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Smashbox FAQ's Tutorial #2- QVC TSV- April 29, 2011

smashbox FAQ's 7-piece Color Collection

Here is my second take on this kit.

Products Used:
Smashbox FAQ's kit in medium Halo- medium Tarte Provocateur powder- champagne Tarte lights camera lashes Tarte brow mousse- taupe

smashbox FAQ's 7-piece Color Collection
What is it: The Smashbox FAQ's collection consists of seven sought-after, studio-inspired products chosen specifically to help solve your biggest beauty dilemmas. Frequently Asked Questions such as "How can I prevent makeup meltdown?," "How do I create a radiant glow?," and "What can I do to keep my just-applied look?" are addressed--and the solutions are all revealed in one collection. Who is it for: Since we all share many common makeup concerns, Smashbox FAQ's offers solutions for ALL women whose quest is to become a more skilled makeup master. Why is it different: This essential kit provides quick and easy solutions to the Top 5 common beauty dilemmas collected from our custom…

You Must Have This! #2

My must have product lately is my Josie Maran Bear Naked argan oil wipes. $12 at Sephora for 30 wipes.

These wipes feel so refreshing on the skin and take all my make-up off without leaving behind an oily residue. My skin just feels clean and hydrated. They even take off eye make-up, as long as it is natural based mascara. I have found some difficulty with stronger, chemical based mascara's. My 12 year old daughter also loves these wipes and requested that I get her her own.

I keep several packs as back-ups.

If you are like me and don't always want to spend time over the sink washing your face at night, these are a great "lazy" alternative. And very affordable at $12. For reference, I have combination/oily skin and these work great. They would also be wonderful on dry skin.

You can also find them on QVC and Josie Maran's website and on

Oh, and a percentage of every pack sold goes toward saving polar bears. How cool is that?

Smashbox FAQ's Tutorial- QVC TSV- April 29, 2011

smashbox FAQ's 7-piece Color Collection

Here's a peek at the upcoming TSV on QVC. Click HERE for ordering information.
single shipment- A217975
auto delivery- A218209

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The package

Inside the package

 The collection

 Eyeshadow palette

Eyeshadow swatches 

 Fusion Soft Lights in Radiance

 Radiance swatch all blended together

 Pink Crush gloss and Chrome shadow liner

 Size comparison of new gloss and wand to regular gloss and wand

My Thoughts:
The price is great. You would pay that much for two pieces from the kit.
I don't know if the primer has been reformulated or if my skin has changed, but I am loving it. I usually like more lotion type primers with less silicone, but this is feeling and looking really great on my skin.
The lipgloss is my favorite part of the kit. I love the huge applicator and the brightness of the pink. This is a color that would brighten anyone's face, but is sheer enough not to be scary to those who are afraid of color. I had…

Smokey purple using Tarte Cosmetics

Products used will be listed at the end.

Products Used: all Tarte

ReCreate primer
Amazonian Clay Balancing Foundation- tan
Smooth Operator Illuminating Serum
Lifted eye primer
Taupe brow mousse
Bronze Nudes trio
Pinks and purples trio
The Perfect Berry cheek stain
Glisten Amazonian Clay blush
Lipsurgence matte in Hope
Serenity gloss
Lights Camera Lashes mascara
Bronze smolderEyes
shimmering brown clay liner
Provocateur highlight powder-Champagne

Non Tarte items:
Mac MSF natural- medium plus
Mac set powder-invisible
Mally tan concealer
NYX taupe blush!

Upcoming Beauty TSV's on QVC

For those of you not familiar with a TSV, it is a Today's Special Value and is only available for 24 hours at a deeply discounted price for the QVC audience. I try to take advantage of as many as possible because they are such good deals.

Smashbox FAQ's- 4/29
single shipment- A217975
auto delivery- A218209

Spanx- 4/30

Bare Escentuals- not sure of the date
Good Morning Gorgeous
$32.68 A203503

Philosophy- Flowers in Bloom
$59.98 A217673, 3 easy payments of $20, A/D available
May 13

Laura Geller- June 18
A215552, the Laura Geller The Lightness of Beauty 6-pc Color Collection.

Laura Geller's new Lightness of Beauty collection combines baked & whipped

makeup essentials to provide light,airy texture for breathable

beauty.Rec:(1).32oz/9g Balance N' Brighten Foundation SPF 15 in choice of

shades: Porcelain,Fair,Regular,or Tan;(1).45 fl.oz./13.6ml. Air Whipped

Blush in Whisper Mulberry(mauve);(1).32oz/9g Baked Eye Elements Palette in

Amethyst Skies(purples/peachy gol…

Upcoming Smashbox TSV- April 29, 2011 on QVC

TSV- Shipment #1

smashbox FAQ's 7-piece Color Collection

single shipment- A217975
auto delivery- A218209
$59.98, available for 2 easy payments for now, may not be at the time of the show.
Shipment #2
Shipment #3 Showtimes:

April 29 at 12AM, 9AM & 7PM EST

(Additional airings of Today’s Special Value at 3AM, 6AM, 4PM & 10PM EST)

Simply put, this show is BIG. We’ve been collecting your FAQs over the last few months (through our social networks and QVC), and now we’re debuting a fab kit for Today's Special Value that’ll answer your most pressing questions!


Then stay tuned for another kit fit for a royal wedding, plus a slew of other show exclusives. See you then!


Smashbox FAQs (Today’s Special Value)

• Jumbo Photo Finish Foundation Primer

• Pro Second Skin Long Wear Concealer (Fair, Light, Medium or Dark)

• Waterproof Powder Eye Shadow Palette (soft vanilla, shy pink, lavender taupe, shimmery brown, deep purple)

• Waterproof Shadow Liner To Go in Chrome…

All about Maracuja and Argan oils

Maracuja or Passion Fruit Seed oil

The passion fruit has been used medicinally for hundreds of years, and its benefits are scientifically documented. It is most widely known for its sedative, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-spasmodic properties. The passion fruit is native to the Amazon.

Cosmetic benefits

Passion fruit seed oil (passiflora edulis), also known as Passionfruit oil or Maracuja oil, is a superior emollient rich in vitamin C, calcium and phosphorus. The high content of essential fatty acids and light texture of Maracuja Oil (Passion fruit seed Oil) makes it a valuable contribution to a wide array of personal care products intended to nourish the skin and treat dry skin conditions.

Passion Fruit seed oil is highly recommended in scalp and hair care products to encourage healthy hair growth and increased vitality.

Passion Fruit seed oil is calming and sedating, and is suitable for inclusion in bath care products and products intended to promote relaxation. Its anti-…

Tarte Passport to the Amazon 6 piece color collection #1 and #3

Passport to the Amazon #1
6 Piece Set Including: Bronzed Nudes eye palette, Lights Camera Lashes mascara, Blackened plum liner, Paradise gloss, Brow mousse, The Perfect Rose cheek stain and two brushes.

Bronzed Nudes
Bronzed Nudes swatches
The Perfect Rose cheek stain swatch
Paradise gloss and Blackened plum liner

This kit is great for anyone who likes natural looking make-up with a little shimmer. The gloss is slightly coral and gives a nice brightness to the face. The shadows are my favorite piece in this kit because they are so flattering and are neutral enough to go with anything.

Taupe and Medium Brown EmphasEYES brow mousse

Passport to the Amazon #3 6 Piece set including: Pinks and Purples eyeshadow palette, Lights Camera Lashes mascara, Serenity gloss, The Perfect Berry cheek stain, Shimmering dark chocolate liner, brow mousse and two brushes.

Pinks and Purples
Pinks and Purples swatches
The Perfect Berry cheek stain swatch
Serenity gloss and Shimmering dark chocolate liner
This kit is more ma…