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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.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY’S MAKEUP REVOLUTION!


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TAYLOR SWIFT GOES GATSBY!

In celebrating its fortieth anniversary, People Weekly had Taylor Swift recreate Mia Farrow’s Great Gatsby look from its inaugural cover in 1974!  While the look may be retro, we are loving Swift’s sophisticated styling!

DOUBLE TAKE!


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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.

CLEVER OR CLUELESS?