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Fall Lip Trends For The Lippie-Crazed Beauties


Any beauty enthusiast understands the reason for buying a new lipstick practically in the same shade you have at home in three other brands. Will it ever stop her? No, probably not. Maybe it’s the feeling behind finding new and beautiful hues, or the anticipation of unraveling the cute packaging to uncover your most perfect pop of color with a twist of a tube. We all know that incredible feeling of finding that perfect shade that makes your mouth water and your heart swoon. For all our lippie-crazed beauties (ourselves included), here are a few fall lip trends we’re getting excited about for the season!



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That’s So Kylie
You may be sad to see the summer weather go, but by no means are we sad to experiment with the adventurous, mysterious colors of fall. The only place you should be feeling blue is on your lips. Blue lips have been spotted on celebrities like Kylie Jenner, and as we’ve seen with Kylie, it’s an easy, edgy way to add a twist to your look while making it a fun and easy transition into fall. It’s unexpectedly perfect like Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kit matte lipstick liner in “SKYLIE.”

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Pink Hues
From the NYFW Fall 2016 runway with Marchesa, the Painted Lady was a vision exuding an effortless sophistication and the epitome of a lovely lady, all of which brings to mind blushing pinks and delicate nudes. A few of our favorites include Tom Ford’s lipstick in “Blush.”

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Very Berry
Those who are in the mood to bring out a little bit of their dark side will enjoy dark burgundy lips. The whole “dark fairy,” tough girl with a little sass has been the mood for this season and has been seen all over social media and the runways. If you haven’t already fallen in love with this trend, we highly recommend you consider getting to know your dark side. It’s a trend worth learning how to master; that feeling of finally mastering the perfect pout will turn heads of even the most skilled and talented makeup artists and beauty gurus. Check out BITE Beauty’s Amuse Bouche Lipstick in “Rouge Berry.”
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Must-Have Beauty Products This Fall


Are you in need of knowing which products you must purchase to create the perfect, flawless face, as well as to attain long lasting hairstyles? Look no further, as we have selected the beauty products that you must have in your makeup and hair bag this season! BY STACEY CAMACHO
Prime Time
A hair primer, such as this one that is weightless, is excellent to use, as it prolongs your style twice as long. It’s designed specifically for fine hair. This spray was created with an advanced priming system and is powered by Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) to create that weightless feel. Say goodbye to the heaviness that comes along with having thick hair, and hello to lightweight hair. Living Proof Prime Style Extender Spray, $26, livingproof.com
Contour Queen
This best-selling contour and highlighting kit is designed for professional makeup artists or makeup enthusiasts. It features three highlighting and three contouring shades for sculpting and defining your features. This palette glides on easily and effortlessly, so expect a professional finish every time. Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, $40, anastasiabeverlyhills.com
Rosy Cheeks
Dual-Intensity Blush can be used wet or dry. So if you are looking to have a more intense look, use the blush wet. Just dampen a paper towel and dip your blush on the towel, and then sweep it onto the apples of your cheeks. This would be a perfect look for the evening. For a more natural, effortless look, apply the blush dry. Applying blush hasn’t been so easy and so quick, literally. This formula is light-weight and luxurious with an easy application. It’s long-lasting and even waterproof and sweat-proof. NARS Dual-Intensity Blush, $45, narscosmetics.com
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Be An Artist
This Make Up For Ever Artist Palette comes in two shades—nude and artist—and feel so comfortable on the eyes. Nude is excellent to use for day wear or evening wear, and you can do a traditional smoky eye for the evening or a natural smoky eye for the day. The Artist Palette allows you to be more creative by playing up your eyes with these fun, highly pigmented hues. A little bit goes a long way, and they are so sweat-proof and waterproof, making these new palettes long-lasting.  Make Up For Ever Artist Palette, $42, makeupforever.com
Treat Your Hair
This lotion treatment is a leave-in conditioner that can be applied to damp hair to deliver that extra oomph. You can let your hair air dry, or style it to your perfection. This 5-in-1 treatment adds volume, polish, smoothness, conditioning, and strength, and the formula reduces breakage by 78%, making hair 4.5x stronger. Leaving your locks looking and feeling soft, smooth, healthy, and beautiful was never so easy. Living Proof Perfect Hair Days (PhD) 5-in-1 Treatment, $26, livingproof.com
The Perfect Smoky Eye
What’s amazing about this palette is how versatile it is—you can go as smoky as you want. NAKED Smoky is a palette that revolutionizes neutrals, with a wide range of textures, including matte, satin, shimmer, and sparkle. Eyeshadows are highly pigmented, making the application long-lasting. It’s so easy to apply. What we love is how these eyeshadows are creaseless, which means by the end of the night, you don’t have to worry about your eye makeup falling apart. How ah-mazing! Have fun with NAKED!  Urban Decay NAKED Smoky Eye Palette, $54, urbandecay.com
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What’s in Your Touch-Up Makeup Bag?


Before you begin your first day of the school year, you’re definitely going to make sure you are all glammed up and have a fresh face on, right? So we’ll have to ask you this: what’s in your touch-up makeup bag? You have to make good first impressions since you might run into some people you know or a few that you want to get to know better.  Whatever the reason, you want to keep your makeup looking fresh all day, and by 3 pm, after you have been running around trying to locate your classes, your makeup would have most likely melted away or faded. Below we’ll help prepare you for your first day back with this miracle touch-up makeup bag checklist!

What you will need:

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Wipes
After a long day, your face may appear oily, but no worries, just grab a Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Wipe and blot your face with it! After removing all the excess oils, your face will be ready for you to apply press powder.

Pressed Powder
After applying concealer, use a pressed powder of your choice to finish up the look for the rest of the day. One inexpensive press powder that I love is N.Y.C’s Smooth Skin Pressed Face Powder.

Stain Gloss
To start off the day, you will want to choose a lip stain that will not fade too quickly. To keep your makeup looking fresh, you should re-apply the lip stain while you are touching up your makeup. One of the lip stains I would suggest using is Lip Tar Stain Gloss by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics; they come in fifteen gorgeous shades.
Eye Liner
We all know that our eyeliners are always fading or smudging, so make sure you are carrying around the same one that you have previously used. A Q-tip will also come in handy to clean up some of the smudging with out getting it all over your eyelids.
You are going to want to re-apply your blush because it would have definitely faded away by now. I love using the Too Faced Sweetheart Perfect Flush Blush but you can really use any one that you want. Once you are done your face should be looking as good as it did that morning.
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Spring Makeup Blossoming Colors


Spring—it brings bright and lively colors to the end of our dull and cold winter season. Let’s follow in its footsteps and bring some gorgeous color into our makeup! The advantage about using bright colors around the eyes is that it’s the first thing people notice and it makes our eyes look a lot larger. Why stop there? There are so many products in stores that can help bring some color into your everyday look, whether you just want to add a little color or make a long-lasting impression. With that in mind, I have searched for and discovered some great trends we can use this spring. By Jasmine Moustafa


Watermelon Eyes

For this look, you will only need four products: liquid eye liner, highlighter, and high pigment pink and green eye shadows. This look is pretty easy to accomplish and it will leave your eyes looking great for spring. The shadows I recommend to pull this look together can be found in the Sephora makeup academy palette. For the liquid liner and the mascara, you can use liquid eyeliner by NYC and high impact mascara by Clinique, or just use your favorites.

Rainbow Eyes

Warning: if the eyeshadows are too close to the same color, the rainbow look will not be successful. I suggest using only four colors: pink, green, blue, and purple. You should use green and blue on the bottom lid and pink and purple on the top lid. The eye shadows you are using must have a high pigment or you will not see the vibrant colors. To top this look off, apply liquid eyeliner and mascara.


The Perfect Pink Lip

If you’re just looking to add a little color to your look, it can be achieved with the right lipstick. Pink Friday by Nicki Minaj will give you that perfect pink lip you’re looking for. This is a semi-matte lipstick, which means if you want it to sparkle, you will need to layer it with your favorite gloss.

The Best Blush

To bring some color and glow to your skin, I recommend using L’Oreal’s True Match blush, particularly in the shade Barely Blushing. This blush adds a peachy natural glow to an everyday look. It’s subtle, but fresh and light, making it great for spring.

Spring Makeup Blossoming Colors originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s April/May 2014 issue.

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Merle Norman 2014 Spring Collection Review


With warm weather on the way, we were ecstatic for the debut of Merle Norman’s new Color Collection. The cosmetics come in flattering hues that make our faces flawless. From creamy lipsticks to soft and subtle blushes, check out our thoughts in this Merle Norman 2014 Spring Collection review.

Nothing brings more attention to our faces than a luscious colored lip, and with shades to compliment all skin tones, the long-lasting lipsticks by Merle Norman are perfect. The Creamy Lipcolor Just Right says it all in the name: it is “just the right” shade of neutral with a hint of warm color. This lipstick is great for an everyday look, day or night. The Age Defying Lipcolor The One is a darker shade of pink that leaves an overall warm look. Lipsticks in pop colors are the latest trend and the Creamy Lipcolor Late Bloomer gives us a stunning coral highlight while remaining subtle and delicate, just like spring flowers. The lipsticks leave your lips feeling moisturized and refreshed.

While the three Lipcolors are fabulous, my favorite piece from the collection is the Lip Polish Confection. The sparkly pink gloss goes on smooth and leaves my lips feeling kissable and shiny. You can wear the Lip Polish over lipstick or by itself—either way your luscious lips look dazzling. I topped the Late Bloomer lipstick with a coat of Confection for a glossy finish and loved the romantic look of the lip duo.

The Age Defying Eyeliner Charcoal is lighter than the typical black eyeliner, but still gives you intense and sexy eyes. The long-lasting and defining eyeliner also features a smudger to help intensify the dramatic look.

The Lasting Cheek Color Fancy Free is a great way to add some color to your winter skin. With a light shimmer, the soft pink blush is a perfect shade to top off the newly warm weather glow. The light-weight and oil-free blush looks immaculate and is an excellent tool to help contour cheekbones.

The great thing about Merle Norman cosmetics is that the products are long-lasting and dermatologist tested. The collection ranges from $14 to $20 and is available to purchase at one of their studios located in the United States, Canada, and globally. Make sure you get your hands on these limited colors before they run out! BY TATIANA STEC

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CARGO Cosmetics: Transcending the Beauty of World Travel


Deriving its inspiration from the many regions of the world, CARGO Cosmetics reminds us that we are all independent travelers. All of its products are all named after travel destinations and even their consumer membership points are counted as “Frequent Flyer” miles. Whether we’re touring the Mediterranean or embarking on our daily morning commutes, we always want to look our best. Your morning make-up routine will become beautifully effortless when you implement CARGO’s Texasliner liquid eyeliner and 3-in-1 Colorstick. Both of these products demonstrate simplicity in design that it is elegant, innovative, and bound to inspire even the most free-spirited.


The cat-eye look is fawned over by many. It’s bold, sexy, and oh- so-flattering. Yet, it also requires steady hands that rival plastic surgeons’. CARGO takes out the need for expertise by creating a felt-tip, easy to grip applicator. Straying from the traditional long-stem brushes, this liner more closely resembles a tube of lipstick that nestles effortlessly into your hand. It’s eyeliner that practically applies itself.
Its crease-proof, water-based formula applies evenly and won’t require any midday touchups.

CARGO’s Color stick is a 3-in-1 blush/lip/eye color that enhances your natural beauty and achieves that no-make-up look that is essential for springtime fashions. Each stick has a generous 10 grams of this cream-to-powder velvet formula and fits in the side-zipper compartment of any purse. Dab some on your eyes for a wink of color and swipe some across your lips and cheeks for a natural look. Great for applying on-the-go!

You can pick these along with other great products at www.cargocosmetics.comBy Regina Alvarado

CARGO Cosmetics: Transcending the Beauty of World Travel. All photos are courtesy of www.cargocosmetics.com