Posts Tagged ‘makeup trends’

EMANI Cosmetics Made My Catalina Trip Amazing

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

It’s almost summer which means it’s time to plan mini getaways, warm trips, and long vacations! Personally, I spent my weekend on the gorgeous island of Catalina; Avalon to be exact. Of course, I did my homework ahead of time to determine what I needed to bring per weather restrictions, the verdict you ask? Sunny in the mid-70’s! Sounded like perfect sun bathing weather, however I remembered that Catalina weather is always iffy. A beautiful sunshine-filled afternoon can have a wind chill leaving me freezing cold!

I decided to bring my new eco-friendly EMANI cosmetics with me, not only because the colors are brilliantly tropical (and healthy – 100% vegan!), but also because they have breathable products which are designed to perform in all kinds of elements; extreme heat, humidity or cold temperatures. They seemed like a perfect fit for my Catalina getaway!

EMANI is a rare breed: 100% vegan, 100% gluten free, 100% American made, cruelty free, PETA certified and award winning, paraben/talc/mineral oil/etc. etc. FREE! These stats made me think the company must create great green products, however I questioned if they would provide good enough coverage or rich enough shades. They actually wear very light but provide deep coverage just like our favorite, expensive, luxury brands. I was shocked.

A few of my favorite products I used this weekend were the Crushed Blush in Cancun Heat, the Flawless Matte Foundation in Nude Beige, and the Mosaic Eye Shadow in Feeling Mischievous. I was really glad I brought my EMANI round-up because Saturday was gorgeous and hot (mid-80’s), but Sunday was sunny and freezing (the wind made it feel like low 60’s!). Regardless, my makeup looked flawless throughout. Aside from the high-performing pigmented shadows like the gorgeous Crushed Mineral Color Dust in Bamboo, the best item I brought was the Vegan Travel Brush Set. This set should actually be incorporated into my daily beauty regimen, not just for travel. Unbelievably soft, the brushes allow for an even and easy application for all kinds of product. They even have a top secret way of affixing each individual bristle to the wand to ensure they never leave stray hairs on your face!

Thanks EMANI for making my Catalina trip full of luminous color, coverage, and all around excitement!

Put A Lil Pep In Your Spring Makeup Routine

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Ok kiddos, spring has officially sprung and it’s time to face the facts – your boring winter beauty routine is looking tired. So let’s spruce it up a little bit and get a handle on your hotness for the season. If you don’t want to go for a drastic change with something like cutting your hair off like I did, adding a bit of color in the right place will give you that little extra something to stay on top of your game when it comes to spring makeup. Without much ado, here are a few of my favorite spring beauty ideas that will add a little pep in your step.

Transition that gloomy day with a little grey-on your face. One my favorite spring beauty trends of the season is the addition of grey into your wardrobe or into your beauty routine. I think the beauty gurus have suddenly remembered that using a matte grey eye shadow can complement any eye color and be effortlessly chic with any ensemble. Duh—I would’ve loved to have been around for that light bulb moment. Layer Le Metier De Beaute’s True Colour Eye Shaodow in Platinum over your favorite neutral base shadow to get a look that’s glamorous and just a little glistening. I’m also obsessing over Deborah lippmann’s Moon Rendezvous at the moment. It’s a slate grey-blue that’s put me and my nails totally over the moon.

Pastels will always be ever so prevalent in the fashion world for spring. I don’t know about you, but personally, wearing Easter egg colors just for the hell of it isn’t really my thing. My favorite interpretation of the pastel trend is to have a little fun with your eyeliner instead. Luckily, my absolute #1 favorite eyeliner by Stila comes in a few exciting colors for spring so we can create a new look while easily transforming your eyes into show stoppers. No joke and all with a quick swipe. Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Periwinkle, Snow & Turquoise are instant game changers for the season. Get them now or forever hold your peace.

I’ll be honest; summer makes me antsy because SPF pretty much replaces my makeup. So I haven’t felt the need to turn up my eye makeup every day. HOWEVER that doesn’t mean that I have to scare everyone going bare face just yet. My ‘deep fried butter’ of the season is this pairing: Becca’s Beach Tint in Lychee & IT Cosmetic’s Hello Light Crème Illuminizer. It’s my wham-bam, makeup done ma’am duo that’s super easy to apply on the go and can be used almost anywhere. The Crème illuminizer is a life saver! It can actually be used all over my face (trust me honey – it gets used all over) to enhance features and help with any complexion imperfections.

Super easy right? Most importantly, have fun, try new things and never stop smiling. There’s nothing more attractive than a woman with a positive attitude and a glowing smile.

Red white and Blue Beauty Ideas

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Source: Flickr User Bob Haarmans

By Jenna

Can you believe it? July is already here and the 4th of July is right around the corner and on a Wednesday. Let’s repeat that and all groan together. The 4th is on a Wednesday, so we all get 1 day off in the middle of the week. Most of Europe – 1, America – 0. Each Independence Day, you can usually find me smack dab in the heart of the Mojave Desert sipping on a few cocktails watching the 4th of July Fireworks, happy that makeup and cute outfits are not needed. Really, the only thing I ever need is a festive bikini and amazing sunglasses. Since leap year has ruined my usual plans, I’ve spent the last week brainstorming amazing 4th of July makeup ideas to help the fact that I must wear clothes this holiday. To the good stuff! Here are 3 trendy beauty ideas to usher in another USA birthday in style.

One of the hottest beauty trends of the season is to temporarily color your locks a pastel shade. I’ve seen a lot of pink, lavender and purple on ladies these days. Instead of taking the color plunge on the day to day, this is the perfect time to add a little ‘wild-child’ into that mane. Try using Streekers temporary hair color in blue or red. Take the applicator wand and paint just a few streaks on a couple 1 inch strands in the mid-section of your hair. This will create a perky pop of color without going overboard.

If you don’t want to wash your hair more than once in a week, you can always turn to your nails. Red, white and blue nails are a no-brainer to pair with any drink in hand! Give everyone on Pinterest a run for their money by creating a gorgeous polka-dot design or build your own color block mani.

Dare I say it? The most classic makeup trend alive… the red lip. If there’s any appropriate occasion for this look, it’s this one. Since most of us will be enjoying beverages and BBQ, I prefer to go with a red lip stain instead of traditional lipstick. I’ll be wearing 3 Custom Color Specialists Lip and Cheek Stain in Rose which is a poppy red, perfect for my Independence Day pout.

How will you celebrate the 4th of July this Wednesday?

 

Beautyfix Spotlight: Pop Beauty’s Glitz Blitz

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

By Jenna

Pop beauty has always been a standout brand because of their conveniently-cute packaging and their electric colors. From color cosmetics to nail polish, Pop Beauty brings influences straight from fashion forward London. You’ll find their new Glitz Blitz eyeliners in the latest season of Beautyfix just in time for fall to add a little glitz and glam to your makeup routine. All of Pop’s formulas are long-lasting and silky that also incorporates step-by-step instructions for foolproof makeup application.

What I love about Glitz Blitz is how each color is mixed with added sparkle for that little extra glam.  These eyeliners deliver intense color along with soothing Vitamin E all while being water resistant. In Beautyfix you have your choice of Blue Beam, Wine Wink, Olive Oomph, Black Blitz, Teal Twinkle and Brown Brilliance to help highlight your gorgeous peepers. I was pleasantly surprised at how long the eyeliner lasts after application! Although I’m a little iffy on the exact texture of the eyeliners, the stand out color they deliver is a great addition to my normal eye makeup routine.

 

With any of the colors, you can create either a subtle thin line for subtle sparkle or a thick line for all around glamour. Using any color form the Glitz Blitz collection will complement your eyes for a day or night look. Add the perfect amount of drama for fall and the holiday season by using a creamy eyelid primer first, and one of the Glitz Blitz colors on top. Slowly fill in your lid with the glittery color and blend with a brush. Most importantly, have fun!

Revamp your Makeup Bag for Spring

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Spring cleaning shouldn’t just revolve around re-organizing the house. Revamping your makeup bag is an easy way to toss out those old tubes and refresh your look. I’m not talking about throwing out all of your coveted beauty items, but a few products should be updated every season. Prepping your cosmetic closet for spring will give you a new palette ready for the warmer months of the year. These Spring beauty must-have items will go with anything spring fresh and make you feel good too.

What to toss:

If you’ve been holding onto that mascara for more than a few months, it’s time to toss it. Old wands and tubes will harbor bacteria and can easily cause eye infections. The best part about throwing away that nasty old tube is that spring is the perfect time to try out colored mascara. A fellow co-worker has been rocking new electric blue mascara and it looks effortlessly beautiful. It’s just the right amount of dark for indoors and in the sun it makes her eyes pop. Same goes for that older tube of lipstick or gloss. If it’s on the fritz, part your ways with it and grab an updated color like honeysuckle pink or a coral-red.

What to pick up:

Source: Flickr user green heat

Dry nail appliqués are the latest when it comes to hot nail trends and I highly recommend them. They are easy to apply, chip-resistant and come in a variety of fun colors for spring. And if you aren’t going to go for the colored mascara, one spring beauty trend to jump on the wagon for is adding a dash of color to your eye shadow palette. Pick up pop beauty’s Goddess Clutch in Day to Play to easily go from a cool neutral blend to a spice of color in just a few seconds. This will help consolidate multiple colors without taking up a ton of space.

The Best Beauty Trends (and the worst!) of 2010

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

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2010 was a pretty beautiful year, literally speaking. Aside from a few missteps and casualties (Bump-its anyone? Jersey Shore-esque tans? Anything from the Taylor Momsen makeup bag?), this past year has ushered in some gorgeous new looks and brought relevance to retro trends as well. Below is a list of some of the best beauty trends 2010 had to offer.

  • Ombre Hair- Good news for those who despise the monthly trips to the salon for touch-ups! Perfectly maintained hair is out and ombre hair is in!  Celebs like Nicole Richie and Rachel Bilson started bucking the beauty rule of root maintenance this summer.
  • Retro hair- Think beehives, a la Scarlet Johanson, and Veronica Lake waves made popular by beauties such as Megan Fox and Angelina Jolie.
  • Cat eye makeup and winged eyeliner- A favorite of everyone from Lauren Conrad to the make up artists at fashion week, this easy-to-achieve look dominated the beauty pages in 2010.  With a steady hand and an easy-to-use liquid eyeliner (I prefer Hourglass Cosmetics Calligraphy Liquid Eyeliner) anyone can perfect this subtle, yet sexy come-hither look. Again, please remember, you are going for subtle, not Little J!
  • Pixie cuts- For the past couple months, stars have been chopping off their long locks one-by-one to reveal a gamine and gorgeous, yet classic do. Celebrities such as Michelle Williams, Ginnifer Goodwin, Carey Mulligan, Emma Watson, Elisha Cuthbert and Rihanna have all made the cut, literally. Beware though; this hair trend is not for everyone.
  • Braids- The braided hair style is my personal favorite look from this year. The mixture of simplicity and versatility, mixed with my laziness and unruly mane, has turned the braid into my go-to hair style.

The worst? There were some doozies! The aforementioned Bump Its, Oompa-Loompa tans, raccoon eye makeup, also snuggies, neon makeup and scraggly extensions (again, bad year for Taylor Momsen) … but the absolute worst beauty trend of 2010? Vajazzling!

Mix it up with Fall 2010 Makeup Trends

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

By Jenna

If you live on the West Coast like I do, then you know: summer has gotten off to a bit of a late start this year. So, now that they’re finally here, how can we keep these warm nights alive? Easy! Enter Fall 2010 makeup trends. This autumn, it’s all about taking the vibrant colors of summer—and the styles that ruled fall fashion shows—and turning them into brand-new looks that are wearable day and night. Don’t go shelving your bronzer just yet—but do have fun finding out which fall makeup trend you like best!

Fall Makeup Trend # 1: Go Grunge

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That’s right—put away the liquid liner. Sure, a classic cat eye is timeless, but smudging it up using pencil eyeliner with a handy angled sponge will infuse your look with a bit of the grunge trend that’s everywhere right now. Hint: the goal here is an I-just-slept-in-my-smoky eye makeup-all-night look. (If you really have, then you get extra points.) To achieve it, reach for an intensely pigmented shade of black, then use the sponge at the end of the pencil and smudge away to get a sexy, edgy must have beauty look.

Fall Makeup Trend # 2: Berry Lips

Lips that scream “very berry” are a definite must to stand out this season. The trick to mastering this fall makeup trend: Don’t shy away from color! Choose a plum, aubergine or berry- red lipstick shade for luscious lips, and try a matte finish if you’re in search of the perfect stained look. Pair this fall makeup trend with fresh, flawless skin and you’re sure to get noticed.

Fall Makeup Trend # 3: Warm it Up

Evocative of gorgeous summertime sunsets, makeup palettes that incorporate glimmering golds and bronzy oranges are here to stay. To harness the inspiration behind bright summer makeup and translate it into a fresh look for fall, look to shimmering bronze eye makeup. How? Use a gold or bronze shadow and line the bottoms of your eyes, or take it a step further by circling both upper and lower lids.

Get Spring Chic with This Season’s Makeup Trends

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

By Jenna

At Beautyfix we’re all about trends and the latest and greatest beauty and skincare products. As an esthetician, I have a natural knack for keeping up with the season’s makeup trends. The changing from winter to spring is beautiful especially with spring colors emerging into fashion and spring makeup. The hottest makeup trends are paired with the best runway fashions from the top designers. Some may be a little crazier than others like the neon eye shadow that you’ve seen on the runway from big designers. Then some are completely relatable to your everyday look. These spring makeup trends are the ones to implement into your beauty routine this season.

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Eyes: Instead of going for a full blown smokey eye, (which can get boring after a while let’s admit it) the lids are much more toned down this season. Barely there eye makeup is making a comeback and pinks, tangerines and blues are perfect to experiment with. This trend I’m absolutely loving because it makes shadow application that much easier and is so chic. Another gorgeous eye trend to experiment with is lining your lower lids with color. This can make a bold and fabulous statement complementing your eye color. Try lining your lower lash line with a darker color then putting a jade green, turquoise or lavender purple over it. Using contrasting colors to your eye color can make them pop and look beautiful. Purple eye shadow is also a gorgeous trend to jump on the bandwagon for. It complements almost any eye color and coordinates with many different skin tones.

Lips: The lipstick shades for this season roll over from the Eastery colors that we constantly see. Coral is the color dominating our list. This shade is perfect for this time of year and looks great in a gloss, stain or matte finish. Stila’s Lip Color Sheer in Miranda is the perfect color and gives you the right amount of color and shine.

To top everything off, adding a glow to your cheeks is a must. RAW Natural Beauty’s Mineral Glow is one of my favorites as well as Too Faced’s The Bronzed and the Beautiful. I’ve always been a huge fan on Too Faced’s Snow Bunny bronzer and this awesome compact is a double threat with both Snow Bunny and Sun Bunny ready to rock for any type of glow that you could possibly need. Application is easy as it comes with a soft and fluffy kabuki brush.

When you’re looking for a spring color inspiration look at an Easter basket, you’ll find more than you need. From trying and using these bright and new makeup trends will bring you an unsuspecting joy in your everyday life. It may hit right after you apply or when you catch a glance of yourself in that window’s reflection on that building you pass on your lunch break. All in all, it’s worth a shot to keep your look up to date.