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Monday, April 10th, 2017

Sally Hansen Global Color Ambassador, Madeline Poole, takes the latest fashion trends from the runway, to your nails. In time for festival season, her non-traditional ombre was developed for Monse‘s spring/summer 2017 NYFW show. Her inspiration for the look was the bold coloration of this season’s catwalks and the ombre-dyed hairstyles found on many chic New York women.  How did Madeline create the look?

Poole first applied two coats of Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Auran’t You Relaxed before using a makeup sponge to lightly apply the line’s Robes and Rosé.  Poole concentrated the color towards the middle of the nail and blended upward towards the free edge.

Tip:  To create a smoother blend, Poole poured out a small puddle of Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Auran’t You Relaxed and applied a mixture of bright pink and darker pink (Robes and Rosé) to the center of the nail where the two colors meet.

Next Poole repeated this process with Sally Hansen Color Therapy in Teal Good, blending colors until she was satisfied with the transition.  After allowing the nails to dry 5 minutes, she applied Sally Hansen Color Therapy Top Coat to further blend and seal colors together.


Monday, March 27th, 2017

Pat McGrath Labs welcomes visitors to the dark side with its trio of tech-noir smokey eye kits.  Available in UltraViolet Blue*, UltraSuede Brown, and Dark Matter, the Dark Star 006 collection features lustrous mutational pigments, a holographic Cyber Clear eye gloss, and a Black SmudgeLiner eye kohl for the future perfect smokey eye.  Each kit is accompanied by McGrath’s new blender brush. Dark Star 006 becomes available on Tuesday, April 11th.

*Warning:  UltraViolet Blue pigment can cause a temporary staining of the skin. To avoid this the Lab recommends using a makeup primer prior to applying.



Monday, March 6th, 2017

Emma Watson’s latest role is the heroine, Belle, who appears in the Disney Classic, Beauty And The Beast.  The 26 year-old English rose is quite passionate about sustainable and transparent beauty products.  Speaking with Into The Gloss, the organic beauty junkie shares that she subscribes to an 80/20 philosophy, “because it’s very difficult to be a complete purist, especially when working in the film industry.”  Embracing her bare skin, freckles and all, Watson explains, “The object for me when applying makeup is you should be able to see as much skin as possible.”  While her skincare routine may include esoteric, organic products from  Évolué and MV Organic Skincare, but like most women, she still has to bleach her upper lip and tweeze her signature eyebrows.

Watson’s public look is a clean eye and a matte red lip; yet, her daily routine includes the Red Pomegranate Cheek and Lip Stain from The Body Shop, RMS ‘Un’ Cover-Up Concealer and RMS Tinted ‘Un’ Powder.   “You know, it’s hard to find a bronzer that’s a good color and not glittery,” Watson explains, so for contour, she uses Tata Harper’s Very Bronzing Cheek Tint and Vita Liberata’s Trystal Minerals Self Tanning Bronzing Minerals.  She chooses pigments from Ilia Beauty and Elde Cosmetics (who makes “the prettiest cream blushes and eye shadows”), creating added drama with lipsticks from Lily Lolo, Inika Organic, and Absolution Cosmetics (by Isabell Carron).  Sourcing a natural eyeliner took Watson “months,” but she fell for Jane Iredale’s liquid eyeliner in dark brown, and complements it with the brand’s Purebrow Brow Gel in clear.  The only mascara she uses is from DHC, which comes off in warm water — not cold!

Watson’s oddest product?  Fur Oil, which she uses “anywhere from the ends of my hair to my eyebrows to my pubic hair. It’s an amazing all-purpose product.”