Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has released a limited edition set the Breast Cancer Awareness Peony Set. The set includes Bobbi’s silky powder blush in Peony and a Mini Face Blender Brush with a pink handle. When you purchase this limited edition set, Bobbi Brown will donate $12 of every sale to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. As the company says, “Let’s Defeat Breast Cancer. We’re Stronger Together!” The Pink Peony Set is available the month of October and retails for $50 USD.
Maisie Williams walked the 2015 Emmy’s Awards Red Carpet with a stunning beauty look. Thanks to Kiehl’s Since 1851 and makeup artist Kindra Mann, you can create the stunning skin and makeup look at home.
“I was totally inspired tonight by Maisie’s retro feeling pink dress. I loved that the color and texture gave it a vintage feel. We wanted the makeup to feel that same way, but with a more modern twist.”
“To keep Maisie’s skin looking fresh all night I started off by pressing a few drops of Kiehl’s Daily Reviving Concentrate onto her skin before applying a little of Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream for added moisture. I prepped the under eye area with a little of Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado.”
“For the makeup, I first applied a thin layer of Kiehl’s Skin Tone Correcting & Beautifying BB Cream in Light all over, and then went in where I wanted a little more coverage with Kevyn Aucoin Skin Enhancer in #5. I set the foundation using Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder in #1.”
“For the cheeks I wanted to give Maisie a nice sun-kissed glow, so I warmed up her skin using Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow. I used the darker shade to contour and warm the skin, and just applied the shimmer to the cheek bones for added glow. And, using a stipple brush, I applied La Prairie Cellular Radiance Cream Blush in Rose Glow to the apples of the cheeks.”
“Maisie has incredible eyes, and I really wanted to play them up. We decided to take a traditional cat eye and give it a modern twist by using plummy purple shadows. Using the Dior 5 Couleurs Palette in Victoire, I blended the purples together focusing the lighter shade on the brow bone and inner eye. Next I appliedPur Minerals Eye Polish in Velvet to the outer corners, creating a cat eye effect. I then finished the eye by curling the lashes and applying a few coats of Pur Minerals Big Look Mascara before adding a few Ardell individual lashes.
“For the lips we wanted a nice nude color that was a little softer than the pink in the dress. I started off by applying Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1 to hydrate the lips. I then added Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in #1 Pale Pink Nude to give it that perfect nude color.”
An all-new way to experience Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics cult-classic liquid lipstick LIP TAR. Presenting: LIP TAR / RTW! Housed in a cylindrical tube that features a user-friendly doe foot applicator, the innovative formula and dynamic color of Lip Tar is now combined with an all new, easy-to-use applicator that promises to make this a must-have liquid lipstick that beauty lovers everywhere will keep reaching for! Lip Tar is now ready to wear. Check out all 25 ready to wear shades that retail for $15.00 USD.
Vintage: Deep burgundy
Black Metal Dahlia: Blackened red with red metallic pearl
Lydia: Dark plum
Anime: Seriously neon pink
RX: True cyan blue
Interlace: Palest cream
John Doe: Pale ash-toned taupe
Sebastian: Plum-toned taupe
Hush: Bridal neutral pink
Anita: Browned Burgundy
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.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
This summer, SinfulColors transports you across the globe with an on-trend collection of 29 hues that reflect the brant and eclectic chaos from around the world. The fusion of saturated cream shades and dazzling neon appliques channel the pulsating energy of a summer evening. The offbeat blend of spicy reds, oranges and cooling blues are perfectly paired with henna appliques and foil tips. Juicy purples and pinks complement new matte glitter toppers that add a fashion-forward flair while graffiti-inspired splatter glitter topcoats capture the diverse and rebellious vibe of street art.
24/7: Our hottest pink
Black On Black: Dark-as-night black
Boom Boom: A pop of hot pink
Cherry Blossom: Metallic petal pink
Cinderella: An illuminating pastel blue
Copper Pot: Glistening gold
Courtney Orange: Opalescent tangerine
Curry Up: Iridescent lime
Daredevil: A pop of neon pink
Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry
Endless Blue: A deep wave of cobalt
Fuji Fiji: Holographic silver glitter
GoGo Girl: Sleek & sexy candy-apple red
Hazard: The creamiest of corals
Hottie: Clear azure blue twinkling with silver
Island Coral: A tropical burst of clementine
Keira Blu: Dazzling indigo
Lavender: The perfect purple-y gray
Let’s Meet: Luxe lemon yellow
Love Nails: A gleaming turquoise
Maroon Fine: High-shine metallic copper
Mint Apple: A creamy teal with a touch of shimmer
Otaku Anime: Bright yellow with extra sheen
Pink Ansen: Jagged glitter in punchy pink
Skylark: Opaque peach
Sky Tree: Sparkling teal
Snow Me White: Bright white
Sugar Sugar: Red-hot red
Why Not: A clear sky blue
PINATA BLAST GLITTERS
Baila Baila: Clear based peach & royal blue confetti flecks
Fierce Fiesta: Multi-hued red, pink & yellow confetti
Mamasita: Indigo splashed with ruby & white glitter
Henna I Do: Tribal-inspired delicate appliques
Hot Tips: Pop-art pink and vibrant purple appliques
Neon Splat: A graffiti-style blend of electric neon appliques
I was fortunate enough to be sent five nail polishes from the collection; Let’s Meet, Endless Blue, Island Coral, Sugar Sugar and Neon Splat applique. The colors are vibrant and stunning in person as they are in the photos. The polishes go on smooth and to get the most vibrant color, I would recommend two coats of the non-glitter formulas. The specialty glitters are perfect on top of a color or wear alone. A great buy!
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’.
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.
Last night stars shined as they attended the “China:Through The Looking Glass” Costume Institute Benefit Gala at hte Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015. We are so lucky that our friends at Kiehl’s and Makeup Artist Mary Phillips have shared how to get Chrissy Teigen’s beauty look. As she definitely was a knockout!
“The colors I used were very modern but the feel is like a present day, softened, Studio 54, Bianca Jagger look. You’ll see the hues that would be found in an orchid (which I posted on my Instagram) Plums, purples, violets, with some gold and bronzed infused as well. One of the biggest keys to brushing out colors, (and not just on the eyes, but the face and body as well) begins with the right skin care, and without that, everything else would be almost impossible. The products that we put on for prep allowed her do have a locked in, dewy complexion that seemed to just get even more hydrated the longer the ingredients were on. The texture was left silky, but not slippery, which will help make her makeup stay on throughout the night. She is truly radiant, I’m so happy with this look, and the products I got to use to create it!”
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector
Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate
Mary started by moisturizing Chrissy’s lips with Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1. This allowed lip color to adhere, and shine its truest color. “One of the smoothest and silkiest lip balms on the market, you can feel it sink in automatically upon application.”
She massaged Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream on for about 5 minutes to get the blood flowing to the surface of the face, help alleviate any puffiness and even out skin tone. “I also feel like it makes the ingredients react quicker, which gives you the skin you’re desiring before even putting on any makeup!”
To enhance and further perfect the skin, Mary layered Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector. It acted as a primer and sealed in all of the moisture. “It acts as a primer and does a great job at sealing in all of the moisture and photoshopping out any final areas that would be later perfected with makeup, but, it’s Chrissy, and she needs almost nothing. So on someone this pretty, it’s just a bonus!”
She finished the skincare application by adding Kiehl’s Hydro-Plumping Re-Texturizing Serum Concentrate in areas where she wanted an extra glow – the bridge of the nose, temples, tops of the cheeks, and in the cupid’s bow above the lip. It plumped and added shine to the skin – perfect for picking up extra light in front of cameras. “It plumps and adds a great shine to the skin that will look great in front of the cameras and pick up extra light.”
Giorgio Armani Master Corrector Concealer in #2 (Orange)
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in #8
Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer in #2 and #3
Giorgio Armani Sun Fabric Sheer Bronzer in #200
Giorgio Armani Cheek Fabric Blush in #502 (Skin) and #503 (Daybreak)
Mary started Chrissy’s makeup by color correcting key areas with Master Corrector. She added a sheer layer of Luminous Silk – just enough to let a natural glow shine through. Her goal was the let Chrissy’s skin breath and be comfortable while adding a flawless glow. She added Fluid Sheer in #2 – a lighter, shimmery bronze – and #3 – a true bronze that gives an invisible depth to the skin that looks very natural. Mary used the Sun Fabric Sheer Bronzer as a final dust over to take care of any extra shine. She used 2 different cheek colors because a natural flush is not all one shade. #502 and #503 blended seamlessly together to make a soft salmon color which is universally flattering.
Giorgio Armani Brow Defining Pencil in #3
Giorgio Armani Eye Tint in #9 (Cold Copper), #10 (Senso), #11 (Rose Ashes) and #12 (Gold Ashes)
Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara in #1 (black)
Lancôme Le Curler Eyelash Curler
For Chrissy’s brows, Mary first brushed them, and then applied the pencil lightly. She prefers to use a lighter shade so she can control the color. To achieve a stronger and darker bridge, she added more pressure as she applied.
To achieve the desired watercolor effect, she used Eye Tints – making Chrissy’s eyes pop without being overbearing or heavy. She curled her lashes (first heating the eyelash curler with a blow dryer to double the volume) and added flare, volume and bold color with Black Ecstasy mascara,
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in #513
Mary used a fuchsia color, reapplying and blotting to get the layer of color she wanted without the thickness and heaviness. The color played off Chrissy’s eyes, cheeks and the flower in her hair. She applied with a lip brush for extra precision.