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Sugar Skull Makeup You Can Recreate in 30 Minutes or Less!

Sugar skull makeup is super popular for Halloween and it seems like just about every makeup artist on Instagram is creating their own spin on it. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve undoubtedly spent countless hours on YouTube watching Halloween makeup transformations, wishing you could master the same level of skill and artistry. Unless you have zero life commitments and nothing but time, practicing your Halloween makeup skills isn’t going to be on your list of major priorities. (You’re probably still trying to master that winged liner, right?)

If you really don’t want to spend money on makeup you’re only going to use for one day or stress out over recreating a look that’s way out of your comfort zone, you can still create a Halloween look that looks fantastic and requires products you may already have in your makeup bag. We teamed up with one of our talented makeup artists to bring you looks that are easy to do and won’t take hours to perfect.

The 8 Must-Haves You Need This Fall!

Fall is officially in full swing and we've compiled a list of some of our favorite seasonal must-haves! Our accessories and beauty picks will keep you stylish and cozy all season long, so take a sip of your pumpkin spice latte and see why we love these products!

1. Kitsch Bun Pin: This fall, don’t settle your usual, on-the-go messy bun! Kitsch Accessories is giving bun heads everywhere a major upgrade! Easy to wear (just pin it in) and available in a variety of styles, you’ll never want to toss your hair up without one.

2. Living Royal Socks: It’s officially sock season! Cozy up with a cute pair of socks and save your boring ol’ white ones for the gym. Living Royal Socks has so many cute designs (did someone say puppies?) it’s hard to pick just one pair.

3. Wildflower Phone Case: Still rockin’ that adorable, summery pineapple case? Switch up your style for fall with a fresh design from Wildflower Cases. These custom-made cases are so cute, you won’t know which one to pick!

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Milan Fashion Week Beauty Trends You Can Actually Wear

Milan Fashion Week has officially come to an end but before we shift our undivided attention to Paris, we should take a moment to stop and appreciate all the beauty trends we saw on runway this past week. From graphic liner to half top knots, there was plenty of inspiration to spark some beauty creativity. We narrowed down the best looks from the runway that you can copy for everyday wear.

1. All eyes are on pops of color: From Cividini to Max Mara, color splashed on the runway in some unexpected & refreshing ways. Whether on the eyelid or above the cheeks, bright colorful hues brought an edge and youthfulness to the runway. While bright blue eyeshadow may not be appropriate for the workplace, you can simplify this trend by subtly adding color along or below your waterline. You can also add a splash of color by dusting a tiny bit of shadow on the inner corners of your eye. Once the weekend arrives, go to town and be playful with color! A tip? Less is more when it comes to the rest of your makeup. This will allow your eyes to dominate.

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Photo: Pop Sugar

Get the Perfect Contour with Frankie Rose Cosmetics!

 

These days, there are so many products and techniques to help you achieve the perfect contour--from foundation to concealer sticks and bronzing powders, mastering the art can take a little bit of guesswork. If you’ve just about given up on the contouring trend out of frustration, then you haven’t tried the Pro Contour Palette from Frankie Rose Cosmetics. This beautifully pigmented and easy to use palette is making contouring so much easier. Whether you’re a novice or a master of makeup, this is one palette you’re gonna love.

 

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The first step to achieving a perfect contour is prepping your face. Apply a small amount of Frankie Rose’s Prime Addiction and let it set for a minute or two. Using a beauty.blender sponge, apply your favorite Frankie Rose foundation and go back to cover any blemishes with your favorite Frankie Rose concealer. Once you’re done prepping your face, it’s time to get that Instagram-worthy contour!

Beach Waves Made Easy with the Beachwaver Pro!

When it comes to summer hair, beach waves are always the go-to style of the season. Textured and tousled tresses that make you look like you just spent a day by the ocean never goes out of style. As a matter of fact, it's a hair style we love seeing year round because of how carefree and pretty it is. Sarah Potempa's Beachwaver Pro makes our beloved summer hair style so much easier to recreate no matter what season it is. If you've struggled trying to master beach waves with traditional curling irons or wands without much success, then it might be time to try our go-to styling tool of the summer. 

What you'll need:

  • Sarah Potempa's Beachwaver Pro
  • Your favorite shine pomade (We love Brazilian Blowout's Sculpt and Define Polish for this particular style)

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There are many reasons to love the Beachwaver Pro. For one, it kind of does the work for you by rotating your hair into a perfect curl every time. Left and right rotations allow you to curl your hair with ease. All you do is clamp your hair into place and push the "go" button to start the rotation. (Of course, you'll want to work away from your beautiful face.) The ergonomic handle makes it easy to hold, regardless of what side you're working on. The ceramic rod infuses your hair with shine and protects it against damage for healthy-looking, beautiful curls.

Glow Like a Goddess With Our Summer Favorites

Getting a beautiful bronzed glow for the summer doesn’t mean you have to compromise your skin and spend hours under the sun. As a matter of fact, you don’t need to spend any time under the sun at all! If you’re looking to bronze up this summer without a burn, then you’ll need some of our favorite products to get that golden goddess look.

The first step to getting a bronzed look is creating a smooth base. We used Smashbox’s Studio Skin Foundation to create our summer makeup look. This buildable foundation not only covers imperfections, but also hydrates the skin for a natural-looking, demi-matte finish.  To conceal the under eye area and other problem areas, we chose bareMinerals’ bareSkin concealer for its silky smooth finish. High-definition mineral optics in the formula work to smooth out imperfections and create a brightened, luminous appearance. Achieving the ultimate golden glow requires some contouring to enhance the facial features and warm up the face naturally. For our look, we used Smashbox’s Contour Kit in Deep. To highlight, we went the warmer route and chose Laura Geller’s Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminator in Gilded Honey. This sheer powder is caramel honey colored and infuses the skin with that warm, summer-like glow.

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Celebrate National Caviar Day with these Must-Have Alterna Haircare Products!

It’s National Caviar Day tomorrow and to celebrate, we are sharing our top five Alterna Caviar products to stock up on this summer! Not only is caviar a delicacy in cuisine, but it also offers amazing nutrition for the hair. Rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins, caviar is one ingredient you’ll want to have in your shower this summer season.

1.Caviar Replenishing Moisture Masque: If your hair has been compromised by that new summer ombre or those weekly visits to the pool, you’re going to love using this masque to eliminate dryness, damage and dullness. Marine botanicals nourish dry hair and restore elasticity and moisture to leave it silky and soft.

2. Caviar Repairx Multi-vitamin Heat Protection Spray: It’s always a good idea to use a heat protection spray before using heat styling tools, but this isn’t just any ordinary spray. Rich antioxidants, UV protection and Biotin enrich your hair every time you style with heat so that it not only stays healthy, but shiny and vibrant, as well.

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Photo courtesy of Alterna Haircare via Facebook

Rockin' Retro Summer Looks Inspired by OPI!

OPI’s 2016 Summer Collection has arrived and we are officially ready to have some fun in the sun RETRO style! Say goodbye to this dreary June gloom because we’re feeling major 60s beach party vibes with this eye-catching summer series of nail polish. OPI’s Retro Collection is everything you want from a summer nail polish set. They’re bright, bubbly and just put you in a good mood. Retro styles were all the rave during Fashion Week Spring 2016, in particular, fashion designer Jeremy Scott’s runway show. From volumized ponytails, to heavy winged liner and bright lips, his show this spring was a blast from the past. We’re totally feeling the same foxy vibe this season with OPI! We decided to have a little fun in our Planet Beauty studio and looked to the summer collection for some inspiration. Makeup and nail polish go hand in hand and so we went all out 60’s beach party style!

Get Your Glow On All Summer Long

As summer nears and the weather starts to warm up, it’s common to want to let your skin breathe as much as possible. The thought of layers and layers of makeup can feel a little claustrophobic when you’re in the midst of a heatwave. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you have to completely forgo wearing makeup. One of the the quickest and easiest ways to brighten up your complexion and look summer fabulous is by applying a highlighter. A highlighter not only gives your face an instant lift but showers you with a glow that makes you look like a glammed-up goddess.

To achieve a natural highlighted effect, you’ll want to place your focus on the bridge of your nose, above your cheekbones, your brow bones, cupid’s bow and the center of your forehead. While there are a variety of makeup brushes you can use to apply highlighter, one tried and true beauty tool is the fan brush. Because of its half-moon shape, it makes applying highlighter easier. The smaller and thinner the bristles are, the easier it is to build your highlighter naturally. This is especially important when you are working with highlighters that have high shimmer or tiny specks of glitter.

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Get Ready for Summer With Our June Beauty Picks

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s time for more fun in the sun! This also means we’re all going to be a little more vulnerable to the sun’s damaging UV rays. While protecting yourself against UV rays should be a year-round habit, you should be extra diligent during summer when you’re spending more time outdoors. Before you go on that summer weekend getaway or vacation, make sure you pack our June Beauty picks along for the ride!

With more visits to the beach and pool, the moisture and vibrancy in our hair can quickly become compromised. Chlorine and saltwater can dry our ends and make our hair look dull and lifeless. One way to keep your hair looking gorgeous all summer long is using a moisturizing leave-in conditioner. This June, we love Rene Furterer’s Okara Radiance Enhancing Spray to protect your hair.  This two-phase leave in conditioner is formulated with Rene’s Okara Extract which helps to repair hair at a deeper level. A hamamelis extract works to keep the bond between the hair’s keratin and color to maintain vibrancy while a double UV filter and antioxidant Vitamin E gives your hair the much-needed protection it needs against UV rays and damaging free radicals. A lightweight spray, hair is gently detangled and prepped for thermal styling. The lightweight feel of this spray also makes it ideal for your entire family. The fresh scent of grapefruit, peach, raspberry and rose instantly awaken your senses and invigorate your spirit. 

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