BeautyLooks We ♥: Matte Lip Color by the Lip Bar

When I find an amazing new beauty brand I have to share it with my LuLu*s lovelies, right? Well, buckle up, because my latest treasure is the wildly awesome lip color line by The Lip Bar, a hot young company that has a daring line-up ranging from sexy corals to bright blues, and even a mint green!
 
OK, so maybe cotton candy blue isn’t your norm, but how can you say no to a perfect matte pink or coral orange when it’s packed full of shea butter, avocado oil, coconut oil and vitamin E . . . plus it’s cruelty-free! With the party atmosphere here at LuLu*s we just had to try them all, and we have to say that Stardust is our studio’s new favorite.
 
The entire lip color line by The Lip Bar; something for everybody!

CelebrityIt Girl: Kirsten Dunst

Age: 30
Sign: Taurus
Status: Actress, Singer, Model.
Front Row Staple: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Rodarte (and tons more!)
Forever Known As: Child vampire, Claudia, and Mary Jane Watson (Spiderman’s girlfriend).
Currently: Dating hunky actor Garrett Hedlund. Both were cast in the film adaptation of Kerouac’s On the Road which is due out later this year!
 (images courtesy of kirstendunst.org)

CelebrityA Chloë Moment! Miu Miu Ad Campaigns Then and Now

She’s at it again! It’s sweet sixteen for 37 year-old fashion icon, Chloë Sevigny, marked by her second run in a Miu Miu ad campaign. That’s right, back in 1996 Chloë graced Miu Miu’s very minimalist campaign, turned out in ’90s plaids, fitted shirts, and issuing a subtle yet playful skater-girl chic.
The Fall/Winter 2012 campaign, on the other hand, grasps a metropolitan, tech-fueled era with electric pops of color burning through menswear-inspired suit jackets, collared shirts, and ties.
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BeautyHow to Get the Perfect Summer Bronzed Look

The Benefits of Bronze: If there is any time of year to strip down your usual makeup regiment, it’s in the summertime. Going for a minimal bronzed look, will give you a healthy tanned look that is even, glowing, and has no harmful rays involved. If you’re like me and wear a hat when you’re out in the sun, you may end up with a lighter skin tone on your face, and adding a little bit of bronze is a super-quick fix; just be sure to blend into your neckline for even coverage!
In this tutorial we have featured products from Giella Custom Blend Cosmetics who let you customize your colors with really cool mixers, and finishes.
What to do:
1. We started with a real lightweight tinted moisturizer rather than a heavy cover-up, and did a light, eyebrow fill-in to match our model’s lovely dark locks and to add some definition.
2. Next we used a large cheek brush and applied in the sun bronzing powder, starting at the cheeks and blending into the neck. (Be sure to brush a small amount along the forehead and nose as well!) This was followed by a pinky/honey colored blush to add a little color without over-dominating.
3. For the eyes we used a neutral eye shadow collection for the lids, and then worked outwards with Giella’s Eye M Glam Highlighter. We added a slight black cat-eye and a touch of bronze eyeliner to highlight the inner corners and under lids.
4. Finally we finished with a satin, dusty rose-colored lipstick and a sheer, neutral-toned lip gloss.

BeautyHow to Fill in Eyebrows: Two Looks! Eyebrow Tutorial

eyebrow tutorial
Eyebrow Tutorial
They say that the eyebrows frame the face, so even if you don’t have thin or over-plucked eyebrows, a little fill-in can go a long way!
Our models Kennedy and Grace have naturally stunning eyebrows, but nothing gives them a nicely defined “pop” on camera better than a bright lip and slightly darkened brows. To give you a better idea of the possibilities, we’ve created a nice arch on Kennedy, and have a done a simple fill-in on Grace that follows her natural brow lines. Our toolkit included the Brow Artiste Palette by Youngblood in Brunette, which actually works on ALL our models! The kit includes two shades of powder, a wax, a brow brush with spoolie end, and tweezers.