Friday, February 16, 2018

Golden Door Offers Up A Pop Of Citrus For Spring


After so many weeks of wicked winter weather, we’re getting a brief (very brief) reprieve. This seems to happen every winter -- it’s a day or two, smack in the middle of February, that fools us into thinking that spring will soon be here. But don’t worry. Just in case you were actually missing winter slop, it’s returning with full force.

However, just in case you are so over winter and so ready for spring you can keep that fresh and revitalized feeling of spring with a few items from our favorite spa -- Golden Door! The Golden Door’s Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil is an absolute dynamic duo for your skin. These two Golden Door products are an amazing way to say Bye-Bye to winter ravaged skin and bring a little spring into your life.

What is Yuzu and why we love it? Yuzu is a fruit known in East Asia for its uplifting and fragrant citrus scent. The Yuzu Fruit is known to guard against colds, treat the roughness of skin, and relax the mind. What better way to give yourself a complete boost?!?




Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub, Japanese Citrus Blend ($58 on sale for $44): This aromatic and invigorating body scrub contains an extraordinary combination of selected ingredients to immediately improve the appearance of the skin. Sugar granules meticulously exfoliate while nourishing sesame, sunflower, safflower and jojoba oils deeply condition and moisturize the skin leaving it radiant and silky soft! All while the invigorating Yuzu citrus blend uplifts your spirit and mind.

Yuzu Body Oil, Japanese Citrus Blend ($48): A combination of essential oils in a light, nourishing coconut-based oil. As the oil is applied, it releases several different natural aromas from the essential oils that heal, calm and soothe in addition to uplifting the spirit. Perfect for dry or mature skin.

Always made with love -- 100% of Golden Door’s profits go to select charities across the U.S. dedicated to transforming the lives of children. You can find Golden Door Yuzu Sugar Body Scrub and Yuzu Body Oil, as well as many skin-loving products, online at Golden Door



Thursday, February 15, 2018

MAC Cosmetics NYFW Beauty Report Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Oscar de la Renta





INSPIRATION: “MIDNIGHT SMOKY.” -DIANE KENDAL




FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied to even and tone with a sheer, natural coverage on skin. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE strategically applied as needed to correct any redness and perfect. PREP + PRIME FIX+ misted over the face to refresh and replenish. POWDER BLUSH in BLUSHBABY tapped onto the apples of the cheeks for a flush. BLOT POWDER/LOOSE lightly swept over the face for a matte polish on skin.

EYES
MODERN TWIST KAJAL LINER in OCEAN LINER applied to carve out the socket of the eye, drawn along upper and lower lash line and tear duct to define, buffing out edges with the 242 SYNTHETIC SHADER BRUSH to diffuse. PIGMENT in NAVAL BLUE patted over the eyelid and blended around the inner and outer corner of the eye. PIGMENT n PLATINUM applied with the 242 SYNTHETIC SHADER BRUSH on the tear duct for a pop of highlight. HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH MASCARA in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK swept through the upper lashes to amplify, lift and define.

LIPS
LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to condition the lips and then blotted to eliminate shine to finish.




SHOW: DEREK LAM

INSPIRATION: “MINIMAL WEST COAST WITH A TOUCH OF COLOUR. THE COLLECTION IS NOT ABOUT INSPIRATION, BUT ABOUT CREATION.” -M·A·C PRO TEAM

FACE
LIGHTFUL C MARINE-BRIGHT FORMULA SOFTENING LOTION SPRAY applied over the face to instantly hydrate, brighten and soften the skin. PREP+ PRIME ESSENTIAL OILS GRAPEFRUIT & CHAMOMILE massaged into the face to nourish and illuminate the skin. M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied over the face to even and tone. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER applied as needed to perfect for a flawless, natural look to skin. CREAM COLOUR BASE in MID-TONE SEPIA blended under the cheeks to subtly sculpt and contour. CREAM COLOUR BASE in LUNA applied to the high planes of the cheek to highlight. HYPER REAL GLOW PALETTE/GET IT GLOWIN’ in GOLD COASTING and GET IT GLOWIN’ applied over the contours of the cheeks for added warmth and dimension.

EYES
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in OLIVE U and SABLED (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) blended over the eyelid, through the crease, and under the eye to softly accentuate. EYE KOHL in MINTED applied through the upper and lower lash line for a fleck of emerald around the eyes. HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH MASCARA in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK applied through the upper and lower lashes to amplify the eyes.

LIPS
LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to hydrate and replenish the lips. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/LIP in DEMURE-ISH (AVAILABLE SPRING2018) applied over the lips for a soft pinky finish.





INSPIRATION: “MODERN BRITISH GARDEN.” -M·A·C PRO TEAM

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION applied over the face to even and tone for a natural, flawless look to skin, using concealer to perfect as needed. A bit of transparent powder swept through the T-zone and only under the eyes to inhibit shine and set. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in MAYBE I WILL (AVAILABLE SPRING2018) applied in a triangular but real shape across the cheeks to appear as true rosy cheeks.

EYES
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in ICE LOLLY (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) applied across the eyelid, then out over the lid toward the brow in a blended band over the eye, with edges diffused. GRAND ILLUSION GLOSSY LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in PINK TRIP applied as an eye liner over the upper lash line, providing a base to adhere glitter. GLITTER in IRIDESCENT WHITE (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) applied on the center of the upper lash line for added sparkle and dimension, with a little on the lower lash line through the center only.

LIPS
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/LIP in CANDIED (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) tapped onto the lips over LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) to mimic real, reddened lips to finish.


All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Romantic Hairstyles and Beauty Looks For Valentine’s Day


The Makeup Examiner is very fortunate to have looped in with ECRU New York’s Creative Director, Lisa Lobosco. Lisa has shared the how-tos for creating three super romantic hairstyles, perfect for Valentine’s Day, using ECRU New York’s iconic hairstyling products. Of course it doesn’t stop with the ‘do -- we were also graced with a few inspiring beauty looks for the iconic brand jane iredale and all are both easy and so perfect for Valentine’s Day!



LOOK 1
Blow-dry hair with ECRU New York’s Silk Volumizing Mist, using a large round brush. Set hair using a large barrel curling iron, spraying each section with Sunlight Styling Spray. Brush out gently and finish with Sunlight Finishing Spray Max.



LOOK 2
Blow-dry hair with Silk Nectar Serum, using a large round brush. Lightly spray the ends with Sunlight Styling Spray. Gather the ends and secure them with a small hair tie, near the ends of the hair. Roll under until you reach the nape of the neck and secure. Brush over the surface to smooth and finish with Sunlight Styling Spray.



LOOK 3
Spray all over with Dry Texture Spray. Curl hair with a large barrel curling iron from about 5 inches away from the scalp. Take a 2-inch parting around the hairline and make a strong diagonal part, creating a headband effect. Emulsify a small amount of Styling Balm and finger tease the curled sections. Spray all over with Dry Texture Spray for added volume.



LOOK 1 Magic Blue and Red
Jane iredale PurePressed Eye Shadow in Magic and Blue Hour, PureMoist Lipstick in Gwen



LOOK 2 Mystikol Affair
Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner in Onyx, Smooth Affair for Eyes in Canvas, PlayOn Lip Crayon in Naughty



LOOK 3 Pure Love
PureMoist Lipstick in Mary, Smooth Affair for Eyes in Lemon, PureLash Lengthening Mascara



LOOK 4 Soft Kisses
PureGloss Lip Gloss in White Tea, PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in Soft Kiss, Eye Pencil in Basic Black




MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Sies Marjan



INSPIRATION: “A BOLD RED LIP FOR A SOPHISTICATED, NATURAL BEAUTY.” -M·A·C PRO TEAM




FACE
M·A·C STUDIO MOISTURE CREAM massaged into the skin to hydrate and replenish. M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied in a sheer layer to even and tone for a natural appearance to skin. MINERALIZE CONCEALER blended under the eyes to subtly perfect. A foundation was chosen two shades deeper than the natural skin tone to softly sculpt and contour. PREP+PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER swept through the center of the face to minimize shine and set.

EYES
The lashes were curled and two coats of HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH MASCARA were applied in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK through both top and bottom lashes to amplify the eye.

LIPS
The lips were defined with LIP PENCIL in CHERRY and applied with RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in FEELS SO GRAND for a true, bold red. BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in TIME TO WERK! (AVAILABLE WINTER2018) applied above the upper lip line, avoiding the outer third corner of the lip, and along the center of the lower lip line to highlight. GLITTER in REFLECTS GOLD layered on top of BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in TIME TO WERK! (Available Winter 2018) for added sparkle and dimension, using the 210 PRECISE EYE LINER BRUSH to apply.





  
INSPIRATION: “FLUSHED, HEALTHY CHEEKS ARE THE FOCUS.” -DIANE KENDAL

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION applied over the face to even and tone, keeping the coverage sheer and natural on skin. M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT CONCEALER applied as needed to perfect. MINERALIZE BLUSH in FLIRTING WITH DANGER (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) buffed over the cheeks, using the 129 SYNTHETIC POWDER/BLUSH BRUSH to apply. EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH in BEAMING BLUSH blended over fairer skin tones to illuminate and sculpt, along with EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH in GLOW WITH IT for deeper skin tones.

EYES
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in OLIVE U (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) blended underneath the eye and through the socket, pulled out at the outer for a soft and diffused accentuation around the eye. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in SABLED (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) added through the socket to intensify. BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in TIME TO WERK! (AVAILABLE WINTER 2018) applied with a soft brush over the eyelid and inner tear duct for added highlight and dimension. BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in LIKE IT LIKE THIS (AVAILABLE WINTER2018) applied in the outer corner of the socket for added depth and dimension. The brows were brushed up and gently filled as needed to naturally enhance. PREP + PRIME FIX+ misted over the face to polish and finish the overall look.

LIPS
LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied over the lips to hydrate and replenish.





INSPIRATION: “A TEENAGE FANTASY; 90S SUPERHERO GRUNGE, INNOCENCE AND YOUTH.” -THOMAS DE KLUYVER

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied over lightly moisturized skin to even and tone. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE sparingly applied as needed to perfect. CREAM COLOUR BASE in PEARL blended with PREP+ PRIME ESSENTIAL OILS GRAPEFRUIT & CHAMOMILE and applied only on top of the highest part of the cheekbones with fingertips for added highlight and dimension.

EYES
The eyelids were boldly amplified with color and encircled with a strong edge of color to animate the eye:

LOOK 1: RED AND PURPLE RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in FEELS SO GRAND applied over the eyelids and edged with a mixture of mostly CHROMALINE in RICH PURPLE with a bit of HI-DEF CYAN and MARINE ULTRA.

LOOK 2: PURPLE AND BLUE A custom mix of mostly CHROMALINE in RICH PURPLE and a little HI-DEF CYAN and MARINE ULTRA applied over the eyelids and edged with CHROMACAKE in HI-DEF CYAN.

LOOK 3: TEAL AND BLUE An equal mix of CHROMALINE in MARINE ULTRA and LANDSCAPE GREEN applied over the eyelids and edged with CHROMACAKE in HI-DEF CYAN.

LOOK 4: ORANGE AND PASTEL GREEN A mix of CHROMACAKE in GENUINE ORANGE and PRIMARY YELLOW applied over the eyelids and edged with a mix of CHROMALINE in PURE WHITE with a tiny bit of MARINE ULTRA and BLACK BLACK.

LIPS
LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied over the lips to hydrate and replenish, then blotted to take away shine.



All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.



Monday, February 12, 2018

MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Dion Lee


SHOW: DION LEE

INSPIRATION: “IT’S ABOUT A 90S GIRL WHO IS TOUGH, SOPHISTICATED AND BEAUTIFUL.” - JEN MYLES

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied with fingers over the face to seamlessly even and tone the skin. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER used as needed to perfect. POWDER BLUSH (PRO PALETTE REFILL PAN) in TAUPE blended under the cheekbones to softly sculpt. FACE & BODY MIXING MEDIUM tapped onto the high planes of the face to gently highlight and create a bit of dimension.

EYES
The brows were kept looking natural and lightly perfected using M·A·C EYE BROWS, then brushed through with BROW SET in CLEAR to groom and set. CREAM COLOUR BASE in MID-TONE SEPIA and ROOT blended together and buffed over the eyelid with the 217 SYNTHETIC BLENDING BRUSH, intensified through the crease to sculpt and add dimension to the eye. MID-TONE SEPIA and ROOT were also wrapped under the eye, using the 219 SYNTHETIC PENCIL BRUSH to apply and accentuate.

LIPS
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in CARAMELIZED (AVAILABLE SPRING2018) buffed into the lips with the 217 SYNTHETIC BLENDING BRUSH for a monochromatic finish.

All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.


MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Chromat



SHOW: CHROMAT

INSPIRATION: “DYNAMIC MOVEMENT.” -FATIMA THOMAS

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION massaged over the face with fingers to pamper and perfect skin. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE sparingly applied as needed with the 252S LARGE SHADER BRUSH. PREP + PRIME SKIN REFINED ZONE pressed into the T-zone to reduce shine. STROBE CREAM in GOLDLITE tapped into the high points of the face to illuminate and add dimension to skin, using the 159 DUO FIBRE BLUSH BRUSH to apply.

EYES
CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL in HI-DEF CYAN and MARINE ULTRA blended into the waterline and swept outward and upward with an artful spontaneity to embellish the eye, using the 219S PENCIL BRUSH to apply. ACRYLIC PAINT in HI-DEF CYAN used to create an organic, winged shape to the customized eye liner using the back end of a 210 PRECISION LINER BRUSH to apply. M·A·C BRUSHSTROKE LINER in BRUSHBLACK used tight to the lash line to define. The upper lashes were curled with the FULL LASH CURLER to open and lift the eye.

LIPS
LIPMIX in FUCHSIA and ORANGE were blended one-to-one and applied over the lips, followed with LIP PENCIL in RUBY WOO to define and perfect. A big dose of PREP + PRIME FIX+ was used over the look to finish.

All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.




MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Jeremy Scott and Tadashi Shoji



MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report February 8





INSPIRATION: “A FEELING OF 80S FUTURISTIC POP DONE PRETTY AND FRESH.” -KABUKI

FACE
MINERALIZE TIMECHECK LOTION and PREP + PRIME SKIN REFINED ZONE applied over the face to instantly hydrate, refine and smooth skin. M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION blended over the face for a dewy and natural perfection to skin. M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT CHEEK X 3: ACOUSTICA in HEAVEN IN YOUR SMILE swept over the high planes to subtly highlight, followed with BRONZING POWDER in ACOUSTICA through the low planes for a bit of warmth and contour.

EYES
The lashes were curled but left clean without mascara, and the brows were naturally groomed. Handmade clear plastic “wings” were outlined in ACRYLIC PAINT, with the design continuing onto the skin like pixels. The inner half of the eye continued this shape with colors selected from the M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT EYE SHADOW X 29: LO-FI collection in hues of orange, turquoise, pink, yellow and green.
  • ORANGE LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in GENUINE ORANGE used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in DISCO THERAPY. TURQUOISE LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in HI-DEF CYAN used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in MORNING TICKET, OLDIE BUT GOODIE and POWERFUL PERFORMANCE.
  • PINK LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in PROCESS MAGENTA used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in BIRD’S EYE VIEW and HAPPY SONG.
  • YELLOW LOOK: CHROMALINE in PRIMARY YELLOW used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in MEMORIES OF SPACE.
  • GREEN LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in LANDSCAPE GREEN used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in OLDIE BUT GOODIE, ELECTRIC EEL and AT THE TURNTABLE.

LIPS
LIP X 9: FUTURE EMOTIONS in VIOLETTA and BREATHING FIRE (for deeper skin tones), and HAPPY SONG (for fairer skin tones) to finish.





INSPIRATION: “THE WOMAN HAS CONTROL AND POWER THROUGH A STRONG LOOK WITHOUT FEELING OVERLY DONE OR HEAVY. SHE IS CONNECTED TO LUXURY AND POWER THROUGH THE GOLD EYE AND BOLD RED LIP.” - PEP GAY

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION blended over the face to even and tone skin, using the 187S DUO FIBRE FACE BRUSH to apply. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER sparingly applied as needed with the 242S SHADER BRUSH to perfect, for a natural, flawless look to skin. MINERALIZE BLUSH in FLIRTING WITH DANGER (available Spring 2018) softly applied to the cheekbones with the 116S BLUSH BRUSH and then buffed with the 129S POWDER/BLUSH BRUSH to diffuse.

EYES
The lashes were well curled and applied with EXTENDED PLAY LASH in ENDLESSLY BLACK through both top and bottom lashes to define. The brows were subtly enhanced with M·A·C EYE BROWS and EYE SHADOWS, keeping the shape naturally groomed. BLING THING in TIME TO WERK! (available Winter 2018) buffed into the eyelid with the heaviest concentration on the lash line, blended all the way up to the brow for a brilliant wash of gold over the eye, using the 242S SHADER BRUSH to apply.

LIPS
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL18/LIP in DRUNKEN CHERRY (available Spring 2018) applied for the perfect red lip to finish.



All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.