Top 10 Eye Creams for a 30-something

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Color me an old lady, but yes I’ve tried enough Eye Creams to make up a top 10 of my faves. I’m still in my early 30’s, but I’m completely obsessed with keeping away the crows feet. I have em… we all do, especially if we laugh a lot… but there are things we can use to prevent the worst of the lines, wrinkles and evil.

In no particular order:

  1. StriVectin-EV Get Even Dark Circle Corrector. This is more for lightening the dark circles, but it helps with lines a bit as well.
  2. Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Eye Cream. This is gentle and light but still actively keeps lines and wrinkles at bay. You can see results within a few days, which is perfect for me because I’m the instant gratification type!
  3. Reviva Labs Firming Eye Serum. The mulberry and lime help lighten dark circles while the other ingredients moisturize, fight puffiness and protect against future damage.
  4. Murad Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture for Eyes. I first used this in 2012 and it is great for moisture & restoring resiliency.
  5. Kate Somerville Line Release Under Eye Repair Cream. Used for firming and lifting the under eye area, I found it’s really great at keeping my lines hidden.
  6. Le Metier de Beaute Revive Eye Concentrate. This was the one I most recently finished and I loved how the product pumped out just enough product per eye. I felt I had great results with this when it came to reducing fine lines.
  7. Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Eye Balm. I rebuy this all the time. I first reviewed this balm back in September of 2012 and found it works great as a brightener & hydrater, smoothing out crow’s feet over time. I also like to mix it with concealers that might feel a little too dry for some double duty.
  8. Neutrogena Healthy Skin Eye Cream. Dark Circles and puffiness be gone! This is one of the few drugstore eye creams I’ve tried that actually hydrates well and actually shows a difference.
  9. Dior Hydra Life BB Eye Crème. This is said to hide fatigue while reducing signs of aging. I’m still playing around, but so far I’m loving the results and how well this hides and hydrates. I will have a full review on this soon!
  10. Perricone MD Cold Plasma Eye. This feels so amazing under the eyes and really hydrates while absorbing quickly. Really fantastic for reducing the wrinkles!

I’m always down for trying more! What eye cream is your favorite?

Makeup Wars – My Beauty Diary

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This week for Makeup Wars we decided to do a beauty diary. Basically a “my day in beauty”. I tried to be diligent in writing down what I was using all day, so hopefully I don’t forget anything! Here’s what happens to my face, bod & hair throughout the day (beauty wise!).

Good morning!
I wake up around 7-8am (God willing, sometimes insomnia visits and that becomes around 3am). After my son is out the door I hop in the shower and hit my mug with Murad Clarifying Cleanser and my Clarisonic. I also like to use a lip scrub from LUSH. Currently I’m still using Santa Baby from Christmas. Once or twice a week I exfoliate my face with Kate Somerville ExfoliKate. For the bod I’ve been using Dove Pistachio Cream with Magnolia Body Wash & Body Bar. When shaving happens I generally use Schick Hydro Silk and Skintimate Shave Gel. Hair gets the AMAZE-BALLS OGX Sea Mineral Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner. I haven’t even been using a hair mask once a week, because the OGX is that good.

Out of the bathroom I start by applying Kate Somerville Anti-Bac Acne Treatment Lotion all over my face. Then I apply a spray lotion all over my body – something like the Vaseline Spray & Go or St. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray. The hair gets a generous hit of Living Proof No Frizz Styling Cream (starting at the ends and putting very little at the crown) and Agadir Argan Oil at the ends. My fave perfume is Chanel Chance EDT but lately I’m also reaching for Chloe Roses de Chloe.

In the interest of saving time I’ll just go through my daily makeup routine when I’m not actually going anywhere but the store or to pick the kids up from school. Generally (unless something is being tested) I start with the eyes and apply Urban Decay Primer Potion. MAC Utterly Becoming Paint Pot is an excellent base for all things eye balls and on top of that I go easy with Urban Decay Naked Basics or Hourglass Suede Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo. Lately I’ve been getting at my brows with Vincent Longo Eyebrow Micro Pencil and NARS Oural Brow Gel. For a liner I reach for something neutral like Marc Jacobs Ro(Cocoa), Urban Decay Hustle or MUFE Aqua Eyes in 24L. Mascara is usually IT Cosmetics Tightline and/or Milani Total Lash Cover. Face Makeup is IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation, IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye/Hello Light Liquid Brightener and IT Cosmetics Full Coverage CC+ Cream. On the cheeks I’m using NARS Olympia for contouring and one of the six Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes. For my lips, when it’s just an easy day like this, it’s always some sort of sheer-semi sheer gloss like my current fave YSL Gloss Volupte in Golden (20).

Through the day…
During the day I usually just touch up as needed. Generally that just means a dusting of IT Cosmetics Celebration Foundation on the nose and reapplying gloss. More often than not, though, I just end up slicking on Jack Black Lip Balm (of which I’m obsessed with).

Nighty Night!
The makeup removal process is quick for me. I remove my eye makeup with MAC Gently Off Eye & Lip Remover. My makeup is removed by using Murad Clarifying Cleanser & the Clarisonic. Lately I’ve been obsessively staring at wrinkles by my eyes, so I start out my skincare regime with Le Metier de Beaute Revive Eye Concentrate and then I smooth on StriVectin SD Advanced. Because that isn’t moisturizing enough for me in the evening I also use Kate Somerville Oil-Free Moisturizer. I can’t fall asleep with dry lips so I always dab on a bit of LUSH Honey Trap Lip Balm. I also check for stray eye brow hairs that managed to pop up and get at them with my Tweezerman Tweezers.

After all of that I settle down to watch a show and slather on some LUSH Lemony Flutter & pop on my gloves.

I seriously didn’t feel high maintenance about myself until I wrote this post. Tell me I’m not alone!

Top 10 Red Lipsticks – Designer Edition

When you’re something of a red lipstickhoarder collector, picking your Top 10 will have you on the floor either weeping uncontrollably or laughing hysterically (in the manic sense). Do you know I seriously felt bad about not including my other reds?! Who has feelings like that?!

For this weeks Top 10 Tuesday I broke down and chose my Top 10 High-End Red Lipsticks.

In no particular order…

  1. Cle de Peau Beaute 311 Extra Rich Lipstick Velvet. So this one… is ridiculously expensive. More-so than I thought when I purchased. The lipstick itself is $40 then you have to buy the casing which is $25. I never (and I mean never) finish a lipstick, so, while the casing is refillable, that’s just not economical for me. That being said… I don’t regret this purchase in any way, shape or form. It’s a stunning shade of excellent quality and if I had to pick my top 3 red lippies this would, without a moments hesitation, be in that group.
  2. Chanel Dragon Rouge Allure Laque. This was actually featured as my favorite red lipstick in Makeup Wars circa 2012 and it’s still in my top 3 to this day. There’s something so perfect about the color that makes it an unstoppable, power red.
  3. NARS Future Red Cinematic Lipstick. Cinematic is a new formula for NARS and it’s basically 10,000 shades of awesome. Highly pigmented and so glossy! Future Red was a part of the controversial Holiday 2013 Guy Bourdin Collection.
  4. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipstick. I just recently reviewed this one, but of course it landed on my faves! A frost finish that doesn’t look icy or trashy?! Sign me up!
  5. MAC RiRi Woo Lipstick. RiRi Woo is based off of Ruby Woo but in an even better Retro Matte formula. It released several times throughout 2013 within the Rihanna Collections and it was a huge favorite each time. What this means is that Rihanna can do no wrong in terms of a red lip from collections she collaborates on.
  6. Dior Lady Lipstick.�� While there were three beautiful red shades that I purchased from the Dior 2012 Holiday Collection, Lady is my favorite. She’s a muted, dusty red that carries oodles of pigment and is wonderfully wearable.
  7. LUSH Santa Baby Lip Tint. Maybe this one isn’t really a “lipstick” or “designer” per se, but it’s beautiful and gives my lips that perfect red tint without going pink. Love it, couldn’t leave it out!
  8. Cailyn Big Apple Tinted Lip Balm. I got this one in my September 2013 ipsy Glam Bag. Again, not exactly a “lipstick” but a great tint! It’s a little deeper than Santa Baby and just as beautiful!
  9. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Enamel Glossy Stain. This is a lovely, warm red that is completely opaque and stains the lips so well it’ll seem like you reapplied your lipstick all day!
  10. Make Up For Ever Aqua Rouge 8 Iconic Red. When something is made in collaboration with Madonna’s makeup artist, Gina Brooke, you know it’s good. Aqua Rouge does.not.budge. You’ll be hard pressed to get it off with even a hard core makeup remover. Love this line!

And, as per usual on a Top 10 Tuesday, I cheated and managed to smuggle in my Top 5 High-End Red Lip Glosses as well. Just kidding, no idea how these got here, I swear.

  1. Marc Jacobs No Regrets Lust for Lacquer. A juicy, strawberry red that works perfect alone or on top of any red shade that needs a little shine. If there were such a thing as a neutral red, this would be it.
  2. NARS 413 BLKR Larger Than Life Lipgloss. This is a fiery, siren red that features a teeny, tiny brush to get that precise application that you need for all red lip shades. Super pigmented and super glossy!
  3. Lise Watier Rouge Catwalk Haute Couleur. I got my first Lise Watier products in my August 2013 Wantable Box. I’d been dying to try out the brand and was not disappointed! This shade is another juicy sort of red that is almost opaque and has an awesome shine.
  4. Le Metier de Beaute Red Velvet Lip Creme. This was actually a GWP item back in 2012. It’s an extremely vibrant and opaque fire engine red cream. It just melts onto the lips and even leaves behind a nice stain after eating/drinking.
  5. MAC Viva Glam Rihanna Lipglass. While this red isn’t opaque by any means, the shimmer gives off a great dimension to any creamy red lipsticks that you feel might be falling flat or just need funned up!

What Red Lipstick (or Lip Gloss!) is your favorite? Click the links below to see what the other Top 10 Bloggers have listed!

Top 10 Items to Conceal & Correct featuring PIXI Beauty!

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Our skin changes so much throughout the seasons, which means our makeup should as well. For most, Summer-time requires only a light amount of coverage with a light BB cream or a tinted moisturizer. In the colder weather I need to transition into something heavier with at least a medium coverage. For this Top 10 Tuesday we’re featuring our favorite products to Correct & Conceal (in any season)!

To begin your cold weather face prep, Pixi Beauty offers three products that will aid you in becoming flawless this Fall!

1. Redness Reducing Primer($28.00) – Even though it’s green in color, fear not! This primer is exactly what you need to reduce the appearance of the redness in your skin and also help prevent it from happening so much in the future. While normally I’m not a fan of using a skin primer, this works wonders in the cold weather for keeping my skin tone even as my makeup fades a bit throughout the day.
2. Crayon Combo in Wide Awake($18.00) – Now that we all have the Katy Perry song permanently in our heads, use this waterproof crayon to open up your eyes by lining the inner rim and also blending around the eyes, thus concealing how exhausted you are.
3. Eye Bright Kit in Fair/Medium($25.00) – This travel friendly kit contains four shades to fix flaws fast (and on-the-go!). Included are an eye brightener, a cover-up duo and a multi-purpose cream highlighter. Hide the imperfections and dark circles while absorbing anti-aging treatment ingredients. I’m so obsessed with hiding wrinkles around my eyes. I only turned 33 about a week ago, but that anxiety came with it. Totally weird!

I’m constantly switching out my face products based on seasons and type of event/day I’ll be having. Here are 7 more of my favorite products to use on my face throughout the year to help hide imperfections:

4. NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation – This is light for a foundation, but packs a nice punch of coverage, great for year-round use!
5. Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – I use this mostly in the early Fall/Spring/Summer, but it’s still good in the Winter as the coverage is a little heavier than what you might expect.
6. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream – This has a heavier coverage, and I reach for this daily in the cold months.
7. 3LAB ‘Perfect’ BB Cream – an even heavier coverage than the Missha, but I always reach for this when I need to hide serious flaws and need a perfect complexion for photos.
8. IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye – This buffs out to hide everything and anything. I use this one year-round.
9. Miracle Skin Transformer Treat & Conceal – This is great to spot treat. I mostly use this in the Summer, but it’s also good year round in a pinch! (not pictured the Miracle Skin Transformer Face, only because I feel like I pimp it way too much lol but I wanted to give it a shout-out anyway!)
10. Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Correcteur Concealer – This is a stick concealer, and is wonderful for blending into the imperfections of the face and also correcting them.

What products do you use to Conceal & Correct Click the icons below to see what the other bloggers love!

Top 10 Palettes – Old School Edition

Top 10 Palettes can be such a broad subject. After all, there are so many! For this post, I want to take you back. We’re talking old school-ish. To the palettes you may have forgotten about, but that still hold a special place in your heart.

In no particular order:

  1. Midnight Hour Eye Shadow Palette. This was from the Disney Reigning Beauties Collection from Sephora, the Cinderella Edition. While all of the princess collections were to die for, this particular palette was probably my fave. I reach for it quite a bit when I want something understated but not too boring. Word is these collections are over… but I really hope minds change and we see more.
  2. Le Metier de Beaute Mélange de Colour Fashion Eyeshadow Palette. This palette is the end-all-be-all of LMdB products. 18 high quality shadows all in one place. Countless looks can be created and it’s travel friendly to boot!
  3. Le Metier de Beaute Bauhaus Kaleidoscope Eye Kit. When these shades blend together in the signature Couches de Couleur application technique it makes the perfect taupe. So, of course it’s one of my faves! Love this one for holiday!
  4. Le Metier de Beaute Penelope Kaleidoscope Eye Kit. Penelope was my first eye kit from LMdB and remains one of my go-to fave palettes to this day. Every time I go somewhere, it travels with me. Every time I’m at a loss for what to do with my look, I reach for Penelope. She’s from 2011 but she’s like a best friend that I’ll never let leave my side!
  5. Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland Book of Shadows. Well, if this isn’t a blast from the past I don’t know what is. This one takes us back to 2010. Back to which was, IMO, the very best thing Urban Decay ever released. It doesn’t even matter that the shades weren’t “new” shades. They had new, theme appropriate names and the artwork was incredible.
  6. Tarte for True Blood Eyeshadow Palette. Of course True Blood fans lost their damn minds when this collection came out in 2011. You could transform yourself via looks into your favorite True Blood characters and perhaps attract your own Eric Northman. Or Bill Compton, but not the Bill Compton from last season… you’re better than that.
  7. MAC Festive Frost Face Kit. I wish I reached for this more, because the shades are to die for, especially for the holiday season. This palette released with MAC Holiday 2011 and was a Nordstrom exclusive.
  8. MAC 5 Neutral Eyes Holiday Eye Kit. This one is only about a year old, releasing with Holiday 2012, but it creates the best smokey eye you’ve ever laid eyes on. You’re insane if you don’t love this.
  9. theBalm Nude ‘Tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette. I purchased this back in 2011, but it’s still available! The quality is amazing, but then… all theBalm shadows generally are. Countless looks to be created… it’s neutral with a kick!
  10. Illamasqua Complement Eye Shadow Palette. Complement is also only around a year old, but I adore the shades and the eye look they create together. It’s not a palette you’d think would be wearable for multiple occasions, but in these colder months it totally is.

Okay, so maybe some of these aren’t too old school. I feel like in the life of a beauty blogger we see so much that a year or two can feel old school. Also, the Urban Decay and Tarte palettes are from several years ago. Boom. Justified.

What is your favorite old school beauty palette? I can’t wait to see what everyone else has come up with! Click the icons below to check them out!

My Top 10 (or more) Favorite Eyeliners

Maybe you’re looking at that first pic and you’re thinking… “Brooke, that is way more than 10 eyeliners” – I know. But I promise my list numbering will not go past 10 😉

Not all eyeliners are created equal. We have gels and pencils and liquid … oh my! It’s impossible for me to choose just 10, so, to make up my Top 10 Eyeliners, I grabbed up everything I loved and separated into brand/category… and I totally could have chosen more.

1. NARS Eye Paints – New. But totally a given. They stay all day (even when worn alone) and are blendable! Shown are the three currently in my stash – Iskandar, Mozambique, Snake Eyes. Though I will be purchasing at least 5 more.

2. NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – Glides on, stays on. Above I’ve shown my #1 fave in Barrow Street.

3. NARS Eyeliner Stylo – Easy for even a novice to apply and they wear like iron. Shown are my faves in Koala, Atlantic and Carpates.

4. Le Metier de Beaute Liquid Eyeliner – Shown above in Artemis, this is my fave because it’s just so beautiful. Though it takes awhile to dry, the end result is worth it and it will last.

5. Marc Jacobs Highliner – Gel Crayon – I am in complete love with these. Literally the perfect eye pencils and in beautiful shades. They’re super soft so you have to sharpen them a lot, but that’s a small price to pay for what is otherwise perfection. Shown are my faves Ro(cocoa) and Intro(vert).

6. Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes – All of which are amazing, but 24L has been my favorite from way back. When I’m feeling sick or just eye droopy in general this liner totally opens up my eyes and makes me look awake and alert.

7. NYX Kohl Kajal Brown Liner – In terms of ease of use and affordability, this is quite possibly the best brown liner out there for every day use.

8. Neutrogena Nourishing Eye Liner – They’re all rather nice, but none can hold a candle to Brushed Pewter. It’s grey with that slight hint of blue. Perfect when you want a little drama on your eye during the day and just can’t deal with doing a full on black type of shade.

9. MAC Kohls – Which include their regular Eye Kohl and Kohl Power liners. They’re soft, smudgeable and for the most part last. Even if they migrate a bit, it somehow looks like it works. I grabbed my faves to show above in Teddy, Powersurge, Orpheus, Mystery and Black Karat.

10. Urban Decay – Of course I’m including the UD 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencils! Are you crazy?! These are as soft as MAC Kohls but have better staying power. My faves are Covet, Hustle, Stray Dog and Muse.

I hope you enjoyed my Top 10 (or more) Eyeliners! Check out what the other bloggers love and be sure to tell us what your faves are!

Le Métier de Beauté NOIR Dualistic Eye Pencil Swatches & Review

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Le Métier de Beauté is well known for high quality and top-performing products across the board. In the case of the Noir Dualistic Eye Pencil, I just can’t say I’m a fan (and you know I love me the Champagne shade… so much so that I keep a back-up in my drawer at all times!).

What Neiman Marcus says about the Le Métier de BeautéDualistic Eye Pencil:

      Whether it’s a defined line or a subtle smudged sultry look, this velvety-soft formula delivers rich pigmented colour and allows easy application for versatile, sophisticated looks.
    • Velvety-soft and rich colour.
    • Precise application.
    • No tugging, blends easily.
    • All day wear.

    Noir is an intense shade of black. It’s smooth and applies gracefully. It feels and looks amazing. For about 5 minutes. I had severe migration issues with this one, which was surprising because I don’t with any of the other shades. It does okay on the top lid if you set with a shadow, but other than that I was looking very “Derelicte” (Zoolander reference).

    For the money, I’d say nope on this one. If you want an LMdB eye liner go for one of the other shades, because they’re amazing. If you need a deeply saturated black pencil liner definitely head to either Make Up For Ever 0L Aqua Eyes or Urban Decay 24-7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion so you won’t need to worry about checking your face.

    The Le Métier de Beauté Dualistic Eye Pencil retails for $36.00 and can be purchased at Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman and Bloomingdale’s.

    Top 10 Tuesday – My Favorite Cream Beauty Products

    Cream Beauty Products is a pretty broad topic. When I first began to think of and pull my favorite items I noticed I was focusing way too much on just makeup, when cream can apply to all areas of beauty. Because of this, I chose to involve some hair and skin products as well that I absolutely love!

    For this Top 10 Tuesday, please enjoy my Favorite Cream Beauty Products (in no particular order!).

    1. Living Proof Nourishing Styling Cream – I love this so much I bought the super size and have contemplating writing in to the company about possibly making a jug of it. If it was safe to do and would still benefit my hair, I’d drink it. Kills frizz fast. WOOT.
    2. Le Metier de Beaute Colour Core Moisture Stain LipstickSan Tropez has been a go-to peachy nude lip color for me for as long as I can remember. Smooth and pigmented, perfect for my tone… just can’t go wrong if I grab this.
    3. Le Metier de Beaute Lip Creme – I feel like you can’t talk about one LMdB lip product without including another. Cafe Creme works well with San Tropez for a lovely nude, sultry lip. Bonus: Not sticky in the least!
    4. Miracle Skin Transformer Face – Are you tired of hearing me talk about this yet? Creamy, easy to apply, helps makeup last all day. If it could cook I’d marry it. It also comes in a version for acne prone skin that I also love.
    5. Chanel Le Blush Cream de Chanel – This is a recent release from Chanel but it’s captured my heart so much I’ve already ordered another shade! Presage is shown above, and limited edition, get it fast!
    6. Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream – The perfect coverage, a lovely airbrushed look without appearing heavy. Missha BB Cream has a permanent place in my stash.
    7. IT Cosmetics Bye, Bye Undereye – This concealer will blow your mind. Did you ever dot concealer over a red area or imperfection and you’re like… um that didn’t really cover so well. This won’t happen with Bye Bye Undereye. A small dab will coat everything you need and more and is easy to buff and blend.
    8. Maybelline Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Gel Shadow – Seriously. If I’d have known how in love I’d be with this Seashore Frosts I’d have bought at least five of them. I use it at least once a week. There is no shade out there quite like it and it works well with so many colors. Plus, the formula is amazing.
    9. Kate Somerville Oil Free Moisturizer – This product, along with the Anti Bac Clearing Lotion, saved my face from looking like I just turned 13 (Acne!). I should actually do a post on the products because they’ve been a godsend. I like to use them in between testing new skin care (because not all skin care works well for me and my sensitive, hormonal, acne prone skin – thank you, having babies).
    10. Kiehl’s Creme de Corps – This is the limited edition bottle from the Holiday 2012 LE Kenny Scharf release. This stuff is creamy, velvety smooth and doesn’t make my skin itch or react. It leaves me moisturized and supple. A love!

    In hindsight, I’m thinking… darn I didn’t include nail polish! WTF, beauty blogger. That list would be ridiculously extensive, so let’s just pretend I spared you.

    I hope you enjoyed my Top 10 Favorite Cream Beauty Products! Check out what the other bloggers love to use and tell us what your faves are!

    Top 10 Get Your Glow On – Bronze Yourself!

    Technically, this is “

    Top 10 Bronzers

    ” but I don’t think I’ve even tried 10 Bronzers that I would love enough to list! Therefore, I altered it a bit and am going to list out my

    top 10 Glowy Bronzy

    type beauty items! (More are pictured, but I group brands hehe).

    1. Beautisol. Seriously. This has to be number one for glow. Everyone who touches a Beautisol product turns to gold… I mean bronze. A natural bronze! I’ve reviewed the Summer Glow Lotion here and have the Self-Tanning Mousse on deck for this week.
    2. Jergens. This is your drugstore answer to a gorgeous and natural glow. I love that there are separate tubes for face and body and that the color is gradual. In the past I did a three post campaign for them, so you can check out all of my ramblings there.
    3. Chanel. How could we not include Chanel in something glowy and bronzy?! This past Summer they didn’t release a similar product, but the two Summer’s before they released the Soleil Tan de Chanel Luminous Bronzing Powder – in 2012 I picked up Sable Rose and in 2011 I grabbed Bronze Corail. I also threw in Lucky Stripes for good measure!
    4. Dior.  This Summer Dior came out with amazing Nude Tan Paradise Blush & Bronzer Duo. I picked up the shade Coral Glow 2 and love how it’s pigmented, yet blendable and can work with any tone.
    5. Le Metier de Beaute. This brand does amazing Blushing Bronzed Duets with a gorgeous cheek hue paired with the perfect bronzer. I reach for either Romeo & Juliet or Traviata when I need a quick, every day glow!
    6. MAC. They do make some excellent bronzers, but when I was doing this post the first products that came to mind were the lipsticks from this Summers Temperature Rising collection, most specifically in Sheer Seduction & Caliente. These hot lip colors will accentuate the glow on your skin.
    7. NARS. Everyone loves NARS Laguna for a bronzer… but for my glow I like the new multiple in Puerto Vallarta. Peachy, cheeky, glowy perfection!
    8. NARS. Again. I thought of eyes and immediately thought of this gold and bronzed eye duo in Paramaribo! It’s glowy and gorgeous making it an absolute must have on my top 10 list!
    9. L’Oreal.  Keeping with the eyes I had to mention the L’Oreal Infallible Eye Shadow in Bronzed Taupe. The perfect wash of color over your eye if you need to be quick, plus it’s waterproof!
    10. Tarte. Finally, the end all be all of what you need this Summer… the Aqualillies For Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Eye And Cheek Palette. You have excellent glowy shades for eyes and cheeks and it’s going to last all day!

    I hope you enjoyed my Top 10 Products to Bronze Yourself With! Check out what the other bloggers love and get inspired to get your glow on!

    Le Métier de Beauté Past Kaleidoscopes Being Re-Released for ALS Awareness Month

    Lids for Lou Gehrig’s Disease: Past-Edition Kaleidoscopes Being Re-Released for the Cause
    Le Métier de Beauté in Support of ALS Awareness Month and the ALS Association

    Lids for Lou Gehrig’s Disease:
    In honor of ALS Awareness Month, Le Métier de Beauté is kicking off May with “Lids for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.” The campaign’s efforts will go towards raising money, awareness and finding a cure for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s).

    Past-edition Kaleidoscope Eye Kits – straight from the archives – will be making one last debut exclusively on There will be ONE individual Eye Kaleidoscope Kit up per day that is the last of its kind (6 in total). Throughout the week, kaleidoscopes will be paired with additional gifts from outstanding brands, designers and companies we’ve partnered with for the cause. Including:

    • Oscar de la Renta
    • GlossyBox
    • David Hart & Co.
    • The Plaza Hotel
    • Steiner Sports/NY Yankees

    Kicking off Sunday night, May 5th through Sunday, May 10th, ­ the Eye Kaleidoscopes and accompanying gifts (all being kept secret until their scheduled debut) will be placed on Until 9PM EST, bids can be placed. The highest bidder will be announced at the end of the day and will receive the coveted, last-of-its-kind Kaleidoscope Eye Kit plus the featured collaboration gift.

    100% of the proceeds earned from “Lid’s for Lou Gehrig’s Disease” kaleidoscope campaign will go directly to the ALS Association. In addition to all of these profits earned, Le Métier de Beauté will be donating 10% to the ALS Association for EVERY sale made on our E-commerce site May 5th through May 12th.

    Lastly, for anyone who chooses to separately donate $100 or more on the tribute fund page that has been set up at, Le Métier de Beauté will send a thank you package of beauty goodies.

    What is ALS? The Facts:

    • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that attacks nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord resulting in muscle weakness and atrophy.
    • Upon diagnosis, the life expectancy of an ALS patient ranges from 2 to 5 years.
    • Only 10% will survive more than 10 years
    • For the vast majority, their mind and thoughts are not impaired and remain sharp despite the progressive degenerating condition of the body.
    • ALS can strike anyone. There is currently no cure.

    What We Can Do. “Lids for Lou Gehrig’s” Mission:
    Give a voice. The goal behind Le Métier de Beauté ‘s “Lids for Lou Gehrig’s” campaign is to open more eyes to this devastating disease. Knowledge is power and can bring us one step closer to finding a cure. Your participation, voice and donations can directly impact thousands of people and their family members whose lives have been affected by ALS.

    To learn more about ALS and the ALS Association, visit