NARS Illuminator in Copacabana
NARS has added to their Illuminator line some great shades including the perfectly pearlized Copacabana. As much as we love the Multiples for their versatility, there is something amazing about subtle and quick look of the NARS illuminators. The colors are perfect for layering, and Copacabana is a great pinky-pearlized sheen for highlighting cheekbones, forehead, chin, browbones, and down the middle of the nose. The slightly liquidy texture makes it easy to blend and the lightness of the formula is ideal for on the go makeup – if a bit strays out of the intended area, it’s no big deal.
Find NARS Illuminator in Copacabana at Sephora.com.
Sephora.com has a 1/2 ounce Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firm Temporary Face Tightener deluxe sample, free with any merchandise purchase.
The Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firm Temporary Face Tightener, also known as the Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx™ full size is 3.4 ounces and sells for $48 at Sephora, this is a ½ ounce sample
Visit Sephora.com and use coupon code FIRMUP at checkout.
What Sephora.com has to say about Peter Thomas Roth Instant Firm Temporary Face Tightener”
What it is:
A quick fix formula that firms and smoothes age-revealing trouble spots instantly.
What it is formulated to do:
A fast acting formula, this prodcut instantly tightens, firms, and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and deep wrinkles so skin looks years younger, all day long. Its remarkable formula effortlessly erases skin creases, including on the forehead, crow’s feet, and laugh lines. Active firming agents remain on the skin, virtually rewinding the clock as they temporarily tighten problem areas.
Participants in a consumer study reported:
- 93%: The product worked instantly.
- 93%: Skin texture looked smoother.
- 86%: The face looked firmer.”
For a Sephora coupon code to try the Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel (0.07 oz) and other skincare samples, see the StyleChicks article “10 Free Skincare Samples at Sephora with Code”
Does this palette from Bobby Brown make you think of Spring? Me too, but the shades are actually just right for the cold winter days that stand between us and the daffodils. While heavy, dark makeup can be very tempting, there is the danger of a fabulously deep color looking garish against pale winter skin. A good goal is to brighten and illuminate your face, and then if you want to add a deeper color to one feature (eg dark rimmed eyes), you will still have a warm weather glow.
The pink blush may seem a bit bright in the pan, but on your skin, it will look like you have an inner glow and natural color to your cheeks. What I love about this color blush is that it is universally flattering – whether you look like you haven’t seen the sun in months to you look like you just stepped off the plane from a tropical island, it will work beautifully. Same with the eyeshadows – there is a highlighter, lid and liner color that will work on everyone.
Find the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette at Sephora.com.
Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Palette
I have a pretty pink Clarisonic Classic. I love it. But everytime a new color Clarisonic comes out, regardless of color, I always think “Ooo, I want that color too!!!!!” (I’ve restrained myself – I only have the one….)
So if you’ve been on the fence about getting a Clarisonic Mia, here’s a new reason: it now comes in a pretty, pretty lavender, blue, and garnet. The kit also contains a sensitive brush head.
My Clarisonic Classic was a great purchase – and whether it is for travel, your gym bag, or home use, the Mia is a great choice as well!
Find it at Sephora.com
Ever wake up and your eyes just look…meh? You probably have a few factors going on – dullness, puffiness, and dryness. On those mornings, you might want to try the new SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel. While it has the micro-massaging beads on the tip are reminiscent of a lot of depuffing products on the market now, this formula tackles dull and puffy skin with moisture, not ingredients like caffeine. While caffeine can be incredibly effective to take down puffiness, it can dry out your skin if you use it regularly. And if your skin is already starting out dry, you are just going to look drier, not wide awake.
The formula contains HydroSenn+, a plant derived moisturizer that continuously moisturizes during the day. It also has light-reflecting pigments to make you look more awake, and red vine leaf extract gets to work on dark circles. I think it’s great that it’s a fragrance free formula – whether your eyes are sensitive or not, adding fragrance to irritated eye skin never works out well in my experience.
I’m excited to try this and a few other of the new products from the SEPHORA COLLECTION skincare line. When I pick them up I’ll be sure to let you know what I think!
Grab your SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel at Sephora.com for $15!
SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Depuffing Roll-On Gel
As of 4:39 EST, the gorgeous Urban Decay Naked Palette is in stock at Sephora.com. This palette has been flying off the shelves, so if it appeals to you grab it while you can!
There’s a gorgeous new blush that I’m dying to try from Benefit Cosmetics – Bella Bamba. It’s a watermelon pink with gold undertones – from the look of it on Sephora’s site, it looks like a beautiful, universally flattering color. It kind of reminds me of the color I aim for when I mix together three different Nars blushes for that perfect pinch of color. Try it high on the cheekbone almost near the temple- it will draw the eye up and make the top of your cheekbone seem fabulously sculpted.
Find Benefit Cosmetics Bella Bamba at Sephora.com. I can’t wait to try it!
Most of the time, I wear a pretty safe pinky-nude nail color, but when it gets warm, I like to try a bright coral color. Not a grandma-colored orange (with all due respect to grandmas…), but a true coral – which is flattering to all. Here are three to give a whirl when you feel like making your nails a bit more tropical:
Boldest: SEPHORA by OPI Nail Colour Caliente Coral
While the description calls it an orange-red, it looks more pumpkiny on my screen. Bold now, a little more tame when Fall comes.
Brave: ‘Tini Beauty Straight Up Nail Lacquer in Mai Tai (This one is Style Chick Courtney approved!)
We love Nailtini colors – and Mai Tai is fruity and fun while still being completely wearable. And don’t worry about chips – my nails grew out before they chipped.
Tame: Zoya Nail Polish in Willow
If you aren’t completely convinced you are ready to wear coral, try a color like Willow. It’s more of a coral tint to a soft pink. I’m definitely adding this to my list of colors to get for summer. Bonus points for having a subtle silver shimmer!