L’Oreal Sublime Bronze One Day Tinted Gel promises a natural looking, sun-kissed glow in a no-mistakes formula that lasts all day – but washes off with just soap and water. Does it deliver? Watch my video review to find out if you should stockpile or sidestep this new product!
After a brief television hiatus, I’m back on the tube again…this time, dishing on my favorite drugstore beauty must haves.
We all know that it doesn’t actually cost a million bucks to look like a million bucks. But there are thousands of skin/body care products and cosmetics at your local drugstore…and choosing what should go in your basket and what should stay on the shelf can be overwhelming.
So reporter (and fabulous style blogger) Lilliana Vazquez asked me to share my beauty expertise with Philadelphia’s NBC10 viewers and name my top drugstore beauty buys. Some of my current faves include:
L’Oreal Paris Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer Day/Night Cream, $19.99 (comparable to Clinique Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer SPF 20, $42.50)
Revlon PhotoReady Makeup, $13.99 (comparable to Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation, $40)
CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion, $9.99 (comparable to Diorshow Mascara, $24)
Maybelline Shine Sensational Lip Gloss, $5.99 (compare to Lancome Juicy Tubes, $18)
Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Blush and Highlighter, $12.99 (compare to Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick, $38)
What are your favorite drugstore finds? Spill your must haves in the comments section…
For their Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week show, Band of Outsiders opted for minimal makeup aesthetic. Key Makeup artist James Kaliardos described the look as “Cool and healthy sun-tanned surfer girls. Non-glamorous movie makeup.”
Face – Face and Body Foundation applied with Brush 188 to create a sun-tanned look.
Eye – Bone Beige and Shadowy Scupt and Shape Powders mixed together and very lightly applied to eyelids and sockets.
Cheeks – Posey Blushcreme applied to cheeks with fingers, and Pink Swoon Powder Blush layered on top.
Lips – Dim Lip Erase patted onto lips with fingers, and Lip Conditioner layered on top to create a moist look.
Bumble and bumble was responsible for the playful, beachy waves.
As you probably know, today is the official kickoff of New York Fashion Week, Spring 2010. In fact, I’ll be traveling to NYC on Saturday to attend Fashion Week events and report from backstage. But before we move forward, let’s take a look back to Fashion Week, Fall 2009. Last spring, I went behind the scenes at some of the hottest shows – and noticed some emerging trends.
Last week, I appeared on the NBC 10! Show to talk about five of the fiercest beauty trends for fall – and introduce viewers to must-have products to help them nail the looks.
Watch and learn…
Revlon Brow Specialist Kit: The set includes three brow stencils in varying degrees of arch to fit every shape, tweezers, a universally flattering brow pencil, and brow gel – all in a sleek carrying case.
Urban Decay Ink For Eyes Liner (all six shades!): More precise than a pencil and more forgiving than a liquid, this super-smooth formula offers more control, and buildable coverage than your average liner. The angled liner brush creates a razor sharp line, and the formula lasts all day (or night). Available in six gorgeous colors: Binge (midnight blue), Demolition (brown), Empire (eggplant), Loaded (deep green), Pyrotechnics (iridescent glitter with clear base), and Zero (black).
Goody Resort Glamour Kingston Bobby Slides: These are the next generation of bobby pins. They are some of the most darling bobby pins I’ve ever seen, and come in a selection of shades sure to match your personality, hair color and/or ensemble.
OPI Matte Collection (all six shades!): OPI recently released six of their best-selling shades in non-glossy formulation. The collection includes: Alpine Snow(a fresh crisp white), Gargantuan Green Grape (green kissed by the summer sun), La Paz-itively Hot (a hot pink perfect for when you’re Bo-livia la vida loca), Lincoln Park After Dark (where midnight meets purple), Russian Navy (wait until you see this deep-sea indigo!) and You Don’t Know Jacques! (if you don’t know how trendy this taupe is!).
To enter the giveaway, send an email to email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Fall Trends Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Thursday, September 17th. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Friday, September 18th, 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.
Black Opal Lip Liner-Lacquer Duo ($6.75) is a fabulous lip duo with a gorgeous lip gloss on one end and an automatic lip liner in the wand handle. Available in six shades: Bronze Shimmer, Cherry Blossom, Fudge Brownie, Golden Gleam, Love Drop, and Wild Violet.
Watch my latest NBC 10! Show appearance to hear about my favorite summer beauty staples!
Every member of the studio audience went home with a few product samples. But before you get all “where can I get me a 10! show ticket?” – just relax. How could you think I would forget about my online amigas?
If you don’t know me by now, you will never never never know me…
This week, I’m gifting one of you with a plethora of products that will help you beat the heat and keep you looking hot all summer long!
This prize is worth over $360!
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your full name and mailing address. The subject line should read “Summer Beauty Staples Giveaway.” The contest ends at midnight (EST) on Monday, June 1st. One winner will be chosen at random from among the entrants. On Tuesday, June 2nd, 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. and Canadian residents.
I envy the way Alexis Bledel pulls off a bold lip. So using some of my new favorite products from mark, I set out to replicate the look.
The video is a little on the long side (did you know that long-winded is my middle name?) but there’s a surprise at the end.
Hang in there for a sneak peek at an amazing 3-in-1 lip product from Avon (to be released later this summer.
Products featured in video:
* mark Get In Line Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner Hook Up (available June 2009)
* mark Lip Exotics Lip Lacquer Hook Up ( in Fever)
* Kaia 3-In-1 Sustainable Bamboo Cleansing Cloths (I remove the lipgloss with one)
* Avon Pro 3-in-1 Lip Wand (available July 2009)
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