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Friday Top 5 – The Best Cleansers

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1) Mario Badescu Glycolic Foaming Cleanser: Radiant, clear skin is within your reach. For dull, congested skin, Mario Badescu’s lathering deep cleanser has the exfoliating power of glycolic acid to break down build-up from skin’s surface, reduce minor discoloration and minimize clogged pores which can cause pimples.

2) Philosophy Purity Made Simple:  You do not need a makeup remover and a toner to complete the cleansing process. Most cleansers are formulated to foam, push around, and hopefully rinse away dirt and makeup. ‘purity made simple’ was formulated to actually emulsify and dissolve dirt, embedded debris and makeup rather than creating a lot of foam without a lot of clean.  Nothing takes makeup off better! 

3) Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Facial Cleanser, Pink Grapefruit: An oldie but goodie! Still one of my favorite washes when I start to breakout. This newest version has an uplifting blast of grapefruit plus vitamin c, this unique formula clears blemishes and blackheads.  Eliminates oil and dirt without over-drying.

4) Jurlique Rose Moisture Plus Moisturizing Cleanser: I personally love how moisturizer, and creamy this lathering cleanser is. It is a lightly whipped, high-performance cleanser with an antioxidant complex and skin conditioning ingredients that dissolve impurities and help moisturize the skin. It also provides immediate and lasting hydration to the skin’s surface.

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Katie Holmes Bobbi Brown Spokesperson Launch

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“I never want to look like I am wearing too much makeup, so this foundation evens out my skin, leaving it flawless and natural.” ~Katie Holmes

The much anticipated Bobbi Brown ad campaign image featuring Bobbi Brown Cosmetics celebrity spokesperson Katie Holmes, debuted today at counters. I must say that I think she is the perfect face for the brand.  

Katie is wearing the NEW Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation in Natural, which is said to represent Bobbi’s philosophy of effortless natural beauty.  Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation is available in 20 shades. 

“I’ve always been a fan of her makeup, because it’s so easy to apply. Her color palettes aren’t extreme, so when I first started wearing makeup it felt comfortable and I didn’t feel like I had too much on, which can happen. And then I met her, and she is just a lovely person – so generous. I think that it’s so exciting what she’s built with this company. She’s an incredible woman. So I’m thrilled on so many levels.”
– Katie Holmes on being the first-ever celebrity face of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics

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Get The Look: Sarah Shahi by Nick Barose

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Nick Barose, once again shares his magic with us!  Recently, he glammed up the gorgeous Sarah Shahi, from the show Fairly Legal. The look was from premiere in NYC for her new film Bullet to the Head with Stallone.

” We went with mauvy, cool tone pinks on eyes and lips instead of the usual fresh girly pinks because we wanted a more sophisticated sexy look of cool pinks as opposed to girly, fresh faced which regular bright pink make up would create”


Look for icy pink with a hint of blue, cool tones in it so you can wear pink and look more grown up as opposed to overly sweet and girly.

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Red Carpet Beauty By The Numbers

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Have you loved watching the glitz and glamour of awards shows this season as much as I have? While you’re glued to your tv, have you ever wondered how many products are needed to get your favorite stars red-carpet ready?  Don’t worry — P&G Beauty has done the research for you to bring to life the amount of beauty products used every red awards season.

Approximately 16,750 women will attend at least one of the five top award shows.  Which means there will be more than 100,000 lipstick applications, at least 328 sticks of deodorant used and more than 170 bottles of body wash lathered in order to get your favorite beauties ready for the show! 

I will have my eyes glued to the TV tonight for the Grammy’s, and will be sure to let you know what beauty trends I saw, and loved.  Personally, I can’t wait to see Shirley Bassey and Adele on stage.  Enjoy! 

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Bobbi Brown for Holmes&Yang #NYFW 2013

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Bobbi Brown is one of the makeup lines that I often recommend to my clients, because of it’s simplicity and ease of use.  I have never found a color, or palette that doesn’t compliment the person in my chair, or make them feel beautiful (without feeling overly made up).  For this week’s New York Fashion Week, Bobbi Brown worked with her new celebrity face, Katie Holmes for her Holmes & Yang Fall Fashion Show.

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NARS Makeup for #NYFW at Carmen Marc Valvo

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NARS created the look for today’s Carmen Marc Valvo runway show. Please find more information below and attached images for your reference.

SHOW: Carmen Marc Valvo

LEAD ARTIST: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry

LOOK: “The collection is baroque with a punk edge, so we wanted the makeup to have that same feeling,” says Boehmer. “The eyeliner is a reference to a classic eyeline, but with a punk spirit, so it’s not perfect, not delicate. The skin is very luminous; we talked about the girls looking slightly haunted, but in a pretty way.”

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·  Multi-Action Hydrating Toner
·  Luminous Moisture Cream
·  Total Replenishing Eye Cream
·  Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer
·  Concealer
·  Copacabana / Luxor Multiple (Maldives Multiple / Nepal Eyeshadow for darker skin)
·  Sheer Glow Foundation

·  Mambo Eyeliner Pencil
·  Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil
·  Black Valley Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013)
      *Available: US – September 1 2013 / Global – October 1 2013
      *For a similar effect, try Carpates Eyeliner Stylo
·  Copacabana / Luxor Multiple (Maldives Multiple / Nepal Eyeshadow for darker skin)
·  Himalayas Single Eyeshadow
·  Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow
·  Larger Than Life Volumizng Mascara
·  Triple X Lip Gloss (applied to eyelids)

·  Sheer Glow Foundation
·  Salsa Lip Liner Pencil
·  Snow Loose Powder
·  Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
·  Madère Pure Matte Lipstick
·  Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2013)
     *Available: US – March 15, 2013 / Global – April 1 2013
     *For a similar effect, try Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil

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Friday Top 5 – Best Holiday Gift Sets

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1) Stila Seeing Stars Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Set: A collection of Stila’s bestselling Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liners in five shimmery metallic shades. I love every color of these powerhouse pencils! They won’t smudge, budge, or fade through holiday cheer or seasonal weather. And, they are cruelty free!

2)Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro’s Picks Lip Tar Set: You know how much I adore OCC! This selection of shades from the artists at Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is designed not only to be ready-to-wear, but made to be mixed. This set contains: Lip Tar in Pretty Boy (super-rich fuchsia), Melange (terracotta neutral), Vintage (deep burgundy), Stalker (true blue based red), Grandma (classic coral)- Lip brush.  Another cruelty free favorite! 

3)NARS Kiss Mini Larger Than Life; Lip Gloss Coffret: This set features five Larger Than Life Lip Gloss shades. NARS glosses are some of my personal favorites, and these pinks are perfection!! This set contains:Lip Gloss in Silver Factory (aluminum glitter), Chelsea Girls (flesh-toned beige), Drella (ultra sheer hot pink), Blue Movie (pink sherbet), Myths (rosy pink) 

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