Posts Tagged ‘bridal party’

Laura Mercier Faux Lashes

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Laura MercierOne of my brides introduced me to these a few weeks ago.  I applied them with no hassles and they looked really beautiful, especially in the photo I snapped afterward.  They’re $18 and worth every cent.  If you are going to go the false lashes route, invest in some nice ones.  You can re-use them, and there is enough glue for a few applications.  I still stand by my preference for individual mini lashes, but I was pleasantly surprised by how  good these looked!

With the holiday season fast approaching, this might be something for a debutante to consider adding to her makeup routine for the night of the ball.

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Transition Your Makeup from Summer to Fall with the switch of a pencil

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Makeup Forever Aqua Lip Waterproof Lip Pencil, $17 at Sephora

A waterproof, extremely long-wearing lip liner.

Aqua Lip Waterproof Lipliner Pencil Rosewood. $17 at Sephora

Changing the color you line your lips with will instantly update your look. If you’ve been wearing those amazing brights this summer, change your lip pencil to a darker hue and work it into the brighter lipstick to give it a darker or dirtier cast — this will  mute it and make it fall-wearable.

I just found some brilliant Makeup Forever waterproof lip liners at Sephora.  They’re worth a try, and stay on all day,  and help you have a worry free wedding day.  $17

Or, try Clinique Quickliner for Lips in Crushed Berry or Bamboo, $14.

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Felix Rey’s chic clutches hold everything you need to touch up on your big day

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
Felix Rey's chic clutches hold everything you need to touch up on your big day

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Revlon’s new LILAC Super Lustrous Lipgloss. Wearable and flattering on everyone

Monday, May 17th, 2010



Bobbi Brown’s Pink Ribbon Lip Collection

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Pink BBrown Breast cancerThe end of October is fast approaching  which means National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is coming to a close as well.  With that in mind,  here’s a great deal Nordstrom is offering online only: get a free full-size Sparkle Eyeshadow in “Mica” ($24 retail) when you purchase $75 of  Bobbi Brown makeup.  Here’s an easy way (as if you needed it) to rack up a quick $40 towards your product total and it’s for a good cause:  Snap up Bobbi’s “Pink Ribbon” lip duo. “In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Bobbi has created a beautiful lip set featuring an exclusive new shade of Creamy Lip Color and a limited-edition Glitter Lip Balm. To create added awareness of this special cause, the Pink Ribbon logo has been screened on the Glitter Lip Balm package. Set comes in a pink carton. Included shades: Blush Pink Creamy Lip Color and Pink Crystal Glitter Lip Balm”.  And the best part is that your purchase contributes to Bobbi’s donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

p.s. The Sparkle Shadows are very pretty and will add a subtle shimmery sparkle to your face.  I like them better than her Metallic Shadows which can be more obvious.  Remember that overt metallics in your makeup choices tend to reflect the camera’s flash which doesn’t translate well to photos.mica

Calling all Spring and Summer 2010 brides… Pastel makeup is coming!

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Pastels for Spring/Summer 2010

Pastels for Spring/Summer 2010

Spring and Summer

2010 brides…

Fashion Week just wrapped up in NYC & I am in love with the pastel beauty trend for spring…it is perfect for bridal.

Pastels can work for any bride, but remember to choose the right shade and intensity.  The darker your skin, the deeper the pastels need to be or they will look “gray”  and ashy on your skin.  In fact, when your skin is warmer (slightly tanned) in the spring and summer it is easier to wear these shades.  And sticking to one shade at a time will keep you from looking like a little girl who got into her mother’s makeup.   Anyone else have nightmare memories of blue/silvery shades in plastic compacts, sponge tipped applicators and 8th grade school pictures in which they look like Endora from Bewitched….well don’t you worry.  The latest beauty looks from the runway showcase spring’s pastels as “saturated” colors that have depth and sophistication.


For light to medium skin tones, I have found that Bobbi Brown’s Long Wear cream shadow in “Ballet Pink” really illuminates the eye and is perfect for day by itself.   Then all you need to do is intensify your eyeliner and head out to a night on the town.  For a darker skin tone, try Bobbi Brown’s powder shadow in deeper, richer shades like ”naked” or “black plum”.  Bobbi’s metallics offer some beautiful color options ranging from lilacs for lighter skin tones, to “After Hours,” a deep chocolate mauve.  Just don’t do too much shimmer for photography-it will look shiny because it reflects the flash.

I will always be a fan of black eyeliner-I have gone through my phases with colors like navy and purples, but I always come back to tried and true black.  For those of you who want a lighter liner there are so many options out there, and Bobbi’s Gel Liners do not disappoint. Try “Black Plum Ink” or “Indigo Ink”.  Or you could line the top lid with black, and the bottom with a brown smudged softer line.


For a pretty pastel lip there are hundreds of options. It is fun, easy and relatively inexpensive to update your look with lip products.  We all know how purchasing a pretty new lipstick changes your day without breaking the bank.

Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Gloss in all four pastel colors is amazing when you put it on…it looks like there is a slight glow to the bottom half of your face.  The reflection also amplifies your lips because it reflects light.


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