Wednesday, May 9, 2018

2018 Wanderlust Traveling To Parts Unknown

After months of nonstop beauty, fashion, and lifestyle coverage we are desperately in need of rest and relaxing. Of course, does anyone ever really completely “veg-out” on vacation? Well, maybe... but definitely not Team TME! We are scattering to the four winds and will return refreshed and ready to bring you all of the best that summer has to offer. While we’re gone peruse through the Spring Beauty, Summer Beauty and Travel sections …and follow our travels on Instagram!

See you soon! ~xo Team TME

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Get The Look: Katy Perry and Issa Rae at the 2018 Met Gala

The Makeup Examiner Team is thrilled to be sharing the beauty breakdown of COVERGIRLs Issa Rae and Katy Perry. Last night, the ladies’ amazing makeup artists, Joanna Simkin (for Issa) and Michael Anthony (for Katy) gave us the scoop on how they created their flawless red carpet looks for you and your readers.The looks both incorporate the NEW TruBlend Matte Made Foundation, COVERGIRL’s most inclusive shade range to-date -- including 40 different shades across the skin tone spectrum.

“I wanted Katy’s skin to have a matte finish so we could control the highlights on the rest of her face. The new COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made foundation was perfect for this because it would stay on all night but also be comfortable, while giving her that matte finish we were going for. It really gave the perfect smooth canvas to let her eyes and lips stand out and glow. She looked very heavenly and ethereal – perfect for tonight’s theme! “I used the darker shades of the new COVERGIRL Peach Punch palette on the hollow of her eyes and went straight across towards the end of her brow, and the effect was that her eyes looked very wide and open. I also used the champagne color on the center of her eyes to make them really pop.” – Michael Anthony

COVERGIRL products used:
  • COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation - Shade L30 (Golden Ivory) & L40 (Classic Ivory)
  • COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Setting Powder – Shade Classic Ivory
  • COVERGIRL truNaked Scented Eyeshadow Palette in Peach Punch – coming to Walmart this June!
  • COVERGIRL Flourish by Lash Blast
  • COVERGIRL Lash Blast Amplify Primer
  • COVERGIRL Vitalist Go Glow Luminzing Lotion
  • COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Micro-Fine + Define Pencil – Shade Honey Brown & Soft Brown
  • COVERGIRL Katy Kat Matte Lipstick – Kitty Purry
  • COVERGIRL Look Lock Up Setting Spray

"We wanted her skin to be ethereal for the theme but matte photos, so I used a big thick fluffy brush from the center of her face and worked my way out. I started from the middle to provide coverage and then blended it to the edges to create a subtle glow. For her eyes, I used a matte brown all over from the COVERGIRL Chocoholic palette, then added shimmery all over, and finished by glossing the top to create dimension. This gave her a slick eye look, and gave the appearance that she emerged from heaven." – Joanna Simkin

COVERGIRL products used:
  • COVERGIRL TruBlend Matte Made Liquid Foundation - Shade D80, Soft Sable
  • COVERGIRL Vitalist Healthy Highlighter – Shade #4
  • COVERGIRL Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer – Shade Ebony Bronze
  • COVERGIRL truNaked Scented Eyeshadow Palette in Chocoholic – coming to Walmart this June!
  • COVERGIRL Flourish by Lash Blast
  • COVERGIRL Lash Blast Amplify Primer
  • COVERGIRL Melting Pout Matte – Shade Paradise Lost
  • COVERGIRL Melting Pout Glitz
  • COVERGIRL Easy Breezy Brow Sculpt + Set Pomade
  • COVERGIRL Look Lock Up Setting Spray

COVERGIRL are available at mass retailers around the globe.

Monday, May 7, 2018

2018 Last Minute Mother's Day Gifts

Hello Beautynistas and Suavies! Mother’s Day is on May 13! Yep -- less then a week! But do not fret because it causes wrinkles and because we have got you covered with some very unique and fun finds -- just for Mom!

Gifts of Nature Mask Trio by Blue Lagoon Iceland ($259): The collection includes Blue Lagoon’s Signature Masks -- Lava Scrub Mask, Silica Mask and Algae Mask -- that is a complete set for whatever Mom’s skin needs and she will love you for it!

L’Occitane Mother’s Day Gifts Sets: With delicious sets that feature the very best of L’Occitane skin care, luxe bath products and fragrance, as well as prices that range from about $90 to $200, there is absolutely a gift set for every mom.

The Ritual Of Ayurveda Balancing Treat Gift Set ($28): This is the perfect way to introduce Mom to the inner harmony of Rituals with shower gel, shampoo, body cream and shower oil. Beautifully packaged, Ritual Of Ayurveda Gift Set offers soothing and aromatic products based on Indian rose and sweet almond oil. Give the gift box a second lease on life by keeping photographs, letters or other items in it.

VOLOOM ($130): This is a volumizing iron that takes seconds to work and provides major, long-lasting volume! We absolutely fell in love with this tiny wonder! It is also the perfect choice for finer, thinner or shorter hair. With ceramic-coated plates and a ¾ inch design, this styler creates little pockets of volume close to the roots without leaving a clear texture in the hair, for natural-looking lift.

Golden Door Spa Yuzu Collection: Yuzu Face & Body Mist ($34) is an all-purpose conditioning mist for face and body, and is amazing for on the go. Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub ($58) is a deliciously aromatic and invigorating body scrub contains an extraordinary combination of selected ingredients to immediately improve the appearance of the skin. Yuzu Body Moisturizer ($44) is a lightweight, fast absorbing and super hydrating body lotion that rejuvenates both body and mind.

Proenza Schouler Arizona ($130 Exclusively At Sak’s): Inspired by nature, this scent includes an innovative floral accord of white cactus flower never before used in perfumery combined with a creamy orris sparking your spirit of discovery. This is the perfect Spring & Summer scent!

Need more ideas? Check out TME's Gifts For Her and Fragrance sections!

Monday, April 23, 2018

Blue Lagoon Iceland Offers Spa Experience At Home

In a 2015 post, Marian Krueger of Travel Shop Girl describes her experience visiting the Blue Lagoon Spa, and oh my, that experience will leave anyone with a strong desire to jet off on the next plane to Iceland. Yes, I know… not many us have that luxury but that is no excuse not to incorporate a little spa time for yourself right at home. I received a few brand NEW offerings from Blue Lagoon Iceland that are so amazing that I had to share my own rejuvenating at-home spa experience with TME readers!

Feet are not always the prettiest part of our anatomy and can often get overlooked in our fast-paced lives. But, did you know that our feet are a key center for rejuvenation, health, and an overall sense of well-being? Think about it. After you get a pedicure don’t you feel renewed? Aside from the mind and body benefits of giving our tootsies a little attention, Spring 2018 is here and very soon we’re going to be baring our feet for all to see.

So it’s time to give them some attention and with two brand NEW products from Blue Lagoon Iceland, pretty feet are a only a few minutes away. I actually recommend taking some “me” time and making that at-home pedi an at-home spa experience. I think that readers know that we get a lot of products to try and it is no accident when I sing the praises of a specific item. For spring, Blue Lagoon Iceland offers Blue Lagoon Foot Scrub ($59) and Blue Lagoon Foot and Leg Lotion ($59).

Let’s start with the Blue Lagoon Foot Scrub… the smell is a bit of heaven and will instantly relax you, as well as leave you feeling like you’re at Blue Lagoon Iceland! Blue Lagoon Foot Scrub is made with mineral salt and rosemary leaf. So not only does it smell amazing, the scrub stimulates circulation and leaves your feet feeling smooth and revived. It can be applied to damp or dry skin and works effectively rather quickly, but you’ll want to take your time and enjoy!

When you finish getting those tootsies smooth, polished and lovely, applying the Blue Lagoon Foot and Leg Lotion is an absolute must. This Arnica (a natural muscle relaxer) infused foot and leg lotion calms and refreshes your legs and feet and can be used throughout the day for a pick-me-up! I received this two weeks ago and it is now a staple in my beauty regimen.

Quick Tip: While you’re taking care of your feet, take a moment to do a quick facemask. I highly recommend checking out Gifts of Nature Mask Trio by Blue Lagoon Iceland ($259). The collection includes Blue Lagoon’s Signature Masks -- Lava Scrub Mask, Silica Mask and Algae Mask -- that is a complete set for whatever your skin needs.

You can find all of Blue Lagoon Iceland skin-loving offerings online at Blue Lagoon! Blue Lagoon Iceland products are dermatologically tested, paraben free and NOT tested on animals.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Earth Day Essentials from Youth To The People

In honor of Earth Day, clean up your skincare routine with Youth To The People. From leafy green cleansers to the new rare berry-infused oils, Youth To The People is made up of 100% recyclable packaging and cold-pressed vegan ingredients making a positive impact on both skin and the environment. Further reasons to love this brand -- all products are formulated without soap, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic fragrance or added color to leave your skin looking naturally awesome! If you’re not familiar with this powerhouse skincare brand, we have a rundown below of the products that will give you brighter skin and a cleaner future.

Youth To The People Superberry Hydrate and Glow Oil ($44): This intensely hydrating oil contains Maqui, the most antioxidant dense fruit in the world, açaí and goji berries creating a potent antioxidant elixir for your skin. This velvety soft formula also contains Prickly Pear and Squalane Oil to lock in moisture as well as Jojoba and Sunflower Oil leaving skin with a more radiant complexion.

Age Prevention Cleanser ($36): This nutrient-rich gel cleanser helps balance your skin, and removes daily dirt and toxins to keep your pores so fresh and so clean. Packed with antioxidant-rich kale, spinach and green tea to give you that fountain-of-youth glow, it also protects you from free radicals and environmental stresses that try to bring you down.
Age Prevention Moisture Cream ($48): Get ready for some leafy green moisture with this lightweight, multi-function, antioxidant-rich moisture cream. All the super foods you love, including kale, spinach and green tea, combine forces with Hyaluronic Acid to create a mighty moisturizer that restores, rejuvenates and conditions while protecting against free radicals and environmental stresses. Use it day or night (or when you roll in at dawn) to give you the healthy, beautiful skin you’ve always dreamed of.
Age Prevention & Brightening Serum ($62): This high performance serum uses fast-acting peptide molecules to maintain skin elasticity and promote natural collagen synthesis, while infusing antioxidant-rich kale into the skin. And Vitamin C doesn’t just boost your immune system; it both brightens skin and prevents hyper-pigmentation to work like Photoshop in real life. This super serum also takes on premature wrinkles and fine lines by reducing damage caused by free radicals and environmental stresses, and then locks in moisture with hyaluronic acid for an added bonus. It’s glow time.
Age Prevention Superfood Eye Cream ($35): Small but mighty, this nourishing cream delivers vital nutrients with Youth To The People’s proprietary superfood blend of kale and spinach, tried and true aloe, ultra-emollient sunflower oil and an army of reparative vitamins. Equipped with Tripeptide 5 to reduce fine lines and boost collagen plus Crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid to plump and lock in moisture so all eyes are on you!
Age Prevention Superfood Mask ($44): Get your greens from land and sea, this age prevention mask is packed with the best superfoods on earth. Formulated with Spirulina, Bioactive Microalgae and Hyaluronic Acid (plus kale & spinach!), these superhero ingredients protect from free radical damage while nourishing your skin for a healthy, youthful glow. Leave on for 10 minutes and discover results you can see!

About the Brand: Youth To The People was created with one simple mission in mind: what you put on your skin should be as whole, nutrient-rich, and clean as what you put in your body. The precise, custom formulas feature 100 percent vegan ingredients, cold pressed extracts, gentle preservatives, and earth friendly packaging. Youth To The People is available at Youth To The People and Sephora

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MAC Announces Collaboration With Puma

M∙A∙C joins forces with PUMA to introduce three special-edition Suede sneakers in the hues of its most legendary Lipsticks. Kick back with the sweet peachy beige of Crème d’Nude, the dramatic coral red of Lady Danger, or the daring burgundy of Sin as they take their place on sneakers steeped in old-school cool. Beauty meets movement to create style that will always move us.





PUMA X M∙A∙C Sneakers ($90) will be available, in the US only, beginning May 2018 at online at PUMA and select Puma locations. Lipsticks ($18.50) available in all M∙A∙C locations.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

COVERGIRL Empowers Young Women Through Partnership With Girls Who Code

COVERGIRL announced, April 16, an exciting new partnership with Girls Who Code. COVERGIRL is donating $50K to the organization and featuring three of their rising young stars in its latest brand film, “Code Clean” with the hopes of inspiring women of all ages to be smart, strong and unstoppable.

Young girls are doing BIG things. They’re closing gender gaps and coming together to reverse centuries old stereotypes. They’re entrepreneurs and activists, and most importantly, they’re the future. COVERGIRL believes that it’s important to instill confidence in not only the badass young ladies of Girls Who Code, but also all young girls, and empower them to be their most authentic selves while also following their dreams and making a difference.

The stars of the “Code Clean” film shared their experiences and some encouragement. Abby says that Girls Who Code has been a life changing experience. “My experience with Girls Who Code was probably life changing. It really motivated me to braver, to be more confident, they taught me how to speak in public. I have so many connections, I literally talk to them 24/7 & I've only known them for 7 weeks. It's an amazing program.” Anna stated, “Anyone can do it, you just have to work hard and be dedicated. Especially with the right group of friends & helpers, you can do it!” Danille shares, “It's not just about the math. You have girls there to help you with it, even if you don't know what it is. You can always ask somebody." 

These girls have hackathons to win and stereotypes to crush, and don’t have time to worry about shiny skin, which is why COVERGIRL’s Clean Matte Collection is perfect for girls who rely on their makeup to do its job, while they do theirs.

Clean Matte Collection: 

Clean Matte Powder ($7) - Paired with the new Clean Matte Oil-Control Liquid Foundation, Clean Matte Oil Control Pressed Powder contains oil absorbers helps skin look fresh and naturally beautiful.  While the powder makes pores less visible, it also is oil free and will not clog pores. Features & Benefits: Oil absorbing powders control oily shine

Clean Matte BB Cream ($8) - The new Clean Matte Oil Control BB Cream is an oil-free foundation that reduces shine all day.  The lightweight, natural-looking foundation provides a smooth look that covers pores and blemishes with a matte finish. Features & Benefits: Patented Flexi-hold technology creates a flexible film that is comfortable on the skin. Powder system fights against shine breakthrough helping to maintain a flawless all day appearance. Combination of pigments and the powder system work to cover imperfections and diffuse light

COVERGIRL is available at mass-market, drugstore, food and e-commerce retailers nationwide.