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18 May

THE PERFECT LIP IN CORAL!

WELCOME TO THE MAY ISSUE. ITS SPRINGTIME..                                         The Petal Pout.                                                                                                       Floral continues to be a driving inspiration for spring beauty. Coral is one of the most popular colors for the 2020 spring season, and your pout shouldn't feel excluded. That’s right, Floral Coral is definitely a trend you’ll want to get in on this spring. Not...
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23 Apr

SPRING BEAUTY, AND NOWHERE TO GO!!

WELCOME TO THE APRIL ISSUE AND WELCOME TO SPRINGTIME.              Springs floral inspired makeup is vibrant and playful. The seasons floral fusion of lilac, pink and Purple offer a modern update for spring 2020."The Eyes Have It". For this look, Alfred used Makeup Forever High Impact eye shadow. These highly pigmented colors offer the maximum color payoff with minimal effort. Here, Orchid eyeshadow is blended from the lash line to just above the brow bone, continue blending Orchid around the lower eyelid in the place of eyeliner. Ivory eyeshadow is blended from the brow to the brow bone and into the corner of the eyes. Lastly, YSL Engravable Mascara is generously applied to the bottom lashes. Glowing fresh and flushed cheeks are the way to go with...
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5 Mar

WHAT WE LOVE!! HERMES BEAUTY!

WELCOME TO MARCH! TODAY WE HELP LAUNCH THE NEW HERMES BEAUTY COLLECTION. The line launches today at Hermes online and at Hermes boutiques worldwide with 24 shades for $67. each or $42. for refills. In our featured image is Rouge Orange, lively and harmonious, the fire of vermillion and scarlet. it's velvety, powdery finish delivers intense long-lasting color. In high concentration, its pigments release their imprint in a single application. ...
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27 Feb

THE LOOK, “BARELY THERE BEAUTY”

WELCOME TO FEBRUARY! WINTER IS STILL IN FULL SWING. Thank you for stopping by to say hello. As we are exiting winter and entering Spring, We wanted to give you the option of a clean "barely there " makeup face. SKIN PREP: Well hydrated is always recommended, but it's a must to achieve this look. Alfred applies Khiels Ultra Facial Cream to the skin. The unique light weight texture provides 24 hrs of hydration. Equally important are the lips a generous amount or Khiels # 1 lip balm was applied.  FACE: To achieve the Barley There Beauty look  the best products are a must.  Alfred chose one of his staples  Laura Mercier for this look.  First, Laura Mercier Foundation Primer was applied...
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13 Dec

V SLING/ BLACK BEAUTY!

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER ISSUE ! The holidays are here therefore let the festivities begin! This holiday season we decided to simplify things a bit. We've decided to give you beautiful images of clothes, people and things we absolutely adore. For todays post, We've collaborated with SAKS FIFTH AVENUE and BLAKE, Chicago. Our contributing Beauty Editors, @debbie_jacks and @its_justbe gives us an extra dose of Glamour for the holidays. On @delarthemodel:  Bobbi Brown stick foundation in Espresso is used to even out her skin tone.  Kevin Aucoin Skin Enhancer  is a favorite of mine for under eye concealing.  Her eyes brows are shaped and defined using Glossier Boy Brow.  For eye shadow I used Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill and kept it light...
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6 Dec

HOLIDAY BEAUTY !

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER ISSUE. A HELMUT NEWTON CHRISTMAS. This Issue was inspired by the iconic German photographer Helmut Newton. I love his use of shadows and the way he portrayed the strength and sexuality of a woman. Makeup played a big part in his images, a perfectly stained lip along with a perfectly manicured lacquered hand. We cannot forget the use of fashion to bring his woman to life. Enter Makeup and Hair stylist @debbie_jacks at @distinctartists . Our Newton girl of the moment comes to us via @Selectmodelchicago , she is but 14. It was quite a challenge to bring out that Newtonesque beauty. Kate’s look started with Armani Luminous Silk Foundation  applied sparingly.  The focus of this look is...
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6 Dec

HOLIDAY BEAUTY !

WELCOME TO THE DECEMBER ISSUE. A HELMUT NEWTON CHRISTMAS. This Issue was inspired by the iconic German photographer Helmut Newton. I love his use of shadows and the way he portrayed the strength and sexuality of a woman. Makeup played a big part in his images, a perfectly stained lip along with a perfectly manicured lacquered hand. We cannot forget the use of fashion to bring his woman to life. Enter Makeup and Hair stylist @debbie_jacks. Our Newton girl of the moment comes to us via @Selectmodelchicago , she is but 14. It was quite a challenge to bring out that Newtonesque beauty. Kate’s look started with Armani Luminous Silk Foundation  applied sparingly.  The focus of this look is the strong black...
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19 Sep

BEAUTIFUL EFFORTLESS HAIR!

WELCOME TO THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE, THE BLACK ISSUE! It is not easy to style ones hair to appear gorgeous and effortless. Our Contributor, Osmane Da Cunha hails from Brazil and is our hair expert for this issue. His product of choice is Oribe. To achieve this look he blow dried the hair after towel drying, with Oribe Volumist spray. He then finished with Oribe dried shampoo hairspray to give that dry texture and fly aways. Follow him on Instagram @Osmanedacunha. ...
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17 Jun

SUMMER IN THE CITY BEAUTY!!

        WELCOME TO THE JUNE ISSUE!   Summer is here and with it comes Color, the heat and bright colored blooms. The city is alive. Our contributing beauty editor, @carolwoodbeauty was inspired by the colors of summer.             @CarolineA98’s look consisted of : bare with me in vanilla nude was used on skin. Cheeks were dusted with ombre blush in strictly chic . Her eye look was achieved using Vivid brights crème color in aqua sapphire and ultimate shadow palate in brights . And her beautiful Poppy colored lip was Nyx liquid suede Orange county             Products to achieve @kremerKate's look are as follows: bare with me  in pale light Cheeks are Ombre blush in strictly chic On eyes ultimate bright palate in brights...
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15 Apr

HOW TO GET THE PERFECT HAIR

WELCOME TO THE APRIL ISSUE! WELCOME TO SPRINGTIME. To achieve this chic face forward hairstyle  @ray9118 used Davines products. A combination of Liquid Spell, Your Hair Assistant Hair Primer, and This is a Medium Hairspray creates the perfect hair fabric. The style has the appearance of slightly damp root. Slicked back fading into effortlessly straight light texture at the ends. A boar bristle brush and a blow dryer secure this style. Hair should be smoothed straight to begin. Start by loading a couple pumps of Liquid Spell onto a boar bristle brush. Brush product through the roots, being sure to saturate to the nape. Leave the ends of the hair product free. Liquid Spell is a foam elixir that adds shine...
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