Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Afternoon Delight








L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream arrived from the lovely people at SheSpeaks.com, for review. I admit it. I was a bit surprised when I squeezed out the suggested dot size application. It came out white. Well not white, exactly, more like a pearlized, shimmering silver white. The shade melted like magic, transforming the face with a radiant, glistening glow. The self-adjusting bead granules went to work, immediately. Imperfections disappeared, my face felt clean, light and moisturized. All the rage in Asia, B.B. creams were first developed for use after cosmetic procedures, lasers, surgery and peels. The healing, soothing properties offer fast, healing results. Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream in Medium 814 works for me. It primes, perfects, hydrates and corrects. Encapsulated pigments, Panthenol, Glycerin, anti-oxidants and Vitamin E ingredients equal quality results. Pretty, flawless finish skincare. Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream preps the skin for glamorama makeovers, and the whirlwind Award Season. At $10.95, leave one with your clients, they'll be impressed. While you're at it, pick up a few for yourself. Available at mass food and drug retailers, in four shades. Magic Skin Beautifier B.B. Cream by L'Oreal delivers, round the clock moisture. Talk about a home run, bases loaded.


http://www.shespeaks.com/lorealbbcream
http://www.lorealparisusa.com


Disclaimer:  I received this product complimentary from SheSpeaks in order to provide an evaluation.  Opinions are strictly my own.
Thanks SheSpeaks.com, for the B.B.Magic Cream introduction, and awesome product for review.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dressy Bessy

A matinee during the week, while everyone is working. One of my absolute, favorite past times. An empty, dark cinema and the magic of film. Transports you to another world, where problems are forgotten. The big screen, the compelling story, stunning visuals, an actors' transformation. Blissful entertainment. The writer in me craves creative illusion.

'Tis the season to celebrate movie making, blood, sweat and years it takes film to make it to the big screen. Award Season's in high gear. Hollywood buzzes with stars, directors, producers, screenwriters, press, agents, designers, stylists, hair and makeup artists. Smack dab in the eye of the Hollywood storm,  equal parts exciting and exhausting.

Stars rely on their beauty team to get them through the whirlwind, looking fabulous.
Some award worthy beauty products I count on to create Oscar worthy faces,
stunning day and night. Joan Rivers will be left speechless.



Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation, radiant dew coverage creates a flawless veil of gorgeous skin. For a bit more coverage try Armani Maestro Foundation, great as a primer and for those needing a bit more coverage. Holds up on camera! Armani's Celebrity Face Designer Tim Quinn should know, he's en route to LA to beautify Hollywood's A list stars.
Armani Lip Maestro in striking bold color and long lasting wear, delivers vintage Hollywood glam with a modern updated twist.




by Terry Touch Expert Advanced 
Multi Corrective Concealer Brush brightens the eyes in seconds, hides imperfections in a luxurious push pen formula, a must for before and after touch ups.

Light-Expert Compact
Mineral Foundation Compact.
The all in one powerhouse powder compact.
Delivers a luminous matte protective veil of coverage.





L'Oreal Infallible Shadows pack a serious punch.
The texture goes on smooth, doesn't fall on the face and lights up the eyes in Megawatts.
Gold is my go to favorite. Apply to the lid, inner eye, lower lash line creating chic, camera ready eyes.








Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler and False Lashes
No starlet's face should be left incomplete.
Shu's eyelash curler and false lashes,
the ultimate in red carpet eye candy.



Mac Cosmetics
Matte Bronzer, a flat bronzer with no shimmer, spot on for creating texture, definition, warmth and an overall tan.
Pink Swoon Blush is a warm pink, and a favorite of a super diva client. She turned me on to the blush and an application technique. Applied just above the high cheekbone, the skin will light up the stage.




2013 Best Actress Oscar's category. Quvenzhan√© Wallis aged 9, is youngest Best Actress nominee in history of the Academy Awards... and Emmanuelle Riva, 85, the oldest. Women of every age are sublime, talented, lovely and beautiful.

Golden Globes... Here We Come!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Silence is Golden



Anna Sui Cosmetics
Photo Steven Meisel
Model Chyrstal Copland for Fusion Models

Anna Sui's Drama Queen Collection launches Spring makeup in true, glam form. For the Dramatic, the Collection is a modern throwback to the 1920's Hollywood starlet. 
The silent movie actress, lounging in her red velvet boudoir.


Drama Queen Collection debuts a line of lipsticks, featuring Anna Sui's signature black rose tube. Dazzle Base, available in 5 shimmery finish lipsticks. Vivid Base provides long lasting finish, in 17 vibrant shades. The hues range from pitch black, to orange to yellow, beautiful pinks and neutrals. Drama Queen has a shade for everyone.


Drama Queen Lip Liner semi-matte, long wear liner in hot pink and beige, is the glamour accessory for Spring. Lip Gel Top Coat seals the deal, color stays put. The packaging is award season fabulous. Lip Concealer Crayon in nude - beige, creates a fabulous barely there nude lip, conceals red before applying a beige or pink lip.






Limited Edition Loose Pots whimsical
graphics, spark creativity.
With sponge applicators, tidy application is a snap.
Shimmer lights up the face, red carpet radiant.
Shades of sky blue, emerald green,
rose pink and bright orange
applied to the lids, cheek or lips dazzle the Drama Queen.




http://www.annasui.com/en/cosmetics/