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Packed with deep, shimmering blues and icy greys and pinks for eyes and fresh rose shades for lips and cheeks, this limited edition Denim & Rose face palette is the beauty equivalent of dressed-up denim. Whether you’re in the mood for flushed cheeks or a sparkling, smoky eye, you’ll have plenty of options for day or night. The dark denim packaging is almost as pretty as the makeup within.

With the muggy weather we’ve been experiencing lately, naturally we are going CRAZY for Make Up For Ever’s new Aqua Creams. MUFE claims the shades are crease-proof, smudge-proof, and even waterproof….but all we really hear is sweatproof!

IMG01302-20100525-1808.jpgThe line is divided into two types— Eye & Cheek and Lip & Cheek— though all can be worn wherever your heart desires. The colors are intensely pigmented with a shimmery, light-reflective finish. We decided to try one from each category, and chose #5, a peachy-pink with gold shimmer, and #15, a glistening grayish-taupe shade.

IMG01297-20100525-1804.jpgIMG01296-20100525-1804.jpgThe creams can be applied with fingers or a brush, though we had better experience with our fingertips. One swipe across the lid packed bold color, while blending it back and forth made the color more subtle. You can apply them to cheeks, eyes, lips, even as liner — the possibility are truly endless.

IMG01300-20100525-1805.jpg Both colors were vibrant, easy to apply, light, and yes…. smudgeproof (seriously, they barely came off without proper makeup remover). These may even be bulletproof…but we’ll just have to keep wondering about that one!

Available in 22 shades at $22 each (coincidence?) at sephora.com

natural-makeup.jpgSummer’s almost here and you know what that means: Time to toss aside the rich foundations and matte creams in favor of lighter products that allow the skin to breathe. It’s also time to give the evil eye to your gorgeous coworker/friend/sister who is lucky enough to be able to go completely bare-faced when temperatures soar.

Though you should ease up on the amount of cosmetics you use in the summer, it doesn’t mean you need to give it up altogether. If you can’t bear the thought of going without makeup (or aren’t as lucky as Miss Baby Skin), we have some tips and recommendations to keep you looking beautiful and natural.

Tinted moisturizer
tinted.bmpDuring the hotter months, the last thing we want to do is pile heavy cream and powder foundations on top of our over-hated skin. If you must use a base, tinted moisturizers have come a long way in the last few years. Coverage ranges from sheer to medium, and are light enough to give you coverage while keeping you  cool and refreshed. Apply with fingers for more control, or with a damp sponge for a more sheer application. Bonus: the dampened sponge feels amazing on skin, especially when the weather is muggy.

(Pictured: Benefit You Rebel Tinted Moisturizer $30, Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer $42, Chantecaille Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer $62)

Touch of Bronzer
bronze.bmpBronzer is perfect to warm you up and add a little color to pasty winter skin. Apply where the sun would naturally hit your face - forehead, nose, cheeks and chin— with a fan-shaped brush to get a subtle, sun-kissed look.
 
(Pictured: Laura Mercier Golden Bronze Bronzing Powder $32, NARS Bronzing Powder $32, Guerlain Terracota Bronzing Powder $47)

Powder eyeliner
liner.bmpEyeliner can very easily go from sexy to smudged in the humid weather. If you’re absolutey against going out without liner, trade your gels and liquids for a powder formula applied close to the lashline with a slanted or straight edged liner brush.
 
(Pictured: Chanel La Ligne Professional Eyeliner Duo $45, Illamasqua Cake Eyeliner $21, Laneige Multi Shaping Eyeliner $32)

Light eye shadow
shadow.bmpThere’s nothing worse than a heavy, smoky eye in the summer….except a sweaty, creased smoky eye. Instead, keep shadow light in shades that compliment your skin. Tip:  Bronze and Gold hues look gorgeous with tanned skin and glossy lips.

(Pictured: NYX Eyeshadow Trio- Aloha/Mink Brown/DeepBronze $9, Bobbi Brown Pastel Eyeshadow Palette $57, Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Stardust $17)

Tinted lipbalm
lip.bmpHeavy lipsticks and glosses are the arch-enemy of tousled tresses in the summer wind, so skip both and opt for a tinted lip balm. These balms do double duty by moisturizing sun-chapped lips and adding the perfect sheer hint of color.

(Pictured: NARS Tinted Lip Balm in Sabrina $20, MAC Tinted Lip Conditioner $15, Dior Creme De Roses Smoothing Plumping Lip Balm $25)

Waterproof mascara
mascara.bmpThis is a no-brainer, but in case you need reminding: water/seat + regular mascara = raccoon eyes. NOT summer sexy. Most likely your favorite comes in a waterproof formula. Bonus? Waterproof mascaras tend to hold curl better. Hello gorgeous (budge-proof) lashes!

(Pictured: DiorShow Black Out Waterproof Mascara $24, Yves Saint Laurent Everlong Waterproof Lengthening Mascara $30,  Maybelline Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Waterproof Mascara $9) 

Even though the weather’s been a little bit crazy lately, summer is just around the corner. And let me tell you, when the season heats up, you’re going to want to make sure your beauty routine doesn’t have a meltdown. So it’s the perfect time to experiment with color, lighten up a bit, look on the bright side.

That’s why I’m so excited about Tokidoki’s exclusive collection at Sephora. It’s super cute, there are gorgeous colors and the packaging is adorable.

I’m dying to get my hands on everything from this beyond-cute new line and live in color!

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Find out how to get the look shown here at sephora.com

macpretapapier.jpgMAC Cosmetics’ new summer 2010 collection has arrived and is perfect for those of you aiming for a more neutral look. As was expected, the collection entitled Pre-a-papier and inspired by ‘Craft Paper Couture’, encompasses a very muted palette and includes the usual suspects — from lipstick to nail nail lacquers to paint pots — all in very subtle tones. The stand out pieces are the Paint Pot in Soft Coral and the Lipstick in Dressmaker — both soft, dreamy corals.

If you’re into bold, stand out colors then this might not be the collection for you. But overall — we’re digging this muted palette and will be pairing it with our favorite summer looks!
Available online at MacCosmetics.com and Nordstrom.com.

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