Sunday, December 2, 2012

Tips & Tricks: Concealing Fine Lines Under Eyes!

Concealing under eye area with fine lines:

 prep orbital bone around the eye using your ring finger with an eyecream. (a line repair eye cream is best)

 mix a silicone based primer with the concealer. I use the end of an eyeshadow brush to whip the two on the back of my hand to create a mousse like texture.
  • smashbox photo finish primer
 use a fluffy crease brush to buff the mixture under the eyes. (start off with very little product in order to build coverage)

  • MAC 224 Brush
  • Sephora I.T. Crease Brush 

Clarins makes a great line filler. It's like a magic wand for fine lines! It's called Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate. It basically smoothes away lines, wrinkles, pores & imperfections. This product contains dimethicone... same ingredient in the smashbox primer that I listed above.

Dimethicone based primers are known for it's texture, having that slippery feel. Smashbox's primer has a silky blend of vitamins & antioxidants that smooths &  perfects skin. It also helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen, & fills in fine lines!

hope this helps

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Plum Lips!

Fall.. my favorite season. It's always such an inspiring time of year for me. The crisp fresh air, the fashion, the colors..

My favorite color is purple, I'm thrilled the fashion world has placed an emphasis on plums this season. (favorite color/favorite season ; really a win win for me)

intensity's.. formulas.. undertones & staying powers!

CHANEL Rouge Double Intensite Ultra Wear Lip Colour $34

Almadine A beautiful deep plum (can also fall into the berry-wine family) is an innovative fluid that delivers long-lasting, comfortable results. Doesn't feather or transfer. Comes with a top gloss coat that has a soft, non-tacky texture. If you're looking for something that won't budge this product is an undeniable score!

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick $25

NARS Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga
Volga A matte deep aubergine. (eggplant) This matte lipstick moisturizes and sooths lips (formula includes mango butter for comfort & moisture) while depositing vivid, dramatic color onto the lips. Staying power is incredible.

Yves Saint Laurent ROUGE PUR COUTURE
Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain

1 Violet Edition lightweight texture immediately melts onto your lips! The applicator's unique slanted tip and soft bristles allow for flawless application with perfect precision!

 Tip: Be sure to exfoliate before applying lipstains & matte lipsticks.

"A foolish man tells a woman to stop talking, but a wise man tells her that her mouth is extremely beautiful when her lips are closed."

Sunday, July 8, 2012

F A S H i O N

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only.

Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live... what is happening.

"Style" is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma. Fashion is something that comes after style.

Above all, remember that the most important thing you can take anywhere is not a Gucci bag or French-cut jeans ; it's an open mind.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Face Of Chanel N°5

Brad Pitt will be the first male face of the No. 5 fragrance. He replaces Audrey Tautou, who took over the campaign from Nicole Kidman in 2008.

“What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel N°5 of course.” -Marilyn Monroe

Sunday, May 6, 2012

S/S Trend 2012: Bold Shoes!

If you want to keep it trendy this summer an adventurous hued shoe is definitely in order.
A modified version of Camilla Skovgaard's signature saw soles, these forward pumps offer subdued yet stylish downtown edge(I love these! They come in white as well as half sizes!) reg price $495 but they are on sale for $346! (bloomingdales)
I wanted these in either teal or hot pink but my size wasn't available in either!
So I settled for them in black. Such a great buy though! ($100 at aldo)
Ann Curry created a buzz on twitter for wearing her bold footwear featuring four different spring colors on the Today Show earlier this month.
From the back, the heel is square shaped at the bottom & graduates to a point at the top. These Casadei Shoes are an amazing compliment to olive skintones! Casadei shoes are made in Italy.($749) available at Barneys & Nemain Marcus.

I once cried because I didn't have any new shoes ; Then I met a girl who didn't have any feet.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Monday, April 2, 2012

Quote of the Day!

“Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot & fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature & our love becomes as coals, deep-burning& unquenchable.”

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tutorial: How To Cover Dark Circles | Tips & Tricks

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❦ start off by applying an eye cream (preferably one formulated to diminish dark circles)

❦ apply concealer to the under eye area in a patting motion with ring finger or using a concealer brush

❦ allow to set before blending (this crucial step will allow the warmth from your skin to melt the concealer making it much easier to blend as well as give maximum coverage) not interfering with actual placement of the concealer, concentrate on blending out the edges

❦ use a crease brush to buff edges to make sure there is a seemless transition or a damp sponge to pat into place.

❦ apply setting powder (this will ensure that the work you've just done will stay in place & not fade/crease...etc)

❦ if more coverage is desired, apply another thin layer of concealer.. let dry.. blend.. set.

❦ allow coverage to set between layers

Products I Recommend:

CHANEL Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer {$40}
Lightweight, gel-based concealer with all-day staying power. Ultra-smooth, supple texture feels comfortable on skin. Soft-focus pigments brighten dark areas and minimize imperfections. Wand applicator allows for precise touch-ups.

Pro Airbrush Concealer Brush #57 {$24}
The bristles are made of synthetic, three-tone Taklon fibers. Non-porous and non-absorptive, they distribute just the right amount of pigment for a perfect result every time.

Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder{$34}
This light-reflecting powder has micro-refined spherical silica that help create a soft-focus appearance, diminishing the look of fine lines and imperfections while visibly smoothing skin. Suitable for all skin types and skintones, it disappears upon application to flawlessly set makeup all day.

Hope this helps, next edition of this concealer series will be tips & tricks on applying concealer for those with fine lines!

“In battling evil, excess is good; for he who is moderate in announcing the truth is presenting half-truth. He conceals the other half out of fear of the people's wrath.”

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Star Struck!

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand-& melting like a snowflake..."