What's In My Beauty Bag

What's In My Beauty Bag
Less shimmery than its well known sister "O", Deep Throat gives the perfect natural peach flush for summer!
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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, September 24, 2013

Kerry Washington's Emmys Look

 I adore Kerry Washington's classic elegance. She can do no wrong in my book- except not let us in on the details of her recent wedding! At least we can get a beauty breakdown as to how she got so gorgeous with the help of Make-Up Artist Carola Gonzalez featuring Hourglass Cosmetics for the Emmys.

Here’s how to replicate her look:
COMPLEXION: Prime the skin with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and follow with Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation in warm beige. “I’m really impressed with the airbrushed finish this foundation creates,” says Gonzalez. “And I really don’t need to use powder anymore.” Conceal any imperfections (as if she has any) with Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in honey.

BROWS: You Beauties know by now- brows make a big impact! Define the brows with Hourglass Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil in Dark Brunette.

EYES: Apply the mauve shimmer shade from Hourglass Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Exhibition to the inner corner of the eyes and the lids, and the eggplant shimmer shade to the outer edge of the eye and beneath the bottom lash line. Blend the two shades together. I remember several artists used this exact shadow combo last awards season, I might need to have it!  Ardell Natural Lashes were applied in 110,  the eyes were lined with Hourglass Script Precision Liner in Jett, and finished off with three coats of Hourglass Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara.

CHEEKS: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light was dusted on the cheekbones, forehead, nose and chin.  Lancôme Blush Subtil in Sparkling Rose on the apples of Kerry's cheeks & was swept towards the temples.

LIPS: Lips were prepped prior with Hourglass No. 28 Lip Treatment Oil for superior hydration. I always say to have your pucker hydrated- nothing looks good on dry cracked lips!  Her lips were then topped with Hourglass Extreme Sheen Lip Gloss in Truth, a beige rose, for the finishing touch.

 I don't know about you- but I have a few more wish list items in my Sephora basket at the moment!
Peace. Love. Lipgloss. 

Friday, September 6, 2013

Serious SPF

I'm serious about SPF, both from a health and vanity standpoint. Treating hyperpigmentation has been a huge frustration for my clients, as well as myself. I always tell my clients that prevention is much easier than correction down the road. I'm wearing this very product at the US Open this weekend. Those of you who've been, know that the day matches are the equivalent of you being an egg in a frying pan!
While I use a liquid SPF every morning, I picked up these mineral SPFs by Physicians Formula that double as make-up to have both a physical & chemical sunblock on my side. I also like that I can dust it over my eyes, ears & in the part of my hair. I think this brand offers a really affordable option versus some similar prestige products that are easily double the price ($14.99). As we head into Fall, these are perfect for students playing outdoor sports to keep in their bags. It comes with its own little brush for quick & easy touch ups. 
Peace. Love. Lipgloss.

Files From the Brow Whisperer

This before shot doesn't even seem that out of wack does it?
But look at what a difference a good grooming can give! Fall is here- is it time for a little clean up?

Peace. Love. Brow Whisperer.