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This make-up artist and esthetician has a (bordering on unhealthy) addiction to all things beauty! No amount of eyeshadows or cream liners will ever be enough! I go giddy for all things girly. Lipgloss might not be able to heal the world, but it can lift a gal's spirits!

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Oscars Beauty Breakdown: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

 So I'm sure being married to Channing Tatum would make anyone's eyes sparkle, but Oscar night mama to be Jenna Dewan-Tatum looked absolutely radiant. To play up her pregnancy glow, make-up artist Kayleen McAdams used the following Tarte products:
She started by prepping Jenna's skin with Tarte's BB Tinted Treatment 12 Hour Primer, then followed with their Amazonian clay 12- hour full coverage foundation in Tan. Tarte's Maracuja Creaseless Concealer in Tan was applied underneath her eyes & the Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Peaceful was applied to the apples of her cheeks. To play up her gorgeous peepers, Kayleen mixed Amazonian Clay Waterproof Cream Eyeshadows in Slate & Plum Smoke both on her lids and along the lower lash line.  For a subtle lift Kayleen applied Skinny SmolderEYES Clay Waterproof Liner in Onyx to the outer upper & lower edges of her eyes. She finished by applying multiple coats of Lights, Cameras, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. 

 Her lovely Oscar's look was completed with 2 coats of Tarte's LipSurgence Lip Tint (love these!) in Moody.

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Oscars 2013: My Personal Picks

As much as I look forward to the Oscars every year- I'll be honest, it's just for the gowns & beauty!  I always feel like I've aged a year the show takes so long- i can't imagine how the nominees feel. Here's what caught my eye on the red carpet. Though Jessica Chastain didn't take home the Oscar this year for Best Actress, she got my vote for best dressed. I never would have thought she could have pulled off the color, but it was lovely against her alabaster skin. Her hair & make-up were the perfect compliment- she looked like a Hollywood starlet.
Naomi Watts' Armani Prive dress was modern, yet classic at the same time. The neckline made her stand out in the crowd of 'safe' gowns this year.
Reese's hair was absolute bombshell perfection & courtesy of Renato Campora featuring Vidal Sassoon products.
As always, Adele's make-up was flawless. Lots of cake liner- just how I like it! As for her fashion picks, I never feel like she flatters her figure & dresses twice her age.
 I think we're so used to seeing Jennifer Garner in the weeklies with her kids at farmer's markets that we forget how well she cleans up! After 3 kids, she's still one fierce mama.  Her necklace was captivating & my favorite accessory of the evening. I'll also state that her make-up was radiant & was another best on my list, along with mama to be Jenna Dewan-Tatum. It also helps that Jen's eyes light up whenever Ben speaks of her. So who were you favorite picks of the night, Beauties?

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Neiman Marcus Beauty Event

February has been the month for some amazing gifts with purchases.  I've scooped up an awesome one from Bergdorf's , one from Barney's is on its way- now on to Neiman Marcus, Beauties!  Starting today, when you spent over $125 you'll receive this tote packed with samples. The beauty gift is a mix of foil packets & regular samples, but the tote -in your choice of fresh spring colors will come in handy as summer arrives.  If you love a particular line, make sure to check out if they're having a gift with purchase within their own brand- many are like Kiehl's, Nars, Jo Malone, Trish McEvoy, Armani Beauty & Fresh.  As always it's a great time to stock up on your favorite mascaras or what not- plus there's free shipping with code: Febship.
Happy Shopping!

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Hourglass at La Perla

I love getting a back stage look at New York Fashion Week & this look is so me. Granted I'm not six feet tall & a size zero modeling La Perla Lingerie, so I'm of course talking about the make-up featuring Hourglass Cosmetics!
There's nothing more I love a smokey eye & nude lip. I think it's also an easy look to touch up versus a darker lip when you're out & about.

Artist Moani Lee created those sultry eyes by using 2 different compacts, Hourglass' Exhibition Visonaire Duo & Neo Classic Eye Palette. She then lined with their Eclipse Kohl Eye Pencil & loads of the Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara. As for those lips-I cannot wait to get my hands on that Femme Nude Lip Stylo as soon as it launches!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Sweet Treats For Valentine's Day

 Seeing as how I need no additional chocolate temptations in my life on Valentine's Day(& in fact should probably cut down on the quantity consumed the remaining 364 days of the year...) here are some beauty sweet treats for the loved ones in your life!
This Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush ($29) from Too Faced is brightening & flattering on all skin types. It's like that love flush every gal wants. 

Besides I heart (get it?;) Too Faced's packaging- it's so girly & glam. 

Super sweet from Stila, this Valentine's Day Cheek Palette ($14)  definitely packs more of a vibrant color punch. 

I collect make-up as art & this Sexy Booster Sexy Glow Bronzer ($13.99) from Physician's Formula is too cute. I'm sure that in all honesty this would get more use for most women than an actual negligee!
Here's another product from Physician's Formula & another new addition in their Happy Booster line. They claim this line can actually boost your mood. This Glow & Mood Boosting Illuminating Bronzing Veil ($13.99) does make me smile just looking at the confetti like heart bronzing pieces. So why gift something like chocolate that's gone in 12 minutes (in my case) or overpriced flowers that die in a week? Give the ones in your heart a make-up treat & they'll be feeling the love all year long!

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Suds Sunday

It is officially winter here in Baltimore, with some on the East Coast snowed in at the moment. Bracing temperatures having us bundling up, hurrying our dogs along on their walks & leaving skin (even those with oilier skin) craving some extra moisture.
First off, who in their right mind wouldn't want to get their hands on a product called Diamond White Rich Luxury Cleanse? Do I like luxury? Yes. Would I like some more diamonds in my life? Yes, please! But I digress. Natura Bisse is a line known for high end luxurious skincare & this cleanser didn't disappoint.
When I added just a drop of water to my hand, the clear gel starts to become white & opaque. The calming scent of lavender is released.
The gel continues to miraculously transform into a rich, foamy lather. Packed with pomegranate extract, this creamy cleanser feels like true luxury on the face & breaks down stubborn eye make-up with ease. Even after rinsing, my skin feels hydrated & comfortably soft- like an extra layer of protection against this bitter cold.  What gal wouldn't want to be surrounded by diamonds? I'm thinking I'll be exploring the entire Natura Bisse Diamond Line.

Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Files From the Brow Whisperer

You know I love a good before & after Beauties!  This first time client is the daughter of another I've been working my magic on for a few months now. She wanted a conservative shape that enhanced her eyes.
I went for a very classic shape with a slight arch for lift. That helps give this busy school teacher the illusion of being well rested, even when she's not ;) Besides, couldn't we all use a little more beauty sleep?

Peace. Love. Brow Whisperer.