Posts Tagged ‘makeup’

Makeup Bag Must Have: Beautyblender

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BeautyblenderAllure’s The Best of Beauty Award Winner! The ultimate make up sponge applicator. The Beautyblender was invented by top Hollywood make up artist Rea Ann Silva. The Beautyblender’s elliptical shape is designed to match the contours of your face and its lack of edges eliminates streaks allowing for perfect makeup application every time. The Beautyblender is non-allergenic, latex free & fragrance free. To use you simply, drench Beautyblender with water and squeeze out excess and dry to dampened state with clean towel. Use pointed end to blend under eye concealer and foundation around the nose. The rounded end is used to stiple on foundation – liquid, cream or powder, blush or bronzer. YC009-beautyblender-blendercleanser

Wash your Beautyblender with the Beautyblender’s specially formulated Blendercleanser – liquid or solid and then allow to air dry. SkinStore.com now has the Beautyblender in three colors, orignal (pink), pure (white) & the newest addition pro (black). So, if you are still using your fingers to apply your make up its time to convert over to the most modernized way to do your make up and try the Beautyblender.


Pucker Up to Pink

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It’s that lovely time of year… Valentine’s Day. And that means pink & red everywhere!

It is said that the color Pink can affect us both mentally and physically. The color has been associated with feelings of passion, happiness, and friendliness. Physically, brighter pinks can stimulate energy and encourage confidence. Personally when I think of pink, I think of fun, flirty, happy, and strong willed girly girls. We see the color around the world… in nature, fashion, and in many beauty products. Instead of looking at flowers or wearing your favorite pink scarf, why don’t you explore your options and opt for a new daring pink lipstick! Maybe even use skin care products that incorporate the inspirational pink color in them. Here are some of our favorite pink products:

Peter Thomas Roth Lips to Die For Pink Bombshell Lip Balm: Protect and maintain your lips with this invigorating daily lip conditioner. Lips to Die for Pink Bombshell Lip Balm delivers a natural, rosy glow and leaves lips soft, supple, sexy and kissable.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Blush- Something About Berry: This  baked blush was developed with easy application and a no-fail color in mind,  taking the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic glow. Contains 3 individual shades baked together on one adorable palette. Choose a single color to brighten and highlight or blend all three colors together and apply.

SpaRitual Infinity Loving Kit: This set allows you to try an affectionate crème or a heartfelt shimmer, or you can use both to create your own nail looks. Brighten your smile and add maximum moisture to your lips with vegan, gluten-free mini lip gloss included. Kit includes: Idylic Nail Lacquer- Sheer Pink Crème, Infinitely Loving Nail Lacquer-Sheer Hot Pink Glitter and Infinitely Loving Lip Gloss- Sheer Pink, mini size.

Colorescience Pro SPF 35 Sunforgettable Lip Shine Pink: Give your lips a hint of perfectly pink shimmer and shield from the environment with Lip Shine Gloss Colore SPF 35 by Colorescience Pro. This chemical and dye free formula provides instant UVA and UVB sun protection and long lasting moisture.

So when you are ready to make your next beauty move, remember to think PINK! What are your favorite pink products?!


Pur Minerals

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Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15 Blush MediumDo you love makeup, but can’t find the right one? Do they break out your skin or irritate it? Are you tired of your makeup appearing powdery or dull on your skin?

Well I have got exciting news for you! Recently we had product training with Pur Minerals and my sensitive, reactive skin put their products to the test! To my surprise, after continuously wearing the product for a couple weeks, I’m in love! I have finally found a foundation that helped clear my skin and looked natural. Here are my top reasons why you’ll love it too!

Pur Minerals is vegan friendly and on their way to being organic approved. The complexion, skincare, & lip products are Gluten free. They use a formulation of DermaWhite & Ceratin complex containing purified, nonirritating retinol and moisturizing Ceramides. That means that while you use this daily you can help correct or prevent skin concerns, plump or firm the skin, and help smooth fine lines or wrinkles all while balancing your skin tone. The foundation won’t dry your skin, is oil free, and uses a talc-free formulation. While you can boost the healthy results with use of their skincare, it will also work in conjunction with any other skincare you’re already using.

Seems like the perfect skin care plan right! I won’t bore you with in depth formulation talk, but Pur Minerals products don’t get the recognition they deserve! If you feel like you’re in a makeup rut or even looking to try something new, give them a try. I give them a 10 star rating and a high five! *wink


Summer Makeup Tips

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LippyLadies … its summer time so put away all of those winter make up trends. Yes, we all loved our dark red oxblood lips and our heavy contour, but now it’s time to have some fun. This summer is all about “the natural glowing bronzy skin”, the florescent lipsticks, and the pastels.

Before we go any further I want you to change your thinking, we hear women say all the time “Oh! I can’t wear bright lipsticks with my skin tone” or “Lipstick makes my teeth look yellow.” Ladies I assure you everyone can rock a colored lip, the key is to finding the color that suits you the best! Don’t be afraid to try on many colors until you find the one that you fall in love with. Pastels and fluorescents are so on trend right now! Step outside of your comfort zone and pick up the pinks, oranges, and the purples!

We suggest butter LONDON Lippy Liquid Lipstick-Primrose Hill Picnic or Stila After Glow Lip Color-Party Pink.

Swap out your typical foundation routine for a bronzer and a colorful blush. I want your skin glowing ladies, you’ll be surprised how much younger you’ll look and feel! Summer is a time to be free and have fun, so why not look good while doing it? Next time you’re shopping pick up these summer necessities that will add a pop of color to your life! You’ll thank me later.

 


Hot New Brand: IT Cosmetics

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IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation Collection - FairLooking for a new foundation? Your search ends here! Brand new to SkinStore is IT Cosmetics. Their Celebration Foundation is packed full of anti-aging ingredients like Hydrolyzed Collagen, Peptides, grape seed oil and drops of light technology. The result is an absolutely flawless complexion with a soft focus, glow from within look. The Celebration Foundation Collection also includes the exclusive Dual Airbrush Concealer Brush for perfect application.

“We worked with plastic surgeons to develop an anti-aging powder foundation, that doesn’t crease, doesn’t crack and doesn’t make you look older and completely covers anything and everything! It’s packed with anti-aging ingredients and gives a true airbrushed look that works on all ages! I could never find a powder that looks flawless on even the most mature skin, and Celebration  IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye - Neutral MediumFoundation does!” Jamie Kern Lima, Creator IT Cosmetics

Other customer faves from IT cosmetics include:

Vitality Face Disc a luxe high performance anti-aging matte bronzer, luminating powder, and vitality blush that are all about the naturally pretty look of vitality and radiance.

Brow Power a universal brow pencil that works on ALL hair colors. Patent pending complex restores hair follicle health. Exclusive oval tip for the most natural looking brows

Bye Bye Pores a HD silk micro finishing anti-aging powder is infused with Collagen, Vitamin K and pure silk for a perfect, poreless, airbrushed finish.

Bye Bye Under Eye a full coverage, waterproof, yet moisturizing, concealer with anti-aging ingredients to combat dark circles while it conceals. 70% of skin stones are neutral medium.

 


Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

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Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB CreamIf you are a fan of Jane Iredale’s Liquid Minerals but just wished it had more coverage, your wish has been granted! This Beauty Balm has all the benefits of Jane’s 12 times micronized, or ground down, pure minerals in a liquid with medium to full coverage.

Foundation that acts like a treatment. It gently exfoliates, diminishes wrinkles, won’t clog pores, and soothes skin, all while moisturizing. And it’s great for all skin types.

You’ll love the glow you get using this foundation. Start your layering right with

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener. Both of these minimize the appearance of pores, will give you a smooth finish and are incredibly anti-aging.  They don’t call it “The Skin Care Make-Up” for nothin’!

This long-wearing make-up will have people asking “what are you doing with your skin?” “It looks so good!”


Conceal & Combat Blemishes

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On top of our daily stresses, women have crazy hormones which contribute to breakouts. Instead of just crossing your fingers and hoping for a quick fix, do something beneficial for your face!

Quickly hide your imperfections and zap the pesky bacteria that causes your skin to become irritated. There are a couple of great products that not only cover up, but will treat the area as well.  Within some of these products you may find Green Tea leaf Extract which has anti-inflammatory benefits or Willow Bark Extract for anti-microbial benefits. Another ingredient you may see is Bisbolol which is used to help soothe your skin. Two great products to take a look at are the Acne Treatment Concealer by Murad and the Zap & Hide Blemish Concealer by Jane Iredale.  The best part is that both of these are so easy to toss into your purse for on-the-go use! Go grab one and arm yourself against blemishes.


Get Beautiful & Thick Eyelashes

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Mascara that stays on until you take it off?  Nope, not a dream!  It’s blinc. This innovative original is unlike traditional mascara.  It actually forms tiny “tubes” around each eyelash that won’t smudge or run – ever! It truly is sweat and cry-proof.

This miracle mascara volumizes and lengthens lashes without clumping.  It’s available in black, dark brown, medium brown, dark green, purple and blue.  It removes without make-up remover. Just add warm water and gentle pressure, the tubes will release in your hand.

You’ll have natural-looking thick lashes that last.


Baked & Beautiful

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When it comes to perfect colors and makeup, it’s hard to find the perfect mix. Between a girl’s bronzed face and the rest of her amazing features, finding the right balance can be a challenge.

Look no further! The Baked & Beautiful Kit from Laura Gellar is a life saver. Not only has there been a kit designed for specific shades but all of the complimentary products inside that match/ stay consistent to your skin tone. This kit saves time and money since it provides the perfect facial glow, an amazing burst of cheek color, an array of luscious lip shades, a wonderful eye shade and even includes the beauty tools needed for the perfect application. If you have a hard time searching for your best beauty tools or colors…take a look at this stunning kit. It will amaze you!


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.



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