TMG Faves: 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 I wouldn’t use this in the winter when I am drier, BUT I will say this….I didn’t feel dry after wearing it all day! BONUS!! PLUS this comes in so many GREAT shades!

New Generation Everlasting Foundation by Clarins is a lightweight, full-coverage formula that conceals dark spots, redness and imperfections with a matte finish and completely natural-looking results, giving you a perfectly beautiful and comfortable complexion all day long—no touch-ups required. Its formula combines mattifying bamboo powder with an exclusive High Fidelity System+ to deliver 18-hour long wear, even in the face of heat and humidity. Organic quinoa nourishes, preserves skin’s suppleness and supports the moisturizing action of Clarins’ exclusive Plant Micropatch for comfortable skin. Triple protection protects skin with the brand’s exclusive antipollution, anti-free radical and UVA/UVB ingredients.

The “High Fidelity System”  is an invisible microfilm of new generation silicones and 100% natural Hectorite powders. The silicones bond with the skin’s own hydrolipidic film and the hectorite controls shine.  In laymans terms, the foundation bonds with the skin, controls oil and moisturizes at the same time with no need for touchups.
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Giveaway: Hourglass Modernist Shadow Palette…

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 that can be used for a subtle daytime look or all the vamp for evening…

These are fully pigmented, with a creamy feeling, and no fall out (when applied with the proper brushes and technique) – everything you want in a shadow. PLUS they can be used wet for more intensity too!!  As far as application goes, you don’t need to dig at these to get them.  They are super pigmented, creamy and blendable. As far as brushes go – these work far better with synthetic brushes and not natural hair brushes, especially for the wet application. The Hourglass #9, #3 and #4 brushes work beautifully.  If you are using them wet, wet the brush – not the shadow.

Get in on the action with this fabulous giveaway!  Also – you can like the pic on Instagram above and leave a comment for an additional TWO entries in the contest!!  Like the image above for an additional entry in the contest!!

Here’s what you get…

The Rundown:

  • Obscura (Earth Tones) Cream, Smokey Brown, Rose Gold, Coffee, Cool Bronze
  • #9 Domed shadow brush
  • #3 All over shadow brush

This is a giveaway worth over $100!!


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Drugstore Diva: Caress Forever Collection Bodywash…

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 fine fragrance loving mind! These are body washes that smell like a FRAGRANCE, but not so much that it will compete with what you normally wear. They have a fragrance that is touch activated and lingers for 12 hours.  There are two scents to choose from so that you can pick one that closely matches your taste.

The breakthrough technology of Fragrance Release Pearls™ releases bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin. The collection delivers long-lasting, unforgettable, fine fragrance for up to 12 hours.

Caress Forever Collection

Caress® changed the game when they hired award-winning Loc Dong who has close to two decades of experience crafting more than 40 renowned scents for major fashion and fragrance houses. Inspired by the confident and sensual modern woman, Loc Dong captured the widely coveted scent of the mysterious scarlet red rose with breakthrough Living Rose technology for the Caress® Forever Collection.

The lather is rich, creamy and smells absolutely intoxicating. You can escape right there in the shower if you close your eyes (I swear you can….LOL). I took a shower yesterday in the morning and just about forgot where I was for a minute. The fragrance lasted all day too, which was very impressive. Also remember – the scent is touch activated so just imagine the possibilities!!  Check out the different choices below…

The Rundown:

Love Forever™– Rich floriental sweetness blended with lush dark berries and the freshly picked Scarlet Red Rose.

Top Note: Mandarin Orange & Peach; Heart Note: Scarlet Red Rose, Peony and Freesia; Base Note: Sandalwood and Vanilla Musk


Adore Forever™– Irresistibly romantic fragrance with touches of melting honey, vanilla and the freshly picked Angel Face Rose.

Top Note: Raspberry & Cassis; Heart Note: Angel Face Rose and Muguet; Base Note: Amber, Honey and Vanilla

I love both of these because they integrate easily with fragrances that I already use. If you aren’t a fragrance wearer, you could also use this and still expect to get some lasting and lingering fragrance from using this.

You can find Caress Love Forever Collection at drugstores and supermarkets nationwide.

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Explore more about how to be unforgettable with @Caress. #CaressForever

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 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]

Steal This: ULTA 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2015…

Ulta 21 days of Beauty Spring 2015

The Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Spring 2015 event is in full swing! There are some unbelievable deals in this bi-annual SALE-a bration (like the Mai Couture online only steal Blush Papier 50% OFF NOW $8.75 on March 30th or the Algenist Online only … [Continue reading]

Smell This: AERIN Rose de Grasse Parfum…

AERIN Rose de Grasse Parfum

It's time for spring, don't you think?  Aerin Rose de Grasse [$185] is all about spring.  As I type this - we are in the middle of what is hopefully our last snow storm of the year and I need some inspiration!! Rose de Grasse is not your average … [Continue reading]

TMG Ageless: Dermaplane Skin Treatment with Dr. Tina West…

Dermaplaning - West Institute

Have you ever heard of a Dermaplane skin treatment?? I'll be honest - I hadn't. Not before I met Dr. Tina West of The West Institute.  Dr. West is the founder of The West Institute and is a board certified dermatologist and leading expert in … [Continue reading]

Spring 2015: NARS Dual Intensity Blush…

Spring 2015: NARS Dual Intensity Blush

New for Spring 2015 is NARS Dual Intensity Blush and I am SO EXCITED!  If you know anything about me - you must know that I LOVE blush.  It has to be my most favorite thing.  For Spring 2015, NARS Cosmetics introduces the new Dual Intensity Blush. … [Continue reading]

Spring 2015: Bobbi Brown HOT Collection…

Spring 2015: Bobbi Brown HOT COLLECTION

The new Bobbi Brown HOT Collection is here!  Bobbi Brown is known for effortless easy looks and makeup that is accessible and simple to do.  So no surprise here that she partnered up with actress and model Kate Upton as the new face of the brand. … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Sienna Miller at the 2015 Oscars…

Sienna Miller at the 2015 Oscars

Sienna Miller at the 2015 Oscars was stunning on the red carpet last night.  The "American Sniper” star and Oscar presenter went for an “Old Hollywood,” 1960s Audrey Hepburn-inspired makeup look created by famed makeup artist Charlotte … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2015 Oscars…

Gwyneth Paltrow - 2015 Oscars

Gwyneth Paltrow at the 2015 Oscars was elegant, polished and refined in a Ralph & Russo gown featuring a shoulder with a huge rose embellishment. Her hair and makeup were equally sleek. INSPIRATION:  Inspired by Penelope Tree’s pre-fringe … [Continue reading]