Holiday Makeup Gifts Guide — Sets That Can Be Split Between Friends!

The gift of beauty is so appreciated — I know, because that is what I give all of the women in my¬†family as well as my friends for holidays.¬† sometimes, even just¬†a little¬†lip gloss or eye liner or even nail polish can make someone’s day.¬† In this economy, a large gift may not be feasible to give to all of your friends.¬† My advice?¬† Purchase one of these sets and split it up between a group of your co-workers, your teenage daughter’s besties, or your child’s favorite teachers at the middle school or high school.¬† I guarantee that they will love your thoughtfulness as well as the amazing gift they receive!

tarte Eye Candy Waterproof 6-pc Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand Set ($29.50 USD, $59 value) — Feast your eyes on this. Infused with Amazonian clay, these shadow wands put an exotic twist on your makeup routine. The versatile set offers silky-smooth application and extended waterproof wear, in shades that pop from day to night. From tarte. Includes:

  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Charcoal
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Champagne
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Bronze
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Moss
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Taupe
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Plum

These go on like a dream and stay on ALL DAY! You can purchase this beautiful set at

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Taster Trio ($12 USD) —¬†These waterproof pencils give the intense effect of a liquid liner. The unique formula is super long-wear, non-transfer and ultra-pigmented. They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single application create a solid colour line that stays on and on.¬† This limited edition trio includes our bestselling shades in a classic black, a suit-all deep brown, and an ultra-flattering deep lilac. Kit containing exclusive mini sizes of the bestselling Endless Silky Eye Pens in No.1 BlackNoir (intense black), No.3 BlackTulip (deep lilac), and No.4 BlackCocoa (deep brown). Perfect for lovers of very dark eyeliner and aer available at Target stores and

Pur Minerals Liquid Metal Eye Shadow 4pc Stick Kit ($22 USD) — Turn up the heat with P√ľr‚Äôs long-wear Liquid Metal Eye Shadow Sticks. Available in four molten metallic hues with iridescent shimmer, our smudge-proof shadow sticks capture the light from all angles to create a megawatt, multidimensional effect. Effortlessly apply as an eye crayon or liner and feel the creamy, water-resistant formula cool the skin as it colors. Shades:

  • True Cobalt
  • Iced Bronze
  • Steel Envy
  • Midnight Chrome

These metallic liners are available at

Laura Mercier Limited Edition Mini Lip Glac√©¬† Set ($48 USD) — Laura Mercier Lip Glac√© is a high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. With the unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant and plumping ingredients provided by the Laura Mercier Lip Complex, the non-sticky gloss formula applies smoothly without feathering or bleeding. Available in a variety of coverage’s and finishes.¬†The Limited Mini Lip Glace Set includes Rose, Blush, After Hours, Sparkling and Quartz. I love these luxurious glosses and you can purchase at

LORAC Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection ($25 USD, $132 Value)¬† — Live the diamond life with LORAC’s¬†Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection! These¬†glamorous glosses are infused with antioxidants to help nourish and protect, while the natural emollients soothe and moisturize your lips. The bejeweled diamond wand, with its sparkly finish and custom pro-brush, hugs the curves of your lips for gorgeous, ultra-rich color and super high shine. These are full-sized and the shades are:
‚ÄĘ Rich Garnet (Dark Cherry) ‚ÄĘ Hot Pink Sapphire (Bright Pink) ‚ÄĘ Pink Diamond (Opalescent Lt. Pink) ‚ÄĘ Rose Tourmaline (Medium Pink) ‚ÄĘ Peach Moonstone (Peach) ‚ÄĘ Red Ruby (Red).¬† These are very sparkly and perfect for teens¬†and pre-teens as well as women who want to be noticed!¬† Available at

Nails Inc.¬†Glitterati Collection¬†($25 USD ,$29 Value) Bring the party to your nails with this sensational set of sparkling colors. The full coverage trio includes a sheer blue base with purple glitter, scene-stealing gold glitter, and a clear paint with silver and holographic glitter‚ÄĒall ideal options for fun, glistening style everywhere you play.
This set contains: Р3 x 0.33 oz Glitter Nail Polish in Hatton Garden (clear with silver microglitter and holographic glitter), London Bridge (sheer blue with purple glitter), Chelsea Embankment (gold microglitter).  Available at Sephora and  Enjoy

Fab New Products From LORAC, Tarte and CoverGirl? Eye, Eye!

Dramatic eyes are my favorite makeup statement this fall.¬† I love shimmery shadows and intense eyeliner.¬† I always feel like I can get away with more makeup once the days start getting shorter — and making my eyes stand out is¬†a step that I don’t like to skip.

LORAC Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eye Shadow Palette¬† ($36.00 USD — $114 Value )¬†¬†Seduce with sexy, sultry, smoky eyes created¬† with Baked Shimmer and Matte Eye Shadows in six smoldering colors. From the red¬† carpet to between the sheets, this palette will give you big, beautiful bedroom¬† eyes for all of your intimate moments.

This set contains:
Р6  x Eye Shadows in Lust (cream with shimmer), Smolder (matte gray), Risqué (matte black), Stunner (light bronze with shimmer), Knockout (bronze with shimmer), Racy (matte brown).

What I think:  This versatility of this neutral kit is amazing.  You can do a soft, daytime eye with the Stunner and Knockout, or do a smoky eye with the Smolder and Risque.  I like to use the Lust all over my lid and line my eyes with Risque or Racy, then I can do a darker lip.  Drama!  Visit,  Sephora stores,, Ulta stores,

CoverGirl Intense ShadowBlast Eyeshadow ($7.99 USD) — Our innovative formula of rich eyeshadow with built-in primer gives you intense crease-proof color that last for hours. Intense Shadowblast is rich color that stays! Built-in Primer + Rich Shadow. Water-proof. Precision applicator tip.

What I think:  Beautiful colors, lasts a long time and so affordable. There are 6 Shades available:  Beige Blaze, Platinum Pop, Forever Pink, Extreme Green, Brown Bling and Blue Bomb.  I love the Extreme Green, which is crazy because I go for neutrals or purple shades, but this green has a gold cast to it that is so wearable. You can purchase these at drugstores and mass market stores.  Learn more at

tarte smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eye liner ($25.00 USD) –This waterproof liner creates smoldering, sexy eyes that won’t budge, letting you go from simple to sultry in an instant. Create a crisp liner look by gliding along the upper and lower lash line or use the built-in smudger to soften. For a sultry, smoky eye, use the liner as a shadow by applying a thicker line along upper lashes and blending toward the crease. No matter how you wear this versatile liner, Amazonian clay works to nourish lids, reduce surface oil, and improve overall texture for easy application and better wear. Once you apply, this liner will lock down to a completely waterproof finish for guaranteed longer wear. The rich, pure pigments are boosted by Amazonian clay for truer, bolder color with each application.

What I think: This is one of the most versatile eye pencils I own. The liner is thin enough¬†for a great day look — or smoke it out with the spongy end or use it all over the eyelid for an evening out look.¬† Colors available are Bronze, Brown, Charcoal, Fig, Golden Black, Navy, Olive and Plum.¬† Available at Sephora,, Ulta,, QVC, and

tarte MultiplEYE‚ĄĘ Lash Enhancing Liquid Liner¬† ($22.00 USD) — This bold liquid liner helps you achieve defined eyes and enhanced lashes with a¬† precision application tip. Deeply pigmented, this formula glides on smooth to¬† frame eyes while delivering tarte’s lash-nourishing HydroPlant‚ĄĘ peptide. The¬†results speak for themselves: 80% of subjects agree their eyes appear more¬† defined instantly after using multiplEYE‚ĄĘ lash enhancing liquid liner. Its¬†flow-through applicator allows for expert control to create a thick or thin line¬† without dragging, tugging, or skipping.

What I think: This very black liner is glamour in pen! It’s easy to use and to make a great cat’s eye or rim the whole eye. Perfect for ladies who like drama! Available at Sephora,, Ulta,, QVC, and

Mother’s Day Makeup Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day will be here soon — do you have a pretty present for Mom yet? If not, consider one of these¬†cosmetic ideas below. I give my mom beauty¬†products each year and she loves it! Mom probably won’t buy herself a cool kit or pretty highlighter — so treat her to something new!

LORAC Hot Off The Red Carpet Collection ($36.00 — $105 Value) — This set features two exclusive color-coordinated, mineral-infused, shimmering baked eye shadow duos, an exclusive TANtalizer Baked Bronzer, a full-size Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in 3D (rose bronze glitter), and a gold bag that can double as a blingy evening clutch. It is formulated without parabens and petrochemicals.

This set contains:

– 2 x 0.12 oz Baked Eye Shadow Duo in Tease Me (bronze shimmer/ teal with gold sheen) and Tempt Me (champagne shimmer/ chocolate brown shimmer)

– 0.35 oz TANtalize Me Baked Bronzer (swirled tan, gold and bronze)

– 0.17 oz Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss in 3D (rose bronze with 3D glitter)

– Gold Zip Bag

This is a beautiful kit — my favorite items are the eye shadows. They are gorgeous — really shimmery and fresh — great for now and throughout the¬†summer. The bronzer is also pretty, but the lip gloss is extremely sparkly, so I use it only for night-time. The bag is really fun!¬† Visit¬†to purchase.

Make Up For Ever Uplight Face Luminizer Gel ($29.00 USD) —¬†Enriched with precious pearls that catch and reflect light, Uplight creates a radiant complexion. It contains more than 70% water for a fresh, lightweight texture as well as mango butter that creates a moisturizing effect. Formulated for the face and body, this product adds a healthy glow to your skin that will last all day.

This is available in a variety of unique finishes: Dewy, Pearly, and Sparkling. I tried #31 — a sparkling blue pink. Very moisturizing and so pretty — but very sparkly! Your mom may like one of the Dewy or Pearly finishes.¬† If she likes pink, there is #11 Dewy Pink Beige and #22 Pearly Pink Flesh. There are also white and flesh tones.¬†¬†Available at, MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique & Studios at Sephora.¬†

Laura Geller Bring on the Bronze ($55.00 USD) — This kit is all you need to help you look sunny and rested, with that just-back-from-vacation glow. It is packaged in an adorable bronze clutch, with orange lining, to hold all your bronzing essentials:

– Spackle¬ģ Tinted Under Make-up Primer in Bronze

– Split Baked Body Frosting in Sugar Glow and Honey Glow

– Baked Eyeshadow Duo in Candied Bronze

– I-Care Eyeliner in Brown

– Lipshine SPF 15 in Sundrenched

This is a gorgeous kit for days where you want to look natural and not cake on a lot of foundation. Just apply the bronzer on your face and the body frosting can either highlight or bronze you all over. The eyeshadow and eyeliner make a great bronzed eye (just add the mascara of your choice). And the lip color is almost like a sunny balm! 

Shop to Erase MS! For the month of May only, 20% of proceeds from this special kit benefit the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis. Visit to purchase.

LORAC 3D Multidimensional Beauty Collection

The 3D Multidimensional Beauty Collection from LORAC is a great way to infuse your Spring makeup look with some shimmer. The products below are very unique in that many of them include holographic pigments. The products are:

MULTIPLEX 3D LASHES MASCARA ($22) ‚Äď This volumizing and thickening mascara takes your lashes to the next level by instantly delivering 3 times the volume.¬† MULTIPLEX 3D LASHES has a buildable, smudge-resistant and multidimensional formula that creates a dramatic lash look.¬† Featuring beneficial ingredients like silk and keratin to nourish and condition.¬† The professional curved brush easily grabs, lifts and curls for maximum coverage and length.

3D LIQUID LUSTRE ($16) ‚Äď A shimmering top coat that lets you amp up your look.¬† This paraben-free, long-lasting, shimmering coat can be applied over eye shadow or worn alone on eyes and cheeks for a luminous, prismatic 3-Dimensional sparkle and shine.

3-in-1 WATERPROOF EYELINER PENCIL ($18) ‚Äď Get sexy, smoldering, defined eyes with this no-smudge, no-budge waterproof eyeliner pencil.¬† This new eyeliner features a creamy, velvety-smooth texture and intense rich color that easily glides on for a clean, precise line.¬† This transfer-resistant retractable pencil is equipped with its own sharpener and ‚Äúsmudger‚ÄĚ for effortless, versatile application.¬† Available in Ultra Black, Chocolate and Eggplant.

MULTIPLEX 3D EYE SHADOW PALETTE ($38) ‚Äď This Sephora Exclusive Limited Edition Palette contains high-wattage 3-Dimensional color with 6 velvety-smooth shadows infused with luminous, prismatic, holographic lustre, long-lasting pigments and versatile color.¬† The shadows can be worn dry for a soft, natural finish or wet for a more intense color pigment.¬† It can even be worn wet or dry as an eyeliner.¬† The faux animal print palette fits perfectly in your purse or clutch and is very on-trend for the season!

MULTIPEX 3D LIP GLOSS DUO ($28) ‚Äď Get two glam and gorgeous shades of our popular Multiplex 3D Lip Gloss for the sexiest lips ever!¬† This innovative, paraben-free lip gloss contains holographic pigments, long-lasting color and high-lacquer shine.¬† The duo features 2 shades ‚Äď 3D (Rose Bronze with glitter) and 4D (Bubble Gum Pink with glitter).

MULTIDIMENSIONAL BEAUTY COLLECTION ($35) ‚Äď This ULTA Exclusive Collection contains everything you need for MULTIDIMENSIONAL eyes and lips.¬† Featuring 3 prismatic light-reflecting shadows for dramatic shimmering color and MULTIPLEX 3D Lip Gloss in ULTA GLAM for super glossy 3D lips.¬† All enclosed in a metallic mesh makeup case that can double as your evening clutch.

I tested the 3D Eye Shadow Palette and the 3-in-1 Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil. I love the shadows because not only do they give a great variety for many looks — the multi-dimensional shimmer is really gorgeous.¬†The color included¬†are¬†Opalescent Gold with Pink Pearl, Amber Bronze with Gold Pearl, Red/Brown with Green Pearl, Silver with White Pearl, Royal Blue with Electric Blue Pearl, and Midnight Black with Holographic 3D Glitter. The ones I have been loving¬†are the gold with the pink pearl because it is soft and pretty and the red-brown with green because it is so amazing. I dust it over my lid and when I¬†turn my head the color changes. So cool! The shadows are also very long-lasting.¬†¬†

The eyeliner is very good, too. It has a fairly soft consistency and can give a light or heavy line. It is also very pigmented and stays on all day!

Visit,, and to learn more and purchase. Enjoy! 

Cyber Monday Deals From LORAC and Clarisonic

Here are a couple of great Cyber Monday deals for you:

LORAC has a fun cosmetics kit for you today. It is the Cyber Monday Collection and it contains 5 products including 2 shades of Baked Matte Satin Eye Shadow, On Screen Duo Highlighter/Cream Liner, a Lotsa Lip Gloss and Lotsa Lipstick all in a chic black makeup bag.  The products were hand-picked by Celebrity Makeup Artist and LORAC Founder, Carol Shaw.  It’s a steal for only $25 with a $100 value!  Available on Monday 11/29 at

Clarisonic¬†has a deal that all “Skincare Pairs” that are purchased this Cyber Monday will be 20% off. Products such as the Mia Sonic Skin Cleansing System, Opal Sonic Infusion, brush heads and cleansers bought in pairs will be included in this special. There is free shipping on all orders as well as a free gift with purchase: a Limited Edition Pink Brush Head (Normal), 6 oz. Gentle Hydro Cleanser and travel bag ($65 value).¬†Availability:

Happy shopping!

Makeup Gift Set Guide For Holiday Giving 2010 Part 1

Makeup sets are such fun gifts to give and receive for the holidays! There are so many at different price points to choose from. The following three sets range in price from $29.99 to $52.00. ¬†Each of the three brands I’m¬†featuring — Tarte,¬†¬†LORAC and Flirt! — have other sets in their lines that are just as fabulous and are different prices. You are sure to find what you are looking to give!

Tarte The Jewelry Box ($52.00) This is an exclusive, limited-edition palette packed with 32 new eyeshadows, eight lip glosses, a mineral bronzer, a new shimmering powder, five deluxe long-wearing eyeliners, and a gorgeous gold-tone and black detachable necklace. You can find this at

LORAC Box¬†Office Hit ($35 with a $210 value) ‚Äď ULTA Exclusive Limited Edition Full Face Palette with everything you need to create natural looks for day and sexy, smoky party looks for night.¬† The palette contains 12 eye shadows, 2 eye liners, a blush, bronzer and 8 lip colors. Visit to purchase.

FLIRT! Limited Edition Eyeshadow Set ($29.99) —¬†The looks are limitless with these 40 limited edition eyeshadow shades. Mix and match, wear one or wear ’em all! A must-have set that is out of this world. This is available at

LORAC Visual Effection Collection

LORAC Visual Effection Collection

LORAC has released another one of their fab collections at a great value!The Visual Effection Collection ($20.00 USD, a $47.00 value) is a limited edition and is available at Ulta and includes 2 full size Visual Effects Mascaras, one in Jet Black and one in Midnight Blue, plus a travel size Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer. You’ll have everything you need to curl, separate, and lengthen your lashes.

What I think: These mascaras take a little practice to perfect, with the comb/brush applicator. But once I got it down, my lashes were extremely long and separated. The Midnight Blue is especially nice because it makes the whites of the eyes look brighter. The primer is very nice as well and helps eye shadows stay on longer.

LORAC 2010 Fall Collection

One of the things that I love about¬†LORAC — besides amazing quality — is that they offer palettes and kits for affordable prices. They have some great new products available this Fall. They are:

Private Affair Palette ($136 Value for $38.00 USD) —¬†This mini palette includes six highly pigmented eyeshadows of shimmering neutrals, silvery grays, and sparkling purples. It also contains a compact drawer that holds a mini eye primer and double-ended brush (blender and smudger).

This set contains:
– 0.19 oz Eye Primer
– 6 x 0.3 oz Eye Shadows in creamy beige with pearl, champagne rose with shimmer, soft taupe with pearl, platinum grey with pearl, deep wine with shimmer, black with sparkle

Evening Out Complexion Kit ($96 Value $38.00 USD) —¬†This all-in-one, quick and easy-to-use complexion perfection kit has you covered. Featuring two creamy concealers, one silky smooth powder foundation, and all the tools to complete your look (puff, concealer brush, mirror), LORAC’s Evening Out compact fits easily into any day or evening bag for touchups on the go. This is perfectly portable and covers so well — definately my favorite Fall offering of the bunch!

This set contains:
– 0.388 oz Powder
– 0.0846 oz Concealer

Close Up: Real Life To Red Carpet Eye Tutorial ($110 Value for $36.00)¬†—¬†Carol Shaw created LORAC’S Close-Up Eye Tutorial to give you all the tools you need to easily create any eye look you desire. In these simple steps, she shares her professional makeup tips that will take you from Real Life to Red Carpet by teaching you how to create a soft natural eye, a sexy cat eye, and her signature smokey eye. This kit contains Carol’s favorite must-have products (all full sized) and everything you need to do makeup like a pro – Behind The Scenes Eye Primer, Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star, Front Of The Line PRO Eyeliner in Black, Special Effects Mascara in Black, Double Ended Blending/ Smudging Brush and an Eye Tutorial Booklet with removable instructions that cling to your mirror. Remember that practice makes picture-perfect.

This set contains:
– 0.53 oz Behind the Scenes Eye Primer
– 0.15 oz Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Movie Star
– 0.35 oz Special Effects Mascara in Black
– 0.02 oz Front of the Line PRO Eyeliner in Black
– Double Ended Blending/ Smudging Brush

Visit, or to purchase these gorgeous cosmetics. Enjoy!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Part 1 — Makeup Kits


Makeup kits are one of my favorite beauty gifts to give — and receive! I find that neutral colors or pinks are great to give to almost anyone! And how about a new mineral foundation. It’s pretty easy to match skin tones with those! Who doesn’t love playing with new colors?¬†

Lorac always has fantastic new kits for great prices. This makeup is classy and high-quality, just like mom! The limited-edition Hollywood Insider Collection ($39.50 USD) contains these five full-sized products: 

Perfectly Lit Oil-Free Luminizing Powder in Spotlight (warm beige)
Baked Matte Satin Blush in Hollywood (bronzed rose)
Bronzed Bombshell Eye Shadow Trio in Sand/Serenity/Bronze
Special Effects Conditioning Primer/Defining & Lengthening Mascara
Couture Shine Liquid Lipstick in Vintage (light neutral beige)

These colors will look lovely on everyone! I especially love the wow effect of the mascara and the beuatiful luminizing powder. You can pick this up at Sephora or

I always love looking at Kohls’ makeup counter. They have fun makeup brands like Flirt! and American Beauty that you can only find at Kohls. A really sweet kit for mom is the American Beauty Spring Look Kit in Pink Gingham ($30.00 USD). This set contains:

Luxury for Lids¬ģ Eyeshadow Duo (in Pink Gingham) – Limited Edition – .06 oz. each¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Blush Perfect¬ģ Cheek Color (in Rosy Cheeks) – .10 oz.¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Softly Shaping Mascara¬ģ (in Black Velvet) – .16 oz.

These pretty-pink colors are so fresh looking, and the mascara make lashes look lush! Visit a Kohls near you or go to

This P√ľr¬†Minerals¬†Starter Kit ($37.00 USD)is a great way to try mineral makeup. Mom can’t be afraid of these¬†travel sizes of¬†P√ľr Minerals’ most popular mineral makeup products. It includes:

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (.15oz): The cornerstone of P√ľr¬†Minerals, this one-minute mineral makeup miracle is your mineral foundation, powder, concealer and SPF protection all in one neat makeup compact. Completely free of oil, alcohol, talc, fragrances, preservatives and chemical dyes, this mineral foundation is actually good for your skin!

Mineral Glow (.12oz): A touch of sun in a makeup compact, this mineral powder will impart a natural, sun-kissed glow to your skin.

Universal Marble Powder (.10oz/3g): Give your skin back that rosy glow you were born with. Porcelain through Tan Start Now kits come with Marble Powder in Pink. Medium Dark through Deepest include Marble Powder in Spice. This multi-purpose mineral makeup can be worn on your eyes, lips and cheeks.

The Chisel Makeup Brush: The magic behind the mineral makeup look! The only makeup brush to use for application of your 4-in-1 Mineral Makeup, it provides maximum coverage and an amazingly smooth finish.

First of all, LOVE the brush it’s bristles are compact and perfect to swirl the minerals in the lid for application. This is one mineral makeup that doesn’t accentuate my lines and pores so I love it. The bronzer and blush complete the look. Visit¬†¬†to purchase this great and affordable kit!

New Starry Eye Shadows From Urban Decay and LORAC


Looking for eye shadow with a little bit of shimmer, or a whole lot of sparkle? It’s a fun way to add some shine to your evening, or even every day look!

If it’s a smoldering shimmer you want, try LORAC’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio ($25.00 USD) is a great little palette that creates a lot of different sizzling eye looks. These are highly pigmented and long-lasting and they allow you to create a sexy, smoky eye with little effort. This trio is available in 6 different color combinations including 3 new ones. I have tried Star Studded, which includes a light gold highlighter, a medium copper shade and a cool dark olive. Very chic!¬†Visit to learn more!

Want a more glamorous, sparkly look? Urban Decay has taken glitter eye shadow to the extreme with their¬†Stardust Eye Shadows ($20.00 USD) The cool thing about these is although they are full of glitter, they have a¬†silky texture and they deliver a pretty¬†twinkling sparkle instead of looking like a craft project gone wrong! They have 40% more glitter than¬†Urban Decay’s¬†most sparkly shadows, but just a dusting over your lids gives a sophisticated look. Wet the¬†shadow and you get all-out glam!¬†Each container has almost twice the amount of other Urban Decay shadows so this will last you a long time. Available in 9 shades including Retrograde, a deep purple and Moon Spoon a dark gray. Visit to learn more.