INSPIRED BY BEAUTY: 

Getting into the holiday spirit with this stunning makeup by Lisa Eldridge on model Frida Gustavsson for “Seeing Stars” editorial in British Vogue December 2010.  

Photo Credit: Lachlan Bailey

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THE LOOK: FAIRY

In need of some last minute Halloween inspiration? If jumping on the Miley Cyrus twerk costume train isn’t quite up your alley you can turn yourself into a gorgeous wood fairy in no time. To get this use look use a purple cream shadow and keep the rest of your makeup simple with soft and glowing skin to capture that ethereal vibe.  Using a highlighter such as RMS Living Luminizer , Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer, or Nars Illuminator in Copacabana will add that otherworldly glow. Finish the look off with a soft nude lip.  One of the Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo crayons will do just the trick.  

EYESHADOW:

MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream #26 Purple

SHISEIDO Shimmering Cream Eye Color in Purple Dawn

LAURA MERCIER Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Orchid

BOBBI BROWN Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Violet Plum

LANCOME Color Design Infinite in #302 Vibrant Violet

THE LOOK: NATURAL BEAUTY

This fresh faced look for Fall feels just right.  

IMAGE VIA AMELIA ALPAUGH

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THE LOOK: GET GLOWING

Supermodel Miranda Kerr can do no wrong beauty-wise as far as I’m concerned. She always manages to wear makeup in a way that is minimal and fresh, letting her natural beauty shine through. To get glowing skin like Miranda I recommend using one of my all time favorite beauty products RMS Beauty Living Luminizer.  Made from coconut oil that is organic and completely non-toxic, this luminizer gives skin a  healthy, dewy glow, without the greasy or glittery look of some highlighters on the market.  Apply the luminizer with your fingers on the cheek bones, brow bones, down the bridge of the nose, and at the bow of the lips to get your glow on. 

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BEAUTY BAG: EXFOLIKATE INTENSIVE EXFOLIATING TREATMENT

The heat and humidity from last week’s heat wave in NY left my skin feeling less than stellar. Adding an exfoliating treatment to your summer skincare routine is a great way to keep your pores unclogged and your complexion looking fresh and bright. I got my hands on a sample of Kate Somerville’s ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment and let me tell you it’s a game changer. It is like a facial in a jar. In just one use my pores were clear and my skin was visibly smoother and brighter.  Unlike some exfoliating treatments that can dry out your skin this one left my skin glowing, hydrated, and irritation free. According to Kate Somerville’s website scrubbing Microbeads and Fruit Enzymes utilizing Papaya, Pumpkin, and Pineapple clean pores, while salicylic acid balances hydration without over-drying. Rosewood and cinnamon extracts are combined to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.  The addition of aloe vera, honey, and vitamin E smooth and soften the skin. I’m definitely putting this treatment into rotation once a week ASAP! 

Image via Kate Somerville

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RUNWAY REPORT:

The Stella girl is synonymous with clean, glowing skin. For Stella McCartney Resort 2013, makeup artist Jeanine Lobell used Sunday Riley makeup, giving the look some edge by lining under the eye with Riley’s Pitch Black Velvet Gel Eyeliner. This edgy natural look is perfect for a summer night. 

GET THE LOOK:

Sunday Riley-

Juno Serum

Effortless Breathable Tinted Primer

Blush in Blushing

Prisma Silk Eye Color in Camille and Rice Paper

Velvet Gel Eyeliner in Pitch Black

Influencer Mascara in Obsidian

Lip Color in Trench Coat or Marie Antoinette

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THE LOOK: NAVY SMOKY EYE

Spring 2012 has a fresh update to the traditional smoky eye.  Models at Emanuel Ungaro and Rodarte were given a van Gogh, Starry Night inspired, midnight-blue smoky eye.  The deep midnight hue paired with soft, sheer lips and cheeks creates a cool, sophisticated look for night. 


GET THE LOOK:

Kjaer Weis Eye Shadow in Blue Wonder

Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow in Diamond Night Blue 308

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Midnight

Nars Night Series Eye Shadow in Night Flight

Dior 3 Colours Smoky Palette in Smoky Navy

Nars Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Dark Rite

Image via Elle.com

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THE LOW DOWN: ECO-BEAUTY RETAILERS

It’s never too late to go green with your beauty routine! Earth Day is April 22nd and what better way to get involved than by replacing your toxic beauty products with eco-friendly options. It’s good for you and good for the planet. The beauty industry is largely unregulated and toxins found in products have been linked to numerous adverse effects on your health and skin. My favorite online eco-beauty retailer Spirit Beauty Lounge has a handy list of toxins to avoid on their website, and for a great read on the issue check out the book No More Dirty Looks. To help turn you into the queen of green here is a list of some of my favorite retailers to shop eco-beauty brands. Enjoy!

LOS ANGELES:

Evolue - 357 1/2 S. Robertson Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Brands: Arcona, Dr. Alkaitis, Tata Harper, RMS, W3LL People

Green Line Beauty - 7123 Melrose, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Brands: Tammy Fender, ISUN, Sircuit, Duchess Marden, Dr. Alkaitis, Dr. Hauschka, Juice Beauty

Woodley and Bunny - 8318 1/2 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Brands: Absolution, Arcona, Rodin Olio Lusso, Kjaer Weis, RMS, W3LL People, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

The Detox Market - 8380 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048

Brands: Vapour Organic, Ilia Lipstick

NEW YORK:

abc carpet & home - 888 & 881 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

Brands: Amala, Arcona, Intelligent Nutrients, Kahina Giving Beauty, RMS, Tammy Fender, Patyka

Shen Beauty - 315 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

Brands: Kahina Giving Beauty, RMS, Aromatherapy Associates, Amanda Lacey

Woodley and Bunny - 196 N. 10th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Brands: Absolution, Arcona, Rodin Olio Lusso, Kjaer Weis, RMS, W3LL People, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

ONLINE:

Spirit Beauty Lounge

Owner, Spirit Demerson, has taken the guess work out of going green by doing the research for you! All of the amazing products on the website have been chosen utilizing Spirit’s rigorous "6Ps of Eco-Beauty".  You won’t see any products on here that don’t pass the test in areas such as ingredients, packaging, sustainability, and biodiversity. 

NuboNau

NuboNau audits every ingredient in their product offering and takes the extra step of evaluating formulations via a team of independent, consultant cosmetic chemists that specialize in natural ingredients. With their brand list reading like a who’s who in eco-beauty, there’s nothing not to love about this website!

Futurenatural

With full disclosure of all ingredients, an onsite glossary, and stories behind the brands, Futurenatural gives you the tools to make up your own mind about what beauty products you put on your skin. Futurenatural strives to bring you the best in natural and organic beauty with a commitment to only represent brands that have no petroleum derivatives, no parabens, no synthetic colors or fragrances, dibutyl pthalate, sodium lauryl sulphate, formaldehyde, or any other known harmful ingredients, and absolutely no testing on animals. 

Image via KORA Organics

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THE LOOK: BRONZE SKIN

The first week of Coachella kicks off this weekend and trying to not look like a hot mess at a 3 day music festival is no easy task. Take a cue from the Michael Kors Spring 2012 runway and go for a natural sun-kissed look. Really all you need to pull it off is a few swipes of bronzer on the cheekbones, forehead, and down the bridge of the nose.  Now go enjoy the music! 

Get The Look:

Shiseido Bronzer

Tarte Amazonian clay bronzer

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzing Powder

Vapour Organic Beauty Solar Translucent Bronzer

Nars Bronzing Powder

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