Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Dior's Crystal Studded Lips for spring 2013 couture show

Yesterday, at Dior's spring 2013 couture show, makeup artist Pat McGrath combined two themes she's been experimenting a lot with lately: textured makeup and layered lip looks, gluing red and pink Swarovski crystals on top of similar-colored lipsticks for bright, rosy pouts that dazzled all the way down the runway. It looked magical, pretty, and cutting-edge all at the same time.

However, you may want to skip the crystals for your next big date. You'd likely swallow a Swarovski stone the first time you tried to eat or drink anything, and kissing would be a challenge.

 Check out these sparkle-and-shine lippies for a reasonable fascimile:
Mehron Paradise Glitter in Dynamite Red. This loose red glitter can go over any red or pink lipstick. The key to getting the flecks to stick is layering on clear gloss before pressing the glitter on with a cotton swab.
Ka'Ori Glitzsticks. Glitzsticks are a two-step system: a creamy lipstick and a pot of matching loose glitter you press on with a brush. They come in red and pink, as well as electric blue, silver, and even bright yellow.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Metallic Lip Tars. Not really into the taste of glitter? Try a metallic lipstick instead. Super NSFW is a gorgeous metallic red, while Yao! is a true metallic fuchsia.

Still want more? (God, you guys, you're killing me.) Try out layered lips without the choking hazard with the looks in "Pucker Punch," a lip story in our February issue in part inspired by McGrath's textured, multicolored looks. We show three different layered lip ideas and divulge the products you'll need to recreate the craziest runway effects we've seen this season, from dual-ended lipsticks and disco-ball glosses to loose glitters, neon pigments, and metallic foils.


Beyonce Drpping in Emeralds & Emilio Pucci at Obama Inauguration! !

The singer was dripping in 130 carats of emeralds for her inaugural performance — and we have all the details on her lavish look right here! Did you love her look?

While Michelle Obama opted for a custom-made coat and dress combo by New York-based designer Thom Browne for Inauguration Day on Jan. 21, Beyonce went for full-on glamour — even if she was singing the National Anthem outside in the afternoon. Dressed in a form-fitting, long-sleeved Emilio Pucci gown with velvet detailing, it was her emerald jewelry that really caught our attention — and Bey definitely isn’t one to shy away from making a statement!
Beyonce piled on the jewels for her inaugural look, adding a bright pop of color to her black Pucci dress and Christian Dior coat. The 31-year-old selected Lorraine Schwartz emeralds for the occasion, and she was literally dripping in them, with 130 carats decorating her ears and her hand. The NY Post reports that her jewelry easily cost over $2.5 million, (the whopping price of Angelina Jolie‘s 115-carat emerald baubles).
While the singer’s jewels were certainly pricy, she definitely didn’t cut corners with her dress! In fact, a shorter version of the velvet embellished Pucci gown Bey wore currently retails for $4,600.
Even if she was dressed rather formal, the star did a phenomenal job when she belted out the National Anthem for the Inauguration. I love that Bey always unleashes her inner diva and makes a fashion statement, and that’s exactly what she did when she wowed the crowd — she looked amazing!

Get the Look: Beyonce’s Inauguration Makeup

On one of the most unforgettable days in history, Beyonce bestowed upon us the National Anthem as President Barack Obama was inaugurated into his second term in office. Besides the wow-factor of the performance, we couldn’t help but notice the gorgeous makeup that Queen Bey chose to don for the occasion. We caught up with Beyonce’s makeup artist Mally Roncal for the scoop on how to get the look ourselves.
Start with Perfect Prep Poreless Primer all over the face and Cancellation Conditioning Concealer directly under the eyes to cover up any imperfections on the skin. For natural-looking coverage, apply Ultimate Performance Liquid Foundation and blend well. Next, sweep Diamond Unpowder across the face to highlight and finish with Effortless Airbrush Highlighter and Blush Duo to the cheeks for a soft, radiant glow.
Moving on to the eyes, start by applying Evercolor Shadow Stick in Saddle Shimmer all over the lid and underneath the eyes. Next, using the In the Buff Palette, choose a few shades to sweep over the eyelid. Taking the Age Rebel Shadow Stick in Chocolate Diamond, apply to the bottom lid just under your lashes, opening up the eye. In the inner corners of your eye, use Lightwand Eye Brightener to make eyes pop. For the bold eyeliner, use Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Midnight on the upper and lower lash lines layered with Ultimate Performance Ink Eyeliner. Finish the eyes with Instant Impact Mascara. All together, this look makes a to-die-for smokey eye.
For lips to complement the rest of the look, apply High Shine Lip Gloss in Mally’s Look. Finish the look with the orange nails everyone’s been buzzing about, NCLA’s I’m With the Band.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Let's get Raunchy Shall we?

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Supermodel Secrets: Iman Shares Her Top Skin / Makeup Tips

“Good Morning America” has been revealing this month the health, wardrobe and beauty secrets of the world’s top supermodels so you can attempt to duplicate their effortlessly stylish looks.
Supermodel Iman appeared today on “GMA” to share her top makeup tips.
“Ladies, whatever you’re doing now, put it down and put an SPF on,” the 57-year-old founder and CEO of IMAN Cosmetics, Skincare and Fragrances said of her number one beauty tip.  “You have to.”
“All year-round, every day.  My dermatologist has me on SPF 50,” she said.  “The sun does not discriminate.”
If you want to look like Iman well into your later years, the legendary supermodel says you must treat taking care of your skin as a priority, not an afterthought.
“I’m telling you…people ask me, ‘What gives your skin such a good [look] at 57?,’ it’s simple,” she said.  “It’s religiously taking care of my skin.”
“Like you brush your teeth twice a day, you really take care of your skin twice a day,” she said.  “It doesn’t have to be expensive.  You cleanse, moisturize and hydrate.  As simple as that.  Trust me, in five to 10 years you’ll see a remarkable change in your face.”
IMAN Cosmetics was the very first line for women of color when it was launched in 1994.  The supermodel provided the following tips for how to use her makeup line:

Iman Cosmetics Skin Tone Evener BB Crème SPF 15: For healthy and radiant skin, she recommends applying the skin-tone evener with a foundation brush. You can also simply use your fingers.
Iman Cosmetics Cover Cream: Cover cream under the eyes works well, especially if it contains minerals.
Iman Cosmetics Luxury Translucent Powder: Follow up by applying this powder for a sheer, natural shine-free finish.
Iman Cosmetics St. Tropez Kit: The kit is an all-in-one palette for the entire face, comprised of warm natural tones. It contains a nude lip gloss for olive to deeper-toned skin.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

F.A.S.T Acne Scars Treatment

 New York City dermatologist Eric Schweiger’s new Clear Clinic battles blemishes with a number of dermatologist-prescribed salicylic acid peels, bacteria-killing blue-light therapy sessions, and Permea laser treatments that cleans up both sun-induced and hormonal pigmentation on the face. As we all know great things cost a pretty penny !

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

High Twisted Buns, Fur Coats & Spiked Red Bottoms

Bye Bye Beyoncé ! and HELLO Sasha Fierce !

Even though we would much rather see boat loads of pictures of Baby Blue on twitter and Instagram, Mummy Beyoncé instead honors us with constant flicks of her ever so sought after style. Baddie Bey shared a look of her new salmon spiked Louboutins with followers on a night out in New York. She topped of her look wrapped up warm in a fur lined grey coat and her hair twisted into a chic top bun.

Beyoncé might have given us a minor break to be a mom, but she's ready to get back on the scene as she headlines the 2013 SuperBowl this year, and works on her new album which is rumored to be released this February.

Want a pair of these fab spiked red bottoms? Listing price $1200.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Ugo Mozie & Karrueche Tran 'The Kill'

Karrueche Tran is making a lot of buzz around town! Teamed up with the Uber Amazing Ugo Mozié and Chris Brown for the start of their new clothing line 'The Kill'. The collection features t-shirts, beanie caps and pants, designed by the young model and Brown’s personal stylist.

BRAVO Karrueche ! For showing us that you were not just a pretty face on the arm of a mega superstar. Teyana Taylor makes it known that she's #teamKarrueche as she sports a 'The Kill' hat on Instagram

Friday, January 4, 2013

Fuct !

Fuct is the creative line of artist/graffiti writer Erik Brunetti (aka DEN ONE). Blossomed in 1991, out of the artist Venice bedroom ! (Impressive) Since then Fuct has single-handedly laid the ground work for an entire generation of streetwear labels and designers.

Looks like we're not the only ones willing to be down with Fuct Street wear, Ms.Rihanna showed of her red logo snap back along with her black long sleeve white logo college shirt on her Instagram.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Style Secrets: 12 Ways To Get More Out Of Your Closet This Year!

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If you go to get dressed each morning and cringe at the sight of your closet, it may be time to fix it up for the new year. Perhaps it’s introducing more organizational aspects, or adding a splash of color to make it a more enjoyable space. Considering that you use the closet everyday, you want it to be in top shape, for dressing as well as your sanity. Take a look at these photos of walk-in closets for some inspiration. Before you know it, your closet itself may be upstaging your actual wardrobe!

1. First things first: clear it out. The best path to a new and improved closet begins with starting fresh. Clear everything out so you can assess the bones of your closet. This will help you analyze what structural improvements you might want to make so you can tailor the space to your needs.

2. Install hooks. Hooks are an inexpensive and easy addition that will greatly improve your closet space. Hanging items like belts, ties or scarves on hooks will free up drawer space by turning walls into storage.
3. Add baskets. Baskets are great for organizing loose items on your shelves giving your closet a streamlined look. Group like items in each basket so you’ll always know where to find what you’re looking for.

4. Choose a uniform style hanger in the same color. This helps your eye to focus on the clothing.
5. Differentiate the heights of your shelves. To ensure a proper home for everything in your wardrobe, you’re likely to need shelves of different heights. Stuffing too-tall items into too-short spaces leaves your closet feeling claustrophobic and you feeling frustrated.

6. Invest in jewelry organizers. When everything you own is laid out in plain sight in an organized fashion, it will make choosing the perfect accessory easier and more fun.
7. Equip your drawers with dividers. Everyone knows how frustrating it is to dig through a drawer for the right T-shirt or socks. Avoid this by using dividers so that each item has its own designated place.

8. Hang mirrors. The reasoning behind this is obvious, but do note: You don’t need a huge walk-in closet for this tip to be applicable. Hanging one on the inside of your closet door will also do the trick.
9. Add color. You spend a lot of time in your closet, so make it aesthetically pleasing. If you have the room, that can be accomplished by adding a colorful rug and fresh paint or wallpaper on the walls.

10. Sneak in a hamper. Every great closet needs an accessible hamper, but there’s no need for it to be an eyesore. These tilted hamper drawers blend right into the scenery and make doing the laundry easier.
11. Perfect your lighting. The right lighting in a closet is a must. Make sure it has a mixture of overhead ambient lighting and task lighting for any appropriate areas, such as vanities.

12. Create a display. Once it’s time to move everything back into your closet, arrange your wardrobe like a display. It’s important to have everything you own in view, or it’s possible you’ll forget you ever bought it. If you set it up as if you were styling a store, you’ll enjoy everyday shopping your own closet!

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