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Bare Escentuals: Are you READY?‏

I can’t wait for October and the launch of the brand new bareMinerals solid eye shadow line.  One of my favorite brands now in a compact for makeup lovers like me who make a bit of a mess with loose powders. So excited!

 

Back to School Basics from Jemma Kidd‏

Reading, Writing, Rouge

The leisurely days of summer are over, and it’s back to the books. The soothing sound of waves crashing on the sand is replaced by beeping alarm clocks and class bells—but don’t consider the fun totally done. Jemma Kidd, international make-up artist and award winning product designer, shares back to school beauty tips and tricks that are as easy as ABC.

A. Moisturize

Skin can feel tight and dehydrated after a day in the sun, so apply an intensive moisturizer to nourish and soothe, leaving skin smooth, plumped and less likely to peel. Use a hydrating face mask to restore moisture and help repair damage.

B. Makeup
Face: As your tan fades, consider switching to a heavier-coverage foundation—on thoroughly moisturized skin a cream foundation won’t cake or look too thick. Apply it sparingly with fingers or a sponge and work it into the skin thoroughly. Your skin will probably get paler, and you should change your foundation or concealer to reflect that.
Try: Jemma Kidd Make Up School Light As Air SPF 18 Foundation

Eyes: I’m a huge fan of natural beauty in summer, but I like bringing in richer colors in the fall. Jewel and berry colors are fantastic for eyeshadow—try the brighter tones in a moisturizing cream shadow on the lid or to define the socket, as well as the smoky shades that look so sexy. Avoid too much pink, as this brings out redness in the eyes and skin.
Try: Tailored I-Ris Enhancers

Lips: Carry a wax balm and reapply frequently. Look for a lipgloss with moisturizers or vitamin E to protect the lips while adding shine. Treat yourself to a flattering red lipstick, preferably matte rather than gloss, so it is less easy to smudge.
Try: Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss and Ultimate Lipstick Duo in Scarlett

C. Bronze

Apply a touch of bronzer that naturally catch the sun. Powder bronzer can be brushed in a T-shape over the nose and forehead, with a little on the cheekbones, collarbones, décolletage and sides of the neck. For day use a light reflecting crème bronzer. Body moisturizers with added gold give a light glow to arms and legs.

Try: JK Jemma Kidd Showstopper Water-Resistant Bronzer.

Kim K’s Exclusive Colorist, Shares Her Best Tips!

Photo Credit: Dave Proctor/Startraks, Ramey

 

Rebecca Friedman, celebrity colorist expert at Goodform Salon in Hollywood (Kim Kardashian’s exclusive colorist) gives her tips on the best questions to ask your stylist before you color

 

6 QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR STYLIST BEFORE A COLOR CHANGE:

1.     What is a realistic level of lightness for me to achieve given my current hair color?

2.     I’ve had previous chemical treatments on my hair; will this effect how light I can go?

3.     What tones will best suit my complexion?

4.     Will the texture of my hair change after I lighten it?

5.     How often will I have to come it for touch ups?

6.     Do styling products for color treated hair really work?

 

 

 


Benefit Cosmetics Brings Fashion & Beauty Under One Roof!‏

Benefit Cosmetics Pop-up Shop at Cake Plate Boutique

Napa Valley’s premier designer destination

(www.cakeplateonline.com)

With California’s beauty and fashion experts all under one roof, they’ve got just the tips, tricks, and advice you need to stay primped and stylish this summer!

Every girl knows that a fabulous frock simply cannot go unaccompanied without a fabulous face! But thanks to Cake Plate Boutique’s latest pop-up shop partnership with international beauty brand, Benefit Cosmetics, valley vixens (and you!) can reap the “Benefits” of having a fashion and beauty at their perfectly polished fingertips all summer long!

Serving up fashion well done has always been a Cake Plate forte. But this time, owners and style experts Lindsay Kroll and Paige Smith are pushing the fashion envelope even further, as they concoct on exceptionally scrumptious treat for all glam gals to indulge in – a Benefit branded, 375-square-foot mini-boutique inside the walls of the boutique. A grown-up candy shop for makeup mavens, Cake Plate customers can peruse the Benefit counter for must-haves products like prrrowl, BADgal lash, benetint, posietint, and sugarbomb (to name a few), drop in the brow bar for a touch up from one of the eyebrow experts, or experience a fast lash application – the perfect topper to any chic ensemble. And, if they are in the mood for a bit of style, they can shop designers like Kate Spade, Lauren Moffat, Milly and Trina Turk in the separate Cake Plate section of the store.

I have always been a fan of Benefit and their newest launch Stay Don’t Stray is no exception. My eyes look so much brighter and awake when I use Stay Don’t Stray, I never thought of needing a concealer and brightener but once I saw how great my eyes looked I’m hooked. On top of all the magic it does to open your eyes it holds shadow tight all day keeping you looking great way past happy hour.

“Stay don’t Stray” ($24) – Available at Benefit Cosmetic Pop-up Shop at Cake Plate Boutique

Stay Don’t Stray

What is it?

The first ever 360 degree eye primer that protects, perfects and locks on concealer

• Apply 3 dots to the eyelid with fingertips and blend. Your customer now has a neutral base so concealer/eye shadow stays put!

PROTECT

• Sodium Hyaluronate-hydrates and fills in fine lines.

• Vitamins C & E-helps fight signs of aging.

• The lightweight formula guarantees eye shadow and concealers will last from AM to PM.• The neutral nude color suits all complexions.

• Use to prime and lock in concealer and shadow!