Summer Beauty: It’s Time for Sunshine and Romance

Three_Graces_Beauty_TrioBring the romance of summer front and center with soft twisted hair in classic shapes and rosy-hued cheeks.  Since summertime means longer days, sunshine and hot humid weather, it’s the perfect opportunity to try out some gauzy and unstructured styles.

Soft natural waves are the perfect look this time of year.  This no fuss style is ideal, as it doesn’t require sitting in front of a mirror with a hot curling iron or straightener.  If your hair is naturally straight, fake a wave by sectioning your hair into four pieces and braiding each one before heading to bed.  Spray with a little hairspray to keep the style.

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In the morning, simply un-do the braids and brush out the waves with a soft bristle brush or your fingertips.  You don’t want to completely loose the effect, so make sure only to run the brush or your fingers through once or twice.  Keep the hair off your face by making a deep side part and pinning in back sections for a light and easy half up-do.  You can accent with optional twists and/or braids to enhance that classical romantic aesthetic.

Another option that is great for both long and shorter hairstyles starts by creating a large loose French braid around the crown of the head.  Make sure to pull pieces of hair out to keep it from looking overdone.  To give the look a little something extra, try braiding in ribbons of lace.  Then with the remaining hair, make a side ponytail or bun at the nape of your neck for an easy style that not only looks beautiful, but will also keep you cool and comfortable when the temperature rises.

Images courtesy of fashionreverie.com/Ken Jones

Images courtesy of fashionreverie.com/Ken Jones

Finish the look off with a flush of soft pink on the cheeks and lips for the perfect dreamy warm-weather beauty look.

—Janine Silver

Beauty Pick: Brow Design International

Images courtesy of Supreme Publicity

Images courtesy of Supreme Publicity

Has it warmed up yet? Well, that depends on what part of the country you live in. Still, spring officially arrived on March 21 and if you still shop at brick and mortar stores, you will find a lot of spring/summer clothing on the racks.

With this change in temperature, consumers become more concerned about their outer appearance. Gyms start to crowd up, you began to see a few tans and of course more skin is exposed.

It is also the season to become more concerned about your face. Since you can’t cover up with hats and scarves, your face is probably the first thing that everyone sees.

Along with a clear, smooth complexion, do not forget about your brows. Fashion Reverie has discovered a unique and innovative brow technique that will set you apart this spring from others with great brows.

The Brow Design® International microblading method was discovered by founder Julia Anne Milin, after years of apprenticeships, experience, and experimentation. After continuing to see the ‘standard’ procedure that the majority of microblading professionals were similarly using, Julia Anne was determined to create a technique that would produce a single unique result for each client, individually.

Image courtesy of Supreme Publicity

Image courtesy of Supreme Publicity

First, an extensive color-matching protocol is used, where advanced color-technology steps are done in order to reach the pigment that perfectly matches the client’s natural base. Second, the ancient ‘Golden Ratio’ technique is referenced in order to declare mathematical precision based on the facial architecture of the client. We then work directly with the client in order to craft an authentic shape that ultimately results in making their fantasy brows become a reality.

You know you cannot go wrong with Julia Milin’s innovative brow design technique. Julia Milin is a classically trained vocalist, having studied at LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts (the high school lionized in the film “Fame”). Julia has performed in both pop, rock and opera around the globe, and with her detailed and intense training and performance schedules, lots of discipline and hard work is involved. Julia brings that same kind of dedication and precision to uniquely shaping brows.

Images of Julia Ann Milin and Salma Hayek, coutesy of Brow Design International

Images of Julia Ann Milin and Salma Hayek, coutesy of Brow Design International

And she has a long list of pleased clients for all her craftsmanship and hard work. All this craftsmanship and artistry is done at Brow Design International, the first microblading clinical office in the tri-state area. Brow Design International is recognized as the sole entity responsible for putting this new state-of-the-art procedure on the map. Since the birth of Brow Design International, and later Brow Design Microblading Academy, Julia Anne continues to shape the future of microblading techniques as she consistently reinvents her craft, while simultaneously magnifying the industry standards.

—William S. Gooch

 

Bridal Beauty Extra: Pre-Wedding Pampering Sessions

Wedding planning can be stressful, the flowers, the favors, the alterations, the guest list, the registry, the seating chart … the list of things to do never seems to end.  Before the big day, take some time to unwind with your favorite gal pals, trust Fashion Reverie, you won’t be sorry.

So grab your bridesmaids and melt your stress away at some of New York City’s top spas!

Images courtesy of The Sisley

Images courtesy of The Sisley

An Indulgent Facial to Get You Photo Ready:

The Phyto-Aromatic Facial at The Sisley Spa has to be the most relaxing facial in all of New York City.  Sit back and enjoy as your skin is pampered and your complexion enhanced for all those wedding photos.

Breathe in to inhale the delicate aromatics and begin your journey.  As you exhale, the aesthetician expertly massages your facial muscles in sync with your breathing.  Even the process of simply cleaning your face and removing your makeup is carefully done to hit pressure points, taking into a world of relaxation.

The rich creams, that are thick and lightly perfumed and customized to each person’s skin type, are derived from natural ingredients like white Lily and grapefruit.  These rich creams leave your skin smooth, hydrated and tingling in a pleasant way like champagne bubbles dancing on your tongue.

Speaking of champagne, cap your experience off with a celebratory glass of bubbly in their relaxation room for the perfect spa day with your squad!

The Sisley Spa

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel

35 East 76th Street, 3rd Floor

212.660.7560

Images courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths

Images courtesy of Aire Ancient Baths

Float Away from Stressful to Do-Lists

As a bride-to-be it seems your list of tasks gets longer every day.  Take some time to enjoy a day in AIRE Ancient Baths thermal pools.  Their candle lit room is filled with hot and cold pools, steam baths and jacuzzis to melt away tension.

A huge upgrade from a crowded public pool or all-day spa, this downtown Tribeca spa limits the amount of people for a truly indulgent experience.  A personal attendant will walk you through their beautifully designed space with high ceilings and aquamarine pools.

AIRE’s baths reach up to 102 degrees Fahrenheit and are perfect for soothing sore muscles.  Then cool down in one of their plunge pools for an icy boost to your system, before returning to the tempered waters or relaxing marble steam room.

The 90-minute thermal bath and aromatherapy session gives you full access to their hot and cold plunge pools and steam room.  They’re happy to explain the benefits of each pool, but you’re free to walk around, testing the waters as you please.

The benefits of alternating between hot and cold water have been widely reported on and are praised for helping increase everything from circulation to a general feeling of well-being.  However, AIRE offers a lot more than just different temperature soaks.  We loved the Flotarium, a warm salt flotation tank, which allows you to feel weightless and carefree while floating in this quiet space. Also, check out the propeller jet bath, which uses pulsating water to deliver a relaxing massage.

While the ambiance does feel romantic and there are plenty of little nooks and corners for couples to hang out (or make out in), the luxurious setting is also ideal for groups of girlfriends looking to unwind.  On your visit you’re bound to spot mothers and daughters relaxing side-by-side, bridal parties enjoying themselves in a quiet serene space, and yes the occasional overly affectionate couple.

AIRE Ancient Baths

88 Franklin Street

www.ancientbathsny.com

1 (646) 878-6174

Images courtesy of Trump Soho

Images courtesy of Trump Soho

Escape Your Soon-To-Be Mother-In-Law in a Turkish Hammam

(Or Bring Her Along, We’re Sure She’d Enjoy a Day at the Spa)

Regardless of your political feelings, a traditional cleansing ritual from Morocco at The Spa at Trump Soho is something both Democrats and Republicans alike can get excited about. This unique detoxifying experience uses black olive soap and rhassoul clay mud, along with a traditional kessa mitt to remove impurities and dead skin cells, leaving you with soft beautiful skin.

The spa itself is small like many Manhattan spas, but it is the epitome of relaxation with LED-chromo-therapy showers, heated toiled seats and a beautiful relaxation lounge filled with comfy day beds and bathed in natural light through sheer curtains.

You’ll start your treatment by being led into the spa’s hammam, where after you get comfortable on the heated stone table, hot water is rhythmically splashed across your body.  The heat along with the pressure and motion of the water combines for an unforgettable experience.  Soap and lotions are massaged onto your body and scalp for beautiful, smooth skin.

To conclude the service, you’re asked to sit up and take a deep breath.  As you exhale, you’re hit with cool water to help you acclimate.

Be warned the room isn’t quite like in regular massage, there is constantly running water and metal bowls clanking together.  However, the noise is a byproduct of the talented specialists use of the water to keep you in a constant state of bliss, so in our humble opinion, it’s something that can be overlooked.

The Spa

Trump Soho New York

246 Spring Street

(212) 842-5500

 

Images courtesy of The Haven

Images courtesy of The Haven

Spoil Yourself and Your Favorite Ladies Rotten

As if you needed another a reason to truly indulge, a spa day is the perfect alternative to a crazy booze-filled bachelorette.  For about the same price as an expensive night out, you can get messaged from head to toe—plus you don’t need to worry about being covered in spilt tequila shots while pushing off some over enthusiastic guy who’s not getting the hint.

The 6-hour package at Haven starts with an hour-long, relaxing massage.  Next, get ready for your honeymoon with an Island Wrapture body treatment.  This tropical treatment will hydrate, exfoliate and renew your skins’ moisture balance to leave you with a full body glow.  You’ll forget all about your wedding day woes as your whole body is treated from your toes to the top your head; yes, even you scalp is massaged with a warm coconut oil treatment.

Once your skin is feeling unbelievably soft you’re ready to work on your complexion.  An 80-minute facial will keep blackheads and blemishes at bay, so you’re all ready for your big day.

Take a quick break for lunch.  A selection of wraps, sandwiches and salads are offered to keep your energy up for a little more pampering.

After lunch, enjoy the last part of your treatment, an over-the-top manicure and pedicure by one of their expert manicurists.  After a full day of being rubbed down, a little polish doesn’t seem like something to get excited about; however, Haven’s Hand and Foot Renaissance packages truly bring the traditional mani/pedi to its knees.  All your extremities will be deliciously moisturized, scrubbed and soaked in an essential oil bath before being placed in heated mitts for the ultimate experience.  Lastly, a polish of your choosing is applied.

While time really does fly when you’re having fun—or rather getting pampered—the benefits of being spoiled rotten will last well after you’ve left the spa.

Haven

250 Mercer Street

info@havensoho.com

1 (212) 343-3515

*While all these spas are phenomenal, with any facial or body treatments, Fashion Reverie recommend doing it at least a full week before the big day in case of any redness or irritation that might initially occur.

—Janine Silver

 

Tadashi Shoji’s Eau de Rose

Tadashi_Shoji_Eau-de_Rose_03Well, it’s about time. After more than 30 years in the fashion industry, iconic fashion designer Tadashi is launching his first fragrance.

Following in the footprints of most high-end designers/brand, Tadashi Shoji is entering the fragrance market after having dressed such well-known Oscar winners M’onique and Olivia Spencer, as well as Sheryl Lee Ralph, Kate Beckindale, Dita Von Teese, Kim Kardashian, Vanessa Williams, Ruby Rose, Keke Palmer, Julia Ormand, and many others.  And over the past decade the Tadashi Shoji brand has branched into the plus size/curvy, kids, bridal, and accessories markets, so it is only natural that the fragrance market would be Shoji’s next frontier.

“In the thirty plus years that I have been designing, I’ve learned that all women regardless of shape, size, and culture all want the same thing—to feel beautiful and confident in their own being,” explains Shoji. And women will feel equally beautiful in Tadashi Shoji’s debut fragrance, Eau de Rose.

Images courtesy of Manfolk PR

Images courtesy of Manfolk PR

Inspired by the women Shoji dresses and the gardens of Japan, Eau de Rose is feminine, sensual and fearless. The dominating note of rose leads the feminine composition while the deeper exotic essence of Oudh Oil creates an amorous finish. Fresh and complex, the surprising combinations are as multifaceted as the Tadashi Shoji woman.

The top notes of Eau de Rose are bergamot, lemon, mandarin, grapefruit, rhubarb, and blackcurrant. The body notes are rose, jasmine, osmanthus, lily of the valley, and cedarwood, while the dry down scents are musk, frankincense, labdanum, patchouli, rose absolute, and oudh.

The Eau de Rose collection retails at $27 to $135. Eau de Rose will launch exclusively at Lord & Taylor and on macys.com in April.

—Staff

Beauty Alert: Slim Down in 2017

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Image courtesy of payless4brands.com

We’re all looking to tone up and slim down after eating a little too much turkey and Christmas ham (not to mention the dozen or so Christmas cookies at work!)  While there’s really no substitution for a healthy diet and exercise, Fashion Reverie has found the best ways to give your weight loss resolutions a little push in the right direction!   So banish the cellulite, firm that booty and wave goodbye to bat wings.  These small changes might be all you need to inspire you to reach your goals!

Now, if you’re happy with your body as is, more power to you!! Fashion Reverie thinks you’re beautiful just the way you are!  Really!  However, if you feel a little less cellulite and firmer skin would bring an extra dose of self-confidence, read on.

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Smooth your Bum Bum

Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream promises to tighten and moisturize your entire body including your bottom.  Brazilians are known for their ultra tiny bikinis and fabulous derrières, so anything they use Fashion Reverie thinks is worth trying!

Made with their special ingredient, guaraná, a native Amazonian plant and one of the most potent sources of caffeine in the world, in addition to cupuaçu butter to lock in moisture and restore elasticity, acai to keep skin looking young and coconut oil to soften and condition. Fashion Reverie has high hopes for this product.

The Fashion Reverie beauty squad applied the cream before heading to bed and was pleasantly surprised to wake up to better, more supple looking skin.  Some of our team even observed a slight diminishing of cellulite.  After a few uses the team’s fascination with the thick Brazilian cream grew.

From the sweet smell of pistachio caramelo to the subtle shimmer, you’ll find yourself adoring this product from the moment you apply it to your skin.

Image courtesy of Murad

Image courtesy of Murad

Build Youth Back into your Skin

Murad’s Youth Builder Duo promises younger and firmer skin with it’s Firming Peptide Body Treatment designed to hydrate and increase firmness as well as the Collagen Support Body Cream, which is said to increase the appearance of youthful skin with intense hydration.

The Firming Peptide treatment melts on the skin as a light oil.  Within a few uses, Fashion Reverie’s beauty squad saw a slight difference as the product helped tone up the skin.  The Collagen cream felt super luxurious as your body is bathed in rich shea butter and jojoba extract.

Regardless of your age or skin type, this duo is a knockout punch!  It will leave your skin soft and firm all at the same time!

Image courtesy of The Haven Spa

Image courtesy of The Haven Spa

Try an Hourglass Treatment

The Haven Spa located in New York City performs hourglass treatments aimed at slimming, firming, toning and detoxifying the body.  Using plant extracts, caffeine, essential oils and algae extract as well as hot and ice cold thermal agents to help improve the appearance of cellulite, varicose veins, stretch marks, “orange peel” skin and also help burn fat.  They claim most people lose 1 to 4 centimeters around their waist and thighs.

Our beauty squad tried out the treatment and we have to say it was nothing like we expected.  The 90-minute treatment starts off by having you strip down while a therapist applies extract lotions all over your body.  Once you/ve lathered up, you’re wrapped in cellophane and get to rest in a nice little blanket cocoon.  Next comes the hard part!! A thin layer of a cooling agent (more like a frigid cold cream) is applied all over you to help stimulate your fat cells, so cold in fact that it may make your teeth chatter.

If you’re anything like the Fashion Reverie beauty squad, you’re probably lying there shaking and dreaming of a hot shower.  Unfortunately, our therapist tells us to keep it on all night so it has time to work.  After freezing on a table and remaining relatively cold all night we woke up excited to see the results.

After 24 hours, we did notice a 1.5 inch difference around our midsection.  Sadly it didn’t help much on other parts of our body or with cellulite and other trouble areas.  The treatment did however help with spots and stretch marks.

We’re told you really need 5 to 7 treatments to see a noticeable difference.  Would we try it again?  Perhaps, but only on the hottest day in July!!

All the above tips and tricks are there to help you feel confident and be the very best version of yourself!  Please note that results vary among individuals and our findings might not be the same for you.

—Janine Silver

Fashion Reverie’s Holiday Beauty Guide for All Ages

Holiday Shopping can be especially stressful.  With so many friends and family on our lists, it can feel overwhelming to find that perfect present for everyone.  Well fear not, because we’ve got your one-size-fits-all beauty gifts for everyone from your little cousin to your 92-year old grandma!

Image courtesy of Two Faced

Image courtesy of Two Faced

A touch of fun for your favorite almost grown up tween/teen

Too Faced’s Totally Cute Palette is really a young girl’s dream, featuring a combination of nine shimmer and matte shades, plus a bevy of stickers to personalize her palette.  It even comes with instructions to help her develop her new love for makeup!

Too Faced

Totally Cute Palette

$36.000 www.Sephora.com

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 A dose of holiday beauty any teenager would adore

Create your own gift set with Essence Cosmetics The Little X-Mas Factory Collection.  Each piece is under $6 making these beauty products a real steal!  To build your own gift set start with an Essence The Little X-Mas Factory eye shadow palette which is just dripping with fun!  These 5 baked shimmer eye shadows are perfect for the holidays and all year long.  Then add the “Midas Touch” with The Little X-mas Factory Liquid Eyeliner in ho-ho-ho gold.  Next help her cover up and contour with The Little X-Mas Factory 2-in-1 Core Concealer (which really helps hide spots, blemishes and pesky under eye circles) and Contouring Palette.  Lastly, add a few fun finishing touches such as The Little X-Mas Factory Liptint for a cherry pout and nail jewelry stickers to make sure she’s decked out in the holiday spirit from head to manicure!

Essence Cosmetics

The Little X-Mas Factory

starting at $1.99  www.essencemakeup.com

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Some rose gold glam for your niece in college

Loracs Pro Metal Palette in Rose Gold consists of 8 limited edition metallic shades she won’t be able to get enough of.  Already one of our favorite palettes, we can’t say enough about these gorgeous shades perfect for the makeup trend-loving gal.   Another great option is Lorac’s Cue the Confetti Highlighter and blush palette with 3 blushes in Tinge, Technicolor and Vivid alongside 1 limited edition rose gold light source highlighter in Spotlight.  Can’t decide which is better?  Neither can we!  Maybe just get both, after all she works hard at school earning her degree and deserves to look amazing while doing so!

Lorac

Cue the Confetti Highlighter and Blush Palette

$30 Ulta stores

Pro Metal Eye Shadow Palette in Rose Gold

$28 www.loraccosmetics.com

Images courtesy of Moroccan Oil

Images courtesy of Moroccan Oil

The perfect coif for your mom

To really impress this holiday season give the gift of enviable tresses with a Moroccanoil gift set.  Each set is curated to feature some of Moroccanoil’s best selling products including their Intense Hydrating Mask Moisture Repair Condition, Dry Texture Spray, Dry Shampoo Dark Tones and Moroccanoil Treatment to name a few.  If you’ve only tried their original argon oil, then you’re missing out!  The whole line consists of great products to moisturize and protect for salon-worthy hair!

Moroccanoil

Moroccan oil Holiday Collections

VIP Treatment $79, Great Hair Day $49, All Dressed Up $62 wwww.moroccanoil.com

A little luxury for your favorite aunt

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Image courtesy of LORAC

Lorac Pro Cocktail Mixer matte lip color set features 3 shades of lip crayons that glide on smoothly and feel amazing.  Unlike traditional lip crayons that are a bit big and bulky, these cocktail mixer lip crayons come to a fine point, perfect for getting a Kylie Jenner worthy lip look! With colors that will compliment any complexion, you’re sure to be her favorite niece!

Lorac

Mocktail Mixer Pro Matte Lip Color Set

$28 www.Loraccosmetics.com

Image courtesy of Chanel

Image courtesy of Chanel

Vintage elegance for the matriarch of the family

Chanel‘s Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum exudes the “irrepressible spirt of the young Coco Chanel.”  This twist on a classic scent is ideal for just about everyone.  In fact it’s so nice you’ll probably want to pick up an extra bottle for yourself!

Chanel

Coco Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum

starting at 1.2oz for only $72  www.Sephora.com

Help your family and friends shine on well into the New Year!

Happy Gifting!

—Janine Silver

NYFW Spring 2017 Beauty Trend: Undone Waves and Slept-in Makeup

 

Erin Fetherton Spring 2017 images courtesy of Seventh House PR

Erin Fetherton Spring 2017 images courtesy of Seventh House PR

The perfectly done look is well … done.  The new trend is tough, a bit messy and the perfect faux “I just woke up like this” (after-falling-asleep-in-my-makeup) look.

At Erin Fetherson, Joseph DiMaggio, Master Session Ambassador for Davines North America, wanted to give the hair the same “lightness and ease,” which is synonymous with her creations.  ”I gave the girls undone waves, echoing the effortlessness of a second or this day blowout,” DiMaggio explains.  ”I also want to play to each girl’s different hair textures, and the final result was a bit disheveled, but still cool girl chic.”  DiMaggio recommends Davines More Inside This Is A Dry Texturizer to help achieve natural messy looking waves.

Rebecca Minskoff spring 2017 images courtesy of essie.com, maybelline.com, and teenvogue.com

Rebecca Minskoff spring 2017 images courtesy of essie.com, maybelline.com, and teenvogue.com

Rebecca Minkoff mastered the city-girl cool style, literally turning the city street into her runway! To echo her style, TRESemmé created the perfect beachy but slept-on waves.  Lead by Jeanie Syfu, these textured waves were perfectly chic and very on trend!  The makeup echoed the same feel that was designed by lead artist Gato and fashion and beauty influencer, Amanda Steele for Maybelline.  The look is designed to be a bit messy and is perfect of the girl who jumps out of bed and runs straight out the door!

Start by applying Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation (which will be launching next January!) lightly all over the skin like Syfu did backstage.  Next, Master Strobe Illuminating Face Stick in Golden should be applied lightly over the tops of the cheekbones and all the way up to the temples.  The real focus, however, is the eyes that were created by smudging black eyeliner onto the lids. Top that off with Expert Wear Mono Eye Shadow in Khaki Camo and a few coats of Falsies Push Up Angel Mascara on the top and bottom lashes.

Zero+Maria Cornejo images courtesy of PHYTO

Zero+Maria Cornejo images courtesy of PHYTO

“The soul and sensuality of the South” was brought forward in the beauty look at Zero + Maria Cornejo, proving undone waves transcend further south, well beyond the down-town-cool New York style.  Backstage, stylists created frizzy waves with a middle part to complement the designers’ collection.  To get the look, “S” shaped waves were made with both a 1″ and a 1 1/4″ curling iron.  Next waves were broken up and given that “messy” texture with a bit of PHYTO Professional Fiber Paste.  Lastly hair was twisted into four sections and allowed to sit before being let down and sprayed into place with PHYTO Professional Phytolaque Soi Light Hold Hairspray.

Zac Posen spring 2017 backstage images courtesy of Moroccanoil

Zac Posen spring 2017 backstage images courtesy of Moroccanoil

The best part is all these different versions of slept-on waves and smudged lined eyes are that they are very wearable and easy to recreate!  So sleep in your makeup after a night of partying … or just look like you did!

—Janine Silver

NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Beauty Trend: The Return of Romance

Marchesa spring 2017 image courtesy of harpersbazaar.com

Marchesa spring 2017 image courtesy of harpersbazaar.com

Who says romance is dead?  At New York Fashion Week: The Shows spring 2017, models were styled with classic and Renaissance painting-inspired looks were spotted everywhere!  Soft and graceful was at the order of the day, with hair stylists opting for flowing locks rather than precise and rigid coifs.  Makeup was kept innocent and rosy.  Fall back in love with these pretty, girly styles!

At Reem Acra, Carole Colombani, the lead French makeup artist for Maybelline wanted the look to be ”very pretty and soft and light in the texture.  I wanted [the makeup] to feel like it’s printed on the skin.”

Image courtesy of fashionista.com

Image courtesy of fashionista.com

“My inspiration was Renaissance paintings.  The woman with super flush, healthy, perfect skin.”  Working with several different products, Colombani applied a mix of Corrector and foundation on the complexion.  For the eyes, she applied several different types of mascara, including Maybelline’s Spider and Push Up Mascaras.

To get that rosy glow, Colombani applies lipstick in Dark Berry to the models’ cheeks with her fingertips, starting from the center and then blending out.  ”It’s just natural—as if the blood is coming through your veins giving you a cute tint.”  She also used the new translucent powder which is ”white and super fine” to keep the look ”a bit blurry, a bit velvety” rather than shiny.

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Tory Burch spring 2017 images courtesy of Peter White/WireImage

The half-up style at Tory Burch was pretty as a picture, featuring soft waves and loose face-frame strands.  Redken Global Creative Director, Guido, created this easy style using Redken Windblown 05 and air drying the hair.  A curling iron was used on a few select strands.  Odile Gilbert, for Moroccanoil fashioned a grittier, more textured half ‘updo’ for Zac Posen’s runway show.  Wispy pieces add extra charm.   For that gritty texture, Gilbert sprayed Moroccanoil’s Dry Texture Spray all over the model’s tresses.

Miguel Viera spring 2017 images courtesy of Redken

Miguel Viera spring 2017 images courtesy of Redken

Katie Nealson also created a ”soft flowy romantic [hairstyle] as a nice contrast to the shapes and black and white in [Miguel Vieria's] Collection.”  Using a classic blow out along with a “very soft paste to give a sheen and luster to the hair.

Our love affair with soft feminine hair and charming rosy makeup is back and stronger than ever!

—Janine Silver

 

 

Editors’ Pick: Beauty Products for Fall 2016

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Image courtesy of cdn.com

It’s hard to keep up with all the latest beauty trends with so much product coming out so frequently.   To help you sort through the clutter of product launches, Fashion Reverie has rounded up our beauty experts to discover what new products landed on their desks and really have them talking! Remember, just because temperatures are cooling down doesn’t mean that you can stop being concerned about sunscreen and sun bleached dry hair.

From protecting us from our phones—and the damage they’re inflicting on our faces—to recreating our favorite salon gel manicure at home, these products are our newest obsessions.  We’re sure they’ll soon be your favorites too!

Image courtesy of Gelish Mini

Image courtesy of Gelish Mini

The DIY 1 Step Gel Mani

Gelish Mini has been one of our favorite brands for at-home gel manicures, but now with their new Uno Collection, it’s faster than ever to get long-lasting color without a trip to the salon.  Just swipe on a thin layer (or two) of your favorite Gelish Uno hue and place your nails under the UV lights!  With virtually no drying time, you can head straight out the door and be on your way!  The only downside is that the one step collection doesn’t last as long as it’s multi-step predecessors (about 7–10 days versus 14–21 days) However, Uno will stay on longer than traditional polish and with it’s quick and easy application, it’s never been simpler!

Image courtesy of Catrice Cosmetics

Image courtesy of Catrice Cosmetics

Primer that Mattifies

If there’s one makeup tip we’ve heard over and over again, it’s use a primer.  While we can’t deny the benefits of preparing your skin before applying makeup, if you’re anything like us, you probably forgo this crucial step!  Despite all the experts telling us constantly how important it is—and yes even seeing the benefits for ourselves—it wasn’t until we discovered Catrice Cosmetics’ Prime and Fine pore refining anti-shine base that we really began to listen.  While it doesn’t provide some pore shrinking miracle, the lightweight formula will expertly keep your makeup in place and minimize the dreaded shine that accompanies a night of dancing!  So even at the end of the night, you’ll be selfie ready!!

Image courtesy of Boscia

Image courtesy of Boscia

The Sake Mask

If you’re only enjoying a glass of sake with your sushi then you’re really missing out on some amazing skin benefits!  Not only is sake known as a delicious alcoholic beverage, but also for it’s brightening and smoothing skin benefits; which you can thank the kojic and amnio acids for!  Rather than bathing in alcohol, Boscia has captured all the skin improving benefits of sake in their Sake Bright White Mask.  This peel-off mask promises to hydrate, firm, tone, brighten, and plump up dehydrated skin due to a mix of sake, sea fern algae, vitamin C, and peptone complex. The Sake Bright White Mask also reduces fine lines and wrinkles and minimizes the look of age spots.  After your first application, you’ll immediately feel the difference in your skin and notice a nice natural healthy glow as well!   Hey, another reason to love sake!

Image courtesy of Junetics

Image courtesy of Junetics

Tinted Protection from Our Smart Phones

By now everyone knows the importance of applying sunscreen daily to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.  However, have you ever considered what damage those HEV (high energy visible) blue light rays from our electronic devices are doing to our skin?  Visible light (from the sun and electronics) penetrates deeper into the skin that UV rays.  Which has us wondering why we haven’t thought to worry about the long-term effects of these harmful rays known to cause irreversible damage?  Junetics understands the importance of protecting our skin from UVA, UVB, HEV and IR rays, so they’ve came up with Screen, a tinted sunscreen and HEV protector.  Wear it alone or with foundation and know your skin is protected from just about everything!  With this simple layer of protection, over time, your skin will certainly thank you!!

Image courtesy of TIGI

Image courtesy of TIGI

Volumizing Mousse

Don’t let your strands fall flat!  With Bed Head by TIGI’s Big Head volume boosting foam, it’s easier than ever to create full, voluminous hair!  Apply a pump or two to damp wet hair and style as usual.  Scrunch into hair for luxurious waves or blow straight for that perfectly polished salon blown out look.  Big Head adds massive “enviable” body, but keeps your hair soft all night long!  It’s the easiest way to achieve the volume of your dreams without a hair salon!

—Janine Silver

 

Beauty Alert: Bright, Bold Hair for the Summer Music Scene

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Images courtesy of pinterest.com

OK, it’s the end of July but that doesn’t mean you are going to be stuck with an outdated hairstyle for the summer music concert season. Whether you attending music concerts featuring Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Jessica Simpson, or The Band Party at the Rio Olympics—wouldn’t that be a dream, partying in Rio with pop/country music sensation The Band Party— your coif should demand attention.

There is still some time left!! Remember, summer music concerts don’t end til around Labor Day!!  This concert season, ditch the basic black in favor of an array of rainbow brights!  To keep the look downtown cool rather than cartoonish, expert colorist with Schwarzkopf, Lyndell Mansfield, gave us a few colorful suggestions.

Mansfield recommends a watercolor effect for a bright twist.  “Take a painterly approach with this particular look the blending of purples into blues give such depth and character to the hair, and you can experiment with any of the shades—there are no rules!”

Collages789To get the look you’ll need to begin by pre-lightening your hair (if required) to a “perfect light blonde.”  Mansfield suggests Schwarzkopf LIVE Intense Lightener Max Blonde.  Now you can begin applying the dye.  Massage in Schwarzkopf LIVE Ultra Brights of Pastel Electric Blue Colour Cream from the tube directly onto the roots of the hair.  Make sure to blend the color out into the first few inches of hair.  Section off and secure the top part of the hair with a clip. To create the lighter blue shade, Mansfield suggests mixing Schwarzkopf LIVE Ultra Brights or Pastel Electric Blue with the hydrating conditioner in pack.  “Apply to the mid lengths of the hair, taking care to “smudge” the color into the existing vibrant blue at the top of the hair to create a gradual blend. Remove the top section from the clip and do the same to those lengths.”

Last but not least, it’s time for the purple.  You can create this shade by mixing Schwarzkopf LIVE Ultra Brights of Pastel Purple Punk the same way you did with the blue.  Apply the purple shade throughout the mid lengths and ends of hair “again taking care to smudge into the blue to create a gradual blend.”  Let the color sink into your hair for 20 minutes and rinse!

Or play up a candy stripe like this gorgeous pastel ‘do.  “This is such a pretty summer color blend.  Experiment with a hybrid of candy-colored stripes that you love best and blend them together to create this soft pastel-Grunge look,” Mansfield explains.

To recreate the look at home start again by lightening hair, to create a soft base to apply colors to.  Then mix your dyes with the conditioner packets until you achieve the colors you’re after.  For this look, Mansfield used Raspberry Rebel, Purple Punk, Electric Blue and Pillar Box Red.  Then start by sectioning and pinning your hair into small knots.  “This technique will ensure multi-tonal strew placement and the ‘Candy Stripe’ effect.” Untwist the knot from one section and paint the strands with your chosen shade.  Apply the color generously and make sure “smudge” or rather massage the color from root to tip.

Then twist the hair back into a knot and once again, secure it with a bobby pin.  Continue this process until all the knots have been dyed.  Mansfield recommends doing one color first then changing gloves before applying the next color.  You may need to enlist the help of a friend. Let the colors permeate for 20 minutes before rinsing it out and styling!

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Images courtesy of COLORSMASH

Want to get the look without making a full on commitment?  Try COLORSMASH’s Color Kissed Hairspray that delivers vibrant colors without the damage or permanence.  Making a big splash at Cosmoprof North America 2016, in Las Vegas this year these bright colors wash out easily in one to three shampoos!  Since the color envelopes the hair without penetrating the cuticle the hair stays touchable soft with a light hold.  Plus theses sprays are formulated with added nutrients in them such as aloe vera, grape seed, avocado and sunflower seed to leave your hair shiny and hydrated!

—Janine Silver

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