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Spring Must Haves

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The sun is shining and flowers are in bloom! Here are a few of our spring season favorites.

RapidLash: Bambi won’t be the only big doe eyed beauty this season! Rapidlash contains a potent polypeptide complex, proteins, vitamins, and moisturizers to stimulate and condition lashes. Your lashes will be longer, stronger, and more voluminous with continued use. FYI you can also apply to sparse eyebrows to help fill in stubborn hairs. Who knows, mascara may be a thing of the past?!

NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Golden Shimmer Multi-Usage Dry Oil Splash is an absolute must have for the spring and summer months! Instantly add a bit of color and luminosity to the body and even hair! Your skin is left wonderfully soft and dewy.

Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish: Warm spring days can wreak havoc on your makeup. But have no fear; Skindinavia Makeup Finish can save you from a major makeup meltdown! This innovative spray acts as a makeup primer, chilling the surface and hydrating your skin for all day perfection. Pore size is reduced, fewer touch ups are needed throughout the day, fine lines and wrinkles are diminished. This spray also helps for your makeup to go longer- use up to 50% less makeup than before.

bareMinerals Blush – Laughter: An easy way to brighten any look is to add a touch of blush to the apples of your cheeks. The bronzer trend has left many women in need of a bit of rouge! While bronzer adds depth and deepens skin color, blush is used as a pop of color to liven up your complexion.  Blush is one of the simplest ways to achieve a more youthful glow.

Speedy Makeup Tips

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Always running late? Keep these time-saving makeup tips in mind and you’ll be beautiful in no time!

Simply dust blush on the apples of your cheeks for a healthy glow. Pick a pretty pink for flirty appeal. We love Too Faced Full Bloom Cheek Ultra Flush Blush Sweet Pink.

Taupe shadow makes eyes brighter and is a universal flattering shade. You’ll look put together without all the fuss. Try bareMinerals Glimmer Eyeshadow- Queen Tiffany.

Be bronzed and beautiful. A few strokes of bronzer works wonders! Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder is the perfect shade of tan for all seasons.

Lastly, lip stain is an easy apply and forget about it product. It withstands a full day at the office and even extends into happy hour! We like Stila Cherry Crush for beautiful berry stained lips.

Bright Colors: This Spring’s Beauty Trend

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Bright colors are all over the runway this season and adding a pop of color to your makeup routine is one Spring beauty trend you don’t want to miss out on. You can add a little color to your eyes, lips, or cheeks that may turn out to be your best accessory this season!

Bright Spring colors are always a must, but taking it a step further and adding some shine and color to your lips, will be unforgettable. Tangerine is one of this season’s must wear colors. We like the Jane Iredale PureGloss in Apricot Fizz to brighten up your lips and add a little shimmer and shine. The Jane Iredale PureGlosse’s will add shine, soothe and protect the lips, and let’s not forget they will add amazing color! They contain extracts of green tea, grape seed, and pomegranate to condition and protect those luscious lips.

If you are looking for a more muted tangerine color for the eyes, we suggest the Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow in Pecan Chocolate. You can blend the colors together to create a custom fun look or apply the brighter color all over the lid, and you’ll be ready for any Spring event.

For cheeks this season we love the Full Bloom Cheek and Lip Color by Too Faced in Prim and Poppy. This pigment rich creamy warm coral blush will blend in and make you stand out all in one application. It is long wearing, just perfect for tiring work days or exciting weekends.

Whatever the trend is, it’s important to experiment with new makeup colors and techniques to create a custom look that’s all your own!

Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner

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In all seasons we want that warm radiant glow for our skin. You know that dewy sun kissed look that all the celebs seem to have. Most of us don’t have the time or the money for a professional sunless tan application or a stylist, so we resort to buying over the counter products. They usually end up making us look orange, go on uneven and they smell horrible! It’s hard to find a good smelling, natural, and effective self-tanner for the face and body.  Jane Iredale’s Tantasia self tanner could be your solution.

Jane Iredale is known in the cosmetic industry and dermatology field for making pure and natural skincare makeup that is mineral based and glides on the skin.  It’s great for all ages and skin types, and is recommended by Dermatologists for post procedure care and coverage.  The tantasia is a moisturizing, and natural bronzer that can be used on the face and body. It has a streak-free formula with no harsh ingredients or chemical smell; only a fresh citrus fragrance will be left behind. The best thing is you can get a glowing tan without even being out in the sun.

The formula is a gradual tan so it goes on natural looking and compliments your skin tone. It builds a flawless customized tan, so within 3 days you will have glowing radiant skin that even celebrities will be jealous of!  The formula will work for all skin types because it has been sensitivity tested for use on the face and body. To apply you can use the Jane Iredale Blending Brush for a more even application; please allow 15-20 of drying time before applying other skincare products or getting dressed.

Makeup Remover Wipes

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So you love makeup and skin care but at the end of the day you are tired and just want to go to bed and you still have the dreaded task of makeup removal. Sounds like a typical day for me. For a quick and easy fix, I hit the makeup wipes on occasion.

Just a couple of my favorites ones include the skyn ICELAND Glacial Cleansing Cloths , ATOPALM Moisturizing Cleansing Wipes (when I haven’t used eye makeup), and the Korres Milk Proteins Cleansing Wipes as they don’t require water or rinse off after use. We also have the Klorane Soothing Eye Makeup Remover Wipes that are great for those Kim Kardashian eyes.

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Makeup Kits for New Years

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Once again we are at the dawn of another new year. With the holidays behind us and friends and family still on our minds, New Year’s Eve provides us with an opportunity to reflect upon years past and to ponder with excitement the New Year ahead.

It’s with this excitement and anticipation that we begin to think about our New Year’s Eve makeup and attire. There are so many makeup options to choose from! Smoky eye, natural eye, red lips, natural lips, whatever your makeup of choice SkinStore has you covered. Here are some of our favorite makeup kits that provide endless beauty options for you.

For longer lasting and true color wear, we always suggest that you begin with shadow primer and a foundation primer. Primers will give you a beautiful smooth canvas that will ultimately give you flawless looking skin once your makeup application is complete.

Starting with the eyes, one of the most popular looks that remains a staple for an evening party look is the smoky eye, The Too Faced Smokey Eye Collection gives you a color palette  for three smoky eye looks, Day, Classic and Fashion. The kit includes 9 colors and three “how to” application cards so that anyone can achieve the look they desire.

Moving on to all over beauty, the Laura Geller Baked and Beautiful Kit gives you all the basic’s from a primer, to bronzer, blush, eye makeup and the fantastic Dream Creams Lip Palette. The color options in the kit provide you with everything you need to go from the office to the afterhours New Year’s Eve party with ease.

If you need a cute but practical travel ready kit, the Too Faced Fierce and Flawless Value Set is perfect! It comes with a leopard print wristlet, blush, eye shadow, mascara, and primer, that is pretty much everything you need for an evening out or an overnight New Year’s Eve destination.

For a more natural look that can easily go from day to night the Philosophy Supernatural Play Time to Party Time set comes with everything you need for flawless radiant looking skin. The colors in this palette are highly pigmented for true color that stays put.

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Beauty Tools At SkinStore

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I know we talk about Clarisonic and the Baby Quasar all the time but did you know that SkinStore also carries beauty basics like makeup brushes? Yes, that’s right, we can actually be your one stop beauty and skin care shopping place because we literally have everything beauty at SkinStore. Let’s check out a few beauty tool must haves we carry…ahem, besides the fabulous mega tools like the beloved Clarisonic!

Everyone who wears makeup has their “go to” set of applicators that you cannot live without. Among these I always find a combination of a Kabuki, spooly, foundation tool, liner, smudger, blender, fan, multiple shadow applicators, and some form of contour brush or brushes AND guess what, we have them all and many more!

Foundation applicators are abundant at SkinStore. From pressed powder, loose power, to liquid we have applicators to suit you. To list just a few (psst, if you want to check them out yourself, type “brushes” in our search tool bar on the home page at SkinStore) :

Kabuki Brushes: The Kabuki is typically a full or oversized dome shaped brush that has many uses but is generally used for applying loose powder, bronzers, or in some cases blending. We have a few of these that we offer like the bareMinerals Full Coverage Kabuki Brush, Laura Geller Retractable Kabuki Brush, and Amazing Kabuki Brush.

Foundation Brushes: The foundation brush is typically a longer handled slightly larger brush with an application area about the size of the tip of your thumb for liquid foundation application and much larger and fuller for powder mineral application. We carry both types like the Jane Iredale Foundation Brush and the Illuminare Foundation Brush for liquid foundations. For powder we have the bareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush and the Too Faced Powder Pouf Brush among others.

The applicators that we carry are endless! The Jane Iredale Blending Brush is excellent for both powder and cream makeup application of all sorts as is the bareMinerals Blending Brush which says its for use on the eye but I use it when I need wider detail like when I’m creating a cheek bone. Speaking of cheek bones, no makeup kit is complete without the fan brush and Jane Iredale has a fantastic one that we carry!

For a concealer brush, check out Amazing Cosmetics or Jane Iredale. For a super fine line for eyes or brows the Angle Brush by JI is amazing as is the Stila #4 Precision Eyeliner! Need a smudger? I like the Eyeliner Brow Brush by Jane Iredale because you get two tools in one; there is a liner and a smudger. We’ve got you covered on shadow brushes too! We even have setting sprays and makeup removers!

As you can see, offers everything you need for your beauty and skin care regimen, we are not just a skin store, we are much more!

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Five Quick Beauty Tips – All Day Makeup

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All of us have beauty tips that we’ve picked up along the way that have helped us out in a pinch or have provided beauty relief in a new or previously undiscovered way.  Extending makeup wear is a popular subject as most of us are dashing from place to place with little time to fuss with our makeup all day. Look pretty as a plum all day long with these quick tips!

  1. If you suffer from runny eye makeup change to waterproof liquid liner for extended stay put power and all day wear with no re-application.
  2. For all day wear lashes that can last through the office, to the gym and then out to dinner waterproof mascara is your best friend. It will stay put all day and doesn’t require touch up.
  3. Lip stain is perfect for extended wear. Unlike lipstick which is topical, lip stain will actually stain your lip with a light pigment that will last much longer than traditional lip gloss or lip stick. In a pinch, use your lip stain as blush that too will stay in place all day
  4. Use primer before applying your foundation and your makeup will look better and stay much longer
  5. And finally, if you have oily skin, don’t reapply makeup all day, blot it with oil absorbing blotting linen. In a pinch, tear off a piece of a ladies room seat cover and blot away

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Luminess Air

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We all want that “au natural” look, but how are you supposed to get that with thick, goopy foundations and cakey powders? No one wants to look like they have a mask on. Our make-up should enhance us, not hide us! The make-up Gods are shining down on us once again and have brought us the Luminess Air System.

You can apply all of your make-up, from foundation to blush and bronzer! You can even get your bronze goddess on with the tanning options Luminess Air offers. The easy to use airbrush tool sprays the Luminess make-up in sheer layers, concealing imperfections and diminishing wrinkles along the way, leaving your skin looking flawless and beautiful.

Luminess has foundations to match any skin tone, as well as blushes, bronzers, their special “Pearlizer,” which acts as a highlighter, and a primer/moisturizer that is perfect to use before or after foundation application.

Spray your way into a flawless looking complexion, and stay tuned for a special Pink Luminess Airbrush GIVEAWAY!

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