For a limited time, Macy’s and Clinique are offering a free gift with a minimum purchase of $27. The free gift is valued at $70. Gift includes two spring forward makeup bags, a large one and smaller one to take on the go. Choose from the following items to customize your gift:
- Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief
- Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+
- Repairwear Laser Focus
- All About Shadow Quad in Greens or Berries
- Dual-Ended Lash Doubling Mascara in Black and Different Lipstick in Tenderheart or Glazed Berry
Hurry! Offer valid while supplies last!
*Photo courtesy of Macys
Ladies, you know we are always running late in the morning! Whether it’s getting ready for work or school, who has time to get completely dolled up – everyday? I’ll admit I do wake up early enough to get things done. But some days you just need to snooze it 3 or 4 times before you get the motivation to crawl out of bed.
This is when my quick makeup look comes in to save the day! It’s already planned out and fool-proof. Learning how to maximize your beauty routine time will help you look your best when you’re short on time.
Prioritize. Know what’s important. For me it’s camouflaging my bags and sculpting my cheekbones. For others it may be accentuating eyes or covering up blemishes. Once you’ve narrowed it down, pick products that will help you get the look you want.
Keep it simple and know your level of comfort. If you know that you’re a bit shaky when it comes to eyeliner, then don’t do it. Instead of eyeliner, dab on a few coats of mascara.
Get the job done. I have everything I need ready to go on my bathroom counter. This includes products and brushes.
My quick list includes:
- Eye shadow
- Blender brush
- Face brush
- Bronzer brush
- Eye shadow brush
Know what products to use. My quick look is very natural. Look for eye shadow shades that compliment your skin tone. My go-to lid color is Dior 3 Couleurs Glow Nude Glow. It gives me the perfect hint of color without overwhelming my look. I also like to keep my Urban Decay Naked Basics within hands reach, the nude tones are great for a natural look. The bronzer I use is also very subtle and blends in seamlessly I like to use Bobbi Brown in golden light or Laura Geller baked impressions bronzer in medium.
Remember, mastering your quick look takes practice and patience. It won’t be perfect at first and it may take longer to finish at first, but you’ll get there. You’ll notice that you will tweak your look here and there. There was a time where I couldn’t leave the house without eyeliner on, now I only wear it two or three times during my work week. It’s all about bringing out your natural beauty.
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!
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.
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!
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
(Photos courtesy of LORAC)
Flex your femininity with the new MAC Strength collection. Bold lip colors, chiseled cheeks, and sharp eyes – complete this powerful collection. Ring in the new year with a knock-out look.
MAC All Woman Eyeshadow Quad $40.00 (Limited Edition)
Flawless Figure – Pale warm shimmering white (Veluxe Pearl)
Brains & Brawn – Mid-tone taupe (Matte)
All Woman – Greenish dark grey (Satin)
Black Magique – Deep, dark black with warm tones (Velvet)
MAC Lipstick $15.00 (Limited Edition)
Party Parrot Bright red pink (Matte)
Strong Woman Bright violet (Matte)
Absolute Power Rich red (Matte)
(Photos courtesy of MAC Cosmetics)
Check out my Fitness Magazine Beauty On the Go blog post – Four Fall Trends To Try Right Now!
(Photo courtesy of WWD)
The M∙A∙C Marilyn Monroe Limited Edition Collection is a beautifully crafted homage to the sexy starlet. The collection features plenty of deep reds and sparkly shades of gold and silver, all inspired by her iconic look. Get a taste of Marilyn and old Hollywood with these fab colors for lips, eyes, and nails!
Lipstick – $16.50 (Limited Edition)
Pure Zen – Frosted warm nude (Cremesheen)
Scarlet Ibis – Bright orange red (Matte)
Love Goddess – Mid-tone pink red (Satin)
Charmed I’m Sure – Dark true red (Matte)
Deeply Adored – Deep scarlet (Matte)
Dazzleglass – $21.50 (Limited Edition)
Phiff! – Sheer yellow peach (Frost)
Little Rock – Soft sheer white with pearl (Frost)
Nail Lacquer $17.50 (Limited Edition)
Rich, Rich, Rich – Glittery gold (Pearl) (Online Exclusive)
Kid Orange – Coral (Cream)
Flaming Rose – True red (Cream)
Stage Red – Dark berry red (Cream)
Vintage Vamp – Rich deep retro wine (Cream)
Large Eyeshadow $21.00 (Limited Edition)
How to Marry – Soft white (Veluxe Pearl)
Preferred Blonde – Pale champagne beige (Veluxe Pearl)
Silver Screen – True silver (Veluxe Pearl)
Showgirl – Dark blue grey (Veluxe Pearl)
Powder Blush $22.00 (Limited Edition)
Legendary – Pale soft coral (Satin)
The full collection will be available online on September 27th and in stores nationwide on October 4th.
Mobile Users: Open this link from your smartphone to download exclusive Marilyn Monroe Wallpaper. For a limited time, choose from 5 designs!
(photos courtesy of instyle.com and Mac Cosmetics)
Maybelline’s New Dream Bouncy Blush in Peach Satin gives your cheeks a pretty touch of color. It’s a powder to gel formula, so it feels like a gel with you touch it, but it’s lightweight on your cheeks like a powder. It glides on smoothly and it’s quick and easy to apply, just blend it in with your fingers. Not much staying power, but the buildable formula lets you apply as much or as little as you choose.
Peach Satin is a creamy coral pink shade. Perfect for the summer and will look great with your bronzer.
Maybelline.com or drugstores $7.99
I love it when makeup and skin care merge together because this helps speeds up my morning routine! BB cream is the newest innovation to hit the beauty market, it’s originally from Korea and it’s finally made its way to the U.S.
I know you have seen the Garnier BB cream commercial by now, the one where the models keep saying “BB!” This commercial may have left you wondering, what exactly are they trying to sell me?
So, what is BB Cream?
“BB” stands for beauty balm or blemish balm. BB creams are the ultimate beauty multi-taskers. It was originally prescribed by dermatologists to help heal skin after laser treatments or surgeries. It works as a moisturizer/foundation/primer/concealer/sunscreen – it’s an all-in-one miracle worker. You can use these alone or underneath your favorite foundation.
A few companies have already launched their own versions:
The Too Faced Beauty Balm caught my eye, I plan to try it out this summer.
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