What retouching does for photos, primer does for your complexion. Just ask any makeup artist and they’ll tell you it’s the secret to flawless skin. It’s the best way to prevent your makeup from melting, smudging, and fading away plus primers smooth the complexion, visually blur imperfections, minimize pores, even out skin tone, and create the perfect base so your foundation glides on easily, evenly, and stays put all day.
All primers give your skin a soft-focus finish and smooth, silky texture but there are those that are chock full of added benefits to bridge the gap between skincare and makeup—they’re formulated to counteract redness, moisturize, absorb oil, protect from UV
Photo Credit: Eden at Birchbox Local
My introduction to New York Fashion Week was at the gorge new Birchbox Local at Chelsea Market! The cool space, this year upgraded to two floors, was the perfect backdrop to all my beauty product-testing, -shopping, and -pampering needs, plus a custom candy bar with plenty of treats to nibble on. Birchbox showcased some of its best selling brands like stila, Color Club, Jouer, Juice Beauty, Pur, Dr Brandt, Amika, Benefit, Arcona, Mally Beauty, DDF and so much more. Did I mention that you could also make your very own Birchbox – so fun!
With makeover stations for hair, makeup, brows, and nails galore, there was a whole lot of beautifying going on. The Amika team was doing blowouts and I
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Laura MercierGlamour Wardrobe Dual Decker Palette ($98.00)
With the crazy,fast pace of the holiday season nearly here,wouldn’t it be nice to find simplicity in your makeup collection?I mean,imagine having your eye,face, and lip products all in one,simple product.The good news is,you can!Forget about the cluttered makeup bag,and say hello to these great,all-in-one sets.Keep the warm colors ablaze with the Laura Mercier Glamour Wardrobe Dual Decker Palette($98.00). This two-tiered kit features eyeshadows on the top, and lip and cheek colors on the bottom, all in cool, wintry shades like Chambord, Heather Plum, Midnight Navy, Buttercream, and Cherrywood. As an added bonus, the Glamour Ward