Have you ever walked down the street and noticed a woman wearing a lipstick that just doesn't seem to work for her? Sometimes in those instances it can come down to the confidence or style of the woman wearing it or other times it can plain come down to skin tones. Yes, just like foundations the lipstick you choose should compliment the color of your skin. A good rule of thumb when shopping for the perfect lip shade according to Jemma Kidd is to "test on the tip of your fingers. The skin there is very similar in colour and texture to that of your lips, so will give you a good idea as to what the color be."
If you want to get into the 'nitty gritty' of lipstick shopping I'll break it down for you. If you keep these rules in mind even the brightest or scariest shades can suit you:
Porcelain to paler skin typically have a pink skin tone so will suit colors with a cool base. Scarlet reds, brownish pinks and soft apricots compliment this skin tone very well. Be fun and go with a classic red like Jemma Kidd's Ulimate Lipstick Duo in Scarlett.
Fair to olive skin tones more often that not have more of a yellow skin tone so will suit warmer based shades like nudes and pinks. The right shade can be tough to find these that don't have to much blue or orange in them like the Hi-Shine Hydrating Glosstick SPF 15 in Hibiscus.
But wait! As if to make things even more difficult, some people can have both pink and yellow skin tones which are then considered neutral and can wear both cool and warm based shades. Olive skin tones get to pull off my favorites and one of the season's biggest trends, orange. Try Kevyn Aucoin's Elegant Lip Gloss in Vizcaya.
For those dark exotic skin tones, deep warm shades of red, gold or espresso will look stunning. Stand out from the crowd with Jouer's Hydrating Lipstick in Phoebe, a shimmering bronzed wine.
If you're still unsure what all this means, if you naturally gravitate to cool colors as these best suit you, you will have a pink tone. If the opposite is true and you favour wamer colors, you will have a warm, yellow tone. Class dismissed!Read More »
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There's no better way to show off your legs and decolette this summer than with a sun kissed glow. If you're in a hurry and don't have the time to apply a self tanner than consider Jouer's Luminizing Body Glow. Not only does it moisturize the body with shea butter and chamomile but it also leaves a subtle luminescent glow with a golden, satin finish. Infused with softly blended scents of gardenia, jasmine and honeysuckle will leave you smelling perfectly sweet.
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A lot of people underestimate how hard it is to find a foundation. It's like a second skin so you want it to feel like a part of you and finding that perfect facial companion is trickier than it seems. Although choosing a foundation is totally based on personal preference I've gathered a few of my favorite standouts to help you navigate through the endless choices of a woman's go to cosmetic product:
Ellis Faas Skin Veil Pen has made it through my checklist for numerous reasons. For one, the silky smooth, barely there formulation covers up flaws and leaves skin looking incredibly radiant. Secondly, for those who don't want to use fingers or a sponge, the application of this product is made so efficient due to it's applicator brush that allows you to get in between nostril curves and facial contours. Minerals diffuse light across the skin's surface reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles!
Although I'm not technically able to call it a foundation, Jouer's Luminizing Moisture Tint is more like a tinted moisturizer but gives great coverage if you have unproblematic skin. It evens out uneven skin tone and also camouflages fine lines with light diffusing ingredients while also protecting from harmful UV rays with SPF 20!
Christened the makeup foundation for dummies, By Terry's Light Expert Perfecting Foundation Brush is an anti-blemish, anti-shadow and anti-dullness formulation that instantly illuminates the face. It's featherweight texture can be deceiving because it actually gives deceptive coverage and hyaluronic acid microspheres work to plump up wrinkles for an instant lifting effect.
For those who like a thicker coverage, a staff favorite as well as Kim Kardashian's is Kevyn Aucoin's Sensual Skin Enhancer. Housed in a tiny jar, we prefer to apply this product with fingertips rather than a sponge due to it's thicker consistency and ability to warm it up by massaging it through your fingertips for better application. It can be used as a concealer or for the perfect highlighter as well! One thing you can rely on is complete coverage at all times. Our suggestion is that less is more with the Sensual Skin Enhancer. Apply to a freshly moisturized and primed skin and apply more as desired.
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One of Jouer's most popular products is now being offered in a special matte version for those who aren't a fan of signature luminous shine that on some complexions can look slightly oily. Fear not! Jouer's Matte Moisture Tint to the rescue with the exact same coverage and velvety smooth finish we all know and love, just with an added matte finish that evens out imperfections and delivers rich antioxidants to the skin. A must have product for those who dislike the heaviness of a foundation!Read More »
Jouer means 'to play' in French and that's exactly what we did at yesterdays video shoot! Some great makeup tutorials are coming your way, highlighting some of the spring/summer makeup trends that are not only gorgeous but also easy to re-create on yourself. We were very excited to get the chance to work with Jouer Cosmetics new spring product additions during the shoot.
I'm a huge fan of this makeup brand because of their accessible and easy to travel with packaging, amazing sheer and creamy formulations that accentuate your natural beauty, and of course beautiful color selections. New in for spring are Jouer's Cream Eyeshadow Crayons in Abstract (soft black), Avant Garde (navy charcoal), Rococo (french vanilla), Renaissance (bronzed plum) and Baroque in soft gold. All of these crayons have a beautiful shimmer to them, are crease-resistant and water proof.
Sometime I'm in a rush in the morning and don't have time to use multiple products. That's when products like Jouer's Tint in Honeysuckle come in handy. This new tint comes in my favorite color for cheeks (peach) and literally adds a subtle flush of color that looks completely natural. You can also sweep it across your lips and out the door you go!
Also new in from Jouer are six gorgeous lip products. If you like more bold and solid color you'll love the Tinted Lip Enhancer in Bellini, Cosmo and Shiraz. Or if you desire high gloss shine and a bit of color you'll like the Pearl Lip Enhancers in Nude, Peach, and Rose. Not only do all of these give great color to the lips without feeling sticky, they also serve as a conditioning and plumping lip treatment with Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil.
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We are so thrilled to see so many of our beauty faves featured in the May 2013 issue of Lucky Magazine. Dubbed "The Beauty Issue", this month's mag covers all that is hair, makeup, skin, and nails INCLUDING an amazing b-glowing.com beauty bundle giveaway!
By Terry - Highlighted as the perfect pairing for a nautical-themed spring look, By Terry's Hyaluronic Sheer Rouge Lipstick in Nudissimo is the perfect nude shade to complement any skin tone.
Serge Normant - "Salt is perfect to create gorgeous texture. Just wash it out at the end of the night - it's drying." Serge Normant weighed-in with his advice for creating natural waves. His Meta Sculpting Pomade was also featured as a must-have product for low maintenance hair.
Jouer Cosmetics - If anyone knows a thing or two about beauty, it's Lucky Magazine Editor in Chief, Brandon Holley. Not only did Brandon call out b-glowing brand Philip B for smelling "so good it's crazy", she also repped new Jouer Cosmetics' Crème Eyeshadow Crayon in Baroque as a makeup bag must.
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Lucky Magazine and b-glowing.com have partnered to offer an amazing beauty giveaway! Enter here to win one of forty-nine 6-piece beauty sets, including products from Armour Beauty, RGB Cosmetics, By Terry, Nuxe Paris, Ellis Faas, and Kevyn Aucoin.
Pastels are everywhere this season in both fashion and beauty. Whether it's a peach blouse or a lilac eye, pastels almost always make an appearance in the spring, regardless of what year it is. Looking to implement this palette into your daily routine? Here are 3 easy ways you can play with pastels, without breaking the bank.
Peach is flattering to every skin tone because it resembles a natural flush. All you have to do is figure out the right tone of peach to flatter your complexion.
Fair - We recommend a softer hue with hints of pink, like IT Cosmetics Airbrush Blush Stain - Sweet Cheeks.
Medium - Go for pigments with more of an orange tint, try Jouer Cosmetics Tint in Fawn.
Darker - Complemented by a peach with a redder base, we recommend By Terry Blush Terrybly - Ultimate Radiance Blush in Beach Bomb.
Say it with a Scarf
If you are new to pastel hues or if there is a new one you want to try, start with a scarf. Colors take a while to get used to, and may not all complement your coloring. Before investing in an expensive dress or jacket, test the trend with something smaller. If you aren't a scarf fan, this can also be accomplished with a necklace, clutch, or ballet flat.
I Have an EYE-dea
Pastel eyes! Eyeshadow is a lovely way to pose in pastels, and there is a flattering way to wear every shade! The trick to looking trendy and not … from the 80's, is to combine the pastel with a neutral shade. Here are some examples to get you going.
- Blend a frosty pink lid into a light grey crease, try ILIA Multi-Stick in Tenderly.
- Combine mint green shimmer with a caramel brown eyeliner, try Vapour Organic Beauty Mesmerize Eye Shimmer Treatment in Smitten.
- Mix a classic black smoky eye with a baby blue highlight, try By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow in Paradise Island.
Craving more pastels? Check out our Glitzy Pastels Nail Tutorial on b-glowing TV.
As the temperature increases outside, so does the amount of oil and sweat our bodies produce during the day. We've polled our b-glowing.com beauty experts to provide you with their top tips and tricks to control shine this season.
Adjust Your Face Wash:
If you are noticing an oilier complexion, we recommend changing up your skincare routine, starting with your daily wash. Creamier cleansers, formulated for hydration, are great for dryer winter months, but in the summertime switch to something more lightweight with oil-controlling ingredients. We recommend Erno Laszlo Oil-Control Cleansing Bar to balance your skin and keep oil at bay.
Don't Skimp on the Moisturizer:
Even if you are feeling oily, it's still important to moisturize after cleansing your face. Moisturizers act as a barrier between your pores and your makeup, and can also provide SPF protection and other skincare benefits like anti-aging treatment and, in this case, oil-control. Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti-Shine Mattifying Gel absorbs shine and controls excess oil and sweat throughout the day, without over-drying the skin. We love this as a primer for makeup. Great for men too!
Lighten Your Makeup Load:
In hotter temps, heavy foundation can melt into pores, increasing oil production and causing breakouts. In the summer season, reach for lightweight makeup formulas like tinted moisturizers or sunscreens. One of our favorites is Jouer Cosmetics Matte Moisture Tint. Available in multiple shades, this oil-free, water resistant, mattifying tinted moisturizer controls shine, and contains SPF 15 protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
Tempted to touch-up? Beware! Piling on additional layers of powder not only looks cakey, but can contribute to even more oil production, and clogged pores. Before you reach for that compact, try a disposable blotting paper instead. One of our favorites is the Evening Aburatorigami Blotting Papers by Tatcha. These all-natural, charcoal-infused papers leave no residue on the skin, and won't disturb your makeup. With 40 sheets per pack, you can touch-up-and-trash, without spreading oil or bacteria around.Read More »
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As the summer season continues, more and more beauty editors are discovering b-glowing brand products and featuring them as the season's must-haves! Find out what they're loving in this week's 'Hot Off the Press'.
OK! Magazine reported back to readers on the celebrity makeup looks seen at Paris Fashion Week in 'The Makeup Stole the Show'.
By Terry Crayon Levres Terrybly in Perfect Nude: Rihanna traded-in her signature red lip for something a little more neutral at this star-studded event. The renowned pop diva rocked this non-drying, waterproof liner to create a softer, more natural look. You'll love the long-lasting, creamy formula, perfect for lining and priming lips, or worn alone under your favorite gloss.
Jouer Matte Moisture Tint: Get a perfected, shine-free finish this summer with this light, sheer, tinted moisturizer. The mattified finish is great for all skin types, and will be appreciated by those looking to control increased oil production during the hotter season. You'll love the water-resistant formula this coverage provides, in addition to the SPF 15 protection.
NEWBEAUTY magazine dazzled readers with tales from the Erno Laszlo Institute in New York, a members-only club that offers completely customized skincare treatments for each client, in 'The Luxury Report'.
Erno Laszlo Firmarine Neck Cream: When compiling an anti-aging routine, don't neglect your neck! The Skincare Master offers this toning and firming treatment specifically formulated to target the skin on the neck and chin. This lightweight lotion can be used daily to restore collagen and elastin - giving you more youthful-looking skin.
Luckymag.com shared their emergency cures to common summer woes in 'The Panic-Free Guide to Surviving Summer's Biggest Beauty Emergencies'.
bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads: These individually-soaked exfoliating pads are rich in alpha and beta hydroxy acids and botanical soothers to calm irritated skin post shaving or waxing, and help to prevent ingrown hairs. Perfect for swimsuit season!
For more headlining products, check out our other 'Hot Off the Press' posts of the past here.Read More »
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Whether it's the trends rocking the runway, or the cult classics celebs are loving lately, we're letting you know what the industry is buzzing about this week in our latest Hot Off the Press post.
US Weekly reported the must-haves for fall from celebrity makeup artists in-the-know in 'Back to Cool Kits'.
Clarisonic Mia 2: This is a skincare top pick for EVERY skin type. Go beyond cleansing with this handheld device that utilizes sonic technology to gently, but deeply, cleanse your pores without irritation or harsh chemicals. Reduce dry patches, oily areas, and blemishes while improving the overall appearance of your skin.
Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint: Infused with Ginseng and Ginko Biloba leaf extract, this lightweight moisturizing tint evens-out skin tone while promoting a healthy complexion. It's perfect for all skin types, and gives your face a glow you'll love.
T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand: Create perfect, natural-looking waves with this clipless tool. The SinglePass technology heats your hair evenly from end to end, giving you frizz-free, radiant curls quickly and easily. We love the automatic one hour auto shut-off feature!
Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm: A best seller, this miracle cream is a favorite among celebrities thanks to its ability to repair damaged tissue and assist in the healing of scars. This all-in-one treatment also removes redness and discoloration, fades under eye circles, tightens your skin and stimulates new cell growth. What's doesn't it do?!
EVE LOM Cleanser: Hailed as "the best cleanser in the world" by Vogue, it's no wonder this staff favorite was also featured here. We love this gentle, yet effective, cleanser that quickly removes makeup and impurities of the day, leaving a perfectly balanced and radiant complexion. The accompanying 100% muslin cloths pair with the cleanser to improve skin circulation and exfoliate the skin at the same time.
All of these trending products and more can be found at b-glowing.com.Read More »
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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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