Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Spring Beauty Trends - Metallic Eyes

While some runways showed off metallic eyes with foil or embellishments, others inspired us with looks that we can actually recreate at home.  Rich metallics, like bronze and copper add warmth to fair skin and glowing shimmer to darker skin tones.  These rich shades also complement all eye colors, especially blue and green.

Keep your look minimal with just a hint of metallic liner, or amp up the intrigue with a metallic smoky eye.  Avoid using a shimmery, sparkly blush, bronzer or lip gloss with this look as it can appear overdone.  Apply your eye makeup before your foundation, just in case it gets a little messy.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Metallic Eyes inspired products to create your look.

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Spring Beauty Trends - Radiant Orchid

Looking to the runways of New York and Paris for fashion inspiration sometimes feels like a fool's errand to me.  I've seen enough muppet coats, 8-inch heels, and capes to know that the top fashion houses aren't really designing with everyday wear in mind.

Runway beauty, on the other hand, is a whole different story!  This year's crop of Spring trends were inspiring, and easy enough to actually try at home.  Over the next few weeks, we'll give you helpful tips to find the best products to recreate these runway looks.

Radiant Orchid Spring Trend
Orchid Lipstick at Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 RTW  1. gloMinerals gloEye Shadow - Eggplant 2. Pur Minerals Chateau de Vine Lipstick - Show Off 3. Pur Minerals Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio - Rebel

As Pantone's Color of the Year, it's no surprise that Radiant Orchid was well represented on the runways for spring. This pinkish purple shade showed up on lips, cheeks, and yes, even eyelids. One of my favorite iterations were the bold, Barbie hued lips at Prabal Gurung, which were kept clean with bold brows and slicked back hair.

For Radiant Orchid, stick to one area of  makeup for just a pop of color.  Try a unique monochromatic look by wearing it on your eyes, lips, and even nails!  Keep it clean and simple like our runway inspiration for a chic statement.

Be sure to check out more Radiant Orchid makeup to find your best look.  Plus, get 20% off makeup for a limited time.  Use code: FACE20 at checkout.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tips for Wearing Green Eye Makeup

In honor of St Patrick's Day, we wanted to give you tips and tricks for wearing green eye makeup.  Most of us probably shy away from this look because when you think green, you might picture something like the Wicked Witch.  With our tips, you'll look flawless, not frightening.

Green Eye Makeup Inspiration

  1. A little goes a long way.  Moderation will keep your look clean and attractive, and you can always add more if you want to make a bolder statement.
  2. Keep the rest of your look simple.  For example, use a light lip shade with a bold green look.  If you're wearing a lighter green shade, then you can try a darker lip shade.
  3. Try a shade that compliments your skin tone.  If you're fair-skinned, opt for lighter shades of green.  Darker, more vivid shades will complement darker skin tones.  Some really dark shades of green will almost appear black, so you can substitute it for your smokey eye shades or everyday black liner.
  4. Apply your eye makeup first - for two reasons.  One - if it flakes off onto your face, you can easily clean up before applying your foundation.  Two - a full face of makeup can look overdone with this bold eye look.  Once you've applied your eye makeup, you'll be able to see if you really need a full application of foundation, or just some concealer to freshen up your complexion.
  5. Don't be afraid to experiment with your look!  An all over wash of green eyeshadow is beautiful, but you can also add intrigue to your look with a pop of eyeliner either on the top or bottom or just at the corners of eyes.  We love to apply a dark green liner and then smudge it for a sultry look.  Mix and match shades to find the color that looks best on you.

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hot Product: Avene XeraCalm A.D for itchy skin!

One of my favorite lines for sensitive skin is Avene.  Though my skin doesn't tend to be as sensitive as it was when I was younger, I still get super itchy after I shower or when my clothes are accidentally washed in a different detergent.  Being allergic to mosquitoes (and in Texas, too!) sure doesn't help my itchy skin problems.

When we received Avene's new line, XeraCalm A.D, I just HAD to try it.  With a cleansing oil, balm and cream, it tackles my occasional itchiness but will also relieve dermatitis and eczema.  Where, oh where were these products when I was five years old and suffering from eczema?  Best of all, these products can be used on the face and body, by infants, children and adults.

Avene XeraCalm A.D for dry, itchy skin

Worried about ingredients?  The XeraCalm line is paraben-free, fragrance-free, alcohol-free, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.  The Cleansing Oil is also soap-free and gentle enough to use on rashes or flare-ups.  The Balm and Cream are both preservative-free, provide 48 hour relief, and feature Avene's unique packaging that keeps the product sterile and free of contamination from your first use, to the last.  Avene also put 12 years of biotechnological research into these formulas, so you can expect the best.

Having suffered from sensitive skin all my life, I know that it's not only frustrating at times, but can also be expensive.  That's another reason I always recommend Avene to our clients.  You get a great amount of product for a reasonable price.

Check out:
Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil 13.52 oz
Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Balm 6.76 oz (for severely dry, itchy skin)
Avene XeraCalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream 6.76 oz (for moderately dry, itchy skin)

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