Archive for June, 2010

Trend we love! Shimmery Eye + Shiny Hair

Frosty pale shadow or liner is a fresh ethereal way to telegraph “instantly festive” without having to resort to serious makeup application. In place of harder-to-wear pure whites or anything with the word “glitter” in its name, these subtle, apple blossom pinks are much more skin-flattering. Smudge all the way around your eyes; since the color is so soft, there’s no overdoing it. Sleek, stick-straight hair looks amazing with it: Spritz heat protecting spray onto damp hair, blow dry until [...]

Overachieving Eye Creams

These cutting-edge, science-driven substances are serious multitasking products: They eradicate wrinkles, puffiness, dark circles, and dehydration – and they feel wildly smooth and luxe as you pat them on. Tightening Chanel Precision Ultra Correcting Total Eye Lift [$100, chanel.com] This soufflé-ish mousse repairs and firms all around the eye. Plus, pearlized powders disguise fine lines the moment you apply it. Hydrating Bulgari Regard Merveilleux Nutritive Firming Eye Contour Cream [$150, neimanmarcus.com] A complex of vitamins and plant oils in a [...]

My Maintenance: A top nutritionist’s (eco) beauty essentials

A three year odyssey backpacking around the world (the trip included several shamans, not to mention seven months of living out of her car in Africa) gave New York/L.A. – based nutritionist and yoga instructor Kimberly Snyder a fresh perspective on health and beauty. “These women would look so amazing – and everything they used was natural, and it changed my philosophy”. Here, Snyder’s personal all-natural must haves: Hair Smoother: SHAMPOO – “My all time favorite, 100 percent plant based [...]

How to clean your makeup brushes

1. Remove excess color from the brush with a tissue. 2. Run brush under water just long enough to dampen the hairs. 3. Place a small amount of gentle shampoo onto the palm of your hand and swirl the dampened brush in your palm for a few moments. 4. Place the brush under warm running water with brush hairs facing down. Gently squeeze the hairs until the water runs clear. 5. Squeeze the clean brush hairs to remove any excess [...]

Tools of Attraction

“Makeup brushes bring makeup to life,” says Ross Burton of Lancome.  Indeed, without the right brush to apply your blush, it’s just a square of pretty pink powder sitting in a compact. Not only do makeup brushes provide a professional and more natural-looking finish on your face, but they’ll also save you time and money in the long run. Brushes pick up and distribute product without absorbing it – hence making your makeup last a lot longer than if you [...]