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 »
It was all glamour and sophistication at last night’s 2012 Golden Globe awards. I watched the stars traipse down the red carpet looking for the most part stunning (didn’t care for Mila Kunis or Lea Michelle’s look, but whatever.) What continually caught my eye was the general trend for simple make-up and muted or nude lips. Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Kate Beckinsale, Stacy Kiebler – they all kept their lips very neutral so that their eyes and fabulous dresses were the main focus. These soft lip looks made Hollywood’s hottest women look beautiful, feminine and completely enviable.
Recreating lips like these is easy with the right lip stick and gloss.
The Hydrating Lipstick in Veronika by Jouer Cosmetics is the perfect neutral lip color. Its soft color has a slight shimmer to give your lips that star-like quality without being over the top. This smooth lipstick is made of moisturizing Brazilian Cupuacu Butter so it also protects your lips and provides beautifully smooth coverage.
Layer the Veronika with Armour Beauty’s Gypsy Shimmer Lip Gloss. This sheer light peach gloss has a touch of gold shimmer to add shine and a little drama. The color and shine is ultra-feminine and long-lasting, perfect for a glamorous night out.
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!
As the days roll on during the countdown of Fashion Week as always each brand has created a key look that represents what the brand is trying to exude for that season. BCBG was all about the low maintenance girl. Throw your hair in a low pony, whip on some gloss and you're out the door yet still dressed fabulously. From totally minimalist down to a rocker edge there seems to have been a bit of bi-polar-esque looks across the runways...
At the Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 show the girls looked like they were straight out of the 'school of hard knocks' with black, punk rock eye makeup. As a black eyeliner junkie and fan of beauty icon's Bridget Bardot and Marianne Faithful I really fell in love with this makeup although it's not for everybody. This looks focus was meant to draw attention to the eye area and they definitely drew you in with a clearly defined sideways v that was drawn on thin towards the eye's inner crease and then blended out to a tip with more shading around the lash line. This look could be created very easily, all you need is a great neutral beige-pink eyeshadow such as Kevyn Aucoin's Single Eyeshadow in Blush and Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eye Pencil which will allow you to create the definition. Grab your favorite set of lashes or Ellis Faas Mascara and your eyes are done! Keep the rest of the look minimal by sweeping a soft bronzer across the apples of your cheeks such as Jouer's Mineral Powder Bronzer and a seductive and neutral beige lip with Armour Beauty's Opaque Lip Gloss in Edie.
Voila! If all went well, accessorize with your fav motorcycle jacket and you should look like a girl straight out of the 60's-70's with a bit of a modern edge. If not....thank god for eyemakeup remover.
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Here comes the bride, all dressed in white….and her makeup looks amazing. Ok, that's not exactly how the song ends but it would if said bride was rocking Jouer's new Blushing Beauty Collection! For those ladies who're considering being their own makeup artist on the day you cannot go wrong with this totally romantic set. Jouer is all about working with your natural beauty to accentuate and highlight without looking to overdone. I did my makeup for my wedding day and wish this was available then!
Although it's a bridal inspired collection that's not to say this wouldn't make for everyday use as well. For an incredible price of $58 you get two eyeshadows, a universal bronzer/sheer powder duo, tint & highlighter set and a shimmering lip gloss! Say 'I do' with Jouer's Blushing Beauty Collection!
Complete your transformation with T3's Voluminous Hot Rollers Set to match your romantic makeup with loose, romantic waves!
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New York based and in demand makeup artist Romy Soleimani is known for creating many of the beautiful makeup looks seen throughout Elle magazine and her key is always providing maximum drama with minimal products. She is so well respected she was recently acknowledged in Elle magazine's Genius Awards, basically comparable to the lifetime achievement award for the beauty industry. The world's top hair, makeup and skin care pros get together to share what their must have products are.
Photo shoots can be long and tiresome and so can going through your beauty routine in the morning. I prefer to get the same look with less products and sleep an extra five minutes! For Romy, the final outcome is always based on good prep work which is why she always includes Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint in her kit as it's a primer, moisturizer and skin tone brightener all in one. This very popular tinted moisturizer boasts SPF protection and a water resistant formula to create a gorgeous canvas and luminous glow.
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Now Jouer's award winning Luminizing Moisture Tint has a new shade that porcelain to fair complexions can enjoy! Let your skin breathe but still get good coverage and a bit of color with this oil and fragrance free beauty staple. The Luminizing Moisture Tint in Opal promotes a healthy complexion with SPF 20 protection too!
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For those who love lipstick but have a hard time wearing it because they have more of a half-moon shaped lip than cupid's bow, a lipliner might actually work in your favor. My lip line is somewhere in between and because of it, I have to be fairly selective on the lip shades I wear. Reds and bright fuschia's were really difficult for me to pull of until I started using a lip liner. Just like an eyeliner, they allow you to create soft and sensual or sharp and structured definition for those like me who are little bit lacking. I really like Jouer Cosmetics Lip Definer because of the wearable shade options and they draw on so smooth!Read More »
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 »
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Bare faced beauty isn't easy to accomplish and that's where Jouer Cosmetics comes to the rescue. This brand is all about on-the-go packaging mixed with wearable gorgeous shades that bring out your natural beauty. Last season it was the Blushing Beauty Collection, ideal for brides that want a timeless makeup look and this season we have Jouer's Bare Beauty Collection. A gorgeous palette of neutral tones that allow you to play up your own beauty. The best part about the collection is the amazing price point - four full size products for only $58! Look effortlessly beautiful with the Essential Matte Touch, 3 Powder Eyeshadow Trio, Soft Pink Cheek Tint and Perfect Nude Gloss!
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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.
Find your new signature lip color at bglowing.com! Browse our Lip category here!