Serum Texture Foundation.

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Hey guy’s! I quickly wanted to share an awesome article with y’all from Sephora. A NEW trend in make-up and how it should be applied. This is a great read!!

Meet the new face of foundation!

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“This is definitely the trend in makeup right now,” says Stephanie Hilgendorf, Senior Manager of Program Development of Color and Education, about serum texture foundations, the newest innovation in coverage and the latest multitasker in the hybrid craze. “It’s exciting to see foundation evolve and take on a whole new form.” Here we take a look at the texture that’s turning foundation on its head.

WHAT IT IS
Think of them as foundations that apply like serums—they melt into skin, smooth and weightless. You can choose from sheer to full coverage; powder and matte finishes; and even a range of additional benefits such as sun protection, vitamin C, or a boost of radiance.

HOW TO USE IT
Adopt it into your routine the same way you would a foundation—after moisturizer, sunscreen, and primer, but before makeup.

Use fingers or a sponge to apply. A brush like the Sephora Collection Pro Full Coverage Airbrush #53 can work well, too. For a smooth finish with no streaking, simply place a couple drops on the brush, dab on the areas you want the most coverage, and blend in.

WHY YOU’LL LOVE IT
Serum texture foundations are designed to create a second-skin effect that is invisible and feels barely there without forsaking coverage. With only two or three drops, you can cover your entire face—and still be able to choose from the same matte, luminous and dewy finishes as traditional foundation. If you’re a fan of the no-makeup makeup look, you will wonder where serum texture foundations have been all your life.

http://www.sephora.com

It’s Monday. Don’t forget to be AWESOME!! :-)

JUST IN!!!….. from the Sephora Collection.

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As I’m sure you guys know by now, I’m a complete sucker for Sephora and their products :-) I visit their stores weekly and stay on top of editors pick and what’s NEW as soon as OR even before it’s shared with the public or out in their stores.

So today I want to share a NEW product with y’all, that has just been released from the Sephora Collection.

Without further due I hereby introduce you to the exclusive and limited… Color Festival Blockbuster Palette!!

This amazing palette features 130 gorgeous colors for any occasion. The design is organized by tray and color intensity to make it easy to find the perfect shade for you. The palette also features six tutorials for professional application: Perfectly blended eye looks, how to apply cream liner, how to define eyes, how to apply blush for your face shape, how to get perfect lips, and “tips and tricks”.

I LOVE the fact that they have included tutorials to make it an easy and fun experience for everyone, from the beginner to the seasoned make-up wearer.

The Set Contains:
72 x 0.014 oz Eye shadow
28 x 0.014 oz Lipgloss
8 x 0.077 oz Blush
18 x 0.014 oz Cream eyeliners
4 x 0.018 oz Two-in-one creams for cheeks and Lips
2 x Mirrors
6 x Makeup tutorials

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$49.50 

($241.00 value)

http://www.sephora.com

NEWS from “Make Up For Ever”!!!!

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Make Up For Ever has come out with a NEW and impressive line of eye shadow’s Artist Shadow. They are offering us an astonishing choice of nothing less than 210 different shades and 5 finishes (iridescent, metallic, matte, diamond and satiny). Now that’s what I called being spoiled for choice!!

Make Up For Ever are promising us a smooth eye shadow that is easy to blend and with so many colors to choose from, it gives you the freedom to customize your own eye shadow pallet for your personal need. I’m yet to try it out, but having been a fan of their cosmetics for many years now, I have no doubt that they as usual have delivered us a high quality product.

I have displayed a few of their colors below, to give you a taste of what an amazing line they have launched. 508x600_8

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312 Mint Green

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748 Coral

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208 Baby Blue

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852 Neon Pink

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214 Ultramarine Blue

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$21.00

Feeling a little dramatic!

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To recreate this dramatic and show stopping look:

 

Urban Decay eye shadow $18.00

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NARS eye shadow $29.00

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Lancome color design-pretty burgundy $22.50

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False lashes can be added for ultimate effect.

These products can be purchased at: 

http://www.lancome-usa.com

http://www.narscosmetics.com

http://www.urbandecay.com

Emmy Awards 2014!

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So who was up until past 11 last night watching the Emmy Awards. I was of course!!! Even though I was not feeling well, I would not miss it for the world :-)

And can you say a fashion feast for the eyes! I LOVE to watch all the different choices of dresses and how they have opted to do their hair and makeup to finish the look. Some are forever successful and some……ah not so much.

I have chosen a few of my top favorites.

GORGEOUS Lawren Parsekia with her Husband Aaron Paul. I loved everything about her look. From her stunning and classy gown to her fresh makeup and fun and flirty high ponytail. A winning look!

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Stunning Sofia Vergara is always a favorite of mine (absolutely adore her cute accent). And as usual she didn’t disappoint with her exquisite gown by Roberto Cavalli to set off those famous “killer” curves of hers. Sofia opted for her signature red lips and smokey eyes.

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The ever so cute Sarah Hyland showed us that it’s Ok to show a little midriff. Here shown in Christian Siriano. When you are gorgeous like her with not an ounce of fat on you, you can get away with anything :-). Coral is one of my favorite colors. And her makeup… all I can say….absolutely stunning!

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Pretty Woman Julia Roberts went against the grain and wore a short and fun dress by Elie Saab, showing off those beautiful long legs of hers. Loving it!!

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Alexandria Daddario brought some old Hollywood glamour to the red carpet in a stunner of a gown by Reem Acra. Her gorgeous makeup and simple yet elegant hairstyle finished off the look perfectly.

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And last but not least funky and cute Kelly Osbourne! While her dress might not exactly be my cup of tea, her makeup more than made up for, “little” Kelly Osbourne has come a long way in the world of fashion and is now a fashion icon in her own right. I can’t stop ooohing and ahhhhing about her absolutely drop dead, slap in the face gorgeous makeup and hair. I LOVE that she’s not afraid of color and it’s done to perfection.

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Who wore YOUR favorite look and why??

Photos via Getty Images.

RAISE your brow game!

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A lot of people find it hard to achieve “perfect” brows (I must confess that I’m a little obsessed with eyebrows myself) and they have been asking me for tips on how to NOT end up with two upside down Nike signs (I love the Nike sign , just not on my face) :-) So I decided to put together a little something for y’all, that I hope will be of some help to everyone that struggles with that particular issue :-)

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First, make sure that you start with a clean brow. Either waxing or tweezing will do the job. 

1. This picture of stunning Angelina Jolie with the 1, 2, 3 written on her gorgoues face will make it more understandable (I hope). First take a pencil or anything that is straight.  Then hold it in a 90 degree angle from the end of your nose to your eyebrow. This is where your eyebrow should begin.

2. Afterwards take your pencil, hold it so it goes straight across your Iris(Look at the picture for guidance), and this is where your highest point (Arch) should be.

3. Finally, from the end of your nose, hold the tool at a 45 degree angle. This will show you where your eyebrow should end.

Now you are good to go! 

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With a steady hand draw a line underneath your brow with your eyebrow pencil following the shape of your brow. You might choose to draw the line (no pun intended) underneath only and that’s ok also.

Next, fill-in the brows with either a powder eyebrow color or the eyebrow pencil itself. Personally I prefer to fill-in the brows with the eyebrow powder as it gives a softer look whereby the liner comes of a little harsh(again my  personal opinion).

You can choose to finish off with a concealer, 1-2 shade lighter to define a crisp outline underneath the brow. On top of the brow choose a concealer that matches your skin tone closely. Take a finely angled makeup brush and run it top and bottom along the brow lines and make sure you blend well untill it blends with your skin and no obvious lines. You can finish off with an eyebrow wax to control unruly hairs.

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I hope that I explained it so y’all could understand it. Remember practice makes perfect. So don’t expect to get it right the first time :-)

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MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyebrow pencil $19.00            SHISEIDO Eyebrow styling compact $30.00

Salute to my fellow makeup artists!

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One of my favorite things to do when I have a little down-time, is to surf the net and see what other makeup artists around the globe are up to. I love to get fresh new ideas and I’m in absolute awe of how amazing some of them are. There are some incredible talented makeup artists out there with some awesome work. I have showcased some of the images that I came across. Some appealed to me for their artistic excellence and others just because I thought the makeup was pretty or I liked the lighting :-) I hope you enjoy looking at these images as much as I did.

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If there is any makeup artists or aspiring makeup artist out there that has some awesome pictures of their work, whether it’s beauty, fantasy or special effects and would like to have them featured on my blog. Please email them to kim.elba@makeupyourmindinc.com for consideration. Would love to see everyones work :-)