Archive August 2011
Celebrity makeup guru, Sam Fine, has just signed on to be the new Creative Director of Fashion Fair, a global prestige cosmetics brand for women of color. As part of his new role, Fine, who’s client list includes Iman, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson, will oversee the creation of new products, expand the brand’s color pallette as well as make in-store appearances.
In a statement, Clarissa Wilson, the President of Fashion Fair comments on their newest Creative Director stating,
“Sam Fine is a true artist who understands women of color and has built an illustrious career unparalleled in the industry. His experience in the fashion editorial world with global beauty brands and celebrities will translate wonderfully with Fashion Fair, and our consumers will reap the benefits. We’re thrilled to have him with us, and you’ll be able to track his progress at www.fashionfair.com.”
Considering his own fan following, there is no doubt that Sam Fine will ignite an even broader interest in the brand, taking it to new levels.
In his own statement, Fine States,
“There’s no place I’d rather foster my creative energies. Fashion Fair was a barrier-breaking cosmetic line since its inception 38 years ago and remains a leader in prestige cosmetics for women of color.”
Vincent Longo is up to 75% off today at HauteLook!
They’re selling liquid shadows, eyeshadow trios, eyeliner, lip liner, pressed powder and blush duos. There are some good really good products for amazing prices.
Last time they had a sale, I bought their Hydro Stick and loveee it. I’m sad they’re not selling any more of those today..
Check it out HERE
**Hautelook is a website that hosts private, online sales. It’s similar to GiltGroup. You have to register to see/buy from the sale, but I have bought from them in the past and they are totally legit. Past beauty sales have included Urban Decay, Laura Mercier, CoverFX etc..
People generally have a lot of questions they want answered before undergoing plastic surgery. Along with the standard questions of what procedure might be appropriate, which doctor to trust, and how to go about preparing for and recovering from surgery, one of the biggest things that people think about is the permanence of a procedure. It actually isn’t unlike the thinking that goes into getting a tattoo… basically, you need to decide whether making a permanent change to your physical appearance is a good idea or not. Websites such as aboutplasticsurgery.com have lots of information about different procedures that can probably help you to decide if you will be happy with permanent changes…. But what about permanent makeup?
What Is Permanent Makeup?
There is a procedure, officially known as “micropigmentation,” that, for all intents and purposes, permanently affects patients’ skin as if it were makeup. This almost seems impossible at first; any kind of makeup, after all, will eventually wear off. However, if you think about this procedure as something done beneath the skin rather than on the surface, it begins to make more sense.
As you probably know, your skin “pigment” is basically something that refers to its color and shade. A micropigmentation procedure actually involves poking a tiny needle into the skin many, many times to position what amounts to an artificial pigment beneath the skin. Using this type of procedure, a doctor can actually adjust the color and shade of your skin at different places on your face.
Pro: Time and Convenience
The clearest benefit of undergoing a micropigmentation procedure is convenience. Many women spend a good amount of time every morning, or before going out at night. With “permanent makeup” – around your eyes, along your eyebrows, on your cheeks, or wherever else – all of this time can be saved, and you can be ready to start your day or head out on the town at a moment’s notice.
The major deterrent, of course, is permanence, as is often the case with plastic surgery. While you will theoretically always look your best with permanent makeup, you may find that over time it isn’t the right look for you. Some women, at a certain point, prefer to allow at least some natural aging, and would worry about looking artificial with permanently polished facial features.
In the end, of course, the choice is up to you. Just be careful to research any procedure you are considering, and you will be happy with your decision.
Would you consider permanent makeup? Have you had it?
Kate Winslet is teaming up with Lancome once again, but this time for a good cause! She will be releasing a small, limited edition collection to raise awareness and money for her charity, The Golden Hat. The Golden Hat is an organization which gives children with Autism the opportunity to learn to communicate effectively, and also receive education and job training. Lancome will donate up to 150,000 euros from the collection’s sales to this cause.
The Golden Hat collection will be available nationwide November 1, 2011
Love this hair story by Victor Demarchelier for Russian Vogue. So fun!!
Hairstylist: Didier Malige
Makeup Artist: Yadim Carranza
Photographer: Victor Demarchelier
SO many people email me looking for information about makeup school scholarships. Unfortunately, there are not that many opportunities to receive one; however, The Powder Group and the Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry have teamed up to present the Kelly Gleason Scholarship for the Makeup Arts 2011 and will send one lucky applicant to makeup school for free!
What it is:
Kelly Gleason was an Emmy winning makeup artist who lost her battle with cancer in 2007. This scholarship was created to honor Kelly’s career and passion for makeup by giving others an opportunity to follow their dreams. It will award to one lucky person free entry into Cosmix School’s Production Makeup Artistry Program at their Fort Lauderdale campus.
How to Enter:
To enter you need to send in:
-a letter of introduction
-all of yourcontact information including email, phone number, street address and social networking site details
-A statement (500 word max), of why you wish to receive the scholarship.
You can email your entry to email@example.com with the subject heading “Kelly Gleason Scholarship”
or mail it in,
The Powder Group
315 Seventh Avenue 6B
New York, NY 10001.
-Entries must be received no later than October 1st, 2011
-You must be 18 years or older
-You must have a high school diploma or it’s equivalent
-Entrants will be judged solely on their written expression and no previous artistry experience will be required to receive the award.
-You MUST follow the above guidelines or will not be considered for entry.
For More Information Click HERE
Do you suffer from acne? Did you know that your makeup might be the culprit? In today’s guest post, Steven Barker from AcneTreatmentOne.com is here to fill you in what makeup induced acne is and how you can treat it!
What Makeup Ingredients Can Cause Acne?
Certain types of makeup contains ingredients that can clog pores, cause allergic reactions, and even skin problems like dermatitis. Although serious skin reactions are rare, acne caused by cosmetics is very common. The name acne cosmetica is used when referring to breakouts that are a direct result of acne. Certain ingredients are more likely to cause blemishes than others, check out this guide that can help you avoid any problems and keep your skin clear from whiteheads and blackheads here.
What Causes Acne Cosmetica?
The main cause of this mild type of acne, is the clogging of pores by certain chemicals in makeup. The worst offenders are oily petroleum based products that settle in the pores and prevent them from expelling sebum and dead skin cells. Once a pore is clogged, acne bacteria can grow and cause inflammation from inside.
Ingredients to Avoid if You are Suffering from Acne Cosmetica:
There are 100′s of different chemicals that are used to manufacture makeup. Some ingredients are much more likely to contribute to breakouts that others. The worst offenders that are known to clog pores are the following:
Wheat Germ Oil, Algae Extract, Carrageenans, Red Algae, Potassium Chloride, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Isopropyl Myristate, Hexadecyl Alcohol, and Laureth 4.
There are many more ingredients that are known as Comedogenic or “pore cloggers” but the ingredients in the list above were rated 5 out of 5 in their ability to cause acne.
Treatments for Makeup Induced Acne
Makeup induced breakouts can be easily treated with a few adjustments to the type of makeup you use and how it is applied. The first thing you should do, to get rid of acne cosmetica, is to switch to a non-comedogenic brand. Some people find complete relief from their skin problems, just by switching to a different brand.
Another thing that is very important is to use applicators that are clean and bacteria free. A main cause of inflammatory acne is the p. acnes bacteria that lives on the face, and on your makeup applicators! Using applicators that have not been cleaned with alcohol or antibiotic soap can allow this bacteria to flourish and be spread around when you apply makeup.
Keeping makeup on your face longer than you need to makes it more likely to settle in your pores. You should never go to sleep before you’ve washed you face. As this give it time to migrate from the skins surface and settle deep within your pores.
Powdered makeup is also another option if you notice that liquid based makeups are causing you problems. Liquid makeups can be oily and cause breakout for people that are already dealing with oily skin.
Acne resulting from the use of cosmetics is a fairly common occurrence. These type of breakouts are usually mild, but if they are causing more than a slight inconvenience, you can easily make some changes to stop it. If you think a particular brand is causing issues, switching to a non-comedogenic brand may do the trick on its own. If not, make sure you use clean or disposable applicators. A visit to the dermatologist can also help, as they can prescribe medications that can wipe out most types of acne. If you need more advice on natural or prescription treatments for acne, visit Acne Treatment One.