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Get the Look: Emmanuelle Chriqui’s Hollywood Night Out.


Get the Look with Makeup Artist Sarah Uslan

Rushing may have been the theme of the day, but Emmanuelle Chriqui’s soft red lips and natural eyes show anything but haste. The Entourage star looked flawless at the 2nd Annual Hollywood Rush event held last Sunday, February 19 – all thanks to celebrity makeup artist Sarah Uslan of the Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon in LA.

Sarah offers up her step-by-step for creating Emmanuelle’s flawless finish here!

It’s In the Eyes: “I started with Bobbi Brown Brown Metal Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow and swiped a soft amount over the lid,” says Sarah. “Blending out the edges with my ring finger.” Follow with Bobbi Brown Really Black Ink Gel eyeliner paired with Dolce & Gabanna’s angled eyeliner brush to create a defined kitten eye. Start with a light amount of liner as close to the lash line as possible, then from the outside corner begin to build a thicker line while making sure that the angle faces up and out to achieve your cat-like look.

Glowing Skin: Using Armani Luminous Silk Foundation with a foundation brush, start from the forehead and work down the middle of the face and then out to the jaw-line. Always be sure to blend the seam of the neck and the jaw. Then take Bobbi Brown Bronzer in Golden Light and dust over cheek bones and forehead to contour. Illamasqua Blush in Chased brushed to the apples of the cheeks with Dolce & Gabanna’s blush brush will give that perfect complimentary soft pink cheek you need when doing a red lip.

The Lips: “The perfect red for Emmanuelle was Dolce & Gabanna Lip Color in Scarlet which I traced over her lip with a lip brush and then patted on with the actual lipstick for more pigment.”

The Finish: Dust Dmk Powder in Dark Translucent over T-zone to cut any shine. Use Laura Mercier’s Brunette Brow Pencil to add definition to the brows. The final steps in completing this classic, clean and pretty look.

About Sarah Uslan 

Hello magazine referred to celebrity makeup artist, Sarah Uslan as the “makeup artist with the Midas touch.” Personally trained by Bobbi Brown, Sarah got her start when she met the world renowned artist and entrepreneur in their common hometown of Montclair, New Jersey. From Mercedes Benz-Fashion Week in New York, to QVC and the Today Show, Sarah learned fast and furiously what it meant to be a highly sought-after makeup artist. Crossing over to the other coast has not only opened the doors to an entirely new realm of makeup artistry, but the birth of a lifelong dream to start a business doing what she loves most…makeup of course. Her celebrity clients include Rose McGowan, Denise Richards and Emmanuelle Chriqui. For more information visit

Fall in Love with The New Estée Lauder Mad Men Collection.

So excited for this new line, I am a huge fan of Mad Men and think this new collection is beautiful. Love the colors and the retro styling of the packaging. 

The Estee Lauder Mad Men Collection is a new limited edition makeup collection inspired by the award winning drama, Mad Men. Estee Lauder partners with Mad Men and will introduce two new limited edition makeup collections that will debut in March just in time for the Season Five premiere. The second makeup collection will coincide with the 2013 Season Six premiere.

The NEW collection features two classic makeup items inspired by the look of the women featured in Mad Men’s ® 1960’s New York City setting. Bold, red lips and creamy, rouged cheeks define this iconic moment in time:

- Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Lipstick in Cherry features a cream satin finish and continual moisture delivered to lips for smooth, rich color.

Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Creme Rouge in Evening Rose is an easily blendable and buildable formula that highlights cheeks with a dewy, smooth and natural finish.

 – Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Lipstick and Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Creme Rouge are packaged in a fluted golden case placed in a leather-like gold pouch, and the outer cartons are a custom design inspired by the Estée Lauder packaging from the 1960’s.

Available for a limited time beginning March 2012 exclusively at Bloomingdale’s stores nationwide, and

Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Lipstick in Cherry, $25.00

Estée Lauder Mad Men® Collection Creme Rouge in Evening Rose, $40.00

Head to Toe Beauty Tips.

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When the summer hits in a few months and temperatures start rising it will be time to bare more skin. If you want glowing beautiful skin your body needs proper prepping. Follow these head-to-toe tips and have beautiful summer ready skin. Here are some ideas to soothe and smooth veins, avoid flaky skin, conquer shaving mishaps, exfoliate, moisturize, etc.

Soft Touchable Skin: Exfoliate exfoliate, exfoliate aim for once or twice a week. When you remove the dead skin it helps you get rid of sallow complexion on your face and body, revealing new skin. Be sure to choose fine grain formulas and focus on your bodies most oily and dry parts. Remember to always moisturize after, post exfoliation your skin will be ready to drink in some extra moisture.

Hide Spider Veins:
If you don’t have the time (or money) to visit the Dr. for a permanent solution to spider veins there are a few things you can do to cover them up. There are numerous cosmetics made purely for covering up veins and offer long lasting coverage, You can also use airbrush leg products they work similar to panty hose to smooth out your legs but you simply spray it on. Finally a great tan will help diminish the look of spider veins try a spray tan or one of the many great products to give yourself and airbrushed tan at home.

Achieve a Perfect Shave: You want to let your skin soften from the heat and moisture of your shower or bath, never shave on dry skin. Exfoliate prior to shaving to remove any dead skin that will clog your razor. Try out one of the many great shave creams it can be men’s or women’s formula these will help protect your skin and get you the closest shave. Experiment with different razors there is a perfect one for everyone be bold and try different styles until you find your match. Remember to change your cartridge, a dull blade can lead to nicks.

 Sun-Kissed Face: There is nothing sexy about forgetting your sunscreen and intentionally burning your skin. As summer nears you can try a sunless tanner for your face to slowly achieve the perfect glow. Bronzer can help you deepen your skin tone without the damage. Your goal is to be sun-kissed, not over done,  apply your bronzer sparingly apply the product  where you would normally get hit by the sun first: cheeks, nose, and a bit on the forehead.

Smooth Feet and Heels: Before bed saturate your feet and heels in lotion and put on a lightweight pair of socks to hold the moisture in. When you are in the shower use a loofah or washcloth to buff the top layer of skin on your feet helping remove any dull, dry skin.


Above all else don’t forget the sunscreen, use it everyday to ensure you have many beautiful skin summers to come!

How To Winterize Your Beauty Routine.

Hope you had a lovely weekend! Cold winter weather can have damaging and negative effects on skin, making it important to “winterize” your regular beauty routine to avoid dry, chapped, flaky skin. Author, blogger and “DIY” beauty expert Erika Katz (author of Bonding Over Beauty -more information on Erika below) would like to share with you her favorite beauty tips for gorgeous winter weather skin. Here they are, below!

  • Exfoliate skin once per week with an exfoliating sugar scrub. Click here to see how to make it. For dry hands, rub a rich moisturizer all over (Erika recommends Shea Butter creams) then wrap your hands in a warm wet wash cloth. The heat will help hands retain the moisture. You can also wear gloves. This is great when you are watching TV.
  • Before bed, use a rich night cream with an oil base. In the winter we need creams with oil not water. Water freezes on the skin and does not give it the proper moisture. Each day after the shower before skin is dry, rub baby oil all over your body to seal in moisture.
  • For feet, rub moisturizer on dry feet, then put on warm sock. You can warm your socks in the dryer or microwave.
  • For chapped lips, brush lips with a toothbrush to remove dead skin. Then, rub lips with vitamin e oil. If you have A&D ointment left over from the baby, which is actually great for chapped lips too.