Deal Alert! Bare Minerals

The new Bare Minerals Deluxe Size has double to product for only $12.50 more! The packaging is adorable and you will definitely be able to reuse this jar. Available at Sephora.


bareMinerals Collector’s Edition Deluxe Size $39.50























Mary Kay Beauty That Counts Compact

New travel favorite. This compact fits any combination of eye shadows and blushes on a magnetic tray. Underneath fits all the mini brushes you need. Mary Kay eyeshadow is known for it’s multiple uses so having a mini angle brush means you can do your brows then use it wet to do your liner. Yes there is even a mini set of tweezers!

This special edition compact is in honor of Mary Kay’s 50th anniversary and in celebration, Mary Kay shows that beauty can changes lives. The compact has a golden swarovski crystal surrounded by a glassy ripple effect reminding us that when we touch someone’s life, it pays it forward. $1 of each purchase will be donated to loveisrespect text for help program designed to educate and help people seeking healthy relationships.

Beauty That Counts Compact, $16; Compact Cheek Brush, $2.50; Mini Brow Tools, $4; Mini Eye Applicators, $2.50; Compact Powder Brush, $4. Visit for more information.


Motives by Lauren Ridinger

I hadn’t heard of the Motives brand until a friend who is a consultant informed me she sold the line on her site. She had heard good reviews and I had found some good ones after Googling it. I needed a restock of basics so that is what I started with. I bought a base shadow, a primer and a concealer. I will definitely be buying more! Here are the products:

Motives Pressed Eye Shadow in Vanilla $12.50.  I was looking for a base with a slight shimmer. The site didn’t have a description of color so I chose a shade close to what I needed. This is a matte shadow but an excellent base shadow.  Very fine, build-able and great to blend with.

Motives Eye Base $14.00. This is a great primer to wear alone to even out skin tone and also a great base for blending. It is a soft formula so during a heat wave, it still slightly creases. The formula is very silky and a little goes a long way. I have it pictured with a quarter to show that the opening is very small for a pot. I had longer nails when I first tried it and it was very hard to apply with my fingers. I advise using a makeup sponge. This stuff will last a while!

Motives Liquid Correction Concealer $17.00. I think I will stock up on this stuff. Like the primer, a little goes a very long way. It’s a light formula but has amazing coverage. I have it unscrewed in the picture because the wand doesn’t have a rubber grabber inside. Without it, the formula tends to glob up and goop out after being screwed back on. So I unscrew it a little as pictured and just dab my finger to the wand or screw ridges. It’s really all you need for under eyes and it controls the amount you use.

Thank you Jen for introducing me to such a great line! Check out these products and more from the Motives line at Jen’s website:

Great Lash

Year after year this product wins a number of beauty awards. At a great price (usually under $5), this is a makeup bag must-have!

Maybelline Eye Studio

Maybelline: Official Sponsor for the Mercedes-Benz NY Fall Fashion Week.  Two-Toned Makeup is a huge trend for 2010 fall fashion. Maybelline has a number of coordinating colors in one palette. This award winning product is the Eye Studio Color Plush Silk Eye Shadow. Easy to use, easy to wear and can be used wet or dry. For a video using these colors, go to my Videos page. For more Fall/Winter 2010-2011 trends, go to my Trends page.

Lip Stains

Another CoverGirl product I love is the Outlast Lip Stain. It is a stain so it stays put for hours.

Its extremely sheer so you can go as light or dark as you like.

CoverGirl Lash Blast

One of my all time favorite products is the Cover Girl Lash Blast Volume Blasting Mascara. It comes in a variety of shades and also in waterproof. This is long lasting as well as flake and clump free.

Cover Girl often has coupons and sales. Especially with mascara, when I see a pack of 2 or 3 I stock up!