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Starting today (May 8th), Ebates is offering 15% Cash Back at over 200 stores for their Birthday Week, which goes from May 8th through May 15th.  We’ve partnered with them to celebrate by giving away five (5) $100 gift cards to Ulta!  The giveaway is open to U.S. residents with a valid Ebates account–if you haven’t already signed-up, sign-up here!

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Sponsored: Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation Photos & Swatches

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Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Shiseido Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Liquid Foundation SPF 20  

Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation ($45.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is the newest liquid foundation from Shiseido. It’s a follow-up to Synchro Skin Lasting Liquid Foundation from last year. Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid Foundation is–you guessed it–a dewier formula that’s supposed to give a “dewy glow without any shine” with “buildable coverage” and a “serum-like texture.” It also featured broad spectrum SPF 20 and is supposed to have “8-hour hydration.”

You can find your shade in the Foundation Matrix or see below for swatches of the shade range:

Synchro Skin Glow Luminizing Fluid

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HSN’s The Beauty Spy is all about finding the newest beauty trends, secrets, and innovative products from around the world–and bringing them to your screen. Chelsea Scott, the founder of the show and a long-time beauty industry professional, and her team of experts, have been scouring the globe for new and interesting products. The first show debuts March 30th, 7PM EST and will feature products discovered in South Korea and Ireland.

Here’s what to expect on the upcoming show:

Gua Lifting Stick | Scott discovered this product on their last trip to South Korea and learned that it is based on an Asian massage technique called Gua Sha. It’s supposed to work by “massaging the skin and delivering natural extracts and anti-aging ingredients to give your face an instantly firmer and lifted appearance” says Scott.

Batti Lip Jelly Tint | This was another discovery in South Korea, which applies as a thick layer, dries, and then can be peeled off.

Tan Organic | Scott says this was found in Ireland, and “it’s the world’s first certified-organic self-tanner” that is “hydrating” and “gives [a] deep bronze tan.” The brand features self-tanning lotions, oils, and mitts, along with a multi-purpose dry oil.

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Sponsored: Beautylish Bioderma Beauty Bundles for Black Friday!

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Stock up on the makeup remover in everyone’s kit with Bioderma Beauty Bundles, available this Black Friday weekend only at Beautylish.com. Bioderma is a no-rinse micellar water that sweeps away makeup and impurities to leave the skin soft and refreshed. From Friday, Nov. 25 until Monday, Nov. 28 at 11:59PM PST, receive a free 100 ml bottle with the purchase of a 500 ml bottle. Supplies are limited, so shop this event while you can!

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Sponsored: The Beautylish Gift Card Event is Back!

The annual Beautylish Gift Card Event is back again! From November 3 to November 6, 2016, receive a complimentary $20 USD gift card for every $100 USD you spend on Beautylish.com. This is the perfect time to stock up on old favorites or treat yourself to the items you’ve been eyeing all year. Bestsellers and new arrivals sell out quickly, so sign up for the event to receive your special access link when the event is live.

Start building your wishlist with some of these top picks from Beautylish:

Sponsored: Bergdorf Goodman Rewarding Beauty Event + My Top Picks

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Bergdorf Goodman has kicked off their Rewarding Beauty Event today! Now through September 18th, you can get $25 off $250+ orders, $75 off $500+ orders, and $200 off $1,000+ orders with code BEAUTY.

In celebration of the event, I’ve curated the list below of some of my favorite high-end and luxury beauty favorites that you can find at Bergdorf Goodman. I’d love to hear about what you haul if you take advantage of this deal!

Psst… they also have exclusive early access to the Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham collection! 🙂

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting powder with “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture was very soft and smooth, while it had a firmer feel to it overall, so it seems like a product that would take awhile to get through, but the firmness didn’t make it hard to apply or get color payoff out of the powder. It had medium, buildable coverage, which is in line with the brand’s description of the formula. It’s available in three shades (see reviews here)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes

Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes
Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes

Marc Jacobs Beauty Makeup Brushes ($30.00 to $78.00) are all synthetic brushes, mostly for face, that I’ve been testing out for almost a year now (I owe you all reviews!). They’ve held up wonderfully and several have made it into my go-to brush arsenal: 1) The Conceal No. 14 Brush ($30.00) is excellent for diffusing and buffing concealer underneath the eye, 2) The Bronzer Brush No. 12 ($78.00) is nice for applying and dusting powder and finishing powders all over the skin, and 3) The Face II No. 2 Brush ($48.00) is great for applying liquid and cream foundations, particularly higher coverage formulas.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a creamy, pigmented, moisturizing formula that wears well and has a great, smoothing effect on the lips due to the consistency and finish. They have a ton of shades to choose from, too. You can check out the top 15 best-performing shades or read reviews for all shades.

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow ($65.00 for 0.56 oz.) is a highlighter and bronzer duo available in two shades (one for lighter skin tones, one for darker skin tones). My personal go-to is the lighter option, which is the original (review here) as it adds subtle warmth to my face and moderate luminosity. The Medium/dark version is warmer and deeper, which would work better on medium-tan to dark skin tones (review here). The texture of the powders is smooth, soft, and blendable with good wear.

Marc Jacobs Beauty The Social Butterfly Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette

Marc Jacobs The Social Butterfly (230) Eyeshadow Palette ($59.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a neutral palette with a mix of mattes and shimmers, slightly cooler-than-average warmer shades. Overall, it’s a nice palette with a mixture of finishes and shades; it should work nicely as a standalone palette as well as can be mixed with pops of color (review here).

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder
Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder

Kevyn Aucoin Starlight The Celestial Powder ($44.00 for 0.11 oz.) is a champagne-shimmered peach with warm undertones and a luminous finish (review here). You’ve often seen me wear this shade in photos, and many readers will know that this is my particular favorite of the Celestial Powders (though I enjoy them all!). This one is perfect on my skin tone, because it adds subtle color, warmth, and glow, so it is versatile and can be worn alone or layered over a blush/bronzer. If you want something with less noticeable color, try Candlelight (review here), and if you want more warmth, try Sunlight (review here).

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush
Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush

Marc Jacobs Beauty Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a real winner across the board. I think it actually comes pretty close to living up to its 24-hour claim, which I was completely surprised by. The formula also lives up to its buildable coverage and color claims, as each shade can be lighter or darker, depending on whether you lean to the left or right of the compact or just swirl altogether. The pigmentation is solidly medium and buildable, but the silky, smooth texture makes it forgiving and easy to sheer out or build-up without it looking powdery or caked on the skin (reviews here).

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick
Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick

Estee Lauder Hi-Lustre Pure Color Envy Lipstick ($32.00 for 0.12 oz.) is the newest in the Pure Color lipstick range, and this formula is a shimmery take on it. It’s supposed to have medium coverage with “lustrous color” and “brilliant shine.” The shade range varies from pearly to frosted in finish, medium to mostly opaque coverage, and is a hydrating, comfortable-to-wear formula that lasts between four and six hours. The consistency felt smooth, lightly creamy but not slippery, and held well to the lips but did not feel clingy (reviews here). They are vanilla-scented but have no discernible taste.

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm ($24.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is a squeeze-tube lip balm that I picked up a few weeks ago on a whim, but with all of this year’s lip product releases, I’ve been extremely impressed by this balm. It’s been my go-to since I bought it, and I find it very hydrating after a long day of lip swatching and lipstick testing! It wears well throughout the night, and I can always tell there’s still a bit left on, which is something I look for in my lip balms. There’s just enough adhesion so you get that longer wear without it feeling thick or tacky.

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush
Clinique Cheek Pop Blush

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush ($21.00 for 0.12 oz.) is one of my all-time favorite blush formulas. I’ve reviewed them all, but some of my personal go-to shades are: Peach Pop, Ginger Pop, and Fig Pop! The texture of this formula is incredibly soft, smooth, and almost velvety, despite being a powder product. It sits beautifully on the skin giving it a luminous sheen but never emphasizes pores or the skin’s natural texture.

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Kiehl's Creme de Corps
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps ($29.50 for 8.0 fl. oz.) has been my favorite body moisturizer for years–it has been an Editor’s Choice Award winner since 2012. I love it for its intense hydration, smooth, spreadable consistency, and unscented nature. It doesn’t feel heavy but delivers hydration of a rich cream, and I like how it dries down quickly so it doesn’t feel greasy throughout the day.

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