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CoverGirl is Launching Star Wars Limited Edition Makeup Collection

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(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

Star Wars fans rejoice!  Covergirl is coming out with a limited edition makeup collection to celebrate the upcoming film Star Wars: The Force Awakens.  Unlike the movie which comes out in December, the makeup collection will be available in September 4, 2015.  The makeup collection will feature lipsticks, mascara and nail polishes.

Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath was recruited by Covergirl to create six separate character looks using the products from the new line along with a few CoverGirl classic products.  McGrath who also serves as the brand’s global creative design director and artist to the stars.  While only two of the looks have been released, the other four are still under wraps, the dark side creation is an edgy stormtrooper look and the glorious droid for the light side.

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Lipsticks: $5.99-$7.99

  • Dark Purple: A creamy aubergine
  • Gold: A shimmery orange-gold
  • Red: An opaque, metallic berry
  • Lilac: A cool, frosty lilac
  • Silver: An opaque silver
  • Nude: A metallic rose-gold
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Nail Gloss: $4.99 – $6.99

  • Red Revenge: A high-shine cherry-red
  • Nemesis: A rich black-plum
  • Speed of Light: A creamy cement-gray
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(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

CoverGirl Star Wars Dark Side & Light Side Mascara: $5.00-$7.49

  • Dark Side Mascara: Very black
  • Light Side Mascara: Very Black (Waterproof)

Both formulas come in limited-edition tubes that have different iconic Star Wars quotes to choose from.

(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)
(Photo Credit: CoverGirl)

Breakups to Makeup Releases Super-Chic Mini Clutch

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(Photo Credit: Breakups to Makeup)

Breakups to Makeup brings you back to school or travel with the launch of their all new mini clutches!

Breakups to Makeup, famous for their smart and chic accessories featuring fun cosmetic slogans, is launching a miniature version of their statement clutch.  These are perfect for your backpack, briefcase, purse or suitcase.   As with all of Breakup to Makeup’s accessories, they are offered in three quirky sayings: “Contents: Pretty Important Stuff”, Contents: My Life”, and”VIP: Very Important Products.

Measuring at 6″ x 7″ and retail for $15.  They will certainly be a conversation starter.  Buy them here.

Christian Louboutin is Not Just Shoes and Nails Anymore

Photo Credit: Louboutin
Photo Credit: Louboutin

Christian Louboutin is expanding past the iconic red-bottomed shoes and nail collection.  Starting in September you can apply Louboutin to your lips.

The collection was inspired by the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti and will have gorgeous unconventional tubes.  The lipstick will be in gold and black vials topped with crowns.  The lipsticks will have three different finishes: matte, sheer and full coverage.  Silky Satin collection will have 20 shades, a medium to full coverage lip color with a satin finish. Velvet Matte will have 9 shades of highly pigmented color and a matte finish.  Sheer Voile will have 9 shades, with a sheer finish with a luminous shine.  Each lipstick is said to retail at $90 a tube.

In 2014, the designer debuted his nail collection, with a gorgeous bottle designed after a spiked heel and of course a signature red.

The lipstick collection will be available at Saks in September.

Photo Credit: Louboutin
Photo Credit: Louboutin

MAC Cosmetics: Giambattista Valli Collection

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Couture Fashion Designer Giambattista Valli brings his effortless elegance and celebration of the female form to a collection of timeless lipsticks.  MAC Cosmetics and the French fashion designer have collaborated and created five new matte shades and one glossy companion.  All of the colors were inspired by fabric swatches in the Giambattista Valli fashion vault.

To emphasize the glamour and freshness of the lipsticks, MAC is doing something completely out of the box and using a metallic color packaging for each.  The lipsticks are $17.50 each.

(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)
(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Margherita: Yellow bright peach

Bianca B: Pale white pink

Tats: Bright hot pink

Charlotte: Rich yellow red

Eugenie: Cherry with blue undertone

Crystal Glaze Gloss: Clear with subtle multi colored pencil (not shown in picture $23 USD)

The collection hits the stores today and is available online.  The Giambattista Valli Collection is limited edition so pick one or all up before they are gone.

Breakups to Makeup for the Makeup Enthusiast now at Sephora

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I first learned of Breakups to Makeup at The Makeup Show Orlando in November.  The company is known for its unique quirky cosmetic-related slogans and caught my eye at the beauty pro trade show.

The fun company has partnered with Sephora to bring a new accessory assortment to everyone.  The three cosmetic bag or clutches feature two of Breakups to Makeup signature quotes “LOSING YOU HURT BUT LOSING MY MAKEUP WOULD BE A TRAGEDY and “I WOULD CRY BY MY MASCARA IS DESIGNER” the third is a Sephora exclusive, “LIFE IS SHORT, WEAR MORE MAKEUP’.

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(Photo Credit: Breakups to Makeup)

The clutches retail for $24 and a made of a durable canvas material, they are large enough to fit a phone and take out or to house all of your cosmetics.

Founder Angelique Velez began the company in June 2013, with a series of catchy phrases on a variety of products that celebrate the art.  “The goal of Breakups to Makeup has always been to encourage the artistic expression and empowerment that many makeup enthusiasts feel makeup has brought into their lives.  We are beyond thrilled to become a part of the beauty wonderland that they have created.”

To view all of the products from Breakups to Makeups click here.

Get the Look: Carey Mulligan’s 2015 Met Gala

Photo by: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images Entertainment
(Photo Credit: Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images Entertainment)

 

The stars shined on Monday night as they attended the “China:Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015.  We are so lucky that our friends at Kiehl’s and Makeup Artist Georgie Eisdell have shared how to get Carey Mulligan’s beauty look.  As she definitely was a knockout!

“Carey’s look for the Met Ball was all about enhancing her natural beauty. I wanted her skin to glow but then I wanted a little drama on her lips.”

“I first prepared Carey’s skin with Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate, and then moisturized with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream Intense Hydration and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado for her eyes. Then I finished with Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector, I love this product so much. It’s the perfect base for makeup.”

“I then evened out her skin with Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream in Fair/ Light.”

“Then, I used Tom Ford’s Illuminating Highlight Pen to brighten underneath the eye, and then used Tom Ford’s Cheek Color in Frantic Pink on the apples of the cheek for a natural flush to the cheek and then a touch of Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting Palette over the top for extra illumination.”

“I powdered really lightly, just on the high points of her face, with La Mer’s The Powder.”

“I enhanced Carey’s already perfect brows with Tom Ford’s Brow Sculptor in Taupe.”

“On Carey’s eyes, I left the lids bare of eye shadow. I just put a wash of translucent powder to even out the area, and then used Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cocoa Mirage in the crease of her eye, ever so lightly, to create a natural contour to the eye.”

“I finished the eye with YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara in Black and then a few Ardell single lashes to create a fullness to her natural lashes, keeping them looking defined and spidery.”

“I finished off her look with Tom Ford’s Matte Lip in Velvet Cherry, my favorite lip color at the moment.”

 

Get the Look: Rashida Jones at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

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(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
 Last nigh at the 87th Academy Awards, Rashida Jones looked stunning at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party.  Learn how to get the Look with TEMPTU and celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg,

Jamie said: “It’s all about the beautiful, dewy skin with a pop of color on the cheeks and lip.” We couldn’t be more in love with it, as it was the perfect compliment to her gorgeous Andrew Gn gown. Jamie shared her step-by-step beauty regime and inspiration for the red carpet night.

First I prepped Rashida’s skin with Embryolisse Lait Crème Concentre and TEMPTU BASE Smooth & Matte Primer, the TEMPTU Concealer Wheel and under her eyes with Embryolisse Radiant Eye.

Next I used TEMPTU AIRpod Foundation in Honey to create a flawless, dewy look. I highlighted her skin with a mix of the TEMPTU AIRpod Highlighter in Champagne and a little bit of Gold. I applied the TEMPTU AIRpod Blush in Peony Pink on the cheeks.

On the eyes, I used Colour Pop eye shadow in Mittens as a base on the eyes, with Jouer in Bordeaux over it. I applied MAC eye shadow in Carbon on the corners.

On Rashida’s brows, I used Ardell Brow in Dark Brown, and Ardell Double Flare Eyelashes in short and medium on the ends.

I finished off the look with TEMPTU Color True Lipstick in  Rose Velveteen on Rashida’s lips. A final touch of Pink Hype was added at the end for a little extra pop!

GET JESSICA CHASTAIN’S OSCAR 2015 BEAUTY LOOK

(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Jessica Chastain‘s skin and makeup looked amazing at the 87th Academy Awards.  I am so lucky to be able to share with you the products and how to get the look that makeup artist Kristofer Buckle created for the evening.

“Before we began, I applied a layer of Kiehl’s Creme De Corps to make sure Jessica’s arms, legs, and décolletage were as flawless as her face.  Applying the lotion first gave it plenty of time to absorb.”

“All makeup application needs a great base, so I prepped Jessica’s skin with Kiehl’s Hydro Plumping Re-texturizing Serum.  It works wonders as a primer and is extremely moisturizing.  I then added a thin layer of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, and applied Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado around her eyes.  This was followed by Kiehl’s BB Cream in Light – Jessica is very fair, so it’s crucial to have both the right amount of coverage and SPF 50 all in one product.”

“I then used my Kristofer Buckle Always Flawless Day to Night Palette and YSL Couture Variation Palette to create a soft brown winged eye.  By using shadow, I was able to create a softer look than liquid liner. YSL Volume Waterproof Mascara was applied to add drama to her eyes.  To finish the look, I used Kristofer Buckle Absolute Nude Lip Crayon in Nude Subdued over Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 for a clean, sophisticated lip.”

BODY:

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps

SKIN:
Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado

Kiehl’s Actively Correcting and Beautifying BB Cream with SPF 50 PA+++  in Light

EYES:
Kristofer Buckle Always Flawless Day to Night Palette

YSL Couture Variation Palette

YSL Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils Waterproof

LIPS:
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

Kristofer Buckle Absolute Nude Lip Crayon in Nude Subdued

MAC VIVA GLAM 2015 Spokesperson: Miley Cyrus

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(Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

Wham! Bam! VIVA GLAM!  Superstar Miley Cyrus is ready to make some noise as the iconic campaign’s 2015 spokesperson.

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VIVA GLAM started when MAC Founders Frank Angelo and Frank Toskan in 1994 and the MAC artists banded together to create the MAC AIDS Fund.  The red VIVA GLAM lipstick was created and was the first lipstick created to 100% raise money for HIV/AIDS.  From the first spokesperson RuPaul to KD Lang, Mary J Blige, Lil’ Kim, Mary J Blige, Sir Elton John, Shirley Manson,  Christina Aguilera, Pamela Anderson, Eve,  Fergie, Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper, Nicki Minaj, Ricky Martin and now Miley Cyrus each celebrity has created a signature color to represent MAC.

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass(Photo Credit: MAC)
VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick and Lipglass (Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics)

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Lipstick ($16.00 USD) is a hot pink hue in MAC’s iconic lipstick formula.  The limited edition lipstick features Miley’s signature.

VIVA GLAM Miley Cyrus Tinted Lipglass ($15.00 USD) is a hot pink hue with sparkling pearl shimmer in MAC’s much-loved lipglass formula.

Every cent of the selling price goes toward helping women, men and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.

VIVA Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick and lipglass are available at MAC Cosmetic counters and online.

Get Emily Blunt’s Golden Globe 2015 Beauty Look

(Photo Credit:  Jason Merritt for Getty Images)
(Photo Credit: Jason Merritt for Getty Images)

The 2015 72nd Annual Golden Globe’s took place last night in Los Angeles.  I have the distinct pleasure of getting all of the beauty details of one of the hottest nominees; Emily Blunt.  Makeup Artist Jenn Streicher for Kiehl’s and Dior Beauty tells us how she created the look.

“Emily is wearing a gorgeous white Michael Kors dress with to-die-for jewels by Lorraine Schwartz – both the dress and jewels were custom made just for Emily. I can’t remember the last time Emily wore white on the red carpet! Because she just returned from a sunny get-away, her skin was perfectly bronzed for a white gown. And because we decided to have her hair loosely back I wanted her makeup to be soft and ethereal and just a pop of color on the lips to bring out the jewels.

“The first and most important step is prepping the skin. I started with Kiehls’ Ultra Facial Cream and Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. And because I knew Emily would wear a matte lip, I slathered her lips in the Kiehls Lip Balm #1. I then started on Emily’s eye makeup so her skin treatments could properly absorb.”

“For her eyes, I dabbed on Dior’s Backstage Eye Prime over the entire lid and then mixed 2 of the lightest shades of Dior’s eye palette “Cuir Cannage” #796 over the lid. I also mixed two of the darker shades of the same palette in her crease, concentrating on the outside corners and a bit on the lower lash line. I also brushed a bit of her blush (Cocktail Peach #553) on her lids. I dabbed on Dior’s long wearing cream shadow in Chimere over the entire lid to give it a little shimmer. And, of course, tons of Dior Show Mascara.

“Before I started on the foundation, I used a bit of the Kiehls Micro-Blur Skin Perfector in the T-zone and then applied the Diorskin Star makeup followed by the Diorskin Star brightening concealer to cover any little imperfections or redness.”

“And then, for my favorite part of the look, Dior lipstick #169 Grege with just a bit of the new Rouge Dior Lipshine in #808 over the top. Emily told me it might be her favorite look I’ve ever done on her!”

SKIN:
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream

Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado

Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector

Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1

COMPLEXION:
Diorskin Star Concealer in #001
Diorskin Star Foundation in Light Beige #020
Diorblush Vibrant Color Powder Blush in Cocktail Peach #553
Diorskin Nude Tan Matte Healthy Glow Bronzing Powder in Matte Amber #002

EYES:
Dior Backstage Eye Prime
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in Cuir Cannage #796
Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow in Chimere #821
Diorshow Mascara in Catwalk Black #090

LIPS:
Rouge Dior Lipstick in Grege 1947 #169
NEW Rouge Dior Brillant Lipshine in Victoire #808 (New launch available on Dior.com March 1st)