Showing posts with label Laura Mercier. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Laura Mercier. Show all posts

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Fall Favorites That You Have To Try

Wow, did fall arrive today or what? It's a new season and so many new beauty products to try and to love! We've sorted through quite a few to find our favorites and hopefully yours! 

evolis Professional Style & Treat Dry Shampoo ($30) Created with 100% botanical actives to both style your hair and treat your scalp. This shampoo instantly absorbs excess oil while delivering their patented blend of FGF5 inhibitors. By blocking FGF5, the negative effects can be reversed, resulting in the restoration of hair density, promotion of new growth and the preservation of existing hair strands.  Ideal for all hair types, Style +Treat Dry Shampoo revives your hair style while lifting your roots for incredible volume and fullness.

Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum ($88) Vitamin C isn't new, but it definitely is having a strong resurgence in popularity. The Tatcha Violet-C Brightening Serum is an oil and fragrance-free serum that packs a whopping 20 percent concentration of vitamin C that deliver both instant and long-term results. A 10 percent concentration of AHAs joins the mix -- all working together to leave your skin firmer, smoother, and noticeably more glowy.

Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream ($30) This best-selling cream is getting a revamp, now reformulated to be entirely paraben-free. But don't worry, you won't be able to tell that your beloved moisturizer has changed -- it took Kiehl's scientists five years and more than 114 different versions to come up with this final formula that works!

Laura Mercier Flawless Lumière Radiance-Perfecting Foundation ($48 - available in 30 shades) A pearl extract in this medium-to-full coverage base helps reflect light to give your skin an instant glow, regardless of whether you're standing in front of a ring light or sitting under yellow-y office bulbs. The lightweight, moisturizing formula promises to stay put for up to 15 hours, keeping your skin looking flawless and feeling hydrated.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Barriair Cream ($30) As a general rule, creams promising to restore and calm your skin are usually, well, super thick and heavy. Not this newbie, which is packed with hard-working, skin-coddling ingredients, but it has an airy, whipped texture that feels more like a gel moisturizer than a heavy-hitting hydrator. There's hyaluronic acid to moisturize the skin, colloidal oatmeal to soothe it, and ceramides and linoleic acid to help strengthen the skin barrier.

Kopari Coconut Detox Mask ($38) We think of this mask as a juice cleanse for our skin! Bentonite and kaolin clays go to town pulling impurities out of your pores, while coconut oil hydrates, and probiotics help keep the top layer of skin feeling balanced and looking fresh.

Giorgio Armani Beauty Power Fabric Foundation Balm ($64) A blend of waxes and oils gives this foundation formula its initial balm-like consistency, which, when smoothed over skin, transforms into a cream, and later, a powder. Made with 15 percent pigments, it packs a hefty punch of complete coverage and has a perfectly matte finish despite its creamy consistency.

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Self-Setting Concealer ($28 available in 22 shades) The latest addition to the brand's best-selling Ultra HD line, this cover-up doesn't need to be set with powder, thanks to the unique amino-acid coated pigments that immediately conform to your skin, staying put for up to 12 hours without caking or creasing.

Maybelline New York Snapscara ($6) Maybelline knows a thing or two about mascara, and their newest Snapscara formula is one of their best yet. The thin, flexible pigment tints your lashes and leaves them looking super glossy, but also adds a little thickness and lots of length.

Dior Lip Glow To The Max ($34) Dior Lip Glow To The Max is the same beloved Lip Glow, now with a yummy new look and a touch more pigment. In this new formula, the sheer, tinted balm is spiked with pigment — those are the candy-colored swirls you see in the bullet — to both hydrate your lips and leave them with a bit more of a tint than the original formula does. Take your pick from seven different shades, five with a dewy finish and two that leave behind a holographic sheen.

Tenoverten Rose Polish Remover ($14) What you won't find in this polish remover: acetone, parabens, or any unpleasant odors. What you will find: vitamin E, horsetail leaf extract, and aloe to help hydrate and strengthen your nails. Green beauty lovers should add this to their product stash, stat.

Friday, August 30, 2019

5 Easy Makeup Looks For Labor Day Weekend and LDW Savings

Labor Day Weekend 2019 will unofficially start for Team TME at about 4:30 pm this afternoon and if you’re anything like this crazy bunch of ornery peeps, you’re probably looking to relish every last bit of Summer this Labor Day Weekend. It’s as simple beginning with a replay of the most coveted looks of summer before the season is gone for good. Break out your bright lipsticks, even brighter nail colors and dewy, radiant skin, and say a proper Au Revoir to Summer 2019 with the hottest beauty looks of the season.

The Golden Gaze – If you want that twinkle in your eye to last long after the dog days of summer are through? Apply a drop of water to an eyeshadow brush and dip into Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Tango. The high pigmentation of the shadow mixed with the water will make for unforgettable eyes that are guaranteed to make that cutie at your weekend barbecue stop dead in his tracks!

Pretty Pout - Craving the ultimate coral lip that looks just as juicy on as it does in the tube? Look no further than Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss in CORALista. This dazzling lip-gloss enhances your natural beauty by adding a ton of dazzle with a hint of color.

Entrancing Eyes - Looking to cause a scene with summer crush during your weekend getaway? Swipe on MAC TECHNAKOHL LINER in Metalhead. When placed on the eyelid, the color blue produces a dramatic look that is bold and captivating.

Cheeky Cheeks - Stuck deciding whether to apply blush or bronzer for a nighttime affair? Now you don’t have to choose with Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic. It’s the perfect solution to giving your cheeks a rosy summer glow, sans hours in the sun.

Nailing It - Just because summer’s over doesn’t mean you have to lighten up on your nails. Bright colors can still be worn during the transitional time between summer to fall and have been seen on models in countless runway shows. Get your last kicks in with Essie Nail Polish in Watermelon. It’s the perfect mix of pink and red that screams sweet and sexy. 

To round out, or to start off your LDW, check out the saving on two of our favorite brands! VOLOOM has a $25 off VOLOOM Irons and VOLOOM Iron Kits from Friday, Aug 30th – Tuesday, Sept 3rd is you use the code LABORDAY. And,  Wander Beauty is having a LDW sale now through Monday, Sept. 2nd with a 20% off sitewide and a mystery gift with orders over $50 when you enter code SALEAWAY

Happy Labor Day! ~xo Team TME

Monday, February 11, 2013

Last Minute Valentine’s Day Beauty and Spa Gifts

Hello lovelies! The Makeup Examiner has never really gone for conventionality when it comes to romance. My former fiancé proposed in the kitchen while he was cooking. He was standing at the stove; I was sitting on the counter top and he casually reached into his pocket, pulled out a ring and asked me to marry him. In return, I walked out of the room, retrieved a ring for him and said, “I will if you will.”
My point is that while roses and chocolates are lovely, they are conventional, sort of boring and essentially a Valentine’s Day gift that won’t last longer than a few days. Actually, the chocolates won’t last longer then a minute around me. Now I’m not saying that anyone need go to the length of betrothal to impress, but thinking outside the chocolate box wouldn’t hurt. Let’s check out some cupid approved beauty and spa gifts for inspiration!

Burberry Lip Velvet ($30) and Laura Mercier Nail Lacquer ($18) make the most exquisite and unique duo for lips and nails. Lip Velvet is the newest offering from Burberry and is available in 12 iconic hues. Burberry Lip Velvet is encased in an elegant metallic check lid that is as beautiful as the lip cosmetic. Pair up Lip Velvet with Laura Mercier Limited Edition Nail Lacquer in a sweet shade like Oh La La! Both items are available at Nordstrom.

For a really amazing and luxurious gift, check out Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care Home Spa ($34). Included in this gift set is 100% certified USDA Lily Facial Cleanser, Lily Herbal Astringent, Lily Facial Lotion, Lily Moisturizing Cream, Herbal Moisturizer, Seven Exotic Oils, Oil of Kukui Bath Oil, Botanical Enzyme Exfoliant Mask, incense and a candle. The Home Spa Gift Set offers everything needed for an at home “getaway” and can be picked up at Lily Farm Fresh Skin Care!

If you really want to impress your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day, with a luxurious gift that keeps on giving all year long, check out a beauty box subscription. Companies like Blissmo, GlossyBox, KLUTCHclub, and True Beauty Box offer beauty and lifestyle products that fit the interest of your love interest. He or she will lovingly be reminded of you every month when the beauty box arrives directly at their front door! For complete beauty box subscription information, visit The Makeup Examiner’s article, “Battle of the Beauty Boxes.”

The Makeup Examiner has an … um … small obsession with fragrance. Okay, truth be told, despite being really loyal to my signature scent by Chanel, I love well-crafted perfume and to me, nothing is sexier then a man wearing a good cologne. Two amazing fragrances that are perfect for Valentine’s Day are Burberry Touch ($73) for him and Burberry Body ($115) for her. Burberry Touch (SO SEXY!) is a clean and refreshing cologne that is light. Touch is the perfect balance of a woodsy scent that is not overpowering, just how a man should smell. And then there is Body, which is best described as a sensuous woodsy floral scent. Body is long lasting without being overpowering and The Makeup Examiner has temporarily put away her Chanel in favor of Burberry Body. Both fragrances are available in Valentine’s Day gift sets at Macy’s.