Beauty, Beauty Tools, cosmetics

Announcing The Winner Of My EcoTools Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone - 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Congrats to Erin from Canada, who won the  EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone – 5 Piece Brush and Case Set! I know she will love this great eco-conscious set!

For my other readers — stay tuned because I’m sure I will be having another giveaway soon! Thanks for reading!

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Beauty, Beauty Tools, cosmetics

Don’t Forget to Enter my EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone – 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Hi All — Don’t forget to enter my fab giveaway! I am giving away this awesome brush and makeup case set by EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone ($15.99 USD). These brushes are earth friendly, so soft and apply makeup like a dream. I have used many EcoTools brushes and love them all. Environmentally minded Alicia Silverstone designed the set. The details are:

CASE

BRUSHES

  • Highly sustainable bamboo handles.
  • 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles.
  • Recycled aluminum ferrules.

PACKAGING

  • Box is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content and printed with non-toxic inks.

This limited edition EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set and Case includes a Finishing Brush, Blush Brush, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer and Brush Case.  All the tools you need to create Alicia’s natural look!

Contest is open to United States and Canadian residents. To win, leave a comment on my blog. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or subscribe to my blog at the right side of my site’s home page. I will draw the winner on Friday, March 18, 2011. Good luck!

Beauty, Beauty Tools

Announcing EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Giveaway!

EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone - 5 Piece Brush and Case Set

Hi All — I am giving away this awesome brush and makeup case set by EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone ($15.99 USD). These brushes are earth friendly, so soft and apply makeup like a dream. I have used many EcoTools brushes and love them all. Environmentally minded Alicia Silverstone designed the set. The details are: 

CASE
  • Case is made with natural hemp material.
  • Lining is made with recycled plastic (PET).
  • Floral design is printed with non-toxic inks.

BRUSHES

  • Highly sustainable bamboo handles.
  • 100% cruelty-free, soft taklon bristles.
  • Recycled aluminum ferrules.

PACKAGING

  • Box is made from 30% post-consumer recycled content and printed with non-toxic inks.

This limited edition EcoTools by Alicia Silverstone Brush Set and Case includes a Finishing Brush, Blush Brush, Angled Eye Shadow Brush, Lash & Brow Groomer and Brush Case.  All the tools you need to create Alicia’s natural look!

To win, leave a comment on my blog. For extra entries follow me on Twitter @fortyflirtyfab and/or subscribe to my blog at the right side of my site’s home page. I will draw the winner on Friday, March 18, 2011. Good luck!

Beauty, Beauty Tools, cosmetics

Darac Beauty

As a forty-something woman, I am always looking for products that will make my skin appear flawless. Darac, a celebrity makeup artist, has introduced a makeup line that focuses on flawless skin. His Core Solutions are made to help women with solutions to common, but troubling makeup problems. Darac says on his website, “Everyone has similar core concerns. When you say, my foundation doesn’t match my skin; my powder makes me look like my great-great grandmother; I used to have long delicious lashes and now I have four sausages, or anything else you’ve struggled with, Core Solutions offers you specific solutions with instant results.”
 
I have recently tried some of Darac’s fantastic products. My favorites are: 
   
Feature Focus ($39.50) is a compact of 3 different cream bases made to cover, contour and highlight the face. This product comes with the Looking Glass Cheat Sheet, which is a cling sheet that you can put on your mirror. It contains a diagram of where to place the products.  Forgive is a great color for concealing, Forget is for highlighting and Frame is a darker shade to sculpt. I love to use Forgive under my eyes and on blemishes, Forget goes on my cheek bones and under my browbone and Frame is great for my chin area!

The TourQuam ($40.00)  TourQuam Luxe ($75.00) brushes are some of the coolest I’ve tried. They are super-soft and full and contain magnets in the handle which I think draw the product into the brushes so you can swirl on an even coat of the product and use less of it. I use the TourQuam for bronzer and blush and the TourQuam Luxe for my powder.

Sifted Blur ($32.00) is more than a powder. Used with the TourQuam or TourQuam plus, I sweep it all over my face and it instantly makes my face look even and glow. The website states that, “Sifted Blur can be used as a under foundation to facilitate application of makeup and not allow it to rob water from your skin; it can be used over foundation to set and perfect makeup; or used without any makeup at all, any time of the day.” I have used it over my makeup and on its own, but I am going to definitely try it under my makeup in these hot, humid summer days when my face gets a little oily!

Expedition Mascara ($19.50) really lengthens my lashes while adding volume. Summer Allergies have forced me to wear my glasses instead of my contacts, and with Expedition, my lashes keep hitting my glasses! I have to make sure they are totally dry before I put my glasses on. This mascara also is vitamin-packed and nourishes lashes with a silk extract. I have noticed that my lashes stay glossy, black and soft all day long! You can also use the tiny detail brush included to get all of your little lashes and your bottom ones as well.

Visit www.daracbeauty.com to learn more about and to purchase this luxury cosmetic line. You are going to love it!

Beauty, Beauty Tools, cosmetics, Eco-Friendly, Recycled Ingredients

EcoTools — Fabulous Earth-Friendly Beauty Tools

EcoTools is one of my new favorite brands. This is because the are incredibly earth-friendly and they work fantastically well! And bonus — they are very affordable.

The brushes are made with cruelty free synthetic taklon bristles, recycled aluminum ferules (the piece that connects the bristles to the handle), and highly sustainable bamboo handles.  

Some of my top picks are:

 Bamboo 6 Piece Brush Set ($12.99 USD) : Are you kidding me with this price?  Wow! This fab set includes a blush brush, an eyeshading brush, an eyeliner brush, a concealer brush and a lash and brow groomer. The  brushes are SO soft and apply products very evenly. The set also includes a natural cotton & hemp brush roll.   

 Recycled Aluminum Retractable Kabuki Brush ($7.99 USD) : This is a great brush for applying powders. I use it to either apply mineral makeup or powder over my foundation. Just swirl in powder, tap off access and apply. It gives you a very smooth canvas for your bronzer and/or blush.

Eco-Foam Cleasing Sponges ($2.99 USD for 12) : Made with natural soybean oil and 100% cotton, which are sustainable materials. I LOVE these sponges! You apply your cleanser to the soft side and it removes every trace of make-up and gunk from the face.

There are other great brushes and tools available as well such as a Recycled Brow Grooming Kit ($9.99 USD), Foundation Brush ($5.99 USD) and Bamboo Mini Brushes ($3.99 USD for a set of 6).  I highly recommend these fabulous beauty tools! Visit the site at http://www.parispresents.com/EcoTools_s/36.htm.