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Flu Busting Beauty Secrets

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For the past two weeks, I have resembled a red headed version of Elmer Fudd.  A summer time flu took hold, and knocked me off my keister.  DayQuill, and an overabundance of Orange Juice has left me extremely light headed and completely void of any blogging skills whatsoever! 

And, as much as I would have loved to have hidden away in my apartment watching reruns, these past two weeks have been busy ones!  

So, yet again, I look to my beauty closet to save me and help me fake a well rested (and not half dead) appearance.  Actually, I have used this formulation of skin boosting serums, soft lit makeup, and vitamin loaded juices for days when I am exhausted.....flu or not!  This simple beauty plan is great for days *or weeks* when you are exhausted, travel weary, or overworked.  It fakes a good nights sleep perfectly.  

Flu Busting Beauty!

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The illuminating magic light of Touche Éclat is in a foundation! I couldn't ask for anything more when I am feeling pale, ghastly, and all around sickly.  If you are a fan of Touche Eclat (who isn't really?), than you will adore this foundation. Light, hydrating and luminous.  It brings back the glow!

This concentrate of essential oils and botanical packs a punch. It diminishes the tri-fecta of tired; puffiness, dark circles, and wrinkles. 

In desperation, I grabbed this during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale, and I am so very glad I did.  This little set saved me when I was too tired to think of what makeup to apply.  The colors are uber complimentary, soft, illuminating, and super flattering.  I looked polished without trying! 
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Get The Look: Jaime King

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Celebrity makeup artist Georgie Eisdell worked with Jaime King for the Vogue/Tory Burch Watch Collection Event. This is a surprisingly easy look and perfect for the holidays! 

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“Jaime’s face is so great for makeup. She looks amazing with literally anything so it’s always fun with her. I decided to keep the eyes light and go for a bright pop of color on the lips."

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Makeup Tips for Winter’s Bold New Face

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 To look beautiful in the winter, you have to use a makeup strategy that’s different from the one you use in July. Sticking with summer’s bronzer just looks fake. Winter’s light is whiter and less yellow than summer light, so it’s apparent your color boost came from product rather than the sun. What’s more refreshing and modern is giving winter its own signature face.

This year, the frosty shades and tinsel-like shine of winters past are gone. Elegant matte texture has taken their place, and lips and cheeks are swept with bright pops of candy color. Yes, it’s a bold statement that can look Cirque du Soleil rather than chic if you get it wrong. Here’s how to get it right!

1. Add richer moisturizers to your skin care regimen. Those whipping winds outside and dry heating indoors can leave your skin parched and chapped. Matte foundation can catch on these dry patches, so you need to make sure your skin is plumped up and well-hydrated. Applying a thick moisturizer in the morning can add sheen to a matte face; instead, hydrate before bedtime with a luxurious extra-emollient night cream.

2. Go matte with minimal product. Yes, you need a new foundation for winter. Stick with the dewy base you used in summer and you’ll have to layer on lots of powder to dull the sheen. Instead, choose a matte textured foundation in your exact shade and apply sparingly. Set it with a light dusting of translucent powder applied with a large, loosely bristled powder brush.

3. Flatter your eyes with subtle makeup. Winter’s bold, bright look is focused on lips or cheeks. While you don’t want to overlook your eyes, you will want to enhance them with neutral makeup. First, give them a bit of a boost by applying a thin black line with a cream or liquid liner very close to the lash line. Define the crease of your lid with a neutral shade of brown or gray shadow. Apply with a crease brush in a half-moon shape. Curl your lashes, and then apply two coats of black mascara.

4. Choose between your cheeks or lips for the bold pop of color. If you have full lips with pout to spare, go for an assertive mouth. If your cheekbones are high, do an amazing blush flush. Pick only one area or you’ll look overdone. For your color choices, think flowers and fruit rather than jewels -- juicy red, rosy pink, ripe peach. Fair-skinned ladies look best in cooler pastel shades, while darker beauties should choose warm, blue-based shades.

5. If you’ve chosen your lips for that extra oomph, apply a matte lipstick straight from the tube. You’ll want to skip the liner so the look is soft. A nice bonus: Matte lipstick lasts longer than satin textures, so you won’t need to touch up for hours. Balance a bold mouth with a soft, natural blush along the cheekbone.

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How to Keep Your Non-Waterproof Eyeliner From Coming Off

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Today's question is, "How do I keep my non-waterproof eyeliner from fading and how do I make it last?" Well, the answer is very simple; it's called layering. You just simply put your eye shadow over your liner to give it that kind of binding and to make it stay.
Eyeliners tend to fade or tend smear, for lack of better words, when they don't have anything to hold them in place. For example, if you're using your normal eye shadow, you can see it has a really nice creamy consistency. It's a coal base. So, to keep that staying on, I want to take my eye shadow and just simply apply it right on top with an eyeliner brush. This is going to make sure that your eye shadow stays all day and it also really helps to give a beautiful, kind of softer look to eye shadow. You can blend it, you can smudge it out, you can do whatever. If I wanted to make this a little smokier, I can, and now that shadow is going to last until I take it off.
 
It's so simple to do and it really also gives you a lot of other options of how to use your eyeliner.
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How Can I Get My Eyes To Glow?

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Today's question is "how can I get my eyes to glow". Well, one of the easiest tricks and a celebrity secret for the red carpet, is to use a liquid eye shadow. Now I know it sounds a bit weird... but it gives the eyes a vibrant, bright glowy look.

  • As you can see this is instantly adding a bit of a glow and extra shimmer which will make the eyes pop. Celebrities do this for the red carpet all the time to really give their eyes that extra glow. It's subtle yet on camera it looks amazing, instantly adds that glow and beautiful pop to eyes.
  • My current favorites are mark by Avon all time eye hook ups! 
  • Don't forget that some creams can smooth on like a liquid, such as Maybelline Color Tattoo

And there you go, if you are looking for a quick and easy way to make your eyes glow, look for a liquid eye shadow.  Helps every time!

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Judith August The Everything Pencil

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When it comes to finding the right concealer, it sometimes feels like a guessing game. Which shade should you choose? Which brand covers best? I've discovered two concealers from Judith August that not only cover well, but they're incredibly easy to use. The Everything Pencil and Orange Masking Creme will make you rethink concealers.

First off is my absolute favorite – Judith August's The Everything Pencil. What makes it so special? It's actually an pencil, which makes applying it just where you need it easier than ever. Forget about having a different concealer for every type of blemish. This one really does cover it all for both face and body. It contains both aloe vera and Vitamin E and glides on with ease. From age spots to spider veins, it's the true everything concealer. With six shades to choose from, it's easy to cover every flaw quickly and easily.

Next up is the Orange Masking Creme. No, it's not a brilliant orange crème. Instead, it's a three part orange based concealer with pink, yellow and peach undertones. The moisturizing formula is designed to make dark circles disappear. Plus, you can mix and match the three part concealer for match most any skin tone and even use it as a foundation.

If you're ready to cover up, these professional concealers should be your first stop. Not only do they cover, but they help moisturize and heal too. What more could you ask for?

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Get The Look: Sophia Vergara at Emmy Awards 2014

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Sofia Vergara always knocks it out of the park on the red carpet, and last night was no different!  Here we share the beauty breakdown, starting with the step-by-step hair tutorial for her shiny straight style followed by the breakdown to achieve her easy to recreate makeup.

First, Sofia’s stylist, celeb hair guru Kylee Heath shares her tips on how to get the gorgeous smooth and sexy look. Follow Kylee’s step-by-step instructions below and you’ll be ready to make your red carpet debut!

1. Start with Head & Shoulders Smooth & Silky for a flake-free part and 24-hour frizz control

2. Create a straight center part on damp hair
3. Blow dry the top front section, away from your face, with a boar bristle round brush. Roll the section under itself and pin into place to cool
4. Blow dry the rest of your hair in two square inch sections and pin each section in place then wait for all sections to cool. Once cool, take out each section and brush it
5. With a 1 ½ inch curling iron, add a slight bend to the shorter front layers
6. Finish by spraying with light hairspray for extra hold

Next, Sofia’s makeup artist complemented her Art Deco style with a retro lip and a fresh modern eye. With the white and silver dress, white diamonds and simple hair, the makeup called for a pop of color. See the breakdown below of Sofia’s glamorous look.

Face:

  • I used a short haired buffing foundation brush to really buff the foundation, truBLEND Liquid Foundation in Classic Tan D-4, into the skin.
  • I then used a touch of bronzer (Clean Glow Bronzer in Spices) on the forehead, cheekbones and down the bridge of the nose.
  • I added a pop of blush, Clean Glow Blush in Peaches, on the apples of the cheeks to give the look some warmth.


Eyes


Lips:

  • The focus was really about the lip, so I needed a long lasting lip product that would last all night through the red carpet, award show AND parties.
  • I didn't want the lip to look too dry so I chose Outlast All Day Lipcolor in Ever-Reddy as it is super pigmented and would give that punch of color while still looking like a shiny candy apple!
  • I lined the lip with a matching pencil, LipPerfection Lipliner in Passion.
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