French Beauty Tips from Cannes 2016 Red Carpet

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Images courtesy of Getty Images, pinterest.com, and tomandlorenzo.com, respectively

For a week and a half the small seaside town of Cannes is overrun with celebrities, paparazzi and gigantic yachts! The Cannes Film Festival has developed into not just a huge event for movie lovers, but also one of the biggest fashion events of the year! How do these celebrities and luminaries from around the world put together their great red carpet looks?  Well, when in France take a cue from the French!!

Images courtesy of NARS

Images courtesy of NARS

For a glowing complexion like Rachel McAdams, Kirsten Dunst, and Julia Saner, it’s important to start with a good diet. In France women understand that properly nourished skin is the basis for everything.  To really give your face a “radiating from within” boost, makeup artist Kayleen McAdam (who also happens to be Rachel’s sister!) began with NARS’ Pro-Prime Pore Refining Primer to help even out the skin.  Next apply a gentle application of NARS’ Sheer Glow Foundation.

To really achieve the desired French-girl affect for Julia Saner, she applies both NARS’ Copacabana Illuminator and NARS’ Sex Appeal Blush to bring out a flush of rose.  And to get Kirsten’Dunst’s radiant hue, Dior Celebrity Makeup Artist Sabrina Bedrani, simply used a few strokes of Dior Rosy Glow for that perfect healthy French feel.

Images courtesy of NARS

Images courtesy of NARS

“I am always inspired to do a metallic sheen when the weather is so humid and warm and skin is already moist and glowing. For this look­—at the premiere of “Restless”—I replicated the metallic tones in [Rachel McAdams'] bustier and bracelets using antique taupe and silver tones on the eye,” says Kayleen.

Kayleen applied NARS’ Indian Summer Duo Eyeshadow for the perfect touch of shimmer for red carpet appearance.  Not only does the metallic hue work well with dewy skin, the metallic hue helps give Rachel a little something extra, a “je ne sais quoi,” if you will.

 

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Images courtesy of gotcelebs.com and Dior

The most iconic French beauty looks tend to also be the easiest to achieve, a smudge of charcoal or dark brown eyeliner and perfectly un-perfect red lip, could be found often at Cannes! For the perfect red lip, try Dior’s Diorific Mat Lipstick in Dolce Vita (a bright bluish red which Kirsten Dunst wore to the Vanity Fair & HBO Cannes Dinner) or NARS’ Lip Pencil in Timanfaya (a mandarin red). To keep your lipstick lasting all night, Dior makeup artists recommend defining and contouring the lips with Dior Contour in the same shade.

Adriana Lima and images courtesy of celebmafia.com and PHYTO, respectively

Adriana Lima and Carolina Parsons images courtesy of celebmafia.com and PHYTO, respectively

A carefree ponytail is another great way to beat the heat and still look good for your red carpet close up! Somehow the perfect tied back look adds a touch of carefree elegance when given a Cannes upgrade.  Carolina Parsons’ effortless ‘do created by PHYTO Global Artistic Director, Anthony Cristiano is loose on top of the head and gathers at the nape of the neck.  A few wispy pieces escape adding texture and interest for the perfect summertime style!  To enhance Adriana Lima’s plunging neckline on her white and black trimmed gown, Cristiano opted for a more severe ponytail.  With slicked back hair, Lima drew attention to her deep V-neck.

—Janine Silver

Editors’ Pick: Celebrate Summer with Polish Me Silly

 

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Images courtesy of Illumination PR

Warm weather is finally here. Gone are the heavy coats, scarves and gloves; and if you are on the East Coast you are starting to see tank and crop tops, shorty shorts, sandals and more skin exposure overall.

With the arrival of warmer temperatures comes shinier and more colorful nail art. While some nail art brands promote polish that can run as high as $35 per bottle of nail polish, there are other less expensive brands that can give you the same effect of the pricier polishes.

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Polish Me Silly was borne out of a mother/daughter duo that was tired of boring nail manicures and wanted to create a brand that would appeal to that consumer that was not afraid to stand out in a crowd. Originally launched on etsy.com, within 24 hours, they were selling out of their polishes and quickly seeing a response from children, teens and women of all ages around the world.

Over the last five years, Polish Me Silly has grown to include over 130 unique designs that include specialty glitters, multi-chromes, holographic rainbows, flakey glitter, thermal-color changing and bright neon confetti and polka dot top coat polishes. All of the polishes are meant to last up to 2 weeks (or more depending on how many coats are applied). Polish Me Silly only creates unique and hard-to-find nail lacquers.

And with Polish Me Silly polishes, beginning at $6.00 plus sales tax; you cannot not go wrong. Don’t be afraid of color for the summer; flaunt your colorful nails. Be whimsical, be bold, be colorful, and be flashy. Polish Me Silly polishes can be found online as well as in various stores within the U.S.

—Staff

Beauty Pick: Great Skin for the New Year with Palmetto Derma

 

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Image courtesy of squarespace.com

Do you have a Holiday party coming up and you are stressing that your skin is just not as you would like? (Remember, selfies and youtube holiday party videos are all the rage now.) Or maybe having great skin is a part of your New Year’s resolution list.

With those parties just around the corner, you can still look bright eyed and bushy tailed just in time for those holiday selfies. Palmetto Derma makes getting that youthful glow easy with their Daily Cleanser and Rose Toner.

Palmetto_01Palmetto Derma is a new organic, toxin-free, skin care line aimed at preventing problems this New Year and for years to come. Start using these products now instead of dealing with sagging, wrinkles, sunspots and other aging issues later on in life. It’s far more important to invest on prevention so you can get glowing for a lifetime.

“Both in the morning and at night, you can cleanse your skin to remove pesky pore-cloggers—dirt, grime, make-up, etc.—and clean and brighten your skin!  Adding a toner to your daily routine, after cleansing, will hydrate and protect against drying elements. Toner balances your complexion and brings a natural glow to your skin. With our Get Glowing! Rose Refreshing Toner, you can also use it as a mid-day refresh. Gently spritz to revitalize your skin mid-day, after a work-out, or before a night on the town,” details Palmetto Derma founder, Austin Peterson.

Palmetto_02Palmetto Derma’s Daily Cleanser get rid of all the dirt, dead skin and also cleans your pours. The Daily Cleanser is filled with botanicals, polysaccharides, vitamins and nutrients—lavender water, orange peel tincture, and tea tree oil—that enrich the skin, giving you that youthful glow. Perfect for that holiday party!!

For an on-the-go glow, Rose Toner hydrates and keeps your skin from drying. This refreshing toner is best for use after cleansing or for an instant boost and revitalization of your face. You can spritz toner on your face throughout the day for glowing results. Ingredients include: Rose Water and Aloe to refresh restore and replenish.

And great skin doesn’t have do end with the holidays. Palmetto Derma has a range of products that give you that healthy, youthful glow for the entire year.

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The Collagen Booster & Restoration Serum super serum keeps your skin safe from all those elements your skin endures on a daily basis. We’re talking sun, smoke, smog and other ugly skin damagers! These free radicals will try to infiltrate your skin and diminish collagen, but don’t worry. The Vitamin C in this serum promotes collagen growth, filling in fine lines, minimizing wrinkles and fighting to make sure they don’t come back!

 

Images courtesy of Palmetto Derma

Images courtesy of Palmetto Derma

The Rejuvenating Antioxidant Mask puts your skin on the fast track to soft, smooth and glowing! The soft clay of the mask gently purifies skin, by absorbing impurities and cleaning pores and skin. The advanced antioxidants defend against free radicals and reverse daily skin damage.

Don’t let a bad complexion and sagging skin give you the holiday blues, you can change all that with Palmetto Derma!! For price points and more information, go to palmettoderma.com.

—Staff

Beat Winter’s Harsh Weather with Fashion Reverie’s Winter Beauty Roundup

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 Dry winter skin can be awful, dry, flaky, itchy and so unattractive.  And, you don’t have to take it. Fashion Reverie has some great solutions to keep you looking amazing and feeling comfortable during the winter months.

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Image courtesy of amazon.com

Beekman 1802 Goat Milk Soap is amazing high quality soap, handmade and free of harsh chemicals. Originally conceived as a Christmas gift for Martha Stewart, it contains the maximum percentage of pure goat milk.  The high butterfat content makes them extra moisturizing and perfect for sensitive skin.  You can choose between unscented or select fragrances inspired by months of the year using pure essential oils. $15

Image courtesy of Cocoluxe

Image courtesy of Cocoluxe

Once you get out of the shower, you need to moisturize your skin. Coconut oil is a wonderful way to keep your skin from itching under sweaters and heavy coats.  Cocoluxe organic is pure unrefined oil that comes in a convenient easy to use tube that travels easily and absorbs quickly.  $11.99

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Image courtesy of makeupalley.com

Winter hair can be the worst. Between the drying effect of heat and pulling hats on and off, you can find yourself living in frizz city. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo and Conditioner are sulfate free and gently cleanse without stripping color. It moisturizes hair with botanicals like peppermint sage and rosemary.  Even thick processed hair will remain soft and tangle free during winter months. $80 on amazon.com

Image courtesy of La Mer

Image courtesy of La Mer

Of course, the one thing you always want to keep moisturized and supple is your face. La Mer cream has been the go-to face cream since the cream invented the brand to repair burned skin. Using a miracle broth made from kelp, a very small amount insures soft glowing skin and protects you from chaffing cold wind. Although it’s pricey, it’s definitely more than worth it!! $310

Image courtesy of Menaji

Image courtesy of Menaji

Last, but not least, who wants to kiss chaffed lips? No one!! A Fashion Reverie, Menaji has a great lip agent balm. Menaji’s lip balm agent is enriched with Vitamin E, sunflower, macadamia, jojoba oil and there is no waxing or drying ingredients. And though this lip balm is marketed as a lip balm for men, ladies don’t get it twisted, this balm also works for women because it has SP 15 and works well under your lips stick or gloss. $7.99

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Beauty Pick: Toppik Brow Building Fibers Kit

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Image courtesy of fashiongonerogue.com

Thick eyebrows are back! Thank you, Cara Delevingne. Do you remember a dark period in the 90′s when supermodels were plucking their brows into nonexistence?  It made them look so weird.  (Side note eyebrows and eyelashes serve a functional purpose. They keep stuff from getting into your eyes! )

Super thin eyebrows create their own problems. Not only is it painful to obtain, it makes your eyes look tiny. You need to apply your mascara with a putty knife. That being said; you also need to be careful with making your brows look fuller than they really are. But you’re in luck. Introducing a FABULOUS product that will give you thick dramatic brows without veering into drag queen territory; Toppik Brow Building Fibers set. It comes in light, medium, and dark.

Images courtesy of Toppik

Images courtesy of Toppik

Unlike brow pencils Toppik, comes with a wax base you can use to both build up your brows to make them looking thicker, and it can keep unruly brows in place.  Dip the angled end of the small brush (included in the kit) in the wax and apply a small amount to eyebrows to set the shape for your brows.  Now shake a little onto the back of your head and dip the rounded end of the brush into the power.  Lightly dab the brush onto your brows to thicken and create definition. The powder is made of keratin so it will bond with your eyebrow. Long lasting, it won’t come off until you wash it off with makeup remover.

Now, you are all set to flaunt dramatic brows. Cara Delevingne eat your heart out!!

—Cameron Rose

 

Beauty Pick: Get Bright Eyed for NYFW: Men’s with Adorlée

 

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Image courtesy of Khoobsurati.com

With New York Fashion Week: Men’s being less than a week away, editors, journalists, stylists, and fashion industry will descend upon New York City looking for that next great menswear designer, as well as luxuriating in household brands that we have come to know and love. Though this inaugural fashion week is all about menswear, don’t forget that there will be a lot of photos taken, and not just of the spring 2016 menswear collections. It is important to look bright eyed and bushy tailed as you scuttle from one collection or menswear presentation to the next. Granted this inaugural menswear season will be far less hectic than New York Fashion Week and international fashion weeks in London, Milan, and Paris; still, it is best to put your best face forward.

Next week promises to be very humid, all the humidity and heat exhaustion can to do havoc on your skin, particularly around the eye area. Add that to the hectic pace of witnessing over 40 plus menswear shows and presentations, and you could look pretty haggard in those Instagram and selfie pictures.

Image courtesy of Adorlee Beauty Inc.

Image courtesy of Adorlee Beauty Inc.

Fashion Reverie has just the solution. Adorlée’s Youth Reviving Eye Cream can give you that bright-eyed youthful look in under five minutes. Adorlée’s formula of key scientific and natural ingredients come together to reduce puffiness, increase lymphatic circulation and improve your skins firmness and elasticity. With a state-of-the-art technological process using only the finest and most precious ingredients and elements, Adorlée has created an exclusive line of luxury elixirs with intensive rejuvenating and repairing properties that will enhance the luminance and radiance of your eyes veiled over time.

The key ingredients in the rejuvenation eye cream are white tea, prized for its incredibly potent antioxidant and anti aging properties; ginseng, rich in vitamins and minerals for skin health, toning and improving complexion; aloe vera, containing phytochemicals and other nutrients beneficial to skin repair; caprylic, derived from coconut oil, an excellent skin repairing ingredient, and last, but not least, hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring molecule that hydrates the skin and increases its bounce. And believe me the product is a godsend; I have tried and it works!!

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Image courtesy of wikifoundry.com

And don’t forget male models, dark circles and puffy eyes don’t book campaigns. Why should Sean O’Pry, Lucky Blue Smith, and Ian Sharpe keep getting all the work!!

For more information, go to adorlee.ca.

—William S. Gooch

New York International Bridal Week Spring 2016 Hair Trend: Simple, Stunning and Undone

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Images courtesy of kleinfeld

Gone are the days of perfectly structured up-dos and elegant twists.  This season the prettiest hair was simple and a lot more natural.  Lead stylist Joseph DiMaggio shares the top bridal trends from the runway, “We’re seeing a lot of braids and very tasteful accessories.  The hair is more up this season; just soft and not too done, not too [produced] looking.  Very soft, very matte finish, very youthful.”

Ponytails are normally reserved for trips to the gym. Angel Mendez from Glam Squad created both low and high ponytails for Tony Ward for Kleinfeld’s collection.  “Playing with the natural texture of the hair,” Mendez took a seemingly simple style and made it wedding day appropriate.

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DiMaggio designed a soft rope chignon for Naeem Khan’s global brides.  To add a little volume and texture DiMaggio added Davines More Inside This Is a Volume Boosting Mousse and blowdried that in.  The hair was brought back into a low bun that was rope braided.  “Rope braids are really in right now especially moving into the summer [in addition to] braids in general,” DiMaggio explains.  The bun which was designed to look like a flower for an “extra little bridal touch” was finished off by pulling out wispy pieces from the top and the sides to give it that “wind swept romantic do.”  DiMaggio finished off the look with Davines More Inside This Is a Medium Hold Hair Spray to keep everything in place.

Reem Acra Images courtesy of Davines North America

Reem Acra Images courtesy of Davines North America

At Reem Acra, DiMaggio designed long sleek braids adorned with pearls and diamonds, turning the hair into jewelry.  To get the look, create a strong center part and a ponytail at the occipital bone.  Secure the ponytail with an elastic cord and braid hair.  For the show, DiMaggio used extensions, creating perfectly adorned 12″ braids, but the enhanced braids would look great at any length.

Monique Lhuillier images courtesy of Moroccanoil

Monique Lhuillier images courtesy of Moroccanoil

Monique Lhuillier kept hair off the face, also focusing on a center part, while Oscar de la Renta brushed the hair back avoiding any part at all.  While very simple, these more natural looks feel light and airy allowing the bride’s natural beauty to shine through.

Natural and airy, New York International Bridal Week spring 2016 showed us that hair doesn’t need to be too complicated to still look elegant.  We love these braids, buns and ponies for a fresh and unexpected wedding day hairstyle.

—Janine Silver

Bridal Beauty Alert: Spring 2016 Beauty Trends for Your Big Day

Downloads62Parallel to the neutral color beauty trends seen doing New York Fashion Week, bridal trends are also going au natural.  These bridal beauty trends are incorporating glowing skin that seems as if it’s lit from within, paired with a soft flush on the cheeks results in a radiant bride.  Pops of color on the lips added with a soft smudged liner or bronze smoky eye take the look to the next level, adding a little something extra.

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A little pop of pink

Matte skin and finished brows with a coral pink lip are paired with Naeem Khan’s global bridal collection. Lead makeup artist Daniel Martin for Mary Kay shares, “We came up with this look that was very pretty and very effortless.”  “You want something that will complement the dress but not overpower it,”Martin emphasizes.  “Spring is very optimistic, you’re going to see pops of color, a pink on the lip, or a pop of coral.”

Worth the Wait, a semi sheer flush blush with just a touch of iridescence” from Essie’s new bridal collection added a little color to the bridal manicure explains artist Julie Kandalec.  “A lot of women are being more daring.  The French [manicure] is totally passé and I’m so glad brides are finally picking up on that.  Brides are now like ‘I just want to do a pink or red and have it stand out against the dress.’  It’s good because they’re just going straight to their honeymoon,” exclaims Kandalec.

A hint of pink is a great way to add a little color and still keep with a traditional bridal look.  Fashion Reverie suggests Shiseido’s Veiled Rouge in Rosalie, a soft lustrous pink that leaves your lips hydrated and smooth and Urban Decay’s Sheer Revolution Lipstick in Sheer Ladyflower, a dark rosy rich pigmented pink for the perfect pout for that first kiss as man and wife.

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Image courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Soft stand out eyes

Reem Acra featured soft rosy cheeks that complemented a “bronze smoky eye with a little bit of glitter and a wink eyeliner” shares Cassandra Garcia for Bobbi Brown.  “So bridal, but a little more dramatic, which is perfect for [Reem Acra's starry night] theme.”  Garcia is also the makeup genius behind the bridal looks at Marchesa’s ethereal, dream-like collection.  To complement the romance and drama, Garcia applied clean white eyeliner for Marchesa with minimal mascara for a fresh and modern bridal design with glowing Bobbi Brown skin.  Playing up the eyes in lighter shades such as bronze, whites, and browns adds extra interest, but still keeps the look natural.  Although Garcia warns, “Don’t try something you haven’t tried before.  If you’re not used to doing a smoky eye, I wouldn’t choose your wedding day to experiment with one.”

It’s also important to keep dark circles and puffy eyes at bay, Fashion Reverie recommend a great nights sleep and alba Botanica’s Fast Fix for Puffy Eyes, a cooling eye gel which uses caffeine and cucumbers for the perfect base for your radiant eye makeup.

—Janine Silver

Beauty Tip: Unwind for Spring 2015 with Hair Care Home Remedies and Online Bingo

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The sun, wind, and stress can damage your hair, right? With temperatures warming, hats and scarves coming off and layers of clothing peeling, who would want to reveal damaged tresses? There is way to get vibrant, healthy hair without breaking the bank. In fact, you can get great looking hair that matches that springtime freshness using easy, affordable home remedies. Talk about saving money!!

First, let’s get you in the mood!!

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Hot and spicy tea: To get you in the mood for these home remedies, brew some hot and spicy tea. This will revitalize your body and refresh you from within, giving you serenity and focus.

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Scented candles: Light some lavender, rose, lemongrass or citrus candles as they can calm the nerves and reduce stress. You may try other aromatic scents like sandalwood, mint, jasmine, and rosemary, and see which works best for you, and suits your body. It is better to try new scents and keep experimenting!!

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Massage you hair: Massage your hair with hot oil and apply it thoroughly so that the hair and scalp moistens from within. You can use avocado, olive, coconut, castor; any oil which suits your hair type. Apply it and leave at least for 3 to 5 hours. While you are waiting for the massage and hot oil treatment to take effect play online bingo games on sites like New Look Bingo. This site has an amazing collection of games that includes bingo, tourney, slots, scratch cards, etc. Moreover, the site also has a presence on mobile devices; so you can play anytime, anywhere.

Use the right conditioner and shampoo: Use light shampoos as they have less PH and chemicals and it will reduce your hair damage and dandruff. Use conditioners that have essential nutrients such as Vitamin C and A, Biotin (B7), Iron, Zinc, and Omega 3 Fatty Acids. Good conditioners and shampoos will leave your hair smoother, thicker, and shinier. With the tips of your fingers, massage your scalp, this not only nourishes your tresses but also get your stress level down by relaxing you.

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Image courtesy of moderatelifestyles.com

Try out these simple home remedies for hair care and repair. You can relax, distress while playing online bingo and you are treating and conditioning your hair.

If you happen to be one of the lucky shoppers that purchased the new Lily Pulitzer spring 2015 collection online, you will want shiny, bouncy healthy hair to go with your Lily Pulitzer spring print dress and accessories. Don’t forget; don’t just put a spring in your step, put some bounce in your hair!!

—Staff

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