What is it?: bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara
What it does: After just two coats, its Exclusive NutriPlumpTM formula dramatically plumps lashes up to 600%* for unheard-of thickness, fullness and flutter.
The Brush: It’s a very soft bristle brush that expertly picks up just enough of the product that you need, without having to remove off too much excess.
The Effect: Va VA VOOM! Check out my before and after photo below. My lashes were instantly fuller, longer and darker. I didn’t even curl my lashes before applying the mascara. It also gave my lashes great depth. I don’t have any eyeliner on in the photo below.
Bottom Line: An absolute must-have for a dramatic look without having to apply false lashes.
Disclourse: I received this mascara for review from planetbeauty.com. They will be sponsoring a giveaway of this mascara on Monday with 3 luck winners, so stay tuned.
GET THE LOOK: STACY KEIBLER AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
Stacy Keibler looked polished and fresh from head to toe at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 13, 2013. Celebrity Makeup Artist Kathy Jeung accentuated Stacy’s natural beauty with a soft bronzed eye and pretty pink pout using VS Makeup products.
Prep skin with VS PRO Airbrush FX Oil-Free Face Primer to give skin a smooth canvas to apply makeup. Then, with a flat foundation brush, apply foundation in broad sections over face and neck and blend with water moistened beauty sponge.
Lightly dust VS PRO Flawless FX Translucent Finishing Powder over entire face for a flawless finish.
Brush VS PRO Light FX Eye-Brightening Pen on the concave area under the eye and then blend and set using your ring finger in a tapping motion and also brush along the length of nose.
For glowing skin and added dimension, shade VS Makeup Pressed Mineral Bronzing Powder in Bronze Ambitionjust slightly above the concave of the cheekbone and softly dust under chin, jaw and along her hairline. Last, apply VS Makeup Baked Mineral Bronzing Powder in Goddess on temples and up high on the outer cheeks to add a luminous, bronze glow.
Use VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad in Eye Contact and dust the highlight color all over eye area up to brow bone and then accentuate the crease using the crease shadow. Sweep on the golden bronze shade all over the lid and use the crease shade along the outer part of the lash line. For some extra warmth, add the base shade all along the lower lash line.
Using VS Makeup Kajal Liner in Black Magic, draw along the outer upper lash line and then smudge the line to add soft, subtle dimension.
Last, apply two coats of VS Makeup Extra Lengthening Mascara in Blackest Black on the upper and lower lashes, using brush vertically first to really enhance the inner corner lashes.
Apply VS Makeup Luminous Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet to the apples of the cheeks to give a flushed glow.
Prep lips with VS PRO Pout FX Lip Primer & Definer to keep the lip liner and color in place.
Line lips with VS Makeup Lip Liner in Blushing Nude.
Pat on VS Makeup Color Drama Lipstick in Pulse with her fingertip to add a stain of color to the lip.
Finish with VS Makeup Brilliant Lip Shine Extreme in Sunset Strip for pretty, shimmery pout.
GET THE LOOK: MIRANDA KERR AT THE GOLDEN GLOBES
Supermodel Miranda Kerr looked right at home on the red carpet at the Golden Globes. To get her showstopping look, follow these easy steps from Celebrity Makeup Artist Lisa Storey.
Prep skin with VS PRO Airbrush FX Bronzing Primer for a natural, all-over glow.
Lightly dust VS PRO Flawless FX Translucent Finishing Powder over entire face for a flawless finish.
For touchups, dab VS PRO Anti-Shine FX Oil-Free Mattifier on high-shine areas, like the center of the forehead, nose and chin.
Before applying eye shadow, prep lids with VS PRO Lasting FX Eye Shadow Primer to create a smooth and long-lasting base.
Hide dark shadows under eyes with VS PRO Camouflage FX Universal Concealer Palette. Apply VS PRO Light FX HD Eye Brightening Pen around the entire eye area and blend up into cheekbones to lighten and brighten dark shadows and conceal fine lines.
Using VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad in Eye Contact, apply the lid color all over lids, blending up into the crease and out towards the outer corner of the eye. Use the same color under the bottom lashes. Apply the highlight color under the brow bone and add a touch to the inner corners to open the eyes.
Define upper and lower lashlines with VS Precision Liquid Liner in Black, exaggerating the outer edges for an eye-opening effect.
Using VS Brow Pencil and Brush Duo in Brunette, fill in brows for extra definition.
Finish with two coats of VS Makeup Volume Lift Mascara in Black.
Apply VS Makeup Luminous Mineral Blush Duo in Meet Up to apples of cheeks for a sexy flush.
Prep lips with VS PRO Pout FX Lip Primer and Definer. Complete the red carpet look with a swipe of VS Makeup Color Drama Lipstick in Intensity.
“Get the Look” instructions provided by VS Beauty
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 67,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
On Tuesday, October 9th, I had the opportunity to visit Redken’s New York City Headquarters to learn more about Curvaceous, a new hair care and styling line specially formulated for loose waves to curly hair. The products employ cutting edge technology such as sugar crystals and moringa oil to restore curly’s hear vitality and reduce frizz by up to 97% for up to three days.
Curvaceous consists of seven different products: Cream Shampoo, Conditioner, Curl Diva nourishing mask, Wind Up reactivating spray, Ringlet perfecting lotion, Full Swirl cream serum, and Wave Ahead texturizing mousse.
As a curly haired girl, I’m excited about the launch of this line. The main product that caught my attention is the conditioner, which can be rinsed out after shampooing, or left in to be blended with other products for extra definition.
The in Full Swirl 2-in-1 cream serum is also a must-have. The swirl formula mixes a serum with a lightweight cream to control frizz and lock-in moisture.
Not sure which products in the line would be right for you? There’s an app for that. Using Redken’s Style Station app, customers and stylists are able to receive a customized regimen after making a number of selections about hair ringlets, including hair type and curl pattern. By simply touching the screen on an iPad or iPhone, hair literally moves and bounces off the screen as you make your selections, creating the ultimate interactive experience. The system is able to create up to 180 regimens, customized for every type of curl and wave, using Curvaceous’ unique mix of products.
So, lately as this blog continues to increase in popularity, I’ve been considering changing the name to something more easier to pronounce. I love the name Delialicious Picks, but I realize that it can be hard to spell, let alone pronounce. So, I’ve been considering shortening the name to Delia’s Picks. What do you think? Vote in the poll below and let me know!
I am excited to announce that Delailcious Picks now has an official Twitter page! Click on the image to the left, search for @Delialicious on Twitter, or click on the Twitter link at the sidebar of this page. Be sure to sign up so you can stay in the know of the latest news, giveaways, trends and deals in fashion, beauty and more. Looking forward to connecting with you all there.
The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010 (since it’s launch on October 31, 2010), and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:
The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.
A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,500 times in 2010. That’s about 6 full 747s.
In 2010, there were 37 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 244 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 25mb. That’s about 5 pictures per week.
The busiest day of the year was December 3rd with 155 views. The most popular post that day was Nicki Minaj’s pink lipstick on sale today & Choosing the right shade of pink for you.
Where did they come from?
The top referring sites in 2010 were stumbleupon.com, facebook.com, en.wordpress.com, heartifb.com, and googleads.g.doubleclick.net.
Some visitors came searching, mostly for nicki minaj pink lipstick, mac me over, nicki minaj lipstick for sale, lavin h&m, and h&m lavin.
Attractions in 2010
These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.
Nicki Minaj’s pink lipstick on sale today & Choosing the right shade of pink for you November 2010
MAC Cosmetics “MAC Me Over” Contest November 2010
VH1 Divas goes Patriotic November 2010
Lanvin for H&M hits stores Today November 2010
Drake – Best Dressed of the Week November 2010
This year’s VH1 Divas’ concert, The USO Presents: VH1 Divas Salute the Troops, will be hosted by Kathy Griffin from the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar in San Diego, CA. Set to air on Sunday, December 5th at 9/8 central, this will be the ninth installment for the franchise, which will feature Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles, Nicki Minaj, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals’ Grace Potter, Keri Hilson, Katy Perry and Paramore’s Hayley Williams. All of the divas posed for sexy pin-up photos to promote this year’s patriotic theme. Individual shots of each sassy performer can be downloaded separately on VH1’s website free of charge.
VH1 is also teaming up with Glamour Shots, so that you can create your very own pin-up photo shoot, which will include a makeover and hairstyling, a free photo session, and free 10×13 portrait. Participants may even walk away with a special VH1 Divas gift with purchase.***
***Editor’s Note: After investigating this a little bit more, Glamour Shots does charge you $20 for hair and makeup, and then pressures you into purchasing an expensive package of the photos. They do not even give you the digital photos on a CD for free, and you have to wait for them to send the 10×13 photo in the mail. When you visit the link it says you are supposed to get these things for free, but it is very misleading, since they end up charging you. A quick Google search revels this company’s bad practices and scams. I have no idea why VH1 would attach their name to this company.
When I posted a complaint on VH1′s message board, they immediately deleted it.
Support our Troops: Log on VH1′s website through Facebook Connect and share a photo of yourself here. For every photo shared, VH1 will donate $1 to the USO’s Operation Enduring Care.