Alexis Vogel: Emmy Faces All About Bombshell Glamour

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Alexis Vogel is synonymous with glamour and perfection.  Her past clients Sharon Stone, Linda Evangelista, Pam Anderson, Kelly Clarkson, Shakira, Paula Abdul all demand perfectly crafted bombshell looks that are essential to maintaining their overall brand and reputation as leading beauty icons.Vogel established herself as the “go to woman” behind Hollywood’s most beautiful faces and […]

August 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds

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August 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds sees some cosmetic veterans and some newcomers who address skincare and beauty head to toe for both men and women.Monthly, Monsters and Critics shines a spotlight on the best of the newest beauty products that turned our heads and impressed. We don’t love everything. These items listed below […]

Out of Africa and Good For Your Skin! Feel Good Too

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Unless you are one of the thousands of the Duggar children, it’s a fact that you will probably show more skin during the summer months. Whether it be your arms or legs or décolletage, there will be more than a hint of skin. So you need to make sure you pamper it and keep it […]

June 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds

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June 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds sees some cosmetic veterans and some newcomers who address skincare and beauty head to toe for both men and women.Monthly, Monsters and Critics shines a spotlight on the best of the newest beauty products that turned our heads and impressed. We don’t love everything. These items listed below […]

The Sassy, Sexy Summer Five Rules

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Here are the five important things you need this summer to keep feeling sexy, sassy and summer fresh and oh by.the way…smart:1. Soft Lips.Gone are the days of waxy gloppy balm that covered your lips rather than moisturized them. ChapStick introduced two new products for the summer sun season; Hydration Lock that promises to keeps […]

Use This Not That: Fake Bake – 60 Minute Tan

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Forget the annual June gloom blahs of Los Angeles, I recently tested out the new Fake Bake 60 Minute Tan for Monsters and Critics.Summer time is meant to be tan time. But who has the time to actually sit for hours in the hot sweltering sun waiting for that golden brown color to develop on […]

Wear This Not That: Father’s Day 2014 Old School Scents With Crabtree & Evelyn

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There’s a beauty to staying true to the classics. For men that means scents that are based in single notes like Myrrh, West Indian Lime and  Sandalwood.  This Father’s Day (Sunday, June 15) Crabtree & Evelyn have infused some men’s basic skincare and shaving items with these three clean, sexy and natural fragrances.Long-standing favorites in […]

Father’s Day 2014: Dad Always Made Scents

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Wear This Not That: Father’s Day 2014 is Sunday June 15, and we winnowed a bunch of new fragrances for men down to four affordable and fabulous entries that all have one thing in common: They smell terrific.These scents are laced with exotics like bergamot and violets, grapefuit, pineapple, anchored with a sensual sandalwood oils […]

May 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds

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May 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds sees some cosmetic veterans and some newcomers who address skincare and beauty head to toe for both men and women.Monthly, Monsters and Critics shines a spotlight on the best of the newest beauty products that turned our heads and impressed. We don’t love everything. These items listed below […]

Michelle Williams’ Perfect Makeup Step-By-Step From the 2014 Met Gal

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Actress Michelle Williams always looks chic and amazing, and lucky for us we have all the inside scoop tonight on what her makeup artist used for her 2014 Met Gala Makeup Look.Michelle Williams’ artist Sabrina Bedrani uses Laura Mercier cosmetics to create this fabulous wearable face:Makeup artist Sabrina Bedrani created a clean and modern look […]

Ways to Make a Difference on World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day, May 8

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Consistently, Laura Mercier is a top rated and reviewed cosmetic line here on Monsters and Critics. Their made in the USA products are smart and designed well, addressing all kinds of skin concerns.The company is also devoting their energy and efforts into promoting World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day, the Laura Mercier Ovarian Cancer Fund (LMOCF) […]

Lupita Nyong’o Beauty Tips, Inspired by People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ List

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Gorgeous and gracious actress Lupita Nyong’o was selected as People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” 2014, and the stunner is pitch perfect with a clear complexion, pops of color and vibrant glowing skin. The 30 Years old Kenyan actress literally stole the scene from the impressive cast of the Oscar winning film, “12 Years a Slave” with […]

April 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds

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April 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds sees some cosmetic veterans and some newcomers who address skincare and beauty head to toe for both men and women.Monthly, Monsters and Critics shines a spotlight on the best of the newest beauty products that turned our heads and impressed. We don’t love everything and we send back […]

Recreate Looks from MTV Movie Awards 2014 with Mary Kay, Details

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Recreate looks from MTV Movie Awards 2014 with Mary Kay!For the stars of this past weekend’s MTV Movie Awards it seemed as though there were two vastly different, yet equally stunning trends.While half of the ladies showcased their more polished yet natural looks, the other half dove head first into color, busting out jewel toned […]

Laura Mercier Official Makeup of Jenny Packham 2015 Runway Bridal Show

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Makeup company Laura Mercier was selected as the official makeup sponsor of the Jenny Packham 2015 Runway Bridal Show.Jenny Packham: 2015 Bridal CollectionLook created by Talia Shobrook for Laura MercierThe Jenny Packham 2015 Bridal Collection was inspired by the photographs of 1930s British society photographer, Madame Yevonde. The photographs’ soft tonal colors and hazy, neoclassical […]

Use This Not That: Coachella New Beauty and Grooming Secret Weapons

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Music festival Coachella kicks off this weekend, so bust out the floppy hats, visors and lightweight duds and brings lots of cash for those $11 sandwiches and pricey bottled waters.  This American music fest season begins with an event that began about a decade ago.Coachella – for those unaware – is a multiday, multistage open-air […]

March 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds

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March 2014 Best Beauty and Fragrance Finds sees six newcomers who address skincare, beauty and fragrance for men and women.Monthly, Monsters and Critics shines a spotlight on the best of the newest beauty products that turned our heads and impressed.After wading through many professional samples submitted for review, this month’s top picks we recommend include […]

Use This Not That: Best Hair Care and Body Wash March 2014 Finds

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Hair should be every woman’s best accessory, but at its worst, it’s a dull, tangled mess.  Fortunately, there are easy fixes for healthier hair.Here are  five tips and a few products to you revive locks and restore them to their proper glory.Seal and Repair Hair Cuticles. Are you overdosing on shampoo? Over shampooing with the […]

Beauty Spotlight: Get Maggie Q’s Look from the “Divergent” Premiere

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Ready to get gorgeous for the spring equinox?The weather is finally changing up and the look is light and fresh, and one of our favorite American made cosmetic vendors, Laura Mercier, is leading the charge with amazing looks worn by celebrities on the red carpet.Ready? Let’s dig into Maggie Q’s makeup kit!Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai […]

Spring Break 2014 Allstar Essentials For Glowing Gleamy Tanned Skin

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It’s nearly here, Spring Break, that moment you have been starving and working out for. A chance to blow off steam and meet a hot guy or girl and show off in your new swimsuit.Spring Break is all about planning, how to look your best in little clothing. feel sexy and confident and hopefully meet […]

Mary Kay Celebrity Makeup Artist Virginia Linzee’s Spring Looks

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Finally, the snow is thawing and the sun is reintroducing itself to the world after a crazy winter of polar vortexes, super storms and icy ghost towns.It’s March people! And while that might mean basketball and brackets to many of you, to me it means spring fever and everything soft and pink and sweet and […]

February 2014 Best Hydration Beauty Fixes for Face and Hair

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Our picks are here for February 2014 Best Hydration Beauty Fixes for Face and Hair.  We trudged through snowbanks of product submitted for review and came up with a tight and bright list of winners worthy of your time.Check out the latest paraben free, safe beauty fixes that will make you look like you went […]