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Do you have a signature scent or fragrance? Is there a fragrance you wear so often that you’d swear people would recognize it was you coming just by the scent? What is it? What makes you so in love with it that it’s such a staple in your life?
I always wanted a signature scent–no dice yet!
Kasha is back with another look, this time purple and blue, accompanied by a step-by-step guide on how to duplicate the look.
- Define the brows using Walnut brow powder in brow shader with 208 brush.
- Pat browbone with Ivorie highlight color in brow shader using 252 brush.
- Apply Clarity eyeshadow in crease with a 242 brush.
- Deepen outer crease line with Freshwater eyeshadow with a 224 brush.
- Apply Poison Pen eyeshadow over Artjam paint with a 242 brush.
- Dust Parfait Amour eyeshadow in outer lid with 224 brush.
- Smoke up outer lid with Carbon eyeshadow with a 217 brush.
- Apply Bootblack liquid liner along lash line.
- Layer on multiple coats of Plushblack plush lash mascara.
- Apply Feline kohl power to lower lash line.
MEDITERRANEAN (3.3 fl. oz.) | A radiant woody floral. A modern expression of sparkling radiance. $53.00
As someone just starting to get interested in the world of fragrance (and boy is it a world!), Mediterranean offers me a light scent of floral notes and a bit of sweetness. I found it distinctly feminine–too soft, subtle to be considered something you’d find on a man. It’s a great fragrance for someone who wants an airy, floral scent for easygoing days and casual dates with their beau.
- Sparkling Radiance: Peach Nectar Sorbet, Sicilian Mandarin, Damask Plum
- Unforgettable Bloom:Radiant Wisteria, Star Magnolia, Madagascar Orchid
- Lasting Impression: Addictive Sandalwood, Fluid Skin Musk, Golden Amber Whisper
View more Mediterranean and other Elizabeth Arden products at www.elizabetharden.com.
Beauty.com is having some amazing gift with purchases right now–which are great to give as gifts or keep for yourself!
Macy’s is having their “Biggest One Day” sale on Saturday, but today (Friday) is their preview day! Check out their web busters; they have several cute items, including adorable pajama sets (perfect gifts to give to anyone!).
NORDSTROM.com’s Semi-Annual Sale for Women & Kids is still in full force, but now you can get free shipping on all orders of $100 or more!
Sephora’s Friends & Family discount will end November 21st; use code FF2007 to save 20% on your orders. Get free shipping when you spend $75 (before discount!). You can get a deluxe sample set of 13 items with code GOODIES4U on orders of $25 or more.
MakeUp.com is one of my favorite bargain beauty sites! They have a lot of lovely brands (Chanel, Dior, EL, MAC, Too faced, YSL, etc.) and most items are discounted. If you’re like me, saving helps me buy one more product later on down the road Plus, you can sneak on over to their boutique section, which carries tons of different lines (normal prices, though).
LUSH has specially packaged several of their favorite items into an assortment of pre-packaged gift arrangements. There’s something to fit your budget, because they’ve wrapped up selections for under $20 and even over $250!
Gift.com is giving away a Best of Benefit set for free–just comment for your chance to win!
CherryCulture.com is having 20%, use code HS20 (expires 11/18). Thanks T!
Overall, I adored the beauty powders, but how could I not? (And did you expect me NOT to?!) I adored them so much when they were released earlier at the PRO store (if you didn’t know, Dancing Light, Drizzlegold, and Natural Flare are all permanent in the PRO line, along with several others) that I picked up every single one of them, whew! I find that the texture of these is incredibly silky, they’re luxuriously fine-milled and have such a perfect amount of shimmer in them to highlight the face and body. My favorite was Soft Flame, because it was the most gorgeous deep pink-plum color. I also loved the 183 brush, but with two 182s, I managed to save my pocketbook from that one! Launching Studio Lights alongside the beauty powders is quite genius, because Studio Lights are creamy in texture, they’d be excellent to put on cheekbones to highlight and then set with a touch of one of the loose beauty powders for ultimate long-wear.
P.S. — Don’t forget that Curiositease also came out today, and you can see our full review, swatches, and product photos here.
Dancing Light is a gorgeous light white gold with soft yellow undertones.
Drizzlegold is a luxe bright gold color with peachy undertones–more orange than Dancing Light.
Natural Flare is a shade that is bound to be coveted by warmer skintones, because it’s a darling light peachy-pink shade that gives that ever-sought-after “glow.”
Sunspill is such a pigmented beauty powder in a gorgeous orange-coral–definitely fitting in with its name. Very lovely, would give a soft peachy glow for most skintones.
Tenderdusk is a delightful light pink, not cool like Micro Pink, but not too warm, either. It’d make a great highlighter on top of bolder blushes to add both shimmer as well as lighten a touch.
Soft Flame is my new favorite beauty powder (previously it was Peach Haze); it is the most divine plummy pink shade. This is definitely one of the powders you could wear as a blush, not just a highlighter, which makes it a multitasker–always good in my book. I’m just in love with the color itself and the bits of shimmer in it.
Skin Lure is a peachy, fleshy color that I imagine would be quite lovely on warmer skintones, but probably wouldn’t work as well for incredibly light skintones (just might come out too dark as a highlighter).
Ideal Pink is a pinky color, very creamy, and it’ll be an awesome highlighter for very light skintones for sure; not to say that it wouldn’t be rockin’ on just about everybody. It’s such a subtle color of pink, and the texture is just lovely.
Smoothspice is the deepest warm brown color, and it is definitely not a universal shade by any means. I am positive you could find a way to use it on lighter skin tones if it was incredibly sheer, however I see it as a shade meant for deeper colors like NC45+. But hey, maybe you could use it as a contouring color, even though it’s warmer than I’d personally like in a contouring color.
Frangipan is a pale yellow, and I’d say this one is my favorite out of the bunch, because I find it flattering for most skin tones. It gives you such a lovely golden glow, and I could see it being used on cheeks, browbones, and even body.
Sand is not nearly as dark as Smoothspice, but it does seem more pigmented than the others. When you sheer it out, though, it’s actually very nice. I find it comparable to Natural Flare in Studio Light form, actually!
183 Flat Buffer Brush is a ridiculously soft-bristled flat buffer brush with a good amount of firmness to it, making it excellent to apply these beauty powders on cheeks as well as body.
188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush is great for those who want to deposit less to give more–especially if anyone is fearful of too much shimmer, this allows the user to apply and build the shimmer better.
222 Tapered Blending Brush is a brush that many use as a staple brush for crease and blending work, and it is great for those things, as well as highlighting the browbone.
Available at all MAC locations and www.maccosmetics.com.
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I attended Nordstrom’s Cosmetics Trend Show this past weekend, and now it’s time to share some of the tips and tricks shared throughout the show with my dear readers. The show was divided into three scenes: Matte Skin, Lined Eyes, and Red/Burgundy Lips.
SCENE 1: MATTE SKIN
This season’s extra-fine matte finish creates a natural yet flawless look. Unlike the heavier mattes of the ’90s, today’s mattes are more lightweight and transparent, offering you healthier and brighter-looking skin without the shine. You’ll feel fresh and rejuvenated in this fall trend.
- Diorskin Extreme Fix Long-lasting Setting Powder | A universal color suitable for all wearers to help set foundation and liquid products for ultimate day-long wear.
- DiorShow vs. DiorShow Unlimited | Unlimited as a skinnier brush than DiorShow, which allwos for more precision and getting every single lash.
- Prescriptives Custom Blend Bronzer | Prescriptives recommends ensuring you have both a winter and summer bronzer, rather than a year-long one to achieve great, natural-looking skin.
- Fusion Beauty SkinFusion Micro Tech Soft Focus Fluid Foundation | With SPF 10, this is a colorless foundation that activates with your skin to match your color flawlessly.
- Trish McEvoy Brow Builder | Build fuller eyebrows with this brow extension product.
There’s so much more for me to tell you! Continue reading →