Older Girl Beauty

Introducing the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund

You guys know how I appreciate when companies make significant contributions of monetary support to worthy charitable causes. I have even spotlighted MAC, Elizabeth Arden and Kiehl’s. So when I heard about the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (*in honor of a dear friend of Laura’s and the sister of LM President and CEO, Claudia Poccia) and the donation of 100% proceeds from two new products, I wanted to bring it to your attention, too.

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Starting in September 2012, Laura Mercier will be releasing the Bonne Mine Healthy Glow for Face & Cheeks Crème Colour Palette and the Rose Hope Lip Glace. The palette is a “universal compact” that consists of a Bronzer veil, 2 Cheek veils and 2 Glow veils and will be $48USD. The glacé is a high-shine, highly pigmented lip gloss that “gives the appearance of fuller lips” and will be $24USD.

100% of the profits from these items will be donated to the fund, and not just for the month of September, but ongoing. I know that the palette is permanent, but the lip gloss is limited edition so be sure to get one of those soon.

Do you ever just buy a product to support a cause, or do you buy a product because you like it, and the donation is a bonus?

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Beauty Spotlight: What’s in 15 Minute Beauty Fanatic’s desk drawer?

15 Minute Beauty Fanatic shares the crazy amount of product hiding in the desk drawer in her office. She has to be prepared for staying a while, but this might be a bit too much! Check out what she keeps hidden:

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I am an iFabbo Top 50 US Blogger to Watch & Learn From

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What makes this really exciting for me is that not only is nice to get the recognition, but it’s great to be included in the same list as so many of these other great bloggers – of which many I have the joy of being friends with, too. So, check out the list and you will find many other great lovelies whose blogs you may have been missing!

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Orange you glad I convinced you?

Yes, I really did *that* with the title.

By this point in the norther hemisphere summer, you should have your self-tan/bronzer game DOWN. Now, you should be ready to add a color that you normally wouldn’t rock – Orange. I know it would have seemed intimidating back in April, before you were all golden glowy, but now it needs to be a serious option. So, I’m giving you some options to add that splash of color, whether you are more of an eyes, lips or tips gal.

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For your lips, I want you to try an orange lip gloss called “Lucy” by Armour Beauty. This gloss is named after that famous redhead, Lucille Ball – which I think is awesome. FYI, this little brand has some really amazingly pigmented glosses. I see them at The Makeup Show and always struggle with which colors to buy.

For your eyes, I want you to try this eye shadow called “Amped” by Three Custom Color. I know that you may be hesitant to brush this all over your lid, but maybe use it wet as an eyeliner? Or even an unexpected crease color? You have lots of options, if you just give it a chance.

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So, what do you think? Have I convinced you to give this bold color a try?

*Disclaimer: These products were provided by the companies, and PR, for editorial consideration.

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Makeup Wars: Most Expensive Makeup Look

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This “Makeup Wars” challenge is a direct response to our $20 Makeup Challenge we did in July – how expensive can you make up your face. Now, I didn’t go shopping specifically for this challenge – this one is a mix of things I really do use on the daily, some things I dug out of stashed stuff that I just can’t bear to use every day and some I just use once in a while. Honestly, some of this was given to me by PR, as presents and some I used my cold hard cash on. As you can see from the pic below, it’s a wide variety of big name brands, some niche brands and even some foreign brands. I’m an equal opportunity product fiend.

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Now, last time, I made a video to show you the products I used. This time, I layered so. many. things. on. that a video to show you all of those things would mean you would need to pop some popcorn and get comfy on the couch for movie night. But I am going to give you a list of what I used, broken down by parts of the face. I started the face after cleansing, beginning with my skincare that I used and moving on to my full face and the tools I used to get my look. I tried to use products that were currently available, but my beloved Chanel lippie is no more:

Skincare:
Lancome Genifique Eye – $60
Immunocologie Line Smoothing Treatment Serum – $175 (*reviewed here)
Patyka Biokaliftin Repair Face Cream – $145
Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry Touch Sunblock SPF 85 – $11.49
Dr dg Skincare Active Vitamin D Serum Oil – $65
Talika Lipocils Expert – $55 (*reviewed here)

Face:
Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Bronze Powder – $38
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfecter – $41
Mally Beauty Poreless Face Defender – $40 (*reviewed here)
3Lab Perfect BB SPF40/PA+++ 01 – $95
Smashbox Halo Color Correcting Hydrating Powder – $45
Three Custom Creme to Powder Blush – $22.50 (*discussed here)
Chanel Joues Contraste Powder Blush – $43
Bobbi Brown Correcter – $23
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer – $23

Eyes:
Lancome Color Design Palette in “Plums” – $49
Dolce & Gabbana Smooth Eye Colour Duo in “Dazzling” – $36 (*discussed here)
NARS Trio Eyeshadow in “High Society” – $45
Three Custom Color Clarifier Pencil – $16.50
Kevyn Aucoin Beauty Primatif Eye Liner Pencil in “Pure White” – $24
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick in “Taupe” – $25
shu uemura Eyelash Curler – $20
Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara – $20
MAC Fluidline in “Dark Diversion” – $15

Lips:
Chanel Aqualumiere in “Ischia” – $38
MAC Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in “Love to Shop” – $19.50
NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in “Never Say Never” – $24
MAC Viva Glam Lip Conditioner in “Clear” – $15

Brushes:
NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Brush – $50
Kevyn Aucoin Blush and Powder Brush – $65
Kevyn Aucoin Super Soft Buff Powder Brush – $46
Kevyn Aucoin Contour Brush – $40
Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Brush – $32
Kevyn Aucoin Medium Eye Shadow Brush – $32
Kevyn Aucoin Small Round Tip Eye Shadow Brush – $29
Kevyn Aucoin Small Flat Tip Eye Shadow Brush – $28
Kevyn Aucoin Concealer Brush – $24

All of this has a total of: $1574.99

I’ll tell ya – I really had no clue that a face could end up like that. Have you ever added up what your fancy face would cost?

And, from what I’m seeing, many of my other Makeup Wars mates blow my total out of the *water*! You need to check them out:

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*Disclaimer: Some of these products were provided by PR for editorial consideration, some were gifted and some were bought with my hard earned cash.

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