• New York

    Breakfast With @TooFaced

    When Cate from Creative Media Marketing invited us to Gemma on Bowery for breakfast and bronzers, I thought it was a match made in sparkly heaven. The director of marketing Hallie Freeman and director of artistry Kalina Fernandez of TooFaced gave us a sneak peek for the highly anticipated summer collection. We got the summer goodies like Too Faced The Bronzed & The Beautiful – French Riviera Edition and Too Faced Retractable Bronze-Buki Brush 🙂

    Created by the rebel artists Jeremy Johnson and Jerrod Blandino in 1998, they thought their clients were too into their makeup that they were ‘too faced’ in a way. I originally thought about being ‘two-faced’ in your ability to change your look, but in this case it was all about being too involved in cosmetics.

    This obsession is another reason why all Too Faced products include a little ‘How To’ so you’re not so pressured in your application. We’re making it easy for you! This summer, they’re launching a new bronzing collection, with the major feature being a tinted primer that can act like foundation. Great for all skin types, it’s a hassle-free product you have to own!

    There’s also the retractable Bronze-buki brush made out of teddy bear hair. I was advised that no teddy bears were harmed in this process, their hairs were donated out of the goodness of their hearts. So cute, right?

    Two new volumizing lip glosses with Lip Injection are coming out: a fierce hot pink called ‘Chihuahua Bite’ named after the little office rascal and ‘This is Pretty!’ for a pink that works for every skin color.

    Lastly, the most interesting thing is their new ‘Size Queen’ mascara. This is the biggest brush I’ve ever seen! It’s bigger than my eye! The dual-helix brush and keratin-infused curl-setting formula creates a lot of dimension and is corkscrew-shaped to target every lash. Only available in black, you better be ready to bat those lashes with this!

    Check me out in this bronze beauty loot!

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  • Uncategorized

    FW 2010 Beauty Trends

    Hey makeup junkies! Next time you go to Sephora, keep these trends in mind if you are wondering what to buy. Here are are just a few of the upcoming beauty trends for F/W 2010. 

    vivid eye shadows in coppery shimmer

    Beauty will shift from dramatic eyeliner to smoke ringed eyes…from matte to metallics and from conservative hues to off beat brights. It’s fun, funky and fresh!

    Vivid blues and greens are hot hues for the upcoming seasons 

    To get this look, use a cream eyeshadow like this one from Shu Uemura

    richly stained pout 
    Stila Pomegranate Crush will help you achieve this look!

    Metallics for a frosty surface & glacial look

    To get this look, use a Mica based powder eyeshadow and don’t forget the eyeshadow primer. The primer will help it stay on and not crease throughout the day. Since mineral eyeshadow is super blend-able and easy to use, make sure you use a variety of shades to create your ultimate ice queen look. You can always layer for a more dramatic effect. Tap off the brush before you apply it to your eyes, or it will end up all over your cheeks.

    shadow to the brow, sparkles & multi-colored eyes 

    It’s hard not to feel super special when you have amazing makeup like this on!  Perfect for a girls night out or to make rainy cold days a little bit more bearable.  

    Use Make Up For Ever Glitters or Too Faced Starry Eye Liners and my personal fave Urban Decay.

    Switch up your makeup routine and be the first to rock these trends! Which look is your favorite?