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Laura Mercier at Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show
Makeup by Talia Shobrook
*All products from Laura Mercier Makeup Collection

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For the Marchesa Bridal Spring 2013 Runway Show, Talia Shobrook, lead makeup artist for the show, was inspired by the fashionable and fresh Marchesa bride-to-be. The makeup look she created was whimsical and effervescent. By carefully selecting a palette of warm and diffused colours, she was able to develop the natural flush that people love for brides, evoking a woman that is both innocent and sensual.

FACE: According to Shobrook, “flawless skin with a fresh and dewy finish was the foundation of the look.”
· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Mega-Moisturizer Crème SPF 15 with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance to add a subtle glow to the skin.
· She then covered under eye circles with Laura Mercier Secret Concealer and covered any spots or redness with Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage.

· Next, she applied Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation to the face.

· Lastly, she used Laura Mercier Invisible Loose Setting Powder in the T-zone, for control shine, leaving the rest of the skin dewy and fresh.

EYES: According to Shobrook, “we chose to highlight the eye, to add to the allure that a bride’s sparkling eyes have on her wedding day.”

· First, Talia mixed Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colours Stellar and Primrose and applied them on the lid from lashline to the crease.
· Next, she softly contoured the crease with Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Fresco.
· Using Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Ballet Pink, she dipped a Laura Mercier Fine Point Eye Liner Brush into water and swirled around the Eye Colour to pick up the product, then drew a line across the lashline, with a slight flick at the outer corner. The eyeliner should be thin, and bright.
· On the lower lashline, she used a Laura Mercier Flat Eye Liner Brush to apply Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle just at the lashline and blended slightly to soften.
· Lastly, she finished with a layer of Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara and another layer of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara to the lashes in the center of the eye.

LIPS & CHEEKS: “By using the same product on the eyes and lips, we allow the fresh-faced bride to only have to carry one product for touch-ups. The creamy formula adds a lovely natural flush to the face,” Shobrook concluded.

· On the cheeks, Talia applied Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) to the apples of the cheeks and blended to give a natural flush in the face. The result is a creamy smooth natural cheek color.
· The look was finished with the punchy Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Mango (NEW, launching September 2012) blended onto the lips as well.


Taylor Schilling’s New Look from Harry Josh and John Frieda Hair Care

Taylor looks amazing!!!! I love her hair and eye makeup.

WHO: Taylor Schilling
WHAT: A sophisticated bob
WHEN: April 19, 2012
WHERE: A screening of The Lucky One, The Crosby Street Hotel

THE LOOK: Sleek, straight, and simple.

THE INSPIRATION: “Taylor was ready for a new look and I thought a bob would really compliment her gorgeous face,” said Harry Josh, John Frieda International Creative Consultant. “This sleek bob is chic enough for the red carpet and sophisticated enough for everyday wear.”


Harry Josh, John Frieda International Creative Consultant, cut six inches off of Taylor’s hair, giving her a sleek bob. After he cut her hair, Harry spritzed John Frieda Frizz-Ease 3-Day Straight throughout damp hair to ensure her blowout would be straight and frizz-free. An at-home alternative to in-salon keratin treatments, this heat-activated spray wraps individual strands with a unique blend of polymers and keratin proteins, sealing in straight style with the help of a flat iron.

Harry began blowing out her hair with a boar-bristle Mason Pearson brush, carefully straightening each section at a time. Next, he went over each piece with a comb and a flat iron, ensuring every hair stayed sleek.

Harry gave her a deep side part and tucked one front piece behind her ear. The result: a chic, sleek red carpet look.


YBF Beauty is now available at Ulta!

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I had the pleasure of trying a couple items from the ybf line. FIRST – the Perfectly Polished Lipgloss Trio. I looooooooooove the fact that this comes in a pack of three! For the price of what you would normally pay for 1 lipstick – you’re going to get 3 instead!

Lips say it all and a natural nude lip is lovely for that “girl next door” look but now it’s time to reach out and grab a hold of a little chic sheen and glamorized gleam! These luxurious lip glosses are never sticky, since they are ultra-silky with their “lacking in tacky” texture. Your Best Friend hopes you have fun with these easy-to-use, glide on glosses that lend your lips some serious softness mixed with the perfect amount of gorgeous color!

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Also tried the Xtreme Mascara! Loved this mascara. The brush is AWESOME! You need to try it!

Lash flash girlfriends! Mascara helps volumize and fabulously fringe out your gorgeous lashes, taking them to the next level by achieving maximum results (and heights!). Put your lashes in peak performance everyday with this rich Italian-made, mascara which creates voluminous, glossy lashes! So what if you weren¿t born with mile high lashes?! Your Best Friend will make you appear as though you were – what are friends for?!

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What if Branches could Beatbox?

Burt’s Bees knows what nature has in store for the best skin & hair on Earth. And when it comes to the Earth, they have infinite respect and gratitude for all that she has to offer. It’s the reason they compost, plant gardens, turn out the lights, and help save bees.

Every ingredient, every product launch, every tube, bottle and cap is a conversation about how to do the right thing. It’s their business model and they call it The Greater Good. As you can imagine, Earth Day is kind of their high holiday.

So, this Earth Day, Burt’s Bees collaborated with composer/genius Diego Stocco, creator of “Bassoforte”, to create a one-of-a-kind, all-natural musical experience. All the sounds in this piece were created real-time using instruments provided by Mother Nature herself. The same ingredients that are instrumental in making the Burt’s Bees products you love—Honey, rice, almonds, flowers, and more. It’s a reminder to take a few minutes on Earth Day or any other day to pause, reflect, and maybe even shake some branches or tail feathers. You know, celebrate this amazing planet we share.

Celebrate Earth Day and try out a new eco-friendly beauty product. I just added Burt’s Bees Towelettes to my shopping list I can’t believe I haven’t tried them yet. This time of year we are out and about enjoying the outdoors I like to have something in my purse to freshen up and keep my skin clean and clear.

Facial Towelettes with White Tea Extract
Remove make-up, cleanse and tone in one easy step. Infused with White Tea and Cucumber Extracts plus Aloe, these towelettes clean your face naturally. So you can give your skin the care it needs no matter where you are.

Removes dirt, oil and make-up without rinsing
Formulated with White Tea and Cucumber Extracts
Dermatologist-tested and ophthamologist-tested
FSC Certified, natural fabric