Jul 31st, 14
My summer makeup routine has consisted of a bit of BB Cream, bronzer and a hint of lip tint – it’s amazing how a little tan goes a long way. I do love the ease of a fresh summer face but with fall around the corner, I’m ready to change it up a bit. Which is why I was pretty excited to see all the new goodies from Femme Couture.
I’ve never been terribly good at mixing and matching shades of eye shadow, so the Femme Couture Color Made Easy is right up my alley. Nine color palettes to choose from with a shade for the lid, a shade to contour and a shade to highlight. It’s seriously the Cliff Notes of cosmetics. The same goes for the Color Made Easy Bronzer/Blush. It’s the perfect amount of shimmery bronze and a hint of color.
If a cream shadow is more your style, there is the Moon Glow Shimmer Shadow. This shadow has four color duos and a creamy consistency. I don’t typically use a cream shadows, but I was impressed with how silky this one felt and how easily it applied. The Moon Glow Shimmer Stick is the same shimmery shadow but in a crayon form. The crayon works great as an eyeliner to give you an instant smoky eye with little or no blending required.
My lashes aren’t especially long or especially thick so I’m pretty pumped about the Fake Lash Mascara. It actually did plump up my lashes and didn’t flake. If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, it also comes in electric blue!
No matter what fall trend you decide to try, Femme Couture’s variety of shades and formulas make it easy to achieve.
Jul 21st, 14
Mid-summer is upon us so it’s a perfect time to accent your new summer tan. Femme Couture has the perfect products to highlight and bronze creating the “just back from the beach” look. Try these four products and it’s guaranteed you’ll be asked where you spent your weekend.
For a soft, subtle glow use Get a Glow powder all over.
2. Complexion Enhancer
To create fabulous and defined cheekbones use Get Radiant. It only takes a pea-sized amount – a little bit goes along way! Dot the product along the cheekbones blending up and outward to accentuate this area. For added drama, you can blend it on the bridge of the nose and just above the upper lip.
Femme Couture has perfect choices of Baked Mineral Bronzer for any skin tone. To create the most natural, sun-kissed glow apply under the cheekbones, along the forehead, down the nose and along the jawline.
4. Lip Gloss
Finish off the beach look with Lip Luster lip gloss. Choosing a natural, yet high-sparkle shade will highlight your lips while looking as if you barely have anything on. My favorite is Smooth Coral. It’s perfect universal and looks great on anyone.
Jun 17th, 14
If you’re like me, mascara is one of the most important products in my beauty routine. I want my eyelashes long, black and the finishing piece to my smoky eye. Dried and clumped mascara can absolutely ruin my day.
Luckily, Texas summer taught me a valuable lesson on how to extend the life of my mascara. I left my mascara in the car one day (I know! My poor, precious makeup) during a rushed morning. I had dinner plans after work so I got in the car, grabbed my makeup bag and started freshening up my face. Astonishingly my mascara was like new! The sun had heated up the product, dissolved the clumps and it looked ‘wet’ like a brand new tube.
However, here is a tip if you don’t feel like leaving your mascara out in the sun for a few hours:
- Grab a microwave safe cup, fill it halfway with water
- Put it in the microwave for a minute or two
- Remove the cup from your microwave
- Place your tube of mascara in the cup
- Let it sit for a few minutes while you apply your other makeup
The heat from the warm water will soften the mascara and loosen the clumps. Voila! Who doesn’t love a life-extending makeup trick?