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Making the Beauty World Go ‘Round!

Are your brows in dire need of some TLC, but you can’t leave the office? Are your lashes looking a little less than luxurious, but your boss is keeping an tight eye on you? Well, now the fabulous Damone Roberts’ team can come to you! 

Swooping in on our custom Swarovski Crystal bike, our beauties will make sure you’re a beauty by the end of your lunch break! So gather up your pals, give the salon a call, and make sure you look your best heading into this Holiday season!

XO!

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We All Got ‘Em, So Let’s Hide ‘Em!

We know that we’ve done posts on how to cover dark circles before, but this one is for those heavy hitters. Those circles that no matter how much you sleep, or how much you spend on eye creams, just will not disappear. unit now… 

TBD stepped up and took this knock out challenge, and completely KO’d those dark circles! And it is way easier than you might imagine. Take a peek at the simplicity below:


TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Dip the foundation brush into the concealer. **We prefer a foundation brush to concealer brush because of the larger surface area.
  2. Press the flat side of the brush on the center of the dark circle.
  3. Continue stamping the brush along the circle.
  4. Press press press.
  5. Don’t forget to stamp it on the inner corners as well.
  6. Gently blend with your finger.
  7. Apply foundation all over your face, including over the concealer so you can no longer see the orange/salmon/yellow.
  8. Set with powder.

Voila! Bright, Shiny, and New!

XO!

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The Master[ed] Touch

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New York- do we have a great surprise for you! Make Up For Ever is hosting their Pro Artistry Week May 7th through May 11th. PAW is 5 days of hands on workshops highlighting a variety of different focuses for everyone— from those just starting out in the industry, or even well seasoned veterans. This inspiring week has a bit of everything including editorial assistance, branding, and transformations.

But…

Most importantly, on Wednesday, May 8th, Damone is the featured artist! Those in attendance will have the opportunity to work directly with Damone on perfectly framing the face. From learning the latest trends to mastering their technique, this opportunity is not one to be missed! Interested? Go here or call 212.941.9337 to get set up!

And don’t forget that Damone will also be in his NY Salon Thursday May 9th and Friday May 10th. There are a few appointments left, so head on over here to book your time with Damone! 

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Beauty Tip of the Day~ DIY Make Up Setting Spray

 

Want your make up to last all day and night, but you’re on a bit of a budget?  You can make your own setting spray for about $5. Yes, $5

You can use setting sprays to moisturize your skin, set your make up, and add some shine to your hair. If you look cakey with too much face powder you can use setting spray to make it melt into your skin. It is great in the summer months because it prevents your make up from moving or if you are one of those girls who wears makeup to the gym. If your foundation dries before you buff into your skin all the way, you can spray it on your brush and then finish applying the make up. Pretty much everything and anything.
   Now lots of companies also make a mixing medium, sold with your pigment eye shadows so that the loose powder doesn’t fall on your face. Mixing medium is also very versatile in its uses. The funny part is that its the very same thing as finishing spray just in different packaging. So, this setting spray that you are about to make can be used as a mixing medium also!


 

   Recipe
  • 1 part pure glycerin (You can find it in the facial care area at your local pharmacy, cooking stores or even craft stores) 
  • 3 parts Filtered water 
  • Something to put it in ( a spray bottle)
   All you do is mix 1/4 glycerin to 3/4 water inside a spray bottle and use. That would be if you have combination skin. If you have oily skin try 1/5 glycerin to 4/5 water and if you have dry skin try using 1/3 part glycerin to 2/3 parts water.
    If you have redness in your skin you can add 1 part rose water, that will also give it a nice rose smell. I like to put one part witch hazel in mine personally because it makes it feel less sticky. If the stickiness is still a problem for you, try just a little rubbing alcohol.   
   Glycerin is also used in cooking, many beauty products and medicines. It’s a lubricant, moisturizer, and heals burns.  It is also good for colds. 
 
All this for about $5 bucks! SWEET!
For best results, spray in an “X” AND a “T” formation on your face, to cover completely.

(Source: justtorisdreams.blogspot.com)

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Beauty Tip of The Day~ How to cover a pimple and have a flawless finish!

HOW TO COVER A PIMPLE

First of all, don’t pick or squeeze (but you already knew that). I’ve learned the hard way: it’s much easier to conceal a smooth bump than an irritated, crusty, flaky one. You may even want to lay off the topical treatments if you get the cystic kind of pimples, because they’ll only dry out your skin without treating the underlying inflammation.

So pimples are red, yes? A lot of people swear by colour correctors—so, the green ones would counteract the red— this may be an unnecessary step.   What works for me is to first cover the area (along with the rest of my face) as per my usual routine with a liquid foundation. 

Then I’m ready to go in and do the detail work with actual concealer. You want one with an opaque, creamy texture that will stay put and not cake or smear. The ones in a pot, like TheBalm TimeBalm Concealer, are great… 

Now, here is the trick…use a LIP BRUSH to cover your pimple!  Unlike concealer brushes, which have a larger, flat head, lip brushes are small and pointy—and therefore perfect for dabbing the tiniest, most precise amount of concealer on to the target. I’ll say that again: you want to DAB, not rub, and concentrate the concealer just on the discolouration of the pimple itself, not the surrounding area. This is really the key to a natural look.

Next I recommend setting your work with a pressed powder to make sure it stays put all day. My favorite is Cover Girl Clean in warm beige.  I have been using this on myself since I was in high school.  To this day, I haven’t found a better pressed powder!

For the pimple,  don’t use the sponge applicator. I actually take a bit of powder on my finger and press it into the pimple by hand, since dusting with a brush can rub off some of the concealer. I let it sit for maybe a minute or two before I take a small fluffy eyeshadow brush and blend the powder out. (You’ll want to use the powder everywhere you get shiny, not just where the pimple is—otherwise your skin will look weirdly matte in one spot.)

The last step is a spritz of facial mist:

Shu Uemura Depsea WaterI like Shu Uemura’s, but any brand will do—it just helps to cut some of the matte-ness of the powder and give you a more natural skin finish. And you’re done!

XO

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A personal invitation from me to you! XO

You’re Invited to Dallas, April 8, 2013 for the Damone Robe (by Damone Roberts)

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Beauty Tip of The Day~DIY Mint Chocolate Lip Gloss

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner!  Why not seal your lips with a yummy, irresistible flavor, that you can make at home!

Homemade Mint Chocolate Lip Gloss

Yield: 1 small jar lip gloss (about .20 ounces)

Total Time: 5 minutes

ingredients:

1 teaspoon coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure almond oil
1 teaspoon cocoa butter
3-4 drops pure vitamin E oil
1-2 drops pure peppermint extract
3-4 semisweet chocolate chips

directions:

Place all ingredients in a small heat-safe bowl (glass or metal is good) and set aside.

Place a small saucepan with about 1 inch of water in it over medium-low heat, and heat until the water is steaming and simmering.

Set the bowl on top of the steaming pot of water, taking care that the bottom of the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

Using a small spoon or spatula, slowly melt the ingredients until they are melted and thoroughly combined. This should take about 5 minutes.

When the ingredients are combined and the mixture is smooth, pour the lip gloss into a sterilized small container and allow to cool to room temperature until solid, about 1 hour.

Store the lip gloss in your purse or in the fridge, but be cautious that it will melt under hot temperatures! Apply with your finger or a small brush.

The lip gloss should keep for up to two months.

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Beauty Tip of The Day~ How to use a post it note to apply perfect eyeliner by Loren Ridinger

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Beauty Tip of The Day~Look Fab this NYE with these Simple Makeup Tricks

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!

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Beauty Tip of The Day~How to avoid dull, dry skin during the winter months

Glowy Makeup During The Winter Months

Chill factor: Dry skin reflects less light and appears dull. Makeup can look cakey, compounding the problem. 

Tip

4 Steps To Lit-From-Within Skin 
1. Apply a creamy tinted moisturizer. 
2. Blend in your favorite cream blush on the apples of your cheeks. 
3. Dust a translucent powder with a bit of sheen over the cream blush to set it. 
4. For a very natural, three-dimensional glow, sweep an apricot powder blush from the apples of your cheeks to your temples, layering it over the cream blush. 

Voila!  People will wonder where you got your glow from!  Just tell them you have a natural glow!

XO




(Source: oprah.com)