5 Things I Love For Fall

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5 Things I Love For Fall

Fall weddings, rose-colored lips and new Chantecaille beauty - there are so many things to love about fall! Read more here

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Happy Mother's Day!

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Happy Mother's Day!

Mother’s Day is one of my favorite days. Not because I have a big brunch celebration or get great gifts. It just reminds me of my mom. And it reminds me of how much I love being a mom. Read more here

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Truth in Aging: Have you seen my brows?

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Truth in Aging: Have you seen my brows?

Big, strong, bold brows are hot – as evidenced by my trip to New York Fashion Week. I used to have dark prominent brows, but recently I’ve been looking in the mirror and they seem to have disappeared! Read more here

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The Drive by Eyeshadow Shop

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The other day I was touring stores – stopping by one store every two hours – and my day ended with a stop off at our Marlton, New Jersey store. Bluemercury staffers Lynette and Melissa were so passionate and excited about the new makeup that had just come in, I couldn’t help but ask them for new summer eyeshadow ideas.I have totally been in a rut. Stuck using my winter shadows, because I have no time to experiment and be creative. I just asked them for a quick recommendation, no trial. I just purchased and kept moving. Here is what...

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Sometimes You Just Need a Pro

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Last Saturday was my 40th birthday party. I honestly usually do my makeup myself for all events, but decided that I would go to bluemercury and have it professionally done. I know it sounds funny since I own bluemercury, but honestly, I usually do not have time to have someone do it.I must say, there is nothing like having a great makeup artist do your makeup. I wanted a heavy smoky eye and nice, clear, even skin that lasted all night. I raced into our Bethesda location at 4:30 and Kate went to work. I was out in 30 minutes...

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Party Circuit

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Hibernation over, spring party circuit starting. Our calendar is booking up with after-work and weekend events. I have a bunch of quick pre-party tricks that I wanted to share:1. For the glow: Cleanse face completely and use exfoliating peel pads (Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha-Beta or Trish McEvoy Beta Hydroxy Pads) before applying makeup. Your skin will look years younger. It is my trick, I do this before every event, WITHOUT FAIL. And, if I am racing from office, back home/or to hotel room and then to party, I wash my whole face, leave my eye-makeup on, and still use the...

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My Travel Must-Haves

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I am traveling almost the entire month of February. Tonight, I organized all of my cosmetics so I could pack efficiently and zip in and out of the airport without checking my bags. I thought I would list out 10 things I can't live without and will be traveling with:1. Trish McEvoy Beauty Booster Serum. Hydrating treatment I am currently using every morning under primer.2. Laura Mercier Hydrating Primer. A must use every day before foundation.3. NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Fiji and/or Bobbi Brown Skin SPF 15 Foundation. NARS has fuller coverage than Bobbi, but love both. During the...

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Palm Beach 4: Makeup Oldies But Goodies

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None of my typical makeup was really "working" for me in Palm Beach. My brown eyeshadows for fall were too dull. My pink matte blushes (think Nars Penny Lane) too flat. My lipsticks (Laura Mercier Rose or Bobbi Brown Tulle) too wrong. So I had to dig into my bag (I brought 5, gallon-size ziploc bags of makeup and skincare) and reset my makeup. I went back to a shadow I started wearing 8 years ago - Trish McEvoy Cashmere (although discontinued Trish Matte Eye Shadow in Heather and Glaze Eye Shadow in Rose Quartz are good equivalents). Bobbi Brown...

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Palm Beach 1: Pre-vacation

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Went to bluemercury to stock up before our Palm Beach trip. Clearly I am a product addict. I bought the following:1. Five Skinceuticals Sport UV Defense SPF 45. I use nothing else on the kid’s faces. They never burn with this on.2. Two MD Skincare Powerful Sun Protection SPF 30 Sunscreen Lotion. Easy to apply to little arms and legs.3. Two MD Moms Babysafe Sunscreen Towelettes SPF30+. Easy for re-application at camp. Kids put this on themselves. The only physical sunscreen in wipes that I have ever seen.4. Four Peter Thomas Roth Continuous Sunscreen Mist SPF 30. So easy for...

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I Love Trish McEvoy

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Trish and I have been doing business together for almost 10 years. No one creates fashionable, grab-and-go makeup combos like her. So imagine my delight when she offered to create something chic and perfect just for bluemercury clients. First – she made the Gorgeous Blackberry Makeup Planner for us with faux snakeskin (BTW – I have been looking for a faux snakeskin evening bag for a while now). Second – she put some of my favorites in the planner. Lash Curling Mascara, tawny eyeshadow, (my go-to crease shadow), and the Beauty Booster SPF 15 Lipgloss in brightening pink (sheer perfection)....

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