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The Makeup Show Chicago 2014 Recap

June 10th, 2014

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After 2 days of immense fun, learning and shopping, The Makeup Show Chicago 2014 has finally come to a wrap! Read on for a brief recap of some of my favorite moments from this year!

Deconstructing Artistry: Techniques for Unconventional Beauty by OCC

Deconstructing Artistry: Techniques for Unconventional Beauty by OCC

At Deconstructing Artistry: Techniques for Unconventional Beauty, Founder of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics David Klasfeld teamed up with Brand Manager & Director of Makeup Artistry Courtney Tichman to create 2 powerful, organic looks. The duo also show us a few non-traditional ways to use OCC’s iconic Lip Tars, including using the Clear one as a primer on the eyes and the Metallic formula as a blush.

OCC's David Klasfeld working his magic on the model

OCC’s David Klasfeld working his magic on the model

Next, I sat in at the How To Create A Multi-Dimensional Smoky Eye seminar by NARS Cosmetics artist Justin Heslop. Using the latest Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow, a wet/dry shadow that made its debut at the show, Justin created a gorgeous smoky eye look and shared with us a few ways to nail Francois Nars’ signature makeup style: 1) Always do the complexion – primer, foundation, concealer and set with powder – before the eyes. 2) Lay out the basic shape of the smoky eye with shadows then use Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder to diffuse the edges and sweep away any shadow fallout. 3) Add in a bit of blush on the crease then blend towards the temple to make the smoky eye less disconnected from the rest of the face.

How To Create A Multi-Dimensional Smoky Eye by Justin Heslop for NARS

How To Create A Multi-Dimensional Smoky Eye by Justin Heslop for NARS

At Creating Celebrity Style, top notch celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who has a long line of A-list clients including Naomi Watts, Natalie Portman, Kate Bosworth, Eva Mendes and more, shared with us a few of her must-haves and tricks. Pati pointed out that the key to nailing red carpet makeup is to work with the stylist and create makeup that complements, not distract. Instead of using powder, Pati is big on priming and loves a mattifying primer in the center of the face and an luminizing one on the sides. Some of her faves? L’oreal RevitaLift Miracle Blur, Kiehl’s Micro-Blur Skin Perfector and NARS Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 (also one of my HGs!) She is also a HUGE fan of SUQQU Foundation (a Japanese line only available in the UK and Asia) and uses 2 shades on her clients – a lighter one in the center and a darker one on the sides, which helps to contour.

Creating Celebrity Style by Pati Dubroff

Creating Celebrity Style by Pati Dubroff

Then at the Runway Trends seminar, MAC Senior Artist Victor Cembellin, whom I’ve had the pleasure of meeting at the MAC PRO Sculpting The Face Master Class, gave us the low down on the hottest trends from the Spring/Summer 2014 runways. 1) Day Glow is all about “raw” or as the everyday customer calls it, “real” skin 2) CC-Through Colour involves the use of color (lilac and peaches) but in washes for a “real” effect 3) Light FX, is the use of light and white, as seen at various shows I attended including Altuzarra and 4) The New Eye-Deal, which involves making classic beauty statements like block eyeliner but in a modern, never-before-seen way. The end result? An insanely beautiful yet modern runway look.

S/S 2014 Runway Trends by MAC Senior Artist Victor Cembellin

S/S 2014 Runway Trends MAC Senior Artist Victor Cembellin

Let’s not forget Make Up For Ever. During Color Explosion: From Beauty to High Fashion, Make Up For Ever educator Jessie Powers demonstrated how to create a vibrant eye look using Make Up For Ever Flash Color Palette. Jessie stressed the importance of building a classic base before working with color and to always start out sheer when working with creams and setting with a powder – be it eyeshadow, blush or even loose powder – to prevent creasing.

Color Explosion: From Beauty to High Fashion by Jessie Powers

And lastly, a few more highlights from the show.

Makeup demo by Kanesha Perry for Stila Cosmetics

Model getting blinged up at Oliv Ares Haus of Glam

Makeup Demo by Smashbox’s Lori Taylor

Temptu showcasing its best – airbrush!

Body painting by Nigel Beauty

Makeup demo by Make Up First

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How-to Restore Post-Holiday Hair

December 31st, 2011

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By Leili, Hair Care Contributor

Leili is a 19-year old New Yorker who is obsessed with beauty, chocolate, and celebrity of the trashiest kind. Her drawers look like the stockroom of a hair salon! She’s currently enrolled in her second year of college but still trying to decide on her major. When she’s not worrying about that, she’s either at home with a good book, baking scrumptious goodies for her family, or exploring new restaurants with her friends. Check out her blog, Materialistic Musings!


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How-to Restore Post-Holiday Hair

While the festive party season brings happy memories, gifts given and received, it also leaves us with a few less-than-desirable things, like thunder thighs and damaged hair! Most people hit the gym or start a diet to help them get back to their pre-holiday lifestyles, and there’s no reason that shouldn’t hold true for your hair as well. Here are my favorite products and tips to help you get lovely, lustrous and healthy locks:

Get a haircut.   Though it seems obvious, it’s really important to get a regular haircut.  For those afraid of hairdressers: there is simply no better cure for dry, damaged hair like a haircut—it’s really something that no other supposed miracle product can fake. The start of the new year is a great time to try out a new hairstyle, but if you’re not willing to take the plunge, simply ask for a trim. I know a lot of people try to grow out their hair and hate to lose any length, but those locks really won’t be healthy until you’ve had the damaged ends snipped off. There’s really no better feeling like bouncing out of the salon with the lightness of a fresh cut styled in a fabulous blow out!

If you’re not going to the salon, or even if you are, hair masks and deep conditioning treatments are something to think about for restoring moisture. While there are numerous hair masks on the market today, Davines Nou Nou Nourishing Repairing Mask ($25.20) is one of my favorites. The Italian brand can be a little hard to find, and it’s not the most pleasant-smelling (think sharp, mustard greens), but it works like nothing else. For a more intense treatment, I like to apply this to damp hair in the shower, clip it up, and then sleep with it in overnight with a towel draped over my pillow. It might be slightly uncomfortable to do but nothing gives my hair such moisture and shine.

Swap your leave-in product for an oil.  The consistency of each would lead you to believe that the cream is more hydrating, but I’ve found the oils to be much more moisturizing. These have really become popular in the last few years, and there are tons available at all different price points. My favorite, however, is the Maybach of hair oils:  Shu Uemura Essence Absolue ($65). Of course, you do not need to spend the money on this particular one, as most hair oils deliver that terrific dose of intense moisture, shine, and anti-frizz power. They’re also terrific for using as a treatment–just run a few more pumps of the product into dry hair and let it sit for a while before washing it out (I recommend shampooing twice—these oils are no joke). If you are going to use an oil in this way, however, I would suggest using a higher quality one as I’ve found that the ones available at drugstores don’t work well for this purpose.

A product designed for your ends. They’re absolutely essential for those looking to revive or prolong the health of their tips. They are the most vulnerable to dryness and damage, so they’re definitely worth looking after. If they’ve split already, you’ve gone past the point of no return, so go and get them trimmed off! But for preventative measures, I like the Bed Head Ego Boost ($15.50), but there are a lot of similar ones out there on the market. They even make some that are supposed to hide the look of split ends, but we’re going for health here, not the appearance of it.

 


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Wardrobing Fragrances the Trish McEvoy Way

October 21st, 2011

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We have a wardrobe of clothes, shoes and accessories and Trish taught us that we need to carry that concept over into our beauty lives as well.  Makeup, skincare and fragrance work best when we have a wardrobe of these products to best work with our individual look and needs.

The wardrobing of fragrance can be done really in three ways and Trish knows a thing or two about fragrance as well.  She grew up with a strong interest in her grandmother’s Berlin business of owning a perfumery.

  • Use a fragrance to express your mood or the event of the day – what you wear as a fragrance to work may be completely different than what you wear out to a romantic dinner or even to run errands of the day.
  • Layer the same scent with body scrub, body lotion and top it with a spritz of fragrance to last throughout the day
  • Or use a few different scents at the same time to create your own custom, personalized scent.
Some of the Trish McEvoy fragrances are best used alone – like her newest scent Black Rose Oud.   This is a scent that evokes a sense of glamour and richness.  The notes include Black Baccara Rose, Oud oils and a captivating blend of vibrant florals, exotic spices and sensual woods.   This is definitely not the scent I would wear to run errands, but more going out to a candlelit dinner.
A few of my long-time favorites are  Trish and No. 9 and I’ve even been mixing a few of the blends together to create my own personalized scent.   Tell me, are you a one-scent person or do you have a wardrobe of scents and how do you use them?

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Wardrobing Fragrances the Trish McEvoy Way

October 21st, 2011

Celebrity Makeup News and Blogs:

We have a wardrobe of clothes, shoes and accessories and Trish taught us that we need to carry that concept over into our beauty lives as well.  Makeup, skincare and fragrance work best when we have a wardrobe of these products to best work with our individual look and needs.

The wardrobing of fragrance can be done really in three ways and Trish knows a thing or two about fragrance as well.  She grew up with a strong interest in her grandmother’s Berlin business of owning a perfumery.

  • Use a fragrance to express your mood or the event of the day – what you wear as a fragrance to work may be completely different than what you wear out to a romantic dinner or even to run errands of the day.
  • Layer the same scent with body scrub, body lotion and top it with a spritz of fragrance to last throughout the day
  • Or use a few different scents at the same time to create your own custom, personalized scent.
Some of the Trish McEvoy fragrances are best used alone – like her newest scent Black Rose Oud.   This is a scent that evokes a sense of glamour and richness.  The notes include Black Baccara Rose, Oud oils and a captivating blend of vibrant florals, exotic spices and sensual woods.   This is definitely not the scent I would wear to run errands, but more going out to a candlelit dinner.
A few of my long-time favorites are  Trish and No. 9 and I’ve even been mixing a few of the blends together to create my own personalized scent.   Tell me, are you a one-scent person or do you have a wardrobe of scents and how do you use them?

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Quiz: Beauty Tip or B.S.?

April 21st, 2011

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We’ve all heard some pretty wacky skin, hair and body advice, but can you tell the tips that actually work from made up nonsense? We dare you to try. You hear them all the time. Your well-meaning grandma probably has more than a few. Makeup counter salespeople are notorious for theirs and smiley TV talk show correspondents love nothing more than to drone on (and on) about them. Yes, beauty tips — solicited or not — abound. The hitch? Not all of them are bona fide and more than a few can actually work against your beauty rather than enhance it.

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