FPF: Smashbox Brow Tech To Go

Eyebrows are important. Like really important. They frame the eyes and give definition to the face. But all too often, I see women neglecting their eyebrows. And while I must admit that at first I found the thought of penciling in my eyebrows to be a little bit daunting, ever since I discovered Smashbox Brow Tech To Go, my eyebrows are neglected no longer.

Brow Tech To Go is quite simply a pared down, travel version (but full size) of the famed Smashbox Brow Tech. There is nothing intimidating about this brow pencil, and it’s so easy to use, there is virtually no room for error. And not only that, but I love that it is one piece instead of 3 or 4 (like most brow kits) which makes it a quick and easy step to add to your beauty routine. Just define eyebrows with the angled pencil (glides on easily and naturally), and then brush on the gel to hold in place. Easy as pie! Plus this product lasts and lasts. It’s really just all around awesome…

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Smash Box Brow Tech To Go

For those of you in the SLC, don’t forget about the Fashion Fusion event at Fashion Place Mall tonight!  Fashion show starts at 7pm!

And to everyone else, happy, happy weekend.  I hope it’s a good one!

P.S.  Be sure to follow along on Instagram for pics from tonight’s event!

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FPF: Best Make Up Primers

Best Make Up Primers
While it might seem like just another added expense, I assure you that a makeup primer is an essential step to your beauty routine.  Not only do primers help to hide fine lines and wrinkles, creating a silky, smooth canvas to apply your make up to, but because they drastically improve the application and look of your make up, you will find that you need to apply less make up.  Particularly if you use a neutralizing version (my favorite!) which helps to reduce the appearance of any redness, spots, or blemishes.   An added bonus?  They also help to make your makeup last longer throughout the day.
Happy weekend!
xx

FPF: Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray

I had never tried a makeup setting spray until about two years ago when I was checking out at Sephora and the gal helping me convinced me to trade in some of my points for a sample of Urban Decay’s All Nighter. I was skeptical at first and assumed that spraying a liquid mist on my face would make me oily in my t-zone or be drying, creating a tight and uncomfortable feeling. But she assured me I would love it, and boy was she right.

Urban Decay’s All Nighter is like magic in a bottle. After applying your make up, you simply hold the bottle about a foot from your face and spray lightly 3-5 times. It actually feels quite refreshing but dries quickly and without a trace, and locks your makeup perfectly in place ALL DAY LONG! I have combination skin and normally get a little oily around my t-zone so always found myself having to retouch my make up during the day. But now that I have found this spray, that is no longer the case. I can go to work all day, and then out to dinner and drinks and not once have to touch up my make up. This stuff is seriously amazingly, and I might even go as far as to say life changing-well, as far as makeup goes!!! 😉

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Urban Decay Makeup Setting Spray:  All Nighter (regular formula), Dew Me (for dry skin), and DeSlick (not pictured, for oily skin)

You can find these sprays at urbandecay.com, your local Sephora or Macy’s or anywhere that carries Urban Decay makeup.

A few weeks ago, I wanted to put my All Nighter to the test, so I picked up a sample bottle of the Make Up Forever Makeup Setting Spray when I was in Sephora.  And I have to say that I was really disappointed.  It felt wet on my skin, didn’t dry quickly, I was oily by lunch time, and I had a really bad break out after using it for a few days.  I am sure it works great on some skin types, but it just wasn’t for me.  So if you are looking to try a make up setting spray (aka a miracle in a bottle), then definitely give Urban Decay’s All Nighter a try!

Happy weekend, dolls!

xx

FPF: Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Blush

Confession time. I love the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise. Not because I actually believe in the process, but because I love the sheer entertainment of it. Plus a lot of the women on the show have fabulous style and makeup and so the added fashion element makes it that much more interesting for me to watch. Enter Dana Weiss of Possessionista. If you haven’t heard of the Possessionista, then you are really missing out. Dana is a fabulous blogger who finds all of the items we covet on TV and on our favorite celebrities and shares with her readers what they are and where we can find them (plus she is down right hilarious). And that my friends, is how I discovered my adoration for Bobbi Brown’s Pale Pink Blush.

When Emily Maynard and Michelle Money were on Bachelor Brad’s season, not only did their makeup always look flawless, but they were both always sporting a gorgeous pop of bright pink blush on their cheeks-making me want to recreate that look with my makeup.  And thanks to the Possessionista, I was able to track down their little beauty secret and I have been a convert ever since.

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Blush:  Bobbi Brown Pale Pink (available at Nordstrom, Macy’s, Sephora)

Oh how I love this little blush. Even though it is called Pale Pink, it is actually a bright pink and is my secret to brightening up my face when I am feeling tired, a tool I use when I’m doing my make up for night out and need a little extra “oomph”, looks terrific when I’m not wearing much for make up at all, and is perfect to layer with my favorite bronzer. And while it might come in a tiny package, it sure can pack a punch (it’s extra pigmented so lasts a long time). Plus it is one of those perfect blushes that goes with just about any skin color and be worn with warm or cool tones. Truth be told, I don’t think I could survive without it in my make up bag. So if you are looking for the perfect pink blush, or something new to change up your makeup routine, look no further than this fabulous Bobbi Brown blush!

Happy weekend everyone!!

xx