Thursday, May 26, 2016

Get the hair look: Chrissy Teigen's Edgy New Haircut

Chrissy Teigen's new style.
TRESemmé Celebrity Brand Ambassador Chrissy Teigen is a model and a mother who recently debuted an edgy, new hairstyle that puts an ultramodern twist on the elan. Keeping Teigen's hair thicker and longer in the front gives the semblance of fuller hair without over-layering the style. TRESemmé Stylist Jeanie Syfu expatiates about this trend and offers tips for styling this look at home.

“The key to making this look work is to let it swing and move, and that starts with using volumizing products like the new TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Collection,” said Syfu said about Teigen's new hair look, “this new cut offers so many styling options that girls love!”

Is it possible this look can be re-created? According to Syfu, absolutely.

When beginning this hair look, Syfu started by washing Teigen's hair using the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Pre-Wash Conditioner and the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Shampoo. These amazing products work generously to set the foundation for the style. As she continued she applied the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Touchable Bounce Mousse to Teigen's towel-dried locks. Then, she blow dried her hair upside down, using fingers to shake and pull at the roots.

As the TRESemmé Stylist continued she wrapped some of the hair once as she wrapped some of Teigen's hair twice around a large barrel curling iron, leaving ends out. This works to create natural movement. Then, Syfu let the sections cool before gently brush through to soften the waves. It is so important to that the hair is fully dry when completing these steps.

To finish the hair look, Syfu set the style by applying the TRESemmé Beauty-Full Volume Flexible Finish Hairspray and working this product in Teigen's tresses through lengths with fingers. This creates a soft and touchable hold that lasts for hours.

You have just re-created Chrissy Teigen's edgy new hairstyle. For more information visit TRESemmé today.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 2016: Beauty Favorites

Colgate Optic White Platinum
High Impact toothpaste,
one of my favorites for the month
of May.
As a lover of all things beauty, I can honestly admit that I am quite the addict. And if you are anything like me, you will not only love an amazing beauty discovery, but appreciate it much more so. As we Spring into Summer, I have tried quite a few beauty essentials this month that I absolutely love. Rounding up the month of May, I have discovered quite a few favorites this month. So, what are my beauty favorites for the month of May?

I love mascara. It is one of my favorite makeup essentials. If I don't wear mascara, I feel as if my makeup is incomplete. And although I love mascara, I have never been a fan of waterproof mascara until I discovered the Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara. Not only does this work to define my lashes, it works to thicken, lengthen, volumize and even curl them. The best part is, it is waterproof so you can cry in it, workout in it, swim in it and you know, make love while wearing it and it will not smudge nor budge.

Located in the heart of New Zealand lies one of the world of beauty's best kept secrets, Mellow Cosmetics. Although they have created quite a few gems, their matte lipstick is a tried and true holy grail. Available in an array of shades, this amazing lipstick is not only pigmented to perfection, but moisturizing and long-lasting too. This matte lipstick is truly one of the best I have tried yet and a favorite for the month of May.

Speaking of lipstick, another one that I am really enjoying this month is the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing lipstick. Not only is this lipstick extremely pigmented, it is long-lasting and moisturizing. There is nothing worse than using a lipstick that will dry out your lips and make the color bleed. This lipstick does not do that yet lasts quite a while. Whether you are looking for a haute nude or a classic red, the color range is quite extensive. This lipstick is outstanding.

Moving onto skin care, as of late I truly loving the Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser. I wasn't sure if I was going to love this particular cleanser or not, as I am a huge fan of the Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser (a 2015 Examiner Best in Beauty winner). I am shocked at how incredible this terrific skin treat is. Infused with a plethora of organic ingredients, this cleanser works to clarify, exfoliate, purify and moisturize your skin. What more can I say? This is definitely a winner for the month of May.

When it comes to moisturizers, I am always searching for the best; however, I have discovered some I love, some I hate, and some I contemplate and debate whether or not to use again. One of the best moisturizers I have discovered recently is the Armani PRIMA Glow-On Moisturizing Balm. This is one of the greatest skin care products I have ever used on my face. Not only does it make my skin feel smooth and dewy, but it makes it easy to apply my makeup. And on top of that, it leaves my skin looking luminous.

Lately I have been really appreciating cleansing towelettes. Most of the are relatively convenient as you can just put them into your purse and gym bag and go. There is something to be said about a textured cloth that works gently and effectively to cleanse your skin. My favorite cleansing towelettes right now are the Luminous Clean Wet Cleansing Towelettes from Pond's. Not only do these clean my skin by removing impurities, oil and makeup, but they clean it without destroying your skin's natural acid mantle and barrier.

As I move onto bath & body, I must admit that I have been modestly obsessed with the Olay Fresh Outlast body washes. Available in five amazing scent combinations, not only do they cleanse the body generously, but provide your skin with instantaneous moisture. What I love about these fabulous body washes is the fact that they cling to your skin and are quite long-lasting. You can snag these at your nearest mass-retailer.

You know what else I am loving right now? The AHAVA Mineral Botanic Cream Wash. Located in the heart of Israel, I have garnered a huge love for these body washes. Infused with an array of natural botanicals and organic plant extracts, this outstanding cleansing medium delivers vitamins directly to the skin that work to soften, smooth, moisturize and most importantly, protect your skin. Free of harsh detergents, this great for every skin type.

Another bath & body favorite for this month is definitely the beauty 360 Cocoa Butter Gel Body Oil. Exclusively available at CVS, not only does this body oil work to moisturize your skin, but revitalize your skin too. It also works to lock in moisture, which I absolutely love. Plus, it is infused with a variety of antioxidants so it works generously and effectively to boost your skin's natural moisture barrier and balance your skin's natural pH levels. It also works to prevent your skin from being exposed to various environmental stressors. If you are searching for an amazing bath & body essential this is definitely the one.

So, what about hair? Well, this month I have discovered quite a few favorites including the Vibrastrait Flat Iron from Brocato. Not only does the Vibrastrait heat up in just 8 seconds, but it automatically shuts off in 50 minutes. With various temperature settings, it heats up to 450 degrees. Made from tourmaline ceramic, the ergonomic design is one to both love and appreciate. And the best part is, there is absolutely no pulling or tugging. Available in three unique sizes including a half inch, a one-inch and a one and three-fourth inch, this is one of my favorites for the month of May.

The NutraStim Pro Laser Hair Comb from NutraLuxe MD is one of my favorite beauty products right now. This amazing device uses laser light which works to stimulate hair follicles and promote hair growth. It's quite easy to use as it features a very lustrous design. Although results don't happen immediately after one use, you will start to see results within due time. I noticed a change in my hair density, as my hair looked and felt fuller. The way a plant uses the sun to grow is the way our hair and scalp uses this device to grow. And that is truly a wonderful thing.

Well since we are on the subject of hair, I have to admit that I am obsessed with the Phyto Huile Soyeuse Hydrating Oil. With a very serum-like texture (an oil-based cream) it works amazingly to protect your hair and works to tame frizz as well as static and flyaways. When using this fantastic Phyto addition I noticed that my hair looked and felt healthier. I also noticed that my hair was easier to manage too. Free of parabens, sulfates and other chemicals almost 100% of this product is made up of botanicals which makes it that much more appealing.

Although quite a few fragrances this month have sparked my interest immensely, I have to admit that I am in love with Ralph Lauren's newest fragrance Love. If you can imagine an unique blend of red apple, rose and cotton candy the result is this fragrance. It's quite fun and great for every girl who wears it, as anyone who does will love it. I love many fragrances, as I dislike quite a few, but for the month of May today I am loving Ralph Lauren Love. Available at Ralph Lauren, this is a perfume you are going to want to check out.

One of my other favorites for the month of May is the Colgate Optic White Platinum High Impact White toothpaste. This toothpaste is literally activated within a 3-day period and after the 3rd day I noticed my smile shined, as my teeth looked whiter and brighter. It is also convenient, as it can be found at your nearest mass-retailer and it is affordable for the at-home whitening it delivers.

Another favorite this month is the Lily Cup from Intimina. I am a huge fan of the compact cup, as it is collapsible and great for traveling; however, I am absolutely loving the regular Lily Cup. It is hypoallergenic and does not contain any dryness or irritation. And although you can forget you are wearing it due to it's comfort level, it protects intimate balance and lasts up to 12 hours. Granted there are quite a few brands of pads and tampons I enjoy, right now the Lily Cup is one of my favorites.

To end my monthly favorites list I just want to let you know that I am really loving the organic drink Telula. I discovered this drink when searching for coupons that I could use at Whole Foods. Luckily in my quest, I was able to try this beverage. This drink is not only certified organic, it is GMO-free and contains no additives as well as toxic pesticides or any synthetic ingredients. Packed with an array of antioxidants and nutrients, the taste is clean and makes you feel amazing.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Get the makeup look: Ciara at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards

Ciara at the 2016
Billboard Music Awards.
(Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)
Ciara stunned the red carpet Sunday evening in a sexy silver metallic Philipp Plein dress. As her hair looked effortlessly chic, her makeup really brought her entire look together. In fact, the songstress had several wardrobe changes tonight which inspired makeup look. The sexy singer teamed up with celebrity makeup artist Yolonda Frederick-Thompson for a radiant bronze makeup look to complement her various wardrobe changes.

“Multiple cutting edge hairstyles and wardrobe choices inspired the look. We planned in advance to create a makeup look that would look gorgeous with all of her wardrobe changes throughout the evening,” Frederick-Thompson said about the inspiration behind Ciara's makeup look.

So, is it possible to re-create this beautiful makeup look at home?

First and foremost, Frederick-Thompson prepped Ciara's skin. She cleansed her skin with the Estee Lauder Take It Away Makeup Remover Towelettes. Then, she used RèVive Skincare Moisturizing Renewal Eye Cream. This works amazingly to highlight the eye area.

As Frederick-Thompson continued, she applied the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance Bronze. This works to give the skin a supple and radiant quality. A quality that is very much needed for smooth and flawless makeup application. Next, the celebrity makeup artist applied a thin layer of Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous Foundation in Chai to even out Ciara's complexion.

Then, the celebrity makeup artist applied the Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-4 which works to highlight the t-zone and to keep the songstress's skin looking flawless. As Frederick-Thompson continued, she lightly contoured Ciara's forehead, nose and cheekbones using the Laura Mercier Flawless Contouring Palette followed by an application of the MAC Sheer Select Loose Powder in Peach.

This look is all about the skin so the celebrity makeup artist continued with applying the Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder all over the singer's face before applying the Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Canyon on the apples of her cheeks. She finished the face with the Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder in Seduction and the Laura Mercier Mineral Illuminating Face Makeup Powder in Candlelight. This works to create a beautiful radiant glow.

As she continued with the makeup look, she began shaping and defining Ciara's brows with the Laura Mercier Eye Brow Pencil in Soft Brunette. The celebrity makeup, then applied the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Layin’ Low to the songstress's eyelids. Frederick-Thompson then contoured the outer corners of the lip, crease and entire lash line with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Tuxedo. This works to give the eyes more depth.

Frederick-Thompson continued by layering the eyelids by using the pewter-toned eye shadow, Rock from Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette. Frederick-Thompson then highlighted Ciara’s brow bone with a warm vanilla shadow, Dust, also from Laura Mercier Extreme Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette. And for that extra dash of glam, she dotted the inside corners of Ciara's eyes with the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Moonlight. To finish the eyes the celebrity makeup artist applied several coats of the Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils in black.

Frederick-Thompson lined and contoured the singer's lips with Laura Mercier Lip Pencil in Chestnut. As the celebrity makeup artist continued, she applied the Laura Mercier Velour Lovers Lip Colour in Embrace. To finish the look, Frederick-Thompson highlighted the center of Ciara's lips by using the Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Brigitte.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Ciara's makeup look at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Love the skin you are in this Summer with the Beauty Infusion from NeoCell

Beauty Infusion by NeoCell.
Collagen constitutes for 30% of protein in the human body. One of the best collagen supplements in the world today is definitely the Beauty Infusion by NeoCell. So, what is it exactly? It is a refreshing, all-natural blend that promotes radiant beauty. Radiant beauty so powerful that it starts within before working its way out. As you may or may not be already aware, when collagen levels decline in the body, this can lead to loss of elasticity in the skin, the hair and the nails. This is all part of intrinsic aging. And when we are exposed to environmental stresses including DNA damage and oxidative stress this is extrinsic aging. Supplementing with Beauty Infusion works to deliver the right amount of collagen and recapture that luminous glow from the inside-out.

Each Beauty Infusion supplement contains 6,000 mg of Hydrolyzed NeoCell Collagen Type 1 & 3 as well as 120 mg of Vitamin C, 50 mg of Hyaluronic Acid, 50 mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid, and 24 mg of Potassium. On top of that, the Beauty Infusion is low in calories and in carbohydrates as it is flavored with natural fruit juice powders and a Sweet Yara blend of Stevia and Erythritol.

Currently, NeoCell offers three unique Beauty Infusion flavors. These flavors include: Appletini, Tangerine Twist and Cranberry Splash. Although they taste great alone, they are an incredible addition to any smoothie.

Collagen also works to restore joint deterioration, heal wounds, repair leaky gut syndrome, cleanse your liver, help with muscle recovery, boost your metabolism and even reduce cellulite and stretch marks. Collagen gravitates to new skin cells and works to correct, prevent and repair any type of skin damage by promoting tissue regeneration. This connective protein also helps with mental health too. And on top of all of these amazing remedies and uses, Collagen gives your skin both strength and shape. Amazing right?

Beauty Infusion is a healthy supplement that not only your taste buds will crave, but your skin will too. Also, it is free of synthetic ingredients and GMOs. You can find the Beauty Infusion by NeoCell at your nearest NeoCell retailer such as The Vitamin Shoppe, GNC, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Vitamin World, Plum Market and more. Feel pretty today, feel and look even more beautiful tomorrow.

Friday, May 20, 2016

MAC Cosmetics introduces MAC Blue Nectar

MAC Blue Nectar
Inside the field of beautiful flowers, a perplexing plethora of people epitomizing blue ripe desire lies a woo of attraction with only the strongest strains of fixation and obsession over lipstick and animalistic desire. With an intriguing intoxicating essence you are not going to want to resist your instincts, as you are going to only want to let your blue nectar flow.

It is official, MAC Cosmetics is launching a brand new makeup collection consisting of 12 brand new lipsticks. The lipsticks will retail for $17 USD/$21 CAD. These lipsticks include:

Riot House, a light vivid orange (matte)

Barbecue, a vivid orange-red (matte)

Breathing Fire, a bright, warm fuchsia (matte)

Courting Seduction, a creamy pastel lavender (amplified)

Give In, a creamy natural pink (amplified)

Heroine, a bright purple (matte)

Intoxica, a bright raspberry red (matte)

Invite Intrigue a cool, bright fuchsia (matte)

Lured In, a mid-tone pastel purple (amplified)

Lust Extract, a deep royal purple (matte)

Ablaze, a bright apricot (matte)

Sweet Venom, an intense pink coral (matte)

With the launch of the new Blue Nectar collection, MAC Cosmetics is also releasing 6 new Plushglasses. The Plushglass will retail for $20 USD/$24 CAD. These Plushglasses include:

Fulfflilled, a full-blush creamy pink (cream)

Robust, a sheer bubblegum pink

In Abundance, a bright coral pink

Full For You, an ultra-cool pink with silver pearl (frost)

Ample Pink full, soft rose (cream)

Fashion Fanatic, a sheer baby pink

The Blue Nectar collection will be available online at MAC Cosmetics Thursday, June 2, 2016 and in-store Thursday, June 9, 2016 through Tuesday, June 21, 2016. #MACBlueNectar
For more updates on this collection and other collections by MAC Cosmetics, simply click here today.
The Blue Nectar collection will be available online Thursday, June 2, 2016 and in-store Thursday
June 9, 2016.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Get the look: Natasha Poly at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival

Natasha Poly at the 69th annual
Cannes Film Festival.
(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Natasha Poly stunned the red carpet Tuesday evening at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival looking perfected in pink courtesy of Prada. While walking the red carpet at the Julieta premiere, the Russian beauty also possessed a sun-kissed glow that looked as if the sun came down and kissed her skin. As her hair was left down, it was combed back in a very elegant and classy way. Her makeup shined and really complemented her entire Prada dress. In the process of looking amazing, Poly teamed up with L'Oreal Paris for a very haute hair and makeup look.

So, is it possible to re-create this Russian beauty's look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the L'Oreal Paris stylist prepped Poly's skin. For this particular, they applied the L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Skin Illuminator Tinted All-in-1 Moisturizer SPF 20. As the stylist continued, they applied the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation to the model's face. The face makeup also featured an array of other beauty essentials that brought the entire look together.

As the stylist continued, they applied the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Prep & Shape Pro-Kit directly to Poly's brows. Then, they applied the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche La Palette Nude followed by the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Black Velvet Liner. To complete the eyes, a few coats of the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara was applied.

To finish the makeup look, the L'Oreal Paris makeup artist applied the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Balm in Nourishing Nude.

As the hair entailed quite a few products, the L'Oreal Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Lustrous Oil Serum was applied to tame flyways and the obvious, nourish the hair.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Natasha Poly's look at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival for the Julieta premiere.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Benefit Cosmetics launches new brow collection

Benefit Cosmetics will launch their highly
anticipated brow collection on
Friday, June 24, 2016.  
It is official, Benefit Cosmetics is launching a new brow collection. Since 1976, Jean and Jane Ford have deciphered the difficult brow dilemma. With 1,800 BrowBar beauty lounges in over 40 countries, Benefit Cosmetics is a world-renowned brow leader. It was only three years ago when this Californian beauty brand began it's bold brow goal to develop a collection that solves virtually every single brow dilemma. Whether you have skimpy brows, patchy brows and even barely there brows, Benefit offers high-performing formulas, custom-designed applicators, and mistake-proof shades that will make all of your problematic brow issues disappear. And the best part is, you are your own expert.

So, what does this new brow collection entail?

The Benefit ka-BROW is a creamy brow color with a gel-like consistency. Whether you are looking to fill in your brows or searching to sculpt them, this product is the perfect beauty essential to do that. It also works to define your brows too. As this amazing Benefit addition comes with a brush applicator that you can pull out directly from the cap, it is available in 6 easy-to-choose shades. From natural to dramatic, the Benefit ka-BROW lasts 24 hours and is completely waterproof. ($24 at Benefit Cosmetics)

Another amazing addition to the brow collection is definitely the Benefit 3D BROWtones. As they work to highlight your natural brow hair, the 3D BROWtones instantaneously enhance your natural brow color. Using a custom brush with a comb tip, this product is water-resistant and lasts up to 12 hours. Available in two easy-to-choose shades, if you are searching for subtle brow highlights this is the one you are going to want. ($24 at Benefit Cosmetics)

No brow collection is complete without the Benefit Brow Zings. As a compact essential, this outstanding Benefit addition includes everything you need to shape and tame your brows. This award-winning beauty basic includes perfectly paired wax and powder as well as, a custom extendable dual-ended brush and mini slant tweezers. Available in 6 easy-to-choose shades, this perfect pocket-size gem guarantees 12 hour wear too. ($32 at Benefit Cosmetics)

Are you looking to volumize, tame and tint your brows? If so, you are going to love the Benefit gimme brow. Possessing an unique fiber gel, this is great for every girl looking for fuller brows. Available in three unique shades, this wonderful Benefit addition features a tapered brush applicator and works to create natural-looking fullness and definition. Possessing a buildable coverage, the gimme brow is both buildable and waterproof. ($24 at Benefit Cosmetics)

When it comes to shaping and setting brows, the perfect beauty basic you need is definitely the Benefit Ready, Set BROW. Not only does it lock in your makeup, so brows don't disappear, it holds brow hairs into place. And the best part is, the Benefit Ready, Set BROW offers 24 hour wear that is flexibly flake-free, easy to apply, and quick dry. Featuring a custom-molded wand, this is the ultimate brow shaper and setter. ($24 at Benefit Cosmetics)

The Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil makes both brow filling and shaping super easy, as it is the perfect beauty essential for those of you looking for fast, full and most importantly, natural looking brows. Possessing a custom tear drop tip along with a spoolie brush, expect soft glide-on color and 12 hour wear. Available in 6 easy-to-choose shades, the Benefit Goof Proof Pencil is also waterproof and features a twist-up, non-sharpen tip. ($24 at Benefit Cosmetics)

Another thing to love and appreciate about Benefit's brow collection is the Benefit Precisely, My Brow Pencil. As this beauty basic creates perfect precision, is it the perfect essential to create hair-like strokes. As it is ultra-fine, it includes a rather unique custom control grip great for filling in the blanks and creating only natural looking brows. It also features a twist-up, non sharpen tip and a spoolie brush. Available in 6 easy-to-choose shades, not only is this brow pencil waterproof, it is smudge-proof and lasts up to 12 hours. ($24 at Benefit Cosmetics)

Are you looking to condition your brows? What about prime them? If so, you are going to love the Benefit BROWVO Conditioning Primer. Fortified with an array of nutrients such as keratin and soy protein, this primer works to enhance your brow color and extend the wear of your favorite brow products. As this primer also works to promote fuller, thicker and healthier brows, it also contains a custom soft-touch applicator that evenly coats them too. Want fuller looking brows? This is the product for you. ($28 at Benefit Cosmetics)

The Benefit High Brow & Benefit High Brow Glow are highlighting pencils that work to instantly highlight arches for brighter, youthful and vibrant eyes. The High Brow works as a natural-looking highlight, as the High Brow Glow is brighter and gives your eyes that eye-popping WOW. If you looking for boosted brightness, this dynamic duo is all that you need. ($22 at Benefit Cosmetics)

Other new additions to the Benefit brow collection include the Grooming Tweezer Brush ($20), the Angled Brow Brush & Spoolie ($20) and the All-Purpose Sharpener ($5) The new brow collection will be available online June 24, 2016. For more information, visit Benefit Cosmetics today. #BenefitBrows

Friday, May 13, 2016

U by Kotex introduces NYC's first ever period pop-up shop, The Period Shop

National Women's Health Week kicked off on Sunday. What better way to celebrate this amazing time of year than with sharing something that is history in the making. Today, U by Kotex opened up their very first ever pop-up shop in Flatiron, the Period Shop. Located in the heart of the big apple on 138 5th Ave., you are definitely going to want to visit the Period Shop, as it opens today. Next to Victoria's Secret, women can fully embrace the world of menstruation in more ways than one. With everything from a PMS-friendly comfort food bar to live performances to signature cocktails to even digital games and more, this is one of the best places to be today.

What started out as a suggestion, turned into a vision which later turned into reality, thanks to college student and choreographer Sarah Michelson. Not only yesterday did U by Kotex create the Period Calculator, a calculator that tracks and predicts your period and even ovulation. U by Kotex continues to empower women around the world and as a result, make a difference for women and their health. In fact, just by searching #periodprojects you will discover all of the concepts and contributions towards women's health.

“I think many people, men and women, are probably a little uncomfortable thinking or talking about menstruation,” said Representative Grace Meng, Democrat of New York told Roni Caryn Rabin of the NY Times recently. “We’re thinking of how we can change the conversation.”

The Period Shop is open today from 11 am until 9 pm. It is also open tomorrow from 11 am until 9 pm and on Sunday from 11 am until 6 pm. For more information about NYC's first ever period pop-up shop visit U by Kotex today. #UbyKotex

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Get the look: Blake Lively at the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival

The 69th annual Cannes film festival kicked off Wednesday night. Woody Allen's film Café Society was selected to open the event Wednesday evening. Blake Lively who co-stars in the film stunned the red carpet looking absolutely amazing. In fact, the Gossip Girl alumni wore a gorgeous Atelier Versace gown with hints of gold. Sporting a baby bump, Lively was gorgeously glowing. As her hair looked fantastic, her makeup slayed, bringing her entire look together. Lively teamed up with L'Oreal Paris for an amazing makeup and hair look to complement her Versace dress.

So, is it possible to re-create this look at-home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, the beautiful mother-to-be's skin was prepped with the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze Summer Express Face Cream. Not only does this moisturize your skin, but it leaves your skin looking and feeling amazing. As the L'Oreal Paris stylist continued with the look, they applied the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation to the actress's face. To finish the face, they applied the L’Oréal Paris True Match Lumi Liquid Glow Illuminator in Ice.

As the L'Oreal Paris stylist continued, they applied several products including the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Eyeshadow in Paris Beach. To finish the eyes, they applied the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt Mascara. To finish the entire makeup look, they applied the L’Oréal Paris Collection Exclusive Lip Pink in Blake’s Pink, a new lipstick coming out soon.

For the hair, the celebrity stylist representing L'Oreal used an array of products including the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Volume Filler Densifying Gelee, which promotes volume.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Blake Lively's look at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Get the hair look: Emma Stone at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress Emma Stone at the 2016
Met Gala.
(Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
Emma Stone is one of those starlets that can pull off virtually every single hair color under the sun. So, as much of a shocker it may have been when she stunned the red carpet Monday debuting dark hair, I think we can all agree that she looked ultimately amazing. As she wore a beautiful, off-white PRADA dress accessorized with a metal corset and harness, she definitely embodied a goddess from the Greek age. And for the Met Gala festivities, Stone teamed up with celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak for an amazing hair look to complement the beautiful actress's dress.
“Emma wore this gorgeous white, flowy PRADA gown with sharp gun metal details for an ethereal yet edgy look. We wanted the hair to have a strong, powerful presence,” L’Oréal Paris Celebrity Hairstylist Mara Roszak said about Stone's hair look.

So, is it possible to re-create this hair look at home? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Roszak prepped the Easy-A star's hair by washing it with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Shampoo and then conditioning it with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil Conditioner. After she shampooed and conditioned the starlet's hair, Roszak applied the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Boost It Volume Inject Mousse. Taking the hair, the celebrity hairstylist parted it to the side. Stone has bangs, so Roszak pinned them off to the side to disguise them.

As Roszak continued with this hair look, she took a small round brush along with the ghd air hairdryer and began to blow dry the hair. This works amazingly to create volume. Then, Roszak pin curled Stone's hair. She, then sprayed the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold. After a few minutes, Roszak removed the pins. Taking the 1 ¼ inch ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron, Roszak went over the curls.

Now taking the soft brush, the celebrity hairstylist brushed out the curls to create looser waves. As Roszak continued, she spritzed Stone's hair all over with the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Sleek it Strand-Smoother Serum Spray. This works to create amazing shine.

To finish the look she applied the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Strong Hold which works wonderfully to keep hair in place.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Emma Stone's hair look for the 2016 Met Gala.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Get the makeup look: Lily Collins at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress Lily Collins at the
2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
Lily Collins stunned the red carpet Monday evening for the 2016 Met Gala in a ravishing red Valentino gown. Her entire look was also accessorized with Tiffany & Co. jewelry. Collins was simple yet chic, but what really stood out was her makeup for the event. As a Lancôme ambassadress, Collins' makeup really complemented her outfit and made her look like a handmade futuristic doll with strong ties to Hollywood's glamorous past. Dolled up by the amazing Molly R. Stern, celebrity makeup artist to the stars, the actress made quite a statement for the Met Gala.

So, is it possible to re-create this amazing makeup look? Absolutely.

First and foremost, Stern prepped Collins skin with a rose mist spray followed by a layer of Natura Bissé Oxygen Cream. This amazing combination really works to quench the skin and keep it hydrated throughout the night. As Stern continued, she used the Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow Foundation in #2 on her face, neck, and arms to create a sheer, celestial finish. To naturally catch light, Stern applied the TRUE Isaac Mizrahi Radiance Boosting Pen all over the beautiful actress's face. Then, Stern finished the face with the Lancôme Cushion Blush Subtil in 032 Splash Corail which was applied to subtly warm the apples of Collins' cheeks.

Stern really loved playing with gold and metallic steel tones. As Stern continued with the look, she began to contour and shape the eye, using layers of gold and metallic steel tones with the Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Accomplice. She continued with the Lancôme Glow Subtil in 03 Rosegold Lights and in 05 Buff Lights. The celebrity makeup artist then, applied one layer of the Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara in Black to lashes followed by a layer of the Lancôme Hypnôse Chromatics Mascara Top Coat in Saint-Honore. She finished the eyes with a layer of black mascara.

To complete the look, Stern applied the Lancôme Color Design lipstick in Lucky Kiss to Collins' lips along with the Lancôme Glow Subtil 05 Buff Lights pressed in on top. Once she completed this step, Stern used the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in French Lace followed by the Lancôme Drama Liqui-Pencil in Lamé to create a machine-esque seam down her face, neck and chest.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Lily Collins' makeup look at the 2016 Met Gala.

Get the makeup look: Saoirse Ronan at the 2016 Met Gala

Actress Saoirse Ronan at
the 2016 Met Gala.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Saoirse Ronan has been blowing up the spotlight a lot lately at red carpet events this year. As the award-winning actress is known for her contributions to the performance arts, she is much more than just a talented actress. The Met Gala Monday night was the perfect opportunity for this Irish American beauty to shine and prove that she is creative in fashion too. Ronan stunned the red carpet in a custom Christopher Kane column dress that was accented with feathers, which is different from the Ronan we are use to. As her hair was pulled back, her makeup looked absolutely exquisite. Created by Avon Global celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen, her makeup look was inspired by 'Feathered Impact' which really complemented her dress.

So, it is possible to re-create this fabulous makeup look at home? Yes.

First and foremost, celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen applied the Avon Ideal Flawless Foundation. This foundation is lightweight and oil-free, making it great for red carpet events. She, then applied the Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Heavenly Pink to the Irish American beauty's cheeks.

Then, Andersen applied a really neutral, pink eye shadow on the lid and created a feathered wing using the Avon Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner. As she continued, she finished with the Avon Big & Multiplied Volume Mascara in Black. As this mascara is long-lasting, it also detangles and defines your lashes adding instantaneous volume to your lashes.

To finish the makeup look, Andersen applied the Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipstick in Pure Pink for a neutral, pale lip.

Congratulations! You have just re-created Saoirse Ronan's makeup look for the 2016 Met Gala.