Cut-Crease to Holiday Glam Eye Shadow Tutorial!

There’s a new eye shadow palette in town and it’s going to be your go-to for all your holiday looks! Rodial’s perfectly compact palette not only makes an amazing stocking stuffer, but fits perfectly in your makeup bag for on-the-go beauty. With six neutral shades ranging from matte to pearl finishes, you’ll be able to create a variety of looks without having to carry around tons of clutter. This is perfect for anyone who travels a lot and wants to minimize the amount of product in their bag.

Since we’re officially heading into the holiday season, it’s time to learn some classic eye shadow techniques that you’ll be able to easily recreate at home. We teamed up with Rodial’s national makeup artist Valerie Delgado to show you how to transition the popular cut crease to a holiday glam look. If you’ve never learned how to do an eye shadow cut crease, you’re missing out! The cut crease may look intimidating, but with a little patience, it’s a great look that makes your eyes really pop. This is one technique you're going to want to master for the holidays. 



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Get Rid of Winter Blues With These Must-Haves

Are you currently experiencing a case of the winter blues? If you've finally paid down some of that holiday debt and are looking to splurge a bit, then it might be time for a little beauty haul. Spring will be here soon enough but until then, find comfort in our beauty picks that are sure to boost your mood. 

1. OPI Hello Kitty Collection: Can you say nostalgia? This adorable and bubbly collection is just what you need the next time you change up your mani-pedi. Let your girly side dominate this month and try some fun Hello Kitty nail art! Whether you're feeling like sporting a sparkly pink or a fun, vibrant blue, this is one collection you'll never get tired of. Get your squad together and plan a girl's night in with Hello Kitty!


2. Ahava Lemon & Sage Collection: Keep your senses happy and invigorated with the this wonderfully fresh line from Ahava. You'll keep winter blues away when you smell this perfect combination of lemon and herbal sage. If your skin is currently thirsty from the dry weather, the body wash in this line contains Macadamia and Sunflower oils for optimal hydration. 


Our February Beauty Picks Have Your Lips and Lashes Covered

February has arrived and so have our beauty picks for the month! If you're always on the lookout for the best products for your lips and lashes, then you're going to love our must-haves for February. This month, Rodial Skincare has the perfect combination of products to keep you looking gorgeous. 

I don't know about you, but when it comes to a great beauty kit, I find it hard to pass up. This month, we're loving the Rodial Lash and Lip Kit for $36! Included in this beauty steal is the Glamolash Mascara XXL, Glamolash Mascara Skinny and Glam Balm for Lips. If you haven't worn Rodial's best-selling mascara, this is a great way to try it out and see what the buzz is about. Glamolash XXL comes with a nice large application brush for volume and fullness. 


Make Strobing Your Go-To Makeup Technique for Fall

If learning how to contour this summer proved to be too challenging (let's face it, there were so many crazy techniques out there) then you can rest easy for fall. While the contouring trend may not be over, there's a new technique in town that's going to make your beauty routine so much easier. If you haven't heard of strobing, get ready to fall in love with this quick and simple way to get the perfect glow. Strobing exclusively focuses on the areas of the face where light naturally hits us like our forehead, cheekbones, brow bones, cupid's bow, down our nose and right on our chin. It eliminates the endless blending of other products and gives the skin a lit from within look. The end result is a subtle, natural-looking glow that makes you look dewey and fresh-faced. If you ask me, the trend is timely for this time of the year and should be our go-to technique through the holiday season. It's hard enough trying to keep our skin hydrated and healthy from drying winds and colder weather--why not have a technique handy that keeps you looking radiant no matter what the weather is like? If you want to look gorgeous and glowing this season, check out some of the best highlighting products Planet Beauty has to get your strobe on.

Smashbox's LA Lights in Hollywood & Highland: This sheer pink pearl highlighter comes in a convenient little tube for easy application with no mess. The creamy formula and curved shape of the stick allows for a natural-looking application. Once applied, simply blend it out with the built-in sponge at the end. 

Rodial's Super Acids Range Adds 2 Exciting Products


Listen up, Rodial Skincare fans! Rodial has released two new products in their Super Acids range that are going to be favorites come summer. If you're always in search of products that help refine the texture of your skin and make your pores appear less noticeable, then you're going to want to check out the newest additions to this already amazing range of skincare products.

If you're big on cleansers that exfoliate, then you need to try the Super Acids X-Treme cleanser. This intense, yet non-abrasive cleanser is formulated with a blend of fruit acids, enzymes and highly purified Glycolic Acid for a cleansing experience you will love. Whether you have larger pores or uneven skin tone, this cleanser will address both concerns without irritating skin. Pronalen fruit acids exfoliate skin to remove dead skin cells to reveal brighter, healthier-looking skin. Glycolic Acid (one of my personal favorite skincare ingredients) works diligently to stimulate cell turnover, improving the texture and surface of your skin for a youthful glow. Prozymex enzymes help reduce skin pigmentation for an even complexion. Since this cleanser does have active ingredients, use caution and avoid the eye area. 

March Beauty Must-Haves

March is finally here, which means we're about 3 weeks away from spring! This month's beauty must-haves are all about getting you ready for dress and wedding season. As we saw at the Oscars, tanned and glowing skin is ready to make a comeback. (I'm looking at you, my winter-ridden babes back east!) After all, you don't need to bake under the sun for beautiful color. This month, we're also inviting you to play up your natural eyelashes in your beauty routine. With all the strong emphasis on minimalist makeup, you'll want all the attention on your eyes and natural lashes.

Get your skin ready for spring with Rodial's Brazilian Tan Airbrush Tanning Spray. This wonderful self-tanning spray has been around for a while and is a Planet Beauty favorite for a few reasons: it smells light and pleasant, it's easy to apply and the color you achieve is natural looking and beautiful. The mist is fine and the 360-degree technology allows for the easiest application that is even and flawless looking. As its name suggests, your skin looks airbrushed. The formula contains Caramel, which is responsible for the gorgeous shade that builds almost immediately. 

Enhance the look of your natural lashes with Rodial's Glamolash Mascara in Skinny or XXL. If you're looking for separation and definition, go with the Skinny Mascara. The wand has a slim design that allows you to separate your lashes with ease. It's also an ideal brush design for someone who has battles with mascara stains across the eyelid. The soft black pigment gives your eyes a wider and enhanced appearance. 

5 Products with Hyaluronic Acid That Work Wonders

There are many ingredients people look for when they're on the hunt for a great skincare product to try. Vitamin C, Retinol, Vitamin E and Shea Butter are just a few of the ingredients that seem to be popular with skin care customers. Lately, Hyaluronic Acid has been on top of the list and it really doesn't come as a surprise. With the shift in weather during this time of year, skin can feel a little dry and lifeless. Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant that draws water to skin and helps prevent moisture loss, helping skin feel smooth and hydrated. Products that contain Hyaluronic Acid can also help hydrate exisiting fine lines to make them look less noticeable. One of the most appealing things about this wonderful ingredient is that it doesn't feel heavy on the skin, so even those with oily skin types can benefit from it. If you've been looking for products that contain Hyaluronic Acid, check out some of our favorites.

1. Rodial Dragon's Blood Hyaluronic Night Cream: Part of the Dragon's Blood range, this night cream works diligently to target visible signs of aging while you sleep. Microinjected Hyaluronic Acid smoothes and hydrates the skin, restoring radiancy and youthfulness. Brightening Retinol Technology works to improve skin tone for a healthy, even complexion.

2. Perricone M.D Hyalo Plasma: Anyone seeking an alternative to injectible treatments will appreciate Dr. Perricone's Hyalo Plasma. The first dermatologist grade Hyaluronic Acid treatment, this oil-free product contains 3 unique forms of Hyaluronic Acid that instantly hydrates, firms and leaves skin looking glass-like. Fans of his other Plasma products will love this perfect addition to the line.

This Week's Beauty Must-Haves

If you're in need of a little retail therapy this week, Planet Beauty has some new goodies that may perk you right up. The holidays were a little hectic, so you may have missed our new arrivals from OPI and Rodial Skincare.  

For my Fifty Shades of Grey fans out there, Planet Beauty now has the newest OPI collection to satisfy your polish drawer. The Fifty Shades of Grey Collection has 6 beautiful shades with tantalizing names that are sure to make fans of the book happy. My Silk Tie is a silky, sexy silver. Fans of red will love Romantically Involved for it's creamy, perfectly red shade. Dark Side of the Mood is a seductive, stormy charcoal for my darker gals. Shine for Me is a shimmer silver with a hint of blue sparkle that will capture anyone's attention. Cement the Deal is a stony, cool gray shade that is perfectly assertive. Embrace the Gray is a shade that gets down to business for lovers of gray tones. Fight the crowds early and get your hands on this collection before it sells out. 

Last week, Planet Beauty also received Rodial Skincare's makeup brushes and we are beyond excited for the expansion of the line. Made with synthetic hairs, these makeup brushes look and feel amazing. If you've never invested in good quality brushes, these are worth checking out. They only have six brushes for now: A smudge brush, eye sculpt brush, face sculpting brush, highlight  brush, powder brush and foundation brush. Every brush is soft and tightly packed with brush hairs for professional-looking makeup application. Stop by and check out our tester brushes so you can see and feel for yourself. 

Moisturizers for Dry, Winter Skin

Winter is officially here and that means it may be time for a new moisturizer. The cool weather can leave skin feeling sensitized, while the use of heaters can leave your skin dry, causing it to feel parched and itchy. Feeling skin discomfort can be common this during this time of the year, especially if you live in an area that snows. If you've been thinking of updating your beauty regimen, then check out some of our favorite moisturizers to soothe dry skin.

As a dedicated  Dr. Perricone skincare user, I find that all of the moisturizers in the line are nourishing, however, the one I recommend the most this time of the year is Deep Moisture Therapy. Anyone with dry, flaky skin will appreciate the antioxidants and nutrients this moisturizer has to offer. Tocotrienols (potent form of Vitamin E), Vitamin C Ester and a mix of Borage Seed, Coconut and Palm Oils help to instantly relieve skin, leaving it soft and supple with a velvety finish.

Dermalogica's Age Smart Super Rich Repair also relieves dry skin with moisturizing and healing ingredients like Jojoba Seed Oil, Shea Butter, Evening Primrose Oil and Collodial Oatmeal. A great nighttime moisturizer, this heavy duty cream can also be used as a protective salve before going out in less than pleasant weather conditions. A customer favorite, this moisturizer is a must-try.

December Must-Haves

If you’re looking for products to help you look fabulous for all those holiday parties, then you’re going to love our hot December picks. Before you avoid the camera, check out these amazing products that will have you jumping into selfies.

Maintain radiant-looking skin this holiday season with Rodial’s Super Acids X-Treme Pore Shrink Cleansing Pads. These effective cleansing pads are formulated with apple amino acids, olive oil and salicylic acids to remove makeup and give your skin a deep cleanse. Rodial’s probiotic technology helps strengthen skin and boost hydration. Skin is left looking radiant and pores appear significantly smaller. Anyone with oily skin will love how these pads control sebum flow. If you’re a fan of cleansing pads, you’ll love Rodial’s. Makeup application is going to be so much smoother this month.

If you’re learning how to contour but still haven’t perfected the art, then you need to try Beautyblender’s newest sponge. This mini applicator works beautifully on the smaller areas of the face. An Allure Best of Beauty winner, this is a definite must-have for all our makeup mavens. Well-known makeup artists and Youtube stars can’t stop talking about the because of how seamless makeup applies with it. Highlight and contour with ease with this amazing beauty sponge. Once you use Beautyblender, you’ll wonder how you lived without it. You’ll also want to stuff every stocking with this must-have beauty tool.

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