It should come as no surprise that I’m over the moon about Make Up For Ever. This particular lipstick was highly pulicized as part of the MUFE Moulin Rouge collaboration. It’s not as exciting in the tube..
I’m so sorry for the hiatus! School and work have been at an all time high, and I didn’t want to just throw anything up on the blog. I’ve done a few videos though, I hope you have seen them!
Does everyone LOVE this look? This is a really old picture, but the look is so classy for Keyshia, so I had to post it. Plus, the makeup is impeccible.
Eyes- Use a lighter gold or frosty beige on the lid. Keyshia doesn’t have much lid space, but as we can see here, the crease is the real star. I’ve been a total Stila junkie on and off. Try Stila Cosmetics eyeshadow in Copper in the crease. Also notice that the eyebrows are naturally chiseled to perfection, with no highlight.
Skin – This highlight and contour is a dream come true. The inside of her face is lighter, while the perimeter of her face is darker. This could have been accomplished with foundations, powders or bronzers. I love it. My vote, of course, is Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. Who doesn’t want all natural foundation?
Lashes-Top and bottom lashes open the eye and give it so much more dimension. Even though MAC eyelashes are way more than I like to pay, the bottom lash reminds me of the #33′s. This is actually a lash for the lid, but no rules will be broken if you flip it around and use it below. Red Cherry lashes #48 and #43 are great choices for the top. They look way more dramatic on the site, but on the eye: perfection.
Christmas in July is one of the perfect times of year! At the HSN offices in NYC, I had the chance to view many new kits for Holiday. One that caught my eye was by Stila. It’s my personal opinion that because Stila isn’t a NYC based company and doesn’t make everyone act as if they have to rip the runway. It’s just not a brand that’s as big is it should be. They’ve got some of the most pigmented products ever. I say this every time I talk about the brand.
This palette features 13 mini shadows and a mini-mascara. You can purchase this in October for $35 at HSN.com!
In the meantime, check out the Backstage Eye Shadow Palette. You get 6 insanely beautiful (and highly pigmented) shades in a convenient palette form for under $25.
Stila Cosmetics is a brand with several cult favorite products. It’s a brand that I’ve been using off and on for years. While digging in my makeup collection a few weeks ago, I realized just how many Stila products I owned, and how I’m never disappointed with them!
Eye Shadows ($20)-Silky smooth and rich in color. I’ve been wearing La Douche on my eyes for a week straight. Kitten is the perfect pearly highlight. Twig is a must have as well. Sam Fine is a big fan!There is a massive amount of color packed into these shadows, so use a little at a time!
Lip Glaze ($22)- These pen-like glosses are yet another favorite of mine! My favorites include Guava, Praline, Apricot and the infamous Brown Sugar! If you hurry, you can purchase the mini gift set for $25 at Sephora!
Smudge Pots ($20)-I’ve actually never tried these, but I read about them all the time. People have sworn by them on my Twitter feed, and my fellow beauty bloggers can’t get enough either. Check out these reviews at This That Beauty and Musings of a Muse.
Convertible Color ($25)-Since I’m all about multi-purpose cream color, these are high on my list. They aren’t too thick and over pigmented, but give you just enough of what you really need.
Long Wear Lip Color ($20)-I was sold the first time I tried it. Think of the most effortless looking lip imaginable. There are almost comparable to lip crayons. They stay on for hours and don’t dry your lips out!
Have you seen the Makeup Player? You can download makeup tutorials to the mini-theatre in your Stila traincase! Then, using the makeup provided, you can create the perfect look. Now that’s innovative! For more information on Stila, check them out on stilacosmetics.com or sephora.com!
There are so many hundreds of Holiday sets up for grabs this season. Being the beauty fanatics that we are, you’ll want to go crazy I’m sure. This is the best time to try a few products for the best value! Here are my top picks from Sephora’s Holiday offerings!
Lashstash Mascara Sampler ($39)
Aren’t we always looking for the new best mascara? With Sephora’s super cute mascara sampler, you get to test some of the industry’s best! Includes Laura Mercier, Tarte, Hourglass and more!
Smashbox Eye Wish Palette ($44) and WISH for the Perfect Pout ($29)
This is the first time that I’ve seen Smashbox come out with a super trendy palette. The pigment is great and the selection is outstanding! Watch out Urban Decay!
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Meilily brings you Beauty Tips: How to Look as Fantastic as Cindy Crawford in the Latest Allure Photo Spread, with Meilily’s top tips for looking healthy, strong, and beautiful.
The ladies of LA Pretty are massaging their derrierès with diamonds thanks to La Mer. Get all the details on this luxurious new product!
The Informed Makeup Maven looks at the Mascara Wars, Tarte and Stila’s Primer and talks her fave lipglosses and blushes. IMM wants to know your must have blush for a chance to win a “Yes” to Carrots body scrub.
The Makeup Divas are giving away some MAC Sugarsweet products! So head on over and ENTER today!
Beauty Anonymous reviews Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20 PA++.
Beauty Junkies Unite recaps Queen Latifah’s birthday party and shares makeup artist Sam Fine’s tips to recreate Queen’s beautiful birthday look!
The Shades Of U is holding an Easter GIVEAWAY Contest with MAC items as prizes! Enter to win!
Check out eye4style‘s favorite new “cheap thrill,” Dove Go Fresh Burst Body Wash!
It’s Finest Hour Week at Beauty Blogging Junkie! Click here to find out what hair and makeup products Amber recommends for promtastic gorge-osity..
Alison Blackman aka. “Advice Sister Alison” shows you how to make a ballet bun in just a few, easy steps!.
Frappelattes features four patchouli perfumes – a Spring fragrance guide for all patchouli fragrance lovers out there!
Jamie of Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog cancelled her hair salon appointment and experimented with at-home color. Discover whether the money saved was worth it.
Boutique Flair‘s fab finds will help you achieve the smoky blue eye and nude lips look of spring 2009!
Butterflydiary gives away three pairs of tickets to the Hard Rock Cafe Clearsil Dance Battle Finale in NYC on April 7th! Plus you get to win Pimple Blocker Pens too.
Glossypink finds a foundation that will last through your Bikram yoga class!
The girls over at Beauty in Real Life , got a chance to interview Cheri Keating from Head and Shoulders. Check it out here. And while you are there don’t forget to enter their giveaway to win a home Galvanic Spa!
GIVEAWAY ALERT! Beauty Blvd. is giving away Spa Packettes so hurry and enter to win.Monique at Beauty Girl Musings reviews a new tropical fragrance from Michael Kors and is surprised that she actually likes it– read about it here!
Beauty411 is daydreaming of the fabulous French Riviera with the new Chanel Cote d’Azur Summer Makeup Collection
Roop Café compares Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara versus Maybelline Colossal Volume Express Mascara in the search for the most lengthening yet volumizing drugstore mascara!
Read about Lipgloss Break’s Travel Packing List for India. Read up on all the travel necessities I brought with me to India!
beautymix Discovers Kiehl’s Essential Oils fun fragrances for Spring
This week, Spoiled Pretty is hosting two fabulous contests. Enter to win Rodial Glam Balm Wipes. And don’t miss the Oscar Blandi giveaway – one winner will receive Oscar’s new Pronto Wet Instant Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner!
makeup loves me loves living in the fat-tastic lane!
Stila Cosmetics is hooking us up with free shipping and 20% off your entire purchase! Offer is good until April 11th. At checkout, use code STIMULUS! Take this opportunity to get your Twig Eye Shadow and a Lip Glaze or two! Below, I model Raisin and Apricot. If you want to see the Brown girl classic, Brown Sugar Lip Glaze, check out this video.