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Top 5 Celebrity Cosmetic & Beauty Lines

We all know that celebrities love dabbling in other business ventures and most tend to write a book or come out with a fragrance line. There are some celebrities that enjoy cosmetics and other beauty products that they take the time to work closely with a cosmetic company to produce their own beauty line of hair products, makeup and facial creams. You will be surprised at which beauty lines are owned and designed by certain celebrities. Take a look at the Top 5 Celebrity Cosmetic & Beauty Lines:

1. Alterna Haircare: Katie Holmes recently became co-owner and creative director for this brand. This particular product is well known around the world and one of their prime ingredients is caviar which gives the hair a rich and glossy appearance.

2. Flower Cosmetics: Drew Barrymore is the owner of this cosmetic line as it features eye shadows, nail polishes, lipsticks, mascaras and lip glosses. Even though a celebrity is the owner of this line the prices are extremely reasonable. All of the items are $15 or under.

3. Iman Cosmetics: Iman, supermodel, has owned this company for many years now. She has a full range of products that include bronzers, eye shadows, BB cream, lipsticks and much more. There is even a skincare line of products to give you healthy and even skin tone.

4. Kat Von D Cosmetics: Kat Von D owns this line of cosmetics that range from eye shadow palettes, lipstick sets, tattoo concealer, blush and much more. This line is edgy and fun for all those who want to create dramatic looks.

5. Meaningful Beauty: Cindy Crawford owns this wonderful anti-aging skincare line. She seems never to age and it all has to do with the products she uses. She works closely with her favorite chemist to produce this amazing seven product Advanced Aging System. It has been said that in a matter of a month all customers saw a huge difference in their skin.

These products can easily be purchased online or even in store. If you are interested in trying out some of these products don’t be afraid to spend some cash on really great products. The best part is that most of these cosmetic and beauty lines are extremely affordable for the everyday woman. Take a look at the Top 10 Best BB Creams!

5 Makeup Looks That Men Hate

Last week we discussed the types of makeup looks that men really enjoy and if you didn’t get a chance to look at that particular article, then take the time now to check out the 5 Makeup Looks That Men Love. Today, we will take a look into what men don’t like on a woman’s face. There are tons of looks that men just find unattractive, but there are those very common makeup looks that men ultimately dislike. Take a look at the 5 Makeup Looks That Men Hate:

1. Drag Queen Makeup:

When a woman puts on too much eye makeup that makes her look like a performer on a drag queen show men are automatically uninterested in this woman.

2. Santa Clause Rosey Cheeks:

There is no problem with a woman wearing blush, but when she over does it and looks like the jolly old man that is just a big no no.

3. Slapped By The Sun:

Bronzer is great as it gives any woman that extra glow, but when she puts too much on to look as if she was burnt by the sun she makes herself look undesirable.

4. Caked On Foundation:

Most men don’t mind when a woman puts on a bit of foundation, but when she goes overboard and gives herself a thick, cakey layer of foundation men are uninterested. He is wondering at this point what you are really hiding under all of that makeup.

5. Neon Lipstick:

Even though neon lipstick colors are amazing and great for certain photo shoots they don’t particularly look great on romantic dates. Most women cannot wear neon color lipsticks, because it doesn’t match their skin tone and features.

If you are guilty of any of these makeup mistakes, then quickly make the change as you might be hurting your chances of finding love. Your face is the first thing men see and you don’t want to scare him off because of your poor makeup choices.

Top 5 Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Women

There are some last minute male shoppers out there that have no idea what to purchase their wives, girlfriends, mothers, mother in laws, sister or whatever female figure in their live. No worries gentlemen we have the answer you are looking for on what do you purchase for that special woman in your life. These are makeup gifts, but in all honesty what woman doesn’t enjoy at least one makeup item as a gift for Christmas or in fact for any special occasion. Here are the Top 5 Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts For Women that they will truly love.

1. Naked Basics: This is a small matte palette of 6 eyeshadows and is great for any woman who is a beginner, expert or makeup fanatic to own. The palette is made by Urban Decay and is sold online or at cosmetic stores such as Ulta and Sephora. You can quickly pick up this wonderful neutral matte palette today on your way home.

2. Naked Skin: This “weightless ultra definition liquid makeup” comes in 18 different shades, so you will find the perfect match. This is also made by Urban Decay and can be found at Ulta and Sephora stores. This foundation is perfect for women who do not desire caked on makeup or foundation that clogs and feels heavy on their face. Women who desire to look flawless without the hassle of heavy duty makeup should own this liquid foundation.

3. Original/Sin Eyeshadow Primer Potion Duo: This primer is perfect for those women who love applying eyeshadow on, but hates the fact that after a few hours their eyeshadow has creased or faded away. This product is also sold by Urban Decay and can be found at Ulta and Sephora stores. This duo package is a great buy as you get two primers for almost the price of one.

4. Naked Palatte: This is an all time favorite for all makeup lovers as it comes with 12 eyeshadows which are a combination of glitter, shimmer and matte. This set allows a woman to come up with countless of looks and styles that will cater to any event she attends. This gift can be purchased at an Ulta or Sephora store.

5. Matte Eye Shadow Collection: This is another matte eyeshadow collection that is made by Too Faced and it features 9 eyeshadows. You might be wondering what is the different between this matte eyeshadow palette and the Naked Basics, well this eyeshadow palette comes with 3 more colors and a few fun colors while the Naked Basics is solely neutral colors.

Hopefully, all of you men that are reading this are making your way to Ulta or Sephora today to purchase one or more of these great gifts for women. Trust me your woman is going to love any of these gifts!

Another great gift idea is a nice party dress, read about the 5 Perfect Party Dresses For Women.

Urban Decay Sells Out To L’Oreal

Since 1996, Urban Decay has stand out against all other makeup brand companies at the time as being advocates against cosmetic animal testing. At one point the company’s quote stated, “We don’t do animal testing. How could anyone?” Today, it was announced that Urban Decay will be bought out by L’Oreal, who are non for the animal cruelty ways, which has upset Urban Decay’s loyal customers. L’Oreal is the parent company to many other brands such as YSL, Giorgio Armani, Lancome and The Body Shop.

Though L’Oreal overall does not entirely practice cruelty free methods they do own two cruelty free brands such as The Body Shop and Giorgio Armani. Urban Decay has release this statement via their Facebook page in response to the outcry of fans, “Though our ownership is changing, our policies are not. We just spoke to both the CCIC and PETA, and will keep our cruelty-free bunny icons. Urban Decay is staying cruelty-free and proud.”

With this being said many fans are not satisfied because the parent company does encourage animal testing and in turn all of the profits of Urban Decay will end up in the hands of a company who does not have any compassion for the lives of animals. Urban Decay will most likely end up losing it’s Leaping Bunny logo if the product ends up for sell in China; which L’Oreal sells most of their products at. Many consumers are confused at the fact that Urban Decay will continue to stay with their bunny logo even though their parent company tests on animals. In a way Urban Decay will not entirely be cruelty free and this is sad due to many of their products are vegan as well.

Urban Decay earlier this year announced that they will branch into the China market, which mandatory tests on animals. After hundreds of thousands customers signed petitions and urged Urban Decay to pull out of the expansion into the China market, they pulled out. Now many loyal fans feel like they have been let down once again with this new sell out to L’Oreal which is set to be a sealed deal by the end of the year. It seems that Urban Decay has let go of their beliefs not to make a profit and is now once again being called “Moral Decay” by many fans. During the talk of the China expansion Urban Decay’s PR team responded to their fans extremely poorly and this was very upsetting for fans.

Will you continue to purchase products from Urban Decay if they indeed sell to L’Oreal?

Take a look at another high end, but low cost cruelty free cosmetic brand, Review: e.l.f Cosmetics, to see what amazing products they have at very reasonable prices.

Top 5 Winter Makeup Styles For 2012

Just as the seasons change throughout the year, so does makeup styles and trends. This year’s winter has a few very interesting looks that many women can try out. It’s all about what makes you feel good and you are going to be looking good as well. Every woman wants to look and feel sexy daily and with these makeup styles you will be feeling like a million bucks whenever you go. Here is a list of the Top 5 Winter Makeup Styles For 2012:

Makeup Styles #1: Smokey Eyes

This look is classic and looks stunning for those winter nights out and about. Grab your favorite black, dark brown and gunmetal eyeshadows and go to town on your eyes. You can use one, two or even all three colors at the same time to create the perfect smokey eye look for yourself. If you are a bit timid by all of these dark eyeshadows you can even use a cream eyeliner and apply that with an eyeliner brush to the top and bottom lash lines. Don’t forget to smudge it, so that it looks smokey.

Makeup Styles #2: Green Eyeshadow or Eyeliner

Many women are afraid of experimenting with color, but green is such a flattering shade for all types of skin tones and eye colors. You don’t have to get wild with it and in fact just apply the green eyeshadow or green cream eyeliner along your upper lash and lower lash line plus the inner corner of your eyes. You can wear a neutral lipstick or lip gloss to go with your look. If you want some color on your cheeks simply apply a little bit of bronzer.

Makeup Styles #3: Oxblood Lips

This sexy dark color is amazing especially those who love vampire inspired lip colors. The oxblood color is basically a dark burgundy that seems almost a black hue. This shade is absolutely perfect take on the classic red for the winter months. This color is powerful and wearing blush is a must as it will over power your face. Pair this look with simple eyeliner or gold and silver tones for the eyes.

Makeup Styles #4: Blue Eyeshadow or Eyeliner

Blue shades, especially the dark shades are perfect for this year’s winter makeup styles. You will apply this shade the same way you would do as in Makeup Styles #2. The cobalt blue shade is what is most popular this year and you can even use shimmer shades of blue if you like as well.

Makeup Styles #5: Fuller Brows

Thin and skinny brows are out this winter and fuller, thicker brows are in. Many women are using brow kits to color in their eyebrows and some are even giving themselves nice arches. This is the perfect way for those who don’t have nicely shape eyebrows to finally get the fullness and shape they have always wanted.

Ladies, this year’s winter makeup styles is all about being bold and looking fabulous. You have to make sure you feel good in the inside before you put your makeup face on. It’s very important to love yourself for who you are and not what you do on the outside. Don’t forget about experimenting with colors this winter either. Take a look at Review: Manic Panic Hair Dye and see if any of those bold colors you are interested in trying.

Review: e.l.f Studio 144- Piece Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette

The e.l.f makeup brand is a brand that has been featured on JustWomen.Com before and I have to say that it is truly a fabulous brand of makeup. As with any brand there will be products that you will love and others that you will not. For the most part anyone who has tried this brand absolutely loves it. The best part is that e.l.f is cruelty free and that means they do not test on animals. The products are amazing and extremely affordable.

Today we will be talking about the e.l.f Studio 144-Piece Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette; which has all of the colors of the rainbow in tons of different and beautiful shades. The palette also includes neutrals for those who enjoy color, but want to indulge in classic looks from time to time. The colors work fantastically with each other and blending can be done with ease. The formula used for the eyeshadows make them pigmented and last longer. With any eyeshadow it is best to use eyeshadow primer beforehand and great news is that e.l.f sells an amazing one for only $1.

For those who are not bold in their color choices will be pleased to hear that e.l.f has recreated this fantastic set into an all neutral color set. The eyeshadows in this set has the same formula as the original colorful set, so you will be given the same high quality of eyeshadows.

The original colorful set can even be used to achieve Halloween, theater, etc looks. If you choose to use the eyeshadows on any part of your face that isn’t your eye lids make sure you put on face primer beforehand, so that the eyeshadows set in place.

I am sure you all are wondering how much is a 144-piece set of eyeshadows is going to cost you. Well, you will be extremely surprise that both the original and neutral set is only $15. That is right! You will get a 144-piece of long lasting and pigmented eyeshadows for only $15. This is the best investment for those who are getting into the makeup scene or those who are inspiring makeup artists.

If you are interested in finding out more information about this amazing line then you have to check out Review: e.l.f Cosmetics.

Review: Manic Panic Hair Dye

There are plenty of hair coloring products available and it can sometimes become overwhelming for some women to pick out the best possible color product for themselves. If you are looking for over the top hair colors then Manic Panic is the brand for you. They have amazing shades of red, blue, purple, yellow, pink and green. There are a couple of reasons why Manic Panic is amazing for one all products are vegan which means it that the products contains no animal by-products. The products are not tested on animals and that is a great thing.

Manic Panic is a semi-permanent cream color that has conditions to add moisture to the hair. These products work best on lighten hair (bleached hair) for this will give the most intense results. The products do work on brown hair colors, but the results will not be as vibrant as it would be on lightened hair. The color will typically last anywhere from 4-6 weeks and the lighter shades will typically fade fasters than darker shades. There are ways to take care of your colored hair as do not use shampoos and conditioners that have oils and clarifiers. Instead use gentle/mild shampoos that are free of oils and clarifiers.

There are some shades that also come in the form of the Amplified Collection, which means that the formula for the dye is stronger and will last around 30% longer than the originals. Both original and amplified products are ready to use, so there is no mixing or usage of peroxide for these products.

The first picture below shows Manic Panic product Hot Hot Pink on lightened hair and the second picture shows the exact same product on brown hair. This is an example of how bleach hair and natural hair produce different results when using the same product.

I would highly recommend Manic Panic for those who are looking for bright, vibrant fun colors to use for dying their hair. Plus, another neat thing about this product is that some of the shades will glow in the dark under a black light. How cool is that? Looking for a review on cosmetics? Make sure you head on over to read about Review: e.l.f Cosmetics. This cosmetic is high end products for low costs.