Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Starting today, March 7th, 2012, at 11 AM EST, Three Custom Color Specialists is hosting a SUPER SALE on HauteLook! Get it while it's hot, because the sale ends Friday, March 9th when the clock strikes 3 AM EST.

HauteLook hosts limited-time sale events on your favorite designer brands at savings of up to 75% off! Membership is free.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Trend Report: NYFW Fall 2012

New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 has just wrapped. And what a week it was. It was all about what’s black and white and bold and graphic. Coats and dresses with cinched waists took center stage. Lots of leather as well with most looks being very elegant, grown up and polished. Ranges of reds as accents from deep oxblood to scarlet added a dash of pizzazz to the collections.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE MAKEUP? Three trends to look out for are:

Bold, Matte Red Lips in every shade imaginable from blue to true to orange-reds appeared on a majority of the runways, including: Thakoon, Academy of Art, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Victoria Beckham.

GET THE LOOK: Mix and Match - with 10 different scintillating shades of red in Three Custom’s Century in Red Lip Palette
  • Orange Red – Gamine (1950's) is a bright orange-red that Lucy would love
  • True Red – Charmed is natural looking red that suits everyone
  • Blue Red – Rosie the Riveter (1940's) is the color that endured WWII
Messy, Smoky, Rock and Roll Eyes came back in full force! We particularly liked the gradation of color and enhanced eye shape created with a lovely winged lash line.
*As seen in Derek Lam, Rachel Roy, and DVF.

GET THE LOOK: For a flawless gradation of color, take a cue from Emmy Award-winning Makeup Artist, Jim DeMarco’s Daytime Drama Collection.
Boyish and Androgynous makeup played a strong counterpart to the femininely tailored clothes. We saw very defined and contoured eyes and cheekbones, beautiful matte skin and plenty of rimming the lower lids with a clarifier pencil to make the eyes bigger and brighter.
*As seen in Peter Som, Alexander Wang, and Jason Wu


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Get the Look: Vivacious Violets

This Spring, all signs point to a refreshing punch of high shine purple! Intimidated? Fear not! NYC based Makeup Artist and Color Expert, Marisa Fazzina, created two makeup looks, Nighttime Sophistication and Daytime Cutie, to demonstrate just how versatile (and magnificently wearable) Vivacious Violet is.

Nighttime Sophistication
Captivate him with your smoky eyes and lure him in with a pop of color on your lips! Nighttime Sophisticated balances the face with by creating a dramatic eye and lip. Deeply romantic smoky eye look that effortlessly plays up the balance the eye and lip color exude.

Eyes: Create a gradation of color with Champagne Eye Shadow at the inside of the eye and increase the depth of color with Cool Black Eye Shadow extending to the outer edge. Line the lash line of the upper eye lid with Black Eye Liner Pencil.
*Be sure to apply mascara!

Cheeks: For a natural looking flush, apply our Beige Creme to Powder Blush.

Lips: Vivacious Violets Lip Gloss – no liner necessary!
* The more you apply, the more vibrant the color will become.

Daytime Cutie
Wear the look anytime, anywhere. It’s soft, feminine, and simply beautiful.

Eyes: Apply Warm Peony to the eyes and extra mascara to the lashes.

Cheeks: For the perfect pink flush, use Pink Hyacinth on the cheeks for fair skin and Lollipop for deeper tones. *BONUS - Pink Hyacinth and Lollipop are created in multi-tasking formulas, so you can also use them as a moisturizing lip tint!

Lips: Vivacious Violets! Layer it for your desired look * The more you apply, the more vibrant the color will become.

How do you wear Vivacious Violets? We would love to hear about the amazing looks you create!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Enter Our Name That Shade Contest

Attention Makeup Mavens!

Whether you've visited Paris or travelled there in your dreams, your savoir-faire is needed. In Spring 2012 we'll be releasing an eye-catching deep green eye shadow enlivened by a kaleidoscope of gold and silver shimmer; inspired by the midnight reflection of the Eiffel Tower onto the Seine River. Sounds haute, right? The shadow is gorgeous and we need your help before it's launched!

Three Custom Color Specialists is now holding our first-ever contest to name this new shade! Entering is short and sweet -- simply take our short poll and vote on the name that you like the best. By participating, you'll also be entered for a chance to win the new shade, plus a slew of goodies from the Three Custom Color makeup arsenal. "Like" us on Facebook to enter and vote to let us know which name you'd like for our haute new shade!