spring beauty

Your Spring Essential A Box

Your Spring Essentials A Box

Your Spring Essentials A Box

Welcome Spring! Usher in the new season with the Your Spring Essentials A Box in Campaign 8 featuring some of our favorites: Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick, Avon True Color Glimmersticks Eye Liner, Anew Power Serum, and Avon Flourish Honey Blossom fragrance.

Glimmer Up For Spring for Only $10!

Glimmer Up For Spring for Only $10!

Welcome Spring with a new A Box!

Welcome Spring with a new A Box!

Love Your Spring Essentials A Box includes two full-size makeup essentials, a try-it-size serum, and a travel spray ($36 value)!

$36 Value - 2 Full Size 2 Travel Size

$36 Value – 2 Full Size 2 Travel Size

Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick in Brown Sugar: .106 oz.
Avon True Color Glimmersticks Diamonds Eye Liner in Sugar Plum: .01 oz.
Anew Power Serum: .24 oz.
A Box Exclusive! Avon Flourish Honey Blossom Eau de Parfum Travel Spray: .3 oz.

LOVING this A Box for Spring!

LOVING this A Box for Spring!

Word on the Spring Essentials A Box:  Neutrals are a huge trend in beauty for spring so a neutral lip, and a fun eyeliner over a neutral eye shade are just the wear-everyday-essentials you need to spring into the new season.  I was expecting a dark brown lip color but Brown Sugar is really wearable.  The hit of this A Box is the travel size perfume, its the PERFECT size to take along in your bag and for travel and updating to a spring scent is just what the dr ordered!  It instantly transports me to a spring frame of mind and I just love the brightness to the scent.

Neutrals Trend for Spring Makeup

Neutrals Trend for Spring Makeup

Wearing Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire and Avon True Color Glimmersticks in Sugar Plum

Wearing Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire and Avon True Color Glimmersticks in Sugar Plum

Lip Of The Day:  Avon True color Nourishing in Brown Sugar

Lip Of The Day: Avon True color Nourishing in Brown Sugar

I’m wearing the eyeliner and lipstick from this box along with the newly launched cream Avon Glimmer Shadow in Peach Sapphire.  These are so easy to use and nice and neutral with a touch of glimmer.  PLUS they LAST ALL DAY!  I am shocked how well these stay put and look flawless hours later.

Get the look for $10 with a $40 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

Get the look for $10 with a $40 order at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

A Boxes are $10 with a $40 purchase so I highly suggest picking up a few of these new Avon Glimmer Shadows then add maybe some new spring fashion or the Avon Anew Dual Elixir serum and pair it with one of our new sheet masks for a refresh to your skin!  You can shop the A Box and new campaign 8 arrivals at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger

My Spring Fling With mark.

My Spring Fling With mark.

My Spring Fling With mark.

Who is this mark guy you’re thinking!? Didn’t she JUST get married… get your minds out of the gutter! I’m talking about my other love, mark. and the perfect new spring makeup must-haves!  Just like switching out your winter wardrobe for spring you should do the same with your makeup.    Start by spring cleaning:  pitch what’s old, near empty and what just doesn’t work for you.  Do the same with your tools, clean your brushes and pitch the old and what doesn’t work for you.  Now that you’ve made some room time to add in some spring beauty must haves!

mark. Spring Beauty - I'm a sucker for cute packaging

mark. Spring Beauty – I’m a sucker for cute packaging

Spring Fling Makeup Look

Shimmering Pink Eyes, Cheeks and Lips!

Lighter and brighter.  That’s my rule for spring and summer.  There’s always a place for a smokey eye but for the everyday add in some lighter and brighter shades!  I’m loving the mark. Spring Fling Eye Trio.  It’s 3 perfect shades in a peach, light pink and a brighter pink that can be worn everyday and super simple to apply and wear.  I’ve been wearing these shades NON-STOP since I got them.  They instantly brighten up the eye area making you look more awake and younger.  If you can’t break out of your matte browns for everyday then try using it just in the inner corner, under the lash line and right under the brow to achieve the same effect.  I personally wear the light pink shade all over from lash line to brow.  I then use the darker pink shade on the outer 3/4 of the lid and the peachy shade right above and in the crease.  I like the way it applies with just my fingers and use the included brush for my crease (peach shade) and inner corner and under the bottom lashes.

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet

Ever wonder what eyeshadow goes with all those bright and bold lips I’ve been suggesting?  (like here)  It’s this eyeshadow.  These shades won’t compete but compliment pretty much any lip shade you throw on your lips.  For spring why not try a bright creamy pink lip.  It will look polished and put together but still fun.  Try mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart or Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Orchid Petal.

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal

Wearing Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal

My other must have for spring is the mark. First Blush Perfect Flush Powder!  And perfect flush it is!  This is one the most perfect blushes I’ve used.  So a little trick in picking blush is to pick one similar to the color of your finger tips.   mark. First Blush has 2 shades and a highlighter center with the outer shade being the darker version of this fingertip color and the middle shade a lighter.  It also has purple undertones which is more flattering and more natural flush color.  The coloring is perfect compliment to the highlighter to give you a great flushed glow and not a I’m wearing glitter look.  I usually tend to skip the highlighter because I have large pores but mark. gets it right.

mark. First Blush Perfecting Flush Powder

mark. First Blush Perfecting Flush Powder

Let me comment that I took these pics after 5pm with doing my makeup that morning for the day so let that vouch for the color pay off and lasting quality.  Most “makeup posts” are with pics taken immediately after perfecting the look before things settle into pores, and in my case, before you have to sit in a hot car with no ac and sweat.  I did reapply my lipstick but other than that no touch ups!  I in no way have good skin but with good products your everyday makeup look can look good even at the end of the day.  This is why I feel these are the perfect must haves for spring!

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Full beauty look products used:  Avon Extra Lasting Concealer in Medium Deep, mark. First Blush Perfecting Blush Powder, mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet, mark. Saved By The Gel Waterproof Eyeliner in Black Board, Avon Big & Daring Mascara in Blackest Black, Avon Ultra Color Indulgence Lip Color in Orchid Petal.  All available at my eBoutique.

Highlighted Flushed Cheeks with mark. First Blush

Update Your Spring Look With mark’s New Beauty Releases

So lets recap, you can update your spring look with perfectly on trend products that you’ll be reaching for everyday!  My must-haves for spring are the mark. Spring Fling Eyeshadow Pallet ($15), the mark. First Blush Perfecting Blush Powder ($16) and mark. All Butter Now Lip Treat in Pop Tart ($11) or Avon Ultra Color Indulgence in Orchid Petal ($4.99).  Create the perfect shimmering pink look for your own spring fling with mark.  Shop it at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger use promo code EARTHDAY for a FREE tote with a $60 order (ends 4/24) or use code ONEDAY for free shipping on a $25 order (ends 4/24) OR use code AVONFB20 for 20% off a $50 order.  Either way there’s a deal for you in there 🙂

An Everyday Makeup Look For Spring

An Everyday Makeup Look For Spring

PS:  look for the next Style Tips post for details on my outfit and those stunning baubles!

Get The Look: Jamie Chung’s Cover Look

Jamie Chung On The mark. Magalog Cover

Jamie Chung On The mark. Magalog Cover

Jamie Chung is the latest to join mark.’s 10 to watch, celebrating 10 years in the business by highlighting 10 key ladies in hollywood, music, sports and more!  And how cute does she look on the cover in the new spring arrivals!?!  So cute we needed to recreate it!

Recreated The Jamie Chung Cover Look With mark. New Arrivals

Recreated The Jamie Chung Cover Look With mark. New Arrivals

Jamie’s look consists of the mark. Royal Pretty Dress ($42 — and yes it has pockets!), Major Mix Necklace ($38) and a fresh spring face by makeup artist Jamie Greenberg using the new mark. beauty products (see tutorial below).  I also added the coordinating pieces from the spring new arrivals with the mark. Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet ($28) and Wow Factor Earrings Set ($22 for set of 2).

mark. Wow Factor Earrings, Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Wow Factor Earrings, Major Mix Necklace and Sparkle In A Snap Bracelet

mark. Royal Pretty Dress

mark. Royal Pretty Dress

We already know I’m seriously crushing on this dazzling blue color this season (seen here here and here) so the mark. Royal Pretty Dress ($42) is a definite must have addition to the spring wardrobe.  Plus the yellow trim, fit and flare style and pockets make it not only on trend but functional!  Add on the mark. Properly Chic Satchel ($50) and you’ve got yourself one killer spring look!

Spring Look With New mark. Arrivals

Spring Look With New mark. Arrivals

To make it a little more functional I added a black blazer (also from mark. from a many seasons ago).  It helps anchor the look and keeps the spring chill off me.

Jamie Chung's Cover Look... with a black blazer added!

Jamie Chung’s Cover Look… with a black blazer added!

Jamie Chung’s cover look is definitely a flattering one for a ton of different sizes and shapes.  The dazzling blue shade looks great on all skin tones and the fit and flare shape flatters any body shape.  I’m loving this look for spring, totally going to be my Easter outfit.   Plus the look will transition into summer nicely, bonus!

Feeling Royally Pretty In This mark. Spring Look

Feeling Royally Pretty In This mark. Spring Look

Don’t forget the fresh face!  You can recreate the beauty look Jamie Greenberg created for the cover featuring mark. Color Swing Eye Pallet ($20) and Blooming Pretty Highlighting Face Powder ($16).  She demonstrated it step by step with her tutorial on her youtube channel (follow it!!! if you don’t already)

It’s easier and actually more flattering and wearable than you think!  Don’t let blue eye shadow scare you, give it a try!

Recreated Jamie Chung's Makeup Look

Recreated Jamie Chung’s Makeup Look

If you weren’t already a megafan of Jamie Chung, you better be now with her cute cover look.  Plus she has a killer lifestyle and beauty blog with an even more killer title:  www.whatthechung.com Check it!  This look is super easy to recreate and for $100 you can get it too and totally be set for spring!  Start with the Royal Pretty Dress, Major Mix Neclace and mark. Color Swing Eye Pallet totaling $100 even at http://www.youravon.com/aliciahessinger  BONUS GET 10% OFF with promo code PLL10