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Look how flawless @clorindalee looks using a Dermablend foundation. This brand may be worth a try for you!

@Taylorlazarine shows off her new Dermablend setting powder. She says it’s perfect if you have sensitive skin.

Makeup on fleek! @stephyc_mua used the solid Dermablend setting powder to achieve this look which I believe you can rock at work and for happy hour drinks.

As always, we’d love for you to check out these ladies on Instagram and follow! There are so many talented makeup and nail artists out there. If you want to have a chance to be featured as a #bbBabe of the month, don’t forget to tag us in any photos of you using any brands that we carry on our website! #bbBabe @beautybridge

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Look Your Best with Little Time: 10 Minute Hairstyle Hacks

       
September 25th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Look Your Best with Little Time: 10 Minute Hairstyle HacksDuring the busy work week, there’s often little time for regular hair care. Despite this, you likely still want to look your best! Fortunately, there are several different methods and hairstyles that can keep you looking fresh and pretty, even when your time is limited. Below are three hairstyles and two hairstyle hacks to get your hair together in ten minutes or less!

10 Minute Beach Waves

Beach waves in ten minutes? It doesn’t sound possible, but fortunately, it is!

To get beach-worthy tresses in ten minutes, simply wet your hair (or use this method immediately after your shower). Next, flip your hair upside down and pat-dry so that it is not drenched, but damp. Apply a shape-boosting mousse, scrunching the hair upwards while your head is still tipped. Once the mousse is applied, flip your head back over. Attach a diffuser to your blow-dryer and then use low-heat to shake and scrunch as you dry for about five minutes.

Tease your hair, give it a good shake, and complete those beautiful waves with a flower or a headband.

Dressed Up Side Braid

The side braid is a go-to style for those of us who don’t have enough time to go all out, but dressing it up makes it even more cute and classy!

After pulling all of your hair to one side, braid it from the back to the ends. Secure the bottom with a ribbon and then on the opposite side of where the braid lies, pin in a pretty flower that matches the ribbon.

Sock Bun Spin-Off

The sock bun is very sleek and sophisticated, but you can make it more casual using these quick tips.

First, try the easier twist on the sock bun. Brush all of the tangles out of your hair, then put it in a high or low pony (the higher the pony, the higher your bun).

Next, cut the tip (toe area) off of an old, clean sock. Roll the sock up so that it looks like a doughnut. Pull the “doughnut” over your pony, like you’re putting a scrunchie on.

Then, flip your head upside down and let your hair fall over the sock to create a doughnut shape. Secure the hair in place with an additional rubber band.

Braid the hair that is remaining and then wrap it around the bun and secure with bobby pins.

To make the look a little less “clean,” pull some face-framing strands around the edges and around the back of the bun. You can also tease the hair at the scalp to add a little more volume.

Quick Tips for Dry or Greasy Hair

Greasy hair? No problem!
Add a small amount of baby powder or dry shampoo to your roots to soak up that extra oil. Then, put your hair in a high pony or a messy bun to further conceal the oils.

Dry hair? Add some moisture!
Spray or drop a small amount of moisture serum on your palm and rub them together. Smooth the serum over your hair and then flat iron only the ends to bring your dry hair back to life.

No matter what’s going on in your life or how much time you have to get ready, these simple hairstyle hacks are an excellent way to look your best with little time!

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Fall Hair Care Routine: What To Change

       
September 22nd, 2015 | Contributed by:

Fall Hair Care Routine: What To ChangeWe all know that with fall comes bonfires, hoodies, and pumpkin-everything, but did you know it’s also the best time to switch up your hair care routine? What kept your hair looking flawless all summer may not work for the cooler, dryer months, so it’s wise to implement new techniques and products.

This fall, keep your hair looking gorgeous and healthy with the following tips.

Invest in a Quality Conditioner

As the weather becomes colder, the humidity levels in the air tend to drop. This typically leads to dry tresses and brittle ends. To keep your hair moisturized, you’ll want to invest in a high-quality moisturizing conditioner. Hold in the shine and moisture by also investing in a leave-in conditioner on your hair’s driest days.

Seal in Moisture

While conditioning may keep your hair moisturized for a short time, you’ll want to seal it in, especially during the colder months. Without sealing in moisture, quality conditioners are next to useless in the fall. Shea butter hair masques or products containing grapeseed, argan, or coconut oil are ideal.

Wear Protective Hairstyles

Every now and then, you’ll want to protect your hair from the harsh elements of fall. Loose buns, low ponytails, and braids are styles that keep your hair away from the cold, dry air and harsh winds during the fall. On especially windy days, these come in handy, as they prevent breakage and keep your hair healthy.

Pick Up a Good Anti-Frizz Serum

Dryness often equals static, and static equals frizz. Needless to say, you’ll want to invest in a quality bottle of anti-frizz serum to prevent those flyaways from making themselves known. Also, stay away from wool scarves and coats, as this produces friction which equals static and breakage.

Don’t Wash So Often

Washing your hair everyday strips it of its natural oils. These natural oils act as a protective sealant and provide moisture to your hair. When you wash them out, you end up with dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage. During the cool, dryer months, this problem could become triple-fold. Instead of shampooing your hair every night, skip a day or two. If your hair is too greasy after one night of not washing it, consider investing in a dry shampoo. Alternatively, you could try various styles to see which is best at hiding your oily locks.

This fall, enjoy those cool nights by the fire with a beautiful head of hair. By the time spring rolls around again, your hair will be looking its best.

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All About Peter Thomas Roth Skincare

       
September 18th, 2015 | Contributed by:

All About Peter Thomas Roth Skincare

Peter Thomas Roth Basics

Peter Thomas Roth is a prominent skincare brand that has a highly clinical focus. Namesake Roth founded the line as a means of helping address skin problems that were affecting his own life. He at first focused on acne, but anti-aging soon became another major priority for him, as well. The objective at Peter Thomas Roth currently is to use effective ingredients and innovative technological advances to keep skin in optimal condition and prevent indications of the aging process. Defending complexions from the harmful ultraviolet rays given off by the sun is yet another significant priority for the brand. UV rays are often responsible for the acceleration of the aging process. They can encourage the emergence of wrinkles, fine lines and dark age spots alike.

Types of Peter Thomas Roth Skincare Products

The Peter Thomas Roth brand provides consumers with many diverse choices in skincare products. Some of the brand’s various skincare product divisions are moisturizers, peels, masks, tonics, scrubs, facial cleansers, sun care, treatment serums, acne management and wrinkle management. Many of Peter Thomas Roth’s products focus specifically on the eyes, too. The brand even offers customers several choices in body and hair products.

Peter Thomas Roth Skincare Collections

When people shop for skincare products made by Peter Thomas Roth, they can begin by exploring numerous production collections if they’d like. One notable collection that’s available from the brand is called “Un-Wrinkle.” The primary objective of this collection is to help customers diminish wrinkles and fine lines on their faces. It’s also to help customers prevent these signs of aging from ever even appearing. Products that are part of the collection are toning lotions, wrinkle serums, sheet masks, night creams, lip treatments and peel pads, to mention several examples. These skincare products include noteworthy ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, green tea extract, chamomile, shea butter, jojoba, sweet almond extract, glycolic acid and aloe vera. Some of them even contain the acclaimed active ingredient retinol, which is a type of vitamin A.

Other well-known skincare collections that are offered by Peter Thomas Roth include both the Laser-Free and Camu Camu collections. The Laser-Free collection aims to help people who are frustrated by skin that appears rough and lifeless. It consists of products such as moisturizing gel creams, resurfacing eye serums and retexturizing formulas. The Camu Camu collection, on the other hand, is a line that aims to help people brighten their complexions and appear more radiant and glowing. Types of skincare products that are part of this collection include sleeping masks, brightening serums (with vitamin C), brightening powder cleansers and brightening moisturizers. The collection also offers a CC cream and correcting concealer.

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Halloween Makeup Ideas With What You Already Have

       
September 15th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Halloween Makeup Ideas With What You Already HaveWhen Halloween rolls around, many women flock to their local Halloween stores to spend money on cosmetics for their costumes. You may be surprised to know that this is entirely unnecessary. Whether you intend to be glamorous or downright scary this Halloween, chances are, what you need for your costume makeup may already be in your cosmetic bag or at your favorite makeup store.

Foundations and Concealers

Take a look in your makeup bag and see how many different shades of foundation and concealer you have. Contour kits are also perfect for Halloween makeup, as they contain various shades, some of which can be used for your costume.

Foundations that are lighter than your current skin tone will make you appear more pale, which allow for different costume variations. Think porcelain doll, vampire, or even pale-skinned beauties like Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz.

Darker foundations can be used to manipulate your skin tone if you need a darker complexion for your costume. For example, if you intend to dress up like Cleopatra but are naturally pale, a darker foundation can be used to give you the look of a bronzed goddess.

Lip Liners, Brow Liners, and Eye Liners

Liners will come in handy during your Halloween preparations. Because they have fine points, liners are perfect for drawing in beautiful cat eyes, intricately detailed “tattoos,” and even for creating wounds and scars if you’re going the scary route. With the right blending techniques, you can turn your eye liners, lip liners, and brow liners into fabulous tools to get you looking spooky or beautiful in no time!

Eyeshadows and Rouge

Because there are typically several different shades in each palette, eyeshadows and blush are perfect additions to your Halloween makeup routine. Bruises, scars, and wounds can all be created with different shades of eyeshadow or blush. You can even mix your powders with petroleum jelly to create cream shades that are even more versatile. This is especially useful for darker shades, like black, that may double as a lip color!

Colorful costumes will also benefit from the eyeshadows that you have available, as they can make your face just as colorful as the rest of your attire.

Skin Cosmetics

If you have shimmering body lotion or sparkling creams, you may be able to implement these into your Halloween makeup, depending on the look you’re going for. Enchanted princesses or feminine wizards may benefit from these types of skin cosmetics.

Nail Polish

To complete your Halloween makeup routine, you’ll want to paint or touch-up those nails! No matter what you’re going as, a beautiful manicure will complete your outfit. For example, a Cleopatra costume would look phenomenal with a shiny gold nail polish, whereas a darker costume, such as a witch, might look best with black or green.

No matter what you’re dressing up as this year, there is no reason for you to spend a fortune on specialty products. What you need to make yourself over is likely in your makeup box or at your local makeup store.

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How to Get the Perfect Red Lip!

       
September 11th, 2015 | Contributed by:

How to Get the Perfect Red Lip!Bold makeup is like statement jewelry. Just as a statement necklace allows you to dress up a casual outfit, a red lip allows you to have a stylish, dramatic look without having to worry about applying a full face of makeup. There’s only one minor problem: getting the perfect red lip requires a little know-how.

Step One: Smooth

Red lipstick, especially heavily pigmented lipstick, will settle in flakes and lines like nobody’s business. The first step to pulling off a red lip is prepping your surface to keep color where you want it. That means exfoliating to get rid of flakes and dryness, using a moisturizing lip exfoliator, home made sugar scrub, or even an old toothbrush. Avoid using exfoliators meant for elsewhere on the body, salt-based scrubs, or products that contain alcohol. These will dry lips out and worsen the problem.

Afterward, give lips a good, moisturizing base coat and allow it to absorb. Try to avoid using products that are very heavy or greasy, as they can cause color to slide and melt off later on.

Step Two: Prep

Some guides recommend neutralizing your lips’ natural color using liquid foundation, which will also help provide a surface to trap and hold lip color. Some companies offer lip primers that can do the same thing, but are less drying and unpleasant tasting. Whichever you use, smooth it on over lips and blot it gently to absorb excess oil and moisture.

Step Three: Color

Next, line lips with a lip pencil that matches the lipstick. Fill in with the liner until lips are completely colored in, then apply lipstick on top. Top with a gloss if you like, and blot the excess gently with a tissue.

Step Four: Maintain

A red lip is a high-maintenance look. Be prepared to occasionally re-apply (particularly after eating or drinking) and carry a makeup remover wipe to correct any smudges that might happen.

Even though a red lip is a dramatic look, it doesn’t have to be difficult. A smooth, moisturized lip surface will help keep lip color from settling into cracks, lip primer and liner will lock color into place, and a little preparedness will allow you to keep up a perfect, magazine-worthy pout all day long.

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Spotlight on Lab Series

       
September 8th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Spotlight on Lab SeriesSince 1987, Lab Series has been formulating and creating products specifically with men in mind. From gentle and effective cleansers to moisturizers that go the extra mile, Lab Series has a man’s skin covered. Lab Series features products with high technology and innovation in order to take a man’s skin care routine up a notch and target any problem areas.

Lab Series recognizes that men have different skin care needs than women, especially since a man may shave his face. Razor burn may be an issue a man experiences during his skin care routine, which is why Lab Series has products to address this. Oil control, effective SPF, and anti-aging products are also on the skin care menu at Lab Series.

The Electric Shave Solution is an innovative product that helps a razor glide across a man’s skin, eliminating razor burns for men who use electric shavers, which this product is specifically formulated for. A concentrated liquid solution makes up this product, and it forms a protective barrier for the skin, eliminating the possibility of a razor burn. It also leaves the skin feeling soft, supple, and refreshed.

Men’s skin care should be composed of anti-aging ingredients, just as many skin care lines targeted toward women are comprised of. Lab Series doesn’t miss a step in their skin care products and adds excellent sources of sun protection into some of their daytime moisturizers. The best-selling Daily Moisture Defense Lotion contains SPF 15 and is loaded with antioxidants to protect skin from environmental damage.

Many of Lab Series products have been recognized by beauty editors and have won awards, such as the MAX LS AGE-LESS Power V Lifting Cream. This innovative cream has been recognized for its ability to boost the moisture level of skin, restoring even the driest of skin to balanced, supple skin. When paired with MAX LS Overnight Renewal Serum, the results are even better. Layering skin care products is an effective way of getting the most out of a skin care routine. Serums are lightweight and sink into the skin with ease, while a moisturizer on top helps to seal in the nourishing ingredients and serve as a protective barrier against the sun and other environmental pollutants.

The Pro LS All In One Face Treatment streamlines a man’s skin care routine by providing one product that serves a number of functions, just like the name implies. This product works to moisturize the skin while sending antioxidants and other restorative ingredients into the skin in order to treat fine lines and sun damage. While doing all of this, it also absorbs excess oil on the skin — a truly triple threat product.

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Fall Skincare Routine: Tips to Keep Skin Looking Radiant

       
September 4th, 2015 | Contributed by:

Fall Skincare Routine: Tips to Keep Skin Looking RadiantOnce the summer is over, your skin may be left feeling neglected. After the long days of soaking up the sun and swimming in chlorine-laden pools, your skin needs extra TLC to get it looking beautiful again. Your skincare routine, like the clothes that are in style, should be seasonal. Once the cooler months roll around, you’ll need to help your skin recover and protect it from the elements.

Exfoliate Well, Then Exfoliate Less

During the summer, your skin typically builds up dead skin cells. Also, because of the amount of products we use in the summer time, the skin typically has a lot of residue build-up. Because of this, you’ll want to exfoliate the skin very well before fall rolls around. This will remove some of the build-up and slough off the dead skin. A light body exfoliant is ideal.

Once you exfoliate one good time, you’ll want to switch to exfoliating less as the months cool down. Light scrubbing twice a week should be enough to keep your skin looking radiant. For more exfoliant choices check out proven skincare brands such as Exuviance and Babor.

Implement Vitamin C and Retinol

Topical Vitamin C serums are a must-have for any fall skin care routine. This serum will help to keep your skin radiant and prevent any damage from the sun and the wind. If you’re looking for a little lift, products with retinol will help to increase collagen production and keep your skin tone and taut.

Don’t Skimp on Moisturizing

Keeping your skin moisturized is absolutely critical during the months when humidity is at its lowest. When your skin is dry, not only does it look and feel unhealthy, but it also becomes more susceptible to further damage from the elements.

It’s advised that you combine your body and facial moisturizer with a body serum or an oil to lock in moisture and protect your skin.

Don’t Dry Out Your Lips

During the fall, your lips will likely become dry and chapped, so it’s imperative that you invest in a high-quality lip balm and/or protectant. Choose a lip balm that contains natural ingredients guaranteed to keep your lips moisturized and soft.

Lubricate Those Legs

Shaving in the fall can lead to dry skin and irritation, thanks to the little moisture in the air. To prevent this, switch to a shaving cream or gel with a high-moisture content that also contains natural ingredients and oils to seal-in moisture. Even though you may not be showing off your legs in the winter, you’ll still want to take care of the skin so that it’s smooth and ready for spring next year.

Just because the summer is over doesn’t mean you should no longer worry about how your skin looks and feels. Keeping your skin hydrated and healthy during the fall will have it primed and ready once winter is over and spring rolls around again.

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Top Makeup Items for Fall

       
September 2nd, 2015 | Contributed by:

Top Makeup Items for FallWith Autumn just around the corner, the beautiful hues of amber, brilliant yellow, and vibrant reds are on our mind here at BeautyBridge.com. Dressing up your face with a bit of Fall-inspired makeup can do wonders. Rich plums and glorious golds are also colors that can bring a little Autumn spice to your makeup routine. With cooler temperatures in the air, it’s time to bundle up in sweaters and booties while you play up your makeup routine with fun colors.

Bold, Vibrant Lips

Bring a little sex appeal to your lips with a beautiful plum lip. Plum is a gorgeous shade for fall and its gorgeous on any skin tone. Lipstick Queen lipstick in Medieval is a gorgeous shade of red with a slightly plum undertone. This shade looks elegant and beautiful with many makeup looks. The versatile color will spice things up and make you fall ready.

Chocolate Shades

Every girl’s makeup arsenal wouldn’t be complete without a palette filled with rich, versatile shades. Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette doesn’t disappoint with its beautiful shades of chocolate brown, eggshell, bronze, violet, and even burgundy. These are shades that definitely say “Fall” loud and clear. With so many colors to choose from in this beautiful palette, the possibilities of eye looks are endless. Your eyes will be ready for fall. This palette is just one example of a well-rounded palette. When shopping for an eye palette, selecting one with both matte and shimmer shades will give you the ability to bring more dimension and contour to the eye.

Radiant Cheeks

Cheekbones are the feature that seem to be on everyone’s mind lately, with contouring being quite the rage in 2015. Don’t let your cheeks be left out — dress them up in beautiful shades of blush. Youngblood Cosmetics is cruelty free and made of minerals — ingredients that will love your skin. Sugar Plum is beautiful for medium skin tones, a delicate plum color with subtle sparkle for a luminescent glow. All shades of skin will enjoy colors in the blush range such as Nutmeg and Blossom. These colors will make your cheeks pop and bring together the entire look.

To contour your cheeks, start with a contouring shade with a slightly grey undertone. Shadows tend to have a grey undertone, so for a realistic contour, it’s best to avoid a bronzer as a contouring shade. Next. apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Top it of with a subtle highlighter on the top of your cheekbones — just above where you applied the contour and blush. Depending on your own preference, you may like a subtle luminizer, or you might be more of a metallic highlighter type of gal. Cheekbone highlighters are now available in a variety of textures, shades, and formulations. theBalm Cosmetics makes a finely milled highlighting powder in various shades. The finely milled formula will not emphasize pores and will provide a hint of sheen on the top of your cheekbones to bring out their beauty. Ciny-Lou Manizer is an all-in-one blush and luminizer in a flattering shade of peachy pink. It can be used as a blush or a highlighter on top of your darker blush and contour. theBalm California Dreamer face palette includes everything you need to make your cheeks stand out at their best along with two eyeshadow shades. Convenient palettes such as this make your makeup routine much easier and quicker because everything you need is right at your fingertips.

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Top #bbBabes’ of the Month – September 2015!

       
September 1st, 2015 | Contributed by:

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