Category: Beauty

BeautyDALiiA Kohl Eye Liner Tutorial by Shyema of Beauty and the Feast

Kohl was a staple in Cleopatra’s beauty kit, so why not yours? I’m obsessed with DALiiA’s eyestick liners ($28 each) for not only its intense color payoff, but the fact that it’s a 100% natural formula (no parabens, no silicone or preservatives) so I feel comfortable lining it in the inner rims of my eyes for an intense smokey look.  Here’s an eye makeup look I did this morning (and proceeded to get many compliments on at the office later). The kohls are so easy to use and completely versatile. I used it below as a liner and shadows as you’ll see. You can totally get away with this easy look for day to evening, and even layer up more black for a sexy nighttime look that will be hard to ignore.

daliia kohl1. Use DALiiA’s Persian Gold on the lid in a wind-wiper motion, applying from lid to crease.

2. Use the tip of the liner to get into the tear duct area, and roll around to just the inner-bottom corner of the lid.

daliia kohl

3. Using an eyeshadow brush, grab a brown-bronze color like this one (this one is from a Tarte palette I had).

4. Apply to the outer crease area of your eye. This will give it subtle depth.

 eye liner tutorial5. I used DALiiA’s Starlight Silver to the center and inner areas of my crease to just give the look a little more dimension.

6. Use a highlighter pencil to add a little glow right under your brows. I used Benefit High Brow.

 eye liner tutorial7. Now take DALiiA’s Cleopatra Black to line your upper and lower waterline. I start from the tear duct area and close my eye slightly around the stick and slide through to thoroughly cover the inner rims. I go over it twice to make it really intense.

8. Line the upper lid like you would normal liner with the Black eyestick. You can drag the line out a little to give it a slightly winged look.

 eye liner tutorial

9.  Now using a flat brush, grab a dark brown shadow like this one and line your lower lashline. I love how this gives it a nice, smoked out look  (option: you can do this with your black eye stick if you want it even more intense).

10. Curl your lashes using an eyelash curler.

11. Add a couple swipes of your favorite black mascara (I used Lancome Hypnose Star – in love with this one right now!)

daliia kohl

Want to see more by guest blogger Shyema Azam? Check out her blog Beauty and the Feast!

BeautyHow to Use Cor Silver Soap

It’s no secret that we launched a brand new Beauty Section for 2013, but if you’re like us, you love to get the scoop on products before trying them out.

Clear, healthy skin is the key to a radiant look, and Cor Silver Soap is our pick when it comes to fabulous foaming cleansers. The 10 g trial size of Cor Silver Soap will last for up to  a month of daily face washes and the 30 g ball will last up to four months! You can further exfoliate by using a loofah, cloth, or fingertips in a circular motion, AND you can spot treat stubborn blemishes by placing a dab of lather on the blemish before bed.

Prepare to fall in love…

how to use cor silver soap

how to use cor silver soap

 

Click here to shop Cor Silver Soap!

 

 

BeautyMiss Dior “La Vie en Rose” Sneak Peek!

2012 may have brought us The Avengers, but 2013 promises a dream team of even bigger proportions for Miss Dior! The beloved Natalie Portman stars as the objet de désir for Miss Dior Eau de Parfum in a little film directed by none other than Sofia Coppola!!!! Wearing beautiful floor-length dresses, we catch of glimpses of Natalie splashing through fountains or against a stunning wall of roses, not to mention snippets of Ms. Coppola sitting in the director’s chair.

Oh, enough already… time to watch!

Miss Dior

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Spring Ombre Manicure

Pssst, have you heard? LuLu*s now carries beauty!

We are so excited to feature this cute spring ombre manicure using The New Black ombre polish kit that you can find on Lulus.com!

Get this look:

1. Using the lightest color of polish, paint each nail and allow them to dry.

2. Paint 3 stripes of polish from dark to light on a makeup sponge.

3. Firmly press the painted sponge onto your nail.

4. Clean up the excess polish around your cuticles and marvel at your perfect ombre mani!

xoxo

BeautyNYFW Fall 2013 Beauty Trends

NYFW isn’t over yet but I’ve already picked out some of my favorite beauty trends from the runways. Which trend are you currently coveting? Share it with us below in the comments!

Big Hair Don’t Care: Voluminous locks were all over the place from Kate Spade to DVF, and of course Marc Jacobs brought the trend to a new level with teased curls and a major pouf.

Statement Eyes: Eyeliner is usually a NYFW fave but eyes were taken to a new level with dark wings at Monique Lhuillier, Edie Sedgwick inspired eyes at Rag & Bone and a luscious lavender pop at Jason Wu.

Pink Punchy Pout: Shades of pink and magenta were spotted all over the runways and made all of us swoon for a hot pink lip.

Nailed It: Nude and neutral nails were a major hit for many designers but Prabal Gurung chose a skinny triangle in the midst of olive hued nails for his show and Kate Spade went edgy with almond shaped nails and an accent stud to boot!

(images courtesy of WWD.com, EOnline.com, Celebuzz.com, HarpersBazaar.com, StyleCaster.com)