Ever wish your routine make up application was a bit simpler, less time consuming, or actually benefited your skin? Your wish is our command. Like a genie in a bottle, BB Creams are the solution to any, and quite possibly all, the above beautification woes. Popping up at cosmetic counters and drugstore shelves alike, you may have already noticed these additions to your favorite brands’ product lines. From Smashbox to Garnier, it seems everyone’s getting on board to offer this one-step wonder to their loyal, beauty obsessed clientele. Now, if we only knew what they were exactly...
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.
Light, fresh eye makeup is a huge trend right now in the beauty world! Combining light shadows with dramatic, dark eyeliner and mascara is a classic look that was made popular by past beauties like Brigitte Bardot and Twiggy. Currently, modern day celebs, like Lauren Conrad, and fashionistas are rocking this look as if it never even left. Here's your step-by-step guide to creating the perfect light, big-eyed look:
Step 1: Start with an eye primer, try Shadow Insurance by Too Faced, to make sure your eye makeup stays perfect all day.
While the ditzy girly-girl type may get on our nerves from time to time, her style is all the rage right now. Over-dramatized ruffles, bows, and ribbons, demure colors, and baby doll silhouettes are at the top of our wish lists. Carven's tulip-skirt jumpers, round-collared blouses, and bow adorned heels are the perfect definition of girly-girl style. You'll find plenty of frilly layers and soft colors among the designs of Alice + Olivia. Herve Leger and Valentino are also designers to check out if you're in the market to fem-up your wardrobe.
Ultra-fem dressing is a perfect trend to really take over the top. Pair a baby doll dress with strands of faux pearls and style your hair in soft curls. Pair a pink cardigan with a flowy white blouse and a pleated skirt and you'll be treated like a doll. Ultra-fem outfits look great with subtle, natural make-up. Wear a light pink blush on your cheeks (try Nars blush in Sex Appeal or Deep Throat) and neutral light-gold eye shadow (try Too Faced eye-shadow duo in Teddy Bear and Heaven). Add a hint of pearly pink gloss to your pout and you have mastered the ultra girly trend!
Yes, we've all heard the warnings about the sun, aging and skin cancer. So it's really not necessary for us to go into all the reasons why you should limit your time in the sun -one statistic is all you really need: 1 out of 5 people will develop skin cancer. Yikes! That's enough reason to bust out the sunless tanner.
But if you've ever used sunless tanner, you know it smells like a reeking wet dog. (Super embarrassing when you look good from far, but smell far from good.) With so many products out there, how do you know which ones work best? Well, we went on a bronzing mission and tried a whole slew of products to find the best sunless tanners/bronzers that won't streak, reek or stain. Here are our top bronzer and sunless tanner picks...