Posts for July 16th 2007
Do you, like us, obsessively inspect your skin in the mirror, and at the site of a new blemish, wrinkle,or age spot, lament, "Why? Why me?" Sephora is here to tell you exactly that. From the "whys" to the "hows" to the "what-ifs," they're answering all of your frequently asked questions—even those you're embarassed to ask. Even better, every day we're giving away one product to help you implement their expertise.
Today's question: What's the easiest way to start a regimen for oily skin?
The answer: Go with an all-in-one set specifically designed for your skin type, like Sephora Face weekend set for combination to oily skin. This three-step skincare system is gentle yet effective, and the cute case means you can take it wherever you need to go.
To enter today's giveaway for this set, leave a comment in the comments section below by 5 p.m. PDT / 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday, July 17, and we'll announce the winner tomorrow when we post the next giveaway. Please, only ONE comment per person; duplicate comments will be discarded, so commenting more than once won't up your chances of winning. You must be a TeamSugar member to comment, so if you're not a member, please register here for an account. For all of the rules and regulations, click here. Congratulations go out to AndiO1225, who won yesterday's giveaway for a Fresh Morning Glow Skincare Set!
Hi all! Just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to share your favorite face scrubs in this week's Beauty Mark It challenge, I'd like to know which facial scrubs and exfoliators you can't live without. Tell me by Beauty Marking your favorites and tagging your choices with the phrase "face scrub." I'll feature the readers' favorites on BellaSugar tomorrow!
Watch out flawless skin, here comes the newest foundation collection from Chanel called Mat Lumière. Although it's not due out until September, this new formula is already making headlines. Inspired by light, Mat Lumière draws light onto skin creating an illuminating effect, all the while also creating a matte veil (hence the name). The idea is that you no longer have to compromise radiance for a flawless finish!
Unlike most mattifying foundations, which can make skin look dull, dry and heavily powdered, this formula leaves nothing behind besides an invisible velvet coating (made of good-for-you proteins) that absorbs quickly. All that remains is a smooth, even and bright complexion.
The collection comprises three products: an SPF 15 liquid foundation, an SPF 15 cream compact (which comes in a refillable case) and an SPF 10 Éclat Lumière Stylo Embellisseur (concealer pen). All those who suffer from shiny skin can now rejoice!
Because I am constantly looking for a nearly effortless way to have cute, smooth feet, I was really excited to try this Spongeables Pedi-Scrub foot buffer. It's a flower-shaped sponge that cleans, exfoliates, and moisturizes feet.
The sponge has two sides: One is rough to slough away dead skin, and the other contains a soap blend to clean and soften. I tried the Lavender and Tea Tree Oil scent, which smelled nice enough, but a little artificial for my tastes (or sniffs, as the case may be). To find out how Pedi-Scrub handled my hoof-like dry feet, read more
How many times have you heard that models and celebrities really aren't as perfect as they look on the covers of magazines? It's a message that's been drilled into my head over and over, and yet I still look at magazines and wonder how on earth anyone looks that flawless. Even with excellent makeup and flattering lighting, most photos are retouched in Photoshop to create an unattainable level of perfection.
Hearing that is one thing, but seeing it is another. Jezebel offered $10,000 to anyone who would come forward with a cover photo before it had been retouched. And finally, someone has. The July cover of Redbook features Faith Hill. She looks very pretty and fresh, right? She did before being Photoshopped, too, yet she's been heavily retouched. To see the "before" picture, read more