During the Spring and Summer, not too long ago, bronzers started to spring up along with the daisies. But now “fake bakes” or “faux tans” are a year ‘round product, and they’ve come a long way in terms of performance, formulas, and color. Orlane’s bronzer $40.00 Compact Powder Bronzing was the first on the cosmetic market, and it would be hard to improve upon it This bronzer is beloved for many reasons,. One undeniable fact is that it’s huge. The round, blue, plastic, mirrored compact is fondly known as “the blue giant.” This extra large pressed powder bronzer delivers one of the most believable “tans” on the market. The light/medium bronze tone is sheer and layerable, delivering a “tan” that is neither pink nor orange nor copper, but actually the color you might expect light to medium skin to turn if allowed to tan in the sun. The pressed powder is soft and silky and gives your skin a smooth, matte glow that can be subtle, or deeper, depending upon the brush you use, and how heavy a hand with which you apply it. Jojoba oil and Vitamins A and E help moisturize. Of course, if you use a luxurious bronzing powder like this one from Orlane, you will not be as tempted to bake in the sun. That alone, is worthy of accolades! If you want this beautiful bronzer go to your favorite Orlane makeup counter at Neiman Marcus or online at: www.neimanmarcus or visit the Orlane web site for more information.for more information.
Japonesque has been providing high performance, high quality, well designed beauty tools, especially appreciated by people who understand the difference between a makeup tool, and a great makeup tool. Everyone from makeup artists to discerning fashionistas love Japonesque’s amazing products. The Japonesque Artisan Slant Tip Tweezer $20.00 is a lovely way to take a boring product that is a must-have, and make it something fun as well as functional. Made in Italy of brushed stainless steel coated with a deep, rich enamel finish and hand-filed to a precision tip, the tweezer is decorated with a substantial, enamel coating in six colors, and 13 different designs from animal prints of Zebra, Giraffe and Cheetah, to flowers, stripes and even a cow print. Each tweezer is actually enameled by hand in Italy. The patterned tweezers are baked in a small oven on one side and then the other. The process takes 24 hours! The pattern is applied with a hot press by hand as well. And once the design is applied, every single tweezer is hand-finished to ensure that it is filed to a precision tip. This should give you a better appreciation for the effort and artistry involved. They’re fun to look at and to use, but they also are designed for precision grooming. The broad, slanted side of the tweezer lets gives you general brow shaping and tweezing options, while the point helps you extract those tiny little hairs that are always hard to grab. This Slant-tipped tipped won’t let go until you release your grip, resulting in a faster, more effective, and less painful tweezing experience. And if your tweezer somehow looses it’s edge, you can send it back to Japonesque and they’ll recondition it for you for free (visit the Japonesque web site www.japonesque.com to download the Tweezer Reconditioning Request Form and to learn more about the many other tweezers and tools you can purchase from Japonesque.
At $4.95 a set, it’s not a splurge for most people, but it might be a must-have for everyone. Japonesque will also impress you with their Beauty Fixation collection (fix-ation–get it?). Each travel-friendly, plastic box holds 24 pre-filled swabs lined up like little soldiers, ready to battle with formulas that help you stay beautiful, even on the go. Each set is just $4.95 If you’ve ever stabbed mascara on your eye after you’ve just completed your makeup, or applied lipstick outside of the lines, the Makeup Remover/Touch Up tips will quickly whisk away your makeup mistakes. Simply snap the colored ring on the swab, and the product inside the swab’s plastic tube will run down into the other side of the swab. There is a Lipstick Touch-Up swab, a Nail Polish Touch-up, Cuticle Conditioner swab, a tinted moisturizing lip conditioner, and Pre-Tweezetweezing or waxing to reduce discomfort thanks to 1% lidocaine (topical analgesic) and .11% Chloride (a first aid antiseptic). Cute for travel. And the set makes a great shower gift for a bride to be or your wedding party. Get these terrific travel companions at www.ulta.com and for more information, http://www.japonesque.com/
In 2010, Rimmel celebrated its’ 10th anniversary as a brand in the United States. Young, hip celebrities such Georgia May Jagger, Coco Rochas, Zooey Deschanel, and Solange Knowles have been associated as faces of the brand. Although it is a budget-minded line, this lip gloss can save your lips, and you can afford more than one, of-the-moment, color! A lipgloss that is great for Summer is Rimmel’s Moisture Renew Cream Lipgloss with SPF 15 Sunscreen (srp. $6.25). It comes in 14 shimmery shades that leave lips looking moist, tinted, shiny and pouty. The sponge-tipped applicator on a flexible stem also delivers a dose of Collagen + Vitamins A, C & E, plus SPF 15 which is enough to make you apply it more often during the day. The formula feels silky and pampering, even though it doesn’t cost a Queen’s ransom to get it. A universally flattering color is “125 Mauve Renew” which actually looks warm and glowing, thanks to a nice dose of gold shimmer which turns the mauve a bit coppery. Perfect for palefaces or with a tan. Buy it or the other shades at Ulta or other online beauty sites, and visit http://www.rimmellondon.com/ for more information on Rimmel’s remarkably fun products