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Ready for Your Close-Up

e.l.f. High Definition Powder

Beware of mineral makeup when getting your picture taken. Your face may look perfect in person, but minerals do not photograph well. Unless they are specifically formulated to be matte, most minerals have light reflecting properties. They give a beautiful glow in natural light. But they don’t hold up to the scrutiny of a camera. This is especially true of today’s high-definition cameras.

For a camera-ready look of flawless skin, e.l.f. cosmetics has come to the rescue.

High Definition Powder by e.l.f.

This loose powder gives a whisper soft, flawless look to your skin. The powder is very fine and very lightweight. You won’t feel it on your skin but you’ll notice the effects. Use it as a finishing powder over your other makeup. I apply it after I’ve done my foundation, blush, the whole face. It provides a matte finish without looking dull and it hides the pores on my nose. I use the puff that is included but you could also use a fluffy brush like a kabuki brush. Don’t be alarmed that the powder is pure white. It will not make your face look white when applied.

And the best part: It’s only $6.00.

Double Birthday

March 22 is the birthday of two of our best modern day composers: Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Happy Birthday, gentlemen. Thank you for all of the wonderful music.

Get The Runaways Look

Make Up For Ever The Runaways Collection

I love rock and roll. And don’t we all love Joan Jett?

Sephora is offering a collection from Make Up For Ever to give you the rock edge of Joan Jett and her punk girls.

These three pieces were used on the set on The Runaways movie to give Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning the look of the rockers.

The collection includes:
Eyeshadow in Bronze 84 – $17
Aqua Eyes in Mat Black – $17
Aqua Smoky Lash in Extra Black – $22

Buy the whole collection from Sephora and rock on.

Need some inspiration?

2010 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 7

Sigourney Weaver
Sigourney Weaver at the 2010 Oscars

Nicole Ritchie
Nicole Ritchie at the 2010 Oscars

Paula Patton
Paul Patton the 2010 Academy Awards

Tina Fey
Tina Fey at the 2010 Oscars

Zoe Saldana
Zoe Saldana at the 2010 Oscars

Zac Efron
Zac Efron

2010 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 6

Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker at the 2010 Oscars

Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey at the 2010 Oscars

Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart at the 2010 Oscars

Taylor Lautner
Taylor Lautner at the 2010 Oscars

2010 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 5

The Men

James Cameron
James Cameron at the 2010 Academy Awards

Jeff Bridges
Jeff Bridges at the 2010 Academy Awards

Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels at the 2010 Academy Awards

Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves at the 2010 Oscars

Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry at the 2010 Oscars

Tom Ford
Tom Ford at the 2010 Academy Awards

2010 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 4

Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez at the 2010 Oscars

Jane Seymour
Jane Seymour at the 2010 Oscars

Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger at the 2010 Oscars

Amanda Seyfried
Amanda Seyfried at the 2010 Oscars

Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz at the 2010 Oscars

Demi Moore
Demi Moore at the 2010 Oscars

2010 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 3

Best Supporting Actress Nominees

Mo’Nique
Mo'Nique at the 2010 Academy Awards

Vera Farmiga
Vera Farmiga at the 2010 Academy Awards

Anna Kendrick
Anna Kendrick at the 2010 Academy Awards

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard

2010 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 2

Previous Academy Award Winners

Kate Winslet
Kate Winslet at the 2010 Academy Awards

Charlize Theron
Charlize Theron at the 2010 Academy Awards

Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz at the 2010 Academy Awards

2010 Academy Awards: Oscar Red Carpet Pictures Part 1

The Best Actress Nominees

Sandra Bullock and Helen Mirren
Sandra Bullock and Helen Mirren at the 2010 Academy Awards

Sandra Bullock
Sandra Bullock at the 2010 Academy Awards

Meryl Streep
Meryl Street at the 2010 Academy Awards

Gabourey Sidibe
Gabourey Sidibe at the 2010 Academy Awards

Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan at the 2010 Academy Awards