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look we love: emma watson

March 21, 2014

Actress (and style icon) Emma Watson looked flawless at the premiere of her new movie, Noah, last week. Emma’s personal makeup artist, Charlotte Hayward,  says Emma is a huge fan of Kevyn Aucoin products (us too!). She used Celestial Skin Liquid Lighting and Celestial Powder in Candlelight, the Creamy Glow in Patrice and the Curling Mascara.

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spotlight on: smokey eyes

October 16, 2013

smokey eyes

How to achieve the look…
Try a Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Khaki or Smoke
Apply directly to your lash line and then blend with your fingertips for a smoldering finish.

Try a Kevyn Aucoin Eye Shadow Duo
Applying the lighter shadow to your lid and brow bone. Use the black shadow in your crease and smoke out in the corners for a smoky eye.

Try the Too Faced Smokey Eye Palette
Comes with Glamour Guides, how-to lesson cards that offer step-by-step application instructions for creating smoky eyes in minutes.

 

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spotlight: perfect powders

September 25, 2013

spotlight on foundation powders

 

If you’re looking for a foundation to add to your makeup regime, here are three perfect powders.

Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Foundation Powder: Medium coverage, semi-matte finish. Laura Mercier used new technology when she created this foundation. There is elastic in the powder, which means that when your skin moves, the pigment moves with it. This prevents the product from settling into the lines in your face.  Bonus: Comes in a compact with a sponge so it’s great on-the-go!
We recommend this foundation if you have oily or combination skin.

Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Powder Foundation: Medium coverage, silky finish. This powder is a finer mill than Laura Mercier’s Smooth Finish Foundation so it is sheerer and offers less coverage.  Comes with a sable brush for sheer application.
We recommend this foundation if you have natural or combination skin.

Hourglass Foundation Powder: This is a pure mineral pressed powder with a satin finish. It’s the sheerest of the three products but you can layer it for more coverage. Hourglass is made with an oxygen-delivering agent that allows the skin to breathe.
This foundation works well on all skin types.

 

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in the bag: ashley palandrani

August 28, 2013

in the bag: ashley palandrani

Ashley Palandrani, owner of Ashley Austin boutique in Kennett Square, tells us what’s inside her beauty bag.

Laura Mercier Lip Gloss - In a million colors! I love the Bare Baby is one of my favorites.
I keep a mini spray tube of the Bond NO. 9 in Manhattan (the large is on my dresser at home, love this year round)
Kevin Aucion Lip Stick in Leajana and Gloss in Lilium.
Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment in Honey.
Laura Mercier  Tinted Moisturizer Compact- Perfect for on the go touch ups.
Laura Mercier Undercover Pot - The best invention ever for busy girls.

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makeup tip: contouring

May 15, 2013

contouring

Lizzie recently gave a tutorial on contouring and highlighting using Kevyn Aucoin’s sculpting and highlighting powders. Here are some tips…

1. Use a color that is darker than your foundation to contour and a color that is lighter than your foundation to highlight.

2. Using a contour brush, add Kevyn Aucoin’s Sculpting Powder to your jawline, bottom of your chin, along the sides of your nose, under your cheekbones and at your temples.

3. Add Kevyn Aucoin’s Highlighting Powder to the front of your forehead, along the bridge of your nose, above your cheeks, on your browbone, on the center of your chin and in the inner corner of your eyes.

Below is a great guide from Kevyn Aucoin on where to contour and highlight.

 

kevyn aucoin contouring

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