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.

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