Friday, January 30, 2015

Put Lipstick Under Your Eyes, You Say?!

Now this I have got to try! I can honestly say I had never even thought about this trick until I watched Deepica's video...

Deepica, Birchbox's genius beauty guru known for her “concealer” trick admittedly has struggled with dark under-eye circles that she remedies with LIPSTICK! Yes, you heard right, lipstick! In her amazing YouTube video that has gotten over 2.3 million views, she shows us how the bright orange/red pigment in lipstick neutralizes the blue-ish color that no one wants under their eyes. 

Have you ever tried this? Has it worked for you? Do tell! Amazing results, indeed! 

More Winter Beauty Products to Protect Your Skin

As we know, the cold dry winter weather can wreak havoc on our skin and hair. I have been writing articles regarding about options for us all and these products came to mind...

Just as wardrobes change to reflect the weather, beauty routines should be updated from season to season. From cleansers to moisturizers, the below products will help you warm up your beauty routine.

Miracle Skin Transformer Face SPF20 ($48) 

Don’t skimp on the SPF in the winter - this 5-in-1 tinted skin enhancer hydrates, primes, enhances, mattifies and protects, providing skin with a hydrating based, primed smooth finish, weightless coverage and SPF 20. Instantly improve tone, luminosity and texture while smoothing out and minimizing the look of pores, fine lines and pigmentation imperfections. $48 / Available at Kohl’s, Nordstrom and ULTA stores and online via,, and

Karin Herzog Oxygen Body ($55)


Karin Herzog Oxygen Body 1%

This dual action body moisturizer provides deep hydration and gentle exfoliation in one treatment. Containing 1% active oxygen and mild fruit acids, Oxygen Body effectively removes dull skin cells while hydrating, softening and toning the skin.

Karin Herzog Oxygen Body 3%

An advanced skin renewal treatment, this multi-action fragrance-free body moisturizer and skin primer contains 3% oxygen to stimulate circulation, detoxify and restore optimal skin function. Its powerful formula is particularly effective for problem skin including scar tissue, breakouts and sun damage.

Karin Herzog AHA Cream ($60)

Revive dull winter skin with this powerful, yet gentle overnight exfoliating treatment formulated with fruit acids, clarifying fruit extracts and nourishing vitamins. This buffered AHA formula removes dead cells and revitalizes dull skin to reduce the appearance of hyper pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. The pH balanced formula is suited for all skin types and regular use helps to prime the skin for optimal product absorption and moisture balance. Available online via

Le Mieux Hyaluronic Serum ($60)

This hyaluronic-acid-based complex retains 1,000 times its own volume in moisture. Intensely hydrates without clogging pores, while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Features vitamin E (tocotrienol) and 4 botanical extracts for soothing, healing, and anti-aging benefits, with no greasy feel. Available online via

Le Mieux Eye & Lip Cream ($60)

Designed for use on the both the eyes and lips, this rich, peptide-infused concentrate increases firmness, improves elasticity and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The specialized formula has potent antioxidant properties that help reverse the effects of free radicals, while protecting from future damage. The Eye & Lip Cream also featured 3 ultra-hydrating lipids for intensive moisture. Available online via

Jan Marini Holiday Exfoliators ($85)


Just because the holidays are over, doesn’t mean you should stop treating your skin. Available in Sugar Cookie and Orange & Cranberryscents, JMSR’s popular, clinical-strength resurfacer immediately refines texture, leaving skin with a radiant, polished glow. This uniquely designed scrub eliminates harsh abrasives to gently and safely scrub and resurface the skin. Available online via www.janmarini.comnow through the end of the winter season.

Phyto-C Velvet Gel ($64) 

Providing extraordinary nutrition for skin cell repair, this nourishing and hydrating gel combines pentapeptide with vitamins B3 and B12. The Velvet Gel maintains the health of skin, while reducing the appearance of fine line and wrinkles. Perfect as a makeup primer, the Velvet Gel will give skin a glowing appearance. Available online via
Phyto-C SUPERHEALTM O-Live Cream ($120)

The nourishing O-Live Cream is created with multi-vitamin and centella extract to reinforce natural skin hydration. The light-weight formula soothes and calms itchy skin, reducing adverse skin reactions, dryness, irritation and redness.Available online via

Scalisi Skincare Cleanser & Exfoliator ($25)

The Cleanser and Exfoliator thoroughly cleanses the skin without stripping away moisture. This 2-in-1 daily cleanser and exfoliator features tiny micro-beads to gently exfoliate dead skin cells, allowing new cells to surface. Jojoba, macadamia nut and sunflower oils to moisturize, while time released vitamins A,C, and E nourish skin and help provide antioxidant protection.

Scalisi Skincare Eye Cream ($55)

Suitable for all skin types, the lightweight, non-irritating Eye Cream is scientifically proven to reduce the look of fine lines, crow’s feet and under eye puffiness. Jojoba, macadamia nut and avellana seed oils moisturize, while white team extract brightens and soy proteins regenerate.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hello Products Joins Newcastle Brown Ale's #BandofBrands Big Game Spot

I love sharing stories of smaller brands getting their spotlight. I have been a fan of hello for quite some time and this commercial is hilarious as it allows for the smaller brands to be seen and watched by millions this upcoming weekend!

Every year, the world’s biggest brands blow their enormous marketing budgets on a few seconds of potential advertising glory in a sporting event so big, it can’t be named by brands without being served a subpoena. But what about the little guys like a startup oral care brand? Well now they can, thanks to Newcastle Brown Ale’s #BandofBrands big game spot.

That’s right, the sporting event too big to be mentioned by name is almost here, and Newcastle Brown Ale has released the first ever crowdsourced Big Game ad, featuring 37 brands joining forces to get in on the action, share the glory, and save some money. The 60 second spot with 37 ‘little guys’ airs this Sunday and includes the effective, gorgeous, delicious and seriously friendly oral care brand, hello.

The perfect ad for viewers that want to breeze through commercials and get back to some football, the “Newcastle presents Band Of Brands: 37 Brands, One big game Ad #BandofBrands” jam-packs life’s product needs into one sound-bite. Because let’s be honest, advertising is really about giving people what they want, and what people really want is to watch a big game and the puppies at halftime.

The little guy in oral care, hello products, was launched in April 2013 and currently employs 11 friendly, fun-loving employees who show up to work every day with a smile on their face. With the friendly goal of introducing flavor, fun and color, hello offers a unique line-up of alcohol-free mouthwashes, ADA accepted toothpastes, and fresh-on-the-go breathsprays, in awesome flavors like Pink Grapefruit Mint and Mojito Mint. All hello products are free of triclosan, alcohol, dyes, and artificial sweeteners. Plus, they’re never tested on animals and Made in the USA. What’s friendlier than that?

Hello’s founder and CEO Craig Dubitsky stated “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be blowing a portion of our marketing budget on the #BandofBrands spot with our friends at Newcastle Brown Ale. Beer and fresh breath are two things this world shouldn’t have to live without during the big game. Remember to drink responsibly, and to choose friendly”.

 Watch the ad HERE.

Want to learn more about hello? Visit us at hello products or join our friendly conversation socially, @helloproducts.

Too Faced Lovers: Deal Alert on HSN Today ONLY!

SPECIAL DEAL ALERT!!!!!! Today ONLY, Too Faced Cosmetics is launching an exclusively sweet deal on HSN. Did I mention it is only available TODAY?! 

This "Better Than Chocolate" product set contains some of the bestselling products from the brand, including:

-Better Than Sex Mascara
-The original Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection
-Shadow Insurance Eye Primer
-Cocoa Powder Foundation
-La Crème Color Drenched Lipstick

This set is only $49.00 (valued at $106.00) and is not available anywhere else!  You can ONLY purchase this set by tuning into HSN, or by visiting

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

More Valentine Ideas from Korres and Lavanila

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift idea for friends is always a struggle. This year show someone how much you truly care with a gift that will leave them looking, smelling and feeling fresh.

While many get flowers or chocolate for Valentine’s Day, take a different route and gift them a rose in the form of beauty!

Korres The Brightest Skin Wild Rose Collection features three steps for your brightest skin. Formulated with wild rose oil, a powerful natural source of vitamin C, this regimen includes the iconic Wild Rose Brightening & Refining Buff Cleanser and Wild Rose 24-Hour Moisturizer paired with the best-selling Wild Rose Sleeping Facial.

Available for $48 from

Send them a scent that not only they will fall in love with, but also everyone around them. There is also No Aluminum or Parabens in their line making your gift a HEALTHY choice as well! Lavanila’s The Healthy Passion Fruit Collection. This fragrance is a crisp, tropical explosion of Passion Fruit, Guava and Peach Nectar steeped in a warm base of sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. You're sure to fall in love with this romantic blend of powerful aphrodisiacs prized for their seductive properties (wink, wink).

This amazing scent comes in Lavanila’s Healthy Fragrance ($42), Deodorant ($14) and Roller-Ball Fragrance ($19).

Available at


On a side note, the above deodorant came highly recommended by a friend who has a sister with breast cancer. In the hospital, Lavanila was recommended to her. I have been using it ever since. So, give it some thought as you are not only giving it as a gift, but you are also helping a loved one/friend opt for a healthier product/collection/brand.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

BaubleBar x Benefit Cosmetics Collaborate on Three Unique Gift Sets

Launching TODAY, BaubleBar x Benefit are unveiling three unique gift sets including: “Sparkle, Shine & All Things Fine,” “Real Romance & A Rosy Future” and “Love, Luck & Long Lashes”— each including one fabulous BaubleBar accessory and one to two cult-classic Benefit products (retailing at $34 each).

Benefit beauty genie, Simone, appears on the gift set packaging with special fortunes in tow. “You’ll make more people blush than a makeup artist” is the cheeky prediction teamed with the “Real Romance & A Rosy Future” gift set.

Simone also appears in a fun, interactive game on both + where she doles out BaubleBar and Benefit Cosmetics discount codes. 

Finally, there will be an animatronic fortune-telling ‘twitter machine’ that will travel between NYC and one other city. Fans can tweet at the machine and win a BaubleBar or Benefit product. You can follow what is happening live on Social Media using hashtag #BaubleBenefit.

"Truthfully our teams have been good friends for a long time given how much we love one another's products! We had always talked about finding a way to partner - not only do both Benefit Cosmetics and BaubleBar share a similar playful tone and style, but we also share very similar audiences with similar interests," said Julia Straus, VP of Business Development at BaubleBar. "It seemed like a perfect fit, then, that not only would a partnership be incredibly fun to design together, but would be similarly enjoyable for our audiences to engage with. We are thrilled to be bringing the best of beauty and fashion to ladies across the country, along with good fortunes, of course.”

Monday, January 26, 2015

Get The Look: Rosamund Pike

WHO: Rosamund Pike

MAKEUP BY: Melanie Inglessis, for MAKE UP FOR EVER

INSPIRATION: “I’m always inspired by the dress and tonight Rosamund is wearing an elegant, yet modern and playful asymmetrical style. To honor the dynamic, I wanted her makeup to remain neutral with a pop of color on the lip.”

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “To prep Rosamund’s fair skin, I applied SISLEY Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion all over the face which is the first step to my skincare ritual, followed by the refreshing SISLEY Floral Spray Mist. To brighten the under eye area I applied a thick layer of SISLEY Eye Contour Mask and left it on for 10 minutes. Next I mixed a few drops of SISLEY Black Rose Precious Face Oil with SISLEY Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration to keep Rosamund’s skin nourished all night long. I finished with SISLEY Nutritive Lip Balm, which I left on until I was ready to apply lipstick.

It’s important to use a primer that locks in moisture but also creates a flawless canvas, like the MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer, which comes out in March. I then feathered out MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation all over the face followed by SISLEY Phyto-Cernes Eclat Concealer for under the eyes. To set the foundation I dusted CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15 all over and applied it with MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Medium Powder Brush #126. 

To contour, I blended CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base with MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Blending Brush #122 and worked the product below the cheek bone, then gently swiped it across the top of the forehead and bridge of the nose for a sun-kissed glow.

To add freshness to Rosamund’s makeup look I softly blended MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush #225 Peachy Pink to the apples of the cheeks. 

Since I planned to focus on the lips I wanted to create soft definition on the eyes by applying MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic Eye Shadow Pencil in #ME-50 Metallic Golden Taupe to the top lid crease and softly smudged the color along the bottom lash line, ensuring it connected on the outer corner. I then used MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Large Blender Brush #242 to define the eyes with CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Prélude. I used CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Brun on the bottom lashes and then applied my favorite mascara, MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara Rich Black, to the top lashes to create a more intense look. 

Rosamund’s lips are the focus of tonight’s makeup look and I wanted to add a pop of fun, matte color that would last for hours on the red carpet. I used MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil #25C Orange Red to line the lips and filled in with CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Pétillante.”

PRODUCTS: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying Primer ($36) available in March; MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation ($42); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Medium Powder Brush #126 ($55); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Blending Brush #122 ($48); MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush #225 Peachy Pink ($26); MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic Eye Shadow Pencil in #ME-50 Metallic Golden Taupe ($21); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artisan Large Blender Brush #242 ($30); MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara Rich Black ($23); MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Liner Pencil #25C Orange Red ($19); SISLEY Floral Spray Mist ($100); SISLEY Black Rose Precious Face Oil ($235); SISLEY Hydra-Global Intense Anti-Aging Hydration ($255); SISLEY Eye Contour Mask ($145); SISLEY Phyto-Cernes Eclat Concealer Shade 1 ($107); SISLEY Nutritive Lip Balm ($74); SISLEY Sisleya Essential Skincare Lotion ($185); CHANEL Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15; CHANEL Soleil Tan de Chanel Bronzing Makeup Base; CHANEL Quadra Eyeshadow in Prélude; CHANEL Inimitable Mascara in Brun; CHANEL Rouge Allure Velvet Luminous Matte Lip Colour in La Pétillante


RETAILER: Sephora, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques

Get The Look: Maggie Gyllenhaal

What a delight to be able to write, once again, about people you know. Matthew Monzon is a talented celebrity hairstylist and a lovely person to boot! Matthew created the look for Maggie Gyllenhaal for the 2015 Screen Actor Guild Awards using Leonor Greyl products.

“Starting with damp hair, I combed through Leonor Greyl  Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice and combed  inconsistent wave patterns though out the hair.  I then dried the hair using a diffuser attachment with my dryer in order to lock in the wave pattern while drying.  
Once dry, I took about a quarter size of Leonor Greyl Éclat Naturel emulsified in my hands to break up the waves and create texture with random pieces.  I then finished the look with Leonor Greyl Voluforme hairspray.”
All Leonor Greyl (@LeonorGreylUSA) products are available at

Friday, January 23, 2015

New! Burt's Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm

It all started with a tin. Then there was the familiar yellow tube. Now, the Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm transforms yet again with the launch of  the new Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm.

It’s the original Beeswax Lip Balm you love—just squeezable. This version of the Burt’s Bees classic balm is softer and smoother with a slanted tip for precise application. This 100% natural formula contains moisturizing Beeswax and Vitamin E to keep lips soft and replenished—and, of course, a splash of Peppermint for that signature tingle. Perfect to have on hand at any given time as I know these colder months have been more harsh on my lips. 

NEW Burt’s Bees Squeezable Beeswax Lip Balm, ($3.99) is available now at select natural, grocery, drug, and mass retailers, and via

Geluxury: Slippers with Benefits!

Think about slipping into something a little more comfortable this Valentine’s Day with a treat your feet won’t want to pass up…

From now and leading up to Valentine’s Day, Geluxury will be giving away one pair of their specially formulated slippers to a Facebook fan each week!

Unlike your everyday slippers, Geluxury's primary purpose is to provide an intense skin repair treatment. Specially formulated to repair even the most difficult skin, Geluxury’s patent-pending SmartGel lining is infused with 7 therapeutic botanical and essential oils:
· Jojoba Oil to rebuild nail beds and cuticles
· Grape Seed Oil to improve skin cell health and tone
· Soybean Oil to even skin tone and smooth skin texture
· Mineral Oil to prevent moisture loss and soften skin
· Avocado Oil to decrease the effects of aging
· Canola Oil to sooth dry, irritated skin
· Olive Oil to help stimulate skin cell growth
 Ceramides to seal and protect skin

To enter for the chance to win a pair of your own, simply become a fan of Geluxury’s Facebook page and leave a comment on that week’s post. New giveaways will go up every Wednesday leading up to Valentine’s Day.

Can’t wait for the winners to be revealed? Get your own Geluxury Slippers at Available in leopard or cuddle cow print for $39.95.

Beauty Products to Make You Sizzle this Valentine's Day!

With the anticipated movie release of " 50 Shades of Grey", here is a small sampling of some products to help get you in the mood....


Annick Goutal Eau Du Ciel Eau de Toilette

This cult-classic, initially launched in 1986, is making its comeback. The scent is a fresh, soft and natural fragrance. Top notes include linden and Brazilian rose wood. The middle notes unite violet leaves, neroli and iris, and bottom notes of orange blossom enrich the woodsy melody of this pure and innocent fragrance.
Price: $149 (100ml), Available at the Annick Goutal Boutique: 646-964-4819 (Ships nationwide)

FLOWER Fragrance – Sultry

For a nighttime date, or a late-night rendezvous, this sensual oriental floral wraps you in a seductive trail of creamy florals, alluring spices and sultry vanilla woods.

TOP NOTES: Purple Plum, Cranberry Cocktail, Pink Pepper, MID NOTES: Night Blooming Jasmine, Cashmeran, Juicy Blackberries, BASE NOTES: Patchouli, Madagascar Vanilla, Sultry Musks

Price: $24.98 (30ml), $19.98 (15ml), $9.98 (10ml Rollerball), Available at Walmart and

Ralph Lauren Fragrances Midnight Romance

Relive your erotic romance with a scent that captivates the enchantment of feminine mystery, Midnight Romance… the fragrance of passionate desires. A sensual embrace of pink peony and black vanilla, it creates a modern contradiction, much like today’s woman, and captures Ralph Lauren’s understanding of feminine sensitivity and beauty that is staged through his world of fashion. A floriental fragrance, Midnight Romance combines an exhilarating mix of notes, including top notes of raspberry, Italian bergamot, juicy lychee, mid notes of peony, jasmine sambac, freesia and base notes of black vanilla, iris absolute, and ambrox. Developed by a male and a female master perfumer, each note adds a facet of femininity and mystery to create chemistry and the thrilling anticipation of passion.
Price: $94 (100ml), Available at and select retailers

Kenneth Cole Mankind

This bold fragrance celebrates the evolution of the modern man – confident and connected. The aromatic fragrance delivers a fresh, modern and masculine scent. It opens with a fresh blend of cardamom, tarragon leaves, zesty ginger and a splash of pineapple. It continues into a masculine blend of cedarwood, vetiver root and cinnamon then transforms into a rich, enticing dry down of sandalwood, oak moss, tonka and sexy skin musk.
Price: $72, Available at Macy's and


L’Oréal Paris Dark Sides of Grey Colour Riche Nail Collection

Get ready to discover the sultry sides of grey with L’Oréal Paris’ latest, limited-edition nail collection. Inspired by the greys seen strutting down the runway and the highly anticipated movie adaptation of “50 Shades of Grey,” there’s no denying that grey is one of the hottest hues. With eight different shades, create endless looks with the new staple tone seen everywhere from Paris to New York. Using a unique formula that delivers intense color, luxurious shine and 10-day wear, there’s a perfect hue to match your personality, style and mood.
Price: $5.99 each, Available at select retailers nationwide until supplies last.

Nails inc The New White Polish in White Horse Street

Enriched with Porcelain Flower Extract, a rare white flower from Thailand with recognized healing, therapeutic, illuminating and calming properties, the soft smoky grey shade promises to improve nail strength and health while providing the perfect wearable shade for everyone.
Price: $14, Available at


By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Ombre Mercure

The premium eye shadow of its generation, this soft creamy texture creates the perfectly sophisticated and ultra-luxurious look. With a high precision tip and Black Pearl extracts, this eye shadow’s grey shade can be used to illuminate the eye for an irresistible eye makeup result.
Price: $43, Available at

Clinique Wear Everywhere Neutrals in Grey

When in doubt, go neutral. Introducing Wear Everywhere Neutrals, which consists of eminently wearable, mix-and-matchable hues. This 8-shade eye shadow palette helps to explore different shades of grey. Mistake proof combinations exist within every palette. Go matte, go shimmery, and get creative. There are no wrong answers. Each Wear Everywhere Neutrals eye shadow palette is crease-and fade-resistant and ophthalmologist tested.
Price: $36, Available at Clinique counters nationwide and

L’Oréal Paris Infallible Smokissime Powder Eyeliner Pen in Taupe Smoke

Nothing says come “hither” like a smoky eye… Forget spending hours in front of the mirror using multiple products to create it. The ultimate smoky perfection is now easily achievable in just one stroke. This powder pen eyeliner utilizes a revolutionary smoke applicator with a unique, precision tip to draw and rounded foam to blend. The innovative gel-like powder formula housed in the product cap glides on easily and cleanly, providing a powdery smoky finish.Whether you want a subtle smoky or deeply intense look, it is now only a stroke away.
Price: $9.99, Available at mass, food and drug retailers nationwide.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

The new Perversion Mascara glides on like a second skin, with an ultra-creamy, lengthening and volumizing formula. It coats each lash with triple-black pigments and a deeply nourishing ingredient blend for bigger, blacker, badder lashes. Go ahead and pile on coat after coat — even if it’s been all day since you applied, more Perversion always means more beautiful lashes, as the formula never gets sticky or clumpy. Perversion Mascara features Urban Decay’s high-tech, volumizing brush with twisted trim to latch on to each lash. No need to wiggle the wand or maneuver it at all different angles, the brush pulls through lashes smoothly and lays down a generous amount of product with a clean, clump-free finish.
Price: $22, Available at Sephora, Ulta,,,,, and

Get The Look: Olivia Munn at the Red Carpet Premiere of Mordecai

Celebrity hairstylist Christian Marc created the look for Olivia Munn using Leonor Greyl for last night's red carpet premiere of ‘Mortdecai’.

“Olivia is wearing a gorgeous, floor length, black dress that is very sexy and has a beautiful, body-hugging silhouette.  The vibe that we went with for her hair was a glamorous, mid-70s style – very high fashion.

I started by applying Leonor Greyl Mousse au Lotus Volumatrice from root to tip on her damp hair, combing it through to make sure it was evenly distributed.  Then, once her hair was dry I began curling her hair with a 1” curling iron, starting from the back of the head to the front.  To ensure that there was enough body and texture to last all night, I would spray each section with Voluforme before curling it. When I got to the front, I switched to a 1½” curling iron for more relaxed waves.

After curling her whole head, I applied Éclat Naturel to the curls while brushing them out with a Mason Pearson Brush, just using my fingers and the tip of the brush.  Éclat Naturel is one of the best products on the market – the texture and hold are amazing and the product is so versatile.  It leaves the hair with a silky feeling while still giving it great hold.

Once I brushed through the waves, I shook out her hair and sprayed it once more with Leonor Greyl Voluforme.  Especially for a red carpet event, I make sure to use a little more hairspray than usual so that it holds throughout the night.

To finish off the look, I applied Serum de Soie Sublimateur to the end of her hair and the top to give it a little bit of sheen and make it just a tad sleeker.  By only using a little, it gave it a more polished effect and kept it from looking too harsh and sleek.”

All Leonor Greyl (@LeonorGreylUSA) products are available at 

Thursday, January 22, 2015

NARS Spring 2015 Color Collection

How I love the nude look that Francois Nars has created using his new Spring 2015 Color Collection! Tilda Swinton is one of my favorite actors and that face, well I just love her versatility. While we have seen much color in the past NARS collections, this pays homage to a more softer, subtle look.

While NARS is known for daring color, this collection shows a different side of the brand’s ethos. As François explains, “I think a woman can look very beautiful not wearing any color at all but just neutral shades of beiges, browns, and ivories. You can really sculpt the face in a very beautiful way without always having to use bold shades. That’s what this collection is all about. I thought it was very fresh and surprising, which is what I always love to do: surprise people.” 

The Spring 2015 Color Collection features Tilda Swinton in the second of four ‘Portraits by The Artist’, a seasonal series of acts created by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars. Act 2, is a nude scene– daring, baring, anything but neutral.

Disrobed tones in spectral effects expose a new natural state. The look begins with a provocative pink shimmer on cheeks. The barely-there effect extends to eyes, where a bold beige base sets the stage for burnished neutrals with lucid depth. Lips are undone in tan pigments topped with a whisper of opalescent gloss.

Shades Include:

Porto Venere Eye Paint, $25
Soft pale pink

Reckless Blush, $30
Sheer pink shimmer

Valhalla Single Eyeshadow, $25
Soft shimmering pink peach

Liguria Lipstick, $26
Nude caramel

St-Paul-De-Vence Duo Eyeshadow, $35
(L) Shimmering nectarine
(R) Chestnut

Guyane Lip Gloss, $26
Seashell pink

Vent Salé Lip Gloss , $26
Silver highlight

Available now on and NARS boutiques, launching at department and specialty stores on February 15, 2015.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

NEW: Little Black Primer featuring Kendall Jenner for Estée Lauder

Kendall Jenner’s first campaign for Estée Lauder featuring NEW Little Black Primer. Tint bare lashes for a soft, natural look; use under your favorite mascara to amplify volume, lift and length; and wear as a top coat to set your lashes!

Tint. Amplify. Set.

A versatile, 3-in-1 primer that will change the life of your lashes. Little Black Primer™ is a makeup prep-step that creates the ideal base for longer, fuller lashes that stay flexible and feel healthy. It’s a lightweight weekend mascara. It’s a water-resistant topcoat. It’s what you never knew you always wanted.

Availability: NEW Little Black Primer™ will be available at Estée Lauder counters nationwide and is already available on NOW. Suggested Retail Price: $24.00