Beauty Products You Need For Spring

For the first time, it’s fiiiiinally starting to feel like spring here in NYC! I didn’t even need to wear a coat today, ya’ll. In honor of this beautiful springiness, I’m sharing five of my must-have beauty products you need in your makeup bag this season…

 

Kat Von D Innerstellar Eyeshadow Palette


Kat Von D Innerstellar Palette

Add a pop of springy pastels to your traditional smoky eye with Kat Von D’s super versatile Innerstellar palette. It has everything you need to create a traditional dramatic look and also allows you to capture several spring trends in one product. Blend up a neutral brown toned look, add a pop of metallic silver, or sweep on some subtle springtime lavender, all with the same handy palette.

 

Fresh Peony Brightening UV Shield SPF 50+

Fresh Peony UV Brightening SPF 50

I first discovered the Fresh Peony Brightening UV Shield in the fall at the Glam Beauty 100, but this product has spring written all over it. It packs a whopping SPF 50 in it which should come in handy for all of the picnics you’ll be experiencing in this awesome sunny weather. The best part is that it doesn’t look or feel like a traditional sunscreen. This moisturizing fluid contains an exclusive brightening complex derived from peony and licorice root extracts. It leaves the skin looking luminous and creates the perfect base to wear under foundation.

 

Dior Addict Lip Glow

Dior Addict Lip Glow

This is actually a fabulous lippie to slather on year round, but I love it especially for spring. It’s the exact opposite of all of the heavy vampiness we’ve been wearing on our lips all winter. The pink tint is my favorite, but there is also a beautiful coral color that is perfectly on trend for spring. Both have an amazing silky texture and will react with the chemistry of your lips to create a personalized flattering shade.

 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

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This Hourglass Ambient lighting palette is a must-have for any beauty junkie. It allows you to create beautifully diffused dimension that lives a lit-from-within glow without shimmer overload. It will brighten up your look gorgeously and easily. Obsessed.

 

Marc Jacobs Highliner Gel Eye Crayon in Ody(Sea)

Marc Jacobs Highliner

Let’s get real, when Kim Kardashian sports a certain shade, the world pays attention.  She recently brought turquoise rimmed eyes back into the limelight, so it’s safe to say this look is reaching trend status again. Marc Jacobs Highliner is my favorite eyeliner of all time (yes, I just said that) and I think his teal shade, Ody(Sea) is the perfect product for rocking the teal liner.

Breakups to Makeup Partners with Sephora on Exclusive Collection

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I first encountered Breakups to Makeup in 2013 at The Makeup Show Orlando and fell in love with their quirky collection of accessories.

Turns out, I’m not alone! The makeup mecca that is Sephora also caught wind of Breakups to Makeup’s awesomeness. This resulted in an epic partnership, which officially kicks off April 10th with an exclusive in-store accessories launch. This expansion allows Breakups to Makeup’s clutches to be more easily accessible for fans around the nation to add to their makeup collection. Hooray!


Starting tomorrow, you will find two of Breakups to Makeup’s signature makeup clutches in the phrases “Losing You Hurt, but Losing My Makeup Bag Would Be a Tragedy” and “I Would Cry, But My Mascara is Designer” as well as a Sephora Collection exclusive clutch with the phrase, “Life is Short, Wear More Makeup.” Here’s a peek at the collection:

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Retailing at $24, these durable canvas bags can store anything from your lipstick to your smart phone.  They are perfect for travel and the cutest statement piece, too. Scoop one up tomorrow!

7 Beauty Apps You Need to Download

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I think the marriage of beauty and digital media is a wonderful thing. There are countless mobile apps on the market now that will do everything from let you try on celebrity hairstyles to connect you directly with a celebrity hairstylist. I’ve mentioned various apps on the blog before, but now I have curated a list of my current faves in one handy post. These tried and true beauty apps are definite keepers that I think you will love as much as I do. Behold, the seven beauty apps you need to download right now… (Seriously, start loading the App Store!)

GlamSquad


GlamSquad is like Uber for your beauty routine. Simply download the app, select the beautification service, and they will come to you (on location!) and pretty you up. GlamSquad offers a variety of predetermined hair and makeup looks (like “The Bombshell” and “The Siren”) to make your selection a snap. This service is super convenient and will save you time and money in traveling to your salon! Treat yourself like the star you are and have your beautification team come to you.

YouCam Makeup

Look a little washed out in your photo? Just add a little post-production blush with YouCam Makeup. (I suggest you use this one post-selfie-shoot, but pre-filtering.) It’s an app that uses facial recognition technology to digitally add makeup to your photos. It can look beautiful and natural when done correctly. It does look a little cheeseball if you go overboard, so please YouCam in moderation. Thankfully, each feature can be adjusted and does not have to be rendered at full intensity.

Beautified

Beautified, co-founded by DJ/model/fitness guru/professional cool person Hannah Bronfman, allows you to effortlessly book same day salon/spa services and fitness classes with the touch of a button. It features a well-curated list of providers, all displayed in a very user-friendly way with easily accessible info and pricing.

Sephora to Go

Sephora to Go is amazing. In addition to the traditional Sephora shopping we all know and love, the app features inspiration including shoppable looks! Look at a photo of one of your glammed up favorite influencers, and click to purchase the products she put on her face. It’s super easy and fun if shopping is your mission.

Glam Style

This amazing lifestyle app features a new edition every month, always packed with fun, relevant content. (You might remember when I participated in the Glam Beauty 100 with my #GlamFam and mentioned the app back then.) This month’s Valentine’s focused edition is definitely worth checking out!

L’Oreal Makeup Genius

THIS. This app is awesome. L’Oreal’s Makeup Genius scans your face in seconds then allows you to try on any shade (in real time!) and shop direct from your phone. The makeup library also features complete looks created by L’Oreal artists that you can try. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the video of what it looks like in action. It’s brilliant.

Martinis and Mascara

Shameless self promotion alert! It felt wrong to not include the Martinis and Mascara app in my roundup of favorite apps. Chances are, if you’re reading this post right now, you’ll like it. 😉

Valentine’s Day Beauty Guide

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love it or hate it, V-day is a great excuse to get your flirt on, enhance that romantic glow, and embrace the season’s girliest shades. Here are my picks for the best of Valentine’s Day beauty…

Violent Lips Queen of Hearts Set

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Violent Lips carries tattoos for every occasion! I wear these all the time and I absolutely love them. They are totally fun and unique. Everyone will wonder how you did it, too! The Queen of Hearts set contains two different prints perfect for Valentine’s Day.

Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Adored

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Infused with natural clay harvested from the banks of the Amazon River and naturally baked by the sun, this nutrient-rich blush benefits all skin types for a fade-free flawless finish. This perfectly pink cheek color is especially perfect if you’re running right from the office to your dinner date. The awesome stay-put formula keeps your rosy glow going for 12 hours!

Marc Jacobs Beauty Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl

 

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This is perfect for creating a glossy, sexy pout. It’s a champagne grape-infused lip vinyl with a shimmery wash of lust-worthy, sheer-coverage color. This lightly pigmented, plumping formula is infused with antioxidants, essential oils, and a hint of effervescence for a perfect pout with the highest shine.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette

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The Naked palettes reached cult status almost instantly. The latest in Urban Decay’s collection is the Naked3 which features neutrals that are on the rosier side – perfect for creating soft, romantic looks.

MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick

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Seriously, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic red lip on Valentine’s Day. Rihanna’s answer to the Viva Glam lippies is the perfect shade, a bold blue-red, for the job. And like all of the Vivas before it, every cent of its selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Too Faced Sweetheart Beads Radiant Glow Face Powder

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This has V-Day written all over it! Enhance that romantic glow with these multicolored heart pearls. This stuff sets makeup and provides just a hint of shimmer. Inspired by nature’s most flattering pink and golden-dusk colors, this face powder also illuminates and brightens for a romantic lit-from-within finish.

SEPHORA COLLECTION Je T’aime IZAK Brush Set

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This limited-edition on-the-go brush set and case features exclusive Izak Zenou designs. This set of five brushes covers all the basics and comes in a stylish soft case, making it the perfect grab-and-go organizer.

NARS Nail Polish in Jungle Red

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This is one of my absolute favorite classic reds. It’s perfection and wearable for any day, not just Valentine’s Day. Need I say more?

Lancome ‘Rouge in Love – French Ballerine’ Lipstick Rosy Rouge

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God, I love me some Lancome. This collection of radiant, high-potency colors, with up to six hours of wear, is feather-light and offers serious comfort. I love Rosy Rouge, a petal pink. (And I think everything sounds more romantic with a French accent.)

Philosophy My Heart To Yours Set

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A sweetly scented trio featuring a three-in-one formula, rich body lotion, and high-gloss, high-flavor lip shine. All three are scented with a sweet citrus vanilla scent. Together, this pleasantly scented trio makes the perfect gift for any sweetheart!