It is the month of September, and whether you’d like to admit it or not, summer-lovers, the air is getting crisper, leaves are dancing to the ground, and fall is imminent. Autumn-romantics: rejoice!
Along with this glorious season brings the bustle of back to school. Don’t lie, even if you’ve been out of the classroom for years, you know the utterly blissful feeling of a brand new box of unused, perfectly narrow-tipped colorful crayons, a fresh, un-doodled planner, and pencils, sharp with erasers still intact. Yes, and a new pair of sweet kicks. This feeling of a clean slate, a new beginning and a fresh start is one that is comforting and reminiscent of a simpler time. You might not be breaking out the new zippered AND Velcroed Trapper Keeper, but LUSH Cosmetics has a way you can feel new and young again while getting so fresh and so clean (clean).
Renowned fashion designer and creative director of Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs has expanded his market into the beauty department with a new makeup line Sold exclusively at Sephora and in select Marc Jacobs stores, the much anticipated makeup line debuted on Friday, August 09, 2013 and beauty junkies all over the country (ourselves included) can’t wait to try it out.
It's time to put the fated New Year's resolution to the test. While everybody makes them, it's hard to keep up sometimes so breaking them might occur at some point. Stick to something you can actually accomplish this year, like boosting your beauty regimen and giving yourself a fresh start. Commit to spending some time on yourself for just a couple of minutes a day and you will see vast improvements that all your friends will be jealous of.
Cleanlogic Bath and Body Care designs eco-friendly products that you can use in the shower to freshen up your skin. Not only does their Green Collection help you exfoliate and moisturize your skin for a perfect smooth glow, but all the products are completely recyclable and sustainable. Try out the Recyclable Mesh Bath Sponge ($2.99) to help you lather up and brush away dry skin. Look and feel well-rested with their Soft Bamboo Sleep Mask ($4.99), that ensures a healthy, revitalized you each morning. Not to mention, the company's products are practically a steal at these affordable prices.
Just because summer is over, it's no reason to have dry skin and a dull complexion. We've scoured the shelves and tested out some of the best make-up products, lotions and potions to provide you with a beautiful summer glow all-year long. Check out Joonbug's top picks for head to toe beautification.
Protection: Pretty much the coolest innovation since blue sunscreen, Brush on Block ($24.95) is the answer to your sun protection prayers. This SPF is offered up in powder form, so no mess, no goo and best of all, it won't explode in your suitcase! The translucent SPF 30 powder is water-proof and does not clog pores or irritate the skin, unlike oily sunscreens. This unique and easy way to protect your skin was created by Susan Posnick, who is a seasoned makeup artist and a cancer survivor.
When it comes to your style, personalization is key. When it comes to your beauty, personalization is a necessity.
While most beauty products can usually be classified and categorized, forcing consumers to settle on the product that is the best fit out of series of unfits, one website allows us to choose the components that go into our makeup to create a perfect and unique match.
Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics aims to create custom palettes based on personal traits. When first creating an account on Giella’s website, you are asked to create a personal profile in which you specify your skin type, hair color, eye color, and skin color. Based on this information, Giella is able to tell you what colors look best on your face, cheeks, lips, and nails.
For most of us, the Avengers premiered with a bang at midnight today. It was one of the most anticipated movies of the year. Not only is it an action film starring superheroes, but it ties together at least 5 films and a ton of characters into one movie. Fans of the comics and newcomers alike were also dying to see whether Joss Whedon’s touch would make the film a hit or a dud. The polarizing Buffy, Firefly, and Cabin in the Woods creator definitely drew a crowd. Midnight premieres across the country were packed with fans waiting to see the film. Some wore t-shirts and accessorized according to their favorite Avengers character. Others went for full costumes.
This spring we're on the hunt for glam make-up and beauty products. Always a fascination, our recent research has taken us to far corners of the world, and introduced us to products and practices we never knew existed. While we can't wait to share all of our beautification findings with you in the upcoming months, one of our first spring must-haves is actually from our own backyard: Irvine, CA.
TooFaced Cosmetics slogan is: "Why be pretty when you could be gorgeous?" and that's something Glam Damn It can definitely get on board with. We fell in love with one of the most recent additions to their line and know you will too.
New face, skin, and season equals overhauling your collection of makeup and tools. We've got great tips and tricks for you from trustworthy make up artists, who've also recommended the following fun and affordable products to get your hands on. So let's begin. It's important to remember when you purchased your current makeup and brush collection, how long ago was it?
Usually, for powder and liquid foundation make up should be able to last between 6 months to 1 year of regular use. During this time your brushes should be cleaned once a week with a gentle soap (preferably non-fragranced soap to ensure zero chance of future breakouts), squeezed (not twisted, watch the bristles!), and laid flat out to dry for a few hours. As for your eye shadows, liquid or powder can last the same time as foundation. The time periods described all depend on the cleanliness and upkeep of your make up in general.
As we stroll the isles of Sephora or the local drugstore for a set of face brushes, one can often wonder what they are used for and how to use them. More specifically, eye brushes are usually misunderstood and used incorrectly. Here is a brief how to and which brushes you need.
Brush #1: The Brow Brush: A stiff, short cut bristled brush cut an angle for the perfect styled eyebrow arch. It's also used for applying some slight "fill-in" color to your brows, giving you a defined look.
Brush #2: The Eye Blender Brush: A semi-long bristled, soft, fluffy brush. Ideal and designed for the perfect application of eye shadow without the crease because of the stupendous blending this brush achieves. You can use this for applying some correcting powder around the eyes also.