Cool Runway Makeup Looks for Fall 2012

The vast array of cool runway inspired makeup looks for fall 2012 prove that when it comes to defining beauty, makeup artists turn towards the basics, emphasizing the eyes or the lips, never both.
Variety dominated the runway and it seems that beauty looks were as consistent as they can get, ranging from all natural, flawless looking skin makeup looks to fierce red tone lips and intricate eye makeup looks. Apparently, makeup artists chose to play with makeup looks that balanced out the fashion collections packed with visually heavy elements to achieve a totally eye catching result. Beauty plays an important role when it comes to style, so no wonder that the market has been invaded with makeup products that can help you define your style and features to perfection, all you need is to pick the perfect shades for you.


Eye makeup is the perfect solution for the honeys that want to achieve an unforgettable gaze and thankfully there are so many fabulous pigments out there to play with, it’s amazing. The makeup looks displayed at Roberto Cavalli, Philip Lim, Giorgio Armani etc, seemed to be focused on giving the eyes a mysterious-sexy allure that either leaned towards modern or classic.


If you’re all about combining classic looks with modern elements, the makeup styles adopted at Anna Sui, Lanvin, Derek Lam and Stella McCartney can pose as the perfect inspiration for such an innovative style. Heavy flicked eyeliners created using black or bold eyeliner pigments can definitely be a perfect choice.


For all you gorgeous ladies that love to play with fabulous lipstick pigments, the new season dedicates some fierce red tone lipsticks that will make you feel sexier than ever. From orange tones to oxblood red, these red lipsticks will help you change your look completely, going from natural with a soft rosy tone lipstick to fierce diva with a fab bright orange-red lip color, so give them all a try and find out which color you can rock best!


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Autumn Eye Makeup Tutorial

Autumn Eye Makeup Tutorial

For autumn we tend to see more women having smokey eyes and deeper shades of lipstick, I am definitely one of those women that get influence by seasons. Those fun bright colors that summer brought me are so out of my system. Lately I have been playing more with browns, violets, golds and deep reds.


Products used

  • Eyelids – Tarte Shimmery Bronze
  • Outer V – Too Faced Smoking hot
  • Brow bone – Metallic Gold
  • Mascara – Buxom Amplified Lash Mascara


  • Lipstick – Revlon In The Red


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup

Look years longer with our over 40 makeup tips! It’s time to update your beauty routine and try new, innovative cosmetic formulas to create youthful and stunning makeup looks.
Makeup can be tricky. If you’re stuck with the same makeup routine you’ve done for years, it can be as aging as an out-of-style wardrobe. Yet, while there are many trends in makeup, the best bet is to leave the crazy colors to the teens and create a naturally stunning look. But that doesn’t have to mean makeup-free. In fact, certain makeup tips can make your face look years younger without having to resort to expensive skin-care products or extensive – and painful – anti-aging plastic surgery. Here’s how to use your cosmetics to create a younger look:

Prepare your skin
Before you apply a drop of makeup, be sure your skin is exfoliated once or twice a week. Sloughing away dead skin cells will actually allow your makeup to absorb better into your skin, rather than “sitting” on the skin, which can create a “cakey” look. Be sure to moisturize your skin and ensure you have SPF protection either in your moisturizer or foundation.

A great foundation
Apply a pore-minimizing primer. You can find this in powder or liquid form, and it’s one of the newest ways to really create a flawless canvas for your makeup. A new type of product known as BB creams actually combine a primer, moisture, anti-aging ingredients and a bit of color for coverage. Or you can opt for a lightweight foam-like foundation or even a spray foundation that you apply with a sponge. With a primer, you don’t need a heavy foundation.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Clinique Even Better Foundation SPF 15 $27
Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion $26
B.B. Cream SPF 27 PA++ $38

Conceal your flaws
If you have blemishes, redness, age spots or under-eye circles, you can find a concealer that will even out your color. Pastel green or yellow concealers work to neutralize redness in the skin, like acne, scars, rosacea or even birthmarks. Light pink and peach concealers are effective in covering blue or gray tones under the eyes.

Perk up cheeks
Choose a blush that lightly warms your cheeks and apply it to the round apples of your cheeks. Use a darker bronzer or contouring color that is two shades darker than your blush and apply it below your cheek bones. This will make your cheek bones look more “lifted” while de-emphasizing the fullness of your lower cheeks.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup


Bobbi Brown Day to Night Shadow Options $67
Benefit High Beam Highlighter $26
Chanel Powder Blush 15 Orchid $54

Add some highlights
Adding a light-colored highlighting product will draw attention to wherever you apply it. Go for the area under your eyebrows, in the corner of your eyes, along the bridge of your nose and across the tops of your cheeks. For a sexy look, add a bit of highlighter to the “cupid’s bow” – the area just above the center of your top lip. You can find highlighting products with a little sheen or sparkle for special occasions. Otherwise, a concealer in a skin tone that’s a shade or two lighter than your complexion works great.

Open your eyes
To make your eyes look bigger, avoid dark, drastic eye liner. Instead you can use a bit of a dark shadow to make a smokey liner effect at the edges of your lashes. Apply two to three layers of glossy black mascara to give your eyes a youthful, sexy fringe.

Seal the lips
You can line your lips with a color that matches your lip color, but don’t vary from that, or your create an aged look. Keep your lip color a few shades darker than your natural lips and finish with a bit of gloss in the center of your upper and lower lips.


40+ Beauty Tips | Look Years Younger with Makeup
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Sonia Rykiel Fall 2012 Makeup Collection

The fall season is nearing in, so makeup brands are competing to create the best seasonal makeup products and it seems that the competition has gathered quite a few potential winners including Sonia Rykiel as the brand’s second fall 2012 makeup collection combines the beauty of pretty pigments with the power of moisturizers, so check out the new collection and pick your fav beauty boosters!
Just when we thought things couldn’t get any more exciting as far as makeup goes this fall, designer Sonia Rykiel Cosmetics announced the launch of not first, but second makeup collection for the fall of 2012, a collection that is bound to steal the spotlight as it combines the power of classic autumnal hues with the seductive power of pretty pink-red pigments.

Creative makeup directors seem to be far from short of ideas for the new season as some of the most important high end makeup labels have announced the launch of more than just one collection for the upcoming season. Relying on the power of high quality ingredients and sizzling mate or shimmering pigments, makeup designers have managed to spark new trends, so if you’re ready to discover the must have makeup hues that will dominate the beauty scene this fall season, browse through the following products and pick your new season favorites. From pretty eyeshadow hues to fabulous lip tints, the new collection provides the perfect pigments to achieve a flirty feminine makeup look that works from day to evening.


Sonia Rykiel Fall 2012 Eyeshadow Duos


Eyeshadow Duo
Pair up the trendy light and dark hue of the fall season by grabbing onto one of the eyeshadow duos signed Sonia Rykiel. Featuring a soft shimmery texture and intense pigments, your eyes will receive an instant dose of glamor, so choose to add the perfect touch of ‘light and shadow’ with the following:

  • No.11 Blooming Shower – silver pearl with red and blue pearl gold
  • No.12 Chipper – pearl gold silver and pearl gold
  • No.13 Garden Cafe – pearl light brown and pearl green
  • No.14 Buttoned-Down – pearl black gold copper and pearl black
  • No.15 Sigh – silver pearl and blue pearl



Heichi Rose Light Lipstick
Give your lips the ultimate touch of color with this fab lip tint that features color-changing properties, so you can look amazing every time. The lipsticks that feature rose-red tone pigments are also infused with moisturizing ingredients that leave the lips feeling soft and supple and with an intense shine, so check out the pigments and pick your favorites:

  • No.40 Baby Pink
  • No.41 Dazzling Yellow
  • No.42 Hua Lihong
  • No.43 Turkey Red
  • No.44 Passion Berry Red


Sublime Lipstick
Wrap your lips in a lightweight, feel-good lip color that will significantly enhance the beauty of your sexy pout. The formula that is designed to provide an intense shine is also enhanced with moisturizing ingredients such as shea butter, rose hip oil, wild rose essence, and vitamin E, so make your lips sizzle and feel fabulous with the following hues:

  • No.40 Milky Pink – pearl pink
  • No.41 Chrome Orange – multi chromatic orange
  • No.42 Poppy Red – red with gold pearl
  • No.43 Turkey Red – multi chromatic red
  • No.44 Raspberry Red – berry red with purple pearl

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Christian Dior Croisette Makeup Collection for Summer 2012

The new season is filled with pleasant surprises as far as makeup goes as makeup designers have gone over-the-top with their creations. One of the collections that catches the eye this summer is the Christian Dior Croisette 2012 collection which has been inspired by the beauty of the French Riviera, so take a peek at the fresh and mesmerizing colored products featured in the collection and pick your new season favorites!

Nature seems to be the muse for most cosmetic labels this upcoming season as nothing compares to the beauty of the colors displayed in nature especially during the warm season. One of the high-end brands that took inspiration from the beauty of the sea, golden sands sizzling under the sun is Christian Dior and the label’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012 is definitely worth all of your attention as the French Riviera inspired hues displayed throughout the collection are indeed fabulous and hard to resist.

Gorgeous pastels, nudes and golden-bronze tones are beautifully combined in Dior’s Croisette makeup collection for summer 2012, hues that give a certain freshness and seductive allure to your features, so browse through the variety of products featured in the collection and pick your new season beauty boosters.



5 Couleurs Croisette Eyeshadow Palette
Dior’s Croisette eyeshadow palettes bring a combination of the hottest warm tones of the season, colors that seem to be inspired by the beauty of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the beauty of the sun and sunset. Divided in two groups, pastels and golden-bronze tones, the palettes can help you achieve both fresh, youthful makeup looks as well as sultry makeup styles, so select your best match from the following 5 color makeup palettes:

  • 224 Swimming Pool – warm blue/sand/nude pink tones
  • 654 Aurora – warm gold/bronze/brown tones




Couleur Eye Gloss
Featuring the first eye gloss signed Dior, the Croisette makeup collection dares you to resist its beauty. The product’s gel formula is designed for easy, smooth application that dries-up to deliver long lasting, fresh looking results. Infused with sparkling pigments, the two eye glosses included in the collection display the following mesmerizing colors:

  • Tan
  • Seashell
  • Sunset
  • Azur




Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder
Give your skin an irresistible sunkissed perfection using the label’s fabulous Nude Tan Glow Sun Powder compacts. Available in six gorgeous hues, you can easily find the one that matches your skin tone perfectly, so choose from the following:

  • Honey
  • Amber
  • Cinnamon
  • Spicy
  • Toffee
  • Sienna

Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder
Radiant looking skin is definitely a head-turner and a must have this summer, so achieve the ultimate glamor look by dusting over your flawless looking skin Dior’s Healthy Glow Enhancing Powder in one of the following hues:

  • Aurora
  • Sunlight
  • Zenith
  • Sunset




Dior Addict Lip Balm
Give your lips an infusion of moisture and a mouthwatering natural coloration using Dior’s Addict Lip Balm in:

  • Crystal
  • Crystal Rose
  • Crystal Coral




Dior Addict Lipstick
Give your lips a boost of sensuality with the help of these sensual, high shine lipsticks signed Dior, lipsticks that will easily make you addicted to them, so experiment with their seductive power as the following hues are available to choose from:

  • Palace
  • Casual
  • Jet-Set




Dior Addict Ultra Gloss
Featuring a formula which delivers a sheer, irresistible color with a glass-like finish, Dior Addict ultra glosses will make you feel like a diva every time, so pick your best match from the following hues:

  • Aube
  • Orange Sari
  • Brun Panama
  • Rose Croisette




Dior Vernis

  • Bikini – coral pink
  • Saint Tropez – turquoise
Dior Liner
Add more definition to your eyes with the help of Dior’s fab waterproof liner in 258 Turquoise, color that will give your eyes a mesmerizing depth that will be difficult to ignore.

Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture 2012 Lip Stain Collection

Yves Saint Laurent is making sure this upcoming season you can make jaws drop with your sensual lip makeup by releasing a wonderful lip stain collection, titled Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres. 20 amazing hues are awaiting your touch, so glam-up using the following hot hues!

The beautifying power of vivaciously pigmented makeup products has been long proven and because one of the most seductive features of a woman is considered to be the lips, the need for perfectly colored lip stains is high. Because of the difference a hot color can bring upon the lips, Yves Saint Laurent beauty experts have created the Rouge Pur Couture Vernis a Levres collection, a lip stain collection featuring a revolutionary formula that combines the high shine and texture of a gloss with the long wear of a stain. 20 diverse lip hues are featured in the Rouge Pur Couture – Vernis a Levres lip stain collection, shades that deliver the seductiveness, elegance and light texture of the lip color you’ve been dreaming of.

With the power to instantly take you from simple to fantastic, these lip stains are a definite seasonal must-have and with an intense coloration and glossy finish, these lip stains dare you to resist them. Retailing for $32 each, these vivacious and diversely lip stains are already available for purchase.




Browse through the beautiful color palette and select your perfect lip stain:

  • No. 1 Violet Edition
  • No. 2 Brun Glace
  • No. 3 Brun Cachemire
  • No. 4 Mauve Pigmente
  • No. 5 Rouge Vintage
  • No. 6 Camel Croisiere
  • No. 7 Corail Aquatique
  • No. 8 Orange de Chine
  • No. 9 Rouge Laque
  • No. 10 Rouge Philtre
  • No. 11 Rouge Gouache
  • No. 12 Corail Fauve
  • No. 13 Rose Tempera (only at Nordstrom)
  • No. 14 Fuchsia Dore
  • No. 15 Rose Vinyl
  • No. 16 Pourpre Preview
  • No. 17 Encre Rose
  • No. 18 Rose Pastelle
  • No. 19 Beige Aquarelle
  • No. 20 Rouge Enamel (only at Sephora)





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How to Tell If Your Beauty Products Have Expired

Even the best formulated beauty products expire at some point and learning to recognize the signs of a good product gone bad is extremely useful to be able to avoid some pretty embarrassing beauty problems that might even affect your health.

 Except for all-natural, homemade beautyproducts which are expected to go bad sooner than all others and usually have easily noticeable signs, it can be quite difficult to estimate the moment when most beauty products should be tossed. However, learning to recognize the signs early can save us from a lot of frustration if problems appear like inefficiency or embarrassing irritations.From plain moisturizers to fancy, expensive anti-aging serums and products, everything has an expiration date that should be considered. Waiting for the product formulas to disintegrate might not be the best approach, especially since some can prove pretty irritating. Use this quick guide to determine whether a certain product needs to be tossed:


Hydroquinone CreamsThese creams have a surprisingly short lifespan and also show one of the most visible signs of going bad. If the cream starts going brown, that’s a clear indication that you should toss it. To prolong the life of such products, it’s recommended to choose air-tight containers and even to store them in the fridge.Acne Products

Just like hydroquinone creams, these products typically last longer when they are stored in the fridge, so this step is still highly recommended. In normal circumstances, however, ingredients like Benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid maintain their properties intact for four months to half a year.

Conventional glycolic acid based products

Used for the potent exfoliating capabilities, this ingredient is usually included in a variety of face masks or peels. With the passage of time, the ingredients that make the product skin friendly can become less effective opening the door for potential irritations when the acid is applied on the skin. It is estimated that it can be used safely for approximately three months.


In the case of a moisturizer, things can vary. If the moisturizer contains anti-aging ingredients, it usually expires sooner as these ingredients tend to be extremely sensitive. However, a simple, common moisturizer can last for over a year. To avoid bacterial contamination that might cause problems, wash your hands carefully before applying it.


Some of the most effective anti-aging ingredients known so far, retinoids typically last between nine months and a year. After this time mark, the power of these wrinkle fighting ingredients tends to diminish quite significantly. Store properly in order to ensure maximum efficiency and to avoid wasting your hard earned money in vain.

It’s easy with food, for the most part, to know when it’s better in the bin than on your plate, but with beauty products, which rarely boast a written expiration date, it’s a different story.That handy stamp telling you when it’s time to toss an item isn’t mandatory on your lipstick or face cream and because of that fact, we often use beauty products that have either lost their effectiveness or contain more bacteria, mold and yeast than we’d like to know about.hydroquinone_thumb

And why shouldn’t we hold on to that liquid foundation until it’s within a centimeter of its life? Or squeeze out that very last drop of moisturizer? We’re spending hard earned money on this stuff, right? Right. But the likelihood is that if you have a beauty product that is expired, you probably haven’t been using it.

So let’s all take a moment to admit that we might all have a tendency to hoard and/or buy things we don’t actually need because they’re either on-trend or we’ve convinced ourselves that we do, in (illusory) fact, need them.

Well ladies, that perfume you bought ages ago and haven’t spritzed on since the first week you purchased it isn’t going to smell quite as lovely as it did at the department store. Sad, but true and don’t worry, we’re all guilty of holding on to things for a bit too long — even if we haven’t touched it in months.

So to help you figure out when all your beauty products should be chucked, and to share some tips that’ll help you keep them in tip-top condition for as long as possible, we went to the beauty authorities. With their expert advice, you can save money and much-needed bathroom cabinet space by knowing what to trash and when.

H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

Color is a perfect beauty booster for the spring season so check out the new colorful makeup collection by H&M as it is definitely worth your attention. With an affordable price and a fabulous texture, the products are a definite must-have of your essential beauty kit!

The internationally known brand H&M knows that the only way to a fabulous, enviable look is through fashion as well as makeup. It is absolutely amazing what a difference makeup can make for anyone and the new makeup collection signed H&M is supposed to bring the fun back through color. With the new fashion trends set, the company has inspired itself and create a fabulous summery makeup products feature bright colors, mainly pastels to everyone’s delight so check out H&M’s spring 2011 makeup collection and create a myriad of fab makeup look that will make you radiate beauty and style.

The summer is all about warmth and bright colors so what better way to underline your fab facial features than through a colorful makeup collection which suits perfectly women with a fun, bubbly personality.
From eyeshadow to nail polish, the products featured in the collection are an absolute delight so check out the new collection and select your favorite hues:

H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

H&M Eyeshadow
Eye makeup colors this summer can vary from natural, earthy tones to vivid hues which instantly make the eyes pop and H&M’s creative team has decide on brights for their collection. Use the fabulous hues individually or combine them for a spectacular and colorful makeup look that dazzles. The following shimmery hues are featured in the collection: turquoise, green, purple and pink.

H&M Nail Polishes
Nothing is hotter this summer than a polished look completed by a fab nail art design and H&M’s nail polish palette enables women to create a simple or sophisticated manicure that states style. Apply a single nail varnish hue on the nail or go bolder and mix your favorite brights as either way your nails will look hot. Use the following fab hues features in the collection: deep tropical metallic aqua green, bright purple, bright yellow, white, mud-beige, concrete gray and dusky rose.

H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection

H&M Lip Shine
Give your lips a luscious finish using the fab lip glosses featured in the new makeup collection. Three fab shades are featured in the collection so use your favorite hue as the spring summer 2011 makeup trends vary widely from natural to bold. Select one of the following flavored and shimmering hues to boost the seductive allure of your lips: apricot, bubblegum and pink.

H&M Spring 2011 Makeup Collection