My All Day Look with Makeup from Neutrogena and Target

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Target is one of my favorite stores to shop for reasonably priced beauty products. I usually can find a coupon using the Cartwheel App on my phone, like I did for this Neutrogena haul!

 

Most summer days, I go for a fresh look that won’t melt in the summer sun, yet it’s quick and easy to do. No one has time for makeup melt down and constant touch ups!  I start with Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Moisture with sunscreen SPF 15, then apply Nourishing Long Wear foundation with tone correcting complex. I’m all about makeup with skin care benefits!

Next I apply a dusting of Neutrogena’s Shine Control Powder. Even if you have dry skin, this is a must on the hot and humid days of summer. I apply Nourishing eyeliner to my upper lash line under the root of my lashes. This is tightlining, and if you haven’t tried it, this little trick will change your eye look! It gives the look of lush and full lashes, even before you apply mascara. I love the little silicone smudger on one end of the eyeliner. So handy!

Next up I use a swipe of the Moisture Smooth color stick on my lips, giving them a pop of color and moisture. My last step is adding a dab of Triple Repair Fortifying conditioner to my hair and putting it up in a ponytail. This keeps all those little frizzy pieces smooth and in place.  I have an All Day Look, and I’m ready to roll with whatever the day brings!

 

Neutrogena All Day Look #cbias

Check out the video from Hayden Pantierre below to see her favorite All Day Beauty products from Neutrogena.

Target has been expanding their Beauty Concierge program around the country. Check with your local Target for a special beauty event beginning August 24th, limited quantities available.

Melt Proof Summer Makeup Must Haves

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Melt Proof Summer Makeup essentials

My melt proof summer makeup must have products start off with a skin treatment. Boscia No Pores No Shine T-Zone treatment is a lightweight gel lotion that instantly softens the look of pores, mattifies skin, and smooths skin texture. It has a slight scent to it, and you can actually feel a cooling sensation. I wasn’t a huge fan of the effect, but I do like the way it makes my skin look. It is supposed to keep pores and blackheads less visible over time. I haven’t used it long enough to give my thoughts on that.

Once the Boscia treatment has dried I spray Skindinavia’s oil control Makeup Primer Spray on my face. I love this and the original version!

My HG concealer is IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye because it covers everything. I use light under my eyes to cover my ridiculous dark circles,and neutral medium on any blemishes, discoloration and acne scars. It’s quite emollient and thick, so I prefer to use it under my foundation.

The next step in my routine is foundation. L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur foundation contains “opti-blur technology” which is said to instantly blur lines, spots and uneven texture. It’s not quite photoshop in a tube, but it’s pretty darn good! My normally dry skin has been a touch oily this summer, and I’m noticing my pores seem bigger too. Ah, the joys of getting older…. Anyhow, this foundation works best for me if I apply it with my fingers, and pat it on my skin. I start from the center of my face and just pat pat pat, then blend around the edges of my face. It’s very silky feeling, like a silicone primer. When I used it the first time I was certain it would be gone in an hour, simply because it’s so silky and smooth. It didn’t feel like it would hold up in the summer heat, but I was WRONG! This baby lasts all day and then some when I use the primer, and lightly dust my IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores over it.

Once the foundation has had time to set, it’s time to add some color! L’Oreal Visible Lift Blur blush is a really odd product, coming out of the tube in a dry gel-mousse blob. I wouldn’t even attempt to use a brush or sponge with this, fingers work best. It has a silky texture and sets quickly as a stain on the skin. L’Oreal has 3 shades of which I have the brightest, Soft Berry. There is no shimmer in this particular shade. Do you have any warm weather makeup or skin care favorites I should know about?

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One Direction The Looks Collection Makeup GIVEAWAY!

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Anyone excited about the upcoming release of One Direction’s makeup line? I know I am! I have seen some sneak peeks and it looks like a fun collection, with a good range of shades and products. The company behind this makeup collection is Markwins, the same company behind Wet n Wild and Physicians Formula, along with many others.

Here’s info from the company on One Direction’s makeup line – “The Looks Collection” comprises three keepsake tins inspired by One Direction’s globe-conquering albums, “Up All Night, “Take Me Home” and the latest chart topper, ‘Midnight Memories.” Each tin comes complete with everything you need to show off your personality. Are you a rock n’ roll girl, a fun party girl or the girl next door? We have just the right collection for you and illustrations to help show you just how to get your perfect look. All your beauty essentials are housed in a LIMITED EDITION collectable keepsake tin with removable sleeve, complete with ONE DIRECTION doodle stencils to decorate your keepsake tin and make it uniquely your own!

US RELEASE DATES: Macy’s – August 11th Stage Stores – August 25th Dillards – August 25th Beauty Brands – August 25th Lord and Taylor – August 25th *International release dates TBD. We’ll keep you posted!

Enter below for your chance to win 1 of 50 One Direction makeup kits! Good luck!

 

Prestige Total Intensity eye shadows

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In my quest for eye makeup that won’t smudge or melt in the summer heat, I have found a drugstore line that is fabulous! Prestige revamped their Total Intensity line this spring, adding new shades and products. I have two Color Rush eyeshadows, and one Total Wear Shadow Stick to share with you today. The Chase Total Intensity Color Rush eyeshadow is a blue based purple with pink sparkle. Makeup Ur Mind is an antiqued greenish gold. Both are multi dimensional, extremely long wearing, blendable and just beautiful. Not to mention the fact that they are just under $10 for 3.7g of product.

The Total Wear Shadow Sticks are pretty fabulous, either alone or used under shadow, as a primer. I’d consider them comparable to the Urban Decay 24/7 shadow sticks, as far as being long wearing and water proof. They are $9.50 for 0.18oz of product (Urban Decay Shadow Pencils are 0.1oz for $20). The shade I have is Sand Frost, which is a neutral metallic peachy beige. This baby sets quickly and stays on until you take it off!

The Total Intensity eyeliners are just as amazing, and are one of my favorite long wearing pencils. The True Metal eyeshadows also look amazing from swatches that I’ve seen. I’ve also heard great things about the Lip Crayons. Have you tried anything from the Prestige Total Intensity line?