Friday, February 18, 2011

Rethink Radiant aka Rethink #3

Hello Beauties,
 Today I received the last installment of the Rethink A-D from QVC. I must say BE has done it again! This collection is so beautiful! I'm already in love with the Brightening Foundation Primer & the Pearl Eyelid Primer, but the gloss, eyeshadow & blush from this kit is just absolutely perfect! The theme of this one is purple/pink so everything in this collection plays off of that. Lollipop the lipgloss is a sheer pink with twinkles yes twinkles & sparkles yay! Alive, the eyeshadow, is a lilac fuchsia that looks just gorgeous foiled. I would use it buffed in the crease but foiled over the lid. Vivacious Blush is a sheer raspberry with soft, very fine twinkles that make your cheeks glow! No radiance needed with this blush. It gives just the perfect amount of glow.
 I think this collection looks fresh & it is screaming Spring! Of course I won't wait that long, I'll be wearing this tomorrow!
 Since this was part of an Auto Delivery plan from QVC it is not available for purchase now. However, keep your eyes open because sometimes BE will release additional kits for limited time purchase on QVC. For those that are signed up for the AD Plan, you will not be disappointed!

This collection includes:
2g Original Foundation (your choice)
.85g Vivacious Blush (sheer raspberry)
1 Fl.oz Prime Time Brightening Foundation Primer (sheer luminous glow)
.57g Alive (lilac fuchsia)
.35g Big & Bright Liner in Plum (rich plum/deep purple)
.27 Fl. oz Prime Time Eyelid  Brightening Primer in Pearl
.14 Fl. oz  100% Natural Lipgloss in  Lollipop (sheer jelly pink with crystal & pink sparkles)
Full Size Blending Brush
Full Size Angled Face Brush

And of course a little booklet with a tutorial & a note from Leslie on the inside cover.

So if you see this collection for sale anywhere, definitely pick it up. It won't disappoint.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Smoky eye with new Buxom Smoky Sticks

Hello Beauties,
 I created a fairly simple smoky eye look using the Buxom Smoky Eye Sticks in Ice Pick, Smokin' Pistol and the bareMinerals Foiled Eye Tutorials Kit.
 I always get asked if I do makeup on both my eyes cause I only photograph one. Silly question but YES I do makeup on both! I just photograph one because since it is a tutorial, I want to show as much detail as possible. Keeping the focus on one eye allows for more detail to show! So without further adieu, here is what you'll need!
bareMinerals Foiled Eye Tutorial,   Buxom Smoky Eye Sticks in Smokin Pistol & Ice Pick,   PrimeTime Eyelid PrimerCrease Defining Brush,  and the mascara of your choice!

Here is the finished look
Follow these simple steps to complete this look. I included photos along the way so you can see how to build up this look!

Begin by applying eyelid primer from lash to brow bone. Then take Ice Pick & apply it to your ring finger tip & smudge over eyelid till you reach the outer edge of the iris of your eye.

Now clean off your ring finger, apply Smokin Pistol to the tip of your ring finger & apply from outer corner to the outer edge of the iris. it should just about meet with Ice Pick.

I used the Crease Defining Brush from the Pearl kit, thats why the tip it white ;)
Now, swirl, tap & buff  Disco over Ice Pick & from crease to brow. NOT over Smokin Pistol.

Your eye makup should look like this so far ;)

Using the Foil Brush from the Foiled Kit, you will apply Night Owl over Smokin Pistol and brush into the crease to define your eye.

Using the Fuse end of the brush in the Foiled eye kit, you will swirl it in Disco and apply along lower lashline.
Sharpen the point of Smokin Pistol and apply as liner along upper lash line from the inner corner & making it slightly thicker once you reach the outer 1/3 of the lid. Also apply Smokin Pistol in the waterline from inner corner of eye to outer corner of eye and along lower lashline from outer corner to just about the center of the lower lash line.

 Color in your brows & add tons of black mascara for a dramatic look.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Please feel free to leave comments below ;)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet Smile

Hi Beauties,
 I'm feeling extra happy today! Sweet Smile is out for preview day. The color was created in honor of my sister who was born with both cleft lip & palate. The proceeds of Sweet Smile will go to Smile Train. Smile Train travels around the world providing surgeries for children who's parents can not afford to pay for it.
 Please join me in supporting this cause that will help children around the world with a life changing surgery!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

bareMinerals Skin Care Preview

Hi Beauties,
 Just a quick note, BE is having an early access event for the new bareMinerals Skincare. You can only purchase it for 2 days, February 10-11. It can be purchased in Boutiques or online. Best of all, you get free shipping on these to days by using promo code PREVIEW at the time of checkout on all orders.

Note: The new skincare is set to be released officially in March.