Gucci Beauty Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Vibrant hues, lavish textures, lasting color you will love. Gucci Beauty Spring/Summer 2016 Collection offers a beautiful array of colors to wear day or night.

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Create your signature look with Pink Flamingo Magnetic Shadow Quad. With  high impact buildable shadow collection you can create a soft fresh look or a sexy smokey eye. $65

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Prefer a duo shadow instead? Magnetic Shadow duo in Primrose is a must have in your makeup collection. Try the lighter color under the brow or on the lid for a great touch of color. Add drama with the darker shade to define you look. $49

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Soft, sheer and buildable, this Sheer Blushing Powder in Pink camelia will give your cheeks the perfect hint of color and radiance. $49

Luxurious Lipstick is moisture rich, glides on with ease adding incredible coverage. Gucci Beauty Spring 2016 introduces the colors Lilac and  Carnation to the collection. $39

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Prefer a gloss? Vibrant Demi-Glaze Lip Lacquer in Spring rose will give  you intense color with sophisticated shine and creamy consistency you will want to wear every day. $32

Nail it with Gucci Beauty High Gloss Lacquer. This state of the art formula delivers even coverage, great pigment and glossy sheen in Dark anemone and Bougainville for Spring/Summer 2016 $29

Gucci Beauty is available online at select department stores.

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Get Freckled

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One of the newest trends on the runway for Spring 2016 is freckles. If you have freckles, love them, let them show through. Don’t have freckles? Try this Freckle Pencil by TopShop and dot some on.

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Another way to freckle is with Mr. Kate Beauty Marks The New Makeup Freckles are hand-drawn silver and gold freckles you apply like a temporary tattoo.

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IMATS LA starts today

Star Trek at IMATS

Image credit: Star Trek at IMATS

This weekend is the perfect opportunity for makeup artists who really want to work in the industry to connect and learn from legends and icons of the business. IMATS is the first-ever pro makeup artist show established in LA in 1997 and continues to be one of the must-attend events every year. IMATS started as an event geared towards film, television and special effects has since expanded to include all areas of makeup artistry.

This year IMATS is celebrating 50 years of Star Trek. Oscar winner and nine time Emmy Award winner Michael Westmore will lead a panel of top artists, filmmakers and cast members as they discuss their roles in the TV shows and films.

This year, IMATS has added more than 30 new exhibitors geared towards beauty enthusiasts. Many exhibitors will offer discounts. Don’t forget to bring your Pro card so you can take advantage of the savings.

Today’s schedule for Friday, January 15, 2016

10:30am Rod Maxwell will teach you how to perfectly match flesh tones by sharing tips and tools you’ll use to adjust like a pro.  Rod Maxwell is an award winning special makeup effects artist, recent Face Off contestant and director who has worked on many projects for almost two decades. You may have seen his work in The Wishing Well, Is It Just Me and The 10 Year Plan.

3:00pm Pro Card Event – For Pro Card holders only, here is your chance to shop early, network and find out about perks just for you.

3:30pm Oscar Talk :Black Mass – IMATS executive producer Michael Key will interview Joel Harlow, an award winning makeup artist known for cutting-edge use of prosthetics featured in film and television will talk about his work in the film Black Mass.

5:00pm Build Your Brand, Build Your Dream– Join pro makeup artist and three time U.S. world champion facialist Brian Champagne host a panel discuss with Tamanna Roashan of Dress Your Face and Linda Morphe of Morphe Brushes reveal how they built their brands and offer insights and tips to help you build your dream.

5:00pm Master Effects Designer Neill Gordon Creates Doctor Who Character

Click here to find out more about IMATS, see the schedule, additional speakers and exhibitors

 

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I wish I had known

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It’s interesting how life takes a twist. I’ve noticed the higher level of inquisitiveness with many people today.  I grew up as a baby boomer, we didn’t ask a lot of questions. We learned from our parents and pretty much accepted life for what it is as we grew up.

Our goals then were different. We planned to finish high school, go to college and get a job that we could potentially have until we retire. I followed that plan for a while, at least until I got the part about going to college. My dream was to work in makeup. The cosmetics department was my absolute favorite to visit. I would go every chance I get, become excited about all the new products and buy things I didn’t need. It didn’t matter if it was a new lipstick or mascara, if it was new, I wanted it.

When it was time to go to college, I wanted to go to makeup school. I lived in New England and the good schools were in NY or LA. My parents were not supportive of my plan to be a makeup guru. Instead, it was suggested that I get a real education in business. Soon I found myself attending a University taking a lot of classes that at the time really didn’t interest me.

What I didn’t know at the time was I did not need formal training to get a job in makeup. As soon as I learned this, I headed to my favorite department store and applied for a job and lucky for me I got the job. What I also quickly learned was the focus of working at the cosmetics counter was to sell products, but the benefit was you had a great chance to work on lots of faces, so learning how to apply cosmetics and use the tools were skills I would never let go.

I didn’t know how to get jobs doing makeup for print or television. These were the jobs I aspired to get but was clueless in the process. I wish I had known how to build a portfolio early on. It would have come in handy for print jobs I had tried to get at the time. I wish I had known what I needed to have in my makeup kit. Like many new artists, I had brushes and some makeup but nothing close to what I have now…a real pro kit. There were jobs I could not do because I did not have the right tools to use.

How much to charge was a challenge, especially when I worked with brides or accepted positions with photographers. At first I simply took whatever they offered, or would suggest an incredibly small fee because I want confident in knowing my worth.

One of the greatest things I actually admire about how people have changed is there is so much more information at your fingertips. Unfortunately not all of the information is correct or true, but the ability to access the information you need is readily available. As a generation we have become more inquisitive. We take more time to research and find things out. We find peers and ask them to mentor. We take classes to learn. In the end we know more about how to work towards our goals and accomplish our dreams.

I wish I knew then what I know now, but I’m happy for the experiences I have enjoyed and the lessons learned.

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How to get your makeup bag ready for the New Year

It’s hard to believe that only four days ago we celebrated New Year’s Day.  We spent our time planning how to celebrate, what to wear and what to do. The day finally came and many of us celebrated with friends and loved ones to welcome in 2016.

We made resolutions, some silly and some serious. We made goals we would make an effort to at least work towards and really try to stick to.

On Monday, getting ready for work as you pulled out that eyeliner you meant to replace or the lipstick that never got updated, you realized, it’s time to update my makeup bag.

For my personal makeup, I keep two bags. One is for everyday and the other is for special events and occasions. I do this because there are certain eyeshadows I don’t wear on a daily basis but use them to create a more festive look when I go out.

How long should you keep your makeup?  Here are some general tips:

  • Mascara and liquid eyeliner should be replaced every 3 months. I also suggest changing sooner if your eyes become itchy or irritated.
  • Liquid foundation is good for approximately 12 months. This is provided that you don’t leave the bottles opened with the caps off sitting on your shelf. If you are one who forgets to put the cap on you risk not only the foundation drying faster, but air and dust collecting. (If your foundation separates or the color changes in the bottle, it’s time for a new one).
  • Lip gloss is good for about 6-8 months
  • Lipsticks are good for a year.
  • Powders for the most part should be replaced every 18 to 24 months. Personally I replace mine within 18 months because the powders don’t work as well if kept longer.
  • Eyeliner and Lip liner pencils- should be replaced in about 12 months. Be sure to sharpen after each use.

Keep your makeup products and containers clean. Always store in a cool, dry place.

Makeup sponges: If you use disposable makeup sponges, please use them once and throw away. Do not dip the used side into products.

If you prefer more durable sponges like beautyblender, I wash mine daily to get the makeup out and to keep it clean. (However, I only use mine for blending, not for application of product).

Wash your personal makeup brushes at least once a week. Never buy cheap brushes. Invest in good quality brushes to improve your finished makeup application.

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Ready for an exciting 2016

Thank you for reading and following my blog. I am excited to share posts about makeup and beauty with you here. For those who don’t know me, I’m Lorrie Pearson. I am a makeup artist, personal fashion stylist and blogger. I have been working in the industry for more than 3 decades and continue to love every minute of it.

Love Ruby Lipstick is a blog about makeup and beauty. This year I will share with you tips, new products, videos, people and events that will excite and inspire you.

If you also love fashion, check out my blog Lorriep Beauty and Style .

Feel free to email me at lorrie@lorriepearson.com   to help you with questions you may have about makeup or beauty.

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4 Brow-shaping tools that perform

Beautiful Brows did not go noticed at the AMA’s (American Music Awards). Gigi Hadid’s brows were gorgeous! I’ve found 4 brow products you want to  have in your makeup bag for instantly beautiful brows anytime.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW™ Pomade 

Is a fast-drying waterproof pomade that does not smudge! Available in 11 highly-pigmented shades to compliment your skin tone. Now you can create beautiful brows. $18. http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com/

“I find that nothing frames the face so beautifully, or gives and instantaneous lift quite like perfectly shaped eyebrows” -Anastasia 

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This tweezer has been an Allure Magazine “Best of Beauty” winner for the past 14 years.  Perfect for tweezing brows. $23. http://www.tweezerman.com/

 

 

Makeup Forever Professional Brow Seal 56949356ecf386464be2e626d9a553f1

This transparent gel is a must-have to help you take control of your brows. $19. http://www.makeupforever.com

 

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This ultra-fine retractable pencil is perfect for fill in brows and shape effortlessly. $29. http://www.dior.com

Monthly beauty boxes

Monthly subscription beauty boxes are the perfect way to try new products if you are always on the go. These three services I’m about to tell you about really offer a great variety of products to experience and enjoy. You have the option to purchase full size products, give a gift to a friend and the opportunity to indulge.

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Glossybox If you love surprises, you will enjoy receiving 5 luxury beauty products every month the cost is $21.00 but the products are great. In my July 2014 box I received the following deluxe samples to try: Mitchell and Peach Body Cream, Glamglow Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment, Skin Inc. Custom-Blended Anti-Aging Serum, Philip B PH Restorative Detangling Toning Mist and Malin +Goetz Mojito Lip Balm.

Glossybox carries many products from your favorite brands including: ALEX AND ANI (+) Energy, ARDENCY INN, BURBERRY Beauty, Butter London, Carol’s Daughter, Ciate London, European Wax Center, Fresh, Hourglass, Kevyn Aucoin, La Prairie, Living Proof, Rock Beauty London, Nails Inc., ReVive, Sisley Paris, Tom Ford, Vincent Longo and Zirth

Birchbox

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Birchbox – Receive personalized beauty, grooming and lifestyle samples selected for you. Once you complete your Birchbox profile, the samples you receive are items you will want to try. In my latest box I received: Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream, Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette, Real Chemistry Luminous 3-Minute Peel, Whish Save Crave Saving Cream in Acai Grapefruit and 100% Pure Gingerade Shower Gel.

There are subscription options for men and women. Ladies receive 4-5 personalized samples for $10 per month and Men get 3-4 personalized grooming samples plus a full sized lifestyle product for $20 monthly.

Julep

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Julep-Become a Julep Maven and you’ll get brand new, must have color and beauty every month. In my recent box I received Joyce, Tammi and Kirti from the It Girl Collection and a screen cleaner for my iPhone.

If you are addicted to nail color, this is the place for you. The box you receive is customized according to your style profile. You receive a value of over $40 worth of nail color and/or beauty products starting at $19.99 per month.

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My experience: The Makeup Show NYC

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The Makeup Show Kit Focus

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The Makeup Show NYC is an inspiring event for any makeup industry professional. Produced by The Powder Group, created by Michael DeVellis that begin with a vision to educate and take pro-artistry to a new level. Now celebrating 10 years, this show has truly a must-attend venue for any makeup artist who wants to enhance their skills, network with other professionals and grow in their profession.

Every year I excitedly attend The Makeup Show NYC. This year was no different. It’s a 2 day event that can very easily become a week long incentive for creativity if your time and budget permits. The Makeup Show took place recently on Sunday and Monday at the Metropolitan Pavilion.

As a makeup artist there are not many events you can attend with the opportunity to listen, learn and meet makeup pro’s and industry insiders including Michael DeVellis, James Vincent, Orlando Santiago, and Crystal Wright.

Prior to attending I plan my days to get the most out of my attendance. There are seminars, presentations and business forums scheduled through each day. I always enjoy the Kit Focus presentation. This year I learned some great tips from James Vincent, Jon Hennessy and Orlando Santiago. They held a very casual conversation to the audience about key products they use and why. I have learned to find products that have multi-use capabilities and my kit has become more compact. You really do look much more professional when you’re not dragging around a heavy load of products and tools to every booking. I made sure to refill my kit today with Embroylisse Lait Crème and 12 Flash Color Case by Makeup Forever.

Next I attended Represent: Understanding the Relationship of Artist and Agent with Pati Dubroff & Booke Wall. This was a great keynote presentation. Pati Dubroff is a makeup artist who makes applying makeup look easy. Her work continues to grace red carpet events but is also seen on many major magazine covers and in beauty ads. Brooke Wall is the CEO of The Wall Group, an agency that represents many great, talented individuals who work in makeup and fashion. This presentation delivered great insight on getting your foot in the door. One important thing all artist must realize is you have to work hard to accomplish your goals. Assist as much as you can until you can book your own gigs. Once you are signed with an agency, you still have to impress each client every time or you won’t work.

Gina Brooke & Ilona Royce Smithkin

Gina Brooke and her muse, painter Ilona Royce Smithkin

Renowned makeup artist Gina Brooke gave us insight on finding inspiration. She also introduced us to her muse, Ilona Royce Smithkin a painter who resides in Manhattan. Intrigued and determine where Ms. Smithkin got her long, beautiful red eyelashes, Gina soon discovered that she made them herself from her own hair. Gina also offered great advice on elevating your career.

After this presentation I spend time visiting the many vendors that participated in the show. I stocked up on items need for my kit and re-connected with friends and peers. It was really exciting to see so many people enjoy the experience The Makeup Show NYC has to offer.