Tag Archives: Makeup by Tracie Rosales

Breakups to Makeup Releases Super-Chic Mini Clutch

(Photo Credit: Breakups to Makeup)
(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.

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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

Kiehl’s New Technology Can Help Your Skin ASAP

kiehlsWinter is finally over and in many cases it has been a rough one for you and your skin!

Our friends at Kiehl’s have a new skin care technology, that can help you determine your skin’s level of hydration.  Which can save you a ton of time and guessing .

Kiehl’s introduces our newest skin care technology, the Kiehl’s Dehydration Analyzer Tool (DAT), in Kiehl’s retail stores and select Kiehl’s department-store counters, to help customers determine their skin’s hydration.  Kiehl’s DAT is used by Kiehl’s Customer Representatives (KCRs) to help diagnose the health and hydration of the skin during a signature Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Check, a complimentary service offered.

The pen-like device employs bio-electric impedance technology to send an undetectable current through the surface layers of the skin, bouncing back to the device, measuring the water level in the skin by detecting the resistance to that current. The DAT is pressed gently to the customer’s cheekbone issuing a current–again, painless and completely undetectable by the customer–into the skin, which then bounces back to the device for the measurement.  Since water is an excellent conductor of electricity, the more hydrated the skin, the less resistance the current will have, so the faster the current comes back to the device, the more hydrated the skin.  A reading of 0-30% means skin is very dehydrated; 31%-50% means skin is somewhat dehydrated; and a reading of 51% and up means your skin is hydrated.

The DAT reading is quick and efficient—hydration levels can be read without any skincare preparation and over makeup.  Because hydration levels change over time, especially from season to season, we recommend that a Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Check every 3-4 months, to make sure you’re using the most appropriate products to maintain the health and hydration of the skin.

Every skin check begins with our KCRs using Skin Barrier Testing Tabs pressed onto the skin to measure the sebum level of the skin to determine skin type—normal, oily or dry. That is then followed by using the DAT to measure skin’s water level to determine the level of hydration. It’s important to remember that there’s a difference between dry skin and skin that is dehydrated. Dry skin lacks oil; while dehydrated skin lacks water. Any skin type, normal, oily or dry can suffer from dehydration.

Based on results from testing with the Skin Barrier Testing Tabs and the DAT, as well as an in-depth conversation with the customer about his or her skincare concerns and personal preferences, the KCR then recommends a personalized Kiehl’s Healthy Skin Routine to treat, moisturize and protect each customer’s skin.

If you’re interested in trying this out check at your closest Kiehl’s store.

SinfulColors Spring 2015 Collection: ‘Catch Spring Fever’ Review

Say Hello to SinfulColors Spring 2015 Collection!  Bid farewell to the winter blues!  It’s time for rebirth, rejuvenation and freshness this spring.  Catch a little spring fever for Spring 2015 with SinfulColors.  Burst out of your winter nail rut with a comprehensive collection of 24 bold, vibrant and unexpected shots of color that capture three major nail trends of the season.  Traditional, soft pastels get an invigorating update with creamy shimmer and glitter.  Mood boosting zesty oranges, bright yellows and greens invole an energizing palette of citrus-inspired colors guaranteed to invingorate your nail awakening.  And calm blues, purples and teals are enhanced with iridescent toppers that make for a decorative and decadent take on classic shades.

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Spring 2015 Collection:

  • Cloud 9: Perfect Orange
  • Cream Pink: Bubble gum pink
  • Energetic Red: A classic fire engine red
  • Feel The Vibe: A bright splash of juicy orange
  • Gold Medal: The perfect metallic gold
  • Innocent: Green apple
  • Let’s Meet: Luxe lemon yellow
  • Let’s Talk: Royal purple
  • Nail Junkie: Sparkle-infused aqua
  • Navy I Do: True navy blue
  • Sail La Vie: Cerulean sea blue
  • Savage: A matte turquoise that pops
  • Tempest: A subtly seductive purple
  • Thimbleberry: A crushing shade of coral
  • Why Not: A clear sky blue

Opalescent Trend Toppers:

  • Flight To See: Prismatic plum
  • Prized Plume: Iridescent peacock-feather blue
  • Sheer Flight: Bejeweled emerald

Bright Jelly Toppers:

  • Horizon Shine: High-shine crimson red
  • Ring The Belini: Metallic tangerine
  • Zest Of Times: Lustrous magenta

Specialty Glitters:

  • Flower Power: Baby pink speckled with white & fuchsia
  • Petal Be The Day: Royal blue and purple confetti
  • Standing Bloom Only: A creamy mango with magenta flecks

I was fortunate enough to be sent five nail polishes from the collection; Feel The Vibe, Gold Medal, Navy I Do, Thimbleberry,  and Flower Power.  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!

The SinfulColors Catch Spring Fever is available for $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers!  Want to be in the know follow SinfulColors on Facebook or Twitter.

 

Get the Look: Rashida Jones at Vanity Fair Oscar Party

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
(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

SinfulColors Valentines Day 2015 Collection: Flirt with Hearts Review

sinful colors 2015 VDAY
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Channel your inner Cupid this Valentine’s Day with the SinfulColors Flirt with Hearts Collection.  These eight sensuous hues are guaranteed to make hearts flutter/  With a mix of classic reds and pinks, trendy teal plus a brand new, exclusive, limited edition heart shaped glitter, Love Sprinkles, you’re sure to find your nail polish soul mate.

(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)
(Photo Credit: SinfulColors)

Collection Includes:

  • 24/7: Our hottest pink
  • Daredevil: A pop of neon pink
  • Decadent: Dazzling red with metallic flakes
  • Dream On: A brilliantly induced boysenberry
  • Go Go Girl: A sleek and sexy candy apple red
  • Love Sprinkles: Bubble gum pink gleaming with white hearts and                                       flecks of glitter
  • Pinky Glitter: Bright pink with a splash of sparkle
  • Rise and Shine: The perfect teal

I was fortunate enough to be sent four nail polishes from the collection; 24/7, Decadent, Dream On,  and Pinky Glitter.  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 glitter and sprinkles are perfect on top of a color or where alone.  A great buy!

The SinfulColors Flirt with Hearts collection is available for $1.99 each at Walgreens, Rite Aid and other mass retailers in February!  Want to be in the know follow SinfulColors on Facebook or Twitter.