Posts Tagged ‘NYX’

Saturday, September 7, 2013

New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2014: Get the Makeup Looks!

I know we are only three days into NYFW SS 2014 but I’m already loving on some of the makeup looks that are being sent down the runways. The good news? Most of the looks are totally wearable off the runway and flatter most skin tones.Here are a few of my favorites:

Creatures of the Wind SS’14 – Lead Makeup Artist: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry

Photos courtesy wwd.com

LOOK: “The real statement of the makeup look is the satin textured orange lip. It contrasts the color and finish of the opalescent-textured eye, and also references the era of the artist Eugene von Bruenchenhein, which was a source of inspiration for Shane and Chris. We loved the idea of translating this into the beauty look as well.”
HOW TO CREATE THE LOOK:
FACE
- After priming skin, apply NARS ‘Radiant’ Cream Compact Foundation ($38). To seamlessly blend and give foundation a lighter feel, blot face with a damp sponge.
- Use NARS Stick Concealer ($23) to hide any imperfections.  Instead of applying directly to the skin, warm concealer between your ring fingers and tap on or apply with a concealer brush.
EYES
- Mix both eyeshadows in the NARS Duo Eyeshadow Iceland ($34) and apply to entire eyelids. Use an eyeliner brush dipped in both shadows to line the inner corners of your eyes.
LIPS
- Line entire lip area and fill in with NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Red Square in ($25)
- Then, since NARS used Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil, which won’t be out until Spring 2014,  try applying a layer of NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave ($26)

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Podcast: Winter Makeup and Skincare Survival

Tune into the My Beauty Binge podcast this week to hear tips and ideas on how to care for your skin during the harsh winter months. Also, learn a few makeup tricks from NY-based makeup artist extraordinaire Maria Luxen, founder of Makeup Mayhem, on how she ensures her makeup always looks flawless despite the wind and snow.

Beauty Podcast

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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Beauty Binge on Sacramento News10 ABC: Beauty Holiday Gifts Bonanza!

Are you sick of hearing about beauty gift ideas yet?  GET OVER IT! No, seriously… I SWEAR this will be the last gift-oriented post.  The beauty of this post is you don’t even have to read! You can just watch the little clips below!

Part 1 (If the clip is not showing up, click here)

Part 2  (If the clip is not showing up, click here)

Happy Holidays, my lovelies!

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

NYX Curve: Perfect No-Mess Liquid Eyeliner (Seriously!)

If there’s one look I’m always striving to perfect it’s the perfect winged eye.  Since the early days when my grandma and I would religiously watch every Audrey Hepburn movie, I’ve always wanted to mimic that  ultra-sophisticated yet fun and sexy look.

I’ve tried every form of eyeliner — from kohl pencil to liquid to cake.  And even though a few makeup remover-soaked q-tips have always been able to save me from an all-out  “I just got back from Fight Club” look, it’s always been a messy, laborious process.  That is of course until I discovered NYX The Curve Liner ($14.99)

This ergonomically shaped liner with a curved grip zone for precise application makes perfecting any liquid liner look as easy as putting on lip gloss.  It has a felt tip that dispenses just the right amount of color which comes out dark and pigmented, and does not bleed nor feather!  REJOICE!

To create a winged eye it only took me one swipe along my lash line and then I changed my grip (angling it upwards) and drew my wing.  Voila! I’m Audrey!  (Okay, maybe not… but at least it looked perfect and took me about 30 seconds. I’ll take it!)

 

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