March 14, 2011 at 9:30 am , by ekaufman
I don’t usually get excited about Mondays, unless there’s a beauty bargain to score. Today I’m in luck because one of my favorite brands is offering a big one: Tarte’s 8th World Wonder, a seven piece beauty kit (a $175 value), is $48.36 today on QVC. The clock is ticking though; after midnight, the price goes up to $58.
I love this deal because the kit comes with everything you need to look amazing for spring, including shimmery pink blush, lipgloss, eyeliner, foundation, mascara, eyeshadow and a luxe powder brush. And you can use the chic makeup bag to hold your new goodies! I may even use it as a cute clutch for a night out with my friends.
If only everything in life could be this practical, and come in such cute packaging!
For more spring makeup ideas, check out our April story about Makeup Ticks for Grownups.
January 14, 2010 at 3:37 pm , by Mandy Hendrix
Mineral makeup may have started as a trend, but has proven its staying power. Why? It won’t aggravate sensitive or problem skin and has a built-in sun protection factor. I was recently on a shoot with Ricky Wilson, a Dior makeup artist, who loves the stuff because, “it offers a good amount of coverage while letting the skin glow.” Sounds amazing, right? And you won’t have to look too hard to find it either; you can easily pick up mineral-laced products not only at natural grocers and beauty boutiques, but in the drugstore aisle, too.
Here are my favorite skin-loving minerals:
Foundation: This is the grandaddy of all mineral categories. Options abound, so feel free to experiment with different textures and application methods to find your perfect match.
- The vibrating puff of Lancome’s Oscillation Powerfoundation, $48, makes application fun, but also helps the powder sink into skin.
- Bare Escentuals BareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation, $28, won’t leave you with a shiny finish.
- Maybelline Mineral Power Natural Perfecting Foundation, $8.50, is a great liquid option.
Mascara: Minerals are a good choice for sensitive eyes or contact lens wearers. (Myself included.)
- Kiehl’s Marvelous Mineral Mascara, $16.50, is also free of fragrance and parabens.
Blush: A soft dusting of mineral blush (or bronzer) is a quick way to pull your look together.
- CoverGirl TruBlend Microminerals Blush, $11, includes a mini kabuki brush (the oh-so-popular mineral makeup brush) in a spill-proof bottle.
Lipgloss: This can be a tricky category to find, but considering how often we lick our lips, you might think it wise to try a more natural choice.
- The 12 shades of Revlon’s Colorstay Mineral Lipglaze, $9, look amazing and will last you from morning ’til your first sip of coffee at least until noon.
Setting Powder: If you don’t “wear powder” but want a shine-free face, look for this ultra-lightweight finisher to top off your look.
- Youngblood Pressed Mineral Rice Powder, $30, is one of my personal favorites, especially in the summer when I tend to get a bit oilier. I dust it on with a fan brush and don’t worry about looking greasy.