Summer Beauty Essentials 2015

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From poolside lounging to hotter-than-hot nights, keeping your makeup on-point all summer long is no easy feat. Here are our fave summer beauty solve-alls; what are yours?

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Melt-proof your makeup with Studio Pro Makeup Setting Spray! It resists sweating, rubbing and fading to keep your face looking fresh all day. (Bonus: aloe and rosewater hydrate
& help keep you cool!)

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Keep those arches looking flawless with our Studio Pro HD Brow Pencil. From the beach to the festival circuit and beyond, this waterproof formula gives you natural, lasting definition.

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We’re obsessed with Creme Luxe Lipstick in Sweet Mango! It’s enriched with vitamin E and shea butter for the perfect moisture-rich finish.

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Want a poolside pop of color? A sultry smokey eye? The Second Edition – 120 Color Eyeshadow Palette lets you have it all!

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Skip the sun! Bombshell Bronze in Siren delivers sizzling bronze and golden tones—and it helps define your features. You can even brush it on from head to toe for the perfect sexy glow.

Be A Bombshell!

Create a natural glow with our soft-focus Bombshell Blush! Baked on Italian terracotta tiles, it brings a natural wash of color to every look. It’s also buildable and blendable—so you can create the perfect hue every time. Choose from seven radiant shades, from soft pinks to warm neutrals.

Watch the video to learn more & see every shade!

All Eyes On Leonie Madtha

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Here’s a short blurb from Leonie’s blog! You can read the full story here.

“Overall, I do love the look and feel of these brushes. As my very first from BH Cosmetics I cannot complain much considering the price & the variety of eye brushes that have been so easy to use! I would say it is a great set to start off with. It is really affordable and the quilted case it comes with makes it a very travel-friendly set too! When I purchased these, it was on sale for $15 (originally $25), so that was quite a steal! You can check it out here.”

The Ultimate Traveling Lip Guide

Paris? Rome? New York? We’ve been hard at work brainstorming vacation-perfect looks for our dream destinations. Check out our favorite lip colors for each locale—and tell us where you want to go!

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NEW YORK
Creme Luxe Lipstick in Te Amo

PARIS
Color Lock Long Lasting Lipstick in Faithful

LONDON

Forever Nude Aqua Gloss in Maple

ROME
Color Lock Long Lasting Matte Lipstick in Blissful

HONG KONG
Creme Luck Lipstick in Coral Escape

 

 

Fan Spotlight Alesha Alexander

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So, I really needed brushes. Badly. For myself and my clients. So, an ad for BH Cosmetics scrolled across my TL on Facebook while I was at my cousin’s baby shower. I clicked on the link and ended up spending $40 something bucks on them. One of the items I bought was this brush set right here:

Used them…. AND LOVED THEM!!!! I’ve used many brushes before. But these right here are most definitely my favorites right now. So, they sent me an email that pretty much said “Hey Aly, we’re having a brush sale. Come check it out.” So me, I’m like word, I need brushes for my clients. Let’s see what you all got. Then I saw this:

Then I saw the price. Right now, this 36 pc brush set is on sale for $25.00. I want to say I paid something similar to that.  Marked down from $59.95. Not a bad price. Here is all that you get with it:

 Like, you’re all set! I mean unless you’re a brush hoarder like I am (Seriously, I bought more brushes like I was missing one. I made up excuses and everythihg “ooooo…. I have that brush, but it’s for my clients. I need this for myself.” SMH I KNOW!). But the bristles are sooooo soft and the handle are absolutely gorgeous. BH Cosmetics DID THAT when they created these brushes. Here is my pic I took with “Bae” (Bae= is my camera that I’m completely in love with lmao).

 Because I love you guys…. I have a special link to BH Cosmetics located on the homepage on that will link you directly to their brushes for you to purchase. You can’t beat these prices seriously. Tell them Aly sent you! And don’t forget to let me know your opinion on these brushes I am definitely crushing on right now! You’re Welcome!

Much Love,

Aly

Pop Art Lipstick – Extreme Lip Color

Make the ultimate lip color statement with our brand-new Pop Art Lipstick! From shocking neons to pretty pastels and deep vampy hues, there’s a bold shade for every personality. This long-wearing lipstick features intense color payoff and a gorgeous satin-matte finish. It also contains moisturizing cupuacu seed butter and argan oil—so you get a flawless finish with a single stroke.

Watch the video to learn more & see every shade!

 

Shop Pop Art Lipsticks here!

Fan Spotlight Featuring Sundas Naveed

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I have lately been obsessing over makeup brushes.. I have tons of makeup brushes but still keep buying more.. I just love the feel of new brushes! I had been willing to get my hands on the BH Cosmetics Party Girl Brush Set for quite some time and Zensky made that possible for me..

Zensky is a Facebook page through which you can order almost anything from the US whether it is makeup, clothes, shoes, bags.. even toys for kids.. Anything you want.. Zensky brings it to you! The page is owned by a really sweet girl and it was a pleasure dealing with her… Shopping through this page is extremely easy. You inbox her the links of items you want and she converts the prices and lets you know how much they would cost you. You can then confirm your order. Pre-orders take almost a month to arrive but she also uploads instock items which can be delivered instantly.

The main reason why i love this page besides the sweet owner is the prices she offers.. She has the most reasonable priced items.. I love the fact that she does not double up the prices and i have not seen any other page offering the same products at such a reasonable cost. I have already recieved my second order and placed my third order..

The delivery is super fast too.. She sends the parcel through Leopards Courier and you get your package within 3 days. She also offers cash on delivery for Karachi and for other cities, you can make the payment via bank transfer or easy paisa.

Now coming to the brush set itself.. I am in love with it!!! From the packaging to the quality.. I love everything about this brush set!! These are my most reached brushes and to be honest they are so pretty that it was quite hard for me to use them as i wanted them to stay clean forever! ( Yea i know i’m a wierdo :p)

The brush set comes in a gorgeous eye catching metallic purple faux-leather case with snap closure which is great for travelling. Each brush is covered in transparent plastic to protect the handles and bristles. The handles are metallic mauve-pink and each brush has “BH Cosmetics” written on it. The bristles are two toned with a black base and purple tips.
The quality of these brushes is AMAZING!! The handles are sturdy and the bristles are extremely soft and fluffy. They are a heaven to use!! The brushes work well with both cream and powder products and are great at blending. I gave them a wash before use and they did not shed at all.
You get 14 brushes in this set which includes face, eyes and lip brushes. This brush set is a must have!! It is great for travelling. Here is a description for each brush..

Powder Brush:

It is a large, fluffy, super soft brush which is great for powder application. It works well with both compact and loose powders. It feels so buttery on the skin and i love using it!

Angled Blush Brush:

This is perfect for blush application. It works great with both powder and cream blushes. It can also be used for contouring and bronzer application.

Classic Foundation Brush:

It is quite thick but still soft and can be used for applying cream foundations. It can also be used for blending the concealer especially in areas like the under eye area and around the nose.

Large Eyeshadow Blending Brush:

It is a large fluffy brush and a bit too large for my eyelids. I mostly use it for setting the concealer under my eyes. It can also be used to contour the nose.

Angled Eyeshadow Brush:

It is an angled brush and works great for applying eyeshadow on the outer corners of the eyes as well as in the crease to create a smokey eye look. It is quite soft and blends the shadows nicely.

Small Tapered Blending Brush:

This is one of my favorite brushes out of the bunch! It is great for applying eyeshadow in the crease. It is quite precise and soft.

Rounded Smudge Brush:

It is a bit thicker and denser than the small tapered blending brush. It can be used for smudging the eyeliner. It can also be used for eyeshadow application in the crease.

Classic Eyeshadow Brush:

It is a simple flat eyeshadow brush for applying eyeshadow all over the lid. I normally wet it a bit before use to avoid any fall outs.

Small Eyeshadow Blending Brush:

It is a small fluffy brush and great for blending the eyeshadow all over the lid. It is also one of my favorite brushes out of the bunch and i use it for applying the eyeshadow as well as blending it.

Flat Smudge Brush:

This is great for smudging the eyeliner on the lower eyelid below the waterline and creating a smoked out effect.

Large Angled Liner & Brow Brush:

It is great for eyeliner application as well as filling in the brows. It works really well for creating a winged eyeliner.

Small Angled Liner & Brow Brush:

It is more precise and can be used for creating double wings with the eyeliner. It can also be used to fill in the eye brows.

Eye Detailing Brush:

This is an extremely small and precise brush. I use it to apply a brightening eyeshadow in the inner corners of my eyes.

Lip Brush:

It is a pointed brush and can be used to outline the lips and also fill them in. It comes handy when applying dark lipstick shades.
The quality of each and every brush in this set is great for the price paid. You can get this brush set on the BH Cosmetics website here. It originally retails for $28.95 but most of the time it is on sale. BH Cosmetics always has a sale or some kind of an offer going on so keep an eye out for such offers!
I got mine for 2350 PKR through Zensky. Do like this page to stay updated on pre-orders and instock items.
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I hope you enjoyed this post :)
XOXO,
Sundas