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Favorite Find Friday: skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner

Written on June 14, 2013 at 11:20 am , by

One of the many perks of being a beauty intern at FITNESS is getting to experiment with different looks. Each morning, I switch up my eye makeup so I don’t get bored (yes, it helps I have a beauty closet to shop in!). Recently, I stumbled across skinny smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof liner ($19, tarte.com). The smooth, creamy tip glides onto my lids like butter (I hate hard eyeliners with pointy edges that hurt my skin when applying) and the color doesn’t smear even after a long day staring at a computer screen. There’s a smudger at the other end to help you create the easiest smoky eye on the planet (just swipe on the liner then go over it with the sponge tip to blur the line). What I love most about this liner is the variety of colors it comes in. Golden Tiger’s Eye is the perfect everyday brown. Feeling frisky? Try Amazonite Blue. It’s a guaranteed stand-out-in-the-crowd shimmer. I think I’ve found a keeper. In fact, I love them so much I might stop experimenting with other eye products each morning!

 

—Katelyn Blough, beauty intern

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

Staffer Beauty Snoop: Web Editor Colleen Moody

Written on September 15, 2011 at 9:50 am , by

In this week’s Staffer Beauty Snoop, we asked Web Editor Colleen Moody (a former beauty editor!) for the scoop on her tried-and-true primping habits and must-haves.

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Describe your beauty style in three words or less: Natural, polished and simple.
What are the three beauty products you can’t live without? Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Moisturizer SPF 15, Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Eye Roller and Maybelline New York Volum’ Express Falsies Mascara.
What’s your beauty routine in the morning? As I’ve gotten older, I’ve definitely adapted to the “less is more” philosophy. In the morning, I use a dab of undereye concealer, do a few coats of mascara and a swipe of bronzer along my T-zone. I work out in the mornings, so I’ll use Pureology Colour Stylist Antisplit Blowdry on wet hair after showering to give myself a quick blowout. Or, if I’m really tired that day I just spray some Oscar Blandi Pronto Invisible Volumizing Dry Shampoo Spray all over, throw it up and walk out the door!
At night? If I get home from work, and I’m in for the night, I’ll wash my face as soon as I walk in the door– I like to let my skin breathe when it can! I’m very big on eye creams, and I’m always testing out  new ones. Right now, I love Fresh Black Tea Age-Delay Eye Cream: It keeps the skin under my eyes perky and fresh. Instead of using a moisturizer at night, I use Tarte 100% Pure Cold Pressed Maracuja Oil– it hydrates my skin while I sleep and makes it ridiculously soft!
Post-workout? Again, I’d be lost without my trusty dry shampoo. I have a ton of hair and washing it every time I exercise is not only bad for it but very time-consuming! Like our fitness editor Jenna, I make sure to take off all my makeup before a workout to prevent any breakouts. Afterwards, I’ll splash my face with cold water and moisturize for a quick pick-me-up.
What beauty product or treatment instantly makes you feel good? This is kind of weird – but hairspray! I used to have really short hair (think Rihanna circa 2008) and it’s taken me forever to grow it out. I love that with a quick hair flip and spritz of hairspray you can give your style a boost that looks great all day! Other than that, I’m a fan of a good manicure. I type all day long, so having a pretty pair of nails to look at while I work makes me happy.
What’s the best beauty tip you’ve ever received (or thought of yourself)? It’s important to protect your skin but also your hair! Whether you color it or not, you should never, ever use heated tools like a flat iron or blow dryer without spraying heat protectant in it first. It protects your hair’s health, prevents split ends and keeps your highlights from fading. For those sunny beach days, I spray L’Oréal Paris  Everpure UV Protectant to shield my hair from damage from the sun and any other elements. Why spend money on your strands if you’re not going to take care of them?

—By Jaclyn Smock, beauty intern