Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Light Clarifier - Reduce Holiday Stress

A nice shout for our Light Clarifier pencil! A must have if you are enjoying the holiday season to its fullest!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fergie's Must Have Items

Thank you to Ronit Shapow for introducing Fergie to our Beige Blush!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NYFW Spring 2011 Trend Report

NYFW Spring 2011 Trend Report by Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder, Three Custom Color Specialists

If we learned one lesson from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2011, it’s this: DON’T BE AFRAID TO PLAY WITH COLOR! From intense eyes, to dewy faces with show-stopping lips, this Spring showcased modern, playful takes on beauty!


Vivid semi-matte lips in Orange, Pink, and Red shades ruled the runways. This cheery look was seen at seen at Milly, J. Mendel, Erin Fetherston, Isaac Mizrahi and - our favorite adaptation – Diane Von Furstenburg.

At Diane Von Furstenberg, hot pink lips were accompanied by a simply polished eyes and a clean, luminous face. To get the look:

Begin by applying our Crème Concealer/Foundation with a damp sponge for sheer coverage on the face, and use a concealer brush for more coverage over any blemishes or dark circles. Set with our Translucent Powder. Since this look focuses on the lips, keep the eyes simple. Groom the brows with our Tinted Brow Gel and apply Snow Eye shadow (a pro makeup artist favorite!) to the inner corners of the eye in a “V” shape. Contour your eyes by applying Cool Pebble Eye Shadowthe crease. Skip the eyeliner and finish with a coat of mascara. Apply Bora Bora lipstick with a lip brush for a precise application, blot, and apply again for even more staying power. *For a more office-friendly version of this look, try our Light Brights Lipsticks in Palladium or Area. It’s a gorgeous, flattering pop of color to that lets your own natural lip color come through.


This Spring, you can skip your brown, grey, and beige eye shadow! Don’t be afraid to make your eyes pop with a bold hue: runway looks featured purples, greens, blues, and oranges! We loved the soft washes of color around the eyes seen at Jason Wu, Luca Luca, Betsey Johnson and Oscar De La Renta.

To get the look seen at Oscar de la Renta: The key to wearing this look is to layer and blend, blend, blend! Apply a sheer wash of Cool Celery eye shadow from the lash line to the crease and the inner corners of the eye. Apply Peacock Eye Shadow close to the upper and lower lash lines, as well as on the upper eyelid and blend upwards to the brow bone. For the rest of the face, keep the lips and cheeks sheer and soft. Apply our NEW Caramel Rose Lip and Cheek Stain to the lips and cheeks.

*Does orange eye shadow leave you puzzled? Dramatic orange eye shadow can look great in contrast to blue or green eyes, but, for an off-the-runway version of this look we suggest that cool, rosier skin tones try Warm Aubergine and Cool Lilac Eye Shadow. For Warm, golden skin tones try Warm Nutmeg and Bronze Eye Shadow. For a more wearable version of this look, feel free to play with a lighter hand. A soft wash of color is beautiful, too!


You may be familiar with the makeup rule: showcase the eyes OR the lips, not both. This Spring, this adage was challenged and rules were broken on the runways at Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen, Nanette Lapore, and LAMB. Our favorite interpretation of this risky, brazen look was at Marc Jacobs for their 30’s coquette meets 70s glam look!

To get the look seen at Marc Jacobs: Start with a flawless canvas, and de-emphasize brows with a dusting of coordinating face powder. For a barely there flush on the cheeks, apply Pink Hyacinth Watercolours for Cheeks and blend. Apply a layer of Warm Celery Eye Shadow from the upper lash line to the crease of the eye. Apply Cool Black Eye Shadow to the upper and lower lash lines, as well as the crease of the eye and blend. Apply Aurora Opaline Crème Eye Definer to the upper and lower lash lines, and the waterline. Finish with a coat of black mascara. Line the lips with Burgundy Lip Liner and fill in with Santorini Lipstick.

*For a runway-to-real way take on this saucy look, try a lighter hand with the eye shadow and apply Kit Sheer Lipstick, a universally flattering, sheer raisin shade on the lips.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Soft Cat Eye

Learn how to create a Soft Cat Eye inspired by Sophia Loren's iconic look using Warm Meadow Eye Shadow.

Mom on the Go Lip and Cheek Stain

A nice shout out and beautiful photograph of our Mom on the Go Lip & Cheek Stain in action.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Our nude eye pencil gets praise!

Both Life & Style and People Stylewatch agree that our Light Clarifier is a problem solving must-have. This pencil will lighten and brighten tired red eyes from not enough sleep or one too many Martinis!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Skincare we love. Mario Badescu for a flawless face

We believe a flawless face begins with great skin care and have used Mario Badescu products to moisturize and prep the faces of many of our Color Studio clients. We love Mario Badescu so much that we want to treat you to a free sample of one of their cult-favorite products, Mario Badescu Cellufirm Drops! This serum has a high concentration of Collagen and Elastin to stimulate, revitalize, soften, nourish, and plump your skin while protecting against dryness, heat and pollution. The formula is hydrating without being greasy and it is gentle enough to dab around the eye area (where it minimizes fine lines) in addition to the rest of the face and neck.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

NYFW Fall 2010 Trend Report

NYFW for Fall 2010 brought us red lips of all shades and finishes, a new bold take on the smokey eye, contoured cheeks, glowing, flawless skin, and perhaps what some would say was the vampire trend gone too far. Here’s what we found…

From matte to shiny, dark crimson to orange, red lips were all over the runways. This look was seen at seen at Donna Karan, Herve Leger, Vivienne Tam, Vena Cava, Tory Burch, LAMB, and Chakra.

At Donna Karan, this look was a very modern and sleek. It featured glowing skin, a subtle wash of color on the eye, and a bold, stand-out red lip. To get the look:

Apply cool pebble eye shadow all over the eyelid, up to the brow. Use a soft wash of champagne eyeshadow on the lower lid. Make sure to keep eyes bright with light clarifier pencil applied to the lower waterline of the eye. Apply just one coat of mascara and keep brows groomed with clear brow gel. Use cool red lip liner to line the lip, apply Rosie the Riveter Lipstick, layer on Candy apply lip gloss and an additional layer of Crystal Clear lip gloss for that shiny, lacquered look. Use our Crème Concealer/Foundation to create a flawless canvas and face powder #5 for contouring the hollows of the cheeks.


New application alert! For Fall 2010 the smokey eye is going even further. The runways featured eye shadow washed all the way to the brow bone with little or no highlighting. Seen at Derek Lam, Richard Chai, DVF, Carolina Herrera.

To get the look seen at Diane Von Furstenberg: Layer on your eye shadows. Apply Warm Smoke eye shadow from the lash line to the brown. Use Peacock applied to the inner corners of the eye and blended out. Apply a small amount of White Shimmer Eye shadow near the tear duct. Apply Wallflower Lip & Cheek Stain to the high points of the cheeks. Use Cool Beige Lipstick for a semi-matte nude lip.

Contouring played a major role on the runways this season, even at the shows where bare faces where seemingly all the rage. The effect ranged from subtle to sculpted, on the runways at Elle Tahari, Yigal Azrouel, Donna Karan, and Michael Kors.

To get the look seen at Michael Kors: Apply Warm Camel Eye Shadow over the lid and Black Eye liner close to the upper lash line. Apply Fawn Eye Shadow along lower lash line. Apply Rose Crème to Powder Blush on just below the apples of the cheeks for a subtle contour. Apply Coral Waterlily Watercolours for Cheeks on the lips with a lip brush to enhance your natural lip color.

We agree that all looks should start with a flawless canvas. But, where is the line between porcelain and lifeless? Is this the mark of the Vampire trend gone to far? Pale, almost icy skin was seen at Rodarte, Preen, Chakra, Twinkle, Doo Ri, and Peter Som.

To get the look pictured here at Rodarte: Apply Warm Smoke Eye Shadow all over the lid and Cool Brown Sugar Eye Shadow smudged into the upper and lower lash line. Make sure to use a matching brow powder to fill in and define the brows. Apply concealer to match your skin tone all over the lips. On the face use Crème Concealer/Foundation to even out the complexion and a face powder #5 to contour the hollows of the cheeks

The look at Peter Som featured many fall trends - here's the flawless face, with a subtle contoured cheek, and a very deep, plum lip.

To get the look: Apply Cool Camel eye shadow all over the lid, black eyeliner on the upper lid only. Groom the brows looking groomed and natural with clear brow gel. Apply Beige Crème to Powder Blush for a subtle touch of dimension and warmth. Apply Cool Plum lipstick on the lips. For a sheer, more wearable adaptation of this look, try our new Noir Sheer Lipstick.