Tarte brings Beauty Without Boundaries with QVC’s Today’s Special Value


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My FedEx guy did a real bang up job on getting these to me in time to properly photograph and swatch the new goodies from Tarte’s Beauty Without Boundaries (8-piece set) QVC Today’s Special Value for you. They arrived so late last night, that I didn’t have time to do a full breakdown, but I still wanted to share the scoop—because at just $59.96, it IS a good deal—for today only! And it’s cute, right? [Read more...]

How to Conceal Like a Pro




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How to Conceal Like a Pro

The trick to having flawless skin 24/7? It’s not a $150 La Mer moisturizer; it’s knowing how to apply concealer. Learn how to expertly camouflage every imperfection

How to Conceal Like a Pro

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Let’s face it: no one actually has flawless skin. We all get blemishes, dark spots, and dark circles. But here’s the good news, though we may not have perfect complexion naturally, we can still fake it. With a little help from the pros, we’ve brought you the all tips you need to conceal anything.

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Review & Swatches: Jane Iredale Disappear Concealer with Green Tea Extract


Jane Iredale has recently found the way to my heart with very natural looking, yet beautiful and skin flattering pigments in her mineral makeup collection. Have you seen her Simply Magical Collection for fall yet? It’s gorgeous! She also just launched a BB cream (Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream) that I’m dying to try after I get through some of the complexion reviews I have in queue, because it sounds amazing and I hear great things about it. But first on my Jane Iredale list is her Disappear Concealer with Green Tea Extract.

Disappear Concealer is available in five shades and is infused with soothing and nourishing ingredients for skin that might be a little in crisis. When I say “in crisis”, I’m taking about YOU, Mr. Pimple that always pops up on my chin when I least expect it! Green tea and seaweed soothes, while willow bark helps heal. (Did you also know that green tea has slight anti-bacterial qualities for acne, too?)

Jane Iredale Disappear Concealer flocked application tip

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Review & Swatches: bareMinerals SPF 20 Correcting Concealer


I have been hearing the whispers about a new concealer from bareMinerals for a while now, and up until a few weeks ago, I wasn’t sure if it was really fact or fiction. I’m happy to say, it’s fact—and I finally got my little mitts on it! This new complexion product from the bareMinerals product lineup officially launches in August, and it’s called the SPF 20 Correcting Concealer. It’s quite different than their existing concealers, as these are actually creamy in consistency. Let’s take a closer look!

bareMinerals SPF 20 Correcting Concealer

The SPF 20 Correcting Concealer will launch in eight shades, five of which are pictured. They are very rich, pigmented, and super creamy, combined with sun protection. These multi-taskers also contain copper—a mineral colorant that helps disguise skin imperfections, while lemon peel extract works as a botanical skin brightener.

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Sneak Peek: bareMinerals ‘Stroke of Light’ Eye Brightener


I am SO excited right now! Literally fresh off the UPS truck—bareMinerals is releasing the Stroke of Light Eye Brightener. This will launch officially in August and is available in four shades. For now, all of the information I’m sharing with you is preliminary. I have not worn this yet—but I wanted to give you the scoop!

Shades available…

  • Luminous 1 — diffused pink
  • Luminous 2 — light-to-medium
  • Luminous 3 — tan
  • Luminous 4 — deep

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Sneak Peek: IT Cosmetics Vitality Anti-Aging 5 Piece Collection QVC Today’s Special Value for 7/27/12


Over the past year, I’ve really grown to love IT Cosmetics—and I’ve reviewed several of their products in the past. Bye Bye Pores, Hello Lashes! Mascara, and the Vitality Lip Flush have all been hits on the blog, as the products I’ve tried from the brand have been consistently terrific. Since I’m always happy to pass along a great value on fab beauty goodies, here’s your sneak peek of this Friday’s Today’s Special Value on QVC from IT Cosmetics!

From the IT Cosmetics Vitality Anti-Aging 5 Piece Collection QVC TSV for 7/27/12

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Review & Swatches: Pixi by Petra Illuminating Tint & Conceal Tinted Moisturizer & Concealer w/SPF 20


Yesterday, I reviewed a BB cream, but today’s complexion product is a bit different. When the Pixi Illuminating Tint & Conceal arrived, I removed it from the box and thought, “What the heck?”

That quickly turned into, “Whoa, this is AMAZING.”

Illuminating Tint & Conceal is a multi-tasking product with two parts. The component houses a concealer at the tip which is covered by a clear cap. You can unscrew the concealer top, and then there’s a tube of tinted moisturizer. I didn’t want to like this combo packaging, but I ended up loving it. It’s functional—talk about making your packaging work for you! Two-in-ones often let me down. Here’s where there was an exception.

Pixi by Petra Illuminating Tint & Conceal in No. 2 Bare Glow

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Coming Soon: Benefit ‘How To Look The Best At Everything’ Flawless Complexion Makeup Kit


I promised that I’d have a few Benefit sneak peeks up for you this week, but some server problems made me break that promise, and I’m SO sorry! Now that those woes are mostly over (hopefully), on with the show!

Benefit is releasing a few kits next month that will be Sephora exclusives. Some of them are color collections, but this one right here—is a complexion collection, the ‘How To Look The Best at Everything’ Flawless Complexion Makeup Kit. It’s available in three shades; Light, Medium, and Deep. As luck would have it, I have Medium which is too dark for me—but I’m still thankful, and happy to share!

How To Look The Best At Everything Flawless Complexion Makeup Kit in Medium

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