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Look Like You Just Got Back From The Beach

Summer is almost upon us so it’s a perfect time to get that fresh faced glow that makes you look like you just got back from the beach. Try these and it’s guaranteed you’ll be asked where you spent your weekend, even if you spent it bingeing on Netflix.

1. Prep

All the makeup in the world won’t give you a glow if your skin isn’t in good shape. Products with Retinol speed up exfoliation, revealing fresh and beautiful skin, while helping with wrinkles.

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For a soft, subtle glow use Get a Glow powder all over.

Femme Couture Get A Glow Finishing Powder

3. 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 Get Radiant Complexion Enhancer

4. Bronzer

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.

Femme Couture Mineral Effects Baked Bronzer

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 a perfect universal shade and looks great on anyone.

Femme Couture Lip Luster Lip Gloss Smooth Coral

Trend: Beautiful Blues

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I’ve got the blues this season and there’s nothing sad about that.  Aquas, royal blues, turquoise, navy…they’re so gorgeous, so trendy, and oh so flattering.

Pops of blue have been making their way into just about every outfit as well as my nails, but I have had a hard time working it into my makeup routine without looking like I raided my sister’s 1980s Caboodle.

It took some experimenting, but I found a few fabulous ways to rock this hot hue. The key is to go super subtle or REALLY BIG. I’m talking a dash of blue eyeliner, OR a full-blown blue smokey eye. Anything in between falls into retro-in-not-a-good-way territory.

Here are a few things you can try at home:

  • My favorite thing to do is to update my normal cat eye with an aquamarine liquid liner. It’s so unexpected and fresh. You can also line your lower water line for a different take on this look. Just be sure to use a gel eyeliner to keep it from running. 
  • I was talking with a coworker the other day and I kept staring at her, wondering what was different. Her eyes looked super bright and pretty, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was. Her secret? Blue mascara
  • Switch out the usual grays and let blue be the star of a smokey eye. I like this palette since it takes out the guesswork and tells me exactly what shade to use where.
  • Dab a shimmery turquoise in the corners of your eye for a nice pop.















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Staff Picks : Beautiful Finds At Beautiful Prices Part 2

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1. Orly Naughty
I love the shade of Orly’s Naughty. It’s a nice, subtle change from my usual black, but still extremely dark.

2. OPI Top Coat
The world’s best top coat without a doubt! My manicure lasts Sunday to Sunday before it starts to chip.

3. Ion Titanium PRO Curling Iron 1 1/2 Inch
The Ion Titanium PRO Curling Iron 1 ½ Inch creates perfectly imperfect waves in my fine hair. The titanium gives my curl extra staying power, too.

4. Palladio Retractable Eyeliner Pure Black
This is the best eyeliner I have found for lining the inside of my eyes. It’s hard to find a liner that doesn’t smear onto my contacts, so I’m glad I discovered this it.

5. Femme Couture Matte Mattifying Powder
Oil control at its finest – no more shiny face for me!  This powder works great on top of bb cream, foundation, or moisturizer.

TUTORIAL : Smokey Eye

Looking for some drama? Try a smokey eye. It smolders, it sizzles, it means business.

Keep scrolling for the simple step-by-step tutorial.


Femme Couture Perfect Arch Brow Highlighting Pencil

Femme Couture Quad Shadow

Face Secrets Eye Contour Brush

Femme Couture Intense Silky Shadow in Amethyst

Palladio Herbal Retractable & Waterproof Eye Liner in Exotic Plum

Femme Couture Perfect Arch Tinted Brow Gel

Femme Couture Fake Lash Instand Volume Mascara in Blackest Black