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Thursday, September 25th, 2014

We Like The Way You { WORK } It!

By now you’ve mastered the art of the smokey eye and the perfect pout. While these staples are a no-brainer for girls’ night out, dramatic makeup has no business in the workplace. Don’t let faux lashes or a glossy lip distract from your real talents at the office: your creativity, bright brain and killer instincts. Of course, you can’t let the daily grind take away all the fun, which is why we’ve highlighted the best ways to maintain your flawless features without overdoing it.

Put your best face forward while steering clear of a heavy hand. You don’t have the advantage of the ever-flattering candlelight at a restaurant or minimal club lighting, so heavy foundation formulas can head towards looking caked on. The same goes for fake-bake or self-tanner; leave it for the weekend. Instead, work on mastering a light glow with a sheer foundation or powder.

A little blush and bronzer never hurt anyone, especially when you want to revive your complexion from a late-night social event or even working overtime at the office. While a washed-out complexion doesn’t scream “bright-eyed and ready to take on the day,” going too heavy on the application can be a bit much for the office. Opt for neutral shades, like peach or light pink, or even a two-in-one highlighting/bronzing palette for a more even-toned look.

While a dramatic eye has no place at your desk, dull hues of beige shadow are too boring for a fashionista like you! Add an oh-so-chic hint of shimmer by opting for champagne or rose-gold colored shadow. Using these shades, you can steer clear of anything too bold or distracting while still elevating your more conservative office look.

To complete your eyes, keep it simple with a little liner and mascara. Switch things up with a subdued cateye paired with your neutral tones, or even try trading in your black liner for a deep brown or slate. These nearly black shades will lighten things up a bit without stepping too far outside of your comfort zone.

Who has time to continue reapplying makeup at the office? Not you. To avoid glossy finishes that require too much of your time, stick to rosy stains, pinkish tones, or nude shades to give you a classy, refined look. On days you feel like going bold, add a pop of color with a red lip and keep everything else neutral.

Now that you’ve got the ins and outs of work makeup on lock, you’re ready to go out there and knock ‘em dead!

posted by Blushington at 3:31pm

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

{ F A L L } Glow Made Simple!

It’s about that time to trade in cutoffs and flip-flops for light layers and leather. Labor day has come and gone, which can only mean one thing: summer is quickly coming to an end and fall is right around the corner. Not only does this mean the seasons are changing and the temperature will soon be dropping (hopefully!), but it also means that we will have to begin transitioning our makeup to fit upcoming fall trends.

When summer hits, we all quickly reach for the bold and the bright; but now that fall is knocking on the door, we will be making a few easy adjustments. The good news? There’s no need to spend a ton of money to get these new looks; in fact, you can still use some of your favorite Blushington products throughout the switchover!

Blushington West Hollywood’s head makeup artist Jessica Scantlin has all the tips and tricks to help make the transition into fall as seamless as your makeup. Already a fan of Becca’s Shimmering Skin Protector? Fantastic! Scantlin swears by it, suggesting you “use it in the fall to give you a nice glow and to keep your skin looking healthy.” Not ready to give up the metallic detailing quite yet? You’re in luck. Scantlin says that metallics on the eyes are still in! “In the summer, we opted for more of light golds, and champagne colors, but in the winter, prep your lid with a darker shadow - and add the metals on top,” which works perfectly with Stila Metal Shadows. The perfect remedy to brighten up your lips, cheeks, and lids? Stick with Becca Beach Tints, a Blushington cult favorite! Lastly, for a healthy fall bronze, Scantlin suggests reaching for Girlactik’s matte bronzer in Casablanca since “it’s a subtle bronze color so it doesn’t look too harsh.”

There you have it, all the tools to keep you looking fresh faced for fall!

posted by Blushington at 1:37am

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Keep Your {{ E Y E S }} On The Prize!

We get it, you’re a #GIRLBOSS and you’ve got people to see and places to be. Who has time to get their makeup done with a schedule like that, right? WRONG! We’re in your corner and on your team, which is why we created our Eyes Only service! We’ll get you in, out and on your way in no time, simply with an added glimmer, sparkle, or smokey eye!

As we transition into fall, now is the perfect time to hit one of our stores for a quick and easy application of the latest makeup trends, which lucky for you, are all about the eyes eyes eyes! What we’re really feeling for fall: the ever-classic barely there natural look, must-have metallic lids, and an added flash of bold with stand out faux lashes.

You read that right; Blushington offers faux lash applications as the final piece to the puzzle! These bad boys will enhance and define your eyes like no other, and in no time. And don’t forget, you can always pop in simply for these fluttery gems, with or without a makeup application.

Our mission (and our promise), as always, is that you walk out feeling more confident than ever. Give it a try, we dare you!!

posted by Blushington at 8:36am

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Meet Makeup’s New BFF!

We are thrilled to announce we are carrying Beauty Blender sponges in all three locations! Not only will we be applying these amazing products on all your amazing faces, but we will be retailing them as well!

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 8:36am

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

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