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Introducing Jouer Cosmetics

Posted on 09/27/2011

We've recently been adding a lot of great brands to b-glowing, and the cosmetics range Jouer is one of them! The brand should be considered Beauty’s Little Black dress: Like the perfect LBD, Jouer is a true essential in every modern woman’s beauty wardrobe. It is chic, simple and designed to be the perfect fit for anytime and any occasion.

What I love about Jouer is the simplicity. The colors are very fashion forward but also extremely easy to apply. Sometimes cosmetics can appear intimidating but Jouer is very modern, timeless but at the same time can be simple and still very chic. The color options are all to die for and really are about working with what you have to create a updated, sexier, and more beautiful version of yourself. A little tweak so to speak...

Luminizing Moisture Tint       Mineral Powder Blush      Hydrating Lipstick  

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How To Make Your Skin Glow

Posted on 11/21/2011

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.

Glisten Brightening Powder

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Best in Beauty- 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Posted on 01/16/2012

To radiate from within. To seem as if they're walking on water. To look glamorous whilst still capturing the natural beauty they were born with. The Golden Globe actresses last night simply took my breath away with many bringing back one of my favorite trends: ethereal beauty. Charlize Theron, Rooney Mara (ok, maybe she was channeling he dark side of ethereal), Heidi Klum, Elle Macphereson, Emma Stone rocked my fashion core. Channel and recreate the major beauty trends of the Golden Globe awards by following these steps:

First off ladies, it's all about the preparation. Unless you're divinely blessed which let's face it only a select few of us are then we have to work, work, work for perfection and that all comes down to taking care of our skin. I know it's not always a sexy topic, but at the end of the day prepping your skin with a mask or serum can really make your makeup ever better! If you don't trust me, then trust Hollywood because most of them swear by GLAMGLOW. Created in Hollywood, for Hollywood, and little people like you and me of course, the GLAMGLOW Mud Mask! Quickly becoming a b-glowing staff favorite, this miracle mask gently exfoliates your face with green tea leaves and miracle mud dredged from the exotic South of France will leave your skin glowing from the inside out.

GLAMGLOW Mud Mask

Let's talk about the mane. Up-do's, french chignon, 60's beehive, or Elvira Adams straight, there was plenty to talk about in the hair style department. However, I'm a sucker for soft waves a la Elle Macpherson who look absolutely stunning last night in a gorgeous gown and her signature beach tousled hair. The woman doesn't look a day over 35! To recreate her soft romantic curls it's all in the tools baby and my favorite is T3's Single Pass Whirl Curling Wand. It has a tapered barrel to allow for a loose and distressed curl that doesn't look so darn perfect which is exactly what we want! With all of T3 hair styling tools, the heat chosen remains the same throughout the entire styling process which also cuts your hair prep time in half! 

         

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How To Get Those Golden Globe Lips

Posted on 01/16/2012


 

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.

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Jetsetter Beauty Essentials

Posted on 01/18/2012

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!

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil - Unscented Travel Size

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Fashion Week Fall 2012 Beauty Trends

Posted on 02/14/2012

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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Jouer's Blushing Beauty Collection

Posted on 03/27/2012

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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Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint Featured In Elle's Genius Awards!

Posted on 04/04/2012

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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Updating Your Makeup Look for Spring and Summer

Posted on 04/24/2012

Jouer CosmeticsIt’s time to pack up the browns, grays and blues of winter and update the look of your makeup for spring and summer. Even if the weather outside is still a little chilly, spring blossoms are opening up and showing the world their colors. Now it’s your turn to do the same by updating your beauty arsenal with the help of Jouer Cosmetics and a St. Tropez tan.

The Rules of Color

Peach, coral, juicy pink, orchid purple, fuchsia, turquoise, banana yellow and cornflower blue: The hottest colors in makeup this season are bright. So you don’t end up matching the latest Easter egg basket trend (or an Easter egg itself), there are two rules of thumb to remember when it comes to summer makeup:

1. Less is more.

2. One or the other: Go for either bright eyes or bright lips – not both.

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Jouer's Opal Luminizing Moisture Tint

Posted on 05/01/2012

 

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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Create A Cupid's Bow With Jouer Cosmetics Lip Definer!

Posted on 05/17/2012

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!

Lip Definer

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Foundation Test: How to Choose the Best Color

Posted on 05/15/2012

The Dew Drop Powder FoundationIf 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. 

Types of Foundation

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.

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Summer Favorites From Beauty By Benz!

Posted on 07/05/2012

There's nothing like a little blogger love on a Thursday morning, especially when said blogger talks about some of your favorite beauty items. Seems like Beauty By Benz and I  have similar beauty taste with picks from Rodin olio lusso, Jouer Cosmetics and more! Not only does she talk about her love of b-glowing for our eclectic mix of department store favorites, niche products that professional makeup artists go ga-ga for and brands that have built a cult status following over the years but also that our site is just plain cool! Here are the products that made her summer favorites list:

Rodin olio lusso Luxury Face Oil is a makeup artist must have to prep and hydrate the skin to make that perfect canvas for makeup application. Victoria's Secret angels get their amazing runway face glow from Rodin not from the heavens. She talks about how it really absorbs onto the skin rather than resting on top and feeling like an oil spill and the beautiful Jasmine scent makes it ever more luxurious.

 

Top off that glow with a bit more courtesy of Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint. It's light to medium coverage goes on without feeling heavy and it's dewy formula leaves skin looking fresh and illuminated all day. Add on a bit of pink creamy blush, mascara and gloss and you've created the perfect no fuss summer look.

 

If you haven't been working on your 'power brow' the time is now. Brows are bigger than ever, both in size and trend so start growing out and enhancing your beautiful arches. She fell in love with the Jouer Brow Fix, a clear taming gel with brush applicator that can be used after filling in your brows with powder or pencil to keep them in place all day long.

 

Jemma Kidd Contour & Flush Creme Blush Duo is really the perfect summer makeup product because it comes with two different shades. A darker bronze to be used for contouring or bronzing and then a cream blush that gives that perfect soft dewy hint of color. Creamy blushes are really ideal for summer because they don't look streaky or uneven as a powder blush can occasionally appear if a liquid base is beneath it. Sometimes the color sticks to different areas which can be a little frustrating when you're in a hurry but not the case with creamy based ones!

 

RODIN olio lusso Luxury Face Oil Luminizing Moisture Tint Brow Fix  Contour & Flush Crème Blush Duo

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Enter Our Red Haute Giveaway Featuring Jouer, Kevyn Aucoin & More!

Posted on 08/29/2012

Red is without doubt a shade that remains forever on trend. It's also the color that makes the loudest statement just by wearing it sparingly. The chicest look is an all black or all nude ensemble with a classic red nail lacquer and/or a matching lip. It's the definitely the color of confidence and this week you have the chance of winning an assortment of some of our favorite 'reds' spanning lacquer, lip and face products. If you enter our 'Red Haute' giveaway on Facebook, you will have the chance to take home these lovelies:

RGB Cosmetics Too Red Nail Lacquer is a bright, cheerful red shade. Ideally the perfect red for summer because of it's candy apple fresh 'n' fruity hue. It's also free from chemical nasties like Formaldehyde and DBP.

 

Jemma Kidd's Stain, Flush & Goss Lip & Cheek Duo is a compact product to enhance your lip and cheek area with a cheerful, romantic stain. It's very sheer and blendable so don't let the deep red color scare you. You also get the anti-oxidantal properies of Vitamin A within this amazing formulation!

 

Jouer Cosmetics Hydrating Lipstick in Simone goes on smooth as butter with moisturizing properties of Cupuacu Butter to glide on and leave a soft and sultry red finish. You've just been transformed to the lady in red. 

 

Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss in Pasiflora is a richly pigmented red that packs a punch. Blot on tissue for an accessible day look or don't to step it up a notch into evening. Subtle shimmer particles give lips a 'look but don't touch' glamorous attitude but also doesn't feel sticky or slippery. 

 

Enter to win our Red Haute giveaway here! Entries end Sept 13, 2012 at 10:00am PST. Good luck!

 

 

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Enhance Natural Beauty With Jouer's Bare Beauty Collection!

Posted on 09/18/2012

Shop the full range of Jouer Cosmetics here!

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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'The A List' Of Beauty!

Posted on 11/05/2012

I'm a big movie buff so am always seeing the latest talent to take Tinseltown and the world by storm through their good looks, acting chops and fashion sense off set. When you have the trifecta of all three, you will usually find these people categorized into a very special group known as 'The A List.' The idea of this list that very few people will ever be on got me thinking of how I could translate it into one for beauty. There are products the rich and famous swear by that are also not of reach of our pocketbooks. They simply work and have built a cult status reputation for amazing results. Like a great movie you see many times, the products below will have you coming back for more!

Neil George's Indian Gooseberry Oil will have you won over after you feel the luxurious texture and gorgeous smell. Just a few pumps of this through damp hair will leave it shiny, silky and frizz free. Indian Gooseberry is one of the worlds's most powerful antioxidants and women in India have sworn by it to nourish and strengthen their hair. 

 

Here at b-glowing, we're a big fan of multi-purpose products. They definitely come in handy in packing situations as well as mornings where we need a bit of extra sleep but don't want to miss a step in our beauty routine. Adara Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is one of those products that can be used as a body or face moisturizer, intensive hair treatment, and a hair oil to smooth split ends and flyaways. It does harden in cooler temperatures so just run it under so warm water and enjoy!

 

Beach waves are a lot harder to get than just going for a quick beach swim and the tangles that can come from saltwater are hardly worth the effort. When we want to create loose, undone waves we swear by the T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand. The secret is its tapered, clip less barrel that gives perfect results in half the time it normally would take you because of the Tourmaline technology!

 

The Jouer Bare Beauty Collection is a ready to wear palette for only $58 that contains four key products to create a gorgeous and natural makeup look. The neutral tones allow you to play up your own beauty while still looking like you. It comes with a nude lip gloss, soft pink cheek tint, 3 powder eyeshadow trio and an Essential Matte Touch. This is a new product so might not be an A-list member to the world yet, but it definitely is to us!

 

Indian Gooseberry OilOrganic Virgin Coconut Oil - Unscented Travel SizeSinglePass Whirl Curling Wand  Bare Beauty Collection

 

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Valentine's Beauty Prep Routine!

Posted on 02/04/2013

Does your boyfriend have a romantic night planned for Valentine's Day? If so, he probably put a lot of preparation and hard work into making it a night you won't forget so if you're wanting to look extra nice to show your appreciation then check out our Valentine's beauty prep routine below.

A beautiful complexion starts with great skincare and the sloughing away of those pesky dead skin cells. Before any big event or date we swear by the Kinara Red Carpet Facial Kit. In just 3 steps (peel, neutralize, mask) your skin is exfoliated and left in a more radiant and refined state for makeup application. It's like a professional treatment you can do in your own home!

You can't apply foundation without a primed and moisturized face and we love the benefits we see with the Eve Lom TLC Radiance Cream. This lightweight cream is great for all skin conditions and not only hydrates but provides a plumping and lifting boost that you see for hours. I think it leaves the skin with a lovely glow as well.

I love to highlight the face with a subtle glow and I've recently discovered It Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Creme Radiance Illuminator for that very purpose. Just swiping a bit over tops of cheekbones, bridge of nose and middle of forehead creates a lit-from-within glow that makes skin appear more youthful and vibrant.

If you're wanting to not wear a heavy makeup look then we love Jouer's Bare Beauty Collection. One, for the unbeatable price. For only $58 you get 4 products that enhance your own natural beauty, leaving you feeling fabulous and still looking like yourself. We also love that that all of these can be connected into 1 palette making them a breeze to grab on the go and carry in your purse for touch-ups.

Red Carpet Facial KitTLC Radiance CreamHello Light™ Anti-Aging Crème Radiance Illuminator     Bare Beauty Collection

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NEW Lip Candy

Posted on 04/10/2013

Shop all New Arrivals here.

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!

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