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.”
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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
Many of the StartupNation Home-Based 100 entries showed that people are leveraging the efficiencies and lower overhead of home-based businesses to pursue their passion and bring in income during these tight economic times.
“The 2014 ranking reveals that home business is serious business – more relevant than ever. It’s a natural response to loss of job opportunities, the need for supplemental income and the sheer passion for blazing your own trail and running your own show,” said Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.com, one of the leading small business networking and knowledge hubs online. “Home based businesses are the biggest block of all businesses in existence and we expect numbers to grow ever greater as extra bedrooms, kitchen tables, basements and garages increasingly host the innovative thinking and pursuit of success by millions of Americans.”
“It is a huge honor to be recognized as a top home business for creating it from a love. I could not be happier to be #40 and in the top 100. I am passionate about makeup and providing excellent service so to be recognized for it, is icing on the cake.” stated Tracie Rosales owner of Makeup Artistry by Tracie
The StartupNation Home-Based 100 highlights 10 top-ten lists making it not just your ordinary business ranking. From the wackiest, to the most innovative, to the best financial performers – this unique and diverse list highlights the home-based businesses that usually go unrecognized, but still play a vital role in the economy today. The ten categories for 2014 include:
- Most Innovative
- Boomers Back in Business
- Highest Vote-Getters
- Recession Busters
- Most Slacker-Friendly
- Most Glamorous
- Savviest in Social Media
The full results of the Home-Based 100 ranking are available on StartupNation’s website .
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!”
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment With Avocado
Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector
Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1
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
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
Rouge Dior Lipstick in Grege 1947 #169
NEW Rouge Dior Brillant Lipshine in Victoire #808 (New launch available on Dior.com March 1st)
Bridal Makeup Trends always come from a number of factors, Fashion Week, Celebrities, Red Carpet and the “it” colors. Based off of these categories there are some certain trends that you will see on the bridal magazine covers and in photos trending.
Bridal Fashion Week had three of the most notable trends.
Cat Eye: While this is not a new trend it is one that is here to stay. A vintage retro look that works with many styles of brides looks and the cat eye can be subtle or dramatic based on the preference.
Pink Lips: Carolina Herrera Bridal Show showcased the pink lip and rosy cheeks. A romantic and fresh look that are flattering, easy to wear, and reapplying is super easy when it comes to touch ups.
Luminous Skin: Diane Von Furstenburg‘s runway show had the best example of flawless luminous skin. Gorgeous skin is always on trend and it looks like perfection in photos. While everyone is not blessed with amazing skin, there are ways to achieve luminous skin using products.
Celebrities can create a trend with just one photo. Think Jennifer Lopez and her amazing sun kissed Glow.
Jessica Alba set a trend when she walked the red carpet of the People Choice Awards this year. A silver and grey smokey eye with a pink lip.
Taylor Swift is one gal that really does show a great face. Her typical style is a red lip, matte foundation and a lighter eye so as not to compete with that lip. A classic Hollywood glamour look that is gorgeous.
The ‘it” color of the year is chosen and for 2014 it is Radiant Orchid. The color of the year will be used in bridesmaids gowns, color and decor themes and covers of the magazines. The way you can translate it into bridal makeup is by purple hues of eye shadows. It is a great color shadow for many, which makes this years “it” color a great makeup option.
While it is all about your style and what you feel comfortable wearing. We all want gorgeous photos and you may need to wear a little more makeup than you are used to it is a balance. A great makeup artist can help you find that balance and achieve a stunning look for your big day.