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Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer 2017 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part Two

Hey! Before you run off to parts known and unknown to kick off what is going to be the best summer ever, we wanted to make sure that you had a whisper about the best beauty and men’s grooming essentials for Summer 2017. Check out “Summer 2017 Beauty and Grooming Essentials Part One” and read on for even more products that are going to make this season sizzle!

For The Guys: TME has always had a really strong male readership. We love that! And it was a specific endeavor on the part of Yvonne to bring the guys into the fold. We still find it kinda cute that the guys can be a little shy about asking questions. Don’t be! You deserve to pamper yourselves just as much as the ladies.

Our current favorites just for our guys … L’Occitane’s Cade Collection ($65) - rich with woody notes of juniper, sandalwood, pink pepper and rosemary, this set includes Cade Shaving Cream, Cade Shower Gel for Hair and Body and Cade After-Shave Balm. L’Occitane’s Mer & Mistral Collection ($75) – is bursting with zesty and sweet citrus, along with rosemary, pine and cypress! This is such a fresh and clean fragranced collection that had every member of Team TME in complete agreement that you need this for Summer 2017! The Mer & Mistral Collection includes Mer & Mistral Eau de Toilette, Shower Gel and Body Lotion. If you haven’t gotten one of Harry’s Shave Sets, treat yourself. A few years ago, Yvonne gave a Harry’s Razor to her “has everything, needs nothing” brother and he hasn’t used another brand since. Team TME’s Harry Pick; Harry’s Daily Face Wash ($7) and Harry’s Truman Razor Set ($15) that includes Truman Razor Handle, Foaming Shave Gel, 3 Blade Cartridges, and Travel Blade Cover. Rounding out our picks for the guys is the Evolutionman Sport Guy Kit ($80) that includes Nu Noir Face & Body Wash, Moisture Protect SPF 20, Lip Balm SPF 15, EVMAN Sport Bottle, and EVMAN Square Dopp Kit Bag.

Lovely Locks: Wouldn’t it be amazing if the summer breezes didn’t blow up our hair? Sun at the beach, chlorine poolside, humidity … oh vey! Before you resign yourself to donning that hat that you bought for Coachella, Team TME has a few other options for controlling unruly summertime hair.

Sun and After Sun Hair Care: Phyto Plage Protective Sun Veil ($30) – this lightweight sun mist protects hair and guards color from UV damage or Macadamia Professional Sun Shield Dry Oil Veil ($20) with its delicious coconut cream scent, this pre-sun treatment spray shields hair from harmful rays. When you’re done playing in the sun, Macadamia Professional After Sun Leave-In Repair ($20) is perfect, as it absorbs instantly and helps nourish summer hair.

Wash It Out: There are so many shampoos and conditioners, but a few new ones that we are loving for the summer are the TRESemmé Bontanique Collection that includes TRESemmé Bontanique Shampoo and Conditioner ($5.99 each) which are infused with coconut milk and aloe vera.  There is also Macadamia Professional Endless Summer Sun & Surf Shampoo and Conditioner ($20 each) that keeps hair protected against UV rays while you’re soaking up the sun … and against chlorine and salt while you’re splashing around in the pool and ocean. Our final recommendation is Phyto Plage After-Sun Rehydrating Hair & Body Shampoo ($24), which is the perfect one-step cleansing gel to wash away sand, salt, and chlorine from hair, leaving it deeply moisturized and super-soft.

Stylin’: Beachy waves are a timeless summer look. Actually, we saw a lot of beach waves during Fashion Week. The relaxed gentle wave seems to fit just about everyone – no matter face shape or hair length … and even hair texture. Beach or “Boho” waves are just as appropriate for the office as for the beach. To achieve the look, it begins with the correct styling products. Our current favorites; ALTERNA Haircare Bamboo Beach Summer Ocean Waves Tousled Texture Spray ($22) and the BEACHWAVER Pro ($199.99), an innovative professional rotating curling iron invented by celebrity hairstylist and TME favorite Sarah Potempa. If you’re looking for volume, Caviar Anti-Aging Miracle Multiplying Volume Mist ($28)! 

Protect and Hold: Of course your only option for beautiful summer hair is not bound to beach waves. Peruse our Summer Beauty section for hairspiration and the tools for achieving those easy styles are plentiful. Our current favorites; Kérastase L'incroyable Blowdry ($40) to complete protect your locks; Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Complex ($58), Phyto Phytolisse Ultra Glossing Finishing Serum ($30), Alterna Bamboo Kendi Oil Dry Oil Mist ($25), and Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray ($28). For on the go, we love Bosley Pro BosRenew Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($19) and Macadamia Professional Style Extend Dry Shampoo ($25).

The Tools: Anything that makes our lives easier is a major plus, especially when it comes to our hair or makeup during the summer. Perhaps, these two collections maybe oddly paired but we loved these so much that we had to mention them to our favorite people … our readers! Artis Fluenta 9 Brush Set ($450) and the invisibobble Original Secret Garden Collection ($25), which is a limited edition collection of hair rings that are perfect for a sleek ponytail or pinless chignon.

Have a safe and amazing holiday weekend! ~xo Team TME

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

2017 Beauty Products You Need To Try

With “New Year, New You” makeovers in full swing, we thought that we would share the beauty products that you should check out for an update in your 2017 beauty routine. And… oh yes the "Products You Need To Try" post is always a difficult one because there are just soooooo many amazing products on the market. But, read on for the ones that Team TME can’t live without! 


Bosley Professional Strength Healthy Hair Vitality Supplements for Women ($34.95): Support hair, skin and nails from the inside with Bosley Professionals Strength Women's Healthy Hair Supplement. Women's Healthy Hair Supplement are internal supplement that supports and optimizes hair follicle function and promote healthy hair growth with multiple vitamins and Horse Tail Extract to support growth of healthy hair, skin and nails.

Phyto PHYTOLOGIST Exclusive Scalp & Hair Concentrate For Stronger, Thicker, Denser-Looking Hair ($95): Voluminous, shiny hair is here thanks to PHYTOLOGIST! This lightweight, leave-in scalp treatment is recommended for men and women that are experiencing a change in the density and thickness of their hair, whether it is genetic or due to stress, fatigue, illness, pregnancy, and seek to regain hair abundance and overall beauty. A botanic-powered, exclusive scalp and hair concentrate, PHYTOLOGIST is the first of its kind targeting the four attributes of hair thinning: 1. Density, 2. Thickness, 3. Strength, 4. Shine. The 99% natural formula contains high concentrations of powerful plant extracts (Cacao, Scutellaria Baicalensis Georgi, Indian Gentian) that invigorate the scalp, support natural anchoring of the hair and protect the follicle from external aggressors, allowing for an optimal environment for hair and scalp health for more beautiful, shinier, stronger, thicker and denser-looking hair to surface.


Tata Harper Clarifying Spot Solution ($32): Clear skin is reborn! The Clarifying Spot Solution is specially formulated to target the appearance of breakouts on the skin. This formula is both powerful and gentle, working to remove buildup and impurities on the skin’s surface without irritating or drying the skin. Problem areas are targeted with a unique blend of natural copper, zinc, and magnesium with essential oils and concentrated herbal extracts that work to mask the appearance of redness and blemishes.

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant ($58): Wash away polluted winter skin and say hello to clean, healthy skin! The newest addition to Dermalogica’s microfoliation powder-form products and due to popular demand of the best-selling Daily Microfoliant, DailySuperfoliant draws on the brand’s innovative exfoliation legacy to deliver to consumers a highly-active, grey powder resurfacer to provide advanced microfoliation. This next-gen powder exfoliant is a beauty industry game-changer, providing a daily detox from skin-aging pollution, while leaving the skin ultra-smooth. Formulated for everyday use for skin types that require more aggressive treatment, this product shields against aging/environmental pollution known to cause brown spots, fine lines and uneven skin tones, while detoxifying and providing antioxidant protection.


Bio Ionic 10x Ultralight Speed Dryer ($330) With a patented EcoDrive motor, the Bio Ionic 10x Pro Ultralight Speed Dryer dries your hair in under 10 minutes, and lasts for up to 10 years. The ultra-lightweight design weighs less than one pound and is infused with natural volcanic mineral, which enables the tool to emit negative ions that drive tiny water molecules into your hair to keep it looking vibrant and shiny. It uses 75% less energy than conventional dryers, too.

Bio Ionic 10X Pro Styling Iron 1” ($230):  The 10X Pro Styling Iron 1” is part of the Luxe Pro Styling Collection. Natural Volcanic Rock Minerals infused into the Bio Ionic Luxe Pro Styling Collection are uniquely refined to emit negative ions that drive tiny water molecules deep into the hair. Hair becomes hydrated and conditioned on the inside, while the outer cuticle layer lies flat and smooth, trapping moisture, giving it a vibrant shine.

The Beachwaver Co. White Limited Edition BEACHWAVER S1 ($129): Want to look like a Victoria’s Secret model? Well, now at least your hair can, thanks to the tool created by celebrity hairstylist, Sarah Potempa, that was responsible for the gorgeous bombshell waves spotted at this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. This tool offers the same high-quality professional results as the original BEACHWAVER PRO, but with several new and improved, user-friendly features. The digital temperature dial lets you select a safe temperature range from 290F - 410F based on your hair type, while the new hi/lo speed switch and arrow button provides users with better rotating control. The new home button gives you the ability to reset the clamp at the start position for easy styling, allowing you to create beautiful waves in as little as ten minutes.

Artis Brush Cleaning Starter Set ($30): We won’t even begin to tell you the amount of bacteria that lives in your brushes that you’re not cleaning, but we will tell you that Artis has you covered with a cleaning system that disinfects and keeps your brushes looking and feeling like new. This set includes the Artis Brush Cleaning Pad plus a travel size Brush Cleansing Foam. The Artis Cleaning Pad unit includes an antimicrobial microfiber cloth held in place over a rigid base; and the cloth has over a million loops per square inch, creating the perfect surface to wipe brushes clean. The Artis Brush Cleansing Foam dispenses as bubbly foam, which coats each fibre/hair. The Artis formula cleans and sanitizes without the use of alcohol, which can harm brush fibers. 

AND, if you aren't certain about how to clean your Artis brushes, we checked directly with Artis so read on -- "Spring Cleaning For Your Artis Makeup Brushes". Were you looking for a few new makeup products to try? This, too, is a super difficult endeavor. However we can't get enough of jane iredale's Mystikol Powered Eyeliners ($24) from the ji Winter 2017 Collection or LORAC's Light Source Illuminating 3 in 1 Primer ($35) from its California Dreaming Collection! 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Makeup Revolution Pro Precision Makeup Brushes Review

There has been a “revolution” of sorts within the makeup brush sector of the beauty industry. Everyone has gone completely bonkers over the oval shaped brushes that cost approximately $40 per brush. We have always been of the opinion that certain products, especially tools, are worth putting out a little more money for. For example, our $240 ERCU New York IONpower Blow Dryer and our $200 BIO IONIC OnePass Straightening Iron are beauty staples! For us, these stylers cut styling time and help to prevent damage. They are worth the investment. The stylers are going to last and are actually guaranteed to do so.

With that having been said, we are acutely aware that not everyone can afford to drop that kind of money and there are other less expensive options on the market that will absolutely work. Which brings us back to where we started. Just as so many others had become obsessed with those $40 oval brushes, we too became obsessed. But as we just mentioned, we are acutely aware that not everyone can afford to spend $40 a pop on one makeup brush, and furthermore the suggestion that many have made of purchasing only one specific brush from this company just doesn’t cut it in our opinion. So, we set out on a mission to see if there was a decent alternative.

We were sent a 10-piece Makeup Brush Set from Mermaid Beauty that costs approximately $17. This set is supposed to be a “dupe” of the $355 10 Brush Set from that other very popular brand. With handles made of flimsy plastic and bristles that fall out … hmmm … we don’t think so. Now what????? Ugh! We tried to find something that worked well and was affordable … Enter Makeup Revolution Pro Precision Makeup Brushes! We weren’t the least bit familiar with Makeup Revolution, and beyond the brushes we still are not well versed in this company … but the brushes are a fab place to begin.

The Makeup Revolution Precision Contour Set ($30) Includes:
  • Pro Precision Brush Oval Face
  • Pro Precision Brush Oval Cheek
  • Pro Precision Brush Oval Shape

The Makeup Revolution Precision Eye Brush Set ($22) Includes:
  • Pro Precision Round Blending Eye Brush
  • Pro Precision Eyeliner Brush
  • Pro Precision Oval Eye Brush

We are absolutely loving the stylish rose gold design! Of course more importantly are the brushes for which we couldn’t be happier! The bristles are incredibly soft and each brush works incredibly well, picking up product and dispersing it with precision. The bristles are made from synthetic hair so happy us! The verdict … these sets are a good alternative to the more expensive brushes and can be found online at Makeup Revolution! We do want you to know that the company that makes the $40 brushes has come out with a three-piece collection called BrushCraft, two of the brushes cost $18.50 and the last one costs $24.50. We did receive the Oval 6 ($24.50) and it is absolutely lovely, but we hoping that the collection is expanded. Until next time … xoxo

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What's Trending with Artis Brush?

Everyone was in awe over Gigi Hadid’s eyes at the Anna Sui show this past New York Fashion Week. Artis Brush even created a “How-To” video before the show! Ahead of the trend? Team TME thinks so! There is no doubt this look will stick around for some time. It’s innovative, fun, and Artis shows now you exactly how to get this gorgeous look.

In the below video, Artis features their NEW Elite Mirror Linear 1 Brush ($35)!

Product Features:
  • Users wanted to make lines that curve, and now that is more possible with the Linear Demi brushes.
  • The Demi versions have fibre bundles that are half the length of the standard size, but the same width. This reduction in length gives the User increased maneuverability so that the brush can be moved in curving angles. This creates a thin line that can bend and curve as the brush handle is angled during application. If you want to create a curved wing liner effect, the Demi versions help you do it with a slight tilt of the handle.
  • This Demi version of the Linear is also ultra-precise. You can place powders and gels even more precisely within the brow area replicating the look of brow hairs, and can be used along the perimeter or end point of the brow shape.
  • The precision fibre bundle can also use powder, creme or gel to create a remarkably thin line at the base of the lashes, making a shadow/contrast look more realistic.
The NEW Elite Mirror Linear 1 Brush, and all Artis Brushes, are available online at Artis!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Artis Introduces Another Game Changer

First, Artis changed the makeup brush game, setting a new standard in cosmetics application and creating a stir within the industry like we haven’t seen in such a long time … too long.  Now, the innovators in the makeup brush category have done it again with the introduction of the Artis Digit Skincare 5-Brush Set In Coffret. This new product is one you won’t want to miss out on, as this category is sure to take off, just as it did with their makeup brush revolution. Don’t say that Team TME didn’t tell you so. The sweetest part is that this launch comes just in time for summer … and those skin baring outfits!

What Makes Artis Digit Skincare 5 Brush Set Collection ($425) Different:

  • Super luxurious and will make you feel gorgeous while applying your favorite skincare products with the stylish-looking skincare brushes. 

  • Patented design includes angling the fiber bundle to be more perpendicular to the handle, making the brushes more ergonomic and easy to hold and manipulate.

  • Offers superior application of skincare formulas, including serums, moisturizers, tonics, treatments and masks.

  • Uses the proprietary CosmeFibre SC, an engineered fiber tailored to perform exceptionally well with skincare formulas.

  • Product application is more even and uniform, contributing to an enhanced result.

  • Product is more efficiently applied with less product wasted by being trapped inside the fiber bundle. 

  • Ergonomic design offers user more precision, comfort and control during application. 

  • Sleek contemporary design is consistent with a spa-like aesthetic.

  • Set is housed in a beautiful modular Coffret for either storage or presentation.

Stay tuned for more about the NEW Artis Digit Skincare 5 Brush Set Collection sold exclusively at Neiman.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Spring Cleaning For Your Artis Makeup Brushes

We here at TME absolutely love our Artis Makeup Brushes. From the brand’s Fluenta Collection to the Elite Mirror and the Elite Smoke to the Elite Gold -- there isn’t a single collection that we don’t love. But, we started to wonder about the best way to care for our Artis Makeup Brushes and before we could ask we were sent the answers … Artis’ innovative new modern approach to cleaning makeup!

Artis Premier Brush Cleaning Pad ($55): The patent-pending Artis Premier Brush Cleaning Pad is the modern approach to cleaning makeup brushes. The special plush antimicrobial-treated Microfibre Cloth has approximately one million fibres per square inch, which help gently grab and remove makeup product residue from the brush fibres without causing damage to the brush fibre itself. The microfibre cloth is treated to create an antimicrobial environment to help keep your brushes fresh. The chrome plated lid and base of the unit is a rigid metal frame with magnetic closure which helps hold the cloth platform in place so that the user can simply stroke/wipe the brushes across the surface of the cloth to clean and freshen.

Artis Brush Cleansing Foam ($25): This superior cleanser dispenses as a foam to help the cleansing ingredients work around each fibre of the brush without over soaking the fibre bundle. The bubble action cleans and helps the brushes dry within minutes. The foam not only cleanses, but also sanitizes while it works. This unique formula leaves your brushes cleansed, sanitized and fresh smelling. To use:  Press the cap down to dispense foam onto the fibre bundle of the brush or onto a microfibre clothe or moist paper towel. Wipe the fibre bundle back and forth across the microfibre cloth or towel until the cosmetic residue is released from the fibres, and all foam residue is thoroughly removed from the brush. Re-shape the fibre bundle into the desired shape and let dry. If over time a slight cleanser residue accumulates on the fibres, simply rinse the fibres thoroughly under some warm running water, re-shape and let dry.

If you’re planning on buying an Artis Brush Collection for Mother’s Day, or just for yourself, Team TME highly recommends adding the Artis Premier Brush Cleaning Pad and Artis Brush Cleansing Foam to your purchase. All Artis products are available online at Artis and select retail locations.

Monday, May 2, 2016

2016 Mother's Day Gift Guide

Hello Beautynistas and Suavies! We missed you while we were away! But, we are back and ready to bring to you some really interesting beauty trends for Summer 2016. Of course before we get to summertime beauty, we need to focus on Mom and getting her something special for Mother’s Day … by the way Mother’s Day is this upcoming Sunday, May 8.

Tata Harper Perfectly Pampered: Mother’s Day Spa Kit ($98): This beautiful Tata Harper kit contains Redefining Body Balm, Revitalizing Body Oil, Regenerating Cleanser, Hydrating Floral Essence, Resurfacing Mask, Beautifying Face Oil, Be Fierce Lip Therapy, Repairative Moisturizer, Rejuvenating Serum, Boosted Contouring Eye Mask, and Aromatic Stress Treatment.

The Artis Elite Gold Limited Edition 10 Brush Set ($495): This luxury line of game-changing brushes revolutionizes cosmetics application with its trademarked CosmeFibre technology and an ergonomic handle for effective and exceptional application, not to mention the aesthetic design is one you might find at any high-end design store. Each limited edition brush is adorned with 24k Gold plating, which reflects and enriches every environment in which it is displayed. These remarkably beautiful brushes further illustrate the Artis message, that a makeup brush should be a beautiful work of art, while also delivering superior functionality.

BaBylissPRO Rapido ($199.99): The lightest, high-performance professional dryer in the world. Incredibly lightweight – at significantly less than 1 lb. – this dryer weighs as little as common, everyday items such as: a can of soda or a mini tablet. With an ultra-light, Ferrari designed MaxLife Pro Brushless engine, this dryer has increased air power to dry hair faster than high heat alone and works for up to 5,000 hours with exceptional power, performance and quality.

The Beachwaver Co. BEACHWAVER S.75 Ceramic Rotating Curling Iron ($129): The upcoming addition to the Beachwaver family, this iron boasts a thinner barrel width, created for women of all hair types and textures to achieve gorgeous tighter curls. The new Beachwaver S.75 offers the same high-quality professional results as the Beachwaver Pro, with the same user-friendly features from the S series. Key benefits include a heat range of 290° - 490°, lighter 5.5” ceramic barrel length, .75 barrel width, arrow button for rotation control, 8 foot swivel cord, ergonomic handle, beveled no-kink clamp, fast/slow speed switch and a home button.

Jurlique Beautiful Rituals Face Care ($90): This Mother’s Day, give Mom the gift of glowing skin with Jurlique’s Beautiful Rituals face care set. The stunning set includes -Rosewater Balancing Mist, Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cream Mask, and Skin Balancing Face Oil.

Jurlique Beautiful Rituals Hand Care ($40): Jurlique hand creams have become a Team TME favorite. With delicious fragrances, these rich creams not only treat your skin but your sense too! Each hand cream deeply moisturizes (without being greasy) and restores smoothness. The Jurlique Beautiful Rituals Hand Care includes Rose Hand Cream, Lavender Hand Cream and Citrus Hand Cream.

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

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Artis To Launch Another On Trend Set

It’s no surprise that WWD is calling bold gold pieces the jewelry trend for 2016. We’ve actually been missing wearing our yellow gold and are ready to bling it out. Staying on trend, as usual, is Artis with its newest collection … Artis Elite Gold Edition. Launching March 15, these are spectacular pieces that perfectly sync style, elegance and function.

Since it’s inception, Artis has attracted makeup lovers who realize they can now own makeup brushes that reflect their lifestyle aesthetics. Up until Artis, the only choice of a makeup brush was one with a black wooden cylindrical handle, with a tuft of animal fur stuck on the end. And all brands of conventional makeup brushes looked essentially identical. Artis changed all that, and continues to innovate and celebrate the new Golden Age of makeup application.

The Elite Gold Limited Editions are adorned with 24k Gold plating, which reflects and enriches every environment in which it is displayed. Artis continues to celebrate the launch of the newest size brush, the Oval 7 ($75), with a limited edition 24K Gold plated version. This remarkably beautiful brush further illustrates the Artis message, that a makeup brush should be a beautiful work of art, while also delivering superior functionality. The brand will also launch the Elite Gold 10 Brush Set ($495).

Both Artis Elite Gold offerings launch March 15, 2016 and are available at select Artis Elite Retailers, while supplies last.

Friday, January 22, 2016

What Is Nicol Concilio's Latest Obsession

It’s no secret and no wonder that Nicol Concilio has been loving Artis! Artis brushes help to bring order out of chaos. When highlight and contour is first applied to the face, it can look somewhat complicated, even chaotic, leaving you wondering how to effectively transform this application into something beautiful on the skin. Artis Oval Brushes are the perfect tools to help synergize the various elements of contour and highlight into a flawless, hyperblended look.

Artis Elite Mirror Oval Brush Tutorial:

  • Artis Elite Mirror Oval 4: Glide the Oval 4 to conceal and color correct the under eye area. Use this brush to contour and highlight, sweeping it across the skin to define the cheekbones and jawline.
  • Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7: The perfect size brush to evenly distribute foundation, as well as flawlessly blend the contour and highlight applied with the Oval 4. 
  • Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1:  Glide along the bridge of the nose to highlight and define its shape.

Winged Liner with Artis Elite Mirror Linear 1

What truly makes a makeup look unforgettable are the details that can only be achieved with smaller, precision tools, like the Artis Elite Mirror Linear 1 brush. -Nicol Concilio
  • Glide the Linear 1 along the upper lash line in continuous movements to create a precise winged shape.
Check out Nicol's how-to video tutorial on Instagram

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Focused Concealing Tips From Artis Founder Matthew Waitesmith and Karen Sarahii Gonzalez

Artis Founder, Matthew Waitesmith and Karen Sarahii Gonzalez @iluvsarahii’s, as does Team TME, agree that utilizing concealer can easily get out of control. With tips from these masters of makeup magic, you can learn how to properly apply concealer utilizing the Focused Concealing method. 

Focused Concealing Tips from Matthew Waitesmith:

Tip 1: Most people get carried away with adding concealer all over the place, when all they really need is a little concealing here and there. Select a small area for that little extra concealing and use a brush like the Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R to apply product in a natural layer, finishing with a blended edge.

Tip 2: Perfect for focused areas, like under the edge of the brows, near the inside corner of the eyes, below the inner corner of the eye down along the orbital bone, beside the nose, or for any small spot, you can fool everyone to make blemishes invisible.

Tip 3: Even applying a whisper of concealer at the outside corners of the mouth can lift the look of your lips.

Karen Sarahii Gonzalez @iluvsarahii’s Look (Pictured Above):

Tip: After applying a bold lip, I love cleaning up around the area to get a precise finish with concealer and the Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R brush. This brush also helps to apply makeup and concealer in other areas such as the under eyebrow, near the corner of the eyes, around the nose and on small blemishes.

Friday, December 4, 2015

MicroSculpting: A Better Way To Highlight and Contour

Oy vey … the contouring craze. While you won’t find a single member of Team TME criticizing anyone for doing the “full-on” contour, you also won’t find any member doing this on a daily basis. Our core philosophy is to enhance your natural beauty and the adage that “less is more” rings true for almost every situation with the exception of accessories (acquiring – not wearing all at once). Just ask our beloved editor and she will tell you that you can never own too many of the essential beauty item … sunglasses!

What is MicroSculpting? We turn to Artis Brush Founder, Matthew Waitesmith whose Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R is perfect for this new way to enhance your assets. “The idea is that everyone lately seems to only be focused on the large sculpting areas of the face and forget that very small sculpting placements can have very big impact on the final look,” Matthew Waitesmith.

Matthew’s MicroSculpting [mircohighlighting and microcontouring] Tips:

Highlighting product is applied with the Circle 1R under and above the brows, by the inner corners of the eyes, down the ridge of the nose, on the muscle clusters of the lips, along the edge of the upper lip, etc.

Contouring product is applied under the lower lashes and outer corner of the eye opening, along the sides of the nose, near the meeting of the nose and the brow start, in the center of the lower lip, onto the outer 2/3s portions of the lower and upper lips, etc.

Yes loves … less is more. Okay, we are off to try out these tips with our Artis Elite Mirror Circle 1R. But, before we do we suggest that you take a moment to visit Artis and treat yourself to one of the best brushes that we’ve ever used!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Want To Apply Your Moisturizer Like Kylie Jenner?

What has the newest Kardashian to take the world by storm -- Kylie Jenner -- been using to apply her moisturizer? If you guessed Artis, you guessed right -- the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 10! With Kim Kardashian and Caitlyn Jenner already fans of the brand, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Check out the video of her using the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 10 ($72).

Artis Elite Mirror Oval 10: The ultimate go-to for self-tanner application, this brush has a generously sized, rounded oval of fibers to provide coverage to a larger area of the face and body. This patented brush is superior for applying a setting powder to the entire face, or blending highlighting powders to the face or body. 

This brush can be used to apply powder foundation to the entire face in seconds. Or it can apply a shimmer effect product to other large areas of the body such as the shoulders or chest area. The Oval 10 has over 250,000 fibers. Artis brushes can be purchased online at Artis

Thursday, October 1, 2015

New From Tata Harper And How To Look Holiday Gala Ready With Artis

Team TME is marking both Tata Harper and Artis as must-have brands for this season and the upcoming Holiday season. With two new launches from Tata Harper, just in time for fall and winter, and the ultimate contouring essential from Artis – it’s time to update you makeup bag!

Tata Harper Luminous Definition: How To Contour and Highlight Kit ($77) - This contouring kit gives you an effortless way to subtly accentuate your natural beauty by sculpting and highlighting. These bronzing and highlighting formulas contain neuropeptide technology to promote a smooth, plump look while pure natural pigments and pearlescents deliver slenderizing and brightening effects. All are encased in the perfect giftable box!

Contour and Highlight Kit Contains:
  • Very Bronzing
  • Very Illuminating
  • Regenerating Cleanser Sample
  • Resurfacing Mask Sample
  • Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Charming and Very Nice Sample 
  • How To Guide

ARTIS Fluenta Oval 6 ($56) - Helping to achieve the ultimate winter beauty trend – CONTOURING – Artis brushes were MADE for this! The ultimate makeup application tool for your kit and created by former MAC Senior Executive and Artis Founder, Matthew Waitesmith, this makeup brush applies product to the entire eye lid, foundation to the face, or contours the cheekbone area. It applies blush beautifully to the apple of the cheek and blends, so that the application looks natural and healthy, to provide a glow when needed most.

Tata Harper Soothing Muscle Gel ($40) - Instantly relieve the feeling of sore, tired muscles with this powerful skin-soothing formula. Concentrated Arnica extract, used for centuries for its natural calming qualities, helps to ease strain and discomfort. A potent blend of Cistus, Lemon Peel and Blue Cypress essential oils delivers an immediate cooling sensation to help reduce the feeling of aches and pains. Silver Fir, Ginger and Turmeric essential oils deliver deep comfort and soreness relief, while Shea Butter and Aloe hydrate and condition the skin.

Tata Harper and Artis are cruelty-free brands!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Fall Back Into Beauty Fall 2015 Beauty Must Haves

Summer 2015 was definitely one for the history books. But with Fall 2015 officially beginning today, September 23, it’s time to say goodbye to the beach and hello to all of the stunning fall hues! Did you notice that all things “Pumpkin Spice” have remerged? Yum! So kicking into high-gear, again, Team TME went on an expedition to find the go-to, must-have beauty products that will get you ready for the cooler weather ahead … and do so in style.

Hair Care: Rejuvenating our locks after fun in the sun, and managing our hair, can be quite the endeavor as the weather cools down. PHYTO Phytokératine Repairing Shampoo ($22) and PHYTO Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Mask ($59) are full of amazingly restorative and nourishing fabulousness for your locks, but do not contain Parabens, Sulfates or Phthalates. To keep those locks locked, we’re loving ECRU NY Silk Texturizing Balm ($28), Volumizing Silk Mist ($24) and Sunlight Finishing Spray MAX ($22.95) PHYTO and ECRU NY are cruelty-free!

Skin Care: Fess up … you still don’t have a solid skincare regimen! Okay, we’re not pointing any fingers – who are we to judge? We just want you to know that your skin will be with you for your entire life and eventually even the best of concealers will not be able to hid years of neglect. For Fall 2015, Team TME is very into Davines, Tata Harper Skin Care and Peter Lamas.

For an all over body rejuvenation, we pick Davines OI Body Wash ($25) and Tata Harper Smooth Body Scrub ($58). Out of the shower, our pick is Tata Harper Fortifying Body Lotion ($68).

Of course you can’t ignore your face! Begin and end your day with Peter Lamas Detoxifying Citrus C Cleanser ($24). Peter Lamas Nourishing Buriti Oil Moisturizer ($36) and once-per-week Peter Lamas Exfoliating Pumpkin Facial Scrub ($28). Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum ($185), Tata Harper Be Fierce Lip Care ($24) and Tata Harper Rejuvenating Hand Cream ($48) are absolute must-haves for fall and WINTER 2015!

Now that you have your hair, body, and face all prepped you need the hot products for Fall 2015! Oh, and these will take you through Winter 2015 too!

Cosmetics: Out with old, in with the new and we’ve found a few new products that you should check out this season. Speaking of out with the old, now is a perfect time to do Fall cleaning and discard that old makeup!

We absolutely fell in love with jane iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener ($48) a while ago and Team TME isn’t changing up for the season. Smooth Affair has anti-aging properties that even skin tone, minimize the appearance of pores and increase luminosity. Plus, it’s the best primer that we’ve found thus far.

Moving on to foundation, we’re really liking CoverGirl Outlast Stay Luminous Natural Glow Foundation ($11.30 – available in 5 shades) and worn by the stunning Sofia Vergara at Sunday night’s Emmys!

Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint ($35 – available in six shades) does double-duty when you’re trying to get out the door and this new product is 100% natural & nontoxic Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint delivers a more modern beauty experience, by combining lush natural pigments with the latest in anti-aging skincare technology.

NARS Pro Palettes are the first offering in a line of products designed with the professional makeup artist community in mind, but that doesn’t have to stop you from grabbing one! With two size options of the NARSPro Palettes (Large Palette, $18 and Small Palette, $14) and over 64 refill shades ($18 - $27 each), the opportunity to mix and match different shades of eyeshadows, blushes, bronzer, and pressed powders is endless.

More for the eyes … Mirabella Beauty just launched its Jewel Thief Collection and you’ll want to grab their Eye Palettes ($48 each) in Lavender Larceny and Diamond Deceit, as well as a Mirabella Velvet Lip Pencil in Wanted ($25).

Beauty ADDICTS offers up a few Fall Musts Haves starting with Effortless Eyes Eyeliner ($17.50 - Five custom shades) that are made from vegetable waxes, which provide a long-lasting wear.  Also From Beauty ADDICTS is Show Off Mascara ($22). This mascara rocks! With its unique formula you get volume, length and curl with Argan Oil to condition and protect. The curved brush hugs the natural eye shape to coat every lash while fanning and feathering. No clumps, no flakes, no smudges! Comes off effortlessly with a gentle cleanser.

As for lips, red is out and brown is in. Yeah, we never thought that we’d write that. However, it’s true. Brown has been the overlooked color and it is smokin’ hot for Fall and Winter! TME shared this new trend in “Celebrity Beauty Alert For Fall 2015,” which you can work with Elizabeth Arden’s Beautiful Color Moisturizing Matte Lipstick in Chocolate ($25), Almay’s Smart Shade Butter Kiss Lipstick in Nude-Medium ($6.99), or Revlon’s Ultra HD Lipstick in HD Snapdragon ($8.99).

You will, of course, need a few tools for which to apply your makeup. There probably aren’t too many makeup brushes that we haven’t seen and tried. So, you’ll have to trust us when we tell you that you’ll want to invest in Artis brushes. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products that is 100% cruelty-free. The brushes are packaged in a beautiful velvet gift box with satin lining, and close using a flap with magnetic closure. The inner tray is removable so the box can be repurposed. The Artis Fluenta Collection can be purchased individually or in sets of 3 ($105), 5 ($190) or 9 ($400).

Looking for a new fragrance for Fall? Check out TME’s fragrance section, that includes our exclusive Fragrance Of The Month thorough reviews! Stop back ‘cause we are far from finished with Fall!