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Socialize_2product-01.jpgWork, drinks, repeat. Normally, our regular eye treatment does its job, but once in a while when we have to have just one more margarita

Enter Elizabeth Grant’s The Socializer. This two in one product was created to depuff and refresh the eye area, both AM and PM, no matter how late the evening lasted.

Bright Lights (AM) illuminates your under eye area with light-reflecting particles to brighten dark circles. Peptides reduce fine lines and plump skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. Late Nights (PM) contains algae to de-puff, chamomile to soothe, and Vitamin B to repair the skin. Both formulas also have Torricelumn, a powerful anti-aging compound, exclusive to Grant’s products. 

The easy-to-apply click pens fit perfectly into your makeup bag or clutch…just in case you don’t make it home (we won’t tell). 


0708BeSummerSkin021-de.jpg1. Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof $20
e5.JPGThis highly pigmented, waterproof eye liner glides on to deliver intense, vibrant color with staying power. We had the opportunity to try these new smudgepot-inspired sticks at The Makeup Show yesterday, and they are HEAVEN.

2. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes $17
 e4.JPGThese waterproof eyeshadow and eye liner pencils contain a unique formula that adheres to the eyelids and resists water even under the most extreme conditions, without running or fading.

3. Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil $17

e1.JPGThese creamy eye pencils deliver powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won’t budge.

4. Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof $8

e2.JPGThe creamy metallic formula glides on easily, so there’s less tugging on the delicate skin of the eye. Bold, shimmering metallic color that lasts through rain or shine.

5. Lancome Le Stylo Waterproof $24.50

e3.JPGFormulated to withstand everything from tears to inclement weather, this waterproof eyeliner has a unique twist tip that never needs sharpening. Won’t skip, smudge or streak.

Finding the right sunscreen can be incredibly overwhelming. There are so many options to choose from, and with something so important as your skin, you want to make sure you’re making the best purchase. Sadly, many commercial sunscreens lack the adequate criteria for optimum protection. So, according to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), when shopping for sunscreen, keep in mind that the best sunscreens block both UVA and UVB rays with safe, active ingredients that do not break down in the sun. And:

1. Look for zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
2. Avoid oxybenzone and sunscreens with fragrance
3. Avoid sunscreen sprays (we know…bummer!)

Here are five effective sunscreens to invest in this season, broken down by category:


Won’t Leave your Face Ghostly White:

Soleo Organice Sunscreen SPF30, $14.30


Most Moisturizing:

Purple Praire Botanicals Sunstuff, $15.99


Best Under Makeup:

Kasia Organic Skin Care: Good Day Sunscreen, $29


Best for Baby:

Think Baby SPF 30+ Water Resistant Sunscreen. $16.99


Least Oily:

Neutrogena Healthy Defense Oil-Free Sunblock Stick, SPF-30 $20.40

kate-hudson.jpg Almay has announced actress Kate Hudson as their newest global brand ambassador, stating the actress would be involved in various company-sponsored philanthropic and fund-raising events, as well as serving as the face of new and existing Almay products. Hudson will appear in global multimedia campaigns that include TV, print, in-store and Internet placements.

In a statement, Hudson said, “Almay is known for its fresh, effortless approach to beauty. I share that philosophy and I’m honored to be partnering with a brand that believes cosmetics should bring out the natural beauty inside every woman. At the end of the day, we all want to have fun and feel beautiful — that’s what Almay is all about.”

The 31 year old actress, who signed a multi-year contract with Revlon Inc, Almay’s parent company, joins model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp and actress Leslie Bibb as celebrity spokeswomen for the brand; Mellencamp came aboard in 2004, Bibb in 2008.

“She is smart, confident and vivacious. Her energy and youthful spirit are contagious,” Revlon president and CEO Alan T. Ennis said. “Kate is a perfect ambassador for the Almay brand.” 

In the warmer months, most of us need a lighter moisturizer- if any at all- to avoid an oil slick. L’oreal’s new Ideal Skin Genesis Complexion Equalizer is a light cream with an almost gel-like consistency that delivers just the right amount of hydration, without the heavy feel or residue.

Complexion Equalizer contains pink tourmaline gemstone that is ground to a fine micro-powder, whichl helps to improve the skin’s clarity, even tone, and eliminate blotchiness and discoloration. The cream also contains time released Vitamin C, which together with the tourmaline gemstone speeds cell renewal resulting in faster turnover and more radiant skin. Salicylic acid and glycerin are also used to aid in exfoliation and hydration.

L’oreal promises more even skin tone and luminous clarity in as little as one month with continued use. In two weeks, 91% of testers saw restored skin clarity, and in four weeks, a brighter, more even complexion. With stats like that, how can you go wrong?

As an added bonus, the cream smells amazing, and feels like silk going on. Plus, it’s hydrating enough that most of you won’t need an additional moisturizer. Perfect for the summer heat!


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