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Nicki Minaj and MAC Cosmetics Collaborate on Two New Lip Colors

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics

Anyone who loved the first lipstick that MAC Cosmetics and Nicki Minaj created, they are back and working together to release two new lipsticks in September.  While the first one was a pink shade, these two new lipsticks are going to be nude shades.

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Photo Credit: MAC Cosmetics
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Get the Look: Jaimie Alexander’s 2016 Golden Globes

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Jaimie Alexander stunned on the red carpet and as a presenter for the 2016 Golden Globes.  We are very lucky that Kiehl’s and IT Cosmetics, makeup artist Jeffrey Paul shared with us the products he used to create the beauty look.

“To compliment Jaimie’s luxurious and royalty status dress, I wanted to give her an elegant look with a touch of drama. Jaimie’s features are all stunning so it was hard to decide what should be the focal point but we went with her gorgeous eyes as they are the windows to the soul. I framed them and emphasized the light color with a little bit of drama so she could shine like the star she is on the carpet.”

SKIN:

“A bit of moisture was added first on Jaimie’s lips with Kiehl’s Facial Fuel No-Shine Moisturizing Lip Balm.”

“Her skin was prepped and refined with Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing and Radiance Masque to quickly prime Jaimie’s skin in dry areas. I then began hydrating her skin with Kiehl’s Iris Extract Activating Essence Treatment, and then made her skin shine with Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream, and Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado under her eyes.”

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(Photo Credit: Kiehl’s)

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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.”

 

Kiehl’s New Technology Can Help Your Skin ASAP

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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.

Facial Smoothies Giveaway

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(Photo Credit: Facial Smoothies)

I first heard about Facial Smoothies when I was at The Makeup Show Orlando, a pro-only beauty event.  Facial Smoothies were created by a gal like many of us who was trying to figure out an alternative to Botox.  And after testing and creating the Smoothies were created.

Facial Smoothies are adhesives that are shaped for specific areas of the face that help “iron-out” your skin.  Apply them and leave on for 20 minutes or overnight.  For deeper wrinkles it is suggested to wear them overnight as the longer you wear it the better the results.  They are hypoallergenic strips and the reason they help is because it smooths the skin and the retraining action of the strips holding your skin in a smooth position.

They compliment your moisturizers and serums, this product does not replace those products.

The box of Smoothies has 120 strips in it!  Are you ready to win it?
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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

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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!