Showing posts with label fall beauty. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fall beauty. Show all posts

Friday, September 27, 2013

Fall Beauty Blueprint !

Happy first week of Fall !!!  I wanted to map out some fabulous products which are perfect for this season. 

Luminous Complexion with Flushed Cheeks 
Now that the climate is colder its detrimental to your skin to use products that are hydrating as our skin tends to get dryer as the temperatures drop. 

Deep Berry Lips in Matte or a Gloss Stain
RiRi Loves MAC in "Talk that Talk"
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Matte by Kate Moss in "107" and "111" 
Mally Beauty Melted Lipstick Duo in "Mulberry/Pink" and "Punch/Mauve"
Its all about deeper hues on the lips , and I love the idea of still wearing a deeper pink like the shades in the Melted Lipstick Duo sets.

Neutral Eyes with Statement Winged Liner
Mally Beauty In the Buff 11 Piece Eyeshadow Palette  
Rimmel Glam'Eyes Professional Liquid Liner in "Black Glamour"
Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Gel Eyeliner in "Blackest Black"
Below is a shot of the gel liner , it goes on with precision , and it is truly the "Blackest Black" , I kept the eyelid nude and focused on liner.

Statement Fall Nails : Nudes, Browns, Wines , Violet
Nails Inc Autumn Winter 2013 Collection : "St. Martins Lane, Old Bond Street, Regent Street, Oxford Street, George Street, Kensington Place" 
I absolutely love this collection , check out "Old Bond Street" on my nails below :

We can't forget about taking care of our skin before and after our makeup application ...

I love the Burt's Bees Aloe and Witch Hazel Hand Sanitizer , I don't think I'll ever go back to the gel form anymore which I usually kept on hand near my makeup station.  I love using this spray while prepping for the day, it is refreshing and it is 100% natural.  Perfect for quick cleansing of the hands before applying makeup , contacts, etc..  Its the perfect size to just toss in your handbag.
The Biore Line is near and dear to me ,  I love these products which are cost friendly. Cleansers:
The Deep Cleansing Steam Activated Cleanser as well as the Complexion Clearing Blemish Fighting Ice Cleanser are going to be on rotation. Alternating between the week between the two cleansers. The Blemish Treatment Astringent is great in the mornings and at night after cleansing your face.  It really does clear up your complexion.  Now that the fall season is here, I am incorporating this in my daily regimen again.  Once a week ( or sometimes twice - we've all been there)  ,  a mask ( or masque)  is key my suggestions  are the  Double Detox™ Amazonian clay exfoliating facial mask by Tarte Cosmetics.  My t- zone area tends to be the epicenter of blackheads unfortunately, and I refuse to walk around looking like a acne "before" picture. This brings us to my second recommendation -  Joey New York Bye Bye Blackheads.

I hope you enjoyed this beauty blueprint as much as I enjoyed putting it together.  Happy Friday!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Channel Blumarine Fall 2011 RTW Hair with the help of ProExtensions.

As seen on the runways of the Blumarine Fall 2011 Ready to Wear , sleek. straight long hair.  This look although it is classic and timeless. will be one of the key hair looks for fall. My suggestion for this fall season is to MAXIMIZE the length of this sleek straight style with the help of extensions.  Clip-in extensions are the easiest, and most cost efficient solution to doing it yourself.  Now with websites like  , not only can you purchase clip-in pieces, but you are guaranteed that the hair is actually virgin-remy hair. They also offer standard hair , but it is of the highest quality , not your average " beauty supply store hair". I put in hair extensions , that were made from 20inch Pro Premier Indian Remy hair ( in the form of clip ins)  in myself recently . Visual below :

Pro Premier 20" Remy Clip Ins 

I actually LOVED the results ! The hair looked natural ( which is the main intention) , no shedding, you can see that the hair is actually double drawn, and all of the hair is in fact the same length. There is a softness to the Virgin Remy hair that you will not find elsewhere, and when you use heat-styling tools, the hair even curls or( in the case of this particular style above- ) straightens easier.  The hair looks very natural, and its as if I got the extensions done at a high-end salon , while it took me about ten minutes just to apply the clips to my hair. Once you use this quality of hair , there is honestly no more turning back. You can find this hair and many more fabulous styles of hair  ( body wave, pro cute ( 100% cuticle hair , which some find to be the most natural looking hair to use), color streaks, etc..) on from now on for limited time you can receive 10% off any purchase when you use the code "Deesse" .

Go on and re-invent yourself with extensions !!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Love When Science Meets Beauty

Go to great lengths with Brush-on Fiber Extensions

Fiberwig (who was the first brand to release a Lash-Lengthening Mascara , remember the original "Imuju Fiberwig" ??) has done it again with the Fiberwig LX ($24/ Sephora) , which was released this past August. This Mascara is the answer to long lashes without the use of false lash application , which tends to look blatantly artificial.

Fiberwig LX's unique fiber enriched film coating formula lengthens while conditioning lashes. The formula contains conditioning oils with panthenol, natural silk and botanical extracts that work to maintain healthy and resilient lashes. The crescent shaped brush conforms to each and every lash, even those hard to reach corners and the tiniest of lashes, not to mention the lower lashes. Generous amounts of fibers perfectly encapsulate lashes from root to tip, extending lashes to eyebrow reaching lengths. There is no smudging or "racoon eyes" with this mascara , because of its amazing stay-put lasting power. At the end of your night/day it removes easily with warm water - I've had other lash lengthening mascaras that took days to completely wash away the fact that this washes away easily is a plus.

Tips to achieving "Dramatic Lengths" with Fiberwig LX

  • Place the concave side of the brush at the root of lashes
  • Sweep upwards by wiggling the brush from root to tip in order to "film-coat" each lash
  • Use fibers on the tip of the brush and apply these fibers to the tips of your lashes repeatedly until lashes reach the desired length
  • In order to lengthen upper and lower lashes at hard-to-reach corners, hold the brush vertically and use the tip to add fibers
  • For lower lashes, use the protruding side of the brush by wiggling it from side to side

Another great tip for Long-Lasting Curling :

Use an eyelash curler only at the base of lashes AFTER the formula completely dries because the lashes encapsulated within the film-coating formula become more resilient.
The film-coating formula is quick-drying, so there’s no need to worry about residue on the eyelash curler.

More information, tips and how-to videos can all be found on

Turn back the clock on your skin with this moisturizer

In July , I was able to attend an amazing webinar for the GoodSkin Labs EXTEN-10 Instant Youth Boosting Moisturizer ($39.50 / Kohls Stores) featuring Global Dermatologist Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank. Not only was it very informative, but Dr. Frank along with Julie and Shaunda of GoodSkin Labs answered most of our questions, and also previewed the new diagnostic tool which customers can use to figure out which GoodSkin Lab product is best for their skin dilemma. I was also given a sample of this moisturizer to try out as well, and you feel the difference in your skin instantly. This moisturizer promises that you look 10 years younger after 4 weeks of application - ( luckily enough for me, but I already look about 10yrs younger than my age so it just maintained my youthful look). Exten-10 unlocks skin's natural regenerative potential with three new youth-prompting discoveries.

1. HA Brightening Blend. An advanced combination of skin's ultimate hydrator, hyaluronic acid, with brightening technology instantly and measurably helps restore youthful vibrancy to dull, aging skin.

2. Sirtuin Power Complex. Supports skin's natural stimulation of proteins, boosting its ability to reduce the look of lines and wrinkles with impressive results. Also helps skin resist daily, aging stresses to prevent future damage.

3. Triple Sunscreen Technology. Of course, the scientists at GoodSkin Labs didn't forget about the #1 cause of aging: sun exposure. Exten-10 includes a unique broad spectrum SPF 15 complex to keep skin protected from UVA/UVB damage all day long.

For more information on Exten-10 and its great benefits check out:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Get the look : Tarte-lette Chic

Beauty in a Box: Bronze Smoky Eye ($112 Value/$45)

Sephora teamed up with Tarte for this limited-edition (available from this month till October - so get to it Tarte-lettes!!) kit featuring their favorites from the stellar line. Another added bonus is the step-by-step tutorial on how to achieve the "Bronze Smokey Eye" , it makes you feel like you have one of the Sephora specialists in the comfort of your own home. This kit is great for everyone, but I especially love these for the make-up novices, who think its impossible to achieve a great "face" on their own. Kits like these are great, and reinforce that you too can be your own make-up artist! I love love love the Deluxe Lights, Camera, Splashes! Natural Waterproof Mascara - you really look like you're wearing false lashes, and the waterproof aspect is great on these hot summer days where me tend to sweat more (say goodbye to racoon eyes!).

This set contains:
- Full size Lock & Roll 12-Hour Eyeshadow, burnt bronze
- Full size EmphasEYES™ Waterproof Clay Shadow/Liner, plum
- Full size Rise & Shine Lip Gloss And Stain, nude
- Full size Clean Slate Natural Face Primer
- Deluxe Mineral Powder Bronzer, park ave princess
- Deluxe Lights, Camera, Splashes! Natural Waterproof Mascara

TEN Limited Edition Collector's Palette ($182 Value /$44)

Its second nature that every season there is a new Limited Edition Palette from Tarte to be featured at Sephora. Not to be outdone by its predecessors , this kit features a nice mix of 10 shimmer and matte shadows to end the summer and kick off the fall. A great addition to this set is the double-sided eyeliner - (Tarte eyeliners are on my list of favorites from the EmphasEYEs to the standard eyeliners love em' all!) in plum , and black - so the liner+shadow color combination possibilities are endless!!! Best of all this pretty little case (its so cute, wish I could use it as a clutch!) is reusable ( Tarte always things Green ) , so once these shadows are done you can just pop-in a whole set of new colors.

This set contains:
10 x 0.06 oz Eyeshadows:
-Top row - left to right: matte soft pink, shimmering silver gray, soft shimmering gold, vibrant shimmering copper, vivid shimmering amethyst
-Bottom row - left to right: shimmering deep plum, matte almost black, deep shimmering chocolate, deep shimmering forest green, vivid shimmering teal
-0.04 oz Double-sided eyeliner: matte deep black and deep plum
-0.10 oz Lights, Camera, Lashes! clinically-proven natural mascara

Both of these sets are available at Sephora stores and

Happy Shopping !!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Red Lips Live On !!!!!!

It seems as if everywhere you turned during Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week RED lips were the look. From Velvety textured, to subtle, to FIRE-engine Red. As said by Make up Artist Val Garland backstage at Monique Lhuillier " Red Lips Live On "

Make Up Station

Lead Artist Val Garland explained the inspiration/look for the show to me as -
Breakfast at Tiffany's Brow ( the Brows were extended from the highest arch to capture that Audrey Hepburn-esque essence) , glossy 20's bare lid, no blush - BUT ton's of highlighter to achieve porcelain skin a la "film noir". Last but not least, a lolita lip - my favorite part of the look, which was achieved with lip mix on the lips, with the application of a powder blush to Matte the lip out completely . Garlands forecast for Fall 2010 - "Red Lips Live On ( I love this quote!) , Graphic Eyes ( lots of colors ) , Lots of Liner, Lots of Lash "

A Close up view of the products of the hour- M.A.C. Pro Lip Mix in "Crimson" along with M.A.C. Pro Powder Blush in "Apple Red" , Highlighter - which was in heavy use for the show as well .


Val Garland extending the brows : think "Audrey Hepburn"

Applying the Apple Red Powder Blush to give the lips that pure "Velvet" texture.



The complete look on the runway

Other notable "RED" mentions

Diego Binetti - 2/14/10


The Blonds -2/16/10

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Femme Fetale 101 - Fall Beauty ( Pt. 1)

Femme fatale - is French for "deadly woman", or "fatal woman." She is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetypal character of literature and art.
A femme fatale tries to achieve her hidden purpose by using feminine wiles such as beauty, charm, and sexual allure. Typically, she is exceptionally well-endowed with these qualities.

Okay, so we are not trying to put our lovers / potential love interests in "deadly situations" , but we are trying to keep them "trapped" in our web of love.

Its usually done with two weapons of choice : Luscious or (what I like to call them ) Ooh La La Lips and Piercing Eyes .

Tarte Cosmetics has just the right remedy for you ( If you haven't snagged him yet / if you want to keep him hooked ). All items below available at Tarte Cosmetics online , Sephora stores and Sephora online , and select products are available on QVC online store

The best part is that everything is UNDER $ 25. 00 !!!!

For Ooh La La Lips , I suggest inside out lip gloss (vitamin-infused lip glosses powered by BORBA nutraceuticals ) $21 in om (sheer shimmery pale pink) , and apple-a-day (sheer shimmery hot pink ).
These glosses will keep your pucker in shimmer bliss from lunch time to after work cocktails with the girls.

For Piercing Eyes , you have three levels of seduction.

Level 1 - an alluring fine line across the lids. A very thin line across your lashline that never goes unnoticed.

Level 2- the classic line ( think Audrey Hepburn) that just makes your eyes pOp!

Level 3 - ( my most favorite by the way ) the SSE ( sexy smokey eye) "come hither" eyes. A think line that's smudged into a matching shadow. DON'T go overboard with Level 3, you might look more "raccoon" than "femme fetale".

For Level 1 , emphasEYES $18 extreme eyeliner in black, is your new best friend.

For Level 2, classic eyeliner $18 in black , or brown ( for lighter skin tones , or if you just want a lighter line).

For Level 3 , indelible wink liquid liner & shadow $22 in black ( for intense eyes) , and brown ( for a more subtle look , also if you are new to applying the SSE ). How can you not love a liquid liner that comes equip with a shadow/smudge tip ???

Now go on, and snag your new beau for fall !!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Couture's Bringing Healthy Back!!!

I know you don't usually use the words healthy and couture in the same sentence, but thanks to Tarte Cosmetics you can now !!!
Fresh for Fall is the Health Couture Collection (Fall 2007) , which includes different items from an all-natural (first ever by the way, thank you very much!) cheek stain to vitamin-infused lipstick. According to Tarte Cosmetics, "This season is about Natural Beauty-- she's fresh, chic and always pretty. Her skin is luminous and her healthy glow is perfectly polished, yet still feminine & girly"

Let me be the first to tell you, that the packaging for these items are couture in their own right !!! Absolute pieces of art I tell you! I don't know if I wanna use the products, or use them as part of my outfit! I'm just that smitten over this new collection.

Luckily for you, the Health Couture Collection (Fall 2007) is now available starting this month.
These are my picks for Fall :
  • Take Two declumping Lash Exhilarator - Not only will I have luxe lashes, but do you see this mascara?? Its tres chic!!

  • Ready-to-Wear / Prêt-à-porter (which is a dual palette in the following color schemes : I Love New York / Paris, Mon Amour) - I love the colors, I can be a "Native New Yorker" by day, and be a " Belle Cherie" by night. I absolutely love that !!!!

  • Inside Out Vitamin-Infused Lipstick in Zen (sheer plum color) - First off, it's powered by Borba nutraceuticals, and even comes with a lil' drinkable skincare sample from Borba. This shade will look good on all skin tones from light to dark ( I have dark brown skin, and this color looks devine on me).

  • Natural Beauty* Sephora Exclusive* (first ever, all- natural cheek stain with preservative-free, proprietary berry complex) - This is a fresh shade of red that can be nothing but healthy for you. I can picture myself on one of those chilly fall mornings with a wash of berry on my cheeks.

The Health Couture Collection (Fall 2007) can be purchased at : Tarte Cosmetics , , , Henri Bendel, Bergdorf Goodman, select Sephora stores, or by calling 1-800-HBENDEL .
So there is NO EXCUSES for not bringing your Healthy back!!! :)