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Too Faced 2014 Limited Edition Holiday Collection

Too Faced has released their limited edition 2014 Holiday Collection: What Pretty Girls Are Made Of. The holiday collection features many of their best sellers packaged together perfect to take on the go and beautifully designed to make the perfect gift for yourself or to give.

(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

Beauty Wishes & Sweet Kisses: $34 USD

Our delicious little palette of our full-face wearable favorites fulfills every last beauty wish. Create decadent eye looks with three antioxidant-rich, cocoa powder infused shadows from our best-selling Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection, our matte Chocolate Soleil Bronzer and our luminous Snow Bunny Bronzer for a fresh glow. Finish the look with a pink glossy pout.

  • White Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
  • Haute Chocoalet Eyeshadow
  • Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Snow Bunny Luminous Bronzer
  • La Crème Lip Gloss in Naked Dolly
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

La Belle Carousel: $49 USD

This beautiful carousel of eye shadows, blushes, bronzers and our best-selling Better Than Sex Mascara is created from six individual sections that split apart to create on-the-go looks or can be separately gifted to everyone on your list. Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino carefully curated the palette, each offering a different way to own your holiday look.

  • 3 Eye Shadow Palettes with a total of 12 shades
  • 2 Blush & Bronzer Palettes that include best-selling Chocolate Soleil Bronzer ans Who’s Your Poppy Blush
  • Better Than Sex Mascara
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

Under the Mistletoe: $28 USD

Get ready to pucker up under the mistletoe and drench your lips in three shimmer versions of our best-selling Naked Dolly, Marshmallow Bunny and Spice Spice Baby La Crème Color Drenched Lip Creams. Indulge your pout with the luscious, moisturizing formula and pigment-rich, one-swipe color of these exclusive shades. The three sparkling La Cremes come in a pretty to-go glitter bag, just-the-right-size to slip in your Christmas clutch.

  • Naked Dolly
  • Marshmallow Bunny
  • Spice Spice Baby
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)
(Photo Credit: Too Faced)

Melted Kisses: $25 USD

Too Faced Co-Founder and Creative Director Jerrod Blandino had never seen lipstick more beautiful, intense, rich and glossy than when it’s in its melted form in the cosmetic labs. With this inspiration, we created a lipstick liquified so it doesn’t lose its pigment or shine while keeping a comfortable, flexible and cushiony wear. This holiday season, indulge your lips with four clutch-sized tubes of Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, our stunning new innovation in lip color. Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick gives the high shine of a gloss, the lasting power of a stain and the intense color of a liquid lipstick in one longwear formula. It’s the perfect party companion for mistletoe action.

  • Melted Nude
  • Melted Peony
  • Melted Berry
  • Melted Fuschsia
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Bridal Makeup Trends for 2014 Spring

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring Fashion Show 2014 (Photo Credit: Brides.com)
Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring Fashion Show 2014 (Photo Credit: Brides.com)

Bridal Makeup Trends always come from a number of factors,  Fashion Week, Celebrities, Red Carpet and the “it” colors.  Based off of these categories there are some certain trends that you will see on the bridal magazine covers and in photos trending.

Bridal Fashion Week had three of the most notable trends.

Cat Eye:  While this is not a new trend it is one that is here to stay.   A vintage retro look that works with many styles of brides looks and the cat eye can be subtle or dramatic based on the preference.

Pink Lips:  Carolina Herrera Bridal Show showcased the pink lip and rosy cheeks.  A romantic and fresh look that are flattering, easy to wear, and reapplying is super easy when it comes to touch ups.

Luminous Skin:  Diane Von Furstenburg‘s runway show had the best example of flawless luminous skin.  Gorgeous skin is always on trend and it looks like perfection in photos.  While everyone is not blessed with amazing skin, there are ways to achieve luminous skin using products.

Jessica Alba People Choice Awards 2014 (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Jessica Alba People Choice Awards 2014 (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Celebrities can create a trend with just one photo.  Think Jennifer Lopez and her amazing sun kissed Glow.

Jessica Alba set a trend when she walked the red carpet of the People Choice Awards this year.  A silver and grey smokey eye with a pink lip.

Taylor Swift is one gal that really does show a great face.  Her typical style is a red lip, matte foundation and a lighter eye so as not to compete with that lip.  A classic Hollywood glamour look that is gorgeous.

The ‘it” color of the year is chosen and for 2014 it is Radiant Orchid.  The color of the year will be used in bridesmaids gowns, color and decor themes and covers of the magazines.  The way you can translate it into bridal makeup is by purple hues of eye shadows.  It is a great color shadow for many, which makes this years “it” color a great makeup option.

While it is all about your style and what you feel comfortable wearing.  We all want gorgeous photos and you may need to wear a little more makeup than you are used to it is a balance.  A great makeup artist can help you find that balance and achieve a stunning look for your big day.

Smashbox Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener Review

(Photo Courtesy: Smashbox)

As a makeup artist I know the importance of making my clients eyes look brighter as well as using the tricks on my own eyes especially after a long night.  While a white eye pencil is a great trick to use in the corners of your eyes or to rim your lower lashes.  I do find that at times white can be a little to bright or the white pencil becomes noticeable and instead of it being a great trick everyone notices the white liner.  I came across Smashbox’s Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener and was intrigued by the product.  What I immediately noticed is that the two sides are slightly different shades, but more of a flesh tone color.  I decided that I would test it on myself before adding it to my kit.

The inner rim side of the pencil is perfect for lining the lower inner rim of your eye.  The texture of the pencil is soft so as not to irritate your eye and adding a brightness look without looking white.  It brightens your eyes in a subtle way that people will notice you look more refreshed without knowing your secret.

The other side of the pencil is labeled Highlight and can be placed in a couple of places to get the bright eye affect.  The first option is to apply on the inner corners of the eyes.  It also can be used underneath your brow to make your eyes appear bigger and wider.  Smashbox also states that you can apply the product to help with dark circles and use it as a concealer.  I do agree that you can use the pencil this way however, if you have very dark circles it may not give you enough coverage and be better to go with an under eye concealer.

I am a fan of this pencil and have been using it on my clients and brides as a new option for brighter eyes.  Ditch the white pencil for the Eye Beam Double-Ended Brightener worth the $22 investment.

How long should you keep your makeup?

I get asked quite frequently how and when should you discard your old products, or if lipstick has a shelf life. While I understand not wasting products and the money that you spend, your makeup can breed bacteria if you keep it past the expiration date.

Whether you buy top of the line makeup or hit the local drugstore for your products, they all have the same shelf life. Here are the universal guidelines of expiration on your favorite products. However, keep in mind if your product starts to look or smell off, then it is time to toss and have fun shopping.

Face Time: Cream or gel clensers (12 months); Concealer (12 months); Water Based Foundation (12 months); Oil Based Foundation (18 months); Loose Powder (3 years); Pressed Powder (2 years).

The Eyes Have It: Eyeshadow (3 years); Pencil Eyeliner (3 years – sharpen regularly); Liquid Eyeliner (2 years); Mascara (4 months).

Kiss Me: Lip Liner (3 years – sharpen regularly); Lipstick (1 to 2 years – if you notice that it is starting to smell off, then it’s time to toss).

Finishing Touches: Brushes (years with proper care – clean them weekly and the better the brush set, the longer it will last for you); Sponges (wash weekly, discard monthly); Nail Polish (18 months – shake regularly).