That’s it. I’m making a bold stand this season. I’m saying yes to liquid liner! Sure sheer washes of shadow are nice and delicate but nighttime looks beg you to kick it up and what better way than with the six new Liquid Liner shades from URBAN DECAY. The best quality of these liners, besides the unique shades, is the long bristles in the liner. They hug the natural curve of the lid beautifully so there won’t be many mess-ups on this end. Choose from Lucky, Oil Slick, Perversion, Revolver or my picks shown here, Acid Rain and Honey. $18 @ ulta.com.
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Need help controlling your normal to oily skin that’s on the sensitive side? ReVIVE SKINCARE’s Sensitif Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15 ($195 @ nordstrom.com) to the rescue! It helps balance that T-zone and it contains their EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor), which speeds up the rate that skin cells regenerate. When we age, we all know that cell production decreases and this natural protein molecule claims to increase turnover. This EGF is made up of 53 amino acids that help neutralize free radicals and rejuvenate damaged skin. Pretty amazing concoction packed in a 2oz bottle.
This pink primer takes any gal from dull to dazzling with a few simple strokes. That Gal Brightening Face Primer from BENEFIT COSMETiCS can be worn alone for a brighter appearance or before makeup so you get a smoother application from other products. One of the best parts is it can be reapplied during the day to re-brighten your complexion and it doesn’t seem to mess up the makeup you already have on. And what woman doesn’t want to use a product that has those light-reflecting properties?
There are five other products in the That Gal collection that you’ll also want to check out including a blush, lipstick, mascara, bronzer, and eye shadows. Leave it to the BeneFit babes to so cleverly package an item that is reminiscent of a fat glue stick and so easy to apply, I just love it. $27/0.37oz @ benefitcosmetics.com
CLEAN PERFUME Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum ($76/2.14oz @ sephora.com) captures the fresh feeling of a fluffy, warm towel just pulled from the dryer or slipping into soft clean sheets at night. Notes of citrus, lilac and jasmine over a blend of amber and musk make this fragrance so uniquely say summer.
I love using an absorbing powder in the summer and here comes High Cotton Body Dust ($22.50/3.5oz @ farmaesthetics.com) from FARMAESTHETICS, organically made with love from Texas’ Brenda Brock. Good for you natural and herbal ingredients make this perfect for cooling off after a shower on a hot summer day. I even sprinkle some on my bed sheets for an absolutely dry, fresh smell of cotton, which is mixed with lavender and white thyme flowers. The ingredients work together to absorb moisture without drying out your skin. Live it up in cotton this summer! ~Lisa
Even if JUICE BEAUTY skincare wasn’t 95% certified organic or an extremely effective full service skincare line, I would go back to it time and time again just for the delicious fragrances of the products!
Make a special note of the soap-free Cleansing Milk ($22/6oz). Rich raspberry and white grape juice mixed with soothing Aloe vera and vitamins melt makeup off and gently cleanse.
My next nose/skin pick is the Antioxidant Serum ($45/2oz). It has a powerful blend of natural vitamin antioxidants to rejuvenate, help smooth fine lines and firm your skin. You can use it morning and night.
Their Green Apple Peel Sensitive ($39/2oz) gently exfoliates and brightens your skin with a hydroxy acid complex of certified organic apple, lemon, grape juices and raw cane sugar (excellent for sensitive skin!). MMMM yummy.
This is also an excellent line to get teens started on a good skincare regime. They will really dig the results and fresh fragrances! All @ beauty.com ~Lisa
PHYSICIANS FORMULA new Talc-Free Mineral Wear Matte Finishing Veil ($11.95 @ diapers.com) is my on-the-go face toucher-upper for the summer. No time spent in front of a mirror applying as this one HAS a mirror on the cap!
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I thought I had seen it all until stumbling upon SPONGEABLES. This is the most fun way to shower for kids of all ages, and I’m completely hooked. Children will be asking you if they can take a shower rather than having to cajole them into doing so, and adults will find showering to be a whole new experience. This is a shower gel in a sponge and gives 20+ showers. You get to exfoliate, moisturize, massage, and wash with the sponge that contains time-released gel. Simply squeeze the sponge in warm water and wash away with the creamy bubbles. When you are finished, squeeze again to get rid of excess water and it’s ready for your next shower. I’ve been using White Rose but check out any scent this company puts out because this is the most magical sponge you’ll ever own. $10-$45 @ walgreens.com.
SMASHBOX is upon us with their Fall 2007 collection, Decadence. The colors are over for the top glamour. We love that! So get dramatic this fall with any of these. Eye Shadow Trio ($28) in Indulgence and Opulence, Jet Set Waterproof Eye Line ($22) in Lust, Blush ($24) in Ecstasy, Lip Enhancing Gloss ($18) in Vixen, Photo Finish Lip Luxe ($28) in Socialite, 7-Piece Vanity Brush Collection ($150). Each container, or handle in the case of the brushes, has a gunmetal finish. So sleek and dramatic! All @ smashbox.com.
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