Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Candy Land Comes to Life! Chad Collaborates Once Again with Artist Will Cotton

A live performance conceived of, designed and directed by Will Cotton and curated by Stacy Engman for Performa 11 at Prince George Ballroom

I was very excited to once again work with dear friend Will Cotton www.willcotton.com, and collaborate on the makeup looks for this fabulous evening of art, music dance and festivity. I have created many makeup looks for his paintings and many are featured in his new book, Will Cotton: Paintings and Works on Paper.

Dancers from New York City Ballet were dressed in custom cotton candy creations and set against a back drop of Cotton Candy Clouds. The live-action piece was performed in two acts - ACT I: Whipped Cream Duet for Two Violins and ACT II: Cotton Candy.

For the piece, we created an ethereal makeup look with pops of bright pink (Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain) on the cheeks, glistening silver-whites (Silver and White Shimmer Eye shadow mixed and applied with a wet brush all over the lid) and Pink Shimmer (Icing on the Cupcake Eye Shadow) as an accent paired with doe-eyed eyeliner (Aurora Crème Eye Definer). Lollipop was painted on the lips as a stain then a veil of Candy Cloud 9 Lip gloss (which tastes like Cotton Candy!) was layered over for a 3-D effect.

A signature Cotton Candy fragrance, “Whipped Cream” was created exclusively for the event by Pascal Gaurin for IFF.

Purchase our Sweetest Thing Collection here and take a look at a step-by-step tutorial to get the look here!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Get The Look: Daytime Drama

Jim DeMarco has teamed up with Three Custom Color Specialists to create The Daytime Drama Collection: the perfect go-to palette for the look of a star!
Here are Jim's tips on how to get the look:

STEP 1 - Create a flawless complexion with Three Custom Color Specialists Crème Concealer/Foundation using your fingers (my favorite tool!), a sponge or foundation brush.

STEP 2 - Apply Siren (a bronze crème) directly under the cheekbones and blend back to the ear to contour and define the cheek. Then, apply Siren on the eyelid as a base for other shadows or wear it alone as a quick pick-me-up to brighten the eyes!

STEP 3 – For a natural flush, blend Red Carpet Lip & Cheek Stain onto the apple of the cheeks. Make sure to blend back to where you contoured under the cheek! Then apply Red Carpet onto the lips for a longwearing reddish-mauve tint.

STEP 4 – Apply Back Lit Crème high on the cheekbones to highlight (pro makeup artist trick!) Also, apply it on the brow bone, inner corner of the eye, and slightly under the eye to brighten.

STEP 5 - Line the eyes with Close Up Crème Eye Definer, working along the lash line from the outer corner to the inner eye. Next, try winging out the line for some Old Hollywood Glamour. Or, for a modern, smokey effect, smudge the top and lower lash lines with Three Custom Color Specialists Contour Eye Shadow Brush.

STEP 6 - Complete your look with a swipe of Camera Ready Lip Gloss. Wear over Red Carpet Lip & Cheek Stain for added drama or alone for a perfect pout.

To finish the look, apply Three Custom Color Specialists Translucent Face Powder and define the brows with Three Custom Color Specialists Brow Powder and Clear Brow Gel.

Jim DeMarco, Makeup Stylist
Emmy-Award Winning Makeup Stylist, Jim DeMarco has been transforming faces on TV, runway and print for the past ten years. From every major runway show from Marc Jacobs to DIOR, Jim’s worked with the world’s best supermodels including Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, and Jessica Stam. For the past four years, he has served on the makeup team on ABC’s Daytime Drama, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (2009 Emmy Winner). Jim’s work has also been seen on the red carpet at the Golden Globes and Daytime Emmys. For more, visit www.jimdemarco.com

Monday, September 19, 2011

NYFW Spring 2012 Trend Report

Every season, we at Three Custom Color Specialists show you our favorite beauty trends from the runways of New York Fashion Week, their inspirations, and the products to get these looks now!

What was the biggest influence on the catwalks this season? HAIR! HAIR! HAIR! Designers went wild on the catwalks, showcasing models in big 80’s hair, or streaks of blue and green and even sopping wet hair! As a result, the makeup across the board remained polished, versatile and pretty, to balance out the statement ‘dos. These fresh, simple makeup looks are perfect for spring – no matter if your look is girly and soft, or tailored, structural and slick.

Here’s a rundown of our favorite beauty trends and tips on how to put these together now!

Clean makeup look on the face anchored with bold, almost neon pops of pink or coral on the lips, and coordinating washes of color on the cheeks and eyes.

As seen on the runways at: Alice + Olivia, Karen Walker, Anna Sui

Get the look: We loved the flirty look at Anna Sui. This modern pinup girl was reminiscent of Rita Hayworth with a touch of 70’s Lauren Hutton thrown in! Try: Warm Peony as a wash of color on the eyelids, White Shimmer near the tear ducts, Pink Hyacinth Watercolours for Cheeks, and Bora Bora lipstick for that fabulous deep pink lip!
As an alternative, also try: Copacabana Lipstick (a cheery coral) or our Light Brights Lipsticks for a sheer pop of color!

Edgier and more masculine ensembles, paired with pulled-back hair, coordinate best with contoured faces and sexy, sculpted cheekbones.

As seen on the runways at: Badgley Mishka, Prabal Gurung, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Herve Leger, and Donna Karan

Get the look: The models at Donna Karan pulled off the look of gorgeous gladiators. Try: Three Custom Color Specialists Brow Powders to define the brows and emphasize the eyes with Cool Nutmeg as a soft, powder eyeliner. Apply Bronze or Orange Creme to Powder Blush to define the cheekbones, as well as Face Powder #5 to sculpt. Recreate this deep, rich lip look with Cool Red Lip Pencil, Warm Burgundy Lipstick or Virtual Lipstick (from our Century in Red Lip Palette)

This look ruled the runways for Spring 2012. You can’t go wrong with luminous skin, enhanced with a touch of gold and pink, and a hint of shimmer on the cheekbones and the eyes!
As seen on: Proenza Schouler, Yigal Azrouel, Vera Wang, Tracey Reese, Carolina Herrera (and many, many more!)

Get the look: The models were natural and glowing at Carolina Herrera. Groom the eyebrows with Three Custom Color Specialists Clear Brow Gel, and apply Gilded Eye Shadow on the eyelids and Champagne near the tear ducts. Use our Pointed Eyeliner Brush to apply a thin line of Aurora Crème Eye Definer on the upper lash line for definition. Apply Afterglow Shimmer Crème on the cheeks and, on the lips, try either Whisper Sheer Lipstick or Petal Pink Lip Gloss.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

South Africa: Inspiration, Vineyards, and Honey Badgers

Scott Catto, Managing Director, Three Custom Color Specialists, treats us to an inside look at the Co-Founders' recent trip to South Africa...

South Africa. I can’t tell you what’s more exhausting - the safari tours (we saw a real-live Honey Badger!) or the wine tastings!

Drinking wine at 10AM isn't exactly how we like to start our day but our guide didn't have to twist our arms too hard to get us to partake! Heck, how often do you get to the wine country in South Africa?

Each winery treats you to between 5 and 12 different tastings. After 3 wineries, then lunch (with, of course, another bottle of amazing local wine!) nap time comes around quickly. Yes, I know at wine tastings you are just supposed to taste and spit the rest out, but we didn't want to waste one drop. Plus, we weren’t driving!

All kidding aside, our trip and guide was fantastic. We hit beautiful vineyard after vineyard with delicious food and chocolate pairings. It was heavenly!

Here’s a round up of the vineyards we toured:
Lanzerac was particularly memorable. This vineyard has won numerous international awards and most notably produced the world’s first Pinotage. After a tasting, they also treated us to a special Honey Liquor that only 2 people at the estate know how to make. (after some online searching, we’ve found a link for you if you want to have a tasting of your own - http://sawine2europe.webnode.com/products/lourensford-honey-liqueur/)

So, what did we take away from our trip? Color inspiration of course! Be on the lookout for our South African Vineyard-inspired shades launching this fall on www.threecustom.com

In the meantime, try our new favorite drink: The Honey Badger Cocktail! Oh, and as they say, please drink responsibly.

The Honey Badger Cocktail
- Juice of one Lemon
- Sprig of Lavender
- Honey Liquor
- Vodka
- Soda

Looking for a South African safari of your own? For a seamless and unforgettable South African travel experience contact our friend Mia. Her vast experience and incredible patience earn her a gold star in our book! http://mia-schoeman.africansafaritravelexpert.com/

Cheers and Safe Travels!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The CAUS Beauty/Cosmetics Forecast Launches!

The Color Association of the United States (CAUS) recently launched its first-ever Beauty/Cosmetics Forecast for Spring 2013 (that’s right, 2013!) which reports the major trends and influences for the color palettes of the season.

Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder of Three Custom Color Specialists, served on the committee to develop the forecast with other notable industry leaders from the color, beauty, and fragrance world.

To celebrate, CAUS held a launch party at the colorful Glassbaby shop in NYC and Three Custom Color Specialists makeup artist Marisa Fazzina and Julianne Carlucci were there to enjoy the fun!

Check out these fun pics from the event! For more about the report and the CAUS mission - check out www.colorassociation.com
Lavender cupcakes and cocktails by Hpnotiq!

Face charts by Three Custom Color Specialists and an array of color inspiration from the forecast
A closer look at the color inspirations and beautiful Glassbaby candleholders.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Top Bridal Beauty Picks from the Color Studio!

Julianne Carlucci, Makeup Artist for Three Custom Color Specialists

As a makeup artist, Julianne specializes in Bridal Makeup Artistry and serves clients in New York City and Long Island. She has a talent for personalizing the perfect makeup shades to create a style that best suits each bride on her wedding day!

Curious about her Bridal Must-Haves this season? Here are the products by Three Custom Color Specialists that Julianne can’t live without:

Crème Concealer Foundation
Talk about a multi-tasker! I love this product as a spot Concealer (it’s concentrated and can cover any blemish!) or sheered out with moisturizer to create a smooth, flawless canvas. I also use this product as an eye lid primer before applying eye shadow for extra staying power. The Concealer Palette gives me all ten shades so I can really customize the perfect shade for brides of all skin tones.

Opaline Crème Eye Definer- This liner stays put throughout the entire wedding day; from morning pictures to evening toasts. It is also great for those emotional, teary eyed brides because it is water resistant. Whereas liquid liner is very defined and sometimes too harsh, I use this crème liner for softer definition on the upper eye lid. And, when smudged a bit, you can really see the opalescent sheen which gives the eye a pretty gleam.

Santorini- Packed with color, this rich raspberry shade flatters almost every skin tone and it’s one of my favorite shades in the Three Custom Color collection! This season, many brides are loving a bold lip while keeping the rest of the face natural, but polished.The vibrant color looks beautiful in pictures, and is long-wearing and moisturizing (very important for brides!).

Caramel Rose Lip and Cheek Stain- This earthy rose shade is universal and adds a dewy, fresh and natural flush on every bride. I love it! The pigmented and balmy stain really locks into the skin and stays on all day and it can be worn sheer or built up on for a dramatic look. My best way of applying it: Using your fingers or sponge, apply it to the apples of the cheeks in a circular motion making sure to apply it evenly from apples of cheeks toward your hairline.

To book an appointment with Julianne call (212) 730-8828 or visit http://www.makeupbyjulianne.com/

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Color + Highlighter = Spring's Pretty Dewy Cheeks

Dewy, flushed-from-within cheeks are the perfect beauty pick-me-up as we say goodbye to this dreary winter weather and welcome Spring sunshine! NYC Makeup Artist Marisa Fazzina says dew-ing it right is easy, no matter your skin type or age. Achieve the look of healthy, youthful cheeks with two key products: all it takes is Color + Highlighter to get glowing!

First, smile and apply one of our sheer and long-wearing lip & cheek stains to the apples of your cheeks: try our award-winning Lollipop shade if you’re cool and Poppy if you’re warm (Not sure if you're Warm or Cool? Click here to find out!), then blend the color softly outward towards the temple.

To highlight, lightly tap Afterglow Shimmer Creme on the upper cheek bone and you’ve got a fool-proof natural glow! Marisa says, “Afterglow is subtle, not super sparkly - you can wear it to work and look like you’ve got the secret to healthy, dewy skin!”

At our Color Studio in New York City, Marisa often consults with women on how to achieve this look. Here are her key tips to dew-ing it right:

  • Use your fingers! The warmth from your hand will soften our our balmy lip & cheek stain. This formula is beautiful - the texture looks natural and really marries to the skin. The look is reflective and natural, as if it’s coming from within!
  • Smile! Everyone’s face shape is different. To find your best flush, smile and then blend outward. This Spring look is about keeping it soft and flushed, not stark or chiseled.
  • Get your glow on! Afterglow Shimmer Creme is beautifully light reflective, not sparkly. Aside from the upper cheekbone, try it on the inner corners of the eye or down the nose to brighten the complexion.
  • Ready to bump up the look for a night on the town? A trick we use at the Color Studio is to apply Champagne Eye Shadow as a shimmer powder on top of Afterglow - it’s not just for the eyes!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Amped Eye Shadow Wins a Spring Beauty O-Ward in O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine, has awarded Amped Eye Shadow by Three Custom Color Specialists a Spring Beauty O-Ward in the April issue (on newsstands now!) The editors have dubbed the shade the "Juiciest Color For Spring" and we couldn't be more thrilled! Click here for more on Amped and our newest High Wattage Eye Shadows!

Bora Bora + Majorca Mashup in the April Issue of In Style Magazine!

This Spring, try a Pro-Makeup Artist's favorite mash-up: Three Custom Color Specialists Bora Bora and Majorca Lipstick, together, create a "...Stunning flourescent combo" according to Fiona Stiles in the April issue of In Style Magazine (p. 366).

For more about Fiona and her work, visit www.fionastiles.com or follow her on twitter @fionastiles.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Amped: How to Wear O Magazine's "Juiciest Shade for Spring"

We at Three Custom Color Specialists are thrilled to have won a Spring Beauty O-Ward in the latest issue of O, The Oprah Magazine! They've dubbed AMPED, our new orange eye shadow, the "Juiciest Shade for Spring" and we think you'll agree - it's fresh, modern, and surprisingly wearable!

Curious about how to get the look? Check out these step-by-step tips from Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder of Three Custom Color Specialists.

FACE: Chad prepped our model by applying a sheer layer of Three Custom Color Specialists Crème Concealer Foundation with a damp sponge and concealed blemishes using our Concealer Brush (Jarusha is wearing Creme Concealer/Foundation #5)

EYES: Chad chose Amped, our new orange eye shadow, to showcase Jarusha’s green eyes. Using a dampened contour brush, Chad applied Amped first to the upper eyelid on the upper eyelid. Then, he applied it along the lower lashline.

CHEEKS: To remain polished, yet keep the emphasis on the eyes, Chad applied Coral Waterlily Watercolours to the cheeks using a sponge, blending the color on the apple of the cheek and cheekbone.

LIPS: Using a lip brush, Chad applied Coral Waterlily to the lips for a sheer, moisturizing lip tint.

Check out the gorgeous finished look!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Q&A with Makeup Artist Patricia Regan

Patricia often calls upon Three Custom Color Specialists to create custom colors for her high profile work in film and television. Her recent credits include: Remember Me, Shutter Island, Burn After Reading, The Good Shepard, Factotum, Flight of the Concords, and HBO’s five-part miniseries Mildred Pierce, based on the 1941 novel by James M. Cain. Kate Winslet stars as Mildred Pierce and Evan Rachel Wood also stars as Veda Pierce. Click here for a preview on HBO.Com

A native of Switzerland, Patricia originally moved to New York with a scholarship to study dance. It was then when she first became enamored with the power of make up to enhance the arts. “I always loved theatrical make-up and its ability to bring characters alive,” Patricia says. Thereafter, she made a gradual transition to becoming a makeup artist, at first working with photographers for fellow performing arts friends, and then journeyed through all aspects of music, television, rock 'n’ roll, the beauty industry, commercials and ultimately, creating characters for feature films. Patricia says, "I am so lucky and forever grateful, for I love what I do.”

Patricia’s favorite Three Custom Color Specialists products are featured on our Pro’s Picks page. Read on to get to know more about Patricia and her work.

Q: How were you introduced to Three Custom Color Specialists?
A: We met several years ago ( 2002 I think...... ), I used to sit for Will Cotton, who's an amazing painter. I believe it was a birthday party for Will, during which his girlfriend Rose introduced me to Chad and Scott. She had told me all about them prior and I found them so lovely that I wanted to know more about their product.

Q: What's it like to work with us?
A: I enjoy the fact that I can go see them. The turnaround on orders is very quick and they are always a pleasure.

Q: It seems that you work on a lot of period pieces, how do you begin designing makeup for these types of films? How do you approach it? What are your biggest challenges or favorite parts of the process?
A: I guess I have done a fair share of period work, just getting ready for another......... my designs are based on extensive research and my directors visions as well as the actors character. I always try to find little nuances to tell the story, of course working very close with the hair design, costume designer and further the set design. My favorite part, I guess that would be the finished product when everything comes together and looking right for the time period.

Q: What qualities do you look for in products that you bring on set?
A: I need the products that I bring on set to work smooth and simple, as time is always very limited.

Q: Can you describe the makeup looks in Mildred Pierce?
A: Mildred Pierce story spans from 1931 to 1940 roughly, during which tie young Veda is coming of age. Post depression child to the glamour of the late thirties becoming a 'coloratura soprano'... that's all I can say at this time...

Q: What Three Custom Color Specialists products did you bring with you on the set of Mildred Pierce?
A: Custom blended eye shadows, Cream to Powder Blushes and gorgeous lip colors.

Q: What are your favorite Three Custom Color Products?
A: I would have to say my absolute favorites are the Cream to Powder Blushes, I am never without them! They are versatile - I use them continuously on men, children and (of course) women, to enhance the complexion all over, or simply as blush. The application is flawless and I find I have complete control over the saturation of color. The Lip Stains are fantastic; giving me the opportunity to add or change natural lip color without looking like painted on lipstick.

Q: Any particular colors you like the most?
A: For the colors, I would have to say my favorite is a custom blended Creme to Powder blush in a true red that Chad first created for me for Havana Nights, a movie set in the late fifties. I have used it ever since - I think it should be called “Patricia's Red!” The other blush shades always with me are: Beige, Brown, Red and Pink. I love their lip pencils - Warm and Cool Pink, Warm Brown and Burgundy - as well as the Clarifier, fantastic for quick touch ups on set! The lip palettes are definitely great to have on hand. I like that they are small and easy to carry. I have all of them and they have been trusty little saviors!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Behind the Scenes with Lauren Napier & Nude Attitude Lipstick

Celebrity Makeup Artist, Lauren Napier called upon Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder of Three Custom Color Specialists, to create a versatile, slick nude to use on her many clients -- from starlets, to fashion models and brides. The challenge: find the right mix of tones to avoid the typical nude lipstick pit falls - we're all familiar with the nudes that are often too pink, too chalky, and too yellow!

How’d they do it? Check out this behind-the-scenes video for a look at the color science behind Nude Attitude was how this shade works on many skin tones!

Lauren Napier's Nude Attitude Lipstick from Lauren Napier on Vimeo.

Click here for to order Nude Attitude on www.threecustom.com

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

NYFW FALL 2011 Trend Report

This fall, designers played up the drama with magnificent tailoring (we loved the fall collections of Michael Kors, Dianne Von Furstenburg, Jason Wu) and billowy, opulent gowns (see: Rodarte, Derek Lam). Though we were impressed by the clothes, these dramatic looks were often paired with makeup that may have been kept too simple or just too garish. Here’s a rundown of the trends we saw on the catwalks and tips on how to make these work in real life!

BERRY LIPS - Pretty, romantic and instantly polished.
As seen on the runways at: Luca Luca, Rebecca Taylor, Peter Som, Carolina Herrara, Cynthia Steffe, and Lela Rose
For bold berry red lips inspired by the models seen here at Luca Luca (Photo: Racked.Com) - Line the lips with Burgundy Lip Liner and apply Rosie the Riveter Lipstick (a rich, blue- red).
This look is probably the most wearable on it's own. However, for a softer take, try Mauve Lip Liner with Santorini Lipstick. Remember, the focus here is on the lips, so keep the eyes soft.

CAT EYES - Perhaps an homage to the makeup seen in Black Swan, these dramatic eyes are tough to pull off the runway into real life (we don’t recommend bleaching out your eyebrows either!)
As seen on the runways at: DKNY, Derek Lam, Vivienne Tam, and Jason Wu.
For the look inspired by this model at Jason Wu (Photo: Getty Images) -- Layer Cool Aubergine applied with a damp eye shadow brush on the upper and lower lash lines and along the crease, tapering out to a triangle shape. Fill in the triangle with Gold Eye Shadow. Use Wallflower Lip & Cheek Stain to softly contour the cheeks and apply Whisper Sheer Lipstick for shimmering nude lips.

For a real-life version of this look, try Cool Black and gold instead of aubergine (the combination of purple and yellow on the skin can look like a bruise!) Also, if you have deep set eyes, stay away from this look. Since dark colors recede, dark shadows will make deep set eyes seem even more sunken.

STRONG BROWS - The 90’s came back in a big way, with a strong, masculine brow.
As seen on the runways of: Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Monique Lullhier, LAMB, Naeem Khan, Marc by Marc Jacobs.
To re-create the look seen here at Proenza Schouler (Photo: GoRunway.com) -- Match your hair color with a Brow Powder (Brow Powder #5) and fill in the brows with our Brow Brush.

We love a well-groomed brow, it anchors the eye, though we’d prefer to see more polished and defined eyes rather than this heroin-chic look.
For a real-life version of this look: fill in sparse areas of the brows with a coordinating brow powder and apply Clear Brow Gel to lift and shape the eye. Define the lash line with Opaline Creme Eye Definer, and avoid this reddish-brown shade that makes the eyes look tired (try Warm Brown Sugar, instead).

NUDE LIPS - The nude lip is a staple regardless of season. Versatile nude lips were showcased in a variety of finishes; from matte, to pearly, to glossy, and some with a touch of coral. As seen on the runways at: AnnaSui, Carlos Miele, Tommy Hilfiger, Erin Fetherston, Charlotte Ronson

For the look scene here at Nicole Miller (Photo: Andrew Burton, AP) -- Apply Cool Brown Sugar Eye Shadow with a damp brush to line the lower lash line and create a precise rectangular shape on the upper eye lid. Highlight under the brow bone with Cool White Eye Shadow. Apply Light Clarifier on the lower inner rim of the eye. Use a sheer layer of our Creme Concealer/Foundation as lip color and apply Translucent Powder all over the face for a finished, doll-like complexion.

For a real-life version of this look: Blend the eye shadow for a softer contour of the eyes and avoid looking washed out with a layer of Nude Attitude on the lips, our new coral-based nude.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sweet Up Tweet Up

Snow could not stop NYC’s top beauty mavens from coming out to attend our Sweet Up Tweet Up, an event celebrating the launch of our new Sweetest Thing Collection created by rising star designer, Miles Ehan. Three Custom Color Specialists partnered with Mario Badescu to talk spring makeup and skin care tips. The event was hosted by Felicia Walker Benson, Editor-In-Chief of This That Beauty with a menu of candy and cocktails provided by Hpnotiq at the brand new lounge, Studio XXI in New York City.

These lovely ladies from @HpnotiqNY were dishing up treats while modeling our Sweetest Thing Collection.

Our model, Deven, wore the cupcake wrapper dress designed by Miles Ehan (@MilesEhan), our guest of honor. Her makeup featured the Sweetest Thing Collection - Icing on the Cupcake Eye Shadow, Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain, and Candy Cloud 9 Lip Gloss!

The party is on at Studio XXI. Check out www.studioxxinyc.com for more about this new venue!

Check out lovely Beauty Blogger Lesley Forrester (@lesleykat) in our makeup chair. Throughout the night, guests were touched up with products from Sweetest Thing Collection.

At the event, Bridal Blogger Lisa Barr (@bridalease) of won a one-of-a-kind clutch purse designed by Miles Ehan!

A couple of Must-Follow Beauty tweeps: Misha Palmer (@TheFabChick) enjoying a Lollipop Cosmo with Danielle Gray (@StyleNBeautyDoc).

Our host for the evening, Felicia Walker Benson (@ThisThatBeauty) with Makeup Artist Karen Duncan (@MakUpDiva) enjoying a Hpnotiq Cocktail!

A powerhouse beauty brainstorm between Celeb Makeup Artist Lauren Napier (@NapierMakeup) and Felicia Walker Benson (@ThisThatBeauty).

Many thanks to our event photographer, Gene Fischer! View more of his work at http://www.genefischer.com/

Want the inside scoop on all the goodies? Click on the links below to check out beauty blogger reviews, videos, photos, and more about The Sweetest Thing Collection:

Older Girl Beauty

Gouldylox Reviews

Product Girl

The Fab Chick


Karen’s World of Beauty

Beauty School

Style and Beauty Doctor

AOL StyleList

Lesley Kat

Daily Makeover

Monday, February 7, 2011

30% Off our Lip & Cheek Stains for Valentine's Day! Enter "KISS30" at checkout

This Valentine’s Day, we’re showing you some love with 30% off our Lip & Cheek Stains!

Three Custom Color Specialists is offering 30% off every one of their cult-favorite Lip & Cheek Stains with code “KISS30” at checkout!

These multi-tasking wonders are perfect for a fresh flush and kiss-proof color! The dewy, balm-like formula provides long-wearing, buildable coverage - whether you prefer sheer glow on the cheeks or applied with a lip brush for bold color on the lips.

Try one of these favorite shades:
Lollipop - Our newest addition to our collection. It’s a hot pink that’s sweet on a wide range of skin tones.

Caramel Rose - A verstile, earthy sienna shade great for contouring, blush, and a modern au natural lip color.

Ski Bunny - A beauty blogger favorite! This cherry red balm with a touch of shimmer is a classic stain for that fresh-off-the-slopes look!

Visit www.threecustom.com to view our entire selection of Lip & Cheek Stains and don’t forget to enter KISS30 at checkout! *Offer valid through Valentine’s Day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sweetest Thing: Get The Look

Take a behind-the-scenes look at Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder of Three
Custom Color Specialists, prepping our model for the Sweetest Thing
photo shoot! Re-creating this fresh spring look is simple,
just follow these steps –

FACE: Start with a flawless canvas. For sheer to medium coverage, apply Three Custom Color Specialists Crème Concealer Foundation with a damp sponge (Devon, our model, is wearing shade #3)

EYES: Apply Icing on the Cupcake Eye Shadow from the lashline to the brow bone for a wash of light-reflecting shimmer. Line the eyes with Opaline Crème Eye Definer in Aurora (our water-resistant crème eye liner) using our Eye Liner Brush.

To really make the eyes appear bigger, whiter and brighter, line the bottom waterline of the eye with our cult-favorite Clarifier Pencil.

CHEEKS: Use a sponge to apply Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain (hot rosy pink) on the apples of the cheeks, blending out along the cheekbone towards the temples.

LIPS: With a lip brush, apply our sweet Candy Cloud 9 Lip Gloss (a sheer pink with gold and silver shimmer that tastes like cotton

The products (pictured from left): Icing on the Cupcake Eye Shadow, Opaline Creme Eye Definer in "Aurora," Lollipop Lip & Cheek Stain, Candy Cloud 9 Lip Gloss