• Beauty,  New York,  WorldWide

    Natural Beauty Ideas from bareMinerals and Josie Maran

    This holiday season, chemical-laden cosmetics are on the naughty list.

    Instead, these holiday exclusives are formulated with clean, non-toxic ingredients. Plus, these festive, prepackaged gift sets are easy and convenient, making them a perfect option for a last-minute gift for any beauty fanatic.

    From long-lasting liquid lipsticks to nourishing skincare duos, these gifts from bareMinerals and Josie Maran include something for everyone.

    BRAND ONE: bareMinerals

    bareMinerals Solar Spectrum Beauty Essentials

    For those who want a little bit of everything, look no further than this holiday exclusive. This gift is filled with full-sized picks from eyes, face, and lips. Matte, sparkling, and shimmering finishes can be used to create infinite makeup looks throughout the season.


    Price: $98

    Where To Buy: bareminerals.com

    GEN NUDE Eyeshadow Aurora Lights

    The palette of 18 stunning eyeshadows to rock around every holiday hot spot is equipped with 8 new and exclusive hues. These sophisticated neutral shades, in soft matte to rich metallic finishes, provide seamless bendability and pigment-packed color that lasts up to 12 hours.


    Price: $48

    Where To Buy: bareminerals.com and ulta.com


    Firm and Nourish Power Duo

    Say goodbye to dull and dehydrated skin with this bestselling skincare duo. This gift set nourishes and hydrates your skin with two full-sized favorites, 100% Pure Argan Oil and Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter – packed in a beautiful responsibly sourced makeup bag.


    Price: $19

    Where To Buy: Sephora, sephora.com, and josiemaran.com

    Josie Maran Pure Argan Hydration Duo

    If one of your beauty goals for the upcoming year is to hydrate and attain a radiant, vibrant complexion, then this duo has you covered! This nourishing, travel-friendly duo includes Josie’s classic, cold-pressed, 100% Pure Argan Oil and 100% Pure Argan Oil Light.


    Price: $49

    Where To Buy: Sephora, sephora.com, and josiemaran.com

  • New York,  WorldWide

    Fall in Love with Hikari Cosmetics Cruelty-Free Makeup!

    Whether you’re still celebrating your summer adventures or getting ready for fall, keep that sparkle alive with Hikari Cosmetics! Their highly pigmented cream shadows are perfect for adding that pop of WOW. Whether you need that finishing touch for a sun-kissed look or something more dramatic, this cruelty-free makeup will last you from dusk till dawn.

    Make Your Face POP with Pretty, Bold Colors from Hikari Cosmetics

    Give them a reason to stare with Hikari’s vibrant colors

    Bold, vibrant, brilliant – that’s the look of the face this fall. Accentuate your natural beauty with strong, sexy, rich lips and knockout metallic, shimmery eyes with Hikari Cosmetics.

    Hikari Cosmetics helps you create the latest looks with the most sought-after colors and products. This fall you’ll want every one of its stunning lipsticks, from Cabernet to Peony. Go edgy glam and make your eyes pop with shades of gold, silver and bronze shimmer. Then finish the look off with a long-lasting eyeliner that will give you the perfect cat eye every time.

    Cream Pigment Eyeshadows – These highly pigmented cream shadows can add either definition or highlights. Pick Frozen, Mink or Shine if you’re looking for silver, bronze or gold shine or Cosmic or Skyline for a deep purple or blue pop. Each of Hikari’s 12 striking colors is infused with shimmer to help you shine on!

    Liquid Eyeliner – Perfect precision is what you’ll get with this long-lasting eyeliner that goes on smooth and easy. With these gorgeous shades, you can make a dramatic statement or something more subtle.

    Lipsticks – Flawlessly formulated for long lasting coverage in an array of vivid shades. Go bold with Cranberry or Cabernet or soft and romantic with Dune or Romance, either way your lips will say it all!


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    What it is: Assortment of shimmer cream eye pigments.

    What it does: Our Cream Eye Pigments come in an assortment of colors and can be used to create definition as a base or use delicately to add highlights to the eye.  Apply to eye with fingertip or brush and blend in. These highly pigmented cream shadows are sure to add a statement to your look!

    Cream Pigment Eyeshadow:

    Cosmic- Deep Purple with Shimmer

    Frozen- Bright Silver with Shimmer

    Glam- Deep Turquoise with Shimmer

    Mink- Bright Bronze with Shimmer

    Shine- Bright Gold with Shimmer

    Steel- Dark Grey with Shimmer

    Fairytale- White with Shimmer

    Latte- Brown with Shimmer

    Petal- Pink with Shimmer

    Skyline- Navy with Shimmer

    Honeydew- Peach with Shimmer

    Envy- Green with Shimmer

    Click to get it, http://www.hikaricosmetics.com/shop/cream-pigment-eyeshadow/.

    What it is: High pigment, easy to blend, long lasting eye shadow.

    What it does: With our wide variety of highly pigmented eye shadows you can create the perfect look. From demure to bold, the options are endless.

    Eye Shadow Colors:


    Sable, Bone, Chestnut, Wine


    Lagoon, Breeze, Disco, Coal


    Almond, Champagne, Majestic, Brownie


    Violet, Haze, Coal, Champagne


    Buttercup, Ameretto, Pizzaz, Russet


    Haze, Champagne, Pumpkin Spice, Moonlit


    Haze, Misty, Discreet, Stardust


    Haze, Lagoon, Taffy, Brownie


    Sage, Almond, Sable, Magnetic


    Stealth, Bellini, Magnetic, Swanky

    Click to get it, http://www.hikaricosmetics.com/shop/eye-shadow-copy/.

    What it is: A convenient compact that provides the benefits of shimmery blush and bronzer for the perfect glow.

    What it does: The four harmonious shades work together to create a glow that is a perfect balance for all skin tones. The light reflective shimmer particles give a warm radiant look to the cheeks and soften the appearance of fine lines.

    How to use: Sweep a big blush brush over all of the colors very lightly and tap off excess before applying across your cheekbones. The colors are highly pigmented so a little goes a long way! The colors can also be used individually as eyeshadow for a multiple use palette.

    Blush Colors:

    Radiate – Warm rose bronze

    Flush – Light pink bronze

    Splendor – Rich coral bronze

    Luster – Luminous true bronze

    Click to get it, http://www.hikaricosmetics.com/shop/shimmer-bronzer/.

    What it is: Assortment of opaque lip colors.

    What it does: Want to make a bold statement? Or do you want to add just a hint of color to you lips? Either way you want to have it we have the colors for you! The rich, highly pigmented colors can be as noticeable as you want to be for any event or occasion!

    Lip Crayon Colors:

    Amour – Matte Classic Red

    Cotton Candy- Matte Pale Pink

    Duchess- Matte Deep Wine

    Macchiato- Matte Warm Tan

    Mandarin- Matte Pink Coral

    Nutmeg- Matte Copper

    Passion Fruit- Matte Rich fuchsia

    Pouty- Matte Warm Mauve

    Fireside- Matte Deep Red

    Sorbet- Matte Dark Pink

    Click to get it, http://www.hikaricosmetics.com/shop/lip-crayon/.

    You don’t have to be rich to enjoy these luxurious looks, Hikari Cosmetics are reasonably-priced. They’re designed so every woman can afford to look her best, and she can feel good too, knowing none of Hikari’s products are ever tested on animals.

    For more information on Hikari visit www.hikaricosmetics.com .


    Founded on the principles of delivering glamorous, sophisticated makeup to women at an affordable cost, Hikari is dedicated to taking the makeup world to the next level. From high-shine, vivid lip gloss collections to the perfect eye color combinations, this beauty brand has something every woman can look and feel gorgeous in. From the Japanese word meaning “light”, get glowing with Hikari Cosmetics.

  • London

    End Your Dry Skin Problems With These Simple Solutions

    Skincare is big business. There are so many ways the skin can let us down. It can get greasy, itchy, red, or dry. And all of that can occur in the same month! This is why there are so many great skincare products out there right now. Nobody wants to suffer the embarrassment of problem skin. After all, the flawless look is so hot right now.


    When you suffer greasy skin that is prone to breakouts, there is a temptation to over-treat it. Most oily skin problems on the face occur because of hormone changes. A change in diet or some hormone treatments from your doctor may help you in this case. Using strong pimple creams will simply dry out the skin. And if your skin is no longer in its teenage years, you could be damaging it.


    When skin has dried out, it’s important to rehydrate quickly. The longer it stays dry, the more damage can occur. It is more prone to burning in the sun and wind. It may flake and crack, causing sores and even infections. Then you’ll be left with redness and itching on top of everything else. Start by upping your water intake and reducing your use of water on the skin affected.


    Thanks to Flickr for the pic


    You should use a moisturizing cleanser with a soft cosmetic pad. Then try to tone with something that is alcohol-free, like a micellar water. Cut down on the foundations that contain blemish balms unless they are designed for sensitive skin. As the irritation reduces, consider adding a gentle facial scrub to your weekly skincare routine. This will remove the dead, flaky skin cells and let the healthier cells breathe.


    Dry skin can be a problem on the delicate lip area too. Only three skin layers deep, lips are vulnerable to chapping from the sun and the wind. Use something like a NYX soft matte lip cream rather than a stronger lip gloss that can sting and irritate. Be sure to dab-dry the area with a clean towel when you brush and floss. This will prevent any toothpaste or whitening treatment residue from upsetting your lip area.


    Feet suffer from dryness more than most other parts of the body. In the summer you want your feet to look silky soft in your sandals. Don’t be so shy you avoid a pedicure, though. These can be very helpful when it comes to restoring the balance of your skin, especially around the toes. At home, you can soak them in an oil based bath. When they are dry, gently buff away the dead skin cells. Moisturize daily for the best results.


    Gorgeous legs are always well moisturised. These are the best parts of your body to apply oil-based moisture. Baby oil has long been popular but use it sparingly to avoid an excess greasiness. Legs often dry out if we shave, so avoid this if you are prone to dry skin. Stay safe in the sun to avoid flare-ups of dryness or burning. Love your skin.


  • Asian,  Los Angeles,  New York,  Toronto,  WorldWide

    Perfect Pores with Hard Candy Cosmetics!

    The summer temperatures can be hard on the skin. Scan 169 Show off smooth skin with the new Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum.  This lightweight primer serum instantly tightens pores and absorbs excess oil for all day flawless wear.  Just in time for Summer, this serum will have skin in shape in no time.


    Hard Candy Sheer Envy Primer Serum, $8

    • A lightweight primer that instantly tightens pore and smoothes the skin
    • Gentle formula that contains pore tightening actives and astringents to absorb excess oil for all day flawless wear
    • Micro fine powders blur fine lines and color correct skin tone


    Hard Candy’s Sheer Envy Primer is available only at Walmart and Walmart.com.

  • Asian,  Las Vegas,  Los Angeles,  New York,  WorldWide

    Urban Outfitters + Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

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    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
    announces 10 new Urban Outfitter store locations and introduces an Urban Outfitters exclusive SS2016 Collection of 6 new Lip Tars now available on urbanoutfitters.com.
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    Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is proud to announce an all-new partnership with Urban Outfitters just in time for Spring! Introducing “In Bloom”, a capsule collection of six Lip Star shades created exclusively for Urban Outfitters. These Lip Tar shades deliver opaque, true-to-color coverage in both satiny matte and metallic textures. Formulated with a complex of naturally derived oils including Hemp, Peppermint, and Vitamin E, this cult-classic liquid lipstick delivers a comfortable matte finish that’s true-to-color, longwearing and lightweight! Lip Tar is also free of silicone, parabens, and gluten.
  • New York

    Ricky’s NYC & Velvet 59

    Ricky's NYC & Velvet 59

    Newcomer to the market and 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free cosmetic line

    Velvet 59 announces its partnership with Ricky’s NYC.autotrace-2015-08-06_22.34.00

    Beginning January 29, 2016, Velvet 59 will enter 10 Ricky’s NYC stores located in New York City and Miami in addition to their already highly successful partnership on rickysnyc.com and in Ricky’s store located in NYC.


    It stands to reason that Ricky’s, one of the leading retailers of cutting edge beauty brands since 1989, has picked up on the buzz surrounding Velvet 59. Ricky’s will carry the full line-up of Velvet 59 products, including Matte to the Max Liquid Lipsticks, Contour is a Girls Best Friend palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, full Lipstick and Lipgloss collection, as well as Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes. This partnership is an exciting expansion for Velvet 59 as it brings them to the hands of their growing fan base by making them available at brick-and-mortar stores in major US cities along the East Coast.

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    The Exotic Lotus Palette: $39.00

    She is the Queen of beauty, the most exquisite flower of the river; the exotic smoked lotus. Let these ultra-pigmented colors transport you to a far away land where the lotus blooms in vast misty waters under a silver moon.
    Want a classic Hollywood pout? This liquid to matte vegan lip color promises starlet glamour and so much more!
    Check out more Velvet59’s items at Ricky’s!