Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May Beauty Favorites

Hello Everyone!
Well we just wrapped the movie and I finally have some time to sit down and write! I wanted to let you all know what I am loving for myself and professionally at the moment!! I have worked on a a lot of different skin types this month and these are the overall stand out products!!

1. I love this moisturizer! When I first began in the industry this was in my kit. After I used it all up I wanted to try some others to make sure there was nothing else out there. After experimenting with some others I can honestly say this will never leave my kit ever again! It is soft, lightweight and the scent is little to none. I have never had a client who has been allergic to this product. I will be purchasing more of this line!
Charade Duo EyeshadowCharade Duo Eyeshadow
2. This NARS eye shadow duo in "Charade" has become a staple. It is absolutely gorgeous on fair skin. It is such a subtle way to bring out brown eyes. The texture is creamy and smooth and the colors glide on the eye effortlessly. I used this almost everyday on an actress in the movie. It lasted all day and there was never a need for a touch up ( I did use an eye primer). I am doing some research on more NARS eye shadows to invest in!

Soap & Glory - Hand Food™ Hand Cream
3.  Okay so I purchased this product (sample size) at sephora for $5.00. I bought it to keep in my kit because I use so much hand sanitizer and it really dries out my hands. I had no idea that this was going to be so incredible. It really rejuvenates my skin and it smells wonderful!! My clients kept reaching for it to use it as well because they liked it so much! After discovering this I went out and purchased the Soap and Glory body soap. It is also wonderful and the scent smells so fresh! It is safe to say I will be repurchasing the full size of both of these products when I run out.

4. On a more personal level, I purchased this Vince Camuto perfume and I am obsessed. It is so important to smell nice when you are working so close with people. The scent has a slight sweet/vanilla edge to it and I am in love. I actually purchased this at Nordstrom Rack for $30.00 and this is honestly something I would purchase for full price! This has absolutely become my staple scent.

Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation
5.  I heard great things about this foundation and I have to agree with all of the rants and raves! I purchased the Rimmel Match Perfection Foundation about two weeks ago and the first day I used it I got so many compliments on my skin. It is really easy to blend and the staying power is actually pretty good! I will say that it does not last as long as Revlon Colorstay but it lasts WAY longer than NARS Shear Glow. It was about $8.00 which is incredible for such an awesome foundation! I would highly recommend this foundation especially if you are on a budget!

Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder - Medium

6.Last but not least is this beautiful product. This has become my go to contour color for light to medium skin. It is the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder in "Medium". It the perfect contour color because it is a very cool brown. It could almost even be considered a taupe/gray.  It creates a beautiful shadow instead of just bronzing the areas in which you would like to contour. This is the product I have been looking for all of my life. I am in love and it is now an immediate staple in my personal kit and in my professional kit.

Let me know what your favorite beauty products are at the moment! Also comment if you have used any of these products and have had the same or different experiences! 

 I hope this was helpful!! :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Check Out This Brand!: Tarte

Amazonian clay 12-hour blush -

All natural beauty products are a rarity in the beauty industry. Tarte not only has a lot of great all natural ingredients in their products they also have INCREDIBLE products. I find that with most "all natural" or"mineral" products that they tend to wear off much quicker than other products.

This is the Tarte Story:
"Before I started tarte out of my one bedroom apartment in 1999, I was a total beauty addict like you but quickly became frustrated when I couldn’t find healthy, nourishing cosmetics – everything I found was full of unhealthy, synthetic formulas. And whether it was department store makeup or one of the very few ‘healthy’ makeup lines I was able to find, the packaging was so unglamorous I hardly wanted to buy it let alone take it out of my purse in public!
So I set out to create a line that would prove that glamour can be good for you by pioneering the use of high-performance naturals™ that bring clinical results to the everyday woman! Ten years later tarte is the leader in earth engineered™ beauty offering the widest selection of natural cosmetics full of skinvigorating™ ingredients including our proprietary t5 super fruit complex™ (a blend of the five most active, free-radical fighting super fruits), vitamins, minerals and natural fruit and plant extracts. But it’s not just about what’s in our healthy formulas; it’s what’s not in them that really sets us apart! Our products are formulated without parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances, just to name a few.
We don’t just stop at the formulas – our chic, runway-inspired cases and compacts are more than just pretty packaging. We’re helping reduce green house gas emissions one mascara at a time by creating components that are made from recyclable or post-consumer recycled material and can often be re-used to help reduce environmental waste. We like to say we’re doing the ‘leg work’ to help all of us minimize our carbon footprints.

I hope you enjoy your tarte purchase and remember:
be green, be smart, be tarte!

-Maureen Kelly CEO/Founder

I have used a lot of Tarte products and they have all been pretty wonderful! Some things that I love:

1. Amazonian Clay 24 Hour Blush ($26.00)
2. multiplEYE Lash Enhancing Primer ($22.00)
3. Lights, Camera, Lashes 4 in 1 Mascara ($19.00)
4. emphasEYES high-definition eye pencil ($18.00)
5. The Buffer Airbrush Foundation Brush ($32.00)

I appreciate what Tarte is doing and I hope that one day more brands will find a way to do what they have done. If you have not tried anything from Tarte you should go to Sephora or go online and check them out!!

I hope this was helpful! :)