All That Glitters: Chanel’s Metallic Cat-Eye Makeup

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If you really wanted to rock an eye-catching look, you could really go for it with Chanel’s glitter glam cateye.

Peter Phillips, the key makeup artist behind the look shared that for his beauty inspiration, Karl Lagerfeld gave him a few key ideas to start off with: Iridescence, and a focus on the eyes,” says the artist. “We decided to go for light and fresh makeup, with a twist. For the eye makeup, I went for a classic black eyeliner and combined with an exaggerated holographic under-eyeliner in different-sized glitters.”To get the look right, the Phillips paired the dramatic eyes with bare-looking faces and sheer lipshine.

No, it’s not your everyday makeup — but, we’re dying to take it for a spin for our next big night out. What do you think about Chanel’s haute-couture take on the cat-eye? Would you give these lids a whirl, or do you think that it’s best left on the runway?

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xxK.L

SPOTLIGHT: GOLDEN GLOBE HAIR – SIENNA MILLER

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When Sienna Miller stormed onto the red carpet at Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards it wasn’t just her plunging Miu Miu frock that has us obsessed! It was her beautiful, sweeping hairstyle. This look is youthful, edgy and seemingly low-maitenance. While we’re guessing Sienna had a team of hair & make-up artists to get her red-carpet ready, we believe you can easily recreate this look at home.

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Start by blow drying with volume throughout, using a medium sized curling iron to create a bend from the mid-length to the ends of the hair

Finish by using texturizing spray to create the perfectly disheveled edge. Mist all over whilst running your hands throughout.
xxK.L

What Does Nail Color Say About You?

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Ultimately, your mood determines which nail polish color you choose. Are you feeling feminine, a sheer nude with a hint of pink like OPI Samoan Sand or bold like a vibrant yellow or pink? According to many studies, a person’s attraction to particular shades can speak volumes about their personality. Where do you fall?

If you always wear black nail polish, you are…

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A beautifully painted black manicure is extremely chic. Having said that most women wearing a black mani are creative types that think out of the box — and a little bit of a rebel. It takes a lot of confidence to wear a black manicure, and for most women that do wear one, it’s their signature look.

Polish Picks: OPI Black Onyx

If you sport neon nail colors, you are…

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Bright colors are an awesome visual for anyone wearing them. You have no choice but to get your energy up and get going!

Polish Picks: OPI I’m India Mood For Love 

If you are into pretty pastels, you are…

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Soft colors like pale pinks, creamy beiges and even variations of bright colors like a soft yellow or coral can definitely add to a relaxed state.

Polish Picks: OPI Mod About You 

If your go-to nail polish is orange, you are…

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Shades that would be ballsy or impulsive are a bright pop of orange, an opaque baby blue or a metallic green.

Polish Picks: OPI Tazmanian Devil Made Me Do it 

If your nails are painted in a rich wine shade, you are…

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Sexy, sultry for me is always a dark burgundy nail. It’s a modern classic.

Polish Picks: OPI Midnight in Moscow

If you prefer a clean white mani, you are…

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A solid white manicure is fresh and very chic. It works on all ages and lends an element of youth to anyone wearing it.

Polish Picks: OPI Ridge Filler 

If you like to mix it up with neutral and bright colors, you are…

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If your go-to manicure right now is a beige nail with a pop of metallic, bright or neon color on the tips you’re happy! You can even switch it up by putting a different color on each tip. Play around with designs, too; you can do a chevron tip, a classic French, asymmetrical or even a row of dots. The possibilities are endless!

Polish Picks: OPI My Vampire is Buff 

If your nails are always a fiery shade of red, you are…

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I’d like to think there isn’t such a thing as an ‘angry’ manicure, but if I had to choose, I would venture to say a blood red manicure could be construed that way.

Polish Picks: OPI On Collins Avenue 

xxK.L

THE SIXTIES EYE

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1. With a black longwear kohl liner line the lashline from the inner corner to the outer corner then out and up towards the end of the brow like you would a classic cat eye.
2. Then from the point you ended on, draw a line back across the crease, ending in the inner corner where you started in Step 1.
3. Go back and fill in the area you just outlined.
4. Line the bottom lashline and inner waterline with the same black pencil.
5. Set the liner with a black shimmer shadow so it doesn’t crease or travel.
3. Finish the eye with a couple coats of volumizing mascara.
4. Look directly into the mirror and adjust the shape with a pointed Q-tip if needed.

xxK.L

 

MEGA METALLIC EYES

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We hope you’re into heavy metal because I know we are! Shades of silver, gold, platinum, and bronze add a hint of glimmer and shine to your eyes. We recommend keeping these colors concentrated on your lids only.For a sultry smokey eye, you can opt for warmer hues of bronze and brown. #GETTHELOOK Start by lining your whole eye with a black pencil. Brush a metallic shadow on your lids. Create a V shape on the crease of your eye and extend past the outer corners and come back under your lower lashes. Finish with tons of mascara, tawny blush and lip balm.

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xxK.L

 

2 FOUNDATION MISTAKES YOU’RE PROBABLY MAKING

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Arguably, foundation—or more accurately, the entire art of perfecting your skin with makeup—is the hardest element of the application process. Let’s face it: filling in your brows or swiping on mascara is not rocket science. But it takes a special effort (both in shade and product selection, along with technique) to make your skin look both natural and of course, flawless.

MISTAKE #1: USING A POWDER FOUNDATION:

The problem is that powder foundations don’t give you the best finish. The look right now is very, very natural and a little bit dewy and the best way to get said look is with a liquid foundation. Powders are drying, tend to cake and can even accentuate wrinkles because they settle into the creases.

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We recommend Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Foundation! The smooth-finish of this foundation creates flawless looking skin as you wear it, while it also unleashes anti aging benefits from Peter Thomas Roth’s exclusive UnWrinkle formula. The foundation is oil-free and also contains SPF 20 to protect your skin from UVA/UVB rays. The long lasting foundation includes a moisturizer that keeps your complexion looking fresh and radiant throughout the day. Though it is good for all skin types, the Peter Thomas Roth UnWrinkle Foundation is especially good for dry skin. Create as much coverage as you need with as many necessary applications of this buildable foundation. It’s make up; it’s an anti aging treatment; it’s sun block; its everything you need in one bottle.

FOUNDATION MISTAKE #2: APPLYING YOUR FOUNDATION WITH YOUR FINGERS OR A SPONGE

The reason foundation brushes are superior is because they use far, far less product and are also ACE at blending—and that means a smoother, more natural, less cakey application. Sponges are okaaaay (I’ve been trialling the Beautyblender lately and it’s quite nice) but the problem is that they waste a lot of product. Plus, they tend to be better at dabbing on areas where you need more coverage instead of creating a smooth, even application.

When looking for a foundation brush, make sure it’s synthetic, not animal hair (you should never use animal hair with liquids). And it’s a pain in the bum, but you also have to wash it regularly with either a makeup brush cleaner or a gentle baby shampoo.

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We reccomend Glo Minerals Liquid Foundation brush! This brush is specifically designed for applying liquid foundations as it perfectly and evenly distributes makeup products to your skin. This high-quality brush has soft hairs and a tapered head for easy and gentle application. This brush makes it possible to get in those hard to reach places around the eyes and nose leaving you with natural-looking coverage.

And once your foundation is perfect….

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xxK.L

THE ART OF THE DIY WAX

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Because our now generation is about DIY everything, BLISS makes it easy for us to achieve a safe wax at home even if you’re a waxing virgin! We agree with Bliss that hard wax is the best wax, especially for smaller areas like the under arms and bikini. While “hot” or “strip” wax has the tendency to be more popular, more wax-savvy establishments are moving on to the hard wax as people believe it to be less painful. Hard wax requires a low temperature and is pinch-less, meaning it does not require a strip to remove – it shrink wraps your hair and pulls directly from the root.

Bliss’s poetic waxing kit is a hard wax that features everything you need for the perfect at-home wax, including a pre-waxing oil treatment and a soothing after-wax oil. If it’s your first time waxing we recommend practicing on a large, flat area, like your leg or arm, so you can master the technique before moving on to more difficult-to-reach and sensitive places. Before removing the wax, pull the skin taut to avoid bruising. When you pull on the wax, make sure to pull parallel and low to the body.

The key to the perfect wax is in the prep. Before waxing, it’s helpful to exfoliate to rid the skin of dead cells and allow hairs to break through the surface. Bliss also recommends using a gentle antiseptic cleanser with rose and chamomile to remove surface bacteria, perspiration and makeup prior to hair removal.

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Bliss Poetic Waxing At Home Hair Removal Kit includes everything you need to wax face or body. It is a safe and effective, strip-free hard wax hair removal system! Wax does not adhere to skin and is gentle enough for sensitive skin. Wax is warmed up in microwave and “How To” Guide is included

xxK.L

EYE SPY – FALL BEAUTY TRENDS

Look away, lipstick lovers – Eyes are the focus this FALL. From hints of metallic to splashes of electric hues and nothing but radiant skin. Trust us when we say..  all of these trends are worth trying!

COLOR SPLASH

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#GETTHELOOK PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Tigi Cosmetics Split Eyeshadow Flirt

GRAPHIC WHITE EYELINER 

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#GETTHELOOK PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Tigi Cosmetics Split Eyeshadow Feisty

LASHED OUT 

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#GETTHELOOK PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: Peter Thomas Roth Lashes to Die for MASCARA

 

xxK.L

 

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