Monday, February 23, 2009


I know, I know. It's the day after the Oscars, one of Hollywood's most glamorous nights, and I decided to write about something different! I don't know about you, but I've been a bit overwhelmed with all of the beauty info. Which celebrity was wearing what makeup colors, whose coture gown, and which designer bling. I must say that everyone I saw on the red carpet looked pretty fabulous, save for a couple of disasterous standouts (you know who they are!). What I enjoyed most was the diversity in all of the beautiful looks. And not just the people you always hear about. There was a broad spectrum of style. Whether subtle or dramatic, in bright colors or neutral tones, from Sophia Loren to Viola Davis to the kids from Slumdog every turn there was someone whose look you could relate to and confidently try at home.

And speaking of trying things at home... I want to tell you about a few great products I discovered by makeup artist Laura Geller. Her baked cosmetic collection was the talk of D.C when First Lady Michelle Obama colored her cheeks with Blush-n-Brighten in Berry on Inauguration day.

I absolutely fell in love with her Spackle Under Makeup Primer ($23). It creates flawless skin and makes your makeup look perfect!

You can treat yourself to the Spackle Trio ($31.50) a great deal which includes the same face primer, plus one for eyes and one for lips.

If you've got oilier skin, try Welcome Matte Skin Enhancer. ($23.50) It minimizes pores and gets rid of shine while creating that same flawless skin texture.

Her Baked Cake Eyeliner Duos ($23) complete with brush, multi-task as both eyeshadow and eyeliner. They feel creamy and wear all day long. Always one for the drama, I actually wore the deeper shade as an eyeshadow and it went on quite smoothly and looked very glam.

One of my favorite products is the Powder Pencil Eyeliner ($15.50). It gives a soft, natural outline and comes in delish shades like Velvet, Chocolate and Amaretto. There's a smudger on one end to help you prefect those bedroom eyes. Sharpener included.

You can catch Laura Geller on QVC for additional makeup tips. Until next time!


Sunday, February 1, 2009


Hello makeup divas! Beore we jump into the pinks and peaches that spring makeup will undoubtedly bring, I wanted to pay homage to one of my favorite makeup looks this winter season. Whether at Sunday brunch or on the red carpet, women are rocking the ethereal icy blue and sliver grey eyeshadows.. This color combo seems to work well on virtually every skintone, as you can see. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that this trend will stick around for spring. DIY Anyone can pull this look off. Apply color on the lid, then use a deeper shade to contour in the crease. Clear blues, shimmery crème/white or even gold on the lid will give the same effect. If you have a rich skintone be sure to choose color with high pigment. Splurge on Dior 5 Color Eyeshadow in Blue Croisett ($54). Not in your budget? Check out Milani Runway Eyes Fashion Shadows in Backstage Basics (5 bars $7). Rim the entire eye with charcoal or black eyeliner and add mascara. Try Benefit Creasless Cream Eyeshadow/Liner in Skinny Jeans and Town Car Black ($19). Pair these eyes with subtle cheeks and a natural lip color.