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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, 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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shades swatches Preview, Photos: Too Faced "Better Than Chocolate" Makeup Set Coming Exclusively to HSN - Spring 2015 CollectionReview, Swatches: Too Faced Cosmetics Semi-Sweet Chocolate Bar Palette – 16 New, Deeper Cocoa Powder Infused Eyeshadow Shades

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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Will you take advantage of this deal?

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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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Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art Kits

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Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art KitsNail Art How-To, Trends, Swatches: Get The Alexa Chung For Nails Inc. Leather And Lace Manicure Polish Look!

As much as we love a good mani, fitting in a trip to the nail salon can be tricky. Wouldn’t you love to have salon-quality nails and nail art without having to leave the comfort of your home? Well, now you can with KISS.

Available in short and medium lengths, KISS Salon Acrylic French Nails are amazing! They’re chip-proof, and stay on for a full week.  I have been using KISS nails for a while now. All my colleagues comment on how great my nails are. These nails look natural and have a super-snug fit. The flexible resin works with your nail, and they move with you.

Does your polish always chip as soon as you leave the salon? No worries. These nails feature a Patented Dual injection technology that ensures mega shine.  As you can see, there are so many styles and sizes. Most recently, I used the Simple Life style nails. They’re medium white tips with extra thick tips. My friends and clients couldn’t believe these were press-on nails.

Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art KitsDo you love to decorate your nails? KiSS has something for your creative inner diva. KISS Salon Secrets Luxe Accents, KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Pro Tool Kit, and KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue give you all the creative tools you need to bring out your inner artist. You can see I have used some decorations from the Pro Tool Kit and Luxe Accents Kit. I will admit, I’m not the best when it comes to nail art. However, these kits do make it easy. Having a steady hand is key, and the nail wheel lets you embrace your creative side.

Salon Secrets Luxe Accents, KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Pro Tool Kit, and KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue  Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art KitsAre you afraid of your nails coming off? No problem. KISS Salon Secrets Nail Art Glue ensures a proper, stable medium to grip your jewels. Nothing is going to budge on your nails after applying just a droplet.

These nail kids come with everything you could possibly need: tweezers, a silicon stick, and mixing jars.

So go for it. Release your inner artist! I LOVE KISS Products. They’re simply the best. Good quality. Long wear. Endless possibilities.

Review, Swatches, Design Photos: KISS Salon Acrylic Nails and Nail Art Kits

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– Erin Sutera

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Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley Cuoco

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Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoLooking beautiful, gals! Our favorite celebrities made stunning statements at the 2015 SAG Awards with glowing skin, smoky eyes, and bold lips. Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, and Camila Alves are just a few of our favorites. Here’s how to recreate the evening’s most elegant looks. Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoBest Hairstyle Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards; get the Look of Emmy Rossum, Rosamund Pike, Kelly Obsourne, Claire Danes, Keira Knightley

Celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern created a “sultry” look for Reese Witherspoon for the SAG Awards. Stern was inspired by the “smoldering beauties of film noir” and balanced “rich Bordeaux” colors on the eyes and lips with “bright and flushed skin.” Here’s how to recreate the look:

FACE: Bright, flushed and photo-ready skin

Step 1: Apply Caudalie Eau De Beaute Beauty Elixer, ($49) to invigorate skin. Massage Natura Bisse The Cure Pure Serum, ($260) to give her skin vibrancy and hydration.

Step 2: Apply Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation in Cream Ivory, $48 to ensure complexion is “sheer, dewy and lustrous.”

Step 3: Using Kjaer Weiss Cream Blush in Lovely, ($56),  “heat up” the apples of cheeks, giving off a “radiant glow.”

EYES: Matte, earthy look

Step 4: Use a matte earthy wine shade all over the lids and smoke out underneath the lash line.

Step 5: Use Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Blaze, ($25). Then, apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Color in Truffle, ($24),  over the base to give the eye “a depth of color.” Top off the eye look with a brighter shadow – Makeup For Ever Artist Shadow – Matte Finish in Morello Cherry, ($21).

Step 6: Next, tightly line the upper and lower lash line using Laura Mercier Crème Eye Liner in Espresso, ($24).

Step 7: Lastly, curl the lashes with a Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler, ($29), and coat lashes twice using Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara in Black, ($25).

LIPS: Rich, Bordeaux colour

Step 8: To complete the look, use Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Cocoa, ($27) as a base and brighten and enriched the color by applying Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Orchid Pink ($28, March 2015). To give an “added punch,” apply Laura Mercier Paint Wash Liquid Lip Color in Vermillion Red, ($28, March 2015) to the center of the lips.

Step 9: Finally, top the lip look with Laura Mercier Lip Glacé in Black Cherry, ($25) to give “depth and sheen.”

Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoFor Kaley Cuoco‘s look, Elizabeth Arden makeup artist Jamie Greenberg was inspired by the black and white portraits of Grace Kelly. Here’s how to recreate the look:

COMPLEXION:

Step 1: Prep skin with Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum and Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Moisture Cream.

Step 2: Apply Flawless Finish Perfectly Satin 24HR Makeup to the T-zone to create a mattified look.

Step 3: Apply Flawless Future Perfectly Nude Makeup to the rest of the face for glow and dewiness.

Step 4: To brighten the eye area, swipe Flawless Finish Correcting and Highlighting Perfector under the eyes and in each corner.

Step 5: To finish, use a light dusting of Flawless Future Ultra Smooth Pressed Powder in Translucent.

Step 6: Apply Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar and Honey to the apples of the cheeks for a natural peachy-pink pop of color.

EYES:

Step 7: Apply Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Shimmering Copper all over lid, adding  Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Spice to the middle of eye.

Step 8: Line the upper lash line with Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eyeliner in Black Velvet and then layered Beautiful Color Eye Shadow in Smolder over it. Sweet Smolder along the lower lash line.

Step 9: Finish with one coat of lash Elizabeth Arden Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black/Brown and then add a second coat in black for maximum volume.

LIPS:

Step 10: Create a nude pout using Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick in Matte Nude layered with Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Latte.

Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoFor the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards, Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen gave Camilla Alves a neutral glowy face. Here’s how to recreate the look:

1. Lauren applied Koh Gen Doh Foundation Aqua Foundation to her face before adding Avon Glow Bronzing Powder.

2. Lauren then blended the two darker shades in the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte for depth.

3. Next, she used Avon Big & Daring Mascara in Blackest Black to define the eye. 

4. To complete the look, Lauren applied Hourglass Lipstick in Whisper to Camilla’s lips.

 

emma stone Best Spring, Summer Makeup Trends 2015, 2016: SAG Awards: Get the Look of Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone, Camilla Alves, Kaley CuocoInspired by the beautifully juxtaposed tuxedo jacket and feminine, sheer gown by Dior Couture, celebrity makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin created an iconic and empowered look for Emma Stone influenced by the women of the late ‘70s.

“We made Emma’s lips a powerful, graphic statement – her red lip was the only color. I applied REVLON Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Gladiolus. The effect wasn’t glossy, but wasn’t matte – it had a creamy, luxe feeling.”

To recreate the look, you’ll need:

LIP:
REVLON ColorStay Lip Liner in Red
REVLON Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Gladiolus

FACE:
REVLON PhotoReady Prime + Anti Shine Balm
CHANEL Hydra Beauty Micro Sérum
CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 in N°10 and N°20
CHANEL Vitalumière Aqua

EYE:
REVLON PhotoReady Kajal Matte Eye Pencil in Matte Coal
CHANEL Illusion D’Ombre Long Lasting Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirage
CHANEL Le Volume de Chanel in Noir

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