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The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund runway show is one of the most anticipated of the year. Every year many designers graduate and have a tough time launching a career, especially if they're wanting to move on to form their own range. Money makes the world go round and these designers are going to need some financial help to get their dream off the ground and that's where the CFDA or Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue magazine have created an endowment to support the next generation of American fashion designers.
Every year exceptional talent are showcased in the CFDA fashion show and this year makeup artist Romy Soleimani used luxurious french makeup brand By Terry on all the models. Romy wanted all the models to have luminous, perfect skin and she says Terry de Gunzburg's line does it best! An assortment of products were incorporated to achieve this look starting with the glowing base courtesy of By Terry's Sheer Expert Foundation and dark spots were camouflaged with the Light Expert Concealer. The finishing touch was their cult multi-use product, the By Terry Baume de Rose which Romy says, 'put it on your lips; it's like rose petals,' while dabbing the same satiny balm onto a model's brow bone to create a translucent sheen.
In regards to color cosmetics used, Romy kept the face very natural with a neutral palette of Ombre Soyeuse Ultra Fine Eye Shadow in Misty Grey and Ombre Veloutee Powder Eye Shadow in Rose Macaroon. By Terry's Gloss Terrybly Shine in Diamond Dream was used on lips as well as dabbed in the innermost corners of eyes to create a pop of shimmer.
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Paul and Joe Beaute's much lauded Pearl Foundation Primer is available again on b-glowing.com. For how long, I can't guarantee. This exquisite facial primer has won multiple awards because of its ability to create a beautiful glow that seems to come from within. Filled with sparkling pearls in a rainbow of shades from yellow, blue, pink and purple that work together to reflect light for a radiant glow, the Pearl Foundation Primer is just so colorful and cute you actually don't want to use it. However, we do suggest jumping on this one since it sold out within a couple days in March!
I'm a big movie buff so am always seeing the latest talent to take Tinseltown and the world by storm through their good looks, acting chops and fashion sense off set. When you have the trifecta of all three, you will usually find these people categorized into a very special group known as 'The A List.' The idea of this list that very few people will ever be on got me thinking of how I could translate it into one for beauty. There are products the rich and famous swear by that are also not of reach of our pocketbooks. They simply work and have built a cult status reputation for amazing results. Like a great movie you see many times, the products below will have you coming back for more!
Neil George's Indian Gooseberry Oil will have you won over after you feel the luxurious texture and gorgeous smell. Just a few pumps of this through damp hair will leave it shiny, silky and frizz free. Indian Gooseberry is one of the worlds's most powerful antioxidants and women in India have sworn by it to nourish and strengthen their hair.
Here at b-glowing, we're a big fan of multi-purpose products. They definitely come in handy in packing situations as well as mornings where we need a bit of extra sleep but don't want to miss a step in our beauty routine. Adara Organic Virgin Coconut Oil is one of those products that can be used as a body or face moisturizer, intensive hair treatment, and a hair oil to smooth split ends and flyaways. It does harden in cooler temperatures so just run it under so warm water and enjoy!
Beach waves are a lot harder to get than just going for a quick beach swim and the tangles that can come from saltwater are hardly worth the effort. When we want to create loose, undone waves we swear by the T3 SinglePass Whirl Curling Wand. The secret is its tapered, clip less barrel that gives perfect results in half the time it normally would take you because of the Tourmaline technology!
The Jouer Bare Beauty Collection is a ready to wear palette for only $58 that contains four key products to create a gorgeous and natural makeup look. The neutral tones allow you to play up your own beauty while still looking like you. It comes with a nude lip gloss, soft pink cheek tint, 3 powder eyeshadow trio and an Essential Matte Touch. This is a new product so might not be an A-list member to the world yet, but it definitely is to us!