On The Scene:  Live in Color With L’Oréal Féria

What’s more fun than a rooftop in the summertime? Nothing. L’Oréal Féria threw one of the hottest parties of the summer recently when they asked me to LIVE in Color. They weren’t kidding!

ASTR at the L'Oreal Paris Live in Color event in NYC

ASTR at the L’Oreal Paris Live in Color event in NYC

The event was at Milk Studios in Manhattan (only the hottest events and fashion shows are held here!) As we checked into security, Carmen of Lipstick Fashion Mascara and I made our way to the roof where all the action was. Low and behold we ran into our boo Felicia Walker-Benson of ThisThatBeauty and Bergdorf Goodman! Selfies ensued.

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Beauty Travel: Stowaway Cosmetics…

Have you ever been going on a little trip and you REALLY just wanted to pack your ENTIRE makeup bag? Then you need to see Stowaway Cosmetics! These days, planes are smaller, overhead compartments are smaller, heck the area under your seat is smaller! So you can’t really just take everything but the kitchen sink when it comes to makeup. Stowaway is a GENIUS idea steeped in the premise that most people 1) don’t finish their makeup (that is 100% true) and 2) when you travel, whether it’s to the gym, a meeting or on a trip…you only need a little bit.

Stowaway Cosmetics

Created by beauty insider Julie Frederickson and makeup artist Chelsa Crowley, Stowaway is ultimately the little black dress of beauty. The product formulas are simple, refined, and hardworking, eliminating any guesswork and offering just beautiful solutions. They are packaged in a thoughtful, minimalist, and portable way—AND they took home an award for the packaging!  I absolutely LOVE the concept – the cheek and lip rouge alone have become a staple in my everyday bag. PLUS look at that little bag – all of the items in the photo above fit in that little bag. [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: 4 Self Tanners for Your Face…

4 Self Tanners for Your Face that you can use to tan in your sleep!! I have been long enamored with putting on a lotion and waking up with a tan.  Who doesn’t love a nice summer glow?  I wear SPF 50 on my face daily year-round…so if I want a glowy look – I have to resort to a self tanner.  The biggest difference with this new breed of self tanner is that you can do it in your SLEEP.  Some are oils, some are masks and some are the good old stand by’s.  No matter which one you choose, and no matter what your skin tone, you too can get the lazy girl’s tan.

4 Self Tanners for the Face

The Rundown:

James Read Overnight Tan [$38] Tan and treat skin while you sleep. Soothing tanning gel enriched with beautifying skincare ingredients to deliver a subtle, golden glow by morning. Best thing about this one is that it is colorless and doesn’t come off on your clothes or your sheets!

Marula Pure Beauty Oil [$62] Bronzing Self-Tan Marula Oil is a 3-in-1 anti-aging treatment, illuminizer and sunless tanner for face and body.  This one has great anti-aging benefits (60% higher antioxidant levels than regular argan oil) and works well with your current skincare routine.  This is a very lightweight feeling and fast absorbing oil that provides an instant glow without the sun.

Vita Liberata Self Tanning Night Moisture Mask [$45] This rich and silky formulation with HyH2O technology delivers intense hydration, overnight rejuvenation, and anti-aging benefits, along with a sunkissed, youthful-looking glow by morning. It leaves skin feeling plump, soft, and supple. Organic sunflower seed delivers vitamin A, C, and D to calm and protect, tocopherol protects against free radical damage, and apple softens the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun [$12.99] This overnight wonder which I originally reviewed here dries SUPER fast (60 seconds) and gives you instant color with the added benefit of a self tanner allowing you to get a deeper color over time.  The only catch with this one is that you have to be PATIENT and allow that 60 seconds to pass before you put on any clothing (you can do it!)

Tan Pretty!!


Drugstore Diva: Beauty Hacks Featuring Johnson’s Baby Products #moreforyou

Johnsons More For You

How would you like to learn a few beauty hacks Featuring Johnson's Baby Products??  A few weeks back, I had the privilege of being a part of the Johnson's More For You event in NYC. I was showing different beauty hacks using Johnson's Baby … [Continue reading]

Get Your Summer Started with Jergens Natural Glow…

Jergens Natural Glow

This post is sponsored by Jergens. Get Your Summer Started with Jergens Natural Glow!! We are FINALLY in the thick of summer! Warm days, vacations, beaches and pools are all on my agenda. Time to get ready for summer! My legs were REALLY pasty a … [Continue reading]

TMG Project: Botox at the West Institute…

West Institute - Dr. Tina West

I am OBSESSED with my forehead. So Botox for me was a no brainer. I was getting my hair done (best place to find out anything about anything) and overheard some of the women talking about Dr. Tina West of the West Institute and how fantastic she was. … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel…

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi Spa Peela

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Medi-Spa Peel [$110] is my JAM.  Why a peel?  Well for one thing, I know using a peel is the best way to keep your skin looking it's best.  It resurfaces the skin, get's rid of texture issues, reduces pores, the appearance … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Clarins New Generation Everlasting Foundation SPF 15…

Clarins New Generation Everlasting Foundation SPF 15

I am becoming a foundation junkie!!  All these new hybrids have me doing a double take.  My latest fave is Clarins New Generation Everlasting Foundation SPF 15 [$40] what AMAZING lightweight coverage!!  This is recommended for oily/combo skintypes so … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Hourglass Modernist Shadow Palette…

Hourglass Modernist Contest

Hey hey hayyyyy MakeupGirls!! In honor of my 9th anniversary - I am GIVING away an Hourglass Modernist Shadow Palette in Obscura AND two of the brushes to ONE lucky reader!  Obscura is one of my FAVORITES!!  It's a gold and deep chocolate palette … [Continue reading]

Drugstore Diva: Caress Forever Collection Bodywash…

Caress Forever

Compensation was provided by Caress® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Caress®. This new line from Caress called Caress Forever Collection is blowing my … [Continue reading]

Happy 9th Anniversary and Blogiversary to TMG!!!

TMG 9th Anniversary

I have been so busy, I almost let it slip by!!  My actual blog anniversary was YESTERDAY.  So Happy 9th Anniversary and Blogiversary to TMG! Can you believe it has been 9 years?  I REALLY can't believe it.  It seems like only yesterday that I started … [Continue reading]

Giveaway WINNER: Ulta 21 Days of Beauty – Spring 2015

Ulta 21 Days Giveaway

Did you make it to Ulta for the Ulta 21 Days of beauty?  So many deals....so little time!!  I am excited to announce the winner of my giveaway with some of the hottest items from the Ulta 21 Days of beauty event! It’s FINALLY spring – time to … [Continue reading]

Meet Me at Sally Beauty Supply in Woodbridge VA Tomorrow!!!

Sally Beauty Supply - TheMakeupGirl

Hello LOVAHS!!!!!!!! THIS SATURDAY April 11th I’m hosting a FANTASTIC beauty event at Sally Beauty Supply in Woodbridge, VA. I am super excited because I love connecting with everyone and sharing my love of beauty and most of all beauty and hair … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer

Just in time for summer - Hourglass Ambient Lighting Bronzer ($50.00) is here to help you become beautifully bronzed with a luminous, seamless wash of color. In addition, the blush that was limited edition in the holiday Ambient Lighting Blush … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: Dr. Frederic Brandt Found Dead…

Dr. Frederic Brandt

Dr. Frederic Brandt, dermatologist to the stars, was found dead in his South Florida home yesterday.  To say that he was beloved by the industry and considered a pioneer in what is known now as the "No Facelift Facelift" where he uses only … [Continue reading]

Giveaway: Ulta 21 Days of Beauty – Spring 2015

Ulta 21 Days Giveaway

Hello lovelies!  Did you make it to Ulta for the 21 Days of beauty?  Today is the last day!!  Just in case you didn't, I have a giveaway with some of the hottest items from the Ulta 21 Days of beauty event! It's FINALLY spring - time to overhaul that … [Continue reading]

Review: Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm…

Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm

I am a sucker for a good eye cream, especially one that is a good multi-tasker.  Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm [$65] is my new favorite.  It's lightweight but packs a powerful punch thanks to alguronic acid, this is the hallmark of Algenist's … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist With Cactus and Pink Pepper…

Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist With Cactus and Pink Pepper

My darling readers....I have emerged from my winter doldrums!  Ahava Dry Oil Body Mist With Cactus and Pink Pepper has gotten me over the hump!  My skin is notoriously dry in the winter and when the weather gets warmer (thank god it has!) I have a … [Continue reading]