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Everything is Simply Sparkling this Holiday Season! Glamour is in and why not enjoy it?! CosmeticMall.com can help with all your beauty must haves for the newest and hottest looks! Whether you are a GLAM queen (and LOVE the rich sultry colors) or you're a fresh-faced beauty, this season is your time to shine! Forget what you were taught about eyeshadow application! It's not longer based only on the shape of your eyes. It's more focused on the look you are trying to acheive! The 'in' thing is to work with what you have and dare to express your wild side with this form of art-- MAKEUP! How exhilirating is that?
Lips look sultry in rich, jewel-like red tones and gorgeous lightly tinted glosses from brands like Colorlab. A great trick to add a Christmasy twist is to layer the color with a shimmering gold like Donna Fujii's Gold Lip Frost or check out Colorlab's make your own lipgloss kit-- it is quite fun!
Put a sparkle in everyone's eye when you wear dazzling shades from Pupa. Smoky eyes are the craze! To acheive this look you should choose 3 shades of eyeshadow. Dark, Light & Medium. Pupa saves the day with their fabulous kits full of beautifully coordinated colors! Sexy, sophisticated city neutrals are perfect for a subtle yet stunning look like! Check out PUPA NON-CONVENTIONAL BEAUTY KIT that packs everything you could possible need into a handy virtual purse! Some perfect trios to use are SACHA'S COSMETICS (Official Cosmetics of the Miss USA Pageant-- you go girl!) in ONYX or MATTE SABLE or LANCOME EYECOLOUR - OMBRE COUTURE in spiced contour or waterfalls.
Other great brands that can help you get this look are: Clarins, Donna Fujii, Lancome and Profaces
TIP: For the SMOKY EYE apply the medium shade from the botton of your eyelid to the middle of your crease. Highlight the upper lid below the brow with the lightest color. Apply the Darkest shade to your lid directly above lashes. Blend well. Depending on the look you are trying to acheive you may want line your eyes with a dark liner, both above and below. To create a 'Sexy Diva' look extend the liner slightly past the outer corner of your eye! (Lancome's Artliner works great!) Finish the look with Lancomes Full Intensity Mascara - INTENCILS
Brows are trimmed and plucked, yet defined to look full. Z NEW YORK'S EYEBROW PENCIL makes life easier with a handy brow brush at the end of the cap. Brows are plucked to perfection with Tweezerman's Slant Tweezer-an Oprah must have! Trim strays with Tweezerman's eyebrow scissors and finish the look with Browmousse. Most important thing is to remember- fuller but shapely is in! By the way, Lauri CosmeticMall's TWEEZERMAN Expert is a great help with finding the perfect Tweezer!
TIP: It's always best to shade them in with a brow pencil that is slightly lighter than your eyebrow color to enhance them and add depth.
Yes, body jewelry! It's been used by some of the best recently like Gaultier and Galliano. Don't get worried. It's only temporary and in fact it's sophisticated, not trashy at all. Fabulous sparkling body art & tattoos from brands like Temptu are the rage! How else would you find out if you're a "STARRY GODDESS" looking for "INFINITE LOVE" with your "SEXY DARLING?"!!
Tis' the season to make sure your nails are healthy. Give them a treat with a Tweezerman manicure kit and keep them protected and looking great with Barielle's NINE PIECE NATURAL NAIL CARE KIT. A great look for Holiday parties is Sally Hansen's Chrome Nail Polish, colors that make your nails shine and sparkle like the Tinsel on a tree! (Shhh..I picked up a few for stocking stuffers!)
There's a style for everyone this season- Retro influences are key and anything from 40's glamour to the 80's punk is in. The main look is "something you haven't been wearing for years". Give yourself a gift, try a new cut or color! What's most important about your hair (whether short or long) is it's condition. Products like Pro Vitamin's MOISTURE JUNKIE LEAVE IN CONDITIONER or PHYTO 7 INTENSE HYDRATING CREAM can help you restore it's health. A fabulous line called Syence SkinCare has released shampoos and conditioners that are based on the season! Syence presents Winter Shampoo For all hair types - Normalizes extremes. Designed to lift and add body, while protecting hair from extreme temperatures that tend to dry the hair out. Includes unique thermal protection against blow drying, with de-tangling, shine and scalp enriching ingredients to lift dull, oily or heavy, thick hair. Specially formulated with essential fatty acids derived from natural botanicals, to replace valuable lipids. Recommended for extremes of indoor warmth and outside elements.
It's NOT all about Beauty- it's about Health too! With the weather getting colder your skin needs to be taken care of ... what better way is there to soothe your tired and dry skin then Hey Slick Oils after the shower to soften your skin and uplift your spirits. Ellen Lange's MacroThera products are also great for dry skin. As Featured in IN STYLE - Macro meaning Large, which refers to the molecule size, it actually sits on top of the surface of the skin creating a protective barrier for the dry winter months. How innovative!