Posts tagged ‘Cosmetics’

December 24, 2010

Elegance Makeup’s Hot Holiday Series Pt. 1: 5 Great Stocking Stuffers for Under $30

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru

Seasons Greetings to all & to all a happy shopping adventure! Still need to find those great last minute stocking stuffers that are both budget worthy & unique? Well you’re in luck! This season, try stuffing a few stocking with 5 great gift ideas for that glamorous makeup lover…all for under $30!!!

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e.l.f. Essentials Large Get the Look Sets

$7 | Dramatic Eyes | Purple Perfection | Basic Brown

With the e.l.f. Essentials Look Sets, you can be your own makeup artist! Each one of the collectors Look Kits has an on hand resource instructional guide and products to create a complete professional look in no time. Comes in 3 Look Set collection colors & styles!

Includes:

– Mascara

– Eyeliner Pencil

– Eye Shadow Brush

– Natural False Lashes with glue

– Pencil Sharpener

– 2 Eye Shadow Applicators

– 3 Eye Shadow Pots
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BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette

$29.95 | 1st & 2nd Edition

Check out the review online at: www.enchanted-elegance.com/videos–tutorials.html

BH Cosmetics offers a 1st & 2nd Edition 120 Eye Shadow Palette that are an absolute makeup lovers must-have! Each palette consists of highly-pigmented colors that are made to last morning to night. The 1st Edition consists of six mix-and-match colors, true onyx and ruby shades, cheerful emeralds and lavenders. The 2nd Edition consists of classic emerald, sapphire shades and brilliant rubies and golds. Each palette edition comes in a 9” x 6” portable black hard case with two tier layers.

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Steelo Cosmetics Lip Stick

$12 | 12 Shades

Check out the review online at: www.enchanted-elegance.com/videos–tutorials.html

Featured in Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine, the Steelo Cosmetics lipstick collection are moisture & vitamin enriched, come in 12 long lasting shades and glide on with a sparkling pearl finish. Great stocking stuffers for anyone!

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Revlon Fantasy Lengths False Eyelashes

$3 – $5 | Flirty | Defining | Intensifying

Revlon’s line of Fantasy Length False Eyelashes are a great way to instantly transform any natural look to fantastic! They are self adhesive, so there’s no messy glue required and they stay where you want them to.

Includes:

– 1 pair of eyelashes

– 2 extra adhesive strips

– 1 applicator

– Bonus eye defining brush

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Sephora Collection: Color Wand For Lips

$10 | Nymph | Siren | Muse


Sephora’s Color Wand for Lips Collection contains 6 mini lip glosses in a delicious mango scent, that are joined together in an uniformed wand. Simply twist & apply. Each lip gloss has its own small jar and brush applicator. The Color Wand’s slender size is perfect for easy carrying, purses & offers a great selection of color options. Mix and match glosses to create unique shades.

What do you think of my selections? If you have any other suggestions I’d love to read about them in the comments section. Be sure to read part two which talks about the six steps to achieve the perfect smokey eye – you don’t want to miss it!

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Uhuru is the founder of Elegance Makeup where she’s made it her mission to not only enhance ones beauty from the inside out, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at www.enchanted-elegance.com for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

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December 3, 2010

2010 Holiday Beauty Report by Elegance Makeup

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru

The holidays are upon us & that time has come! “What am I going to wear?” Yes, you may have your outfit already picked out & awaiting its red carpet grand appearance but what about achieving that red carpet photo ready look? No worries! Your 2010 Holiday beauty report is here! Here are your top beauty report products that are sure to make your holidays a little brighter!

~ Elegance Makeup ~

 

LIPS

clip_image002 Revlon Colorstay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick

· Food-proof lip color with a built-in, ultra-conditioning topcoat

· One-step application- No topcoat required for comfortable wear

· Stays comfortable and wears beautifully for up to 12 hours

· Does not feather or fade; no touch-ups required, even after meals

· Available in 20 full-coverage, soft satin shades

EYES

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· Features sultry neutrals, shimmery lavenders and luminous aquamarine shades

· Highly pigmented colors made to last from morning to night

· Comes in a smooth 9” x 6” portable case

FACE

clip_image006HD Invisible Cover Foundation

· Oil-free medium-to-full-coverage

· Flawlessly covers skin imperfections while remaining invisible

· Creates a soft-focus effect

· Leaves a flawless finish complexion that can withstand bright or harsh lighting

· Comes in 25 shades

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· Creates poreless, airbrushed skin in any light

· Contains photochromatic pigments that bend and reflect light to erase every flaw

· Complete, yet undetectable coverage

· Soft, luminous finish

· Oil free

· Fragrance free

· SPF 20

SKIN

clip_image010Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

· A serum that visibly reduces dark spots, age spots, and traces of acne past

· Lightweight, layerable

· Evens skin tone

· Notice results in as little as four weeks

· Appropriate for all skin types and ethnicities, even sensitive skins that may not tolerate other skin tone treatments.

TREND WATCH

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· Masks wrinkles and uneven textures in the skin

· Invisibly smooth complexion

· Skin feels soft as if resurfaced

· Apply on shadowy areas such as under the eye, and on the least smooth areas: the forehead, the sides of the nostrils and around the mouth, to stop lipstick from running.

· Incredibly effective at disguising wrinkles and pores

· The combination of soft, light powders gives a matte look and a silky finish.

· Its silicone oil makes the easy to apply and it leaves no greasy residue

· Used alone or under foundation

· Perfect base for foundation.

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· Neutralize a shade simply apply its complementary shade – green reduces the appearance of red, giving the skin an even tone.

· Apply the primer in little dabs on red patches, work it into the skin

So there you have it! My 2010 Holiday Beauty tips to make your Christmas and New Year festivities happy and bright – and dare I say sexy! Would you add (or take away) from this list? Share your suggestions in the comments below. Be sure to check out my video tutorials for reviews of these and other beauty and skin care products by visiting http://www.enchanted-elegance.com/videos–tutorials.html.

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ELEGANCE MAKEUP!

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Uhuru is the founder of Elegance Makeup where she’s made it her mission to not only enhance one’s beauty from the inside out, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at www.enchanted-elegance.com for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

September 10, 2010

Dispelling Makeup Myths Part II

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru
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Back in July, makeup guru Uhuru Freeman of Elegance Makeup offered her insight into several makeup myths. Today, she continues to provide the truth behind what is and what isn’t good makeup practices. So – let’s get to it!

Myth # 1: Warm, yellow tones of foundation are the most flattering


TRUE:

This is true if you have yellow-toned skin. Pink-toned skin should wear pink-toned foundation.     Foundation needs to match your skin perfectly. Always test color on your jaw line, so that you can compare to both your face and your neck. Wearing foundation which does not match your skin tone will result in a mask-like appearance. Foundation is designed to look like flawless skin, not foundation.

Myth # 2: Concealer should always be lighter than your foundation


FALSE:

Concealer has many uses and its tone depends on its use. Use a lighter-toned concealer for under eye

circles to counteract the shadow and cover blemishes using a similar tone to your foundation.

Myth # 3: Blush is for adding color, not definition


TIE:

It can be used to add warmth to your face, shape and contour, enhance cheekbones or make your face

appear thinner. More neutral cheek color tones can also be used to contour other areas of the face,

such as the jaw line, temples and the sides of the nose.

Myth # 4: You should never pluck hairs from the top of your eyebrows


FALSE:

Plucking stray hairs on top is fine, however, I recommend that you do not stray too much from their

natural framing arch.

Myth # 5: You must always wear foundation


FALSE:

You do not ‘have’ to wear foundation, let alone apply it to your entire face. It can be simply used to

cover up a few blemishes or smooth out skin tone in certain areas. Apply it where you feel you need

it and blend well. If the foundation tone matches your skin well enough, you won’t have to smooth it

over your whole face. For a strong coverage, apply it to the entire face.

Myth # 6: You cannot wear eyeshadow the same color as your eyes

FALSE:

Contrasting colors do make your eyes stand out more, but that does not mean that blue eyes cannot

wear blue eyeshadow, for example. Here are some ideas for contrasting eyeshadow colors to try:

Brown eyes: turquoise, mauve/lilac, purple, gold, bronze, silver

Green/Hazel eyes: dark blue, purple, mauve/lilac, silver, turquoise

Blue/Violet eyes: gold, bronze, copper, pink, peach, chocolate

Myth # 7: You are either a ‘cool’ or a ‘warm’ colors person


FALSE:

Anyone can wear any color, anytime. If you are thinking about trying new makeup colors, try

softer tones or apply just a hint at first. For example, if you would love to wear bright purple

eyeshadow, but are afraid to take the plunge, try wearing a little mauve or lilac at first and build it up

until you feel comfortable with more color.

Uhuru is always available for personal or group consultations. Be sure to visit her site or email her with all your beauty and makeup questions.

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Uhuru is the founder of Elegance Makeup where she’s made it her mission to not only enhance one’s beauty from the inside out, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at www.enchanted-elegance.com for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

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