Archive for November, 2013

Go bold with blue eye makeup

       
Monday, November 4th, 2013

Go bold with blue eye makeup

If blue eye makeup makes you think of the 1980s, it's time to realize that this look is actually ultra modern. The trend is getting a new twist these days, with awe-inspiring effects that work for nearly any occasion. Whether you're looking to rock this color for a coffee date or an evening bash, here's how to master it:

From day…
Black eyeliner can look harsh on some, and blue might be just the solution – it's can define the eye but is far subtler than ebony. Start with a pale neutral eyeshadow on your lids, like champagne. Then carefully trace your lower lashline from the inner corner out toward the outer edge with a teal pencil. The result is a wide-eyed yet alluring look.

If you're feeling brave, you can even sweep a bit of bright blue mascara onto your lashes for bright, playful peepers.

You can also use blue to liven up a metallic lid. Use an eyeshadow blush to apply a sheer icy silver base. Then layer on a slate blue shadow to give your eyes a pop of cool color. If you want a more intense finish, you can dampen the brush so that the pigment goes on more opaque. Pair this winter-ready look with a powder pink gloss and a dab of highlighter on your cheekbones.

…to night
If you're sporting a sleek cat-eye or a sultry smoky eye, try sweeping a slender line of rich cobalt pencil underneath the bottom lashes and smudging it slightly for some added intrigue. 

Looking for a little more drama? Combine two different blue shadows. Apply the softer color from the lid all the way up to the browbone. Then swirl your brush in the deeper shade and blend it into the crease. An angled brush can help you to create a V-shape in the corner, thus enhancing the depth and magnifying the shape of your eyes.

If you go for blue shadow, it's best to go light with the rest of your cosmetics. Bright colors on your lips will compete with the vibrancy of your eye makeup, so stick with shades that are within one to two shades of your natural lip color. A nude or sheer rosy lipstick will give your pout just enough pigment without drawing attention away from your eyes. Since orange is opposite blue on the color wheel, a subtle coral gloss will actually intensify the impact of your eye makeup.

Deborah Lippmann New Jewel Heist Collection & more

       
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

Deborah Lippmann New Jewel Heist Collection & more

Nothing compares to the glamour of being dripping with jewels right down to your fingertips.

With Deborah Lippmann’s new Jewel Heist Collection, though, no bling is required. Because if there’s one thing Lippmann knows, it’s sparkle. This series of ultra-radiant nail polishes are so striking on their own, you can skip the diamonds and let your digits do the talking. From understated shimmer to chunky holographic glitter, there’s a shade for every style and occasion. When you’re going for subtlety, try painting an accent nail – or build some layers for higher impact.

Nailing it
Go for the gold with “Fake It Til You Make It,” a lacquer that’s chock full of fine gilded glimmer. It also has a subtle sprinkling of red and green, making it a perfect transitional polish for all your holiday parties.

Dying for more drama? “Laughin’ To The Bank,” a metallic, mega-holographic emerald, will have everyone green with envy. “Shake Your Money Maker” is a showier green option, with hexagonal flecks of bright teal, gold, green and blue that looks different from every angle.

If you’re feeling blue, paint on “Rolling In The Deep,” a mysterious midnight with a faint silver sparkle not unlike a starry sky. Blurple is a major trend this season, so feel free to take things up a notch with “Va Va Voom,” a scintillating sapphire that gleams purple, blue and silver all at the same time.

Since no one understands glitz like a rock star, Lippmann collaborated with Kelly Clarkson on “Stronger,” an ultraviolet with oversized multicolored flecks that capture and reflect light in an unusual way, whether you’re on stage or strutting down the sidewalk.

When you’re still lusting after more luster, you can’t beat “Glitter And Be Gay,” a canary yellow jelly base with flecks in every color from silver and rose gold to ultraviolet.

Lip service
With such flashy fingernails, you can’t forget about your lips. Lippmann’s new moisturizing lipstick shades are sure to make your pout stand out, and in a variety of long-lasting, buildable hues, can take you from day to night. “I’m Every Woman,” a sheer dusty mauve, is perfectly in line with the new nude lip trend and pairs well with a smoldering smoky eye. For a demure daytime look, try “Call Me Maybe,” a coy coral that gives your pucker just a pop of color. “Let’s Do It” is your go-to power red for the season, and is flattering on any skin tone. Nothing is more stunning that a metallic mouth, so try “Drops of Brandy” for a bold bronze effect.

Get ahead on your holiday shopping

       
Friday, November 1st, 2013

Holiday Gift Guide 2013

It’s that time of year when holiday cheer is about to set in, meaning you’ll soon be buying gifts for all your loved ones. Though it may be tempting to put off your shopping, doing so usually just promotes unnecessary stress and prevents you from picking out the perfect present.

Black Friday used to be the day when everyone brought out their wallets and wishlists, but all of that is changing now. Smart shoppers are starting to look a lot earlier in order to take advantage of the best promotions and discounts and find the ultimate present. In fact, people who wait until after Thanksgiving to buy presents may actually miss out on some major deals. Not only that - items on their list may sell out by then.

Shopping made simple
Even if you’re organized enough to start early, shopping can be stressful – but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re shopping for your mom or your BFF, Beauty Bridge can help to make the process more fun. No matter your budget, our Holiday Gift Guide has a suggestion for anyone you want to buy for.

You can search by product type, price range or recipient. Even if you’re just looking for a few stocking stuffers, we have a variety of options that any girl would love to get. Consider the Murad Cleanser On The Go for a busy sister, and the Lippmann Collection’s Best of Both Worlds Rock & Roll Mini Duet is essential for making mani-pedis last through all of your holiday parties.

Endless ideas
If you’re really not sure what your recipient will like, you can look through our guide’s top selling gifts section. The Too Faced Jingle All the Way palette comes with 11 day-to-night shadows, a bronzer and blush that are flattering on any complexion, as well as a limited edition iPhone 5 case designed by celebrity decorator Mary McDonald. Don’t forget the spa-worthy Borghese Bagno Beautiful Gift Set, which is sure to please anyone on your list. For a kissable pout beneath the mistletoe, pick up a Philosophy Have a Cherry Christmas High-Gloss, which gives lips a white cherry taste and a high-gloss shine.

Of course, you can never go wrong with a Beauty Bridge gift card. The only problem with browsing our guide is that you may be tempted to pick out a few treats for yourself.

Plenty of perks
Don’t forget the benefits that come with shopping at Beauty Bridge, like the BB Free Gift Program. Once you fill up your cart with $50 worth of goodies – and it won’t be difficult to do so – you’ll be presented with three different choices for a free item. For example, the Babor Lifting Extra Firming Eye Cream, which nourishes and firms up your skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance. If your order exceeds $100, you’ll be presented with premium options, like the Le Couvent des Minimes Beneficial Rose Skincare Gift Set, which can make any complexion more radiant, regardless of skin type.

If “free” is your favorite word, you still have more to get excited about when you do your holiday shopping at Beauty Bridge. Some items even qualify for a gift with purchase.

Plus, when you check out, you can pick three free samples from a variety of categories, including skincare, makeup and hair care – no strings attached. This is an ideal opportunity to try out some new products that you wouldn’t normally buy. Who knows? You may even end up finding your new must-have mascara or go-to moisturizer. Rest assured that the items we send you will be our newest and most popular samples, which change on a weekly basis. So every time you shop with us, you’ll get new goodies to test out.