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Rockin’ the Red With Makeup to Match‏

ROCKIN’ THE RED
Make-up to Match Your Ginger Color

We all know the saying, “Blondes have more fun.” Well, a new phrase is taking over: “Reds are more rad.” Going red is a bold and daring move and with these six steps from celebrity makeup artist Amy Hollier of Luxe Beauty Team at Serge Normant at John Frieda Salon, you can rock the red with the perfect make-up to match your vixen look.

Step 1: Prime Eyelids

To start, use a light brown or copper cream shadow (I used Mac paint pot in “Groundwork”) on eyelids and buff out with a fluffy eye shadow brush so nothing is in the crease.

Step 2: Eye shadow

Apply copper/gold shadow to inner half of eyelids closest to the tear ducts. Then apply a bronze/brown shadow to outer half of eyelids. Blend the crease with a clean, fluffy brush.

Step 3: Eyeliner

For a more fashion/editorial look, opt for a dramatic cat eyeliner but in a plummy brown rather than black. It’s much more wearable and accents red hair perfectly. Start by lining the lashline, then building the outer corners and extending out and up at the end of the lashline. Check eye to eye for balance. I used Bobbi Browns “Black Plum Ink” gel eyeliner with a pointed liner brush.

Step 4: Eyelashes

Curl, curl and curl. Then apply black mascara to top and bottom lashes. Finish with 2 or 3 individual flares of false lashes on each outer corner.

Step 5: Gorgeous Skin

Wipe away any fallen eye shadow and moisturize entire face. Next apply a sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer (I used Mac Face & Body).

Next apply a little glow to the temples and cheekbones with a liquid or cream bronzer (I used Makeup Forever Uplight#23). Lightly dust the center of the face with translucent powder to set. Add a little soft peachy blush to cheeks (I love Smashbox soft lights tint).

Step 6: Lips

Finish the look with a tinted lip balm. I chose the Clinique Chubby Stick in “Whole Lotta Honey” for it’s beautiful golden nude color.

About Luxe Beauty Team

It all started when Luxe co-founders Sarah Uslan and Amy Hollier started a mobile salon based on providing socialites and celebrities with everything from makeup and manicures to tanning and eyebrow shaping. This enterprise has now turned into a full-service tour de force inside the well-known Serge Normant at John Frieda salon located at 8440 Melrose Place in West Hollywood. With a hand picked team of elite stylists, artists and experts, they bring personal, red carpet-worthy attention to clients from Jane Lynch to Denise Richards to Rose McGowan.

Are Gap’s new “skinny” mannequins too extreme?

Photo: Alice Taylor- London

Photo : Hillary Moss Huffington Post -NYC

 

The web is a buzz today with photos of the new “Always Skinny” mannequins being displayed in Gap’s stores in London and the US. The extreme tiny legs are even more offset by their over sized chests. The mannequins measurements are said to be a16 inch waist and a thigh circumference of 4 inches.

Do you think this is setting a bad example and too much pressure on women and girls? Would this change your mind about shopping at Gap?

 

 

What do you think of the new super skinny mannequins? Come join the discussion here.

 


Beauty Secrets from Crazy, Stupid, Love‏

Have you seen Crazy, Stupid, Love? It was at the top of my summer must see list and it was even better than I hoped. A truly well sculpted story topped off with great casting, acting, and directing.  A modern day love story that had me tearing up and laughing the whole way through.

One of the movies breakout stars Analeigh Tipton (you may remember from America’s Top Model)  shares with you her love for JASON natural. She adores the JASON Age Renewal Vitamin E 25,000 IU Moisturizing Crème “It just works for everything I need it to! I dab it on to smooth out makeup if it gets cakey. It’s rich but not greasy. I even use it to moisturize my lips and eye area.” JASON Age Renewal Vitamin E 25,000 IU Moisturizing Crème ($15.49) is available at health and natural food stores or by visiting www.jason-natural.com.

 


Quick and Easy Homemade Beauty Products

Aloe Vera Lip Gloss Recipe

1 tsp. Aloe Vera gel

1/2 tsp. coconut oil
1 tsp. petroleum jelly
Directions

Combine the ingredients in a small glass bowl until well mixed. Heat for about 2 minutes in the microwave. Stir and pour into a small container. Let cool completely before use.

Relaxing Facial Recipe

1 beaten egg (unclogs pores)

1 carrot (cooked and mashed)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 avocado (peeled and mashed)
3 tbsp honey
Directions

Combine the egg, mashed carrot, cream, avocado and honey in a bowl. Make sure the carrots are cooled down before you add them, or they will start to cook the egg. Stir everything together with a fork until they are well combined. Of course you could also throw everything in the blender and combine it that way.

Spread the mixture all over your face, being careful not to get it in your eyes or mouth. Leave it on for about 10 minutes, then rinse the mask off with plenty of warm water.

Hair Mask

  • 1/2 cup of ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 banana (I prefer it not to be too ripe)
  • 1 egg yolk

Directions:

Massage it in to your hair and especially your scalp. Cover it with a shower cap. You can also use a gallon size baggie in a pinch. Wait 45 minutes to an hour then rinse it off thoroughly and shampoo as usual.

 

Acne Clearing Mask

Mash together 1/4 cup fresh strawberries with 1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt, spread on clean skin, let sit for 15 minutes, and then rinse well. Strawberries are a natural source of salicylic acid (the same stuff found in acne products).

 

Have you ever made your own beauty products? If so what is your favorite recipe? Come join the discussion!