“Beauty and fashion go hand in hand and we’re excited to partner with E.L.F. Cosmetics on this really exciting campaign that puts our two brands together and offers a lot of wonderful prizes to both of our audiences,” said Solomon Hedaya, Founder of Emilie M.
Emilie M. recently announced that it will be running a spring giveaway with e.l.f. cosmetics. The program will offer five grand prizes (1 per day) of an Emilie M. Essentials Box ($165), Emilie M. handbag of choice (up to $100), e.l.f. gift set ($75-$100) and $50 e.l.f. gift card. (The total value of this prize is more than $400.) The contest also will offer 50 second-place prizes (10 per day) of a $25 e.l.f. gift card and a $25 Emilie M. gift card. The contest will be active from April 14-18. To enter please visit either www.eyeslipsface.com or www.emiliemshop.com for details.
Investment pieces without the investment, the entire Emilie M. line of handbags is classic in design—featuring timeless silhouettes, soft and rich animal-friendly materials and multi-organizational function for under $90. Top trends in the collection for holiday 2013 include colored exotic skins, two-tone colorblocking and structured purse shapes made attainable for the everyday woman. To find out more about the Emilie M. collection for Spring 2014, please go to www.emiliemshop.com.
e.l.f. cosmetics is the premier retail source for all makeup and beauty needs. It’s products offer affordable and high quality design to enhance natural radiance. e.l.f. offers an entire line of luscious lip glosses, with various shades and styles to choose from, as well as intensive hydrating lipstick for long-lasting color and shine. Its natural mineral makeup supports healthier glowing skin, without parabens, preservatives or chemical dyes.
I’m a big fan of e.l.f. cosmetics because they are great quality at such an affordable price. And, I am hoping to review an Emilie M. handbag soon, they are really stylish and affordable. Have you tried either of these brands? Leave a comment and let me know!
Makeup Sets are my very favorite beauty gift to give (and receive). Giving the gift of color and variety can really brighten up a friend or family member’s holiday!
em michelle phan holiday life new year’s countdown edition ($29 USD) — Paint the town beautiful at every holiday soiree with this mini life palette filled with rich, luxurious colors. Inspired by the reminiscence of the past year and the celebration of the new year to come, new year¹s countdown boasts sophisticated and sensual rich berries and golden and smoky browns with touches of holiday reds and raisins.
Products and accompanying video tutorial will be available on emcosmetics.com.
e.l.f. Studio 96-Piece Geometric Eyeshadow Palette ($10 USD) — This 96-Piece eyeshadow palette features a fun geometric pattern for a totally unique design. Become your own makeup artist wherever, whenever! The beautiful soft textures melt into your skin for vibrant color that lasts. Convenient and easy to apply, just layer the colors to achieve your desired look. Apply wet or dry for a fabulous look that never creases or fades.
Product Performance: Put a twinkle on your eyes this holiday season with this Amazonian clay-infused collection of smolderEYES™ & skinny smolderEYES™ waterproof liners in limited-edition and best-selling shades. These versatile liners deliver rich color for a crisp or smokey look that won’t fade, run or budge. To take your look to the extreme, finish with lights, camera, flashes™ statement mascara, which features a dual-molded brush for a 752% increase in lash volume instantly!
CARGO Let’s Meet in Paris Holiday Kit ($36 USD) — Inspired by a luxurious trip to the French city, this kit evokes a sophisticated, fashion-forward feel with rich red and black tones with hints of sparkle. The look is 100% luxe – a bold red lip, soft eye with shimmery black liner and seductive full and defined lashes. Housed in a baroque patterned clutch-shaped carton, it makes for a festive gift or splurge for yourself. Kit contains: NEW Red Essential Lip Color, NEW Travel Size HD Lip Primer, NEW Swimmables Eye Pencil in Black Sea Travel Size Reverse Lip liner, and TexasLash Mascara.
Available exclusively at Ulta/Ulta.com (while supplies last)
Hard Candy Smokey Eye Kit ($4.88 at Walmart)It’s like having a makeup artist at your fingertips. Mascara, pigmented eye shadow and eye liner are expertly matched to give you a glamorous smokey eye look.
Laura Geller Holiday Baked Stackable Macaroons Collection ($59.50 USD) –A delightful assortment of Baked confections awaits. Three shades each of blush, highlighter, and eye shadow begin as swirls of liquid pigment that are baked on terra-cotta tiles for 24 hours and finished by hand in Italy. The result is a silky wash of long-wearing color that illuminates the skin. Inspired by luxurious, light-as-air sweets, these gorgeous goodies are perfect for creating unlimited looks for the face and eyes.
0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Gingerbread
0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Lychee Rose
0.06-oz Baked Brulee Blush in Cassis Violet
0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Honey Lavender
0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Toasted Coconut
0.06-oz Baked Brulee Highlighter in Dulce de Leche
Urban Decay Vice 2 (59 USD) — Now here’s a vice we’ll gladly take a spot on the naughty list for. Introducing Vice 2, the limited-edition sequel to last year’s holiday hit. Each palette features 20 gorgeous brand-new, exclusive, never-before-seen shades. As if that wasn’t enough, each is also one-of-a-kind – the luxe ethereal design is applied by water transfer to make each palette unique, and each comes with a double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Crease Brush. With a mix of brights and neutrals in every texture imaginable, it’s got a little bit of something for everyone on your list.
Available at Sephora, Ulta, select Macy’s and online at Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com
Don’t forget the gift of flawless application! Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe™ Vanity Brush Set ($39 USD) — Feather your way to happiness with this 6-pc Limited Edition Heavenly Luxe Vanity Brush Set made from 100 percent Ultra Plush, Cruelty Free Bristles. The chic and innovative set is sure to give you that airbrushed finish, while keeping you organized, even on the go! Includes the following:
Heavenly Luxe Travel Multi-Powder Brush
Heavenly Luxe Travel Flat Foundation Brush
Heavenly Luxe Travel Flat Concealer Brus
No-Tug Travel Crease Brush
No-Tug Travel Allover Eye Shadow Brush
No-Tug Eyeliner and Brow Brush with Spooly
Sleek Snap Shut Case
Are you giving any makeup sets this holiday season.
I love deep fall colors, but sometimes I just want a light, classic colors. The products below will be pretty all year long, not just for the fall!
Lip Bliss™ by What’s Your Virtue was founded by a mother of teen and preteen daughters who was shocked at the explicit and suggestive names found on numerous brands of lip gloss. She didn’t feel it was appropriate for her 13-year-old daughter to put such messaging in her pocket, much less on her lips. Now, choose from vibrant colors with names such as Kindness, Generosity, Devotion and Curiosity.
Lip Bliss™ bundles fortifying castor, cranberry, and safflower seed and peppermint oils to smooth and nurture, plus the protecting properties of anti-oxidants, green tea extracts, and moisturizing vitamin E. Lip Bliss™ offers radiant shine and subtle color without stickiness, is gluten-free, not tested on animals, and contains no parabens.
What I think: These pretty glosses have a light, minty taste and lots of shine! I think the names and colors are so sweet. The glosses are a little sticky, but are moisturizing as well. Good glosses! To purchase, visit http://whatsyourvirtue.com.
FLIRT! Big Flirt Lipgloss ($15.50 USD)Turn on super-fabulous shine with this lip gloss. It features a sheer and shiny look that looks great alone or paired with a darker lipstick. Dotted design on tube adds a cute touch.
What I think: These are fun glosses, very sheer and not too sticky. The applicator is big, but it covers my entire lip in one swipe! There is a lot of product in the container as well. Purchase at Kohl’s stores or www.kohls.com.
e.l.f. Studio Baked Eyeshadow Palette ($10 USD) — Each Baked Palette features 10 gorgeous baked eyeshadows so you can achieve a flawless look whenever, wherever. The silky and blendable formula of our Baked Eyeshadow provides smooth and even application with each sweep of color. Baked in an oven, these eyeshadows offer rich pigmentation for a beautiful effect. Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Rose, Sunflower, Apricot and Grape to nourish and hydrate the skin. The long-lasting and shimmering color can be worn wet for a vibrant effect or dry for sheer pigmentation, offering a variety of gorgeous eye looks!
What I think: This is available in two different palettes – California soft, bronzey colors and NYC, smoky colors. I have California (in the photo above) and I really like the soft colors. There is a bit of glitter in some them, so I have to be careful how much I use. You can purchase at www.eyeslipsface.com or Target stores.
Multi-Action Blackest Black Mascara by Essence ($3.99 USD) offers an innovative brush and unique texture with carbon black pigments for more volume, length and curve. This multi-talented lash lover offers an innovative brush and unique texture with carbon black pigments to ensure more volume, length and curve for the deepest black lashes! A must-have for dramatic eyes!!
What I think: I like this mascara. I get a nice look, but it is pretty natural, not dramatic. My lashes are a little longer and thicker. Perfect for everyday wear! Purchase at Ulta stores www.ulta.com
Pixi Illuminating Tint and Conceal ($30 USD) — This multitasker includes a brightening & flaw-fixing tinted moisturizer on one end, and a perfectly coordinating full-coverage, easy-to-blend concealer on the other – both infused with potent botanical extracts & vitamins to perfect skin from the inside out.
This multipurpose beautifier does triple duty, acting as your moisturizer, sunscreen, and tinted treatment to provide sheer coverage that makes skin appear flawless & lit from within. Super-hydrating ingredients and protective SPF 20 keep your skin pampered. The perfecting tinted moisturizer in the tube goes on feather-light, leaves your skin looking naturally radiant, and can be layered for extra coverage. Take off the clear lid to reveal the full coverage concealer – a creme-to-powder formula that masks imperfections with a skin-loving combination of Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Vitamin C.
What I Think: I love this! It is so great to have your concealer and foundation in one tube! So convenient! This is just like a BB Cream, but the colors are very natural looking.
**Deal Alert** Pixi is offering my readers 25% off until November 20th with the code: pixiflirty. Purchase online at www.pixibeauty.com.
There are so many beautiful, bright and shimmery colors in makeup this summer. I do love to vary my makeup colors, but especially when the seasons change.
This year, I am loving shimmery bronze, purple and gold eyes plus soft cheeks and a bright, sheer lip. The colors below are lovely — try them yourselves!
Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Shadow ($19 USD) — Developed in their studios to take long-wearing color to the next level! These super luxe, super saturated shadows glide on and stay put, even through the longest photo shoots. The
• 12 super creamy, vibrant shades
• No creasing, no caking, no flaking
• Holds up against water and humidity
Try layering darker shades over lighter ones to build definition and depth for a subtle, yet smoldering stare. Available at www.smashbox.com
e.l.f. Studio Makeup Remover Pen ($3 USD) — Mascara smears? Uneven eyeliner? Quickly remove or correct small makeup smudges, smears and mistakes without having to take off the rest of your makeup! The gentle and non-greasy formula erases even long wearing and waterproof makeup for flawless touch ups, perfect for throwing in your purse or gym bag when you’re on-the-go! Infused with Vitamin E, Cucumber and Chamomile to moisturize and condition skin. Visit www.eyeslipsface.com or a Target store near you.
Fall in love this summer with Paul & Joe’s Limited Edition Face Color G ($24 USD). Inspired by the warm tones of a midsummer sky, the dreamy blushes contour cheeks and provide a natural, enchanting glow. The shades are:
Nubile — A soft, flirty peach to flatter every skin tone.
Nymph — A pop of pink to add a bold burst of color.
Faune — A deep rose to create elegant contours.
Paul & Joe – Limited Edition – Lip Gloss G ($22 USD) — Paul & Joe Beaute introduces a new collection that will send your taste buds dancing. The Lip Gloss G collection consists of three new enchanting shades that instantly melt onto your lips for a punch of sheer shimmering color that coolly completes your sexy, summer style. The shades are:
Dream a Little Dream — An enchanting orange sherbet tint with a creamy cool Orange & Vanilla flavor.
Fairie Kisses –A bright yellow gloss that appears translucent on lips with a light Green Apple & Vanilla flavor to refresh your pucker on a sweltering day.
Love Potion — The perfect pink to swipe on for day or night with a light Strawberry & Vanilla flavor.
Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmers with NEW Shades ($5 USD) Many lips have fallen for this slender tube of lip goodness–vibrant luminescent color and pearlized shine packed with nourishing natural ingredients. Now Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer fans have more to love. The 100% natural formula is enhanced with antioxidant-rich Fruit Seed Oils and moisturizing Shea Butter to optimize color payoff while improving skin smoothness, but the signature refreshing, cool burst of Peppermint Oil remains. The shade range has been updated in keeping with color trends and includes three new shades: Cherry, Plum and Strawberry. The full range includes twelve shades: Radiance, Champagne, Peony, Caramel, Guava, Strawberry, Watermelon, Rhubarb, Cherry, Fig, Raisin, and Plum. Purchase at a mass market retailer near you!
Makeup palettes are fabulous gifts for any lady. Below, I am featuring products in a variety of prices from $15 to $65 so you can find a very nice gift on any budget! Also, each company has many different holiday gifts in different price ranges. So check out their sites and have fun shopping!
Pixi Fake Awake Kit – Power-Nap ($28 USD on sale now for $23.80 USD) from the Pixi line. This makeup comes in lovely hues of pink for your cheeks and lips. These versatile colors can be dressed up or down. If you’re tired and lacking some serious nap time, let the Fake Awake Kit from Pixi™ perk up your look! Kit contains: Lip/Cheek Tint, Lip Gloss, Awakening Powder, Setting Powder and 4 Concealers. Available at Target and www.target.com.
Jemma Kidd Glamour Kit Palette ($48 USD) — This all-in-one glamour kit will let you easily create an array of ultimate party looks in an instant. Developed exclusively for Space NK, Jemma Kidd Makeup School brings you the all-in-one ‘60s inspired Glamour Kit. This of the moment palette includes a two-in-one priming eye and lip base to enhance colour pigment and ensure long-lasting results; a selection of 4 versatile eye shadows in neutral, taupe, charcoal and an illuminating silver to open the eye area for that iconic ‘60s doe-eye; a high pigment black crème liner to give high-definition; and a lightweight lip and cheek flush for a natural finish. Apply with mini Jemma Kidd Make Up School essential shadow and liner duo brush applicators. You can find this at www.spacenk.com. There is also a lovely palette at Urban Outfitters and you can find tons of great JK Jemma Kidd sets and stocking stuffers at Target and www.target.com.
Laura Mercier Limited Edition Baked Eye Colour Palette ($48 USD) — Enhance eyes this holiday season with Laura’s stunning new Baked Eye Colour Palette. In shades of warm bronze, cool pink and smoky lilac, this beautiful palette features a range of five Baked Eye Colours, plus a mini Double-Ended Eye Colour/ Crème Eye Detail Brush for flawless application. The palette includes 5 shades: sienna, terracotta, ballet pink, pink petal and lilac. You can find this at www.lauramercier.com.
Mally More Perfect Palette ($65 USD) — The latest edition of Mally’s favorite colors all delivered in a single beautiful Palette, with a gorgeous lipgloss, three brushes and a fierce travel pouch. Everything you need for a fast face on the go, Two Blushers (Mally’s look & Romantic), six gorgois eye shadows (Mally’s Glow, Browlight, Natural, Shimmering Taupe, Broadway Bronze and Nolita Navy), an eye shadow base, an all over Luminizer, And Blossom, one of Mally’s favorite lipcolors. Available at www.mallybeauty.com.
Stila Dream in Full Color Palette ($39 USD $366 value) — makes creating endless color combinations a reality. With 29 Eye Shadow shades, seven Cheek Colors and a Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Stingray, it’s easy to dream up a different look for each holiday party – day or night. For step-by-step instructions, a 16-page artistry lookbook expertly demonstrates how to apply – empowering everyone to be their own pro artist. www.stilacosmetics.com
e.l.f. Studio Holiday 144-Piece Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette ($15 USD) — Looking for the ultimate gift for you or someone special on your list? e.l.f.’s limited edition Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette features 144 gorgeous shades to create endless eye looks for the makeup artist in all of us. From bright blue hues to perfect plums, rich neutrals and sparkling charcoals, these long-lasting, pigmented shadows are ideal for creating vivid day and night looks that reflect your personal style. Discover beautiful eyes with the Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette! This sleek palette comes packaged in a sparkling silver glitter box for instant holiday glam! www.eyeslipsface.com
Looking to give to Breast Cancer Awareness and look pretty while you do it? Invest in beauty products that are helping fight for the cure for breast cancer, like the ones featured here:
For the month of October 2011, Beautyblender, the ultimate make up sponge applicator, will donate 10% of all product sales to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. With the purchase of a Beautyblender product, not only will you be doing something great for others, but yourself as well! Try the Beautyblender Travel Kit, which retails for $23.95 and is available at http://www.beautyblender.net/.
Capturing small indulgences in a bottle, TOCCA’s Laundry Delicate Washes leave fine fabrics gently fragranced with intoxicating aromas reminiscent of timeless moments. Easy to use for hand-washing or in the washing machine on the delicate cycle, TOCCA’s gentle wash is deal for lingerie, hosiery, intimate apparel, silks, cashmeres and bed linens. TOCCA’s signature scents are now TSA-friendly, available in a portable and reusable bag, making it the ultimate travel companion. Each TOCCA Laundry Delicate (8 oz.) retails for $15.00 and TOCCA Laundry Travel Set (four 2 oz. bottles) retails for $22. All are available online at www.tocca.com. For the month of October 2011, TOCCA will be donating 15% of net proceeds from the sale of its Laundry Delicate line to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
If you purchase e.l.f. Cosmetics Glossy Gloss in Watermelon and Glitter Gloss in Twinkle Pink during the month of October, 100% of the sales goes to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.The high shine, pigmented Glossy Gloss delivers a beautiful sheen and a rich tint of color to your pout. The intense, show-stopping Glitter Gloss is infused with light-reflecting micropearls. This non-sticky gloss illuminates lips with sheer brilliance and lots of color. Visit www.elfcosmetics.com to purchase one for $3.00 or both for $6.00.
Stila Positive and Pretty Palette ($14.00) Get empowered in pink with this limited-edition palette featuring four award-winning Eye Shadows, a Cheek Color and a Highlighter. A mirror is included for on-the-go application and a detailed face chart offers how-to tips and tricks. A total of 10% of proceeds will go to a variety of BCA charities, one of which is the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Available at www.stilacosmetics.
Redken Shape Up Your Style ($17.50). Redken is proud to announce it’s helping support the fight against breast cancer with a limited edition promotion which includes a Redken rough paste 12 working material and a mini version of Redken quick dry 18 instant finishing spray, available now in salons. In conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Redken will make a flat $20,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of their mission to find the cures for breast cancer. Visit www.redken.com for more information.
Pureology PureVolume Collection ($39.00) joins the fight against breast cancer with a limited edition promotion which includes PureologyPureVolume Shampoo, HairCondition and BlowDryAmplifier. It is currently available in participating salons nationwide!I n conjunction with this limited edition promotion, Pureology will make a $20,000 donation to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in support of their mission to end breast cancer forever. Learn more at www.pureology.com. Enjoy!
Is your beauty routine ready for the summer? To make sure that your skin glows, the experts at e.l.f. cosmetics have partnered with American Laser Centers, Neocutis Skincare and Shopthelook.net to create a limited-edition, charitable gift set that’s all about the savings, all about Summertime trends and all about being beautiful on the inside and out!
The NEW Summer Beauty Boost Kit is an all-in-one kit that includes expert picks for makeup, skincare, bodycare and accessory essentials PLUS 100% of the proceeds go to Bottomless Closet, a very special NYC-based charity that assists disadvantaged women in their professional and personal development.
Unbelievably the Summer Beauty Boost Kit has a total value of $620 but will retail for just $20 exclusively at www.eyeslipsface.com. In addition to useful “how to tips” from fashion and beauty experts like makeup artist, Achelle Dunaway from e.l.f., the kit includes:
· e.l.f. mineral lipgloss– the perfect au naturale, sheer nude gloss for summer. ($3 value)
· e.l.f. mineral booster – a sheer, photo-finish mineral powder for a healthy, even complexion. ($5.00 value)
· e.l.f. mineral bronzer – for a healthy glow, a simple dusting will do! ($8 value)
· e.l.f. cosmetic brushes – for both the face & body! ($4 value)
SKINCARE & BODYCARE:
· American Laser Body Contouring Treatment – to tackle those surface troubles! ($500 value)
· Neocutis Journee Bio-restorative Day Cream with PSP and SPF 30 – Advanced skincare for superior, broad range sun-protection. ($75 value.)
· Golden Bangles from Shopthelook.net – ‘cause nothing complements a tan like gorgeous gold accessories. ($25 value)
· An endless assortment of helpful beauty tips from the pro’s! (value: priceless)
The Summer Beauty Boost kit is available now at eyeslipsface.com for $20 (that’s $600 worth of savings!), while supplies last.
About Bottomless Closet: The mission of Bottomless Closet is to help disadvantaged New York City women become self-sufficient through a comprehensive program that begins with business attire and interview preparation and continues with professional development, financial management and personal enrichment. Using the model of women helping women and their network of dedicated volunteers, Bottomless Closet enhances their clients’ self-esteem and self-confidence in order for them to enter and succeed in the workforce and improve the quality of their lives. www.bottomlessclosetnyc.org