Long Lasting Products, We Can't Get Enough Of

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/29/2013 - 6:51 PM

Say 'no more' to make up that melts and smudges, looks faded or changes colors mid day. A few tips and tricks and some quality, designer products from us will get your makeup looking like it did right after you first applied it -- all day and all night long.

First, use a makeup primer as a base, Murad's hybrids skin perfecting primer is amazing! Layering is key, that's true for fragrance, makeup, you name it, it's your key to looking and feeling your best. Prep your face with a primer, apply it before you apply foundation. What does it do? It reduces and camoflauges any large pores and will prepare your face to accept the foundation (tinted moisturizer, BB cream) whatever it is you plan to use!

After you've prepped your face, use a creamy or cream based foundation, this way it will 'melt' into your skin before using a powder foundation, if that's your preference. Just like you may prep your eye lid with primer, a cream based product will make your makeup products stick to you, this tactic works extremely well.

Lastly, lock it down. Set it with a translucent powder,brushing it all over the face. Worried about clogging pores or looking too made up or even worse, cakey? Mineral powders are healthy and a great way to lock it down with a natural, no makeup look.

Have your face down pat? Looking for makeup products that will last on your eyes?

Clarin's has quite a color selection for their single eye colour. We're loving #11 in sweet melon. These shadows will illuminate your eyes with pure color, smoothly glide on and gives incredible even color, while of course be long wearing with exceptional hold.

A long lasting, water resistant mascara? We are obsessed with Lancome's l'extreme mascara in no. 01 noir stretch. This mascara will literally extend your lashes up to 60% instantly. This water resistant mascara not only softens and protects lashes, but incredibly enhances glamour to your eyes.

Long Lasting lip wear anyone?
How does a smooth glide, semi sheer lipstick that gives an incredible plush feel and full moist finish sound to you? Good, right? Well, it gets better! Smashbox's photo finish lipstick with sila silk technology is long wearing and makes your lips velvety smooth with room for shine. 

And of course... how could we do a post without mentioning long lasting scents?

Eau de parfums, typically stronger in scent and concentration from an eau de toilette, are preferably longer lasting but it all comes down to the moisture of your skin. SO before trying any of these suggested fragrances, the number one suggestion is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Give the scent some moisture to grab a hold of, dry skin is never a good thing for someone who wants a long lasting scent. Ok, now that you catch our drift there, here are a few fave picks of eau de parfums we can't get enough of.

Let's talk about a romantic scent, sure to be a hit, day or night...Flowerbomb Extreme. This eau de parfum is a bit stronger than Flowerbomb but is a great choice with a combination of bergamot, jasmine, osmanthus, white flowers, amber and vanilla. YUM!

If you love Chloe Love, you will absolutely adore Chloe Love eau Intense. Yep, you can guess it right, this eau de parfum spray is a bit stronger than it's original, with a gorgeous mix of elegant notes that include orange blossom, pink pepper, iris, lilac, wisteria, hyacinth, heliiotrope, powdery musk, talc and rice. 


What are your favorite long lasting fragrances and beauty products? Shop our designer brand products for way less than anywhere else!

Givenchy's Prisme Libre Loose Powder Quartet Air Sensation

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 6:07 PM

Not one, not two, not three, but FOUR shades of heavenly light, loose face powder.
Wondering how to use it? Top off your foundation, or bare skin if you prefer, with these translucent loose powder quads. Each perfectly coordinated powder quartet will glide over your skin for a soft, sheer, matte finish that literally lasts all day.

Use the green to cover up red imperfections and blemishes. Use the blue to cover up a sun burn or some too tanned sunless tanner skin, use the pink to highlight and have that 'wide awake' look, and use the white as a finishing, sheer, matte touch.

Our Top 5

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 01/15/2013 - 9:57 PM

Ever wonder what our top 5 fragrance & beauty picks are? While they may be everchanging on a daily basis (how can we pick just 5 'top' fragrance & beauty picks, c'mon), here are the top 5, for today at least.

Top Fragrance: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue perfume
A fragrance made for every day use for the casual woman, this perfume has a subtle scent, a scent that mixes apple, rose, jasmine, and musk fragrances to give a gorgeous, unique scent

Top Hair Care: Paul Mitchell's Straight Works
An amazing product that helps calm and relax naturally wavy/curly hair into a shiny, smooth style. Make your textured or unruly hair straight, sleek, and soft. Sounds too good to be true? You haven't heard half of it! This styling cream is lightweight and leaves hair soft and manageable. This product really provides the perfect balance of slip and hold to transform textured hair. 

Top Skin Care: Kiss Me exfoliating lip scrub
Keep your lips impeccably kissable with this lip conditioning, lip exfoliating product. This lip scrub/gloss will condition any dull, dry, flaky, or rough skin, giving you a super soft, super smooth, lovely looking lip. 

Top Makeup: Clinique clarifying powder makeup
The perfect way to help skin stay clear, look fresh and clean, for up to 8 hours. What's not to like about that?!

Top (other) Makeup: Lancome's noir hypnotic mascara
Probably one of the best mascara's on the market, this mascara gives a dramatic, intense lash with lots of length.