martes, 8 de enero de 2013

Sexy Makeup Tricks

"Adding just a slight wing to your eyeliner will create a ton of drama," Quynh says. "Whether you choose to play up your lips or leave them neutral, nothing will take away from those cat eyes."


"When creating this look, I always suggest lining from the inner eye rather than where the lashes begin," she adds. "It will look more fluid this way." 

"Also, to perfect liquid liner, apply black eyeshadow to create a guideline," Quynh says. "Then, go over with the gel eyeliner and brush. Just remember to have Q-tips and eye-makeup remover handy to help clear up any mistakes."

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $23

Mascara is a must for a catching wandering glances.

Diorshow Brow Styler Ultra-Fine Precision Brow Pencil


Make sure the brow echoes that strong liner — a reliable pencil should do the trick!

Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème lipstick in Beige Felin, $30

The final touch: a near nude pout.

"This  look is beautiful anytime of the year because it makes you look healthy and glowing without wearing too much makeup,"

Going for a sun-kissed vibe? Start with a solid foundation — literally! 

       Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, $55

Laguna - brown with golden shimmer 

Bronzing Powder


To re-create this look at home, remember to dust bronzer on your neck and chest in addition to your face."

Stay healthy and beautiful

Spring Beauty Porducts

BB Creams (Yup, They're Still Here)

We know you're probably sick of hearing about these bad boys, but the fact of the matter is BB creams are here to stay. As evidenced by a slew of new launches in the mass and presitge markets, expect to see variations on BB's for different types of skin, as well as new textures like gels and solid compacts, plus the addition (finally!) of shades that actually work for women of color.

Emerald City

Color of the year 2013

Had enough of orange? Yeah, us too, which is why we're stoked that Pantone named emerald green the color of 2013. We think this underrated hue deserves way more attention that it usually gets. Dark green is infinitely sexy without being expected or played out, not to mention the fact it looks amazing on skin of all shades. Fortunately, the beauty world has heeded the siren call of all things evergreen and released a slew of new products in every variation of green you can think of. We're excited to start playing around with these lush and luxe tones — smoky jade eyes, here we come!

Nude Awakening

The nail art backlash has finally reached its pinnacle, if the spring runways have anything to say about it. At show after show, from Diane von Furstenberg to Derek Lam, we saw enough nudes to make Hugh Hefner blush. While usually we're not ones for the neutral nail trend, we did love the sub-trend of gold  color that popped up. Unlike last year's foundation nails, it's not about matching your tips exactly to your skin tone, but rather choosing a hue that's darker and warmer without being too much of a stark contrast. And, as models at Rodarte demonstrate, just because you're rocking beige tips doesn't mean you can't have a little fun. Check out this woven nail art pattern featuring two complementary nude hues. Who knew basketweaving could look so badass?

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Black, White and Bold

Black, White & BOLD

Paige" Mesh Insert Color Block Dress - Ivory

Kate" High Neck Leather Dress - Black

Lourdes" Cold Shoulder Stripe Maxi Dress

"Tabitha" Colorblock Dress with Scalloped Hem

Dana" Exposed Shoulder High/Low Dress-Black 

Isabel" Lace Peplum Dress-Black/Ivory

Stay healthy and beautiful