Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Pat McGrath Launches First Ever Product: Gold001


TODAY, 9/30/15; iconic artist and fashion visionary Pat McGrath today launched her first ever product; Gold 001 and I am over the moon about it's versatility! Pat is one of my all-time favorite MUA's so I was delighted to hear of this launch. I find her work colorful, creative and unpredictable which takes true genius talent.

The launch event was attended by a collection of the world’s most in-demand models including Hailey Baldwin, Bella Hadid and Stella Maxwell, photographed by legend Patrick Demarchelier with the event supported by Vogue and Instagram with it’s new Head of Fashion Partnerships; Eva Chen.

The launch event took place in the beautiful Jardins des Tuileries forming an impromptu and unusual launch moment for Paris Fashion Week with models and celebrities gathering to have their faces adorned with Pat’s precious and innovative product. Other names that attended included Kris Jenner & Corey Gamble, Isabeli Fontana, Lily Donaldson, Issa Lish, Cindy Bruna, Fei Fei Sun, Imaan Hammam, Daria Strokous, Sasha Luss, Riley Montana, Ophelie Guillermand, Anais Mali, Hana Jirickova, and Paloma Elsesser.

Stella Maxwell, Bella Hadid and Pat McGrath. 
Photo courtesy of Sophia Li.

Photo courtesy of Eva Chen of Kris Jenner, 
Pat McGrath and Eva herself!
Photo courtesy of Sophia Li.

Patrick Demarchelier, Kris Jenner and Pat McGrath. 
Photo courtesy of Sophia Li.

Considered a true pioneer and trend-setter within both fashion and beauty, Pat McGrath’s first eponymous product will be one of the most highly anticipated launches of 2016. The product has had the most auspicious debut; on the runway at the most recent Prada show during Milan Fashion Week no less and celebrity support from the likes of Kim Kardashian (photographed in the product for her Violet Grey shoot).

The product itself will be part of a limited edition run of 1000 and will be usable to accentuate eyes, lips and skin with blinding luminosity. The packaging advises its user that it “causes a heightened sense of confidence and a potential overdose of glamour”. Pat McGrath says “Gold 001 is a one off revolutionary highly malleable formula – there is something magnificent about its pure form that leaves me breathless”. The product will be available later this month at

Oscar de la Renta: Something Blue

Can you believe it has been one year since George and Amal tied the knot? This time of year has us reminiscing of the unforgettable dress Amal wore to say I do.

While not every bride can wear a custom Oscar de la Renta gown, they can have a piece of the glamour with Mr. de la Renta’s Something Blue fragrance.  This fragrance was created by Mr. de la Renta with the desire to make dreams come true, a good luck charm to make brides feel vibrant and full of life.

Opening with a burst of mandarin and linden blossom, this romantic scent has a heart of stephanotis known as the “bridal veil”, lily of the valley and a kiss of lychee. This fragrance warms to a sultry finish with notes of bourbon vanilla and white musk. 

Available at Oscar de la Renta boutiques and, Bloomingdale's and, Saks Fifth Avenue and

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Hairdo by HairUWear: Change Your Hair Whenever U Want 2

I like changing my hair color and styles yet do not want to commit to color or cut. What do I do? I change it up by wearing wigs and/or extensions. I love playing with different colors, too! 

You can instantly transform your hair from work to play with Hairdo by HairUWear 16” Ombre Extension. This piece will instantly give you longer, fuller locks with the hottest hair color trend – ombre. Available in 6 salon inspired colors ($49;

I have platinum blonde hair so I couldn't do ombré, per se, so I went for the playful "Black Plum" shown above instead. 

Look at some of the other choices below, too! The Christie Brinkley Collection blends with my hair beautifully!

New from KRIGLER: Emeraude Noire 77

With its spicy, intoxicating fragrance, Emeraude Noire 77 captures the dark beauty of a cherished family jewel... 

Purchased by Albert Krigler as an anniversary gift for his wife, the legendary Emeraude Noire was a sparkling emerald with a cut that revealed pure black reflections. The gem was handed down from generation to generation until the 1970s, when it was lost forever. 

Inspired by the lost stone, Liliane Krigler created a fragrance that would pay tribute to its memory. Now, the House of Krigler is reviving the classic fragrance with a new, upgraded take. The scent blends top notes of Malaysian Nutmeg, Indian pepper, and Italian Bergamot with a heart of Patchouli from The Philippines and an Amber mix. Its base combines rich Labdanum Cistus from Spain with Tahitian Vanilla for the perfect finishing touch. (Parfum: 3.4fl.oz. : $395, 1.7fl.oz.: $295).

Monday, September 28, 2015

Holiday 2015: Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector's Set & Portable Palettes

Holiday 2015 is rolling in and the beauty palettes are some of my favorite things to see on store shelves, in windows and posted online. They are generally limited edition sets and colored appropriately for whatever festivities you choose to celebrate making me want all of them! This Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector's Set & Portable Palettes are no exception and of wonderful value, available at Ulta and only!

Tarte Greatest Glitz Collector's Set & Portable Palettes

Glitz & mingle this season with this dazzling collector’s set of Tarte favorites for the eyes, lips & cheeks! Includes 3 Eye & Cheek Palettes for every occasion in Neutral, Rose Gold & Smoky, plus best-selling Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara and LipSurgence Lip Crème in a glamorous keepsake box. 

Only at ULTA!
It doesn't get better than glitz! Discover this sequined collector's gift box featuring everything a Tartelette needs to dazzle this season, at home or out on the town. Fall in love with 3 removable eye and cheek palettes in neutral, rose gold and smokey eye pairings to seamlessly sweep, blend and define anywhere, from workday to soiree. Finish with Tarte's best-selling mascara and a "flashy" new shade of the supremely silky LipSurgence Lip Crème, and you'll be flashing a smile all through the holidaze.

Dermatologist tested. Formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten.

A $322 value!

  • 3 removable, Amazonian clay eye & cheek palettes featuring a fun, festive mix of 24 new eye shadows and 3 exclusive blushes (Eye Shadows: 0.024 oz each)(Blush: 0.155 oz each)
  • Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara (0.13 oz)
  • Deluxe LipSurgence Lip Crème in Flashy (warm pink) (0.056 oz)
  • Collector's vanity storage box with pull out drawer and full size mirror

Shadow shades:
  • Toasted Marshmallow
  • Vixen
  • Chestnuts
  • Vio-Let It Go
  • Cookie Swap
  • Twinkle Lights
  • Spiked Cider
  • Dipped in Chocolate
  • Warmhearted
  • Joy To The Pearl
  • Glitzy Blitzen
  • Waltz Of The Flowers
  • Rose Such A Clatter
  • Blush Stilettos
  • Sparkling Punch
  • Rose Golen Rings
  • Evening Affair
  • Impress
  • Cheers
  • Slate Bells Ring
  • Mint Sprig
  • Smoke & Mirrors
  • Jingle All The Grey
  • Platinum Bling
  • Bedazzled Spruce
  • Black Tie Beauty
  • Bubbly

Price/Availability: $49,

Friday, September 25, 2015

New from Caudalie: Resveratrol LIFT Collection

The newly launched Caudalie Resveratrol LIFT Collection sounds wonderfully effective! Only time will tell if my skin responds to the products, yet they appear to be very promising...

Caudalie, in collaboration with Dr. David Sinclair of Harvard University, is honored to release a new collection of products powered by a patented molecule proven to reverse visible signs of aging.

The products’ efficacy lies in the synergy between stabilized vine resveratrol and micro-hyaluronic acid. Caudalie & Sinclair discovered that, when combined, an overproduction in cells of natural hyaluronic acid result, which drastically increases skin hydration and preserves its biochemical properties. The multiplied gene responsible for producing hyaluronic acid in the cell is called Has2.

The new combination also increases the activity of genes that produce collagen and elastin, increases cellular energy, and has an anti-glycation effect.

Of the tens of thousands of genes examined in this study, they demonstrated that only one gene, Has2, responsible for the production of hyaluronic acid in cells, was stimulated by
this complex. “I was very enthusiastic when I saw these two ingredients working together,” affirms Doctor David Sinclair.

The Has2 gene increased hyaluronic acid production to a
much higher level than I had expected when analyzing the two ingredients separately. Their synergy has a clear effect on the molecular mechanisms we were targeting.”

In addition to stimulating hyaluronic acid production, the new complex increases the activity of the genes responsible for collagen and elastin production, stimulates cellular energy, and exerts anti-glycation action. Doctor David Sinclair explains : “One of the main challenges faced by products containing hyaluronic acid is the size of the molecule, which has a fairly low level of absorption. Stimulating the Has2 gene is a fairly significant approach, because it drives cells to make their own molecules from within.”

The technology is protected by a patent application filed jointly between Caudalie and Harvard University’s Office of Technology Development (OTD). Harvard OTD granted Caudalie an exclusive right to practice the patent in the fields of cosmetics, nutritional supplements, and cosmetic injections.

Collection includes:

· Firming Serum ($82)

· Eye Firming Balm ($62)

· Face Lifting Moisturizer SPF 20 ($66)

· Night Infusion Cream ($76)

Available at, Sephora/ and Caudalie boutiques.

LAVANILA Deodorant wins Allure magazine's Best of Beauty Award!

Allure magazine announced its “Best of Beauty Award” winners in the October issue (out now) and I was thrilled to see that the winner for best deodorant is LAVANILA

Allure states: “if you’re looking to make a switch to a natural deodorant, chose this one LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Deodorant!

I hope you recall my review of their line months ago as the deodorant was recommended by a Doctor to a friend's sister who had breast cancer while being treated in the hospital. We all bought it and have been using it ever since. 

It was wonderful to see that LAVANILA was recognized in Allure.

LAVANILA Laboratories The Healthy Sport Luxe Deodorant is an aluminum-free, Sport Luxe deodorant that was created for an active life in motion. Bursting with long-lasting, vanilla breeze freshness, this award winning formula is infused with proprietary SmartSportTM Technology for high performance defense & nourishment. The crisp vanilla breeze scent blends white jasmine with watery honeydew, green apple and a whisper of powdery vanilla ($16;

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

New App from Sally Hansen: ManiMatch



NEW YORK, NEW YORK. Building on next-generation augmented reality technology, Sally Hansen the #1-selling nail color and nail care brand in the US is transforming the shopping experience with the new ManiMatchTM mobile app

Users can try on the rainbow of over 200 Sally Hansen nail polish shades in real time, on their nails, before they buy. A simple scan of the user’s hand from any smartphone enables the user to instantly consider and curate her own color choices. There’s no uploading, picture-taking or manual data entry, as the app works in real time. 

It also generates personalized-for-her-skin-tone color suggestions on demand; using cutting-edge, proprietary technology, the app senses and analyzes the pigments in each user’s hand, then matches its polish-shade suggestions to the ones optimally flattering to her skin.

Choosing the perfect shade is traditionally both the most fun and the most difficult aspect of shopping for nail color; consumers surreptitiously dab color onto a single or several nails to approximate how given shades might look on their hands in relation to skin tones, mood or outfit. 

ManiMatchTM flips the trial-only-post-purchase shopping experience that has always frustrated nail color shoppers, transforming the process into a moment of discovery, excitement and pleasure.

 “The app is addictive; everyone who tries it can’t stop herself from checking out more options,” says Jeremy Lowenstein, Sally Hansen Global Marketing Vice President. “The fact that you see exactly how a color will look on your own hands is just pure fun—and incredibly useful. People end up experimenting with shades they’d never normally try.”

The innovative technology uses bespoke skin tone analysis and an algorithm to map the hand.” – says Kristen D’Arcy, Global Digital Vice President. “It tracks the individual nuances of the user’s hands, analyzes skin tone, finds the nail beds, and photo-realistically simulates our nail polish shades, with shine: the finished manicure appears instantly on the user’s hand. ManiMatchTM generates shade suggestions across all Sally Hansen’s product lines, including Miracle Gel, Complete Salon Manicure, Insta-Dri and Xtreme Wear, so users can easily navigate and experience every color they desire.”

The launch of this app coincides with the release of the new Miracle Gel® Top Coat and new fashionable shades. Available for download for free on iOS platforms when it launches September 2015 (and select Android devices later in fall), ManiMatchTM is poised to revolutionize nail color shopping, both in store and ecommerce. 

Sally Hansen will host a kick-off consumer event in NYC to introduce the app. The first users to share the experience with a friend will have a chance to become the next Sally Hansen hand model for Sally Hansen social media!

Cover FX: Launches NEW Infusion Drops to Boost Your Fave Skincare Products

Cover FX Custom Infusion Drops

Custom Infusion Drops are innovative, oil-free drops that instantly transform your everyday beauty products into powerful skincare treatments that are customized to fit your skin’s unique needs. They allow you to a concentrated boost of essential oils and vitamins to whatever products you’re already using – everything from oils and serums to moisturizers and creams.

Simply place your usual product into the palm of your hand, drop in Custom Infusion Drops, mix with your fingertips, and transform it into your own perfectly infused complexion solution. What’s more, they blend beautifully with Custom Cover Drops, which means you’re able to create a highly customizable solution that’s as beautiful as it is effective.

· Calming: E + Chamomile – Chamomile oil comforts, soothes, and reduces the look of inflammation, while vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant that supports anti-aging and protects against premature aging.

· Hydration: F + Neroli – The hydrating blend is infused with Neroli oil to condition and soothe and Vitamin F, which contains sodium hyluronate to deeply nourish, improve skin elasticity and help the skin better retain moisture.

· Radiance: C + Lemongrass –Lemongrass tones the skin while vitamin C helps to brighten the complexion and protect it against damaging free radicals.

· Anti-aging: A + Jasmine – Vitamin A supports cell turnover and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles, while jasmine oil boosts the skin’s hydration.

Price: $48 each, Available at Sephora, and

Launching Today: Lucie + Pompette Lip Batter from Founder Eric Sakas

My dear friend, Eric Sakas, has just launched a line of " lip batters" that not only give you fuller looking lips but also provides all day hydration and leave the lips with a chic natural sheen!

They are not tacky and are Paraben, Vegan and Cruelty Free. I like having fuller looking lips yet some lip plumpers burn or give my lips an uncomfortable sensation. Not these- just smooth and soft on my lips and they add a sheer hint of color. I wear them over my lipstick and they stay on all day!

Available only at, use code BEAUTYADDICT until Sunday, September 27th, for a special 10% discount. Each lip batter is $ 19.50 and available in 5 practical sheer shades. The Lucie Bag is also available for $ 18.50 and is tres chic with it's Eiffel Tower zipper charm.

Cover FX: Custom Cover Drops wins for Best of Beauty Breakthrough!

Custom Cover Drops has won for BEST OF BEAUTY BREAKTHROUGH in Allure’s annual Best of Beauty awards

Editor in Chief, Linda Wells, explained yesterday morning on “TODAY” that in order to win one of these highly coveted awards, products must “be really innovative” and “have to do something that has never been done before,” which explains why Custom Cover Drops was chosen. The product was highlighted as a top winner in a first look feature, with the complete Best of Beauty winners being announced later tonight.

Kylie Jenner has also proclaimed her love for the Custom Cover Drops

If the Allure recognition hasn’t convinced you enough that this product is a serious must-have, Kylie Jenner revealed last week that she uses Custom Cover Drops. On her new #1 app on iTunes, Kylie breaks down her beauty routine and features Custom Cover Drops as one of her essentials to achieve her flawless skin. With just a few drops of these pure pigments into her favorite moisturizer or serum, Kylie’s skin transforms into the enviable complexion we can’t get enough of.

Cover FX Custom Cover Drops

Custom Cover Drops are pure pigments that allow you to customize any product in your beauty regimen and control the level of coverage. Custom Cover Drops can be mixed with anything liquid – moisturizers, serums, oils, primers, foundations, tinted moisturizers and more – to turn them into custom makeup. These revolutionary drops feature Flash Fusion™ technology, so as soon as you drop, everything but the pure pigment flashes off, weightlessly transforming your favorite beauty product in the palm of your hand. The pigments are coated with Lecithin, which is biochemically similar to skin, smoothing the pigment particles so they spread easily. It’s simple to use – just place your usual product into the palm of your hand, DROP in Custom Cover Drops, MIX with your fingertips and TRANSFORM into perfect customized coverage, from a sheer tint (1 drop) to a full coverage foundation (4 drops).

Price: $44, Available in 25 shades at Sephora, and

Monday, September 21, 2015

NARS: Backstage at Erdem SS '16

NARS created the look for the Erdem SS‘16 runway show. 

SHOW: Erdem SS‘16

LEAD ARTIST: Val Garland for NARS Cosmetics

LOOK: "Tea stained eye haunted with a creamy, velvet finish. Skin is moist and windswept, but beautiful."

Below please find the key products used to create the exclusive look:

NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
Velvet Matte Skin Tint (New for Spring 2016; for now try Radiant Creamy Concealer and Pressed Powder)
Radiant Creamy Concealer
Soft Velvet Loose Powder
Copacabana Illuminator (for darker skin tones, use Laguna Illuminator)


Vientiane Matte Multiple


Vientiane Matte Multiple
Het Loo Satin Lip Pencil


Velvet Matte Skin Tint (New for Spring 2016; for now try Radiant Creamy Concealer and Pressed Powder)

All products, except where noted, available at

NARS: Christopher Kane SS16

NARS created the look for the Christopher Kane SS ‘16 runway show.

SHOW: Christopher Kane SS‘16

LEAD ARTIST: Lucia Pieroni using NARS Cosmetics

LOOK: “She is a creation coming out of a destruction. A raw and undone girl, unaware about her own beauty. Bushy and feral brows and effortless skin. Naïve beauty that is childlike and honest.

Below please find the key products used to create the exclusive look:

NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream
NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate
Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
Stick Concealer

Anguilla Matte Multiple
Orgasm Illuminator


Sexual Healing Lipstick


Brow Perfector
Brow Gel


Rosecliff Lipstick (New for Spring 2016; for now try Cruising Lipstick)

All products, except where noted, available at

Get The Look: Anna Chlumsky at the 67th annual Emmy Awards

I am a big fan of makeup artist to the stars Melanie Inglessis and she does not disappoint. Anna Chlumsky looked simply elegant last night and below is how she got the look....

MAKEUP BY: Melanie Inglessis, for MAKE UP FOR EVER

INSPIRATION: “I wanted to create an elegant, yet modern makeup look that would match Anna’s ethereal dress.”

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “To begin Anna’s look, I started by prepping her skin with the MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydrating Primer to create a great base for her makeup. 

Next I applied the new MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Liquid Foundation which is the first foundation to meet the needs of 4K technology, appearing even more invisible and natural-looking on skin than ever before, to create a flawless complexion on and off camera.

After applying bronzer and blush, I dusted MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder to the t-zone. 

I then created a smoky eye by applying MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic in Satiny Warm Brown #S-60 to the top and bottom lash line, along with MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in Pink Ash #S836 to the crease, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in Ash Plum #S832 to the outer corners and by the bottom and top lashes to create depth. 

Lastly, I applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in Pink Beige #N4 to her lips to give the look a soft finish.”

PRODUCTS: MAKE UP FOR EVER Step 1 Skin Equalizer Hydtrating Primer ($36); MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Liquid Foundation ($43); MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microfinish Powder ($34); MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Matic in Satiny Warm Brown #S-60 ($22); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in Pink Ash #S836 ($21); MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Shadow in Ash Plum #S832 ($21); MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist Natural in Pink Beige #N4 ($20)

RETAILER: Sephora,, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques

Heidi Klum: Nails by Celebrity Manicurist Tom Bachik for L' Oreal Paris

Tom Bachik can do no wrong! I have become rather friendly on Social Media with both Tom and his wonderful family and, of course, watched him as a judge on Oxygen's show Nail'd It. I admire his work and love what he does with L'Oreal Paris in terms of creating new colors and new product collaborations. It was only natural that I wanted to show him some love after seeing he was doing Heidi Klum's nails last night...hello to her wonderful Make Up Artist Linda Hay, too (we go way back)!

Heidi Klum (NAILS)

MANICURIST: L’Oréal Paris Global Manicurist, Tom Bachik

INSPIRATION: “Heidi wore a beautiful yellow Versace gown and to allow it to own center stage, we kept her nails simple. She’s gearing up for a trip overseas, so we shaped her nails shorter than they’ve been recently – Heidi loves having gorgeous long nails – and polished them cleanly so that the look would last not only for Emmys night, but wear nicely into the next week or two.”

STEP 1: First, Tom filed nails into a classic round shape.

STEP 2: He next applied two coats of L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail ($5.99), allowing her natural nail to be slightly visible through the sheer hue.

STEP 3: Tom advises maintaining a manicure using L’Oréal Paris Glow Renewal Facial Oil ($24.99); a drop on each nail 1-2 daily will keep nail color looking fresh and shiny, and cuticles hydrated.

Get The Look: Ariel Winter at the 67th annual Emmy Awards

Photo courtesy of Toby Fleischman's IG feed. 

Makeup Artist, Toby Fleischman, created the ultimate lip and flawless skin for Emmy-nominated actress, Ariel Winter - see below how she created them by using Burt's Bees

THE LIP: She and her team were all undecided as to whether they go with a red lip to match the red gown or keep everything simple and clean.
  • Ultimately, with the gown's modern aesthetic and her beautiful sleek waves, I didn't want the makeup to be too literal, so I chose my favorite nude lip, Burt's Bees Lip Crayon in Sedona Sands. 
  • Then, to give her pout additional "juiciness", I popped a little Burt's Bee's Lip Shimmer in Cherry, on top.
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  • In order to prep Ariel's skin, I opted for Burt's Bees Brightening Eye Treatment around the eyes, because day or night, eye cream is something that no one should be without.
  • Then, I layered the Burt's Bees Renewal Intensive Firming Serum and Burt's Bees Hydration Day Lotion and applied them all over her skin to enhance her beautiful and youthful glow. 
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Get The Look: Christina Hendricks

Photo courtesy of Getty Images.



INSPRIATION: “Christina‘s gown had an ornate, art deco feel which immediately made me think of a 1920’s Bordeaux lip. We wanted to keep her makeup classic, so we focused on her amazing full lips in a custom mix of red and blackberry, with a soft yet smoldering emphasis on her eyes using a mix of shimmery gold shadows to create a modern take on the lavish 20’s.”

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “The lips are the focal point of Christina’s look so to compliment the gorgeous sequin pattern of her gown, we chose to custom blend a Bordeaux shade using Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in 01 ALWAYS RED and 14 BLACKBERRY SORBET. This product is soft yet long lasting, so Christina doesn’t need to worry about reapplying on the red carpet. The lips are rich and supersaturated with color but, the lip line is left soft as the color is pressed into the skin. This stained look is bold and elegant against her skin.

Next, we filled in her brows using the Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencil in HONEY BLONDE to give them soft definition. 

Using the hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Kusuriyubi Angled Concealer Brush, we applied a wash of dark, gold metallic shadows from the Sephora Collection Colorful Eyeshadow Portfolio from her lash line to the crease and wrapping under the bottom lashes. This gives the skin a kick of shine which offers contrast against the matte lip and adds luxury to the look. We used the Sephora Collection Contour Matte Gel Liner in ALL BLACK EVERYTHING on the upper lid to emphasize and elongates the eyes. We finished the eyes with several generous coats of the Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume - Dramatic Volume Mascara in ULTRA BLACK. 

We wanted the skin to look luminous and clean, so we prepped with the Sephora Collection Face Mask in HONEY to create a clean even canvas and kept foundation and concealer to a minimum. After setting the skin with the, Sephora Collection Bright Set Loose Finishing Powder using the hakuho-do + SEPHORA PRO Kusabi Wedge Sloping Powder Brush, we used the Sephora Collection Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation to give her skin a soft touch of weightless coverage. 

Then, we used the Sephora Collection Bright Future Gel Concealer under the eyes and on the inner hollow of the nose just beside the inner corner of the eyes before applying a subtle contour to shape the face – a touch on the hairline and a sweep under the cheekbones – using the Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in 24 LOS CABOS. 

As a final defining touch, we applied a pop of color to the apples of her cheeks using the Sephora Collection Colorful Blush in 06 FLIRT IT UP and used a luminous pearl powder from the Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Contour Trio in SASSY on the brow bones, along the cheekbones, and down the bridge of the nose to create soft, sheer highlights and make her skin appear fresh and lit from within.”





Sunday, September 20, 2015

Claire Danes: Get The Look from the 67th annual Emmy Awards

I saw quite a few faux bob's tonight and thought celebrity hairstylist Peter Butler created a wonderful look as he styled lead actress nominee Claire Danes at the 67th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles this evening.

“Claire looks beautiful in a deep purple Prada dress tonight. It’s 90 degrees in downtown Los Angeles, so I wanted to pull her hair up. I decided to go for a faux bob, with a late ‘60s/early ‘70s vibe. At first, I envisioned a Grace Kelly Goes to the Beach look, but that style was too rough and raw. We wanted polished and red carpet-ready, so we opted for Grace Kelly Goes to Palm Springs.

I began by blowing her hair out with Leonor Greyl Mousse A Lotus Volumatrice to impart a little lift. I sprayed her roots with Leonor Greyl Voluforme as I curled her hair, then let that cool and set. To make the texture more natural, I brushed out the waves and added Leonor Greyl Eclat Natural to smooth flyaways. I finished by pinning it up and tucking the right side behind her ear.

Right before she walked out the door, I spritzed on a finishing touch of Leonor Greyl Lacque Souple to nail it down. She’s got a golden nude makeup look and elegant hair. As she stepped on the red carpet she said, ‘I feel like I’m going to Bob Hope’s house!’ with a laugh.

Leonor Greyl products can be purchased at

Want to know the tools that were used in the process?

HAIR BY: Peter Butler for ghd, North America

TIPS/TECHNIQUE: “First I dried Claire’s hair in sections using the ghd air™ hairdryer and ghd ceramic vented radial brush size 3. Once dry, I created a deep part on the right side and curled hair under using the ghd curve™ classic curl iron, which added a touch of texture. With ghd’s patented tri-zone™ technology, I can style hair in less time and create a long lasting curl without having to use a ton of styling products. Next, I created two small pin curls and secured at the nape of her neck using bobby pins which helped create the illusion of a faux bob. Lastly, I curled a section of hair down in the front to frame her face and used a finishing spray to hold the style in place.”

PRODUCTS: ghd air™ hairdryer ($225); ghd curve™ classic curl iron ($245); ghd ceramic vented radial brush size 3 ($53)

RETAILER: Sephora,,

Friday, September 18, 2015

Get The Look: Drew Barrymore

Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Below are the FLOWER products that makeup artist Robin Fredriksz used to create Drew’s beauty look at the London premiere of her new movie, “Miss You Already.”


FLOWER That's So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner in Tell Me No Lilacs
FLOWER That's So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner in Illumin-eye-zer
FLOWER Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in Dusk ‘Til Dawn (available at Walmart stores, not yet online)
FLOWER Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara in Black


FLOWER Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush in A Coral Ble
FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in Baby Buttercup


FLOWER That’s So Kohl! Kohl Eyeliner in Tell Me No Lilacs and Illumin-Eye-Zer

Kohl It! This super luxe and creamy kohl eyeliner glides on effortlessly for the ultimate color payoff and intensity. Create the ultimate smokey eye with a built-in velvety, suede-like smudger that allows you to easily create a smokey eye; build, blend, and smudge to perfection. Medium-to-High coverage ensures the ultimate intense eye effect that will last up to 12 hours. Use the “Illu-min-eye-zer” to illuminate the eyes for a fresh, bright, look. Paraben-free, talc-free, phthalate-free, GMO-free and sulfate-free.

Price: $7.98, Available at Walmart and

FLOWER Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad in From Dusk Till Dawn

From the new cosmetics range by Drew Barrymore, the Flower Shadow Play Eye Shadow Quad offers four gorgeous shades with color that blends evenly and flawlessly on the eyelid.

· Ginko biloba extract makes lids soft and supple
· Smooth and brighten delicate eyelids
· Luminous finish

Price: $8.98 each, Available at Walmart and

FLOWER Zoom-In Ultimate Mascara in Black

Transforming lashes to appear dramatically longer, fuller and defined, this mascara has a unique adjustable brush that twists into 3 different shapes (pictured below) to let you customize lash volume and length. D-panthenol helps to smooth lashes and stimulate growth while rice wax provides smudge-proof color. Contains a naturally derived gellifying agent for ease in application. Ophthalmologist tested.

Price: $7.98, Available at Walmart and

FLOWER Transforming Touch Powder-To-Crème Blush in A-coral-ble

An exclusive, innovative formula that features exclusive “Liquid Powder” Technology which transforms loose powder into a crème by simply applying to the skin. The result is a flawless, airbrushed, soft-focus effect for face & cheeks.

Pigments are encased by “Hydrophobic” powder
Non-messy, mattifying, medium coverage
Infused with essential oils to hydrate the skin
Sets a quick and non-tacky finish
Can be applied by hand, sponge of with the FLOWER Ultimate Powder or Liquid Foundation Brushes

Price: $12.98, Available at Walmart or

FLOWER Kiss Stick High Shine Lip Color in Baby Buttercup

A hero product, this high-shine luxury lipstick is infused with emollient oils to help improve shine and allow for a rich, creamy application. It will leave your lips with a pure, intense color payoff.

Price: $6.98 each, Available at Walmart and

SLAPS- Satin Lined Caps by Grace Eleyae

Grace Eleyae, the founder of SLAPS - Satin Lined Caps has created a wonderful beanie for all occasions- it is a true multi-tasker, like me!

Grace needed to find something that covered her head on bad hair days as well as offered her hair protection while she slept. Everything on the market was not to her liking so she decided to create her own...

SLAPS stylishly prevents frizz, breakage & bedhead!

Most women don't know but their cotton pillowcase is sucking the moisture out of their hair. The secret to protection is satin. Cotton & wool caps cause static as the moisture is removed. These colorful beanies are lined with silky-satin that lets hair fall effortlessly after use. Grace wears them to bed every night and on those long planes ride from LA. Everyone suffers from a bad hair day and SLAPS ($29.95) can help!

New: Red Door Spa Treatments

The Red Door Spa introduces these new treatments for Fall:
Say goodbye to summer with Red Door Spa’s new services to refresh and revitalize your beauty regimen for fall. Parting can be sweet withRed Door Spa’s new Brandied Pear and Marshmallow Melt spa treatments designed to repair, reinvigorate and renew dry, dull, and lackluster skin from summer. Starting in September following New York Fashion Week, visit any Red Door Spa locations nationwide and awaken your senses with the new Brandied Pear and Marshmallow Melt services, including a body treatment, and spa manicure and pedicure.

Red Door Spa Brandied Pear and Marshmallow Melt Body Treatment (50 minutes; $135)

Relax and rejuvenate with this service, starting with the scrumptious pear-infused brandy and sea salt scrub, made with California Bartlett pears and rich in Vitamin E rice bran oil, leaving skin exfoliated and polished to perfection. Following the exfoliation, a rich and creamy application of marshmallow shea butter is applied during a targeted, therapeutic body massage, allowing the skin to effectively absorb the nutrients for smoother, toned skin. This divine and fragrant treatment provides a wonderful experience of deep body relaxation and renewal.

Brandy is an interesting ingredient which has been used in skincare for ages. Brandy contains antioxidants to fight harmful free radical formation in skin cells. The sea salt in the scrub is one of my favorites -- it’s a powerful natural exfoliator that’s packed withvitamins and essential minerals for the skin, including Vitamin C and Copper,” said Glenn Ferrugiari, National Director of Body Services at Red Door Spa. “This body treatment is ideal for those looking to refresh, repair and renew skin from the summer.”

Red Door Spa Brandied Pear and Marshmallow Melt Manicure & Pedicure – (120 minutes, $120)

Sit back and unwind with this all-inclusive, luscious manicure and pedicure. The first step includes a pear-infused brandy and sea salt scrub, followed by a hydrating massage of the hands and arms with the marshmallow shea butter cream. Also included in the treatment is an indulgent paraffin treatment to leave skin feeling nourished for healthy-looking hands and feet. We love Essie’s Ballet Slippers as seen at the Rachel Antonoff show and Matte About You at the Vivienne Tam show during NYFW S/S 2016.

The hydrating marshmallow melt shea butter cream used in the manicure and pedicure is infused with an exquisite blend of skin-replenishing ingredients including Coconut Oil, Mango Butter, Shea Butter, Cacao Butter and Apricot Kernel Oil,” said Adeline Sarino, National Training Director of Nail Services at Red Door Spa. “These ingredients quickly absorb to nourish even the severest of dry skin, leaving behind a radiant glow.”

Manicure only (45 minutes; $50)

Hands are gently exfoliated with a succulent pear-infused brandy and sea salt scrub to smooth dry skin, followed by a hydrating massage with a rich and fluffy marshmallow shea butter. A warmparaffin treatment seals in moisture and softens hands. Finish the look with any nail polish shade of your selection.

Pedicure only (75 minutes; $80)

Sit back and relax with this decadent service starting with an exfoliation of the legs and feet with a pear-infused brandy and sea salt scrub to treat dry skin. Following, enjoy a relaxing leg and foot massage with a hydrating marshmallow shea butter. Next, ahealing paraffin treatment revitalizes tired feet, and toes are polished to perfection.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

NARS: Backstage Beauty at Marc Jacobs SS16

NARS created the look for the Marc Jacobs SS‘16 runway show.

SHOW: Marc Jacobs SS‘16

LEAD ARTIST: François Nars, Founder & Creative Director

LOOK: “The look is very downtown – it’s the East Village girl who’s been out all night. Marc wanted them to look a little worn, so we created a look with too much mascara, just the right amount of color, no foundation, and dark circles under the eyes. There’s a lot of shine on the cheeks and eyes – they almost look greasy and a bit tired, but still so beautiful.”

Below please find the key products used to create the exclusive look:


NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream


Dark Angel Velvet Shadow Stick(for darker skin tones use Flibuste Velvet Shadow Stick)
Solomon Islands Eye Paint
Cressida Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (New for Spring 2016, for now try Outremer Single Eyeshadow)
Audacious Mascara


Mambo Eyeliner Pencil
Damned Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
413 BLKR Lipstick

All products, except where noted, available at