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Don’t Let Summer Age You!
Watching the ladies over at Only in a Woman’s World always gets me thinking about the things we go through to look and feel better about ourselves. After spending the weekend on a lake, it reminded me at how we sometimes set ourselves back unknowingly. Even though summer is the time to head outdoors, spend some time in the sun, and enjoy yourself… it’s no excuse to let your beauty routine fall by the way side!
Here are five tips to look young and beautiful this summer…
Reapply your sunscreen–often! Sunscreen is an area you shouldn’t skimp on. Waterproof sunscreen is better than water-resistant; the two are not the same, believe it or not! The FDA requires waterproof sunscreens to continue to work for 80 minutes after being in contact with water. Water-resistant sunscreens only need to last 40 minutes. If you’re lounging around in the pool/ocean/lake/your favorite body of water — make sure you remember to pack the sunscreen in your bag. You should also be sure to apply sunscreen approximately a half hour before you plan on heading into the sun to give it enough time to absorb into your skin.
Wear sunglasses! Prevent unnecessary fine lines and wrinkling around your eyes by wearing tinted glasses. These help prevent you from squinting because of the sun’s bright rays. (This is also applicable to those of us who loathe to wear glasses despite declining vision.)
Drink lots of fluids–particularly water! Don’t let you body get dehydrated or suffer from heat exhaustion. Be sure to keep the water free-flowing whenever you’re outside for prolonged periods of time. If you’re hiking, pack at least one bottle of water with you, if not more, depending on the length of your hike. (If you’re bringing a pooch, don’t forget water for him, too!)
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Le Metier de Beaute Fall 2009 Collection
Radiance Powder Rouge ($30.00)
Eye Brightening/Setting Powder ($36.00)
True Color Eyeshadow ($30.00)
Precision Liquid Liner ($42.00)
Eyeliner Pencil ($36.00)
Anamorphic Lash Mascara ($34.00)
Kaleidoscope Lip Kit ($95.00)
Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available at www.neimanmarcus.com.
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Laura Mercier Fresco Beauty Collection for Fall 2009
Inspired by the nature-like colors found in Italian Fresco paintings, Laura Mercier introduces her Fresco Collection. Eyes are soft and diffused, layered in earth toned shades of Satinee Crème Eye Colour with a pop of teal for accent. Crème Cheek Colour Pots in Sienna Sunset and Soft Apricot enhance the cheeks with a hint of creamy colour and tinted, soft-focus loose powder. Lips complete the look in rich autumnal hues with Laura’s perfect artist palette, Lip Watercolours; containing a prepping lip balm and six pigment saturated stains. Welcome Fall looking ethereal, feminine, imperfectly beautiful.
Creme Cheek Colour ($34.00)
- Soft Apricot
- Sienna Sunset
Eye Basics ($24.00)
Satinee Creme Eye Colour ($22.00)
- Ecru Silk
- Teal Cashmere (New)
- Amber Velvet (New)
- Pink Chiffon
- Stone Suede
Cake Liner ($22.00)
Thickening & Building Mascara ($20.00)
Lip Watercolours Palette ($48.00)
Laura Mercier Limited Edition Lip Watercolours, inspired by a painter’s palette, are comprised of universally flattering lip colours that compliment all skin tones. The customizable palettes offer highly pigmented colours designed to be applied with the fingertips.
Available: On-counter August 2009. Now available online at www.lauramercier.com.
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shu uemura Tokyo Lash Bar 2009
as an expert in the art of false eyelashes, shu uemura’s tokyo lash bar has established itself to be a hot and trendy beauty staple internationally. inspired by mystic nature scenes, tokyo lash bar 09 extends its beauty boundary into fine art. dress up with the magnificent nature. create an exquisite, dramatic statement on eye expression.
Goldglam Leaf (Premium Edition) ($79.00)
Created by Kakuyasu Uchiide, International Artistic Director
Emotionally stirred by how the forest nurtures and provides shelter for its inhabitants, Kakuyasu Uchiide designed a pair of lashes that recreate the beauty and delicacy of leaves. These glimmering lashes made from real skeleton leaves are drenched in glimmering gold. Transparent crystals sit atop this hand-crafted piece of art for a glistening, captivating look. ($79)
Marine Tide (Premium Edition) ($79.00)
Created by Yuji Asano, International Chief Make-Up Artist
Spending much of his time at the beach, Yuji Asano looked to the sea for inspiration when creating his lashes. One of nature’s most profound marvels, the ocean with its vastness and crashing waves can calm and rejuvenate the spirit. The unique curl design of this lash echoes the undulating roll of the ocean’s tidal cycle. This striking lash also references Mr. Uemura’s iconic “umbrella” eyelash. It is weaved with multiple shades of blue, from sea and sky blue to deep turquoise, accented with a sprinkling of white foam.
Snow Twist (Premium Edition) ($79.00)
Created by Mina Matsumura, Artistic Director, Europe
Looking to the sky and the many ways light emanates from it, Mina Matsumura captured nature’s celestial miracles in her pair of lashes. Each lash is made from thin, milky white wires. Frosted pink teardrop crystals enhance the lower lash.
Fleur-Ever (Premium Edition) ($79.00)
Created by Gina Brooke, Artistic Director, United States
Inspired by a flower’s ability to lift spirits and engender energy, Gina Brooke created a pair of false eyelashes as a way to share her sensibilities with the world. This lash’s design emulates the tail of a bird whose exotic purple plumage is accented with white flecking. Petal-like forms hide inside the lashes, bringing to mind a bouquet of sweet peonies. Perfect for any extravagant or fanciful look.
Lavender Bloom False Eyelashes ($29.00)
Deep purple tone eyelash with soft, fur-like materials creating a gentle and subtle appearance. When eyes blink or head moves from left to right so does the gentle, fine fur for a feminine and delicate atmosphere.
Farfallina False Eyelashes ($29.00)
Triple layers of brown and black tones with different levels of curls and longer lashes toward outer edge enable a natural, delicate look and ideal volume on the lash.
Lucent Rainbow False Eyelashes ($27.00)
Multiple loops of translucent rainbow colored wires are lined next to each other, which looks like a rainbow in the sky.
Rainbow Flare False Eyelashes ($18.00)
Renovation of color flare eyelashes in warm and cool colors. Blue and green with more yellowish tones to match eye makeup and add accent on the lash.
Mini Star Glitz False Eyelashes ($22.00)
Small sized, night sky colored eyelash with star motifs to express a pretty twinkle on the edge of the eyes.
Availability: Now available at shuuemura.com.
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What do you look for in a good eyeshadow? Share!
For me, it’s pretty much all about pigmentation. I like it to go on like it looks–no surprises!