Articles tagged with: Madame Connoisseur (Makeup)
Finding the right red lipstick shade can be as confusing as buying a new car. There are so many options on the market – from matte to glossy. Some wear for hours, some disappear in a few seconds like desert clouds, and yet others dry your lips out.
With all these choices, what’s a girl to do?
Finding the right red lipstick is a not as scary as you may think it is. Just follow these simple steps:
1. Know your skin tone first. If you have a darker complexion, you …
In 2000 I began working for MAC Cosmetics an affiliation that continued for five years. I had always been a big fan of the brand, but I was hooked on my second day with the company after a visit to the MAC Pro store where I met several BEAUTIFUL and animated makeup artists all of whom were eager to teach me about the products and demonstrate how to accentuate my features and bring out my inner beauty. I quickly learned that no matter your age or the color …
The eyes are certainly the window to our soul. They mesmerize and tease, just like a burlesque dancer, and they have the power to fill us with great desire and joy. When we think of the eyes, we think of countless actresses who have charmed us with their cat eye and charming winks: Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra, the innocent wide-eyed Emmy Rossum in Phantom of the Opera, Halle Berry in Cat Woman…
So, if you wanted to emulate these smoldering icons, would you use a gel eyeliner or pencil? And which …
When the temperatures escalate, your makeup needs to remain in place. There’s no point in you applying your eyeshadow, lipstick and foundation oh so carefully in the morning only to have them evaporate like desert clouds by noon.
So, how can you keep your color on all the time?
1. Use an oil-free primer on your face so it will not clog pores. Our perennial favorite is Smashbox PhotoFinish Foundation Primer. Use a light-weight, breathable foundation with SPF as much as possible. We love Korres’s Ginger & Vitamins Water-Based Foundation with SPF …
This summer, Lancome gives us delicious shades of gold and bronze on the skin and a delicious coral lip. This look is great for the beach because of the skin’s delicious glow that comes alive with a touch of blush. Here is the poster for this look:
Our makeup artist, Lillian Rose, used the following products from the collection to simulate the look above, and also give it a fresh twist with the evening cat eye.
For the face
Lillian used the incredibly lightweight Teint Idole Fresh Wear Foundation.
For the eyes
Lillian used …
Hey, you jetsetters! We suspect that with the nice weather, a lot of you will be beach bound (we certainly are). And what better makeup to wear this warm weekend than the cool summer colors of MAC Cosmetics’ To the Beach Collection.
Check out the sexily bronzed look sported by our model, Robbie Ballen and the sunset-colored eyeshadows created by the magic hands of our makeup artist, Lillian Rose. The photographs are done by the brilliant and talented ChangoBi.
To get this look, Lilian applied MAC Cosmetic’s Face & Body Foundation …
Every girl needs some Tom Ford in her life. This may come in the form of his movie, his clothes, a man who enjoys his tailored, Saville-Row esque pleasures we call suits.
The Tom Ford Private Blend Lipsticks are twelve essential gems that will decorate the most sensuous part of your face. Ford himself has said, “There is no more dramatic accessory than the perfect lip,” and we agree. Gwen Stefani, Lady Gaga, Liz Taylor all agree.
The personal color palette of the Private Blend Lipsticks spans all shades of the color …
This must-see video shows you how to easily conceal dark circles. So many Beauty Stat fans asked us to give them quick and easy tips on how to conceal dark circles. Our resident celeb makeup artist, Alison Raffaele is here to show you how.
Thank you Alison! Now, it’s your turn. Don’t you have a makeup question for Alison? Well here’s your chance!.
ASK Alison anything by posting your question on BeautyStat’s wall on Facebook HERE. You’ll be entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Saks.com.
Just DO IT and …
Each year, the Makeup Show in New York brings together the best and brightest of makeup artists and makeup products under one terrific roof. This year, the quality of the participants was beyond stellar, with brands that included Mac Pro, Temptu, Alison Raffaele Cosmetics, Mehron, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and Makeup Forever.
As we expected, Makeup Forever’s new waterproof Aqua Creams stole the show. These are versatile WATERPROOF colors that are so multipurpose that they’ll transform your entire face single handedly. We’re talking color for the eyes, lips and cheeks!
The pigments are …
CONTEST TIME!! This one’s a fun one (aren’t they all???) Yesterday was a big day in the beauty world. The winners of the 2010 CEW Beauty Awards were announced in the Big Apple. The judges picked some good ones of course, but we want to know which products YOU would choose to win an award if you were a judge. Leave us a comment on our Facebook Wall to be entered to win perhaps our most magnificent prize evah… A LOOT BAG STRAIGHT FROM THE AWARDS!!!