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Hard Candy Lite Bright Concealer Works for the Fairest of Them All

Hard Candy Lite Bright

There’s so much conflicting information about concealers and which shade to buy. Some say to go one shade lighter and others swear that you need to match your skintone exactly.

To set the record straight, for covering blemishes, your concealer should match your skintone. For highlighting or illuminating dark circles, half to one shade lighter is your best bet.




Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System is Dressed Up for Spring 2014

Temptu Flawless Complexion Kit

I have a special event coming up this weekend that I’ve been looking forward to for weeks. I haven’t had the opportunity to get dressed up and fancy in a while, so I’m looking forward to pulling out the heels and little black dress.

As for my makeup, I’ll be making good use of the Temptu Flawless Complexion Kit in Poppy Red ($170 US). The brightly colored system is part of their Kaleidoscope Color Collection, which comes in four other vibrant colors for Spring 2014.



Look Picture-Perfect for Everyday with Sunday Riley

Sunday Riley Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer

Anyone else feel anxious at the prospect of photos? My sister is a photographer and always reminds me of tips to make myself look more flattering on camera, but even so I always feel a little awkward.

Though the anxiety never goes away, ensuring that my makeup looks good helps me feel a little better. When I know that I’ll be taking photos, nothing helps face makeup look its best than a layer of foundation primer.



Fight Bullying with Kiehl’s & StandUp Foundation’s Sport Essentials Kit


Earlier this month, Kiehl’s Since 1851 partnered with Rugby World Cup Champion Ben Cohen and his StandUp Foundation in support of Anti-Bullying Month. StandUp Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness of the long-term, damaging effects of bullying and to raise money to support those doing real-world work to stop it.

To support Ben Cohen and StandUp Foundation, Kiehl’s packaged a special collection of adventure-tested sports essentials.  The limited edition StandUp Sports Essentials Kit ($68.50 US) includes some of Kiehl’s best-selling men’s products:



Get the Look: Laura Mercier at NYFW Spring 2014

Laura Mercier

Unless you’re talking about the extravagantly gorgeous makeup by Pat McGrath at the Givenchy Spring 2014 show, a lot of designers like to focus the intensity of their makeup look on one or a few details on the runway.

Interestingly for the everyday woman, that really allows for the combination of multiple trends in a beautifully put together way, given that each of the individual looks are appropriately adjusted of course.

Laura Mercier’s looks at NYFW last month are a perfect example. The red matte lips on the models at Pamella Roland and silver glitter eyes seen at Jenny Packham look wonderfully seasonal for the upcoming cooler seasons together after being toned down. Check out my thoughts on the products used at both shows below!




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