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Bare Skin Launch at Planet Beauty

If you're a Bare Minerals purist and the thought of leaving your favorite mineral foundation scares you, there is no need. Bare Minerals has finally launched their first ever liquid foundation, Bare Skin. There's a catch though--this isn't just another liquid foundation. Bare Minerals is proud to introduce their revolutionary brightening serum foundation. You read correctly--this foundation is going to help improve the look of your skin.

If unwanted pigmentation and lackluster skin tone brought you to Bare Minerals in the first place, then you're going to want to try Bare Skin. It has an ultra-thin, no-makeup feel that won't leave your skin feeling suffocated. Allure Magazine has called it, "The Liquid Photoshop". Free of silicones, oils, parabens and fragrance, this foundation is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Jojoba-coated mineral pigments, lilac plant stem cells and vitamin C all work together to brighten skin and improve dark spots, leaving your skin looking radiant and healthier than before. A non-chemical SPF 20 helps protect your skin against future damage.

If you're worried about the coverage, I guarantee this bottle of liquid magic will surprise you. It builds to the coverage desired, so start with 2 drops and build from there. I suggest using the brush specifically designed for Bare Skin if you want a flawless, full coverage. It really makes a difference when applying this foundation. 

Met Gala 2014 Inspiration

Every year, the Met Gala delivers with high fashion, gorgeous beauty trends and artful inspiration that makes all of us want to be a little more fierce and fabulous. From classic ball gowns to modern short dresses, A-List celebrities make their mark on the red carpet, taking risks and going bold. This year, I was particularly surprised with some of our favorite younger actresses rocking the red carpet in a seamless fashion. Blake Lively, Hailee Steinfeld and Emma Stone all brought a different look to the Gala and each was a winner in their own right. 

Blake Lively

Why we loved her look: No matter what role she's playing on screen, she sure knows how to rock the vintage Hollywood glam look. From her sexy, vintage waves to her natural makeup and heart-stopping dress, it was hard to take your eyes off her.

Pastel Picks for Spring 2014

Aside from the flowers that start to bloom around us, you know it is spring when you start to see the burst of pastels everywhere. Whether you’re off to the park for a picnic or a bridal shower for a friend, wearing pastels will have you looking youthful and pretty. Check out some of our spring pastel picks for 2014!

 

Favorite pastel lip colors: 

Smashbox’s Be Legendary Lipstick in Pout: A true bubblegum pink, this lipstick will look great with soft, neutral eye shadow for day or a smokey eye shadow for night.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Fly High: Anyone looking for the perfect pink-lavender shade won’t be able to resist this beautiful lip color. I’m looking at my mod-inspired ladies to have fun with this lip color.

Too Faced’s La Crème Taffy: If you’re not ready to commit to a bubblegum pink, Taffy has a hint of nude mixed with pink marshmallow for an irresistible pretty pout. 

Favorite nail colors:   

Essie’s Mint Candy Apple: This creamy, mint shade is perfect for every occasion and compliments just about everyone.

Beat the Heat with PB!

Even though the summer is winding down, the heat wave is still on! While sweltering temps are great for going to the beach, humidity can really wreck havoc on hair. If frizz is a problem for you, you’re going to LOVE this blog—it’s all about how to keep frizzies at bay and even some tips on how to make the most of your makeup when it’s wretched humid outside.  Read on, beauties, for the skinny on how to look your most beauteous—even when it’s 100 degrees outside!

For you ladies with frizzy, curly hair that gets straightened, you need something to keep your luscious locks pin straight even when the dew point is in the 80’s! Look no farther—Ouidad Climate Control Heat and Humidity gel. A “smart” gel, formulated with heat-activated wheat protein that breathes in humidity, protects the hair shaft and prevents hair from expanding (read: getting frizzy). It’s a water-soluble formula of amino acids and vitamin A that nourish and hydrate your hair, leaving it soft, manageable and full of shine without any buildup. Even the most unruly curls are rendered calm, cool, and collected with style that will last and last.  When blow drying, to really get  your hair straight and frizz free, angle the blow dryer down and pull taut with a round brush.  Get your own at select Planet Beauty stores for $23.00.

 

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