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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Love your freckles!

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IMATS LA starts today

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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

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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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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

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro

Ring in the New Year with lips that POP

2012 beauty and fashion designers introduced us to vast  array of exciting color from daring to neutral and bold to beautiful.  I loved many of the color launches this year.  This was the year of the lip, soft, sassy and sexy.

“Whenever a female takes a strong stand for herself, the  majority of the time they have to really, really narrow it down to being  feminine and wearing dresses and just being lipstick chic. -Michelle Rodriguez”

Here are the lip color launches that topped my list:

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Sisley Phyto Lipgloss ($55) launched in October. These fabulous glosses add a great kick of shine. They glosses glide on smooth, feel luxurious with 7 color choices. What I love the most about Sisley Phyto Lipgloss is they are not sticky and contain moisturizer to soften and nourish your lips.

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet

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Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick ($32.50) – Chanel finally introduced a collection of matte lipsticks. I’m a fan of Chanel makeup. Their products are simply beautiful. My favorite feature of this lip collection is they are matte but are not dry and the colors have great pigment.  Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipstick really wears well. This collection is in 11 gorgeous shades. I am complimented every time I wear this lipstick in L’Impatiente, a rich, deep plum color.

Benefit Ultra Plush Lipgloss

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Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Glosses ($16) – If you love Benefit Powders, you will certainly love these glosses. Never tried Benefit makeup? What are you waiting for? Benefit Ultra Plush Lip Gloss is available in 6 sensational shades from Dallas to Sugarbomb with high shine, great color and ease of application.

Look for more sensational color in 2013.

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro

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Color Trend: POPPY, not orange, not red, but something beautiful in between.

Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro #401 Tibetan Orange ($32)

CoverGirl LipPerfection Lipcolor Flame ($8)

Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick Raven ($28)

 

 

IMAN Cosmetics is now digital

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IMAN Cosmetics introduces Find-Your-Shade Scannable or QR Code for Smartphones!

IMAN Cosmetics offers makeup and skin care fo women of color regardless of ethnicity.IMAN Cosmetics is a global beauty company  launched in 1995 by international fashion model and cover girl, Iman who has revolutionized the way women of color think about beauty.

IMAN foundations are available in 16 shades and multiple formulas to meet the lifestyle needs of women. The Find-Your-Shade application helps you to not only determine your best foundation, but helps you select powder and concealer products too.

You can now have your own virtual beauty advisor with one touch from your phone.

Check out Iman Cosmetics at www.IMANCosmetics.com