Holiday Beauty Looks Series: Seeing Red

With the holiday season in full effect, it’s the perfect time of the year to begin planning your hair and makeup looks for the upcoming holidays. The number of events are endless!

From Christmas socials with friends, to holiday work parties, family dinners and New Year’s celebration, we know we want options.

TheBeautyPlace.com had the chance to team up with Miami’s very own fashion and lifestyle blogger Valentina Tamayo for some of the looks in our Holiday Beauty Looks series.

Follow the easy steps for this makeup look – it’s ideal for a Christmas work party or holiday dinner.holidaylook2

 

Products Featured:

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bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer in Brightening Pearl

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bareMinerals READY 8.0 Eyeshadow Palette – The Sexy Neutrals

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Jane Iredale LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jane Iredale 24-Karat Gold Dust

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bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara – Black

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Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals A Foundation

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BeautyBlender Pro

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Jane Iredale PureBrow Brow Gel

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Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain – Forever Pink

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Glo Minerals Lipstick – Vixen

 

 

 

 

 

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bareMinerals Correcting Concealer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Would you try this look? #WeWantToKnow

Prepare Your Winter Survival Kit

Winter means humidity won’t kill our sleek styles but it also means hotter showers that can dry our skin and leave us in need of a skin-quencher.

No worries, we’ve assembled the best products that you can use this winter to target dry skin and reduce hair static.

Hands

We can’t stress enough how crucial it is to moisturize your hands. Crucial to our everyday lives, they are always exposed to being damaged and dry whether it be at work with the constant typing and paperwork, overusing hand sanitizer, and exposure to heat and cold. An intense conditioning treatment like the Dermalogica Hand & Nail Treatment is a fast-absorbing treatment that not only hydrates hands, but also maintains nails. Minimize nail peeling and protect skin from environmental damage.

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Dermalogica Age Smart Multivitamin Hand & Nail Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lips

Don’t leave forget about your pout either.During those windy, cold days, lips can experience chapping and dryness. Coat on lip balm to keep the delicate lip skin smooth and hydrated during the arctic chill. This Bombshell Lip Balm leaves lips with a natural, rosy glow while protecting and healing.

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Peter Thomas Roth Lips to Die for Pink Lip Balm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face

Winter’s roughness can make our complexion dull. Regain skin’s radiance with an at-home treatment mask. Dr Brandt’s Oxygen Facial helps re-energize stressed skin. With the wind and cold, that’s reason enough to use it. Use it once a week to help skin absorb oxygen better and to release any trapped toxins.

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Dr Brandt Oxygen Facial Flash Recovery Mask

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At night is when your body repairs itself. Take advantage of night-time moisturizers to help replenish skin’s lost moisture throughout the day. This nourishing lotion helps promote healthy cell turnover and increases skin’s elasticity.

NIGHT CREAM

Murad Age Reform Perfecting Night Cream

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hair

It’s the season for hats and scarves and beanies which also means static in our hair. Combat frizziness with healing oil treatments. Not only will it help hair look luscious and healthy, but it will help keep hair static free. Macadamia’s oil treatment makes hair smooth and silky and designed for dry hair. Use it on any hair style during the winter months to help rejuvenate hair.

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Macadamia Natural Oil Healing Oil Treatment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are there any necessities you use to keep skin and hair healthy during winter? #WeWantToKnow!

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: AMA’s 2015 – Selena Gomez

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

Did anyone else get a vampy feel from Selena Gomez at the AMA’s?

We did!

She looked amazing on the red carpet with a sunset, smoky eye to complement her red dress.

Her copper, red infused eye makeup paired with hazel contacts drew us in and left us in awe.

#GETTHELOOK

Step 1 Prime eyelids. Using a brightening primer like this one will help add dimension to the eye.

Step 2 Light cream color eye shadow set the crease and brow bone area. We like Jane Iredale’s Oyster.

Step 3 Blend into your crease a copper eye shadow. Jane Iredale’s Triple Eyeshadow – Triple Cognac has shades that can be used. Be sure to focus on the outer area and winging it outward.

Step 4 Blend the edges with a clean brush.

Step 5 Use a red shadow to build definition on top of the copper hue. We like the darker shade in TIGI Cosmetics – Flawless.

Step 6 On the lid, layer another red shade. You can play with the types of reds you would like to use. In Selena’s look, there are many red-wine colors used. Youngblood in Bordeaux can be used.

Step 7 Make sure all the shadows are blended. Use the same shadow as in Step 6 to line the lower lash line. Line the inside of the lower lash line with a burgundy eyeliner or black if preferred.

Step 8 Use a volumizing mascara and voila!

Would you try Selena Gomez’s look? #WeWantToKnow

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Tap Water and Skin Don’t Go Well Together

Basic-Skin-CareWith everything saying that H2O is the healthiest natural element to put into our bodies, imagine our surprise when we heard it that tap water can actually be bad on your body.

We are talking skin care. Studies have shown that the high mineral content in tap water can actually be too harsh for sensitive skin types and over-sensitized skin.

Actually, all skin types, regardless of sensitivity, would benefit from removing tap water from their daily skin care routine.

Though we don’t have an alternative solution for body and hair – using water bottles are out of the question, we care about the environment – you can make changes in your facial skin care routine to avoid using tap water.

The Details

Tap water is also known as hard water in certain areas. Water with high mineral content like higher amounts of magnesium, calcium, and iron tend to irritate skin by being too abrasive and drying.

Have you ever noticed the residue left around faucets before you scrub it clean? Now imagine those same deposits on your face.

The Solution

It’s been said before, but we will say it again – micellar water.

With the French leading the “say no to tap water” movement, the trend has reached the United States. Using micellar water does not require rinsing. Just apply to a cotton ball or or cotton pad and wipe. It is gentle for all types of skin and helps remove stubborn makeup as well.

Those that prefer milk cleansers can just wipe it off with toner and follow with a spritz of thermal water. (Make sure to pat the water into your skin or pat a tissue to absorb the excess water to prevent dehydration.)

If removing tap water from your skin care routine, you will need to definitely add exfoliating as a step to help remove any impurities that may stay clogged in your pores. Do a chemical peel or a facial as needed to help remove dead skin buildup – and anything else that’s trapped.

Another suggestion – filter your water at home. This may help to remove the harsher minerals from disrupting your skin’s pH balance.

Find a Balance

Cleansing with water is still one of the best ways to thoroughly cleanse skin gently and to remove oil. If you do continue with tap water, add in a thermal water spray into your routine or even spritz on micellar water to help hydrate skin.

Will you continue to use tap water or will you remove it completely? #WeWantToKnow

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CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: Lorde’s Beauty Transformation

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Beauty transformations are just that – a thing of beauty. We love seeing celebrities evolve in their style – whether it be hair or makeup or attire.

Known for her signature style of long curls and dark lips, Lorde surprised everyone on the red carpet for CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards.

We love the 18-year-old’s big curls, and she rocks it so well, but it’s great to see her experiment with new looks.

The “Royals” singer looked uber-sophisticated. Not only was her hair sleeker, but she had cut her long locks! A glossy hairstyle matched with demure makeup, the young star nailed the red carpet.

So how do you get this sleek do when you have voluminous curls?

  1. Begin with a treatment mask. Curls mask any hair damage really well so a hair mask will help get your hair in better shape. We suggest TIGI Bed Head Urban Antidotes Recovery Mask to give your locks moisture and help repair any damage.
  2. Towel dry hair gently. Follow with a heat protectant to shield hair from damage.
  3. Section off hair and blow dry with a round brush. We love Bio Ionic’s newest hair dryer!
  4. After blow drying comes flat ironing. If your hair soaks up product quickly, we suggest adding another does of heat protection or using another hair oil. Joico’s Protect and Shine Serum can be used during ironing and as a final step to leave it sleek and shiny.

What are your thoughts on Lorde’s new look? #WeWantToKnow!

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 London Premiere – Jennifer Lawrence

Photo Credit: Variety

Photo Credit: Variety

It’s Hunger Games season and we couldn’t be happier.

To promote the last movie of the franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, Jennifer Lawrence and her co-stars have been traveling around the world for the premieres and we are loving the beauty looks.

The revealing Dior dress was paired with a modest but glamorous makeup look at the London premiere.

Celebrity makeup artist Jillian Dempsey made her lips the focus. With a mauve-like, taupe shade for Lawrence’s lips, it helped play up the color specks on the Dior dress. Not to mention that the dusty, rosy shade is one of this fall season’s best trends. Beauty Tip: If you want to make the color more intense, layer it on.

Lawrence also had a flawless face – concealer for the eye area and a pressed powder did the job.

Dempsey made her eye makeup subtle to not lose focus from the lips. Using a mixture of gold, bronze, and purple shadows and finishing with dramatic lashes.

What did you think of J. Law’s look? #WeWantToKnow!

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HOW TO USE COLOR-CORRECTING CONCEALER

e4c1e95614e72952bc7ff4a5a908ca9eConcealers are like erasers in a container. Blemishes, dark circles, pigmentation – this product does it all.

Even the staff that is low maintenance on makeup during the week use concealer religiously.

But which color should you use? The editors at TheBeautyPlace.com have categorized the issues by color – we got you covered!

Match Your Skin Tone

Use a concealer that matches your skin tone to conceal blemishes.

Green

Green concealers are great for those that battle dermatitis, rosacea or even a mild sunburn. By using it after priming and before applying foundation, it helps conceal redness triggered by any of these skin conditions.

Lavender, Lilac

Also to be applied after priming skin and before foundation, lavender concealers helps neutralize sallow, yellow tones to brighten skin’s appearance.

Yellow

Another complexion brightener, yellow concealers helps soften signs of redness while adding warmth to the skin.

Salmon, Pink

Ideal for dark circles – hands down. (We also have heard about a red lipstick trick to conceal dark circles, so this totally makes sense!) Use it especially to remove blue or gray undertones. We wouldn’t use it anywhere else on the face though so keep it to the area to avoid any skin blotchiness.

Do you have any other suggestions for concealers? #WeWantToKnow

Beauty Tip: Double your matching skin tone concealer as a primer for eyelids and lips if needed.

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BAKED PERFECTION

Photo Credit: Heidi Hamoud

Photo Credit: Heidi Hamoud

Contouring then strobing, now baking?

The makeup world is continuously evolving and we are absolutely amazed at this revived trend.

Yes – revived. The drag queen community has been using the baking technique to help set heavy stage makeup and it works – makeup is always flawless.

Baking involves using your body heat to help set makeup resulting in a smooth, crease-less finish. Even Kim Kardashian-West’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic uses this technique!

The trick involves layering setting powder thickly and allowing it to “cook”  into your foundation and concealer. As shown in the photo from Heidi Hamoud’s YouTube tutorial, it helps highlight the covered areas – underneath eyes, forehead and chin. The result is a flawless finish with contoured cheeks.

So how do we begin?

1. Apply moisturizer, primer, and foundation. This method can be drying so the moisturizer is extremely important. You may also want to include an eye moisturizer to help hydrate the area as this method does focus on the eye area.

2. Apply concealer under the eyes. Dab on from the apples of your cheeks towards your temples. Keep going towards the hairline for some serious contour. Blend in with a damp makeup sponge.

3. Use translucent powder to set the base of the makeup.

4. To “bake” or “cook your makeup, use a wedge sponge and dampen it with a setting spray or facial mist. Then dip the sponge into the translucent powder used in Step 3 and apply it generously under eyes, chin, jawline and middle of forehead. Let it bake anywhere from 5-30 minutes. We suggest 10 minutes for great results but if you have time, go for all 30!

5. Dust off the powder with a fluffy brush. If you want to blend any rough edges, apply pressed powder on the brush and use that to dust off the translucent powder.

We love how this makeup look leaves our makeup look flawless.

Have you tried baking? #WeWantToKnow!

 

HALLOWEEN MAKEUP WITHOUT THE BLEMISHES

ee3f7ad3834eb7fbd3e636bb987c441eIt’s that time of year again and while we absolutely LOVE these Halloween makeup looks, we also would love to avoid blemishes appearing after the hallow festivities are over.

Save your skin from blemishes the morning after a great night of tricks and treats with these tips.

If you already have blemishes, make sure to treat them with an acne spot treatment before applying any other products. This should help reduce the chances of Halloween makeup aggravating your skin. If we had to pick, Murad’s Acne Spot Fast Fix does wonders!

Keeping in mind that clogged pores is one of the main causes of breakouts, use non-comedogenic makeup and avoid any oil based makeup or paint. We also suggest avoiding any facial treatments  this week like skin peels, heavy exfoliants, or steam treatments. These tend to leave your pores open. Leave it for after Halloween.

We already swear by the rule of primer before concealer and foundation but in this case, let’s make it a priority. Primers help to seal pores before makeup application reducing the likelihood of pores becoming clogged or congested. Two of our current favorites are Jane Iredale Absence Oil Control Primer and Dr. Brandt Pores No More Refiner.

And let’s emphasize this point – avoid any products not safe for skin. Glue being one of them. If you need to make sure something stays on, bring out the clear lip gloss.

The best way to ensure your killer Halloween makeup doesn’t lead to a catastrophic breakout? Remove all of it once your night ends. Many of our friends in the beauty business suggest removing first with a cold cream cleanser, then following up with a makeup remover, and cleansing your face. The morning after, exfoliate and use a mask to help remove any leftover residue. We would even suggest an additional step – using micellar water after using a makeup remover. Ideal for sensitive skin it won’t dry skin even if following with a facial cleanser.
Are you following this regime this Halloween? #WeWantToKnow!

 

 

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