Skincare 101: Why You Need to Add Collagen to Your Routine

of collagen as the glue that keeps your skin strong and elastic. As we age, our natural collagen production slows, which results in those pesky fine lines and wrinkles that are so stubborn and often difficult to control. Lack of collagen can also cause skin to sag, which is another key sign of aging. You may also experience a reduction of this vital protein if you smoke, ingest lots of sugar, or spend excessive time in the sun.

The good news is that you can still revitalize your skin by increasing its exposure to products that are infused with collagen. At TheBeautyPlace.com, we’re big believers in the power of collagen and its ability to transform your skin. Here are our favorite products, all formulated to give aging skin the necessary boost it needs to achieve a more youthful, fresher complexion.

The Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion ($59.99) is ideal for use on the face and neck, two key areas where signs of aging are most prominent. This product is known for its ability to work faster than average, which means that within a couple of hours of smoothing the lotion on, your skin will feel smoother and look marvelously better. The lightweight lotion is designed to plump up thinned out skin and restore a radiant look. It’s packed with antioxidants, which help combat harmful free radicals that contribute to ongoing signs of aging. It’s also a powerful moisturizer—and remember, the softer your skin, the younger it looks.

Don’t forget about your lips, which are equally susceptible to aging due to collagen loss. The Murad Age Reform Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips ($22.99) is designed for easy use and promises big results. Fine lines on the lips will be a memory after you smooth on this gloss-like balm that is infused with moisturizing hyaluronic acid and plumping mustard sprouts, which improve circulation so that your lips look fuller and healthier. If your lips are naturally dry, you’ll appreciate the addition of shea butter—it’s extremely potent and leaves lips pillow-soft to the touch.

It’s clear to see why collagen is such an essential part of the skin’s overall health. At TheBeautyPlace.com, you’ll find a wide variety of products infused with this very necessary ingredient. Shop them all here!

Mid-Day Refresh: How to Touch Up Your Makeup in a Rush

You’ve got places to go, things to do, and people to see. Where does your makeup routine factor into the schedule? If you’re anything like us, you usually need to refresh your look a bit by midday. We’re here to share several helpful tips to minimize the time it takes you to usually revamp your complexion. Here, how we pull it all together even in the midst of a crazy day.

Invest in a Crazy Good Concealer

If your goal is to minimize imperfections and perfect your skin, your best bet is to invest in a concealer that is designed to hide everything from dark circles to ruddiness. We love bareMinerals bareSkin Complete Coverage Serum Concealer ($18.99). Available in four versatile shades, it features a lightweight consistency. When applied, it smoothes and drenches skin with moisture, conceals precisely what you want to hide, and nourishes to reveal a brighter, healthier complexion with regular use.

 

Brighten Up with Tinted Moisturizer

By midday, your entire complexion could look a little sallow. Forget about starting afresh with every single product in your beauty routine. Just whip out a product like Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer ($30.99). Not only is it infused with protective SPF 15, but it also moisturizes skin and leaves behind a hint of color that helps banish imperfections with a natural finish.

 

Put On a Kiss of Color

Sometimes all you really need is a pop of color on your lips to shake things up after a busy morning. In fact, that’s often all you need to feel more pulled together before a big meeting or gathering with friends for lunch. Slick on Tigi Cosmetics Diamond Lipstick ($17.99), available in eight shades and perfect for livening up your look when you need something peppy to perk things up.

 

Warm Up Your Complexion

Particularly helpful during the cooler months, Youngblood Luminous Crème Blush ($20.99) will quickly warm up apale complexion. Just smudge it onto your cheekbones and blend, blend, blend to achieve a natural glow that brightens your face and gives winter paleness a little nudge.

 

Liven Up Your Lids with Cream

If you’re focused on playing up your eyes, you don’t want to spend half of your lunch hour applying primer, shadow, liner, and mascara. Keep the routine simple by touching up your lids with Tigi Cosmetics Cream Eyeshadow ($13.99). Thanks to its crease-free formula, it slicks right on and stays put without budging—and it leaves behind a gorgeous shimmer, too.

What to Do When Your Skin Freaks Out

We’ve all been there. One day your skin is completely fine, and the next morning it looks like something out of a horror movie. Whether it’s an unfortunate allergic reaction to something mysterious, a surprise breakout on your chin, or some ruddiness that doesn’t seem to want to budge, there’s no easy way around the fact that your skin is simply freaking out. The good news is that we have some solutions for your serious skin woes. Here’s what to do when…

 

Your Lips Are Chapped  

You try your best to handle your lip game. And usually it’s pretty easy to keep them moist, but during the colder months of the year your skin—including your lips—has a mind of its own. To the rescue comes Glo Skin Beauty Lip Revival ($25.99). This high-impact treatment is formulated to drench lips with moisture and improve moisture levels so that your lips stay softer for longer. Use it at night to obtain lasting results.

Your Acne Scars Are In Effect

Acne scars don’t just develop overnight, but if you’ve just recovered from a serious breakout there’s a good chance you’re dealing with some lingering pigmentation issues. Bid farewell to that dark spot by applying SkinCeuticals Phyto+ ($78.99), a highly effective lightening gel enriched with natural ingredients designed to gently lighten skin in the areas that need it most. It’s free of hydroquinone, too, which means it’s great even for the most sensitive skin types.

Your Dryness Is Unstoppable

Winter has a habit of wreaking havoc on the skin, and it often seems like no matter how much you treat it you can’t quite stay on top of all of the dryness. The Revision Skincare Hydrating Serum ($55.99) makes an amazing addition to any dry-skin routine. Don’t be fooled by its lightweight consistency; it’s loaded with moisturizing ingredients that flood your skin with hydration and give it a plump, healthy finish. Use it before bed to combat dryness and signs of premature aging.

 

Your Skin Is Bright Red

There’s nothing like waking up, refreshed from a great night’s sleep, only to discover that your complexion resembles Rudolph’s nose. While it’s tempting to just slather on several layers of makeup and go about your day, that won’t exactly solve the problem in the long run. Treat your ruddiness with La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 ($11.99). It’s formulated to gently heal even the most sensitive skins, even those recovering from procedures or suffering from dermatitis, eczema, or psoriasis.

Your Acne Is Out of Control

Stubborn acne is an annoying skin woe that can often seem insurmountable. Peter Thomas Roth Acne-Clear Invisible Dots ($21.99) are infused with salicylic acid and tea tree oil and are designed to target only the skin that’s affected. This helps reduce the telltale dryness that many acne medications cause, while effectively treating even the most difficult blemishes. Wear them throughout the night, or during the day if you don’t plan to leave the house.

 

Images courtesy Vogue.com

Pop Art Makeup for Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner and I know you want to win the costume game this year! What about trying something different this year with a Pop Art Make Up to take your spooky look to the next level. Trust me, it is easier than you think.

Prep: Flawless Face with Heavy Blush: prepare your skin as you normally do. But this time, go heavier on your blush since it is going to show up through all the dots you will be adding later on. The Jane Iredale In Touch Cream Blush ($17.99) will give you flawless application in one easy swoops.

Use some yellow eye shadow –very bright yellow eye shadow – and apply it to your eyelids and slightly beyond the inside corners. The heavier you go on this, the better! The Tigi Cosmetics HD Quad Eye shadow ($19.99) can help you to get that bright effect, perfect for the pop art costume!

Now, apply black eye shadow to the outside creases using an angled shadow brush to create a large slightly smudgy wing tip. Then blend a white eye shadow on your brow bones to highlight the look and give it an extra pop of dimension. The Jane Iredale Eye shadow Kit ($38.99) has both the black and white colors you need to slay this look!

 

Use the white Jane Iredale Eye Pencil ($10.99) to create a white line along your lower lash line. This is going to give the illusion of having a larger eyeball and now, with the black eye pencil, draw a new faux lower lash line below the white line you just made.

 

Before finishing your eyes, create a more dramatic look with really intense brows, for this, use a black eyeliner like the Youngblood Eyeliner ($7.99) Remember, you are not going to the movies with this make up, it is a Halloween costume so it is suppose to look over dramatic. Don’t forget to go big with your mascara and apply a few coats of the bareMinerals Flawless Definition Volumizing Mascara – Black ($16.99).

For the lips, make a statement using the Tigi Cosmetics Decadent Lipstick in color “Honesty” ($12.99) Again, use white to give a highlight that will really complete your cartoon-like look. To finish the lip, outline in black, allowing the lines to taper off on the center of your lower lip line.

Now, the dots!! Using white paint, apply small dots all over your face. Now, Draw black lines to create your cheekbones and side of your nose using the black cream pod. This is going to finalize that two-dimensional character vibe.

 

Fall Beauty Products You Need Now

The runway has often dictated our beauty preferences for the upcoming season, and fall 2017 is no different. As the weather turns cooler, we’re excited about the colorful trends setting fall apart from the warmer months of the year. Here are the beauty products you need now so that you can take advantage of fall’s hottest trends.

Subtly Stained Lips

Nothing says “natural” better than a delicate flush of color on your lips. The great thing about using a lip stain to achieve such a look is that you can easily wear shades darker than you’d normally wear—and totally pull it off. That means the reds, rubies, and burgundies you normally reserve for special occasions may just end up being your go-to favorites on those busy fall mornings when you really need to pull your look together. The beauty of this trend is that it calls for a minimal face overall, so don’t worry about playing up your eyes or accentuating your cheekbones. This is all about that demure pop of color on your pout. We love Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain ($16.99) for this very reason—it’s oh so versatile, it works for everyone, and you can use it to add some flush to your complexion.

 

Bronzer Gone Rogue

Summer’s over, so your bronzer is safely stashed somewhere in the middle of your beauty clutter, right? Not so fast! The fall runways were packed with bronzed cheeks that added a deep and elegant glow to skin. That’s the key to using bronzer during a time of year when lackluster complexions tend to run rampant. You’ll enjoy the warmth of an enviable summer tan and the rich depth of a defining bronze hue. Just be sure to pick a matte formula instead of one packed with shimmer—the key is to select a color that wears well throughout the day, not just for fun occasions. Glo Minerals Bronze in Sunlight ($30.99) is one of our favorites for its rich, true color and lightweight texture. Just dust it on for an instant pop of color that looks fresh and natural.

 

Feathery Lower Lashes

How often do you really focus on your lower eyelashes when you’re doing your makeup? You might gently run the wand over them once to give them some oomph, but there’s nothing gentle or safe about the latest trend. The goal is to play those lashes up for all they’re worth. And let’s be honest—the lower lashes are severely neglected in a world where the upper eyelids get all the love. Make it work by using a formula that resists moisture. You don’t need to spend the entire day worrying about raccoon eyes, and that won’t be a problem with bareMinerals Flawless Definition Waterproof Mascara in Black ($16.99). You’ll be floored by how amazingly your eyes absolutely pop!

 

Dewy Soft Skin

One of the first signs that it’s getting cold outside is that dry skin becomes a serious issue. The runways were filled with deeply moisturized faces that emanated a certain dewy, youthful glow. You can achieve that by focusing on your complexion throughout the season and amplifying your moisture game. A product like Peter Thomas Roth Rose Stem Cell Precious Cream ($52.99) works wonders—it repairs and rejuvenates on contact, and it also leaves skin brighter and rosier. Looks like there’s something to its name, after all.

 

Under the Lights

There seems to be an underlying trend of sheer simplicity that dominates fall’s standout beauty looks. During a season that’s typically all about drama and darkness, it makes a refreshing change—and a brilliant option for anyone who doesn’t want to spend hours on her makeup every morning. Now you can add a little highlighter to the equation instead of contouring or heavy blush. This helps bring out your best features but doesn’t take much time to achieve. In fact, a quick swipe and a little blending is all it takes to make it happen. We’re wild about Jane Iredale In Touch Highlighter in Complete ($20.99) for its easy applicator and universal color.

 

Images courtesy Vogue.com

How To: Make Your Eyes Look Bigger

Just a few simple tweaks to your makeup routine is all it takes to emphasize your eyes! Big eyes appear youthful, wide-awake and healthy. We aren’t all born with oversized peepers though, and that’s where some artful makeup tricks come into play.

First of all, you need to define your eyebrows. Groomed arched eyebrows create a flattering frame for the eyes. And anything that accentuates the eyes is going to make them appear larger. Youngblood Enhanced Brows Kit ($32.99) contains three products to help you achieve the ultimate brows! Want to learn a bit more on brows we have the perfect guide here.

 

Create some shadows: A matte, warm brown color will help to create some dimension and make your eyes pop.The bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow ($18.99) contains 2 blendable shades that can help you create the shadows that will make your eyes look bigger.

Now we brighten! By adding some light to your eyes by placing shimmer at the inner corners and below your eyebrows, will give the appearance of more open & awaken eyes. The Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil – White/Pink ($11.99) is a dual-ended pencil designed to highlight eyes and face. You can instantly wake up tired eyes and give eyes a lift with this white and pink pencil.

Filling in your waterline with a dark liner can look sultry paired with smoky, diffused eye shadow, but it can also make your eyes look about half their size. For a bigger-is-better look, color the waterline with a flat, white eye pencil instead to instantly open and brighten them beautiful eyes. Our top pick is the Jane Iredale White Eye Pencil ($10.99) it won’t pull or tug at your lids. This an essential tool for this makeup! P.S this also makes your eyes look whiter.

 

Mascara, mascara and more mascara! Mascara is the perfect way to enhance the lower part of the eye without overdoing it. The bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara – Intense Black ($17.99) creates larger-than-life lashes. This mascara helps lengthen, thicken, and separate lashes for volume you can see.

Wait, did we say mascara? Just in case, apply some more!

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How to Wear Hyper-Charged Blush

While it’s been the norm to wear just a pop o flight blush for years, the trend recently has shifted to a bolder, more intense look. It’s not for the timid, but it turns out anyone can wear a bright blush when it’s applied the right way—and in the right color, of course. Here, are the best shades to wear, how to pull off that deeper hue, and how to ensure that that the rest of your makeup doesn’t compete with the color.

 

The real key to pulling off those brighter-than-bright shades that look a little alarming in the packaging is to use a cream formula. Given their malleable consistency, they’re much easier to blend into the skin, and you can easily tone it down just a touch if you feel you’ve been a bit too heavy-handed with your application. And if you happen to want more color, you just need to tap a bit more onto your cheekbones to achieve the desired look.

 

So what’s the best way to accomplish this? You need to play with texture. Cream formulas don’t sit well if they’re applied over powder, so bear that in mind if you’re tempted to layer it over powder blush or even a powder foundation. The goal is to move from one creamy consistency to another, so that the two work together instead of against each other.

 

Of course, not all cream blushes are the same. The key is to select a formula that is truly creamy—one that doesn’t skip and bump as you attempt to rub it into your skin, and that leaves your complexion glowing with a healthy flush. We’re big proponents of Youngblood Luminous Crème Blush ($20.99) for that reason. Its oil-free formula is extremely light and airy, and it blends beautifully into the skin.

 

Don’t be taken aback by the devilishly dark hue in the pot—it looks incredibly fierce, but once applied it’s easy to bring down to a more natural (yet very noticeable) level. The idea is to work your way up to the point where hyper-charged is totally hyper-normal for you. That’s why a cream formula is so genius—it builds up nicely and creates beautiful definition.

 

To achieve the best results, we suggest a tool like bareMinerals Angled Face Brush ($17.99). Its slightly geometric cut allows for more precise application to the areas you really want to cover. Begin by applying color to the apples of your cheeks. Blend in a slightly circular motion, taking the brush upward and away from your cheekbones to your temples. This creates a slight “C” configuration that appears the most natural. Be sure to blend like crazy to achieve a soft flush.

 

What if powder is your formula of choice? No worries at all—the genius of Tigi Cosmetics Glow Blush ($12.99) is that it’s fairly foolproof. Remember to go light with the initial touch, because this is a heavily pigmented product that doesn’t demand hard-hitting application. We love using wider brushes with powder products, as they leave behind the kind of impish glow that is usually only seen on magazine covers. The Jane Iredale White Fan Blush Brush ($12.99) is an outstanding choice for its broad bristles and ability to pick up just the right amount of product.

 

After running it over the powder, tap away any excess and swirl away onto your cheekbones. Again, use a light hand to begin, and feel free to build it up after the first application. Remember that the brush is your friend—the fan silhouette is specifically designed to produce a softer, more natural look. Yet we’re after a hyper-charged complexion, remember? So repeat the process twice if you want to really amplify that color even more.

 

What good is all that hard work if the color doesn’t last? The beauty of wearing brighter blushes is that they have a tendency to stick around a bit longer. That said, you can prevent fading by applying Jane Iredale Balance Hydration Spray ($25.99) as your final step. Not only will it lock your makeup in place, but it also helps moisturize and retain a fresh appearance all day long. You’re guaranteed to have the best skin in the place thanks to your brilliant glow!

 

Images courtesy Vogue.com

Are you ready? Summer is almost over, and we’re helping bid the season farewell in style! Join us this weekend for our End of Summer Clearance. It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on all of your beauty favorites—just in time for the new season!

The Perfect Look For Back To School

Yup it’s here! That time of the year when you have to buy pens, papers, and books. These may all be very necessary for the school year but we can’t help but plan our outfits and looks for that Welcome Back first week! We’ve all been there and that’s why we’ve put together the perfect look just in time for back to school! Check it out!

Keeping your makeup natural and effortless will help to avoid looking overdone, and also speeds up your morning routine. We recommend to go for a BB Cream instead like Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream ($29.99) this cream helps cut down a consuming beauty-routine. Providing even coverage, it helps diminish the appearance of blemishes and fine lines. It helps create a smooth and supple texture with a dewy finish.

 

You probably don’t want to put much make up for school because you like it to keep it simple. We get it, and we support that! However, you cannot skip your window
frames! Fill in your natural brows with a pencil that is two shades lighter for darker hair or two shades darker for lighter hair. Glo Minerals Brow Powder Duo ($18.99) are powders that are specially made to match all brow colors. They are designed to fill in any areas of less hair of the eyebrow you would like to fill in.

 

The best secret to make your eyes look more awake is by applying some mascara! You don’t want to look like you just woke up five minutes ago, so try the Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die for ($16.99) and don’t leave the house without it! This product is formulated to help lashes look longer, thicker and fuller without clumping, smudging or flaking.
To keep with the simplicity of the look, always add a swipe of your favorite nude or pink lipstick. bareMinerals Mini Moxie Plumping Lip Gloss Collection ($23.99) has many options to match your lipstick with your mood or even wear a different one each week! These goof-proof glosses are totally school-ready, just toss these minis in your bag and take them with you!

On the other hand, when you’re starting school, you might still have that summer vibe. However, really bright eye shadow combinations can be distracting and a little over-the-top for a day at school. If you want to add a pop of color, try it in smaller proportions like blue eyeliner! Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner, tone “Peacock” ($11.99) easily glides onto the eyelid without stretching the delicate skin around the eye. You can get this pencil not only in blue, but also in purple and green

These are just some of the step you can include on your morning routine to go back to class in style! Hope you liked it, enjoy the rest of the summer!

 

Don’t Get in The Car Without Your Road Trip Beauty Essentials

If you’re itching to squeeze in a quick getaway while summer is still going strong, we can’t blame you. It’s prime time to get yourself out there and squeeze out every drop of sunshine and beautiful weather while you can! Since vacations are supposed to be about stressing less, though, you can forget about packing a bag full of your usual beauty loot. Focus on the fun you’ll have and check out these low-maintenance beauty essentials that will get you through your trip in style!

Feast Your Eyes

A girl needs options, and in some cases, that means sacrificing space and comfort for an ungodly amount of eye shadows. Save that room for your cute outfits and put your confidence in this bareMinerals READY eye shadow palette ($35.99). Available in four color variations, it produces rich, true color and offers a variety of looks in one sleek, portable case.

Treat Your Lips

You could haul your usual lip liner, lipgloss, and lipstick along, or you could simply slick on Glo Minerals Liquid Lips ($11.99) and call it a day. The petite tube is perfect for slipping into your carry-on bag or purse, and the product is available in 10 flattering shades. The formula contains nourishing antioxidants that protect your lips from free radicals. The colors are bright and true, but never overpowering.

 

Tame Your Curls

Humidity has a way of doing some serious damage to your curls, especially if you’re at a rest stop in 90+ degree weather or strolling along the boardwalk on a steamy afternoon. Macadamia Reviving Curl Cream ($7.99) is designed to combat those fuzzy strands and lackluster curls, protect hair from harmful ultraviolet rays and soften it to reveal a more flattering look—even on the most humid of days.

Love Your Skin

 

What do you get for the complexion that has tried everything? Try PCA Skin Facial Wash ($5.99), a brilliant, lightweight product that is designed to drench skin with moisture and gentle eliminate dirt, debris, and oil. It’s the ultimate pick-me-up after a long day because it provides just the nourishment your skin requires to brighten up. A gentle exfoliate helps slough away dead skin cells.

 

Protect Your Skin

It’s not every day you come across a product as versatile as Skinmedia Essential Defense Mineral Shield SPF 32 ($29.89). Tinted to leave behind just a hint of natural looking color, this sunscreen-infused moisturizer is designed to protect the face and the body from harmful rays. And because it’s a broad spectrum formula, it filters out both UVA and UVB rays. It’s even safe to use on sensitive skin (and ideal to conceal redness while on the go).

 

Get glamorous on the go at TheBeautyPlace.com! We have everything you need to ensure a memorable gorgeous road trip. Whether you’re spending a couple of days at the shore or doing a theme park excursion with the family, you can get away with packing only the bare minimum—and always look perfectly posh.

How To: Ace The Red Smoky Eye Look!

It’s official! — red/pink eye shadow is the new neutral. With stars like Ruth Negga, Lily Collins, and even Queen Bey turning up in pink eyeshadow, pink blush and bright red lips, the combo is proving to be a real stunner — and a refreshing departure from the typical red lips and black, winged liner pairing we see this time of year.

Though it’s a risky shade, it can be surprisingly easy to pull off with the proper placement and blending skills. Choosing the right shade depends on your skin tone, and experimenting with the color base will help make sure you choose the right shade of red for you. However, to create this look, the Tigi Cosmetics HD Quad Eyeshadow ($19.99) has the perfect red tone that goes with almost every skin tone, they also go on smooth and ensure long-lasting wearability!

Also, don’t forget you’ll need to add some orange to the corners to make it a little softer and less dramatic. The Glo Minerals Elemental Eyes Collection ($33.99) this palette includes eight eyeshadows that will help you to perfectly get the smoky red look.

 

After you applied and blended the eye shadows, define the entire eye with a brown eye pencil, lining the upper and lower lash line so no skin is showing. Actually, we have the perfect product for that! Check out the Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner ($11.99) this pencil easily glides onto the eyelid without stretching the delicate skin around the eye.

 

To get this perfect look, apply a few coats of volumizing mascara. The more, the better! bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara – Intense Black ($17.99) creates larger-than-life lashes. This mascara helps lengthen, thicken, and separate lashes for volume you can see.

 

Last but not least, an outstanding red smoky eye look needs to come along with tons of highlighter! Jane Iredale In Touch Highlighter ($20.99) illuminates skin and adds a glow to any look. Shine bright babe!

 

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