Showing posts with label Fall Beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fall Beauty. Show all posts

Friday, November 9, 2018

Fall Skincare Tips from the ‘Supermodels’ Facialist Ildi Pekar

This article first appeared on TME 11/10/16

We love when we get the opportunity to receive skincare tips from Ildi Pekar! With clients like Miranda Kerr, Lindsay Ellingson and Irina Shayk, Ildi is responsible for the faces of some of today’s most beautiful women … and rest assured that genes alone don’t keep these women looking flawless. So, who wouldn’t be over the moon when Ildi shares her secrets? We really luck out this time because along with Ildi’s top skincare tips, she’s shared her favorite Fall DIY Mask!

To kick off the transition to cooler weather skincare, Ildi points out that our diet is most important! During the summer we eat a lot of light foods including vegetables and fruits, which contain water so we are more hydrated. During the cooler months we feel a little more lethargic and it shows in your skin because we eat foods that are hot and heavy for comfort than light and refreshing during the summer months. This leads to a lack of hydration and that awful, uncomfortable dry skin.

How To Shift Your Skincare Routine:
  • Change to a milder cleanser
  • Avoid using harsh toners that can dry out your skin too much and cause irritation
  • Switch to a heavier moisturizer during the cooler months
  • This is the BEST time to get a Deep Cleansing Facial or peel; it keeps your skin soft and clean and helps treat the skin damage that occurred during the summer

How To Combat Breakouts:
  • A Deep Cleansing facial would keep your skin in check
  • Get your pores clean regularly to reduce white heads black heads and acne
  • Drink plenty of water or coconut water to keep your skin hydrated
  • Apply moisturizer twice daily to keep hydrated
  • Exfoliate your skin and increasing your fish oil intake will help as well

Ildi’s Favorite DIY Fall Beauty Mask:
  • 2/3 tbsp of organic honey 
  • 2/3 tbsp of plain organic yogurt

In a pot heat to room temperature. Spread thin layer on face neck and decollete. Leave on for 15/20 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water and gently pat skin dry.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Fall Decor Ideas To Celebrate The Season

We can finally see, and feel, that fall is upon us. With the temperatures beginning to drop slightly here in the Northeast region of the US, we can begin to see the leaves changing into hues of jewel color combinations with dazzling yellow, orange, red, purple, green, and brown. This makes a perfect backdrop for fall décor and it’s easier then you think to add the charm of the season to your home.

Of course not only does a fall décor change celebrate the “harvest” season, with slight changes and a little imagination these décor recommendations can easily take you through Halloween and Thanksgiving. For example, as Halloween gets closer incorporate more pumpkin and black into your décor theme. And for Thanksgiving, you may want to opt for more natural elements like corn and squash. Fortunately for us, the hues for fall's holidays are in the same décor family.

When it comes to seasonal décor, we always like to begin outside. A fall inspired wreath and topiary, like the ones picture here, set the tone. We also like to change our greeting mat. For us, it’s a nice introduction when friends and family visit. Keep in mind not to overdue it, as a little goes a long way when it comes to the hues of fall.

Moving to the inside of your home, adding a beautiful vase filled with harvest colored gourds, or willow spheres, makes a lovely touch to the foyer table. Begin the backdrop with a jute runner and add a few fall leaves to pull the look together.

We do a lot of entertaining throughout the fall and winter, often opting to host small dinner parties. The dining room table is very simple give a seasonal change. Again using a runner, this one being fall inspired, you begin your backdrop. We found these lanterns and filled the bottom third with miniature pumpkins, changed our hurricane vase and added brass chargers.

For the living room -- where most people spend the majority of their time relaxing -- changing pillows, throws and candles make the room ready for a fall celebration. Taking inspiration from nature, add a few well-chosen pops of color mixed in with the neutrals of the season like apricot and brown. All of the suggested items were found at T.J. Maxx and were a fraction of the price of department stores -- proving that luxury does not need to cost a fortune.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Fall and Winter Skincare Part One

As we move into the cooler months, it’s time give our skincare routine a makeover. Team TME’s latest find for skin care is Desert Essence and the brand can definitely help refresh your routine! Specially formulated for dry/sensitive, oily/combination, or normal skin types, the various collections of natural skin care products help to balance skin so that you can turn heads all season. Follow the Desert Essence skin care routines below catered to each unique skin type.

For Dry/Sensitive Skin

Step 1: Wash away impurities with Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Organic Cleanser that works to remove dirt and rejuvenate dry skin.

Step 2:  Apply Desert Essence Gentle Nourishing Day Cream SPF 15 daily to protect against harmful UV rays and hydrate sensitive skin with the help of Cucumber and Chamomile.

For Oily/Combination Skin

Step 1: Cleanse with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash to rid skin of dirt and excess oil while improving skin’s clarity and texture.

Step 2: Moisturize skin with the lightweight Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Oil Control Lotion that works to hydrate without clogging pores.

Step 3:  Use the Desert Essence Blemish Touch Stick, formulated with Tea Tree Oil, to reduce oil and clear problem skin areas for a glowing complexion.

For Normal Skin

Step 1: Cleanse with Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash or exfoliate with Desert Essence Gentle Stimulating Facial Scrub to remove dirt and oil for renewed, radiant skin.

Step 2: Apply Desert Essence Daily Essential Moisturizer, infused with Jojoba Oil, to revitalize and soothe skin.

All products can be found online at Desert Essence

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

L’Occitane Fall 2017 Launches

For 15 years, the L’Occitane researchers have studied the anti-aging properties of Immortelle, the eternal flower that never fades or wilts even after it has been picked from the ground, and patented formulas featuring the exceptional ingredients of the flower for its best-selling Immortelle Divine skincare collection. After three years of intensive research, L’Occitane unveils the new generation of L’Occitane Immortelle Divine, an advanced anti-aging collection to target visible facial lines and wrinkles for smoother and more radiant skin.

L’Occitane 2017 Immortelle Divine Skincare Collection:
  1. Divine Cleansing Balm ($44) - The Divine Cleansing Balm, inspired by Korean skincare, melts softly onto skin to dissolve dirt, oil and makeup, even waterproof makeup, while nourishing the skin. Its rich butter texture transforms into a light oil upon contact with the warmth of the skin. Enriched with organic Immortelle Essential Oil and antioxidant Vitamin E, its unique formula cleanses skin effectively and gently. Complexion looks and feels dewy and luminous.
  2. Divine Foaming Cleansing Cream ($39) - Debuting a new Immortelle-inspired design with K-Beauty influence, this luxurious cream transforms into moisture-rich lather foam with water. When applied to the face, it creates a "cushion" between the skin and your fingers, to cleanse skin gently without over-drying. It effectively removes impurities and all traces of makeup. Enriched with Immortelle Essential Oil, and antioxidant Vitamin E, the Divine Cleansing Cream helps to smooth, revitalize and illuminate the skin with each use. Perfectly cleansed, skin regains softness and suppleness.
  3. Divine Cream (New Formula Launching September 2017) ($110) - With a striking new design and higher concentration of organic Immortelle Essential Oil, compared to our previous formula, this award-winning miracle cream addresses multiple signs of aging, and works to create skin that looks smoother, nourished, and more luminous. Formulated with Immortelle Essential Oil, a Vitamin C derivative and complex combination of seven natural based active ingredients, this best-selling luxurious, rich moisturizer reveals a youthful glow. Apply to clean, dry skin and gently massage until absorbed. Use morning and evening on face and neck, avoiding the eye area.
  4. Divine Youth Oil (New Formula Launching September 2017) ($99) - This luxurious Immortelle Divine Youth Oil reveals younger-looking skin from day one and helps fight visible signs of aging including fine lines and wrinkles while nourishing and refreshing. Paired with a complex of seven natural plant oils that are selected for their high concentration of essential fatty acids and nutrients, its lightweight and silky texture melts seamlessly into the skin. The result is younger-looking skin starting day one that looks more radiant, smooth, and youthful. For all skin types, use after serum and before moisturizer every day.
  5. Divine Serum (New Formula February 2018) ($119) - This intense serum holds a high concentration of Immortelle and Myrtle essential oils for younger-looking skin. Enriched with a Vitamin C derivative and seven natural based active ingredients, the velvety, gel-cream formula works to reveal a complexion that looks more firm, radiant and luminous. For all skin types, use after toner and eye cream and before oil and moisturizer every day.
  6. Divine Eye Balm ($94) - Enriched with organic Immortelle Essential Oil and a blend of seven naturally-derived ingredients, this cream-based balm with a rich melting texture, contains a unique, innovative formula to reveal visibly firmer, smoother, and more luminous, younger-looking skin. For all skin types, use as an eye mask or moisturize around eye area.
  7. Divine Eyes ($79) - Calling on the power of organic Immortelle Essential Oil, Buckwheat Extract and other naturally derived active ingredients, this powerful blend helps to visibly smooth the appearance of fine lines and target skin aging surrounding the eye area to reveal a more youthful-looking appearance. For all skin types, use after toner and before serum and moisturizer every day.
  8. Divine Cream Mask ($134) - Formulated with a blend of anti-aging organic Immortelle Essential Oil, nourishing Shea Butter, and Cistus Extract which is known for its relaxing properties, this creamy mask has a rich, melting texture that absorbs into skin for firmer, smoother and more luminous results.

Beginning September 2017, the new Immortelle Divine Collection will introduce new product offerings along with enhanced and fan-favorite formulas featuring a higher concentration of the Immortelle essential oil. L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Collection will be available online and in L’Occitane boutiques.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Chantecaille Fall 2017 Save The Forest Eyeshadow Palette

Every minute, 50 acres of rain forest are destroyed, and two-dozen species become extinct every day. In the Brazilian Amazon, the world’s largest rain forest, deforestation rose in 2015 for the first time in nearly a decade, to nearly two million acres from August 2015 to July 2016.

We Need Our Forests To Keep Us Beautiful -- As the ‘lungs of our earth,’ our forests are the planet’s sources of oxygen and water, and act as agents to stabilize our climate. Chantecaille conservation focus for Fall 2017 is the crisis of our disappearing forests and the ripple effect it has on humans and animals, like gorillas, who depend on them for survival. Deforestation kills our globe’s natural green spaces to make way for relentless plantings of soy, palm oil and cattle grazing grounds. As the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions after fossil fuel burning, it causes 15% of global greenhouse gas emissions.

“When you realize the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future.” - Dian Fossey

Missing In The Mist -- Gorillas are slowly losing their grasp on this earth as their natural habitats, the forests, are being destroyed by deforestation. Chantecaille's trip to the Congo in the winter of 2016 showed the brand firsthand that these kind, intelligent creatures, which are 98% identical to humans in their DNA, are the perfect symbol of a changing planet. Deforestation is slowly reaching their habitats in the Congo and in Uganda, as the earth is tilled for human production and consumption.

SAVE THE FOREST EYESHADOW PALETTE ($85) -- The four shades in the palette were inspired by the lush, natural beauty of Virunga National Park in the Congo, home to some of the last remaining gorillas on the planet. From the spectacular early morning mist that rolls through the forest to the vibrant golden light in the sky at daybreak, the overwhelming beauty of this densely forested oasis served as our muse this season. A portion of the proceeds from the Save The Forests Eye Shade Palette will benefit the Rainforest Alliance and its energized, impactful work in protecting our planet’s dwindling forests and the precious wildlife that depends on them.

DAWN: A golden brown
VOLCANO: A rich brown
MIST: A pale pink highlighter
BAMBOO: A deep olive green

The Chantecaille Fall 2017 Save The Forest Eyeshadow Palette is currently available for pre-order online at Chantecaille Beaute and Saks.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Jane Iredale Fall 2017 Collection

We love summer, who doesn’t? But come the end of July, beginning of August we can’t wait to share some of our favorite Fall offerings from our favorite brands. And it seems that jane iredale top’s the list season after season. For Fall 2017 jane iredale has created the gorgeous Naturally Glam Collection. As Jane says, she "always falls for a little extra glam this time of year," so the collection includes rich, vibrant neutrals that provide deep, dazzling color -- wearable for day or night!

The jane iredale Fall 2017 Naturally Glam Collection features a five-color eye shadow palette with shimmering neutrals, a bubblegum pink blush with a subtle gold shimmer, and two beautiful, seasonal lip colors in apple red and port wine. Even the packaging evokes the trends for the season, with the eye shadow palette housed in a stunning rose gold compact.

Naturally Glam Eye Shadow Kit ($59) – These highly pigmented shadows are simple to blend, sensitivity-tested, and stay put for gorgeous, crease-free, long-lasting eye color. The compact is sized to fit recommended application—a generous base shade, plus perfectly sized detail shades. For added intensity, use a Hydration Spray or water with PurePressed Eye Shadow to amplify the color. Adding to the glam experience is an elegant rose gold-mirrored compact with a dual-ended applicator. 

PurePressed Blush in Clearly Pink ($30) – This is a gorgeous bubblegum pink with golden shimmer! A cheerful wash of color that creates a just-blushed look to define and highlight cheekbones. Formulated with minerals and antioxidants, non-comedogenic, and free of chemical dyes and irritating ingredients.

PureMoist Lipstick in Gwen (Apple Red $25) – Vivid pigments blend with nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal-soft lips that feel, look, and taste amazing. Moringa Oil saturates the lips with Vitamins A & C while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection. Orange Peel Wax protects the delicate lip area while ultra-moisturizing Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils give a luxurious conditioned and quenched feel to the lips. Organic Pomegranate and Blackberry Fruit Extracts deliver luscious flavors that stimulate the senses. 

Just Kissed Lip Plumper in Paris (Sheer Light Port Wine $25) – Top-selling Just Kissed formula delivers moisture and contributes to the appearance of a fuller lip. Tinted lip plumper with unique, time-released peptides designed to increase hydration. Shea Butter, Sunflower Oil, and Avocado Oil soften and hydrate. Essential Oils of Lemon and Tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells. Beeswax for antioxidant protection.

The jane iredale Fall 2017 Naturally Glam Collection launches August 2017 online at jane iredale!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

NARS Velvet Lip Glide for Fall 2016

This upcoming season, NARS takes lips to a whole new level with the new Velvet Lip Glide. The new lip color strikes the perfect balance between softness and strength, coverage and comfort in a full range of colors. Laced with NARS’ Oil Infusion Complex, this hybrid lip color combines the fluidity and effortlessness of a gloss with the coverage and comfort of a lipstick.

Named after the iconic venues and new attitude that emerged from the sexual revolution of the ‘70s, Velvet Lip Glide ($26) shade names capture the freedom of personal power and play. Oil Infusion Complex allows for a smooth-glide effect, instantly delivering saturated color with sensorial comfort. The new doe foot applicator offers a plush application delivering effortlessly nourished lips and intense color.

  • Available September 6-September 7, 2016 on for the VIB & VIB Rouge
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  • Available September 15, 2016 online at NARS and NARS boutiques
  • Available October 1, 2016 at Sephora and select retail locations

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Jane Iredale Fall 2016 Fashion Forward Collection

This fall let your style reach new heights with the Fashion Forward collection from jane iredale. Let yourself soar with a strong, sexy look for eyes, brows and lips. Starring the brand’s Smooth Affair for Eyes, which are creamy, blendable eye shadow/primers, the ultra-precise Retractable Brow Pencil with built-in spoolie and the ultimate red showstopper Cindy PureMoist Lipstick, Team TME is definitely calling this collection the one to have for Fall 2016!

SMOOTH AFFAIR FOR EYES ($32) Create a powerful look that's smudge-proof, crease-proof and lasts as long as you do! Versatile cream-to-powder formula can be worn as an eye shadow or a primer, as the base for any other eye shadow. Innovative Smooth Affair formula prepares eyelids so makeup goes on easier and lasts longer. Minimizes fine lines to keep eyes looking fresh all day. Coco glycerides and mineral powders are blended to create lustrous colors that are chic and wearable alone, or layered with PurePressed Eye Shadow.

Available in six versatile, buttery-smooth shades:
  • Petal- a sheer pink
  • Lemon- a matte, sheer yellow
  • Naked- a sheer nude
  • Iced Brown- a sheer, golden brown
  • Canvas- a sheer champagne
  • Gold- a sheer, rich gold

RETRACTABLE BROW PENCIL ($20) Make a statement with strong, natural shades that stay exactly where you want them. Expertly fills and defines brows with an ultra-fine 1.7 mm retractable precision tip to create precise hair-like strokes. Expert shaping spoolie on opposite end for blending and grooming. Longwearing formula is waterproof and stays put without smudging.

Available in three medium coverage shades to blend with natural hair coloring:
  • Dark Brunette- a rich, chocolate brown
  • Blonde- a golden brown
  • Brunette- a reddish brown

CINDY PUREMOIST LIPSTICK ($25) Kiss shy lips goodbye with the ultimate red, sexy showstopper! NEW shade Cindy is a classic red name after the iconic beauty, Cindy Crawford. Ultra-moisturizing Avocado and Sunflower Seed Oils protect and condition the delicate lip area. Moringa Oil nourishes lips with Vitamins A & C, while Coffee Seed Extract infuses with even more antioxidant protection. Lusciously scented with Pomegranate and Blackberry Fruit Extracts, two powerful antioxidants.

The jane iredale Fall 2016 Fashion Forward Collection is available online at jane iredale!

Monday, August 8, 2016

NARS Fall 2016 Audacious Collection

For Fall 2016, NARS introduces the Audacious Collection featuring the beloved Audacious Lipstick in five new shades, Audacious Mascara, new Brow Defining Cream and limited edition Eyeliner Stylos. Unrestricted Eyeliner Stylos deliver inky lines that fluidly shift from thin to thick, satin or matte. Brow Defining Cream softly blends and sets without missing a beat. Single-stroke Audacious Lipstick swipes on stopping power with staying power in five new shades of the moment. All right. All night.

Audacious Mascara  ($26)

Unrestricted Eyeliner Stylo ($27)
  • Matte - black matte
  • Satin - shiny black

Brow Defining Cream ($23)
  • Sonoran - blonde
  • El Djouf - light Brown
  • Tanami - auburn
  • Danakil - dark Brown

Audacious Lipstick ($32)
  • Apoline - pink rose
  • Shirley - red crimson
  • Stefania - deep fuchsia
  • Kate - purple orchid
  • Mona - mahogany

The Audacious Collection will be available August 15, 2016 exclusively online at NARS Cosmetics and NARS boutiques, thereafter September 1 at Sephora and select retail locations!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

NARS Sephora Exclusives Fall 2016

NARS Cosmetics has revealed its Sephora Exclusives for Fall 2016 and these are too stunning to miss. The first must-have for Fall 2016 … NARS Sculpting Multiple Duo. NARS’ iconic multi-tasker works two places at once. The darker shades blend effortlessly to create a contour enhancing the face’s natural features, while the illuminating shades provide a sheer color that illuminates the high points of the face. Also for Fall 2016 … NARS Cosmetics introduces the limited-edition Hardwired Eyeshadow Collection! A rich and radiant lineup of six precious metals. A rare combination of high-pigment with high-shine, ultra fine blends of shimmer, glitter, and pearl reflect light for eye-catching effects.

The Multiple Duo ($39 – each) comes in three shades:
  • Copacabana / Sidari Beach - Shimmering pink silver & rose bronze
  • Hot Sand / Laguna - Peach champagne & bronzed brown
  • Playa Flamenco / Oahu - Sparkling soft gold & deep bronze

The Hardwired Eyeshadow Collection ($28 – each) features six rich and radiant precious metals (shown left to right): Earthshine, Lunar, Outer Limits, Parallax, Pygar, and Stud.

  • Earthshine - Iridescent Pink Lilac
  • Lunar - Soft Iridescent Violet
  • Outer Limits - Iridescent Rose Gold
  • Parallax - Metallic Dove Grey
  • Pygar - Gold Lame
  • Stud - Soft Pewter Bronze

NARS Sculpting Multiple Duos will be available at on July 21, 2016 and The Hardwired Eyeshadow Collection will be available on August 1, 2016 at Sephora.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

NARS Fall 2016 Color Collection

Created by NARS Founder and Creative Director, FrançoisNars, the Fall 2016 Color Collection debuts a refined combination of seasonal shades, signature colors and state-of-the-art textures for eyes, cheeks and lips. Cheeks are sculpted to new heights by complexion-enhancing hues from light caramel to espresso. Lids shimmer with shades of iridescent white, rose gold, and deep indigo, while lips go matte in saturated tones of garnet and Bordeaux. New Velvet Eyeliners add rich dimension with pigments that glide on smooth and blend evenly, creating the perfect base for smoky lids or a fine line for a bold look.

NARS Fall 2016 Collection Includes:

  • Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow ($29) Antares Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - Iridescent white gold; Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - Shimmering rose gold; Arcturus Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow - Shimmering deep indigo
  • Velvet Matte Lip Pencil ($26) Infatuated Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Garnet (Limited Edition) and Consuming Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Bordeaux
  • Contour Blush ($42) Melina Contour Blush, Left Side: Café au lait; Right Side: Espresso and Talia Contour Blush, Left Side: Light caramel; Right Side: Nutmeg
  • Velvet Eyeliner ($24) Black Moon – Black; Mambo - Rich Hazelnut; Curaçao -Turquoise Blue; Kalisté – Teal; London - Stormy Grey; Blue Lotus – Periwinkle; Last Frontier – Espresso; Las Pozas - White Pearl; Darklight - Navy

The Fall 2016 Color Collection is available exclusively at NARS Boutiques and NARS Cosmetics on July 15. Thereafter on August 1 at Sephora and select retail locations.

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!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Pixi Beauty Picks Fall 2015

Anyone else notice that the weather has turned just slightly chillier? We’ve found that the weather rarely goes by our calendar, but it’s almost as if Fall 2015 rolled in as soon as the autumnal equinox did. Honestly, we’re not complaining. Each season brings it’s own unique bit of happiness and fall is one of our favorite seasons. Most especially when we see what brands are offering! For Fall 2015 Petra’s Pixi Picks are perfect and very on-trend.

Pixi Cat Eye Ink - Intense Black ($14) this highly pigmented, waterproof liquid liner features a slanted tip making it easy to create the perfect cat eye flick on any eye shape. The long lasting and fade-resistant formula has a non-feathered finish. 12 hours of intense color.

Mattelustre Lipstick ($12) in Pure Fuchsia and Plum Berry are the ultimate in multi-tasking lip enhancement, this demi-matte lipstick conditions, plumps and protects lips while giving long lasting, intense colour. Added peptides, hyaluronic acid, and vitamins C & E help to create fuller, smoother looking lips.

Endless Brow Gel Pen ($11 – available in three shades) this pen's unique gel texture makes it easy to fill in sparse areas & define, all while taming unruly brows. The waterproof formula glides on effortlessly and stays on endlessly, providing natural-looking enhancement. Contains conditioning panthenol and vitamins C & E.

Pixi Beauty does not test on animals nor do they have any other parties, such as suppliers, conduct any animal testing on their behalf. Pixi by Petra is available online at Pixi Beauty and at Target!

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!