hourglass ambient lighting blush

cytokinesis  asked:

Hey guys, you've probably gotten these questions already but what are affordable but good quality lip liners, lipsticks, face primers, blushes, and face foundations? I have combo/oily skin. I can use high end suggestions as well. Thanks! 💕

Lipliner

High-End:
Make Up Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Pencil ($19.00)

Affordable:
Jordana Easyliner for Lips ($2.50)
LA Girl Lipliner Pencils ($3.00)

Lipstick

High-End:
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick ($26.00)
Nars Audacious Lipstick ($32.00)
Affordable:
Milani Color Statement Matte Lipstick ($5.99)
Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Mattes ($7.99)

Face Primer

High-End:
Make Up Forever Skin Equalizer Primer, Smoothing/Mattifying, ($37.00 ea.)
Cover FX Primer, Mattifying/Calming, ($38.00 ea.)
Affordable:
Milani Prime Shield: Mattifying and Pore Minimizing, ($9.00)
Sephora Collection Ultra-Smoothing Primer, ($15.00)

Blushes 

High-End:
Becca Mineral Blush, ($32.00)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush, ($58.00)

Affordable:
Milani Baked Blush, ($8.50)

Foundations

High-End:
Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, ($40.00)
Lancôme Teint Idole Long-Wear Foundation, ($47.00)

Affordable:
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation, ($12.99)

I also have combination skin so I just listed some of my personal favorites.
I hope you like them too!

- Sabrina 

anonymous asked:

What are some things makeup and skincare do you recommend to buy during the Sephora sale??

I’m gonna name really expensive stuff to get the best deals, and/or something you’d normally never buy full price!

Makeup:

  • Nars Laguna 
  • Nars Smudge Proof Base
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear 
  • Hourglass Blush / Bronzer / Ambient Lighting Powder
  • MUFE Mist & Fix
  • MUFE Mat Velvet (oily skin)
  • Tatcha Lip Balm (best thing ever)
  • Elizabeth & James Perfume
  • Bite Lip Mask
  • Buxom Lip Creams
  • Viseart Palettes
  • Burberry Kisses Lipstick 

Skin Care:

  • Drunk Elephant TLC Serum (20′s+) (Glowy set is price of serum but comes with two mini’s)
  • Drunk Elephant B Hydra Moisturizer (oily skin)
  • Herbivore Masks (I’ve been debating getting the blue tansy one)
  • Sunday Riley Power Couple (20′s+) (another product i might get)

Whatever your age and profession, it’s easy to get in an office makeup rut. The first order of business is usually camouflaging that you were up too late the night before, or worse, that you overslept and almost missed your 9 a.m. meeting—and often, there is no second order of business. “I’ll just add lipstick after my coffee,” we tell ourselves, or “I’ll tuck this rollerball in my purse.” Perhaps products that luxe as good as they feel will inspire you to up your workday beauty game.

GET EVEN
Marc Jacobs Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation
Lightweight, refreshing formula hydrates with coconut water and reduces visible redness.

COMBAT BAD OFFICE LIGHTING
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush
This soft-focus blush diffuses surrounding light to give the complexion a more awake and youthful appearance.

OPEN YOUR EYES
Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No. 7 in Lolita
Contour, shadow, and shape an office-friendly smoky eye with the rich neutrals and metallic in this palette.

GET SOME DEFINITION
Bumble and bumble Cityswept Finish
This micro-fine mist finishing spray gives refined texture to any hairstyle—even bedhead.

LOOK POLISHED
Formula X nail lacquer in New Classics in Curiosity
Being in the red is a good thing when it means a no-chip, statement-making manicure.

SPEAK UP
Hourglass Femme Rouge Lip in Nocturnal
You may be burning the midnight oil (hence the name), but don’t use that excuse not to state your case at the morning meeting.

HIT REFRESH
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Mist on essential oils and active botanicals to reset your makeup.

DON’T FORGET YOUR HIGHLIGHTER
Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen
Light up the undereye area and inner corners with this easy brush-on formula.

LUXE IT UP AT SEPHORA ▸

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Marc Jacobs / Marvelous Mousse Transformative Foundation
$55.00

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Hourglass / Ambient Lighting Blush
$35.00

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Bumble and bumble / Cityswept Finish
$29.00

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Formula X / New Classics
$10.50

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Hourglass / Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick
$30.00

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Caudalie / Beauty Elixir
$18.00

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Givenchy / Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen
$34.00

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Marc Jacobs Beauty / Plush Shadow
$59.00

CHARACTER STUDY: CARISA JANES

We get up close and personal with the founder of Hourglass Cosmetics.

Time is on Carisa Janes’ side. Having enjoyed ten years success since founding Hourglass Cosmetics in 2004, we can confidently say Janes knows a thing or two about building a coveted beauty brand. We caught up with the Venice Beach-based Janes to talk inspiration, beauty essentials, and what modern luxury means today.  KELLEY HOFFMAN

Do you have a first beauty memory?
Well, my grandmother loved makeup and everything beautiful. In her guest bedroom she had an old vanity set up, and inside of it, she had powders, brushes, and mirrors and all these beautiful little collectible things. I was really young, but I remember being so excited to get there, to get into those drawers, and just the smell of the powder and the beautiful intricate packaging—I loved that.

What led you to starting your own beauty company?
I was consulting in beauty brands for a long time, and I felt there was an opportunity to create something in the luxury category. I really believed that there were women out there that would appreciate gorgeous packaging with high-quality products that had innovative formulations. I wanted that beautiful feeling of all these luxury brands, but I wanted the product to be more modern.

How did you come up with the name for your brand?
I knew I didn’t want to name the brand after myself. I wanted it to have its own identity. I chose the name Hourglass because it was feminine, but strong. It was timeless and it had a sense of mystery to it. I just thought it fit.

Where do you find inspiration?
The idea of simplifying a product is inspiring. If there’s something you feel is missing, or something you would like to be more user-friendly—that’s inspiring. And I think a lot of it is just, looking at art; I live in a very creative place, I live in Venice Beach—very vibrant, a lot of creative energy, and I’m around a lot of creative people. And I think that that just innately makes you more creative when you’re exposed to it.

What do you find powerful about makeup?
Number one, a little makeup makes everyone look better, no matter how gorgeous you are. The most beautiful woman in the world, with makeup, looks better—that’s powerful. But then the other side of that is you can be creative, and that’s one of my favorite things about makeup—because we get to wear it. You know, one day you’re in a mood, you feel like wearing soft pink…and you feel like really feminine…you can create soft feminine makeup. Or you feel like you’re in a mood to feel edgy, strong, and you do a cat eye, or line the inner rim of your eyes—it just creates a whole different personality.

Your Ambient franchise, your mineral primer, and your Icon lipstick all have a devoted following. What do you personally love about these products?
I read a lot of reviews about the Ambient Lighting Powder, and my favorite reviews are the ones that say, “It’s really hard to put your finger on it, but you don’t really know that it’s doing anything. You don’t see a difference, but then suddenly you do.” And it’s really true—it’s like you look in the mirror and you’re like, “Did anything just happen?” With this, it’s completely seamless—as well as the Ambient Lighting Blush, so especially when you use those two together, you won’t have the striping you do with the traditional blush. You’re not going to have a line because the technology of the particles is so advanced, they’re transparent particles instead of pigment particles, which creates a very sheer finish. 

The Veil Mineral Primer is unlike any other primer on the market. It has completely weightless texture, which I think makes it very unique, yet you get really great results. So, the instant you apply it—most primers you apply you don’t see a difference—you do see a difference; it eliminates the redness from your skin, it tightens your pores, and then the durability of what you put over it is extended. So whatever foundation you use, or powder, it’s like your makeup insurance. It keeps your makeup looking great all day.

For the Icon collection, I think if you wear red lipstick, it has to be the right red. And I think a lot of reds are too orange or too pink, and I think it’s that perfect combination of blue-red that is so hard to find, that’s rich and has a great texture yet high pigment payoff—and yet the right color of red. And I think that’s just—that franchise is the perfect red lip—it’s the iconic red lip. 

What are your stranded-on-a-desert island beauty essentials?
Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free Broad Spectrum SPF 15, 1.5MM Mechanical Gel Eye Liner, Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara, Hidden Corrective Concealer

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Beauty Christmas Gift Ideas 2014

Here are a few last minute beauty Christmas gift ideas if you’re still deciding what to get a beauty lover or deciding what to ask for yourself… These gifts range anywhere from $25 to $60 so you’re sure to find a gift for everyone! Happy Holidays! xo

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlights. Comes with the ever so famous shimmering skin perfectors in three shades including the popular shade, opal. Great for anyone who loves dewy skin! $25 at Sephora.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. Includes three barely there highlighting shades. The ambient lighting powders are super finely milled and silky that give the skin the most beautiful natural glow. $58 at Sephora or Nordstrom.

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette. Comes with a few every day blush shades as well as a bronzer and cheek highlighter. Includes popular shades like deep throat and laguna! $65 at Sephora. 

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Mini Lipstick Charm Trio. Comes with three of CT best selling and universally flattering shades. $39 at Nordstrom.com.

NARS Digital World Lip Pencil Coffret. Comes with the infamous satin and velvet matte lip pencils. $49 at Sephora or SpaceNK.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. These blushes are my favorite formulation of blushes ever, they blend and look like silk on the skin! $58 at Sephora.

Benefit World Famous Neutral Palettes. Includes four eyeshadows and two cream shadows. Comes in a few different shades, great for anyone who loves eyeshadow or Benefit! The cream shadows can be taken out to be used alone or for travel. $30 at Sephora. 

Too Faced Under The Mistletoe. Comes with three of Too Faced’s best selling La Creme Color Drenched Lip shades. $28 at Sephora.

anonymous asked:

What is your makeup routine? I'm sorry I'm not sure if you've been asked this before 😱

Armani luminous silk foundation in shade 3, hourglass ambient powder in dim light, nars blush in douceur, nars copacabana illuminator, becca shimmering skin perfector in pearl, cover girl clump crusher mascara, Mac brown script eye shadow

#StealMyFace

SPOT IT: HOLIDAY PALETTES

These four palettes are all special snowflakes.

Lots of stuff needs to get done during the holidays. Worrying about your makeup shouldn’t be on your to-do list. In this Sephora Glossy post, we round up the palettes that will make you look flawless even if you’re elbowing your way through the crazy mall crowds. BECKY PEDERSON

Urban Decay Vice3
Urban Decay founder Wende Zomnir is known for being hands-on about her product testing. She even wears a full face of vibrant makeup to her hardcore gym sessions to make sure it’s really waterproof (check out her Instagram profile for proof!). She told us her favorite shades from this palette earlier this year, and we can confirm: They are awesome.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Studio Case
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadows come in 210 shades, which can make picking a color a little overwhelming. This season’s Studio Case is an easier choice. The case features 12 Artist Shadows, as well as a full-size black Artist Liner. Of course, one of the colors is a Dany Sanz favorite: black. 

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
We’ve gushed about this palette before. Featuring an exclusive peach shade, each blush is infused with the iconic Ambient Lighting Powder. What you’re left with is a gorgeously fresh-faced, lit-from-within flush. We just can’t get enough. 

NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette
Exclusive to Sephora, this cheek palette will help you achieve your best full-face makeup look. The notorious Deep Throat blush shade makes an appearance, as well as the bestselling Laguna Bronzing Powder. Also included are two limited-edition blushes: Final Cut and Sex Fantasy. 

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