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Marc Jacobs Beauty…Full Collection Available In Less Than 72 Hours!

6 Aug

A while back I did a post on the upcoming Marc Jacobs Beauty collection and the growing anticipation throughout the beauty industry and amongst makeup junkies alike.  Well, I’m back with an update of sorts!  The time has come people….in three days we can all get our hands on the entire 120 piece makeup collection that Jacobs has created and that will be sold exclusively at Sephora and select Marc Jacobs stores!!!!!  Jacobs has left no stone unturned with his debut brand. There will be products for eyes, lips and face including brushes!

Last month, Jacobs gave us a glimpse of what was to come when he released a sneak peek prelaunch of five products in sleek packaging on sephora.com.  Most items have since sold out and the reviews are amazing!
sneak peek collection

One product keeps coming up time and time again! I haven’t stopped hearing great things about his liquid eyeliner calligraphy style “pen” called the Magic Marc’er. Priced at $30 rumor has it, it’s worth every penny and unlike any other eyeliner on the market. The intense blacker than black formula dubbed Blaquer is waterproof, non- fading, non-transfering and provides a precise line everytime! The reviews speak for the product!  The collection debuts August 9!!!!!! Who else is excited!????!!!!

Marc Jacobs Magic Marc’er eyeliner in Blaquer.MJ9

Some of the 120 piece collection pictured below!MJ2 MJ3 MJ4 MJ5 MJ6 MJ7 MJ8 MJ10 MJ11 MJ12 MJ13 MJ14

Do you clean your makeup brushes enough?

26 Mar

Chances are you are NOT cleaning your makeup brushes enough. Brushes should be thoroughly cleaned once a week (or more if you have acne prone skin). YES at least once a week!!!!! Make it a priority ,make it part of your routine, just make it happen. The average brush holds onto Dirt, Oil, Dead skin cells, Bacteria and old makeup. Eeeeeeeeeew!!!  This can be a perfect breeding ground for a whole lotta NASTY! Besides that, dirty brushes can start to smell, sometimes like “wet rag” or mildew and the smell can get rubbed right back onto your skin with each application.  I have had a Makeup artist work on me with smelly brushes and I’ve hugged people and smelled it on their face, NOT FUN!  Make a commitment to clean your brushes today and your complexion will thank you:)

What to use:  There are tons of brush cleaners out there and that’s great for makeup artists because they can clean brushes fast and effectively between clients, but for the average person I suggest using warm water and baby shampoo.  Baby shampoo is strong enough to kill bacteria yet mild enough not to dry out the bristles.

How to clean:

  • Hold brush under running warm water with the bristles FACING DOWN, preventing water from getting into the ferrule (metal part) or into the wood and eventually rotting it and/or loosening the glue that holds the bristles in place.
  • Lather them up!
  • Rinse thoroughly. when you think they’re clean and the water run’s clear, Rinse again just to be sure! Leftover soap left on brushes can be just as damaging to your skin as a dirty brush.
  • Squeeze the excess water out with a cloth towel or paper towel, reshape you brush at this time if needed.
  • Lay brushes on the side to dry, NEVER dry with bristles facing up-even if you normally store your brushes this way- because water will settle into the ferrule. You can also hang brushes off the edge of a counter to cut the dry time. Most eyeshadow brushes dry in 3-4 hours but some foundation and kabukis can take up to 24 hours depending on the density of the bristles, so plan accordingly. Make sure brushes are completely dry before using.
  • Store brushes in their own home, not floating around the bottom of your makeup bag.
    Cheers to clean brushes and clean healthy skin!