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.

HAND TREATMENT

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.

FACIAL MASK

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

 

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!

 

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!

 

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: MET GALA 2014 – Beyonce

beyonce met gala 2014In celebration of throwback Thursday, we went back to find a fave celeb beauty look that we would love to recreate.

With fall around the corner, the dark lip colors  are back in style and we couldn’t be any happier.

Beyonce wore a 20s-style headdress which led her and her makeup artist, Francesca Tolot, to go for a beauty look that was retro, modern, and bold all in one.

STEP 1: Begin with a primer. It’s important to create a smooth, blank canvas for a flawless finish.

STEP 2: Follow with concealer and foundation. For those in more humid areas, you can use a BB Creme instead to achieve that even skin tone while allowing your skin to breathe if concealer and foundation is too heavy for the climate that you live in.

STEP 3: Apply an illuminating powder.

STEP 4: Because we want the main focus to be the dark lip, keep the eyes light. Beyonce had a golden shadow. It was applied to the eye area beneath her lashes and above it all the way to her brows. Blend outwards.

STEP 5: Add light color to your cheeks. Opt for a bronzer that has a bit of shimmer  on the apples of your cheeks, forehead and bridge of your nose.

STEP 6: Apply black mascara and curl your lashes.

STEP 7: The beauty look closer – the dark lip. Use a lip primer or prep with a lip balm. In order to prevent your lip color from feathering or bleeding, line lips with a clear lip liner. Apply the wine colored lipstick.

Perfect for a night on the townor dinner party, it is a low maintenance look that would look great paired with neutral colored outfits (nude dress anyone?).

#WeWantToKnow Would you try this look? Tag us if you do!

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POPULAR DUO: GLASSES & MAKEUP

makeup for glassesTidy and perfect.

Wearing glasses makes eye and brow makeup application an art of science. With glasses bringing attention to the windows of your soul, it has also become a must-have accessory. So what do you do?

Follow these tips and tricks and try them out!

Correct, Correct, Correct

Glasses bring attention to the imperfections that are under eye circles and discolorations. Use corrector and concealer underneath the eye and in the creases before applying primer and eye makeup.

Lashes

Focus on the lashes. People will usually notice your lashes first. Use a waterproof formula to prevent smudging on the lens and curl them nicely.

Match the Liner

Line your eyes accentuating the shape of your glasses and make sure the frame doesn’t hide your beautiful creation.

 

How Bold?

When using eye shadow and makeup, we are torn between being bold or keeping it simple. Play off the frames. With thin or nude frames, pick the simple look. Matte shadows look better as well as neutral, earthy tones. With bold frames, test the limits.

Prevent Slips

Eye shadow primers are perfect for long lasting pigmentation on the lids, but apply it to the bridge of your nose followed with a finishing powder and you will find that it also prevents your glasses from slipping.

Perfect the Brow

Eyebrows frame your face and if you wear glasses, that as well. Groom them, fill them in and set with brow gel and notice the difference.

Skip the Eyes

Go for the lip. A bold lip is a great idea to accent glasses. Set the face with primer, foundation, lightly applied blush or bronzer, mascara, accentuate the brows and apply the bold lip color of your choice. You’ll love the finished look.

Do A Selfie

Before leaving your abode, check your makeup look with your glasses on to make sure both flow well together. Take a selfie as well!

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Do you have any suggestions for your chic, glasses wearing peers? #WeWantToKnow

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT: BET AWARDS – RIHANNA

At the 2015 BET Award, Rihanna stood out for many reasons, one being her upholding the bad girl reputation and previewing a taste of her “B**** Better Have My Money” music video. Ri Ri won us over with her perfectly glowing, bronzed look and sleek ponytail.  Her look was subtle and classy and we have the breakdown on how to #GETTHELOOK!

Slicked Back Ponytail:

Straighten your hair with a flat iron for super, sleek hair. Brush straightened hair back and tie into a ponytail with elastic. Use a small section of hair to wrap around the elastic. Finish off with an oil treatment to give the sleek look and to tame frizz and flyaways. We suggest Bio Ionic’s Agave Healing Oil Treatment. With its non-greasy, lightweight formula, it is ideal for all hair types.

Glowing, Bronzed Makeup Look:

Rihanna’s glowing skin looks #FLAWLESS. The secret? Mix in a few drops of a liquid bronzer with your foundation. It’s suggested to use a sponge applicator to apply the mixture to your face. Allow it to dry and create a subtle contour with just the bronzer. Apply it to your hairline, hallows of cheeks, jawline and on both sides of the nose. Set the face with translucent finishing powder. Can’t locate a liquid bronzer? Try Youngblood’s Mineral Radiance Moisture Tint. It glides on smoothly for a dewy finish leaving you with a glowing look.  Our favorite translucent powder at the moment is Glo Minerals Protecting Powder SPF 30. With double functionality, it can be worn with or without foundation.

For the nude lips, trace and fill in lips with a nude lip liner. Pick one with a matte finish. Then use a slightly lighter shade of nude lipstick to dab on center of the lips and feather outward. This will help lips appear fuller.

Rihanna’s brows were perfect. To fill them in properly, try brushing eyebrow hairs down to see where you need to fill in with a brow pencil. After filling in the gaps, even out the product by brushing hair back into place. Set brows with a clear brow gel so that it lasts all night.

Sultry eyes. There’s no other way to describe hers! She used bronze eyeshadow on the lids and shaped it with a liquid eyeliner. After applying the eye shadow, trace the upper lash line. Draw a straight line across and create a wing at the outer corner to avoid an almond-shaped curve.

Were there any other celebrity looks you wanted us to spotlight? #WeWantToKnow

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

Photo Credit: Getty Images for BET

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