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The Best Summer Makeup For 2011

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Summer Makeup 2011: Loud and Proud Summer makeup trends for 2011 include the bright, the glowing, and the bronzed. Foregoing past summer makeup trends of the natural look and “less is more,” this year’s hues are loud, proud, and full of shimmer. Bright matte lipstick screams out to be noticed in popular shades of fuchsia, […]

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Top Summer Makeup Tips

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Avoid Makeup Melt With These Top Summer Makeup Tips From melting and dripping to sticky messes, the summer months can really take a toll on your makeup. As the temperatures rise and summer creeps in, it is important to remember some important summer makeup tips to keep you looking your best, even in the heat. […]

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MAC Surf Baby Swatches

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The Mac Surf Baby collection has a summer bronze theme that will work well if you are a bronzer fan. I’m not really loving the eye shadows in this collection except for the teal blue, but it does have two really nice sets of metallic pigments. I also love the lipsticks and balms (which really […]

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Lancôme Summer 2010

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Lancôme has a couple of nice bronzers in their summer Bronze Riviera collection, along with a new limited edition eye shadow palette that I just love. The bronzers are available as a standard pressed powder, Lancôme ‘Tropiques Minérale’ Bamboo Bronzer Compact , or as a loose powder with a self loading brush, Lancôme ‘Star Bronzer’ […]

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Bobbi Brown Nude Collection Shimmer Block

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I am a sucker for neutral/nude shades, and Bobbi Brown is pretty much the best for that stuff, so I just had to order up some items from her Nude Collection. I wasn’t disappointed! The first item I picked out was the  Bobbi Brown Nude Shimmer Brick . This compact gives a nice sheer shimmering […]

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MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Trio

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MAC cosmetics has some new Mineralize Skin Finish items out for summer.  I was sent a MAC Mineralize Skin Finish Trio in Triple Fusion, which works quite well with my fair skin. The trios consist of a couple of bronzer shades and a pinker blush shade. They are fairly adjustable depending on where you sweep […]

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Pur Minerals Perfect Starter Kit

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Like many mineral makeup companies, Pur Minerals offers a starter kit. I gave one a try, and was generally impressed. The starter kit comes with the following: 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup:  What I liked right off about this item was that it was pressed. Pressed mineral makeup is much easier to apply than loose powder […]

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Nars Makeup Technique Video: A Healthy Radiant Complexion

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Nars is releasing a set of short makeup technique videos. In this first one, you can learn how to use Nars foundation, powder, and bronzer. Nars Makeup Technique Video: A Healthy Radiant Complexion Note the application of the bronzer in a number 3 movement. This is the best way to apply bronzer and the video […]

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M.A.C. Cosmetics New View Collection

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M.A.C. has a great new collection out that I find very useful. So I declare this a must have product! M.A.C. New View is a collection of mineralized baked skin finish powders for finish, contour, and highlight. M.A.C. describes New View as follows: Natural and Shimmer. The split personality of powder now, in NewView combinations […]

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Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Powder Bronzer

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I have been going through a number of Sonia Kashuk items and will be featuring a few of my favorites. One is the Sonia Kashuk Bare Minimum Pressed Powder Bronzer in Golden, although I recommend it mainly for those with fair skin. This bronzer is quite sheer, so for a super pale girl like me, […]