Monthly Archives: July 2016

Beauty Summer Tips

unduhan-48Bright lips. Sun-kissed cheeks. Dewy skin. With summer officially underway, we’re trading our heavy foundation and dark lipstick for light, breezy looks fit for the beach—or just blasting the A/C at our desks. To celebrate our favorite season, we created a soft, bronzed look that’s perfect for summer days (and nights) using skin-loving makeup from Sisley-Paris.

If you’re a Sisley-Paris fan, you already know that the French luxury brand’s cosmetics come enriched with botanicals that hydrate, repair, and enhance skin. It’s no wonder that Sisley-Paris has become a cult favorite among top makeup artists and a regular on the red carpet. We’ll admit, the built-in skin care benefits are especially helpful during a time when environmental stressors, like dry heat and harsh sun, get turned up a notch.

Ready to lighten up your look with a bronze smoky eye and summer-ready skin? Follow along with our step-by-step tutorial below.

Prep the Skin

To prep the skin for makeup, soak a cotton pad with Floral Toning Lotion and wipe gently to remove any traces of oil or debris. Follow up by massaging a few drops of Black Rose Precious Face Oil into the skin. This fast-absorbing dry oil promotes a soft, plump, and hydrated feel, which helps makeup to sit seamlessly on the skin.

Prime

Using your ring finger, apply a tiny dab of Eye & Lip Contour Complex under the eyes with gentle patting motions. If your under eye area is puffy or crepey, this will help jumpstart circulation and strengthen the skin. Hydrate and smooth your lips with a thin coat of Confort Extrême Nutritive Lip Balm. Wait about 10 minutes for these skin care products to absorb before applying makeup. If your skin is oily, apply a primer to your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin).

Apply Foundation

To create an even, luminous complexion without any heaviness, we used a lightweight foundation with soft, natural finish. Distribute one pump of Phyto-Teint Eclat Oil Free Fluid Foundation to your middle finger and lightly dab onto the chin, cheeks, middle of the forehead, bridge of the nose, and under the eyes. Blend outward with a soft foundation brush, like Wayne Goss Brush 01. Using a small, flat brush, such as Wayne Goss Brush 06, dust Transparent Loose Face Powder under the eyes and over the T-zone.

The cornerstone of this look is a sultry smoky eye created with bronzed browns and shimmering pinks—no intense black here. To keep things simple, we used only one eye shadow palette: Phyto 4 Ombres Eyeshadow Palette in Dream. We love this quartet for its universally flattering shades and unbelievably silky texture.

Apply your shadow

Using a flat eye shadow brush, such as Wayne Goss Brush 17, sweep the copper brown shade (in the palette’s lower left pan) over the eyelid from the lashline to the crease. Blend with a fluffy brush (we used Wayne Goss Brush 16) until any obvious lines disappear. With a clean, flat brush, pat the pink shade (lower right pan) into the inner half of the lid below the crease. Blend with your fluffy brush.

Using a smaller fluffy brush, like Wayne Goss Brush 19, pack the dark brown shade (upper right pan) into the crease and blend well. Sweep the shimmering beige shade (upper left pan) under the brows. Next, smudge the copper brown shade (lower left pan) under the lower lashes with a pencil brush (we used Wayne Goss Brush 05 for its fine tip). Using a clean pencil brush, apply the beige shade (upper left pan) into the inner corner of the eyes.

Britney Tokyo Style Tips

unduhan-47Britney Tokyo, an LA-based nail artist favored by the likes of Kylie Jenner, Lily Allen and K-pop superstar CL, truly knows the magic of glamorous nails. As a child growing up in Tokyo, Britney was always fascinated by the idea of creating art on fingertips, drawing on her own nails during class. This eventually led to graduating from one of Japan’s top nail academies and working at a salon.

In 2005, Britney left Japan for the United States, determined to become the world’s best nail artist. She began posting her designs on Instagram and soon enough, both her client list and fan base grew to epic proportions. Now Britney’s doing nails for red carpet events, fashion campaigns and collaborating with fellow artist Natalie Minerva a.k.a. Nail Swag (who we featured previously) as the unit, Tokyo Swag.

With her fingers on the pulse, we asked Britney what she thinks is the hottest look right now, and coming up this season. “The current trend is a rather darker tone. Beige or a gray color as the base, and matte finished, coffin-shaped gel extensions are what I do a lot these days,” says Britney. “I think lace, small flowers, and denim-like designs with lighter tones will come next!” This summer, it’s not going to just be about the hands, but the feet, too. “I think there will be a bigger spotlight on pedicure nail art!” she says.

Follow Britney on Instagram and her website, BritneyTokyo.com.

“I made no sugar, 3D gummy bears nail art with acrylics and gels.”

“The crystal shape design is one of the trends for Summer 2016.”

Blue Cocoon is the Unicorn of Skin Care Products

When it comes to skin care, nothing compares to miraculous products that contain a multitude of uses. Imagine using the same sole product as an eye cream, a lip moisturizer and a spot treatment for eczema. Sounds too good to be true, right? Enter May Lindstrom’s Blue Cocoon. A cult favorite, loved by everyone from makeup artists to Gwyneth Paltrow, Blue Cocoon is basically a triple threat in the form of an organic balm.

My skin issues are mostly related to redness and lack of hydration, but this inflammation-blasting, ultra-hydrating balm works for these issues too. I first decided to try the product after using a clay mask, paying special attention to my undereye area. In the morning, my skin was super soft with nary a dry spot in sight. My eyes were less puffy and there was no sign of redness.

The best thing? My skin just felt lavish, like someone wrapped it in a loving embrace. I also decided to try it out as a lip balm since my lips are always dried out from constant matte lipstick use. I was not disappointed. This is the one of the best skin care items to have ever been made, in my personal opinion.

The ultimate hydration tool
If your skin is thirstier than the Sahara, Blue Cocoon will be like a tall glass of water. It contains a slew of nourishing organic ingredients such as blue tansy oil, camellia seed oil, shea butter, yangu oil and marula oil which are known to be extremely moisturizing, soothing, and anti-inflammatory.

Fighter of skin problems
If you suffer from skin stresses such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and rosacea, Blue Cocoon will help ease your discomfort. It’s also made for all skin types, whether you’re prone to acne or constantly dry.

A lullaby for the skin
Not only is Blue Cocoon some sort of miracle worker for the skin, it also acts as a stress reliever and sleep aid. The blue tansy oil helps to relax nerves, alleviate sleep problems, and manage feelings of frustration. At night before you drift off into slumber land, make sure to keep the jar open and it will act as aromatherapy. Don’t worry about the balm drying out (it won’t!).

How to use it
After cleansing your skin, apply a pea-sized amount of Blue Cocoon to your still-wet face, or to any specific problem areas. The balm will easily absorb. Always make sure your face is damp — it will only activate with wet skin.