Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let the Stars Align

I’ve been obsessed with makeup since I earned my first bit of allowance and used it to buy Lee Press On Nails, Lip Smackers, and clear mascara (the only cosmetics my mom would let me wear). As I’ve matured, my fascination has as well, progressing from the staples I still get at my local drugstores (Maybelline Great Lash, Burt’s Bees Lip Balm, Rimmel Eyeliners, etc.), to more sophisticated new favorites (Bobbi Brown’s Skin Foundation Mineral Makeup with SPF 15 and her Ink Liner, UrbanDecay’s Naked Palette and Eyeshadow Primer Potion, and The Illuminator and The Multiple from Nars). 

My obsession has me frequenting everywhere from Walgreens, CVS, and Target, Nordstroms, Macy’s, and Dillards. And then there are my ultimate favorites-the grown up girl’s wonderlands that are Ulta and Sephora. Every time I step into Sephora, it feels like the mother ship calling me home! Maybe some online classes in cosmetology are next, but, hey, YouTube is free!

Now to further encourage my passion (and to make good use of all the products I hoard), I am on YouTube daily, watching product reviews and application tutorials. My little girls sit in the bathroom and watch as I try to recreate all the different looks. My husband comes home to a new face every day. It’s so much fun! When I “play” with makeup, I feel immersed in a world of color, creativity, and beauty. In short, anything makeup related makes me happy J

So imagine my elation when I heard about BeautyBar.com! Catering to sophisticated women with high standards and no time to waste, Beauty Bar carefully curates selections from the world’s finest brands to deliver beauty-savvy customers exactly what they desire: the latest products from the most exclusive, chic domestic and international brands.

Beauty Bar is the destination for can’t-live-without-it essentials and insider tips on of-the-moment trends. To satisfy every sophisticate’s unique beauty routine, the experts at Beauty Bar highlight upcoming looks for each season, from romantic red lips to shimmering metallic eyes. Experiment with upcoming trends with the help of Beauty Bar’s high-tech interactive tools: Color Compare and the Makeover Studio (to be launched in March). These features allow you to try out looks and experiment with bold new shades and exotic brands before having to buy, so you can guarantee that you’ve made the right choice before making the commitment of a purchase.

It is really the ultimate online beauty boutique to find tried-and-true essentials and discover new favorites. Whether you are looking to pick up a few of your beauty must-haves or lusting to try products from hard-to-find brands, you’ll find it all on Beauty Bar. And it is the perfect location to find all of the products you need to recreate some of the spectacular looks sported on the red carpet at Sunday’s Oscars!

Red Haute

Rooney Mara, Milla Jovovich, and the always-impeccable Angelina sported red lips at the Oscars. Capture their classically sexy look with By Terry Rouge Terrybly Age Defense Lipstick in Terrific Rouge.

(Click image to purchase)

Buns Make a Comeback

Between J. Lo and Emma Stone, buns were back in a big way last night. For a sleek, full-blown updo, try Rahua Voluminous Hair Spray – an ingenious spritz that holds your style and boosts volume, too.

(Click image to purchase)

 Shimmer and Stun

 What's the one must-have accessory for a strapless gown? Flawless d├ęcolletage. Sweep Jouer Cosmetics Highlighter (in Champagne) across clavicles and chest for luminous, show-stopping shimmer.

(Click image to purchase)

With convenient 1-2 day shipping (same day in Manhattan), free samples with every order, and a no-questions-asked, year-round return policy that encourages the exploration of new brands, Beauty Bar merges luxury, premium selections with customer care in the convenience of a virtual boutique. So you can try out your favorite new look from the Oscars or that product you’ve been coveting from the beauty magazines (or YouTube) risk free! This is great news for me; my 3 year old daughter told me I looked like a clown when I experimented with a new red lip gloss pencil the other day (wish I could take it back).

So what are some of your favorite beauty finds?  What are must have splurges? Where do you look to find new looks and techniques? My inquiring mind wants to know!

Until next time…

Ciao, XxO,


PS- Stay tuned for details on a premium sampling subscription service made possible from a collaboration between Allure Magazine and BeautyBar.com!

No comments:

Post a Comment

I love to hear from you, so leave a comment, question, or suggestion and stay tuned because I WILL respond! xoxo...

Blogging tips