Archive: Beauty News

New Spring Beauty Features From Women’s Health Magazine

Find your most flattering blush shade, and learn how to use it

Don’t even know where to begin with blush? What shade? Where to apply? How much? …Who knows? The April issue of Women’s Health magazine, offers a guide to choosing the right blush shade to enhance your eyes and work with your face shape. Follow these tips from and you’ll have illuminating skin in no time!

Use your eye color as your guide…

* Blue Eyes: Use peach or icy pink. This will draw attention to light eyes. Do not use Plum, as this will minimize your eyes.
* Green Eyes: Use any shade of pink, for a striking look. Do not use deep plum it neutralizes the yellow flecks in green.
* Brown Eyes: Use berry hues. Yellow tints in your brown eyes will pop against pinkish plums. Do not use neutrals, they blend into the undertones of your eyes.
* Hazel Eyes: Use a pink with violet undertones. Do not use orangey pinks, they dull the gray in hazel.

Learn how to apply the blush for your face shape

* Oval: Use a brush to dust blush onto the apples of your cheeks.
* Round: Apply in a vertical line from the centers of your apples to just about your jawbone.
* Long: Blend blush along your hairline and outer edges of your cheekbones.
* Square: Dust into the hollows of your cheeks.

Check out all the blush tips here


Smashbox & Stanford Sephora Exclusive Event!‏

To all our readers in the Stanford Sephora area there is an exciting event happening on Saturday, February 27th.

Smashbox Cosmetics will be hosting an interactive event in Stanford based on photography and makeup hosted by Hank Hoffman, celebrity makeup artist for Smashbox and Steven Khan, celebrity photographer.

Sephora Stanford is located at:

355 Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto, CA

The event is from 11-7pm and is open to the public. Meet with Hank Hoffman and Steven Kahn and with any $100 Smashbox purchase, each customer will take professional headshots by Steven Khan (celeb photographer) and walk away with a CD to share with friends and family.

Real Simple-The Best Mascaras Under $10

Road Test Mascara

Real Simple tested over 70 contenders and settled on these under $10 standouts:

1. Best tinted: Hard Candy Curl Up and Dye Lash Curling Mascara ($6, In edgy teal, aquamarine, and violet, this mascara looks cool,

not clownish, on lashes.

2. Most volumizing: Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Waterproof Mascara

($9 at drugstores): It makes lashes visible from yards away and comes off

easily with soap.

3. Best lengthener: Boots No. 7 Extreme Length Mascara ($8,

It’s all about the brush: The short, gripping bristles grab and coat every single

hair to create a long, feathery effect.

4. Best natural look: Covergirl Exact Eyelights Mascara ($9, drugstores): Dip

after dip, the brush maintains an even coat of color that never gets gloppy,

saturating every lash with a nary clump.

5. Most like false lashes: L’Oreal Paris Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara ($8,

drugstores): Even thin lashes got plump (but stayed soft), thanks to the bushy


Source: Real Simple Magazine

There truly is an iphone app for everything now.


It seems like everyday brings a new iPhone App, but never has the world seen something quite like this. Dr. Michael Salzhauer, author of “My Beautiful Mommy,” a children’s book explaining the phases of plastic surgery, introduces iSurgeon.

iSurgeon is an innovative App that combines personal image modification with high tech gaming features. According to Dr. Salzhauer, “iSurgeon serves a dual purpose, offering those interested in cosmetic surgery treatments a clear visual of what they would look like post-surgery, while also providing a fun entertaining game tool that allows the user to play the role of a plastic surgeon.”

New York, NY (January 5, 2009) – The new age of technology has revolutionized the way people communicate, socialize, and pass the time. One of the most popular technology tools utilized by everyone from magazine editors to high school kids is image modification. The use of photo editing programs has created a new “instant makeover” obsession: people want to see how they would look with new hair, larger breasts, or an improved nose.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Salzhauer, author of famed children’s book “My Beautiful Mommy” is introducing the most advanced beauty makeover App to the iTunes store: iSurgeon. Recently debuted in December 2009, iSurgeon is an innovative App for the iPhone/iPod Touch, which combines personal image modification with high tech gaming features.

According to Dr. Salzhauer, “the iTunes App Store was lacking a truly useful and well-designed beauty makeover App. iSurgeon delivers on the promise of realistic photo alterations while also allowing users to partake in plastic surgery games playing the role of a surgeon.”

iSurgeon features two modes: Game Mode and Advanced Surgery Mode. Both include procedures Dr. Salzhauer offers in his own Miami practice including: nose jobs, breast augmentations, cheek implants, tummy tucks, liposuctions, face lifts, lip enhancements, and ear reshaping. For a limited time, the iSurgeon App’s lite version is available for FREE and the pro version retails for $0.99. iSurgeon will soon retail $0.99 for the lite version and $1.99 for the pro version.

“iSurgeon serves a dual purpose, providing those interested in cosmetic surgery treatments with a clear visual of what they would look like post-surgery, while also providing a fun entertaining game tool” says Dr. Salzhauer.

Game Mode

The Game Mode gives you the opportunity to play a plastic surgeon, “operating” on any of the four pre-programmed images to enhance their cosmetic appearance. Before each “surgery” procedure, users can tap the “hint” button on their screen to view an image of their “patients” desired results. The goal of the game is to emulate the desired look as closely as possible. Using the iPhone/iPod Touch’s touch screen capabilities, the user will be able to modify the subject’s physical appearance, scoring points for each successful enhancement. Game Mode is complete with realistic sound effects.

Advanced Surgery Mode

Long gone are the days of staring in the mirror wondering what you’d look like with a smaller nose or fuller lips! During the Advanced Surgery Mode, you can modify images taken with your iPhone/iPod Touch or images already stored in your phone of yourself or friends. Within seconds, you can see what you would look like after various cosmetic surgeries without leaving your front door. Available at your fingertips, the Advanced Surgery Mode provides results in seconds. Additionally, Facebook and email are conveniently built into the App allowing you to quickly share results.