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Micro-Concealing Must: Veil Cosmetics Complexion Fix Concealer

Nowadays, it is imperative to save money wherever you can, so products that multitask are a godsend. Your moisturizer should do more than just moisturize; your cleanser should do more than just cleanse, and your concealer should definitely do more than just conceal. Thankfully, there is a multi-usage concealer that corrects, conceals, and brightens your skin, Veil Cosmetics Complexion Fix Concealer.

The Veil Cosmetics Complexion Fix correcting concealer and highlighter fuses skincare with color science. This all over face pen evens out and brightens the skin instantly and over time, while weightlessly veiling areas of concern with amazing buildable coverage and light-infused pigments. You will love the instantly brightened, hydrated, and soothed skin. Other benefits include superior, an HD quality finish, and it lets your skin breath. Plus, it is also oil-free and water-based, which helps to improve your skin’s natural properties.

The Veil Cosmetics Complexion Fix is available in 30 shades in five color groups – light, medium, porcelain, tan, and deep. Each color group comes in three undertones – pink, neutral, and gold. Since we have more of an orange undertone, the 5N was perfect as it has undertones of pink and gold. The Gold correctors are perfect for sallow/olive/yellow undertone complexions and purple/brown dark circles. Pink correctors are perfect for redness/sensitive prone skin and pinkie/blue dark circles.

“Complexion Fix is the original micro-concealer star,” said Sébastien Tardif, Co-founder, and CEO of Veil Cosmetics. “I launched Veil Cosmetics in 2012 with Complexion Fix, using it as a micro-concealer to reveal great skin. The resulting fresh glow is why I called the brand Veil. It’s all about our superior texture that makes micro-concealing with Complexion Fix so effective.”

So say goodbye to dark circles, and hello to a smoother skin surface, and an instant brightening effect. We’ve been using it for a week now and this micro-concealer has wonderfully covered all our late night sins. We look forward to the other benefits we’ll experience, the longer we use it. You’ll be happy to know that Veil Cosmetics products are not only great, but they are also vegan and cruelty-free. For additional information, visit www.veilcosmetics.com.

What’s NEW From Hard Candy, Your Favorite 90’s Beauty Brand

Can you believe the first day of spring is only 3 days away!! After an interesting winter, we’re all excited to welcome the season of renewal. Along with the warmer weather and saying goodbye to heavy coats, we’re looking forward to the spring beauty launches. Today we’re highlighting some new beauty products from Hard Candy, your favorite 90’s beauty brand. What can you expect from the brand this spring? How about Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo, Matte Velvet Lip color and Liner, and Sheer Body Luminizer and Powder? The best part, all these beauty launches are very friendly to your budget.

The Glitter & Chrome Eyeshadow Duo ($7.00), seen above in a stunning gold called Sunbeam Sheen, offers a brilliant, sparkling, liquid glitter finish and a magnificently metalized smooth chrome foil finish in one. In addition to Sunbeam Sheen, this truly portable eyeshadow duo comes in seven additional colors.

The Matte Velvet Mousse Lipcolor & Liner ($6.00), is a hydrating, matte liquid lip color with a matching lip liner. How wonderful to get two products for the price of one. It’s definitely more bang for your buck. We love the deep, rich oxblood hue that is Dahlia. You’ll love the colors options available, there are 18 shades to be exact.

The Feelin’ Mauvey Eyeshadow Palette ($8.00), boasts a stunning collection of 10 highly pigmented mauve shades, in both matte and shimmer finishes. We love this collection of colors; they compliment everyone. It’s a great combination of neutrals, pinks, and pale purples.

Need to combat shine and hide your imperfections? The Sheer Envy Blur Face Primer ($8.00) is a revolutionary liquid-to-powder formula that blurs away imperfections. Your fine lines will be minimized and your pores will appear less apparent.

The perfect base for all of your shadow palettes, the Eye Shadow Primer ($5.00) increases the vibrancy and lasting power of all your eyeshadows.

Other new launches from your favorite 90’s beauty brand include the All Over Body Luminizer ($9.00); a head-to-toe, transfer-resistant, high-shine body illuminator that drenches your glowing skin with emollients and a fresh coconut scent. The Blurring & Pore Refining Loose Powder ($6.00), a weightless, universally hued powder that helps to refine pores, fine lines, marks, and redness.

What are your thoughts on these new products from Hard Candy? Are you excited about the new beauty launches? Will Hard Candy remain your favorite 90’s beauty brand?

Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Color Lipsticks

Catrice Cosmetics Sale: Shop the Semi-Annual Blowout Sale

Calling all beauty and makeup addicts, have we got a blowout sale for you. To make room for all their spring 2019 makeup and beauty tools, Catrice Cosmetics is having their semi-annual blowout sale. Are you ready to save on lipsticks, eyeshadows, mascaras, lip pencils, lip liners, blushes, and much more? Save up to 50% off on 100+ Catrice Cosmetics products with many items going for as low as $1.99. You can’t go wrong with prices and savings like these.

Catrice Cosmetics Lip colors

The Catrice Cosmetics semi-annual blowout sale started on Jan 11th and will go on until everything is gone. If you delay in getting your favorite products, you may miss out because this sale is only while supplies last. This sale is the perfect time to stock up on beauty must-haves. Whether you’re a makeup artist stocking your kit or a regular makeup fanatic, you will love this sale.

Check out some of these amazing prices: mascaras, regularly $6.99, are now only $3.50; eyeshadow base is now $2.99, down from $5.99; customize your favorite eyeshadow with the empty Art Couleurs Collection Palette, yours for only $2.99; need a blender sponge or Kabuki brush? both can be yours for only $3.99 each; if you’ve never tried Catrice’s highly rated Liquid Gel Cushion Eyeliner, now is your chance at only $3.50. We’re huge fans of Catrice Cosmetics lipsticks and we know many of you will be as well. Why not score our favorite colors or try a new lip color for only $3.99 each. We scored several great colors from the Ultimate Colour (pictured below) and Prisma Chrome lipsticks.

Catrice Cosmetics Ultimate Color Lipsticks

There are so many wonderful beauty products up for grabs at incredibly low prices. Be warned fellow beauty lovers, as the sale goes on, things WILL definitely sell out. Once these products are sold out, they are gone for good! We already took advantage of this sale, will you?

We recommend you head over to www.catricecosmetics.com ASAP to take advantage of this incredible semi-annual blowout sale.

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

Valentine’s Day Beauty: Turn Heads with these Glo Skin Beauty Looks

One of our favorite things about attending NYFW the Shows is seeing the backstage makeup looks that will be walking down the runway. Our favorite way of seeing those looks is the lead makeup artist’s proposed look on paper. Since Valentine’s Day falls the day after the last day of NYFW, we thought we’d share some stunning Glo Skin Beauty looks. You won’t believe the amazing things you can do with this mineral makeup brand.

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

The great thing about these makeup looks is how easy they are to achieve. So whether you’re getting ready for date night, girls’ night Galentine’s Day celebration or a staying in for relaxing night of self-care, these products will help you get the look you want.

DATE NIGHT

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo SKin Beauty

Eyes

Start with Glo Skin Beauty Eye Shadow in Twig in the crease and as a transition shade; follow with Dolce eye shadow on the lower lid and blend into Twig. Use the same shade mix for the lower lash line. Follow with Eclipse eye shadow along the upper lash line and on to lid creating a winged shape and along lower lash line deeper towards outer ⅓ of eyes blended on top of Dolce and Twig.

Cheek

Glo Skin Beauty Contour Kit and a little Cream Blush in Fig on apples of cheeks.

Lips

Line your lips with Glo Skin Beauty Precision Lip Pencil in Acorn and follow with Cream Glaze Crayon in Chiffon to top and fill in lips.

GIRLS’ NIGHT

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

Eyes

Glo Skin Beauty Cream Stay Shadow Stick in Canyon on inner and outer areas of eyes blend into the crease, then buff Canyon into the lower lash line.  Add Glo Skin Beauty Blush in Papaya right on top of Canyon (upper and lower) and Blush in Passion along inner and outer ⅓ of upper lash line fuzed into Papaya, then add Passion lightly lining the outer edge of the lower lash line.

Cheek

Glo Skin Beauty Shimmer Brick in Glean and Blush in Flower Child

Lips

Glo Skin Beauty Precision Lip Pencil in Coral Crush and Lipstick in Parasol

NIGHT IN

Valentine's Day Beauty from Glo Skin Beauty

Face

Glo Skin Beauty Restorative Mask – this restorative mask is deeply nourishing and is the ultimate remedy for dry, dehydrated skin.

What are your thoughts on these stunning makeup looks for the most romantic day of the year? Will you be rocking one of these amazing looks on Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day?

#TheSelectsPopUp

#TheSelectsPopUp NYC: Shop Emerging K-Beauty and Fashion at The Selects

We have been obsessed with K-beauty brands every since we were first introduced to the Korean Beauty industry by Sephora in 2015. And in those three years, the K-Beauty industry in the US has exploded and it’s showing no signs of stopping. You already know we love emerging and indie brands, both in fashion and beauty; so of course,  we had to preview and shop the curated selection of the most anticipated Korean fashion and beauty brands at The Selects. Noted as NYC’s premier destination for emerging K-Beauty and Fashion, you will find all things K-Beauty and fashion at The Selects. Today, we’ll be concentrating on the amazing K-Beauty brands we saw at the #TheSelectsPopUp NYC.

The Selects, a collaborative project promotes Korean fashion designers and beauty brands. The goal of the pop-up is to help assist these innovative brands break into the US market. This will be the first time most of the designers will have retail exposure to US consumers. On the fashion side, ten of the most promising designers evolving in the Korean fashion industry are represented at the  #TheSelectsPopUp. They include Bmuet(te), Beyond Closet, The Centaur, Heohwan Simulation, Hidden Forest Market, KYE, LIE, Nohant, SWBD, and Wnderkammer.  On the beauty side, The Selects have partnered with ten K-beauty brands.

K-beauty is highly focused on health and hydration, and the ingredients are innovative and inspired by nature. The beauty brands highlighted and sold at the #TheSelectsPopUp include Agerin, IPKN, Jinsoon, Knours, Meg, Moart, SKINRx Lab, Too Cool for School, Vika and Whal Myung. They represent some of the best Korean skincare and makeup on the market, some of which are featured below:

We had the pleasure of attending a beauty demonstration by Seong Hee Park using some of these skincare and cosmetics k-beauty products. Check out our K-Beauty at The Selects IGTV story to see the video of this demonstration and below for photos of Seong Hee Park in action.

Throughout the time the pop-up will be open, there will be two raffles held each week, one will be a classic raffle and the other an Instagram contest for the best Instagram picture of the week tagged of The Selects pop-up. Winners will receive a basket of amazing K-beauty products.

The Korean beauty haven opened on October 26th and will remain open until November 14th. The #TheSelectsPopUp, located at 62 Greene Street, will be open Sunday-Thursday 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Friday-Saturday 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

Blue Velvet Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge

All hail innovations in beauty products. Ever since it first hit the market, the egg-shaped beauty sponge has become a staple in all our makeup bags. Although we’ve used many, available in a variety of colors, we’re excited about this lovely pale blue beauty. Why? Because of what it’s made of. The JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge is the ultra-soft, dual layer sponge that saves you 50%-70% of your makeup and perfectly blends everything.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

So what makes the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge the best out of the bunch? If you’re looking for a more natural, airbrushed foundation finish the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge is your go-to. With your JUNO Microfiber Sponge, you can use it wet or dry. Wet the sponge for a flawless natural look or keep it dry for thicker, full coverage application. Thanks to its dual-layer, the non-abrasive Microfiber (microscopic, small fibers) and traditional antimicrobial makeup blender, you can use the JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge as a brush or blender.  This also allows your makeup to sit on top of the sponge, and just like a brush, you end up using less product.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

The JUNO Microfiber Velvet Sponge’s velvet-soft microfiber bristles and slanted edge make for controlled stippling which provides buildable coverage, fast. Check out the flawless application of my makeup in the above photo on the right. How popular is this blue velvet beauty tool? The JUNO Microfiber Fusion Sponge has already sold over 150,000 in just three months.

Beauty: JUNO Microfiber Sponges

“Thanks to the rising trend of contouring and expensive makeup sponges, the need for professional makeup tools have definitely been on the rise and so have their prices,” says Mira Torres, co-founder of JUNO & Co. “With makeup sponges and brushes being sold for over $20 a piece, we want to create innovative and affordable products accessible to everyone. That’s how our collection of JUNO Microfiber Makeup Sponges started.”

As previously stated, you can use this innovative beauty sponge dry. You can apply powder and bake regardless of how dry the sponge is. Its pointy tip also makes it perfect for all areas around the delicate skin around the eye. Get one or more of this hybrid brush and sponge for $6.99 each on www.thejuno.co.

Indie Beauty Expo

Indie Beauty Expo: Discovering Amazing New Beauty Brands and Trends

Usually, we would rely on Sephora to be introduced to new beauty brands and trends. But the makeup and beauty haven can only hold so many brands in their retail locations. So where does a beauty addict go to discover the hundreds of market-ready indie brands? The Indie Beauty Expo of course! We had the pleasure of attending the beauty event that introduces media, buyers, and consumers to the amazing new beauty brands and trends. In the competitive beauty, skincare, and wellness industry, it is essential for a brand to stand out and the Indie Beauty Expo is a great place to start.

We were introduced and reintroduced to so many amazing brands, many of which we will be highlighting individually. More than 240 exhibiting indie beauty brands were in attendance in several categories. The participating brands covered skin care, beauty tools, hair care, nail care, makeup, and health & wellness.

Since its debut in New York, the Indie Beauty Expo has launched in Los Angeles and Dallas, soon to be launching in London and Berlin. It has connected hundreds of indie beauty brands globally with buyers, press, and consumers while offering a full schedule of education and networking events. We were happy to reconnect with brands like BioMilk, Hair Detox by Angelo David Pisacreta, Kryolan, and Flickable.

But we are truly excited to try the products from some of the new brands we were introduced to at the Indie beauty Expo. Our absolute favorites are ikoo and their wonderful range of hair care products; When and their vast variety of sheet masks; Mighty Patch‘s hero blemish patches; LBK (Love by Kemeny)‘s innovative nail polish bottles; Undefined Beauty‘s amazing beauty oil; Kanai Organics‘ incredible healing skincare; Andmetics‘s brow wax strips; and the Nessa Brush Spa System.

We can’t wait to share our experiences with these indie beauty products with you. We’d love to hear if any of you have tried any of these indie beauty products yourself.

 

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Nude Lipsticks

Pucker Up this National Lipstick Day with NEW Hard Candy Lip Colors

Pucker Up Ladies because July 29th is National Lipstick Day. This day is exclusively to celebrate your favorite lippies and of course, put your best pout forward. Beauty lovers all over the globe will be sharing their favorite lip colors and you should too. We are certainly joining in on the fun, starting with some of our favorite nude lipstick hues. And ladies, when we say nude, we mean nude for all. Hard Candy has launched two great new lipsticks and lip glosses that are perfect to get your pout ready for National Lipstick Day. Read on to get all the details on the new shades of Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Serum and Hard Candy’s NEW Cashmere Silk creme lip colors. You will love these NEW Hard Candy lip colors.

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Nude Lipsticks

These Hard Candy lip colors are wonderful. Definitely worthy of the ancient Mesopotamian women who may have invented lipsticks by using crushed jewels to decorate their lips. Let’s get to know them, shall we!

Hard Candy’s NEW Plumping Serum, $6.00

beauty Photography: Hard Candy Lip Plumping Lip Gloss

This outrageously shiny, volumizing, hydrating lip gloss is formulated with Hard Candy’s exclusive Plumping Serum System. It is formulated to deliver hyaluronic acid to plump skin and quickly minimize the appearance of fine lines while fruit extracts add hydrating volume. Available in a range of 24 sheer and full-color shades, from clear to nudes and reds to pinks.  The new shades are Sugar Sugar, Barely There, Pink Teddy, Baby Doll, First Kiss, Birthday Suit, Second Base, Love Child, Skin Deep, Dirty Mind, Sun Kissed, and Max Pout. These lip gloss shades can be worn alone or on top of your favorite Hard Candy lipsticks for even more intense color.

Hard Candy’s NEW Cashmere Silk, $6.00

Beauty Photography: Hard Candy Demi-Matte Creme Lip Colors

Dare to bare with Hard Candy Cashmere Silk. This creme lip color comes in a demi-matte finish and delivers a gorgeous sheer, natural look. This silky smooth formula glides on evenly while hydrating lips for hours of comfortable wear. Hard Candy Cashmere Silk is available in seven créme neutral colors that are flattering for all skin tones and ranges from nudes to perfect pink. Coat your lips in Buttercream, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Biscotti, Tartufo, Gelato, and Macaron. Its lustrous, smooth texture and teddy-soft applicator will have you saying goodbye to your lip balm!

The Hard Candy Cashmere Silk Demi Matte Lip Color and Plumping Serum are available at Walmart and www.walmart.com.