Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Party Planner: Our Guide to Hosting a Simple, Sustainable Holiday Gathering

Throwing an intimate get-together is a lot like baking a cake—while you can change up the flavor (chocolate or red velvet?), there are a few ingredients that are absolutely essential in ensuring that it comes out just right. So, as we near one of the most social times of the year, we called on three of our most talented LA-based friends who happen to be very familiar with these ingredients, to plan an easy, sustainable holiday gathering. We hope they inspire you to throw a party of your own.

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The Making of: COLOR COSMETICS

“For our new Color Cosmetics Collection, we set out to create carefully curated, timeless shades for the ultimate makeup wardrobe,” says Christy Coleman, our Head of Creative Design. “We didn’t want to just churn out fifty ‘fashion’ shades that looked cool in compacts but weren’t wearable.” This translates to ultra-flattering, intuitive color that works for all skin tones—and real women’s lives, not just runway models’. We’ve really taken the guesswork out of both shade selection and application with this edited collection: six eye shadow duos, three blush duos, four eye pencils, three brow pencils, two bronzers, seven brushes, and countless new lip shades.

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The Making of: Tint Skin

The Making of: Tint Skin

“I don’t want to mask anyone’s face with heavy foundation,” says Christy Coleman, our Head of Creative Design and fashion and celebrity makeup artist. “I love being able to see the skin.” Christy’s goal in developing Tint Skin was to create a safer, lightweight face makeup that would enhance a woman’s natural radiance in a totally unique formula.

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Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) 101

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) 101

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) have been making headlines since the early 2000s, when concerns over the growing use of GM plants in food and consumer goods began to mount. The debate about GMOs revolves around their risks versus their benefits; proponents of GM plants cite increased crop yields and lower costs, but others cite risks to human health and the environment. Currently, there is no real consensus on GM safety among governments, legislators or the scientific community at large.

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Announcing Our Summer Book Club Selection: Toxin Toxout

Announcing Our Summer Book Club Selection: Toxin Toxout

Ready for some fascinating summer reading? Grab a copy of Toxin Toxout: Getting Harmful Chemicals Out of Our Bodies and Our World and toss it into your beach bag. Share the book with your family, friends, and those in your Beautycounter business, and consider hosting a Toxin Toxout book club social this August or September. Beautycounter will host a video webinar with author Rick Smith in mid-August. You can join us live (and ask him your questions!) or use the recording at your own book club social later on. Webinar date will be announced by mid-July, so stay tuned!

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