Saturday, May 3, 2014

HOW TO WEAR BRIGHT LIP COLOR

Hello Beauties!



We've seen it on all the runways and fashion magazines this season. Lips in gorgeous shades of bright coral, fushia and red. Of course they are a bit exaggerated sometimes for dramatic effect, but they look amazing paired with bold brights and prints, or more casual attire. So how can you translate this look from the runway to the "real way"? Watch my latest video for some tips on how to wear a bright lip color that looks great with your complexion and undertones.

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Stay Beautiful!

Karol





Monday, April 7, 2014

Complexion Perfection! How to choose the perfect foundation for your ski...







Hello All!



Ever have trouble choosing the right color of foundation, powder or concealer?  Somehow, it always seems to look good on your hand but when you get it on your face..disaster!  It may be because you are matching the surface shade of your skin but not the undertones in your complexion.



Here's a tutorial to help you get the perfect foundation color for your skin tone, whether your complexion is as fair as Snow White, or as deep as the gorgeous Lupita N'yongo.



Stay Beautiful,

Karol





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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Vampy Lip: Deep lipstick look that works on a fair or deep skintone



















Great on all skin tones, the deep berrry/wine lip is no longer just for Goth Girls. It works with all skin tones and can take you from a day at the office to a night on the town. Want to learn how to rock this celebrity makeup look?  Check out this tutorial for some tips and tricks to help you along the way!









Stay Beautiful,



Karol

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Perfect Brows Made Easy!

Hello Beauties!



Ever wonder why those video tutorials for eyebrows are so complicated? Yea, me too. Perfect brows shouldn't take you all day to do. Here's a quick way to get those brows that "wow" in a few easy steps.



This is all you need:

  1. an eyebrow pencil (I use 2--for a natural looking, gradient color and intensity)
  2. a flat, angled brow brush
  3. eyeshadow/brow color that matches your own
Take a look at the video tutorial below. Please feel free to leave your comments or questions. Until next time!



Stay Beautiful,

Karol



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Friday, February 14, 2014

FLAWLESS MAKEUP IN MINUTES!

Hello Beauties!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, here's a great look you can create yourself in just a few minutes. If you have questions or need product info let me know and I'll get it to you asap.

Stay Beautiful,
Karol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0W9529FQX4



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

BEAUTY RESOLUTION: Great Skin

Happy New Year!

This time of year we are all making resolutions, so why not resolve to take better care of your skin? Here are a few simple rules to help you along the way.

1.  Start with clean skin
It may sound silly, but many of us do not cleanse our skin thoroughly on a daily basis. Water alone will not remove the compilation of oil, dead skin and pollutants, much less makeup. If you want your skin to be truly clean you will need to use a cleanser designed for your skin type. You wouldn't wash your clothes without detergent would you?

2.  If you aren't using a serum...start!
Adding a serum to your daily routine can help take your complexion to the next level. Serums go on before your moisturizer. There is one to address every concern, from skin that's dull and discolored to helping eliminate lines and wrinkles. Determine what your major concern is and then find a serum that can help correct the problem. A couple of my favorites:  


Lancome Advanced GenefiqueYouth Activating Concentrate ($84-134) In addition to giving you visibly smoother and more radiant skin in about 7 days, this one will also reactive 10 key signs of a youthful complexion.

Olay Pro-X Skin Tightening Serum (about $50) This fragrance-free serum immediately tightens and reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles and hydrates skin for a fuller more firmed appearance.

3. Hydrate the eye area
Besides being the windows to the soul, your eyes can also be a dead give away to your age.  Hydrating your eye skin will help soften fine lines and provide a smoother application for your concealer and eye liner.  One to try:  Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado($28.50) This opthalmologist and dermatologist tested cream is formulated with avocado oil and will gently moisturize your delicate eye skin.

Until next time. Stay beautiful!

 

Monday, July 15, 2013

ARE YOUR FEET READY FOR SUMMER?

Summer is in full swing, but have you given any thought to how your feet will look in those Steve Madden wedges or those Torrey Birch sandals?  Here are some tips for putting your best foot forward!

Getting Even
If you love wearing boots or socks throughout the season, the skin on your legs may be less than uniform in color, especially around the ankles. A little self-tanning lotion can get them back on track. The Clarisonic Plus Head to Toe Glow ($225) includes some Lancome favorites like their sunless tanning lotion for legs along with a body polisher to get your tootsies in tip-top shape.



Don't Forget the Sunscreen
The delicate skin on the tops of the feet are just as prone to sun damage as the rest of your face and body. Make sure to use an SPF 15 or higher to shield and protect this delicate skin. One to try: Supergoop SPF 50 Sunscreen Mist with Vitamin C ($19).  This one does it all. Its broad spectrum sun protection is paraben and sulfate free and is water resistant so its great at the beach or pool-side.




Dump Dead Skin
Exfoliate your feet, paying close attention to the heels and the balls of the feet. Be sure to soak in warm water first, then follow with a loofa or callus remover. Here's a quick and easy recipe for an exfoliating scrub you can make at home:      
                                                                     1 cup epsom salt
                                                                     1/4  cup olive oil
                                                                     1/4 cup essential oil of your choice
                                                                     (lavender, peppermint, coconut, etc)
Mix ingredients. Gently scrub over rough areas of feet with hands or loofa. Rinse with warm water.

Polish it Off
After hydrating your feet with a rich and creamy lotion it's time to apply nail color. Show off those sexy toes and remember to have fun with it!

Please check out the video of my appearance on San Diego Living where I talk about getting your feet sandal-ready!
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Stay Beautiful!
-Karol