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One-Day-Only Deal Alert! Tarte on QVC

Written on March 15, 2012 at 4:04 pm , by

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Photo: Courtesy of Tarte

Listen up, beauty babes: Tomorrow, Friday, March 16, you can score $200+ worth of eight high-performance Tarte Cosmetics products, for just $59.96, on QVC and QVC.com. As the featured “Today’s Special Value,” this set—the Miracle of Maracuja Skin Smart Collection—is packed with some perfect products to transition you from spring to summer:

*Pure Maracuja Oil – The essential fatty acids and vitamin C leave your skin brighter, firmer and more hydrated.  When we tested it out, we were shocked to notice smaller pores. “Oil.” Pfff. We think it’s some sort of magic. (Extra FYI: It usually retails for $46.)

*Maracuja Waterproof Creaseless Concealer – Super-creamy; So yes, it really is creaseless.

*Cashmere Waterproof Gliding LinerSo smooth

*Airblush Maracuja Bouncy Blush – A pretty “poppy” color!

*QVC Exclusive Airbrush Finish Bamboo Blush Brush – Helps you score an air-brushed look

*Lights, Camera, Lashes! Mascara – A Tarte favorite, thanks to the lengthening + volumizing formula

*QVC Exclusive Beauty & The Box Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Quad – The shades are pink cloud, silver mist, purple fog and dark ash.

 *Maracuja Divine Shine Lip Gloss – The peachy nude shade is exclusive to this QVC collection.

All that, and you get to save nearly 140 bucks.  Hop on over to QVC.com this Friday to score the deal. (P.S. – While we’re on the topic of saving money, don’t miss our “Financially Fit!” exclusive survey that FITNESS conducted with Yahoo! Shine!)

—By Christie Griffin, digital director

FITNESS’ Make Up For Ever Lipstick Shade!

Written on October 25, 2011 at 9:31 am , by

A few months back, we were lucky enough to choose, name, and get an exclusive advanced launch of a lipstick from Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artist Natural line of hydrating, sheer, easy-to-wear lip colors. First, the Beauty Department narrowed 50 shade options down to a single skin-brightening, looks-great-on-all red. Then, staffers brainstormed countless ideas for names and we conducted a vote to come up with the winner: FITNESS Red-y, Set, Go!, which reflects both the dynamic, active nature of the magazine and the vibrant, universally-flattering crimson hue. Check out the shade, right, and the full story on page 39 of our November/December issue, on newsstands today. Pucker up!

Order Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in #45 FITNESS Red-y, Set, Go! ($19) by calling 877-757-5175; look for the rest of the collection (50 shades total) in stores this spring.

Do Makeup Setting Mists Work?

Written on September 14, 2011 at 9:46 am , by

Even as the temp starts to cool and fall dawns upon us, running around through your daily routine can make anyone’s makeup go into meltdown mode. Prepare for these sticky situations by investing in a makeup finishing spray, mists made with special polymers that are meant to keep pigment in place on your face. We put two popular options to the test.

The Players: Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix and Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish

The Promises: These spritzes claim to prolong the lasting power of your makeup, resulting in fewer touch-ups.

The Winner: Make Up For Ever Mist & Fix was true to its word and kept our makeup looking perfect. Be sure to hold the bottle half an arm’s length away from your face, though, because the nozzle delivers a powerful application. One spritz will last you all day!

The Runner-Up: Skindinavia 10 Years Younger Makeup Finish made our makeup a bit cakey, which is especially hazardous for women with oily skin who already have trouble keeping their makeup in place. Try this if your skin is on the drier side; if you’re oily, avoid it.

Tell us: What’s your go-to makeup setting product?

—By Jaclyn Smock, beauty intern