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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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Jonathan Product Silky Dirt Shine & Define Cream

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My daughter recently decided to cut her hair all off. She has been obsesses with the original Parent Trap lately and wanted a Susan cut, I was shooting for a non wig look and told her to try the Robin Wright Penn circa House of Cards. I was a little shocked she wanted to chop it all off, but luckily she loves it.

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The one issue with short hair is keeping it styled so she isn’t sporting an alfalfa sprout. I am in love with Jonathan Product Silky Dirt!  Just a tiny bit is all I need and I can smooth flyaways and frizz and it leaves her hair soft, shiny and gives it just enough hold to look great all day. On top of working like a charm this stuff smells AMAZING, think  almond cream puffs. It smells good enough to eat.

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I have also tried this in my long hair and it works just as well to smooth frizz and leave megawatt shine. If you are looking for something to tame your tresses check this out. At under $30 a tube this is also a great deal, you need so little one tube will last a very long time.

Jonathan Product Silky Dirt $26
Perfect to control and smooth hair, this grooming crème will add definition, texture and amazing shine. It is packed with Sunflower Phytoceramides restructures and protects hair cuticles while a gentle smoothing shine blend adds shine and texture. Cucumber/Rose Essential Water nourishes all types of hair. Shea and Wild Mango butters condition and soften, while a blend of Sweet Almond & Soy Proteins improves manageability.

  • Adds shine and definition
  • Provides flexible, moldable hold
  • Smoothes dry and damaged hair
  • Texturizes and controls

Available on the Jonathan Product websiteClick here to find a retailer near you.

 

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.


Emmys: Inside Allison Williams Clutch

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Celebrity makeup artist Pati Dubroff was behind the scenes with Allison Williams getting the Girls star and Emmy presenter red carpet ready for the awards show. Below is a breakdown of Allison’s beauty look along with a sneak peek inside her clutch – which included: tarte not so slick oil-absorbing blotting papers, tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lucky, and tarte Amazonian butter lipstick in golden pink.

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“Allison had just returned from her summer vacation so her skin was sun-kissed,” said Pati Dubroff, celebrity makeup artist. “We decided to go with a soft look. I dubbed this ‘pretty in pink with a flash’ – the pink is on the lid, the cheek and the lip, while the flash is a dash of bright yellow gold on the inner corner of her eyes which complimented the bright yellow grosgrain belt on her dress.”

Pati prepped the skin with tarte clean slate timeless smoothing primer in the t-zone to eliminate the need for powder. She then used a very small amount of tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour full coverage foundation SPF 15 in light medium honey. “I wanted the sheer coverage so Allison’s freckles could show through,” said Pati. Pati finished the skin using tarte park avenue princess bronzer to amp up the tan and tarte Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in fearless on the apples of the cheeks for a pinky flush.

The brows were defined with tarte the brow architect™ brow shaper, liner and definer in medium-tan.

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“I created the structured eyes with Pati Dubroff dream palette using ochre and raw to give matte structure and a soft tone in the crease and under the eye,” said Pati. She then applied tarte smolderEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof liner in golden beige in the center of the lid for a peachy pink base followed by Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Abstraction on top. On the inner corner of the eyes, Pati added a flash of NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Corcovado for a flash of bright yellow. At the base of the lash line Pati used tarte lights, camera, lashes™ precision longwear liquid eyeliner – with a touch of a light flick at the outer corner. She completed Allison’s eyes by well coating the lashes in tarte lights, camera, lashes™ 4-in-1 mascara.

Pati created a soft but well-structured lip using tarte LipSurgence™ matte lip tint in lucky with a touch of tarte Amazonian butter lipstick in golden pink layered on top.

Allison’s Gambattista Valli Couture sleeveless dress meant her body was on display. “It’s just as important to make sure that the skin on her body looks as just as flawless as the skin on her face,” said Pati. “I used Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream in Medium to give a subtle radiant sheen and illuminate Allison’s skin.”