Saturday, July 30, 2011

New Makeup Tips

Makeup artist are the go-to person when it comes to makeup tips. They know the latest and greatest secrets to looking gorgeous. Be ready to be wowed.

Ditch the oil slick
To keep shine in check, Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman always keeps blotting papers on hand. Yet, she has an unusual way to keep oil at a minimum. "Believe it or not," she says, "I sometimes put deodorant on my finger and dab under my eyes and t-zone to help create a matte look."

Try a colored eyeliner
Changing your eyeliner can make eyes look bigger and brighter, says makeup artist Tina Turnbow, who has worked with stars such as Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore. "Try swapping black for plum, olive green or indigo," she suggests. "Black can close up the eye and make it appear smaller, because darker colors make the eye recede. Some colors, even brown, can be softer."

Go for sheer foundation
Adding aloe to foundation gives it excellent slip, says makeup artist Brett Freedman, who's helped women like Vanessa Hudgens and Leighton Meester get gorgeous. "Sheer out your favorite base by adding a half a pea size of aloe to your foundation before you apply," he explains. "Also, you can apply aloe to your face and while still dewy, spread on a little foundation. You're ready for summer!"

Style your brows, size up your eyes
Doug Howell, NARS makeup artist, has an easy trick for making eyes stand out more. "Use a powder to define the entire brow, but give extra attention to the center arch area of the brow," he says. "Since this is the highest area of the brow, it tricks people's eyes into thinking your eyes look bigger." Use a brow brush to apply powder eye shadows that correspond with your hair color. He recommends NARS single eye shadows in these shades: Blondie for lighter hair, Bali for medium hair and Coconut Grove for dark hair.

Create a wet look — for your lashes
"There’s nothing sexier than the way lashes group together when they’re wet, like after getting out of a pool," says MAC Senior Artist Victor Cembellin. "Here’s the secret to the look: Apply MAC Brow Set in Clear to the eyelashes first, and then top with a coat of black mascara." The result: grouped, wet-look, sexy lashes.

Leave your lipstick in place
The same product can be used to keep lipstick in check, says MAC Senior Artist Louise Zizzo. "MAC Brow Set in Clear used around the rim of the mouth will help prevent lipstick from bleeding," she explains.

Get Bambi lashes without mascara
You don't need mascara to make your eyelashes stand out, says mark celebrity makeup artist Mai Quynh, who has worked with actors including Emma Stone and Ashley Greene. Just add eyeliner, she says: "To get voluminous-looking lashes, apply dark brown or black waterproof eyeliner to the upper rim of your eye — not on top of the lashes, but in between and underneath them. This gives the illusion of thicker, fuller lashes without having a lined eye." 


Photo: tumblr | Info: bellasugar

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Timeless Summer Makeup

Summer is our favorite time of the year. Yet, with heat and humidity summer makeup can be au natural or more high maintenance. Here's tips to help you look amazing while having fun in the sun:
  • After applying sunscreen, use a mineral powder foundation or a tinted moisturizer instead of foundation
  • Conceal any blemishes with concealer and immediately use powder to set it
  • With humidity, skip powder on the rest of your face because it can get cake-y
  • For oil or shine on the face, use blotting papers that has no mineral oil because mineral oil could clog your pores and cause breakouts
  • For your eyes, go waterproof with eyeshadow, liquid liner, and eye liner
  • Complete your eyes with a waterproof mascara
  • If you are tan, use a blush instead of a cream blush because it will not last long in the heat. If you are protecting your skin with a hat and sunscreen, use a bronzer on top of your forehead, nose, cheekbones and chin
  • Go for a a tinted lip balm or sheer (or bold) lipstick

Photo:; Info: thebeautydepartment

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Kardashians' Nail Polish

Be inspired and captivated by the new Nicole by OPI Kardashian Kolor Kollection. There are 14 "kolors" filled with glitz and glamour. You also got to love the nail polish names like "Kim-pletely in Love", "Sealed with a Kris", and "Hard Kourt Fashionista". The Kardashian Kolor Kollection will be available Holiday 2011.

It's All About Glam

Kim-pletely in Love

 All Kendall-ed Up
Wear Something Spar-Kylie

 Sealed with a Kris

Rainbow in the S-Kylie

Disco Dolls

Kendall on the Katwalk

Listen to your Momager!

Follow Me on Glitter

My Empire...My Rules

Khloé Had a Little Lam-Lam

Hard Kourt Fashionista

 Kourt is Red-y for a Pedi

Tell us which is your fave.

Photos: OPI

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

NYX Cosmetics Haute Jersey Leopard Couture

What's stylish, sassy, and tan? It's NYX Cosmetics' new Haute Jersey Leopard Couture palette ($25, available at NYX Cosmetics). This palette offers four bronzerss, two lip glosses, two blushes, and 24 eyeshadows.  This is your ultimate go-to palette for the beach, parties, and girls' night out. Get ready to unleash your wild side.


Japanese Makeup?

Are you a fan of Japanese makeup? If so what brands and products? I will be sharing my personal haul and reviews on some japanese product i picked up in Chicago this past weekend.

Stay tuned...


Friday, July 8, 2011

NARS Love San Francisco

If you're going to San Francisco, I've got the perfect gift for you. Try NARS Love San Francisco makeup kit. The limited-edition is available exclusively on There are five hot shades "designed to complement and reflect the women of San Francisco." The set includes: Duo Eyeshadow in Haight Asbury - a metallic green paired with dove gray. Eyeshadow Angel Island - a sheer lilac shimmer. Blush in Golden Gate Bridge - a sheer, shimmering 24k gold and Nail Polish in Alamo - a subtle, sexy, beautiful bronze pink. Hurry, there's limited quantities and time - 100 sets only and one week left to purchase. It's $75 and shipping is free! 

If you had the opportunity to design a makeup kit for a city, which city would you choose. Share your thoughts with us.


Photo:refinery29; Info:narscosmetics

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Beautiful Brows

When it comes to your eye brows, do not over-pluck and use a shaver or razor. Learn how to shape them, fill them in, and elongate them. Because your eye brows frame your eyes.
  • Spooly brush or disposable mascara wand
  • Cuticle scissors
  • Angled/slant tweezers
  • Pointed tweezers
  • Brow shadow (taupe for blondes and brown range for everyone else)
  • Brow shadow brush
  • Pencil (to line up the angles)

Here's how to get a beautiful shaped brows: 

1. With a disposable mascara wand or spooly brush, brush the hairs upward to prepare for Step 2
2. With a pair of scissors, trim any hairs that are longer than your brow shape
3. With angled tweezers, pluck areas above and below the brows, grabbing a couple at a time
4. With pointed tweezers, grab stubborn single hairs and shorter ones
5. To determine where your brow should start, hold a pencil or make-up brush along one side of your nose. Where it crosses the inner corner of your brow, that’s where it should begin
6. Now angle the pencil across the iris; that’s where the arch should begin
7. Angle it to the end of the outer corner of the eye; that’s where the brow should end
8. With those angles and lengths in mind, fill in the brows using light, feathery strokes as if you were drawing individual hairs


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Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Fourth of July!

"Firework" by Katy Perry

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag,

drifting through the wind
wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
like a house of cards,
one blow from caving in?

Do you ever feel already buried deep?

6 feet under screams but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there's still a chance for you
'Cause there's a spark in you

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine

Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework

Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

You don't have to feel like a waste of space

You're original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow

Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed

So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it's time, you'll know

You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine

Just own the night like the 4th of July

'Cause baby you're a firework

Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, oh, oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It's always been inside of you, you, you
And now it's time to let it through-ough-ough

'Cause baby you're a firework

Come on, show 'em what you're worth
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
As you shoot across the sky-y-y

Baby, you're a firework

Come on, let your colors burst
Make 'em go "Oh, Oh, Oh"
You're gonna leave 'em all in awe, awe, awe

Boom, boom, boom

Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon


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Friday, July 1, 2011

Fourth of July Sale

Happy Fourth of July! Pink Blossom Cosmetics is having a sale - $4 off all palettes. Hurry! You do not want to miss out on this great deal.

Be safe, wear sunblock, and enjoy the holiday with family and friends.