Lips on Fire: Pink Nouveau

Posted in Products on August 31st, 2012 by Reagan

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I call this my delicious pink. Its creamy looking and makes me think of dessert. Like cotton candy or perhaps frosting on a doughnut. It compliments almost every color in your scheme, and can be pulled off by blondes, reds, and brunettes alike. Ive only been blonde and red with this color, but Ive seen one of my South American girlfriends wear this with her dark hair and dark skin like it was made for her. How can that be possible when I feel as though it was made for me? Sneaky dessert pink.

This pink, called Pink Nouveau, is by MAC. And it can be purchased here.

Photos by Devon Baverman

Raise your hand if this post made you want a doughnut.

(raises hand)

Lips on Fire. Force Of Love.

Posted in News on August 10th, 2012 by Reagan

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The other day I met up with a friend and after the hugging and the cheek kissing she said Where are your lips?. I thought to myself, I left home without my lips again? How embarrassing.. So I guess Ive turned into a lipstick monster of some sort. I felt as though I had forgotten pants.

After noticing how frequently I get asked in the comments or on facebook what shade Im wearing in my posts, I decided to have a weekly lipstick spotlight.

First up is a beautiful summery color by MAC, called Force Of Love. I chose this first because it is so summery, I wanted you all to have a chance to wear this before summer is gone.

This color is brighter than you can tell in the photos. Its kind of a neon pinky/orangey/coral. I love contrasting it with black, but it goes amazing with blues and teals too. As long as Im stocked up on Force of Love, summer is welcome to stay.

I believe this color was a limited edition (which I smartly bought two tubes of!) but you can buy it on Amazon, here.

I wore this color all over Miami and Ive been tempted to call it the Magic Wand of lipsticks ever since.

Photos by Devon Baverman

Hair and Beauty tips from Iris Apfel

Posted in News on January 5th, 2012 by Reagan

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One of my favorite clients is a beautiful, bubbly young make-up artist at the MAC store in Times Square. I have to be careful when she is in my chair because I could talk to her for so long about beauty products and hair and fashion, that my whole day could easily get backed up. She came in to see me on NYE (they had to close the Times Sq store because of all the tourists!) and we got to talking about lipstick. She told me that Iris Apfel is doing a collaborative line with MAC and I got so excited. You see, Iris Apfel is one of my most major Lady Crushes. (If you dont yet know, a Lady Crush is like a girl crush, but in a more sophisticated/elderly way). The line is full of bright, matte colors, and according to my client, Pink Pigeon is going to be my new favorite lipstick. I cant wait to see it in person, something tells me that she is right!

The other day, my friend Jana linked to an article of Iris sharing all her views on hair, beauty and fashion. The 90 year old doesnt believe in plastic surgery, uses Cetaphil, and only dyed her hair one time. The article is inspiring and reminds me why I have such an extreme admiration for Iris and her generation. My Grandma who passed away last year just before turning 90 was very similar in a lot of ways. She wore nice clothes and had her hair and make up done beautifully whether she was leaving the house or not. So very dignified. Their reasons for caring about beauty and hair seemed less vain than our generation somehow.

Anyway, I hope youll read the article. My favorite part of the article was when Iris was talking about plastic surgery, she said, I think if women put some more of the time and money they put on their heads in their heads, they’d be better off. I mean, nobody’s going to think you’re thirty-two, so what’s the point?.

And one more I don’t like trends anyway—I like tradition.

Well said Iris, Well said. What a cool lady.

What do you think of my Lady Crush Iris Apfel?