Thursday, February 19, 2015

My NYFW Instagram Beauty Diary - My list of breakout / beauty must haves !

NYFW sadly has come to an end. It was a fun week despite the cold, and snowy appearance of the city. One thing I did not fall short on was playing on different beauty trends.  From Natural ,  to Flirty , to Full on Grunge , Classic Red lip, to   Editorial Glam .  What I will say having to get ready quickly to make sure I got to my events / shows made me want to glam in as short a time as possible.  That is why I reached for my Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream in Dark  (ALWAYS applied with my damp Beauty Blender of course) for most of the days as my go to instead of a standard Foundation and I loved the results.  My other repeat product these past couple of days was my Lancome Grandiose Mascara -  which has become one of my new favorites in terms of Mascaras. There's something about the bending applicator that makes applying it so unique and special.  Below I have listed my other "Breakout Stars" of the past couple of days from my very different looks.  Enjoy !

DISCLAIMER : I did not re-touch any of these photos these are all raw footage taken with my iPhone 6 

Day 1 : Feb 12  -  I went for a very BARE minimalist look.
Full frontal view of this look -  Click Here 
Beauty Breakout Stars of  Day 1 :
Day 2 : Feb 13 -  Flirty with a Pop of color .

Beauty Breakout Stars of  Day 2 : 

Day 3 : Feb 14  -  Grunge Smokey Glam ( very Editorial | Runway inspired)

Beauty Breakout Stars of Day 3 

    Day 4 : Feb 15 -  Extreme Winged Liner 
I think this was my look that was the most popular out of all days. 
Beauty Breakout Stars of Day 4 
    Day 5 : Feb 16 - Bold Red Lip  ( I took this pic mid way walking towards Lincoln Center the image isn't the best quality)

Hope you enjoyed +  will check out the products mentioned.  Comment if you will or you did !!!!  xo 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Jason Wu for Lancome with Diane Kendal - Get the Look


Image Credit: Lancome Usa Instagram 

Glowing skin,  Natural Brows, and Effortlessly Beautiful was the look for the Jason WU  FW 15 show last Friday .  Lead Artist Diane Kendal executed a beautiful look that we all can recreate at home.  I love neutral lip and the light washes of color - the perfect go to look for every day,  In my opinion the Pièce de résistance of this look was the Grandiose Mascara ( which I used during NYFW and had no need to grab some false lashes) .  Check out the full list of products used below.  This fabulous limited Fall / Winter Collection will be available July 2015 ( is it July yet ?? ) , the other products are available now at lancomeusa.com  and Lancome Counters .  




Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Lancome HYPNÔSE DRAMA WATERPROOF - Preferred Mascara of Celebrity Makeup Artist Tamanna "DressYourFace" Roashan





Lilly Ghalichi  



Julissa Bermudez 

image sources : dressyourfacelive.com 

I've been watching a few of Celebrity Makeup Artist / Instagram Sensation Tamanna "DressYourFace" Roashan online videos and there is one product she is loyal to, mascara.  In the various videos I've watched she may swap liners,  shimmers, highlighters, etc ...  but the Mascara remains the same. Which Mascara does she stay true to you might ask? Lancome Hypnose Drama Waterproof Mascara.  She loves it so much that she insists on her Clients using it as well. Watching her beat these faces to perfection from start to finish and how the lashes look amazing ( before the addition of falsies) just by a few strokes of this Mascara I'm sold!!!  Just in time for Valentine's Day / NYFW  I highly suggest incorporating this in your beauty arsenal.

Hypnose Drama Waterproof is available at Lancôme counters nationwide , and www.lancome-usa.com.

If you want to experience insider tips and tricks to achieving these looks,  you can subscribe to DressYourFaceLive

Friday, January 16, 2015

Coral Confidential : The Best Coral Shades for Dark Skin at EVERY PRICE!!!! Stock up for Spring!

From Left : BH Cosmetics "Coral Escape", Sephora Collection "1st Night 13", Rimmel London "#110", Tarte Cosmetics "Timeless" 
Wow .. It's 2015 !  First and foremost Happy New Year !!! It's only January but its never too early to get ready for Spring / Resort Season . I recently purchased BH Cosmetics Creme Luxe Lipstick in "Coral Escape" and it dawned on me that I have a fond love of Coral Shades of lipstick.  So I went into my "stash" and I found three similar shades that all are fabulous shades of coral that would look amazing on Dark Skin.
Here is a swatch of the colors :



  1. Sephora Collection Rouge Cream Lipstick in "1st Night 13" (Mid Priced at $12.50) - The only shade in my group of "corals" that is a bit more on the pink/rosey side. There is something about this color.  I purchased this late Summer ( August) , and it looked AMAZING on my tanned Dark Skin that was paired with a Highlighter ( Becca Cosmetics Topaz)  it really is a pretty shade .  
  2. BH Cosmetics Creme Luxe Lipstick in "Coral Escape" (Steal! at $3.95) - This is a true shade of Coral and is very pigmented + moisturizing.  It appears to be the brightest shade in the group.  Usually lower priced items fail on some aspects, but this lipstick delivers on texture, pigment and packaging - I can't really complain when this was under 5 bucks.  If you're in a financial bind but you want to look F L A W L E S S ,  get this shade !!  
  3. Aqualillies for Tarte Limited Edition Glamazon Pure Performance 12-Hour Lipstick in Timeless ( Splurge at $16 / but it's actually a Steal because this is the sale price) - This lipstick goes on smooth like a cream but it stays put like a lip stain with a almost Matte finish , but its moisturizing so your lips will not dry out.  I love this bright shade of Coral  , and being that it is Limited Edition and on Sale I suggest snagging them up before they're gone forever.  
  4. Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick by Kate Moss #110 (Bargain at $5.59) - I have a special love for the Rimmel London Kate Moss lippys.  They really exceed the expectations of "drugstore" products.  #110 is a vibrant shade or Coral, it has a very Matte finish so it is very important that your lips are exfoliated and moisturized prior to wearing it.  I've also found that the Rimmel shades ( the Mattes) can be a bit drying so I suggest exfoliating prior and the night after wearing it slather on some lip balm before bed and you should be fine.  

Hope you will try out all of these shades soon!  Happy Shopping !!!  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

LORAC Party Palette x Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H = Party Season Flawless

LORAC Party Palette 

8 shades and 2 Highlighters complete the Party Palette 

I am fawning over the LORAC Party Palette ( Ulta Exclusive / $24) because it is just so darn fabulous!! It include Color and Sparkle -  all I need in this world.  Especially the fact that is has been released around this festive time of year just further puts me into the happy mood ( my birthday is later on this month so its PARTY TIME).  There is so many possibilities with this palette and I especially appreciate the two highlighter shades being larger in size -  LORAC knows us girls love a highlight!

LORAC Limited Edition 3D Liquid Lustre Holiday Set  

To add the glam factor ,  add a few sublte drops of the LORAC 3D Liquid Lustre to your look.  Its fool proof, mess proof, and its a fabulous way to sparkle without looking like a school project with chunks of glitter. The Lustres are also nice to use as a highlight ( the lighter shades of course. )

Flawless Skin in a Bottle 

I have a hard time finding the right shade in a lot of my favorite brands.  Something about my undertones there's times when the darkest shade is either too light or its too dark then the shade before it is too light.  I can easily just use multiple products to find the "perfect custom shade" -  which I have done before and I'm not opposed to ;  but its NICE when you find that "perfect match".  I have found the perfect match with a few brands , but the brand I want to review today is Lancome.  The Tient Idole Ultra 24H in 500 Suede W is one word - AMAZING.  This foundation gives me a radiant Luminous glow and finish. Below you will see a look I created last weekend with the LORAC Party Palette x 3D Liquid Lustre in 24K .  I am also wearing the fabulous Tient Idole Ultra 24H in 500 Suede W ( Hint**** a darker foundation shade can be used to contour-  for example I would use 550 Suede C to contour  -  I had a small sample from Sephora and used it to contour it works very well). This is a iphone 6 picture ( with no retouching or filters) , so imagine how great this looks in person or if taken with a Real Camera.

Mac Styled in Sepia is amazing isn't it ??  Okay back to this Party Palette and amazing Foundation ...  

For more info on the products mentioned check out Lancome-usa.com , Ulta.com and Loraccosmetics.com

Happy Holidays !  

Lancome The Parisian Lights Collection Holiday 2014 - Your go to guide for the Party Season



I just LOVE this time of year .. Christmas , My Birthday and NYE - just party after party and tons of reasons to celebrate and kick up the glam a knotch.

Lately,  I've been drawn towards shimmery shades on the eyes and dramatic lips and maximum impact lashes and Lancome's Limited Edition Collection does just that.  

Eyes -  You can go subtle with a shimmery liner ( winged of course) or you can fill in the whole lid with one of the limited edition Hypnose Dazzling eye shadows. These intensely smooth and pigmented brighten the eyes and add shimmer in a very sophisticated way.  Think less obvious glitter but luxe hints of reflecting light.

Lips -  Red . Red . Red.  Red will forever be the quintessential sexy lip color of choice.  L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in 160 Rouge Amour is just that-  sexy.  I fell in love with it since I saw Lupita grace it on the current campaign images.  This lipstick can also work alone on a bare face and you will still be party ready.

Lashes - Long and Dark and Flirty:  The only way lashes should be.  As mentioned a bare face with only red lips would be a killer look for the season , but make sure to add some Mascara.  Grandiose is the Mascara of all Mascaras -  with the 1st ever swan-neck wand bent to work with the shape of your face.  Hypnose Drama Waterproof  is also a great option.


Body - a light dusting of the Poudre de Lumiere on the Decolletage .

If you can't afford to spend the Holiday in "The City of Light" ( you're not alone ) , you can get the next best thing with glamming it up with Lancome this season.

Happy Holidays ! 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Marsala Holiday Inspiration !!! Getting on trend with Pantones Chicest Color of the Year Yet.


I just can't get ENOUGH of Marsala - the Color of 2015 .  So today I decided to put together some great items together (some old, some new)  that will help you get on trend for the new year.


Hope you enjoyed this little collection I've put together, and for more fun finds you can check out my instagram.