Today we're gonna be talking about cosmetics to conceal a dark circle. Now dark circles can really be a frustration for those of us that suffer from them. I know, I'm one of them. They can instantly make you look really tired and just kind of take down the look vibrancy of your face. It's one of my biggest frustrations. But, the good thing is there are a lot of amazing concealers and correctors out there that can make you look wide awake and absolutely banish those dark circles. These are a few of my favorites. I absolutely love It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye. I mean the name just says it all. It's very dense, it has a great amount of coverage, and the colors are all a peach base, which is the key to banishing those blue undertones of your dark circles. Another one that I love is new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has a light reflecting quality to it, once again a beautiful peach base, really really wonderful for those days when you don't need as heavy as a coverage, but still want to make sure that you have that brightness under the eye. And last but not least, I absolutely love SmashBox Cosmetics Photo Op Under Eye Brightener for midday touch ups. It has a really nice kind of shimmer to it that's not too overwhelming and helps to really brighten up the look of the eyes during the day when you might be getting a little bit tired and those circles tend to pop back up. So I hope that helps, and I hope that you try out these cosmetics to help your dark circles.
Since last week was all about the finale of Sons of Anarchy, what better way to kick off the week, than with the beautiful Katey Segal.
"Katey always likes to keep her look fresh, so I use shadows instead of hard liners on her eyes for a soft focus look! -celebrity makeup artist Coleen Campbell-Olwell"
- To create a softer version of a smokey eye I used warm neutral shadows, starting with Nars shadow in Fez along her lid and under the eye then I tap on Nars Bengali along the top lash line and working it up at the outer corner for a little dimension.
- I like to line the upper waterline with Chanel Eye Pencil in Ambre, it makes the lashes look more dense.
- I then defined her brows with my favorite Brow Pencil, Diorshow Brow Styler in Universal Brown and lengthened her lashes by swiping on two coats of Makeup For Ever Smokey Lash Mascara in Black and I added a few single lashes.
by Christina Farrell
Beauty Tips and Tricks, Celebrity Looks, Makeup Artist Tips, Makeup Products
Tagged Celebrity beauty, Colleen Campbell-Olwell, Gemma Sons of Anarchy, get the look, Hourglass Cosmetics, Katey Segal, NARS cosmetics, SOA, Sons of Anarchy
This season’s New York Fashion Week has started off with a bang, and one of the first looks of the season comes straight from NARS cosmetics. I can honestly say that I love the easy accessibility of this look. A bright, vibrant lip paired with clean, glowing skin. Fall perfection! Another amazing thing….the new NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation. This foundation is in my current “love” list (review coming soon!).
Recently, I was able to try a sample of the new NARS Radiant Creamy Concealers and the Light Reflecting Powder. Well, color me in love!
These concealers and powder have taken the place of my foundation on days when I want some coverage, and a flawless face....but don't have time for the process. The concealers have a full coverage, yet go on smoothly and feel amazing on the skin. The colors are also something to rave about. I mix two different colors to get my perfect match.
1) Vanilla to highlight around the areas that are red (such as nose, blemishes, or any discolorations in my skin). I blend this out to give a soft focus finish on my face, and create a "flawless finish" without a face full of foundation.
2) I then use Honey to mask the dark circles under my eyes. Honey has become my newest favorite peachy toned concealer. It covers brilliantly and doesn't crease in the slightest.
Next, I finish with a swipe of the Light Reflecting Loose Powder, which I apply with a buff brush (loving the IT Cosmetics Heavenly Powder Brush at the moment). This powder gives a stunning ethereal look to the skin. Every time I brush it on I want to sing "ahhhhhhh". Seriously. It is that pretty.
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)
by Christina Farrell
Friday Top 5, Holiday Gift Sets
Tagged Beauty, Chelsea Girls, Cosmetics, Gloss, Korres, Lip gloss, Melange, NARS cosmetics, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila, Tarte Cosmetics
For the Fall, the color Oxblood has been everywhere. Although the bright color might be intimidating at first, I have started to fall madly in love with it. The deep, aubergine tone can add a sophisticated sexiness to any makeup look.
NARS SS13 Timo Weiland artist in action 1 hi res
Last night, I had the pleasure of meeting NARS Global Director of Artistry James Boehmer, who could haven’t been cooler. Seriously cool. We talked makeup and Fashion Week, and he let me in on the secrets of NARS artists, and that “they always want one piece of definition within the neutral palette.