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Estée Lauder’s Vivid Garden Summer Collection

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We are excited to announce the launch of the Vivid Garden Summer Color Collection!  Hitting select counters in March, this collection has two gorgeous, flirty looks that capture a whimsical, playful summer  

Orchid Garden and Jasmine Garden are each delightfully unique and include new, limited edition shades of Pure Color Illuminating Gloss, Pure Color Lipstick, Estée Lauder Signature Eyeshadow Quad, Duo-Tone Eye Pencil and Pure Color Nail Lacquer for a pretty, floral-inspired look.  The new Vivid Garden Illuminating Powder takes center stage to compliment both looks with a soft, shimmering and radiant glow.  Each look is especially unique and available at select retailers and www.EsteeLauder.com.

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Barely There Makeup!

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GET THE LOOK: “I wanted the makeup to reflect Leighton’s beautiful and effortless dress,” says makeup artist Christopher Colbeck, who created this neutral-toned look on Leighton Meester. “We decided to keep the colors very soft and subtle with notes of cooler tones.”
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INSIDER TRICK: Colbeck kept to the following neutral palette of products: Lancome tinted moisturizer, Chanel bronzing powder, golden sand Dior eyeshadow and icy beige M.A.C lipstick. He finished the look “with a light dusting of pearly white shimmer powder on the cheeks, eyelids, shoulders and legs to complement the cooler tones of the look.”

I love that Dior palette! Okay, I love any Dior palette.  I wish I had money, I’d buy this right now!

$56.00 – BUY IT HERE!

These scans are from the latest issue of InStyle Magazine.  Leighton looks amazing! She’s a natural beauty!

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Makeup Artist Ashunta Sheriff did Alicia Keys makeup last night

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And yes, that’s lipstick on her teeth… :)

Here are the details:

I wanted to make a separation for Alicia Keys the 12 time award winning Grammy artist and Alicia Keys the emerging actress. The dress was a gorgeous Magenta Armani Prive‘ gown with a sultry front split. I was inspired by Veronica Lake, Lena Horne and the women in Hollywood in the 40’s and early 50’s so bold lips, luminous skin, strong brows and sultry eyes are all a MUST!!!

I started by prepping skin with Elizabeth Arden Gold Ceramide Capsules to hydrate the skin and make the skin have a radiant glow then applied Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Powder 5. Under eye circles were masked with Mary Kay Beige 2 Concealer. Next I used Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Light Bronze 1 to sculpt and contour her face. I then brought in an eye liner to smoke lower lashes using Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes pencil which is waterproof in Black Purple which was totally different from just standard black and Dior Liquid black liner on top lids. Using Dior 5 Color Palette in Tropical Mist and added Shu Uemura Smoky Layers Lashes for drama. The eye was complete with CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Mascara in Black Emerald.

Brows are such a key point of the face and the women of the 40’s and 50’s always had amazing ones. So I used a brunette brow pencil from Dior and softened it with Dior Blonde Shimmer brow gel.

The Smashbox body Lights glow to enhance her already tanned skin and the finally the bold hibiscus colored lip set off the lavender and pink tones Alicia had on. Because the lip was so vibrant I knew I would need to use Elizabeth Arden’s Ceramide Plump perfect lip moisture so that the lip color would last and plump up lips. I used Mary Kay lip pencil in Raspberry all over the lips filling it in so her lips had lasting power and finished the look with Mary Kay Fleur De Polynesie which is a gorgeous pink.

Cheeks were soft peach from Mary Kay called Shy with Dior Skin Flash pen used as a highlight on cheekbones, brow bones and the bridge of the nose.

I used Dior Cleansing Water to set and re-hydrate makeup and give an appearance of dewy skin.

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Precious Palette!

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Those who read this site, know that I love me some palettes.  My makeup box is filled with mostly palettes, I probably have at least 10.  This one will have to join my collection.  I love the colors, I think they’re so beautiful!  I’ve not quite perfected how to wear blue or green eyeshadow…so I may have to do a little researching.  Have you worn blue or green before?  How do you wear it?

The Precious Pearl Palette ($130 Value) is an opulent shadow palette featuring six iridescent eyeshadow shades—all infused with genuine crushed pearl.

Stila The Precious Pearl Palette features six new silky smooth eyeshadow shades that are infused with genuine crushed pearl. A natural wonder, pearl minimizes the appearance of fine lines and leaves skin with a youthful, radiant glow. It also contains minerals and proteins which nourish the skin leaving it smooth and soft. These six must-have eyeshadow shades, that can be worn alone or together, create an endless number of brilliant looks. They are tucked inside a vintage-inspired compact with real mother-of-pearl detail.

This set contains:
– White Gold (soft creamy white with gold shimmer)
– Soft Pink (light pink with pink and white shimmer)
– Mid-tone Pink (neutral warm pink with pink shimmer)
– Deep Blue (dark blackish navy with blue shimmer)
– Green (intense mermaid green with blue and green shimmer)
– Gold (deep gold with yellow and gold shimmer)

$40.00 – BUY IT HERE!