash power mascara

Clinique Lash Power Mascara $16

Nothing beats a good waterproof mascara. It’s a season chock full of celebrations – like weddings and graduations. Your eyes are bound to well up during these events; and if your mascara isn’t waterproof, you’ll end up with black tears in no time! This mascara from Clinique makes your lashes look longer and will keep you smudge free for up to 24 hours.

 

Illamasqua Paranormal Palette

Illamasqua Paranormal Palette $46.50

Bright, bold, beautiful colors for the summer, this shadow palette looks like a powder, but feels like a cream. It has a unique formula that’s waterproof with a silky finish.

 

Makeup Forever Eye Makeup Remover

Makeup For Ever Sens’Eyes $24

So if all these products are waterproof – how do you take it off!?! Well, I recommend Makeup For Ever’s Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser. It’s a refreshing lightweight makeup remover that helps you remove your makeup effortlessly, minimizing your need to tug and pull at your eye area.

*Photos courtesy of Illamasqua, Clinique, NYC, Makeup For Ever, Tarte, and Bobbi Brown.

MAC Temperature Rising Collection

The new MAC Summer 2013 Collection is sexy and sultry. Temperature Rising features tons of glitter and gilded tones. My favorite has to be the blush and bronzer, the colors look so good!

MAC Blush and Bronzer

MAC Powder Blush $23.00 & MAC Pro Longwear Bronzer $30.00 (Limited Edition)

MAC Ripe for Love MAC Bronzer Sun Dipped

  • MAC Powder Blush in Ripe for Love – Mid-tone peach (Satin)
  • MAC Pro Longwear Bronzer in Sun Dipped – Dirty red tone

MAC Temperature Rising Lipstick

MAC Lipstick $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Altered Beige – Creamy yellow beige (Lustre)

MAC Altered Beige

Sheer Seduction – Super dazzle bronze (Dazzle)

MAC Sheer Seduction

MAC Temperature Rising Lipglass

MAC Lipglass $16.50 (Limited Edition)

Soft Serenade – Mid-tone neutral pink with pearl

MAC Soft Serenade

Rhythm – Vivid magenta violet with pearl

MAC Rhthym

Under-dressed – Bronze plum with multidimensional pearls

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MAC Tropical Nail Polish

MAC Nail Lacquer $18.00 (Limited Edition)

Tropical – Super glitter bronze (Frost)

MAC Tropical Nail Polish

MAC Summer 2013 Collection

*Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics

Mac Rihanna Collection

Harlem woman gets herpes virus after sampling a used RiRi Woo lipstick at a MAC pop-up store in the Barclays Center during the singer’s concert.

According to the New York Post, the woman asked the employee if the lipstick was clean and she reassured her that it was – now she plans to sue.

Ladies! I know we get caught up in beauty overload when we’re shopping at Sephora or department stores – but we sometimes forget how many people pass through those doors and samples those products. I’ve heard horror stories of some of the characters that walk in! Always ask someone to spray or wipe down before you test the sample. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!

Lorac Primers

LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer is the most ingenious primer out on the market right now. It’s oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free, and colorless. To top it all off – its formulated with salicylic acid to help keep nasty pimples away and also contains vitamins A, C, and E that will keep your skin looking fresh and beautiful.

I love it for it’s mattifying effect – if I don’t use a primer underneath my foundation, I end up with 5 o’clock shine! It helps my makeup last longer and look better because it’s like Spackle for your face – it leaves you skin smooth and even – masking away unsightly pores. Wish it had SPF in it, but both my moisturizer and foundation have it, so I’m good!

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer is my favorite eye shadow primer right now. I even like it better then that cult favorite one. I like to you use it on my eyelids and under eye area. It has a silky finish and helps my eyeshadow go on beautifully. I am able to blend shadows like no other and the final result looks fabulous. I can totally see the difference between when I use it and when I don’t. Using it under my eye concealer helps even up the area and concealer just glides on – we never ever want to tug the skin under the eye.

BTW for a limited time LORAC is offering a Daylight Savings Value Set! A $72 value for only $25!

LORAC Daylight Savings Value Set Collection

The Set includes:

  • Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara
  • Travel-Size TANtalizer Highlighter/Matte Bronzer Duo
  • Travel-Size TANtalizer Body Bronzing Luminizer
  • TANtalizer Lips With Benefits in Marco
  • Gold Cosmetic Bag

LORAC POREfection Mattifying Face Primer 1.7 Oz.$32

LORAC Behind The Scenes Eye Primer 0.5 Oz. $21

(Photos courtesy of LORAC)

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