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Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe – Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster Blush

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Benefit Cheekers Closed Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe - Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster BlushThe holidays are quickly approaching. So as we “ooh” and “aah” over all the adorably festive holiday cosmetic collections, you won’t find a sweeter (or more whimsical) one than from teh Benefit Cosmetics Holiday Sweet Shoppe! Colorful tin houses are filled with the brand’s best-selling skincare and makeup items. Even the NEW! Benebalms come attached with their significant cheek others for some matchy-matchy fun. Read on to see our favorite holiday picks from Benefit, not to mention their NEW! Blush Booster to get your cheeks glistening with holiday cheer!

benefit advent calendar holiday 2014 Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe - Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster Blush

The highly-anticipated Candy-Coated Countdown Limited Edition Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with 24 bite-size beauty treasures. Open the sweet shoppe doors to reveal a Benefit best-seller or surprise gift. It has never been more fun to countdown to gorgeous! Set includes minis of: “that gal”, the POREfessional, benetint, high beam, chachatint, posietint, stay flawless, they’re real!, ultra plush in dandelion, stay don’t stray in light/medium, fakeup in 02 medium, it’s potent! eye cream, total moisture facial cream, ooh la lift, watt’s up!, ultra plush lip gloss in A-lister, ultra plush lip gloss in fauxmance, BADgal lash, beauty sticky notes, doodle pad, heart-shaped paperclips, polka dot hair tie, silvery hair tie, elastic hair band w/ bow charm.

benefit cheeks holiday 2014 Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe - Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster Blush

For the FIRST-TIME EVER, Benefit’s famous box o’ powders are all together in one cheeky sweet spot, the Cheeky Sweet Spot Box O’ Blushes. To top it all off, it also comes with watt’s up!, the delicate champagne sheer highlighter. Follow the easy Tips and Tricks to look blushin’ beautiful… day or night! Kit includes: hoola, dandelion, CORALista, bella bamba, rockateur, sugarbomb, watt’s up.

benefit eyes holiday 2014 Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe - Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster Blush

The Goodies A Go-Go Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit includes our world-famous lengthening mascara, 4 longwear powder shadows and a stay-put eye primer. Follow Benefit‘s exclusive Tips and Tricks to create 2 gorgeous looks…“sweet & soft” for daytime or “sexy does it” for playtime! Kit includes: longwear powder shadow in call my buff, thanks a latte, gilt-y pleasure and kiss me, I’m tipsy stay don’t stray mini in light/medium they’re real! mini.

benefit holiday 2014 lips Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe - Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster Blush
Benefit’s TINTernational superstars and their “little sister” lip balms… now together in one sweet set with the Sweet Tintations Limited Edition Lip & Cheek Set. Wear these new hydrating balms alone for a sheer kiss of color, or glide the mango butter formula on over the brand’s iconic tints to moisturize & condition. Set includes: benebalm lollibalm benetint medium size lollitint medium size. See the rest of Benefit‘s holiday offerings at the Sweet Shoppe on their website at www.benefitcosmetics.com.

Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe - Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster Blush

In love with your blush, but think it needs a little “oomph”? Majorette Booster Blush is a cream-to-powder booster blush. Wear this peppy pink-peach shade alone or under your favorite blush for an instant “pep-up.”

benefit majorette swatch Review, Swatches: Benefit Cosmetics 2014 Holiday Sweet Shoppe - Advent Calendar, Cheeky Sweet Spot Blushes, Sweet & Seductive Eye Kit, Sweet Tintations Lip & Cheek Set, Majorette Booster Blush

To amplify your natural flush, twirl with fingertips and blend onto the apples of your cheeks to look pom-pom pretty! For extra pep and staying power, wear Majorette under your favorite Benefit Box o’ Powder.

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Don’t you beauties just love these holiday offerings from Benefit Cosmetics?! Which one is your fave?

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Review, Swatches: The Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Makeup Collection – How To Look Like A Hollywood Bombshell

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lipstick 1 Review, Swatches: The Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Makeup Collection - How To Look Like A Hollywood Bombshell

While all you horror fanatics may be getting your fill of bumps in the night (American Horror Story, anyone?), this Halloween season I prefer to take the route of thrilling mystery found inside any Alfred Hitchcock movie on the planet. Yes, silver screen gents like Cary Grant and Laurence Olivier bring on the class and dapper style, but the ladies like Joan Fontaine, Grace Kelly and Tippi Hedren always inspire me in the beauty department with gorgeous coifs and lush lips.

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Fall 2013 Collection: Best Matte Reds, Metallics

Movie-gushing aside, while we’re speaking of retro lips the NEW! Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Collection helps you get that screen siren appeal without the unwanted plot twists, of course. What you’re left with is unbeatable color any leading man wouldn’t be able to resist. Plus, with a gorgeous silver case, how could you possibly refuse?

14 Best Orange, Coral And Red Lipgloss, Stains, Lipsticks, Treatments

Trying 2 of the 7 irresistible colors, expect to see high-impact color and lots of glamour with each swipe. And made with 100% natural ingredients, like vitamins A and E, this super-comfortable, long-wear find will keep you sitting pretty all day long.

Play It

Red Play It Shade Review, Swatches: The Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Makeup Collection - How To Look Like A Hollywood Bombshell

I’m all for hot pink lippies, so naturally I was completely enamored with Play It, which brings a vibrant hot pink hue to your pout. Going on my pucker oh-so-smoothly, I’m really loving how added pomegranate extract keeps my lips hydrated and ultra-glossy. And with this delicious pink shade, I can pretty much wear it anywhere when I’m feeling daring or a tad bit flirtatious.

See Me

Coral See Me Shade Review, Swatches: The Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Makeup Collection - How To Look Like A Hollywood Bombshell

See Me, a playful peach, is another go-to shade when my usual drugstore picks go empty. Being that I can wear it pretty much everywhere, I find myself even wearing it to the gym or grocery shopping these days. Yup, it’s really that awesome.

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

Are you beauties going to channel your favorite silver screen starlets this Halloween?

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B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle

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snow white makeup lipstick crop B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle

My favorite part of Halloween, hands down, is getting to test-drive beauty looks that even I am too shy to rock in real life. Heart-shaped beauty marks for Marie Antoinette, triangle-shaped purple and pink blush for Cyndi Lauper, rhinestone faux eyelashes for… anything? So when I got the chance to try on a wig, I knew I wanted to go for something totally out of my comfort zone.

Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Sleeping Beauty Princess Aurora Makeup Tutorial!

Enter the Big Wave Bob in Natural Black from LUXHAIR, a style that I’ve always loved on cooler goth girls than myself and never had the nerve to try. Mandie is a ride-or-die redhead, so I decided to transform myself into Snow White.

snow white makeup foundation B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle

Snow White is the original Disney princess, so you’ll need a flat, cartoon-perfect face for this look. Start with a full coverage foundation like Revlon Colorstay 24 Hour Liquid Makeup. If you’re not already Casper pale, pick a shade one step lighter than your skintone. I’m also covering my lips, since I’ll be drawing them on later with an exaggerated heart shape.

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Next, I’m brightening my under eye area with Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Eraser in Brighten, and setting everything with a dusting of L’Oreal True Match Mineral Powder in Soft Ivory.

snow white makeup contour B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle

To make the apples of your cheeks pop, we’ll create a C-shaped contour with matte bronzer. Grab a dome-shaped blending brush and a matte bronzer, like Too Faced Chocolate Soleil. Smile, and trace a C shape from right above your ear and around the apple of your cheek. This is an exaggerated look, so it should be deeper than your daily contour. I’m also dusting bronzer down the sides of my nose to make it appear more narrow.

snow white makeup blush B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle

Apply a bright pink blush right on the apples of your cheeks for a cartoon flush. I’m using Mata Hari by NARS Cosmetics, but any matte pink or rose shade will work. Now, grab a clean powder brush and blend the blush and bronzer to blur any harsh lines to make the look more natural.

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Snow White’s eye look is a subtle gray. Dust a matte peach shade from crease to brow bone. Apply a shimmery grey on the center of the lid, and blend the 2 colors together along the crease with a fluffy brush. I’m using colors M-530 and M-108 from the Make Up For Ever Studio Case.

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Snow White was released in 1937, so I traced along the top of my arch only with a black shadow (M-100 from the Studio Case) and an angled brush. Don’t worry if it looks unnatural. You’re going for an exaggerated, cartoon look.

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Line your top lash line with liquid liner, like Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. Trace the bottom lash line with a charcoal pencil, like butter London Wink Eye Pencil in Earl Grey. Finish with several coats of black mascara.

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At this point, try on your wig. A side-swept bang is most flattering on me, but you’ll want a middle part and a red ribbon for the most accurate Disney Snow White effect.

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The final step to pull this look together is Snow White’s doll mouth. If necessary, go over natural lips again with foundation or concealer to erase their shape. Using a red lip liner, overdraw your top lip in a heart shape that is narrower than your natural lip. Sketch a bottom lip to match, also taller and narrower than your natural lip. This heart shape can be tricky, so start your outline narrower than you want it to be. It will get bigger as you even out the shape. Start small and work your way up! Fill in with your red pencil, then fill in again with a glossy, blue-based red.

Complete! B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle Makeover

Complete!

Forgot my apple! makeover B/A Photos: Get The Halloween Costume Idea Beauty Look: Disney Cartoon Snow White: Makeup & Hairstyle

but I forgot my apple…

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Finished! What do you beauties think of Mandie’s cartoon Snow White look? Who will you be for Halloween?

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Preview, Photos: MAC Cosmetics Announces Miley Cyrus As 2015 Viva Glam Spokesperson, New Pink Lipstick, LipGlass Shades! GIVEAWAY

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Preview, Photos: MAC Cosmetics Announces Miley Cyrus As 2015 Viva Glam Spokesperson, New Pink Lipstick, LipGlass Shades!

M·A·C Cosmetics is thrilled to announce the next #VIVAGLAM spokesperson: Miley Cyrus. Arriving January 2015. Every cent of the selling price of #VIVAGLAM goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Lipglass $15.00

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GIVEAWAY —–> We’re so excited about the upcoming Miley Cyrus collaboration, we’re giving away 1 MAC Cosmetics Prize Pack! The cute black box includes: LipGlass in Nymphette, Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe (frost) Eye Kohl in Smolder & False Lashes Extreme Black Mascara! To enter, share this giveaway on Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter & include the hashtag #bstat. Make sure to follow us, too! Once you’ve done that, comment on this article letting us know you’ve spread the word! Good luck! Only open to U.S. residents!

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Make Up For Ever #GetGhouled #GetGlammed Halloween Transformation Service: How To Look Like A Scary Zombie In 15 Minutes: Costume Idea!

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Zombie Look Make Up For Ever #GetGhouled #GetGlammed Halloween Transformation Service: How To Look Like A Scary Zombie In 15 Minutes: Costume Idea!

Halloween calls for all types of costumes, from sexy to downright disturbing. And if Make Up For Ever has anything to say about it, they’ve launched their Halloween transformation service to get you looking ghoulishly gorgeous or irresistibly glamorous. Fully trained in artistry and special FX makeup, Make Up For Ever pros can design a custom look to compliment any costume, or apply one of 10 incredible fantasy looks available.

Halloween Services Offered:

$60 fee (45-60 minute application) — Full face Character Transformation
$100 fee (60-90 minute application) — Face, Neck, Arms, Light Effects
$150 fee (90-120 minute application) — Full Face and Body Effects

Find your nearest Make Up For Ever boutique through November 2nd to either #GetGlammed or #GetGhouled! But, before that, just to show you how amazingly talented Make Up For Ever’s pros are, we had them do a 15-minute zombie look on our Managing Editor, Theresa Romano! The Walking Dead fans can even get this Walker look at home with cosmetics already laying around your vanity table for a ghastly complexion, sunken eyes and cheeks and zombie bites aplenty.

Zombie Bite flesh blood scar Make Up For Ever #GetGhouled #GetGlammed Halloween Transformation Service: How To Look Like A Scary Zombie In 15 Minutes: Costume Idea!

The bright-eyed and enthusiastic Make Up For Ever Pro Artist Faina Rudshteyn loves all things gross and gory (think decaying flesh, excessive blood and… well, you get the picture). She was more than willing to give me a #GetGhouled look in seconds, showing me how to use some special effects Make Up For Ever products to make simple cuts and gashes in seconds!

Make Up For Ever #GetGhouled #GetGlammed Halloween Transformation Service: How To Look Like A Scary Zombie In 15 Minutes: Costume Idea!

I wanted to look like a freshly bitten zombie, so Faina went into her eyeshadow kit, try the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Palette, celebrating 30 years of artists with 30 personally picked colors. From mattes to intense pigments, you’ll have plenty of shades to choose from. Getting passed prosthetics, you can create a life-less look by simply contouring. DEAD TIP #1: Use neutral shades in the brown and green family to achieve a sick (in a bad way) look! Apply a taupe shadow underneath and around the eyes for a sunken eye effect. Add a mossy green shade as well to add depth and highlight those dark shadows we all try to conceal.

DEAD TIP #2: For hollow-looking cheeks, use a dark brown shade and sweep the color along the hollow parts of your cheekbones, down to your jaw. Fill in the apples of your cheeks with either white face powder or eyeshadow for skin that looks peaked and well, dead.

Make Up For Ever #GetGhouled #GetGlammed Halloween Transformation Service: How To Look Like A Scary Zombie In 15 Minutes: Costume Idea!

Now, on to the blood! DEAD TIP # 3: To look like a zombie just took a big old bite out of your forehead, your first step to mutilated skin is the Make Up For Ever Natural Plasto Wax, a natural wax that imitates the color and texture of flesh! This will give you the most realistic small-scale wounds and scratches. Faina used a small amount and rolled it in her hand to make it more pliable. She then applied it on my forehead and smoothed it out (with her long gel fingernails, which have become her favorite tools!), blending it well into my skin.

DEAD TIP #4: For the illusion of guts use cotton! That’s right! Faina pulled some cotton apart and glued it on top of my head within the man-made head wound. This will give your flesh wound some dimension, and as if pieces of juicy head guts are sticking out. To outline the gash, Faina used Make Up For Ever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow to give it some dimension.

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DEAD TIP #5: Make Up For Ever Coagulated Artificial Blood will make your skin crawl! Densely colored and with a lumpy consistency, this fake blood looks so real! Faina dabbed the blood straight onto the cotton and into the gash line, which completely took the wound from looking like cotton-head to visually upsetting. Finishing touches included stippling any remaining blood along the edges of the “bite,” making it look infected!

There you have it! Easily re-create this zombie look at home and do it to all your friends! Or, leave it in the hands of the professionals and stop by a Make Up For Ever boutique near you. Also, make sure to follow Make Up For Ever Pro Artist Faina Rudshteyn on Instagram @vamp1rshaaa to check out all of her special effects makeup entries and creations!

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Will you beauties be going to a Make Up For Ever boutique to get your Halloween look? OR will you be re-creating this zombie look at home?

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