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Monday, April 2nd, 2012

Our 3 Favorite Looks from the ACM Awards

Carrie Underwood looked stunning at last night's Academy of Country Music Awards. Her smoldering eyes paired with peach blush and beige lips resembles our Smoke & Mirrors look.

Taylor Swift also rocked a dramatic smoky eye with metallic accents and major lashes. One word: flawless!

Jennifer Nettles was absolutely radiant on the red carpet. Her skin looked luminous and we loved her peachy-pink blush for springtime. You can cop her look with our Simple Glowing menu offering. 

Photos: JustJared.com

posted by Blushington at 4:27pm

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Emma’s Tips for Common Beauty Bummers, Part 2

BEAUTY BUMMER 3: SUN OR WIND BURN

Obviously the single biggest no-no of skincare is getting too much sun. But let’s be honest – it happens more than most of us would like to admit, especially in Southern California. To combat a bad sun or wind burn, lightly pat Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream or Bio Oil onto the affected areas to speed up the healing process. These are both must-haves for me – especially with summer right around the corner.

BEAUTY BUMMER 4: SUNGLASS TAN LINES

Oh…the dreaded raccoon tan. It even happens to Kim Kardashian. To disguise this embarrassing beauty bummer, try a concealer with a green cast to diminish redness. Blend along the tan line, high on the cheekbone and on the top of the apples of your cheeks to soften up the contrasting skin colors and hide that scary, ski-goggle look.

posted by Blushington at 3:17pm

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Emma’s Tips for Common Beauty Bummers, Part 1

We know you're almost perfect. But for those days when you're feeling just a little less beautiful than normal due to some inconvenient beauty bummer, Emma Willis, our head makeup artist, is here to rescue you with the prettiest solution possible.

BEAUTY BUMMER 1: UNDER-EYE CIRCLES AND PUFFINESS

For dark under-eye circles, add a drop of pure orange concealer (I recommend Kryolan Dermacolor concealer) or corrector to your regular concealer. This will counter-balance the deep blue-grey color that makes your eyes look like they’ve sunken into your skull and like you need a serious nap.

Puffiness can arise from too much sleep or too little. Rinsing the eye area with ice-cold water first thing in the morning helps to reduce swelling, but if you can spare 5 or 10 minutes, try this tea bag trick: Drop caffeinated tea bags into ice-cold water and then place them over each eye for several minutes. The anti-oxidants and caffeine in tea are excellent for banishing inflammation.

BEAUTY BUMMER 2: A BLEMISH THAT APPEARS AT JUST THE WRONG MOMENT

Should a blemish or spot decide to pop up right before a big date, a college reunion, a job interview, or any other important moment in life, Mario Badescu’s Drying Lotion or Rodan + Fields Unblemish are my picks for miracle products that work overnight to dry out the skin and reduce redness.

Check back later in the week for more of Emma's cures for your beauty woes!

posted by Blushington at 5:45pm

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

What’s In Our Spring Break Beach Bags

It's Spring Break time, and even though we aren't in school anymore, we can't help but get caught up in a little mid-March vacay daydreaming. And since we're sure some of you will be lucky enough to jet off somewhere tropical this spring, we thought we'd share our favorite destinations and beach bag essentials with you.

 

STEPHI:

My ultimate relaxation destination is Punta Mita, Mexico. To make sure I look my best at the beach, I always get lash extensions before a trip. The less maintenance and makeup I need to deal with while away, the better! In my beach bag, I keep a stash of products that serve multiple purposes: Becca Beach Tint and Julie Hewett Camellia Balm are two of my must-haves along with Chapstick and plenty of sunscreen. Chips, guac and a margarita are the only other things I need!

 

EMMA:

I love St. Lawrence Gap in Barbados - specifically Bougainvilla Beach ResortBarbados is an amazing place to chill and recharge, and all you need to look perfectly sunkissed is a little tint or stain for the eyes, cheeks and lips! Stila Mango Crush Lip and Cheek Stain is gorgeous. I also adore Guava Beach Tint by Becca. Using your fingers, you can apply a small amount of either product to your eyelids, the apple of your cheeks and all over your lips. Tints and stains are great for the beach because they last for hours and many are water resistant. I also love to have my eyelashes tinted before any break so I don't have to think about mascara, when I'd rather be focusing on the island's famous fruit punch.

 

ALLISON:

In my mind, there's no better place to get away from it all than Tahiti! Besides a good book, my beach bag is stocked with Kevyn Aucoin Isadore Cream Blush, my absolute favorite product from Blushington; as well as Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 20 for coverage while protecting against the sun's rays; and Julie Hewett Rose Water to keep my makeup going strong all day and to stay cool and fresh!

posted by Blushington at 4:13pm

Friday, March 9th, 2012

For All the Brides-to-Be

About to tie the knot? We offer a full range of bridal makeup services, from getting you camera-ready for your engagement photos (our Camera Ready look is only $50) to wedding makeup trials and mobile services on the big day. We’ll bring our fully-armed glam squad to you the day of to make sure that you and your bridal party look your absolute best with long-wearing makeup that won’t wear off during the ceremony and reception. Our on-location services start at $100 for the bride and add-ons such as faux lashes and airbrush foundation are also available. 

posted by Blushington at 1:03pm

Monday, February 27th, 2012

The Oscars’ Best Makeup Looks

The Academy Awards red carpet was full of bold makeup choices, and the biggest trend of the night was clearly rich red lips, as seen on Milla Jovovich, Angelina Jolie and Rooney Mara. Milla Jovovich seriously wowed us with her matte lipstick and natural eye makeup set against glowing, flawless skin. She looked absolutely radiant. Angelina rocked her signature red lips as well, but went for a slightly warmer orange-red shade than usual. Rooney Mara looked elegant and groomed, with a red lip that was a perfect contrast to her dark, structured hair and to-die-for brows.

On the lighter side, Cameron Diaz and Michelle Williams both donned a pretty pink lip along with natural makeup that made both look young and fresh. Emma Stone mixed up her pastel pink and mauve palette with a black winged liner – adding a little edge to her otherwise soft look. We also thought Glenn Close did the soft focus trend brilliantly. She looked stunning in a mauve glossy lip, warm rosy cheeks and soft smudged eyeliner.

posted by Blushington at 4:18pm

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

The Best Beauty Trends from New York Fashion Week

Spring may be in the air, but it's fall on the runways! The great thing about beauty is that you don't have to wait until autumn to wear all the best looks from the Fall 2012 fashion shows. Here are our favorite beauty looks from New York Fashion Week. 

We loved the monochromatic faces at Alexander Wang. The soft muted browns and beiges used for this show created a flattering and casual daytime look. The eyes at Derek Lam were to-die-for. We adored the way light purple shadow was blended with soft, smudged black liner for sultry, sexy eyes! On the Gucci runway, red lips ruled. Crimson, brick and cherry lips were perfectly lined, filled in and covered with high shine lipstick or gloss. The mantra at this show was definitely “simple face, bold lips!” At Ralph Lauren, flushed coral cheeks gave the models that just-out-of-the-bedroom glow. Gorgeous! And finally, another trend that’s hot this season and is continuing into fall, as seen on the runway at Thakoon, is our seasonal look: The Coral Kiss. Matte orange lips will make any girl’s makeup pop!

posted by Blushington at 5:59pm

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Our Fave Makeup from the Grammy Awards

There were lots of gorgeous looks on the Grammy Awards red carpet, but 3 lovely ladies really stood out to us. Here, our picks for the most memorable makeup of the night. We loved Adele's retro red lips and winged liner. It was very Lucky Stars! Carrie Underwood's Smoke and Mirrors look paired va-va-voom eyes (check out those lashes!) with an understated nude lip. Taylor Swift was Simply Glowing in a pretty peach lip and cheek color that she partnered with a metallic smoky eye. Who was your favorite of the night?

posted by Blushington at 11:36pm

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Our Seasonal Look, The Coral Kiss

Our seasonal look for Spring was inspired by the runways of Imitation of Christ (pictured above, left), Ralph Lauren, Jil Sander and Miu Miu. The look combines a peachy blush with a bright coral lip and a simple eye, creating a soft, pretty palette for spring.

To recreate this look, start by applying a sheer coverage foundation or tinted moisturizer, such as Stila Illuminating Foundation, to keep the skin dewy. Warm the cheeks and temples with a soft bronzer (Stila Sun Bronzer is our pick), and then add a little peach or coral blush to the apples of the cheeks to create a natural-looking flush. Keep the eyes soft with a dusting of a warm beige shadow buffed in and blended well, so there are no harsh lines. Add mascara and brush through!

For the lips, you can either stain them with a lip tint or use a rich lipstick with orange tones to it. For a great coral tone, try Julie Hewett’s Belle Noir Lipstick or Peachie Lip & Cheek. If you like glossy lips, sweep some clear gloss on top of the orange lips to make them really pop!

Of course, if you would rather leave it to us, book an appointment and we'll give you The Coral Kiss while you kick back, relax and sip some champagne! 

posted by Blushington at 7:57pm

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Our Spring Shopping Wish List

With spring just around the corner (at least in the stores!), we've had shopping on our minds. So this week, we thought we'd show you the clothes and accessories we're dying to pair with our new spring makeup. 

Allison's Spring Shopping Wish List

1. Lace isn't just for weddings anymore. I love this feminine top from Milly

2. This zig-zag print Milly bikini is so chic. Now I just need a spray tan.

3. Wedges are your friend. They add inches without adding pain.

4. Stripes never get old, and every girl should own a power skirt, like this one from Tibi

 

Stephi's Spring Wardrobe Wish List

1. I'm all about the maxi dress for Spring 2012, and I can always count on Joie for a cute print!

2. I dig the soft pastel color of these cropped skinnies from J. Crew

3. I wasn't kidding about being all about maxi dresses. I also love this striped number from Splendid.

4. You can never have enough sunnies to choose from. 

5. Lanvin makes the most comfortable ballet flats and this aqua shade is perfect for spring. 

6. These Alexander Wang zipper sunglasses are so cool.

 

Emma's Spring Wardrobe Wish List

1. My spring wardrobe staple is a pretty, floaty dress. I love the color and print of this maxi dress from Velvet

2. Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin Body Lotion is to-die-for.

3. I'm planning to add a pop of color to my wardrobe with a bright pair of espadrilles, like these Tory Burch wedges.

posted by Blushington at 3:04pm

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