In this video, I review bronzers, blush, lipgloss and eyeliner by Hourglass, Tarte, Korres and Dr Hauschka. Hope you enjoy these tips and let me know if you have favorites! Thank you for watching and hugs for subscribing:-)
BEAUTY: BORDEAUX NAIL POLISH AND LIPS
I discovered this dark red varnish by Gabriel Cosmetics at Whole Foods and fell in love instantly-so sophisticated and perfect for fall! For a matching beauty look, try dark purple eyeshadow and lipstick by Aveda:
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BEAUTY: NATURAL COSMETICS FINDS
My latest beauty discoveries came to me by surprise. In addition to running the MISSQA blog and store, I consult on and create fashion and beauty video and social media strategies for a major publishing house in New York. One of the magazines was cleaning its beauty closet and…. I ended up with some products I’m very excited to sample!
* The luxurious John Masters Organics Sweet Orange & Silk Protein Styling Gel provides shine, texture and volume and has rave reviews even by those with fine strands.
* The Mandarin Maximum Moisture cream promises to provide immediate revitalization, is anti-aging and reduces sunspots which means this might be a cure for stress and sun! (Both are PETA cruelty-free certified and made mostly of organic ingredients).
* Holistic Dr. Hauschka bronzing powder is ultra-fine and has hydrating jojoba oil so it’s looks flawless even on dry skin; ideal for dehydrated summer skin.
* Dr Hauschka eyeshadow duo has the perfect brown/gray colors – I used them for my DMV photo today; let’s see how it turns out! (Palette that includes these colors here)
-Annabella, New York
THE FIND: Sephora Natural Makeup and Skincare
Preparing for my Finland trip, I decided to find the ultimate new products for the perfect summer radiance look. As I ended up working late, I missed ABC Carpet & Home which has a fantastic natural beauty section with exclusive brands like rms and a West Village apothecary C.O. Bigelow with Jane Iredale. I was left with Sephora (open till 9pm!).
As luck would have it, I was assisted by an adorable makeup artist-in-training who talked me out of products I already knew and introduced me to the latest and greatest of natural cosmetics. See my finds in the picture above. I was so happy with the Hourglass concealer today, that I went back to buy the tinted moisturizer. This is everything you need for the full summer radiance look. Tutorial and photos coming soon!
- Annabella, New York
THE FIND: Makeup with Diamonds
Created in my beautiful home country of Finland, these all-natural mineral highlighters have to be my most stunning beauty find of the summer. This collection that comes in luxe wooden compacts include a silver and gold shade, a shimmering bronzer and a light-reflecting blush with diamonds (59e at en.mschic.com; $85 at The Detox Market). Besides a concealer, blush, bronzer and a highlighter are a key to creating a glowing summer look. I hope to do a beauty tutorial soon!
Annabella, New York
BEAUTY: 5-Minute Makeup with One Organic Lipstick
How to apply makeup in five minutes for a chic, natural look with just one lipstick? This makeup artist tactic is perfect for women on-to-go. Try this when you leave the office or school for a date or night out with friends, at an airplane just before you land or in the middle of the day if you suddenly need to do look more made up, but forgot your makeup bag. Here, I used Ecco Bella lipstick. Please let us know about your favorite natural lipsticks below!
BEAUTY: Natural Makeup Kit
My frequent travels and hosting gigs have made me realize that an easily portable, all inclusive makeup palette is an essential if you want to look chic on the go. The problem? Natural makeup palettes are nearly impossible to find. After searching for forever, we have finally found the Too Faced ($39; just add a mascara and lipgloss) & Tarte ($44; all in one) palettes that are perfect for the task. Get ready for take off!
- Annabella, New York
STYLE: One Dress Many Ways
I turned this red Camilla Mikama snap-button dress into a sexy mini and accessorized it with chic and simple golden hoops. Just like the blue piece on Annabella yesterday, this eco dress can become as long as a midi and be buttoned up in multiple ways.
I kept the makeup fresh and just added a golden eyeshadow, black mascara, pink blush and lipgloss: it’s my current favorite warm-weather look.
What’s your most versatile summer piece? Let us know below!
- Viola, Helsinki
BEAUTY: Bright, Bold Natural Lipsticks
Inspired by Viola’s look yesterday, I had to find the most exciting bright, bold lip colors for summer. These colors are ideal for a stand-out-in-the-crowd beauty statement! When putting on bright lipstick, skip the eyeliner or add it thinly line right at the lash line, and go light with the mascara. You’ll end up with a gorgeously fresh look. I chose carmine-free products, which means they are also vegan.
Coral: Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Vixen by 100% Pure.
Pink: Mineral Lipstick in Party Pink by e.l.f.
Rasberry: Double Dose Lip Gloss in Acai Boost by Tarte.
Red: Creamy Lip Stain in Cosmopolitan by Christopher Drummond Beauty.