Japanese cosmetics brands have long had a presence in the high-end American beauty market. Shiseido and Shu Uemura products have been widely available in the United States since the '90’s and have many adherents who appreciate the high quality of these brands. A few years ago, cosmetics retail giant Sephora introduced us to Imju’s Fiberwig Mascara, which promised to create as-long-as-fake lashes with its high-tech formula. Since then, interest in Japanese cosmetics and skincare brands have expanded rapidly as beauty enthusiasts spread the word about favorite products via blogs and message boards. Most of this hype is focused not on high-end cosmetics, but on drugstore and youth-market brands not normally sold outside of Asia.
NARS worked with makeup artist Georgie Eisdell to create the beauty look for Carey Mulligan who attended the opening ceremony and premiere of The Great Gatsby at the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival. Beauty editors and makeup artists alike would agree, a bold red lip with minimal eye shadow is always in.
“It’s a big statement for her and we wanted to keep this look as modern as possible,” said Georgie Eisdell about the NARS look she created for Carey Mulligan. “I’ve only once created a red lip with her, but I loved the idea of contrast with the pale pink dress. I felt strongly about that being the focus of the look. I knew I wanted to go bold when I saw the dress. I thought a red lip would be so striking.”
One step into Dana Ionato’s chair at Sally Hershberger Downtown and you’ll say goodbye to foils. Balayage, a French method of hand painting hair is the new up and coming process being used by hair colorists across the globe. It’s a more natural process for your locks and less harsh than that '70s foil look. There’s no one who does balayage better than Dana Ionato. Ionato, initially studied under a French hairdresser where she learned to perfect her craft. If you’re looking for a chic yet relaxed city vibe and to experiment with different hair color then Sally Hershberger Downtownis a rare gem in the trendy Meatpacking District. Ionato gives us the low down on the science behind balayage, how to maintain your hair color, and what the best products are for color treated hair!
Beauty Balm Creams have always maintained their fair popularity to those that have great skin but most use as their primer or just their foundation and a refresher. Today, BB Creams are created for just about any skin type but for the incoming warmer months, less foundation and more beauty balm is ideal.
Applying any foundation and makeup in general in a hot room with no AC or fan running can probably ruin a gal's day but these quick non-messy BB creams can be applied with just our hands! We look finished and touched up, it's simply awesome. We all know the awesomeness of BB Creams but most out there in some drugs stores or your fave makeup seller carry BB Creams with SPF in them, even better, almost perfect!
Working with legends such as Sally Hershberger, Marie Robinson, and now most recently the Serge Normant Salon. Tommy Buckett is sought out by talented directors, fashion designers and celebrities for his extensive work on the red carpet, in Films and backstage at Fashion shows. You can catch him regularly at New York City Fashion Week styling models for runway shows such as, Kate Spade and Joy Cioci. Buckett sits down with me to dish about his favorite work he’s done on the red carpet, his realistic approach towards hairstyling, and where he thinks the beauty industry is headed next!
Toss away the thought that bubble baths are just for kids...they aren't and they rock. Once in a while, taking a bath is just the thing you need—a nice, relaxing, quiet retreat into your own little world, complete with bubbles. And if you invite someone to join you, even better. Here are our top picks for the best smelling and most bubbly of bubble baths around.
Most of you know Drita D'Avanzo as one of the stars of Vh1's Mob Wives, but what you didn't know was that prior to starring in the hit reality show, Drita was one of the most in-demand makeup artists in New York City. She received her cosmetology license and spent over 10 years working with top luxury brands like Saks Fifth Avenue. With her extensive experience working with everyone from models to your everyday woman, as well as a range of makeup products, Drita decided to create her own cosmetics line, Just Me Cosmetics. Along with the line, Drita also opened a makeup store in Staten Island called Just Make Me Over, where she provides makeup servies to customers.
Splurging at the spa after a job well done, a promotion at work, birthday, or celebrating just about anything is incredibly tempting. After all, spas allow us to drift into a tranquil environment while we indulge our bodies with treatments designed to boost our appearance and free our minds of the stresses of everyday living. Yet, massages, facials, paraffin treatments, hair care, and my personal favorite, manis and pedis, can easily add up to thousands of dollars spent each year.
Although at-home spa treatments may not provide the same allure of going to a super posh spa, just think about all the thousands of dollars that can be saved. You can put what you've saved toward more desirable purchases such as an exotic vacation, a designer handbag, or even a new car. Here are seven spa treatments that can be done in the comforts of your own home for a fraction of the cost.
Spring dos are all about being natural, easy, and very organic.A hair out of place is totally acceptable. We are not looking for perfection on the head in fact, undone hair is what it is all about!
We are going to give you a round up of our top favorite hair looks!
Lowdown on Low Ponies: The low ponytail is a favorite among Spring hair looks. It comes in a variety of styles from sleek and neat to messy. What you have to remember is to keep the pony super low. Leave a few strands of hair to flow naturally in their place and keep the pony loose around the ears. The new low pony also looks super vogue by tying in hair extensions to elongate the look. A wispy low pony can be worn anywhere, at anytime, and is super easy to accomplish. This look has more than conquered the runway !
After the dry air, grey skies, and dark colors of winter, spring can't get here fast enough. From bright eye-shadows to carry you through festival season to organic foundation and skin repair serums, check out our favorite products for this season.
1. Zuii Certified Organic Powder ($34) Made with vitamin C and rose petals, this organic powder foundation goes on smooth and light and is a perfect transition foundation for slightly dry winter skin, because it moisturizes as protects.