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Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Meet Makeup’s New BFF!

It’s true what they say: good things come in small packages. We are thrilled to announce we are now carrying Beauty Blender sponges, the world’s first elliptically shaped, non-disposable, hi-definition cosmetic sponge applicator, in all three locations!

Simply put, flawless skin has never been easier than with the Beauty Blender. It’s like a little, pointy-shaped ball of makeup application bliss. Our artists are loving theirs, and use them particularly for seamless foundation and concealer application.

The BB is an expert in contouring and highlighting, as the pointed tip lets you blend makeup in hard-to-reach spots like around your nose and under your eyes. When put into the hands of our makeup pros, it’s truly a winning combination.

Here’s the inside scoop on how Blushington artists create their winning looks, brought to you by artist Brittany Spyksma. Try pairing your BB with Jouer Luminizing Moisture Tint, plus Julie Hewett Omit Concealer for a signed, sealed and delivered perfect glow. Plus, add Jouer Tint in Peony for cheeks and lips as a finishing touch, and you’re ready to take on the day by storm.

posted by Blushington at 4:02pm

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

Lovely Lilac Look

Orchid, lilac and lavender shades are popping up everywhere—eyes, lips, hair and nails. Want to rock purple makeup? The best way to tackle the trend is to focus the purple on your eyes and keep the rest of your makeup simple. This means using a very light base and just a flush of peach on the cheeks and lips. Here are our two favorite ways to incorporate purple into your look:

Liner. Smudge a purple eyeliner on the top and bottom of your lash line. We prefer Stila Smudge Stick in Purple Tang. It’s a great eyeliner that won’t budge in the summer heat!

Shadow. Bright purple might look hot on the catwalk, but for everyday opt for a subtle lavender. Our fave shadow shades are Parfait by Jouer (a deep, shimmering lavender) and Tone by Stila (a pinkish orchid). Sweep it across your lid and then top it off with lots of mascara for a fresh, springtime look.

posted by Blushington at 12:40pm

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Spring Shades

Color simply comes alive in spring—in the flowers, the fashion, and even in the makeup. You can easily pump up your look by just adding a little bit of color.

EYES: Add a touch of sapphire, teal, or emerald to your eyes. Stila has just come out with an array of new eyeliner colors and the greens and blues are to die for! Our pick: Smudgestick in either Cobalt or Mint Julep.

LIPS/CHEEKS: We’re loving the reddish-corals on lips and cheeks. Cheekie Lip and Cheek Shine by Julie Hewett in Peachie is a great cheek color to compliment Hydrating Lipstick by Jouer in Grace. Prefer a blushing berry tone instead? Try Tint by Jouer in Dahlia for your cheeks and then apply Lip Enhancer by Jouer in Shiraz on your lips for a soft, matching berry color.

NAILS: Look for mermaid-inspired hues for your nails. Try aquamarine colors such as Marc Jacobs Enamored Nail Glaze in Blue Velvet Blue, minty shades such as L'Oréal Nail Color in Mint Glacée and electric blue hues such as Ally by Julep.

posted by Blushington at 6:56am

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Mother’s Day Makeover Giveaway

We love our Blushington Mamas! To celebrate Mother's Day we're giving three lucky moms makeovers! We've put together some beautiful goodie bags filled with gift certifcates from some of our beauty and fitness faves, including Soul Cycle, Drybar, Bellacures, and others! (The full amazing list of prizes is below.)

Here's how to enter: Instagram or Tweet a photo of the mom you'd like to nominate along with a sentence or two telling us why this particular mama deserves a makeover and some pampering. Follow and tag @Blushington and use the hashtags #BlushingtonMama #MothersDay {This is super-duper important! You must follow and include the tags to qualify.}

The fine print: One winner will be selected from each location. Los Angeles, Dallas, and Fashion Island (Newport Beach, CA). Contest open from 5/1/14-5/11/14. Winners will be chosen by Blushington and notified on 5/13/14. Winners must pick up their prizes at their local Blushington. Services included in gift certificates cannot be exchanged for other goods/services or locations. For official (long legalese) rules click here.

Fashion Island, Orange County, Newport Beach, CA prize package includes: Blushington Full Face makeup application 3 series ($105 value); Drybar blowout ($40 value); Bare Tan 3 versapsa spray tanning 4 packs ($120 value each); Bike 2 the Beat 4 spin classes ($80 value).

Dallas, Texas prize package includes: Blushington Full Face makeup application 3 series ($105 value); Drybar blowout ($40 value); Socialite Pink gift card ($142 value); Highland Park Housekeeping 2 hour deep clean ($150 value); Lux Tan ($35 gift card); Barre Bee Fit tank top and 5 pack of classes ($150 value); Bellacures Moisture Rich Manicure & Pedicure ($70 value): Equinox (Preston Hollow Spa) 50 min. massage ($110 value).

West Hollywood, CA: Blusington Full Face makeup application 3 series ($105 value); Drybar blowout ($40 value), Bronzing Boutique 3 spray tans ($165 value): Soul Cycle 3 series class pack ($90 value).

posted by Blushington at 7:36am

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Easy, Everyday Eyes

We all know that the smoky eye is great for date night, the cat-eye gives seductive flair, and colored eye shadow can add fun to our overall look. But what is the best eye makeup to wear on a daily basis? Here are our top three shadows that are simple to apply, perfect for daytime, and look gorgeous on practically all women:

Gold Glow Eye Shadow Trio by Stila.This shadow palette has three beautiful colors: bronze, gold, and champagne. The colors are good for anyone and any skin tone. Play with the colors and use them in different ways for different effects.

Creme Eyeshadow by Jouer. All the colors offered in this line are beautiful but our fave is Cashmere, which adds a subtle smokey effect to the eye. Tip: Before applying cream shadow, use a primer and set it with a dusting of translucent face powder. This will help keep the cream shadow in place. 

Shimmy Palette by Julie Hewett in Cleo. Another cream shadow and this shade is a gorgeous copper. Remember in the last season of Sex and the City, Carrie Bradshaw always had a super shiny copper shadow on her lid? This hue is totally the color! Again, be sure to follow the steps above with any cream shadow.

posted by Blushington at 1:07pm

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Brighten Up Your Eyeliner

Everywhere you turn, colored eyeliner is showing up. We love this trend! A few of our faves: Stila Smudgesticks in Cobalt, Mint Julep, Violet and Canary. We also love Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Paradise Pink.

Want to wear colored liner? Here’s how to make it look fresh—and not like you’re still living in the 80s:

Wear it on its own. The best way to wear colored liner is all by itself. Don't play up your lips or the rest of your eye makeup. Yeah, bright green eyeshadow and liner might look beautiful paired with orange lips in a makeup ad, but in real, everyday life, it’s just too much.

Wing it. We are in love with deep blues and greens this season—and they actually look great during the day. When applying the colored liner, add a slight wing on the top and coat lashes with black mascara. This way, the color is very subtle, yet still fun. Want to punch up the color a bit more? Brush your bottom lashes only with mascara in the same color eyeliner you used.

Add drama for nighttime. Going out at night and want a more dramatic look? Use a bronze shadow, such as Jouer Creme Eyeshadow in Cashmere, on your upper lid and line your lower lash line with a smudged blue or teal.

posted by Blushington at 1:14pm

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Transition Your Look to Spring

Spring is officially here! And while you’re packing away your sweaters and bringing out warmer weather gear, you should also phase out your winter beauty and introduce a new spring look. But that doesn’t mean replacing your entire makeup collection. Here’s how to easily transition your look to feel more spring-y:

Toss the heavy foundation that most of us use in the winter and let your skin breathe in the spring. Replace it with lighter coverage, such as a tinted moisturizer. For a dewy glow, we love Luminizing Moisture Tint by Jouer. Got oily skin? Try their Matte Moisture Tint.

Replace powder blush with cream. Powder can look cakey, while a stain or cream blush can give cheeks a gorgeous glow that looks natural—like you've been sitting outside, drinking pink lemonade all day. Our picks: Beach Tint by Becca, which also doubles as a great sheer wash of color for your lips, and Convertible Color Cream Blush by Stila. Both lines offer gorgeous pinks and corals for summer. 

posted by Blushington at 1:56pm

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Get the Look: Icy Eyes

Even though spring is here and the weather is balmy, frosty makeup is gorgeous year round. While many women turn to white shadow in order to get a sexy ice queen look, we prefer a pale seafoam green or silver blue. Using white has a tendency to date you, while using colors make it feel fresh. Keep the frosty shades from looking clownish by adding liner to the inside of your waterline and smudging it out to give a more dramatic effect. Indigo by Stila is a great blue. For a soft green, apply Kitten by Stila over Julie Hewett eyeshadow in Swept Away. Just remember to place shadow under your lower lash line as well to get the full effect, and keep your lips and cheeks clean and simple! 

posted by Blushington at 11:26am

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Fave Spring ‘14 Beauty Trends from NYFW

There was so much beautiful makeup on the runways for Spring 2014. We've analyzed all the backstage beauty & runway pics and selected our very favorite beauty trends for the season. A word to the wise: Try them all—but not all at once!

Bright, orange lips: We absolutely love this for spring. Models at Rag & Bone, Creatures of the Wild, Prabal Gurung, and more donned bold tangerine kissers. To get a similar look, try one of our fave orange lippies: Hydrating Lipstick by Jouer in Grace or Belle Noir Lipstick by Julie Hewett.

Sleepy, sexy hair and makeup: Pamella Roland made her models look like they just fell out of bed in 1960s Paris—and we love it!  We're captivated by the teased side pony and smudgy eyes and a pop of pink on the pout. To get the look, use Eye Shadow Trio in Gold Glow by Stila (the beautiful bronze color in the middle is perfect!), Citrine shadow by Stila and Smudgestick Eyeliner in Lionfish by Stila. Smooth on Moisturizing Lip Gloss by Jouer in Starfish to finish. For hair, use Sultra The Bombshell Cone Rod curling iron to get  loose, slept-in waves. Finish with Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray and Unite Expanda Dust to get loads of volume and texture. After back-combing the hair at the back of your head, pin your hair into a loose pony.

Bubble gum pink lips: Candy coated lips were everywhere on the runway and they were gorgeous! Hydrating Lipstick in Kate by Jouer is the absolute best color for this trend. It is the softest pink that looks like it came straight from the 60's. Top it off with Moisturizing Lipgloss in Peony by Jouer.

Blue eyes: Whether it's an eyeliner or eye shadow, we are obsessed with blue for spring! At Marc by Marc Jacobs, models eyelids were rich, solid blue from lash line to crease. To try the look, we suggest Julie Hewett eye shadow in Hitchcock or Jewel Eye Shadow in Blue Sapphire by Stila. Use a Smudge Stick eyeliner in Cobalt by Stila to finish the look.

As always, you can make an appointment and we can do these looks for you! Or just pop in and pick up one of these pretty lippies to freshen up your beauty routine for spring!

posted by Blushington at 2:29pm

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Kissy Lips

Want luscious, full lips sans injections? All you need is the right makeup and you’ll get a sensuous pout in no time.

The secret weapon: our all time favorite lip pencil, Becca Nude Lip Liner in Nougat. It honestly is like lip injection but in pencil form. One side is skin-toned and the other side is a perfect nude color.

First, line your lips with the skin-toned side and draw two lines from your cupid’s bow to your nostrils. The ivory helps camouflage where your natural lip begins and gives an amplifying effect. Then trace over it with the nude pink side of the pencil. Your lips will appear bigger instantaneously. The line you drew from cupids bow to nostrils gives appearance of lifting the lip and making it fuller.

For lip color, opt for a nude gloss or lipstick. Our faves are Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Starfish and Julie Hewett Bijou Lipstick in Biba. Both are gorgeous neutral colors and will make your lips look sexy and full! 

 

posted by Blushington at 4:06pm

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