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New from Bare Escentuals

This week, Planet Beauty launched some exciting items from Bare Escentuals that are bound to sell out quickly. If you have been using Bare Escentuals and are a dedicated fan, then you're going to need more vanity space. 

The new 5IN1 BB Cream Eyeshadow is unlike any cream shadow on the market. This innovative product comes with 5 benefits: 

1. It's a 12-hr long-wearing color                                                                           

2. It works as an amazing primer for other shadows to stand out like never before     

3. It has brightening benefits

4. It helps to smooth out the appearance of fine lines (Eyelids age too!)

5. It contains a Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (SPF for the eyelids? Yes, please!)

The soft applicator wand makes it easy and effortless to apply, which will help shorten your morning routine, while giving you a beautiful application every time. With 6 gorgeous, neutral shades to choose from, you won't have any trouble finding the right fit.

If you're looking for a great neutral eye look, then you have to check out Bare Tutorials Neutral Eyes. This 4-piece collection comes with a mini BB Cream Eyeshadow in Soft Linen, a Ready Eyeshadow 2.0 called The Overachiever, a Long-Wearing Eyeliner in Lasting Brown and a mini blend and contour brush. This easy-to-use kit is made for everyone. If you're just starting to wear eyeshadow, then this is the perfect kit to get you into the groove.

O.M.Gorgeous Ultimate BFF Giveaway

If you love a great giveaway, then you have to stop by Planet Beauty's Official Facebook page and become a fan today! Planet Beauty and Gorgeous Cosmetics have teamed up to offer their fans an amazing opportunity to win some awesome prizes!

Gorgeous Cosmetics is quickly becoming a fan favorite among makeup artists and beauty lovers from Australia all the way to the US. With a passion for creating beautiful, effortless looks, founder David Mc Connell is leading the way for women everywhere to gain confidence like never before. 

If you've been wanting to try this high-quality artistry brand, now is your chance! Simply go to Planet Beauty's Official Facebook page and hit 'like' to become a fan. Once you become a fan, sign up for a chance to win a Gorgeous Cosmetics Beauty basket, valued at over $350. If you want to win the prize of a lifetime, simply refer two of your friends to sign up for the basket giveaway. By referring them, you will be entered to win a YEAR'S WORTH of Gorgeous Cosmetics for both YOU and THEM. 

Give your summer a beauty boost and become a fan today!

Manicure & Make Up Inspiration of the Week

When it comes to creating gorgeous manicures, Essie is always on point, bringing us the most beautiful looks to try. This week, I've paired up some of my favorite nail looks with some of my favorite makeup products and looks to get your creative wheels turning.

Prepare for a fun summer voyage in the sea with this adorable, nautical-inspired manicure from Essie. You can easily swap out Clambake for a red polish come Labor Day weekend if you want to show off your patrioticism. I love how fun and unique this manicure is for all ages. The different patterns on each nail are as unpredictable as the strength of an ocean breeze. Pair this adorable manicure with any of Too Faced's summer looks using the Al La Mode Kit

   

If you're heading downtown for a girl's night out, get in touch with your wild side with this jungle-themed manicure. Using Urban Jungle and Fierce, No Fear, this manicure will have you feeling especially uninhibited on the dance floor. You can swap out the colors for a traditional black and white zebra print, but I think these colors look great on tanned, summer skin. Complete your look using Smashbox's Eyeshadow Trio in Multi-Flash and the Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner in Midnight Black for a seriously sexy cat eye. 

   

Greens and blues need lovin' too

When it comes to color, I find that most women are pretty scared of greens and blues. I can relate, as it can be a little daunting to try some new eyeshadow colors. However, when done just right, blues and greens can look extremely beautiful and flattering, especially during summer. It's also important to find the right shades of blues and greens to play with. Here are some of my favorites to try this month.

Greens:

If you're looking for an earthy shade of green eyeshadow, you have to check out Bare Escentuals Ready Duo in The Winner Is. It's the perfect starter green shadow, with just the right amount of glimmer to make your eyes pop. jane iredale's eyeshadow trio in Azure comes with an earthy green, a playful turquoise and an eye-catching bronze to create an under-the-sea look. If you're looking for a green liner to try, Smashbox's Always Sharp 3D liner in Sea Foam is bright and perfect to wear alone for just a touch of color. 

If you want to stay subtle, I suggest a nude or light coral lip color for your lips and a soft bronzer for your cheeks. Check out Stila's Convertible Color in Gerbera.

Blues: 

5 Summertime Tips to Kick a Beauty Slump

Trying out a new look and getting experimental with your beauty style can be nerve-wrecking, but if the outcome is good, then it can be really, really fun. If you're a creature of habit and have a hard time trying new things, then I encourage you to throw some caution to the wind and get in touch with a different side of your beauty goddess. Try one of these tips or try them all, if you're feeling daring.

Try a new hairstyle or color:  If your hair is on a tight style schedule, maybe it's time to shake things up. Do you always go for highlights in the summer? Is this the time of year you go for the bob cut with layers? Maybe this can be the year you go for that solid blonde tone you've always wanted to pull off. Maybe it's time to let that hippie chick come out and leave your hair longer for summer. Whatever your hair thing is, try something opposite of that--or, just try something a little different. 

Have fun with your mani/pedi: While a french manicure and pedicure is classic, summer is just begging you to play with some color. Summer collections tend to be beautiful and vibrant and offer shades that compliment just about any skin tone. I know what you're thinking. Can I really pull off that turquoise polish. My answer is YES YOU CAN. Color doesn't have an age, ladies. Live it up and go for it. No one's going to judge you. 

Hello Gorgeous Cosmetics

Planet Beauty is excited to announce the arrival of Gorgeous Cosmetics! The newest addition to our makeup department is sure to please long-time Planet Beauty fans everywhere. Gorgeous Cosmetics was founded in 1999 in Melbourne, Australia by award-winning Makeup Artist, David McConnell. His philosophy is to help women embrace and enhance their natural beauty in a seamless fashion. Gorgeous Cosmetics uses nothing but superior ingredients, high-performance pigments and innovative technology so that women everywhere can achieve a professional makeup application from the comfort of their homes. 

  

  

This past Thursday, we had the pleasure of attending a training at Planet Beauty's headquarters with the Director of Pro Artistry/National Artist Cory Bishop. Having been in the business for many years, Cory has worked with some of the leading industry brands and celebrities. The training consisted of Cory's hands-on makeover on one of our own beauty advisors, using step-by-step techniques to show how top-sellers work together for a Gorgeous transformation.  Advisors were also able to get hands-on with product, as well.

Planet Beauty Favorites in Social Media

Social media has made connecting with our favorite celebrities and beauty bloggers easier than ever, so when they share their go-to beauty products, all eyes are on them. Nothing makes us happier than seeing our favorite celebs rave about  a product we love and carry. A few of our favorite lines and products have been circling the internet recently, creating a huge buzz for the season's top beauty picks and must-haves. 

Kendall Jenner recently shared her love for The Wet Brush on her Instagram account. It's no surprise she loves this brush as much as we do. It detangles hair with ease, eliminating breakage caused by pulling on hair with a regular comb or brush. You'll definitely need one this summer if you plan on spending time by the pool or beach. 

Best Coast's lead singer Bethany Cosentino recently raved about Maui Babe Browning Lotion on her Instagram page, as well. Maui Babe will help you avoid long hours sunbathing and gives a beautiful tan with a boost of rich antioxidants, Kukui Nut Oils and Aloe. The beautiful Hawaiian-inspired fragrance will make you feel like you're on vacation all summer long. Our favorite Best Coast album while you lay out? The Only Place. 

Beauty Editor for Greer's OC, Lori Bystan, mentioned Planet Beauty in her Summer Beauty Picks Blog. Some of her favorite products include Smashbox's Full Exposure palette, Essie's Polish in Cobalt Aqua and GLAMGLOW'S THIRSTYMUD. We agree with her list, as these three products are on our top summer picks, as well!

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. 

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.

Time-Saving Beauty Products

If you've ever forgotten to set your alarm the night before, then I'm sure you've experienced the sheer fright of waking up with only ten minutes to spare before flying out the door. If your morning beauty routine takes thirty minutes or more, you may have to put the curling iron down, but it doesn't mean your entire look for the day has to be compromised. There are ways to look fabulous in ten minutes or less with the help of time-saving beauty products.

Stylists constantly advise clients against excessive shampooing. I've been guilty of doing this myself and understand how hard it is for some of us to go one or more days without washing hair. If you're in a rush, a dry shampoo is going to be a lifesaver. Philip B's Russian Amber Imperial Dry Shampoo not only gives you volume and shine, but helps neutralize build-up and gives hair a beautiful finish. Pure Russian Amber fragrance will have you feeling fresh and smelling fabulous. For a professional look that doesn't take a lot of time, wear your hair up in a sock bun.

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