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InStyle’s 2015 Best Beauty(pendence) Buys

InStyle 2015 Best Beauty Buys

It’s May, and that can only mean one thing in the beauty world. It’s time for InStyle magazine’s annual Best Beauty Buys issue! As in past years, many products in this year’s issue are ones I’ve discussed on the blog or currently use. Here’s a rundown of some of my favorites.  Continue reading

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Spring 2015: Makeup in the Nudes (Step-by-step)

I’m working on a new “What’s New in Foundation” post, and while I was trying on my first sample, I thought, why not share with you a step-by-step makeup look for the spring. Coincidentally, all the major shades are named some version of “nude”, a great fresh palette for this transitional weather period. So that you can really see the effect of each product, I’ve broken down each step. For a simpler application, pick out the steps you find most essential.

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Judicial Review: Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Lipstick in Intense Nude

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in box

I last wrote about my introduction to Estée Lauder color products and alluded to discovering my new favorite lipstick. This Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in Intense Nude and Chanel Rouge Coco in Vendôme may be the only two lipsticks I ever need to buy for the rest of my life.

As I’ve shared before, my lips tend to be flaky and dry, so I prefer a creamy lipstick that’s moisturizing. But just because I want hydration, I don’t want to sacrifice big color payoff. If this interests you, read on.

THE GOOD: I had heard rumblings about how great this lipstick was. In fact, it earned an InStyle’s Best Beauty Buys Editors’ Pick this year. One swipe and you’ll see why. Continue reading

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Makeup Session with Estee Lauder & Victor Henao

Last month, I showed up bright and early at my local Neiman Marcus for a makeup session with Estee Lauder global makeup artist Victor Henao. If you’ve read the posts about my skincare regimen, you know that I’m a big fan of Advanced Night Repair serum. (Seriously, I don’t think you’ll find anything better for the price.) However, Estee Lauder color products have somehow escaped my use. I was exciting to have a real pro show me the ropes.

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Jenn’s Skincare Regimen

It’s now been two years since Beautypendence launched in September 2011. Wow! In that time, not only have I partaken in wonderful spa treatments and tried on A LOT of makeup, but I have learned tons about skincare. More specifically, I’ve honed in on what works best for me. We are all unique and different, so each of us requires a customized routine.

I have dry skin, fairly sensitive with mild rosacea. My skin responds better to gentle treatment. The more I do to my skin, the angrier it gets at me. All in all, I count myself lucky. (Thanks for the good genes, Mom!) But don’t you doubt for a second that I work at maintaining my healthy complexion. Here’s a look into my current skin regimen, day and night.

P.M. REGIMEN

Jenn's nighttime regimen: Cerave Hydrating Cleanser, Mary Kay Oil-Free Makeup Remover, Naturopathica Oat Facial Polish, Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair, Hard Night Good Morning Daytime Moisturizer Continue reading

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GUEST POST: The Beauty of Love

Julia McCurley portraitEditor’s Note: This guest post is from Austin-based professional matchmaker and relationship expert Julia McCurley of Something More. Julia and I recently met at an event, and I was instantly drawn to her firecracker personality. I’ve invited her to write this guest post on Beautypendence. All opinions shared below are her own.

I know about love… and beauty. Often they are intertwined. Here, I’ll let you look into my makeup drawer to see my favorite products that I use – as well as recommend to my clients. Continue reading

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Jenn’s Daytime and Nighttime Skin Regimens

A while back, Wendy posted her morning and evening skin regimens.  At the time, I was still trying out some products to see what would make the cut for my own skin routines.  Now that I’ve decided on my line-up, it’s my turn to share.

The product I was having trouble deciding on were daytime and nighttime serums.  Serums should be rich in skin goodies, and due to their thin, liquidy consistencies, they’re able to deliver those goodies deeper into the skin.  So you see, it’s important to find the right one for you.  Here’s what I’ve landed on:

Collage of Jenn's morning skin regime products

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Beauty Makeover Shopping Spree!

Lynnette is one of our nearest and dearest friends.  I can’t really speak enough about how much I love this woman.  She is truly awesome.  So when she asked me a few months ago if I would help her buy some skincare and make-up products, I said absolutely, yes.

Lynnette and Jenn

The two of us at my birthday this summer

Lynnette is 47 years-old, has raised two beautiful daughters both in their 20s, is married to a wonderful man, and works full-time.  As you can see from the photo above, she has bright blue eyes and great luminous skin.  Let’s all hope we age as well as she has.

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The Beauty-terrogation: Round Two

Annie Leibowitz photo "Interrogation" with Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Connelly and Aaron Eckhart

This will be a recurring post where our Beautypendents answer five questions. Suggest your own interrogation questions in the comments!

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