Posts Tagged ‘Color’

Pumpkin Spice Latte Inspired Beauty

It is finally starting to feel like fall around New York City, and that can only mean one thing: Pumpkin spice everything! Yes—that includes your beauty routine! Try a PSL-inspired look using glimmering bronzers, warm-toned eyeshadow, orange-hued lipstick and more. Shop our favorites below!

 

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How To Achieve Gorgeous Holiday Looks

‘Tis the season to treat your loved ones, but why shouldn’t you indulge your own needs and look and feel as gorgeous as ever this holiday season?! Now you can, thanks to the latest innovation from the brand that revolutionized the cosmetics application industry/process:  BRUSHCRAFT by Artis!

This new addition to high-end, cult-favorite, Artis Brush, BrushCraft offers modern makeup brushes to those who consider make up an artistry and are looking to achieve a fast, flawless finish. Continuing to transform the beauty industry with his unique and forward-looking perspective, Matthew Waitesmith, Artis Founder, and creative visionary, created BrushCraft to address the challenges of makeup “self-application”. He wanted to deliver superior cosmetic performance with a line that combines ergonomics with design, function, and performance.

With a twist on the traditional makeup brush to make it more maneuverable and easy-to-use, Artis has rewritten the story. He created accessible makeup brushes that offer a fun, yet efficient makeup application process. By turning the fibers at a right angle, using trademarked, man-made and engineered NuFibre, and including many more fibers in each bundle than in conventional animal hair brushes, BrushCraft improves performance and provides better makeup results every time you use these brushes.

The BrushCraft Makeup Brush – The Components:

·         BrushCraft Linear 1 – This brush is designed to help make a line of color easier. The Linear 1 has a thin row of fibers aligned perfectly so that you can pick eyeshadow or liner and by gently pulling the brush across the skin, you can create a thin line of makeup. Great for lining eyes, or filling in and perfecting brows. 

·         BrushCraft Circle 1R – This brush contains a fiber bundle that is a cylinder shape, but with a rounded domed top at the fiber tips. The shape and size make it great for applying eyeshadow and blending, spot concealing, focused contouring, and lip color.

·         BrushCraft Oval 3 – The Oval 3 is the perfect size and shape for applying eyeshadow products to the lid area. You can do an all-over application of color, or use it to emphasize the outside corners of the lid or along the upper and lower lash lines. Also good for applying concealer to areas under the eyes.

·         BrushCraft Oval 6 – This is the perfect size and shape brush for applying foundation, contour, and blush. Pick up a small amount of product and gently sweep it across the area of the face you want to cover. This brush has over 60,000 individual fibers in the bundle, which is the main reason it applies and blends product beautifully.

Most makeup artists—and the same is true for most makeup wearers—only use a few brushes to achieve the majority of results. However, the industry tells consumers to have a brush for every single part of the face and every single product. BrushCraft by Artis believes it’s better to have a few great brushes, each doing many different applications. which can work with many different formulas.

The BrushCraft Makeup Brush retails for $18.50 – $24.50.

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Year of the Dragon Manicure @BariBeauty

Time to get CRACKING for Chinese New Year!

Chinese New Year is observed for two consecutive weeks, and is popularly known as Spring Festival. It usually starts from late January and early February. The variation in the date of festival is due to the changes in the track of the new moon. The Spring Festival ends on the 15th day when the Lantern festival is celebrated. Pure Ice has a quick and simple nailpolish set to help you achieve this perfect look.
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In 2012, Chinese New Yearss Day will be celebrated on January 23. The New Year festival will start from January 22 (Chinese New Year’ Eve) and end on February 6 (Lantern Festival). 2012 marks the 4710th Chinese New Year, and this time it is the Year of Dragon according to the Chinese zodiac calendar.

The Dragon is the 5th sign of the Chinese zodiac and it is regarded as an auspicious symbol which stands for power, good luck, success, and happiness.

Since ancient times, the Chinese New Year was considered as the time to honor ancestors and heavenly deities. In addition, it was the time to organize family gatherings and grand feasts.

There is a legend associated with the celebration of New Year in China. There was a monster named Nian who used to harass the villagers by eating their crops, cattle and taking away their kids. The villagers had no other option but to place food at the entrance to their homes so that the monster would eat it and go away without harming them.

One day, the villagers realized that the monster was scared of red color. So, they adorned their doors and windows with red paper cutouts and spring scrolls. The villagers also burst crackers to frighten the monster. Since then, Nian never came again to the village. Hongjun Laozu, a Taoist monk, was the one who captured the beast later on. Since then, the Chinese have been celebrating the capture of Nian on their New Year’s Day.

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Chinese New Year is celebrated with fireworks, lion dancing, dragon dancing and cultural performances on the street. Families organize reunion dinners on New Year’s Eve and make special preparations like spring rolls and Chinese dumplings. Happy CNY everyone!

You can celebrate with Pure Ice Crackle Duo Gold & Red (ShowStopper) and ring in the Year of the Dragon in style.

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