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8 Quick Makeup Steps

30 Jan

I recently attended an event at Saks Fifth Avenue hosted by Trish McEvoy makeup artists. The title was “Makeup of a Confident Woman.” Makeup artist Nick Capezza chose someone from the audience to participate. (Her name was Carla!)

Here’s a photo of Carla (above). It literally took him less than 10 minutes to apply this effortless, natural look. Of course, there are 8 easy steps — 5 steps for skincare, 8 steps for makeup application. Hmm. I guess that adds up to 13. But, 8 steps are makeup!

Nick has outlined them below. Of course, all the products are by Trish. But, of course, you can go to your makeup bag or bags and use what you have.

The power of skincare steps:
1)cleanse: am and pm with Cleansing Water or Gentle Cleansing Wash
2)exfoliate: Beta Hydroxy Daily Exfoliator Pads, or the Correct and Brighten Professional Strength  Multi-Acid Weekly Peel
3)treat: Beauty Booster Face and Beauty Booster Eye Serums
4)protect: Beauty Booster Cream SPF 30
5)correct: Beauty Booster Advanced Retinol Eye Cream, and (pm)Even Skin Vitamin C Cream

 

The 8 step makeup lesson:
1)Brighten the eyelid: using Trish’s Eye Base Essential
2)Define the lash line: using Trish’s Intense Gel Eyeliner,  using the tight-line technique and apply your eyeshadows
3)Enhance your lashes: with Trish’s Tubular High Volume, or Lash Curling Mascaras
4)Brighten Under Your Eyes: with Trish’s Triangle of Light Technique using Instant Eye Lift.
5)Even the skin: Use your favorite Trish foundation and concealer to perfect and even the skin with your favorite foundation brush. Set with translucent set powder.
6)Face Color: apply Bronzer, Highlight and Blush. Blend with a whisper of translucent set powder.
7)Enhance Your Brow: define your brow with Trish’s brow enhancers.
8)Enhance your lips: Apply Flawless Lip Primer and press into the lip line. Follow with  your lip liner, color and gloss.

 

Some extra makeup tips:
With the eye liner, taper and blender like windshield wiper
The fan brush works wonders for blending.
Eyebrow maintenance is a must.

 

Are we ready to look beautiful?

 

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Kiss and Tell: Top Ten Spring Lipsticks

22 Feb

The easiest and least expensive way to change your outfit and usher in the warm weather is to purchase a new lipstick. Here’s a top ten list for the season in a range of hues. The beauty experts at Neiman Marcus, Troy, provided the majority of the list, along with some help from Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield, Mich.

Pantone, the international color forecaster, selects Rose Quartz and Peach Echo as the trends for spring 2016. Rose Quartz, a sheer pink, reflects calmness and gentleness, while Peach Echo evokes warmth and playfulness.

Gillian Berger, owner of Ruby’s Balm in West Bloomfield echoes the subtle shades. “Nudes are the trend with soft lips and bold eyes.”

Also hot — red hot. “Say goodbye to the dark and come into the light and brights, says Lindsey Machachek Barile, PR manager at Neiman Marcus, Troy. “A major trend for spring is confident reds. This trend translates across all categories, from ready-to-wear, to accessories and, of course, beauty.”

The lipstick names are as fun and lively as the products. Here’s the top ten (brand and name):

  1. Marc Jacobs, Moody Margot

Marc Jacobs Beauty Collection offers sheer nudes in hues of pale pink and brown.Marc Jacobs Beauty New Nudes Sheer Gel Lipstick

  1. Laura Mercier, Coquette

This berry color brightens the face.

  1. MAC, Pink Pigeon

This vibrant hue resembles the color of a flamingo.MAC

  1. Sisley, Love

The black and white packaging rivals the bold color.

  1. Estee Lauder, Vengeful Red.

Estee Lauder makes a daring statement with Vengeful Red.estee lauder

  1. YSL, Rose Saint Germain

The perfect shade for Paris in springtime.

  1. Le Metier de Beaute, Amelie

Selena Gomez chose this for Sundance, perhaps because the matte finish moisturizes the lips.

  1. Guerlain, All About Pink

This luscious color is from the “Kiss Kiss” collection.

  1. Trish McEvoy, Perfect Plum

It’s not only perfect for lips, but it’s also a beauty booster for cheeks.trish

  1. Nars, La Dolce Vita

This is the classic lipstick on annual lists.

 

(This article originally appeared in the Detroit Jewish News.)

A Flawless Beauty Marc

12 Feb

Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme

New York designer Marc Jacobs is known for his Louis Vuitton confections as former head of the French fashion house, and his namesake labels in clothing and handbags. But his eponymous beauty collection, only a few years old, makes an indelible mark this spring. Neiman Marcus, the upscale department store, announced it will carry his collection.

“The timing could not be better because spring is about taking a playful approach to beauty — the perfect time to break away from your go to colors and daily routine,” writes Kelly St. John, vice president of beauty at Neiman Marcus, in her newsletter.

The Marc Jacobs Beauty collection features the traditional eye, lip and face makeup with an aura of drama. The shiny, black-lacquered packaging is glam, glossy and seductive. An elegant silver button snaps shut compacts and lipstick cases. Jacobs has transferred his couture designs to the eyes, and the eyes are a makeup homerun. The mascara is called Lash Couture with three new formulas: Velvet Noir for volume, Feather Noir for definition and Lame Noir for luster. But it’s the eyeliners, called Eye Crayons, that are a must buy. The Fineliner Ultra Skinny ($24) glides on and provides definition for a wide-eyed look. The Highliner Gel Eye Crayon ($25) in two dozen hues from MariGold to Orange Crush to Violet Femme makes a bold statement from morning until midnight.

In keeping with spring trends, Jacobs’ lipsticks run the gambit from nude shades to bold reds and fuchsias.Marc Jacobs Beauty collection is about creating your own style and having fun.“I love makeup, and I love that it transforms,” Jacobs says. “It lets you be who you want to be, lets you say what you want to say, and it gives you a voice, a vision, while having a good time.”

(This article originally appeared in the Feb. 11th issue of the Detroit Jewish News.)

I will post my next article “Kiss and Tell: Top Ten Lipsticks for Spring” next week.

 

Marc Jacobs

Hello Gorgeous: Wish List Makeup Products

14 Nov

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I just attended the beauty trend event “Hello Gorgeous” at Bloomingdales in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. I’m going to pass along the products highlighted for a flawless, chic look.

For skincare, Clarins super restorative serum was chosen to maintain your skin and reduce aging. Did you know that Clarins was the first plant-based cosmetic line? Clinque presented some sculpting products including a massage applicator. From Shiseido, ultimune was demonstrated.

Now you can spray on a foundation? Dior has air flash. It’s simple, fast and not sticky.

Lancome highlighted the Paris eye palette, while Estee Lauder demonstrated double wear makeup to go in a new innovative compact.

Of course, I made a purchase. My purchase was the Bobbie Brown serum corrector and concealer. Just what I need to get rid of the dark circles under my eyes and keep them bright.

One Dozen Easy Make-up Steps

18 Dec

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I was treated to a make-up event at Saks Fifth Avenue in Troy, Mich. by my friend Randie Levin. Randie bid on the event at a local charity auction. About a dozen women watched Randie get a new look from the Bobbi Brown make-up artist. Here are the 12 easy steps to for a natural look.

1. Toner

2. Eye Cream Repair

3. Hydrating moisturizer cream

4. Concealer under the eyes

5. Foundation

6. Bronzer and illuminating powder

7. Lip Liner

8. Lipstick

9. Eyebrows

10. Eye Shadow

11. Eye Liner

12. Mascara

Randie looked great. Everyone thought that the BB Cream product was  must-have as Randie’s skin glowed.  See Randie’s natural polished look.

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What’s your favorite make-up product?

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