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halloween-inspired makeup

October 18, 2013

halloween inspired makeup

We just finished a fabulous Halloween-inspired photo shoot and now we have costume makeup on the brain! After all, it takes more than just a costume to look the part.
What would a cat be without a killer cateye?
Could you pass as a mermaid without cool blue shadow and sparkles? Yes, but why would you want to?
You NEED bold lips and eyes to pull off the flapper look.
Dressing as 80′s Madonna? Red lipstick and false eyelashes are required.

images via 1, 2, 3, 4

 

Too Faced Halloween Fairy Too Faced Halloween Kitten

 

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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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makeup tip: vampy fall lips

September 24, 2013

vampy fall lips

 

It’s time to put your brightly colored lipsticks away. Fall is all about dark lips in deep wine and berry colors! The best way to pull off this look is to keep the rest of your makeup simple and neutral. Don’t overdo it by wearing dark eyeshadow or thick eyeliner. P.S. This is not a look you wear when you’re going to be eating. You don’t want your lipstick going all over the place.

1. Start with a lip liner that is in the same color family as your lipstick (we recommend Red Chocolate by Laura Mercier.) and line your lips.
2. Using the liner, color in your lips. This will keep your lipstick on longer.
3. Apply your lipstick. (We recommend Divine Wine by Too Faced.)
4. Using a small brush, apply foundation powder along the outside of the lip line. This keeps everything in tact.
5. The final step is to make sure you don’t get any lipstick on your teeth. Put your finger into your mouth, form an “O” around your finger and gently slide your finger out. This removes any excess lipstick that could potentially show up on your teeth.
6. Later, when you need to freshen up, re-apply lipstick to the middle of your lips.

 

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in the bag: haley cairo

September 20, 2013

in the bag_haley cairo
Haley Cairo, artist, photographer and founder of Mae Movement tells us what’s in her beauty bag. P.S. You can buy her bracelets at the store!

Library of Flowers perfume cream in “The Forest”- Perfect transition sent for fall its musky and a little masculine, but it is so light on the skin which I love.

Bramble Rose lip balm- I love anything rose scented and this gives the perfect berry stain to your lips.

Too Faced Boudoir Eyes Soft and Sexy Palette- I am always going from the gym to meetings and photo shoots than out to dinner. This Palette is everything. It is so compact and the range of colors takes me from day to night.

Philosophy Amazing Grace Perfume- love this scent its so clean and light perfect to spritz on through out the day.

Philosophy lip shines- I have these in just about every flavor! I change hem out with season, right now I have Candy Corn.

Bliss triple Oxygen Ex-glowsion Vitabead Infused Moisture Cream- I take this cream in my makeup bag because I am stickler for my skincare and I would not get ready at the gym with out this. It is by far my favorite moisturizer I have ever used.

 

 

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in the bag: kelly hockenberry

September 11, 2013

kelly hockenberry

Kelly Hockenberry, Unionville Times columnist and social media maven at Social Stylate, tells us what’s in her beauty bag.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: I love the deep black color and the way it adds tons of length to my (not so long) lashes.

Too Faced Bronzed & Poreless Perfecting Bronzer: Erases pores and gives subtle “tan” glow. Must have!

Too Faced Lip & Cheek in Prim&Poppy:  I use this on the apples of my cheeks and my lips. PERFECT pop of color.

Laura Mercier Creme Eye Liner in Cobalt: It makes my blue eyes bluer!

Philosophy “Pure Grace” products: A clean, crisp scent that is never overpowering.

Deborah Lippmann Polish: I love “It’s Raining Men”….the ultimate classic red. I am rarely without this color on my hands and toes.

 

 

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