Category: Makeup

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BeautyThe Fairy Face Palette by PixiGlow

For the young or young at heart, the Fairy Face Palette by PixiGlow is as useful as it is playful. Besides channeling your inner Tinkerbell, the set includes a variety of eye shadows, blush, and lip color “. . . inspired by budding roses, berry nectars and dew at dawn.” Sounds good to me!
 
The eye shadows are definitely my favorite, offering a touch of rosy shimmer that completely avoids the puffy, red-eye look some pink shadows can give you. There are also enough shades to create the ever-popular smoky eye look, and the set includes a mirror large enough to see your entire face. Five shades of lip cream are smooth and glossy, adding a touch of color to brighten the lip, and the overall fold-out case is so whimsical I’m rather charmed by it all. This palette would be a great take-along for any girl who likes a sweet minimal look, and is totally gift-worthy.

BeautyDaytime Bronze Eyes with Pop Beauty

Here at LuLu*s, we are obsessed with makeup and beauty and we are always looking for a new technique or a favorite product. After we partnered up with Pop Beauty for our recent Fashion Week event, Style Studio, they sent over some awesome products for us! One of the products was a pretty and versatile palette; their Lid Bronzer. I am always looking for products that give me a finished and easy look for daytime and this palette was just perfect for creating a soft look.

 

Inside the palette there are these super handy instructions on how to achieve this easy and beautiful daytime bronzed look, which they titled “Pop Honeycomb Smoke”. I applied the shadow on Grace and her brown eyes were instantly brought out by the soft, violet-y browns and light pink highlights!

I love this look because it adds definition to her eyes without looking over the top. I paired her look with a soft berry shade on her lips and made sure that it was blotted to look really natural. You want to keep the eyes as the focus.

Have you tried Pop Beauty? What are your favorite products?

BeautyMaybe She’s Born With It: Maybelline Calendar 2012

Oh 2012, what will your next eight months bring? So far we’ve had a craze of minty freshness and pops of powerful citrus, but Maybelline seems to think the future might just be even brighter than that. With fistfuls of glitter, a whole lot of spandex, and some berry beautiful shades of eyeshadow and lipstick, the window-washers, teachers, and mechanics of the future are about to have a whole lot more glam under their tool belts.
 
 
 
 
No pants required! We writers are definitely in the right profession.
 
 
 
Next time I need to change a tire, I’ll make sure to pack my bodysuit and fishnets.
 
 
 
No need to microwave the leftovers; takeout just got so much hotter!
 
 
View the rest of the calender pics here.
 
(Pics courtesy of Refinery 29.)

BeautyBeauty Trends for 2012

 
To ring in the New Year I wanted to examine some of the top trends from the Spring Runway shows. Although these are relatively classic looks, I love that they are being shown on the runway because it gives us all an idea of attainable beauty and celebrates the features of a woman’s face rather than creating a theatrical or over-the-top look. Lets examine the best of the Spring 2012 Runway shows along with some products that can help you achieve the look.
 
 
 
Giorgio Armani featured a beautiful version of a cat-eye with silver highlights and a swoop of smokey grey shadow. This is a really beautiful interpretation of a classic cat-eye and I just love the intensity without it being too over the top. 
 
To achieve this look, a palette with multiple shades of sparkling silvers, greys and blacks will be perfect. I love Bobbi Brown’s Cool Party Eye Palette, shown below. To get a perfect cat eye, use an angled brush and a gel eyeliner. Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is a great choice. It is easy to control with a good brush and stays on for hours!
 
  
 
 

 
 
Flawless, flawless, flawless! There is no decade when this look is not drop-dead-gorgeous. Dewy skin, soft smoky eyes and red lips, this is just classic beauty at its best. Christian Dior knocked it out of the park with the beauty for his Spring 2012 collection. The great thing about a bold lip is while red is the classic, you can go with something a little different too. As long as you keep you makeup simple, a fuscia or an amazing orange-red will give a more modern pop of color. A statement lip, if you will!  
 
YSL makes an amazing lipstick, Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre in Fuchsia. A bright fuchsia lip is always daring and bold and can look flattering on many skin tones. Another favorite of mine is MAC lipstick in Morange. This bright orange-red is the perfect tone for a fiery lip! I always get tons  of compliments on it and I recommend it to everyone as a fun color with more of a pop than traditional reds.
 
 
                                              Rouge Pur Couture Golden Lustre in Fuchsia                            MAC Morange
 
 
 
 
 
Bold pop of color has been a theme throughout most beauty reports and has been seen on many runways. Above we have Richard Chai and Miu Miu, respectively. With neutral makeup and flawless skin as the base for this look, a pop of color is introduced at the eye. This is a really fun way to create an evening look. You don’t always have to use dark colors for a smokey eye such as black, grey or silver. Feel free to use different colors to create a sultry and smokey night time look. I love the idea of a bold orange eye with a really natural face. Here are some suggestions to achieve a similar look:
Above we have Makeup Forever eyeshadow in Rust Orange and Nars eyeshadow in Outremer. Both of these shades can be used in bold application for a daring look that is totally on trend for 2012. 
 
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I am so excited for a new year of fabulous fashion and beauty trends!
What makeup will you be trying out in the new year?