Friday, December 19, 2008

Beauty Blog Round Up - Part 1

All That Glitters…
This winter, look no further than Three Custom Color Specialists to keep you dazzling. Mood Lighting Shimmer Crèmes have us all aglow, and you can’t go wrong with Ballet Russe, TAI Lip Shine, and Gilded Eye Shadow for some holiday party pizzazz! That’s not all - check out these stellar reviews and other great product recommendations from our beauty-blogging friends.

Happy Holidays!
Tess, Publicist, Three Custom Color Specialists

Beauty News NYC – Makeup Artist Shana King mentioned Three Custom Color as one of her favorite cream blush brands.

SheFinds – Mood Lighting Shimmer Crèmes were listed in the SheFinds Holiday Sales Calendar.

Bionic Beauty – TAI Lip Shine’s non-sticky, non-migrating formula made Jami’s “must-have” list. She also recommended another Three Custom Color favorite, Doubles gloss.

Total Beauty – The editor’s blog on Total Beauty featured TAI Lip Shine.

American Salon Blog – TAI Lip Shine was featured.

Girl Gloss – Carleen recommended Ballet Russe Lipstick for its moisturizing sheer coverage.

Makeup Junkie – Joy recommended the Mood Lighting Shimmer Trio and included application tips from Dina Gregg.

Makeup Divas – Melissa posted a review of TAI Lip Shine with a photograph of her own swatch. She recommended the lip gloss for its consistency, shine, and color.
*This was tagged a “Best of the Beauty Blog Network” post and was syndicated on multiple blogs, including:
Christina Loves
Makeup Loves Me

Life of a LadyBug – Toya loved the moisturizing texture and rich “knock your socks off” cherry stain of Ballet Russe Lipstick.

Makeup Divas – Melissa conducted a giveaway of 3 Ballet Russe Lipsticks.

An Indian’s Makeup Musings – Vidhya recommended Concealer #6 and Concealer #3 to cover up her dark eye circles. This post instructed readers on how to send in a sample to be matched.

Makeup Loves Me – Marina named Ski Bunny Lip and Cheek Stain as one of her top 5 favorite makeup products.

Running With Heels – Makeup Artist Nathan Johnson recommended Three Custom Color Specialists’ bronzers as critical for a makeup routine for busy moms.

All About The Pretty – Mood Lighting Shimmer Crèmes launched this blog’s “12 Days of Pretty” Feature. Julia recommended the Mood Lighting Shimmer Crèmes for their portability and day-to-night use. She also mentioned Co-Creator Dina Gregg of Bravo’s “Make Me A Supermodel.”

Kaboose.Com – The Mood Lighting Shimmer Trio was recommended on this websites rundown of “10 Winter Must-Haves for Mom.”

Teen Vogue.Com – Chen, Beauty Director blogged about our Holiday Contest and mentioned Three Custom Color as one of her favorite beauty brands.

Go Beauty Beast.Com – Diedre recommended Gilded Eye Shadow to complement a golden holiday makeup look.

Blogosphere Beauty Round up! Part 2

Beauty Blogs are a great way to address many of your unanswered makeup questions, such as: Am I a Warm or a Cool? How do I pull off the dark lipstick look? What shades should I wear for my wedding? How do I get that Hollywood starlet’s fresh glow? Has anyone tried this new lip color? Which products do Pro Makeup Artists, really –Our Mom on the Go Kit in Cool was featured with a photo.

To answer these questions - and read reviews and previews our newest launches - check out the latest edition of Three Custom Color Specialists blog round up. Enjoy!

BellaSugar – Chad was interviewed for a three-part series about the Warm vs. Cool concept. He reveals his tips on how to determine your skin tone, and his product recommendations for both Warm and Cool Skin – Ctones.

Top Button – This Wedding Beauty feature included a description of our bridal trials at the Color Studio and recommends the bridal pages on our website.

HairsMyStory – Leanne blogged about Light Brights High Shine Lip Glosses.

Product Perfect – Jaime Bedrin previewed Wallflower, with a photo and description of the shade.

The Quest for It – This TAI Lip Shine preview post discusses Trae’s collaboration with Celebrity Hairstylist, Diane Da Costa.

Wedding Podcast Network – Chad was interviewed at The Makeup Show and provided tips on “Grooming for the Groom.”

Afrobella – Patrice named TAI Lip Shine as one of her “Hot Beauty Must Haves.”

Beauty Blogging Junkie – Amber called Wallflower Watercolours for Cheeks her new “purse staple”

Life of a Ladybug – Mom on the Go Lip & Cheek Stain is this blogger’s favorite Three Custom Color product.

Daily Cookie - Check out this blogger’s visit to Bombshell and her beautiful brow makeover using Three Custom Color Specialists Brow Powder and Concealer.

Beauty of Life – Dina Gregg, Pro MUA and friend of Three Custom Color Specialists, discussed her influences, her work, and her favorite products, including: Mood Lighting Shimmer Crèmes and Cool Camel Eye Shadow.

Movie Martin – Martin commented that Madonna wore a makeup look similar to Three Custom Color Specialists look for fall (Wallflower).

Beauty Blogging Junkie –Amber blogged raved that Snow Eye Shadow “instantly brightens” the eye area.

Mom Finds - Belinda mentioned Light Brights Lip Glosses in her round up of the “Top 5 Lip Glosses for Moms.”

Face Candy – Kyle wrote a great review of Marry Me Lip and Cheek Stain and posted Three Custom Color Specialists bridal beauty tips, copied from our website.

Bionic Beauty –Jami embraced the dark lip trend with Three Custom Color Specialists Cool Brown Lip Liner, Burgundy Lip Liner, and Doubles lip gloss.

This That Beauty – Felicia shared Trae’s Spring ’09 trend report with her readers.

Makeup Junkie – Joy hails Wallflower Watercolours for Cheeks as the “perfect nude.” She praised the shade for the pink undertone and the formula for its long wear and versatility as a lip color.

TopButton.Com – Snow Eye Shadow is mentioned in an article about Celebrity Beauty Secrets. The article mentions Chad’s work with MUA Matin for Angelina Jolie.

The Daily Cookie – Jeannie posted photos and a review of her experience at the Color Studio. She included Chad’s color recommendations for her warm, medium complexion.

Bionic Beauty - Chad answered questions about fall makeup trends for Bionic beauty. He suggests Cool & Warm Burgundy Lipstick, Cool Brown lip Liner, Burgundy Lip Liner, and Doubles Gloss.

Life of a Lady Bug –In a post titled, “Bronzers for Brown Girls, Toya recommended Three Custom Color Specialists Mini-Pressed Warm Bronzer for it’s sheer matte finish and great-on-the-go packaging.

Life of a Lady Bug – Toya enjoyed the sheer copper color of TAI Lip Shine and also suggested it as a gloss to top over red lipstick. The post mentioned Trae and Diane joining forces to support the ADA.

Celebrity Beauty Buzz – Pink Hyacinth Watercolours for Cheeks was mentioned in this article about Vanessa Hudgens’ makeup bag.

For the Love of Beauty – Roxy blogged about the launch of the Czarina Collection and included our inspiration photos from the email blast.She also mentioned our Fearless Pink Lip Gloss promotion for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Beauty of Life – Dina Fierro, eye4style blogger, named Three Custom Color Specialists one of the brands she cannot live without because of “the power of custom blending and personal attention.”

Life of a Ladybug – In this interview, Trae shares her beauty philosophy, inspirations, and advice for women of color who are looking to get into the beauty industry.

Beauty Blogging Junkie – Amber called Ballet Russe Lipstick a universally flattering red with a “divine consistency.”

Temptalia – Christine posted her own beautiful photographs of Wallflower, Gilded Eye Shadow, Russian Blue Eye Shadow, Ballet Russe Lipstick, and TAI Lip Shine.

An Indian’s Makeup Musings – Vidhya raved about Ballet Russe Lipstick as the perfect lipstick to keep stashed in her purse – she doesn’t need a mirror to apply it and it’s so moisturizing that it substitutes for lip balm.

Makeup Minute – Shannon announced the Czarina giveaway contest for her readers. The contest runs through October 8th and 5 winners will be awarded the collection. The contest was hosted on both of her blogs, Makeup Minute and A Girl’s Gotta Spa.

TheSuperMelon.Com –The brand was featured in an article and praised for our custom blending and discontinued lipstick services. It also mentioned our bridal trials and consultations.
*This post was syndicated on multiple websites.

Elke Von Freudenberg Blog –Elke urged her readers to purchase our Fearless Pink Lip Gloss. She mentioned her personal connection to City of Hope.

GobeautyBeast.Com – Chad gave an in-depth interview about how to wear the dark lip trend this fall.

Hot Moms Club – Fearless Pink Lip Gloss was mentioned in an article featuring Pink products for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Beauty in Real Life – Wallflower was highlighted as the perfect nude lip and cheek shade to compliment this fall’s smoky eye look. This websites’ reviewers recommended it for medium and fairer skin tones.

Beauty and Fitness – Pink Hyacinth Watercolours for Cheeks was mentioned in a blog post about products in Vanessa Hudgens’ makeup bag.

Good Housekeeping - Has your favorite lipstick been discontinued?

A big THANK YOU to the editors at Good Housekeeping for, once again, featuring our Discontinued Lipstick matching service! Discontinuing lipstick shades is common practice in the beauty business but fear not - we are here to help! Visit our archives of over 9000 discontinued shades at

Women's Health - Makeup Virgin

"Makeup has always seemed overwhelming. I just don't know where to begin!"

"Basically, I own a single lip gloss and one eye shadow--that's pretty much it," says Kasunich, of Hoboken, New Jersey, a manager at a financial analysis firm. "If I feel like wearing something to dress up my skin for a special event, my big go-to is lip gloss." Pro Trae Bodge showed her how minimal makeup can make a major difference.

Read the full article on line in Women's Health.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Time Out New York - Discontinued Lipstick

Time Out magazine gave our Discontinued Matching Service another shout out! Has your lipstick ever been discontinued? We are here to help even if you don't have a sample to send us. We have an archive of over 8500 formulas that are accessible on line at

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quantum of Solace taps Three Custom Color Specialists Lip Liner

We were "over the moon" when we found out our friend and fan Naomi Donne used our Warm Brown Light Lip Liner whilst shooting the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace. Naomi transformed the Ukranian beauty Olga Kurylenko into Camille hailing from Bolivia!

Quintessentially, J Mendel and Bogosse

Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of kicking off our new partnership with Quintessentially with a fabulous J Mendel and Bogosse Fashion Show! Trae, Chad and makeup artist Marisa Fazzina dolled up the models backstage and Scott, Tess (our in-house PR guru) and makeup artist Nathan Johnson mixed and mingled with the Quintessentially crowd showing off our newest goodies for holiday beauty.

Quintessentially is a private members' club with a 24-hour global concierge service. Whether it be travel, music, art, food, drink, hotels, clubs, beauty, restaurants or other services, Quintessentially is there to help with all their client's needs, however extraordinary. We are honored that Quintessentially has selected Three Custom Color Specialists as one of their esteemed partners and look forward to consulting with their clients in our private Color Studio or in their homes or hotel rooms in NYC.

To learn more about Quintessentially, visit

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wedding Makeup

Once again we have been included in the New York Magazine Weddings issue. Plan your wedding from A to Z with this informative guide and be sure to book your Bridal Trial at our Color Studio to look your very best on a most important day!

JUARA Rice Facial Cleanser

Our Latest Discovery, JUARA Rice Facial Cleanser
This softening rinse-off cleanser combines gentle yet effective cleansing agents, which remove make-up and skin-dulling debris, with the conditioning benefits of rice starch. Known for its soothing and softening properties, rice starch helps prevent moisture loss by enhancing the skin's protective barrier. Rich in amino acids and proteins naturally found in rice, this cleanser evokes the ritual of a rice water rinse, traditional in Indonesia.

A free sample with every online purchase – while supplies last!

A bit about JUARA: Created by four socially-conscious, international women, and rich in unique active botanicals of the highest quality, JUARA combines the ancient tradition of Indonesian beauty rituals with modern science to restore and enhance the skin’s natural balance while conveying the calming experience of an ancient beauty ritual to indulge the senses.
To find out more about this amazing brand, visit

Essence Highlights Tai Lip Shine

We created Tai Lip Shine for Celebrity Hairstylist Diane Dacosta. A percentage of the proceeds goes to benefit the American Diabetes Association through the end of December. This wearable coppery shade looks great on anyone. Buy three and get free shipping - your girlfriends will love you for it!

Alternative Press Gift Guide

Alternative Press has included us in their gift guide! Our Shimmer Creme Trio is lauded as the "Coolest" Makeup Kit for holiday. Check it out!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Best Lip Palettes - Real Simple

We are beyond thrilled that Real Simple Magazine has "Road Tested" our Lip Palettes and voted ours "Best for Lips". To quote "These creamy glosses feel light but offer rich color. Said one tester of the wardrobe of 10 shades: "I love every one of the them" Available in Warm or Cool; choose by your skin tone."

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Fragrance by Geir Ness

Our Latest Discoveries:

Fragrances by Geir Ness – just in time to sample before Holiday Shopping begins.
“Laila” is Norway’s first international fragrance. Geir created this fresh, clean and alluring fragrance inspired by beauty and the scent of Norwegian mountain wild flowers for his mother Laila!

“Geir” The Power of Norway. The men’s version created with natural herbs, cool spices and a light drop of citrus. The perfect gift for the Viking on your Christmas list.

Free samples of each with every purchase while supplies last!!

Support Diabetes Awareness with Tai Lip Shine

In honor of Diabetes Awareness Month this November, we are proud to introduce TAI™ Lip Shine, a sheer burnished copper with flecks of bronze shimmer and lots of shine, which Trae personally created for Celebrity Hair Stylist Diane Da Costa and Diane’s clients of every skin tone.

We will be donating 20% of the proceeds of the sales of TAI™ Lip Shine to the American Diabetes Association (ADA) during the months of November and December. Funds will be used to support the ADA’s efforts in contributing to diabetes research, information and advocacy.

TAI™ Lip Shine is available for $19.50. In an effort to raise as much for the ADA as possible, we encourage you to “share the love” and order 3 with free shipping (enter TAI at checkout). They make great gifts!

Diane Da Costa is a veteran Celebrity Hairstylist and Author of Textured Tresses: The Ultimate Guide to Maintaining and Styling Natural Hair. Her work has been featured in The NY Times, Essence, French Vogue, In Style, O Magazine, Rolling Stone and Uptown magazines among many others. Diane serves as a volunteer ambassador for the ADA and is on the Executive Committee for the Live the Good Life Gala to be held on November 6, 2008.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

W - Has your lipstick been discontinued?

October's issue of W with "it" girl Anne Hathaway includes a great article on the dilemma that faces so many of us. Discontinued Lipsticks! A nice mention of our Discontinued Lipstick Matching Service!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Clarifying Pencils

Once again our Clarifier has gotten a shout out! This time in Martha Stewart Weddings thanks to our friend Rachel Wade from Cheek to Chic Cosmetic Consulting (4C LOL:). Thank you Rachel!

James Vincent Creates Lipstick For Regina Spektor

Our dear friend, makeup artiste extraordinaire, James Vincent had us design a custom lip color for fabulous singer Regina Spektor. She’s wearing it on last night’s episode of Conan O’Brien. Take a look! Check out more of Regina’s music at

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Pink Hyacinth Watercolours for Cheeks

Another fantastic shout out in the October Issue of InStyle magazine. Vanessa Hudgens makeup bag is explored in the spread called "5 Days, 5 Ways". Pink Hyacinth, designed with celebrity makeup artist James Vincent, is featured!! Check it out.

Free Samples While Supplies Last!

One of our latest discoveries!

Icelandic Relief Eye Cream from Skyn Iceland delivers immediate relief to delicate under-eye skin. Puffiness, wrinkles and dark circles are minimized and skin is revived with a blend of soothing nutrients. Rice peptides help counteract the aging effects of stress and optical diffusers help to soften fine lines and brighten the eye area for a refreshed and wide-awake look.

A free sample with every online purchase – while supplies last!
skyn ICELAND™ is the only skincare line specifically formulated to counteract the detrimental effects of chronic stress on skin. Since stressed skin is damaged skin, what it needs most is to be soothed, healed and replenished to regain its natural health and radiance. Inspired by Iceland's abundant and unspoiled resources, we sought out new natural ingredients to help us create the perfect stress antidote for skin.
Skyn Iceland recently honored Trae as one of their Women Who Brighten the World in conjunction with the launch of their fabulous Arctic Brightening Serum. Trae is thrilled to be included in such esteemed company!
To learn more, visit

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

60th Annual Primetime Emmy's Makeup Trends

We always look forward to the Emmy's to see what's going on in Hollywood beauty!

This year, eyes were dramatically lined on top and bottom with lots of mascara, which we felt looked great on a lot of actresses, but this application did give some actresses smaller-looking, almost squinty eyes (not everyone has the eye shape to carry this look successfully, i.e. Hayden Panetierre). We didn't see as much smokiness as we have in recent years. Eva Longoria Parker was one of the only exceptions, and her makeup actually felt a bit overdone.

Lip color was of real interest to us this year. We knew that dark lips were coming back this season (which we were very excited about!), and the Emmy's didn't disappoint. There were a few throwbacks to the red carpet beige lips we've seen in recent years (Hayden Panettierre, Heidi Klum, Lauren Conrad), but overall, lip color was deep, in flattering mauves (Teri Hatcher, Kira Sedgwick, Vanessa Williams, Padma Lakshmi, Chandra Wilson, Mary Steenburgen) and soft Fall russets (Kate Walsh, January Jones, Christina Applegate, Susan Sarandon, America Ferrera).

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Allure Best Of Beauty - Ballet Russe Best Sheer Lipstick

Here it is! The Allure Editor's Choice Seal for Best Sheer Lipstick. We were up against 251 other entries and were chosen as winner for one of 6 different Lipstick categories. And in good company with legendary brands such as Chanel, YSL, Shu Uemura and Cle de Peau!

How to Conceal a Blemish

October's issue of O Magazine published a great tip from Trae on how to cover a blemish effectively. Check it out!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Allure Best of Beauty Awards 2008 More Pics

Here are a few more pictures from the fabulous event hosted by Allure Magazine at the Plaza Grand Ballroom!
The Grand Ballroom at the Plaza
Chad and Scott pose for Paparazzi! Trae, by coincidence, was away on vacation and missed out on the Goodie Bags!
Natasha Bedingfield gave a suprise 5 song perfmance! Amazing!
The Goodie Suitcases all lined up and ready to go!
Our Christmas shopping is done early this year!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Allure Best of Beauty Awards 2008

The awards were held this year in the Grand Ballroom of the Plaza on Central Park South. The evening was totally off the hook! Champagne flowed, Natasha Bedingfield performed a 5 song set (amazing) and we WON for Best Sheer Lipstick. Our new shade "Ballet Russe" from our forthcoming Czarina Collection was honored! At the end of the evening everyone in attendance got a "Goodie Bag". And I use the term loosely as it was actually a full sized suitcase with over $3,000.00 worth of goodies! Good thing they were on wheels as we could barely lift them into the cab! Pics of the evening and Goodie Suitcases to come!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Trae's Beauty Trends Spring '09 Part 2 of 2

Hello Again,
Now that Fashion Week is winding down, I thought I'd fill you in on more exciting beauty trends.
Have a great weekend!

THE DESIGNERS: Brian Reyes, Kai Kuhne, Malo, Marchesa, Cynthia Rowley and Barbara Tfank
THE LOOK: Skin is pale, flawless and luminous. Light color on eyes, lips and cheeks
To get THE LOOK, we recommend: Use Creme Concealer with a heavy hand all over the face (you could experiment with a shade slightly lighter than your natural tone for this look). Highlight the upper cheek bones, brow bones and nose with NEW! Afterglow Mood Lighting Shimmer Crème. Light Clarifier on the inner rims. Line the eyes lightly with Smoke Eye Pencil and buff out with Warm Pebble to soften. Cool Beige Lipstick or Warm Rose for a little more color.

THE DESIGNERS: Milly, Juan Carlos Obando and Carlos Miele
THE LOOK: A look that can only be naturally achieved by some serious baking in the sun – thankfully, we have makeup!
To get THE LOOK, we recommend: Warm Bronzer all over the face. Bronze the cheeks, forehead and other high points with NEW! On Fire Mood Lighting Shimmer Crème. Line the eyes lightly with Dark Brown Eye Liner and buff out with a little Bronze Eye Shadow to soften. Set off the eyes with Light Clarifier Pencil on the inner rims. Twinkling Rose Lip Gloss.

THE DESIGNERS: Anna Sui, Reem Acra and Oscar de la Renta
THE LOOK: A very soft smokey eye, achieved with gold and soft browns.
To get THE LOOK, we recommend: Surround the eyes with a mixture of Gold Eye Shadow, Bronze Eye Shadows and Warm Brown Sugar and buff out. Light Clarifier Pencil on the inner rims. Rose Crème to Powder Blush on the cheeks and Warm Rose Lipstick.

THE LOOK: Midnight dark rimmed eyes with a russet smokiness. Bronzed skin and soft, neutral lips.
To get THE LOOK, we recommend: Navy Eye Liner for the inner rims and Cool Midnight Eye Shadow around the lashes, buffed out with Copper and Warm Nutmeg Eye Shadows. NEW! On Fire Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes on the face and cheeks and Simply Beautiful Lipstick.

THE LOOK: a sculpted face accented by very dark, blueish purple lips. The lip was incredibly dark, so it didn’t flatter many of the models.
To get THE LOOK, we recommend: Highlight and contour the face with NEW! On Fire and Afterglow Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes. The lips would have to be Custom Blended (or try Cool Burgundy Lipstick mixed with Black from our Special Effects Palette with Sheer Pop Lip Gloss on top!)
**a more wearable alternative was seen at Zac Posen. The sculpted face was set off by a shimmering purpleish lip, but it was much more soft, and therefore more flattering than YKL.

**Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes will be available in mid November for Holiday

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Trae's Beauty Trends Spring '09 Part 1 of 2

Hello All and Happy Fashion Week!
This season is off to an exciting start with gorgeous, eclectic fashion with makeup to match. Below, I have provided a rundown of the trends I've seen so far as well as some looks that I found extraordinary.

THE DESIGNERS: Carolina Herrera, Rock & Republic, Halston, DVF, Alexander Wang.
The Look: Black lined eyes, blended out with soft blueish greys. The lips and cheeks are a cool, fleshy tone.
To get the look, we recommend: Three Custom Color Specialists' Black Eye Liner, Cool Smoke Eye Shadow and Cool Lilac Eye Shadow. Warm Lavender Lipstick on the lips and Violet Lotus Watercolours for Cheeks.

The Look(s): There were lot of red lips out there, some warm and bricky (50's style) and some cool and berry (40's style). Many red lips were paired with a luminous highlighted face, which is a lovely combination, especially when the focus is on the lips and the rest of the face is soft and glowing.

THE DESIGNERS: Benjamin Cho and Cynthia Steffe
To Get the Look, we recommend: Cool Red Lipstick on the lips, a very soft application of Scarlet Peony Watercolours for Cheeks and then highlight the face with our NEW! Afterglow Moodlighting Shimmer Creme, futher accenting the highlighting effect with Champagne Eye Shadow (one of our best kept secrets).

THE DESIGNERS: Lela Rose, Prouenza Schouler and Tuleh
To get the look, we recommend: Our NEW! Ballet Russe Lipstick on the lips, our NEW! On Fire Mood Lighting Shimmer Creme on the Cheeks and highlighting the face with our NEW! Afterglow Mood Lighting Shimmer Creme.

THE DESIGNERS: Peter Som, Tracy Reese, Mizrahi, Erin Fetherston
To get the look, we recommend: Our NEW! Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes in On Fire and Afterglow. Alternate sculpting and highlighting with these new shimmer crèmes in our unique Crème to Powder formulation. To create more drama, set off the Afterglow with Champagne Eye Shadow

THE DESIGNER: Catherine Malandrino
The Look: gorgeous smokey grey/lilac eyes, with luminescent skin and a soft salmon tone on the lips and cheeks. **This is the look I've seen so far that best embodies the clothes, which are feminine and ethereal.

To get the look, we recommend: Smoke Eye Liner blended out with Cool Lilac Eye shadow. Coral Waterlily Watercolours for Cheeks and Warm Peach Lip Gloss. Use our NEW! Afterglow Mood Lighting Shimmer Crème to highlight the face.

THE DESIGNER: Nicole Miller
The Look: Very heavy, super smokey eye using deep purples, blacks and bronze. Soft lips & cheeks. Sexy!

To get the look, we recommend: Black Eye Liner, Cool Aubergine Eye Shadow, NEW! Gilded Eye Shadow, NEW! Wallflower Watercolours for Cheeks (on lips and cheeks) and Bellini Lip Gloss (used over the Wallflower).

**As everyone has different taste, we will make recommendations for these looks as well ;-)

The Look: Eyes literally drowning in Icey blue, bright peach cheeks and silvery lips. Only pretty on one or two of the models.

To get the look: Cool Sky Eye shadow, blended out with Opal Eye Shadow. Poppy Lip & Cheek Stain and Champagne Eye shadow mixed with Crystal Clear Lip Gloss.

The Look: a fairly benign makeup look overall that is accented by oddly colored brows (dark blue??). hhmmm….

To get the look: Create a bronzed look with NEW! On Fire Mood Lighting Shimmer Crèmes. Create heavy brows with Cool Midnight Eye Shadow (or Cool Brown Sugar Eye Shadow for a more subdued version of this look).

THE DESIGNER: Narcisco Rodriguez
The Look: An otherwise understated face, with black liquid eye liner all around the eyes. This looked quite heavy handed on many of the models

To get the look: Rose Creme to Powder Blush on the lips and cheeks, Cool Camel Eye Shadow on the eye lids and Cool Black Eye Shadow (used wet) all around the eye (including the inner corner).

Note: A similar look was used at Matthew Williamson and because the black eye liner was smudged out, it looked very rock and roll sexy. Try that as a great alternative!

THE DESIGNER: Behnaz Serafpour (similar look was also used at Jeremy Laing, but it was more more understated - still not pretty on many of the models, though!)
The Look: Shimmering pastel blues and pinks all around the eyes. Very flushed cheeks and pink lips. While this looked lovely on a few of the models, it ended up looking bruisy on many of them.

To Get the Look: Silver Eye Shadow, Cool Sky and Cool Peony around the eyes, Pink Creme to Powder Blush on the Cheeks and Rose Quartz Lip Gloss

**Mood Lighting Shimmer Cremes will be available in mid November for Holiday

**Ballet Russe Lipstick will be available in mid September

**Gilded Eye Shadow will be available in mid September

**Wallflower Watercolours for Cheeks just became available in mid August

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Alcone Make-Off

Alcone Make-Off – professional make-up remover for eyes, face & lips. OK Magazine called them the lazy girl's answer to soap and water. These luxuriously soft cloths are soaked with mild makeup remover to gently remove all makeup including mascara quickly and completely. Removes make-up with just one wipe and there is no need to rinse!

Free sample with every online order – while supplies last!!

Alcone is one of our favorite professional beauty supply stores. Located right near Times Square in NYC, the Alcone store is a must-see for all professional and aspiring makeup artists. To learn more or shop online, visit

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our very own Chad Hayduk in the New York Times

Chad shows off his artistry in the Fall Teri Jon ad campaign published in the New York Times Fall Fashion issue!