Create A Natural & Gorgeous Face In Less Than 10 Minutes!

I love the natural look, especially when I’m already late for whatever appointment I’m running to (which happens ALL THE TIME) and don’t have time to apply a full face of makeup. Quick and flawless are my primary makeup goals during the week. So, I decided to do a video to show you exactly how to achieve that in less than ten minutes!

I did cheat a bit, so I could show you the finished product on half my face. =)

This is perfect for the summer, too, since nobody likes the feel of heavy make up clogging your pores in the hot and steamy weather.

Get this look and GET GORGEOUS!!!

it Cosmetics CC Cream in Medium

Smashbox Contour Palette

MAC Powder Blush in Mocha Matte

Tarte Lightning Palette in Skin Twinkle

Rimmel Lipliner in Cappuccino

MAC Lipstick in Angel

Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eyecolor in Rosegold

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes Mat Black 0L

 

Calling All Beauty Whores!!! Glam Up For Just $1 Until Midnight!!!

It’s the glam finale sale! Grab beauty favorites (starting at just $1) before they sell out for good! But don’t wait – this offer is only valid through 8/15.

Beautify on a budget with e.l.f. cosmetics! You cannot beat these steals!

Some of my personal faves…the 83-piece makeup collection for a mere $8 (FLOVE!), the professional travel brush set for $2 (crazy good deal since brushes are so expensive!), moisturizing lipstick for $1.50, and flawless face powder for $1.50, and hyper shine lipgloss for only $0.50 (did you see it in Allure magazine???).. You can literally create a brand-new makeup collection for around $20. Fantabulous deals!!! GAH! My finger is twitching…..

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Printouts For My Face May Be 3-D But The End Result Is Just The Opposite

I’m a beautyphile.  Is that the right word?  Or is it beautyophile?  I’m not sure.  Either way, it means that I have about seven million beauty products lining cabinets, drawers, makeup bags and closets…and I keep buying more and more.  You name it, I’ve either got it or tried it and returned it.  =)

The other day I caught a clip on the Today show about a Harvard B-school grad who came up with the idea to print makeup using a 3-D printer for the bargain price of $300 (cost of the device).  The entrepreneur behind this idea believes the selling point behind this product is to replicate any possible color/shade/hue from the device.

But there’s an issue, which I’ll illustrate with a little anecdote of my own.

I have a girlfriend who lives in Fort Lauderdale.  Another beauty(o)phile.  She found a company that can match lipstick colors for about $30 per tube.  Now, I never had a need for this kind of service in the past because I always had a stash of thousands waiting to be used.  I never committed to one single color…EVER.  Until one day I stopped into Saks Fifth Avenue.  The Armani Beauty counter called to me and what the hell?  It was my birthday so why not go and get a lunchtime makeover?

The makeup artist who worked on me pulled out all the stops, sensing I was about to drop some serious coin.  And she was right. I looked freaking fabulous!  So when she held up THE lipstick and told me to trust her, that it’s not as pink as it looks especially if you fill in your lips with THIS complimentary lipliner, I believed her.

I bought the tube and proceeded to wear it EVERY DAY.  When it finally ran out, I went back to replenish my supply.  Nooooo!  It was a seasonal color and no longer available…ANYWHERE.  I searched online, but no dice.  My signature color was gone, just like that.  It was heartbreaking.  And even though I had so many replacements begging to take on the role of my next favorite shade, I never found one that quite measured up (still looking, sad to say).

Until my friend took my empty tube and had a new tube created.

The color was right on target, but the SHIMMER, the essential part of the original formula, was missing. It was completely matte and when applied, the result was much different from that of its beloved predecessor.

Bottom line?  It’s not always about the color.  Ironically, you can use a 3-D printed to print makeup that basically has zero dimensionality.  It will just be about color.  No shimmer, no frost, no sheen…no depth.

Not for me.  =)

InStyle Fashion and Beauty Round-Up…My Picks (And Pics)

I FINALLY had a chance to leaf through the current issue of InStyle.  Yes, the one I’ve been staring at for about a week and a half.  And I thought, hey, why not share some of my finds with my friends in cyberspace??

Not sure if I’m going to draw fire over this post since I am uploading pictures of pictures taken by InStyle photographers, but oh well.  If they come after me, that’s a good thing, right?  Means I’ve gotten the attention of some pretty self-important people.

Henri Bendel, Cartier, Nordstrom, Swarovski

Okay, this first pic won’t get me into any trouble because I took it and it’s of my arm candy.  Swarovski, Nordstrom, Henri Bendel and Cartier.  All of my wrist besties.  =)

And it's Gucci for Amy Adams

And it’s Gucci for Amy Adams

First up!  So metallica, Amy!  I love the color of this strapless Gucci.  Not wild about the shoes, but I wouldn’t turn away the dress if it showed up at my door!

Armani Beauty, Rouge D’Armani lipstick in No. 401

Reeeeeeeed HOT!  But not for me.  Everyone says that brunette’s look great in red lipstick and admittedly, a lot do.  Sadly, yours truly is not one of them.  So this will just continue to sit in my makeup bag, unused and unloved.  I can’t even doctor it up – I tried different liners to add more depth to the color and a little gloss.  Not good!  Sorry, Hubby.  I tried…

www.aldoshoes.com

www.aldoshoes.com

Ahhh, Aldo.  Definitely a fan.  Love the heel, love the texture, love the electric blue color!  If I could just figure out my size, it would be fantastic!  Am I a 38 or a 39 or a half size?  Never consistent.  Makes online ordering with Aldo extremely frustrating!

Chloe should stick to designing handbags...just saying

Why oh why, Mandy??

Don’t be confused by this pic, folks.  I had to include Mandy, not because I like her dress but because it’s so hideous I had to share!  Chloe should really stick to designing handbags instead of clothes.  LOL

Julien Macdonald is clearly inspired by the allure of Vegas

Julien Macdonald is clearly inspired by the allure of Vegas

I would SO wear this dress.  Abso-posi-tutely!  It’s not even close to being age-appropriate but I’d do it anyway!  And I wouldn’t even have to be in Vegas!  Julien Macdonald, I’m totally a fan!

I’d love to hear your thoughts!  Did I pick well???

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