Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour

Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection – Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour

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makeover tutorial finished look Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour With the recent snowfall throwing a serious monkey wrench in my makeup game, I’m missing spring big time. Not that I’m exactly looking forward to the coming allergy season, but I am more than willing to trade the mundane winter blahs for some spring brightness! With many more weeks of winter ahead, a girl can either hibernate or use makeup to combat those dreaded blues.

new Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour And that’s where Clinique‘s new  Hello Cheekbones collection comes in handy. It proves to instantly lift gloomy spirits. Boasting delightful hues and shimmering effects, it helps dazzle up any complexion, so I was more than eager to give these treats a test drive.

Powder shades compact Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour First inside my package was the Sculptionary Cheek Contouring Palette ($32), which contains three distinct shades to help you achieve flawless cheeks. You can use separately to color, contour, or highlight your cheeks, but you can also blend together all the shades for a natural looking glow.

before after photos tutorial Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour And now it’s time for that glorious contouring action. Starting off with no makeup (#nofilter), I simply applied some foundation and was ready to get this show on the road. I’m no Kardashian when it comes to contouring application, so you can imagine I just wanted to give my face a boost of warmth without looking too “done.”

tutorial before after photos Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour Applying the powder onto my face, I blended all shades inside the palette for a healthy and clean looking glow. I love how natural the finish was upon application.

Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour To enhance your glow even more, use either the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Contour ($21) or the Clinique Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight to get your cheekbones bronzed and gorgeous.

shades Review, Swatches: Clinique Hello Cheekbones Spring 2015 Makeup Collection - Sculptionary Contouring Palette, Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight, Contour I’m neither blessed with killer cheekbones nor have samurai contouring skills, so I pretty much improvised when it came to using this duo. But my talent aside, I am obsessed with the amazing effects these two products gave my skin.

Totally purse must-haves for sure. Look for the entire collection to hit stores this February 2015.

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Preview: Lady Gaga Announces the Launch of Her New Unisex Perfume Fragrance, EAU DE GAGA – 2015

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When it comes to Lady Gaga, expect the unexpected.

Two years ago, the singing superstar surpassed all norms and standards in the fragrance industry with the release of her first perfume. Its innovative technology featured the first ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear and becomes invisible once airborne.

Now, Lady Gaga invites women and men everywhere to indulge in her daring new release, as she introduces Eau de Gaga. This exciting new scent captures the pure essence of Gaga. Dangerously daring, Eau de Gaga represents the future of a scent that appeals to both men and women; nothing is off-limits.

Eau de Gaga is an enigmatic scent, fusing daringly diverse elements to create a beguiling allure. The fragrance is built around a beautiful heart of white violet, an intoxicating flower that fuses male and female attractions. To counterbalance this opulent woody-floral intensity, the scent opens with an invigorating burst of sparkling lime that exudes dynamic vibrancy. And it evolves into a sensual trail based on leather, adding a primal quality to the scent.

The striking bottle mirrors the perfume by uniting masculine and feminine design aesthetics. Its stark lines and sleek black lacquered finish deliver a bold statement in simplicity. For an added touch of luxury, the front of the flacon is adorned with a silver name plate that is printed with the words “Paris – New York” and the number 001.

And for the most devoted Little Monsters, the Ultimate Masterpiece 75ml version comes in an elegant red folding jewelry box in which the bottle rests on a sumptuous black velvet.

Eau de Gaga Eau de Parfum retails for $19.99, for a small bottle, and $34.00, for a larger bottle. It will be available in February 2015 at mass retailers and drug stores.

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Preview, Photos: Too Faced "Better Than Chocolate" Makeup Set Coming Exclusively to HSN - Spring 2015 Collection

Preview, Photos: Too Faced “Better Than Chocolate” Makeup Set Coming Exclusively to HSN – Spring 2015 Collection

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Few things are better than chocolate… But Too Faced makeup just might be an exception.

Now you can have your chocolate and wear it too with the “Better Than Chocolate” product set, launching January 29, exclusively on HSN. This sweet must-have includes some of the brand’s bestselling products, including:

1. The Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, featuring 16 antioxidant-rich cocoa powder-infused matte and shimmer shades.

2. The collagen-fueled Better Than Sex Mascara, which thickens, lengthens, and curls for 1,944% more volume and dramatic lashes.

3. La Crememe Color Drenched Lipstick which indulges lips with rich, creamy color and luscious, hydrating moisturizers, including white lotus flower and power peptides.

4. Deluxe Shadow Insurance Eye Primer, which helps prevent fading and creasing while intensifying color for 24-hour wear.

5. Cocoa Powder Foundation, that glides on seamlessly, and blends into skin for a weightlessly matte, rose-petal finish.

This set will be selling for only $49.00 (valued at $106.00) and will not be available anywhere else! On January 29th, tune into HSN, or visit www.hsn.com for more details.

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Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine’s Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

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Valentine’s Day only comes but once a year, and for this single twenty-something, it never hurts to treat yourself to something a little nice. (Those sugary sweet conversation hearts can only satisfy a girl so much, and to be honest I can do without the cavities.) Thank goodness for the folks at Lush, as their latest Valentine’s collection delivers a romantic punch of pink and red without the unwanted sugar high.

Instead of a heaping box of chocolates, beauty gifts always impress. And these are easy on your budget (they’re all under $20)  and will satisfy any cosmetics-loving cutie. Plus, with super-cute and almost edible designs, there’s no way even the most cynical of Valentine’s Day haters could refuse these charming goodies.

I actually got to try out this collection last year, since I am one serious Lush fangirl. (Trust me, you don’t want to know how many bath bombs I’ve got lying around.) However, one thing I love about the LUSH brand is that they always outdo themselves when it comes to holiday collections.

For example, the Prince Charming Shower Gel ($9.95-$29.95) has become somewhat of a showertime favorite of mine, with its irresistible cocktail of cheery citruses and delicious vanilla oils. Plus, it never hurts that the gel itself is just the most popping shade of pink, which always boosts my mood after a sour day.

bubbles floating flower bath Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine's Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

If you prefer a relaxing bath over a shower, treat yourself to the Floating Flower Bath Bomb ($6.95) which brings together sweet smelling jasmine for a true tub treat. Plus, watching the bomb unfold isa  visual feast, as a candy colored swirls give your bath water a psychedelic treatment.

The Kiss lip scrub Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine's Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

Want your pucker to be Valentine’s ready? Why not try the The Kiss Lip Scrub, ($9.95, lushusa.com) which softens up coarse and dry lips with a buffing caster sugar scrub. Like most Lush lip scrubs, I was an instant fan of this one. With added heart sprinkles, I think this one wins the award.

heart love locket bath bomb Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine's Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

Back to everything bath, the Love Locket Bath Bomb ($11.95) really impressed me last year, as it’s creative design and heavenly smell made my bathtime an instant zen retreat.

Love Locket bath bomb Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine's Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

Watching this bomb unfold is amazing too, as it’s initial pink explosion fizzles into a pink-red water filled with tiny agar hearts. A perfect ending to your Valentine’s date night, this sizzling steamer turns up the heat fast.

unicorn hearth throb bubbleroon Review, Ingredients: LUSH for Valentine's Day Spring 2015 Bath & Body Collection

And if you’re like me and appreciate any quirky little innovation Lush throws your way, make way for the Heart Throb Bubbleroon, ($8.95) which helps your bod get festive with skin softening shea butter and an intoxicating floral scent. I love crumbling this bad boy in the tub when I need to be extra fancy, as the added glitter makes me feel extra special when I use it.

Finally, comes the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar ($7.95) which is probably my favorite part of the collection, as it’s cheerful fantastical shape makes me giddier beyond belief. Its whimsical appeal makes me kind of want to treasure it for a special occasion.

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Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

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Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection Review, Swatches: 4 Best Tips On How To Wear Red Lips For The Holidays! Laura Mercier Ruby Lip Transformer Trio – Crème Smooth Colour, Pencil, Glacé Lipsticks

Are you feeling stressed this with all the snow and gray matter here in NYC? Well, I have a suggestion that will calm your senses and have you dreaming of spring. Laura Mercier has introduced the very Zen Watercolor Mist Eye & Cheek Palette to soothe the soul and prettify the face. The packaging is just so beautiful! It looks as if you left it out in the rain and water beads are running down it. Don’t hide this palette in your purse, ladies. Show it off!

Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

Dress your eyes with soft paints in lavender, moss, and blue-sky hues. Shades with whimsical names such as Cloud, Storm, and Wind have us thinking tropical thoughts. This palette also comes with two cheek colors. Sunset, a light peach to uplift the senses and Earth, a medium toned blush to gently contour and brighten.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

Makeup Review, Swatches: Laura Mercier Mist And Eye Cheek Palette Spring 2015 Collection

To finish off your look, Laura Mercier is offering Paint Wash Liquid  Lip Colour in Nude Rose. I love this product. There are a ton of liquid lip products on the market and Laura has nailed it. I like the fact that you can get a precise application with or without lip liner. The Nude Rose shade is a perfect pinky taupe that works from the boardroom to play dates to evenings on the town. It is a soft, velvety texture that looks and feels like nothing else. I was having wine the other night, and this product didn’t leave any marks on the glass!

You must check out Laura Mercier’s new offerings. They’re chic, elegant, and demure. These products are winners all around!

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What are your favorite shades in the new Laura Mercier palette?

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– Erin Sutera

Senior Editor and Makeup Artist

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