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With summer comes long days into nights, weddings galore and tons of celebrations at all hours. The last thing we want to think, or worry, about is if our face is staying put. So much time is spent in the morning making sure we look sharp, so nothing is worse than having that hard work disappear by lunch! 

InStyle searched all day and all night for those fantastic items which last all day and all night! From foundation to lip color, the list has been finalized, and the winners are:

  • JK Jemma Kidd Show Stopper Waterproof Bronzer
  • Stila Long Wear Liquid Lip Color
  • Revlon ColorStay 12 Hour Eye Shadow Quad
  • Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray
  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
  • CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stain
  • Dior Forever Flawless Foundation
  • Mark. No Where To Run Longwear Eyeliner

No there is no reason why you can’t look fab 24 hours a day!

What are your favorite long lasting treats?

XO!

January Jones’s Navy Smoky Eye

A sexy, smoky eye is a standard for a night as momentous as New Year’s Eve, and the deep navy twist January Jones added to hers is a fun way to give dark shadows a pop of color. “I wanted her whole look to have a dramatic high fashion feel to it, not passive, but of real intentional glamour,” says her makeup artist, Rachel Goodwin. “I created a powerful indigo smoky eye paired with soft berry-stained lips.”

What You Need

Although it looks striking, Jones’s look is simple to recreate. Goodwin used Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre Eye Shadow in Apparition ($36), a rich Oxford blue. “I applied the shadow on top, blending it softly into the lash line and crease, then extended it out toward the hairline in a dramatic sweep,” she said. A black liner was added to define Jones’s top and bottom lashes, then smudge, with a soft tapered brush.

Julianne Moore’s Pink Flush

There’s something to be said about a perfect, lit-from-within glow. We loved the soft pink color Julianne Moore wore at the 2012 Emmy awards, which looked natural, but still stood out against her bright lip. When pairing your blush with a bold lipstick, keep the two shades within the same color family to keep the continuity.

What You Need

Moore’s makeup artist swept Dior’s Diorblush in Strawberry Sorbet ($42) across the apples of the star’s cheeks. The two shades can be swirled together for a custom blend, or worn individually.

Amanda Peet’s Nude Lip

A nude lip allows more freedom when it comes to your makeup. It balances the look of a heavy eye, and still makes for an elegant statement if you opt for minimal shadow. “Inspired by her Calvin Klein dress, I created a look that was feminine and romantic, anchored with a tiny bit of edginess with black liner,” said makeup artist Amy Nadine, who createdAmanda Peet’s look. Want to find your perfect nude hue? Take a look at the color on your inner lip, and then find a lipstick no more than two shades lighter or darker.

What You Need

“I finished the look with Tom Ford’s Blush Nude Lipstick ($48), a super-light neutral, followed by Revlon’s Just Bitten Balm Stain in Charm ($9;drugstore.com) lightly on top,” Nadine said. Because the lipstick Peet wore was so pale, a thin layer of Revlon’s peach lip stain prevented her pout from blending in with the rest of her face.

For more NYE Star inspired tips CLICK HERE for the full InStyle list!

Illuminated Complexion

Never underestimate the power of a little illuminator—just a touch is all you need to create a radiant complexion like Kate Hudson’s. We love how her skin looks completely natural, just slightly brighter. Illuminators can be considered the one-size-fits-all product in the beauty world. They look great against any skin tone or type, and as long as you don’t apply them with a heavy hand, they can be used to enhance or camouflage a number of things. A light sweep placed right under your arches gives the brow bone extra definition, while a drop of liquid luminizer mixed with your concealer instantly brightens the under eye area. Try out an effect similar to Hudson’s by dusting a luminizing powder onto the tops of your cheekbones before blending on the blush or bronzer. The subtle shimmer enhances the high points of your face, and gives you a more contoured appearance. 
Start your fall off right…when you enter a room, let your glow be the first thing people see!
XO,
~Damone

Sometimes a slight change in your beauty routine makes all the difference. While many opt to smooth on foundation before applying concealer, the trick to achieving Kim Kardashian’s illuminated skin is to reverse the formula. We love how her complexion has no hint of dark undereye circles, but the concealed area doesn’t jump out at you. Be sure to choose a concealer that is half a shade lighter than your natural skin tone, as anything too fair will look chalky. Dab the product right under your eyes and blend downward in a v-formation that lines up with the sides of your nose. You can also swipe a touch of the concealer along the bridge of your nose to give it a more contoured appearance. Then, fill in the rest of your face with a tinted moisturizer or lightweight foundation to blend any harsh edges and even out the rest of your skin. 

Ok, beauties…go on and radiate your glow!

XO

Damone



Sometimes, a dramatic sweep of liner is a statement-making look in itself.  Drawing on a precise line can be intimidating, but thanks to the new pen-shaped liquid liners, the effect is easier to create. The user-friendly stylus makes the inky formula easier to control, while the felt-tipped applicator helps bring your liner to a point. To avoid uneven wings, try tilting your head upward and looking down into your mirror while applying. That way, you can place the liner close to your lashes while still being able to see. If the applicator is holding too much liquid liner, be sure to wipe off the excess onto your hand to avoid drawing it on too thick. Even if you want a more dramatic effect, it’s always easier to build up the line afterward than to correct one drawn on with a heavy hand. 

We here at Damone Roberts like Smashbox Limitless Liquid Liner.  It gives you just enough liquid and allows you to define your eyes with precision!


XO

~Damone

1.  Protect Your Pout

“The sun’s rays are drying on the delicate lip tissue,” Henriksen says. To keep your lips luscious like Penelope Cruz, start with a richly textured lip balm with an SPF 15 or higher and reapply regularly when outdoors. The La Prairie Ultra Protection Stick ($65;shoplaprairie.com) keeps lips hydrated, and can be used on the rest of your face to shield the sun’s rays.

2.  Cool Off 

"Keep a face mist in your ice chest so you can mist your face and body while on the beach," cosmetician Ole Henriksen, who works with Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger, suggests. 

3.  Spritz Your Scalp

Long locks offer some shade from the sun, but the sensitive skin along your hairline and part still get bombarded with harmful UVA and UVB rays. “Use a sunscreen spray along your part. It’s harder for creams to be absorbed there, and you can still burn,” New York dermatologist Dr. Neil Sadick, who is a Global Medical Advisor for Dior Beauty, suggests.

4.  Take a Cold Shower

Hot showers after sun exposure further dry skin—turn down the temperature and you’ll pick up a few added benefits. “A cool shower after excess sweating helps keep the skin unoccluded, decreasing acne breakouts,” Dr. Sadick says.

5.  Sip Some Red Wine

White wine is refreshing in the summer, but red wine is healing. Resveratol, a naturally occurring phenol found in the skin of red grapes can decrease redness from acute sunburns. It has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect. Cheers!

6.  Powder Your Nose

Who wants to go through the hassle of washing your face and redoing your makeup each time you need to reapply sunscreen? To streamline the process, NYC dermatologist Pat Wexler suggests touching up with mineral makeup that contains SPF 50.

7.  Wear a Wide Brim

A baseball cap won’t protect your face from sun coming at an angle. “Opt for a hat with a brim for full protection,” says Wexler. Kate Beckinsale, left, must have heard this tip before.

8.  Slough Away Dry Skin

"One of the most effective ways to exfoliate during the summer is to use a scrub on dry skin before you shower," says New York dermatologist Dr. Jeannette Graf. "Pay special attention to knees and elbows. And finish with a rich body cream or oil within three minutes of toweling off." 

9.  Load Up On Melon

Cantaloupe is the melon of choice for beautiful summer skin, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, NYC antiaging dermatologist and proponent of treating skin from within. “The sweet delicious fruit is rich in antioxidants and delivers a unique hydration to the skin, resulting in a radiant complexion.” Facialist Kate Somerville, whose clients include Katy Perry, Jessica Alba and Katherine Heigl, likes watermelon in the summer months. “It can actually boost your SPF by several factors,” she says.

10.  Love Your Legs

“The trick to great summer legs is to alter the way light reflects off the skin’s surface,” Dr. Hilary Reich, Noxema’s consulting dermatologist, explains. “Exfoliate first with a Sea Salt Scrub or a Clarisonic Brush.  Then apply a Body Butter.  For the final touch, rub on a leg shine.
11.  Take of your Make Up at Night
Damone swears by this, as should you.  Allow your skin to breath at night and make sure you wash off all the make up and oils that build up throughout the day!  Your face will thank you!
For the rest of these great tips, CLICK HERE
To a sexy Summer!
XO
~Damone

Hollywood Pros Pick the Top Products Under $10

Beauty does not always have to be expensive.  We loved this article by @InStyle  You can be stylish, have Hollywood hair and be the star in your own life, all for under $10!  

Creme of Nature Sunflower & Coconut Detangling Conditioning Shampoo

"I love this shampoo for women with really coarse texture because it’s so hydrating." 
Kiyah Wright (clients include Kerry Washington and Tyra Banks)

$6; buy online now at hairproducts.com

Goody Ouchless Elastics

"These don’t have metal on them, so they won’t snag your hair. They now come in natural colors to blend in with your shade." 
Kimberly Kimble (clients include Beyonce and Mary J. Blige) 

$3; buy online now at drugstore.com

Cardinal Neon Rattail Comb

"For a ponytail chignon, use this tool to add volume at the crown of your head. It’s the best." 
Richard Marin (clients include Katherine Heigl and Megan Fox)

$1; buy online now at sallybeauty.com

We loved this article by @InStyle and wanted to share it with you!  From make-up brushes not lasting long enough to hairs growing back too quickly after shaving, flip through these tips by clicking on the link button above…problems solved!

xo 

MAC to Bring Back Discontinued Products~via InStyle

If you’re mourning the loss of your favorite MAC lipstick, you’re in luck—starting today, you can vote for the discontinued products you want to see back in stores. Head over to MAC’s Facebook to pick from 18 of the most-requested lipsticks, glosses, and eye shadows from past collections. You can also ask your friends to vote for your favorite hue on Twitter by using the hashtag #macbyrequest. The top three fan picks from each category will be available this Julyon maccosmetics.comPolls close March 30th, so cast your vote now.


*directly from InStyle.com Click through to view in its entirety


Damone Roberts Beverly Hills and The InStyle Beauty Lounge

We had a great time this weekend at the InStyle Beauty Lounge at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills!  Beauty truly is all around-embrace your beauty both outwardly and inwardly…that will always make YOU…InStyle!

Ex Oh!

~Damone