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Summer makeup!

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It’s hot in NYC and I love it!!! When the weather gets hot and humid, you need to keep your makeup simple and long lasting.

Here are a few of my favourite items that I think are important and can withstand the summer heat!

Sunscreen

Image courtesy of La Roche-Posey

You really should wear sunscreen everyday of the year, but during the summer months when the sun’s rays are at their strongest, you need something to protect your skin from premature aging and sun damage.  Also, don’t forget to reapply often if you are going to be outdoors for long periods or perspiring.  I switch between a regular moisturizer with SPF and a tinted moisturizer with SPF.  Doesn’t matter what you use, just protect your skin!!!

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LOTD: Easy, everyday work look

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One of the most requested looks is the neutral, everyday look.  Something that makes you look polished for work.  I used my trusty Naked Palette from Urban Decay, but you can use any neutral, close-to-your-skintone colour.  I chose shimmery, bronzey makeup, but you could also use champagnes, taupes, pale pinks, whatever works for you!

Here’s the look!

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LOTD: Diwali Indian inspired makeup look!

Diwali LOTD post graphic

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I’ve wanted to do an Indian-inspired look for a long time now.  Growing up in Trinidad & Tobago, I was accustomed celebrating customs and religious beliefs of the different ethnic groups.  Trinis would not bat an eyelid at attending Eid events or going over by your neighbor to parang dey house for Christmas.   We have accepted and celebrated each others cultures and food, becoming a very multi-ethnic society.  

I bought the November 2010 Vogue India issue with Priyanka Chopra on the cover and fell in love with this look!

Diwali Indian bridal LOTD NTB

Image courtesy of Vogue India

 

  As a matter of fact, I fell in love with the entire Sari issue.  Such vivid colours and opulence!!! Something that I don’t usually see reading US magazines.  I occasionally will buy an international magazine for a different kind of inspiration.   In this issue, for  the traditional Hindu ceremony, the bride wore a stunning ruby red and gold sari paired with  smokey red and black eye makeup with deep red lips!! This look will also be great for a Divali celebration, lighting deyas and eating your favourite mithai. 

Here’s my version.

Diwali Indian bridal LOTD NTB

My version!

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BECCA brings beautiful skin!

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Today I’m going to review the Aussie cosmetics line BECCA.  I was first introduced to this line years ago when they were sold at Bergdorf Goodman in NYC.  What initially attracted me to this line, was the array of foundation colours! I literally did a double take, an Australian line, with a pretty extensive colour range? Whaaaaaat!

Then they kinda disappeared.  They were only available online.  Then sometime last year, I discovered that they reappeared at some of the rebranded Duane Reade pharmacies.

So here is a little background on the brand.  According to the website:

“The whole philosophy of BECCA is about creating a natural, flawless look. It’s really about skin looking amazing – everything else is secondary.”
– Rebecca Morrice Williams, Founder

So they’re really into flawless skin for people of ALL races, ethnicities, ages and they really focus on perfecting the skin.  Their 3-step system consists of Preparing, Perfecting and Setting.  Their products contain antioxidants vitamins, anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, also advanced pigment technology (for a weightless, natural finish) and broad spectrum SPF.  They have this beachy, barely-there, easy-going vibe that I like.

I have tested out 4 products.

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Carnival makeup 2011, Part II – Smoky black!

So let’s get right into this next look! A shiny, smoky black!! Black, silver and greys are also very popular on de road for Carnival.

Some inspiration….

Jubilee from Spice Carnival band

Vogue from Spice Carnival

Images courtesy of Spice Carnival.

Here’s the look!!!

Smoky black!

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