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June 27, 2014

6 Sweat-Proof, Frizz-Busting Summer Beauty Essentials Experts Swear By

YouBeauty Style Expert Jacqui Stafford shares the skincare and makeup products she reaches for each summer.

6 Sweat-Proof, Frizz-Busting Summer Beauty Essentials Experts Swear By

Now that it’s summer, it’s time to tweak your beauty and makeup routine. Here’s what you need now: A does-everything moisturizer with SPF that sinks in instantly; lighter, more iridescent makeup shades that lift the eyes; and beauty insider secret tips to give your skin a youthful glow. Since I’ve been in the beauty and fashion industry a long time, here’s what I can’t live without every summer.

For Wrinkle-Free Skin: Dr. Brandt UV SPF 30 High Protection Face
This is every editor’s favorite summer moisturizer—it’s lightweight, greaseless, soaks in within seconds and has unparalleled sun protection. If you can’t get an appointment with the celebrity dermatologist Fredric Brandt himself, you can get his skin-protecting magic in this tube instead.

Dr. Brandt UV SPF 30 High Protection Face, $35, SkinCareRx

 

For Frizz-Free Hair: Moroccanoil
I was terrified of any product with the word “oil” in it coming anywhere near my baby-fine hair. But on every photo shoot, hair stylists always whip out a bottle of this ultra-lightweight hair oil to tame and smooth frizzies for summer. I’m now obsessed with it.

Moroccanoil, $45

 

For a Matte Complexion: Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper
Another celebrity makeup artist secret: Use these blotting papers to keep shiny summer skin at bay without adding another layer of cakey face powder.

Shiseido Pureness Oil-Control Blotting Paper, $19

For Camouflaging Redness: IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+ 
I adore creator and CEO of IT Cosmetics Jamie Kern. She gave me one of her famed CC creams before my QVC show and now I can’t live without it. The coverage looks exactly like your own skin but better, and it instantly camouflages any redness or imperfections. It miraculously covered a brutal sunburn one vacation—enough for no one to realize that my nose looked like Rudolph’s. It’s incredible.

IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream With SPF 50+, $38

 

For Faking Looking Awake: Mally Beauty LightWand Eye Brightener
Superstar celeb makeup artist Mally Roncal—you know, the fab chick responsible for beauties like Beyoncé, J Lo, Rihanna and more—swears by this trick for summer: Just dot the product near your tear ducts and it’s like you got eight hours of sleepeven if you pulled a late summer night. I use this wand every single day, but it’s ideal for vacation or hot days when you can’t be bothered with any other makeup.

Mally Beauty LightWand Eye Brightener, $25

 

For Bright Eyes: NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Callisto
With truly adjustable coverage, you can use these metallic eye shadows either wet or dry and get just as much sheer, light-reflecting, youth-enhancing shimmer as you want.

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Callisto, $29

For Kissable Lips: Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Bellini
This is hands-down the best lip gloss on the planet in the perfect nearly nude shade.

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Gloss in Bellini, $25

For a Risk-Free Tan: Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad
This is the insider secret for sun-kissed, glowing skin without ever having to step outside in the sun. Just one swipe of these self-tanning wipes gives you that healthy vibrancy that will have everyone buzzing about how good you look when you haven’t been anywhere near a beach.

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Glow Pad, $32

June 2, 2014

OUTFIT OF THE DAY: BEACH ESSENTIALS

Ready for the beach? Add some glam to your bikini with a fab printed silk cover-up and metallic slides. A wide-brimmed, raffia beach hat always looks super stylish and will protect you from the sun. Add playful sunnies and don’t forget proper SPF. (I’m hosting a major Maybelline makeup giveaway—including the new blemish-fighting Pure Dream BB Cream with  SPF 15—perfect to keep your skin looking gorgeous all summer. Enter for a chance to win here.

(Cover-up: $250; calypsostbarth.com) (Sandals: $75; nordstrom.com) (Hat: $164; everythingbutwater.com) (Sunglasses: $200; sunglasshut.com) (Maybelline BB Cream: free here!

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May 29, 2014

SUMMER BEAUTY GIVEAWAY

Hi my darlings! Looking for fresh, fabulous, blemish-free skin & major lashes all summer long? Here’s how you can get it… I’m hosting a major Maybelline beauty giveaway this week. (Yes, you can win all of these products—for FREE!) Enter for a chance to win 3 of Maybelline’s latest products that are perfect for your Summer 2014 look: The Glisten Blush Stick (for dewy, sunkissed cheeks), The Pure Dream BB Cream (a blemish control, sheer coverage BB cream that’s great for the beach) & The Pumped Up! Colossal Mascara (for big, beautiful lashes.) For a chance to win…

1) ‘LIKE’ the Jacqui Stafford Facebook Fan Page here.

2) ‘SHARE’ the giveaway photo on your personal Facebook page. (Winner will be announced at the end of the week—June 6th!)

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May 29, 2014

OWNSHOW VIDEO: What’s in your beauty toolkit?

Was recently on Oprah’s OwnShow—Watch here for all my beauty tips!

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May 29, 2014

MY CURRENT OBSESSION: FRAGRANCE JEWELRY

WHAT I’M LOVING TODAY… Been a fan of Lisa Hoffman’s incredible travel pieces for eons (since I spend most of time in the air.) Now I don’t even need to pack fragrance: Lisa’s stunning scented bead bracelets not only work with every outfit from desk to dinner, but come with refillable fragrance beads that emit the most delicate hint of scent whenever you move.

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April 16, 2014

Packing tips from my friends at Pretty Impressed…

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Packing For Spring Break? We Love These Travel Size Beauty Products

There’s nothing I love more than getting out of town with the family for a few days. There’s nothing I hate more than packing. Because, of course, I don’t just pack for myself. First, I do the kids. Then I worry about all the stuff we need on the airplane like snacks, iPhone apps, crayons, books and the likes. Then, I’ll finally start packing for myself. By the time I get around to sussing out what I need beauty-wise, there isn’t an inch left in any suitcase and I’m tired and cranky. That’s why I’m in love with these great new travel size beauty products for hair, makeup and skincare. Not only are they the right size—see how I demonstrated that they all fit in the palm of a hand?—but they’re also the right products. How many times have you bought a travel size beauty product just because it was small, but not necessarily because you loved it? This season, a slew of new tiny treats are popping up in the travel size beauty product section. Here’s what I’m packing for spring break.

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Yes to Grapefruit Daily Facial Scrub, $6
The airplane ecosystem always dries out my skin, so I love to have an exfoliator handy to get back the glow. This one smells amazing and is gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner For Beautiful Color, $15 each
Hair takes a beating when you travel, so it’s nice to have an amazing shampoo and conditioner on hand. These are super nourishing and protect your hair from color-damaging UV exposure. I can’t wait to hit the pool…

Coppertone Clearly Sheer Beach & Pool Mini-Spray SPF30 Sunscreen, $10 (in Walmart stores only)
My whole family is about as pale as The Adams Family, so as soon as we get in sunny weather, we’ll fry. This is a really nice, light spray that everyone can wear.

Skin Authority Go-Gorgeous Kit, $58
Many skincare brands offer starter kits that are actually perfect for travel. This one from Skin Authority has a Daily Cleanser, Resurfacing Accelerator, Tri-Power Peptide Hydrator, and Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 UVA 4-Stars—everything you need to keep up your anti-aging routine when you’re on-the-go.

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Sephora Collection Luxe Combo Travel Brush, $15
This hair brush fits in the palm of my hand, but functions just as well as a full-size paddle brush. I don’t go anywhere without it.

UBU Minnie Me’s Mini Tweezer Set, $10
This tiny tweezer is perfect for plucking the errant brow hair or any rebellious bikini hairs that sprout while you’re out of town. 

Sonia Kashuk Brush Couture 4 Piece Brush Set, $13
Most travel size makeup brushes have really cheap, scratchy bristles. Not so with these lovelies! They’re super soft and blend shadows and blushes extremely well. I just have to hide them from my daughters who can’t stop playing with them.

Gillette Venus Snap Razor, $13
This razor should really win a design award. It has a full-size Venus razor head with a generous moisturizing strip, but the stubby little handle cuts the overall size of the traditional razor by more than half. Brilliant!