BREAKING BEAUTY

PAYING FOR THOSE “SINS OF SUMMER”

Sunday, October 12th, 2014
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LASER TREATMENT TO DO NOW!

Now that the indulgence of summer is over, we all have to pay the price for sunspots, added fine lines, and uneven skin tone  With so many treatments available, which lasers work best this season?  Dr. Monika Kiripolsky, a Board Certified Dermatologist and Cosmetic & Laser surgeon in Beverly Hills, helped develop the Lumenis M22 IPL (Intense Pulse Light device). ”This particular IPL treats sunspots, freckles and broken capillaries,” she says.  With little downtime, this is effective for treatment of the décolletage, neck, the backs of the hands, as well as the arms, legs and feet. However, “the sunspots do get darker after the treatment, but then they come off like coffee grinds.”   (more…)

CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S MAKEUP REVOLUTION!

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

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British import, Charlotte Tilbury, welcomed both celebrities and carnies alike, as she and Nordstrom hosted the circus-inspired Makeup Your Destiny Beauty Festival Thursday night.  Celebrity friends, Kim Kardashian, Liberty Ross, Cat Deeley, and Lily Allen supported the international makeup artist, whose A-list clientele includes Kate Moss, Penelope Cruz, Rihanna, and Sienna Miller.  The Hollywood event celebrated Nordstrom‘s partnership with Tilbury, whose eponymous makeup revolution features both skincare (the Magic Cream is a standout!) and cosmetics.  The line is specifically designed to give women the tools they need to create a multitude of beautiful looks.

CLEVER OR CLUELESS?

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
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THE COLOR ME MAKEUP APPLICATOR

Recently we were sent the Color Me makeup applicator, a battery-operated device designed to improve and accelerate makeup application.  It features a “wonder sponge” that is purported to apply foundation evenly in “fewer than two minutes” by tapping product (at 15,000 pulses per minute) onto the skin. According to co-founder, Eric Jimenez, former Global Makeup Artist for Urban Decay and Benefit Cosmetics, Color Me was created in response to the question, “how can you get a prefect complexion without the mess of an airbrush or dozens of tools?”

During our first few attempts, we noticed that we were doubling the amount of foundation we typically dispensed and decided that the Color Me was pretty clueless.  However, someone suggested that we “season” the applicator sponge before making a final judgement.  After several additional attempts, we achieved the elegant, flawless, quick-finish that the Color Me had promised –without running through our foundation bottle.  This clever device is definitely worth the extra initial effort.  Color Me retails for $54 and is available at ULTA Beauty.