Femme Fetch: CK ONE Skin Illuminator

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My approach to makeup has always been about releasing the glow within or at least looking as much like J.lo as possible. In steps the CK One Skin Illuminator from Calvin Klein to give you that undeniable glow. I am loving the big push from fashion to cosmetics taking place with a lot of the big design houses, e.g. Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein,etc. The entire CK One line is pretty solid and with some minor tweaking in the next few years, I think it could be a solid all around beauty resource for us all. 

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So let’s talk the CK One Skin Illuminator:

So Femme:

  • 3 universally flattering shades (VERY FEMME!!!!)
  • great on bare or made-up skin
  • iridescent pearlescence (no shimmer/glitter overload)
  • lightweight and long-wearing

So NOT:

  • the packaging ( loose top makes it horrible for travel and squeezing it out sometimes gives way to much product.)

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Apply the Illuminator right along the highs of the cheekbone and blend lightly with fingers or sponge. It really works wonders. The positive about this set of illuminators is that they truly work for everyone, I mean EVERYONE. What is even more great is the entire line has a good base of makeup to select from for most people. Rome was not built in a day, so I look forward to the expansion of the line. 

Available at  all Ulta locations and online!!!! 

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CK One Color Cosmetics Online

Femme Tip: Try the CK One Cream to Powder Bronzing or Blush Duo under the illuminator and get a super intense glow. Go from J.lo to Goddess Aphrodite on the beaches of Brazil!!! Trust Me.

Be Bold, Be Femme.

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Femme Fetch: e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer in St. Lucia 
Loving the blush/bronzer combo from e.l.f cosmetics!!!! I have been impressed by e.l.f. a few times before, the line is pretty solid considering the price point. 
I picked up the duo in the shade St. Lucia which is supposedly comparable to the NARS Orgasm/ Laguna Duo. The two are definitely similar with wear time and packaging. The difference comes in the pigment pay off, NARS being the better of the two. I get great color from the e.l.f. duo, but takes a bit more product. 
The St. Lucia is the most universal shade of the 3, surprisingly. e.l.f offers two deeper duos, but St. Lucia is definitely my favorite.
Femme Tip: For girls deeper in tone, use the bronzer shade only slightly below the blush shade almost overlapping the two shades. It creates a warmth that looks more natural to darker skin. 
femmeboy:

Femme Fetch: e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer in St. Lucia 
Loving the blush/bronzer combo from e.l.f cosmetics!!!! I have been impressed by e.l.f. a few times before, the line is pretty solid considering the price point. 
I picked up the duo in the shade St. Lucia which is supposedly comparable to the NARS Orgasm/ Laguna Duo. The two are definitely similar with wear time and packaging. The difference comes in the pigment pay off, NARS being the better of the two. I get great color from the e.l.f. duo, but takes a bit more product. 
The St. Lucia is the most universal shade of the 3, surprisingly. e.l.f offers two deeper duos, but St. Lucia is definitely my favorite.
Femme Tip: For girls deeper in tone, use the bronzer shade only slightly below the blush shade almost overlapping the two shades. It creates a warmth that looks more natural to darker skin. 
femmeboy:

Femme Fetch: e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer in St. Lucia 
Loving the blush/bronzer combo from e.l.f cosmetics!!!! I have been impressed by e.l.f. a few times before, the line is pretty solid considering the price point. 
I picked up the duo in the shade St. Lucia which is supposedly comparable to the NARS Orgasm/ Laguna Duo. The two are definitely similar with wear time and packaging. The difference comes in the pigment pay off, NARS being the better of the two. I get great color from the e.l.f. duo, but takes a bit more product. 
The St. Lucia is the most universal shade of the 3, surprisingly. e.l.f offers two deeper duos, but St. Lucia is definitely my favorite.
Femme Tip: For girls deeper in tone, use the bronzer shade only slightly below the blush shade almost overlapping the two shades. It creates a warmth that looks more natural to darker skin. 
femmeboy:

Femme Fetch: e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer in St. Lucia 
Loving the blush/bronzer combo from e.l.f cosmetics!!!! I have been impressed by e.l.f. a few times before, the line is pretty solid considering the price point. 
I picked up the duo in the shade St. Lucia which is supposedly comparable to the NARS Orgasm/ Laguna Duo. The two are definitely similar with wear time and packaging. The difference comes in the pigment pay off, NARS being the better of the two. I get great color from the e.l.f. duo, but takes a bit more product. 
The St. Lucia is the most universal shade of the 3, surprisingly. e.l.f offers two deeper duos, but St. Lucia is definitely my favorite.
Femme Tip: For girls deeper in tone, use the bronzer shade only slightly below the blush shade almost overlapping the two shades. It creates a warmth that looks more natural to darker skin. 

femmeboy:

Femme Fetch: e.l.f. Contouring Blush & Bronzer in St. Lucia 

Loving the blush/bronzer combo from e.l.f cosmetics!!!! I have been impressed by e.l.f. a few times before, the line is pretty solid considering the price point. 

I picked up the duo in the shade St. Lucia which is supposedly comparable to the NARS Orgasm/ Laguna Duo. The two are definitely similar with wear time and packaging. The difference comes in the pigment pay off, NARS being the better of the two. I get great color from the e.l.f. duo, but takes a bit more product. 

The St. Lucia is the most universal shade of the 3, surprisingly. e.l.f offers two deeper duos, but St. Lucia is definitely my favorite.

Femme Tip: For girls deeper in tone, use the bronzer shade only slightly below the blush shade almost overlapping the two shades. It creates a warmth that looks more natural to darker skin. 

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A short makeup clip showcasing one of my favorite beauty products, SunBeam by Benefit Cosmetics. Be sure to check out Benefit’s entire line and follow me anywhere you can find me for more beauty, cosmetics, and Femme Boy.


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decembercat asked:

Urban Decay discontinued the Afterglow cream blush that you recommended to me. It's a HUGE part of my makeup routine. Any other recommendations?

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The afterglow cream blushes were nice, but all things come to an end. :-( I have been a big fan of the cheek tints from Benefit Cosmetics for awhile. They give a similar effect with more durability  than the Urabn Decay Afterglow Cream Blush.

Benefit Cheek Tints are:

  • nearly mistake proof
  • easy to blend
  • work well with fingers, sponges, or brushes
  • liquid to powder finish, no need to set ;-)
  • great on “made up” face or alone
  • a little goes a long way, seriously, :-)

The BeneTint and LolliTint shades are pretty universal, but more bold in color payoff. Try PosieTint for a natural day to day look. For warmer and medium complexions, try ChaChaTint

VISIT Benefit Cosmetics Web Site 

 Tutorial for PosieTint Cheek Stain

Also try using Benefit’s Highlighting Tints for an extra glow. I recently did a video showcasing my favorite highlighting product, SunBeam, by Benefit Cosmetics.

Check it out below. 

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A short makeup clip showcasing one of my favorite beauty products, SunBeam by Benefit Cosmetics. Be sure to check out Benefit’s entire line and follow me anywhere you can find me for more beauty, cosmetics, and Femme Boy.

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A short makeup clip showcasing one of my favorite beauty products, SunBeam by Benefit Cosmetics. Be sure to check out Benefit’s entire line and follow me anywhere you can find me for more beauty, cosmetics, and Femme Boy.

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femmeboy.tumblr.com/
twitter.com/femmeboy
facebook.com/myfemmeboy

A short makeup clip showcasing one of my favorite beauty products, SunBeam by Benefit Cosmetics. Be sure to check out Benefit’s entire line and follow me anywhere you can find me for more beauty, cosmetics, and Femme Boy.


benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/sun-beam

Q

sassynebula asked:

Do you have any tips for someone that wants to start a skin care routine

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If you have no idea were to start I say look for a solid 3 part system to begin with and add products for your specific needs as you go along. 

  • Cleanser-find a cleanser that works for your skin type. Gel and Foam work great for oil, creams are best for dry skin types. Steer away from heavily medicated/ acne cleansers in the beginning. Sometimes the skin breaks out because of misdiagnosing skin type or over cleansing. Simply finding the right cleanser does wonders.
  • Serum/Treatment- Find a serum or target treatment that will focus on a particular skin concern you have. Serums are much more concentrated and can aid in changing skin condition. 
  • Moisturizer- Everyone needs a moisturizer,period. Find one that is oil-free, with an SPF of at least 30, no exceptions. The sun is your biggest enemy when it comes to aging and dealing with issues like hyper pigmentation/acne scarring. 

Start here and add products like eye creams, exfoliating scrubs, masks,etc once you get your skin focused in on a solid 3 part system. 

I love lines like Dermalogica and Kiehl’s for beginners, they take a lot of the guess work out of skincare and the product selection is pretty amazing.

Try this online skin analysis at the Dermalogica website:

http://www.dermalogica.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Dermalogica-Site/default/SkinAnalysis-Start

You will get product suggestions and some education on your skin too. ;-)

So Femme!!!! I hope I helped.