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Top 4 kinds of harmful bacteria found in makeup

September 9th, 2013

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When it comes to cosmetics, there are at least four types of dangerous bacteria that women should be concerned about. Not all of these live in makeup brushes but they can all contaminate various kinds of makeup.

Type of bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus
Where it’s found: Makeup/makeup brushes
What it can cause: Red rash, boils or abscesses
What you can do: Clean makeup brushes frequently, throw out makeup that develops an odd smell or shows a color change

Type of bacteria: Pseudomonas Aeruginosa
Where it’s found: Mascara
What it can cause: Redness and swelling of the eyes, impaired vision
What you can do: Throw out old mascara every three months

Type of bacteria: Escherichia coli (aka E. coli)
Where it’s found: Lipstick
What it can cause: Bloody diarrhea and abdominal cramps
What you can do: Throw out old lipsticks

Type of bacteria: Staphylococcus epidermidis
Where it’s found: Eye shadows and eyeliners
What it can cause: Conjunctivitis (pink eye) and folliculitis of the eye lid
What you can do: Don’t share eye products.

Reference: http://www.ehow.com/list_7254563_types-bacteria-found-makeup.html#page=5

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Get a Brush Up: Makeup Brushes for Holiday Gifting

November 13th, 2012

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Welcome to Fab Over Forty: Get a Brush Up: Makeup Brushes for Holiday Gifting

You don’t need to be a professional to have good makeup brushes and if you’re not a professional artist you don’t need to have super expensive brushes either. But, I will insist you have a set of useful good quality brushes!  They can however, make all the difference on how your makeup looks. Some of […]

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Temptalia’s Beauty Closet – Brushes, Foundations, and More

March 21st, 2012

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Temptalia’s Beauty Closet – Brushes, Foundations, and More

Based on your requests, I filmed this additional video that shows the area where I actually do my makeup, which is where I keep things like brushes, foundations, concealers, etc. :)

  • MAC Brushes
  • Inglot Eyeshadows (Swatch Gallery)
  • Inglot Eyeshadows (Reviews)
  • MAC Eyeshadows (Swatch Gallery)
  • Korres Natural Blush
  • MAC Sculpt Blush (for contouring)
  • Le Metier de Beaute Echo
  • Benefit Sugarbomb
  • Guerlain Parure de Nuit
  • Ikea Antonius Basket Insert ($3.00)
  • EnKoreMakeup Brushes
  • Lancome Bi-Facil
  • Le Creuset Caribbean Blue Utensil Crocks – http://amzn.to/GzIag5
  • MAC Makeup Removing Wipes
  • Make Up For Ever #17S Crease Brush
  • NARS #12 Crease Brush
  • OCC Brushes


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Laura Mercier Holiday Collection 2011

November 10th, 2011

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This year I am torn up about the Laura Mercier Holiday Collection.  Because I want it all!  Seriously, there isn’t one piece in this whole holiday makeup collection that I don’t absolutely love!

So lets start with the two large sets above which are $98 each. On the very top is the Luxe Color Portfolio which includes 6 eye shadows, 3 liners, a shimmer/blush powder and a blush powder. Along with that you get 3 eye shadow brushes too.   The base is a hard brown fabric case trimmed with a snakeskin print.  Shown on the bottom is the Luxe Eye Portfolio and it includes 12 eye shadows, some of which can be used as liners and three brushes.  The hard case of this one is an all-over snakeskin print.  Very chic.

 

Outer case of Laura Mercier Luxe Color Portfolio

 

 

Laura Mercier Holiday Collection Color Portfolio

 

 

Laura Mercier Brushes – Pony Tail, Crease and Eye liner

 

I bit the bullet and purchased the Luxe Color Portfolio and I haven’t been disappointed once.   As you can see, I even used it before I took photos because I had a family wedding to attend out of town and I knew I wouldn’t get the images taken beforehand.  This is definitely a set that can be used past the holiday season and into any time of the year.   The browns, taupes, plums, pinks and rose tones of the eye shadows are very, very pretty.   They have a nice shimmer to them – not glittery and really a nice glow to them.   The three liners in brown, black and plum work for any look and the eye liner brush include is perfect for doing the tightline liner technique.  I like to use the light pink blush for a shimmer and the more vibrant pink shade as the blush.  When applied lightly, the bright pink shade is not overpowering, but just a nice flush of color.   The three brushes are great quality and although it says they are mini brushes – they handles are not very short and the brush heads are full sized.

 

 

Above is one of the Petite Eye Color Trios.  This one is Smoky Mauve and there are two others – Smoky Taupes and Smoky Neutrals.  On my hand is the Smoky Mauve swatched.   These mini sets are only $25 each and do not include a brush.  They are tiny enough to put in a small clutch and take with you for touch ups that might be needed throughout the night, or even as a great set to keep in your desk.   Perfect for a day to evening look.

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Sets

For the lips, she created this mini lip glacé set with five high shine colors.  The range of shades are from L-R Rose (shimmer), Blush, Quartz (shimmer), After Hours (shimmer) and Sparkling (shimmer).  This set of 5 minis sells for $48 – great to keep for yourself or share as stocking stuffers.  They have in them anti-aging, plumping and anti-oxidant ingredients – we all love that!

More of her holiday includes an eyeliner set, baked eye color palette and a fabulous makeup brush set.

Baked Eye Palette $48

 

 

While normally I am not a big fan of dual ended brushes, since these come in a case I don’t mind that they are dual ended.   So in all you get nine brushes for a whole face look encased in this chic snakeskin bag for $85.

Along with all this wonderful beauty, Laura Mercier has her yummy, luscious bath and body sets for holiday too!

Images:  Laura Mercier and Fab Over Forty
Lip glosses and Trio Color Set received by PR as consideration for review.

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Laura Mercier Holiday Collection 2011

November 4th, 2011

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This year I am torn up about the Laura Mercier Holiday Collection.  Because I want it all!  Seriously, there isn’t one piece in this whole holiday makeup collection that I don’t absolutely love!

So lets start with the two large sets above which are $98 each. On the very top is the Luxe Color Portfolio which includes 6 eye shadows, 3 liners, a shimmer/blush powder and a blush powder. Along with that you get 3 eye shadow brushes too.   The base is a hard brown fabric case trimmed with a snakeskin print.  Shown on the bottom is the Luxe Eye Portfolio and it includes 12 eye shadows, some of which can be used as liners and three brushes.  The hard case of this one is an all-over snakeskin print.  Very chic.

 

Outer case of Laura Mercier Luxe Color Portfolio

 

 

Laura Mercier Holiday Collection Color Portfolio

 

 

Laura Mercier Brushes – Pony Tail, Crease and Eye liner

 

I bit the bullet and purchased the Luxe Color Portfolio and I haven’t been disappointed once.   As you can see, I even used it before I took photos because I had a family wedding to attend out of town and I knew I wouldn’t get the images taken beforehand.  This is definitely a set that can be used past the holiday season and into any time of the year.   The browns, taupes, plums, pinks and rose tones of the eye shadows are very, very pretty.   They have a nice shimmer to them – not glittery and really a nice glow to them.   The three liners in brown, black and plum work for any look and the eye liner brush include is perfect for doing the tightline liner technique.  I like to use the light pink blush for a shimmer and the more vibrant pink shade as the blush.  When applied lightly, the bright pink shade is not overpowering, but just a nice flush of color.   The three brushes are great quality and although it says they are mini brushes – they handles are not very short and the brush heads are full sized.

 

 

Above is one of the Petite Eye Color Trios.  This one is Smoky Mauve and there are two others – Smoky Taupes and Smoky Neutrals.  On my hand is the Smoky Mauve swatched.   These mini sets are only $25 each and do not include a brush.  They are tiny enough to put in a small clutch and take with you for touch ups that might be needed throughout the night, or even as a great set to keep in your desk.   Perfect for a day to evening look.

Laura Mercier Mini Lip Glace Sets

For the lips, she created this mini lip glacé set with five high shine colors.  The range of shades are from L-R Rose (shimmer), Blush, Quartz (shimmer), After Hours (shimmer) and Sparkling (shimmer).  This set of 5 minis sells for $48 – great to keep for yourself or share as stocking stuffers.  They have in them anti-aging, plumping and anti-oxidant ingredients – we all love that!

More of her holiday includes an eyeliner set, baked eye color palette and a fabulous makeup brush set.

Baked Eye Palette $48

 

 

While normally I am not a big fan of dual ended brushes, since these come in a case I don’t mind that they are dual ended.   So in all you get nine brushes for a whole face look encased in this chic snakeskin bag for $85.

Along with all this wonderful beauty, Laura Mercier has her yummy, luscious bath and body sets for holiday too!

Images:  Laura Mercier and Fab Over Forty
Lip glosses and Trio Color Set received by PR as consideration for review.

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