Sunday, April 7, 2013
I just can’t seem to have enough Essie nail polishes in my collection and these fabulous spring colors are a must have this season! It’s time to put away those dark colors and brighten up your nails with something fun and pretty like Essie’s soft Lilac (Bond With Whomever) or smoky blue (Avenue Maintain)! These new warm tones will look perfect with any spring outfit!
Friday, April 5, 2013
Check out how beautiful Gail’s eyelashes look after having extensions put on here at Faces Beautiful! Our professionals only use Novalash lashes, known for their long lasting and medical-grade adhesive. These lightweight lashes are available in a wide-range of colors, textures and sizes making each extension application customized to you personally! You can choose between a subtle natural look or a super glamorous lengthy lash! Having these extensions gives you the freedom of not having to worry about applying mascara, allowing you to look picture perfect on the beach without the hassle of makeup! These full, flawless, light as a feather lashes are a simple and beautiful way to really make your eyes pop!
For more information or to schedule an appointment, stop by the salon or give us a call! http://www.facesbeautiful.com/eyebrow-waxing-and-eyebrow-shaping-s/126.htm
Who doesn’t want to get that summer time glow started early? Well we found the perfect solution, St. Tropez Tanning products! Finding a good self-tanner that wont leave you looking streaky sometimes isn’t easy, but St. Tropez offers a wide variety of products from bronzing mouse to tanning gel that will leave you looking like you just stepped off the beach! Their Gradual Everyday Body Moisturizer cleverly combines skin care benefits with a healthy touch of bronze. You can simply apply the moisturizer daily and you will gradually build up a gorgeous, golden glow. This moisturizer is also available specifically for your face and is infused with soothing Aloe Vera and antioxidant Vitamin E leaving your skin not only tropically tan but beautifully smooth!
Don’t let the weather stop you from having a beautifully bronzed tan! To check out all of these fabulous St. Tropez tanning products stop by Faces Beautiful located at 208 Post Rd East Westport, CT!
Monday, March 25, 2013
It’s that time to prepare your skin to spring into spring! As the seasons change it is extremely important to make sure to exfoliate off that dead dry winter skin to get your skin fresh and ready for spring! One of the best ingredients to reveal soft beautiful supple skin is Vitamin C, which is rich in antioxidants! The enzymes in Vitamin C help to gently and not aggressively exfoliate dead skin cells without all that harsh scrubbing. Another plus, it helps to kick off your body’s production of collagen which makes the skin tighter and firmer and who doesn’t want that?!
Some of my favorite products include our Faces Beautiful Papaya Cleanser and our Vitamin C Cleanser and Peel Kit, all filled with beneficial antioxidants. Vitamin C has that way of making you glow, similar to drinking a glass of orange juice you feel refreshed and rejuvenated and so will your skin with these Vitamin C products. What it does for the inside of you it does for the outside! All our products are available in the store and on our website! http://www.facesbeautiful.com/Faces-Beautiful-Skin-Care-s/1441.htm
Monday, March 4, 2013
The key to creating your perfect makeup look is having the right tools! Here are a few of my favorite brushes all available at Faces Beautiful:
1. Faces Beautiful Angel Eye brush- This brush is perfect for applying a gel/cream eye liner, it allows you to easily follow the line of your eye lid with perfect precision to create a glamorous eye ($15)
2. Faces Beautiful Lip Brush- This Lip Brush is small, sleek, and retractable making it ideal to be carried in either your makeup bag or purse. The natural bristle tip picks up and distributes color evenly and quickly over the lip area ($10)
3. Vincent Longo Delux Blush Brush- Use this brush to apply powder blush. With its firm, medium sized head, our Deluxe Blush Brush deposits color precisely along your cheekbones to shape and define your face. ($24)
4. Faces Beautiful LG Flat Shader- This flat shader brush allows you to place color exactly where you want it. This brush sweeps color with accuracy and can be used on the brow bone, over the lid, and under the orbital bone. The length of this brush also allows for great blending! ($20)
5. Becca Medium Polishing Brush- This brush is the ideal blending and buffing tool for liquid, cream, or powder products - whether wet or dry. It allows you to apply smooth layers of product to leave your skin looking flawless and glowing. (Originally $50 on sale for $31!)
To buy these brushes and learn exactly how they work on you come see our Faces Beautiful professionals! Come for a make up lesson where we can teach you a few tricks and techniques, it includes makeup application so you leaving feeling pretty too! All brushes are also available to order online with free shipping! http://www.facesbeautiful.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=brushes
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Spring break is just around the corner and is the perfect chance to try out one of spring’s hottest trends, fuchsia lips! This lovely springtime hue will keep you looking tastefully tropical this vacay! A nice matte finish to this lip makes it look fresh and bold. To prep, dab concealer on lips to erase natural color and make the shade pop. For that extra wow factor, use a highlighter stick over the Cupid’s bow to create to make your lips really stand out. Once your lip is created spice up your outfit with a few matching accessories!
Bright is beautiful this spring so come into Faces Beautiful to check out all our new vibrant jewelry and lip colors! http://www.facesbeautiful.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=lipstick
Thursday, February 28, 2013
New York Fashion week is a chance for designers to show off their latest collections but lets not forget about the hair and makeup trends that the models sport as they strut down the runway! A few weeks ago each designer chose different makeup styles to compliment their outstanding outfits and Harper Bazaar shared with us the best beauty looks of the catwalk. Michael Kors models looked gorgeous with “sharp, chic, and graphic” eyes. Kor’s makeup artist used a squarish wedge of black shadow to the center of the eyelid and blended the color to the outer edge of the eye. He then used a soft pink shadow from the inner corner of the eye all the way to beneath the brow to create a dramatic fade.
A dark look like this is a perfect inspiration for a night out! Make this runway look ready to wear with Faces Beautiful signature shadow quads ($32). Available in a variety of different colors, they give you everything you need to create a bold beautiful eye all in one compact! http://www.facesbeautiful.com/product-p/851036001004.htm
Sunday, February 17, 2013
Say goodbye to pencil thin eyebrows and say hello to thicker, lusher beautiful brows! This month’s issue of Allure magazine features an article “Shape Shifters” that tells us all about this new trend in eyebrow shaping. The new eyebrow look is more squared-off and full, with a less pronounced arch. A helpful hint for creating these brows yourself is to hold a pencil vertically against the outer edge of the nostril, where the pencil meets the brow line is where the brow should start. Next fill in any patches with a pencil, choose a shade that is between your brow and skin color!
To get the perfect brow without the hassle make an appointment with our Faces Beautiful professionals! http://www.facesbeautiful.com/eyebrow-waxing-and-eyebrow-shaping-s/126.htm
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Want to look like the celebrities on the red carpet this Award Show season? It’s possible! Elle Magazine shared the 4 Beauty Trends That Ruled The Red Carpet at the 2013 Golden Globes. Natural glowing skin, bold glamorous lips, sleek pony-tails and retro waves all stood out this year as the celebs graced the red carpet. With these looks you don’t need to win an award to feel like a winner!
Recreate Kate Hudon’s stunning au naturel look at home with Faces Beautiful Brush on Liquid Mineral Makeup ($29.95) available in 3 different shades to bring out that glow in everyone’s skin tone!
Recreate Kate Hudon’s stunning au naturel look at home with Faces Beautiful Brush on Liquid Mineral Makeup ($29.95) available in 3 different shades to bring out that glow in everyone’s skin tone!
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Hey ladies! Get in the Valentine’s Day spirit with a red-hot lip this month! Allure magazine’s February issue shows us the sexiest new lipstick looks that are bold and beautiful. Quick tip for making your elaborate lip last all night- start with a lip primer to keep the pigments from bleeding, feathering or fading! Pair your red lip with a simple pretty eye and a black dress for a perfect Valentines day combination!
To create this look check out Vincent Longo Dakota Red Lipstick (regularly $23 on sale for $15) http://www.facesbeautiful.com/product-p/vl-gel-xlipstick.htm and Faces Beautiful’s Superwear Mascara ($18). http://www.facesbeautiful.com/product-p/851036001012.htm
Monday, December 10, 2012
Want to look like you stepped out of the cover of Harper’s Bazaar? You certainly can this holiday season! The December/January issue this year features Lily Donaldson with a shimmery brown eye and a bold red lip. For the eyes, play with the trends this season and include gold liner and a touch shimmer in the center of your lip. For the most perfect red lips make sure that they are moisturized and exfoliated, then apply a red pencil as a base and fill in with your favorite shade of red. The holidays are a great time to experiment with fire engine red. This combo of bold lips and neutral eyes will have you looking glam in no time! I recommend Faces Beautiful’s lipstick ($17) in the Red Carpet or Blaze and pair that with the eye shadow quad in the color Nouveau ($32). If you need help moisturizing lips, try Faces Beautiful Intensive Eye and Lip Treatment.
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Holidays got the best of you? “Glamour” Magazine shares 7 tips for looking great in a hurry after a long night out.
Step 1: Be prepared. Try your best to stay hydrated throughout the night as alcohol dries everything out. As an extra precaution you can try taking a fish oil supplement or B12 vitamin when you’re getting ready to go out. This will help keep you to look refreshed the next day.
Step 2: Prevent puffiness by sleeping as upright as possible. Adding another pillow will promote lymphatic drainage and keep you looking alter.
Step 3. Caffeinate. Use products with caffeine in them or place warm green-tea bags over eyes for two minutes to stimulate the skin. This will help banish blotchiness, eye circles, and dullness.
Step 4: Counteract any discolorations with your makeup. Green covers red and yellow neutralizes blue.
Step 5: Consider skipping foundation. Liquids and powders will appear caked- on if your skin is too dry. Instead opt for a BB cream or tinted moisturizer the morning after a big night out.
Step 6: Brighten your eyes using a beige liner along your water eye. This will make your eyes appear larger and more awake.
Step 7: Dab a light reflecting highlight on the top of your cheekbones, along the bridge of your nose, and in two dots on the middle of your forehead. This will brighten up your whole look!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Attention Beauties! The newest nail colors for the winter are officially on sale now! One of my favorite nail polish companies, Essie, has just released their winter 2012 nail polish line. This collection features classic colors that aren’t bound to any trend so it easy to wear the all of the shades you love! This collection is all about your personal style.
Essie has been a long time favorite of Kate Middleton, who wore it for her wedding to Price William. Essie’s founder, Essie Weingarten certainly had that in mind when creating this collection. She said, “It’s one part Queen Elizabeth, two parts Duchess of Cambridge. They don’t mince words and never mince color. I just love the elegant simplicity of a saturated, vibrant look. It’s so luxe, yet so easy to put together.”
The colors include a beautiful tiffany color blue, “where’s my chauffeur”, two creamy red shades, “snap happy” and “she’s pampered” a silvery gold glitter called “beyond cozy” and an indulgent bright blue called “butler please.”
Let us know which one is your favorite pick for winter!
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Hey Ladies! Just in time for winter parties, the latest formal hair trend comes to us from the UK edition of “Cosmopolitan Magazine”. On page 164, Cosmo demonstrates the elegance of the “sweet and low” ponytail. Super-stylist Karry Warn advises, “A classic chignon or totally polished ponytail can look old-fashioned. Placing your up-do right at the back of the head and adding plenty of texture to your style will give you a much fresher, younger, look.” The key is to use a volumizing mouse to play up your natural texture. Curl your hair using a 2-inch barrel curling iron and then pin up the curls while cooling. After they cool shake the waves loose and tuck them into a low pony as shown here. Don’t forget to have fun and add the bow!
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The 40th anniversary issue of “W” magazine is out! This special edition features Keira Knightley, Scarlet Johannson, Rooney Mara, Mia Wasikowska. Keira rules the 2000s in a Chanel braided tweed jacket, while Scarlett rocks the 1990s in a Dolce & Gabbana silk lace dress and silk and lace bodysuit, accessorized with a nose piercing and dark red lips. Mia powers up the 1980s in a Balenciaga wool jacquard bustier. Lastly, Rooney swings the 1970s in Prada and an Albertus Swanepoel hat.
Mia looks fantastic in her 1980’s look. It features the fun and fearless makeup of the time period including a mixture of blue and pink shadows that accentuate her beauty. Rooney also looks beautiful and sophisticated with a classic red lip in the 1970’s look.
Scarlet’s look is dark and gothic with a bold eye and lip. This look seems only to embody the “grunge” period of the early 90’s and in our opinion misses the mark."
Finally, Keira almost looks nothing like herself as she embodies the 2000s. Her look features stark blonde hair with a greenish hue that does little to compliment her. The makeup look includes a neutral eye and red lip, which is classic, but not limited to the 2000’s. It would have been nice to see her with a smokey eye and with her natural brunette hair.
Monday, November 19, 2012
In the November issue of “W” magazine, Saks Fifth Avenue has an 8-page ad for all of their trendy handbags for the season. The women modeling these bags are simply gorgeous and the epitome of style and class. Our favorite ad/makeup combination is on page 141. This beautiful Gucci bag appears rich and sophisticated, as does the model. She is wearing a burgundy nail polish, which compliments her sweater and the bag. Her makeup is elegant and features a neutral yet defined eye and sheer burgundy lip. To recreate this look, we recommend the Faces Beautiful Lipstick in the color Bordeaux, $17.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Hey beauties! Frustrated with acne prone skin? Tried everything?
We might have the solution for you! “Glamour Magazine’s” Great Skin Diet has arrived! The magazine consulted doctors, nutritionists, and conducted their own study to come up with the best diet tips for your skin. The study had seven women drink more water and eat more vegetables for a full seven weeks, and six of the seven women saw noticeable to changes in their skin. “Glamour” also recommends avoiding processed carbs such as white bread, which cause a spike insulin levels that can clog pores. Experts say cutting down on dairy and red meats may also prevent acne.
So here’s the acne prevention diet:
o Drink lots and lots of non carbonated water
o Eat vegetables 4 times a day
o Avoid white carbs, such as potatoes, bread etc…
o Avoid red meats. Stick with fish, chicken and pork
o Avoid dairy products
I bet you’ll have clear skin and probably be skinnier too!! Sounds like a win win. Let us know if switching up your diet has helped with your skin.
Monday, November 5, 2012
You've tried lipsticks and lip glosses, but what about lip stains? Lip stains provide great color and are very long lasting. This type of product is also good if you like to look natural rather than obviously "made-up." They'll bring enough color to your lips so that you look like you just went for a run or ate a Popsicle. Since they're so sheer, you can build up color and coverage by adding a lipstick or colored gloss on top. Lip stains are typically made from a water or gel base. This formula gives them great staying power without the sticky feeling of gloss, but beware, they can be very drying, if you use them every day. That’s why I like to save them for special occasions or times when you need your lips to stay through cocktails, laughing, and kisses!
What are your favorite lip stains? For me I like the Vincent Longo stains followed by the Lipmints lip-gloss for the refreshing burst of spearmint.
Monday, October 29, 2012
Channeling European royalty, the Revlon Fall 2012 Shanghai Collection has a bit of old world glamour and Emma Stone looking far too beautiful for her own good! As you know, we have been loving royal tones this fall including royal blue, plums, purples, and deep reds. While great colors to choose in your outfits, these colors can also look beautiful on your skin. These colors have long stood for royalty and glamour and you too can use them to become the princess of your dreams. Get Emma’s look with purple or berry tones on your lids. Or try a bold, timeless red lip. We recommend The Faces beautiful shadow quad in the color Cougar $32. http://www.facesbeautiful.com/product-p/851036001051.htm
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Glance over at any of your favorite magazines this fall and chances are the ladies on the covers are sporting a bold, colorful lip. The trend was seen at New York Fashion week, and women of all ages have embraced the bold lip. It is time to move on from the days of a super nude lip and switch it up with some color! We think that celebs like Taylor Swift (on the cover of the November issue of Glamour) look vibrant and striking with a colorful lip. The trick is to try to keep your lips healthy and moisturized, as the weather turns colder, then be brave and chose a daring new color! Having fun and taking chances is what it is all about.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Hey ladies! While sometimes I find myself staring at models in magazines and wondering how they can make looking good so effortless, there are some times when models do things that real people would never. On page 274 of September’s “Marie Claire” there is a gorgeous model rocking red lipstick with an outline of coral. While I love a classic red lip, this one is not a real girls red lip. While this coral liner twist makes her lips appear very sexy, it’s not long-wearing, not practical or cocktail friendly and is definitely not a trend for all of us girls at home.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Hey Everyone! Just wanted to share with you how much fun we had at The Eye on the Future event at the Westport Inn last week.
We had a blast mixing and mingling with the hottest ladies in Westport and getting them ready to model for a great cause. The evening benefitted the Crohn’s/ Colitis Foundation of Fairfield which our good friend Randi Lehrman has worked hard to promote. Girls just want to have fun and we sure did watching the great fashion show by Snappy Gator as well as giving makeovers to the gorgeous attendees!