Kristen's Sunny SmileKristen's Sunny Smile
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
The deep freeze is thawing (for now!) and we've got a craving for something tropical on our lips...literally! Looks like Kristen Bell took those words to heart with this stunning lip color at a recent awards luncheon. We've been seeing a lot of watermelon/tangerine lips lately, and it definitely seems like this trend is here to stay!
That's right, corals, hot pinks, we're just crazy about a warm, tropical lip lately! It's so great to see it popping up so frequently in February, but perhaps that has a lot to do with awards season. We're predicting a LOT of this color on the Oscars red carpet next weekend!
What warm weather makeup are you most looking forward to?
Bold Color: Lupita Nyong'oBold Color: Lupita Nyong'o
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
Our favorite look from this years Screen Actors Guild Awards show was without a doubt Lupita Nyong'o. Bold, creative, and colorful- this look took all the risks and definitely came out on top. Here's how to recreate her look in just a few simple steps:
Step 1: Grab our Mineral Eyeshadow in 'Beachy' and apply it to the inner half of the lid.
Step 2: Next grab our Mineral Eyeshadow in the shade 'Royal' and apply it to the outer half of the eye, making sure to blend well for smooth looking color.
Step 3: Sweep our Mineral Eyeshadow in 'Flirty' under the eyes for a brightening effect.
Step 4: Line the eyes using our Waterproof Eyeliner Pen in 'Black' for definition and curl and coat lashes.
Step 5: Finish off the look by applying our new Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in 'Rosy- Go- Round'.
What did you guys think of her look?
RECENT COMMENT "She is such a beauty. These vibrant colors lok amazing on her. I want this lippie!..."
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The Best of NYFW!The Best of NYFW!
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
Rodarte created these luxe rose-gold lips for their runway show. It certainly shows the versatility of a rose-coored lip. It works well on the majority of skin tones, and is safe for everyday. A little bit of glitter gives it such a luxurious touch! Transform this look into something wearable for a night out using our Studio Moisturizing Lipstick in Ravishing Rose and finishing with a layer of the Studio Glitter Gloss in Golden Glitz over the entire lip.
Source: Harpers Bazaar
One of the big questions that beauty fans were anxious to answer concerned the dwindling trend in nail art. Is it truly on its way out? Nail art of previous seasons was replaced by natural, nude nails at Kate Spade and DVF. A bit of a surprise, but it seems that sleek, neutral nails will be the way to go this fall. Get this look yourself by filing your nails into a round, feminine shape and coating with our Essential 3 in 1 Base, Top & Strengthener, followed by two coats of our Essential Nail Polish in Nude.
Source: Her World Plus
Unexpected colors on the eye were pretty consistent during NYFW. Metallic emerald eyes at the Richard Chai show were a lovely, eye-popping change. This look is beautiful for both night and day. To start, use our Essential Eyelid Primer on lids and follow with the Studio Pigment Eyeshadow in Mystic Moss. For evening, amp up this look using the Studio Eyeliner & Shadow Stick in Black/Smoke. Line the lower lash line with the Shadow Stick end (Smoke) and smudge using your finger or a Q-tip. Line your water line with the Eyeliner end (Black) and you have a dramatic, yet delicate look for a night out!
What were your favorite NYFW beauty looks?
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Tips for rocking a DARK lip: A Message to LordeTips for rocking a DARK lip: A Message to Lorde
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
After this years Grammy Awards, I will never look at a dark lip the same way again. Lorde's performance makeup was interesting. She wore a dark purple lip, but she looked WAY older than she actually was. Seeing her performance, I thought she was in her 30's maybe even low 40's, but when researched I found out she was 17. Now I know a lot of it has to do with lighting but here's how I think she could have tried to avoid looking ghostly.
Tip #1: Add bronzer! The number one reason her lips looked too harsh is because she was really pale. That, combined with the lighting aged her a bit. I don't think she need a contour, I think she needs an all over warmth to balance out the cool lip and give her skin a little life.
Tip #2: Define those eyes! A swipe of mascara may pass on the runways, but I think a simple black eyeliner, top and bottom, whether it be smudged or sharp, will make the lip color look less shocking.
Tip #3: Go a shade lighter on the lip color. I'm all for funky colors and a dark lip - but a light lip on someone else may look like a dark lip on her so I would recommend going with what's dark for YOUR skin tone.
What did you think of her look that night?
RECENT COMMENT "Hi Patti...I totally agree with your point...and with the other comments too :)...yes, she loves got..."
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