Beauty

5 Wearable Runway Makeup Trends for Spring 2015!


Even though we are still bundled up and wrapped up in winter gear it is never too early to take in the some of the new hottest Spring 2015 makeup/beauty trends. These new trends are already on the minds of fashion designers and magazine editors. These spring makeup looks most definitely caught my attention on the fashion runways and can simply be be worn in a woman’s every day to day beauty routine . Plus, practicing now will get you ready for when spring time emerges. Here are a few trends to watch out for this upcoming Spring 2015 season.

BOLD LIP COLOR

BOLD LIP SPRING 2015Pastel shades should not always be the go to colors for Spring. Instead, deep shades dominated the runways this year. Try berry, plum, rich red or red-orange shades for the lips. A bold statement lips is always my favorite go to.

SHADES OF BROWN

SHADES OF BROWN SPRING 2015Brown makeup offers subtle enhancements to the face, especially for a warm complexion. One of the latest trends for the eyes this season is varying shades of the brown family, which keeps this color from getting boring. Try bronze, taupe, sand and even touches of shimmering gold. Bronze skin is also in.

STATEMENT EYES

TOM FORD SMOKEY EYE SPRING 2015Smokey Eyes always seem to return to trendy lists, with no exception this Spring. Some designers made them extra smudgy or only added the smoky effect to the outer corners of each eye. Heavy eyeliner is also in, especially with extended wings and tips, or with thick lines. Choose black or even white liner to play up your look.

NATURAL BEAUTY 

NATURAL BEAUTY SPRING MAKEUPAlthough some makeup trends are in, low maintenance girls will love that wearing no makeup is also a top trend this season. This trend can include wearing subtle makeup that evens and enhances, or wearing no makeup at all. This is a perfect look for everyday makeup look  if your in a rush or simply want to go bare.

CAT EYES

BLUE CAT EYES SPRING 2015A Cat Eye is always a great makeup a accessory, let alone a blue statement eyes made a huge comeback on the runways last season. Like bold brows before it, blue eyeshadow is destined to become a fashion week beauty staple. It complements every skin tone, and it looks just as good in real life as on the runway. If your daring enough this would be the perfect go to look to for a statement.

Whether your going bare or rocking a dark smokey eye these Spring 2015 makeup looks are all the rage and are perfect for on and off the runway. I hope you beauties enjoyed my favorite “5 Wearable Makeup Trends for Spring 2015.”

 

 

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Beauty

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick Review!


You guys know how much I love my lipsticks, ahhhh let alone Tom Tord lipsticks.

I am known to be a lip stick junkie, and when I found out Tom Ford one of my current favorite lipsticks was coming out with a miniature lipstick collection “Tom Ford Lips & Boys,” I went crazzzzy. This collection has a variety of 50 clutched sized limited edition shades all named after men Rrrr. The Lips & Boys collection retails for $32, which is way more affordable than the average sized Tom Ford lipstick, which retails for $50. I would say that is quite a deal for those of you who don’t want to splurge quite as much on a lipstick.

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Tom Ford WES lipstick which I purchased is a deepened, burgundy-red with ruby red shimmer. It was semi-opaque with a very slippery, emollient consistency that tended to move around. I found that with this shade, without any disturbances of eating or drinking this product lasted after three hours of wear, a (total wear time was five).  As to where with most lipsticks I find myself  reapplying more often, which is why I simply love Tom Ford lipsticks.  It has a great color pay off and lasts for which what I feel like is forever. If your trying to get a longer wear time, just apply a lip liner before your lipstick.

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Here is Tom Ford Lipstick & Boys (Wes) on the left compared to the original lipstick packaging on the right (Indian Rose).

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Hope you enjoyed my “Tom Ford Lips & Boys Lipstick Review,” enjoy until next time beauties. 😉

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Beauty

Prabal Gurung Collaborates with MAC Cosmetics!


In a twist that we probably all saw coming, Prabal Gurung is finally launching a cosmetics collection with MAC Cosmetics, which was announced a few weeks back. The designer has worked with the beauty brand during fashion week for years now, and he has been one of the most watched shows by beauty junkies for his love of color and a great look. The collaboration will launch on November 26 as a 14-unit spring collection.  I am always excited to see new launches, and from what Ive seen so far, I must say I’m loving the bold vibrant red/berry colors let alone the gorgeous packaging.

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Image Via WWD

Prabal also noted that his relationship with MAC is clearly a great one, and the collaboration with the brand just makes sense as well, due to their longstanding partnership. “When they came to me with this opportunity, I jumped at the chance. I’m really sensitive and emotional, so I really need to feel that connection with a brand. And MAC has a philosophy I believe in. The one universal truth I really believe in is that every woman – no matter her shape, size or race – wants to look beautiful. I wanted to create that.” I totally agree with his statement, and am looking forward to this launch. I sure the packaging of and quality of his product will be just as beautiful as his luxurious clothing line. What do you guys think? Are you just excited as I am?


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Image Via Elle Magazine

Check out the Prabal Gurung makeup line, I would love to hear your thoughts on the new collection.

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Fashion

Black Friday with a Pop of Print!


Hello Beauties Happy Friday. Although it’s a short week for me coming back from my mini getaway from Miami, I’m glad the week is over. Winter is right around the corner. So its time to bring out those heavy coats. Well at least I can say at least for now, who know with this inconsistent NYC weather. Today I wanted to share a quick post on what I wore. I’m sure by now you know all know I tend to gravitate towards black and cheetah print. I’m sure in my past life, I was a feline hehe. I wanted to keep my outfit quite simple, playful yet office friendly. My dress I wore a satin Zara cheetah printed dress, I paired that with black thick hues tights. On my feet I wore my black lace up Altuzarra booties which, I personally adore. Its the perfect booties for dressing up and down. My coat is a by Bebe, which I love. Its a super warm and trendy robed jacket perfect for this frigid weather. Check out my simple feminine, yet chic “Black Friday with a Pop of Print” ensemble.


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This is my everyday basic makeup look. A thin layer of liner a touch of blush and a natural soft pink lip topped with gloss.

Coat: Bebe/ Dress: Zara/ Boots: Altuzarra / Tights: Hues

I hope you enjoyed my quick outfit of the day, “Black Friday with a Pop of Print.

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Miami Getaway/ Cotton 24 hour Runway Show Recap!

 


Over the weekend, I decided to have a quick getaway with my girlfriends and also attended the Cotton 24 hour Runway Show in South Beach Miami, Florida. This trip couldn’t have come at a better time, being that the weather is cooler here now in NYC brrr.  My Miami getaway trip was perfect. I got to lay on the beach, ate at fabulous restaurants, partied and got to be apart of Cottons 24 hour runway show. Cotton’s 24 Hour Runway Show took place Friday, November 7 on the corner of 8th street and Ocean Drive, and with it comes an entire fleet of celebrities and fashion bloggers all celebrating America’s favorite material. Giuliana and Bill Rancic, Jason Kennedy, and Michael Yo were hosts and Olivia Palermo dished out some much sought after style tips. Some of the brands styling included Wildfox, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, French Connection, Lilly Pulitzer, and Banana RepublicPeace Love World, Style Saves, Perry Ellis, and Santika Design just to name a few. Here is a recap of the events taken place over the weekend.

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Beach Day with my Girlfriends Ashley and Empress, Fun in the Sun!

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img1415672294889First thing the ladies and I decided to do was head to the beach. The weather was perfect, I got a beautiful golden tan listened to music and relaxed what other way to start amazing weekend getaway. I was a bit sick coming on this trip, but that did not stop me from enjoying the beautiful weather. As for my swimwear I wore a one piece bathing suit from American Apparel and HM accessories.

Miami Fashion Hause OOTD 1Here is my day outfit,I wore the first day into my trip. I chose something cute and very comfortable. My romper was black with a laced neck line. I paired that with my black floppy hat and black espadrilles. The whole outfit from head to toe was HM, and my purse is an irreversible tote bag from Urban Outfitters. I personally love love love this bag super spacious, simple yet chic.

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Here are a few looks from the Cotton 24 Hour Runway Fashion Show hosted by Michael Yo.

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Before attending the Cotton 24 hour fashion show, I had to brunch which was delicious. Pancakes with fruits and a Mai Tai with a tasty pineapple to top it off.

img1415673325880My outfit for the first day of the Cotton 24 Hour Runway Show. Yes I know I wear a lot of black but at least this time, I decided to wear a sheer black floral romper from Forever 21 with my HM black floppy hat and espadrilles another simple outfit paired with my irreversible tote bag from Urban Outfitters.

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A few wedding looks from the Cottons 24 Hour runway, which caught my eye. I was very impressed with the detailing on the gowns. Ladies if your looking for comfort on your wedding day cotton wedding gowns might just be the way to go.

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Jason Derulo also graced the Cotton 24 Hour Runway stage.

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The Cotton 24 Hour Finale!

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Behind the Scenes Host Giuliana Rancic and Olivia Palermo. Of course the wonderful beauty team on hair and makeup. I also got to meet the coordinator DeShawn Hatcher, and her team who stayed awake the full length of 24 hours to make sure the models looked their best.

img1415717683117Whats South Beach, Miami without a little night life? Yes anyone who knows me, knows I love to dress up go out and have a good time. Although I was super sick in this photo I still managed to head out to Cameo Night Club and danced the night away.  Here I’m wearing an HM snake skin printed dress, paired with my BCBG zippered pumps with a mini black Zara clutch.

OOTD Photo Credit: Ashley Kiyana

Hope you enjoyed my Miami Getaway/ Cotton 24 Hour Runway Show Recap, until next time smooches.

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Beauty

How to find the Perfect Red Lipstick for your Skin Tone!


A red lip will always be in style. It makes for a great accessory to minimize neutral makeup that is typically worn during the fall (in my case, I wear it all year round). It’s a simple way to make your look go from “Drab” to “Fab.”  To guarantee your wearing your red lipstick to its fullest potential, I have compiled tips, tricks and products to help you find your red lipstick match.


UndertonesKeeping your skin tone in mind is always key when choosing colors for any makeup and it’s no different when choosing a red lip. If you don’t know what your skin tone is, just remember that fair complexions have cool skin tones with pink undertones. Warm skin tones have olive or blue undertones. The quickest way to determine if you’re warm or cool is to take a look at the veins in your arms in a natural light. If they look green then you are warm, if they look blue you’re cool. 

Here are your perfect reds, based on your skin tone:

Warm Skin Tones: orange reds, warm reds, tomato reds, brown-based reds, golden reds and tawny reds.

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An example of a striking warmed toned orange red lipstick as seen on Rihanna.

 Cool Skin Tones: pink tones of red, berry reds, blackberry reds, brick reds, blue tones of red and plum tones.

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 An example of a gorgeous red berry lipstick as seen on Scarlet Johansson.

All skin tones – true red (blue undertone suitable for all skin tones)

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An example of a beautiful true red lipstick as seen on Anne Hathaway.


 What’s the Occasion: Many of you know I am infamous for rocking a bold red lip pretty much anywhere and everywhere. However, certain occasions call for certain types of red lips. For instance, a red lip is a great way to assert your bold femininity at the office, for everyday wear or if your daring enough, even on a first date. For the office you may want to opt for matte red lipstick something bold, but nothing to over powering. For a first date, you may want something a bit more subtle. Try a pinkish red lipstick; this gives attention to your lips but not too much to where that’s all that meets the eye. 

Tips and Tricks those Perfect Red Lips:

  • Don’t play up your eyes. Pair red lipstick with the lightest possible eye makeup.  A little mascara and neutral eye shadow will do.
  • Avoid deep reds if you have thin lips. They tend to make lips look smaller.
  • Prevent “bleeding.” Apply a little concealer around the border of your mouth and always use a lip liner.
  • Avoid getting lipstick on your teeth. After applying, put your finger in your mouth, purse your lips around it, then slowly pull it out to remove excess color.

Here are a few lipstick shades you can purchase for Fair, Medium, and Dark skin tones, whether you are penny pinching or if you even want to splurge.

Fair Complexion

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Chanel Rouge Coco Hydrating Crème Lip Colour in Paris $35 / L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Lipcolour in British Red $9

RED LIPSTICK FAIR SKINTONES

CoverGirl Lip Perfection Lipstick in “Tempt” $6/ Tom Ford Lip and Cheek Stain in Tainted Love $49

Medium Complexion

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Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in True Red $9/ Dolce & Gabbana Voluptuous Lipstick in Italian Monica $34

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Clarins Rouge Prodige True-Hold Colour & Shine Lipstick in Blackberry $27 / Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pure Shine Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 in Wild Blackberry $32

Dark Complexion

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Givenchy Le Rouge in Mandarine Boléro $36/ Revlon Moon Drops Lipstick in Orange Flip $9

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Black Radiance Perfect Tone Lip Color in Eldorado Red $2/ Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in 308 $40

 

I hope you found this information on “How to find the Perfect Red Lipstick for your Skin Tone” informative. I would love to hear some of your current favorite red lipsticks! 

 

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