Your Best Fourth of July Look Ever

It’s easy to dress up for Independence Day—all those stars and stripes, all that red, white, and blue. But dedicating your beauty routine to the star-spangled holiday is decidedly trickier, unless you’re perfectly fine stepping out wearing cobalt eye shadow and ruby lipstick simultaneously.84329cb254d723950b7ecf1b04dd6d4a

 

We think we’ve locked down just the products you need from TheBeautyPlace.com to make your Fourth of July the most gorgeous one yet. Here’s how to get into the spirit of the holiday and celebrate the nation in style.

e36e9c7484db2d8e866f18914bb0f58dNo doubt about it—it’s pretty hot in early July. Your face perspires, your makeup feels heavy, and your hair seems to take on a life of its own. Thanks to Big Sexy Hair Weather Proof Humidity Resistant Spray ($17.79), you can knock that lastone off the list. With this essential styling tool in your arsenal, your mane will look amazing and stay put while you hang out on the rooftop catching the fireworks. Try a trendy braid and mist it with spray to keep it in place—and don’t worry about pulling off a complex, Kardashian-style plait when even a casual, loose braid looks perfectly adorable.

 

Raccoon eyes are another unfortunate side effect of warm weather, but you can up your game with bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara ($16.99). Create lengthy, voluminous lashes that won’t budge no matter what
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Now is definitely the time to rock some bold eyeliner behind t696f1be352f141746a048c103383d234hose lush lashes. Try TIGI Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner in blue ($12.99) to achieve a festive look for the holiday. Don’t be timid—start at the inner corner of your eye and

make your way outward, finishing with a winged effect along the top lash line. Along the lower lashes, use a light color to make your eyes appear even larger. White is a great option in keeping with the holiday’s standard colors, but you can also try the soft peach Glo Minerals Precision Eye Pencil ($11.99) for a similar effect.

 

 

 

Balance out those brilliant eyes with a more subdued cheek color. Dust a light, natural shade, such as TIGI Cosmetics Glow Blush in Brilliance ($15.99), onto the apples of your cheeks to achieve an instant, summery glow that will also complement your tan.

Com531df25cb55199191e58cee3b04b8bf3plete your Fourth of July look with the ultimate finishing touch—a kiss of vibrant red on your lips! We suggest bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Live It Up ($16.99). It makes a strong statement and is a true red hue, free of any pink or brown undertones. Bonus: It’s the ultimate holiday lip color, too.

 

 

 

Shop our Independence Day sale at TheBeautyPlace.com and score big on your favorite beauty products just in time for the holiday—and for showing off all summer long.

The Beauty Tools You Need Now – and How to Use Them

You know your way around a makeup bag. You can sort your mattes from your satins, your BBs from your CCs, your powders from your creams. Choosing the right products is one thing, but applying them the right way – and with the right brushes and tools – requires another sort of expertise. At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find all of the implements you need to enhance your look and apply your makeup. Here, the beauty tools you need now, and how to use them like a pro!Slider_3_-_The_Best_Drugstore_Makeup_Brushes

My life changed when I added a foundation brush to my arsenal. The Glo Minerals Dual Foundation – Camouflage Brush ($24.99) is worth every penny. The tapered brush on one end is ideal for applying concealer to those hard-to-reach spots, like the corners of your nose or the inner corners of your eyes. Meanwhilemakeup-brushes, the wider, flat brush offers an exceptional way to apply foundation. For best results, pour makeup onto the back of your hand, dip the brush into your makeup, and apply to face, taking care to blend thoroughly. The end result is exceptionally flawless.

The key to perfect blush application is to choose the right brush. The bareMinerals Handy Buki Brush ($17.89) features a compact handle and a wide body. It’s sized just right for picking up a sufficient amount of color, and simply tapping it onto the apples of your cheeks in a swift motion will result in a fresh, natural glow. (Applied too much blush? Dust some translucent powder onto your cheekbones to dull the color a bit.)

Never underestimate the importance of a lip brush. Though it’s easy enough to slick on your lipstick straight from the tube, using the Glo glo-mienrals-lip-brushMinerals Lip Definer Brush ($14.99) allows for more precise, even application. It also comes in handy if you fill in your lips with pencil first; use the brush to neatly apply color directly on top without missing a spot.

 

 

Where has this been all of our lives? The Tweezerman Power Nail Clipper ($5.99) was designed with convenience in mind. It features a lengthy handle with a sturdy grip, as well as sharp blades to provide a more even cut. Made with stainless steel, it’s the perfect addition to your makeup bag.

It’s one of the biggest beauty faux pas imaginable, yet it’s a crime we continue to commit without fail. Ladies, wash your makeup brushes! Neglecting this simple and very necessary habit will result in grimy brushes coated in makeup, dirt, debris, and oil. Now just imagine running those unkempt brushes on your face every day. Ew, right? The solution: Spritz your brushes with Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleanser ($13.99). The formula dries quickly and leaves brushes as good as new.

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Vacation Essentials: Key Beauty Products for Your Summer Trips

Packing for vacation is stressful enough without worrying about how to pack your beauty products. By now, you probably know the drill far too well: You struggle to shove those TSA-friendly bottles into a TSA-approved bag, barely zipping it up before realizing you need to leave something behind because, well, there’s just no room.

 

At TheBeautyPlace.com, we feel your pain. And because it’s summer, we feel it’s important to curate a well-edited list of beauty products designed to make packing for travel simpler. Even more, these products will make you feel glam and look cool all season long. Here are the key beauty products you need for your summer trips.

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Hair

 

You can toss this Marrakesh Brush-Up Argan Oil Mist ($14.79) into your purse when you reach your destination, or even once you get on your flight. It’s perfect for on-the-go maintenance, adding luster to dull hair and smoothing out frizz in an instant. For an easy touch up, spritz some onto the palms of your hands, rub together, and massage into lengths of hair.

lock-stock-barrel-powderWho has time to shampoo when there are all of those amazing sites and attractions to check out? Toss Lock, Stock & Barrel Volumatte Volumizing Powder ($19.39) into your bag for an easy alternative to basic suds. Sprinkle this effective cleanser onto roots, rub vigorously, and comb through. Your hair will look fuller, livelier, and healthier – even if you haven’t washed in a couple of days.

 

Skin

Hotels may provide hair care products and soap, but rarely are facial cleansers on the menu. Toss a bottle of Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash ($8.69) into your bag. Cooling and invigorating, this cleanser leaves skin “blissfully” clean while also sloughing off dead skin cells and smoothing out rough patches.

murad-clarifying-wipesAfter a long day spent exploring some exotic locale, the last thing you probably want to do is remove your makeup. No, you’d rather spend that time snoozing for a few hours before doing it all over again tomorrow. Understandable – but don’t let your best beauty habits go south just because you’re on vacation. Toss a package of Murad Clarifying Wipes ($15.99) in your bag and remove your makeup in just a couple of quick swipes. Voila: soft, clean, healthy skin.

 

Body

If you only pack one item for the entire trip, make it this. A tube of sunscreen, such as Murad Oil-Free SPF 30 ($26.99), gives your skin the protection it needs from harmful UV rays. This broad-spectrum formula is ideal for all skin types and leaves skin soft, supple, and free of burns.

Few things are more dehydrating than flying. The DermOrganic Skin Care Travel Set ($8.89) is not only practical, but also formulated to combat this very thing. From dry facial skin to parched arms and legs, these moisturizers drench skin with nourishing Moroccan argan oil extract, leaving it luxuriously soft. There’s even a petite bottle of argan oil, perfect for smoothing wayward strands while on the go.

Make sure you check all of our travel sizes items of your favorite products.

 

Safe Travels!

 

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Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Keep your favorite guy always looking sharp. Whether he’s really into his grooming products or a low maintenance kind of guy, we have the perfect gift for dad.

Here our top picks:

1.Murad Man Razor Burn Rescue 1.5oz

2. Dermalogica Pre-Shave Guard 2.6 oz

3. AVENE After-Shave Fluid 

4. Lock, Stock & Barrel Argan Blend Shave Oil 0.34 oz

5. Johnny B Go Texture Cream 4 oz

6. Lock, Stock & Barrel Recharge Conditioning Shampoo 8.5 oz

7. CHI Turbo Super Charge Clippers

8. TIGI B For Men Matte Separation Workable Wax 3 oz

 

The Hottest Beauty Trends of Summer 2016

It’s the season of fresh. As summer approaches, we’re gearing up for three months of endless color, luminous skin, and even a few unexpected beauty twists. Here are the hottest trends of the moment, with a few of our favorite products to help you get the look.

 

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 From Zac Posen to Anna Sui, runway models brightened up the catwalk with their bolder-than-bold lips. What better way to punctuate your look this summer than with a bright lip? It’s the perfect way to show off some color without overdoing the rest of your face. Try Youngblood Mighty Shiny Lip Gel in Exposed ($19.99) for a fresh pop of color.

 

Blue Lids

723363b1521ce391e90c36e70f2407d8Blue eyeshadow? What is this, 1983? Believe it or not, though, the aquatic hue made quite a splash on the spring/summer 2016 runways. And rocking this raucous hue isn’t as tricky as you may think, especially if you opt for a product like the TIGI Cosmetics HD Quad Eyeshadow in Lush ($19.99). In addition to a brilliant blue, it contains three other mineral-infused shades that create the perfect day or night looks.

 

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While “messy” isn’t the usual look we strive for, we couldn’t help but fall for the slightly unkempt looks shown at Tracy Reese and Marc Jacobs. Hair was casually mussed, completely unfussy, and barely styled. And anything that simplifies our beauty routines is a definite yay! Achieve the look with Blow Pro Beach Blow Texturizing Mist ($18.93). Just run it through wet hair to show off those enviable beach waves. It contains Dead Sea salts, which help lend hair that slightly undone, roughed up look.

 

Dewy Skin

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It seems like every summer is the summer of flawless, dewy skin. The barely-there look is best achieved with a lightweight tinted moisturizer, the antithesis to your usual heavy foundation that may weigh your look down (and, let’s face it, sweat right off within minutes). bareMinerals Prime Time BB Primer-Cream ($23.99) covers all the necessary bases: It provides just enough coverage to minimize flaws, contains SPF 30 to combat harmful UV rays, and feels light and silky against skin.

 

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A little shine never hurts – just as long as it’s not a slick of oil messing with your T-zone. Taking inspiration from the glittery complexions spotted at Baja East and Alice + Olivia, apply the vibrant Glo Minerals Shimmer Brick in Luster ($20.99) all over your face for an instantly perked up visage. You can use this product anywhere, from your cheekbones to your eyelids.

Double Duty: Multiple Uses for Your Beauty Products

These days, we spend the majority of our time finding ways to save time. The fact is that time-saving solutions are a hot commodity. What better way to make the most of your early mornings – and maybe catch a few extra zzz’s – by using beauty products that pull double duty? Here are several products that work overtime, offering multiple uses and shaving minutes off your daily, often hectic routine.

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In a pinch, lipstick can double as blush – and a cream blush can also fill in for your lipstick, as needed. Then there are the genius products actually formulated to do both, like the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Pink ($17.79). Producing a soft, girlish flush, the flattering hue adds a kiss of color to your pout and brightens up even the most tired complexions in an instant. The creamy, water-resistant, long-lasting formula is a dream.jane-iredale-lip-cheek-stain

 

You reach for your shaving cream mid-shower, only to discover there’s barely a drop left. We’ve all been there – and we’ve all felt that desperately uncomfortable itch that occurs when we substitute soap for shaving cream. A better solution? Grab your hair conditioner. It’s rich, thick, and moisturizing, and it provides just the right slip to glide your razor over. Give TIGI Bed Head Elasticate Conditioner ($9.99) a try for its hydrating prowess. It’s as good to your skin as it is to your hair!

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Just as valuable as time are options. We love a product that doesn’t stop at just one – it goes above and beyond, offering a plethora of possibilities. The CHI Nano Digital Flat Iron ($99.98) is a genius example. Not only does it straighten locks to perfection, but it also serves as a curling iron. With a quick flick of your wrist, you can use the iron to create lush, voluminous curls or even tight ringlets.

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Sometimes you just don’t have the time or motivation to address every single inch of your face. Simplify your routine with a product like Glo Minerals Shimmer Brick in Gleam ($20.99). A multipurpose product that serves as a blush and highlighter, it instantly brightens up a sallow complexion, adds color to cheeks and even contours your face to add dimension.glo-minerals-shimmer-brick

 

Who hasn’t overslept and taken a frantic shower – or worse, skipped that morning shower altogether – just to get to the office in time? If you can squeeze in a quick rinse, make use of Anthony Logistics’ Invigorating Rush Hair and Body Wash ($24.99). It’s designed to clean and condition your hair and your skin, so you’re left completely soft from head to toe – without the need to use a whole bunch of products to achieve the same effect.097735d6e58f15edb101e22edd367bd2

Self-Tanning 101: How to Achieve a Flawless Golden Glow

tumblr_nt7fg8QHAS1thynt0o1_500Summertime is crazy-fun time – a chance to soak up the sunshine, laze over lazy evening drinks on sidewalk patios, and hit the beach. But it’s also that time of year when a golden glow seems to take precedence over every other beauty goal. Here’s how to make a flawless self-tan come to life (we promise, it’s easy).

bliss-blood-orange-scrubBegin with freshly exfoliated skin. This is the most important step of all! Without sloughing off those dead skin cells and rough spots, you risk applyingself-tanner to areas that aren’t ready for it – and your self-tanning product will definitely show up as darker patches in those areas, too. A product like Bliss Blood Orange + White Pepper Sugar Scrub ($31.59) is a dream in so many ways: it smells lovely, lathers up just like your favorite shower gel, and gentle scrubs away rough spots with mild sugar granules.

Dry off completely. Your skin shouldn’t be damp when you apply a self-tanning product, so towel off your body thoroughly and wait several minutes until you’re completely dry. (Use that time to dry your hair!)

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Next, moisturize any dry areas on your body. A lightweight body lotion, such as Dermalogica Body Hydrating Cream ($25.89), sinks into rough spots like elbows, knees, and ankles, creating an instantly smooth canvas for your self-tanner. Don’t forget your face! Smooth an equally light moisturizer like Murad Skin Perfecting Lotion ($28.89) onto dry areas, such as the corners of your nose and around your mouth.

avene-self-tannerIt’s time to tan! Choose an effortless product that takes the guesswork out of thewhole process. We love Avene Moisturizing Self-Tanning Lotion ($20.99), which applies just like – you guessed it – a body lotion. Smooth on this vitamin E-enriched product to achieve a fresh, natural-looking glow (and much softer skin). Use it for at least three days to reach your optimal shade preference.

 

tantowel-faceWho knew tanning your face could be this easy? Thanks to the TanTowel Face Tan Towelette ($30 for 15), you can enjoy a sun-kissed glow all season long – without worrying about damaging UV rays. Apply it as you would a moisturizer, buffing the towelette in a circular fashion over your entire face. Voila – a streak-free, gorgeous tan from head to toe.

 

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If you’ve made any mistakes, don’t fret – and please don’t attempt to remove all of your hard work by vigorously scrubbing your face and body! Instead, run a slice of lemon over the area and let it sit for about 10 minutes. The citric acid in the lemon will break down the tan and rid your skin of color, so you’ll have a fresh canvas on which to work.

The Dos and Don’ts of Hair Removal

Ah, womanhood. It’s great and all, but if there’s just one tiny niggling complaint we have, it’s that hair removal can be such a beast. And because summer is fast approaching, that means it’s time to pay a little more attention to our body hair and develop a game plan. Get ready to bare some skin with these helpful dos and don’ts that will make removing that hair a breeze.

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Do baby your skin. Nothing says “Hey, I just waxed my upper lip!” like a patch of bright red skin below your nose. The fact is that waxing is irritating, and thus your skin requires a little TLC post-treatment. Get yourself involved with Anthony Logistics’ Cool Fix Rollerball Lip and Brow Formula ($14.29). This innovative product contains soothing Mediacalm complex, exfoliating salicylic acid, anti-inflammatory caffeine, and free radical-busting grape seed extract. They work together to instantly relax freshly waxed skin, preventing both discomfort and telltale redness.

Don’t wax right before a special event. Your skin needs to breathe, so the last thing you want to do is apply makeup over it.

Do be prepared for an ingrown hair or two. It’s not a given that it will occur, of course, but who wants to be stuck with a larger-than-life bump that seems to be getting bigger by the minute? Ingrown hairs can occur if you wax too soon after your last treatment, if you shave against the grain, or if you neglect to exfoliate. Invest in a jar of Bliss Ingrown Hair Eliminating Pads ($28.99) and, guaranteed, those pesky painful ingrowns will be a thing of the past. This potent, saturated pad gently exfoliates skin with a combination of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids, leaving skin soft and smooth.

Don’t expose your skin to anything that has the potential to irritate it right after waxing, such as sunlight, self-tanning booths, hot tubs, or swimming pools.

thumb-products-that-will-let-you-give-up-shaving-foreverDo remember to moisturize, especially after you shave your legs. Ever notice that they feel a little tight and itchy after you step out of the shower? This is usually due to hot water irritating your skin or a razor blade that isn’t fresh. A product like DermOrganic Hand & Body Moisture Lotion ($18.69) is ideal for soothing skin. It’s rich in Moroccan argan extract and helps protect the skin’s natural barrier.

Don’t apply a heavily scented moisturizer or fragrance to freshly waxed skin. Any type of alcohol can trigger a jolt of discomfort that will linger far longer than you’d like. Just say no, ladies.

Get Spring Ready with These Key Beauty Products

It may be pouring in many areas of the country right now, but one surefire way to prepare yourself for impending sunny skies is with an influx of new beauty products. Consider it a spring makeover. It’s just what your routine needs to get into a brighter state of mind. Here are some favorites, straight from the vaults of the Beauty Place.

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At the top of every shopping list is a quality broad-spectrum sunscreen. Enriched with potent antioxidants formulated to combat harmful free radicals, La Roche Posay Anthelios 60 Body Milk Sunscreen ($25.99) comes out a winner every year. This fast-absorbing emulsion provides protection from dangerous UVA and UVB rays while strengthening your skin with Cell-Ox Shield. This powerful combination of sun filters protects against cell damage while reducing your chances of skin cancer and premature aging due to sun exposure.

 

 

bareminerals-pop-of-passion A pop of color on your lips is so essential at this time of year. While cooler weather is all about dramatic, vampy shades with a come-hither approach, spring gives you the opportunity flaunt lighter, brighter hues. One to try is bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm ($14.99), a luxe formula that’s just as decadent as it sounds. Infused with nourishing vitamin E and hydrating passion fruit seed oil, it drenches lips with moisture while leaving behind a hint of color.

 

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The deeper into spring it gets, the less your hair is impressed. Whether dealing with high humidity or torrential downpours, almost any type of weather situation spells potential disaster for your normally lovely mane. Take matters into your own hands with Blow Pro Weather Girl Anti-Frizz Serum ($17.93). Forming a protective shield over your strands, this lightweight formula combats frizz while adding a healthy, shiny finish.

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Whether you’re planning a spring break getaway or a family vacation, you may suddenly find yourself with a hairy dilemma. If shaving your bikini line leaves you more than a little uncomfortable, you need to nip that issue in the bud – and stat. A box of Bliss Ingrown Eliminating Pads ($9.29) works wonders. It contains powerful alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids that work to gently but thoroughly exfoliate skin. (Remember, this is key when you’re removing bikini hair!) Say farewell to those pesky bumps and enjoy smoother skin as you laze by the pool.

 

 

Get the look : 2016 Met Ball Gala Edition

It’s the couture event of the year, drawing the biggest celebrities of the moment, all decked out in the most unusual, avant garde garb imaginable. Yet there was so much more to the Met Gala this year than the out-there fashion (although everyone is definitely still buzzing about Madonna’s barely-there getup, Katy’s Tamagotchi, and Kanye’s eyes).

The one area almost everyone stood out was in the beauty department. Bold and fearless, the makeup from this year’s Met Gala Manus x Machina theme conjured up wild, daring looks with a metallic bent. Make some of these styles your own with a few pieces of beauty booty from our vast selection.

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Taylor Swift stunned in a shocking Louis Vuitton dress with a snakeskin-like finish. What better way to complete the look than with head-turning lipstick? Her grungy take on glam was punctuated by a vampy pout. Make it your own by slicking on Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Lipliner in Couture ($12.99) to achieve a pop of edgy color.

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Does anyone exude glamour quite like Cindy Crawford? The beloved supermodel stood head and shoulders above the rest, hitting the red carpet in a slinky, floor-length silver gown and smoothed down, center-parted hair. To achieve a similar look, control frizz and windswept strands with Joico K-PAK Smoothing Balm ($13.42). You’ll look just as chic – even if all you’re wearing are your tried-and-true jeans and a white tee.

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Lady Gaga never fails to stun with her enigmatic looks. This year’s Atelier Versace ensemble was no different. She complemented the look with big hair and thick eyebrows, both overtly reminiscent of the 1980s. Don’t fear the thick brow; when it’s perfectly groomed, it has the power to completely transform your face. Use the twist-up bareMinerals Frame & Define Brow Styler ($14.99) to mimic this courageous look. The included brush helps blend in the rich, dramatic color.

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It’s not easy to pull off cranberry-toned eye shadow. Yet when done right, it can serve as the perfect finishing touch for a golden dress. Jemima Kirke showed how it’s done, flaunting an ornate Chanel gown and berry-kissed eyelids. You can emulate this look by applying Youngblood Pressed Individual Eye Shadow in Bordeaux ($15.99) to your lids. Finish with strong black eyeliner to round out your devilish look.

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If ever there was a smoky eye to be envied, it was that of Olivia Wilde at this year’s Met Gala. The pregnant actress paired her stunning Michael Kors Collection gown with statement jewelry from Jennifer Fisher and heavily metallic eyelids. Packed with shimmery grays and blacks, her lids were so dramatic they almost upstaged her dress. The Glo Minerals Metallic Smokey Eye Kit ($23.65) has everything you need to achieve a similar look. (Tip: Use a wet brush to achieve maximum color payoff.)

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