I am dying over this 14 piece set of lipsticks and lipliners! They are from some of my favorite brands like Nars, Benefit, Smashbox, YSL, Marc Jacobs...all your favorites. The best part is that these colors will certainly work with any skin tone and with any outfit. I have shown the Benefit Cosmetics They're real Fuchsia Fever and the Nars Cruella in these pictures above just to give you an idea of some of the great looks! More details on this amazing box for just $60 (a $185 value) below! And it qualifies for free shipping!
What it does:
Get five matching sets of lip color and liner in glossy or matte finishes—plus two glosses and two enhancers—for a polished look that’s all your own. This 14-piece set features full and deluxe size bestsellers, including Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing to Ciaté London’s Liquid Velvet™ in VooDoo.
This set contains:
- 0.02 oz/ 0.75 g Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! double the lip in Fuchsia Fever
- 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Buxom® Full-On Lip Cream in Kir Royale
- 0.06 oz/ 1.77 mL Ciaté London Liquid Velvet in VooDoo
- 0.12 oz/ 3.54 mL Estée Edit Lip Flip Shade Transformer in 02 Turn Down (full size)
- 0.01 oz/ 0.25 g Know Cosmetics No Bleeding Lips™ Secret Lip Liner (full size)
- 0.05 oz/ 1.49 g Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Naked (full size)
- 0.04 oz/ 1.4 g MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Rouge in M-401 MAT
- 0.035 oz/ 1 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi Shine Lip Lacquer in Pretty Thing
- 0.06 oz/ 1.8 g NARS Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella
- 0.009 oz/ 0.27 g Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson (full size)
- 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso
- 0.001 oz/ 0.04 g Tarte tarteist™ Lip Crayon in Mood Ring
- 0.08 oz/ 2.3 mL Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Matte Liquified Long Wear Matte Lipstick in Sell Out
- 0.035 oz/ 1.2 g Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N° 70 Le Nu
Texas Two Step to a Clean Face
So this is a Texas two step that can be done anywhere! It's my go to face products for getting clean skin, moisturizing benefits and removing puffiness and wrinkles. So what is the secret?
My favorite tool in my bathroom is my Luna facial cleaning brush ($199). The Luna is an electronic face brush and anti-aging system that gives you a completely personalized cleansing. I love that the Luna comes with four specialized brush types for a tailor-made skin care experience (normal, oily, combination and sensitive). I have basically all of the problems they highlight so I ended up with the "normal" Luna and have really loved it.
I like the Luna because unlike some other facial cleaning brushes, you never have to buy replacement heads! So the value of this brush just went up 1000X! Soap and water cleans the ultra-hygienic silicone. Further, the non-porous silicone bristles do now allow bacteria build up - i.e. no more dirty brush heads. Also this cleansing brush has a charge that lasts literally months - I plus it in once every few months and it is good to go forever! It also has different speeds for deeper cleaning or massaging. The back of the brush is used to gently massage the skin and help minimize puffiness under the eye and reduce wrinkles! It's like a full facial in a hand sized brush. The Luna is also waterproof so you can use it anywhere. Ever better, every Luna comes with a 2-Year Limited Warranty and 10-Year Quality Guarantee.
If you are not ready to commit to the larger brush I have linked to the mini version for $139 and the "to go" luna for $99. Both of these are available for all skin types and come with the same warranties; they are just smaller in size. And if your man needs something simple but effective to add to his facial routine this product comes in a cool black color here.
My favorite face cleanser is linked here. It is by La Mer. You may recognize this brand. They are well known for their amazing eye creams (which I love) but I have to admit I am a convert to this cleanser. It is a foam cleanser that contains sea algae fibers and white pearl powder, which gently purify and energize skin. I rarely need anything else on my skin after I use this cleanser. There is a reason why this consistently has 5 star reviews. It feels amazing and leaves my skins moisturized. I know the price tag is a little hefty ($90) but a little goes a long way and when you combine this with the Luna brush it penetrates deeply into the skin with just a touch to do so much more than most cleansers. As I have told you I am combatting several skin problems - acne, aging and brown spots and this has been an effective cleanser to address those needs. I used to buy cheap cleansers and then I realized it was often those cheaper cleansers that dried out my skin due to the strong chemicals in there and really gave my skin no benefit. This cleanser will not do that. It will leave you glowing!
To a bright, beautiful face!
Straight Up Now Tell Me...
Am I really gonna love this tool forever? (Any Paula Abdul fans out there?)
Do you need one tool to do it all for your hair? To me, this product has great features to make it my go to hair tool. Here are five reasons I love it:
Many women say they want to shorten their morning routine. I am with those women. I often don't have a lot of time to get ready (I have no idea where the time goes!!). So this post is dedicated to my two products - full face in less than 3 minutes. Yout got it - just two products for serum, sunscreen, primer base, concealer, eye shadow, lipstick and blush and I am done super quickly. Video to prove it!
THE FIRST LAYER
You see in the video I start with nothing on - literally. I have several brown and red spots to cover. I am pretty fair skinned so I have to have sunscreen. I also am always fighting aging and acne (even at 40!). So how do I get one product to address all that? My favorite sunscreen, serum, primer, base, and concealer all in one here - this is the larger size for $36. I buy this in buckets and have them in my car, my purse, andthe office. If you just want to try this out or just need the perfect purse/travel size do it all product, at .6 oz it is the perfect size for on the go women. Did I mention it is only $18!
This product only comes in one color - light/medium. I do have fairer skin but I have friends that are converts to this product and they are blessed with much more pigment than me. So needless to say this is a good universal color for fair to light brown skin tones. For my own melasma (dark coloring from sun damage) I just use an extra layer of the cream and use it to spot treat any acne spots. The detox name in this product does just that - does not clog pores and actually works to correct any skin problems you may have! Plus the sunscreen protects all day to prevent any future damage. That is a winning skin care solution. The last note on this product is that it stands the test of time - it does not settle into my wrinkles or fade off during the day. It has real staying power all day long.
EYES, LIPS, and CHEEKS
My favorite eye, cheek and lip product is here - for just $30. It is available in three colors. I use the color "orgasm" - yes you read that right... This product was made to be a universal color that works with several skin tones. You can layer this product easily to get fuller coverage. I don't have any problem with creasing in the eye shadow or running when I use this as a blush. Just a great natural color that you can tailor to how much color you want. When I use this as a lip color it tends to have a matte wear which I like and lasts remarkably long for a product that I am using all over my face! Staying power on eyes and cheeks is much longer of course.
I hope these two products give you some ideas on how to shorten your morning routine! Would love to hear how you like them!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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