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Beyonce_Billboard_Awards.jpgBeyonce was honored last week as ‘Woman of the Year’ at Billboard’s Women in Music awards. We were in awe of her glowing skin and overall makeup look, but it was her stand-out eyeshadow that we loved most. Makeup artist Jackie Gomez explains: “I loved the color of her dress so much so I wanted to mirror the effect that it had against her skin- the Cleo Duo Eyeshadow was perfect.”

We think so, too.



Nars Cleo Duo Eyeshadow, $32,



We’ve all been there: home with a new drugstore foundation, and it isn’t looking on the skin the way it appears in the bottle. Thankfully, Revlon created Custom Creations, an amazing medium-coverage foundation that can be layered for a full coverage effect. The best part about it (in addtion to the SPF 15) is that it comes with two shades, so you’ll always get your perfect tone, no matter the time of year. Comes in six color combinations. $13.99, 

BCA-skin2.jpgOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCA), and while we know support efforts, fundraisers and research are done throughout the entire year, we can’t help but love all of the fabulous pink products that are created and released each October. There are so many, in fact, we have to break it down into categories and only share our absolute faves. Check out these products to give your skin a beautiful, radiant glow.

elemis_essential_beauty_secrets_kit.jpgElemis ‘Essential Beauty Secrets’ kit

Presented in a gorgeous fuchsia pink cosmetic bag, the Elemis ‘Essential Beauty Secrets’ Kit contains four award-winning products, including the Limited Edition Pro-Collagen Lifting Treatment Neck and Bust ‘boob tube’. To coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month Elemis will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sales of this collection to Breast Cancer Care, an organization that provides information, support and campaigns for improved standards of care. Includes a 5 Step Breast Check guide. ($222.00 value) $95,


evian-spray-duo.jpgEvian Be Aware Set

We love— L-O-V-E — Evian Mineral Water Spray. It’s refreshing, hydrating and best of all, good for our skin. We use it many ways— after cleansing, to set our mineral makeup, as a mid-day skin refresher, and on warm days, to cool off. This set includes one 5 oz and one 1 oz travel size. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Evian Be Aware Set will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure movement. $10,


darphin_bca.jpgDarphin Arovita C Energic Firming Cream for BCA

Vitamin-enriched, invigorating and packed with antioxidants, Darphin facial cream helps firm skin and fortify its natural resiliency to visibly correct first loss of elasticity of the face and neck. During the month of October, Darphin will donate $20 from each sale of Arovita C Energic Firming Cream to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. $80,



boscia_bca.jpgBoscia Rose Blotting Linens

Being on the go means that you might not always have time to eliminate shine with the full powder-concealer monty. Fortunately for us, there are products like Boscia Rose Blotting Linens. Made from abaca leaves and rose water, these leave skin looking drier and smoother. Best of all, with 100 coming in each pack, these are literally a penny each. A portion of sales also is donated to breast cancer research. $10,


At the L’Oreal Paris Color of Hope event, we thought Kerry Washington’s eye makeup really stood out— in a good way. With gorgeous, indigo-liner and shadow, her eyes sparkled even more. Color is a great way to bring focus to your eyes, and you can do it with eyeshadows, liners, or a combo of both.

Tip: If you’re wearing a bold shade on your eyes, add a sheer wash of bright color to your cheeks so you won’t look washed-out.

Here are two products by L’Oreal we recommend to help you recreate the look:




Wear Infinite Single Eyeshadow in Midnight Sky— $4.48,








HIP Eye Liner Pencil in Navy— $8.49,



We always welcome the opportunity to pamper ourselves. With Lisa Hoffman’s Bath Soak, we take advantage as often as we can. Pouring a bit of this into a bath not only pampers, but offers nourishment, rejuvenation and moisture for our skin. Did we mention the smell? This award-winner is nothing short of amazing— with notes or Jasmine, Orange and Bergamot, our skin is always left smelling fabulous. $23.95,

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