Parting with money can be scary, especially if it's on beauty products because you want to be assured you're going to love what you're buying. If there's an item I've had my eye on for awhile I always love to hear reviews on my peer's experience with it, to see if I think it would be a good fit for me. I epsecially love it when magazine's come out with editor's or reader's picks because you know influential people are saying they love or hate it along with the regular consumer like you and I. A couple of our more expensive products were just featured on NBC's Today Show in a wonderful segment showcasing the best beauty buys for people on a budget as well as higher priced items that are worth the investment. Clarisonic's Mia2 as well as RODIN olio lusso's Luxury Face Oil were both featured! Each are over $100 but the results you'll notice after using these items for a period of time is well worth it. Check out this great beauty segment if you're searching for some bargain buys or high end, there's something appealing for everybody!
Makeup brand ELLIS FAAS was the cosmetics brand behind the dewy skin and natural lips seen at the VPL Autumn/Winter runway show at this February's New York Fashion Week. Makeup artist Romy Soleimani used an assortment of the products to create an approachable and natural look, with the focus being on the eyes. Romy used ELLIS FAAS Skin Veil Foundation to createa a dewy base, then ELLIS FAAS Eye Lights in E301 to highlight the inner corners of the eye as well as the upper cheekbones and finished off the look with ELLIS FAAS Concealer in S201 to lighten the lips. Romy said, "The overall effect was an ethereal skin, and the highlight of the cheek created a flash as the models walked down the runway."
As the days roll on during the countdown of Fashion Week as always each brand has created a key look that represents what the brand is trying to exude for that season. BCBG was all about the low maintenance girl. Throw your hair in a low pony, whip on some gloss and you're out the door yet still dressed fabulously. From totally minimalist down to a rocker edge there seems to have been a bit of bi-polar-esque looks across the runways...
At the Rachel Zoe Fall 2012 show the girls looked like they were straight out of the 'school of hard knocks' with black, punk rock eye makeup. As a black eyeliner junkie and fan of beauty icon's Bridget Bardot and Marianne Faithful I really fell in love with this makeup although it's not for everybody. This looks focus was meant to draw attention to the eye area and they definitely drew you in with a clearly defined sideways v that was drawn on thin towards the eye's inner crease and then blended out to a tip with more shading around the lash line. This look could be created very easily, all you need is a great neutral beige-pink eyeshadow such as Kevyn Aucoin's Single Eyeshadow in Blush and Noir Cosmetics Long Wear Eye Pencil which will allow you to create the definition. Grab your favorite set of lashes or Ellis Faas Mascara and your eyes are done! Keep the rest of the look minimal by sweeping a soft bronzer across the apples of your cheeks such as Jouer's Mineral Powder Bronzer and a seductive and neutral beige lip with Armour Beauty's Opaque Lip Gloss in Edie.
Voila! If all went well, accessorize with your fav motorcycle jacket and you should look like a girl straight out of the 60's-70's with a bit of a modern edge. If not....thank god for eyemakeup remover.