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Monday, February 13, 2012

New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Beauty Update (Part 2)

Loving (and a little hating on the hot-mess hair; yeah you Derek Lam) the beauty being sent down the runway…

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Don’t Mess with the Juicy Technique

My glam friend T sauntered into the office today and gave me a throaty “hello, dawling.”  I looked up from the monotony of whatever I was working on to find perfect pink lips.   It’s all I could see.  They were bright, but not too bright.  Glossy, but not high-beam glossy. They were  confection perfection.  (By the way, my iPhone camera definitely did not do the juicy justice.)

“T, did you just put on lipstick?”

“Like three hours ago…” she purrs.

No way those lips lasted three hours. I’ve seen lip stains last that long, but they always leave the lips dry.

She eyes my skepticism, “You want to know my juicy technique, don’t you?”


Ladies, you want sexy lips that last a lifetime?  (Yes, it’s three whopping steps. Get over it.  It means you won’t have to reapply for hours.)
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Black-Tie Makeover to Cure Your Case of the Mondays

I was invited by my CEO to attend a fancy-schmancy awards dinner. This was definitely a first (in fact I thought I had gotten the invitation in error) and I was in panic mode over what to wear.  I decided a on a gorgeous little black lace number , matched them with my patent Louboutins, and made an appointment to get my hair blown out.

Maria looked at the dress and said, “So what are you going to do about makeup?” I told her I hadn’t really thought about it. She gave me the look like she just smelled a guy wearing Drakkar.  “So let me get this straight… You get invited to a black tie dinner with our CEO and a bunch of senior management and you haven’t given your makeup any thought??”  I saw her point.

She generously volunteered her efforts to make me black-tie ready.  She used the Amore Pacific Foundation (of course) to make my skin flawless.  She literally made my bags disappear with AmazingCosmetics AmazingConcealer in “Fair”, and  then used a little By Terry Touch-Expert to touch up and cover redness around my nose.  She bronzed me with Benefit Hoola and put Tarte Cheek Stain in Tickled on the apples of my cheeks.

She used Make Up For Ever Matte Flesh 156 all over my eye area, then used Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in Champagne, and then used some brown shades from her kit in my crease.  She lined my eyes in a cat eye starting with Sephora Collection Kohl Waterproof Eyeliner in Keep Black and then went over it and shaped the tail using Paula Dorf Transformer mixed with MAC Eyeshadow in Carbon with a fine eyelining brush. She then used a highlighter from her own kit to highlight under my brow bone.

On my lips I wore Lipstick Queen in Saint Berry mixed with Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

Thanks to Maria, my makeup and my confidence lasted all night.  I dined with the big boys, held my own, and didn’t bat an eyelash extension all night long.

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