Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Maybelline Dream Fresh Beauty Balm Skin Perfector Review

Although many types of makeup claim to look like skin, Maybelline Dream Fresh 8-in-1 Beauty Balm Skin Perfector with SPF 30 is one of the few products I have tried that matches my skintone just exactly, feels weightless and best of all, looks like my own skin but better.

When a brand lives up to its motto, I have to give it a round of applause. "Maybe she's born with it" has always been the rallying cry for Maybelline, and this balm is just so spot on.  I think this product is their best by far.

Once I smooth the Maybelline Beauty Balm Skin Perfector on my face, my skin appears much more even and gleams. It appears totally invisible to me and I believe the average person would think my skin is bare. I love it when makeup just gets better and better.

I really am quite pleased with my look with this amazing, amazing product that even has sunscreen to boot. Call me Venus de Milo and pour me a stiff drink!

Grade: A+++

Monday, June 25, 2012

Chanel 2011-2012 Paris-Bombay Accessories

I have never seen Chanel accessories shown this way before, so I couldn't resist sharing. Olivia da Costa took these beautiful, delicate photographs featured on Chanel News. XOX

Note how lovely the bold necklace looks against a simple, short-sleeved ensemble.
Diving for pearls.

A luxurious view.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls W Covers: How to Get the Look at Home

Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss W Magazine
Joan Smalls and Karlie Kloss W Magazine Covers.
Legendary hairstylist Oribe worked his magic on supermodels Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls for the latest issue of W magazine. Just looking at the covers makes you want to paw their hair (or scalp them!).

"The shoot was all about exaggeration and luxurious volume," said Oribe.

To reproduce their look, just follow these easy steps:

1. Bust out Oribe Volumista Mist for Volume and spray.
2. Put hair in a velcro set.
3. Spray Oribe Dry Texturing Spray at the roots and Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray to give hair more texture and separation.
4. Choose a few curls that frame your face and apply either Oribe Smooth Style Serum or Curl by Definition to the curls. This will draw attention to your face and your fabulous waves.
5. If your hair gets too big, use Royal Blowout Heat Styling Spray for a smoother finish.

In the comments section, tell Eyeshadow Government your summer hairstyling secrets!Would love to know more about you!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Joss Stone Performs "The High Road" on VH1

Bottom's Up

I am going on a drinking binge this afternoon, but only with the good stuff - H2O straight up and no ice.

In the middle of a heat wave, it is tempting to drink sugary drinks to lift your energy but if you
can't resist that Snapple peach tea or root beer soda, try to offset this with at least three cups of water.

Simply drinking water is one of the best way to improve your complexion, plump skin cells, increase evenness of skin tone and reduce breakouts.

Outside my apartment in Brooklyn, where it is immensely hot, there is finally some rain (as of a few minutes ago) and huge claps of thunder. I can't wait for the city to cool down because lordy, I was really melting. The only downside to rain is I can't wear cute sandals. Stepping in New York gutter water in my new pedicure is not very moi! My toes and fingertips are freshly painted with Essie polish in Lollipop, a Coney Island-flavored red.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Must-Have Beauty: Aveda Star Coral Lipstick

Limited edition Aveda lipstick in Star Coral is a jazzy, happy hue that will complement many skintones. I am totally in love with it.

You can dab this fab lipstick on your lips and toss on a fringe suede jacket for a Laurel Canyon vibe. If your style is preppy, just add a neat, white dress, a matching coral necklace, and bejeweled sandals. 

Dazzle everyone and everywhere!

Anne Charlotte

P.S. I will add a picture of myself to show you what the color looks like soon. XOX.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sweet Dreams

Hey gals,

I wanted to post this Sunday because I am in a terrific mood for many reasons, and not just because I had a solid night's sleep. I am working on a new beauty and fashion site, which I will tell you more about soon. I also can't wait to see my friends from L.A. this afternoon. Yesterday, I did the makeup and styling for a fashion shoot at South Street Seaport in New York, and so I was out quite late.  It was so much fun! When I arrived home, I played with a lot of new products by Neal's Yard Remedies, an amazing British organic natural beauty and health company. I just joined them as an independent consultant and I am excited about trying all of their products.

Last night, I used the Neal's Yard Remedies to Roll aromatherapy rollerball in the Relaxation blend ($12) before going to sleep, and I woke up feeling so well-rested.  I put it on my wrists and dabbed it on my temples as well. The Relaxation blend contains organic bergamot oil, organic lavender oil, organic geranium oil and organic orange oil. Sometimes I feel like I am just running and running in New York, and it can be hard to reach a moment of stillness.  I am glad to have this beautiful aromatherapy solution with me. Maybe it's just because so many aspects of my life are falling into place but I feel very calm and happy.


Buy It: Neal's Yard Relaxation Relaxation Remedies to Roll ($12), available online in the U.S. and at many Neal's Yard Remedies stores in England.

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