There are many things I may never understand, like chocolate-covered bacon kabobs, Spencer Pratt, guys who can’t put down the toilet seat, or why Tabs will only eat canned foods packed in gravy.
Also on the list: insomnia. Your girl hasn’t gotten zilch for sleep in days. I can’t figure out why, but I’ve been so tired today that merely lifting my MAC 266 brush up to my brows this morning took Herculean effort, and wieug ahjiosdyox u39q8o… Oh, sorry, I just fell asleep at the keyboard.
It’s times like these I say “thank goodness” for easy makeup like Elizabeth Arden’s new Get Your Bronze On collection for summer (12 pieces ranging from $22-35 each). With some of its 12 face, cheek and lip products in your arsenal, a healthy glow gets that much easier to fake.
I’ll fake it till I make it with Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick in Perfect Blossom, Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder in Medium and Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer in Deep
Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer, $30
Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer: I’ve been wearing this sheer tinted moisturizer for about a week now. It comes in four colors (Deep, Fair, Light and Medium); I’ve been wearing Deep, which fakes a glowy, yellow-based tan that looks pretty natural to me. All of them are loaded with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants, and Deep lasts all day long while also doing a decent job of controlling oil. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Ceramide Cream Blush, $24
Ceramide Cream Blush: These three cream blushes (Nectar, Pink and Plum) are brand spankin’ new to the Elizabeth Arden line. Like the Tinted Moisturizer, I can barely see them on my skin (but in a good way). I think I really do look like I’m blushing when I wear Nectar, the peachy pink. The moisturizing, oil-free formula lasts all day, too, but I wish the pan were larger. It is $24, after all… Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder, $35
Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder: Oprah gave this bronzer her “Best Bronzer Makeup O-Ward” in O Magazine! Available in just a single shade (Medium, a shimmery golden bronze), this oil-free powder melts right into my skin. I get a weird kick out of twisting the shaver to load the pan, ha! Supposedly it helps avoid waste. A little gimmicky? Sure, but it’s still fun nonetheless! Oh, and check out the portable kabuki it comes with. Kinda snazzy, right? I like the color and texture, but it’s still a little pricey. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick, $22
Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick: Designed to plump and reduce the appearance of vertical lines in the lips (aka lip wrinkles), these taste- and scent-free lippies feel light and offer full-coverage color with subtle shine. I tested Perfect Blossom, a shimmery rose. It’s not one of the four new shades for summer (those are Perfect Amethyst, Perfect Melon, Perfect Scarlet and Perfect Tulip), but I still wanted to give it a try. I must say — I don’t really notice a plumper pucker, but I like the color and creamy texture. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
From left: Ceramide Plump Perfect Lipstick in Perfect Blossom, Ceramide Cream Blush in Nectar, Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder in Medium
Pure Finish Mineral Tinted Moisturizer in Deep
Sleepy sheepies and ladies who like the “no makeup” makeup look might find a lot to like in this collection. Now it’s time for my nap!
I hope you feel perkier than I have today. Zzzzz…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,