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Meet The Pro: Amy Nadine

It’s November and that means time to meet a new artist whose work makes us go gaga! Introducing… Amy Nadine! Not only have I always been a fan of her work (I’ve replicated Lauren Conrad’s cat eye & pink lip combo on numerous occasions), but after chatting with her I realized this creative genius also has a heart of gold. If she isn’t glamming-up some of Hollywood’s prettiest faces, then she’s bringing attention to rescue dogs that desperately need a loving home (that’s her pup Sprewell featured above!). Amy & I began working together when she used tarte’s LipSurgence™  in lust on Krysten Ritter for the premiere of Get Him to The Greek. Currently, as the Head of the Makeup Department, Amy has the cast of BFF & Baby addicted to tarte’s LipSurgence™, too. Check out Amy’s Q+A above and browse her website here: http://www.amynadine.com/. She is sure to impress.

Xo,

Kristin

Natural Glamour at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards

Young Hollywood hit the Red Carpet Sunday night for MTV’s 2010 Movie Awards. As usual some over-the-top looks had me a little puzzled, but; hey, I speak fashion and love a good risk-taker any day. After browsing through all of the pics from the night, I couldn’t help but notice how much I appreciate the “natural beauty” look. With sunkissed skin, perfectly lined eyes & barely-there lips, Victoria Justice, Whitney Port and Jessica Biel all rocked this look. It’s all about complimenting your best features. Their easy blow-outs  added a finishing touch to an overall sexy summer look. With pre-show events, weather conditions, paparazzi, the actual show and the after parties, these ladies needed their makeup to stand up to the test of time.  So, here is where I come in with some useful info. I promise: you can get this look with just three products. It’s sure to last you from morning to night… and then some.  Start by applying park ave princess matte waterproof bronzer to temples, cheeks, jawline and nose. Line eyes with emphasEYES™ clay shadow/liner in brown; use the included brush to smudge to your desire. Pucker up with rise & shine natural lip stain and plumping gloss in nude. That’s it!  Go ahead and give it a whirl, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

xo,

Kristin

Summer 2010 Beauty!

Technically summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, but as far as we’re concerned Memorial Day marks the kick-off to the season. I’m sure you’ve stocked up on at least one new swimsuit, caftan or pair of wedges, but what we really want to know are your go-to summer beauty products?  Sunscreen and sun safety products are an obvious given, but I wanted to share with you some other goodies I’ll be tossing in my beach bag for the perfect, no-fuss, natural beauty look.

When it comes to summer makeup less is more. I love focusing on my lashes & lips. All I’m really looking for is simplicity and staying power.  So it’s a no brainer that my summer choices are multiplEYE™ natural lash-enhancing waterproof mascara & LipSurgence™ natural lip stain in charmed. Luscious lashes and bubblegum pink lips are perfect against sunkissed skin.

Next up are my tresses. When temperatures are crawling into the 90’s the last thing I want to do is sweat under the blow dryer; just the thought makes me cringe. Well, thanks to Fredrick Fekkai’s  Marine Summer Hair, I’ll see my styling tools in September. This misting spray will give you surf-sexy waves, while protecting your hair against the sun, salt water & chlorine. It’s effortless & I love that!

Last but not least, my pick for the perfect summer lacquer to go with all of those open-toe shoes. It’s all about CHANEL’s minty fresh summer shade Nouvelle Vague. Fresh for 2010, this is the ideal summer escape from your traditional pinks and corals. I’m heading for a mani/pedi in this shade tonight to last me through the holiday weekend.

So that’s it for summer-perfect products that are chic & easy.

Xo,

Kristin

One-of-a-kind Beauty!

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!! On this “green” holiday, we wanted to celebrate some rare beauties: Redheads! Did you know that only 4% of the population consists of true redheads? Whether strawberry or deep auburn, you’re quite a unique bunch. Red hair genes are often associated with creamy skin and freckles. We realize just because your locks are red that doesn’t necessarily mean you’re Irish, but for those that are—today, let’s embrace it!  Hair color, like eye color, has an impact on what makeup shades work best for you. This morning I consulted with tarte’s CEO Maureen Kelly (a true, fiery-redheaded beauty) & our tarte beauty gurus for some tips.

  • Complexion- If you have freckles, don’t try to cover them! Use a foundation to even out your skin tone, not cover up. Trying to mask freckles can often make your skin look dingy. Use a tinted moisturizer like smooth operator for an optimal base and follow up by lightly dusting with park ave princess mineral bronzer to warm up your look.
  • Cheeks- Avoid pink bases. Redheads look the best in peaches and corals. Some natural cheek stain suggestions: blissful, eco cheek, green siren or Maureen’s favorite, tipsy.
  • Eyes- Keep your ‘Irish eyes smiling’ with warm colors in coppers, browns, honeys and bronzes. Grays and blues are not for you. If you want a pop of color khaki’s and plums are the perfect shade for lining.
  • Lips- Reach for lippies in coral or blush shades with gold undertones.  Our faves for your pout are LipSurgence ™ natural lip stains in joy and enchanted and/or vitamin infused glosses in liquid sunshine & 40 winks—totally kissable!

 

We hope these tips and selections are perfect for you. As you can see in our montage above they work wonders on both Maureen & Hollywood’s Redheads!

Xo,

Kristin

Oscar Beauty

It was Hollywood’s biggest night & this self-proclaimed fashion junkie nearly had a meltdown when channel 7 vanished right before my eyes. The mere thought of missing Barbara Walters’ Special, the Red Carpet & main event was the trifecta of nightmares (a special thanks to E! for keeping me sane). After hunting (for what seemed like an eternity) for an online live stream (with no luck) someone came to their senses and ABC was back—I think fireworks went off in my living room.

As I settled down in sheer bliss to see my favorite stars strut their stuff, I started my critique…love it, hate it! I’ll share my favorite dress trend in my next post so please stay tuned, but I wanted to first talk about the beauty looks. Let’s face it; these girls would look gorgeous even if they were wearing paper bags. Two refreshing red carpet trends: natural, dewey makeup and pop color pouts.

My favorite creamy & flawless faces were Anna Kendrick, Amanda Seyfried and Zoe Saldana. There’s no better look for these young ladies than radiant skin that reveals their natural beauty. Don’t mean to brag, but Anna was rocking some of my favorite tarte products. After makeup artist Sara Glick prepped her with Arcona’s Magic White Ice hydrating gel, she then topped Anna’s cheeks with tarte’s natural cheek stain in eco-cheek for the perfect flush. For her pretty pink pout, she used a combo of LipSurgence™ natural gel lip stain in charmed & double-ended lipgloss in jake & samantha to enhance her perfect smile! We loved it…your thoughts?

I love a neutral face, but I also admire a pop color pout. Red, Coral, Fuschia whatever your pick—I love them all. I have been experimenting with this look for a few months now (ever since I had our first LipSurgence™ samples in my hand) and I think it’s best paired with a subtle eye (I like lock & roll in rose gold & a thin cat eye with indelible wink liner in black). It’s important to keep the concentration on the lips and play down the rest; this is the Oscar’s not an 80’s concert. Most importantly, when playing with colors have fun & be confident! My go-to lippies for this are tarte’s LipSurgence™ lip stains in amused and lust. Be honest, would you try this?

Stay tuned for more Oscar coverage :)

Xo,

Kristin