October 2014

Smashbox Holiday, On the Rocks

Smashbox Holiday 2014 has arrived and it is absolutely gorgeous! 'Tis the season to be glamorous and Smashbox is here to keep you looking stunning all month long. With a gift set for everyone, you're bound to gift one and keep one with this collection.

For the eyeshadow loving' gal, Smashbox's On the Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette has everything you need in one pretty case. With 28 beautiful shades to choose from, you'll never get bored of this palette. Whether you're looking for neutral nudes or colorful shadows, you'll have it all. This set makes a perfect gift for anyone who's just started experimenting with eyeshadow.

A perfect companion to the On the Rocks Palette is the On the Rocks Always Sharp Liner Set. For a limited time, you can get 5 of Smashbox's top-selling liners which include Raven, Sumatra, Midnight, 3D Orchid and 3D Night Gem. If you've never tried the Always Sharp Liners, this gift set is a must-have because these liners glide on effortlessly and the shades go beautifully with any eye color.

Any makeup lover who can't have enough lip products will appreciate the On the Rocks Be Legendary Lip Gloss Sets and the On the Rocks Lipstick Trio. The gloss set is perfect for everyday wear, especially if you just want a little shine on your lips. If you've always debated over which lipstick to carry in your purse, you won't have to with the lipstick trio. These miniature-sized lipsticks make it easy to carry all 3 with you at all times--after all, you never know when you'll need a lipstick color change. 

Guys, Are You Ready for Movember?

Listen up, fellas! It's officially the start of Movember which means it's time to raise awareness about men's health issues! If you've never participated in Movember, then let me get you up to speed. Movember is an annual event that encourages men to grow mustaches to raise awareness for cancers that affect primarily males. The goal of Movember is to help change men's attitudes about getting check-ups, asking about family history and pursuing a healthier lifestyle. If you've never sported a 'stache or you just need some help keeping it groomed, Planet Beauty has some great products and tips that will have you looking ready for GQ Magazine.

If you've never grown a mustache, start out by letting your entire face go shave-free. Doing this will allow you to see what kind of potential you have without looking too silly. How you groom your mustache will depend greatly on how much lip fur you're capable of growing. For a smooth transition into growing a mustache, start out with a clean shave first. This will help your hair grow evenly and reduce any potential for ingrown hairs. From The Art of Shaving to Jack Black products, Planet Beauty has a great selection of men's shaving products to choose from. 

The one thing you want to avoid after you grow a mustache is having it look scraggly. You never want to look like the mustache owns you and more importantly, you want it to look as natural as possible. Invest in a good pair of mustache/trimming scissors. Mehaz and Tweezerman have great tools to help keep you looking groomed and professional. If you need a little extra help keeping your mustache in place, Jao Beardscent Balm will do the trick. 

PB MUA Inspiration for Halloween

Halloween is this Friday and if you're still scrambling for some inspiration, some of our talented makeup artists are ready to help! From creepy to gorgeous looks, Planet Beauty's makeup artists can tackle it all with their creative hunger and awesome skill. Check out some of the looks these amazing artists were able to create with some of their everyday makeup at home. 

Jessica is a self-taught makeup artist who enjoys experimenting with color and helping clients find their cosmetic comfort zone, while enhancing their natural beauty. She's been with Planet Beauty for about 7 years and recently became a makeup lead. This year, Jessica decided to do her take on a creepy, broken doll. To create this look, she used the jane iredale white pencil, Smashbox's blush in Radiance, Smashbox's Limitless Liquid Liner, Too Faced's No Makeup Makeup, Too Faced's eye shadows, Anastasia Duo Brow Powder, Eylure Lashes and of course, Beauty Blender in both original and micro mini. Her advice for capturing the perfect doll look? Play up your eyes and cheeks! 


Marvel in bareMinerals

Step right into your local Planet Beauty and marvel at the bareMinerals collection for the holidays! Everything about the holiday collection is gorgeous, with a theme of circus magic. Whether you're looking for a great gift for a loved one or just shopping for yourself, this is a collection worth checking out. 

One of the kits that is going to be a holiday favorite is The Delight and Dazzle makeup collection. Broken up into two 4-piece collections (one for day, one for night) you can easily gift one and keep one! This beautiful gift is valued at $134, but is selling for $49. You can't pass that up. 

You can also give the gift of stardom with the Star of the Show kit, which comes in an adorable case for easy storage. This 8-piece set has it all: frosty shadows, a matte shadow, a luminous blush, mascara, lipgloss and 2 brushes. Valued at $126, you can get this amazing gift for only $54.

Stuff your loved one's stockings with some great miniature gifts. Beauty Queens is the perfect stocking stuffer, containing gorgeous, metallic eyeshadow shades in Queen Tiffany, Queen Phyllis and Queen Linda. For lip gloss lovers, stuff their stocking with the Give it a Twirl set. This 2-piece set contains color-spun Marvelous Moxie lip glosses that are sure too fun for words. If your loved one loves mascara, give them Double Domination. This great stocking stuffer contains a full-sized and travel-sized Lash Domination mascara for the price of one. 

Coming Soon--OPI's Infinite Shine

Great news, OPI fans! If you're a polish lover and have been in search of a long-staying polish without the hassle and cost of gel manicures, OPI Infinite is coming to Planet Beauty doors. Satisfy your polish addiction and add to your collection with one or two of these high shine polishes. 

OPI's Infinite Shine Gel Effects Color System produces rich color with high, intense shine and the staying power of gels without having to use an LED light. This system also eliminates the need for soaking to remove polish which can damage and dry nails. Thirty shades will be available for now in a classic creme finish that applies and removes like a lacquer. This 3-step system includes the base coat to help your color stay and protect against nail stains, your Infinite Shine polish of choice and a high-gloss top coat for exceptional shine. 

Call your local Planet Beauty and see if OPI's Infine Shine is available near you! Or, make a request to bring it in. Happy painting!


Planet Beauty: Your Halloween Beauty Headquarters

Halloween is almost a week away, so to get you prepped and ready for the festivities, Planet Beauty is your Halloween Headquarters! Whether you're planning a fun night out with friends, or planning a night in with scary movies, check out some of our must-haves.

You can wear false lashes all year long, but you can go a little more dramatic and fun for Halloween. This year, Ardell has their Ombre Lash Collection to give your lashes a cool, edgy color at the tips. Choose a shade to match your costume or enhance your natural eye color. For real intensity, try any of Ardell's Double Up Lashes. It's double the lash and double the fun for Halloween. Eylure also has a great variety of lashes in their Dramatic series. Whatever you choose, don't be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and have a spooktacular time.

This Halloween, find a lipstick you can wear through the holidays. Go with a top-selling red shade like Smashbox's Legendary or Infrared Matte. For a glossy, liquified red, go with Too Faced's Melted Lipstick in Ruby. If you're feeling the plums and berries this Halloween, Too Faced Melted Lipstick shades in Fig and Violet are sure to please. For a traditional lipstick, bareMinerals Moxie lipstick shade in Lead the Way is stunning. 

Don't leave Planet Beauty without picking up a bottle of polish. OPI's Peanuts Collection has the perfect shade of black with Who Are You Calling Bossy. Essie's Orange, It's Obvious is a great shade to have, as well. For an edgy, fun mulberry red, go with Deborah Lippmann's Bitches Brew. The name's perfect for Halloween.


Allure Magazine 2014 Beauty Winners

The 2014 Allure Beauty Winner have been announced and we're excited to see some of our own favorites and top-sellers on the list, once again! Check out some of the award-winning products you can find at your local Planet Beauty boutique.

Category: Primer

Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer                                    

bareMinerals Bare Skin Foundation

St. Tropez Gradual Tan Plus Anti-Aging Multi-Action Face

Category: Body

Thymes Aqua Coralline Body Scrub

St. Tropez Self-Tan Express

Category: Hair

Wella Professional Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner

Fekkai PrX Repairative Shampoo and Conditioner

Bumble & Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil

Big Sexy Hair Get Layered Hairspray

Redken Move Ability Lightweight Defining Paste

Klorane Nettle Dry Shampoo                                                                       

Color Wow Root Cover Up

Category: Eyes

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra

Revitabrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner

Category: Men

Clarisonic Mia (In any masculine color)

5 Items Every Woman Needs in their Gym Bag

If you've ever looked inside a woman's gym bag, it probably resembles a small beauty store. It can be quite challenging trying to decide what to bring with you to a 5 AM workout. Your makeup bag is a must if you're going to the gym and straight to work, but what about everything else? Here are 5 things you should definitely always pack, especially for those early morning workouts.

1. Dry Shampoo: If you're pressed for time, you may not want to wash your shower at the gym. Having a good dry shampoo handy will save you minutes and make your second-day hair look amazing. For impeccable volume, pick up a can of Enjoy's Volumizing Dry Shampoo. 

2. Travel Dryer: If you've ever used a dryer at the gym, then you'll know that sometimes, it best to let your hair air dry. Bring your salon-quality A-game to the gym and avoid frizzy locks with a good hair dryer. The X5 SuperLite Travel dryer has Tourmaline and Ionic Ceramic Technology for gorgeous, shiny, frizz-free hair. It folds away easily, too. 

3. bkr water bottle: It's important to stay hydrated while you work out, so why not reach for a bkr bottle? It's BPA and Phthalate free and made with recyclable materials. The silicone sleeve makes it easy to hold, too. You'll love cutting back on plastic water bottles so much, you'll keep a few bottles at home and work, as well.

Soothe Your Scalp With These Healing Remedies

If you've ever experienced an itchy scalp, then you know the discomfort that may arise from continual scratching. Not being able to contain the itch can lead to more discomfort and sometimes flaking, whether your itchiness is caused by an underlying skin condition or just dryness. If you're one of the many people who deal with itchy scalp, Planet Beauty has some great remedies to help soothe and ease the discomfort.

Rene Furturer's Astera Soothing Freshness Fluid: Soothe and cool your irritated scalp with this cooling fluid. Anti-inflammatory and healing ingredients leave your scalp feeling calmed and cooled, reducing itchiness and irritation. Ingredients like Mint and Eucalyptus soothe and cleanse your scalp, while Echinacea, Vitamin A and Vitamin E help protect the scalp and promote healing. 

Nioxin Scalp Recovery Soothing Serum: If you have a condition like seborrheic dermatitis, Nioxin's Scalp Recovery Soothing Serum may be a great option for you. Made with 0.1% pyrithione zinc, this serum helps relieve and prevent symptoms that can be caused by scalp conditions. Other ingredients like Peppermint, and Chamomile help cool and calm your scalp, as well. 

Moroccanoil Dry Treatment: Balance your scalp and relive irritation with Moroccanoil's Dry Scalp Treatment. This lightweight formula is packed with antioxidant rich Argan Oil, Lavender, and Geranium oils that help soothe the scalp from irritation, dryness and itch. Circulation in the scalp is vastly improved, reducing flakiness and allowing your hair to grow in a healthier environment.

5 Face Serums You Need to Try Before The End of the Year

With cooler, dry weather often comes parched skin, particularly if you live in a state where it snows. Most of us change our moisturizer to fit the changing season. However, some of us may find that we're still in need of a little something extra. Using a face serum can really offer some great hydrating benefits, while giving skin the additional love it needs during fall and winter. If you've been on the quest to find one that suits your skins needs, check out some of our favorites.

1. Dr. Perricone's Chia Serum: Nourish and hydrate your skin with this luxurious, multi-tasking serum. Rare extracts of chia oil and fat soluble essential vitamins heck to transform dry, dull skin to a glowing, radiant complexion. This lightweight serum is good for all skin types and helps protect skin against moisture loss and free radical damage. Use it alone or cocktail with your favorite moisturizer for maximum results. You can also use this serum before applying your foundation for a beautiful, smooth finish. 

2. Dermalogica's Overnight Repair Serum: Part of Dermalogica's Age Smart line, this powerful peptide-infused serum is enriched with Argan and Rose Oils to hydrate and soothe your skin. Use nightly to stimulate cellular repair and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Wear it alone or mix it into  your favorite nighttime moisturizer for a firming boost that will leave your skin looking luminous and radiant.