THE LOOK: GO FOR GOLD

Stuck on this side of the pond for the Olympics in London? You can still go for gold with this look! Gold eye makeup is perfect for summer as it enhances any eye color and is the perfect compliment to sunkissed skin. Less is more, is most definitely the way to go with this look.  I’m loving the look above where the focus is on the eyes with just a soft hint of pink blush to warm up the skin. To get the look sweep gold shadow over the lids, then add a thin line of black eyeliner and coat of mascara to define eyes.  On your mark, get set, go!

GET THE LOOK:

Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in Yellow Gold 10

Make Up For Ever Metal Powder in Sunflower Gold 1

Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Techno Gold

Nars Eye Shadow in Silent Night

Stila Eye Shadow in 14 kt

bareMinerals Eyecolor in True Gold

Chanel Ombres Matelassees 51, Montaigne (Limited Edition)

Image via Elle.com

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BEAUTY BAG: EXFOLIKATE INTENSIVE EXFOLIATING TREATMENT

The heat and humidity from last week’s heat wave in NY left my skin feeling less than stellar. Adding an exfoliating treatment to your summer skincare routine is a great way to keep your pores unclogged and your complexion looking fresh and bright. I got my hands on a sample of Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment and let me tell you it’s a game changer. It is like a facial in a jar. In just one use my pores were clear and my skin was visibly smoother and brighter.  Unlike some exfoliating treatments that can dry out your skin this one left my skin glowing, hydrated, and irritation free. According to Kate Somerville’s website scrubbing Microbeads and Fruit Enzymes utilizing Papaya, Pumpkin, and Pineapple clean pores, while salicylic acid balances hydration without over-drying. Rosewood and cinnamon extracts are combined to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  The addition of aloe vera, honey, and vitamin E smooth and soften the skin. I’m definitely putting this treatment into rotation once a week ASAP! 

Image via Kate Somerville

(Source: thelittledahl)

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