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1920s Eye Makeup

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In the 1920s, women were becoming liberated. Bobbed hair, short skirts and loose fitting undergarments were all the rage. Boyish figures were in fashion to go with the straight-cut shorter dresses.

Eye makeup was dramatic, not really a smoky eye as we know it today but a bold eye.

Kohl eyeliner was used all around the eye. You can mimic the look with dark gray or black eye colors. The dark shadow was worn close to the eye lashes and not usually above the crease of the lid.

Mascara in the Twenties came in a cake that needed to be melted down for use. The result was thick, black lashes.

Skin was kept white and matte. Lips were dark red and shaped into a small bow.

Here are some flappers with the classic 1920s makeup look.

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From left to right: Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, Jacqueline Logan

Les Noirs De Chanel

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Lips and nails make a seductive statement with a collection of trend-defining shades inspired by Mademoiselle Chanel’s love of the colour black.

Rouge Allure in Maniac, Hysteria, and Obscure

Le Vernis in Rouge Noir, Vendetta, and Madness

Dark and mysterious, dare you wear such brooding colors? Nails are one thing, but dark, dark lips? I can’t wait to try them to see if they are sheer or creamy. There is not much information on the Chanel Web site. Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Live Blogging: Bare Escentuals on QVC Now

I’m a makeup junkie as you’ve probably noticed. Some of my favorite products are made by Bare Escentuals.

I just got home from work and put on the TV and voila BE is on QVC for 3 hours.

hydrating-mineral-veilRight Now, they are presenting a glowing hydrating mineral veil. I don’t know this presenter. Where’s Lisa? She works better with Leslie.

But the product looks interesting. It’s a loose mineral veil powder but it’s hydrating and “combats the feeling of dryness.”

Next up, a brush-on powder sunscreen with SPF 30. You can use it every day with your makeup or wear it to the beach. It’s tinted and comes in three colors (light, medium, tan). Water resistant and gentle enough for kids, too. Sounds very convenient.

gossamersGossamers Illuminating face powder in 3 colors with brush. These are sheer and shimmery and so pretty. You can wear them on your face, decolletage, lips. I want everything on this show so far.

Remember, swirl and tap.

If you are new to the Bare Escentuals line, they are now showing a 4-piece Bare Skin kit for first time users. It has the basic kit with foundation, mineral veil, warmth to add some color to your skin and a brush. This is the original Bare Minerals kit. This comes is 9 colors, just choose your skin tone.

I sound like a commercial, but I really love these products. And I thought it would be fun to live blog.

private-eyeNow, we’re getting into the fun stuff. The Public/Private 4-piece eye collection. Three shadows and a double-ended brush. Really nice basic colors with some shimmer to add interest. This is a kit you will use every day.

lip-paletteLip Color Mixer Palette with 8 colors and a lip brush in a mirrored case. I have this kit and I love it. Usually, when you buy a palette, you end up using only 1 or 2 colors. But I use all of these. There are 4 of them that I wear all the time. The kit includes a mix of formulas, so some are cream, some shimmer, some are glossy. Buy it now.

Now, they are showing the Purist 9-piece collection that comes with a really cute white train case. This is the showcase kit of the night for the today’s special value price of $96.72. I’m not really into gigantic kits like this. But if you want to try things from each part of the BE collection, this is the way to go. It has foundation, lip gloss, blush, eye colors, and more.

Moisture Burst Facial Mist. You can spray this on while traveling on a plane or any time you need a little added moisture. This looks like it feels great.

lip-kitOoh, more lippies.

The 3-piece lip color collection comes with a lipstick, a liner and a gloss. Your choice of mauve, bronze or berry. The berry looks adorable and would be perfect for spring.

Onto the Look of Now Earthy Chic 5-piece kit. This comes with three eye colors, a blush, and a lip gloss. It’s a nude, natural look with a little added prettiness. What a perfect daytime look for summer. According to Leslie, this look is “less about flip-flops and more about heeled sandals.”

I’ve talked about this next product before. The 3-Piece Brow Essentials Kit. This is a powder brow color that comes with a setting gel and a brush. Just match your hair color and you’re good to go. It’s super easy to use and gives a natural look. It never looks like drawn on brows. And it’s practically impossible to mess up. So simple to apply. I use Brunette. It’s a medium brown for dark blonde to medium brown hair. And Leslie says you can also use the powder as eye shadow for a great neutral.

gossamerMore pretties. Gossamer All-Over Face and Body Mineral and Body Buki Brush. This comes with a huge kabuki brush. The shimmery powder can be used all over. Use it on your legs for the look of silk stockings. The model just put it in her hair. Beautiful.

Back to skincare. Rare Minerals Renew and Reveal Facial Cleanser. This is a powder cleanser. You wet your face, put a little powder in your hand, add a little water, and it will froth. Wash your face and just rinse it off.

Multi-Tasking Face Makeup and Concealer with Brush. Choose from 5 colors. This is one of their original products. Use as a concealer or an eye shadow base.

bareMinerals foundation with brush. This is the best product in the whole line. This has radically changed the way I apply makeup. No more liquid bases for me. Just swirl, tap and buff with the soft brush. I use fair. It’s the lightest shade out of the 9 offered. You don’t need much of this. Less is more with this product. I use it every day and I still have the original jar I bought 2 years ago. I think probably 7 out of 10 women I know now use this as their foundation. I’m not exaggerating.

brighten-upBrighten Up 4-piece collection and gold case. These are all-over sheer colors to lighten and brighten your face. Wear them alone or with your blush. The pale gold shade can be used to highlight. The rose color to add color and the soft-focus warmth to add depth. This kit comes with a brush.

Amazing. The second person just called into the show and had tears in her voice. Bare Escentuals has changed their lives. The first woman had acne and could never wear makeup until she found bare minerals. And the next woman also could never wear makeup and has been buying everything that Leslie sells.

Uh oh. I think the credit card might have to come out now. Its the 5-piece buffing brush set for $49.00. I love the BE brushes. You get a buki brush, blush brush, soft focus shadow brush, wet/dry shadow brush, eyeliner brush in a carrying case.

bareMinerals 3-piece eye collections. Each set has a light, medium, and dark of the same shade. I don’t actually like these sets. I’m not the type to wear 3 matching shadows in colors like blue or plum. Not for me. I like the more dramatic kits.

buxom-lipsBuxom lip duos in 5 color combinations. These are lip glosses with a glassy finish. I like more color than this but these are good for daytime or for when you have a dramatic eye look.

Buki brushes. Yay! I love me some buki brushes. I always use the full coverage buki when I apply my mineral veil. I also use it for blush. I don’t have the baby buki but I must get it. It’s so cute.

Prime Time Mineral-Infused Foundation Primer. I’ve never tried a primer but I know some makeup artists who swear by it. It smoothes out the skin and pores on your face and gives you a blank canvas for your makeup.

RareMinerals night treatment. I think this is something I must try. At night you cleanse and moisturize your face, then apply rare minerals. It has some color to it so you look good when you go to bed. But more importantly, it reduces pore size and smoothes wrinkles.

Well, that’s it. I hope you had as much fun as I did. Go forth and be beautiful.

Get Angelina Jolie’s Makeup Look

Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes

Marlena from MakeupGeek.com takes us through a step-by-step video of how to achieve Angelina Jolie’s makeup look from the Golden Globe Awards.

MakeupGeek.com has loads of advice on how to apply makeup and what are the best products. Check out her Web site for more information. She’s definitely going into the blogroll.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers

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Cargo Holiday Nights Collection – $25cargo-kit-100

Get your festive holiday look in one easy kit.

Cloth box with mirror includes:
-4 sparkly eyeshadows
-1 sweet blush
-1 silver eye pencil
-all-over body sparkle

Sephora Holiday Nights Collection – $24sephora-pencils-100

Lighten up with this set of 5 creamy, shimmery eye pencils.

Set includes:
-black
-copper
-khaki
-night
-silver

Stila Shine On Gift Of Glaze – $28stila-gloss-100

Get ready to be kissed with this six-pack of lip gloss pens by Stila.

Set includes:
-Vanilla (pearly nude)
-Brown Sugar (shimmering golden nude)
-Raisin (shimmering golden plum)
-Grapefruit (frosted pink)
-Apricot (melon nectarine)
-Gumdrop (vibrant pink)

All gifts available at Sephora.com

ELF Cosmetics

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Looking for inexpensive yet funky gifts for the holidays?

Check out elf, also known as eyes lips face.

Elf has several cosmetic lines including mineral makeup, a studio line, and its regular inexpensive collection.

Many of its products are only $1.00. You can build kits by selecting a cosmetic bag and filling it with your favorite colors, or choose from brushes, bags, and a bath & body line. I like the nail kits.

You can’t afford to not try it.

Help for Thinning Brows

Bare Escentuals Brow Kits

I was looking at a picture of myself from about 8 years ago. Actually, it was my driver’s license. I had to get a new picture taken this year. I was looking at myself in the same pose, in the same unflattering light, eight years apart.

The thing that stood out to me most, besides my age, was my eyebrows. They are the same shape they were 8 years ago but they look much sparser. They don’t frame my face the way they used to when I was younger.

So I took action.

I bought the Essential Brow Kit from Bare Escentuals. But first I watched a video demo of the product on QVC.com to decide if it was right for me. I’m not a fan of pencils so I was happy to see this kit is a powder.

The kit includes:

  • bareMinerals Brow Color
  • Angled Brow Brush
  • Brow Finishing Gel

Choose your color. Ash for blondes, Auburn for redheads, Brunette for dark blondes through medium browns, and Dark for black hair. They’ve also added a new color for strawberry blondes.

I chose Brunette, the company’s most popular color. If you’re not sure which color to choose, go lighter.

You can use the gel before or after your apply the powder. I’ve tried it both ways and I think I prefer using it before.

The effect is very subtle, not at all like using a pencil. But it fills in the missing pieces. It doesn’t look like you’re wearing makeup on your brows. I’ll post before and after pictures when I get more confident in my application abilities.

You can buy each piece separately if you run out. I can’t imagine ever running out of the powder. You use so little of it for each application. But you’ll probably want a new tube of gel in a few months.

$32 for the kit.

I feel pretty.

Pucker Up

bareMinerals 100% Natural Lipcolor Palette w/Lip Brush – $28 at QVC

You can’t have too many lippies.

Try this lip gloss palette by Bare Escentuals. It contains 8 shades of mineral-infused lip glosses and a mini brush in a handy mirrored compact.

Colors include:

Ripe Fig, a lilac mauve
Rose Crepe, a blush rose
Berry Glace, a raspberry rose
Red Zin, a rich cranberry
Bread Pudding, a tawny nude
Parfait, a neutral pink
Sweet Apricot, warm apricot
Spiced Rum, a rum brandy

I Want This.

Ooh, Pretty

Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes

For a subtle eye look with a little extra pretty mixed in, try:

Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Limited Edition Palette – $50.00

This season’s makeup must have, featured in Bobbi’s new Shimmering Nudes Look. The Shimmering Nudes Palette offers nude shadows that flatter all complexions – a combination of high-shimmer Metallic and soft, pearlized Shimmer Wash Eye Shadows – and Espresso Eye Shadow to line eyes and add drama. Includes a dual-ended Eye Shadow/ Eye Liner Brush for professional application.

Available at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

Rock Me, Bare Escentuals

Bare Escentuals Tutorials - Rocker Eye

Bare Escentuals Tutorials – Rocker Eye

What it is:
A complete kit for creating a glam makeup look.

What it does:
Bare Escentuals bareMinerals┬« Tutorials Rocker Eye is your ticket to the bold, rebellious look of iconic rock stars and their edgy fans. With Tutorials, Bare Escentuals instructs you, in simple steps, how to achieve the makeup styles you’ve always admired but were never taught. Just follow the simple instructions on the detachable tip card and box and in no time at all you’ll have the most intense, feminine, rocker chick eyes for a look with pure attitude. With Tutorials, you’ll learn at home all the beauty lessons they didn’t teach in school.

Set includes:
– bareMinerals 1980s Eyecolor (metallic gray)
– bareMinerals Rock Star Eyecolor (sparkling smoke)
– bareMinerals Black Leather Liner Shadow (glistening blackest black)
– Double-Ended Rock ‘N’ Roll Brush.

Rocker Eye

Release Your Inner Rock Chick for $38 at Sephora