Thursday, May 27, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
(photo via style.com)
You literally can't pick up a fashion or beauty magazine that does not feature Marie. Her amazing color genius is even available to us mere mortals. You can find her and her talented clan at:
The Marie Robinson Salon 155 Fifth Avenue, 4th Floor (212) 358-7780
Monday, May 17, 2010
It may seem like this color is overwhelming. It doesn't have to be. With all the sheer options, it's very wearable. The warm weather is right around the corner and hot pink is a perfect complement to (fake) tanned skin. Try it for an easy day at the beach or punch it up for an evening out.
From lip stains to polishes, the possibilities are endless. Some great options for a bright pink cheek are Lorac's blush in Desire, a shimmery pink that provides a natural coloring or can look more doll-like when applied with a heavier hand. NARS the Multiple Tint in Cadaques (a bright fuchsia tint). This new product from NARS is vibrant yet wearable. It goes on sheer and can be layered to give a more vivid shade.
If you prefer a bright lip you can try NARS Funny Face (semi matte fuchsia). Make Up Forever's Flourescent Orange Pink is a more creamy option for a glossier look. And finally for those who prefer the natural look or a beach ready option, you can throw in a tote, try Josie Maran's Lip Stain in Jitterbug.
Embrace your inner siren with this pretty in pink trend.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Everyone talks about the "right" way to choose a red lipstick. There are no hard and fast rules; it's more about trial and error. Yes, if you're fair, a more blue-based red tends to work better, however, that shouldn't stop you from trying one of the season's hottest coral-reds. A red lip is all about fearlessness. Don't let the rules hold you back from finding your perfect color.
Hair color, eye color, and skin tone certainly always play a part in shade selection, but don't feel like you have to count something out because you saw somewhere that tomato reds are not for redheads. Try it, you may just find it's your new favorite.
A few great ones to try are:
Russian Red, Lady Danger and Lady Bug by MAC
Jungle Red and Shanghai Express by NARS
Poppy Lipstick Queen has a red that comes in sheer, opaque and gloss form.
Star Red by YSL
Rouge Allure in Dragon by Chanel
True Red by Revlon
Moisture Renew Red Alert by Rimmel
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Anne HathawayThe naturally gorgeous Anne went with a natural theme on Monday evening. To complement her gorgeous nude gown, her makeup palette consisted of natural-looking pinks and nudes. Her beautiful, barely there pink lip color only ehanced her natural coloring. The soft, pinky nude blush gave the appearance of a pretty flush. All set off with lush inky lashes and a bit of liner. She was fresh-faced and stunning.
The always stunning Zoe Saldana was nothing short of that yet again. She postively glowed. Her cheeks were a pretty, luminescent pink. She had a perfectly shaped, smoky cat eye. Topping off the look with a stunning pastel pink lip. Sheer perfection.
Kate always looks efforlessly cool. She rocks her natural beauty and usually keeps things on the simple side. Stepping outside the norm this time, she went vintage glam. She went with chic retro waves evoking old hollywood glamour. Obviously the theme of the night was a universally flattering pinky nude lip. For her eyes, she did a brown, smoky, almost antiqued look.M.I.A
This lady is just too amazing. Never afraid to take a risk with fashion or makeup, she rocks the trends like no one else. She paired her mettallic crocheted and leather dress (which only she could pull off) with a bright orange lip and a beautiful dark smoky eye. Done. And, may I say, I think she owned the cool factor for the night.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I love to keep up with the new "it" colors of the season. There are some general color families I will always shy away from, such as anything yellow. Just can't do it. And while I veer towards the brights and pastels for spring and summer, I am currently in love with Sally Hansen's "Commander in Chic". It's a dead ringer for Chanel's Particuliere. So for those of you looking for the lovely mix of grey, purple and brown combined into a single gorgeous shade- at a mere $7.59 compared to Chanel's heftier price tag, it's a bargain.
While I was already sold with the color alone, the whole design of this bottle is pretty great. The cap has a little black rubber ring, making it easier to hold and control. This is great, if, like me, painting your nails is more like painting your entire finger; the brush is much easier to control. And, speaking of the brush, it's genius. The design is a little shorter and wider, which translates into more coverage with each stroke. Yay for that! Happy painting.