Why have I worn RED lipstick most of my adult days? Maybe it’s because it can be Classic, Flirtatious, and Chic, basically anything I want it to be?! For me, it doesn’t really matter that for this coming season it’s one of the hottest beauty trends out there, because it’s always been Number ONE for me! Read the rest of this entry »
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Hey, maybe I could be a celebrity if someone would guarantee me that I would have as much fun as I did the night I was so graciously asked to be one of Ten Celebrity Makeup Artists at Neiman Marcus Beauty Week. I had my own personal photographer, no paparazzi to deal with, a talented makeup artist, Sara Murphy, doing all of my hand-work at my chosen counter which happened to be Laura Mercier (we all chose one line to represent), who applied the look I wanted to achieve, Red Lips and Smokey Eyes for me on a professional model. Mine was Kaitlin and not only was this young lady a gorgeous face, she got to wear the most beautiful dress in the show, a RED Tom Ford drop-dead rusched sheer that was off-the-charts. I felt I was due extra points just for that dress! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Allison Bagley, Beauty Tips, Carla and Beatrice Valencia, Carolyn Farb, Ceron, Cosmetics, Daniel Barrett, GHWCC, Leisa Holland-Nelson, Lindsey Love, Neiman Marcus, Philamena Baird, Rebecca Spera, Stacey Swift, Suzan Deison, Ursaline Hamilton
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It’s finally happening! Something that I have begged for for years (I’m sure this is not a unique request from me and that many of you have asked for this as well!?) Mini-sized cosmetics are actually being produced for travel in all of the right sizes to get you through security in a breeze. We’ve all begged our sales person at Neiman’s, Saks, Nordstrom maybe, during heavy travel months for small samples of products that we love, particularly in skin care, where the home jar/bottle is just too big to pack! Sometimes they had them but not always and if your trip was on the lengthy side, those samples, which were designed for an application or two had you begging shamelessly for more. That is no longer the case…mini-sized cosmetics have arrived! Read the rest of this entry »
Inspired by the gorgeous, bold peonies blooming in Brooklyn Botanical Garden, La Prairie Colour Ambassador, Wade, created the perfect canvas of colour for its Summer 2011 collection that launched in May. This first makeup artist created and collaborated colour collection for the luxury Swiss Beauty brand was presented to us recently at a breakfast at Neiman Marcus.
To quote Wade, “My makeup philosophy is about being beautiful, yet polished and feminine. To me, a peony does just that. ”Peonies, a personal favorite of mine, as well as I love it’s beautiful colour and delicacy.” That is what the goal of the collection was. To create beautiful shades, as often seen in peonies, that would flatter all skin tones and eye colors. Beautiful, simple and not overpowering. Read the rest of this entry »
I guess it just felt right that I should be chatting with Lev Glazman, co-founder with his wife Alina Roytberg, on Friday at Neiman Marcus about his very popular and ultra-hip collection of bath and body products, known so appropriately as FRESH. There we were going into Earth Week and talking about his natural and organic approach to skin care. I liked that and I liked him and most importantly I liked what I learned from him.
This season of giving means also a season of partying, and we’re here to make sure that you take a few moments from all of this hectic holiday scheduling for YOU, so that you look most your most beautifully glamorous and stylishly on trend. We’ve also added a few of our favorite beauty gift-giving ideas in our bonus section of great beauty buys for gals and guys! Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: Burt’s Bees, CLARISONIC, Cosmetics, Holidays, J.Crew, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Macy’s, Neimans Marcus, Nordstrom, Philosophy, Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Ave, Sephora, Sonia Kashuk, Target
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So you’re in a dark, sexy restaurant, Valentine’s or any other night, and you want to take a look to ensure your crimson smooch is up to standard? Do you really want to make a trek to the ladies room for just a simple touch up?!!! The answer is, not unless you have to, and you no longer have to. Houston make-up artist, Tonya Riner has teamed up with her gal pal, make-up artist and Page Parkes alum, Leslie Munsell, to form Beauty for Real Cosmetics and have created SEE THE LIGHT Lip Gloss! This illuminating lip gloss’ high tech packaging, complete with mirror and LED lighting, allows for your easy application on the go. BTW, this gloss, available in nine fashion hues, is made with plant-derived antioxidants such as green tea and grape seed extracts that provide you with regenerative and anti-aging capabilities………and it’s all so simple to use and only $22.
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CHIC FIND: The Lipstick Queen by Poppy King
Poppy King is a woman near and dear to my heart. She has always been fascinated with the lips since she was a child in Australia playing with her Moms lipstick and believes that it is lip color that transforms the look of the face. It is her obsession with the glamour of lips that has driven her cosmetic career that has been solely focused on lip products. As someone who never leaves the house without that ONE beauty product always carefully applied to my lips and who like Polly is a fan of RED, I get it and so much agree that I know we could be friends!
All of her lip products are available at Barney’s and in H-town at Kuhl-Linscomb where Lauren can give you the 411 on the benefits of each. Poppy has selected 10 colors and has done those same 10 colors for LIPSTICK QUEEN any way you like them……
*Saint and Sinners lipsticks……Saint is only 10% pigmentation and very sheer, while Sinners is 90% pigmentation, full coverage, very opaque and matte.
*Two Glosses…..Shine and Matte
*Big Bang is an illusion gloss; lets the light do its part to make your lips look fuller without the use of a plumper
*Medieval is a stain that moisturizes your lips, ala chapstick
*Chinatown Pencils available in sheer and the same matching colors. Poppy feels nothing should take away from the look of rich, full lips and are only needed to restrain your lip color of choice. (these pencils are featured on the current cover of the Aug. 09 Instyle Magazine with Kathryn Heigl)
For more info on products, Poppy and her new book, click, Lipstickqueen.com
Photo image above taken by Tina Tyrell for NY Times Magazine, T, October 2006…….note, Poppy wears no eye make-up, so as not to distract from…….her LIPS! (truly deserving of her title, LIPSTICK QUEEN)
It’s the Spring Beauty Event at
February 26-March 8
Nothing can improve your mood like COLOR……..and let’s face it, we all need a little mood-uplifting these days……….that’s why I’ll be strutting over to Neiman’s Galleria to visit my favorite salesperson, with my beauty shopping list in hand to get all of my treats, as this is one event I never miss.
Color is the message at Neiman’s Cosmetic counters this season…….the Beauty Event is the perfect time to stock up on your favorites and try a few new things as well! If you spend $100 or more, you can take home an exclusive tote in PINK, TURQUOISE or ORANGE and it’s stocked full of (9) colorful treats from many of your favorite designers.
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