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NYFW: Blue Smoke Beauty Look: Pro Tips to Get the Look at Home‏

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New York Fashion Week is officially here! In case you can’t make it to NYC, Mary Kay Celeb Makeup Artist Luis Casco is on the scene at Lincoln Center scoping out the hottest beauty trends to share with you and your readers.

Inspired by sapphire smoky eyes seen around NYC, Luis created a soft, smoky doe-eyed look called Blue Smoke that’s perfect for special daytime events, but can be easily adapted for night.

Follow Luis’ tips below to get this Fashion Week look at home:

  • Start with an eye primer for serious lasting power.
  • Sweep a shimmery champagne eye shadow onto lids as a base and across brow bone to highlight.

Using Limited Edition Mary Kay® Midnight Jewels Eye Color Palette in Sapphire Noir:

  • Smudge the darker blue shadow along upper lash line and outer third of lower lash line.
  • Apply the lighter blue shade from lash line to crease and blend upward to create a rounded shape.
  • To really get that doe-eyed look, curl eyelashes before applying two coats of lengthening mascara to top and bottom lashes.

Focus on the eyes and keep the rest of the face simply glowing by lightly sweeping bronzer all over the face and applying sheer peachy blush on the apples of the cheeks.

Apply a nude lipstick like Limited Edition Mary Kay® Midnight Jewels Semi-Matte Lipstick in Pink Moonstone. Keep the look fresh with Mary Kay® Makeup Finishing Spray by Skindinävia.

To take this Fashion Week chic look from day to night, use black gel eyeliner on your upper lids and add an extra coat of black mascara for some extra drama!

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Zoya Fall 2014: ENTICE and IGNITE

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Zoya Entice Collection

All the swatches are taken with one coat of polish. So you can see just how great these colors look even with a single coat.

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Veronica- a deep reddened-berry colored creme. Love the berry red shade for fall.

Zoya Ryan

Ryan -  a dark navy blue creme.  A very dark blue navy, I love how dark it is but it still is obviously a blue shade not black.

zoya genevie

Geneviev – A very gray blue shade with a tiny hint of shimmer. I love this shade on, such a beautiful color.

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Margo –  A  purple creme with red undertones. Love this as a mani and pedi color.

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Claire – A very sexy burgundy creme.  Made for Fall and the perfect va va voom shade for date night! 

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Nyssa – The looked of milk chocolate. I never thought I would like brown nail polish, but Nyssa is such a beautiful and wearable Fall shade. 

I really love the Entice Collection, the bright vibrant colors are perfect for fall. And I love that they look great with one coat or two. And they are very fade and chip resistant.

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Zoya Ignite Collection

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Autumn – The epitome of fall this metallic orange shade with golden shimmer has me ready to hang my Fall wreath. Much more wearable than I expected but it was my lease favorite of the two collections. I think this color would be gorgeous on warm skin tones.

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Yuna –  A soft gray with specks of gold and a faint green shimmer. I love this shade, the gray color is simply beautiful.

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Teigen – A sparkly red raspberry with gold and red shimmer. One coat of this is pretty, two coats and I am in love. I painted my nails and gave my niece a mani/pedi with Teigen I love it so much.  Great for now and would be beautiful for Christmas and Valentines.

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India – Another showstopper this deep burgundy shade has red and gold shimmer that really makes it shine.

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Remy – Even Ariel would trade her fins for this shade. A gorgeous ocean blue green with blue and gold shimmer. The more I look at this color the more I love it.

Zoya Sansa

Sansa – One of my favorites at first look. A gorgeous deep purple with gold and purple shimmer this color is my new go to Fall shade.

The Ignite collection is one of my favorites in a very long time. The colors are all beautiful the hardest part is choosing what color to wear. I love that they have a shimmery glitter but are still easy to remove. And the very best part even on my stubborn nails this polish wears for days without fading or chipping. I’m not sure how Zoya does it but I’m hooked!

Zoya polishes can be purchased at www.zoya.com.  You can also keep up with Zoya on Instagram and Facebook and watch for the special deals they run!

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for potential review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.

Must Have: Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut and Pear

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I thought I had tried every flavor combo of lip balm under the sun. Then I was introduced to the intoxicating mixture of Coconut and Pear from Burt’s Bees. This is my latest obsession it smells and ok tasted amazing. And with one use my lips are softer and more hydrated.

After the first hit I was hooked. Now I have one of these tubes by my bed, in my purse, my car. You name it there is one waiting for me. My lips feel so great I don’t need to use it as much as I do but with this combo can you blame me?

Burt’s Bees Hydrating Lip Balm with Coconut & Pear $3.30
Pucker up to hydrate your lips with a sweet, light kiss of coconut oil. Indulge in the fragrant luxury of the tropics while you naturally moisturize and renew your lips with Coconut Oil, Pear Extract, and Shea Butter.

• Hydrates with Coconut Oil and Pear Extract
• Sweet tropical flavor
• Single tubes and twinpack available

 

Available for purchase at www.burtsbees.com or at your local drugstore or mass retailer.

 

Disclosure: I was sent a complimentary sample for review. I was not paid to write this post and all opinions are my own.


Philip B Light-Weight Deep Conditioning Creme Rinse

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This is a great detangler and moisturizer for all hair types. African Shea Butter, wheat germ and soy proteins seal split ends and boost shine and fullness. A fragrant  blend of essential oils of California lemon, orange, lavender and gardenia increase hair’s elasticity and strength.

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After shampooing I apply and let it work for a few minutes while I wash and shave then rinse out. I love that its so light but still leaves my hair super soft and easy to comb through. When my hair is really dry I work a dollop through the mid section to the ends and cover my hair and let it condition for up to 30 minutes. My hair is soft, moisturized and not weighed down and it smells fantastic . Love it!

Philip B LIGHT-WEIGHT DEEP CONDITIONING CREME RINSE $10-$90
The perfect moisturizer and detangler for everyone, this adds gorgeous shine and smoothness to hair without dragging it down.

  • Packed with plant and flower extracts, this light-weight conditioner tames frizz, seals split ends, and leaves hair silky and tangle-free
  • A rich, fortifying blend of African Shea Butter, Wheat Germ and Soy Proteins locks in moisture
  • Vitamin-rich essential oils (California Lemon, Orange, Lavender and Gardenia) give softness, shine and a sumptuous, fresh garden scent
  • Phthalate free; color & keratin-treatment safe

This is the Classic formula. Also available in a Paraben-Free formula.

Available on the Philip B. website, at Nordstrom, and everywhere else Philip B. products are sold. Click here to find a retailer near you.

 

Disclosure: A complimentary sample was sent for potential review. I was not paid to write this review and all opinions are my own.