In this week's Bella Beauty Tip, we learn how to apply mineral makeup with ease, and our editor, Annie, recommends some of her favorite mineral makeup brands: Lancôme, Alima Pure, and Youngblood. Now, go forth and powder!
- Idina Menzel will guest-star on Private Practice later this season — alongside her husband, Taye Diggs. — TV Guide
- The filmmaking team behind New York, I Love You will make a similar movie set in Berlin and titled Love Berlin: How We Met. — Variety
- Ticket sellers Ticketmaster and Live Nation are expected to merge. — New York Times
- Slumdog Millionaire and Milk are the big winners at this year's Writers Guild Awards. — E! Online
- Latest pilot news: some medical shows and a comedy described as "a modern-day Pride and Prejudice." — Variety
- Brett Ratner may direct a film version of Rob Liefeld's iconic graphic novel Youngblood. — ComingSoon
- Gossip Girl has cast a wealthy cousin for Nate. — TV Guide
- Walt Disney Studios has entered into an exclusive long-term distribution arrangement with DreamWorks Studios. — ComingSoon
Last week, I introduced you to a fabulous new brand of mineral based makeup called Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. Since I've just gotten a sneak peek at its new Fall Sommelier Collection that is due out sometime in mid-September, I thought I'd share it with you. The products are inspired by the lush green and grape-filled vineyards of California. The colors are richly pigmented blushes and burgundies which we know are trendy for Autumn. The three mineral-based items in the line are
- Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad in Vintage ($35.95), a luminous eye shadow palette containing four shades reminiscent of wine: blush, syrah, merlot and bordeaux.
- Pressed Mineral Blush in Zin ($21.50) is a spicy, dusty winey-mauvey powder blush to be used on your cheeks and temples to create a warming effect.
- Lipstick in Cuvee ($16) is a deep pink-brown that feels luxuriously creamy.
I love fall colors, especially when they look good on a variety of women (as these do). A toast to Youngblood, I say.
For those of you who are really embracing all of the new mineral cosmetics on the market, here's a brand I think you're going to love! Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics was created by Pauline Youngblood Soli, who worked in as an esthetician for dermatologists and plastic surgeons trying to help those with problem skin. She realized that non-comedogenic mineral based makeup products were not readily available to patients with special cosmetic needs, so she set out to create her own line.
Today, Youngblood has a full range of products for eyes, cheeks, face, lips. What makes this brand even better is its functional packaging. You can either buy individual full-sized products, customize your own palette, or buy one of their fabulous pre-packaged Artiste Palettes ($74.95).
And if you really like to keep things simple, there's the super-small Artiste On the Go palette ($25) that contains three removable colors in one slim monocase. See what I mean? This brand's got something for everybody!