Models Own Makeup Review

*Samples were provided in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received for this post.*

Models Own is a bright and eye-catching brand of makeup. The electric neon packaging and bold shades are fun and visually appealing.

I was recently invited to review LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick and Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder.

LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick $7.99

  • Matte finish (my favorite!)
  • Comes in six shades. I had samples of Coral Fresh and Berry Cool. The colors were too daring for me, personally. I can’t conjure up a personal or work-related occasion where I could show up with a spunky, Coral Fresh lip. The Berry Cool shade reminded me of the brown lipstick I wore in Middle School (hello 90’s). Again, not a lip color I could see myself wearing at this point in my life.

Sculpt & Glow Highlighter Powder $11.99

  • Soft finishing powder
  • Comes in two shades. I had a sample of Golden Sand. The pigment is strong and the finish is very shimmery. With proper blending, I could use this highlighter for a night time look.

Models Own is available exclusively at Ulta

Mother’s Day Gift Guide with Models Own

Makeup trends come and go, but a bold lip and illuminated face never goes out of style. Switch up the usual flowers and card routine this Mother’s Day with a bright and eye-catching alternative: Models Own’s LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick, available exclusively at Ulta and Ulta.com.

With lipstick shades ranging from a classic red to a summer coral, and highlighters that give you the perfect glow, it will be impossible for your mom to resist these timeless shades.

LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick $7.99

  • Matte finish with a fresh mint scent
  • Comes in six shades: Coral Fresh, Raspberry Mojito, Berry Cool, Strawberry Mojito, Eucalyptus Pink, and Candy Cane

Emily Ratajkowski Oscars Makeup

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Emily Ratajkowski

The Look: Simply Gorgeous

Who: Model, Emily Ratajkowski, needed a makeup look that worked for not one, but two stunning outfits on Sunday night so she turned to celebrity make-up artist and Rimmel London Makeup-Artist Ambassador, Jo Baker.

How to Get the Look: 

· For Emily’s eyes Jo really put the emphasis on her lashes. She used three coats of Rimmel London 24HR Supercurler Mascara which not only lengthened from root to tip but the jet black formula set the lashes at a beautiful and upright curl.

· Jo kept Emily’s lip natural and unlined. She used Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Summer Angel, the perfect easy nude that kept her pout hydrated and looking perfect all night long!

· Emily has beautiful bushy eyebrows so Jo wanted to keep them natural and undone yet have them stay in place. She combed them through using Rimmel London Brow This Way Styling Gel in Dark Brown.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit http://www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Virtual Makeup Tool.

Beauty Products That Get You “In The Nude” This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Rimmel London, Sally Hansen and NYC New York Color have the perfect new products to give you a subtle and sexy “nude” look!

NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color

NYC New York Color Expert Last Matte Lip Color: ($3.99)
With a comfort of a gloss and a color impact of a matte lipstick, the NYC NEW YORK COLOR Expert last matte lip laquer offers you the most glamourous look ever. With High Impact, explosive color, a velvet smooth, non-sticky finish and full coverage, this gloss has it all. Available shades: Bowery Matte Berry, Riverdale Matte Red, Noho Matte Nude.

SALLY HANSEN COMPLETE SALON MANICURETM IS NOW INFUSED WITH NEW KERATIN COMPLEX

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Infused with New Keratin Complex ($7.99)
Sally Hansen Complete Salon ManicureTM boasts 7 benefits in one bottle, plus a flawless-finish brush for easy application and a salon-quality finish. The chip-resistant polish still features all of the elements you know and love: base coat, strengthener now featuring a keratin complex, growth treatment, salon color in runway-ready shades, top coat, and gel shine finish.

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Rimmel The Essential Nude Lip: Lasting Finish Lipstick By Kate ($5.79 exclusively at Walmart)
Nude lips are having a major moment. Whether you’re a delicate rose or a caramel beauty, every girl needs the perfect au naturel lipstick. The Nude Collection stars ten new shades of Lasting Finish Lipstick, each carefully created by Kate. You’ll love the tan nude hue of shade #043, flattering for girls with warm undertone. Add warmth to skin with three pretty nude pink shades: #040, #041 and #042. Brighten-up your look with coral-hued #044, rose-tinted #045 and olive nude #046. Or give dimension to lips with the brandy, chocolate and coffee tones of #047, #048 and #049.

 

 

Beauty Stocking Stuffer: LIT NYC Holiday Lights Duo

LIT NYC Holiday Lights Duo

LIT NYC Holiday Lights Duo ($15; CVS)

Limited Edition Set Includes: LIT NYC Nail Polish with high tech LED lighted cap and LIT NYC Lip Gloss with high tech LED lighted cap

Available in: Mistletoe Kisses, Winter Wonderland, Chill Out, Jingle All The Way

Also available as single polish or lip gloss for $7.50 each!

Nina Dobrev’s Makeup – 5 Steps to Copy Her Look

Nina Dobrev

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 19: Nina Dobrev arrives at the 22nd Annual ELLE Women In Hollywood Awards at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Celebrity makeup artist Monika Blunder worked with Nina Dobrev for the Elle Women in Hollywood Awards.

“Nina was wearing a nude Calvin Klein dress, so I wanted to add a pop of color with her makeup. I decided to go with a burgundy lip paired with a really well blended taupe eye.”

GET THE LOOK:

“I started by applying Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation in shade 255 all over the face, using a foundation brush to applying in the center of the face, then blending outward using a Beauty Blender. To brighten her under eye area, I applied MAC Select Moisturecover in NW20 in the socket of her under eye area.

I filled in the brows using Anastasia Brow Wiz in Chocolate to give her more defined, fuller arches.

Using the Golden Goddess Palette by Charlotte Tilbury, I applied the Smoke Shade with a MAC 217 brush, washing the color backwards and forward along the socket. I also applied a little on the outer corners to create a reverse V. I applied the Enhance shade along the brow bone to give her a highlight, then, using the Dolce Vita palette, I applied the Pop shade on the lid under her socket with using a MAC 239 Brush. Taking a thin brush, I applied the Smoke shade of the Golden Goddess Palette lightly along her upper lash line, like eyeliner. I curled her lashes using Kevyn Aucoin Lash Curler, then applied three coats of the Dior Addict It-Lash. I also used a few Ardell Individual Lashes on the outer corners of her eyes.

To warm up her complexion, I applied MAC Golden Refined Bronzer using a fluffy bronzing brush along her cheekbones in a circular motion, then lightly brushed along her jaw line, temples and forehead.  On the apples of her cheeks, I applied Kevyn Aucoin Blush in Ariana, and for a little bit of highlight, I used the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, mixing Incandescent and Radiant light and applying on the upper cheekbone and dusting underneath the eyes.

On her lips, I started by applying Tom Ford Bruised Plum Lipstick straight from the bullet, and to clean up the edges and define the lip shape, I used the Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Vamp.”

Mother’s Day 2015: The Ultimate Beauty Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Express your love and gratitude with customized beauty sets that are sure to put a smile on Mom’s face and make her feel extra beautiful. There are plenty of options for Mom to enjoy all year long.

hair-care

Moms always put their families first which doesn’t leave much time for primping. Help Mom make her beauty routine a cinch with hair products that provide fast and lasting results. Extra credit: browse YouTube video tutorials together to learn new tips. Unite Hair Care’s channel has plenty of ideas.

SG Invisible Dry Shampoo $7.99
Topganic Intensive Oil $13
Unite SESSION-MAX Spray $25
Unite CONUNDRUM Paste Styling Cream $27.50
John Freida full VOLUME dryer $49.99
göt2b POWDER’ful volumizing STYLING POWDER $7.98
göt2b anti-frizz SHINE SERUM $12.82
VO5 Salon Series™ Anti-Frizz & Shine Styling Cream $4.84
KMS California HAIR PLAY Playable Texture spray $20

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If Mom loves luxury, spoil her with a set of hair products from Philip B. A regular on Project Runway, Philip B’s innovative botanical blends offer a variety of benefits and smell absolutely divine. I recommend:

Maui Wowie Volumizing & Thickening Beach Mist $22
Peppermint and Avocado Volumizing & Clarifying Shampoo $28
Mega-Curl Enhancer $50
Rejuvenating Oil $30
Self Adjusting Hairspray $22

skin care gift box

This Mother’s Day, you can take Mom to the spa and spend hundreds of dollars. An affordable alternative is an at-home spa day, for a fraction of the cost. Combine a variety of skincare products to help Mom get that much needed rest and relaxation. Extra credit: offer to babysit your siblings and add some vino to the basket, so Mom can really unwind.

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream in Vanilla Apricot $22
Amarte Daily Wonder Cleansing Foam $40
Eyes by ToGoSpa Collagen Gel Pads $12.50
Molton Brown Orange & Bergamot Enriching Hand Lotion $34.00
Le Mieux Bio Cell+ Mask $30
Osmotics Sugar Scrub Body Polish $38
SENSAI Re-Contouring Lift Essence $145
Bioré Charcoal Pore Strips $5
AVON Anew Clinical Overnight Hydration Mask $30

makeup-bag

Did Mom recently discover the selfie setting on her smart phone? Give her the tools to look her best in every picture, with makeup products designed to erase skin imperfections and make contouring easy. No Photoshop skills required.

Mary Kay Translucent Loose Powder $16
Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color $12
Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder $12
Pur Minerals Liquid Veil 4-in-1 Spray Foundation $39
Pur Minerals 4 in 1 Liquid Foundation $39
Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer $36
Smashbox Step-by-Step Contour Stick Trio $45
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape, and Glow $49.50
Skinn Cosmetics Plasma Flawless Finish $42
Ciaté Blush Pop Crème Blush $19