BREAKING BEAUTY

FALL 2014 – HEAD-TO-TOE BEAUTY

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
Rodarte 

This season, we are seeing some fun and flattering looks that any of us can incorporate into our own closets and beauty bags.  Vibrant colors such as bright green, blue, pink, and red are some of the most popular ones.  Prints, plaids, and metallics are seen everywhere — from clothing to accessories.
Makeup trends include nude lipstick, such as MAC’s Shy Girl, berry lip colors, and bright reds, and pinks. For Rodarte’s AW collection (left), NARS artist, James Kaliardos, explains, ”the look is ephemeral and nostalgic creating a beautiful glow.”  Eyeshadow can be kept neutral, especially if wearing a bright or dark lip; but if you’re feeling brave, greens and blues are a hit right now and are best paired with a soft neutral lip color.  A soft brown smokey eye is always en vogue.  Makeup artist, Val Garland took a fresh take on the rock and roll look for Erdem’s AW collection (right), using, “kohl on the inside of the eye, a damp eyelid and gorgeous skin make it really fresh and a little odd.”

STEAL THAT STYLE: JENNIFER ANSTON ROCKS THE RED CARPET!

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

"Cake" Premiere - 2014 Toronto International Film FestivalTuesday night Jennifer Aniston attended the premiere of  ”Cake” at the Toronto Film Festival.  We were intrigued by the actress’s fresh-faced look, created by celebrity makeup artist, Angela Levin, and knew that we must learn how to steal that style.  After prepping Aniston’s skin with AVEENO’s Positively Radiant Skin Brightening Daily Scrub and Daily Moisturizer SPF 15, Levin applied a light coat of foundation by CHANEL Perfection Lumière Velvet.  Using two shades, one darker (60 Beige) on the neck and outer areas of her face, and another lighter (50 Beige) towards the center, “it makes the eye area, lips and cheeks slightly brighter,” explains Levin.  She then used CHANEL Les Beiges in N50 as a matte bronzer on Aniston’s forehead, chin and cheek.  For blush, Levin combined CHANEL Le Blush Créme in Chamade with Make Up Forever Second Skin Cream Blush 335, and gently applied with her fingers.  To highlight Aniston’s beautiful blue eyes, Levin used a combination of Revlon Colorstay Shadowlinks in Chocolate and Melon and Edward Bess Prismette Eye Shadow Quad in Cosmic Bliss, noticeably without any liner.  Filling in brows eye brows with Senna Sketch-A-Brow pencil in light taupe, Levin adds, ”I always finish the eyes with the one and only Inimitable Intense CHANEL mascara in black.”

FACT OR (SCIENCE) FICTION?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
SlavaBlazerPhotography-195_EDIT_NEW_1

THE NEW HELMET HEAD!

Is this the latest in hair fashion accessories or, perhaps, a Stormtrooper helmet for Halloween?  Neither!  Its the Theradome LH80 Pro, a clinical-strength laser device used in the treatment of hair loss.  Approximately eighty million Americans suffer from hair loss, and women account for nearly forty percent.  Treatments vary, but according to Dr. Ken Washenik, Medical Director of the celebrity-frequented Bosley Medical clinic in Beverly Hills, there are several protocols he advocates for their “proven efficacy” — surgical hair transplantation, drug therapies (Minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine, or Finasteride, the generic form of Propecia), and low-level lasers therapy (performed by the Theradome and LaserComb).  The Theradome LH80 is the only FDA-cleared home laser hair health and restoration device targeted for women. (more…)