Monday, February 29, 2016

Get The Look from L’Oréal Paris: Brie Larson, Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts, Rachel McAdams and Heidi Klum

L’Oréal Paris artists brought a lot of beautiful looks to last night's event. Below is a small snippet on how to get the looks....from the artist's themselves!

BRIE LARSON (HAIR) 




HAIRSTYLIST: Mara Roszak, L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Stylist

INSPIRATION: “Brie wore a gorgeous, royal blue, custom Gucci dress. I wanted her hair to have a celestial but fresh look to complement the dress. We did a modern half-up, half-down style.”

* Mara started by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Transforming Oil-in-Cream ($6.99) to Brie’s damp hair.

* She parted the hair in the center and then blow dried with a round brush.

* Once dry, she used a ghd platinum styler to touch up the hair and help with any frizz or flyaways while keeping it healthy and shiny, especially with the humid weather.

* She then sprayed L’Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray ($14.99) all over the hair.

* Then, using a ghd curve Classic Curl Iron 1”, she created soft, loose waves throughout the hair.

* Once done waving, she brushed the hair out with a boar bristle brush and appliedL’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum ($6.99) on the middle and ends of hair for extra shine.

* Next, she took the front pieces of hair by the hair line on both sides and twisted them, bringing them to the back of hair. She pinned in place and then put a piece of fabric that matched Brie’s belt on top of the pins, wrapping the extra hair that was hanging around the fabric.

* Lastly, she sprayed L’Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray ($14.99) all over the hair for hold and L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Nutri-Gloss High Shine Glossing Mist ($6.99) for extra shine.

JULIANNE MOORE (MAKEUP) 





MAKEUP ARTIST: Elaine Offers for L’Oréal Paris

INSPIRATION: “The dress is a fantastic, architectural halter with lace and dark jewel detailing - I've never seen anything like it so am excited with how the makeup look complements it.”

* Elaine started by prepping skin with Revitalift Daily Volumizing Moisturizer ($24.99) and Revitalift Miracle Blur ($24.99)

* Overtop foundation, she blended Visible Lift CC Eye Concealer ($9.99) as a spot-concealer, which left a fresh finish in its wake

* For warm contour, subtle shape and definition, Elaine opted for Infallible Pro Contour Palette ($12.99) all over the face

* Before applying Visible Lift Blur Blush in Soft Pink ($12.99) to cheeks, Elaine worked True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Golden ($12.99) onto the cheekbones and bridge of nose for “lit from within” results

* Elaine turned to Colour Riche Eye Shadow ($5.99) in Paris Beach to neutralize and highlight the browbone. On lids, she blended a combination of shadeQuartz Fume and Infallible 24H Eye Shadow in Eternal Black ($7.99), pressing both in with a dampened brush and resulting in a shine that played into Julianne’s dress

* Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Highlighter ($9.99) was used in waterlines to sharpen up natural eye shape, and lashlines were accented with brown liner

* Elaine curled lashes, applied a few coats of primer and topped off with Voluminous Superstar Mascara ($10.99)

* After using a lip stain for shape, Elaine topped off with Colour Riche Collection Exclusive Lipstick ($8.99) in Jennifer’s Nude for neutral, nude coverage

NAOMI WATTS (HAIR) 





HAIR STYLIST: Cervando for L’Oréal Paris

INSPIRATION: “Naomi wore this beautiful, art-deco, sequined dress. We wanted her hair to have a classic 1930s Hollywood vibe with a modern twist.”

* Cervando started by applying L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse ($4.99) to damp hair, combing through so the product is evenly distributed throughout the hair

* He then used L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek It Frizz Vanisher Cream ($4.99) on the ends of hair and parted hair to the side

* Next, Cervando rough dried hair about 90% of the way to create a lot of volume, texture and density

* After blow drying, he used a small 1 inch round boar bristle brush and dried hair section by section, making sure to blow hair back and away from the face

* Once done with drying the front sections, Cervando rolled hair into 3 Velcro rollers for added body, then let hair set for 20 minutes

* After removing the rollers, he combed through hair using a wire brush, blending hair from top to bottom

* Next, he used a flat iron to wave the hair and locked in the look with L’Oréal Paris Elnett Hairspray ($14.99)

NAOMI WATTS (MAKEUP) 

MAKEUP ARTIST: Hung Vanngo for L’Oréal Paris

INSPIRATION: “Tonight, the inspiration for Naomi’s look was a flashback to the 1970’s with a smoky eye and vibrant lip. We opted for a grey, slate smoky eye and a red, velvety lip.”

* Hung started by prepping Naomi’s skin with Revitalift Triple Power Serum ($24.99) and Revitalift Triple Power Moisturizer ($24.99) all over.

* He then focused on Naomi’s base. First, Hung used True Match Concealer ($8.95)to even out Naomi’s skin tone. He then applied True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation ($16.99) to give Naomi’s skin a fresh, dewy finish.

* Hung then used the Infallible Pro-Contour Kit ($12.99) to contour Naomi’s cheeks. To add a soft pop of color on top, he used True Match Blush in Baby Blossom ($8.95).

* He then groomed her eyebrows withBrow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro Kit ($14.99).

* For Naomi’s eyes, Hung used Infallible Never Fail Eyeliner in Slate ($8.95) on her upper lash line. He blended the eyeliner on the lash line in an outward motion.

* To continue the grey smoky eye, he applied Colour Riche Dual Effects Eye Shadow in Incredible Grey ($9.99), using only the grey and silver shades in the palette.

* Next, he finished off the eye look withVoluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara ($9.99; launching March/April) on Naomi’s lashes.

* To complete the look, Hung gave Naomi a bright red lip with Infallible Pro-Matte Gloss in Rouge Envy ($9.99).

RACHEL MCADAMS (NAILS) 




NAIL ARTIST: Tom Bachik, L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist

INSPIRATION: “Rachel’s dress is a deep forest green that is super classic and elegant. For the nails, we wanted to give her an elegant, glamorous look. We went with a full coverage nude to complement her green dress, as well as her look for the after parties.”

* Rachel’s nail look featured a custom blended color. You can recreate this look at home using Infallible Pro-Last Nail Color in both Passionate Petal and Forever Mink ($9.99 each).

* To start, apply one thin coat of Passionate Petal as the base color on the nail. This gives the nail a pretty pink undertone.

* Next, apply a thin coat of Forever Mink on top of the dry, pink nail. The end result is a full coverage nude, with a modern twist and pop of pink.

* Then, apply the clear topcoat from Infallible Pro-Last Nail Color to give the nail amplified color and shine.

* To finish the look, apply a couple drops ofAge Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil ($24.99) to rehydrate the cuticles and bring an overall glow.

HEIDI KLUM (NAILS)





NAIL ARTIST: Tom Bachik, L’Oréal Paris Global Nail Artist

INSPRATION: “Heidi’s dress for the carpet is a beautiful purple color. We opted for a classic, full coverage nude, channeling the 1960’s Bridget Bardot era. The nude that we chose was a tonal, skin tone nude."

* Heidi’s nail look featured a custom blended color. You can recreate this look at home using Color Riche Nail Color in Walk on the Beach ($5.99).

* Apply two coats of Walk on the Beach to the nail to give a full coverage, nude look.

* Next, apply Colour Riche Nail Color in Top of the Line ($5.99) to seal in shine.

* To finish the look, apply a couple drops ofAge Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil ($24.99) to rehydrate the cuticles and bring an overall glow.

More Products for National Lash Day

In honor of National Lash Day (2/19) I wanted to share some of the best mascara formulas and treatments that will coat your flutters in luxury. Whether you want to create eye-opening bombshell eyelashes, spider lashes or doll-like fringe, these products will help you achieve the look you desire.



Merle Norman Mascara Primer: The secret to long, luscious lashes is to always start with a primer. This multi-benefit base coat forms a flexible bond between lashes and mascara to magnify results of ANY mascara. What makes this formula so effective is its hair-loving conditioners (Vitamins B, C, and E) and advanced peptides which promote lashes that are longer, fuller and healthier- looking, making flutters perfectly mascara ready! ($14, MerleNorman.com)




Arbonne It's A Long Story® Mascara: Arbonne's high-performance lengthening mascara helps create the look of ultra-dramatic lashes with major longitude and definition. Formulated with polypeptides, amino acids, pea extract, bamboo and pro-vitamin B5, this mascara helps to condition and soften lashes. Created with a vegan formula, this mascara is also long wearing and water resistant. ( $36, arbonne.com)




NEW HydroPeptide Lash: No lashes? No problem! HydroPeptide Lash is a new, OTC alternative to lash growth that dermatologists love. This natural lash enhancer uses the power of a peptide complex, biotin and folic acid to visibly improve the appearance of lashes – and brows! – by strengthening them for a fuller, longer, less brittle appearance. Eyelash Fortifying and Hair-Fullness Peptides provide superior lash results, while Biotin, Folic Acid, Hydrogenated Lecithin, and Lemon Peel Extract prevent breakage and strengthen lashes. Soybean oil and Sodium Hyaluronate hydrate and nourish the brow and lash area. Apply at night, a few times a week, and see less breakage and more thickness. ($96, HydroPeptide.com)


Get The Look: Emily Ratajkowski




The Look: Simply Gorgeous

Who: Model, Emily Ratajkowski, needed a makeup look that worked for not one, but two stunning outfits on Sunday night so she turned to celebrity make-up artist and Rimmel London Makeup-Artist Ambassador, Jo Baker.

How to Get the Look:

· For Emily’s eyes Jo really put the emphasis on her lashes. She used three coats of Rimmel London 24HR Supercurler Mascara which not only lengthened from root to tip but the jet black formula set the lashes at a beautiful and upright curl.

· Jo kept Emily’s lip natural and unlined. She used Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick in Summer Angel, the perfect easy nude that kept her pout hydrated and looking perfect all night long!

· Emily has beautiful bushy eyebrows so Jo wanted to keep them natural and undone yet have them stay in place. She combed them through using Rimmel London Brow This Way Styling Gel in Dark Brown.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Virtual Makeup Tool.

@RimmelLondonUS #LondonLook

Get The Look: Emma Roberts at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Avon Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen worked with Emma Roberts for last night’s Vanity Fair Oscar Party.






Lauren’s Inspiration: Graphic glam.

Eyes: To create a modern look, she lined only the center of the lower lash line with Avon Glimmersticks Eyeliner in Blackest Black and didn’t use any eyeshadow in order to create a more graphic look. She finished the eyes with Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara in Blackest Black.

Face: Lauren started with Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. She added Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush and added Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Classic Aura.

Lip: She finished off the look by applying Avon True Color Perfectly Matte Lipstick in Ravishing Rose to her lips.

Avon products are available at avon.com

Follow Avon at:

Facebook: Facebook.com/Avon Twitter: @AvonInsider

Instagram: @AvonInsider

Learn more about Avon at BeautyForAPurpose.com

Get The Look: Saoirse Ronan's Tresses





The Look: Sultry, youthful and voluminous

The Inspiration: Celebrity hairstylist Adir Abergel was inspired by the construction and details of the Calvin Klein dress. "I wanted to give her an undone, textured blowout with a brushed out beautiful wave hand raked back away from the face,” he says.

How to Get the Look:
  • He started by applying JohnFrieda® Luxurious Volume Perfectly Full™ Mousse all over the roots on towel dried hair. He then air-dried the hair with 100% cold air to achieve maximum volume.
  • Then using a medium sized round brush, he dried the hair applying hot air to form the style.
  • Then he divided the hair in two-inch sections and wrapped each section into a Velcro roller allowing it cool and set. He did this throughout the entire head.
  • Before removing the rollers, he sprayed John Frieda® Luxurious Volume Forever Full™ Hairspray to set the look. He then removed the rollers, applying more spray to a Mason Pearson brush and brushed the hair into soft textured sexy waves. 
  • He then backcombed the front pieces of hair to create height for a sexy sultry side swept effect. 
  • To finish, he misted John Frieda Luxurious Volume Forever Full™ Hairspray to lock in the style for the night.

Get The Look: Lady Gaga and Kerry Washington's Tresses

Exciting news: Lady Gaga and Kerry Washington’s hairstylists both used ghd tools to create their stunning looks for last night’s 88th Academy Awards.

WHO: Lady Gaga

HAIR BY: Celebrity Hairstylist, Frederic Aspiras

INSPIRATION: “We wanted a timeless and elegant look for her first Oscars. I created perfectly structured, voluminous curls to frame her face.”

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “To start, I washed the hair and rinsed thoroughly. I then blow dried the hair using my ghd air™ hairdryer and a boar bristle round brush, making the hair voluminous and smooth. I then sprayed the hair with a heat protectant spray before we started styling.

I used ghd curve Classic Curl Iron 1” at the front of the hairline and ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron 1.25” from the crown down to the nape. After curling each piece, I held the curl in my hand and sprayed it with a curl hold spray, then pinned the curl in place. Once all of the hair was pin curled, she sat under a dryer hood for 15 minutes, then let the hair cool for another 5 minutes.

Finally, we removed all pins and brushed out the hair with a Mason Pearson Brush. We then sculpted the hair with a wide tooth comb. Once the hair looked perfect, we finished with hairspray to hold the look in place.”

PRODUCTS: ghd air™ hairdryer ($225); ghd curve Classic Curl Iron 1” ($199); ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron 1.25” ($199)

RETAILER: Sephora, Sephora.com, ghdhair.com/us







WHO: Kerry Washington

HAIR BY: Celebrity Hairstylist, Takisha Sturdivant-Drew

INSPIRATION: “I wanted to create a bold look that matched her black and white leather dress. We kept the hair edgy and youthful.”

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “I shampooed the hair with Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo to remove buildup, then used Neutrogena Triple Moisture Deep Recovery Hair Mask to keep the hair looking shiny and healthy.

I blew out the hair with my ghd air™ hairdryer and a paddle brush, adding some volume at the roots. Once the hair was completely dry, I used the ghd platinum™ styler to make the hair look sleek and shiny. I really love this flat iron, because it heats to the optimal 365 degrees so I know I’m not damaging the hair. Healthy hair is so important to Kerry.

To style, I used ghd curve Soft Curl Iron and curled some pieces counter clockwise and some clockwise so the hair didn’t all fall in one place. I clipped TSD Hair Extensions to the center of the head and with a fine tooth comb, teased the root just a bit to give some added drama. I finished by taking the hair and securing a ponytail in place with a leather Versace band.”

PRODUCTS: ghd air™ hairdryer ($225); ghd platinum™ styler ($249); ghd curve Soft Curl Iron ($199)

DESIGNER: Versace

RETAILER: Sephora, Sephora.com, ghdhair.com/us




Thursday, February 18, 2016

Get The Look: J. Mendel with Beauty.com

Hair: Recine for Beauty.com using PHYTO and The Beachwaver Co.

Makeup: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin and ARCONA

Nails: Geraldine Holford for Beauty.com using Londontown






GET THE LOOK: HAIR


· Create a clean part down the middle of the head, blow drying the hair with The Beachwaver Co. Pro Dry (coming soon to Beauty.com)

· Flair iron the hair section by section using The Beachwaver Co. Coast Pro Ceramic Styling Iron

· For added shine, smooth PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse over the front of the hair

· Lightly brush the hair to create an eye level pony tail and secure with a hook elastic

· Mist with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Finishing Spray and a touch of PHYTO Professional Workable Holding Spray

· Smooth fly-aways with PHYTO Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream (coming soon to Beauty.com)

GET THE LOOK: SKINCARE


· Cleanse the skin using ARCONA Triad Pads followed by ARCONA Desert Mist pressed into the skin. For added hydration, apply ARCONA Magic Dry Ice to the face

· Finish the look with ARCONA Wine Oil (coming soon to Beauty.com) for added glow

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP


· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Luminous Foundation (coming soon to Beauty.com) throughout the face followed by Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer as needed where redness occurs

· Brush the brows upwards using Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil for a clean look

· Starting in the center of the lower lash line, apply Kevyn Aucoin Precision Eye Definer in Evergreen and blend outwards. Define the outer corners of the eyes by lining one quarter of the upper lash line using the same Kevyn Aucoin Precision Eye Definer in Evergreen.

· Diffuse the lower lash line using Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Duo in Frosted Jade

· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Eye Gloss (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the inner corners of the eye and orbital crescent to highlight

· Finish the look by pressing a bit of Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer mixed with Kevyn Aucoin The Lipgloss in Nerinese for a hydrated gleam

GET THE LOOK: NAILS


· Create a custom blend of Londontown Lakur in Put The Kettle On mixed with Londontown Lakur in Chivvy Along followed by Londontown Kur Protective Top Coat for added shine





NYFW: Sally Hansen and DKNY




Sally Hansen is excited to be the exclusive nail partner for DKNY and to create the nail looks for the Fall 2016 fashion show during New York Fashion Week.

We wanted a playful look that mixes it up with a graphic design and tones from the 90's,” explained Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, DKNY Creative Directors.

THE INSPIRATION

When I think of DKNY, I think of the cool inspiration of the 90's, the color palette of black, gray, white, neutrals, and strong graphic shapes. I knew the nails needed to feel equally sharp. The girls each have their own personality, a variety of hair styles and thus, a variety of nail styles as well. Using two colors, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Dark Hue-mor, a deep navy and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander in Chic, a muddy gray-purple, we created four different nail looks which will be randomly applied to the girls backstage. Every girl will have a unique combination of flare.” – Madeline Poole, Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador

Commander in Chic and Dark Hue-mor are part of Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection that infuses trend-setting shades with an expert-quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip-resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Runway-ready color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, with a built-in base and top coat, it’s all you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.

THE MANICURIST

Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador Madeline Poole is a nail artist working in New York and LA. Trained as a painter, Madeline discovered the world of on-set manicuring, immediately recognizing that it was a culmination of all of her talent, interests and expertise. Her unique ability to craft innovative nail designs, impeccable execution, and emphasis on skin care has made her one of the most sought after names in the beauty industry. As part of her collaboration with Sally Hansen, Madeline helps set the artistic direction for a new generation of modern nail looks and collections globally with her fashion-forward vision.

For the latest on Sally Hansen’s fashion week story, join the conversation at #SallyHansenXDKNY or @sally_hansen @sallyhansen

National Lash Day is Tomorrow

Yes, it is National Lash Day tomorrow and I have you covered...your lashes, I mean!

Avon Big & False Lash Volume Mascara



The Mascara

With its unique Fiber Blend formula, this mascara gives lashes a major boost. The mascara instantly creates the look of fuller lashes thanks to specially curved fibers, which fill in your lash line without clumping. Designed to double the look of lashes instantly, Big & False Lash Mascara gives you a dramatic look in a flash.

The Brush

Featuring a unique, exclusively-designed almond shaped brush with quick glide surface ensures fibers fill in and align along the lashes, following the natural curve of the eye.

Price: $9

Where To Buy: Visit AVON.com to locate an Avon Representative or to shop online.


PÜR™ Fully Charged Magnetic Mascara







The Mascara

Strengthen, thicken, lengthen and separate each individual lash with this high-performance mascara. The formula uses opposing magnetic forces to strongly attract mascara to the lashes, ensuring flawless application and unparalleled performance.

· Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 conditions lashes to help fight the follicle aging process and make lashes appear healthier and fuller

· A blend of Panthenol (Vitamin B5) and Vitamin C Ester nourishes lashes for maximum flexibility

· The addition of Carnuba Wax and Beeswax helps define each lash with an exclusive brush that is designed for ultimate separation and lengthening

Price: $22

Where To Buy: Visit purminerals.com and Ulta.com


ZO Skin Health Ossential® Lash Enhancing Serum








The Serum

Not a mascara – but a serum containing a powerful blend of peptides formulated to help enhance eyelash thickness and length, and improve the look of thinning, sparse lashes and brows. Use once a day at bedtime.

To Use

Apply to clean skin. Use pen to apply product to upper and lower lash line, taking great care on lower lashes to avoid direct contact with the eyes. Hold pen upright and twist bottom two to four clicks per application. May also be used on brows.

Price: $65

Where To Buy: Visit zoskinhealth.com

Old Hollywood Glamour: Krigler

Award season never seems to end – yet glamour is timeless. For the Oscar’s, the secret to getting that old Hollywood glamour is only one spray away. What’s the secret?

Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich all wore Krigler and it’s no coincidence that they were all quite enchanting. Below are the 3 Krigler scents worn by these iconic women in film.

1. The Forever Classic:

Grace Kelly & Chateau Krigler 12

Kelly wore the lily of the valley, mimosa, white musc and rosescent the night she won her Oscar for The Country Girl, citing the perfume as her lucky charm. A forever fragrance perfectly paired with a forever classic woman.



Grace Kelly by Andy Warhol. 





2. The Fresh and Elegant:

Audrey Hepburn & English Promenade 19

Worn by a young Hepburn while filming We Go to Monte Carl, the scent made up of orange blossom, fresh grapefruit, sweet white musk, oriental neroli and ylang ylang, is one of pure elegance which Hepburn embodies with ease.



Audrey by Tristan Eaton. 





3. The Wild and Lavish:

Marlene Dietrich & Lieber Gustav 14

More commonly noted as F. Scott Fitzgerlad’s favorite cologne this perfume made up of leather notes, black tea and lavender was also a favorite of the German-American film star. With sensual and mysterious notes it was a perfect fit for Dietrich who was known for her unending string of affairs, as well as defying conventional gender norms.



 Artwork by Claus Costa.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

New Fragrance from LANVIN: Éclat de Fleurs

Yes! I am excited to tell you of a new launch-  Lanvin Éclat de Fleurs, the new feminine fragrance of the Lanvin’s house. A fruity floral that conjures up the feelings of a sunny stroll filled with flowers and joy.

It is the subtle expression of a new facet of femininity that is full of freshness and spontaneity – a luminous creation that exudes lightness and joy thanks to a pear accord for the head note, a colorful flower bouquet and the base note explore the creaminess of the sandalwood.

The design is based on the iconic form of a flower that is carved into a round bottle. The name of Jeanne Lanvin's beloved daughter is engraved into the glass bottle with the gentle, curved petals, reminding us of the relationship between this scent and the previous one launched in 2002, Éclat d' Arpege  which was inspired by the unconditional bond between Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter Margueritte.

Available at Nordstrom, February 2016.


Erratic Temps Got You Down?! Treat Your Skin and Hair RIGHT!

With temperatures rising and dropping sporadically, it’s imperative to keep yourself properly moisturized. Please take great care of your skin and hair and don’t let the erratic weather get the best of you!

PRODUCT: Bamboo Crème Frappée

ABOUT: With a unique slush-like texture that melts effortlessly into skin on contact, the Bamboo Crème Frappée instantly helps revive dehydrated skin. This intensely moisturizing cream helps to energize and refresh the skin while providing comfort and hydration. Apply the fresh gel to your skin in the morning and at night, or use as a makeup base to reveal smoother and softer feeling skin.

PRICE: $43.00

WHERE TO BUY: www.sephora.com



PRODUCT: Senteurs d’Orient Hammam Soap

ABOUT: Handmade in Lebanon, these luxurious soaps use essential oils and moisturizing ingredients to give the user a relaxing yet hydrating experience in shower. Available in five sensuous fragrances, the uniquely oversized, exquisite soap offers unmatched elegance and charm. After using, hang in your shower and enjoy the scent that envelops your bathroom!

SCENTS: Orange Blossom, Jasmine of Arabia, Amber, Rose of Damascus and Tuberose

PRICE: $38.00

WHERE TO BUY: www.senteursdorient.com






PRODUCT: MOISTREPAIR therapy treatment

ABOUT: Rescue and repair damaged hair. This treatment penetrates deeply to reconstruct damaged hair, while strengthening and moisturizing hair after just one use. Restore the luster in your hair.

PRICE: $16.99

WHERE TO BUY: salons nationwide





PRODUCT: MOISTREPAIR revival creme

ABOUT: This product restores moisture balance and manageability while controlling static flyaways.

PRICE: $16.99

WHERE TO BUY: salons nationwide


Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Patchology Backstage at Tadashi Shoji

High quality makeup is must for makeup artists backstage at NYFW, but without a perfect complexion for a canvas, achieving a flawless look is near impossible. That’s why Patchology was on-hand backstage at Tadashi Shoji to provide the perfect canvas for lead makeup artist, James Kaliardos to apply the strong makeup look for the show.

Inspired by backstage and created to cater to the needs of makeup pros, thePatchology FlashPatch Eye Gels, FlashMasques and NEW FlashPatch Lip Gels were applied to models prior to their makeup applications – they were in love! Celebrity Esthetician used the following step-by-step to ensure models were makeup-ready in a flash…

1. Exfoliate FlashMasque – to provide much-needed exfoliation and a bit of cleansing

2. Illuminate FlashMasque – to provide some luminosity and brightness to the skin

3. FlashPatch Eye Gels – to give a little wakeup to their faces (especially at the 7am call time!)

4. FlashPatch Lip Gels – applied to give lips a smooth and flawless surface as well as hydration, lipstick glides on smoothly and easily with no chance of bleeding!






Not only does Patchology provide the perfect canvas for makeup artists, the flash products also provide models’ skin with some much needed TLC during a week when their skin is really taking a beating after hopping from show to show. They really need the hydration!!” – Eileen Harcourt, Celebrity Esthetician

Get The Look: Tori Kelly






THE LOOK: A modern interpretation of old Hollywood style

INSPIRATION: Celebrity hairstylist Nikki Providence was inspired by Kelly's one shoulder green dress. "I wanted to let her natural texture shine through a classic pincurl set,” she said.

How To Get The Look:

Nikki started with clean wet hair, and prepped the roots with John Frieda Frizz Ease® Curl Reviver Mousseand sprayed 12 sprays of the John Frieda Frizz Ease® Go Curlier™ Heat-Activated Spray throughout the hair.

Then she used a wide-tooth comb to shape the front and sides into sculpted waves, clipping each section into position.

She twisted the remainder of the hair in 2-inch sections and dried her with a diffuser before taking the clips out.

Nikki used her hands to smooth and sculpt the final shape, applying a thin coat of John Frieda Frizz Ease® Secret Weapon® Touch-Up Crèmeon her hands to make sure her fingers glided over the hair for a final touch of smoothness.

Then she used a 3/4 inch curling iron to touch up any areas that needed extra hold or curl.

She finished off the look with John Frieda Frizz Ease® KeraFLEX™ Flexible Hold Hairspray.

#MeandJohn

#FrizzFreeHairGoals

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Get The Look: Derek Lam by Orlando Pita for PHYTO Paris/BaBylissPRO USA

Orlando Pita! Love this mane man for years! A creative genius in my opinion...




HAIR: Orlando Pita for PHYTO Paris/BaBylissPRO USA

INSPIRATION: The hair complements the Fall/Winter 2016 Collection – chic undone.

LOOK: “Tucked but untucked.”

GET THE LOOK:

· Part the hair a bit off center or how the hair naturally falls

· To prep the hair, add 2-3 pumps of PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse with fingers to create texture. Blow dry with BaBylissPRO® Rapidothroughout hair

· Straighten the front of the hair with BaBylissPRO® Nano Titanium™ 1” Ultra-Thin Flatiron and leave the bottom half of the hair undone for more texture to work with

· Then, for the long hair, create a low knotted twisted bun and tie with an elastic band. For shorter hair, it will naturally fall

· Spray all over hair with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Finishing Spray for light hold finish

· Finish with PHYTOPhytokeratine Extreme Exceptional Cream for fly aways

NYFW: Get The Look with Lela Rose and Beauty.com


Hair: Esther Langham for Beauty.com using Alterna Haircare and The Beachwaver Co.

Skincare: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Marula Pure Beauty Oil

Makeup: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Bliss Color

Nails: Geraldine Holford for Beauty.com using Londontown






GET THE LOOK: HAIR

· Prep the hair with a light spray of Alterna Bamboo Volume 48 Hour Sustainable Volume Spray from roots to ends

· Give the hair added texture by spraying Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Perfect Texture Finishing Spray through the roots of the hair

· Create a clean, side part in the hair starting at the arch of the brow

· Create soft waves using The Beachwaver Co. Beachwaver S1 by wrapping large sections of hair around the iron, leaving the ends out creating a more natural look

· Comb through the hair with a large tooth comb to maintain texture

· Tuck the hair at the front of the face behind the ears on both sides to create a clean, sleeker feel

· Finish the look with a light spray of Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Working Hairspray

GET THE LOOK: SKINCARE


· Cleanse the skin using Marula Pure Beauty Oil Foaming Cleansing Oil followed by Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil

· Apply Marula Pure Marula Eye Cream to finish the look

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

· Apply Bliss Stay’cation Long Wear Liquid Foundation for sheer coverage where needed in the center of the face

· Press Bliss Feeling Bright Illuminating Under Eye Concealer in Radiant Ivory in the inner corners of the eyes and to the orbital crescent to brighten

· Take Bliss Holy Brow Tinted Brow Gel and apply to the brows, pushing them upwards for a full look

· Apply Bliss Where There’s Smoke Long Wear Eyeliner in Olive Me under the lower lash line

· Take Bliss Hey Four Eyes 4 Piece Eyeshadow Palette’s Brulee Crème and diffuse under the lower lash line and up into the crease of the lid

· Apply Bliss Accent Lighting Brightening Stick in Candlelit to the inner corners of the eyes and press in using the pad of your finger

· Press Marula Pure Marula Facial Oil into the cheeks for added glow

· Finish the look with Bliss Un-Buffing Believable Smoothing Finishing Balm to mattify the center of the face

GET THE LOOK: NAILS

· Apply one coat of Londontown Lakur in Put The Kettle On to the nails

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Get The Look: SUNO and Kérastase




HAIR: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris

INSPIRATION
This look was all about creating a graphic, yet chic style. By crisscrossing the beautiful, velvet satin ribbon, it helped bring an element of texture to the ponytail.

GET THE LOOK

1. Prep and wash hair with Nutritive Bain Satin 1 and Nutritive Lait Vital.

2. On damp hair, apply the NEW!L’Incroyable Blowdry Heat Lotion (Launching in May) all over the hair and Crème de la Crème to just the ends.

3. Next, part the hair down the middle and roughly blow-dry. After dry, apply Powder Bluff at the roots (for greasy roots) or V.I.P (for extra volume).

4. Then, pull hair back into a low ponytail and secure with an elastic. Gently loosen hair around the nape of the neck to give a lived in, natural look.

5. Spray hair all over with Laque Dentelle.

6. Next, take ribbon and wrap the ponytail, crisscrossing the ribbon down the hair. Tie the ribbon once 3/4 of the way down the ponytail.

7. Finish the style by spraying Laque Dentelle all over for a flexible, versatile hold.

*all Kérastase products are available on Kerastase-USA.com

@KerastaseUSA #KerastaseNYFW






All photos courtesy of Getty Images.

NYFW: MILLY and Beauty.com

More fabulous team work behind the scenes at Milly NYFW!

Hair: Recine for Beauty.com using PHYTO and The Beachwaver Co.

Makeup: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin and WEI

Nails: Katie Hughes for Beauty.com using Butter London





GET THE LOOK: HAIR

· Blow out the hair using The Beachwaver Co. Pro Dry (coming soon to Beauty.com)

· Part the hair down the center, saturating from root to ends

· Wet the hair using PHYTO Professional Intense Volume Mousse

· Pull hair into a ponytail, leaving out two pieces in the front and two at the nape of the neck

· Wrap the loose pieces around the elastic of the ponytail creating an elevated look and secure with PHYTO Workable Holding Spray

· Spray PHYTO Phytokératine Extrême Exceptional Cream(coming soon to Beauty.com) for added texture

· Finish the look with a light spray of PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Finishing Spray followed by a touch of PHYTO Professional Wet Gel

GET THE LOOK: SKINCARE
· Prep the skin with WEI Bee Honey Wrinkle Softening Cream Cleanser followed by WEI Five Sacred Grains Perfect Radiance Pudding Cream for added hydration

· Dab WEI Lotus Flower Hydra-Fresh Eye Cream (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the lids

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Luminous Foundation (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the center of the face and anywhere redness occurs as needed

· Mix Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Single in #103 with berry shades from Kevyn Aucoin Elegant Lip Kit (coming soon to Beauty.com) to create a pale pink look for the eyes

· Using Kevyn Aucoin Small Eyeshadow Soft Round Tip Brush blend the product up towards the brows

· Brush up the brows and add Kevyn Aucoin Eye Gloss (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the inner corners of the eyes and orbital crescent of the cheek bones

· Finish the look by dabbing Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm to the lips

GET THE LOOK: NAILS

· Create an elegant nail with two coats of Butter London Nail Lacquer in Lust or Must? followed by Butter London Hardwear PD Top Coat for added shine

NYFW: Backstage at Kate Spade with Beauty.Com

I love Kate Spade's playful collection and have so for many years. There was a great team backstage and as you can see below, they worked together beautifully!

KATE SPADE

Hair: Recine for Beauty.com using PHYTO and Beachwaver (loving it)

Makeup: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com using Kevyn Aucoin and WEI

Nails: Deborah Lippmann for Beauty.com




GET THE LOOK: HAIR

· Prep the hair with a bit of PHYTO Volume Intense Mousse

· Work PHYTOSpecific Thermoperfect 8 and PHYTOSpecific Integral Hydrating Mist (coming soon to Beauty.com) into the hair for added texture

· Using The Beachwaver Co. Pro Dry (coming soon to Beauty.com), dry the hair leaving it loose and undone

· Lightly gather the hair in a low pony tail at the nape of the neck loosely tied with a soft elastic

· Secure the ponytail with a velvet ribbon

· Finish the look with PHYTO Phytolaque Soie Finishing Spray

GET THE LOOK: SKINCARE

· Moisturize the skin with WEI 5 Sacred Grains Rapid Glow Liquid Milk   followed by WEI Five Sacred Grains Perfect Radiance Pudding Cream for added hydration

· Finish the look with a dab of Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm

GET THE LOOK: MAKEUP

· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Luminous Foundation (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the center of the face and anywhere redness occurs as needed

· For extra coverage, apply Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer underneath the eyes

· To create a natural flush, mix Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Glow in Patrice with Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Duo in Blood Roses and apply to the apples of the cheeks

· Apply Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Duo in Candlelight to the inner corners of the eyes and the orbital crescent to highlight the face

· For a natural, luminous glow dab WEI Lotus Blossom Hydra Fresh Eye Cream (coming soon to Beauty.com) to the eye lids

· Curl the lashes with Kevyn Aucoin The Eyelash Curler followed by Kevyn Aucoin The Mascara - Curling to create a doe-eyed look

· Gently define the lip line using Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Pencil in Hyancinth and blend with Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm to create the perfect baby lip

GET THE LOOK: NAILS

· Prep the nail with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Base Coat followed by two coats of Debora Lippmann Nail Color in Baby Love to create look one. To create look two, prep the nail with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Base Coat followed by one coat of Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in My Old Flame and one coat of Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in It’s Raining Men

· Finish the look with Deborah Lippmann Gel Lab Top Coat