Showing posts with label Makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Makeup. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Black Smokey Eye

Me today. 
Today has been a great day. I hope it has been a great day for you too. As for my day, I worked from 9 am until 5 pm. Then, went home and took the selfies I am sharing with you today. After wards, I had a wonderful shower. In spite of contemplating what to make for dinner, I must admit that pleasantly surprised at how great my black smoky eye turned out today and how well my makeup stayed on. 

I decided to go a little dramatic today for work (something that I don't normally like to do when I go to work considering I work in a more office environment) and went with a light lip and dramatic black smoky eye. And considering most of my readers are either here for my beauty content or Morgan Ingram, I decided that I would share what I did to achieve this look. 

Amazing makeup is always supported with great skin care. When I woke this morning, I had a wonderful shower. My secret to amazing skin is always exfoliating. I exfoliate in the shower all of the time and when I just do my regular skincare routine I exfoliate also. I am obsessed with the Chuda Exfoliating Cleanser. If I had to choose a favorite right now, it is this one. It is not only effective, it's gentle and proves why it is the holy grail of face scrubs. At least in my opinion. I also love that I can do everything in one step.

When I wake up, I love to moisturize. No matter what kind of climate it is, I like to have hydration. I don't like to use face treatments on my face when I go to work, but will occasionally use a good serum. I do; however, love to use a good moisturizer. As I have tried many, I really love the Giorgio Armani Beauty Prima Glow-On Moisturizing Balm. It is literally a holy grail in skincare and makes my face feel ultimately amazing. 

Before applying makeup, especially heavier or more dramatic makeup I love to spray setting spray. I love a lot of them, but right now I really love the Make Up For Ever Mix and Fix Makeup Setting Spray. It is probably my favorite right now if I had to choose. 


The rest of the products I used today include:

Japonesque Radiance Primer, LORAC POREfection Foundation in the shade PR3, Estee Lauder Double Matte Pressed Powder in Light, Rouge Bunny Rouge 'Seas of Illumination' Highlighting Liquid in the shade Sea of Clouds (quite possibly my favorite liquid highlighter right now) and KKW Beauty Cream Contour Stick in the shade in the shades Light/Medium and Medium II. (for face)

Smashbox Cosmetics 24 Hour Shadow Primer in the shade Barely There Sheer, KIKO Milano Glitter Shower Eyeshadow in the shade 01 Silver Champagne, OFRA Cosmetics Eyeshadow in the shade Exquisite, Kylie Cosmetics Eyeshadow in Jack Frost, Shu Uemura Pressed Eye Shadow in M Black 990 A, Ellis Faas Lights in E301 Antique Silver (I love this eyeshadow), Lancome Cils Booster XL, and Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Lash Mascara in the shade Black. (for eyes)

Benefit Cosmetics BROWVO! and Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof Eyebrow Pencil in the shade in 5 (for brows)

Elizabeth Arden Lip Fix, Merle Norman Lipliner in Neutral, Lipstick Queen Ice Queen Lipstick and Ellis Faas Lights in E301 Antique Silver. (for lips)

In case you are wondering, the dress (although you cannot see it) is black and is from White House Black Market. I wore a blazer with it by NIC+ZOE. The shoes I wore with it (although you cannot see them) are from Prada. And the jewelry is from Totaram

For my hair, I used L'ANZA Shampoo followed by the L'ANZA Conditioner. Additionally, I used the Umberto Beverly Hills Hair Repair Mask (and I am almost out and this product is almost impossible to find. If you see it anywhere on or offline please let me know), Matrix Total Results Mega Sleek Mega Varnish with one of my favorite combs ever, the Cricket Ultra Smooth Coconut Detangler Comb. And I decided to use ZOYA Nail Polish in Genesis on my nails. 

Other products or things that I currently enjoy, that I am kind of obsessed with at the moment include: 

Goutal Paris Rose Pompon Eau De ParfumCosmedix Opti Crystal Eye Serum, La Prairie Skin Caviar Luxe Cream, LeBody FormVLCC Diamond Facial Kit, Sol Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum CreamEvolve Toothbrush, The Eterno LED Red Light Therapy Device and everything from The Perfect V. And I know I am forgetting a few things here. (beauty)

Good food (although I think that is everyday), PUBG Mobile, PUBG on PS4, cooking anything Indian, making vegan smoothies, Lassi and doogh of all flavors, Serial Podcast, The Precor AMT 885 Adaptive Motion Trainer, Monster Energy Juice Drink in the flavor Mango Loco, taking pictures of my home garden, drinking pineapple juice before bed, oil pulling, Investing.com and my boyfriend Sumit's incredible heart, mind, body, soul and spirit, although he has an amazing smile too. I have more to add. (non-beauty) 

And there you have it. Now, I have to make dinner and also decide what I am making (and baking) tomorrow for the fourth of July. As I love America, I think my favorite thing about Independence Day is the food. 

Why? Because I truly believe food is a need and really dictates and defines culture in it's diverse role. When you travel anywhere, you will notice the food is one of the first things outsiders tend to notice. And lets face it, nothing is better than enjoying wonderful food with family and friends. I am sure tomorrow will be a great day. 

Anyways, have a wonderful day! 

Monday, July 1, 2019

June 2019: Beauty Favorites

ZO Skin Health Oclipse, one
of my favorite beauty
products of the month.
June was the start of a new month and a new season. Although a lot has happened this month, I felt like I went to sleep in May and woke up and it was already June, as the month went by fast. Is it just me or is this year flying by faster than usual? 

As we sprung into Summer, I discovered quite few products I loved, some I hated and many I contemplated and debated whether to buy and use again. So, what are the best? What are my beauty favorites for the month of June?

First and foremost, I just want to let you know that I absolutely love the Chuda Everyday Exfoliating Cleanser. Curated by Dr. Eva Ocher of New York, I have tried so many products like this and have yet to find one as good as this one. I reach for this daily and just love this. My skin also looks and feels amazing after I use it. Trust me when I say that this is a holy grail beauty essential and a must-have for everyone looking to achieve incredible skin. 

The Eterno LED Device is one of my favorite high-tech skincare devices. Utilizing red NASA LED lights, this is one of few beauty essentials I enjoy using on a daily basis. It is great for everything from fine lines and wrinkles to depigmentation and age spots to even large pores. My biggest issue has always been the sporadic acne breakout, but ever since using this device, I don't really have them much. Plus, in addition to being great for the skin, this product is great for thinning hair (and/or hair loss), depression, panic attacks and works great for curing moderate and mild headaches. 

When it comes to my skin, I have always identified as having combination skin. And as my skin is a product of my environment, I feel like my skin leans towards dry during the Fall and Winter season (cold climates) and oily during the Spring and Summer season (hotter climates) which tends to be modestly conflicting because I have to change my skin care up a bit to fit what works for me. With that being said, the Pacifica Beauty Sea Foam Complete Face Wash is one of my favorites for this month. Not only is this product completely natural (which I think anyone can appreciate) it smells incredible and is non comedogenic, so it will not irritate or break your skin out. The foam factor is real also, as my skin feels extremely refreshed every time I use it. 

I swear, every single time I travel I find myself reaching for the ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30. It is one of my favorites, as it works to protect my skin. And it is extremely hydrating and still manages to combat oily. I will say that this relatively hard to find, as the product has changed it's formulation and name. The currently product has been renamed to ZO Skin Health Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30, but possesses a lighter formula than before. 

When it comes to makeup, I am discovering how finicky and selective I am. Considering I have tried (and still continue to do so) virtually everything, I find myself picking and choosing wisely and separating the good, the bad and the ugly. And in my quest, I find myself really love the Stila Iridescent Glitter & Glow Set. The duo-chromatic effect paired with a long-lasting vibrant formula speaks for itself, making it one of my favorite beauty products for the month. 

Another favorite for the month of June is the Mehron Highlight Pro-3 Color Palette in the shade Cool. Not only are these highlights extremely pigmented, but the color payoff is unreal. I have tried many highlighting palettes in my life, many of which were just ok and no way; whereas, quite a few slay and this, my friends, is one of the best I have ever used. 

I have tried many hair masks. My hair is normal straight, but tends to lean towards combination because of it's length. I feel like during the colder seasons like Fall and Winter my hair is dry or drier and then during the Spring and Summer seasons it is oily (especially at the roots). With that said, I really love the Pai-Shau Supreme Revitalizing Mask. I love the way it makes my hair feel and look after using it. It takes a lot to impress me, but this product definitely does. 

When it comes to massage oil, I really love them because most possess natural ingredients. I have tried so many and yet I find myself reaching for the Intimate Earth Aromatherapy Massage Oil in Chai. My boyfriend is from India so I really love and appreciate the powerful masala scent, although I loved chai way before I met him. The Honey Almond scent is fantastic also. 

And last, but certainly not least, I absolutely love the Evolve toothbrush. I brush my teeth so many times a day (even though I probably shouldn't) and find myself always reaching for this toothbrush simply because it is literally the best. This gets every area of your teeth and isn't harsh on your enamel which I love. The best $15 I have ever spent. 

I have been wanting to ask you guys, do you think I should do a hate list? I don't like being negative, but there are quite a few products I have tried that are just not good. I don't want to tell any of you who read my blog what to do with your money, but I don't want you to waste your money on certain products either. Hate is such a strong word. Perhaps a dislike or no way list? What do you think? If you think I should do a hate list, please let me know in the comments. 

Stay tuned for my beauty favorites for next month. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Happy July! 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

The TRUTH about Jaclyn Hill lipsticks

Jaclyn Hill's lipstick from Jaclyn Cosmetics.
(Photo by Jaclyn Cosmetics)
Have you ever been so excited about something only to be disappointed once you received it? Not only was I wholeheartedly excited to try the new Jaclyn Hill lipsticks from Jaclyn Cosmetics, as I absolutely adore Jaclyn Hill, but wanted to support her brand as her products were some of the most anticipated makeup products to launch this year. Plus, the packaging is amazing. Especially for the $18 price point. But, what is the real truth about Jaclyn Hill's lipstick? 

Her lipstick is terrible.

First and foremost, the formula is awful. In my many years of using lipstick, I have never used a lipstick that both crystallized and oxidized on my lips. This was so uncomfortable on my lips, I felt like I was immediately using a defective product that was sitting in a box on a shelf for years. 

Only one of the lipsticks had weird fibers and debri on it. Almost reminded me of lint from an old clothing dryer. I have no idea why she would release these lipsticks and still extremely baffled as to why she would. Two of the other ones had weird discoloration forming at the base. I want to guess mold. Only one of them had nothing wrong with it. 

Another thing that I found to be modestly revolting was the smell of these. The scent of this lipstick just reminds me of old lipstick sitting on a shelf in an abandoned lab. I felt like I was using a lip product sitting on a shelf for years. I don't like the smell of old lipstick and would never want to put anything on my lips that smelled like it. 

The only good things that I have to say about this lipstick is the shade range. I love the nude concept, as I love wearing nude and pink shades more so than reds and plums, etc. The packaging is also bank and really gives the lipstick a much higher quality than what it is really worth. 

I will still continue to support Jaclyn Hill and I am hoping that she fixes this problem. Based on reading other reviews, I am not the only one who has had this experience. As much as I want to recommend these lipsticks, I simply cannot. Perhaps she needs to pull every single lipstick she has and restart from scratch. And if the manufacturer doesn't fix this problematic issue, I would go with another manufacturer. I believe this wasn't her fault, but more so the lab's fault and I hoping for a positive resolve in a near future. With that said, I would purchase these again only if the formula was changed. 

Friday, May 31, 2019

May 2019: Beauty Favorites

As we Spring into Summer, we walk away from Winter for a while. At least for several months. May is one of those months I truly love, as it reminds me of why I love and appreciate Spring so much. Not only are my rose bushes starting to grow, but so everything I have planted the month before is doing so.  

This month was a month of discoveries. I tried some great beauty products and even discovered some that I would match with my favorite holy grails. And although of the products I tried were just ok, some were no way too and quite a few slayed. 

So, what are my favorites this month?

First and foremost, I must say that I love the Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow. I have been searching for a great liquid eyeshadow. Most (not all) I have tried tend to dry up and don't possess a creamy nor long-lasting formula. These are creamy and go on smooth. They also dry to a nice pigmented finish, which I love and appreciate. Plus, you can manipulate the texture in a sense where it is easy to work with, as you can blend it without it drying too fast. 

I know I have probably mentioned this product a million times already. And when I was a writer for Examiner (which is now defunct and directs to AXS.com) I was always raving about this. This month I am loving it more than ever. It is the Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eye Liner. I use this eye liner with an eye primer (and it can be any eye primer) mixed with a little bit of setting spray to activate the product, as water alone tends to kind of dilute the color. Using this combination with this eye liner really makes my eyes just pop.

Tiffany Andersen is a woman with a voice, a vision and a message and it speaks in her skin care. As every single product is infused with gold, I have to tell you, I have loved quite a bit from her. However, there is one product that I love most and find myself using so much. It is the Gavee Gold Diamond Cell Salt Polish. Not only does it smell like citrus bliss, this incredible scrub is infused with authentic diamond powder and mother of pearl. 

When it comes to face cream, I am extremely finicky about what I put on my face, as I have combination skin which changes depending on environment. As my skin tends to be drier during the colder climates, it leans towards oily during the warmer and hotter months. Right now I am really loving the Revive Moisturizing Renewal Cream. It contains an SPF of 15 which works to protect your skin from not only UVA/UVB rays, but actual DNA damage and environmental stressors such as pollution and wind burn. I have tried so many creams and have been really loving this one. 

And lets not forget a good moisturizer for your face is vital, yes, but so is one of the body. I have tried quite a few this month. Right now I am truly loving the Lalicious Sugar Coconut Velour Body Melt. It epitomizes real bliss, as it possesses incredible ingredients, smells wonderful and makes my skin look and feel wonderful. This is great for every skin type, but a much needed pick me up for those of you with dry skin. 

Giovanni Cosmetics offers some of the best shampoos and conditioners I have ever used. And I must admit that I love virtually every single product from the 2-Chic Repairing line. Not only does everything smell like coconut cream berry (which is bliss among itself) but it actually works to correct any damage done to your hair, repair it after time and prevent it from happening again. When it comes to products, I am quite selective as my hair tends to be like my skin - combination. This line is great for every hair type and will work generously to repair your hair. Plus it smells incredible. 

ZOYA makes incredible nail polish. With over 400 colors to choose from, I am decided that I really love Aggie right now. As a gold holographic metal shade, the bronze micro glitter really adds depth to the color. I have worn this shade for a week and get so many compliments from it. 

Until next month. These are my favorites for the month of May. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Ezra Miller's 5 Hour Met Gala Look

Makeup artist Mimi Choi applying
makeup to Ezra Miller for the
2019 Met Gala.
Lets face it, Ezra Miller really knows how to get attention on the red carpet. Earlier tonight the singer, songwriter and actor made an appearance wearing a custom Burberry suit at the Metropolitan of Arts red carpet proving he is anything, but boring and banal. 

And believe it or not, Ezra Miller's incredibly eccentric makeup look took five hours. Courtesy of the talented Mimi Choi, who used the Mehron Illusion by Mimi Choi palette, this look epitomizes abnormal genius. 

In a world of camp-theme, this look went beyond what most would expect hence why it is one of the most talked about looks for the 2019 Met Gala. Choi, of course an SFX genius and one of the most underrated makeup artists of our generation. 

Can you spot his real eyes? 

Get the makeup look: Priyanka Chopra at 2019 Met Gala

Priyanka Chopra at the 2019
Met Gala.
(Photo by Rabbani and SolimenePhotography/
WireImage)
The Met Gala is not just one of the most highly anticipated events in the world, it allows every celebrity to be creative with fashion. And speaking of creativity, Priyanka Chopra did just that earlier this evening. Wearing a custom Dior dress which took over 60 days to make, proves why this Bollywood beauty epitomizes the Camp theme. Although her hair was unique, as her dress was totally fleek, it was her makeup which stole the show. Courtesy of the talented Pati Dubroff, Chopra was treated to a glam look which complemented her Dior dress.

"This look is camp to the max. I was inspired by Louis XIV and his royal court, Dior runway extreme, but with the edgy spirit of Bowie. She is the perfect muse to Louis XIV and embodies a fantasy level of his vanity," Pati Dubroff shared regarding the inspiration behind this look. 

So, is it possible to recreate this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff created the ultimate powder finish utilizing the Marc Jacobs Beauty Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder in the shade Muse. As she continued, she applied the Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer & Touch Up Stick in the shade Medium before applying the Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer & Touch Up Stick in the shade Fair to her actual eyebrows. She also used this product highlight and brighten her eyes. 

Dubroff wanted to create the ultimate dramatic eye. She applied the Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra Skinny Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Fine (Wine) shortly before using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Scandaldust. Dubroff wanted to create a bright pink towards the center of the eye, she she used the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in (Pop)ular and the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Provocouture on the top. She finished this part of the eye by adding some glitter. 


To brigten the eye, the world-renowned makeup artist used the Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner in (N)ice. Next, she applied the Marc Jacobs Beauty Fineliner Ultra-Skinny Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Big Eyes. 


As the celebrity makeup artist continued with Priyanka's eyes, she applied the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Primer Epic Lash Primer to the bottom lashes to lighten them up. Taking white pencil, she applied this directly to the top of Chopra's eyes using a fan. To finish the eyes, Pati applied several coats of the Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara to the Bollywood beauty's eyes. 

To complete Chopra's Met Gala look, the celebrity MUA used the Marc Jacobs Beauty Poutliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Currant Mood to shape and enhance her lips. Finally, she applied the Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick in Boy Gorgeous in a heart shape to highlight the cupid's bow. 


Congratulations! You have just recreated Priyanka Chopra's makeup look for the 2019 Met Gala. 

Get the makeup look: Salma Hayek at 2019 Met Gala

Salma Hayek at the 2019
Met Gala.
(Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Salma Hayek always looks so exotic and radiant on every carpet. And tonight was no exception for the beautiful starlet as she looked incredible in her black and gold Gucci gown. Although her dress was great, her hair really stood out; however, it was her makeup that stole the spotlight. Her fierce and fabulous face was created by the talented makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen

So, is it possible to recreate this look at home? Yes.

First and foremost, the world-renowned makeup artist prepped Salma Hayek's skin using Weleda Skincare products, to prepare the stunning starlet for tonight's big event. 

Then, VanLeeuwen primed Hayek's face with the Stila Lingerie Souffle Skin Perfecting Primer in Sun-Kissed. As he continued, he applied the Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in the shade Almond just around the Salma's face. Next, he applied the Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer in the shade Buff 7 in the center of her face including under her eyes. "I wanted to brighten her complexion," VanLeeuwen shared. 

Now taking the Stila After Hours Eye Shadow Palette, the celebrity makeup artist used the shades Anything Goes and Cash Out, where he mixed both shades together. VanLeeuwen continued the eyes using the Stila Glitter & Glow in the shade Rose Gold Retro. Next, he used the Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Eye Liner in Intense Black. Then, he applied the Lashify Gossamers in F14 and F16. To complete the eyes, celebrity MUA Matthew VanLeeuwen applied several coats of the Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara


As the internationally known makeup artist continued, he applied the Stila Convertible Color in the shade Camellia. He applied this product like he would as a bronzer to the lovely Latina's cheeks and temples shortly before applying the Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter in the shade Incandescence. 

Celebrity makeup artist Matthew VanLeeuwen applied the Stila Stay All Day Lipstick in Besos followed by the Stila Stay All Day Lip Liner in Pinot Noir.  He used these two products to create a beautiful red lip. To finish the look, he applied several coats of the Stila Beauty Boss Lip Gloss in the shade Empowering. 

Congratulations! You have just recreated Salma Hayek's makeup look for the 2019 Met Gala. 

Get the makeup look: Rita Ora at 2019 Met Gala

Rita Ora at the 2019 Met Gala.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/
Getty Images for the Met Museum/
Vogue.)
Rita Ora always looks amazing at virtually every event she attends. Tonight is no exception. The British beauty stunned the red carpet earlier this evening wearing a relatively plunging gold glam gown by the iconic Marc Jacobs. And although Ora's dress and hair looked amazing, it was her makeup which really stood out tonight. Courtesy of celebrity makeup artist Kathy Jeung, who treated the starlet songwriter to a timeless look which complemented her gold dress. 

"My inspiration for the look came from her gold sequined dress by Marc Jacobs Couture. It inspired me to give Rita 1930's screen screen goddess look. Thin eyebrows, deep contours of the eyes with metallic shimmer on the lids, satin bronzed skin, and lips lightly lined with a nude gloss," Jeung shared with me. 

But the question we all have is-can we recreate this makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Ora's skin. She used Retrouve skincare products. After she prepped the beautiful singer's face, she used the Nanacoco HD Powder Foundation in the shade Warm Tan. Then, taking the Nanacoco Airfare Concealer Brush 907, Jeung applied the Nanacoco HD Cover Concealer in the shade Orange shortly before applying the Nanacoco HD Cover Concealer in the shade Natural. 

As the celebrity MUA continued with the look, she used the Nanacoco Contouring & Strobing Palette in the shade Medium using the Nanacoco Flat Contour Brush, the Nanacoco Highlighter Brush and the Nanacoco Angled Powder Brush 902.

The eyebrows were the main event of this look, as they took the most time. Jeung bleached Ora's eyebrows which took two hours. Then, she applied the Nanacoco Browstylers Highlighter Duo in the shade Brown/Pearl Beige. To finish the brows, the celebrity makeup artist used the Nanacoco Browstylers Micro Pencil in the shade Dark Brown. 

World-renowned makeup artist Kathy Jeung shared that the eyes were supremely important with this look. Using the Nanacoco Smudge Brush 910, the celebrity MUA applied the Nanacoco Longwear Eye Liner in Gold. Next, she applied the Nanacoco Glitzn Face & Body Pigment in the shades orange gold and copper. 

The eyelashes were also quite a game changer, as Jeung shared. For this makeup look, the internationally known MUA used the Nanacoco 'Giana Style' 3D Volume lashes. Then, she applied several coats of the Nanacoco HD Extreme Volume and Curl Lenghtening Mascara

Next, Kathy applied the Nanacoco HD Pressed Blush in the shade Peach Coral. To finish the look, the celebrity makeup artist used the Nanacoco Outlast Lip Liner in the shade Burgundy shortly before applying the Nanacoco Shimmertallics Metallic Lip Gloss in the shade Sunkissed. 

Get the makeup look: Serena Williams at 2019 Met Gala

Serena Williams with her husband
at the 2019 Met Gala.
(Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)
Serena Williams stunned the red carpet this evening for the 2019 Met Gala wearing a very vibrant Atelier Versace dress. Being true to her roots, the iconic tennis star wore custom Nike sneakers to match. Although I wouldn't say they matched, they definitely made her stand out compared to most. 

Her makeup really blew up the spotlight tonight. Courtesy of Renny Vasquez for Pat McGrath Labs, Williams was treated to an incredible makeup look to complement her style.

Is it possible to recreate this makeup look at home? Absolutely. Lets get started!

First and foremost, the Pat McGrath makeup artist prepped the fashion icon's face using an array of products. Then, he applied various products including the Pat McGrath Skin Fetish Highlighter + Balm Duo on the shade Golden and Bronze.

So, how did internationally known makeup artist Renny Vasquez do Serena Williams' eyes tonight? He used the Pat McGrath EYEdols Eyeshadow in the shades: dark matter, burnished honey, deep velvet, statuesque, celestial and in sextrovert. 

The talented MUA also used the Pat McGrath Permagel Ultra Glide Pencil in the shade XTreme Black and the Pat McGrath Perma Precision Liquid Eyeliner in the XTreme Black. 

To finish the entire look, Vasquez applied the new Pat McGrath Blitztrance Lipstick in the shade Full Fantasy. Lastly, he used the Pat McGrath Lust Gloss in Aphrodisiac. 

Congratulations! You have just recreated Serena Williams 2019 Met Gala makeup look. 

Get the makeup look: Lady Gaga at 2019 Met Gala

Lady Gaga at the 2019
Met Gala.
(Photo by John Shearer/Getty
Images for THR)
Lady Gaga definitely knows how to make a real entrance at the Met Gala. As one of the five people to host the show this year, the award-winning superstar looked incredibly glam embracing the original "Camp: Notes of Fashion" fashion theme. Styled by the one and only Brandon Maxwell, Gaga's designer, the world-renowned pop starlet is one of few this evening who have stole the show. 

And as amazing as Lady Gaga's outfits look, her makeup is what really stole the show. Courtesy of her longtime makeup artist Sarah Tanno, Gaga was treated to a makeup look which complemented her style.

So, is it possible to recreate this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Gaga's skin. She used the new Marc Jacobs Beauty Youthquake Hydra-Full Retexturizing Gel Creme. Because this cream has incredible hydrating properties (plus it smells fantastic) Tanno didn't use any foundation on Lady Gaga's skin and went directly for the Marc Jacobs Accomplice Concealer & Touch Up Stick. This has to be one of my favorite concealers ever and probably the best new concealer I have tried yet. To finish the face, the celebrity MUA applied the Marc Jacobs Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder using the Marc Jacobs Face II Sculpting Foundation Brush

The obscenely glam yet eccentrically fun lashes were curated by Sarah Tanno herself. Tanno did admit to applying several coats of the Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

For the lips, the Sarah Tanno used the Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in the shade Flaming Oh. To complete the entire look, the celebrity makeup artist used the Marc Jacobs Enamored Hydrating Lip Gloss Stick in the shade Sweet Escape. 

Congratulations! You have just recreated Lady Gaga's makeup look for the 2019 Met Gala. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Get the Makeup Look: Dior Cruise 2020

Spring into Summer with the new Dior Cruise 2020 collection. Courtesy of Maria Grazia Chiuri, the makeup was curated by the one and only Peter Philips, the creative and image director of the brand. Presented in the picturesque El Badi Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco, this is as diverse as it gets. In fact, Philips recently shared that it is just that.

"This is a runway show where the wide diversity of skin tones. I could work on a natural, made-to-measure makeup. It is a pure and luminous look that reveals natural individual beauty, the creative and image director of Dior shared. 

But the real question remains; however, is it possible to recreate this look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Peter Philips prepped the models' skin using the Dior Backstage Face & Body Primer. As he continued, he used the Dior Backstage Face & Body Foundation. Then, the world-renowned makeup artist used the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in 001 Universal, where he applied what he describes as a "very light veil". Next, Philips touched up the models using the Dior Flash Luminizer followed by the Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer

Continuing with this look, Philips did a wonderful job with executing this to work naturally yet effectively. The Dior creative director went immediately for the Dior Brow Styler. Additionally, he chose the shade 003 Amber Neutrals from the Dior Backstage Eye Palette, as this shade was perfect for every models' skin tone. He finished the eyes by applying several coats of the Dior Diorshow Iconic Overcurl in 090 Black.

To complete the look, the image director of Dior applied the Dior Addict Maximizer. He touched up the lips using the neutral shades from the Dior Backstage Lip Palette. 

Congratulations! You have just recreated the Dior Cruise 2020 makeup look. #Dior2020

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

First look at Disney Aladdin collection by MAC Cosmetics

The MAC Aladdin Eyes palette.
In case you haven't read about the official launch of the new Disney Aladdin collection from MAC Cosmetics, you need to. Just click here right now. And in case you are unaware, Disney has teamed up with the internationally known makeup brand to launch an Aladdin themed makeup collection which features an unique fusion of precious metal tones and jeweled tones inspired by Princess Jasmine herself. 

The collection features MAC Aladdin Eyes X9 which includes nine stunning shades that are inspired by the popular Disney classic. Featuring a lot of jeweled and precious metal tones, this palette is perfect for those of you looking to embrace your inner Princess Jasmine. 
The MAC lipstick in
A Whole New World.


In addition to this eye shadow palette, MAC Cosmetics will also release one lipstick called "A Whole New World" which is a very bright and fun cool fuchsia pink with a semi-matte finish. 

And to complete the collection, MAC Cosmetics will include the Aladdin Powder, which is great for the face and the cheeks. Definitely a staple in this collection. 

The Disney Aladdin makeup collection will be available online at MAC Cosmetics, as well as, in selection MAC locations on May 16, 2019. This is on a Thursday, so mark your calendars. Don't miss Disney's Aladdin in theaters on May 24, 2019. #MACCosmetics #DisneyAladdin


The MAC Powder.

MAC Cosmetics introduces Disney Aladdin collection

A look at the new Disney Aladdin
collection from MAC Cosmetics.
Step into Spring with the Disney Aladdin collection from MAC Cosmetics. The world-renowned makeup brand has officially teamed up with Disney to create one of the most anticipated collections of the year. 

Filled with a fusion of precious metals and Princess Jasmine jewel tones, this is one collection will not limit you to three wishes only. The Disney Aladdin collection unleashes a whole new world into a dazzling place you never knew on a magical makeup ride. With unbelievable sights and an indescribable feeling, this is a collection that embraces a new world of opulently packaged, limited-edition color. 

Products vary upon Aladdin eye shadow palettes to Aladdin lipsticks to Aladdin powders and more. 

Amazing right?

This collection will be available online and in select MAC locations on Thursday, May 16, 2019. For more information visit MAC Cosmetics today. Don't miss Disney's Aladdin in theaters on Friday, May 24, 2019. #DisneyAladdin #MACCosmetics 

Friday, March 1, 2019

Dior presents Cara Delevingne the face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine

The new Dior Addict Stellar Shine consists of 28 unique lipstick shades designed to feed your makeup obsession. Infused with aloe, jojoba oil and natural beeswax, these lipsticks are destined to hydrate your lips, while giving you the color your lips highly yearn for.
 
Perfect accessory for a perfect pout, this collection features four wonderful iconic staples. These include: Bee Dior, Lucky, DiorCharm, and DiorCelestial.
 
Watch the video below to see Cara Delevingne as the force and the face behind this wonderful new Dior Beauty addition.
 
 
If you cannot see the video, just click here to watch it now. For $37 each, you can find these today at Dior counters nationwide and Sephora.


Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Get the makeup look: Jennifer Lawrence at Dior Autumn Winter 2019/2020 'Ready-to-Wear' Show

Jennifer Lawrence at the
Dior Autumn-Winter
2019/2020
'Ready to Wear' show.
(Photo by Stephanie Cardindale-Corbis/
Corbis via Getty Images)
Jennifer Lawrence is not only iconic for being an incredible actress. She is also fashionably stylish and proves that talent and beauty go hand in hand. In Paris, France today
Dior held their annual Autumn Winter 2019 'Ready-to-Wear' show. The beautiful starlet shined on the red carpet earlier today completely in Dior. She wore a Dior dress, a belt, shoes and sunglasses by the world-renowned fashion brand. She also wore Dior beauty products including makeup and nails. In fact, Lawrence was glammed by celebrity makeup artist Christophe Danchaud who created a luminous yet fresh makeup look for the actress.

"Today, for the Dior show in Paris, I wanted Jennifer very fresh and sexy, so we went with a cool, luminous makeup look," Danchaud shared.

So, is it possible to create this makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the world-renowned makeup artist prepped the stunning starlet's skin using the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced. Then, he primed Lawrence's face with the Dior Forever Skin Glow in the shade 1CR. He continued by applying the Dior Rouge Blush in the shade 459 Charnelle directly to the apples of her cheeks.

As Danchaud continued, he applied the Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner in 091 Matte Black. Lawrence requested eyeliner, so the Danchaud decided to deliver this by applying it accordingly to her top lash line. Next, he started adding some brown contour to her lid using the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in 002 Cool Neutrals. To finish the eyes, the makeup artist and choreographer applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in the shade 090 Pro Black to Lawrence's lashes.

To complete the entire makeup look, the global MUA applied the Dior Addict Stellar Shine in the shade 535 CD-Dream directly to Lawrence's lips to create a fresh yet shiny look.

Lawrence's nails were courtesy of internationally known manicurist Anatole Rainey who used the Dior Vernis in 155 Tra-La-La followed by the Dior Top Coat in Apricot.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Jennifer Lawrence's makeup look at the 2019/2020 Autumn-Winter 'Ready to Wear' show.

Get the makeup look: Olivia Culpo at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner

Oliva Culpo yesterday at the
Dior Addict Stellar Shine
dinner.
Olivia Culpo looked amazing at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner on Monday. Glammed from head-to-toe wearing Dior, the former Miss Universe dress, bag and shoes are all Dior along with her makeup. Courtesy of Dior makeup artist Daniel Martin, Culpo was treated to an incredible makeup look.

So, is it possible to re-create this makeup look at-home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the Dior makeup artist prepped the former Miss Universe's face using the Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution Age-Delay Resurfacing Water followed by the Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil Serum.

Then, he applied the Dior Forever Skin Glow Foundation in the shade 2.5N followed by the Dior Diorskin Forever Undercover Concealer in the shade 031 Sand. He applied the concealer to all of the areas that needed a little extra coverage. As Martin continued, he started contouring the pageant beauty's face using the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in the shade 001 Universal. Next, he highlighted Culpo's features using the Dior Backstage Glow Face Palette in the shade 001 Universal.

For the eyes, Martin filled in the former Miss Universe's eyebrows using the Dior Diorshow Universal Brow Styler in the shade 002 Universal Dark Brown. As he continued, he applied the Dior Fusion Mono Eye shadow in the shade 661 Meteore. Next, he lined Culpo's eyes using the Dior Diorshow On Stage Liner in the shade 091 Matte Black. Finishing up the eyes, the Dior makeup artist applied several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in 090 Pro Black.

Finally, the Dior MUA completed the look by applying the new Dior Stellar Lip Shine in the shade 260 Mirage directly to Olivia's lips.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Olivia Culpo's makeup look at the Dior Addict Stellar Shine dinner.

Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine

The beautiful Cara Delevingne with
the creative and image director of Dior
Makeup, Peter Phillips.
It is official, internationally known supermodel Cara Delevingne is the new face of Dior Addict Stellar Shine. Yesterday, Dior held a dinner at the Roxie restaurant located in the heart of Paris making the big announcement. As you may or may not be aware, this iconic lip product was created by Dior Makeup's very own creative and image director Peter Philips. The concept of this incredible Dior essential celebrates the changing colors of life and embraces femininity based on those colors.

A party flashing with colors and a lot of excitement, including a performance by the talented Mabel, it was great to hear of the wonderful news. And it is no surprise that Delevingne is the new face behind this product, as she possesses an unique beauty that I find incredibly appealing. She is also a wonderful person too.

For more information, visit Dior today. Check out the new Dior Addict Stellar Shine here.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Get the makeup look: Priyanka Chopra at 91st Academy Awards

The beautiful Priyanka Chopra.
The 91st annual Academy Awards were held a few hours ago a the Dolby Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles. As the show did not have a host this year, it kicked off with an epic performance by Adam Lambert + Queen. Many actors and actresses shined the red carpet, including the beautiful Priyanka Chopra wearing a beautiful black halter gown courtesy of Elie Saab. And as glamorous as she looked, the Indian beauty's makeup really complemented the style and brought it to life. Compliments of celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff, who took inspiration from Chopra's dress, the Bollywood actress shined on the record carpet this year during both the Oscars and Vanity Fair After Party.

"Tonight Priyanka is wearing a dramatic black gown by Elie Saab with beadwork which I decided to mimic on the eyes. The makeup is all about a dramatic eye, blackened corners and lids with shine and texture. I kept the rest of the face in neutral tones, blush very natural to Priyanka’s skin tone and lips that are similar to her natural lip tone," the celebrity makeup artist shared with me.
Priyanka Chopra's
makeup look for February
24, 2019.


"Typically we work with Priyanka’s natural lid shape, round, but this time we wanted an elongated eye for a more dramatic look," Dubroff continued with me about the inspiration behind the look.

So, is it possible to re-create this makeup at-home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the celebrity makeup artist prepped Chopra's skin. Taking the True Botanicals Nutrient Mist, she applied the product directly to a beautyblender and foundation brush to moisten them. As she continued, she used the Decorte Soft Crème Foundation in the shade 304.

Next, Dubroff filled in the starlet's eyebrows using the Jill Stuart Beauty Airy Stay Brow Liner in 03. She continued with the look by applying the Jill Stuart Beauty Iconic Look Eyeshadow in C204. Then, taking the Jill Stuart Beauty Twinkle Glow Multi Stick, the celebrity makeup artist applied it generously to Chopra's lid to give her more of a "wet" look.

"This was an essential part to her eyes as this creamy, bronzy copper color, allowed the shade of the dark eye to harmonize with her skin tone. Black can sometimes make those with darker skin tones look a bit grey and this helped the lid have a nice base wash to build on," Dubroff shared.
Priyanka Chopra at the
91st annual Academy Awards.
(Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)

Then, she taking a black thick eye pencil, Dubroff created a corner shape to the starlet's eyes. As the world-renowned MUA continued, she used the Jill Stuart Beauty Kittenish Look Liner where she added more depth to the lash corners. To finish the eyes, the Pati Dubroff applied several coats of Jill Stuart Beauty Lasting Curl Blossom Waterproof Mascara to Chopra's lashes. 

For the lips, the celebrity makeup artist used a combination of the Jill Stuart Beauty Dressed Rouge in 04, which she applied as a base on Chopra's lips and on top. Then, to finish the look she applied the Jill Stuart Beauty Lip Blossom in 46.
 
Congratulations! You have just recreated Priyanka Chopra's Oscar makeup for this year. #Oscars

Get the makeup look: Charlize Theron at 91st Academy Awards

Charlize Theron at the 91st
annual Academy Awards.
(Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
Charlize Theron is a woman of talent, beauty and surprises. When she debuted brown hair on the red carpet at the 91st Academy Awards earlier this evening, I think everyone was completely stunned as this is one of her biggest transformations yet. Wearing a beautiful pastel blue dress courtesy of Dior, the Academy Award winning actress really shined with her new hair courtesy of the talented Adir Abergel and Tracey Cunningham. And although her hair was unique, it was her subtle glam look that caught my attention and stole the entire look.

So, is it possible to re-create this makeup look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, you will want to prep the skin. As Theron is an ambassador for Dior and Dior Beauty, it is recommended by Dior to use the Dior Capture Youth New Skin Effect Enzyme Solution Age-Delay Resurfacing Water followed by the Dior Capture Youth Intense Rescue Age-Delay Revitalizing Oil-Serum. Next, you will want to apply the Dior Capture Youth Age-Delay Advanced Eye Treatment directly to your eyes.

As you continue, Dior recommends applying the Dior Capture Totale Dreamskin Advanced followed by the Dior Forever Skin Glow. If you are the same complexion as Charlize Theron, it is recommended to use the shade "2N" which is her shade. For this particular look, contouring is essential and to create it, Dior recommends utilizing the Dior Backstage Contour Palette in the shade #001 Universal.  
The beautiful Charlize Theron.
(Photo by Kate Lee)


The eyes are natural yet kept classic to complement the dramatic bold lip. Dior recommends using the Dior Backstage Eye Palette in #001 Warm Neutrals. Definition is always key in any makeup look, especially this one. Dior also recommends apply several coats of the Dior Diorshow Maximizer 3D primer to the lashes followed by several coats of the Dior Diorshow Mascara in #090 Pro Black.

And for the moment you are waiting for, how to get Charlize Theron's classic lip from the 2019 Oscars? Dior recommends using the Dior Addict Stellar Shine in the shade #639 Rivera Star.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Charlize Theron's 2019 Oscars look. #Oscars