Thursday
Feb072008

When Bad Makeup Reigns on the Runway...

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Oh my!

I understand that some makeup looks are meant to be more avant garde and totally not wearable by the average makeup consumer, but I still do not like to look at girls that look to be near death walking down the catwalk.

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The Rodarte Fall 2008 show was a perfect example of what is not deemed wearable, at least on me or anyone I know. Dark, almost blood-black lips, totally nude cheeks, barely there brows, and red on the eyes. NO! I would have rather seen a totally nude or natural look on the models as to not clash with the designer clothing.

Wednesday
Feb062008

Lancôme Pout-á-Porter Thakoon Lipstick.

It's here!

Gucci's last in the Pout-á-Porter series, the Lancôme Pout-á-Porter Thakoon Lipstick was available at the Lancôme boutique on the upper west side this past Saturday.

From this...

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To the final product on display...

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Get calling those Lancôme boutiques to get yours now. If it becomes available online, I will be sure to let you know. 

Wednesday
Feb062008

My Visit with Three Custom Color Specialists.

First stop on my visit to New York City, Three Custom Color Specialists, otherwise known as 3C. 3C is a unique line developed by three New Yorkers with a passion for makeup, art, and custom blending.

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This is a stop for many makeup artists big and small. Products are custom blended right on site and ready in such short lead times, that makeup artists flock to the studio right before and during Fashion Week.
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Makeup Artist bags are sure to have one of their Professional Concealer Palettes inside, while regular gals like me love the Concealer Trio in either light-medium or medium-dark. Another favorite product among both artists and regular folk is their Clarifier Eye Pencil. Available in either light or dark, this eye pencil is used to use on the lower inner rim of your eye, to open up your eye area. This handy pencil is a cinch to use and makes eyes look not only bigger, they appear whiter and more overall fresh. This is a must-have product that I have not stopped using since I picked it up at the studio.

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3C offers a great service where you bring in your makeup bag, empty it out, and your bag is given a total make over. This will not only help you narrow down the product that you need to use on a regular basis, it helps you to simplify your makeup routine - something I think we all need. To book this service and hear about other services their offer, give them a call at 888.262.7714 or visit their site to learn more. Please note that studio visits are by appointment only, making it a true customized and personal experience.