February 15, 2017

Get The Look: Paris Jackson at the 2017 Grammy’s


Who: Paris Jackson at the 2017 Grammy Awards

The Look: Cool girl glam

The Inspiration:  Rimmel London Make-up Artist Jo Baker wanted to create a careful balance between Paris Jackson’s outfit and makeup. Paris wore a dazzling disco inspired Balmain jumpsuit in an array of pastel hues, with thigh high slits up each leg and a plunging neckline – so Jo opted to keep her makeup smooth and natural with subtle details.

How to Get the Look:


Jo wanted Paris’ skin to look flawless and healthy. After dotting Rimmel London Match Perfection Concealer around her eyes, nose and mouth, Jo then applied a sheer coat of Rimmel London InstaFlawless Skin Tint to add a natural looking glow with smooth creamy finish. The result is a balanced, soft and radiant glow. InstaFlawless Skin Tint is perfect for this kind of event – it acts as a primer, smoothing the texture of the skin so that it sits pretty while also providing a much needed SPF15 for that mid-day LA heat!


Paris and Jo both love face sculpting! Jo used a contour that has a soft de-focusing finish so that when the camera light hits, it looks like beautiful skin and not a harsh stripy line. To create a subtle and undetectable sculpted look, Jo used a medium sized blush brush to apply Rimmel London Insta Flawless Matte Setting Powder to help apply an even contour and sculpt effect. Then, using her favorite Rimmel London Kate Sculpting & Highlighting Kit in Golden Sands, she applied smooth strokes of the contour shade from the sides of her mouth all the way up towards the top of her ears.

Eyes Jo loves Paris’ intense ice-blue eyes. So without hesitation, they opted for a natural and clean eyelid and concentrated on Paris’ lashes. She applied a generous amount of Rimmel London Scandaleyes Mascara for a long lasting mega volume effect. This mascara and applicator brush gives lashes a curl by pushing them up with each stroke.


Jo combed through her brows and added several strokes of Rimmel LondonProfessional Eyebrow Pencil in Dark Brown to fill in any gaps and give her strong, yet natural brows with a sharp angular look. Using the nifty brow comb, Jo repeated the process until her brows were the desired shape and fullness. The key to Paris’ brows are the razor tight line creating the arch, so Jo used her concealer brush with the leftover concealer on it to refine and define the edges to make sure it looked clean and dramatic.


To finish off the look, Jo lined her lips using Rimmel London Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner in Innocent which is a soft nude beige tone which even has a soft sheen to it. She kept it simple with her new favorite Rimmel London The Only 1 Matte in Trendsetter which is the perfect blend of warm and cool tones. For that perfect graceless nude that glides on creamy and feels super comfortable on the lip as well.

Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide. Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Virtual Makeup Tool.


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January 9, 2017

How to Get Sarah Hyland’s Look Created by Makeup Artist Allan Avendaño

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Allan Avendaño created a sultry look on actress Sarah Hyland for last night’s Golden Globes viewing parties.

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 08:  Actress Sarah Hyland attends The 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 08: Actress Sarah Hyland attends The 2017 InStyle and Warner Bros. 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for InStyle)

“Stylist Brad Goreski chose a stunning black and navy blue gown, given the classic color combination I decided to edge it up with a strong smokey eye, dewy highlighted skin and a nude lip with a brown undertone,” said Allan.

Allan prepped Sarah’s skin by using the new Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum under the eyes, and moisturized and softened lips with a few swipes of Eight Hour® Cream Lip Protectant Stick SPF 15.

To create a smoldering smokey eye, Allan used Elizabeth Arden‘s Beautiful Color Eyeshadow in Sparkling Sable, Bronze Lustre and Sugar Cube.

He then applied Beautiful Color Precision Glide Eyeliner in Black Velvet on the upper lashline dragging it towards her temples creating a cat eye shape and finally rimmed the bottom waterline with the in the Sapphire shade.

For flutter and volume, he applied two generous coats of Grand Entrance Mascara in Stunning Black to her top and bottom lashes, and defined and deepened her brows with Beautiful Color Natural Eye Brow Pencil in Brownette.

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December 17, 2016

This Holiday Season Gift a little Hard Candy


This Hard Candy makeup gift set is a dream come true. All of the products for the perfect look come in this perfectly put together package. This makes a great holiday gift, or a great gift for yourself. I gifted myself this Hard Candy set and I am so happy that I did. The set includes so many amazing items. There are multiple brushes included, along with blush, bronzer and full coverage concealer. For the eyes, there is a lash curler, a wonderful eyeshadow pallet with six variations of colors, and even a mascara! On top of all this, the package includes a glitter eye liner pencil, lip gloss, and metallic eyeshadow. As if it couldn’t get any better, included is a perfecting primer and eyeshadow primer set. This gift set is fully loaded with completely everything needed for a great look. After using this set, I fell in love with how the products looked, and use them on a day to day basis. 

Find your perfect Hard Candy Holiday Gift Set at Walmart or www.walmart.com


Guest Post by Vanessa Altongy


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November 21, 2016

THIS IS IT… Hynt Beauty’s Biggest, Rare 30% OFF Shopping Spree Event




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November 17, 2016

Hynt Beauty Skin Prep will keep your skin looking perfect



If you have the opportunity to test Hynt Beauty’s Bioactive Marine Complex Skin Prep Serum you really should. If you want to see how quickly this serum works, test a small amount on the top of one of your hands. I noticed immediately, after applying a small amount how velvety soft and slightly firm my skin became. The scent of it was quite unique as it had a refreshing light botanical scent.

Bioactive Marine Complex Skin Prep Serum worked just as well on my face. I have been using serums for a few years now and this one I highly rate. Less than one pump is all I needed for  full coverage on my neck and face. I use Skin Prep Serum daily after cleansing my face. The serum dries quicky and smells delightful.  It’s the perfect serum to use before applying your make up as Skin Prep Serum is also a primer. I never experienced a heavy or oily feeling and loved how my skin felt throughout the day which was dry and smooth.

What makes Bioactive Marine Complex Skin Prep Serum so unique? It is a “seawater based that is formulated only with multiple types of organic algae extracts and selectively handpicked organic plant and flower extracts known to resurface, firm and rewind the skin to its original perfection.” according to  Hynt Beauty.

Some of the organic plant and flower extracts found in the serum are Organic Grapefruit Seed, Organic Rosemary Leaf, Organic Clary Sage Oil, Organic Lavender Oil, Organic Tea Tree Leaf Oil and  more.

Other qualities that make Skin Prep Serum so appealing is that it is, Vegan, Organics-based, PETA Approved, Gluten-free and Non-Comedogenic and perfect for all skin types including sensitive skin.  Skin Prep Serum is also free of Toxins, Petrochemicals, Parabens, Nano-particles, Bismuth Oxychloride, Talc, Silicones, Mineral Oil, GMO’s, FD&C dyes, Carmine and Phthalates. Find Skin Prep Serum as well as an array of cosmetics, accessories and skincare at www.HyntBeauty.com

Check out the Skin Rejuvenating Ingriedents below:

  • ORGANIC GRAPEFRUIT SEED : Balances the pH of the skin and speeds up digestion of proteins that helps cleanse skin by removing old skin cell layers.
  • ORGANIC ROSEMARY LEAF : Increases the skin’s elasticity while phytonutrients help protect skin cells from free radicals and the sun. A natural antiseptic with anti-inflammatory properties.
  • ORGANIC CLARY SAGE OIL : Warms and regulates the natural rhythm of the skin. A natural antimicrobial.
  • ORGANIC LAVENDER OIL : Calms and soothes inflamed skin and acts as a natural disinfectant. Known to be one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne.
  • ORGANIC TEA TREE LEAF OIL : Distilled from the leaves of the Australian Tea Tree, its antimicrobial properties are effective in combatting acne.


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August 30, 2016

When you love the color but not the stain, Nakeah has the answer


My daughter Adrienne is loving her new liquid lipstick from Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood. The color has a matte finish and stays on throughout the day. She is wearing “Vamp”  (shown below) this particular evening and wears lighter shades for work and daytime. Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood offers 11 gorgeous vibrant shades. Adrienne told me that many matte lipsticks tend to dry out your lips after a while but Nakeah Liquid Lipsticks do not, her lips stay soft and smooth. The color glides on easily and looks amazing.


The downside to many matte lipsticks and lip stains is that they can be very hard to remove. Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood has created a liquid lipstick remover, Indelible Makeup Remover. With Indelible Makeup Remover, Lipsticks are easily removed while conditioning your lips at the same time. The makeup remover works well with all makeup especially lips and eyes. Another nice feature is that  Indelible Makeup Remover is blended with all natural anti-oxidants, jojoba, and olive oil, leaving your skin soft, smooth and glowing.


Colors shown from Left to Right are Adrienne’s favorite Vamp, Grand Canyon (perfect for fall) and my favorite, A-List 

Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood not only carries lipsticks, but has an array of cosmetics and accessories.  Nakeah Cosmetics ha created a line of  “All Natural, Paraben-free Line of Cosmetics & Skin Care Created for Every Ethnicity & Every Culture…” as stated by Nakeah Cosmetics of Hollywood. You will find the complete line of cosmetics at www.nakeahcosmetics.com

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August 10, 2016

Today on “Good Day Charlotte”

Today on “Good Day Charlotte” Enya Flack presents The “A,B, C’s of Beauty” – Artistic Beauty, Botanical Beauty & Classic Beauty products.


First we have A for “Artistic Beauty”…

These two products give you the color and tools you need to create your look:

Well-groomed and shaped brows frame the eyes and highlight your features. Gerard Cosmetics “Brow Bar To Go” includes two smooth highly pigmented, super blend-able powders for the brows so you can define them. The wax helps them look perfect all day.  The brow brush has an angled tip for easy and precise application. (Choose from Blonde to Brunette & Medium to Ebony) GerardCosmetics.com

Velvet 59 “The Rose Metals Palette” plays the role of eyeshadow, blush, and highlighter for the face and lips all-in-one. The colors have a sparkling metal sheen and shimmer to them. Colors include Rose Silver, 22k Gold, Persian Pink, Metallic Rose, Sun Stone, Moon Landing, Shakudo, and Passion Flower. Velvet 59 Rose Metals Palette has no Talc. Vegan, Gluten Free & Paraben Free  Velvet59.com

B for “Botanical Beauty”…

Petal Fresh “Rosemary & Mint Shampoo” is a volumizing shampoo to add bounce and body to hair. Certified Organic Rosemary and Mint cleanses hair while adding volume from root to tip for lush, long-lasting fullness. www.petalfresh.com

Pura d’or “Rosehip Seed Oil” is 100% Natural Rose Hip Oil. This powerful multi-tasker reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks, soothes the scalp, restores pH balance to skin, and stimulates collagen production. It’s a body, hair and face treatment. Rose hip seed oil is a pressed seed oil, extracted from the seeds of a wild rose bush. Purador.com

And finally C for “Classic Beauty”…

Gerard Cosmetics “Fire Engine” lipstick is a red hot classic, glamorous  and timeless shade of lipstick. GerardCosmetics.com

“Shalimar” by Guerlain is a classic fragrance that is from one of the oldest perfume houses in the world. Originally created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921. The scent can be described as vanilla, powdery and sweet. Spicy perfumes like Shalimar were popular during Shalimar’s conception. The top note of the fragrance is bergamot. The middle notes are iris and opopanax (an herbal plant). The base note is vanilla.


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May 19, 2016

Best Dry Hair Spray

I am often on the go and don’t always time to fuss with my hair.  I use dry hair spray so that I do not have to wash my hair as often and I have discovered that “Dry Me ” by Wella works very vell. It lifts the hair at the roots giving it a freshly washed appearance! I really love it.FullSizeRender

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April 7, 2016

Out of Africa Shea & more “Win It”

The National Examiner ​issue #16 of 2016 on stands now.
Look inside & take a chance to win products from Out of Africa, Gerard Cosmetics and Blo and Go plus more!!​

The National Examiner

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April 6, 2016

Slay Like Zendaya at the iHeartRadio Music Awards!


Zendaya walked the red-carpet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards with a fierce and edgy smokey eye. Marlena Stell, makeup educator and Makeup Geek CEO, recreates the stunner’s look using Makeup Geek www.makeupgeek.com!
Here’s how to get her look:
Barcelona Beach, Cocoa Bear, Corrupt, Mocha, Taupe Notch, In The Spotlight, Full Spectrum Eye Liners: Obsidian, Nude
Use Barcelona Beach as a transition (area between your brow bone and crease) and all over the lid and crease to make future blending easier.

Swipe Cocoa Bear into the crease blending out harsh lines only, this will add warmth to the overall look. Pat In The Spotlight all over the lid, to add more depth and drama to this metallic smokey eye add Corrupt to the outer V of the eye blending slightly into the crease.

Line the lower waterline with a Full Spectrum Eye Liner pencil in the color Nude .

Tightly line the lower lash line with Corrupt and smoke that out with Taupe Notch and finish this look with a pair of cat eye false lashes and you’re all set!

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