Archive of ‘Bronzer’ category

You Glow Girl: LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15

I am a firm believer in the ‘before you leave the house, take off one accessory’ rule. Unfortunately, when it comes to beauty, a trip to tranny-ville isn’t so easily averted. So my best advice to avoid going overboard is to think simple before applying anything to your face.

One of the best tips to prevent product overload is to invest in a good bronzer. Adding warmth to your complexion allows you to get away with wearing less. My new favorite bronzer is LORAC TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, which has a mineral-based, baked formula that goes on silky-smooth for a glow that lasts. It can be used wet or dry, depending on the intensity you desire, and is great for contouring and highlighting. It might just be the best bronzer I’ve ever used.

Using the TANtalizer Baked Matte Satin Bronzer SPF 15, I’ve been borrowing a technique from my girl Jenn Falik‘s playbook. Apply the powder in the shape of a 3 on each side of your face; hit your forehead, cheeks and jawline evenly for a super natural looking all-over glow. I dust it on with my ecoTools Powder Brush; it’s super-soft and picks up just the right amount of pigment.

Swipe on two coats of your must-have mascara and coat your pucker in a sheer gloss, and you’re good to glow.

The British Are Coming: Rimmel London Giveaway!

Rimmel London may be celebrating its 10th anniversary in the US, but one of you will win an absolutely fabulous anniversary present.

This week, enter to win a prize package worth $150, filled with some of Rimmel London’s best products for summer – including two new must-have mascaras that have yet to hit shelves!!!

One lucky reader will receive:

Sexy Curves Waterproof Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Glam’Eyes Lash Flirt Mascara (will be on shelves in July)
Lash Maxxx Waterproof Mascara
Exaggerate Waterproof Eye Definer in Jet Black and Deep Ocean
Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in Chocolatine and Bronzed
Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Stay Matte Clarifying Matte Foundation
Natural Bronzer in Sundance
Mono Blush in Peach
1000 Kisses Lip Liner in Natural and Indian Kiss
Lasting Finish Kiss & Stay Gloss in English Rose and Lustrous Nude
Lasting Finish Intense Wear Lipstick in Pink Champagne, Alarm and Crush
60 Seconds Nail Polish in Camouflage, Shocker and Pulsating

To enter the giveaway, send an email to Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Rimmel London Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Sunday, June 28th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Monday, June 29th, I’ll announce the winner’s name. Please, only one entry per person; duplicate entries will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open to U.S. residents.

Good luck!

Window Shopper’s Remorse

Two weeks ago, I went to Sephora, for story research (I swear). Guerlain had this promotional table set up, manned by a sunkissed representative. The saleswoman familiarized me with the brand’s Terracotta collection, then asked if I would like to try the Terracotta Spray Bronzing Powder Mist.

I had just come from a relaxing rubdown at Topper’s Spa (followed by eyebrow shaping at Thread Beauty Bar), and I wasn’t wearing any makeup – so I happily obliged. The woman misted my face with the #2 shade and quickly blended the product with a foundation brush. In (literally) one minute, I looked like I just got back from some sun drenched isle. It’s so gorgeous, words simply won’t do.

As much as I loved the look, I wasn’t exactly enamored with the price ($59)…so I left it in the store. But ever since, I’ve been kicking myself for leaving Sephora empty-handed. I recently learned that each can contains 130 applications, which comes out to just 45 cents per bronzy face. So my cheap ass is heading back to Sephora – this time, primed to make a purchase.

Spoiled Pretty Street Style: Dayna In Philadelphia

Because I know how much you love themed posts, like Recessionista’s Fabuless Pick of the Week and my celebrity articles, I’m adding another one to the roster…

Welcome to Spoiled Pretty Street Style – a new column that shines a spotlight on fashion and beauty trends, and how they’re being interpreted in your neck of the woods.

For the inaugural post, I’m spotlighting Dayna, an impossibly chic Philadelphia lawyer.

In the photo, Dayna is rocking: a Black Halo dress, J. Crew cardigan, Marc Jacobs sunglasses, Heidi Klum earrings, Lagos ring, David Yurman and Charriol bracelets, Louis Vuitton handbag, and Boutique 9 sandals.

SP: What are your top five beauty products for summer?
Dayna: Darphin Cleansing Foam Gel, NARS Bronzing Powder, NARS Blush in Orgasm, Diorshow Black Out Mascara, and Chanel Aqualumiere Lip Gloss in #72 (Bubble Plum)

SP: Are there any celebrities whose style you admire?
Dayna: Rachel Bilson, Kate Bosworth, Lauren Conrad, Diane Kruger, and Nicole Richie

SP: What items are you currently coveting?
Dayna: Burberry trench coat and . Oh, and a Chloe Paddington bag. I just don’t think I should be living without it.

SP: What is your #1 beauty tip?
Dayna: Use a heated eyelash curler. They make a travel one at Sephora. It’s amazing.

Want to be featured in Street Style? Take a photo of yourself or someone you know, stylin‘ and profilin‘…with a breakdown of the fashion and beauty products pictured. Then send it to my inbox. If you’re chosen, I’ll feature the look on Spoiled Pretty – and I’ll send you a beauty goodie for your troubles!

New From Bobbi Brown: Illuminating Bronze Collection

“Nothing says summer to me like healthy skin with a bit of shimmer. It’s gorgeous and super sexy – and who doesn’t want to look like that?” -Bobbi Brown

This summer, Bobbi Brown is making it easier than ever to get the look of healthy, sun-kissed skin without the damaging effects of the sun. Take your pick from a flattering array of options, designed for all complexions from fair to dark.

The Illuminating Bronze Collection includes:
Shimmer Brick for Body ($75)
Create head-to-toe glamour with Shimmer Brick for Body. Lightweight, silky powder can be used on arms, legs, décolleté, or anywhere you want to glow. The deluxe oversized compact features three shimmering bars of color.

All Over Body Brush ($85)
The softest, most luxurious brush imaginable. The perfect companion to the Shimmer Brick for Body, this brush was designed with ultra soft bristles that feel amazing on the skin and offer sheer, even application.

Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($33)
This ultra-soft and smooth pressed powder is formulated with a unique and innovative blend of sheer powder and micro pearls. It glides on evenly and gives skin a seamless and sheer natural-looking glow. Available in: Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Bali Brown, Barbados Tan and Maui.

All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 ($28)
Bobbi’s unique gel-based bronzer instantly gives the face a healthy, natural-looking glow with the added benefit of sun protection. Now available in a new shade requested by makeup artists and customers alike: Golden Sun.

Stila Indian Summer Collection Now Available!

Introducing Stila Indian Summer: get gorgeous with 24kt gold!

Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF15 ($32)
Stila’s bestselling Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer has gone golden! Bronzing Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 – infused with genuine 24kt gold – contains the perfect ratio of pigment to pearl, providing a beaming, flawless face in an instant.

Mineral Bronzing Powder – Brushed Gold ($34)
Radiant, bronzed skin has never been looked so good (or been so good for you!) This 100% natural finishing powder gives your skin a warm, natural bronzed glow skin with one simple dusting. Eco-certified ingredients hydrate and protect, while the pearl pigments and 24kt Gold – a known antioxidant with added anti-microbial properties – keep skin youthful and glowing.

Convertible Color Duo – Marigold ($25)
Get that sun-kissed look you long for with the newest addition to the award-winning Convertible Color family – Marigold. Infused with genuine 24kt gold – a known antioxidant with added anti-microbial properties – Marigold features two gorgeously golden hues that will give your skin a natural, youthful glow. Wear shades alone or mix together to create a brilliantly bronzed look.

Mango Crush, Lip & Cheek Stain ($24)
This season’s latest super-fruit inspired multi-tasker will give you instant glamour gratification. Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain is infused with naturally staining mango extracts that react to your personal pH levels to create your perfect shade every time. Used as a sheer blush, or a lip tint and packaged in Stila’s iconic clickable pen, this revolutionary formula is easy to build and blend, and leaves your lips and cheeks with a fresh flush of youth.

Charmed Eye Shadow Palette ($28)
Go for the gold and the bold this summer with Stila’s India-inspired eye shadow palette! Adorned with authentic Indian bindis, this palette features four highly-pigmented new shadow shades all infused with genuine 24kt gold. Long revered for its skin revitalizing properties, this luxurious metal helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and creates a rich, shimmering effect.

Smudge Pot – Golden Noir ($20)
Add a little sass to your sultry summer look with Smudge Pot in Golden Noire. This new twist on the cult favorite Smudge Pot sprinkles genuine 24kt gold flakes into the rich matte black base leaving eyes gilded and glam. Long revered for its skin revitalizing properties, this “touch of gold” helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and creates a rich, shimmering effect.

Lash Visor Waterproof Mascara ($20)
Stila’s Lash Visor Mascara has long been an industry favorite. It’s quick-drying, long-wearing; waterproof formula makes it the perfect do-it-all mascara. And now – it is even better! Stila has put this iconic formula in a bigger, metal component – so there is more mascara to love. It also has a new re-designed brush for thick, long, luxurious lashes that stay perfectly defined all day.

24kt Gloss ($22)
Add some sizzle to your summer with Stila’s 24kt gloss! Infused with genuine 24kt gold, this non-sticky formula gives you a vibrant, glistening, gorgeous grin. Available in five brilliant shades.

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