I started wearing NARS lipstick last year sometime when I saw a girl wearing the most beautiful berry color and asked her what it was, which she told me was called Bette. Then a few months ago, I swung into the NARS store on Bleecker to check out any other fall colors I might need and that’s when I discovered Charlotte. I was so taken with it I had to get it!
Anyway, above are some recent photos where I am wearing these two lipsticks so you can see what they look like on. In the first and second photo, I am wearing Bette, and in the third photo I am wearing Charlotte. I will say, that lipstick shades can look different on everyone due to your natural lip color and just generally how different colors wear next to your skin tone.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! It’s funny how the seasons that are the most fun to wear dark lipstick, tend to be the hardest time to actually wear them! Isn’t that ironic? I don’t know about you, but my lips get super chapped and start peeling the minute the temperatures drop, and let’s be honest, that’s not a cute look when you are wearing a dark berry lip!
So with that said, I recommend Mary Kay Satin Lips Set, which comes with one Satin Lips Lip Mask, which buffs away dry skin, and one Satin Lips Lip Balm, that moisturizes and helps keep lips soft.
(More photos of this outfit to come later this week!)
This September marks my sixth year attending New York fashion week, and it never fails to amaze me that I am lucky enough to be involved in such an amazing experience. Sure, it can be stressful and busy and hectic, but it’s such an incredible feeling when all the chaos settles down just minutes before the lights go dim, and the music starts pumping through the speakers. Everyone becomes still and very focused, waiting with baited breath for the lights to go bright and see that first model stride out onto the runway, wearing some incredible outfit, with flawless hair and makeup. It’s just so exciting!
So earlier this week, when I was asked to attend the Tracy Reese show and go backstage on behalf of Mary Kay I of course jumped at the chance to get a sneak peek behind the scenes to see and learn about the makeup for the show. I haven’t done a lot of backstage in the past but love doing so because I find it fascinating to see how everything comes together as well as learning where the designer’s inspiration comes from. The shows are definitely focused on the clothing, but there is so much more that goes into the overall look.
Whenever I step backstage, I am always in awe of how many people it takes to make everything happen. There are stylists, makeup artists, hair stylists, nail artists, coordinators, photographers, media, press, you name it and everyone has a very specific and timely job to do. It looks a bit like pure chaos, but everyone just works together to make the magic happen that we see on the runway.
The Tracy Reese SS16 collection was inspired by light; focusing on a theme of transparency and layering fabrics together. By using sequins and beautiful rhinestones, Tracy incorporated shine and sparkle but in subtle and organic ways. The beauty look translated by celebrating shine and luminosity, giving off a natural yet modern, fresh aesthetic.
Read more below about how to get the final makeup look using all Mary Kay products!
What a beautiful show! I had such a fun time and can’t wait to try this makeup look on myself! Even though it is geared toward spring, I think by wearing a slightly darker lip for fall, this makeup look is really versatile. Love it too? Learn how you can get the look below!
GET THE LOOK:
Tracy Reese Spring/Summer 2016 Makeup:
1. Prep your skin for a glowing, luminous finish. First, use the Satin Lips Mask, which is the best prep for lipstick ever. Apply it to the lips for 1-2 minutes to
1. You want to get a “just caught in the wind” look so use Mary Kay At Play Lip & Cheek Stick in Peach Pop for fair skin or Razzleberry dark skin, which will give you a soft, rosy glow. Make sure to apply in a circular motion and
blend until you get a soft stain.
2. Optional: Apply rhinestone “freckles” for a bit of sparkle!
Et voila! You just recreated the exact look that was worn at the Tracy Reese show, so congratulations! Now go out on the town and flaunt it! :)
Hey everyone! Today’s post is a video that shares my current favorite items when it comes to accessories and beauty products. So, if you like those things and have time to watch a video, please do so! I hope you enjoy it, and I would love to know what you guys are loving at the moment, so leave me a comment below – I will be checking throughout the day. :) Happy Thursday, and here’s to it almost being the weekend! xo
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Today’s post and video is all about four simple ways to style your hair in no time with minimal product just by changing up your part or pulling your hair up off your face into a high bun. I also think you can easily update your everyday look just by by playing with different lipstick shades. A red versus a bright pink versus a nude color can transform your face.
But back to the hair styles at hand! When it comes to hair parts, often times, women part their hair on auto-pilot and if you’ve been doing it the same way for years, changing your part can update your whole look! And whenever I really want to switch it up, I whip my hair off my face and style it in a high bun. I immediately feel sophisticated and chic.
Watch my newest video to see how I quickly and easily achieved these four easy styles! xo
A few weeks ago, I decided my hair needed a serious change. It was currently red and as much as I loved it, I was ready to lighten it up for the upcoming summer months. So, I called upon my beloved salon, ARROJO, where I have been getting my hair done for the past four years, and booked an appointment.
The salon recently opened up a new location in Williamsburg, (I usually go to the Varick location) so I headed out their to check it out. I was placed with two amazing girls, Francesca for color and Clare for cut. I knew I wanted to try balayage and couldn’t wait to see the final outcome of my new ‘do.
The salon just had their official grand opening party last night, so I showed up a little early to get my roots touched up by Francesca, and my hair styled by the amazing guest stylist, Paul. (He does hair for the Victoria’s Secret shows!!!) He taught me all sorts of tips and tricks on how to get a beachy wave and what product to use that won’t weigh them down. (He recommends this and this!)
I am so over the moon happy with my hair and I love how it feels sun-kissed, beachy and perfect for summer.
The party was packed and super fun. Casey came and met me after work and afterwards we had pizza at Motorino, which was really yummy. All in all, a great night! Congrats, ARROJO, on your new beautiful salon and THANK YOU for amazing hair color and cut!
If you guys are ever in the area, or even if you aren’t, make the trip to Williamsburg and check it out, it’s worth it! xo
Hey everyone! So, seeing that today’s YouTube video is about my favorite spring beauty products I am loving right now, I thought I would share them on the blog as well! But, I promise you will get a kick out of the video, because you know…I’m just that funny. :)
Anyhoo, above are five products I have been using non-stop over the past month and just wanted to share them with you. You can find out why I love them SO much by clicking here!
Last week I swung into the Glossybox offices to get dolled up by the very talented makeup artist, Tomy Rivero. He created a soft, natural look for me with products by Aerin Lauder, which is right up my alley because it felt very manageable and something I could recreate again easily enough. I always love chatting with makeup artists and picking their brains on their methods, tips, tricks and all that jazz, because anything to make me look glowing and fresh faced, I love.
Below, Tomy opens up about his process and how he created this pretty and natural makeup look!
What were the steps you did to create this eye?
In order of use, I applied the Aerin eye brightener all over the eyelid to prime as this helps reduce redness and preps the eyelid to show the shadows true pigment and help with longevity.
Next, I applied the warm peach shade in the Aerin Kaleidolight Palette with a crease brush and shaped the eyelid to create a soft contour for definition and warmth.
Last, using a large eye shadow brush, I gently stroked the brush to create a color wash for a subtle pop of color.
What brushes did you use?
Big Shadow brush for a color wash. Small crease brush for definition
What kind of primer did you use?
Aerin Eyelight Concealer in Light.
Where do you put the pink powder on your cheek?
Everyone’s face shape is different, therefore depending on your face shape, there are certain places where you should apply the blusher. As a rule of thumb, look in the mirror, smile and on the highest planes of your cheeks pop a bit of color for a fresh look.
What is the best brush to apply cheek powder with? Do you use bronzers and powders?
I like to use a big fluffy brush when I do rouge and apply a splash of color for a natural look instead of a placed cheek color and contour look.
What is the best way to create a rosy cheek?
Take a nude lipstick, as long as its not frosted and dap two dots high on your cheekbones and blend for a natural rosy glow.
What are your tips for creating a cheek contour?
Mix your blush with a darker bronzer without shimmer and brush right under your cheekbones for an extra pop of color after your makeup is done; this way you can tell how much you need.
How did you create this this pink sheer lip?
Aerin Rose Lip Balm – my new obsession. If you layer lightly, it looks great on guys too!
Do you have any additional tips for creating a natural spring look?
Stains! They are fantastic for Spring and you can play with really beautiful bright colors that just pop your natural undertones. For fresh look and translucent finish.
Thanks so much, Tomy! And a big thank you to AERIN and Glossybox for letting me be a model for an afternoon and to Camilo for taking amazing photos! xoxo