It’s Earth Month – Go Green!

April is Earth month!  If you’re looking to live a little more green, now is a great time to stock up on all-natural products.  drugstore.com’s green and natural store offers earth-friendly items in beauty, personal care, pet care, house cleaning and more.  Check out the site now through the end of April for some great discounts on tons of products – here’s what I’ll be adding to my cart:

You’ll always find Weleda Skin Food in my kit – it is a gorgeous, all-natural moisturizer that adds glow to any skin type:

Weleda Skin Food

Weleda Skin Food

Wipes are another product I get through a lot of – I like how gentle these Yes to Cucumbers wipes are:

Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes

Yes to Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Facial Towelettes

Three Stunning Eyeliner Looks

I recently met up with Lilliana Vazquez from New York Live to share three amazing and simple eyeliner looks.  Check out the video below and try these looks for yourself!

First Liner Look:

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eye Liner, Cobalt

Stila Stay All Day
Liquid Eye Liner, Cobalt

Second Liner Look:

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner Trio, Charcoal

Smashbox Waterproof Shadow Liner
Trio, Charcoal

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Urban Decay 25/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

Urban Decay 25/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

 

Kevyn Aucoin The Mascara - Volume Lash Color, Rich Pitch Black

Kevyn Aucoin The Mascara – Volume
Lash Color, Rich Pitch Black

Third Liner Look

NARS Eyeliner Stylo Eyeliner, Koala

NARS Eyeliner Stylo
Eyeliner, Koala

 

Urban Decay Glitter Liners, Midnight Cowboy

Urban Decay
Glitter Liners, Midnight Cowboy

Fashion Week Runway Beauty Recap!

The runway recap from New York Fashion Week Fall 2014 is live here!  You’ll be able to check out behind the scenes photos along with instructions on how to get the beauty look.  Some of my favorite looks are below.  Enjoy!

Lela Rose, Fall 2014 Runway

Lela Rose, Fall 2014 Runway

Honor Fall 2014 Runway

Honor Fall 2014 Runway

Richard Chai Fall 2014 Runway

Richard Chai Fall 2014 Runway

 

 

Smell The Roses!

I’m so excited to see the roses start to bloom in my garden!  One of my favorite things about the changing seasons is the beautiful floral fragrances that start to drift through the air.  Around this time I like to stock up on my favorite rose-scented products and try out some new ones.  See some of my recommendations below:

Organic Pharmacy offers a gorgeous line of products that are now available on Beauty.com!  This rose shampoo is great for all hair types and smells wonderful:

The Organic Pharmacy Rose Conditioning Shampoo

The Organic Pharmacy
Rose Conditioning Shampoo

Dr. Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream is light and smells divine:

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Rose Day Cream

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Rose Day Cream

Spring Cleaning: Keeping Your Makeup Tools Clean

There are finally some signs of spring in the air!  Around this time I always like to do a thorough spring clean of my makeup kit which includes cleaning all of my tools.  It’s really important to clean your makeup tools regularly.  Your brushes and applicators are going from your bag, to your skin, to your counter-top every day so bacteria is inevitable.  Below are some great products that will help keep your tools (and your face!) clean:

I love to keep my brush bristles soft and smelling lovely.  Hand soaps and shampoos from Molten Brown make great tool cleaners:

Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose Handwash

Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose Handwash

Molton Brown Quenching repair shampoo with papyrus reed

Molton Brown Quenching repair shampoo with papyrus reed

Beautyblender makes a great cleanser.  It was intended to clean your Beauty Blender but it can also be used on other makeup tools.  It is soy-based which helps to keep your brush bristles nice and soft:

Beautyblender Blender Cleanser

Beautyblender Blender Cleanser

This sponge cleaner from Koh Gen Do is great for removing grime and bacteria:

Koh Gen Do Sponge Cleaner

Koh Gen Do Sponge Cleaner

If you find yourself in a bind with no sink or water nearby, try a spray cleaner like this one from Colorescience.  Spray onto the brush hair, work it through so every strand is saturated and let it dry:

Colorescience Brush Cleaner Spray

Colorescience
Brush Cleaner Spray

Beauty Tips for Fun in the Snow

During this seemingly never-ending winter I’ve met a lot of ladies in need of some beauty tips for when they frequent the ski slopes.   Makeup might be the last thing you’d think to pack for a skiing or snowboarding trip – you’re probably more likely to stock up on sunscreen.  But there’s no reason why you can’t look flawlessly put together while at the same time protecting your skin from the elements!  Below I’ve shared some great products to keep you looking fresh on the slopes:

On your face, try an oil-free sunblock – it won’t feel greasy and isn’t likely to run into your eyes when you perspire.  This product isn’t titanium dioxide and zinc oxide based so you’ll also avoid the white cast that thicker sunscreens might leave behind:

Peter Thomas Roth Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30

Peter Thomas Roth
Ultra-Lite Oil-Free Sunblock SPF 30

How To Wear Spring’s Boldest Runway Beauty Trends

Luckymag.com recently asked me for some tips on how to translate spring’s boldest runway trends to real life wear.  Check out the story below!

How To Wear Spring's Boldest Runway Beauty Trends In Real Life

How To Wear Spring’s Boldest Runway Beauty Trends In Real Life

Achieving a natural, makeup-free look

I recently chatted with the New York Daily News about how to achieve a natural, makeup-free look.  This is a trend seen not only at New York Fashion Week but on the red carpet too.  Read on below and enjoy!

Achieving a Natural, Makeup-Free Look

Achieving a Natural, Makeup-Free Look

Academy Awards Beauty

There were so many beautiful faces at the 2014 Oscars on Sunday night.  I was happy to see so many celebrities choosing a clean, natural look – even on the red carpet, less is more!  Some beautifully bold lip colors complemented the gorgeous gowns during the 86th Academy Awards.  Below are some of my favorite looks and product recommendations to help achieve that look:

Lupita Nyong’o – Lupita wore minimal makeup with a pretty pop of pink on the lips.  Try Sheer Temptation Lipstick in Dusky Pink from Boots No. 7:

Photo Credit: Steve Granitz via Getty Images

Photo Credit: Steve Granitz via Getty Images

Honor: New York Fashion Week Beauty

I love working backstage at Honor – designer Giovanna Randall always has such creative inspiration behind her collections, it is a lot of fun to create the beauty look! Last night’s show was based on “a snowglobe inside a terrarium.” Using Kevyn Acuoin cosmetics I created a defined eye, glowing cheeks and a frosty, snow-kissed lip. The gorgeous florals in Giovanna’s collection were complemented by the nails by Deborah Lippmann while James Pecis worked floral headscarves into the braids for each girl. See below!