Wednesday
Dec112013

Get the Look: Victoria's Secret Fashion Show Hair & Makeup.

For the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night, 40 of the world’s most gorgeous women took to the runway for the sexiest night on earth. Makeup artist Dick Page and hair stylist Orlando Pita created an effortlessly sexy look that was all about enhancing the natural beauty of the Supermodels.

Below are the brush-by-brush steps on how to recreate the beauty look from the runway.

Get the Look: Step by step instructions to get the hair and makeup look worn on the models during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

MAKEUP

Face

For a fresh and flawless complexion, apply VS Makeup Tinted Moisturizer & Primer SPF 15 all over skin with a foundation brush—this creates a smooth and even canvas for makeup application.

Next, sweep VS Makeup Mineral Blush Duo in Starlet across the apples of the cheeks. Blend up to temples for a warm and natural-looking flush.
 
Eyes

Start by lightly defining the inner rims of eyes with VS Makeup Eye Liner in Dark Chocolate. Next, line the top lash line with the same pencil and use the smudger end to blend the line upward and out.
 
Pro Tip: Make sure there are no sharp lines; keeping the eye liner soft, blended and diffused creates a smoky effect that makes the eyes pop.
 
Using the VS Makeup Eye Shadow Quad in Eye Contact, apply the Highlight shade from the lash line up to the brow. Emphasize the inner corner and brow bone for an extra brightening effect. Next, sweep the dark brown

Crease shade in a “V” shape at the outer corner of the eye and blend well to create drama.  Dust the shimmery gold Lid shade across the inner half of the lid.
 
Pro Tip: Hold a tissue under the eye while applying eye shadow to catch any excess powder.
 
Apply VS Makeup Volume Plump Mascara to upper and lower lashes. Layer extra coats on the upper lashes for a more dramatic effect.
 
Lip

For a nude pout with a hint of shine, use your fingertip to pat on VS Makeup Color Drama Lipstick in Melt.
 
HAIR

Step 1
Apply VS So Sexy Style Body & Hold Volumizing Mousse from roots to ends of damp hair.  Section the hair and dry using the ghd air™ professional performance hairdryer and a ghd round brush.

Step 2
Starting at the nape, take a horizontal section of the hair and mist with VS So Sexy Style Hold & Finish Hairspray. Place two fingers at the root of the hair and wrap the hair around, tucking in the ends to create a pin curl around the fingers.

Step 3
Once the section is wrapped, gently remove your fingers.  Close the ghd tri-zone styler onto the pin curl, hold for about 5 seconds, letting the heat do its work, then remove the styler and pin.

Step 4
Repeat this technique through the hair.  Keep fingers straight at all times when wrapping the hair.

Step 5

Once cooled, release the curls from the pins.  To finish, mist hair with VS So Sexy Style Clean & Go Dry Shampoo or VS So Sexy Style Hold & Finish Hairspray, depending upon your hair texture or the amount of volume you want to create.  Use your hands, or a brush, to create your desired finish.

All products are available at Victoria's Secret.

Tuesday
Dec102013

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

The Urban Decay NAKED3 Palette was released a few weeks ago, and I finally got my hands on one yesterday! I was so excited to share that I took some photos and have my thoughts for you already. In one word, this romantic rose-based eyeshadow palette is stunning.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

You are going to want to grab this palette when you can. The shadows are very long wearing, glide on with ease and blend very well. They are made with Urban Decay's Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability.

The shade line up:

STRANGE – pale neutral pink matte-satin
DUST – pale metallic pink shimmer with iridescent micro-glitter
BURNOUT – light pinky-peach satin
LIMIT – light dusty rose matte
BUZZ – metallic rose shimmer with silver micro-glitter
TRICK – light metallic pinky-copper shimmer with tonal micro-sparkle
NOONER – medium pinky-brown matte
LIAR – medium metallic mauve shimmer
FACTORY – pinky-brown satin
MUGSHOT – metallic taupe shimmer with slight pink shift
DARKSIDE – deep taupe-mauve satin
BLACKHEART – smoky black matte with rosy red micro-sparkle

Urban Decay NAKED3 Swatches

NAKED3 also includes a NEW double-ended Good Karma Shadow and Blending Brush AND an Eyeshadow Primer Potion sampler with resealable samples of all four formulas (original, Sin, Eden and NEW anti-aging). Each sample holds about a week’s worth of primer!

Overall I am a fan of the NAKED3 palette and the rose hued shades. I can see myself using most of the shades except Blackheart because the red glitter scares me, (though I might try it as a liner) the rest of the shades are really stunning. The majority of these shades really will be flattering on most, if not all skin tones. I can see an endless amount of looks being created with these shades. The five lighter shades that I have pictured below are my definite favorite, and I will be using them the most, I am sure. The darker shades like Factory, Mugshot and Darkside are amazing in the crease and Liar is going to be my new go to lid color.

Urban Decay Naked3 Palette Photos & Review.

NAKED3 sells for $52.00 and is available at Urbandecay.com, Sephora, ULTA, beauty.com and select Macy’s.

Monday
Dec092013

Get Holiday Pretty with Kardashian Beauty.

Looking for some new makeup for a holiday look that will turn heads? Well, of course you want to look your holiday best. Kardashian Beauty has a host of beautiful products -- all under $12.00 -- that will have you holiday pretty in a flash. Look at all the pretty new products to choose from to create your new holiday look.

Get Holiday Pretty with Kardashian Beauty

Kardashian Beauty Touch Tones Gradient Eyeshadow - $9.99
These stunning ombre compact eye shadow palettes create the perfect smoky eye with a selection of highly pigmented shades. Available in three distinct color schemes, their names reflect the phenomena which inspire the selection of hues in each palette:

  • Silhouette
  • Echo
  • Mirage

Kardashian Beauty Gleam Club Cream Shadow Sticks - $9.99
These metallic shadow sticks have a long-lasting, creamy formula which is highly pigmented, smudge and crease-proof, for a soft, yet brilliant glow. They can be worn as traditional shadows or applied close to the lashes as a subtle substitute for eyeliner. 

  • Emboss
  • Reflect
  • Smolder

Kardashian Beauty LionEyezer - $9.99
The Lioneyezer eye shadow has two flattering neutral shades in one chic package; Nude for a subtle hint of color and Lioness for a bolder, smoky look. The double-ended mini brush allows you to apply the shadows traditionally, or as a liner.

Kardashian Beauty Film Noir Drama Liner - $8.99
A gel-water liner that allows you to embrace the role of the femme fatale with expertly lined eyes. Its long wearing formula glides on smoothly and lasts all day without smudging. The pencil’s slim tip allows for precise application close to the lash line that even the biggest novice can apply for professional looking results.

  • Raven Jet
  • Starry Brunette

Kardashian Beauty Deeply Felt Liquid Eyeliner - $11.99
This covetable liquid liner has an acute black tip that allows for flawless application; perfect for creating an understated precise line or dramatic cat eye. This concentrated, long-wearing and quick-drying formula glides on smoothly to create a crease-free line.

Kardashian Beauty Out to There Mascara - $11.99
Out to There Mascara’s exclusive formula and specialized brush maximizes volume and the appearance of length, separates each lash and leaves a jet black pigment for show-stopping Kardashian eyes. The Out to There formula is lightweight, dries without flaking and has a brush that ensures a clump-free application.

Kardashian Beauty Light Stroke Highlighter - $9.99
The Light Stroke can be applied to various areas of the face for a touch of illumination that accentuates your best features. Apply this double-sided brush to the corners of eyes, the center of your lip, eyelids, cupids’ bow, brow bones or get creative; the possibilities are endless.

  • Illusion
  • Fantasy

Kardashian Beauty Glisten Up Shimmer Spray - $9.99
Get the Kardashian glow with this unique, honey scented shimmer spray designed for both the hair and body. Simply apply to hair, legs, décolleté, shoulders, or any other area you wish to highlight for an irresistible sun-kissed look that you can rock all year round.

Kardashian Beauty Lip Plumper Shimmering Lip Gloss - $8.99
Unleash your inner goddess with irresistibly full, glossy lips. The Lip Plumper subtly increases the fullness of your pout for a flattering bee-stung effect. In true Kardashian form, it leaves a touch of bronze iridescent color to create the sisters’ iconic sun-kissed glow.  The Lip Plumper has a hydrating, long-wearing formula that glides on easily and leaves lips feeling smooth and utterly kissable. The best part? It leaves your lips tasting like honey.

  • Boosted Beige Nude
  • Fluffed French Toast
  • Magnified Mauve
  • Revved Up Rose Gold
  • Supercharged Strawberry
  • Amplified Amber
  • Pumped Up Pink

Kardashian Beauty Sheer Joy - $9.99
This compact set is ideal if you’re looking for a gorgeous touch of lip color without the heavier feel of traditional lip glosses or lipsticks. The formula is moisturizing, with emollient ingredients that nourish lips leaving them feeling silky and smooth.

Kardashian Beauty A Week of Kisses Lip Gloss Set - $9.99
Perfect for stashing in your pocket or purse, this set of seven deliciously flavored mini glosses are available in shades ranging from the subtle to the sultry to keep you glam from day to night. Their  formula is ultra-hydrating and leaves lips smooth, never sticky. 

Kardashian Beauty See You in Sequins - $9.99
The See You in Sequins matching lip and nail sets are the perfect stocking stuffer for girls looking to spruce-up their party outfits or add a touch of sparkle to their everyday look.

  • Starlight
  • Crystal
  • Sparkler

Kardashian Beauty products are available at ULTA, CVS, Duane Reade, and Ricky’s NYC.