I can’t wait to finish my reviews about Tatcha Skin Care! Based on the time honored rituals followed by Japanese geisha, Tatcha turns skin care into a luxurious ceremony. The simple and effective skin care line includes: Pure | One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil ($48), Polished | Rice Enzyme Powder in Deep, Classic and Gentle ($65), Radiant | Deep Brightening Serum ($150) and Supple | Moisture Rich Silk Cream ($150). Give the entire line a try with Beginning | The Tatcha Sampler Set ($49) – you’ll be hooked!
Happy Mother’s Day! We learn so much from our Mothers. I learned how to reattach a loose button or make a meal for 4 with a $10 budget. I learned to be tolerant of others and how it would always serve me best to be polite. I learned how to assert myself without being a bitch and to pay attention to details. How to wear makeup? Not so much.
Of course the other life lessons are a lot more valuable – but I would have been saved from the 80’s sea foam green and baby pink fiasco if my Mom was a little more cosmetic savvy. To accurately illustrate – she has a blush in her cabinet that I gave her when I first started working in retail cosmetics. 15 years ago.
Still, what I have learned from her obvious lack of eyeshadow artistry – is that you don’t NEED to wear a ton of makeup to be beautiful. In fact, a woman’s true beauty is reflected in the way she carries herself – which my Mom does with a very modest grace. Its so easy to get lost in the layers of foundation, concealer, mascara and lip gloss. Just be sure, my lovely readers, that when it all comes off you remember that your most natural self is your most beautiful. That’s what Mama says.
(Still – I love makeup. Here’s a fun video from No Doubt.)
Jenn Suzuki, Cosmetic Monster – With no makeup.
NEW Summer Collections and Products (L-R): Dior Croisette Collection, Nars Summer 2012 Collection, La Roche-Posay Summer Bests (Monster Picks).
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Sircuit Skin has added a mass of incredible new products to their gamut of effective anti-aging skin perfectors and have taken their best sellers and made them BETTER. How that’s possible, I can’t even tell you – but they are utterly and completely amazing. (L-R) Sircuit Skin Infusion-A Intensive Retinoid Serum ($80), Supernatural-A Restorative Retinoid Cream ($80), Sircuit Savant | Vita A Alternative Serum ($80), Lavish | Multi-Use Therapeutic Dry Oil ($48), Eye Tech | Anti-Wrinkle Eye Emulsion ($85).
Stay tuned for in-depth reviews!
Illamasqua Neutral Palette ($42.50) creates sculpted eyes with stark contours. Tarte Clean Slate Poreless 12-Hr Perfecting Primer ($30) will keep skin shine free as the weather heats up. ♥ Hourglass N° 28 Serum ($65) is an intensely hydrating oil blend serum that treats as it primes. ♥ L’Occitane Lavender Organic Hand Purifying Gel ($7) sanitizes with organic ingredients and a welcome lavender scent. Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Seasilk Oil Gel ($28) is a hybrid treatment and styling product that adds shine, moisture and slight definition.
♥ Tried It – Loved It.
Cat Cosmetics Smolder Smoky Eye Stick ($22, catcosmetics.com). This duo-sided liner/shadow transforms tired eyes into gorgeous in minutes while giving you an overall more youthful look. The soft bronze stick shadow has just a hint of shimmer and the right density of pigment to give eyes a boost without looking heavy. Wear it like a liner (I do) or all over the lid for more drama. Go natural and draw tiny dots of the soft-black liner in the lash line or smudge a thicker line for a smokey eye.
I keep this in my bag for when I need a quick pick-me-up or to transform my day look into a PM ready smokey eye.
Tip: Layer Cat Cosmetics Peace Eye Shadow to get a more intense bronze/brown without going overboard. Meow!!!
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