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Cyber Monday 2012 Beauty Deals!

For those of us that like to shop at home Cyber Monday is a treat. Great deals and the ability to shop in my pj’s (*or stealthily from your work computer)? No brainer! So, if you have some coin still in your purse left after Black Friday then I have got some deals for you.

Bath & Body Works
Dates: Now through December 24th
Deal: Free product (up to $13 value) with $10 minimum purchase. Use code SHOPFREE10 at checkout.

Beauty Bar
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Spend $100 and get $20 off purchase. Enter code BBCYBERMONDAY at checkout.

BECCA Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Spend $75 and receive a free Mini Shimmering Skin Perfector in Topaz and full-size Beach Tint in Strawberry. Spend $125 to receive the $75 gift, plus two full-size Glossy Lip Tints and a BECCA Cosmetics Pouch.

Dates: November 23 thru 27
Deal: Up to 50% savings on select luxury items, 30% off on Bliss and Remede bundles and sets, and save 20% on select Bliss, Remede and Elemis products.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free beauty trio of your choice, plus free specially-sized lip gloss with every order, and free shipping – no code needed.

The Body Shop
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off entire store and get free shipping when you spend $30.

Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: 3 free mini’s with any $25 purchase, plus free shipping.

C.O. Bigelow
Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% of sitewide, using code ENJOY20 at checkout.

Coola Suncare
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 25% off on all products (except MineralBaby and Sun essentials kit) when using code HAPPYMONDAY.

Dr. Brandt Skincare
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off Dr. Brandt Skincare full-size eye creams, plus free shipping.

Dr. Hauschka
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free limited-edition hand cream with $50 purchase.

Dates: Now through December 6th
Deal: Select beauty items 50% off full retail prices

Eve Pearl
Dates: November 22nd (11am EST) thru November 26th
Deal: 40% to 60% off when using code BPCM2012 at checkout.

Fake Bake
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off all self-tanning products, using code 25OFFTANNING. 30% off “Flawless Bundle”, using code CMS30.

First Aid Beauty
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 30% off all purchases using the code CYBER.

Dates: November 26th thru November 28th
Deal: $25 off of purchases of $75+ and free shipping with the code TURKEYDEAL.

Frederic Fekkai
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off orders, with free shipping.

Dates: November 22nd (3am EST) thru November 27th (3am EST)
Deal: 20% off total purchase price.

John Masters Organics
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off when you use the code HOLIDAY12.

Kate Somerville
Dates: November 23rd thru November 27th
Deal: Golden Glow Kit – $48.00 ($100 value); Revive & Renew Kit – $150.00($225 value).

Dates: November 23rd thru December 9th
Deal: Purchase any luxury sized product, receive a complimentary full-sized product.

Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: $20 off $75 with code JOYFUL; also free shipping and 3 samples on every order over $50.

Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Up to 25% off gift sets, and Buy 3 Get 1 Free on select stocking stuffers.

Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off any order when using the code HEARTS.

Mally Beauty
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 25% off all face products with code 25FACE. (Mally Beauty email subscribers receive 25% off all site items – sign up at www.mallybeauty.com/cyber-monday).

Mario Badescu
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 10% off when you spend between $50-$75 using code CYBER10, 15% when you spend between $75-$100 using code CYBER15, and 20% when you spend $100 or more using code CYBER20. Plus free shipping and a free gift on all purchases over $50.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free mark gift set ($72 value) with any $40+ purchase with code MKCYBER.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26)
Deal: Get $25 off any $100+ purchase when using promo code CYBERMONDAY.

Dates: November 26th and November 27th
Deal: Get 20% off sitewide!

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: 50% off all Nourish products and free shipping when using the code code CYBER.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Spend $25 or more and get a free “Triptych Lip Tar”. Spend over $75 and get a second lip tar, your color choice, free.

Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: Free full-size conditioner with purchase of matching shampoo and free shipping.

Dates: Now through December 31st
Deal: Free Ginger Rush Intensely hydrating body cream 3.4 fl. oz./100 ml ($17 value) plus free shipping and a free sample at checkout with any $40 order when using code HOLIDAY at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Receive 25% off all orders by using the code FFCURL during checkout and get free shipping.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Score a deluxe gift, including a limited-edition tote and an assortment of best-selling Philosophy products, with your purchase of $75 or more using code DELIGHT at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Get a free full-size Super Line Preventor ($80 Value) with any $75 purchase.

Project FIG
Dates: Now thru November 30th
Deal: 20% off all purchases using code NOV20 at checkout.

Purely Cosmetics
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: Save 20% storewide using code BF2012.

Dates: Now thru November 27th
Deal: 20% off of the entire collection.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Buy one product, get one product free (of equal or lesser value), along with free shipping.

Shu Uemura
Dates: November 22nd thru November 27th
Deal: Get 20% off plus free shipping on $50+ orders using code WISH2012 at checkout.

Dates: November 21st thru November 26th
Deal: 20% off for purchases of $50 or more using code FRIENDS2012 when checking out.

Dates: November 23 thru November 26
Deal: Free full size StriVectin-SH Dermal Infusion Mask ($49 Retail Value), plus Free Shipping when you enter the promo code JOY at checkout.

Three Custom Color
Dates: Now thru November 26th
Deal: 25% off Ready-to-Wear products when using code CYBER12 at checkout.

Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th)
Deal: Free Frasier Fir Candle with any order placed of $50 or more.

Dates: Now thru November 27
Deal: Purchase your favorite hair removal and skin care products from Tria and get $100 off! Use the code SHOP100 at checkout.

Two Faced Cosmetics
Dates: Cyber Monday (November 26th, 12am PST)
Deal: Mystery Grab Bag for $19 ($97.50 value).

Vapour Beauty
Dates: November 23rd thru November 26th
Deal: 30% off all Vapour products (except samples) using code BLACKFRIDAY12 at checkout.

Votre Vu
Dates: November 22nd thru November 26th
Deal: Free shipping on every purchase and a free Eiffel Power Mascara with any $100+ purchase.

Did you hold out from Black Friday for any of these Cyber Monday deals? Are you a total online shopping when it comes to your holiday gifts nowadays? I’m curious what you picked up today/this weekend.

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“What the Pros say…” – Eve Pearl

“What the Pros say…” is a series where I ask professionals in the beauty industry about things that I want to know about taking care of myself and sharing the answers with you, in hopes that it might answer some of your unasked questions, too.

In this installment of “What the Pros say…” we talk to “five (5) time Emmy Award winning, celebrity makeup artist, author and producer”, Eve Pearl. I was lucky enough to have a few moments with her at The Makeup Show, and even got to watch her Facetime in to watch the TMS Blogger Preview to see what James Vincent had to say about the upcoming show. Way tech savvy!

Here’s what she says about makeup on lovelies 40+:

1) First – Is there an expiration date for when to give up the glitter?
Eve: I feel if you’re old enough to spell GLITTER…you’re too old to wear it. Unless, of course you’re dressing up for a Theatrical Production, a Runway Show or Halloween. And even then I would try to talk myself out of it. Just the thought of how long glitter stays with you (on your clothes, furniture, face) long after you think you washed it off. Also, it’s a big NO, NO for High Def cameras and TV.

2) Do you prep skin differently when doing makeup for older lovelies?
Eve: Personally, I use the EVE PEARL Priming Moisturizer with Astaxanthin on everybody. It moisturizes, primes and treats the skin without leaving a rubbery silicone feeling. Everybody needs to hydrate their skin…especially, those of us not in our 20’s…ok, not in our 30’s and so on…. You want to have something on your skin prior to your foundation application which will treat your skin without oils, yet still hydrate…and not have a rubbery silicone feel once it dries. We want to look dewey, not dried up and not greasy either. Its finding that happy balance…and its out there.

3) Can blushes make us look too aging?
Eve: Only if we are using overly bright, trendy shades or over bronzing ourselves to look as though we’ve been attached by the sun or by the clown fairy. Should we stick to one type of application – cream or powder or should we layer? When working on Meredith Vieira (NBC;s Today show…she is 56) I use a cream blush first (a non oily/sticky or greasy one…EVE PEARL’s of course). Then I apply the Blush Trio in Medium. If possible, don’t stick to only one color. The Blush trio for instance, has 3 shades in it; a Matte Peach, a Matte Pink and a Bronzy shade with light illuminating shimmers. Remember, we like Shimmer, Not Glitter. Or even look for a multi-tasking type blush? We should try to always use all 3 colors…a bit of peachy, pinky and bronzer. This way you never have to think about what you’re wearing and match it, because what happens if you change your mind…not that women are ever known to do that. Also, try applying the 3 shades of blush with a FAN brush, it will not pick up too much color and prevent you from applying too much blush on, therefore, saving you the rubbing it off time and/or the looking like a clown…neither appealing. And for those of us that have that dip between our cheeks and our eyes…if you take your blush up as high as you can…that’s right close up near your eyes…it will actually give you the appearance of a face lift. Think about it, the focus will be on your raised cheeks. So, try staying away from putting your blush in the hollow of your cheeks, like we were taught in the 80’s…that looks dated. And we don’t want to look dated…ever. Although, I did see some shoulder pads returning on the red carpet at the Golden Globes.

4) If we have noticeable crowsfeet, should we draw attention to another part of the face, ie lips? Or just learn to really work with/enhance how they make our face work?
Eve: I have 2 words…Salmon Concealer. It will treat our crows feet, and the peachy pink shade will make the area look smoother. Do not use highlighters or light colors there…it will only accentuate the area. Remember, moisturize, salmon concealer and take your blush up high…with a fan brush…so it’s not too much color. Give it a try, it does work.

5) Are there certain colors of lippies or eyeshadows that are more aging than others?
Eve: I’ve worked on The View for over 9 years as the Department Head and on women all over their 50’s (Arianna Huffington, Meredith Vieira, Kathy Lee Gifford, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar…to name a few). I use the basic same colors on all of them, on myself and on 20 year olds…bless their little hearts. For the eyes I like using warm tones and jewel tones…I’ve heard some artists say not to use shimmers. I disagree, I always use shimmers (once again, not to be confused with glitter). Shimmers used properly (in the center part of the eye) with warm tones like peach, gold, brown, green all will make your eyes look beautiful…don’t forget to blend and not have harsh lines. As we get older, we want to avoid colors that are bland and boring and dry looking…like plain taupe, grey, purple and keeping them Matte…We want to look dewy and fresh….not dry. And for Lips, lets stay away from our granny colors of bright pink or bright orange. Lets stay with mauvey shades, warm browns, pinks and peaches…and throw some gloss over those hot lips. Oh, yes, and if you want to keep your lip liner from bleeding. Fill your entire lip with the liner. Go over the lip area with a concealer brush and your foundation and then powder the area. This will create a border and keep your lipstick, which you can apply after you powder around the lip area. And then gloss over it for a warm, luscious pop. That’s right, we always want to look our best and be luscious. Or should we stick with the neutral palettes? We can start with Neutrals, but don’t be afraid to throw in a bit of green…it will make the dull browns be less dull and you will never see the green. Give it a try.

6) What is the best type eyeliner for eyes?
Eve: I always start out with the EVE PEARL – BLACK PEARL LIQUID EYELINER. Once it dries it becomes waterproof and will stay on all day without budging. But I am not a fan of a harsh liner…I prefer things blended, or as us makeup artists call it “Smoking it out”…which means just blend out the liner with a dark warm toned shadow to thin out the liner. Or is it still a preference thing? Some women like using liquid and some still feel more comfortable with a pencil (still needs to be blended out) so it does not look harsh. And should we not be lining the entire eye/underneath? As a personal preference, I like lining the entire top lid with a liquid (and smoking it out). I line the bottom lid with a brown or black pencil and then use a shimmery bronze or gold eye shadow to thin out the pencil…bottom liner. It makes it all look less harsh. If you blend things out, you never need to make perfect lines.

Good luck.

Big thanks to Eve for answering my questions!

So, did you pick up a couple of new tricks that you want to try out? Or even just reinforce something you already thought? I know I read a couple of things that I never thought of before, like mixing different colors of blush together to get a look – I’m always a one color girl. What do you think – are you gonna mix?

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