4 Ways To Join & Support The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund This September: Best Beauty Products 2014

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Ribbon Makeup Shot 4 Ways To Join & Support The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund This September: Best BCA Beauty Products 2014

For ovarian cancer survivors, loved ones and supporters, September is a crucial month to help raise awareness for this deadly disease. While we will continue to fight this disease every day,  help the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) in our battle against ovarian cancer during these final weeks of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

1. KNOW THE SYMPTOMS: Most women don’t know the symptoms (experience persistent bloating, abdominal or pelvic pain, feeling full quickly when eating or changes in urination) or risk factors. If you have symptoms or a family history of the disease, talk to a doctor. Don’t wait; the earlier ovarian cancer is diagnosed, the better the prognosis.

2. SPREAD THE WORD: Talk to your friends and family members about what you’ve learned. You can join the Speak Out for Hope conversation online by following @LauraMercier on Twitter and Instagram and use #LMOCF, #SpeakOutForHope to support this important cause.

3. DONATE: You can help LMOCF continue to raise awareness and fund research and educational efforts by making a donation to lmocf.org. All funds go to programs that help diagnose, treat and support women with ovarian cancer.

4. SHOP FOR THE CAUSE: Laura Mercier cosmetics will donate 100% of the profits from the sale of this year’s 2014 annually-released September items. Check out some of them down below!

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Laura Mercier Bonne Mine Palette: An ultra-sheer, blendable palette that provides skin with a natural “no makeup” glow that looks soft and sun-kissed. The palette was inspired by Laura’s work with celebrity clients, who wanted a universal compact that would “wake-up” their skin and give them a healthy glow. ($48.00) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF

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Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Peach Hope: A high-shine, perfectly pigmented lipgloss with rich, long-lasting color and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. This luxe lipgloss glides on for peachy-pink shimmer and brilliant shine. ($25.00) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF

4 Ways To Join & Support The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund This September: Best BCA Beauty Products 2014

Laura Mercier Bracelet of Hope: An inspirational piece of jewelry to empower every woman with courage, strength and energy. The precious stones, including freshwater pearls and crystal quartz, were hand-selected, and the bracelet is nickel- and lead-free. ($35.00) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF

4 Ways To Join & Support The Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund This September: Best BCA Beauty Products 2014

Jenny Packham Teal Clutch: Laura Mercier and world-renowned fashion designer Jenny Packham have partnered to create an exclusive teal clutch to benefit LMOCF. The clutch was inspired by Kate Middleton’s beautiful teal dress that she wore to Our Greatest Team Rises Gala dinner at London’s Royal Albert Hall. ($300.00) 100% of the profits from the sale of this product will be donated to LMOCF

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glassybaby: It takes four Seattle artists, three layers of molten glass and two thousand degrees to make one glassybaby. Each ‘strength’ glassybaby is a beautiful, opaque shade of teal. ($44.00) 10% from the sale of each ‘strength’ glassybaby will be donated to LMOCF

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

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Review, Swatches: What Is Fluide Makeup? Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15, Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation

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Chanel Laura mErcier FLuide MAkeup Review, Swatches: What Is Fluide Makeup? Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15, Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation

Need that perfect transitional foundation? You don’t need a heavy coating as much as you might think, but you could surely use some coverage! What you’re after right now is some fluide makeup! I know. I usually relate the word “fluide” to pens and liner. But, everyone’s doing it! And if you’re ready to give in to some cosmetic peer pressure, we have 2 fluide foundation choices for you to check out.

FLuide Makeup Swatch Review, Swatches: What Is Fluide Makeup? Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15, Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation

(left) Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, (right) Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15

Up first is the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, which comes in 24 shades. With all fluide makeup it is imperative to SHAKE! Its bi-phased, watery consistency needs to be properly mixed to ensure the color pigments and reflective waters produce an exact color match. It’s advised to apply a small amount on the back of your hand, as it can easily spill out excess makeup.

What is a bi-phased formula you may ask? It is made of two parts designed to give you a natural-looking color and lightweight coverage. Colour true pigments rest at the bottom of the package while reflective Waters Hydro-Brilliant Technology float at the top once you shake it. This oil-free foundation blurs the line between real skin and makeup. Laura Mercier foundation shades are great, since they truly perform for all skintones, undertones and in-betweeners like myself (both yellow and pink undertones, slightly neutral).

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Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15 is also oil-free, providing a long-lasting, matte-velvet finish. Soft-focus pigments smooth and perfect the skin for a flawless look that lasts all day long. It does dry rather matte, which is perfect for someone with that end-of-summer oily yet normal skin combination. Nine shades will guarantee for a perfect match. If you’re sensitive to scent, the Chanel one does have a slight fragrance, which is commonly found in all Chanel foundations, whereas the Laura Mercier one is scentless (to me at least).

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Have you beauties tried a fluide foundation yet for fall? Which one will you be wearing?

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Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection – PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

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‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes and UGG boots! So if you’re ready for some hot new fall makeup, Revlon’s Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection, created by the brand’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, gives you that seasonal finish without sacrificing your budget. From smoldering eyeshadows to bulletproof lip shades, check out my favorite offerings of the moment that will help you channel your inner French mystique.

When it comes to eye makeup, my routine is bland as it gets. I’ve always been a nude shadow and cat-eye kind of gal, but thankfully Revlon’s bold and sultry colors help me get out of my beauty rut fast. To charge up my usual cat-eye, I started with the Revlon PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle in the Electric to get that blue-gray base. However, if you still prefer slightly different shades, this multitasking palette has 5 different shades to choose from.

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Want a more highly-pigmented effect? I love the Revlon Luxe Creme Eyeshadow in Street Style, as it gives your peepers a metallic green color that’s one of a kind. Now for the winged-out effect, the Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner lines my eyes with a long-lasting formula in an ocean blue shade.

Lips Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

For the lippies, I love the matte finish I get from using Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick. To build up your color even more, the Revlon ColorStay Lip Liner gives your lips that fuller, more-defined appearance in a snap.

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Say “hello” to that Barbie pink with Ready To Wear, which stays on all day throughout work or play.

Deep Berry makeover, tutorial Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Love a wine-tinged lip? Try Wardrobe, a luscious deep berry shade, to brighten up any complexion.

MRed makeover tutorial Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Feeling spontaneous? Paint your pout with Boho Chic, a metallic gold red that is both classic and on-trend for fall.

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Want a classic candy apple red? Stylist gives you those red carpet-ready lips for any occasion.

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And no beauty collection would be complete without some nail polish. And with 4 vibrant colors, Revlon Nail Enamel has all of your fingers (and toes!) covered. Whether you want a charged up red (Confident) or a super-glittery blue (Artsy), your fall mani has just arrived.

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Review, Ingredients: Le Mieux Moisture Infusion Mask Adds A Natural Glow To Skin With Vitamin C, Peptides, Marine Collagen

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moisture-infusion-mask-800x800 Review, Ingredients: Le Mieux Moisture Infusion Mask Adds A Natural Glow To Skin With Vitamin C, Peptides, Marine Collagen
We’ve got your Friday night face mask! The Le Mieux Moisture Infusion Mask aims to refresh skin while hydrating and soothing dry, sensitive and stressed skin. It also claims to brighten dull complexions and minimizes the appearance of expression lines and wrinkles. The mask contains vitamin C, anti-aging peptides, 8 botanical extracts and marine collagen, which stimulates collagen synthesis and promotes smooth, radiant skin.

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These masks are ideal for use after peels or microdermabrasion procedures, and can be used on all skin types! Inside of the box comes 4 individually wrapped masks that are ready to use. All you have to do is open the mask and peel off the paper. There are pre-made slits on the mask for your eyes, nostrils and mouth. I found that the eye slits were slightly too small for my eyes, so I gently tore a bigger hole near the eyes for a quick fix! I also found it a little awkward to speak or smile with the mask on (hence the strange photograph of myself). But of course… normally, you don’t photograph yourself with a mask on!

Dawn Wearing La Mieux Mask Review, Ingredients: Le Mieux Moisture Infusion Mask Adds A Natural Glow To Skin With Vitamin C, Peptides, Marine Collagen

We’re smiling on the inside!

You are to wear the mask for 15-20 minutes. Afterward, you simply remove the mask from your face and discard. You do not rinse your face afterwards. I found these masks to be very effective at moisturizing my skin. Right out of the individual packaging, these masks are very damp with serum. The scent is pleasant though not overpowering. For reference, I have acne-prone, oily skin. The mask did not irritate or cause any additional breakouts for me. After
wearing the mask for 20-minutes, I removed it and gently massaged the remainder of the serum-like product into my skin. My skin was still very wet, so I left it alone for an additional 5-10 minutes until it was fully absorbed. After that, I was able to apply my makeup and go about the rest of my day.

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Overall, I enjoyed my experience with these masks. I do not have excessively dry skin or any dry patches whatsoever. However, I can imagine that this product would do wonders for someone who suffers from those types of skin conditions. I did notice that my skin seemed to have a little extra glow to it. I cannot attest to the minimization of lines and wrinkles, because I have not used this product long enough to comment on that. But so far, I really do enjoy these masks! The Le Mieux Moisture Infusion Mask contains 4 individually wrapped masks and can be purchased for $25 from www.myskincarebox.com or at your local estheticians’ offices.

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- Dawn Santamarina

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Skincare Review, Ingredients: Neova Copper Moisture Mask – How Do Copper Peptides Promote Skin Health, Hydration, Reduce Wrinkles?

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large_copper_moisture_mask Skincare Review, Ingredients: Neova Copper Moisture Mask - How Do Copper Peptides Promote Skin Health, Hydration, Reduce Wrinkles?
According to Neova, the NEW! Copper Moisture Mask works by “penetrating Copper Peptide therapy [is] designed for in-office facial treatments,” which makes it sound like it is for professional rather than home use. Neova claims the mask, “replenishes depleted moisture with potent Copper Peptide Complex, diminishing visible signs of fine lines and wrinkles and leaving skin feeling smooth and soft.”
 
More specifically, it is said to supply the skin with a powerful dose of copper micronutrition, also hydrating and improving skin’s texture and appearance, as well as diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The key ingredient is a Copper Peptide Complex®, which is also known as Bis (Tripeptide-1) Copper Acetate, that uses the body’s natural protective carrier to deliver proprietary copper peptides — an essential micronutrient for skin health. For maximum restorative benefits, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose is said to aid in adding moisture to the skin.

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I did try this at home. The mask is a clear, cooling gel that I spread on my (cleansed) face and let dry for about 10-20 minutes. Then, I washed it off with warm water. The application felt very pleasant and invigorating; it was easy enough to remove in a warm shower. I followed up with my usual nighttime moisture routine. In the morning, my skin looked and felt great — so soft, smooth and supple. This is an excellent product and I will be using it 2-3 times a week in the future! For more info., go to: www.neova.com.

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