Posts Tagged ‘makeup’

Cover FX

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Is there something you want to hide? A quick & easy fix is at your fingertips. Is your skin red and blotchy? Or maybe you’ve got dark circles? Don’t fret because Cover FX products can help to cover up the imperfections for a beautiful and flawless canvas. Watch the video below to see how the Cover Fx Conceal products work to provide an even and beautiful application of coverage to the skin…

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Spring Awakening

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The long, cold months of winter are over and it’s time to come out of hibernation! Awaken your sleepy beauty routine by incorporating warm, bright, radiant cues from spring into your regimen! Bring a little bit of sunshine into your look with a few of our newest cosmetic products.

For rosy cheeks try Fusion Beauty SculptDiva Blush with Amplifat in Cherub- a silky cream to powder blush that glides on effortlessly for the most natural flush of color. Infused with Rose Bud Extracts, this blush helps to reduce the appearance of pores on the cheeks and hydrates with advanced skin conditioners. This double-duty cheek color delivers a concentrated dose of AmpliFat for visibly firmer, more youthful looking cheeks in 28 days.

For kissable, bright lips try Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color in Petal, it’s a luxurious liquid lip color that glides on flawlessly and delivers impressively long-lasting, velvety color. Its weightlessness provides all-day comfort and will not bleed or transfer throughout the day and night. Enriched with vitamin E and avocado oil, Long Wear Liquid Lip Color hydrates and softens the lips so they not only look, but feel beautiful too.

For smooth skin try Fusion Beauty PrimeResults Anti Wrinkle Primer which helps to lift and tighten for a sculpted, youthful contour and provides cumulative benefits that help to improve skin texture and help to minimize lines & wrinkles.

For glowing shoulders, legs and décolleté, try bareMinerals Body Lingerie, a luxurious body shimmer that feels like satin on the skin. bareMinerals Body Lingerie Luminous Body Shimmer adds a shimmering golden glow and the subtle, natural vanilla scent completes this perfect product.

Tell us about your favorite springtime product! We’d love to know how you welcome the warmer months into your beauty regimen!

Don’t forget to enter our Juice Beauty Giveaway. Enter HERE. Event ends on 3/14/2011.

Luminess Air

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Thanks to Luminess Air we can all have a VIP ticket to flawless, red-carpet ready, celebrity skin from the comfort of our own home. This top of the line air brushing system is easy to use and the results are great. The coverage is customizable and it perfectly blends in one quick and painless application. You can go from foundation to blush to bronzer and then to a full body tan all with one system.

Luminess Air foundation does not cake like traditional makeup while it minimizes the appearance of uneven skin tone, fine lines, wrinkles and pores. Also a great benefit is that it eliminates the risk of cross-contamination that traditional make-up brushes and sponges can’t guarantee (great for acne-prone skin!).

Welcome to a new approach of make-up application that hydrates, accentuates and illuminates better than we thought possible.

Does Cost Really Equal Quality?

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When customers call in asking for guidance on a product like a moisturizer that best suits their specific needs, there are many variables that need to be narrowed down to help the customer choose.

By the time I have a group of products ready to discuss with a customer, many times cost will be a deciding factor. I hear some of the following questions from customers on a regular basis:

• What’s the difference between drug store and department store brands versus what sells?
• I love my department store brand, why should I pay more for the brands you sell?
• Do I have to spend a lot of money to see results?

The answer to the first question is that each level of cosmetic or skin care products will have ingredients whose potency and effectiveness will vary according to the maximum dollar amount that the consumer is willing to spend. For example a moisturizer at a drug store may cost $15.00, at a department store $30.00, and at a day spa or doctors office $45 and up! Each price range sets the limit on what ingredients; the quantity of those ingredients and the quality of those ingredients that can be used to produce the product. SkinStore continually strives to provide the best products available with more than 200 premium brands typically found only in luxury spas, fine stores and doctors’ offices!

The second question is why should I pay more and graduate to the next level of product? Each of us has unique skin care concerns that can be addressed with a variety of products. In general the younger we are and healthier our skin the less we may need to spend on products to keep our skin healthy. However for some customers concerns with acne, sun damage (hyper pigmentation) or aging are not met with the average drug store or department store levels of products. This is the point where moving up to the next level of product can help you get better results. After all, where’s the savings in buying four anti aging moisturizers for $15 each from a drug store in six months time, totaling $60 when you can buy a more potent & more effective product for $45 and it will last you just as long?

The third and most important question is do you have to spend a LOT of money to see results? The answer is NO! Remember just because you’re choosing a product that is more expensive than what you have used in the past, doesn’t mean you have to choose the MOST expensive product!

SkinStore welcomes you to contact one of our many skin care professionals who are ready to discuss your unique concerns and issues. Our goal is to help guide you to the product(s) that can help you achieve your skin care goals!

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BLINC: Not Your Average Mascara

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Have you tried every mascara on the market yet you’re still disappointed? Nearly all mascaras claim to be non-clumping, water resistant and flake free, but their track record proves otherwise. Whether you purchase the item from a drugstore or department store, you’re left with the same lackluster result.

It’s time to try something totally different, something TUBULAR! Blinc Mascara is an innovative product that forms tiny water resistant tubes around your lashes rather than coating them with traditional paint-like mascara. Envision lacquer shrink-wrapping to the lash creating length and volume while giving 360 degree coverage around each lash. The result is stunning! Even one with the oiliest of eyelids or women that live in extremely humid climates can be worry free of smudging. You’re left with clump free, water resistant, flake free lashes.

It’s also great for sensitive eyes and contact wearers. For best results apply Blinc on clean, dry lashes. Blinc mascara lasts all day at work, stays put through a vigorous workout and even a full night’s sleep. During application you have a minute and a half to build the volume and length of your lashes to your liking. Once it sets, the tubes clamp onto your lashes for ultimate hold.

When it’s time for removal, no eye makeup remover is required. Water and gentle pressure safely slides the tubes off of your lashes. You’re left with no messy residue that can lead to clogged pores and lashes falling out. Blinc mascara comes in six colors: black, dark brown, medium brown, purple, dark green, and blue.

Road to Radiance by Stila

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Purple hues are always hot for the fall and winter months. Stila’s convertible Road to Radiance eye, cheek and lip palette features this runway ready look with an even more enticing price tag. This kit features four coordinating eye shadows and a convertible cheek and lip color for only $10, what a steal! The holidays are quickly approaching and this kit is a great stocking stuffer for daughters, sisters, and gal pals of all ages. For great tips and tricks on how to achieve this fresh look view the video link below.

Kit Includes:

  • Snow Bunny Eye Shadow (shimmery champagne)
  • Southern Belle Eye Shadow (mauve)
  • Valley Girl Eye Shadow (petal pink)
  • City Chick Eye Shadow (alloy)
  • Hibiscus Convertible Color (soft rose)

Top 10 Holiday Gifts For Her

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‘Tis the season of giving! Show your wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, girlfriend, friend and even a special little girl how much you care for her. The women in your life do a lot for you so we think it’s sweet of you to do something nice in return for them. Here’s a list of our top 10 girly faves for this year’s gift-giving.

Clarisonic Skin Care System in Pink is always a top seller for holidays. The Clarisonic system is 2x more effective than manual cleansing, and removes 6x more makeup. Clarisonic will help to remove dead skin cells therefore increasing treatment product absorption, it helps to reduce oily areas, dry skin patches and blemishes.

Pevonia Luxurious Gift Box is a gift for the most chic and luxury-loving lady in your life. Pamper her with a caviar-enriched cleanser, toner, serum and cream that’ll ensure a healthy glow in elegant packaging. High concentration of caviar and escutox improve the skin’s texture and elasticity, resulting in a tighter, finer, resurfaced skin with an undeniable youthful radiance.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Fragrance and Lotion Gift Set is a fragrant gift for the amazing gal who loves to smell like a slice of heaven. This infinitely feminine set includes a two ounce Amazing Grace fragrance and an eight ounce multi-tasking Amazing Grace perfumed body emulsion that are perfect for layering.

StriVectin SD Gift of Results Kit is a lovely gift for a woman that loves results. A new and improved Strivectin reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while the retexturizing scrub brightens dull skin. The Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles is the cherry on top that visibly diminish lines, creases, dark circles and puffiness.

L’Occitane Almond Enchantment Gift Set is a lovely choice for the naturalist. Gift her with softening, firming and smoothing properties of almond. The shower oil, milk concentrate, exfoliating paste, and almond soap transform any bathroom into the south of France with their indulgent fragrance and feel.

Frederic Fekkai Shine Shine Shine Gift Set is THE kit for a girl that loves her luscious locks. Fekkai’s legendary shine collection infuses encapsulated shine-release complex in its winning olive oil formula to renew the hair and boost shine, bounce and manageability.

Harajuku Lovers – G Eau de Toilette! is the perfect gift for the little cutie in your life. This little fragrance is quirky, unique and undeniably cool. Plus! It smells like the tropics- a great little getaway in the middle of winter!

Elemis Everyday Beauty Essentials is a great gift for the girl that loves a bit of everything. Creamy, nourishing and luxurious face, body and hand products in a smart clutch that she’ll enjoy now and in the warmer months too!

Laura Geller Baked and Beautiful Kit is a marvelous kit for the makeup maven. Five gorgeous pieces to take anyone from drab to fab in minutes! Fantastic for natural beauties and daring divas alike!

And of course who can forget Philosophy’s seasonal shower gels and holiday gift packs! There are TONS to choose from but some of our faves are Philosophy Gingerbread Girl Foaming Bubble Bath and Shower Gel, Philosophy Peppermint Bark Holiday Gift Set and Philosophy I’m Dreaming of…White Peach Shampoo, Shower Gel and Bubble Bath. These will surely make any mouth water!

Now that you have our 10 hottest gift picks, you can warm her heart through this chilly holiday season! So tell us, what’s under your Christmas tree this year?

Save 20% at SkinStore now thru Dec 1. Use code CYBER20 at checkout.

Certain items are excluded from offers. Each product detail page indicates if the promotion does not apply. Promo codes may not apply to already discounted items.


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Here at SkinStore, we believe knowledge is key when it comes to skincare and beauty! That’s why we have created Product Talk, an interactive Q&A feature for our customers. It’s a powerful, yet simple tool!

Here’s how it works: While on SkinStore, find a product that you would like to learn more about. Click the “Product Talk” tab under the product photo to access the tool. To ask a question, click the “Ask a New Question” button. To answer, click the question to open it, and click the “Answer this Question” button. You can even also vote for the best answers to questions. It’s your community.

Now is your chance to help us build the beauty community and to be a voice! We pulled a few unanswered questions from community members who would love to hear about your beauty experience and get your feedback on some products that you may have already tried. We encourage you to share your knowledge and experience.  Click on the questions below to answer them (you may be asked to log in or register).

Click on the questions below to answer them.

Thanks for helping to build the community!


Updating Your Look

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How do we know when our “look” is outdated? If you’ve had the same look for the last 10 or 20 years, it’s definitely time to move on! Holding on to those styles from your teens and twenties doesn’t keep you suspended in your youth. In fact it can make you look VERY outdated! It’s time to take some risks! Go down to the bookstore and take a glance at some fashion magazines (for both men and women.) Get a feel for which looks are in style that best reflect who you are and your personality.


Ladies start with a new hair cut, color and or style. If you’re not sure what to do, tell your hairstylist you’re updating your look and need some suggestions. Consider something short and sassy like a bob or pixie cut! Losing the high school hair can make you look much more sexy, sophisticated and empowered!


Gentlemen lose the bleach blond (Guy Fieri) or overly dark, dyed hair. Go for something more trimmed and clean around the sides and back and a hint of spikes on top. If you’re balding or thinning on top, the best way to go about updating your look is to go short! Shorter hair creates less contrast between the fuller and thinner areas on your scalp. Also, consider updating your sideburns, goatee and/or beard. Sometimes facial hair may be very sexy on the right guy; sometimes it can make a man look downright ridiculous. If you’re graying, a little bit of gray can be sexy but, do-it-yourself dye kits for hair and beards can end up WAY too dark and look obvious.


Buying the same old style turtle neck sweater in a different color doesn’t qualify as updating your look. You need to take some risks and try something new that you wouldn’t normally buy. Take a younger niece or nephew out with you when you go shopping. Ask them to give you their honest opinion on whether the clothes you’ve picked out are the same old same old, way too trendy, or just hip and trendy enough.


Finally is the all important skin care and make-up. Ladies (and gentlemen) if you haven’t already done so, now is the time to start considering a regular regimen of skincare products to undo any damage and aging to your skin and help prevent future damage and aging. Find a good cleanser, toner, moisturizer and SPF and use them on a regular basis! Taking better care of your skin will result in healthier more vibrant skin with less fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, and dark circles; and less need for heavy makeup and concealers.


When choosing makeup, remember to go classic with a little bit of flair. Avoid the use of metallic’s, heavy bronzers, and glitter. These accentuate lines and wrinkles. Consult with a make-up artist and/or esthetician on designing your eyebrows and eye shadow. Eye shadow contouring and highlighting and color choice can make all the difference in whether your eyes look bright and inviting or dull and sagging.


Correctly designed eyebrows can accentuate your eyes best features and minimize flaws. The wrong eyebrow design can also send the wrong message. And gentlemen, remember the object is to “groom” your brows so you don’t have a unibrow or a couple of caterpillars on your forehead. Don’t go overboard and lose your handsome masculinity.


Keep all of these things in mind while you have fun designing the new you! Now go forward and conquer that mid life crisis!


Best Bronzers

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Hollywood starlets always seem to be tan and glowy. Hit the streets of Los Angeles and you’ll be surrounded by the tanned California girls. But while many take the sun-worshipping route (hello, prune!), others are much more sun-savvy and fake their way to the bronzed glow. Now you too, can look like a real California girl with our amazing bronzing products.


Best loose bronzer: bareMinerals Faux Tan All Over Face Color
Even the pale girls can enjoy a radiant tan year-round as this bronzing powder brings a boost of the tropics to the skin. And it’s great for all skin types.


Best pressed bronzer (matte): Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzing Powder. This chocolate scented matte bronzing powder gives skin a natural healthy sun kissed glow. Great for those with oily skin, or someone that does not like iridescence.


Best pressed bronzer (shimmer): Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact Sun Bunny. Obtain a subtle glow or go for an all bronzed beauty look. Great for all skin types that desire a shimmery look.


Best gel bronzer: Lancaster Easy Face Bronzer Brush SPF 12. Release buildable liquid color to contour and brighten your face. Great for dry and mature skin types or those looking for a dewy finish.


Best cream bronzer: DuWop Doubleglow7 Deep luminous face balm gives instant radiance and clarity to the skin whether worn under, over or instead of foundation. Great for all skin types that love the dewy, luminous look of bronzed skin.


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