It’s Time For Gorgeous Fall Makeup!

Tomorrow is the first day of September!  Yay!  I love Fall and am so excited for the beautiful new makeup — I always love to change at least some of my makeup up with the seasons!

I am going to be doing another Fall makeup post in a couple of days (and more to come I hope) to get the word out on my favorite new fall products.

I would love it if you left a comment telling me what you are loving or are looking forward to this Fall.  It could be beauty related or otherwise.

jane iredale Ready to Wear Fall 2015 Collection
jane iredale Ready to Wear Fall 2015 Collection

jane iredale’s 2015 Fall Collection  Ready to Wear! It’s a new, playful collection for the skin, eyes and lips filled with rich color to complement any wardrobe and mood for the upcoming season.

The collection includes:

  • PlayOn Lip Crayon: The brand new lip crayons are available in seven irresistible, long wearing shades, from classic reds to bright bubble gum pink, and include moisturizing oils keeping lips soft and conditioned for the perfect pout.
  • Smooth Affair for Oil Skin Facial Primer & Brightener: All the benefits of the award-winning Smooth Affair now formulated specifically for oily skin. Noticeably reduces appearance of pores, shine and fights blemishes and clogged pores for a smooth, matte skin tone.
  • PurePressed Eye Shadow Singles: Mineral based pressed shadows designed to enhance the color and shape of the eye, with four new bold, yet wearable shades from pinks to violet to deep and soft greens.
  • PureLash Lengthening Mascara: Now with a new dual sided brush to create longer, fuller looking lashes. The proprietary formula of seaweed lipids and wheat protein thicken, curl, strengthen and condition lashes for eyes that pop.

What I think: I have been testing the new eye shadows and mascara.  The eye shadows give gorgeous pops of color for your Fall look.  I love the matte Iris (purple) and Forest (deep green). So pretty as liners, in the crease or as a fun smoky eye all over the lid.  The mascara gives tons of volume and length, but it smears a bit.  I use it first, then place a coat of a waterproof mascara over it.  That works very well.

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Mehron E.Y.E Shadow Powder Palette
Mehron E.Y.E Shadow Powder Palette

Mehron E.Y.E Powder Palette ($43.95 USD) — eye shadows never cake or crease. Creamy powder blends easily and evenly to create dynamic eyes for stage and screen. Convenient 8-color palette includes White, Natural Wheat, Cocoa, Toffee, Fawn, Cinnamon, Espresso and Black.

What I think:  These shadows give a neutral eye that is not boring at all!  They are matte shadows that have a creamy texture and lots of pigment.  You can do a natural day eye with Natural Wheat and Fawn, then smoke it up in the evening with Cocoa and Espresso.  Gorgeous!

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Manic Panic Lethal Lipsticks in Alien, Glamourose & Stiletto
Manic Panic Lethal Lipsticks in Alien, Glamourose & Stiletto

Add a POP of color this fall with three new MANIC PANIC Lethal Lipsticks ($15.50 USD each). Made with a unique formula that enriches the lips with antioxidants, Lethal Lipsticks are long-wearing and gorgeous. Lethal Lipsticks come in a variety of textures like true mattes, creamy and dreamy sheens, precious opals and metals to the core. One use is guaranteed to glam up and soften lips for a punk rock pout!

 Alien: a dark, matte formula in a cool, gunmetal shade

Glamourose: a deep merlot spiked with hints of glitter

Stiletto: a light silver with a bright metallic sheen 

What I think:  I have tested Glamourose and Stiletto and they are both so fun!  Glamourose is a deep color sure to infuse drama into your look.  Stiletto is fun for going out and I think it will be amazing for Halloween.  Very cool!

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Freshen Up Your Summer Look With Products By Tarte, Pur Minerals, Mineral Fusion and Jane Iredale

I get tired of turning to the same products all of the time.  When I think that my look has become predictable, I like to change it up. I’ve been trying out some great new makeup from some of my favorite brands — tarte, Pur Minerals, Mineral Fusion and Jane Iredale — and I am loving my new look!

Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer
Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer

Tarte Timeless Smoothing Primer ($39 USD) — Turn back the hands of time with tarte’s new timeless smoothing and filling primer formulated to fade out your biggest beauty boundaries such as large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. The antioxidant-rich formula infused with vitamins C & E and green bean extract gently melts into the skin delivering a surge of moisture, peptides and other naturally-derived elixirs for a firmer, smoother appearance. You’ll love the lightweight texture and fresh powder scent as it provides the perfect blank canvas to enhance the look and wear time of makeup. It can also be worn alone as part of your skincare regimen, blurring out skin imperfections and signs of aging for a flawless, soft-focus finish.

What I think: I love the new blurring primers and this one is exceptionally good! Just a little evens my skin tone and smooths lines and the appearance of pores.  Perfect under makeup or by itself, for a fresh, polished look.

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Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette
Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette

Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette ($38 USD) —  Inspired by the deep orchid hues of the Rainforest at dusk, this palette has everything you need to create sultry, sophisticated looks to take you from day to night. Each pigmented, flattering shade is infused with colored clay, which naturally color-corrects as it helps control oil for longer, truer wear. This next generation ingredient from the mountainous regions of Brazil brightens, evens and soothes skin while the velvety formula glides on and delivers rich color without settling into fine lines or wrinkles.

New limited-edition and iconic shades inspired by sultry Amazonian adventures include:

• bare to explore (pink beige)
• make a mauve (plum mauve)
• plum away with me (dark plum)
• up to no gold (gold)
• tan-gled up in you (tan)
• don’t turn a-brown (dark brown)
• unleashed (nude rose blush)
• champagne (highlighter)
• park ave princess™ (bronzer)

What I think: This gorgeous palette will give you great day and night looks.  The eye shadows are so flattering and will work well now, and as we go into fall. Plus, Park Avenue Princess is one of my all-time favorite bronzers.  It’s a subtle, lighter shade, but is really pretty on!

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Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara in Black
Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara in Black

Pür Minerals Big Look Mascara in Black ($20 USD) — Fortified with Argan Oil, this game-changing mascara formula envelops lashes in nourishing, knockout colour with endless build and dewy sheen. And with our exclusive, clump-resistant mascara wand, getting smooth, evenly coated lashes is easy — even in tough inner corners! Now, that’s a stroke of genius.

What I think: I love trying new mascaras!  I love that this has Argan Oil in it.  The brush is molded plastic and is medium-sized.  I tried it and — wow!  I noticed instant separation and length and since it is very buildable, in a couple of coats I had tons of volume as well.  It is so good — and good for my lashes!

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Mineral Fusion Lip Tints
Mineral Fusion Lip Tints

Mineral Fusion Lip Tints ($9.99 USD ) — This sheer, hydrating formula composed of natural ingredients smoothes lips with moisturizing cocoa butter while delivering vibrant color with staying power. Its sleek automatic packaging allows for easy application, buildable color and an always-rich pout for chic, on-the-go women. The lip-firming peptide locks in moisture for luscious lips and a perky pout while the natural Vanilla Mint flavor leaves fresh breath for any occasion.

What I think: I have been testing this in the shade Glisten, which is a shimmering nude.  The vanilla mint flavor is tasty and the color is sheer and pretty.  I like this as an everyday lip color since it moisturizes and does not dry out the lips.

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Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss Tangerine
Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss Tangerine

Jane Iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss Tangerine ($24 USD) — If you’d rather have a gloss than a tint, this is perfect! This has a luxurious formula that feels lusciously creamy on the lips with Moringa butter and avocado oil that make lips feel conditioned, moisturized, quenched and nourished. It is remarkably long‐lasting and is free of petroleum‐based products.

What I think: I do love my lip gloss!  This is such a pretty soft, coral and it’s perfect for the summer.  The gloss itself does last a long time and is makes my lips soft — and isn’t sticky.  Yay!

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Laura Geller Makeup Celebrates 10 Years of Beauty!

I love Laura Geller makeup.  It is very high quality and it helps you look polished, not too made up.  Laura is a classy, fun lady and her makeup reflects that.

As shown in the photo above, you can get 10% off your oder and free shipping.  Sweet!

In honor of this anniversary, Laura Geller Facebook fans are encouraged to show photos of their past makeup looks from the past few decades.  Each week will highlight a specific decade, starting with the 1970’s all the way through present time.   10 lucky winners who share the best photos will win a free All-Stars Kit, worth over $60.  Visit to learn more and enter.

On Twitter, fans are asked to tweet with @LauraGeller all month long using the hashtag #LGM10YRS. 10 Geller Girls will be selected to win Laura’s fan-favorite Spackle Under Makeup Primer!

You can also watch Laura this month on QVC and get some great deals!  Showtimes are available at

And I am going to be offering a Laura Geller giveaway!  Yay!  Stay tuned and I will announce it soon!

Enjoy Laura Geller this month!

Pixi Cosmetics and Disney’s PixiGlow — Get Tinkerbell’s Look!

Inspired by Disney’s most iconic fairy, Pixi cosmetics has recently unveiled a unique collaboration with Disney to launch its new PixiGlow collection.

Drawing inspiration from Tinker Bell’s ever youthful and illuminating beauty, PixiGlow tells the story of a grown-up version of this charming, playful, ageless pixie and her enchanted world.

The collection took shape as Petra Strand, makeup artist and Pixi creator, worked with Disney character artist, John Quinn, to re-imagine the Tinker Bell of fond childhood memories into a classic, vintage-inspired, beaming beauty.

The PixiGlow extension line offers that final sprinkle of twinkle for eyes, lips and cheeks, allowing women to turn an ordinary look into an extraordinary one while celebrating every day with a touch of magic.

“In collaboration with Disney, we created a unique Tinker Bell collection that captures the fresh-faced, glowing, and timeless beauty of both a Disney icon and the Pixi brand by reinforcing that makeup simply enhances and perfects your natural look,” says Strand.

Pixi Catching Shadows Crayon

I tried the Catching Shadows Crayon ($18 USD) in Beaming Reflection.  Dance with the light & catch those shadows with this beaming cream-to-powder eye crayon. Light reflecting pigments play with the shade, defining and highlighting, bringing out the natural beauty in eyes like never before.

What I think:  This is a pretty neutral shimmer shadow that can be used as a lid shadow, highlighter, or smear it all over your lids for a pretty, daytime shimmer.

Pixi Fairy Dust

I gave Fairy Dust ($14 USD) in Moonlight Shimmer to my teenage daughter because it was a bit too glittery for me.  But it is perfect for her!  You can use the loose pigments at the inner corner of the eye or under the brow bone for subtle shimmer or apply them to the upper and lower lash lines for sparkly drama!

There are other cool products in the collection that I would like to try — like a deep golden green eyeliner and a pink lip balm that reacts to the wearers ph levels and supposedly delivers a personal color.  Fun.  Also, the Fairy Face Palette looks gorgeous — pretty colors!

The PixiGlow collection is available at a Target store near you!  Enjoy!

Get Glowing With Smashbox Soft Lights

I know this season is about bright pops of color on the face such as fuschia, orange and coral.  Those shades may be great for special occasions, but I am loving pale pearls and golds for everyday wear.  They remind me of soft sand beaches and shell, making me long for hot summer days on a beach…

I know, wake up Lorena!  It’s only March.  But at least I can make my skin glow with these two pretty Soft Lights powders from Smashbox.

Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights

I am in love with the Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Stardust.  It is a palette wheel of 2 of each shade — bronze,golden tan, soft pink, pale sand and soft white shimmer.

You can use this so many ways.  Mixed all together as a light bronzer, just mixing the light shades for a highlighter over the cheekbones, nose, under the eyebrows.  Using the darker colors as contour.  But, one of my favorite tricks is to use the separate shades as very soft eyeshadow.  This is a beautifully subtle day look and I love it for running to the store or to my kid’s school — so pretty!

Smashbox Soft Lights in Shimmer

The Soft Lights in Shimmer is a pretty peachy nude that is perfect for the face and body.  Brush this on your cheekbones, breast bone, shoulders…anywhere you wish to emphasize.  And it is shimmery, NOT glittery.  Perfect for spring and summer!

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Holiday Makeup Gifts Guide — Sets That Can Be Split Between Friends!

The gift of beauty is so appreciated — I know, because that is what I give all of the women in my family as well as my friends for holidays.  sometimes, even just a little lip gloss or eye liner or even nail polish can make someone’s day.  In this economy, a large gift may not be feasible to give to all of your friends.  My advice?  Purchase one of these sets and split it up between a group of your co-workers, your teenage daughter’s besties, or your child’s favorite teachers at the middle school or high school.  I guarantee that they will love your thoughtfulness as well as the amazing gift they receive!

tarte Eye Candy Waterproof 6-pc Amazonian Clay Shadow Wand Set ($29.50 USD, $59 value) — Feast your eyes on this. Infused with Amazonian clay, these shadow wands put an exotic twist on your makeup routine. The versatile set offers silky-smooth application and extended waterproof wear, in shades that pop from day to night. From tarte. Includes:

  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Charcoal
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Champagne
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Bronze
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Moss
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Taupe
  • 0.05-oz emphasEYES Clay Shadow Stick in Plum

These go on like a dream and stay on ALL DAY! You can purchase this beautiful set at

Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Taster Trio ($12 USD) — These waterproof pencils give the intense effect of a liquid liner. The unique formula is super long-wear, non-transfer and ultra-pigmented. They glide on like seamless silk, and in a single application create a solid colour line that stays on and on.  This limited edition trio includes our bestselling shades in a classic black, a suit-all deep brown, and an ultra-flattering deep lilac. Kit containing exclusive mini sizes of the bestselling Endless Silky Eye Pens in No.1 BlackNoir (intense black), No.3 BlackTulip (deep lilac), and No.4 BlackCocoa (deep brown). Perfect for lovers of very dark eyeliner and aer available at Target stores and

Pur Minerals Liquid Metal Eye Shadow 4pc Stick Kit ($22 USD) — Turn up the heat with Pür’s long-wear Liquid Metal Eye Shadow Sticks. Available in four molten metallic hues with iridescent shimmer, our smudge-proof shadow sticks capture the light from all angles to create a megawatt, multidimensional effect. Effortlessly apply as an eye crayon or liner and feel the creamy, water-resistant formula cool the skin as it colors. Shades:

  • True Cobalt
  • Iced Bronze
  • Steel Envy
  • Midnight Chrome

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Laura Mercier Limited Edition Mini Lip Glacé  Set ($48 USD) — Laura Mercier Lip Glacé is a high-shine, perfectly pigmented lip gloss with rich, long-lasting colour and brilliant shine that creates the appearance of fuller lips. With the unique blend of moisturizing, anti-aging, anti-oxidant and plumping ingredients provided by the Laura Mercier Lip Complex, the non-sticky gloss formula applies smoothly without feathering or bleeding. Available in a variety of coverage’s and finishes. The Limited Mini Lip Glace Set includes Rose, Blush, After Hours, Sparkling and Quartz. I love these luxurious glosses and you can purchase at

LORAC Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection ($25 USD, $132 Value)  — Live the diamond life with LORAC’s Bejeweled Lip Gloss Collection! These glamorous glosses are infused with antioxidants to help nourish and protect, while the natural emollients soothe and moisturize your lips. The bejeweled diamond wand, with its sparkly finish and custom pro-brush, hugs the curves of your lips for gorgeous, ultra-rich color and super high shine. These are full-sized and the shades are:
• Rich Garnet (Dark Cherry) • Hot Pink Sapphire (Bright Pink) • Pink Diamond (Opalescent Lt. Pink) • Rose Tourmaline (Medium Pink) • Peach Moonstone (Peach) • Red Ruby (Red).  These are very sparkly and perfect for teens and pre-teens as well as women who want to be noticed!  Available at

Nails Inc. Glitterati Collection ($25 USD ,$29 Value) Bring the party to your nails with this sensational set of sparkling colors. The full coverage trio includes a sheer blue base with purple glitter, scene-stealing gold glitter, and a clear paint with silver and holographic glitter—all ideal options for fun, glistening style everywhere you play.
This set contains: – 3 x 0.33 oz Glitter Nail Polish in Hatton Garden (clear with silver microglitter and holographic glitter), London Bridge (sheer blue with purple glitter), Chelsea Embankment (gold microglitter).  Available at Sephora and  Enjoy

Merle Norman Fall 2011 Makeup Collection

Merle Norman’s Fall 2011 Color Collection embodies the dramatic eye/soft cheek and lip look that is so hot this season. Both of the eye shadow compacts are so unexpected — one is bright blue, soft silver and a desert gold and the other is a soft vanilla, cranberry and a shimmery black.  Drama!

The cheeks are soft pinks and the lips are neutral pinks and nudes.  So pretty.

Visit to learn more and purchase.  Enjoy!