Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
The cast of a ABC series, How To Get Away With Murder, presents an excellent example of diversity in Hollywood.  Week after week, lead characters, portrayed by Viola Davis, Jack Falahee, Aja Naomi King, Liza Weil, Karla Souza, Charlie Weber, and Matt McGorry, are seen with stylish, dynamic, contemporary looks, courtesy of Kemi Cooks, Department Head Hairstylist.  Getting the style just right in a high definition television show presents a greater challenge.  “Although HD television has a beautiful crisp picture, it can be a nightmare for hair and makeup stylists,” Cooks shares. “So, you must create a solid foundation in your blow out and if possible, try to stay away from airy hairstyles.”
Cooks always turns to smooth-based, stationary styles, which read best in high-definition.  She also uses light flexible hairsprays and serums to help combat “those flyaways that HD unfortunately enhances.”  To create long-lasting looks (actors generally work twelve to fourteen-hour days), Cooks typically starts with a good blowout and a leave-in protector, “using tension to create a smooth foundation,” she explains.  Cooks’ favorite leave-in protectors are Alterna Caviar CC Cream Leave-In Protector and BioSilk Silk Therapy Original Serum.


Monday, October 16th, 2017
AERIN Beauty’s Tuberose Collection is inspired by the rich, sensual scent of India’s Tuberose flower.  Founder and creative director, Aerin Lauder, decided to release it as a duo of scents for day and night.  “When we first launched the brand, we did makeup palettes — weekend, weekday,” Lauder said. “I’ve always loved that idea of day-night, weekend-weekday.”  Tuberose Le Jour contains tuberose, neroli, orange flower, jasmine, cashmeran and cedarwood.  Tuberose Le Soir features tuberose, mandarin, ylang ylang, sandalwood, coconut, and vanilla.  Additional products include a body wash and body cream.



Monday, October 16th, 2017

Celebrity makeup artist, Bill B. Brasfield, has worked with Hollywood’s A-Listers ranging from Selena Gomez, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, and Mary J Blige, to Lady Gaga, Sharon Stone, Britney Spears, and Cindy Crawford.  Affectionately known as Billy B, the artist’s late-summer collaboration with Gállány Cosmetics still has us breathless.  The Billy B x Gállány Essentials Palette is a multitasking collection of nineteen luxurious eye and cheek shades formulated for visual versatility.  Comprised of fifteen small pans and four medium pans, the Essentials Palette can be used dry or wet. Matte and shimmer pigments work overtime as as eye shadow, blush, eyeliner, highlighter, and contour offer beautiful natural looks as well as dramatic red carpet glamour!

Gállány Cosmetics is offering thirty Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Billy B x Gállány Essentials Palette (retail $54) simply by following them on Instagram (or, if you do not have, liking them on Facebook) and entering through the on-line form here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.