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Clarins Primer Spring 2014

Review, Swatches: Clarins Golden Glow Booster, Complexion Base, Opalescence Face & Blush Powder, Multi-Blush Cream

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Review, Swatches: Clarins Golden Glow Booster, Complexion Base, Opalescence Face & Blush Powder, Multi-Blush Cream

Glow on this spring (and into summer) with a little help from Clarins. The brand’s latest collection possesses its exclusive Light Optimizing⁺ Complex to add some natural-looking radiance without even trying hard. Find out in 4 easy steps how to fake the glow in seconds, while also doing some good for your skin.

Review, Swatches: Clarins Golden Glow Booster, Complexion Base, Opalescence Face & Blush Powder, Multi-Blush Cream

One of the most exciting and innovative bronzing products this year has to go to the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster — a self-tanner that YOU control and add to your favorite moisturizer. Now you don’t have to worry about breaking out, clogging up pores or giving up your favorite lotion for a seasonal facial self-tanner. This booster lets you create the intensity of your facial tan. Simply add the Glow Booster (1-3 drops) to your moisturizer (it should never be used alone) and apply like you would your cream every day in the morning. Its 99.8% natural formula promotes perfectly natural, even, gradual results.

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Once you’ve mastered your perfect sun-kissed complexion, it’s time for your base! The NEW Clarins Radiance Boosting Complexion Base comes in 2 shades: Rose (an illuminating brightener) and Champagne (a neutral base to conceal redness). Both contain Clarin’s NEW High-Lumitech Complex, which brightens the complexion and corrects imperfections. Makeup not only stays on longer, but skin looks and becomes instantly radiant and luminous. Go lighter on your morning moisturizer, since these primers contain hydrating and soothing moisture-rich katafray bark extract without weighing down skin.

Review, Swatches: Clarins Golden Glow Booster, Complexion Base, Opalescence Face & Blush Powder, Multi-Blush Cream
Add some contour and illuminating color to your cheeks with the Clarins Limited Edition Opalescence Face & Blush Powder. Three shades, suitable for all skin tones — Pinkish Beige, Coral and Brown — warm and illuminate the complexion, making it ideal for a touch-of-tan effect. The blush/bronzer not only adds a light layer of contour, but it also mattifies the skin for a refreshed complexion.

Review, Swatches: Clarins Golden Glow Booster, Complexion Base, Opalescence Face & Blush Powder, Multi-Blush Cream
The last step to completing your perfectly-glowing Clarins complexion is by adding a touch of transparent color to your cheeks. Multi-Blush Cream Blush is available in 4 punchy shades: 01 Peach, 02 Candy, 03 Grenadine and 04 Rosewood. Don’t let the intensity of the colors mislead you — they go on incredibly sheer, leaving behind a breathable, dewy finish that is both natural and uplifting for your complexion. A blend of rose, mimosa and sunflower waxes moisturize skin as well, so you may not want to take them off… like ever.

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Are you beauties ready to get your glow on this spring with Clarins?

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Skincare Review, Ingredients: Oro Gold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, Deep Day Moisturizer Cream – How To Soothe Skin Irritation

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Skincare Review, Ingredients: Oro Gold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, Deep Day Moisturizer Cream - How To Soothe Skin Irritation

When I told my young children that I was about to try a moisturizer infused with GENUINE GOLD, they began to “ohh” and “ahh” at the concept. I received the Oro Gold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum ($198.00) and 24K Deep Day Moisturizer Cream ($28.00), as a “Hot Stuff Giveaway” gift for audience members at the Wendy Williams Show.

Although I am a tad skeptical by nature, I left the show excited to try a product that combines the purest form of a most-treasured mineral with vitamins E & C. I had read about the new gold creams on the market, and the fact that scientists and doctors were discussing the anti-aging benefits and antioxidant properties of this ancient metal.

I had also read that Cleopatra used a pure gold mask to keep her skin looking its best. I wondered if my own skin would shine and glow as a result of   using the products – in much the same way that gold does.

Skincare Review, Ingredients: Oro Gold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, Deep Day Moisturizer Cream - How To Soothe Skin Irritation

After days of applying Oro Gold’s 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum and Deep Day Moisturizer Cream, I noticed several things: While I really love the silky feel of the serum, I learned to use very little on my face! I emphasize those words because if you are about to try the serum, you must apply it sparingly. On the nights that I used a pea-sized amount of the product, which easily spread across my face, I then applied a light layer of the moisturizer over it.

My skin was clear and supple in the morning. I don’t have wrinkles except for a crease between my brows, so I zoomed in on that specific area for inspection. I didn’t notice any significant difference in its  appearance, but appreciated the overall smoothness of my face and I will continue to keep an eye  on that crease in the coming months.

Skincare Review, Ingredients: Oro Gold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, Deep Day Moisturizer Cream - How To Soothe Skin Irritation

The Deep Day Moisturizer Cream does not contain an SPF, so use a foundation that contains SPF 30. The 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum and Deep Day Moisturizer Cream work together to form a great primer, so you don’t need that extra product.

My foundation went on beautifully over each of these products, individually and together. If you’re worried about being over-moisturized (i.e. if you have combination skin that has a tendency to get oily in the T-Zone), just use the silky serum and an SPF foundation over that. I did this one day when I paired the serum with Cover FX Total Coverage Cream Foundation SPF 30 ($42.00) — it barely looked like I had any makeup on due to the incredible priming effects of the serum.

There was one night when I mistakenly slathered on too much of the serum and applied the moisturizer. The next morning I woke up with notably larger pores and my skin felt oily. I was sure that I was on the verge of a breakout. I remedied the situation by washing and exfoliating with Dermalogica Skin Prep Scrub $34.00).

Skincare Review, Ingredients: Oro Gold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, Deep Day Moisturizer Cream - How To Soothe Skin Irritation

Then, I applied pure Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera Gel ($3.97) as a pre-moisturizing serum. When that dried, I slathered on Mario Badescu Oil Free Moisturizer SPF 17 ($22.00), a very gentle product that can be used on the most sensitive skin. I did this three-step routine for the next three days.

On the fourth day, I decided to go back to using Oro Gold. This time, however, I would use it correctly. After using the proper minimalist amount of serum and moisturizer (pea-sized for each) for a few days, I had a clear complexion and my pores were back to their normal size. The verdict: gold is good, but only in small doses, so don’t get greedy with it. If you are going to try Oro Gold and hope to look like Holly Go Lightly, definitely… go lightly.

Skincare Review, Ingredients: Oro Gold 24K Vitamin C Facial Booster Serum, Deep Day Moisturizer Cream - How To Soothe Skin Irritation

Are these products worth the hefty price tags? At present, it is hard to say. I find that cheaper alternatives, like a natural vitamin E cream from the health food store, paired with pure aloe vera gel often does the trick for me. However, while I now possess this coveted commodity (I love to say it: gold!), I will keep using it. I did notice on the company’s website that some of the Oro Gold products contain green tea extract, which is loaded with antioxidants and is touted as being great for skin.

I try to drink as much green tea as I can in a given day in the hopes that it helps my skin in addition to my overall well-being. When I run out of my free samples of Oro Gold, if I haven’t suddenly “struck gold,” I’ll remember that old expression about the price of tea in China – one I can certainly justify for beauty! Check out Oro Gold products on their website at www.orogoldcosmetics.com.

Would any of you put “gold” on your face? How have you soothed and healed a skin irritation from a new product? Let us know by commenting below and re-Pinning this on Pinterest (you just might win a free sample)! Make sure to follow us on our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat!

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Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection – Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

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Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

This new Sexy Booster Collection from Physicians Formula is designed “bring sexy back with the power of makeup.” The line consists of three products to seduce the senses: Sexy Glow Bronzer ($13.95), Sexy Glow Blush ($11.95) and Sexy Glow Glossy Stain ($9.95). Each of these products are infused with pheromone-boosting ingredients and a seductive scent of musk and vanilla. Ooh la la!

These saucy products also contain the following ingredients to enhance that sexy side:

Androstadienone – a pheromone-mimicking ingredient

Muricine aglycone – pheromone-like ingredient derived from coral

Cocoa extract – beta-phenyethiyamine also known as the “love chemical;” helps mediate feelings of attraction, excitement and euphoria

Horny Goatweed – medicinal Chinese ingredient which restores ‘sexual fire.’

For the perfect, sexy, sun-kissed glow, the Sexy Glow Bronzer adds just the right amount of sass.

Packaged in a cute lingerie-inspired compact, this dual-toned bronzer glides on to the face effortlessly. It comes in two shades: Light Bronzer and Bronzer. You can layer to add more depth if desired.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints
Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

For kiss-proof lips, use the Sexy Glow Glossy Stain. This gloss is a richly pigmented gloss/stain hybrid.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

Red and Hot Pink

Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

I wore the Hot Pink out to dinner, and was impressed that it didn’t leave a stain on my glass or coffee cup. I also thought it was easy-to-apply with the applicator. I was able to get a nice, even application without having to reach for a lip brush or liner. It also claims to last 12-hours — I will vouch for six, which is longer than any other product I have tried!

Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

Last but not least is my favorite of the bunch, the Sexy Glow Blush. This product comes in two shades: Natural and Rose. They say it has an ‘afterglow’ illumination that inspires flirtation and attention from those around you.

Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

Who wouldn’t want that? The blush, like the bronzer, is a dual-toned, which glides on easily. You can also build up the color that you desire. Another feature which impressed me was the compartment on the back of the blush and bronzer — a mirrored cubby-hole for the brush.

Natural

Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

Rose

Makeup Review, Swatches: Physicians Formula Sexy Booster Collection - Bronzer, Blush, Lipgloss,Tints

Usually, I throw away any applicators or brushes with products, but Physicians Formula got it right. The brush has soft hair, and is cut properly for perfect application. These products are cute, wearable and sexy! Will I attract my perfect mate? Well, I will keep you posted on that folks. I will say the pigment, wearablity factor is mighty high!

So, tell us… Do you want to rock your inner sexy glow this spring? Let us know by commenting below! Make sure to check out our Pinterest page by clicking HERE! And don’t forget to get the latest beauty and skincare news by following us on Twitter @BeautyStat!

– Erin Sutera, senior writer and makeup artist

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Review, Before/After Photos: Perfect Formula Gel Manicure Booster Treatment – How To Make It Last Longer & Get Best Results At-Home

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Review, Perfect Formula Manicure Booster - How To Make It Last Longer & Get Best Results At-Home

Double the life of a manicure you say? Perfect Formula founder Shari Gottesman created this product as she saw that a lot of people liked the gel manicure, but did not like the damage that went along with it — including the annoyance of not being able to remove it easily.

The shelf life for a manicure is different for everyone, yet at the end of the day — the longer a manicure lasts, the better.  Perfect Formula Manicure Booster ($21.00) was created to extend the life of a manicure! So far, it’s acted as a protective shield that has kept my nails looking shiny — with my manicure still very much intact. It created a thick protein-rich coating over my natural nail so that the polish could effectively adhere, and then sealed the polish to prevent chipping.

Before

Review, Perfect Formula Manicure Booster - How To Make It Last Longer & Get Best Results At-Home

After 5 Days

Directions read to apply one coat of Manicure Booster to your natural nails, then, after applying two coats of your favorite polish, apply one more coat of Manicure Booster to seal the nail! Let dry and enjoy an ultra long-lasting manicure! Available at Sephora.com, QVC.com and Perfectformauls.com.

How long does your manicure usually last? Let us know by commenting below, which will automatically be posted to our Community Forum (click here to check it out!) where you can find other beauty related discussions! Don’t forget to also submit a photo to our Photo Of The Day (click here!) feature, where a new photo will be picked daily. Your photo just might be selected, so get going!

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Review, Before/After Photos: Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster for Lips

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Review, Before/After Photos: Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster for Lips

Did you know that your skin does not age uniformly? This, I confess, was news to me. But in reading about this new lip booster, I learned that wrinkles can appear on and around the lips at a different and often faster rate than anywhere else on the face. The delicate skin surrounding the mouth needs specific attention to ensure it does not lose its elasticity prematurely, but, according to the folks at Babor, “not just any formula can accomplish this.” That’s where the Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster for Lips ($59.00) fits in. To address the unique needs of this vulnerable area, the research team at Babor developed a product designed to “redefine contours while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.”

This treatment contains a high concentration of hyaluronic acid, which is supposed to create an “instantly visible smoothing effect on the outside of the lips.” Simultaneously, “the multi-vector biopeptide activates the skin’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and plumps up the lips from the inside.” As a result, the contour is redefined and the lips are left feeling soft and supple.

Well, let me at it!  I used the product twice a day for about two weeks. Right off the bat, I loved the application process: three rollers made of nickel-free stainless steel designed to “stimulate microcirculation upon application.” Woo hoo! But seriously, it felt great going on. And the formula itself has a wonderfully soothing, emollient feel; unlike some of the plumping gels I have tried, this one does not make your lips feel tingly at all. Think more along the lines of a soothing cup of herbal tea for lips, not a jolt of high-octane coffee.

Before Application:

 Review, Before/After Photos: Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster for Lips

After Application:

Review, Before/After Photos: Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster for Lips

As the pictures suggest, there was a definite improvement in the skin tone and quality of my lips when using the product.  But to be honest, the effect was apparent only when wearing the booster; I did not notice any significant difference when I was not wearing it. The consistency of the booster is too slippery to apply lipstick over; if you wear it, you wear it alone. Still, I loved all the TLC it gave my lips and would continue using it on a regular basis.

Doctor Babor Derma Cellular Anti-Wrinkle Booster for Lips is free of parabens, mineral oil, fragrance and artificial colorants and is therefore compatible with all skin types.

– Yona McDonough

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