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Top 3 Lipsticks Every R.G. Needs in Her Arsenal

2 Aug

I’ll admit, I really do not wear lipstick often. Maybe it’s because I speak a lot and I have some irrational fear that it will get on my teeth. But even though it might not be a constant, I have a lipstick for every occasion and style. If you are still building your cosmetic wardrobe or simply just love make-up, take a look at my three have-to-have-them lipsticks:

The Perfect Red

This is the hardest lipstick to find. “This red has too much blue” and “this one has orange undertones” are excerpts of conversation that are all too familiar to any daunted shopper on the hunt for her red. Here’s the thing, your best friend’s red is not going to be your red. Also, she might swear by Lancome but Cover Girl might suit you just fine. Either way, try a few at a Sephora or a department store and then look at yourself in natural daylight. By the way, Chanel “Gabrielle”is my red and rumor has it that it’s many others as well.

Chanel "Gabrielle" Lipstick, $34, department stores

Chanel “Gabrielle” Lipstick, $34, department stores

A Semi-Frosty Pink

I’m not talking old lady frosty pink but something pretty for when you look tan or girly. The trick is to go with something without silver sparkle in it. That’s a deal breaker. Warmer tones are always more flattering and goof-proof. I think I have six tubes of Politely Pink from M.A.C. lying in different handbags.

"Politely Pink" Lipstick, $15, M.A.C. Cosmetics

“Politely Pink” Lipstick, $15, M.A.C. Cosmetics

A Go With Everything Nude

Nude lipsticks are like a good push-up bra; they make you look more…ahem…pronounced, all while playing a supportive role. You should think of nudes this way.  They compliment a smokey eye just perfectly but can also be mixed with any other lipstick or gloss. NARS Belle De Jour has enough color so you don’t look washed out.

"Belle de Jour" Lipstick, $26, NARS Cosmetics

“Belle de Jour” Lipstick, $26, NARS Cosmetics


Shopping Spree

2 Oct

This color is for those who just can’t let the summer go. Knit Infinity Scarf, $10.80, Forever21.com

I doubt this is real but it’s still kinda cute. 80’s Chanel Red Circle Bag, $60, Karries Kloset @Etsy.com

For the girl who’s been fantasizing about her wedding since she was five. Vogue Weddings: Brides, Dresses, Designers; $53, Amazon.com

Travel back to 80’s disco in this gorgeous top! Nova Tie Neck Sleeveless Top, $398, Aliceandolivia.com

A smokey eye kit inspired by the fashion editor who put the make-up style on the map. Desert Camouflage Kit from Carine Roitfeld M.A.C. Collection, $44, Maccosmetics.com





In the Glow: The Cocktail for Perfect Skin

19 Sep

Everyone kept asking me what I did differently to my skin today. These products are the ultimate recipe for  a glowy complexion:

A little goes a long way plus it’s great for combo skin. Chanel Hydra Beauty Creme, $87, Saks Fifth Avenue

This stuff is so high in demand that you can only order 6 units per month from Saks. Chanel Perfection Luminere Fluid Makeup, $55, Saks Fifth Avenue

With everything beauty, it’s all in the application. This brush is amazing for base. Urban Decay Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush, $24, Sephora

For that perfect flush. Mineralize Blush in Gentle, $23.50, M.A.C. Cosmetics

Inspiration Wall

18 Sep

She’s Fresh!

6 Mar

Besides the Chloe Fall 2012 collection being absolutely amazing, I also fell in love with the make-up, or shall I say, the lack of it. M.A.C. artists were inspired by the late Corrine Day’s photographs of Kate Moss, which actually helped launch her career as we know it.

On Face: Use a light creamy foundation or try a B.B. Cream, which moisturizes and evens out skintone at the same time. I like Boscia’s formulation.  Take an illuminating concealer (YSL Touch Eclat is in every artist’s kit) under the eyes. Follow with M.A.C. Strobe Cream on the cheeks.

On Eyes: Brows were brushed up and filled in if needed. Do not use shadow. Instead curl lashes and swipe some clear mascara on top and bottom lashes.

On Lips: Swipe on a peach creamy lip color. I love Peachstock from M.A.C.’s pro line.

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