SPOTTED: REVERSE SMOKEY EYE

Reverse Smokey EyeThis look doesn’t require dark liner. Instead , it’s a twist on the smokey eye we already love. We have already met the reverse smokey eye that switches it from the top lid to the bottom lid. The trend we spotted though inverts the smokey eye from the outer corners of the eye to the inner corners.

Create  a feline shape by drawing attention to the inner corners with the dark eyeshadow and the lighter shades applied on the outer corners.

We suggest it for a bold party look or night out!

Would you try this look? Let us know!

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MEET THE BRAND: Eau Thermale Avène

avene_blogNew to TheBeautyPlace.com is Eau Thermale Avène, an environmental conscious skin care brand that formulates products with ingredients that will work with your skin.

With the most popular product being the Thermal Spring Water, Avène products include spring water in its ingredients. Known to help soothe and soften skin, spring water is essential to the brand’s roots in dermatology and hydrotherapy. From normal to sensitive skin, Eau Thermale Avène has the product for you.

Aging skin is due to the cell renewal process slowing down and damage to supporting tissue by free radicals.

Extremely dry skin are signs of atopic skin or eczema. This type of skin is easily prone to irritation due to environment or food causing skin to become itchy and inflamed. Suggested products include:

This brand also takes a different approach to acne treatments. With their Clean-Ac products, it helps to restore the skin’s barrier without triggering breakouts. Acne treatments tend to dry skin as a side effect of undergoing treatment. Cleanse and moisturize with these products:

Dry and dehydrated skin need help restoring the skin’s barrier. Caused by many factors, dry skin lacks water and moisture and will appear dull and uneven. Soothe and restore skin with the following products:

  • Avène Gentle Milk Cleanser
  • Avène Rich Compensating Cream
  • Avène Hydrance Optimale Hydrating Serum

Hyperkeratosis is identified by rough, flaky and scaly skin that is a chronic lifelong condition with flare-ups and remission possibilities. With Avène Akérat products, the discomfort felt will be relieved and skin is left feeling smoother and comfortable after using products for a long period of time.

Other skin concerns? See below for suggested products!

Hyperpigmentation

  • Avène D-Pigment Light
  • Avène D-Pigment Rich

Oily & Acne-Prone Skin

Post-Op Skin

Redness/Rosacea

Hypersensitive Skin

Wounded Skin

Sensitive Skin

  • Avène MINERAL Light Hydrating Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50+ (Face and Body)
  • Avène Extremely Gentle Cleanser Lotion
  • Avène Skin Recovery Cream RICH

Which is your favorite Avène product? #WeWantToKnow

See more Avène products at www.thebeautyplace.com.

Hair Week: TEXTURIZING SPRAY VS. DRY SHAMPOO

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This week at TheBeautyPlace.com we are dishing out hair hacks, tips, styles and more for all of our beautiful readers.

Texturizing sprays and dry shampoos are two hair products that are found behind the scenes during runway shows, movie sets, beauty salons and your bathroom. With similar functionality, it is hard to choose which one you should use.

Texturizing sprays are considered the hybrid between the sea salt sprays and dry shampoo. It is ideal for styling to create versatile styles without weighing hair down. Use for beach waves, second day hair, ponytails with texture, braids with texture – anything that may need more dimension. For a more voluminous look, spray it all over by lifting larger sections of hair and spraying throughout. You can also spray it in concentrated sections for better hold or a more defined style.

Dry shampoos are known as the hair refresher. Ideal in helping hair last longer in between washes, it helps remove oil from hair. It can help boost volume depending on how much product is used. Perk up hair by lifting hair in two inch sections and spray a light amount 10-12 inches away from your roots. Many dry shampoos may leave a dry powdery look – just blend. Use your fingertips to tousle your hair to make the powder blend into strands. Work a slim brush with bristles through your hair and you’re done!

Dry shampoos tend to help deodorize hair as well.

Texturizing sprays are great for styling but as it adds more product buildup, you may need to wash your sooner than if using dry shampoos.

Many products have become 2-in-1 adding texture and refreshing hair or refreshing hair and adding volume.

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Product Spotlight: DERMALOGICA MULTIVITAMIN HAND & NAIL TREATMENT

45ca14711abaec3a26e2503fddad2d87Your hands and nails are the first thing felt when shaking hands, seen when talking expressively and animated with others and used everyday. As a result, they may dry more easily compared to other areas of the body and nails may become brittle or easily peel.

Part of Dermalogica’s AGE Smart system, this multivitamin hand and nail treatment is formulated with Grape Seed oil and soothing Algae Extract to help hydrate  hands and minimize nail peeling.

Meant for dry, damaged skin, it helps reduce signs of premature aging including hyperpigmentation. It is an intensive, non-greasy treatment that helps repair cuticle and skin damage.

For healthier hands and nails, this product is perfect.

Key Ingredients:

Pro-Vitamin B5 is widely known for its humectant abilities. It binds water to skin so hands are able to retain more moisture while helping to improve the skin barrier. With regular application, it increases softness and elasticity as well.

Vitamin A is a retinol that  helps in reducing signs of fine wrinkles and reverse signs of premature aging.

Vitamin E helps with neutralizing free radical damage from environmental stressors.

Grape Seed Extract helps improve the overall appearance of skin by bonding with collagen.

Gingko Biloba Leaf Extract helps improve blood flow and prevent signs of aging.

How To Use:

Apply to hands and nails with a light massaging motion, following washing or as needed. For solar protection, Blend with Solar Defense Booster SPF50.

SHOP NOW: Dermalogica Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment at TheBeautyPlace.com
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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: TONY AWARDS – JENNIFER LOPEZ

American Theatre Wing's 69th Annual Tony Awards - Arrivals Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez dominated, crushed, slayed (there’s not enough adjectives to emphasize this!) the 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet on June 7th.

With a gorgeous Valentino navy gown embellished with gold and the old Hollywood glamour look made her the siren of the night. Typically rocking the red carpet with skintight gowns and ensembles, this look was new for the never-aging star.

Sporting  a new hair do, we loved the curls on her chic bob! To get shiny locks like J.Lo we suggest using DermOrganic Leave-in Spray Shine Argan Oil Therapy or Blow Pro Time To Shine 3D Illuminating Mist.

For her makeup look, her burgundy/berry lip was the center of attention while her smokey eye makeup accented it with gold and mauve tones. We suggest using Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Eternity.

With glowing skin, Lopez was elegant and alluring.

Were there any other celebrities that you loved that night? #WeWantToKnow!

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MONDAY MANICURE – NEGATIVE SPACE MANI

Popular in the runways, the negative space mani is the equivalent to the cutout dress in the fashion world.

The mani doesn’t require a base color and gives the illusion of nail polish colors and designs floating against a bare nail bed. From linear styles to curved patterns, there is a design for anyone’s taste!negativespacemani

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1. Apply a clear base coat and let it dry thoroughly.

2. Use nail tape to cover the areas you want to keep bare. Nail tape is great for creating designs as well for those inspired to try it out.

3. Paint over the nail in the desired color.

4. Let the polish dry and carefully peel off the nail tape.

5. Follow with a clear top coat.

Tip: Having a nail polish correcter pen handy can help clean up smudged polish around the nail bad and make your negative space designs more precise. Run it along any uneven spots to make the lines and curves crisper before applying the top coat.

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2015 Father’s Day Gift Guide

fathersdaygiftguideWe may be the one stop beauty supply for cosmetic, skin and hair care needs for women but we have great products meant for men’s grooming.

For the “Clean Cut” Man. Tweezerman’s Facial Hair Scissors are meant for precise trimming.

For the “Stay At Work Late” Man. This caffeine formulated treatment gel helps reduce redness and puffiness while giving him a much needed wake up call.

For the Business Traveler. This essential traveler kit includes 5 products to cleanse, moisturize, shave and provide lip hydration.

Shop these and many more gifts for Dad here!

Want to make sure it arrives on time?

  • Order by 2 PM EST on June 16, 2015 for 3rd Business Day Delivery
  • Order by 2 PM EST on June 17, 2015 for 2nd Business Day Delivery
  • Order by 2 PM EST on June 18, 2015 for Next Business Day Delivery

LAST MINUTE BLEMISH?

ice-facialOne of our team members has a date tonight and when she woke up this morning she noticed a blemish. Specifically an underground pimple, just starting.

The horror!

Armed with products from TheBeautyPlace.com and experience, she took immediate action. The result? The blemish has a shorter lifespan and reduced redness (and wonderfully hidden with makeup).

The product winner is SkinCeuticals Clarifying Clay Mask. Instead of applying it on your entire face, use it as a spot treatment on the blemishes. The magic number is 25 minutes before washing off.

Continue the spot treatment with ice. Keep ice on it for 1 minute. Remove for 5 minutes and reapply for 1 minute.

Finish off with an acne spot treatment.

Whatever you do, resist the urge to touch or squeeze the blemish. It will enlarge the swelling and worsen the redness.

Finish off with concealer and the remainder of your makeup application for a worry free day or night!

Any tips for other blemish concerns? #WeWantToKnow!

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: MET GALA 2015 BEAUTY LOOK – JESSICA CHASTAIN

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The Met Gala, also known as the Met Ball,  is one of the most awaited events of the year. Marking the grand opening of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute annual fashion exhibit, attendees follow the theme in fashion and beauty looks making this one of the headlining events that set trends in our beauty world.

One of our favorite looks reminded us of Hollywood Glamour. Elegant and understated, Jessica Chastain’s natural beauty was enhanced with her look.

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  1. Makeup artist Kristofer Buckle, a frequent MUA for Chastain, focused on accenting the gold sequins of her gown by using gold and taupe eye shadow shades to create a warm, smokey eye. Use shades of gold at the inner corner and center of the eye. Use the taupe eye shadow to blend at the outer corner and lightly across the crease.
  2. Coral blush was used to add warmth to her cheeks and enhance her radiant complexion. When applying bright blush colors, use a fluffy brush and a light hand to not overdo it.
  3. Finish the look with a red, matte lipstick

Who was your favorite look from The Met Gala 2015? #WeWantToKnow

HOT, HOT, HOT: SKINCARE IN HUMID CLIMATES

Here in sunny south Florida, we have been experiencing high heat and high humidity this past week. This means trouble for clear complexions – high humidity brings the onslaught of more oil and the potential of frequent breakouts and blemishes.

Unlike winter skincare where the focus is on heavy moisturizing so skin doesn’t dry out, humidity requires different skincare tactics. With summer around the corner, it’s better to be prepared!

To achieve red carpet worthy, glowing skin like the celebrities had at the Latin Billboard Music Awards this past Thursday, use these tips:

Acid Is Good

Humidity causes sweat to sit on skin longer leading to clogged pores and breakouts if not cleansed well. Using a skin cleanser with alpha or beta hydroxy acids will ensure that your skin is exfoliated and that built up oil in the pores are dissolved. Pick a cleanser with light amounts of alpha or beta hydroxy acids as too much may dry out skin leading to more breakouts.

Lightweight Is The Right Way

Humidity itself feels heavy on skin but don’t forego the moisturizer to avoid oiliness! Instead, opt for a lightweight moisturizer  that is not formulated with any heavy oils (i.e. macadamia nut oil or argan oil).  For sunscreen protection, water-based sunscreens will absorb faster leaving less residue on your skin. We like La Roche Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen.

Hands Off!

This one is very important, year round, in all types of weather – hands off. Try to avoid touching your face, leaning on your hands, holding your chin, etc. Your face is already dealing with perspiration from the heat and humidity and touching your face can lead to the transfer of bacteria and grime from your hands.

Are there any tips you recommend?

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