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Brigitte Bardot look for New Years Eve!

30 Dec

The Brigitte Bardot  look : Whats important is to keep it simple with emphasis on the eyes.

What you need :

Primer :

1) Apply a primer before your foundation . Choose your primer depending on your :

a) skin type (dry-normal-combination-oily)

b)  Skin tone ( pink -red-dull)

Primers come in different hues to address specific skin concerns. Green-colored primers will combat redness from rosacea or acne. Mauve/light purple counteracts shallow undertones while pink helps brighten complexions.

My favs :

  • SmashBox Photo Finish Foundation Primer SPF15 with Dermaxyl Complex
  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance
  •  Hourglass Veil mineral primer SPF 15 & water-resistant

Foundation or BB cream?

Really its up to how your skin looks overall . Too much on a smooth looking skin and its a dive ! So choose accordingly. Foundation for a skin that needs the xtra coverage, BB creams for the ones without major imperfections!

My Favs:

a) Foundations

  • Diorskin Airflash Spray Foundation. Just like  a runway-ready look with this innovative mist foundation inspired by the airbrushing techniques used backstage at fashion shows. The unique micro-diffusion system delivers a fine mist of foundation to provide a soft, velvety complexion.
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Makeup

b) BB creams or Tinted moisturizer

  • L’Oreal BB cream
  • Laura Mercier Tinted moisturizer

EYES  should be bold

Deep liner and fake lashes

Deep liner and fake lashes

simple lips. Focus is on the eyes

Simple lips. Focus is on the eyes

My Favs:

  • Too Faced Natural Eye Shadow kit
  • Rimmel black liquid liner
  • #31 Lashes from Mac

LIPS: Lined and Nude

My favs:

  • Mac H lipstick in the color Hue
  • Rimmel lipstick in color Nude Delight  (Ulta)

Have Fun ! Happy New Years eve everyone ! Bonne Annee 2013!

How to make your eyes stand out without an eye liner ?

4 Dec


Here’s a little trick we make up artists use a lot when we want to define eyes without really using an eyeliner on the outside of the upper lid:

Lining the upper inner rims of your eyes with black mascara will make lashes look fuller as well as define your eyes beautifully

1) After applying a nude or colored eye shadow base

2) Brush on a light then darker contour shadow on your eye lid

3) Pick up your mascara and an angled shadow or soft brow brush

4) Pick up mascara from the mascara brush with the angled brush

5) With your left finger tips lift the eye lid so you can see under the top of your eyelashes.

6) Place the angled brush to deposit the mascara on the space right under your lash line. Do not rub just press on very gently and move on by sections until you reach the end of the lash line

7) For a more pronounce effect you can repeat this technic on the top of the lash

8) Apply mascara as usual

Results are fantastic for a well designed eye without any dark or harsh lines or mistakes to correct!


4 Dec


This stuff really works! Its pretty expensive but for someone who has thin hair and nails as I do I have to say I really see a major improvement in my hair and nail consistency and fullness. I started doing this vitamin treatment  years ago in France before it became available  at Nordstrom’s here in the US. I usually do couple of bottles as a cure  once a year! Over the years they have improved the formula its now Paraben free, Sulfate free see bellow for the complete list). You will find it at Sephora, Ulta, Nordstrom

What it is:
A dietary supplement to fortify hair and strengthen nails.

What it does:
Harnessing the power of natural elements, each daily dose of this nourishing vitamin, essential fatty acids, and antioxidant blend promotes healthy hair growth, strengthens nails, illuminates skin, and fortifies (and lengthens) lashes. Hair regains its density and shine, and you feel better too!

-Vitamin E (Wheat Germ Oil): Acts as a powerful antioxidant.
-Omegas 3 and 6 (Borage Seed Oil): Increase shine.
-Vitamins B and C, and Cystine: Promote healthy hair and nail growth.
-Pro-Vitamin A (Carrot Oil): Helps boost skin’s radiance.

Gelatin, Carrot Oil In Sunflower Oil With Rosmary Extract, Acerola Extract Enriched With Vitamin C.
Glycerin, Borage Seed Oil At 20% GLA, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Fish Oil, Rice Bran Oil, D,L-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate, Yeast, Wheat Germ Oil, Calcium Pantothenate.
Soybean Lecithin (Gluten), Orizanol, Pyridoxine Chlorhydrate, Riboflavine, Biotin, Colors: E 171,E 172, Cereal Flavor.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Synthetic Fragrances
– Synthetic Dyes
– Petrochemicals
– Phthalates

Hottest holiday colors & trends

27 Nov

Chanel Pirate in Rouge Allure Luminous #99 radically intense color with full coverage and a satin finish. Leaves lips comfortably soft and hydrated

Loved by models, makeup artists, celebrities, and women everywhere, the award-winning Yves Saint Laurent TOUCHE ÉCLAT Radiant Touch is like eight hours of sleep and an instant pick-me-up in a magic wand.

Great volume and length with this beautifully creamy formula with pro-vitamin B5 coats each lash evenly, creating a thick and lustrous fringe with a wet look.

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