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Bright Lips for Summer

Bright Lips for Summer

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This Summer celebrities are all over the bright lipstick look. Whatever the finish or colour, this is one look that will keep you looking on trend as the weather warms up. Whatever finish you opt for, be it matte, shimmer, crème or stain, priming your lips and getting them perfectly ready is important as it’ll form the foundation to keep your lips moisturised, flake free and to keep the colour locked in place for as long as possible. So start off by exfoliating your lips either with a specific product or with an old soft toothbrush. Next apply a balm and leave for a little while to soak in. If your lipsticks are prone to bleeding at all, now’s the time to grab an Anti-Feathering Lip Liner. These clear pencils can also be used as a primer, but for anti-feathering purposes, you’ll need to outline your lips, just outside of the lip line (don’t worry, it’s clear). Start from the outer edges of your lips and work towards the centre of your lip on each side. This will form a border, preventing your bright lipstick from seeping into fine lines. Whether you go for a red, coral, orange, hot pink, purple or any other bright, the key to getting the colour to stay for longer is to provide a base with a coordinating lip liner. Use a lip liner to outline your lips and then fill in the entire area with the pencil. You can then go ahead and apply your chosen shade. When applying a bright or dark lipstick a lip brush is an incredibly useful tool, helping you to create precise crisp lines that just aren’t possible when applying lipstick straight from the bullet. If you’re looking for extra drama, you can add lashings of gloss at this point clear will add shine alone, or you can add some depth of colour with a coordinating gloss. If you’re wanting the colour but afraid to go too bold, you have two options. The first is to go for a lip stain, a sheer pop of colour that lasts. The second option is to blot your lipstick. Blotting helps with longevity but it also takes away some of the impact, perfect if you’re a little nervous of colour! Shopping List Glo Minerals gloExfoliating Lip Wand eos Lip Balm (any flavour!) OCC Cosmetics Anti-Feathered Lip Pencil Neve Cosmetic Pastello Lip Liner Pencil OCC Stained Gloss Lime Crime Candyfuture Lipstick in Airbourne Unicorn – a vibrant purple. Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick in Gigi – a punchy fuchsia. OCC Cosmetics Lip Tar in Beta – an orange for the brave at heart. NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick – summery coral.

Compass Minerals Announces Multi-Year Agreement with Employees at Lyons Plant

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals is proud to announce a collective bargaining agreement has been reached with Lyons, Kansas, plant employees represented by International Chemical Workers Union Council, Local 278C and United Food and Commercial Workers Union, CLC.  “We strive to maintain positive relationships with all our employees, including those who are represented, and we consider the results […]

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Täysin luonnolliset Everyday Minerals mineraalimeikit kaikille ihotyypeille. Laajasta tuotevalikoimasta löydät sopivat sävyt ja tuotteet juuri sinulle.

Compass Minerals Reports First Quarter Earnings

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals reported first-quarter net earnings of $21.5 million, or $0.63 per diluted share, compared to $49.7 million, or $1.46 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2016. “While mild winter weather and increased salt cost created challenging conditions for our salt business in the first quarter, I am pleased with the results our plant […]

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Pale Skin Foundation II: Everyday Minerals Custom Kits [Range Review #7]

Pale Skin Foundation II: Everyday Minerals Custom Kits [Range Review #7]


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What a coincidence! One day you decide to write about mineral foundation for pale skin, next day your custom kit order finally arrives! Swatches, reviews – this way…

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<blockquote>osaisitko suositella hyvää, lyhyt tuotesisällöistä (mineraali) viimeistelypuuteria, joka ei olis irtopuuteri?</blockquote> Valitettavasti en, kun en itse käytä sellaisia. :/ Aniharvalla mineraalimerkillä on sellaisia, mieleen tulee Idunin lisäksi vain BareMinerals, mutta tuotteet ovat ihan "normikosmetiikkaa", eivät mineraalipuutereita: http://www.bareescentuals.com/bareSkin-Perfecting-Veil/USmasterperfectingveil,en_US,pd.html http://idunminerals.fi/index.asp?val=202&osid=203&mt=2 BM:llä on nykyään valikoimassaan enemmän normikosmetiikan tuotteita kuin puhtaaksi mineraalimeikiksi laskettavia, tai niin on saattanut kyllä olla jo ihan alusta saakka. Idunin puuterissa on lyhyempi inci mutta ei sekään mikään varsinainen mineraalituote ole vaan reseptiikaltaan ihan tavallinen puuteri, tosin talkiton sellainen.

Everyday Minerals Matte Foundation reviews, photos, ingredients

Everyday Minerals Matte Foundation reviews, photos, ingredients


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Everyday Minerals Matte Foundation: rated 3.8 out of 5 on MakeupAlley. See 392 member reviews, ingredients and photos.

Spot Light On OCC

Spot Light On OCC

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Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics was founded in 2004 by celebrity makeup artist David Klasfeld. He had a passion for colour and textures and wanted to bring that to the everyday consumer. While in college studying film, David got a part-time job in Nordstrom’s on the cosmetic counter. When he finished his film course he decided makeup was the path he wanted to follow and he became a freelance makeup artist. He worked behind the scenes on runway shows such as Patricia Field. While working as a makeup artist he found that the make up he was using wasn’t translating well on camera. It was too noticeable. It was then that he had the idea of creating a product that could hardly be seen. This is how OCC’s famous lip tar came about. The barely there look soon became very popular with other make up artists and was used for HD TV. This was the start of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics. While still working as a makeup artist on adverts and for TV David came across another problem. The airbrush foundations he was using were leaving a wet look on camera and he had to use lots of powder to cover it. This didn’t make for a good look on TV. This is when he created the popular OCC water based and oil-free airbrush foundation. It is brilliant for TV and being photographed. You can hardly notice it. All OCC products are vegan and cruelty free. They never use animal derived ingredients such as lanolin and beeswax. PETA is a big fan of OCC. David wanted to makes sure his products were available to everyone to use. The line is great for anyone who is compulsive about makeup and obsessive about its ingredients like the company’s creator and that’s how the company name Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics came about. OCC has built up quite a cult following.  Their best sellers and the favourites of celebrity makeup artists and beauty bloggers are their lip tars, air brushing kits and pigments. Lip Tars - They combine the long lasting effect of a lipstick with the easy application of a lip gloss. They come in an array of colours to suit all skin tones. These include a variety of Pinks, Purples, Browns, Gold’s and many more. You can apply them in the colours they come in or you can mix them together to create your own shades. They are 100% vegan and cruelty free. They also contain a mixture of essential oils including peppermint. Airbrushing – OCC airbrush foundation is lightweight but still gives an excellent coverage and a flawless finish. It is water based rather than the usual silicone base. It is 100% oil free which is great for sensitive skin and it covers with a matte finish which is very on trend right now for spring/summer 2013. It is easy to touch up and is blendable. Most importantly it is sweat, tear and water proof. It is a favourite of makeup artists who have clients who are on TV and will be seen in HD as it leaves such a flawless finish. Don’t worry if you don’t have an airbrush kit you can apply the foundations with an OCC foundation brush if you prefer. You can also get primary adjuster set which are great for mixing with other OCC colours to create your perfect shades. OCC blush, contour and highlighter sets are also an airbrushing must have. Pigments – 100% pure and uncut. They can be used on your eyes, lips and cheeks. You can use them in their purest form as an eye shadow for example or you could mix them with a clear lip tar to make a new lip colour. Another great way to use them is to apply a little primer on your eye line then with an angled brush apply a small amount of the pigment to make a brilliant eyeliner. Neon eyeliner shades are big for spring/summer. You could also use a little primer on your cheeks and add a colour to make a beautiful blusher. Crème Colour Concentrate – This is the latest addition to the OCC family. It is great on cheeks, eyes and lips. It is smooth and blendable and it can be built up. Great for when a creamier look is desired. There are a large variety of colours to choose from. We love OCC - what are your favourites?

‘The Rachel Zoe Project’s’ Taylor Jacobson Named the Face of Everyday Minerals

‘The Rachel Zoe Project’s’ Taylor Jacobson Named the Face of Everyday Minerals


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Courtesy Everyday Minerals Taylor Jacobson may have left Rachel Zoe Inc., but that doesn’t mean her life is any less glamorous. Everyday Minerals has named the former star of BRAVO’s Th…

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Spotlight on Everyday Minerals

Spotlight on Everyday Minerals

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There aren’t many mineral cosmetic lines that can post the fantastic range of products Everyday Minerals offer, the range is extensive offering a large selection of not only cosmetics, but brushes too. We are delighted to be the UK’s largest stockists of the range. Based in Austin, Texas, Everyday Minerals was founded by Carina Menzies who is dedicated to finding the purest natural ingredients from around the world. After working for several major cosmetic lines she realised that few offered the simple natural products that she was looking for. All products are 100% vegan, sustainable and of course, cruelty free and the brand aim to offer high quality cosmetics at affordable prices. Brushes and Brush Rolls Each Everyday Minerals brush handle is made from 100% bamboo while the synthetic bristles are soft and perfect for mineral application, while our Brush Rolls for storing your brushes are all made of bamboo fabric and hand dyed in Austin, Texas. Concealers, Correctors, Foundations and Powders Everyday Minerals offer an extensive range of base products. Starting with the Correctors (£5.95), these lightweight powders come in Mint for neutralising redness and Sunlight to make under eye circles disappear on fair to medium skin tones. Also available is Brighten, a soft pink colour, to be used under foundation to brighten with light diffusing pigments. Moving onto foundations, from the Matte Base (£10.95), a beautiful matte foundation mineral powder in a large range of shades, to the Jojoba Base (£10.95) which is a satin finish, for all skin types. If you like neither a satin nor matte finish, then you can opt to try the Semi-Matte Base, which is somewhere between the two. The Everyday Minerals concealer comes in eight shades catering for every skin tone while the Caranauba Concealer (£6.95) is extra silky and creamy. Bronzers and Cheek Colours The range of Face Bronzers (£9.95) available is amazing with a shade available for every skin tone and both shimmer and matte finishes, there really is a bronzer for everyone. There are twelve blush shades available (£9.95), each is well pigmented, velvety on the skin and luminous. Eye Liners and Eye Shadows The Everyday Minerals Eye Liners (£6.95) come in ten beautiful shades, each in a sifter jar. The Eye Shadows (£5.95) are available in Pearl, Shimmer and Matte finishes with many shades to choose from, all are best applied over a priming product and all come in sifter pots. Lips The Tinted Lip Butters (£4.95) are created with shea butter, murumuru butter, marula oil, passionfruit oil and meadowfoam seed oil and offer a nourishing gloss finish. There are eleven shades to choose from and at that prices you can afford to choose a couple! Sets The Colour Kits are a great way to try out mini sizes of products and get a whole “look” in one great kit, for example the Who’s That Girl? Kit contains mini sizes of Peony Petal Blush, Cameo Blush, More I See Eye Shadow, We Will Eye Shadow, Special Delivery Eye Shadow, Summer Of 14' Eye Shadow with a Baby Flat Top Brush While the The Real You kit contains mini sizes of Poised To Perfection Skin Tint,Calm & Collected Skin Tint, Bronzed Finishing Dust, Pearl Finishing Dust, Finishing Dust, Sunlight Finishing Dust and a Baby Flat Top Brush. So do check out all the different kits we offer. Finally, please note we also sell samples of several of the products, this is especially helpful if you just don’t know what shades to get. Samples are 50p and we offer samples of cheek colours, finishing dusts and bronzers.

Holiday Make Up Bag

Holiday Make Up Bag

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While we’re on holiday, most of us tend to opt for a more pared back look for the day time, but we still want to take products with us for glamorous nights out, but there’s also the consideration of luggage too, especially if you’re heading overseas. The aim should be to take a few versatile products and a couple of show stoppers to transform your look for the evenings. Here are our suggestions for the perfect holiday make up bag. Concealer – this might be the only product you wear during the day, for any blemishes or dark circles, so concealer would be the must have product for your holiday make up bag. Tinted Moisturiser – a tinted moisturiser is the ideal product for warm weather. Offering sheer coverage, to even out the skin tone, this is great for a more natural look while on holiday. Something like the Glo Minerals Sheer Tint Base is ideal as it also offers UV protection. Pressed Powder – pressed powders are a convenient and compact way of carrying about powder products, usually, they even contain a puff for application. This will help set your base or concealer and keep the shine at bay. Blusher and Bronzer – blusher will always give you a lovely flush of colour, whilst bronzer isn’t strictly essential, but will really enhance a tan. An ideal holiday product is the NYX Bronzer and Blusher Combo which comes in in five colour ways and is a perfect compact containing a shades of blusher and bronzer guaranteed to complement each other. Lipstick – one or two lipsticks should be enough for your holiday, pick a natural shade if you’re likely to want to wear a lipstick during the day and a bold shade for your nights out! Eyeshadow Palette – look for an eyeshadow palette that can take you from day to night. Look for something small and compact, but that just enough colours to take you through your holiday. We’d recommend the Daniel Sandler Scandal At Midnight Eye Shadow Quad. Containing several shades, Desire is a lilac grey, which appears to be a taupe shade, ideal for day, but also included in the palette is a glitter shade, a white and a matte black for creating a smoky look for your evening out. Mascara – mascara is the second product (after concealer) you’re most likely to wear during the day time while on holiday, and if you’re heading to a beach resort, we’d recommend a waterproof mascara to avoid panda eyes after a dip in the sea! Glo Minerals Water Resistant Black Mascara is not only water resistant but is lengthening and volumizing too. Brushes – Travel brushes are ideal for holidays and the Touch Up Tube from Japonesque holds a foundation brush, a lip brush, two eye brushes and blush/powder brush all in a small tube. Aside from all of the above you’ll want to think about your skincare and sunscreen and you’ll probably be grateful for a lip balm in your make up bag too.

Mineral Make Up

Mineral Make Up

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Mineral makeup may seem like a relatively new concept but it has been around for over 30 years, first making an appearance in the 70’s. It has recently seen a resurgence and is now very popular with celebrity makeup artists and skin specialists. It is made from natural earth rocks (Mica) that have been ground up into a fine mineral powder. Benefits of mineral makeup include: 1. It is free from harmful chemicals such as parabens. It is also additive free. 2. It is free from fragrance and preservative that can irritate the skin. 3. The minerals have a natural PH so it is great for balancing the skin. This makes it great for acne sufferers and other skin conditions. 4. Has a great even coverage. It is brilliant for covering scars, acne and rosacea. 5. Even though it gives good coverage it still feels light on the skin and is long lasting. 6. It is light reflective and refractive making it very flattering especially for older skin. 7. Great for the skin as it doesn’t clog the pores. This makes it popular with dermatologists. It is so gentle that beauty experts recommend using it after facials, if you don’t want to go without make up. It doesn’t soak into the skin like most make up. It sits on the surface. 8. It is usually oil free. Always check the labels on any products you purchase. 9. One huge benefit is that it offers sun protection. The minerals protect your skin from the harmful UV rays. You can also use mineral make up over sun cream to give added protection. 10. Mineral make up can be built up in layers so you can control how much you use. 11. Most mineral make up is water resistant. 12. It contains natural minerals such as zinc and calcium that can act as anti-oxidants. Mineral make up is easy to apply. Here are some great tips for getting a natural look: 1. Cleanse and moisturise your face beforehand, as dry patches may cause the make up to look powdery in areas. 2. Shake the jar to loosen the minerals. 3. Pour a small amount of powder into the lid of your makeup pot to start with. This is a great way to reduce waste. 4. Dip your blending brush into the lid and swirl it around using circular motions, then tap off any excess powder. 5. Start on your forehead and use circular motions to buff the makeup onto the skin. 6. Continue this movement around the rest of your face. Don’t be afraid to be quite firm. This will help to get an even coverage. As you go round you will notice the minerals start to warm up. 7. Continue until you get the desired coverage. Make sure you concentrate on your eyes and around the nose as these can be tricky areas to cover evenly. 8. Mineral makeup usually comes in a matte or satin finish so there is something for everyone. 9. Finish with mineral eye shadow and blusher or bronzer. 10. Use a brush especially designed for mineral makeup to get the best results.  

Must Haves

Must Haves

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We spend a lot of time here talking about cosmetics and techniques, but it’s about time the supporting cast had a mention, these are the accessories and products that we take for granted, but can’t imagine how we lived without for so long! Starting with the humble make up bag. The Cosmetic Bag with Rope Handle is a clear vinyl make up bag, making it quick and easy to find what you’re looking for without having to rummage. It’s the perfect size for transporting your daily essentials around and great for using in hand luggage when flying. We’d also not be without our Black 9 Pocket Brush Roll. This is made from cotton and hemp and rolls up to a compact size, keeping your brushes safe while travelling. Speaking of brushes, the Brush Guard comes in five different sizes, Shadow/Liner, Variety, Blush, Medium Foundation and Large Powder/kabuki. Each pack contains several brush guards. These are breathable, stretchy guards tubes that fit over your brushes, keeping the bristles in place, either after washing or when travelling. Handy! Blotting Papers in a Pouch. Perfect for your handbag, dab where needed to eliminate shine! The humble sharpener. It can’t just be any sharpener though, you need a sharpener such as the Japonesque Dual Pro Cosmetic Sharpener which can fit a standard pencil, but also a chubby style pencil, and if you’re on the move, the shavings are kept safely inside until you can get to a bin. Now you may not think these are essentials but having a selection of disposable Short Head Mascara Wands makes a breeze of keeping lashes and brows groomed once you’ve applied your products. Perfect. A spot Brush Cleaner, such as Cozzette’s Aromatherapy Brush Cleaner makes moving from one colour to another with the same brush, a breeze. Simply spray on a bit of tissue, wipe the brush over the damp tissue, give it a few seconds to dry and off you go. Lip Balms and butters are essentials for keeping your lips in tip top condition, Keep one on your bedside table, one in your handbag and one on your desk. There’s a wealth of ingredients and flavours to choose from but our favourites are the classic Smith’s Rosebud Salve and all of the delicious eos lip balms. If you like a tint of colour as well as nourishing formula the Everyday minerals Tinted Lip Butter’s are perfect. Eyeshadow primer, such as the NYX Eye Shadow Primer Base, will help make the most of the pigment in your eyeshadow as well as keeping your make up crease free and in place all day long. Our final must have is a great quality hand cream, and we love the eos Hand Lotion which comes in either Berry Blossom or Cucumber. The lotion will help keep your hands soft and supple and is fast absorbing, meaning you won’t be left with greasy hands after using!

Spring Trend Products

Spring Trend Products

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We recently posted here on the blog about the cosmetic trends seen on the catwalks for Spring/Summer this year. For this and the next blog post, we’re going to talk about the products we stock that can help you achieve some of the more wearable looks. The Red Lip The red lip never goes out of fashion, timeless and classic, it featured heavily on the runways. Berry shades, orange hues and true classic red were all worn so here are some of our top picks to get runway ready lips. For a true red, try the beautiful Gerard Cosmetics Fire Engine Red Lipstick (£12.50). If you’re looking for a matte red, then look no further than Jeffree Star Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick in Redrum (£13) which promises to dry completely matte and last for hours. If an orange toned red is more your cup of tea, try Milani’s Color Statement Lipstick in High Voltage (£5), incredible with a tan. Finally, if you prefer a sheer, or more muted finish, try a lip gloss such as NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie or a tinted balm such as Everyday Minerals Tinted Lip Butter in Honey Rose Elixir. It’s worth mentioning, that most red, traditional lipstick formulas can be blotted down with tissue to give more of a natural, stained effect as seen on the Topshop Unique and Dolce & Gabbana catwalks. Purple Purple was seen all over the catwalks, in every possible shade, from lilacs through to rich deep shades, both on lips and eyes. Purple lip shades aren’t easy to come by, but if you fancy giving this look a try, look no further than Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics who offer various shades in their innovated Lip Tar formula (£13). Roller girl is a vivid lavender purple, Hoochie is described as a vibrant magenta, but definitely has a hint of purple to it, while Lydia is a soft mauve. If you’re looking to wear purple on your eyes then there is much more choice available to you. In terms of eye liners, there are several. NYX Cosmetics Slide on Eye Pencils are currently on offer at £3 each and offer Pretty Violet and Purple Blaze while Sigma’s Extended Wear Eye Liner Pencils (£7.50 offer Electrify for a true vibrant purple as well as Declare, a soft berry/mauve shade for a less vibrant effect. When it comes to Eye Shadows, then there are many offerings, from OCC’s Colour Concentrate Pigment (£9.50) in Overlook or their Pure Cosmetic Pigment (£9.95) in Magenta, to Sugarpill’s Loose Eyeshadow Pigment in Strangeling (£9.95) to Everyday Minerals Shimmer Eye Colour in Art Girl for loose powder eyeshadows. Moving onto pressed eye shadows, options include the Violet Voss Pan Eye Shadow in Patty (£5.95) which is a matte rich purple, or the Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Poison Plum (£8.95) which is a dramatic purple, or Frostine from the Sparkle Baby Collection which is a light lilac with shimmer for a pretty spring look.

Essential Brushes

Essential Brushes

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It is possible, and many do, go their entire lives without owning a make up brush, preferring to apply cosmetics with fingers while there is no problem with this, when it comes to cosmetic application, tools can really make all the difference. If you’re looking to invest in brushes, the choices can be dazzling, with so many brushes for each purpose it can be difficult to narrow the list down. This is our guide to the brushes every starter set should include, and some suggestions of brands to look at. Foundation Brush A foundation brush can make or break the finish of your foundation but before purchasing you need to consider a couple of things. Firstly, if you use a liquid foundation, synthetic brushes are ideal, while traditionally, natural bristles are better for powder products and secondly, there are several shapes of foundation brush, with the two main types being the flat top brush and the more traditional flat, paint brush style. Which you choose is a question of personal preference, but if you prefer a flat top, buffer style, then take a look at either the Everyday Minerals Flat Top Brush (£10.95) which is ideal for powder foundations, or the Morphe G6 Flat Buffer Brush (£11.95) which is idea for flawlessly buffing out cream or liquid products. If you prefer the more traditional style of foundation brush, then try the Makeup Addiction Traditional Painter Brush (£12.00) or the OCC Vegan Foundation Brush (£16.95). Powder Brush A powder brush is essential for a natural even finish and you want to look for something soft, round and large. Take a look at the Sigma F30 large Powder Brush (£24.50) or something a little cheaper, try the Morphe E2 Round Powder Brush (£16.95). Blush Brush A blusher brush should be rounded and fluffy, this allows you to build up your colour. Take a look at the Neve Cosmetics Duo Fibre Blush Brush (£9.95) and the Makeup Addiction Blush Brush (£12.00). Eye Shadow Shader Brush and Eye Shadow Blending Brush When it comes to eye shadow brushes, the choices can be dizzying. For a starter kit there are two brushes that would be ideal. The first a simple shader brush for applying the colour, the second a brush to blend. The Neve Cosmetics Azure Shadow Brush (£8.50) is and affordable and effective brush for applying your eyeshadows, while the equally affordable Everyday Minerals Eye Blending Brush (£5.95) will allow to blend your shadows together, while making sure there are no harsh lines. Eye Liner Brush The final brush we’ve chosen as being essential for a starter kit is an angled eye liner brush. There are several types of eye liner brushes available, waterline liners, fine pointed liners, bent liner brushes and of course the angled eyeliner brush. Suitable for use with powder, gel or cream finishes these can also double up as brow brushes, meaning you don’t have to buy two brushes. Take a look at the Neve Cosmetics Yellow Eye Liner Brush (£7.50) and the Morphe G11 Gun Metal Angle Liner Brush. All of the brushes mentioned above will form the basis of a fantastic kit with which to apply your make up, which as you become familiar with the types of brushes available, you can add to at any time.

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Festive Party Make Up

Festive Party Make Up

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Christmas and New Years Eve do’s are traditionally a time where we really go to town with glamming up. All out glamour is called for and we’ve got just the products to help you achieve a flawless look that will last the whole night. Preparation is key, so after you’ve applied your skincare, the next step is to add primers. These will get the best out of your products, ensuring a flawless application, but also, really help them to stay put. The NYX Cosmetics Studio Perfect Primer is perfect for brightening and makes an ideal base for your foundation, while the Lime Crime Candy Eyed Eye Shadow Helper will help your eye shadow stay put on even the oiliest of eyelids as well as intensifying the colours you apply. Once you’ve primed, apply your foundation and concealer if necessary, then apply a matte bronzer to your face in a figure of eight, starting at your forehead. Everyday Minerals do a range of bronzers, several of which are matte, whilst some add glow without added shimmer. Add a touch of highlighter to your cheekbones. Try the Sigma Loose Shimmer in either Gilded (for warm skin tones) or Ravishing (for cool skin tones). Next, fill in your eyebrows, an essential step in any routine, defined brows will frame your face. When it comes to eyes, anything goes for the party season, glitter is entirely acceptable and you’ll find a huge range of shades in the Violet Voss range. If glitter isn’t your thing, the classic smokey eye is perfect. Depending on your budget we’d recommend the brilliant NYX Smokey Eye Shadow Palette (£8) or the more luxurious Scandal at Midnight Palette by Daniel Sandler (£29). Be as subtle or as bold as you dare. Where you go from there is up to you. You can add glitter, or you could add cat eye flicks using a liquid liner such as the Eye of Horus Liquid Define Eyeliner, or you could add false lashes. You can of course opt for all of the above, or none of the above, but you’ll want to add lashings of mascara. The festive season is the perfect time to go for it with a red lipstick. Line the lips with a lip liner, and then fill in the whole area with the same liner. The apply your lipstick, blot with a tissue and reapply, this will really extend the wear time. Try Daniel Sandler’s Micro-Bubble Lipstick in Micro Red for an exceptionally moisturising feel, or opt for the cult classic Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet for a rich matte look. Once you’ve finished your look and you’re happy with it, finish with a setting spray. The Skindinavia Make Up Finishing Spray prevents fading and meltdowns and promised to keep your make up looking fresh for up to 16 hours, all with a weightless ultra-fine mist. Pop your lipstick in your handbag, along with a pressed powder for any touch ups, and go forth and party!

Everyday Minerals: Makeup | eBay

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Spring 2014

Spring 2014

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Spring 2014 Colour Trends When it comes to colour, Pantone know all there is to know. Each year they announce a colour of the year, with the shade for 2014 being Radiant Orchid. Pantone have declared purple to be the dominant hue of the year because it can “intrigue the eye and spark the imagination” and Radiant Orchid itself is a particularly pinky purple but it’s not Pantone’s only prediction for 2014. Along with their colour of the year they do seasonal recommendations and those are very much led by the colours seen on the catwalks, so not only are our make-up looks inspired by catwalks, but the colours we wear are too. Spring sees a colour for everyone appearing in the ten recommended shades from brights to pastels, through to neutrals, so here’s our quick run-down of the Spring Trend Shades! Starting with Colour of the Year, Radiant Orchid. A beautiful pink toned purple, you can get the look with Sigma’s single eye shadow in Allure. If you’re feeling like rocking the purple lip then OCC’s Lip Tar in Hoochie will be a close match! Then we have Placid Blue. The colour of peaceful calm sea. Add a wash of the NYX Cosmetics Loose Powder Ultra Pearl in Baby Blue to get the look. Violet Tulip is a romantic vintage purple, like purple flowers in the garden. It blends beautifully with shades already mentioned so add a dash of eyeliner, we’d recommend Neve Cosmetics Pastello Eye Liner in Lilac. Hemlock is a summery pastel green and again, works well to add a flash of something different to the shades already mentioned. Yaby Cosmetics do a Pearl Paint eyeshadow in Spring Garden which is perfect. Paloma is the first neutral shade and is a soft grey that goes with everything. Everyday Minerals Pearl shadow in Wood Sorrell is the perfect match and again goes with all of the above shades. Sand is the second of the two neutral shades recommended for Spring and it makes a beautiful pairing with the green of Hemlock. Get the look with Everyday Minerals Matte shadow in Driftwood. Entering the bright end of the Spring palette of colours we have Cayenne. A beautiful spicy red. Either go for the OCC Lip Tar in Psycho, or if you’re feeling brave go for a cayenne shade on your eyes. NYX’s Ultra Pearl loose shadows come in a beautiful Orange Zest shade that would be perfect. Celosia Orange is the second of the bright shades and is a beautiful orange that goes beautifully with the Violet Tulip shade. Grab the OCC Stained Gloss Lip Tar in Androgyne for a perfect Spring lip look! Freesia! Freesia is bright, vivid yellow. OCC’s Colour Concentrate Pigment in Pollen Count is a beautiful bright yellow and perfect for Spring. Dazzling Blue is the final colour for Spring and is strong and vibrant. Sugarpill’s Pressed eye shadow in Velocity is spot on. Whether you opt for one of these shades or several, you can be sure of being absolutely on trend with your colours this Spring!

We have launched our new site

We have launched our new site

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We’re delighted to launch our clean-cut, stylish new site! Cocktail Cosmetics is the one stop shop for organic, natural and vegan make-up and skin care, featuring a huge range of gorgeous PETA approved brands. You’ll find all your favourites on the new site including Everyday Minerals (favourite of Hollywood’s Anna Faris, star of The Dictator), Skindinavia, Sprout (as loved by Gwyneth Paltrow), Bdellium Tools, the Bambu series, Real Techniques, Lime Crime, Ecotools, Cozzette, Sugarpill, FaceFront and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, plus we’re adding fabulous new brands all the time. Our range of quality beauty products with a conscience allow make-up fanatics to indulge themselves guilt-free in the best the industry has to offer.   Cocktail Cosmetics, which was founded five years ago, is the official stockist of professional make up artist and niche market brands like Adesign brushes, Fevour, Everyday Minerals and Pur-Lisse skincare. All orders are packed and shipped within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).

A/W Trends

A/W Trends

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Each season we bring you a look at what the catwalks are predicting will be the biggest cosmetic trends, along with a few product suggestions to help you get the look. Actually, for Autumn/Winter 2015, the trends are very similar to those seen for Spring/Summer with a few subtle differences. Read on to find out more! Skin There are three key looks looming for Autumn/Winter, but the emphasis for all of them is on a natural look. Heavy foundation was nowhere to be seen but the following looks were everywhere. Glowing skin. Balmain, Gucci, Donna Karan and Valentino’s models all featured dewy, flawless glowing skin. To get your own glow on, try a powder designed for this purpose such as the Violet Voss HD Illuminating Powder £9.95 Bronzed skin, Moschino, Matthew Williamson and Michael Kors catwalks all included models that were bronzed to perfection. The emphasis being on a natural looking bronze. Try the Daniel Sandler Instant Tan £22.50. Outdoors skin, Prada and Topshop Unique models again focused on a natural look, but this time the emphasis was on flushed cheeks and freckles with a sheer base. Try a sweep of Milani’s Rose Blush in American Beauty £7.95 Blush Chanel featured heavy blusher, coordinated to match lips, particularly in shades of cherry pink and red. Try the Neve Cosmetics Blush Palette £21.95 to cover all blusher needs. Eyes Autumn/Winter 2015 trends favour eyes while lips take a back seat. Graphic Liner, Fendi and Oscar De La Renta models sported bold, black eye liner.   Heavy kohl, Versace and Roberto Cavalli took a softer option with lashings of black kohl worn all around the eye, and the Neve Cosmetics Pastello Eye Liner Pencil in Black £3.95, is perfect. Earth toned eyes, Burberry and Anna Sui models wore beautiful autumnal earth toned eyes and if this is the look you’re wanting to create, the Viseart Sultry Muse Eye Shadow Palette 05 £59.95 will meet all your needs. Green metallic, tying in with the earth tones, Versace used varying shades of green eyeshadow on their models, from olives, to teals to lime greens, all of which were metallic. Try Everyday Minerals Shimmer Eye Colour in New Leaf (£5.95) for a wearable look. Lips Autumn/Winter 2015 will see bright lips take a back seat while nude shades and naked lips will be everywhere. Nude lips were done to perfection by Burberry and Diane von Furstenberg, for a matte take on this look, try Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte lip colour in Aphrodite £13.00. Black lips, Giles went for a touch of gothic glamour with black lips. Try the OCC Lip Tar in Pagan, for a nearly black look. Fuchsia lips, Giorgio Armani were one of the few fashion houses to showcase vibrant lipstick, and Aromi Beauty’s Pink Peonies Matte Liquid Lipstick £13.00 is a near perfect match for the shade they used.

Beauty Review: Is Everyday Minerals a Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Alternative to bareMinerals? - Ecocult

Beauty Review: Is Everyday Minerals a Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly Alternative to bareMinerals? - Ecocult


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Last month when I was wandering the floor at Natural Products Expo West, I stopped by a booth for a makeup company called Everyday Minerals. I was curious, because I’ve been using bareMinerals for some time, and had an inkling I should find a replacement. bareMinerals isn’t so toxic, but I feel like there is always room for improvement, right? Sign Up for EcoCult’s Newsletter The very nice girl working the booth told me that Everyday Minerals is indeed less toxic than bareMinerals, and that her skin had actually cleared up after she made the switch. Intrigued, I took home some samples to try for myself. Here’s what I found: The Price Everyday Minerals is very much cheaper than bareMinerals. For example, BM’s concealer costs $18 while EDM’s costs $9. However, it might be worth paying for the built-in SPF broad spectrum protection you get in bareMinerals products. Winner: Everyday Minerals by a mile The Look When I tried on Everyday Minerals, I felt that I had a healthier, more fresh and shimmery glow. And their concealer gave me as much coverage over blemishes and under-eye circles, without the heavy, powdery look. Winner: Everyday Minerals The Ingredients As far as ingredients, let’s start …

Bronzed Goddess

Bronzed Goddess

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Here in the UK, Summer can be something of a hit and miss affair but we usually manage a few hot sunny days somewhere along the way. Don’t let a lack of sunshine stop you from being a bronzed goddess if you feel so inclined. If you’ve been fortunate enough to have been away and have a beautiful tan, you can really make the most of it using make up. We’ve got everything you need to create the look. Keep your base light and dewy if possible. Use concealer on any blemishes and then opt for light foundation or tinted moisturiser. The Glo Minerals gloSheer Tint Base is a great sheer base, or for a little more coverage but still keeping the dewy finish, try the Illuminare Moisturising Fantastic Finish Foundation. Add a little brightening concealer to the under eye area. Next, fill in and highlight your brows. We like the NYX Push-Up Bra for Eye Brow, which is the best of both worlds, featuring a pencil to fill in your brows on one end and a highlighter on the other end. For the eyes, choose metallic shades, think bronzes, coppers and golds. The Lily Lolo Molten Bronze Eye Shadow Quad contains a shimmering peach, antique gold, bronze and a black. Apply and blend. You can use the black sparingly to add some depth to the crease and smoke out the look. You can really intensify the look by adding liner to the waterline and you’d be surprised at the range of colours that work with the bronzed summer look. Black and browns are natural and sultry, but teals and purples are really effective when teamed with bronzes and coppers. Finish with mascara. For the cheeks, you’ll need a bronzer. A shimmering bronzer, whilst pretty, is mostly only suitable for use for evenings. Your secret weapon to a natural looking tan, is a matte bronzer. Neve Cosmetics Mineral Bronzer in the shade Maldives is perfect. Apply to the hollows of your cheeks, and then lightly dust wherever the sun naturally catches your face. Finish with a light dusting of blusher, anything coral or pink toned, with a hint of bronze is perfect. Try the NYX Cosmetics Bronzer & Blusher Combo in Phi Phi Island, and swirl the two shades together for the perfect Summer flush. Finally, the lips. This is a really adaptable look so lips can be whatever takes your fancy. Hot corals, reds, hot pinks, or sheer, shimmering glosses. Just choose whatever suits your comfort level or mood. If a nude shimmering gloss takes your fancy, try Daniel Sandler’s Luxury Lip Gloss in Skinny Dip or Lily Lolo’s Natural Lip Gloss in Peachy Keen. If bold and bright is more your thing then try the OCC Lip Tar in Harlot or Lime Crime Candyfuture Lipstick in Countessa Florescent. The key to looking like a bronzed Summer beauty is to keep your base light, heavy foundation is a Summer no no, and of course Bronzer, otherwise, go wild!

Music Festival Must Haves

Music Festival Must Haves

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Glastonbury may have come and gone for this year but festival season is really just beginning. This Summer we’ve yet to have Latitude, T in the Park, Reading, V, Leeds, Creamfields and Bestival and that’s not including many of the smaller more localised festivals that take place the whole country over. Whichever festival you’re heading to, whatever the weather, you probably still want to look nice and feel clean but facilities can be limited so here’s our guide to the things you should take to help you feel and look a little fresher, even when showers aren’t readily available. Dry Shampoo – definitely take a dry shampoo with you to keep your hair clean that bit longer between washes. There are many on the market these days, grab a mini can or travel size that won’t take up too much room in your luggage. Deodorant – no one wants to be stinky! Hand Sanitising Gel – no explanation necessary. If you use the “facilities” you’ll find this is essential! Sunscreen – sunburn isn’t good. Don’t forget your sunscreen. We know it’ll probably rain, but don’t get caught without! Keep your make up simple and where possible aim to take multi use products! Foundation – take something portable such as a compact or the Alexami Perfect Puff Minerals which has an inbuilt applicator and if you can cope without your foundation, just take your concealer which will come in handy for blemishes and any dark shadows under the eyes that may appear. Lip Balm – take a lip balm. Try one with SPF, like the eos Lemon Drop Lip Balm with SPF 15, this will protect your lips from the sun and help keep them hydrated. Lip Stain - long wearing, it’s nice and light for a festival in terms of finish and if possible find one that doubles up as a cheek stain, if you’re going to festivals, multi-purpose products are your friends. Bronzer – if you’re a little worse for wear after the night before, a dusting of bronzer will lift your complexion quickly, giving you a healthy glow and helping to hide the deathly pallor! Eye Liner – A perfect festival look, choose a bright colour or keep it simple, whichever you choose, make sure it's bright! Try the Lime Crime Uniliner - bold and bright!. Waterproof Mascara - don’t worry about smudging or the rain, just take waterproof mascara then you know you’ll be fine whatever happens. Wipes – At the end of a long day and night partying, cleanse with a Facial Wipe. Easy to manage if you’ve over indulged, and far less of a faff if it’s really late and all you want to do is sleep. Try any of the Blum Naturals Towlettes. Whatever you do and don’t choose to take to a festival, under no circumstances forget your loo roll and most importantly, have fun!

Everyday Minerals Foundation

Everyday Minerals Foundation


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Foundation and Concealer

Foundation and Concealer

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When it comes to foundation, the world is your oyster. There are many different formats on the market from loose and pressed powders, solid sticks of product, liquids, creams and even gel hybrids. But then there are different finishes, do you want matte, do you want to keep some glow to your skin, if so how much? And then there’s the issue of buying the right shade. Get it wrong and you risk looking ghostly or worse, the dreaded tide mark along the jaw line! As a guide, it’s good to know if your skin is cool or warm toned. There are several ways to tell but perhaps the easiest is by looking at the veins in your wrist. If they appear greenish you are warm toned, and if they are bluish you are cool toned. Cool toned ladies should look for pink based foundations whereas warm toned ladies should look for yellow toned foundations. If you are really unsure then look for a neutral foundation shade. That is, one that is evenly balanced and is neither pink nor yellow toned. Think about the sort of finish you are looking for. Generally, if your skin is oily then a matte foundation will be more suitable, helping to keep shiny patches at bay for longer, while everyone else can opt for something a little more glowy. We stock a wide range of foundations, but especially helpful for those unsure about which shade to opt for are the brands that offer foundation samples. Such as Lily Lolo and Illuminaire. The illuminaire Trial Foundation pack contains 9 foundation samples which includes three different finishes and three of their most popular shades, or you can opt for single samples. Lily Lolo offer samples sizes of all their foundations. Also available are Everyday Minerals Starter Kits that include a Cool, Warm and Neutral mineral foundations along with a finishing powder and kabuki brush for application. Concealers also come in a variety of formats but the key is to pick a format that matches your foundation, so if you are wearing a powder foundation, use a powder concealer. Concelaers aren't just forcovering up dark circles or blemishes, you can also chosse coloured concelaers to cover other issues, such as redness or sallowness. Green concealers help to correct redness, whilst yellow helps to conceal and brighten dark circles. Peach shades help to neutralise blue tones in the skin and lilacs can help to neutralise yellowness. If trying to match up your foundation and your concealer seems too much of a task you can opt for a product that does the matching for you such as Daniel Sandler’s Invisible Radiance Foundation. It’s a light foundation with a dewy finish that comes with a cream concealer hidden away in the lid. Whichever shade, finish and format you decide on don’t forget your primer which will help to keep your make up in place all day and provide a lovely smooth canvas for your new products to look and feel their best.

Find the time for a little self love

Find the time for a little self love

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With most people now living busy lifestyles, time is often the deciding factor in how well we look after ourselves and how much time we actually spend on pampering and relaxation. It’s a well known fact that women are really bad at putting themselves first.  Most are just far too busy being mothers, wives, daughters, employees and bosses, juggling life and surviving the cares of each day with no time to simply stop, breathe and relax. What with shopping, cooking, cleaning, school runs and work, there is no wonder its difficult trying to fit in relaxation and beauty regimes. With these busy lifestyles, very few women have time for professional beauty, relaxation therapy and even looking after their everyday health. With increasing rates of stress, anxiety, depression and hypertension It is now more important than ever to make time to relax and pamper  yourself, to make yourself feel special and to revive your body and mind. A little self love can help reduce anxiety and stress levels and goes a long way to achieving a happier and healthier life. We understand not everyone has the time and indeed the money for Spa treatments and beauty sessions but it is possible to create some special times in your own home. Obviously Cocktail Cosmetics are here with all those affordable girly beauty treats that can help to make you feel that little bit special, including all your favourites such as Lime Crime, NYX, Everyday Minerals, Obsessive Compulsive and lots more.   When you look your best it certainly makes you feel better in yourself. Make up nowadays is far from being just a product that is used to simply enhance your appearance; cosmetics are now an important part of your skincare ritual. Most cosmetics available now contain ingredients that have been specially designed to not only improve the condition of the skin but to protect it from the elements of everyday life your skin as to contend with. It’s great to experiment with make up and trying out new trends can be fun, but why not share some beauty pampering time with your girlfriends too, invite them round, crack open a bottle of wine and share each other’s make up tips and tricks, making a real special, girly night of it, after all make up and cosmetics are an important part of being a woman and feeling good. Looking good and feeling good is important but it’s also important to find time to relax and revive our tired body and mind. Scented candles, essential oils and aromatherapy all have an important part to play in helping us achieve this. One of the most important rooms in your home for this is the bathroom. Many people just see the bathroom as a clinical sterile room that is there to provide certain functions, the room where you go to wash yourself and use the lavatory, but your bathroom can be a therapeutic experience, a hidden sanctuary, a tranquil haven where you can refresh, cleanse, purify and beautify your body. Aromatherapy is the art of using essential oils to help re-energise the body and mind. Mother Nature has given us the gift of flowers, plants, trees and herbs that can make a real difference to our physical and emotional wellbeing. Essential oils are highly concentrated essences that have been carefully extracted from these and have been used for thousands of years because of their therapeutic effects on both the body and the mind. Bath time is a great opportunity to revive your spirits and reconnect your body to your mind, but first you need to make it special, it is a well known fact that fragrance is the perfect mood booster, being able to trigger powerful emotions and memories. Fragrance enhances our wellbeing and is a special means of personal expression. As well as wearing scent, there are endless ways to release it into your home, including room sprays, incense, oil burners and scented candles. Scented candles are a perfect accompaniment to your bath routine. After lighting some candles to delight your senses it is important to make sure that the room is warm, before you take your bath also make sure that the water is around body temperature. Having your water too hot will over stimulate the body. Now it’s time to make the bath extra special and maximise the physical and spiritual benefits by adding a few drops of essential oils to the water. Citrus essential oils like lemon and orange can have a real uplifting affect on the body, whilst lavender and rose essential oils can have a calming effect. There are many different bath blend recipes you can make or simply buy ready blended to use. You can also add sea salt to your bath, sea salt is packed with beneficial minerals that are absorbed by the body, and using bath salts that have been scented using essential oils is a great way to aid detoxification and leave the skin feeling soft and fragranced. When in the bath it is best to soak for no longer than 20 minutes, or the skin will become over hydrated and look wrinkly. For a final indulgence when you get out of the bath wrap yourself in your softest, fluffiest towel or dressing gown. Whether it’s a little beauty therapy with your makeup or a special spa like experience in the bath, it’s important make it happen on a regular basis and give yourself a little self love, your body and mind will reap the benefits of this. A large selection of Scented candles and essential oils can be found at www.candlesandkarma.co.uk  

Everyday Minerals - Captivate Shimmer Eye Look Kit - Walmart.com

Everyday Minerals - Captivate Shimmer Eye Look Kit - Walmart.com


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Pantone Colour of the Year

Pantone Colour of the Year

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Pantone Colours of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity. As you may be aware each year Pantone, the authority on all things colour, announce the Colour of the Year. Last year the shade was Marsala, a rich reddish brown and that shade appeared everywhere throughout the year, and in particular in cosmetics, especially lip products. It’s hard to say whether the 90’s lip trend was inspired by the colour of the year, or if it would have happened anyway, but it seems an unlikely that the two are unconnected. For 2016 Pantone have, for the first time, chosen two colours. Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose Quartz is a warm rose tone, while Serenity is a cool, tranquil blue. As the two colours overlap a third, lilac tone is created. These shades are ideal cosmetic shades and here we pick out a selection of our products that will help you be on trend this year. Go for it and create a full look, or just select one product for a pop of fashionable colour. Eye Make Up The Sigma Loose Shimmer Ice Castle in the Sky Set (£23.95). These little pots are perfect shades for this purpose. Ethereal is a holographic glitter with a pink-purple effect, while Airy is a beautiful blue shimmer with a pink pearl effect, and finally Felicity is a light pink shade. All of the shades combined will give you the perfect 2016 eye. While we’re looking at Sigma, the Single Eye shadows in Moonbeam and Chase (£6 each sale price) are again, perfect shades. The Sugarpill Edward Scissorhands Palette (£26) doesn’t contain a rose quartz shade, but the blue, Home Sweet Home, is nearly perfect, with the additional bonus of five more wearable shades. A palette that seems almost designed with 2016 in mind is the Neve Cosmetics Chiarissimi Eye Palette (£21.95). This beautiful, vitamin enriched palette contains ten coordinating pastel shadows, with Favola and Bouquet hitting the nail on the head. If glitter is your thing, add a pot of Violet Voss Glitter in Sofia (£6.95) to your basket for a perfect pink princess sparkle. Blushers Here are a couple of blushers to give you a rose quartz glow. Everyday Minerals blushers (£9.95) come in several shades that are close to rose quartz, try Fresh Rose and Tea Rose for a warm pink glow. Also be sure to take a look at the Sigma Fall Softly Blush (£9.95) in Modesty which while a little brighter than rose quartz, will blend out perfectly to a beautiful pink. Lips To prepare your lips, try the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub in Strawberry Gum (£9), which this doesn’t impart any colour, it’s a beautiful pink sugar scrub, designed to remove dry skin and get them looking perfectly kissable. Gerard Cosmetics Spring Fling Lighted Lip Gloss (£12.95) is a beautiful pink lipgloss perfect for 2016 while their Bermuda Lighted Lip Gloss is described as a creamy pastel purple fits the colour theme perfectly, and if the shade is too bold, wear it over a pink lipstick for a softer finish. OCC Ready To Wear Lip Tar in Femme (£11.50) is a beautiful soft warm pink with all the ease of application of a lip gloss, but the pigmentation of a lipstick.

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Compass Minerals Reports Second Quarter Earnings

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Compass Minerals (NYSE: CMP) reported a second-quarter loss of $6.4 million, or $0.19 per diluted share, compared to earnings of $6.3 million, or $0.18 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016. “Despite a strong performance this quarter in our Plant Nutrition North America business, our results were pressured by increased costs in the Salt segment […]

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Colour of the Year 2015

Colour of the Year 2015

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Pantone are the world-renowned colour experts. The name is known worldwide as the standard language for colour communication, meaning that they are called upon to ensure colours always match, from the design stages right through development. Each year they announce the colour of the year, as chosen by them based on a variety of factors, but it’s a colour that has been seen a great deal on the Spring 2015 catwalks and where catwalks lead, beauty trends follow. Marsala itself is best described as rich, earthy, reddish-brown, inspired by the fortified wine of the same name. Make up options are wide, as its an incredibly versatile shade, teaming up well with peaching pinks, neutrals, golds and even bronze for a warm, rich look. Given the nature of the colour, it of course lends itself perfectly to blushers and lipsticks and for the slightly more adventurous, even eyeshadows. Here’s a quick run-down of products we stock to help you get on trend for 2015 with our pick of Marsala tones. NYX Slide On Eye Pencil in Jewel is a deep plum shade with the addition of beautiful gold and plum shimmer. £7.50 NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil in Rust is a rich deep shimmery eyeshadow pencil, idea for use as an eyeshadow base or alone. £5 Everyday Mineral’s loose eyeshadow in Prim and Proper, is a paler variation of the Marsala colour, making this and ideal shade for blending and mixing with other shades to get a similar look. £5.95. New to Cocktail Cosmetics is the brand Saucebox. They have a selection of eyeshadow palettes, but it’s the Etude palette that is most on trend for 2015 offering a variety of neutral shades and a reddish brown, meaning you can be as bold or as subtle as you like. £34.95. Moving onto cheek products, Daniel Sandler’s famous Watercolour Liquid Blush comes in a variety of shades, but it’s Dare that comes closest to Marsala. Don’t be frightened by the depth of colour, you only need one small drop, and blend it out. A little goes a long way! £15.50. OCC have a number of Lip Tar options. If metallic is your thing then Super NSFW is perfect, alternatively try Starlet for a satin reddish brown shade. £11.95 Daniel Sandler’s Super Gloss Lip Gloss in Super Strawberry is the perfect shimmering brown-red shade with the addition of vitamins for a moisturising formula. £11.20. Lily Lolo offer Intense Crush or Love Affair in their natural lipsticks, both Marsala shades, but one more warm, the other more cool. £8.99 each. Finally, Neve Cosmetics offer two Pastello Lip Liner pencils in Marsala tones, Amore Pink and Cappucino Rose. £3.95 each.

Spot Light On Everyday Minerals

Spot Light On Everyday Minerals

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Everyday Minerals was founded by Carina Menzies who had the belief that cosmetics should not only be versatile and vibrant but also affordable to all. As well as being relatively new to the cosmetics industry EDM are very inexpensive next to their competitors. Everyday Minerals are committed to being an organic, vegan and cruelty free cosmetics brand. They have showed their commitment to being 100% cruelty free by signing on with PETA. Their products are tested on human volunteers and they do not do business with or use suppliers that use animals for their product testing. Everyday Minerals are also approved by the BUAV who are a leading authority in animal testing. The company is bases in Austin Texas and they strive to conserve the local wildlife and plants in their area. Being an eco-friendly company means they build on their area of conservation frequently. They currently have 28 acres of land under their belt with an aim to have 1000 acres by 2015. They are a company who like to educate and get others involved in the environment. All of their products are crafted by hand for the personal touch and they source all their natural ingredients from local farms making it environmentally friendly and sustainable. It is a family run business and Carina creates all the new products. As they pride themselves on being innovative they have over 150 different colours on the spectrum. This means there is something for every skin tone and they are designed to be long lasting. Carina has been known to get her inspiration for new products from nature, art and fashion. This can easily be seen in the products and the packaging they come in. Being organic and vegan means that their cosmetics are chemical free, so they do not contain parabens, talc or any other chemicals that are harmful for the body and the environment. Their packaging is sustainable and designed to prevent waste. Each pot is made in a way that doesn’t release too much of the product and can be tightly sealed when not in use. They use bamboo and soft synthetic fibres for their makeup brushes which have proven very popular with consumers. All these things are what make them cost effective and a favourite brand for makeup lovers. Everyday minerals are suitable for all skin types and are gentle enough for the most sensitive skin. They have even created products based on what their customers have asked for and made have them easy to apply. Some of their most popular products include their bamboo makeup brushes, mineral foundations which come in a satin or matte finish and their array of eye shadows. They also make custom kits and sample kits if you are unsure of the correct shade or coverage you need. Carina has been noted as saying her favourite Everyday Minerals products are: 1. Little black dress eyeliner 2. Everyday bronzer 3. Mint colour corrector What are your favourite Everyday Minerals products?

Chemical Free Beauty

Chemical Free Beauty

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Everyday products such as shampoo, deodorant and make up contain a high quantity of chemicals that can harm your body. Skin is the largest organ of the body. It easily absorbs substances that go straight into the blood stream. On average we use around 12 different products a day. This can mean you are putting hundreds of harmful chemicals into your body on a regular basis. It can be really difficult to know what chemicals are in a product because the ingredients labels always list scientific names that are hard to pronounce. Here are some chemicals to look out for when you are buying beauty products and how they can harm your body: Parabens (Ethylparaben, Methylparaben and Propylparaben) These are used to preserve the shelf-life of cosmetics and are one of the most widely used preservatives in the world. They are found in shampoo, fake tan, shaving gel, toothpaste and many more products. They have been linked to breast cancer, as well as fertility issues in men.  Fragrance (Phthalates) Soap, lotion, bubble bath, shampoo all contains phthalates, which are a chemicals used to give a product its scent. These chemicals are known to disrupt hormones, and are linked to PMS and skin irritations. Lead Lead is a toxic metal that can be found in products, such as whitening toothpastes and lipsticks. Worrying side effect can be seizures, reproductive problems such as reduced sperm count and motility, and kidney dysfunction. Formaldehyde Formaldehyde is a chemical that can be inhaled and absorbed through the skin. It is used in nail polishes, shampoos, baby shampoos, and liquid body soaps. Side effects can include skin irritation and nausea. If you find any of these ingredients in the products you use then they may have been harming your health without you knowing. When you are shopping for products you should be carefully reading the labels, especially any baby products as their skin is a lot more sensitive than an adults and they could have a stronger reaction. Products containing natural ingredients will not have any artificial flavours or colourings. They will have been grown and processed organically and will not have used any chemicals or synthetic preservatives such as Parabens. Many products claim to be natural and it’s easy to be fooled when you hear words like botanical, plant extracts and hypoallergenic. They may contain a small amount of these ingredients but they will be mixed together with other chemicals and additives. Always look out for the certified organic label when picking a product. Many products have on their labels what percentage of the ingredients are natural. Start replacing your non-natural products with organic, vegan and cruelty free ones where possible. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and Everyday Minerals are vegan and cruelty free. Check out our other vegan products which can be found here.  If you are throwing away products that you believe to be harmful then recycle the packaging. When you go shopping, read all the ingredients carefully. If you don’t understand what an ingredient is, research it or ask someone who may know. You should know exactly what a product contain before you buy it.  

ProAcqua

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Compass Minerals Adds Agricultural Expertise to the Plant Nutrition Team

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

The plant nutrition team at Compass Minerals continues to grow with the additions of Sean Knapp, vice president of North America; Ron Restum, strategic account director; and Cole Hansen, marketing and product strategy director. “Sean, Ron and Cole add tremendous talent to our team,” says Brad Griffith, senior vice president, plant nutrition. “They bring more […]

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Diana Toman Named to Ingram’s 2017 Class of 40 Under Forty

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

Diana Toman, senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, was named to Ingram’s 2017 Class of 40 Under Forty. Each year, this award program recognizes 40 up-and-coming business and civic leaders in the Kansas City region. Diana was awarded the honor due to, among other things, her advocacy for inclusion and collaboration in the […]

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bareMinerals Butter Drench Restorative Rich Cream

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Become a Bronzed Goddess

Become a Bronzed Goddess

by @ Cocktail Cosmetics Blog

So we're in the middle of February and missing the lovely sunshine! If you're like me you'll be getting paler by the day!       Everyday Minerals have some lovely vegan products to put the colour back in your life!      Step 1 - For a natural glamorously sun kissed look one of Everyday Minerals three shades of bronzer is all you need. Choose the shade best suited to your skin type. Soft bronzer is a lighter, translucent product specifically designed for those with fair to light skin. Everyday bronzer is a medium tan shade and finally Happiness bronzer is the boldest bronze. Step 2 - It is important that you wait at least 10 minutes after applying your morning moisturisor before starting the bronzing process. When your skin is still dewy or moist, the bronzer will not apply evenly and will become patchy. Ensure your skin in dry before you begin. Dry skin equals beautiful coverage. Step 3 - Once you've chosen your shade, tap the minerals into the lid of your bronzer - remember less is more and you can always add later. Swirl a medium sized brush through the mineral bronzer, tapping off any excess before applying to skin. Step 4 - Apply to places where the sun would naturally kiss your skin such as your forehead, bridge of your nose and chin. Make sure you blend evenly along the jaw line extending down onto the neck and decolletage. Step 5 - Once you are happy with the application, set your look with a translucent finishing powder - this will leave you with a flawless matte finish and provide you with shine free skin all day. Step 6 - Flaunt your tan to the world. What could be easier? Do you have a fool proof bronzing routine? What are your favourite products?

REVIEW: PEARL FINISHING DUST BY EVERYDAY MINERALS!

REVIEW: PEARL FINISHING DUST BY EVERYDAY MINERALS!


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By now, you guys already know how much I love the Tea Rose Finishing Powder by Modern Minerals. I was super sad when my sample ran out, but I knew I had a sample of Pearl Finishing Dust by Everyday...

Happy Winter Skin

Happy Winter Skin

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As we transition into the colder months our complexions can take a bit of a battering from the elements as well as other factors such as central heating. The fresh faced glow we had just weeks before is often replaced by dry patches, redness or dull skin. Using a great a skincare regime can combat these effects and is crucial for banishing dry patches and keeping skin balanced but cosmetics can really help you fake it until you make it, adding back some glow, some moisture and helping your skin look and feel happier. There are so many products that can help you restore your glow, it can be hard to know where to start, so here’s a guide to some of our products that will help bring back your radiance. A great place to start is with a good Primer. LA Girl Cosmetics Pro Prep HD Face Primer (£6.95) will help keep dryness at bay thanks to the addition of nourishing Vitamin E, creating a smooth appearance and creating a perfect base for your foundation. If you find yourself suffering with skin redness then a great way to counteract that is with colour corrector concealers. To counteract redness, look for a green colour corrector. If you use mineral products, Everyday Minerals Color Corrector in Mint (£5.95) is just the ticket. If you prefer a cream product, take a look at the Morphe Corrector Wheel (£9.95) which contains not just a green but also several other shades for all your correcting needs. Apply sparingly and blend carefully before applying your foundation. It’s not unusual for people to find they switch foundations in the colder months, to a heavier and more moisturising formula. Milani Conceal and Perfect 2 in 1 Foundation and Concealer (£9.95) has the concealer built in and will cover any redness with ease. Once you’ve got your base sorted, you can start adding a bit of glow back in, starting with a bronzer. Unlike the summer months, the aim isn’t to look tanned, just to add some warmth to the complexion. Ideally, a bronzer shade one or two shades darker than your skin is perfect. A great product to have is the Morphe That Glow Bronzer Palette (£18.95). This palette houses nine shades of bronzer to suit most skin tones as well as the changing seasons. Just add a touch to all the areas that catch the sun usually, but remember, you’re adding warmth, not aiming to add tan. Highlighters can really restore some glow to the skin, try a touch of the LA Velvet Contour Stick (£5.00) in either Cashmere or Luminous or Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder in Grace (£19.95) on cheekbones for a touch of glow. Alternatively, opt for a finishing powder designed to illuminated rather than mattify. The Everday Minerals All Over Shimmer Powders (£11.95) are ideal. They are designed to create a soft focus complexion and vary in shade as well as the amount of shimmer. The shade Polished, promises subtle shimmer qualities, ideal for daywear, where glitter and high shimmer can be a little too much.

REVIEW | Everyday Minerals Makeup Diaries: London, Venice, Austin - Jessoshii

REVIEW | Everyday Minerals Makeup Diaries: London, Venice, Austin - Jessoshii


Jessoshii

If you're curious what the eyeshadows look like in each of the Everyday Minerals Makeup Diary kits, then keep on reading because we're swatching all three today!

Compass Minerals Appoints Teresa Cook Vice President, Corporate Controller

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals has appointed Teresa Cook to vice president, corporate controller. Cook has been with the company for 12 years, having most recently served for two years as finance director in the salt division. Throughout her tenure with Compass Minerals, Cook has served in a variety of finance-related functions in both the salt division and […]

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Spot Light On Real Techniques

Spot Light On Real Techniques

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Real Techniques is a partnership between professional makeup artist Samantha Chapman and Paris Presents, a company that makes a number of beauty products including Eco Tools. In 2011 Samantha was asked to be involved in the production and design of a makeup brush line and she happily agreed. As well as being a professional makeup artist with over 15 years’ experience, Samantha is also a beauty blogger and vlogger. She started making YouTube video tutorial in 2009 with her sister Nicola who is also a makeup artist, under the name of pixiwoo. The videos are on makeup application and techniques. So far the channel has had millions of hits and they have produced more than 500 videos. Sam also has a separate channel for Real techniques where she gives tips on the range of brushes and shows how to use them to create a variety of looks. She also runs regular makeup courses with her sister. She has worked on publications such as The Sunday Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle and Cosmo and has done makeup for many celebrities including, Ashley Tisdale, Mylene Klass, Paul McCartney and Peaches Geldof. Samantha attended the College of West Anglia and studied for a BTEC in makeup and hairdressing. When she finished her course she freelanced for a while then went to work for Cosmetic a la carte. She has worked for the UK M.A.C pro team and has done Milan and Paris fashion shows. All Real Techniques brushes are cruelty free meaning they are not tested on animals and are made from synthetic Taklon. Taklon fibres are very soft compared to most brushes and are great for creating a flawless, high definition look. All brushes are individually hand cut for precise application and can be used with a variety of products from powders to liquids and creams. They are colour coded for each step of the makeup process making them easily identifiable. Gold for the base, purple for the eyes and pink for the perfect finish, they are also all named for quick reference, e.g. blush brush, powder brush and shading brush. The base of the brushes are flat so they can be free standing and brush sets come with a panoramic brush case for storing or displaying them. Real Techniques brushes are an industry favourite and raved about by other makeup artists and experts in the field. However they are also extremely popular with everyday makeup lovers. They are also very affordable. Samantha currently lives in Norwich near London, England. She is married to Danny and has two children. Some of Real Techniques best sellers include: 1. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Starter Brush Set 2. Real Techniques Duo Fibre Collection 3. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Expert Face Brush 4. Real Techniques Stippling Brush by Samantha Chapman 5. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Fine Liner Brush 6. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Core Collection 7. Samantha Chapman Real Techniques Travel Essentials You can visit Samantha’s website at www.samanthachapman.com You can search for her YouTube channels suing the key works realtechniques and pixiwoo

Warning about Everyday Minerals! - Mineral Makeup Talk

Warning about Everyday Minerals! - Mineral Makeup Talk


MakeupTalk

Page 1 of 2 - Warning about Everyday Minerals! - posted in Mineral Makeup Talk: For those of you who use Everyday Minerals, you may want to swatch test any new products before using them on your face. This former member of the EDM forum (which was removed by the company shortly after they promised it would always remain) reports that she had a terrible reaction to a new jar of Abbotts Concealer, which cost her $200 in dermatologist costs. Everyday Minerals denied any change in the formula...

Kirjoittaja: Sanni

by Sanni @ Artikkelin Suuri Everyday Minerals -postaus kommentit

<blockquote>oon miettinyt, että miks viimeistelypuuteria ei vois käyttää myös ”pohjustajana”? </blockquote> Niitä voikin :) Esim. Bare Minerals on aina suosittanut omaa <a href="http://www.bareescentuals.com/Bare-Escentuals-Mineral-Veil-Finishing-Powder/USmastermineralveil,en_US,pd.html" rel="nofollow">Mineral Veil -viimeistelypuuteriaan</a> myös pohjimmaiseksi etenkin rasvoittuvalle ihotyypille ja kosteaan ilmastoon. Puuterin sisältämä maissitärkkelys toimii silican ja saviyhdisteiden tavoin kosteuden ja ihotalin imijänä ja jos asiaa tosiaan miettii loogisesti, niin parhaitenhan nämä aineet pääsevät toimimaan jos ovat suoraan kosketuksissa ihoon. :) <blockquote> pitäis vaan löytää hyvä mineraaliviimeistelypuuteri kiiltoontaipuvalle mutta kuivalle iholle (suosituksia??:)) </blockquote> Valitettavasti ei omakohtaisiin kokemuksiin perustuvia, sillä itse olen luopunut viimeistelypuuterin käytöstä lähestulkoon kokonaan. Kannattaa kokeilla paria erilaista, esim. <a href="http://www.everydaymineralssuomi.fi/product/362/viimeistelypuuteri" rel="nofollow">EDM:n</a> on tykätty ja pohjautuu maissitärkkelykseen. Lololla on <a href="http://www.lilylolo.co.uk/sp+finishing-powder+002" rel="nofollow">kolmekin erilaista</a> viimeistelypuuteria joista Matte sopii kiillon hillitsemiseen ja sitä voisi varmaan käyttää pohjustajanakin (pohjautuu kaoliiniin) ja kaksi Silk-laatua (pohjautuvat micaan). Silkit tosin eivät toimi pohjustajina koska mica ei ole absorbentti. <blockquote>(ja etenkin sunkaltaisen mineraalimeikkigurun mielipidettä näistä pohjustajista</blockquote> Hihii, olenko mä mineraalugur? ^_^ Kivaa jos olen jotenkin onnistunut sellaisen statuksen saavuttamaan :D

Spring Trend Products Part 2

Spring Trend Products Part 2

by @ Cocktail Cosmetics Blog

In part 1 of the Spring Trend Products posts, we showed you how to achieve two of the most wearable trends on the catwalk, using products we stock. We featured red lips and the colour purple. For this second and final part we will be sharing with you some of our products that we feel are perfect for two more trends, Black Eyeliner and Bronzer. Black Eyeliner Although black eyeliner never really dates, it’s on the catwalks that we see how it’s going to be worn in coming seasons. While black eyeliner featured heavily on the catwalks for this Spring/Summer, the classic cat eye flick was nowhere to be seen. Instead, in several high profile shows, models wore their eyeliner on top and bottom lashes, but from the middle of the lash line only, extending out past the end of the eye, only slightly. It’s a modern twist but not too avant garde for those of us who are not models to wear. To achieve such a look, a precision liner is essential, in particular liquid liner or even a gel product with a precise brush. In terms of liquid liners, we would recommend the Eye of Horus Liquid Define Eye Liner (£17), its smudge proof, waterproof and long lasting and delivers a sharp precise line. When it comes to gel liners, these usually come in small pots or jars, requiring a precision eyeliner brush with which to paint on your lines. The Sigma Gel Eyeliner in wicked (£10.95) promises intense pigmentation and a fluid-like finish, while the Viseart Longwear Black Eye Liner Gel (£15.95) promises water and smudge resistance as well as long lasting hold. Bronzer Models were either bronzed to perfection on the catwalks, or pale and interesting. When it comes to bronzer, it can be easy to get wrong, wearing the wrong shade for your skin or applying too much can be a no no, as well as wearing shimmer finishes in the day time. As a general rule, wear your shimmery bronzers in the evenings, and keep matte finishes for the day. Starting with day (matte) bronzers, we offer the Daniel Sandler Instant Tan (£22.50). It’s water resistant and won’t turn you orange, and is suitable for all skin tones. We also offer the Neve Cosmetics Kalahari Bronzer Powder (£9.95), a loose powder that gives a smooth finish, just dust on lightly where ever you normally catch the sun. For an evening mascara, then don’t be afraid to opt for products with a touch of shimmer. Milani’s Baked Bronzers (£7) come in three shades, Golden, Soleil and Glow. Each shade marbles several shades together for a luminous finish. Also worth a look at are the Everyday Minerals Face Bronzers (£9.95). Available in five shades these offer a range of finishes for a range of different skin tones. From dark through to light, from matte through to positively glowing, for an evening shade we’d recommend the shade Soft Bronzer, described as a lovely translucent bronzer which gives a dewy glow.

Steps to Perfect Mineral Make Up Application with Everyday Minerals | Jenns Blah Blah Blog | Where The Sweet Stuff Is

Steps to Perfect Mineral Make Up Application with Everyday Minerals | Jenns Blah Blah Blog | Where The Sweet Stuff Is


Jenns Blah Blah Blog | Where The Sweet Stuff Is

Everyday Minerals offers high quality mineral make up for a price point that is easy to fit into your budget.

Everyday Minerals Shades

Everyday Minerals Shades

by @ Cocktail Cosmetics Blog

  "Cheat Sheet" for NEW Matte, Semi-Matte and Jojoba Bases Fair Matte and Semi-matte   ▪ 0C- Rosy Fair (formerly Fair) - Fairest skin with rosy undertones   ▪ 0N- Fair (formerly Fair Neutral) - Fairest skin with neutral undertones   ▪ 0W- Golden Fair (formerly Golden Fair)- Fairest skin with golden undertones   Ivory Matte and Semi-matte   ▪ 1C- Rosy Ivory (formerly Sunkissed Fair) - Light skin with rosy undertones   ▪ 1N- Ivory (formerly Linen) - Light skin with neutral undertones   ▪ 1W- Golden Ivory (formerly Light Olive)- Light skin with golden undertones Jojoba Base   ▪ 1C- Alabaster   ▪ 1N- Cream   ▪ 1W- Shell Blanc   Light Complexions Matte and Semi-matte   ▪ 2C- Rosy Light (formerly Multi-tasking Neutral)- Light skin with rosy undertones   ▪ 2N- Light (formerly Fairly Light Neutral) - Light skin with neutral undertones   ▪ 2C- Golden Light (formerly Light Neutral) - Light skin with golden undertones Jojoba Base   ▪ 2C- Vanilla   ▪ 2W- Bare   Beige Complexions Matte and Semi-Matte   ▪ 3C- Rosy Beige (formerly Fair Medium) - Light to medium skin with rosy undertones   ▪ 3N- Beige (formerly Fairly Light)- Light to medium skin with neutral undertones   ▪ 3W- Golden Beige (formerly Buttered Tan)- Light to Medium skin with golden undertones Jojoba Base   ▪ 3C- Natural Ivory   ▪ 3W- Sand   Medium Complexions Matte and Semi-matte   ▪ 4C- Rosy Medium (formerly Medium) - Medium skin with rosy undertones   ▪ 4N- Medium (formerly Beige Neutral)- Medium skin with neutral undertones   ▪ 4W- Golden Medium (formerly Light Medium) - Medium skin with golden undertones Jojoba Base   ▪ 4C- Natural   ▪ 4W- Honey   Tan Complexions Matte and Semi-matte   ▪ 5C- Rosy Tan (formerly Light Tan) - Medium to dark skin with rosy undertones   ▪ 5N- Tan (formerly Medium Beige) - Medium to dark skin with neutral undertones   ▪ 5W- Golden Tan (formerly Medium Tan) - Medium to dark skin with golden undertones Jojoba base   ▪ 5C- Sesame   ▪ 5N- Honey Beige   ▪ 5W- True Beige   Golden Complexions Matte & Semi-matte   ▪ 6W- Golden Almond (formerly Tan)- Dark skin with golden/neutral undertones   ▪ 6C Rosy Almond (coming soon) – Dark skin with cinnamon undertones   ▪ 6N Almond (coming soon) – Dark skin with neutral undertones Jojoba Base   ▪ 6C- Natural Rose- Dark skin with rosy undertones   Bronze Complexions Matte and Semi-matte   ▪ 7N- Bronze (formerly Bronzed Tan)- Deep skin with neutral undertones   ▪ 7W Golden Bronze (coming soon) Deep skin with golden undertones   ▪ 7C Rosy Bronze (coming soon) Deep skin with cinnamon undertones   Cream Concealer Sticks Lightest to darkest Cream (0) Vanilla (1) Nude (2) Sand (3) Sesame (4) Honey (5) Color Corrector Sticks Addresses discoloration Peach (green, blue) Natural Rose (blue purple)  

Kirjoittaja: Sanni

by Sanni @ Artikkelin Suuri Everyday Minerals -postaus kommentit

<blockquote>Onko sulla kokemusta Bare Mineralsin peiteaineesta? </blockquote> Tarkoitatko sitä alkuperäistä jauhemaista? Se tuli muinoin töissä erittäin tutuksi, mun mielestä se oli ihan ok peittävyydeltään mutta sävyt oli outoja, niissä ei ainakaan siihen aikaan ollut tarpeeksi vaaleaa sävyä monellekaan tyypillisen suomalaisen sävytyksen omaavalle asiakkaalle. Niihin voidemaisiin en ole tutustunut lainkaan, ne tulivat valikoimaan sen jälkeen kun lopetin työt kosmetiikkamyyjänä.

Colour Correcting

Colour Correcting

by @ Cocktail Cosmetics Blog

Colour correcting concealers are really taking off at the moment, following on from contouring and baking, colour correcting seems to be the newest beauty must-try trend. Actually, colour correcting make up isn’t new at all and has in fact been used by make up artists since the advent of Technicolour technology. Since then though, the world of colour correcting cosmetics has expanded greatly and there are several more shades available than green. If you have looked at the rainbow of concealers available on the market now and wondered what on earth to do with them, then worry not, our handy guide will help you work out which shades are used for which concern. Do remember that colour correctors are best used under your foundation, while concealers are usually used after your foundation. With all correcting concealers application is crucial, specifically blending, the desired end result should be not to see any of the colour you’ve used once all of your make up is in place. So proceed with a light hand. Once you’ve got a feel for the products you’ll instinctively know how much to use. Starting off with green. Perhaps the most well known of all coloured concealers. Green can be used to counteract redness, so on blemishes, general redness or red scarring. Yellows and oranges my look frightening but both are fantastic for adding warmth as well as helping to hide any dark circles. Ideally yellow is best for fair skin tones, while orange is better for darker skin tones. Lilac concealers counteract any sallowness with the added bonus of a highlighting effect, just add to areas you wish to highlight. Finally, reds and pinks are best for hiding blue tones, such as bruises or veins or even blue toned dark circles under the eyes. This is probably the least widely available colour corrector shade, but at a push a lipstick would do, just try to avoid anything shimmery! The Morphe 20 Colour Contour and Concealer Palette (£17.95) contains a wide range of cream products, including pink, lilac, green and orange colour correcting concealers so if you think you could use all of the shades mentioned, it’s well worth considering this palette, especially if you like to contour too. This palette does it all! LA Girl USA Pro Colour Correctors are available in green, yellow and orange, are in a creamy formula, with a built in brush and at £5 each are a great way to try the trend without investing too much money or ideal if you only have one area you wish to correct. If you prefer powder cosmetics, then Everyday Minerals do a Mint Color Corrector at a reasonable £6.95 while Neve Cosmetics offer both Green and Yellow mineral powders at £9.95.

Employees Build and Donate Bikes for Low-Income Families

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals’ Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team came together for a day of volunteering and team building to assemble and deliver bicycles to deserving children. Working with Wish for Wheels, the employees combined philanthropy and team building to assemble 25 BMX bikes, which were then donated to low-income families of K-2nd grade students. “The […]

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Fixing Overplucked Eye Brows

Fixing Overplucked Eye Brows

by @ Cocktail Cosmetics Blog

Thanks (mostly) to Cara Delevingne brows are big news. Perfect arches are all over the catwalks and magazines but how can those of us who’ve been a little tweezer happy in the past create those beautiful groomed brows that are all the rage? Many of us over plucked in the nineties, leaving little more than thin lines in place of our brows, some of us were never blessed with lots of brow to work with in the first place, and some of us may have just made an error with the tweezers as a one off. The first step is to start using a growth product. There are several on the market. Some market themselves as conditioners to nourish the hairs you do have, and some promise to produce hairs where there haven’t been any for years. Do some research before purchasing and then use regularly for fuller looking brows in as little as 4-8 weeks. In the meantime get your eyebrows tinted. This has two benefits. Firstly, the hairs will appear thicker and darker, creating a full look immediately, and secondly, those fine colourless hairs you can’t really see will also get tinted and you can build these into your brow shape. Once you’ve started with two steps you can use a variety of tools and cosmetics to create the illusion of the perfect brows. When you start to fill in your brows, you may feel unsure about creating the shame freehand, and if that is the case then Brow Stencil Kits are the answer. Place where you want them to be and fill in with product, you can then tweeze away the hairs outside of the template. Be sure to use good quality tweezers that really grip the hair, like the Crown Brush Precision Tweezers. Try not to be over zealous. Tweeze only hairs that fall outside of the shape you are creating. When filling your brows in you’ll need two things. A high quality brush and your product. Choose a colour that closely matches your hair colour. There are many products on the market for filling in brows, powders, gels and pencils being the main options. Gels usually come in tubes like mascaras and are applied using a mascara wand. These have the additional benefit of not only adding colour, but holding the brows in place once the product has dried. The Sigma Brow Gel is ideal and has a tinted end and a clear end. Pencils are simple to use and as you’d imagine, you simply sketch in your brows. Don’t be tempted to draw on a straight line, instead sketch small lines with a sharp pencil to crate the look of the hairs. When choosing a brush for your brows, make sure it is precise and slim when viewed head on. The Cozette Angled Brow/Liner Brush is perfect and Vegan too. There are many brow powders on the market and the Everyday Minerals Brow Definition Kit is a great place to start. It contains two shades of brow powder, a coffee shade and a dark brown, along with a Rare Silk eyeshadow for highlighting your brow once it’s filled in. It also contains a brush. Whichever product you use to fill in your brows, the finishing touch is to highlight the brow bone which will really help to open the eye area and lift the arch. The Sigma Brow Highlighting Pencil is dual ended and has a matte side for a day time highlight and a shimmery end for an evening look. And remember, don’t go tweezer crazy, if you are unsure about which hairs to tweeze, get your brows shaped by a professional, it’s not an expensive beauty treatment and if you only go once, they’ll create the shape for you, all you need to do is remove hairs that grow outside of that shape!

 Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 | Ulta Beauty

Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 | Ulta Beauty


ULTA Beauty

bareMinerals Matte Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is a mineral-based foundation that delivers all the flawless coverage you want with a natural matte finish.

Everyday Minerals Samples Review | Frivolous Girl

Everyday Minerals Samples Review | Frivolous Girl


Frivolous Girl

I decided that my next natural make up brand to try would be Everyday Minerals. They are budget friendly and has a great selection of foundations, blushes and eye shadows. Also, they have these two awesome offers where you can buy three products for 25% off and get a 7 piece free custom sample kit. …

Make-Up Review: Everyday Minerals "The Real You" Kit {Plus a Free 4-piece Gift} - Yankee Homestead

Make-Up Review: Everyday Minerals "The Real You" Kit {Plus a Free 4-piece Gift} - Yankee Homestead


Yankee Homestead

*Review & Deal* Everyday Minerals is a favorite brand of affordable, clean make up. For a limited time only, get a free 4-piece gift!

Everyday Staples: 10 Cruelty-Free & Vegan Body Washes You’ll Love

by Aly Laughlin @ Cruelty-Free Kitty

Here are the 10 best cruelty-free and vegan body washes so you can keep animal testing and animal products out of your shower! These are mostly drugstore products (a few options being budget-friendly) with a couple of luxury items, and many of these are made from natural ingredients. 1. Nubian Heritage Abyssinian Oil & Chia […]

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Spot Light On Yaby Cosmetics

Spot Light On Yaby Cosmetics

by @ Cocktail Cosmetics Blog

Yaby cosmetics was founded in 2007 by Canadian professional makeup artist Liz Yu. As a makeup artist Liz had a large, overflowing collection of makeup kits and palettes but she found they were not functional for the professional makeup artist and began making her own palettes. Her problem with this was that she thought it didn’t look very professional as they were homemade. Also while working at the CN tower her homemade palette failed her and this left her very frustrated and she worried she had wasted a lot of people’s time. This is when Liz had the idea for creating Yaby Cosmetics. She wanted to create professional makeup kits and palettes that were functional for makeup artists and that would minimise waste, therefore saving time and money. Yaby's products are affordable for everyone. Yaby offers pre-set palettes containing everything from eye shadow to foundation and blushers. There are also empty palettes with different compartment sizes and a freestyle palette that can be used to store different kinds of cosmetics. When creating the palettes Liz had organisation and function in mind. All palettes are magnetic which mean you can interchange colours and they come with pan refills and there are also different makeup tubes available. If you are working on a project that needs just pink colours then you can pop out the others and add different shades of pink as you wish. Palettes also come with a mirror and a stainless steel mixing plate so you can blend colours together until you get the desired shade. Interchangeable palettes mean a professional doesn’t need to carry round unnecessary makeup colours and equipment and it can all be neatly compacted. Before launching Yaby, Liz took into consideration other professional makeup artists opinions and a survey was done. Liz then listened to the feedback and came up with a versatile range of cosmetics using her vast knowledge and experience in the industry. Yaby colours are highly pigmented and have been proven to be long lasting and translate well on photographic and TV cameras. The makeup containers can be sanitised and reused making them great for the environment. They also come in minimal packaging so there is no unnecessary waste. Yaby cosmetics are also cruelty free and vegan. Yaby is not just a makeup artists favourite it has also become very popular with beauty bloggers and everyday beauty consumers. It is extremely popular in Canada and the USA and is regularly shipped to Asia, UK and other European countries. Liz also owns Blur makeup room in Toronto which is run and operated by professional makeup artists. She is known for her flawless makeup finish and has worked on high profile TV shows and films. She lives and still works as a makeup artist in Toronto, Canada.

Beauty On A Budget

Beauty On A Budget

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With skincare, you often get what you pay for, and it’s always a good idea to buy the best that you can afford. However, when it comes to cosmetics the same rule doesn’t apply. Perhaps it’s a more modern development, but it’s now possible to buy exceptional quality cosmetics that offer high pigment and long wear times at great prices. Brands such as Sleek and NYX offer great value for money. It’s not just cosmetics, but there are superb tools available at excellent prices, thanks to the high quality of synthetic bristles. Bdellium, Real Techniques and Studio Line all offer amazing value for money. It goes without saying that all of the products we stock are high quality, regardless of price, but if money is tight, here are some of our top beauty picks that won’t cost the earth. Our first pick are the hugely popular Sleek I-Divine Eye Palettes. Available in 13 variations these palettes are a steal at £7.99. Each palette contains 12 shades, usually in a variety of finishes, unless you’re buying the matte palette, where each shade is matte. Another great Eye Shadow Product is the NYX Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil. Again available in a large range of colours they work amazingly on their own, or as a base for other shadows. In pencil form these are very economical with a price of £5 each. The Neve Cosmetics Pastello Eye Liner Pencils are £3.95 and available in a great range of colours. 17 to be precise. These pencils are cruelty free and can also be used as a base for other eyeshadows. The Everyday Minerals Tinted Lip Butters are not only great for your lips, containing shea butter, murumuru butter, marula oil and passion fruit oil, but they offer a sheer tint, are available in 11 shades and are a snip at £4.95. The NYX Cosmetics Round Lipsticks are a great make up bag staple. These budget beauties are mineral based with a beautiful velvet texture upon application. At £4.95, pick up a few for the price of a high end lipstick! The Lily Lola Mineral Blush pots are lightweight, loose powder blushers, available in 7 shades, you just need to tip some in the lid of your pot and apply sparingly with a blusher brush. Ranging between 2 to 3g they’ll last a surprisingly long time as you need so little. These are £7.29 each. The Neve Cosmetics Blush Brush fits the bill perfectly and is a reasonable £8.95 and the ideal companion to mineral products, thanks to its extra soft bristles. If you’re looking to buy several good quality brushes then its worth taking a look at Bdellium brushes, a great affordable high quality brushes, ranging from £6.50 for the Precision Liner Brush, through to £19.95 for the Maestro Kabuki Brush which is from their superior quality hand crafted range. Buying budget beauty products that are good quality is entirely possible, and another way to make your money go even further is to look for multi-use products, such as eyeliners that can double as eye shadows or primers, or eye shadows you can use wet with a brush as eye liners.

Nautical for Summer

Nautical for Summer

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Nautical themes never grow old when the sun starts shining. Crisp primary shades of blue and red, with bright white along with cute anchor prints on clothes conjure up perfect Summer’s days by the water. Shades to look out for a true, blue toned bright reds, royal or navy blues and crisp whites. You can use each shade wherever you see fit, but here are some product suggestions to give you some ideas Starting with eyeshadows, all the shades mentions can be used on the eyes, but red tones are probably only for the brave. Sugarpill’s pressed eyeshadows offer maximum pigment, try Velocity (a matte royal blue), Tako (matte white) and if you’re feeling bold, try Love + (bright red) £8.95 each. Obsessive Compulsive have a huge range of loose pigments, be sure to check out Pure Cosmetic Pigments in Rust, Royal Blue and White £9.95, these are all matte formulas. Alternatively try each or Heroic or Iced from the Colour Concentrate range that offer a little more dimension. £9.50 each. If you prefer palettes, take a look at the Neve Cosmetics Scurissimi Eye Palette, the shades in this palette are dark and very versatile but you’ll find Red Carpet (imperial matte red) as well as Shock (dark blue) and Ink (sea blue) £21.95. If you like to add liner to your look, or skip eyeshadow altogether and head straight to the liner try any of these true blues. Eye of Horus Lazuli Blue Goddess Eye Pencil is a fabulous choice, matte, smooth and waterproof, the shade is perfect for nautical looks £17. If you have a smaller budget, Neve Cosmetics Pastello Eye Liner Pencils are vegan and cruelty free. Enigma Blue is Royal Blue while Indigo is deeper £4.95 each. If you prefer to work with loose pigments Everyday Minerals Eye Liner in Blue Velvet £6.95 is just the ticket. A nautical look wouldn’t be complete without a perfect red pout. Start with a liner to outline the lips, and apply all over to enhance the wear time of your lipstick. Try Neve Cosmetics Pastello Lip liner pencil Crimson £3.95 For a true red lipstick, try Gerard Cosmetics Fire Engine red Lipstick £12.50. A classic, shade, glamorous and nautical! I f you prefer a matte finish try Aromi Beauty Matte Liquid Lipstick in Power Red £13. It’s a true red that goes on like a lip gloss but dries over 60 seconds to create a beautiful matte finish. A great option for a red gloss is Daniel Sandler’s Luxury Lip Gloss in Vivid Desire £14.75 If you really like to mix things up, you can always opt for nautical blue lips, try LA Splash Smitten Lip Tint Mousse in Sirius £9.95, bound to get heads turning! For blushers, opt for nude shades or a sweep of bronzer, such as Everday Minerals Face Bronzer in Gimme a Kissimnmee £9.95 or Sleek’s Blush by 3 Flame Palette £9.99, with such vibrant bright reds, be sure to apply with a light hand! Pop on your favourite anchor prints or nautical stripes and go forth and be fabulous!

Beauty Though the Ages

Beauty Though the Ages

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Beauty Through the Decades Part 1 We thought it’d be fun to take a look cosmetics through the decades, concentrating on the looks that defined the era. Starting with the 1920’s as this was a period of consumer growth, when make up trends for women really started to take off. We’ll highlight a key product to help you to create the look for yourself. The 1920’s When the 1920’s icon Coco Chanel appeared with a tan, foundations moved from the palest shades to more natural hues and tans. Eye make up was dark, black sooty kohl was worn liberally around the eye, but also popular, but not as common, were green shades on the eyelid. Natural looking cheeks were to be avoided, and blushers were worn in obvious circles on the cheeks in rose and orange shades. When it came to lipstick, the must have shade was red, a trend that is still with us today, but in the 1920’s the cupids bow was exaggerated, and lipstick was not applied to the corners of the mouth, rather starting someway in. Try Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal Eye Liner £4.50 The 1930’s In the 1930’s foundation was generally a natural shade (your own skin tone), but heavily applied, for a beyond-perfect complexion. Eyebrows were high arched and incredibly thin. Eye makeup started to become more experimental, more colourful. Eye shadows started to be worn in blues, greens, purples and browns, while eye liner was subtle. For evenings, a darker shade was added to the crease to create depth. While eyes were getting more adventurous, cheeks became more subtle with the increasing popularity of powder blush which was applied over a larger area than previously. Lipstick was worn over the natural lips in a variety of shades, deep reds, browns and maroons were popular in the 1930’s. Try Neve Cosmetics Scurissimi Eye Palette £21.95 The 1940’s Natural beauty took a step forward in the 1940’s, gone were the thin pencil brows and a new age of fuller, softer brows was born. Foundation was usually worn slightly darker, but with a pale powder on top and blusher was in rosy natural tones. Eye shadows were browns and greys with sparingly applied mascara and eye liner. It wasn’t all natural, red lips were back with a vengeance as popularised by the glamorous actresses of the era, such as Ingrid Bergman and Vivien Leigh. Try Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust £14.95 The 1950’s Perfection and glamour were the bywords of the 1950’s thanks to colour cinema screens and popularity of actresses such as Sophia Loren and Marilyn Monroe. Foundation was worn somewhat thicker than we are used to today, aiming to mask and flaws and fine lines. Mascara and eye liner were applied in abundance for maximum glamour while eye shadows were smoky and shimmery. Lip liners were used to enhance the lips shape and then filled with cherry red lipstick. Try Daniel Sandler Luxury Matte Lipstick in Red Carpet £13.25

Kissable Lips

Kissable Lips

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It’s winter! The air is cold, the wind is harsh, the central heating is on…all of these things can contribute to dry chapped lips. Here’s are our top tips for getting your lips back to their soft, kissable best. Step One: up your fluid intake. Water hydrates and dry lips can be a sure sign you’re not getting enough! Step Two: When your lips are dry and flaky, we have a tendency to pick, gnaw or lick them more often. None of those things are good for dry lips and will make them dryer. Stop that behaviour right now! Step Three: Exfoliate. When exfoliating your lips you need to go gently but there are several options available to you. You can make your own lip scrub using honey, sugar and olive oil. Rub the mixture onto your lips and leave it for a few minutes to soak, before gently wiping away. Alternatively there are pre-made lip scrubs available, such as the Glo Minerals gloExfoliating Lip Wand. A top tip though is to use an old, soft, toothbrush to gently brush over your lips in circular motions to help keep them soft and to remove flakes and dead skin. Step Four: Lip Balms. There are many lip balms on the market but a good starting place is good old Vaseline on the lips every night, then use a thinner product for everyday use. Shea and Cocoa Butter are great ingredients to look out for and the EOS range is perfect. All formulated with Shea Butter and Vitamin E. Apply every morning before your lip colour product. This is a particularly important step if you’re wearing a matte lip colour or lip stain, both of which are known for their ability to show every patch of dryness on your lips! Step Five: The final step, if you’re particularly prone to dry lips, is to make sure the lipstick or gloss you wear is particularly formulated to be moisturising. Reach for either something like the Everyday Minerals Tinted Lip Butter, which provides a sheer tint, or reach for a moisturising Lipstick. The Neve Cosmetics Dessert a Levres lipsticks are not only deliciously named after a range of sweet treats but are made with vegetable oils and shea butter to keep your lips super soft. If you follow these steps every day you should have a perfectly kissable pout in no time at all. Just remember, drink lots of water and then add lots and lots of luscious moisturising ingredients every morning and every night.

It's in the eyes

It's in the eyes

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Making the most of your eyes with make up can change the way you look completely so here are our tips for getting those peepers looking their best! Prepare the eye area with a good eye cream. 100% Pure Organic Cucumber Eye Cream soothes, calms and moisturises and so makes the prefect prep for your make up. Do leave it to absorb for a few minutes before moving on to the next steps. Primer! In the same way that we recommend you use a primer under your foundation, using a primer under your eye make up will work wonders, helping you to keep your colours true and bright and helping your make up stay put all day, with little or no creasing or fading. The NYX Eye Shadow Primer Base comes in three shades for different effects. Use the skintone shade when opting for a natural shadow look.The white will make colours really pop and the white pearl will help add a bit of extra dimension to your eye shadows. Speaking of eye shadows now’s the time to apply them. They come in all sorts of formulas and finishes, so just pick whichever appeals the most to you, be it a matte pressed powder shadow or a shimmering cream. And then there are colours to consider! If you’re feeling bold then head straight for Sugarpill, the most wonderful array of colours that are so packed with pigment you won’t be disappointed. If the natural look is more your thing take a look at the Everyday Minerals Matte Eye colours. Either go for a wash of one shade for a subtle look or start blending several shades together for extra dimension. Then it’s time for your Liner. Available in gel, pencil or liquid formulas, again it’s up to you which you choose. Liquids and Gels tend to be more pigmented for clear defined lines and pencils best for a softer look and for blending. You can even make your own from your favourite colour eye shadow using Neve Cosmetics Eye Mixing Medium. Where you apply your eye liner is again, entirely up to you and is down to preference. Whether you go along your upper lashes, or along your upper and lower lashes or even on the waterline is entirely up to you, just experiment with application and get a feel for which look you prefer. So you’ve perfected your look, now all that’s needed is a good mascara to bring it all together. Without mascara, your lashes can tend to look invisible against a backdrop of eye shadow, so primarily mascara defines the lashes. But of course you can choose lengthening mascaras, volumising mascaras or even curling mascaras, whichever you choose, apply carefully and you’ll find it makes all the difference to your finished look.

Spring Make Up

Spring Make Up

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The crocuses and daffodils are slowly pushing up through the frozen earth and some days the sun is even shining, here at Cocktail Cosmetics it certainly feels like Spring. It maybe a little premature, but here are our suggestions to bring a touch of Spring to your make up. Moving into warmer weather can mean lighter, dewier finishes are more suitable for our base products and we’d suggest priming with Neve’s Brightening BioPrimer (£9.50) before opting for a dewy finish foundation, or tinted moisturiser.Daniel Sandler’s Invisible Radiance Foundation is ideal, and also includes a concealer cleverly hidden in the lid, but if a powder mineral foundation is your preference, try opting for something like Everyday Minerals Jojoba Base (£10.95), which has a lightweight satin finish. Finish with your concealer, and the lightest dusting of powder if necessary, but only sweep it on areas that really need setting, you want to try and keep the light, fresh look on your skin. If you have one, a cream highlight would be fantastic for this look. Powder Highlighters can sometimes be heavy on the glitter or the shimmer, we are just looking to add some glow, dot and blend your highlighter to your cheekbones, Glo Minerals gloHighlighter (£12.00) is ideal. When it comes to blusher there are so many pretty Spring shades to choose for, but a coral such as Milani’s Luminoso Baked Blush (£5.00) or a pretty pink like Lily Lolo Mineral Blush in Candy Girl (£7.29) would be ideal. Apply sparingly to the apples of the cheeks. Bronzer should be applied sparingly. Try Everyday Minerals Face Bronzer in Soft Bronzer which as the name suggests, is a subtle bronzer, imparting a light glow, rather than a high-Summer bronze. For a Spring look, heavy eye make is a no-no, keep things simple with a soft neutral eye. Try shades from either the Sigma Fall Softly Eye Shadow Palette (£29.95) or the NYX Cosmetics Natural Shadow Palette (£8.00). Add liner to your top lash line, gel or pencil, whichever you are most comfortable with, black or brown is fine. For an extra touch of Spring you can add a paste shade liner to your bottom lash line, something like NYX Cosmetics Slide on Eye Pencil in Green Papaya (£7.50) or Neve Cosmetics Pastello Eye Liner Pencil in Lilac (£3.95). This will add a real pop of colour to your Spring look, but it is of course optional. Finally, you want to keep the lips soft and pretty, to remain in keeping with the rest of the look. Opt either for a pink or neutral lipstick, or a sheer gloss. Our favourite Spring shades are Gerard Cosmetics Sugar Mama Lighted Lipgloss (£14.95) and Lily Lolo Natural Lip Gloss in Peachy Keen (£7.29) for lipglosses, or for lipsticks try Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar in Divine, Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Crème (£5) or Neve Cosmetics Dessert A Levres lipstick in Pink Donut (£9.95).

Compass Minerals Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

Compass Minerals announced today that effective immediately its chief financial officer, Patrick “Doug” Linehan, is departing the company due to unforeseen personal circumstances. Linehan’s departure involves no disputes with the company or issues regarding accounting practices, financial statements or operations. Concurrently, James “Jamie” Standen, vice  president, finance and treasurer, has been named interim CFO and treasurer. […]

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World Vegan Month

World Vegan Month

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Vegan needn’t mean worthy, dull make-up – here at Cocktail Cosmetics we stock a host of products from bases to lips, eyes, nails and more in gorgeous colour-popping shades. 100 per cent Vegan friendly brands on the site include Sprout Skincare, Everyday Minerals, Alexami. Barefaced Beauty, Blum Naturals, Neve Cosmetics, Lime Crime, Konjak, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Lily Lolo, Facefront, Priti NYC, Sugarpill, Emani Minerals, 100% Pure, Butter LONDON, Illuminare, Skindinavia, Eshiko, Madra, Laqa and Co., ecoTools, Purlisse and Ginvera.  So make-up like stunning Vegan stars Anne Hathaway, Lea Michele and Alicia Silverstone without compromising on fashion or performance. These brands from all around the world prove that you don’t need to include animal products to produce fabulous, quality make-up and we hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy sourcing it!

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Spring 2013 Make Up Trends

Spring 2013 Make Up Trends

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With spring just around the corner it’s time to pack away the winter blues and step into spring with this year’s latest makeup trends. You can bring the runway to your everyday quite easily. This year’s New York fashion week debuted looks that are quite unusual for spring. Bright colours and colour blocking are the main trends to come out of the week. Designers have shied away from the usual all over colour and pastel shades. Here are the top 10 trends that stood out on the runway for 2013. 1.       Long lashes have made a comeback. It’s all about length. Get the look by using false eyelashes or great lash lengthening mascara. It’s not just about black either.  Coloured mascara that was in fashion in the 90’s has made a comeback. 2.       Frame your eyes. Forget the polished eyeliner look. Smudging is the trend this year so there is no need to worry about getting a perfect line.  Coloured eye liner is also a must for spring and was used by Gucci. Don’t worry if your mascara clumps together, this is the kind of grungy look you want to achieve. 3.       Forget skinny eyebrows. Thick and bold are the way forward. Marc Jacobs used this look so grab your eyebrow pencil and start filling them in.  But don’t let them grow wild. Keep them shaped but thick. 4.       Matte foundation was a standout look this year. Shiny/dewy skin is out this spring. Keep your look as natural as possible. Keep your blusher or bronzer to a minimum. 5.       60’s red seductive lips complimented the matte look this year. But be sure to keep your eye colour simple when using a bold lip colour. 6.       80’s style neon eye shadows where the main focus this year. Blue and pink seemed to be the favourite and were used by Donna Karan and many other designers. Make your eyes pop and make a statement. 7.       Nude/matte lips are in. Show off their natural colour with a little clear gloss over the top just like Giles and Rochas did or leave them completely bare. 8.       Jewelled eyes really stood out when paired with the neon eye shadows.  Jewelled eyes would look great for a night on the town. They were a favourite of designers such as Gucci and Versace. 9.       Metallic eye shadows made an appearance. The main colours the designers used this season were silver, bronze and copper shades. 10.   Think pink. This colour has made a big comeback for the lips and eyes and was used by most of the fashion designers this year.   Top tips Keep colour to one area of your face. If you choose neon eye shadows then keep your lips nude. The same concept applies for the red lip look. Keep your eyes subtle so it doesn’t take away from the vibrant scarlet look. For a great day/work look then why not try a matte foundation with subtle pink eye shadow, long eyelashes, smudged eyeliner and matte lips. Keep your makeup cruelty free and organic. You can get the look you want without harming animals or the environment. You can also keep your body chemical free by using only natural ingredients. 

Compass Minerals Names James Standen Chief Financial Officer

by tarahart @ Compass Minerals

James “Jamie” Standen has been appointed chief financial officer effective immediately. Standen had been serving as interim CFO and treasurer since April 25, 2017. “After undergoing a thorough external and internal search, I am delighted to have Jamie assume this key role at Compass Minerals on a permanent basis. During his time as interim CFO, […]

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Saturday Night Make Up

Saturday Night Make Up

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It’s Saturday, you’ve got your hair done, you’ve got your outfit planned, all that remains is to sort out your make up and then it’s time to hit the town. If this is the part where you come unstuck, let us guide you through a make up look that suits everyone, offers appropriate levels of glam and we’ll even suggest some products we stock that will help achieve the look. The first step is to get your base right. Opt for something that has a long wear time. Bars and clubs can be hot and sweaty, and no one wants to carry foundation around on a night out, so choose something that lasts. Illuminare Mattifying Ultimate All Day Foundation is ideal, it’s water resistant as well as smudge and sweat proof. £21.95. Add your favourite concealer as where required. Next add some definition to your face shape with highlighting and contouring. Daniel Sandlers Sculpt and Slim compact is ideal as it contains both a highlighter and a contouring shade. £24.50. Highlight cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, and the middle of the chin, you can also add a touch to your cupid’s bow to enhance your pout. Add your contouring product in the hollows of your cheeks, temples, along your jaw line if necessary and down the sides of your nose if you wish to make your nose appear slimmer! Next, fill in your brows with your usual brow product but for extra oomph use a highlighting concealer under and over your brows, blending if necessary. Pencils are ideal for this job, try the Milani Brow and Eye Highlighter which comes in three variations for all skin tones. £5.95. Moving onto the eyes now, start by lining both the upper and lower waterlines using a black pencil. Then add the black liner above and below the lashes, smudging out with a brush for a smoky effect. Try the Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eye Liner in Black. £9.25. Take your main eyeshadow colour, for the purpose of this review we’ll use Sugarpill’s Subterranean, a beautiful deep, shimmering teal. Blend over the eyelid. Take a black shadow and a crease brush, such as the Sigma E38 Diffused Crease Brush is ideal. Add the black to the outer corner and crease of the eyelid and blend out for a smoky look. Add a touch of shimmer to the inner corners of the eyes, Everyday Minerals Eye Selection in Floating Feathers is ideal. Finish up with lashings of black mascara, and at this stage you can add false lashes if you wish. Then we’re onto the lips which really is down to personal choice, line with your lip liner of choice, and then apply all over the lips to enhance the longevity of your lipstick as well as provide a colour underneath should your lipstick or lip gloss wear off. Milani’s Brilliant Shine Lip Gloss in Blackberry would look fantastic with the smoky eyes you created. Finish the whole look off with a spritz of Neve Cosmetics Fixing Spray which can be used to set your make up so it’ll last all night long. £7.95.

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