Whether you go out and have date night every weekend or only every month it’s always a great feeling to dress up and put some makeup on. We feel a great date night look is a grey to black smokey eye and a nude pink glossy lip. To achieve a great smokey eye it’s all about a good blending brush and learning to blend your shadows correctly. Here is a great example of the perfect date night smokey eye:
Above is NARS Greek Holiday which we believe would pair great with a sultry smoky eye! When you look great, you feel great and therefore will be more confidant and leave a lasting impression on your date.
Spending hours blowing drying your hair in Summer is a ‘no go’.Since the humidity and heat will probably transform your bouncy blow drying hour into a limp mess, it’s best to stick to the basics. Leaving your hair to air dry will help prevent heat damage, if you hair is particularly thick then try drying it for half the time and let the air do the rest. To achieve natural texture to the hair I recommend using sea salt sprays. You can either apply sea salt spray to damp hair and dry with a diffuser or to dry hair and dry naturally. Using minimal product will also help you determine which products are working for you.
With Full Figured Fashion Week (FFFW) quickly approaching we wanted to give a look into what FFFW is all about and highlight some of the amazing models walking in this years runway! FFFW is produced by DeVoe Signature Events (DSE), DSE is a boutique events management company with an abundant amount of fashion events under their belt. Now full figured women can have an awesome wardrobe as well with fashion designers and the fashion market hopping on board with FFFW.
There are many awesome women walking in this years FFFW! One model is our very own Robin Kassner, as well as many other beautiful women! Full Figured Fashion Week kicks off June 17 through June 22, 2013.
If you would love to go see all the fabulous women buy tickets here! Hope to see you there!
When it comes to beauty supply shopping there are many stores to choose from; Sally’s Beauty Supply, Ricky’s NYC, Sephora, CVS and Target, just to name a few. Depending on your budget you can really find some great products! Sephora is great if you are on the lookout ‘the next hottest product’ as they feature and regularly promote new launches. It can be quite intimidating when going into a store not knowing what you are looking for, Sephora’s ‘best of’ section (in which they feature the top sellers) is very helpful to use as a guide when buying. Before you plan your beauty shopping trip, my top tip would be to search the internet for reviews on sites such as Makeupalley and Beautylish. It’s written by bloggers, makeup artists and beauty lovers, the reviews are unbiased and very helpful! Of course everyone hates returning products so it’s good to know your stuff before you spend your hard earned cash!
Where are your favorite beauty stores to shop?
On the days that you just don’t feel pulled together, I’d advise you throw on a bold lip and go. It’s amazing what a simple lip color can do for the complexion. When it comes to picking a shade that will make the rest of your makeup look flawless; I’d advise you to take your skin undertone into consideration. The top picks for this Summer are bubblegum Pinks and Red/Oranges. If you have a Yellow undertone to your skin, you may go towards more of an Orange/Red shade. One of my all-time favorites is Nars Matte Velvet lip pencil in Red square. It comes in the form of a lip pencil which makes it more precise than the bullet of a lipstick.
When choosing a lipstick I recommend that you pick a lipstick with a matte formula, as they tend to wear well during the humid Summer months. Another top pick is Morange Amplified lipstick by Mac Cosmetics, It’s defiantly another one for warm toned skin girls and of course confident ones! Morange looks best when worn with a sweep of mascara and eyeliner, you don’t want to play up two looks at once!
If you are more of the fairer side you can defiantly rock this lip, it would just be very bold!If you have cooler toned skin you should lean towards Coral based Oranges for a more natural look. I’d recommend to go for Coral toned Orange such as Topshop’s lipstick in Charmed.
Which Lipsticks will you be rocking this Summer?
It all started with Christopher Kane’s see-through plastic clutch reminiscent of the 70′s lava lamps, now even Kim Kardashian is sporting the perspex sandal. With perspex neon accessories now seen everywhere from H&M to Valentino; it’s even easier to get your hands on the latest fashion-led pieces. Pairing up your new neon accessorizes with your everyday outfits should be fun! White is normally the best match but if you want go create come drama go for the opposite color, using a color wheel as your reference.
Burberry and Valentino strongly led the clear plastic fashion trend when it came to fashion week; at Valentino we saw an elegant chiffon dress paired with a structural plastic raincoat. Burberry’s designer Christopher Bailey worked in a bright perspex cape in with a body con pastel dress.
Which neon perspex pieces would you wear?
When it comes to budget beauty buys you can really find some great products that perform just as well as high end products.The drugstore can be overwhelming at times, that’s why it’s important to do your research! The site ‘Makeup Alley’ comes in use when referring to product reviews. It gives each product a 1-5 star rating and users can add their own reviews! I find it very helpful when I want a non biased opinion.
Revlon make great products that perform just as well as most high end brands, I am currently a big fan of their Color burst lip gloss in ‘Bellini’. Bellini is a milky toned peach gloss with slight shimmer. It looks equally as beautiful applied alone or over lipstick.
Drugstore skincare can be more challenging, as most drugstore products don’t contain a good SPF as well as beneficial ingredients . The Olay Total effects daily moisturizer is one of my favorites as it’s Non-Comedogenic, oil free and has a ton of antioxidants.
When buying a moisturizer it’s always important to try to find one that does more than just hydrate your skin but if you are just in the market for a moisturizer that just hydrates the skin, then I would recommend Cetaphil as it is fragrance free and contains no lanolins or parabens.
Splurging on items such as mascara is a ‘no no’ as they dry out within 3 months. Maybelline and L’oreal make some of the best mascara I’ve tried. L’oreal Telescopic and Maybelline The Rocket volum’ Express are some of my top picks!
Which drugstore products do you rate?
If you think the smokey eye is just made for black eye shadow, think again! Last night’s Met costume gala called for some stand out eye looks and with a theme like Punk:Chaos to Couture it’s not hard to see why all the makeup looks were so bold. Kristen Stewart’s makeup artist used a Cranberry Red with Black kohl pencil to define around the eyes while Elle Fanning went all out with a colorful winged eye shadow blended up to the brows.
Which eye shadow colors will you be rocking this Summer?
Fish pedicures, in case you didn’t know, are where you soak your feet in water filled with little, live fish that help to exfoliate your skin and eat away at any dead skin you may have. These are becoming more and more popular and have been featured on many reality shows, including The Real Housewives of New York.
Through Instagram and social media, we learned that Kourtney and Kim Kardashian got these during their family vacation to Greece last week. Kim allegedly “freaked out” at the feel of the fish! Would you?
Are you trying to get a flawless glow this spring season with your complexion? WHO ISN’T?! We all want one, and guess what?! You can get one, easy-peasy.
Using products like cleansers, face polishes, moisturizer, or hydrating primer is a great way to get the glow you’re after. Brands like Makeup Forever, Origins, Laura Mercier, and and Fresh make great products for this, so check out Sephora for them today!