I'm crazy for beauty products that illuminate the skin and make you appear like you're exuding radiance from the inside out. It's hard to find the right products that don't make your face look like a disco ball and that have very subtle shimmer. As we get older, sparkly products have a tendency to make us look older so it's important to choose the right products that are finely milled and very subtle. Creamy based products can also slide into our fine lines and get trapped there, which only draws more attention to them. As a 31 year old who's still obsessed with glitter and shimmer, these are the ones I've found that will make you look youthful and radiant.Read More »
I hate packing for vacations. I stress over all the different scenarios I might wish I had brought this and that, to the point that I overpack with butloads of clothes I never end up wearing. The same goes with beauty products and especially makeup. Am I really going to want to to a smokey eye to a beachside, picnic table resteraunt in the Carribean? No. Vacations are really about feeling beautiful and free and not wanting to spend all that extra time fluffing and primping in the morning when I could be relaxing. In saying that, I still want to look and feel beautiful, however there are products we can use to minimize time but also ensure our skin, hair and makeup are well looked after and not being neglected. Vacations are no reason to totally let yourselves go ladies...
Here is a list of our must have beauty products to take with you on vacation:
Adara Coconut Oil-Purely organic and uber-nourishing, this Coconut Oil is a saviour for healing sunburnt skin as well as being an overall skin conditioner. Use
it in your hair as a conditioning treatment as well!
Two of our products were just featured in Martha Stewart Weddings Online as part of a series of wedding makeup color combinations. They say you'll never look as beautiful than on your wedding day and we have to give part of that credit over to some amazing makeup brands. Armour Beauty's Opaque Lip Gloss in Ann Margaret was chosen for the finishing touch in Copper Eyes, Dewy Cheeks and Apricot Lips! BECCA Cosmetics Beach Tint in Fig was featured in the Plum Eyes, Rasberry Stained Cheeks and Glossy Lips to create a delicate and romantic flush. This multi-use product will quickly become your best friend when you're in a hurry as it looks great on cheeks, eyes and lips!
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Cosmetics pamper us. They make us feel beautiful. Many women cherish the time spent applying cosmetics; putting on lipstick and slathering on lotions makes them feel luxurious. Makeup and skin care products make us feel we are taking care of ourselves in a special way. Yet many cosmetic products contain dangerous ingredients. Below, we list three unhealthy ingredients commonly found in cosmetics.
While many women have heard the rumor that many lipsticks contain lead, few realize that independent and FDA studies have verified that this urban legend is true. Lead is a neurotoxin that builds up in the body over time. Research suggests that lead poisoning contributes to lowered IQ, increased aggression and diminished school performance. Considering that most women wear lipstick on a daily basis, the potential for lead poisoning is very real.
You may be aware of lead’s toxicity thanks to public education campaigns on lead-based paints. The EPA regulates renovation activities to prevent lead exposure, which is especially threatening to young children, whose brains are still developing. Yet because the FDA does not conduct pre-market testing for cosmetics, lipstick manufacturers are not prevented from putting lead in their products. Fortunately, a few manufacturers now offer lead-free lipsticks.
If you’re looking for a luscious, safe product to nourish your lips following years of lead-filled lipsticks, look no further than Reve de Miel ultra-nourishing lip balm from Nuxe Paris. Safe enough for children aged 36 months and up, this Nuxe Paris product uses grapefruit peel oil as a preservative rather than parabens – which, as explained below, may cause cancer.
If you wear the wrong foundation color, everyone will notice. An artist prepares a canvas with gesso before she begins to paint. Foundation is like gesso, helping to prepare your face for a perfect makeup application.
In addition to using the wrong color, one of the most common blunders ladies encounter with foundation is using the wrong type. Here’s a look at the different types and how to use them:
Liquid foundation: Provides light to medium coverage, but isn’t very forgiving if you choose the wrong color, especially if you use a heavier kind. Play it safe with BECCA Cosmetics. A great, can’t-go-wrong BECCA foundation is the Luminous Skin Color because it’s extra sheer.
Cream foundation: The type of foundation you generally find in stick form or in a compact. Because it offers heavier coverage than liquid foundation, it’s vital that you get the color right. One of the best types of cream foundation is Dew Drop Powder Foundation from Kevyn Aucoin, which is a cream-to-powder formula.
Tinted moisturizer: This type of foundation offers the lightest amount of coverage. The Shimmering Skin Perfector from BECCA Cosmetics doubles as a tinted moisturizer. This option is optimal if you already have great-looking skin.
Powder foundation: Offering full to light coverage, powder foundation provides the greatest selection of colors from which to choose. If you have light to medium-dark skin, try the Jouer foundation Replenish & Protect Hydrating Powder SPF 39.Read More »
Only the best of the best make the 'Beauty Desk' section in Marie Claire magazine and we're pleased to carry two of the items featured! Starting we have a best seller and staff favorite, Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector! Anyone who tries this amazing tinted moisturizer is immediately won over due it's glowing formulation that illuminates your face with a radiant sheen and makes the skin look youthful and healthy. SPF 20 protects skin from UVA/UVB rays while shimmering properties camouflage darkened patches and evens out skin tone. The second item featured was Philip B's Oud Royal Gravity Defying Gel, an alcohol free formulation that is infused with glycerin to hydrate hair as it holds. Slick your hair back for an architectural style without feeling any crunchiness or flaking.
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MMM, must be the season of the LIPS!
Our b-glowing.com New Arrivals page has been taken over with amazing lip products from some of our favorite brands! From plumping lip glosses to lip balms, to matte lip color - we are flabbergasted by these pretty potions for the pucker!
BECCA - Ultimate Matte Lip Colour
New from the brand down under, BECCA has introduced a line of high-impact lipstick. While this collection does have an ultra-matte finish, the formula glides on smoothly, keeping your lips hydrated throughout the day.
butter LONDON - Shimmer LIPPY
Gorgeous shimmering neutral shades that perfectly complement any skin tone. These new glosses have the same delicious vanilla scent, and long-wearing formula. Perfect enhancement for the natural beauty!
Figs & Rouge - Tinted Lip Balm
The makers of the award-winning lip balms have expanded their line to include Tinted Lip Balm! Available in three soft shades, these balms are 100% natural and petroleum free.
Jouer - Hydrating Lipstick, Tinted Lip Enhancer, and Pearl Lip Enhancer (New Colors)
Just in time for spring, Jouer is busting at the seams with new lip shades! Expanding their Tinted Lip Enhancer and Pearl Lip Enhancer collections with three new colors each, AND four additions to their Hydrating Lipstick line. Whether you are looking for creamy color or high-gloss shine, Jouer has you covered.
Vapour Organic Beauty - Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss (New Colors)
One of our favorite plumping products is available in four new shades. Dare to wear "Flare' - try this gorgeous cherry red gloss for a touch of Hollywood glamor. Feel free to "Flirt" - apply this peachy pink for a pretty pout.
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Just in time for summer! We are LOVING the new shine-proof products from BECCA Cosmetics. In addition to a new eye primer and blotting powder, the collection includes a foundation our staff can't stop raving about. All three of these products are must-haves for an oil-free look that lasts all day.
Blotting Powder Perfector (2 shades): Whether you are setting your foundation in the AM or touching up your makeup in the PM, the BECCA Blotting Powder Perfector will remove shine and keep it at bay throughout the day. Available in Transparent and Sheer Tan shades, the silky formula controls shine and minimizes pores, without looking cakey.
Matte Skin Shine Proof Foundation (18 shades): "My new favorite foundation!" 21-year-old b-glowing staff member, Kayla, has already declared this product her "Holy Grail" foundation. Great for all skin-types, this formula is ideal for oily skin, and controls shine throughout the day without touch-ups. And with 18 different shades, there is an option for everyone!
Eye Priming Perfector: Create a smooth, perfected canvas for your eye makeup with this new eye-priming product. This water-resistant, melt-proof formula will make eye looks pop and last all day without creasing. It's like underwear for your eyeshadow!Read More »
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Everyone is getting in the swing of spring and summer with pretty pastels and bright pops of color. One of the best ways to display your bright side is with an eye-catching lipstick, packed full of pigment. It will brighten up your face is ways you wouldn't imagine, and give off a fun and flirty vibe. Here are some tips to make sure your bold lip looks its best!
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Whether you are going out or staying in, we've got a holiday look for you that's perfect for any of your winter wonderland plans. Watch this step-by-step tutorial using some of our favorite products and beauty trends for the season.
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