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we heart this hits the airwaves to share our top beauty tips, tricks and products
If you missed, no worries! You can watch the show and listen to our secrets by hitting play above – and you can catch up on old shows (Tyna visited the studio on May 29th as well) by visiting the Alayna’s Beauty Talk page at the LA Talk Live site.
If you are wondering about some of the products we mention as we divulge our beauty tips, we’ve got a quick wrap up of the items and brands that make our beauty blogging hearts all aflutter!
I first shared my secret to smudge-proof eye makeup and one of the keys is a great gel undereye moisturizer. My favorites include Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Eye Gel for a morning pick-me-up, Ole Henriksen’s Ultimate Lift Eye Gel a steal of a deal at just $38, and Algenist Firming & Lifting Eye Gel a newish brand that has been impressing me at every turn.
Of course, an eye primer is also essential to keep makeup in place, and our latest favorite is Senna’s Totally Transforming Eyeshadow Primer. It offers a bit more coverage than the liquid formulas on the market and comes in three shades!
Next, Stef shared her revolutionary face washing schedule which incorporates her Holy Grail toner Kiehl’s Calendula Herbal Extract Toner – her cabinet is never without it! Make sure to listen for her pillow case tip as well.
My next beauty tip is a godsend for those suffering from cystic acne or a large pimple (you’ll have to listen to hear it!) While discussing my cystic acne trials, I also shared the ONLY topical product that ever worked on my cystic pimples, Renee Rouleau’s Anti Cyst Treatment. Check out my review to get all the details on this miraculous product.
Stef followed up with her simple trick for getting her skin super soft and hydrated, as well as a portion of her collection of body lotions including drugstore fave Eucerin’s Original Healing Soothing Repair Cream for fragrance-free moisturizing. When she want some fragrance in her lotions she turns to LUSH’s Crème Anglaise (based on the French dessert of the same name, vanilla and saffron) and Charity Pot (with cocoa butter and Ylang Ylang), the wide range of yummy scents from 100% Pure like Green Apple, Coconut and Blood Orange and indie fave Dixie Bits Rave in Body Lotion which we have been raving about for years!
For my next beauty tip I shared the secret to easy, effortless false eyelash application. Listen up – all you need is a small hand mirror to pull off false lashes. I also shared my newest false eyelash obsessions, straight from England (but found in drugstores and beauty supply shops) Eylure offers super soft lashes in a large range of styles. Go (almost) natural with their daytime Naturalites to full on diva with selections from their Katy Perry line.
Speaking of enhancing your eyes, Stef also offered the most genius eyebrow tip ever (you’ll need to click play to hear it – but it’s worth it!) incorporating a spoolie and MUFE’s Aqua Brow. This tip also works with products from brow queen Anastasia Beverly Hills including her Brow Wiz Pen and Perfect Brow Pencil. If you have sparse eyebrows, you don’t want to miss it.
Finally, we had to talk a little lipstick! Stef offered an easy trick for determining if you are warm or cool toned, so that you can pick the best shade of red for your lips. And she had to mention Hourglass Icon, a gorgeous and bold neutral red that comes in a variety products, all with their beyond gorgeous packaging.
Whew! So what did you think weheartsters? Did you learn any new tips from our visit to Alayna’s Beauty Talk? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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