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Have you had that Ah-ha! Moment? It’s that moment where you’ve used a product and felt like it’s changed your life or completely tilted your world’s axis. As a long-time beauty addict, my ah-ha moments are few and far between these days, but I’m always inspired when I see others have them.
Last week, I went with my younger sister so she could do some back-to-school shopping (and I could have an excuse to window shop!). My younger sister is so not like me; we are definitely two different people. With that being said, I’ve only recently managed to nag her enough to start cleansing and moisturizing on a regular basis. (Don’t get me started on trying to get anyone in my family to wear sunscreen!) I noticed her cheeks were flaking a bit when I applied Studio Fix Powder on her (I figured what easier way than a compact–with a sponge–foundation for her?), and I was like, “You need to EXFOLIATE!”
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Look from yesterday I wanted to do something vibrant and pinkish to match my shirt, ha!
You will need the following…
- Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (creamy neutral base), Fab & Flashy eyeshadow (shimmery orange), Passionate eyeshadow (bright matte pink), Cranberry eyeshadow (dark raspberry), Orange Tangent eyeshadow (light orange), Urban Decay Lust 24/7 Liner (purple), Plushlash mascara (black)
- Cheeks: Givenchy Glowing Rose Blush (soft pink)
- Lips: Fun Fun lipstick (cool light pink), Rich & Ripe lipglass (pink with brown undertones)
- Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
- Substitutes: Fab & Flashy = Juiced; Orange Tangent = Gorgeous Gold + Juiced; Fun Fun = Snob; Rich & Ripe = Lust
Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner-to-middle lid, apply Fab & Flashy eyeshadow using the 239. Apply Passionate eyeshadow from middle of lid to outer lid with the 239. Darken outer crease with Cranberry eyeshadow and blending upwards. Sweep Orange Tangent eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Urban Decay Lust 24/7 Liner on lower lash line, and Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Givenchy Glowing Rose blush using the 129. Apply Fun Fun lipstick to lips, and then top with Ripe & Ready lipglass for color and shine.
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Tarte Cosmetics participated for their first time in Fashion Week in Bryant Park. They teamed up with Beauty.com to do makeup for Charlotte Ronson’s Spring ’09 Show, which took place this past Saturday. Makeup artist Tina Turnbow’s inspiration for the show was: Madonna’s Lucky Star meets grunge. She was able to achieve the look with tarte products such as the toolbox: brow know-how eyebrow kit, provocateur pressed mineral powder with SPF 8, green machine eye shadow and 24/7 lip sheer with SPF 15 in tea time.
Tina was also the lead makeup artist for Doucette Duvall’s Spring 2009 show. She created tarte’s health couture look using eco-friendly products like lash hugger eco-friendly natural mascara and our new straw palette–spring greening, which features a bamboo brush, mineral shadows and vitamin-infused glosses. This palette launches in February 2009.
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For our next giveaway in our Summer of Fun Giveaways, we want to make sure you don’t ignore your feet. So, here’s a little something to give you FEET TO THANK YOU…
- Qtica Grapefruit Scrub
- Qtica Grapefruit Luxury Lotion
- Qtica Grapefruit Shower Gel
This prize package is worth $30.00! To enter to win, leave any comment, and make sure to use an accurate e-mail address (this is how we contact you if you win!) by September 13th, 9PM PST. Remember, there are ways to increase your chances to win, so make sure you find out how (and read additional rules).
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It’s the beginning of September, and all eyes are on New York Fashion Week and the upcoming Presidential Elections. So, this season MAC Cosmetics is bringing Election Day to New York Fashion Week. As the leading makeup authority and official makeup sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2009, MAC Cosmetics is backstage at over 85 shows, creating and defining the beauty looks for the upcoming season. And with Election Day fast approaching and the nation’s focus on a change in leadership, MAC uses the backstage at Fashion Week as its platform to weigh in on what they envision the key White House beauty trends to be for some of Washington’s top female contenders. November 4th is just around the corner, so MAC. takes its first beauty poll backstage and let’s the fashionistas decide.
“Washington power women are in the spotlight and have to look and feel their best not only in person, but also on television. In a world of High Definition television that shows every facial imperfection, makeup has to be flawless and refined, which can be incredibly challenging”, says Gordon Espinet, Vice President of Makeup Artistry, MAC Cosmetics Worldwide. “Red Lipstick is a great option as it commands attention and communicates a desire to be taken seriously. Blotting Powder is a must especially under hot lights as it keeps oil at bay and prevents shine. Mascara opens and defines the eyes, and MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is an essential as it gives a smooth, even finish without a cakey look.”
MAC’s talented Senior Artists created various beauty looks they feel will appeal to the women who are immersed in this hot political season and that can easily take them from a debate to an evening gala – no matter what skin tone or hair colour you have – MAC has colours that will help make you look like the belle of the ball.
Regardless of which candidate wins on Election Day, we have to appreciate the fact that it is a turning point in not only our countries’ political history, but also world history and MAC is inspired by all of the women and men who are a part of it.
My favorites: Day Look #2 and Night Look #2! What are yours?
Get breakdowns and see seven more looks inspired by election season!
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