Red, Hot and Vampy

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I am sad to say that summer is coming to an end and fall is slowly approaching. But don’t worry, there are some HOT beauty trends for fall 2012 that will have you heating up the chilly streets of NYC. To start off on the right foot we are going to tackle the Red Lip! This trend was seen down a few runways, from Sportmax to Victor&Rolf and from Victoria Beckham to Rochas. Some went for a very bold matte red,some went dark like red wine and some went vampy and glossy. I know some women are scared to take one such a beauty statement because they feel it won’t look good on them. Well that’s because you just need the right shade that suits you. And trust me there is a shade for everyone.
When wearing red lipstick, whether dark or bright, it’s best to keep the rest of your makeup simple. But load up on mascara. You always want your eyes to pop. With dark patent lips I like to keep from looking too goth by wearing a pop of color ( a clutch, a blazer, a necklace etc). So this fall be bold, daring and most of all turn heads.

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-Keisha taught you ūüėČ

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The cats MEOW

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The cats MEOW

Who loves a good cat eye besides my girl Cat Woman? I know I do. To me it’s very sexy, gives great shape to the eye and adds a little something to a simple makeup look. Clients always ask me “How do you get the line so perfect?!” Well above all, PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT. But of course I’m going to show you how to achieve a good cat eye with liquid eye liner with simple and easy steps anyone can follow.

Step 1: Start at the outer corner of your eye drawing a diagonal line towards your temple ( you can make the line as long as you want, but start with a shorter line until you get comfortable).

Step 2:  Draw a line from the inner corner of the eye aong the lashline connecting it to the end point of your first line (do your best to keep the thickness of your line about the same width of the felt tip brush of the eyeliner).
Step 3: Fill in any open space  after both points are connected. Try not to blink too much so that the liner can dry and not smudge.
Voilà! You have a perfect cat eye.
Once you’ve gotten comfortable enough and have developed a steady hand , you can get real fancy and try the following:
The Egyptian cat eye: Draw a line along you crease line starting at the end point .
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The Amy Winehouse: 
Product used: MAC Super slick liquid eye liner in On The Hunt.
-Remember Keisha taught you ūüėČ

Lip Statement!

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Lip Statement!

Mac Pink Nouveau

¬† ¬† ¬† Ladies the hot summer days are upon us, meaning the hotter it is the less makeup we wear. Just because you’re wearing less makeup doesn’t mean you can’t stand out. This is where making a lip statement comes in. A bright lip can complement any outfit. I like to think of it as wearing your favorite accessory. The key to achieving the perfect bright pout is:

1.) Exfoliate the lip with a wet tooth-brush or damp wash cloth using small circular motions.
2.) Moisturize the lip ( my favs are: EOS organic lip balm or Burt’s bees peppermint lip balm)
3.) Blot with a tissue then line the lip with a lip pencil that matches the lipstick or gloss. Fill in the lip using the pencil ( this will help the color last longer)
4.) Finally Apply your lipstick or gloss.

Here’s a few of my favorite bright lipsticks that you can try and goes well with many different complexions…..

 

Nars Carthage

 

Mac Ruby Woo