Holiday Beauty Looks Series: Fiercely Feline

Bold eyes and nude-pink lips? Yes please!

We love this makeup look for any New Year’s celebration coming up.

It does involve contouring so stay tuned for the contouring tutorial!

holidaylook_fiercelyfelineProducts Featured:

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Glo Minerals Lid Primer

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Glo Minerals Precision Eye Pencil – Peach

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Jane Iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow

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Youngblood Brow Artiste Sculpting Pencil

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Glo Minerals Brow Gel – Clear

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Youngblood Incredible Wear Gel Liner – Eclipse

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TIGI Cosmetics Brush – Angle Brush

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TIGI Cosmetics Eyes Love It Mascara – Black

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BeautyBlender Pro – Black

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Glo Minerals Protecting Powder

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Glo Minerals Precision Lip Pencil – Au Natural

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bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss

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

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

 

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!

Editor Suggestions:

 

 

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.

Editor Picks:

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!

 

BeautyBlender: How Do We Choose?

beautyblender2Known as makeup’s best friend, the BeautyBlender has won Allure’s Best of Beauty Award 6 times including this year and the award is earned. Providing 360 degrees of flawless makeup application, it helps give it’s loyal users the appearance of perfect skin.

The original BeautyBlender is a hot pink egg-shaped sponge that guarantees blending in small and large surface areas. It’s open-cell structure helps minimize water retention and reduces product waste. The material of this sponge keeps makeup sitting at the surface for smoother application and blending.

Over the years this line has developed different colors and sizes so that you can have one for each step in your skincare and makeup routine!

Original: The hot pink color is the iconic look of this sponge. Use it for foundations, powders, BB and CC creams, cream and powder blushes.

Pure: Ideal for sensitive skin, the Pure BeautyBlender is dye-free. Use it to apply primers, serums, moisturizers, eye creams and even with foaming cleansers.

Pro: Black is never out of style and this BeautyBlender color is preferred by professional makeup artists. (No visible staining after using products? Yes please!) If you would like to add this to your collection of blenders, use it for long-wear makeup, bronzers, self-tanners, and even male grooming products.

Micro.Mini: This is the newcomer to the BeautyBlender scene and we absolutely love it! Ideal for those areas that you want the most focus on. Use it to highlight, contour, and conceal. It’s even ideal for acne spot coverage. If you ever want to skip the eye shadow brushes, try this mini blender to apply powder or cream shadows.

Do you own a BeautyBlender? #WeWantToKnow what you love about it!

 

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