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Beauty Buzz: In the Buff

By |August 6th, 2014|Beauty Buzz|

nude face makeupWe’ve all heard of and possibly thrown around the term, “bedroom eyes.”   This probably implies to most a smokey eye or a red lip (which you can learn how to do HERE and HERE).  However, sometimes the sexiest way a woman can look is when she appears to have done nothing at all.  Like many fashion trends, what women find sexy or stylish is totally unappealing to the opposite sex. There’s a reason I wear red lipstick on first dates (as documented here).  But in the off chance that you are hoping to pucker up with Prince Charming, try going for the “no makeup” makeup look which can be achieved by using neutral shades, glowing bronzes, and soft peaches.  And don’t forget that the first step to any sweet naked face is a steadfast skincare routine.

nude makeup1. Dior Nude Tan Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder, 2. Dermalogica Exfoliating Face Brush, 3. Bliss Naked Body Butter, 4. NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere, 5. nails inc., The Perfect Nude, 6. Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tint in Never Enough Nude, 7. Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Nude Fair, 8. Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo, 9. Leighton Denny Nail Polish in Mirage or Not, 10. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette, 11. Tarte Cheeck Stain in Exposed

xx,

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Beauty Buzz: Go Naked

By |July 18th, 2013|Beauty Buzz|

artistic nudeWe’re all already obsessed with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette (and Naked 2 Palette) with good reason.  And if you’re not, well, get obsessed.  One day, while picking up some essentials from Sephora, I got sucked into the sample section.  It’s like the Bermuda Triangle for beauty junkies.  Steer clear or risk having no groceries for the next week.  Along with a purse size tube of L’Occitane Hand Cream, I snagged a sample of Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Beauty Balm.  I mean, why not?

Urban Decay Naked Skin Beauty Balm

The claim is that it’s an “instant retoucher in a tube.”  With five different skin benefits including SPF 20 and anti-aging ingredients, this balm is like one stop shopping.  As mentioned, I don’t love a lot of makeup on my skin and this beauty balm, goes on so smooth and light that sometimes I feel like I haven’t put enough on.  However, when I peer at my reflection in the mirror, my skin literally does look like it’s been photoshopped.  It quickly evens skintone and reduces the appearance of pores and fine lines,  although you will probably still need a concealer to hide any unsightly behemoth blemishes, like the one I use from Miracle Skin Transformer.  The only thing I found a bit odd about this formula was the slightly minty scent.  It’s not offensive.  It just sort of seems off.  If you’re looking for the perfect lightweight summer skin smoother, grab a tube… but steer clear of the samples.

xx,

WhyDid

Beauty Buzz: Star Spangled Beauty

By |July 2nd, 2013|Beauty Buzz|

american flag makeupAlright, so you can’t even begin to stomach strapping on a star studded tank top or holiday color coordinated outfit.  That’s fine.  Just don’t be a totally Sally Suckpants refusing to play along whatsoever.  Incorporate a little bit of your American pride this Fourth of July by wearing the colors of our flag on your face (and nails).  Navy liner rimming your lids, cherry red lips, and a slick white manicure will have people believing Lenny Kravitz wrote American Woman for you- and why shouldn’t they?

1. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee in True Red, 2. Ciaté Paint Pot in Mistress, 3. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Red Orange Shellac, 4. Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Scorch, 5. Makeup Forever Glitter Eyeshadow in Iridescent White, 6. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Eyeliner in Yeyo, 7. Dior Diorshow Iconic Mascara in Deep Blue, 8. NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Mandchourie Golden Infused Deni/Rich Navy, 9. butter LONDON 3 Free Lacquer in Blagger

xx,

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Beauty Buzz: Prime Time

By |May 24th, 2012|Beauty Buzz|

smeared makeupA crucial step you may be missing (as was I for the majority of my makeup wearing life) is something that happens before the rouge, before the mascara, and even before your foundation.  This very imperative, but often neglected step is the application of a little something called primer.  Primer should be applied the moment you are done moisturizing so as to “lock” in your moisturizer and create the smoothest “canvas” possible.  I know, I know.  It’s starting to get steamy outside, so the last thing you feel like doing is adding another layer to your fabulous face.  You’ve worked awfully hard getting that face painted to perfection, so applying a primer to prevent your face from melting off seems like a worthy cause, no?  And here’s the best part: many primers have added benefits like built in SPF or anti-aging ingredients.

best makeup primers1. Cover FX Skinprep FX Nourishing Foundation Primer & Anti-Aging Serum, 2.Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, 3. NARS Pro-Prime Multi Protect Primer, SPF 30, 4. Amazing Cosmetics Anti Aging Face Primer, 5. Murad Hybrids Skin Perfecting Primer Matte Finish

 

You’re in your prime, lady.

xx,

WhyDid

 

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Beauty Buzz: The Look of Love

By |February 9th, 2012|Beauty Buzz|

look of love

Ah, the look of love.  You can almost pick the women in the midst of amour right out of a crowd thanks to the effervescent glow of endorphins.  Their eyes sparkle, their cheeks are flushed, and they just look blissful.  But wait… why must we rely on men and love to give us that glorious glow?  Oh, right.  We don’t.  Phew.  And it’s a good thing cause banking on a man for our beauty is like trying to pull yourself away from Pinterest.  Never gonna happen.  From rosy cheeks to shiny lips, here are a few ways to give yourself the look of love.

1. Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, $50, 2. Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Love Always, $8.99, 3. Stila Love At First Blush Palette, $14, 4. NARS Super Orgasm Blush, $26, 5. Prada Candy Eau de Parfum, $108, 6. Physician’s Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush, $11.99, 7. Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in It’s Raining Men, $16, 8. NARS Nail Polish in Pussy Galore, $16, 9. Laura Mercier Lingerie Eye and Cheek Palette, $60

Are you in love?

xx,

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