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Summer 2011 Dolce & Gabbana Make Up Releases The Animalier Collection

15 Jul

Photos courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

For Summer 2011, Dolce & Gabbana Make Up releases the Animalier Collection featuring the leopard print in its color cosmetic collection. The Animalier Collection introduces an exclusive limited edition bronzing powder, the Animalier Bronzer, which gives a rich sun-splashed summer flush thats naturally sublime. The collection echoes summers luminous light and sultry spiritwith a touch of feline sensuality. The leopard print on the bronzer is sooo pretty!

 Dolce & GabbanaAnimalier Bronzer

EXCLUSIVELY AT SAKS. The limited edition Animalier Bronzer gives a rich sun-splashed summer flush that’s naturally sublime. The gleaming, softly contoured metal compact conceals the opulent beauty within; drawn back, the lid reveals a face powder embellished with a leopard print design that is as suggestive as it is sensual. Enclosed in a matching leopard carton, the compact is discreetly dramatic and absolutely disarming.DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, A CUSTOMER MAY ORDER NO MORE THAN 6 UNITS OF THIS ITEM EVERY THIRTY DAYS.
$50.00      0476731801474 Order Here: Saksfifthave.com
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Beauty Tips: How To Apply And Find The Right Concealer For You

22 May

The best concealer is always the one that’s one perfect shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Getting this right is the most important factor when choosing the right concealer for you. Concealer comes in many different forms, including a solid stick form, a cream base or a liquid. They also come in every shade known to makeup, which gives you the chance to perfectly match your concealer to your skin tone.

Many makeup counters have a sales clerk who can help you properly match your skin tone, but if you are going it alone or purchasing the concealer at a drugstore, you will have to make your best guess. If you already have a liquid foundation, try matching your concealer to your foundation, then go one shade lighter. The best way to test if a color is a good match for your skin tone is to place a little dab on your hand and blend in. The skin on your hand is the closest match to your actually face color.

Applying concealer can be a mystery to some women, and blending can become a nightmare. If you don’t get the blending done properly, the outcome is not a pretty picture. Here is a step-by-step guide detailing how to apply and blend concealer.

Steps for Concealing Dark Circles

1. Start with a clean face and apply eye moisturizer all around the eye. The moisturizer will help the concealer blend smoothly and prevent it from caking up in any creases you may have. Blot away any excess, so you create a smooth surface.

2. Apply the concealer under the eye and near the bridge of the nose by applying small dots. If you are using liquid concealer, apply the dots using a cotton swab.

3. Using your clean finger or a fresh make-up sponge, rub lightly or use a patting motion to blend in the concealer making sure it is thoroughly absorbed into the skin.

4. Apply your regular foundation over the concealer and set in place with a face powder.

The best eye concealer may be hard to find at first, but it’s simply a game of trial and error to find the one that works best for your skin tone.

Update Your Daily Beauty Routine For Spring And Summer Months

13 May

Now that the last traces of winter are gone for good, you can pack away your cold-weather beauty regimen too (well, at least for the next six months!). Warmer temps and the changes in climate call for a few tweaks to your daily routine. Here, advice from the pros for updating your skin, hair and makeup to welcome the season.

Hydrate Strands

Rescue your winter-parched hair from months of bouncing back and forth between icy outdoor air and drying indoor heat, says Matrix artistic director Nick Stenson, owner of Chicago’s Caviar Salon. A conditioning mask can rejuvenate dry hair by restoring shine and vitality, says Stenson. Try Oscar Blandi Trattamento di Jasmine Smoothing Hair Treatment ($26; OscarBlandi.com). It repairs damaged hair by delivering intense moisture, resulting in a silky-soft and shiny mane.
Trim Your Tresses

Even if you’re not ready for a whole new ’do, a good trim can bring your hairstyle back to life, says Stenson. “On average, hair grows at a rate of about a half-inch per month. That winter outgrowth has been subjected to regular wear and tear as well as the ravages of wind and changing weather,” he says. Getting rid of that last inch or so will make your mane look healthier and fuller. Use a product like MATRIX Sleek.look Sealing Serum ($15; Matrix.com for salon locations) to protect against future damage without weighing hair down.

Brighten Up Your Locks

After months of gray days, “mimic what the sun does naturally by adding dimensional highlights to your hair,” says Stenson. “Even a few well-placed foils around the face will brighten up your complexion and accentuate eyes and cheekbones,” he says. If you’re a bit shy about color, ask your stylist to try a demi-permanent color, which is ammonia-free and gentler on your hair, to add subtle tones. Or try an at-home highlighting kit, like L’Oréal Paris Touch-On Highlights ($12.99; Drugstore.com). It comes with a small fine-tooth plastic brush that fits right on your fingertip, so you can easily control where you put the highlighting mixture.

Give Your Hair a Chance to Breathe

Stop fighting the weather and let your hair dry naturally, says stylist and curl expert Ouidad. “When you let your hair air-dry, the scalp’s natural oils have a chance to penetrate strands to help nourish any damage caused by hot tools,” she says. But when it gets warmer, there’s more humidity in the air, which means more frizz. The best way to control curly or coarse hair that dries au naturel is to use a product that repels humidity, like Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel ($19.80; Ouidad.com). The formula blocks out excess humidity that creates frizz and flyaways by protecting the hair shaft and preventing strands from expanding.

Create a Lighter Canvas

Just as you change your wardrobe for warmer weather, your skin needs a lighter coating of makeup too, says celebrity makeup artist Jackie Gomez, whose clients include Beyoncé and Marisa Miller. Instead of sticking with foundation, which is great for winter months but too heavy for springtime, add a tinted moisturizer to your daily routine. “These formulas are sheer but still hydrating enough to provide your skin with an even tone and fresh look,” says Gomez. “They balance your complexion and make you look dewy rather than cakey or greasy,” she says. Try Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30 ($14.99; Drugstore.com). It’s made with light diffusers that brighten and smooth your skin tone.

Get a Creamy Flush

Cream blushes tend to last longer than powder formulas when your skin gets warmer, says Gomez. A brighter color, like a pop of pink or peach on the apples of your cheeks, “will make you look more fresh and youthful,” she says. Try Laura Geller Air Whipped Mousse Cheek Color ($26; QVC.com). It’s sheer, lightweight, loaded with vitamins A, C and E, and all you need to do is swipe it on your cheeks with your fingertips.

Go for Gilded Shades

Bronze and gold hues in eyeshadow, lipgloss and bronzer are flattering on every skin tone, says Gomez. The beauty of these shades is that they evoke the look of a tan without your having to step out in the sun. Nervous about the shimmery shades? Gold shadow doesn’t have to be bold. If you wear a subtle swipe across the lid, it can be sophisticated enough for the office. Try Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush and Eyeshadow in Vegas Strip ($11.99; Drugstore.com). It has everything you need for a pretty look in one compact.

Slough Away Dead Skin

Spring is the perfect time to get rid of dull winter skin and increase cell turnover to make way for a fresh, radiant complexion, says Heather Woolery-Lloyd, MD, director of Ethnic Skin Care at the University of Miami. Gently exfoliate the skin with a product that’s not too harsh or irritating. Try Specific Beauty Exfoliating Cleansing Cloths ($6.99; SpecificBeauty.com). They contain aloe, green tea and vitamin E, and have textured beads on one side to gingerly exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.

Forgo Heavy Face Cream

Switch from a heavy winter face cream to a lighter lotion so you don’t clog pores in warmer weather, says Dr. Woolery-Lloyd. Since the temperature is more humid, you won’t have to worry about your complexion getting as dry. Try Neutrogena Healthy Defense Liquid Moisturizer SPF 50 with Helioplex ($14; Neutrogena.com). This lightweight daily moisturizer is noncomedogenic, so it won’t cause breakouts, and it provides a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect your skin from harsh UVA and UVB rays.

Clean Your Skin More Thoroughly

As the mercury rises, your skin naturally produces more oil. This means you’ll need to cleanse away sweat and grime more deeply than you would in the winter, says Dr. Woolery-Lloyd. Skin can handle a more penetrating cleaning in spring and summer because there’s more humidity in the air, so your complexion is less likely to dry out. Try Clean & Clear Advantage 3-in-1 Foaming Acne Wash ($6.49; Drugstore.com). Ingredients like salicylic acid help prevent future breakouts while a special complex dissolves surface oil.

Life And Living/ Newsroom

Sephora Favorites: LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler Perfect Holiday Gift

12 Dec

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LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler ($140 Value)

What it is:

An eye-catching holiday collection for the mascara-obsessed that features a purple Tarte eyelash curler and 10 of Sephora’s most sought-after mascaras from the hottest-selling brands.

What it does:

From formulas that plump to wands that reach, this limited-edition set offers endless options for pairing the perfect lash with any holiday makeup look this season.

This set contains:

– 0.31 oz Too Faced LashLight Mascara in Black (full size)

– 0.11 oz Josie Maran GOGO Instant Natural Volume Argan Mascara in Pitch Black

– 0.1 oz Tarte MultiplEYE Clinically-Proven Lash Enhancing Mascara in Black

– 0.1 oz Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash Mascara in Black

– 0.141 oz Blinc Kiss Me Mascara in Black

– 0.207 Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Mascara in Black

– 0.20 oz Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black

– 0.14 oz Benefit BADgal Lash Mascara in Black

– 0.09 oz Sephora Collection Advanced Lash Booster in Black

– 0.16 oz Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara in Onyx

– Tarte Picture Perfect Eyelash Curler

Summary: I think that every girl in the world loves to emphasize her eyes by using mascara. If you are on a search to find your favorite mascara and don’t know where to start. This is the best gift to buy yourself.

What a great way of finding what mascara is your absolute favorite, or just a great way to break away to try something new for awhile.

It also comes with an eyelash curler which is an added bonus. This make’s a great find for girls like me who need a slight bend to their lashes.

Also great for the young teenage girls that are just beginning to wear mascara and she can have fun experimenting different looks with her lashes.

What a fun holiday package. Great for Holiday make up looks for those end of the year Holiday parties we all love to look fabulous for!

This product makes a perfect gift for all. No matter if it’s your birthday, or Holiday gift. Or maybe just because! Makes a great stocking stuffer for those young teenage girls!

Beautiful lashes makes a great look period!

So why not color those lashes up with Sephora’s favorites LashStash Mascara Deluxe Sampler.

Dare to be beautiful~

Ellis Faas Make Up Products Makes Great Holiday Gifts

21 Nov

With its liquid consistency, these innovative and long lasting eye shadows transform into a matte powder upon application with the Ellis Faas signature pen.

Ellis Faas eye shadow leaves a smooth finish and will not build up in eyelid creases, making it suitable for all skin types.

Liquid to powder eye shadow is also ideal for women who are sensitive to traditional powdered eye shadow, including contact lens wearers.

CREAMY EYES – E103 to E109
Ellis has tested hundreds of eye shadows over the course of her career, and the moment she tried the formula of what has become Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes, she fell in love with its velvety texture.

With its quick-drying properties and special blend of flower and coffee extracts, Creamy Eyes provides coverage without heaviness.

Turn to Creamy Eyes for shaping and contour.

Use it like a thick pencil around the eye or in the eyelid crease, or cover the entire eyelid using the built-in Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes brush, then fade the edges with the fingertips.

(For extra drama, experiment with layering multiple colours of Creamy Eyes.)
Click here to see all available shades on three different skin tones.


MILKY EYES – E203 to E209

With a more translucent texture than Creamy Eyes, and a deeper, more vivid palette, Ellis Faas Milky Eyes can be used as a colour stain or a subtle wash.

For a soft and sophisticated look, use the specifically designed Ellis Faas Milky Eyes sponge applicator to apply Milky Eyes all over the eyelid, then fade it with the fingertips.

For more intense colour, simply re-apply a second layer of Milky Eyes.

(Ellis particularly likes applying Milky Eyes across the lid and then intensifying the colour in a second layer close to the lashes.)

Pair Creamy Eyes and Milky Eyes for a dramatic look: First use Creamy Eyes for shape, then add Milky Eyes for a sheen of colour.

Click here to see all available shades on three different skin tones.

Ellis Faas has designed the Lights to complement the eye shadows in the range of her cosmetics brand. All Ellis Faas eye shadows are non-shimmery, so combining them with the Lights, creates infinite possibilities to play with shadow and light – which is exactly what applying makeup is all about.

Ellis created Lights that are more than merely highlighters.

Like practically all Ellis Faas products, these are liquid, but they dry upon application, and then the Lights give the illusion of having a small metallic sheet on the eyelid.

Because the particles in the product are so fine, it will appear from a distance that the shiny texture is oily or wet – even though it is perfectly dry with a smooth finish, so you won’t feel any stickiness on the eyelids, and they will not build up in eyelid creases.

They are available in five shades: warm silver, greenish gold, bronze, lilac and holographic Bordeaux.

MASCARA – E401 and E402

Ellis Faas mascara features a creamy texture that perfectly coats, lengthens and separates each individual lash and is well-suited for customizing different looks.
Use the elegant, long wand of the brush to stroke on one coat to accentuate your lashes with subtlety, or to frame your eyes with more a more dramatic effect, build up the lashes with additional coats.
Available in Black (E401) and Chocolate Brown (E402).
EYELINER – E501 and E502

Like Ellis Faas eye shadow, Ellis Faas eyeliner transforms from a liquid into a powder, but with an extra matte finish. With a perfectly shaped brush that ensures precision lines with each application, Ellis Faas eyeliner defines the eye with intense colour. Available in Black (E501) and Chocolate Brown (E502).

Ellis Faas dubbed her new collection Human Colours and looked to the human body for her inspiration.

Every shade is inspired by colors that exist in the human body.

From the tawny peach of a freckle to the vivid red that pulses through our veins. The idea is that because these shades naturally occur within, they are flattering to every skin tone (which they clearly illustrate on the site by showing each lip color on white, dark and Asian skin tones, as shown above from the left. Brilliant~wht)

If the concept on color wasn’t innovative enough, all Ellis Faas products, save for the powder, are packaged in somewhat lethal-looking, bullet-shaped click pens that can be kept in the Ellis Faas Holder, a canister that keeps all Ellis Faas products neatly organized in your purse.

Summary: I am a huge make up lover. I love make up brands that are very flattering on a wide range of skin tones. As a ethnic woman myself it is truly hard to find color’s that are flattering to my skin tone.

The Ellis Faas make up collection is a innovative concept of color’s. I have to say is quite amazing when you view her swatches on her website.

Every color that she has made part of her personal own collection are color’s that exist in the human body.

Made with the highest quality ingredients. Ellis Faas Human Colors inspire exploration: No matter what complexion, age or style, with Ellis Faas a woman can customize her own look with subtle effects or dramatic flair with colors that are sure to complement and flatter.

Human Colors is all about going back to nature without having to appear natural. This is because the colors can be used to achieve a subdued natural look in an extravagant theatrical way – and any style in between.

Ellis Faas youth consisted of Vogue magazine page’s ripped out and taped onto her bedroom wall as a young girl. Ellis always had a natural eye for fashion.

Soon after she developed a passion for photography where later she found herself becoming the model and many of times always transforming herself into someone completely different from the last look she would do.

Over that time period she took up a quick course in Amsterdam that later led her to Paris where she trained in make up and special effects.

She then went back to the Netherlands to work as a make up artist for many fashion magazines and well as on two movies.

Ellis Faas later moved to London where she became very successful in her field of make up. She began to do more creative work for medical show’s displaying her talents on skin diseases for medical inserts. As well as working with popular pop star’s of that decade.

She had a daughter soon after and then then opened up her own photography business in Amsterdam where she began to take photo’s of her clients as well as did their make up. Later her photography business became known as a make over studio. Her make over studio did well and was a success.

She remained active in the world of fashion and worked along the side of a famous Dutch fashion photographer Inez van Lamsweerde.

Soon after Mario Testino came to Amsterdam to shoot a series for Vogue. While there he needed a make up artist to work along side him that would match his concept. He chose Ellis Faas out of many books of various artists in that country.

Both of them enjoyed working together and decided to collabarate and travel abroad together. Before she knew it she was traveling to London, New York , and Los Angeles. The rest to be honest is history.

Take a moment if your interested to read more about this fascinating woman. How history plays such a vital importance to how our lives unfold.

Ellis Human Colors complement all skin tones, and when it comes to looking one’s best, what better way to highlight a great feature or mask an imperfection than with tones and hues that already exist in each of us?

Now with that understanding you truly now understand the work that went into her make up line. Truly something for every woman from every walk of life!

So if your looking for something new and exciting and made with the highest quality ingredients. With the Holiday’s around the corner think of Ellis Faas make up collection!

Found in limited stores in the Usa. Bloomingdales and New York. So check out their website the link is at the bottom.

Dare to be beautiful~

Ellis Faas Make Up Collection

Take A Sneak Peak At Chanel Make Up Line Spring 2011

15 Nov

Here is the preview of their Chanel Spring 2011 makeup collection. These were the products used for their Spring/Summer 2011  Ready-To-Wear Collection at Paris Fashion Week.

Chanel is a name with resonance in the beauty and cosmetics industry as well as fashion, and this is underlined with every single makeup collection revealed by Chanel.

The beauty of the iridescent reflections of the pearls has been transposed into the new Chanel spring 2011 makeup collection and this has made us fall in love with each and every item of the collection.

I am so excited and a huge fan of such a classic brand as Chanel. I am a lover of the Chanel Make Up Line and fashion industry. I totally cannot wait for the Spring 2011 line to become available to the world!

Chanel makeup has many beautiful color’s as well sophisticated packaging that Chanel brand is known for.

You do pay more. However, you do get what you pay for. Chanel brand’s are so worth it if you love quality and the classic craftsmanship they but forth into there products.

Chanel by far is just so nice on the skin. The color’s are so magnificent. Check out Chanel color’s and products at their online store, or stop into your nearest Chanel store or mall department store’s.

Some of the products used:

  • An emerald tinged onyx black shade from the Regard Pearl eyeshadow quad
  • Le Crayon Kohl eyliner in black
  • Poudre Lumiere Perlee (a finishing powder with a touch of shimmer)
  • Rouge Coco Shine lipstick in Boy (a rosy pink)
  • Hair part line is made with L’Ecriture de Chanel (liquid pen liner)
  • Joues Contraste Powder Blush in Espiegle
  • Le Crayon Sourcils (new product)
  • On toes, Le Vernis polish in Pearl Drop

“Karl Lagerfeld showed me a sketch he had drawn of a girl with smoky eyes, so it was clear that we would put the focus on the eyes for this show. The inspiration for the color came from the black-white-green French garden that was recreated in the Grand Palais, from the glow that we can find in black, grey and white pearls, and the enamel that Karl integrated into the costume jewelry. I created deep, dark smoky eyes on a luminous fresh face with tinted, dewy lips. Nails were graphic and strong, and a thin black line was drawn in the hair.” – Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup

Vogue

Chanel

Peter Philips: Global Creative Director/Chanel Makeup

Becca Cosmetics: The Prairie Moon Collection How To Get The Look

10 Nov

BECCA Fallen Angel Collection for Holiday 2010

BECCA showed this promo photo of their new holiday 2010 collection Fallen Angel on twitter.

 

The Prairie Moon Collection

With a mélange of rustic and romantic tones evocative of windblown, grassy plains, the Prairie Moon Collection radiates in a flourish of rugged femininity.

Windswept hair and stormy eyes darkened with greens and grays are tempered by dusty, rose flushed cheeks and a hint of soft caramel nude on the lips.

Get the Look…

Skin-  Follow the Skin Perfecting Make-Up System for sheer, natural and flawless skin.

Cheeks-  Swirl Beach Tint in Fig onto the apples of the cheeks with Small Polishing Brush #56. Blend toward the templates.

Using Eye Color Wash Brush #36, apply Eye Color Powder in Voile from the Prairie Moon Palette all over the eye, extending color to just below the brow bone.

Eyes-    Using Eye Color Powder Brush #10, swipe Eye Color Powder in Chenille from the same palette over the eyelids beginning at the lash line and stopping at the crease.
Using Eye Color Blender Brush #35, dust Eye Color Powder in Nappa into the crease, blending so the color fades softly from dark to light. (Add extra eye Color Powder in Voile if needed to blend.)

Rim the top and bottom lash-line with Compact Eyeliner in Sagebrush for the ultimate smolder. (If darker eyes are desired, follow the steps above, but add Eye Tint in Pewter to the lids and lower lash line using Créme Eye Color Brush #31 as the first step to applying eye color.)

Coat top and bottom lashes with one lashing of Ultimate Mascara in Black.

Lips-  Press Bleach Tint in Fig into the lips with the fingertips, then apply a coat of Sheer Tint Lip Color in Olesya. Slick lips with Lip Gloss in Macchiato from the Prairie Moon Palette for a subtle gleam.

Check out there website. I lucked up upon and just placed and order.

*My close friends and family know I love the smokey eye look in make up right now.  I been this look  lately. Currently my favorite look for fall make up for 2010.

You definitely, cannot go wrong this Fall/Winter with a smoked eye and nude lips!

You will see a lot of the celebrities supporting and wearing this line. You can check out their website to see what one’s absolutely love and wear it personally.

I am so loving this look right now.

Becca Cosmetics Here

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