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Rock & Republic Beauty Debuts on the Runway.

Rock & Republic Beauty made it's debut on the models of the Rock & Republic Spring '09 showing this week at New York Fashion Week.

Rock & Republic President Andrea Bernholtz commented on their look for Spring. “While most brands present spring fashion with light, bright, pastel makeup, that look just doesn’t reflect the audacious, rock-inspired edge of the brand,” Bernholtz explains. “Instead, we used a rock style spring smoky eye, with pale grays to lighten the eye and luminous skin to create that enviable dewiness we look for in spring.”

Celebrity makeup artist Jeanine Lobell collaborated with Bernholtz to realize her vision for the show using the brand’s indulgent new cosmetics. “The focus of the dramatic yet feminine look we created is a smoky eye with gradated grays, bringing an airy lightness to a sultry look,” Lobell reveals. “I was really inspired by working with the new line. The range of colors and the textures made it easy to bring the look together.”

Lobell began with Saturate Eye Colour in Ciggy for a light dove gray shadow base, melting into Saturate Eye Colour in Asphalt (matte lead shadow) on the lid and Saturate Eye Colour in Fatalistic (smoky black shadow) at the lash line, smudging the shadow under the eye and blending with Saturate Eye Colour in Asphalt. Lobell added intrigue to the look by rimming eyes with Bound Gel Eyeliner in Black and accentuating lashes with Extremist Mascara in Black.

Lobell tempered the dark, smoky eye with a luminescent complexion using Trickery Tinted Illuminizer on the face. “Trickery was my secret weapon in creating this look, providing medium coverage with a dewy, natural, radiant finish,” Lobell explains. “The sheer, luminous formula perfectly offset the bold eye while evoking the freshness of spring.” To add a natural flush of color, Lobell applied Rock & Republic’s Imitate Mousse Blush in Rumor or Scandal, depending on the model’s complexion. The rosy, lush hues lent a feminine sweetness to the edgy aesthetic as the whipped soufflé texture contributed to the glowing look.

Lobell finished the look with a nude, glossy lip, using Luxe Lip Gloss in Imposter or Vacant. The understated, pale lip balanced the strong eye, making the look cohesive and bringing it into spring.

I think that this look is gorgeous and I cannot wait to try out some of the beauties from the line. Look for Rock & Republic Beauty in stores this Sunday.


NYFW: Makeup at Charlotte Ronson.

Tarte Cosmetics excitedly did their first show at Braynt Park for New York Fashion week. The first show they did was for Charlotte Ronson.

Partnering with , makeup artist Tina Turnbow's inspiration for the show was: Madonna's Lucky Star meets grunge. She was able to achieve the look with Tarte products such as the toolbox: brow know-how eyebrow kit, green machine eye shadow, provocateur pressed mineral powder with SPF 8 and 24/7 lip sheer with SPF 15 in tea time.


L'Oreal and Color of Hope for Ovarian Cancer.

September has been named Ovarian Cancer Awareness month. Ovarian cancer claims the lives of nearly 15,000 women a year. L’Oréal Paris is leading the fight and has helped to raise more than $14 million for the cause over the last decade.

You may not be aware, but currently, there is no adequate early detection method for ovarian cancer and we need your help in helping women everywhere protect themselves from this disease. The following are ways we can be involved.

Raise Funds with the Color of Hope Cosmetics Bag, Hope Necklace, and Makeup Collection –
L’Oréal Paris will be offering the Color of Hope Cosmetics Bag, which includes key products from the Color of Hope Makeup Collection. With every purchase of the Color of Hope Cosmetics Bag, L’Oréal Paris will donate $5.00 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF). This universally flattering collection is yours only for $25.00 (plus shipping) at L’Oréal Paris retail stores, or at 1-888-270-7743, while supplies last.

The L’Oréal Paris Color of Hope Makeup Collection is every bit as inspiring, on-trend and fashion-forward, as they are hopeful. Featuring products for eyes, lips and nails, the collection is based on the universally flattering shade of mauve with vibrant teal packaging accents – the color symbolizing ovarian cancer awareness. L’Oréal Paris will donate $2.00 to the OCRFfrom the purchase of each Color of Hope Colour Riche Lipcolour, available in three shades: A Color of Hope, A Lighter Shade of Hope, and A Deeper Shade of Hope. The collection, including the Colour Riche Lipcolours, will be available during the month of September at mass-market retailers nationwide.

The L’Oréal Paris Hope Necklace was designed by 2008 Swarovski Award for Accessory Design recipient Philip Crangi and features a double eternity ring design of cubic zirconia set in sterling silver. One ring is worn for remembrance and one ring is worn as a symbol of hope for the future. The Hope Necklace will be available for $29.95 beginning in this month $5.00 of the purchase price of each L’Oréal Paris Hope Necklace will benefit OCRF.

Know the Signs & Symptoms - A woman’s best line of defense against this terrible disease is to know there are identifiable signs and symptoms. L’Oréal Paris have developed as a one-stop resource for information pertaining to ovarian cancer, including these signs and symptoms.