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Jourdan Dunn shared a #MetGala prep photo of the back of her futuristic Balmain gown before leaving the Soho Grand for the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art. A photo posted by Jourdan Dunn (@officialjdunn) on May 2, 2016 at 3:35pm PDT I immediately needed to know…

Jourdan Dunn - Maybelline New York

Jourdan Dunn shared a #MetGala prep photo of the back of her futuristic Balmain gown before leaving the Soho Grand for the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I immediately needed to know more. Once the front of her dress was revealed, I couldn’t get enough of the supermodel’s makeup. I’ve been lucky enough to work with Maybelline New York so I reached out asking for more details about Jourdan’s sultry look created by Hila Karmand for Maybelline New York.

The makeup inspiration was a modern take on a futuristic look. Inspired by the hair gradient from grey to black on the shadow with a pop of color on the inner corner of the eye to reflect the dress.

Karmand applied Maybelline New York Master Prime in “Blur + Illuminate” all over Jourdan’s face to give her skin an even, beautiful canvas. Next, she mixed a moisturizer with Maybelline New York Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation in Coconut , making the skin look incredibly natural with a dewy finish. She applied Maybelline New York SuperStay 24HR Concealer to conceal any imperfections and also under the brow as a highlight.

Karmand highlighted Jourdan’s face and enhanced her eyes by contouring the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, bow of the lip, and the inner corner of the eyes using Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Pro Palette. She then applied the blush from the same kit to the apples of the cheeks to create a shimmery wash of color that brightened up the face.

To create a gorgeous, soft smoky eye, Karmand started with Maybelline New York Eye Studio 24HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow in Audacious Asphalt all over the lid as a base. Karmand applied Maybelline New York Eye Studio 24HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow in Silver Strick in the inner corner of the eye, and then she used Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Drama in Midnight Master to define the eyes.

Using the silver eye shadow from the Maybelline New York The Rock Nudes Palette, she swept the shade all over the upper lid. From the outer corner, she applied the glittery charcoal color and blended it over the silver shadow until a well-blended gradient was created. Using a pointy pencil brush, the grey shadow was blended with the black liner on the lower lash line to create a smoldering smoky eye.

She finished with applying a generous amount of Maybelline New York The Falsies Pushup Drama Mascara on upper and lower lashes to create drama on the eyes.

Karmand filled in and shaped brows with Maybelline New York Brow Drama Pro Palette in Deep Brown. She then set them with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara.

Karmand completed Dunn’s look with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor in Totally Toffee, topped withMaybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Taupe for a high shine gloss with a soft wash of color.

Thanks to Getty Images Julia Chesky for Maybelline New York for all the behind the scenes shots!


Zoe Saldana looked stunning in Dolce and Gabbana last night at Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. While her entrance at the fashion event of the year held in my neighborhood made her a highlight for many…

Zoe Saldana looked stunning in Dolce and Gabbana last night at Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

ZoeSaldanaMetBallDolceGabbannaCharlotteTilburyBeauty Zoe Saldana attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City

While her entrance at the fashion event of the year held in my neighborhood made her a highlight for many watching; it was in Center Stage where she first came on my radar.

I absolutely love her. Yes, she’s gorgeous but I love seeing fellow Latinas make wonderful, positive moves in their careers. If you haven’t followed her on Insta you will probably enjoy a peek into her life with her husband and precious children Cy and Bowie.

#flashbackfriday to a little family time in bed. #FBF #FamilyTime

A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

Her makeup for the Met Gala was by Vera Steimberg for Charlotte Tilbury Beauty and I thought it would be fun to share how you can get the luminous, chromatic makeup look using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty!                                                                                                 

Charlotte Tilbury FILM STAR BRONZEGLOW LIGHT MED OPEN

1.       To prep Zoe’s skin and ensure a flawless, poreless canvas, Steimberg applied Charlotte’s Magic Cream generously to the entire face, massaging it in to plump skin and create a luminous glow. Then, she followed with Magic Eye Rescue to smooth the delicate eye area.

2.       Next, she applied Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and brow bone to create a “spotlight” effect. For a naturally beautiful complexion, apply Light Wonder Foundation in Shade 10.

3.       To create a red carpet contour and gorgeous highlight, she used every makeup artist’s best friend, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light-Medium.

4.       For the eyes, Steimberg applied a wash of color on the eyelids with creme eyeshadow Eyes to Mesmerise in Mona Lisa and Jeanand then used the same combination to line the lower lashes for a futuristic mesmeric shimmer. Next, she lined into the lash line with the Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet, scribbling all the way up the lid, and blending the two jewel tones together for a more defined shadow. To enhance Zoe’s eyes and give her a wide-eyed, fresh look, she lined the lower lashes with Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet and used The Feline Flick to dot between the upper lashes, creating a fuller, false-lash effect. She finished with lashings and lashings of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes.

5.       To complete the look, Steimberg opted for a nudey, soft pink lip by applying Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillowtalk followed by Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Hepburn Honey.

6.       Once dressed, Steimberg created the illusion of elongated, gilded-looking limbs with Supermodel Body, a slimmer shimmer that acts as shapewear lingerie for the body and catches the light for a glowing, moisturized finish.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SK-II through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SK-II all opinions are my own. As a little girl, I’d watch my mother get ready in the morning in front of her bedroom mirror. Her skin was always glowing. Watching her…

SKII

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SK-II through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SK-II all opinions are my own.

As a little girl, I’d watch my mother get ready in the morning in front of her bedroom mirror. Her skin was always glowing. Watching her take care of her face made me prioritize proper care of mine.

Especially now that my face is the first thing viewers see when I appear in their homes early in the morning glowing, clear skin is a priority for me.

Over the years, I have been extra careful about what I eat and despite never having been prone to acne as a teen, I have it as a concern as an adult. I know certain foods could cause unwanted blemishes so I keep away from them. And I make sure to only use products that won’t irritate my skin.

SKIIpicPartnership

I was introduced to SK-II Facial Treatment Essence a couple of years ago. I recently changed up my daily routine to start with SK-II facial treatment for glowing skin because it targets wrinkles, fine lines and dull/uneven skin tones. I’m lucky to have good genes but I’m still concerned with how my skin will age.

Friends have called it miracle water and knowing celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman used it backstage at the Rag & Bone runway show last Fashion Week gave me reason to pour facial treatment essence on my hand and pat it on my face before using any other serum or moisturizer.

I was drawn to use SK-II Facial Treatment Essence after hearing it contained an ingredient that over 35 years ago was found to cause Japanese Sake brewery workers to have youthful hands. That ingredient, Pitera — helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle and balances the skin’s moisture barrier for overall hydration and elasticity.

When our hectic schedules make taking care of our favorite feature not easy, it’s nice to find products that will do a little extra work on our behalf without us having to even think about it. 


“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland Despite that groundhog’s prediction, it feels anything but spring like right now in New York. A few weeks ago, I escaped to warmer weather. It was long overdue and I’ve always been a fan of island hopping so I…

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland

Despite that groundhog’s prediction, it feels anything but spring like right now in New York. A few weeks ago, I escaped to warmer weather. It was long overdue and I’ve always been a fan of island hopping so I packed a carry on and boarded a plane.

My only issue before my flight was that every single bathing suit I owned didn’t fit.  Between gaining weight because of my grandmother’s illness and then dealing with her death, food was my friend and the clothing in my closet was being neglected. I decided to embrace my new bathing suit size and head over to the Lands’ End swim section for a couple of options.

While in Jamaica — one of our warm weather stops — I put on the Lands’ End Beach Club bandeau tankini in deep sea ombre stripe. It came with removable straps which I took off so I didn’t get tan lines. Paired it with the matching mid waist bikini bottom but with Lands’ End you can mix and match the bottoms. It looked like one bathing suit when I wore it since both pieces matched but it was the perfect two piece option for me.

It’s truly a beautiful bathing suit with all of its shades of blue. The matte silver hardware in the center front was a nice addition to the design.

The Wedding Guest

January 18th 2016

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning I took a couple of years off from attending weddings. Even for close friends. Thankfully, they understood. But summer 2015 has been full of moments where I check things off my summer bucket list after thinking they would never happen. This…

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

I took a couple of years off from attending weddings. Even for close friends. Thankfully, they understood. But summer 2015 has been full of moments where I check things off my summer bucket list after thinking they would never happen.

This year I added “Be a wedding guest” to my summer bucket list. And in August, I checked it off.

Wedding Guest

This photo was taken after a curling iron mishap with a friend sent me to a hair salon I was unfamiliar with which resulted in hair that shouldn’t have seen the light of day. Pinned up hair was not my first choice. But let’s pretend none of that happened.

Didn’t the sunset make that a nice photo?!

Here’s what I wore to the Jersey Shore wedding –

// Dress // Monique Lhuillier dress (someone forgot to tell me the ceremony was outdoors. that dress was definitely not a dress for a summer outdoor wedding)

// Purse // Nicole Miller (my favorite). Inside is the pattern for York peppermint patties. (I’ve had an interest in sweets forever.)

 // Necklace // Swarovski sad you can’t see it in this shot                                                                                                    

// Shoes // Banana Republic


Jourdan Dunn shared a #MetGala prep photo of the back of her futuristic Balmain gown before leaving the Soho Grand for the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art. A photo posted by Jourdan Dunn (@officialjdunn) on May 2, 2016 at 3:35pm PDT I immediately needed to know…


Zoe Saldana looked stunning in Dolce and Gabbana last night at Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. While her entrance at the fashion event of the year held in my neighborhood made her a highlight for many…


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SK-II through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SK-II all opinions are my own. As a little girl, I’d watch my mother get ready in the morning in front of her bedroom mirror. Her skin was always glowing. Watching her…


“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland Despite that groundhog’s prediction, it feels anything but spring like right now in New York. A few weeks ago, I escaped to warmer weather. It was long overdue and I’ve always been a fan of island hopping so I…

The Wedding Guest

January 18th 2016

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning I took a couple of years off from attending weddings. Even for close friends. Thankfully, they understood. But summer 2015 has been full of moments where I check things off my summer bucket list after thinking they would never happen. This…


Jourdan Dunn shared a #MetGala prep photo of the back of her futuristic Balmain gown before leaving the Soho Grand for the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art. A photo posted by Jourdan Dunn (@officialjdunn) on May 2, 2016 at 3:35pm PDT I immediately needed to know…

Jourdan Dunn - Maybelline New York

Jourdan Dunn shared a #MetGala prep photo of the back of her futuristic Balmain gown before leaving the Soho Grand for the Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I immediately needed to know more. Once the front of her dress was revealed, I couldn’t get enough of the supermodel’s makeup. I’ve been lucky enough to work with Maybelline New York so I reached out asking for more details about Jourdan’s sultry look created by Hila Karmand for Maybelline New York.

The makeup inspiration was a modern take on a futuristic look. Inspired by the hair gradient from grey to black on the shadow with a pop of color on the inner corner of the eye to reflect the dress.

Karmand applied Maybelline New York Master Prime in “Blur + Illuminate” all over Jourdan’s face to give her skin an even, beautiful canvas. Next, she mixed a moisturizer with Maybelline New York Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation in Coconut , making the skin look incredibly natural with a dewy finish. She applied Maybelline New York SuperStay 24HR Concealer to conceal any imperfections and also under the brow as a highlight.

Karmand highlighted Jourdan’s face and enhanced her eyes by contouring the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, bow of the lip, and the inner corner of the eyes using Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Contour Face Contouring Pro Palette. She then applied the blush from the same kit to the apples of the cheeks to create a shimmery wash of color that brightened up the face.

To create a gorgeous, soft smoky eye, Karmand started with Maybelline New York Eye Studio 24HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow in Audacious Asphalt all over the lid as a base. Karmand applied Maybelline New York Eye Studio 24HR Color Tattoo Cream Gel Shadow in Silver Strick in the inner corner of the eye, and then she used Maybelline New York Eye Studio Master Drama in Midnight Master to define the eyes.

Using the silver eye shadow from the Maybelline New York The Rock Nudes Palette, she swept the shade all over the upper lid. From the outer corner, she applied the glittery charcoal color and blended it over the silver shadow until a well-blended gradient was created. Using a pointy pencil brush, the grey shadow was blended with the black liner on the lower lash line to create a smoldering smoky eye.

She finished with applying a generous amount of Maybelline New York The Falsies Pushup Drama Mascara on upper and lower lashes to create drama on the eyes.

Karmand filled in and shaped brows with Maybelline New York Brow Drama Pro Palette in Deep Brown. She then set them with Maybelline New York Eye Studio Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara.

Karmand completed Dunn’s look with Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lipcolor in Totally Toffee, topped withMaybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Taupe for a high shine gloss with a soft wash of color.

Thanks to Getty Images Julia Chesky for Maybelline New York for all the behind the scenes shots!


Zoe Saldana looked stunning in Dolce and Gabbana last night at Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. While her entrance at the fashion event of the year held in my neighborhood made her a highlight for many…

Zoe Saldana looked stunning in Dolce and Gabbana last night at Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

ZoeSaldanaMetBallDolceGabbannaCharlotteTilburyBeauty Zoe Saldana attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City

While her entrance at the fashion event of the year held in my neighborhood made her a highlight for many watching; it was in Center Stage where she first came on my radar.

I absolutely love her. Yes, she’s gorgeous but I love seeing fellow Latinas make wonderful, positive moves in their careers. If you haven’t followed her on Insta you will probably enjoy a peek into her life with her husband and precious children Cy and Bowie.

#flashbackfriday to a little family time in bed. #FBF #FamilyTime

A photo posted by Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) on

Her makeup for the Met Gala was by Vera Steimberg for Charlotte Tilbury Beauty and I thought it would be fun to share how you can get the luminous, chromatic makeup look using Charlotte Tilbury Beauty!                                                                                                 

Charlotte Tilbury FILM STAR BRONZEGLOW LIGHT MED OPEN

1.       To prep Zoe’s skin and ensure a flawless, poreless canvas, Steimberg applied Charlotte’s Magic Cream generously to the entire face, massaging it in to plump skin and create a luminous glow. Then, she followed with Magic Eye Rescue to smooth the delicate eye area.

2.       Next, she applied Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow on the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and brow bone to create a “spotlight” effect. For a naturally beautiful complexion, apply Light Wonder Foundation in Shade 10.

3.       To create a red carpet contour and gorgeous highlight, she used every makeup artist’s best friend, Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow in Light-Medium.

4.       For the eyes, Steimberg applied a wash of color on the eyelids with creme eyeshadow Eyes to Mesmerise in Mona Lisa and Jeanand then used the same combination to line the lower lashes for a futuristic mesmeric shimmer. Next, she lined into the lash line with the Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet, scribbling all the way up the lid, and blending the two jewel tones together for a more defined shadow. To enhance Zoe’s eyes and give her a wide-eyed, fresh look, she lined the lower lashes with Colour Chameleon Eyeshadow Pencil in Bronzed Garnet and used The Feline Flick to dot between the upper lashes, creating a fuller, false-lash effect. She finished with lashings and lashings of Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes.

5.       To complete the look, Steimberg opted for a nudey, soft pink lip by applying Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Pillowtalk followed by Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in Hepburn Honey.

6.       Once dressed, Steimberg created the illusion of elongated, gilded-looking limbs with Supermodel Body, a slimmer shimmer that acts as shapewear lingerie for the body and catches the light for a glowing, moisturized finish.


Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SK-II through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SK-II all opinions are my own. As a little girl, I’d watch my mother get ready in the morning in front of her bedroom mirror. Her skin was always glowing. Watching her…

SKII

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SK-II through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about SK-II all opinions are my own.

As a little girl, I’d watch my mother get ready in the morning in front of her bedroom mirror. Her skin was always glowing. Watching her take care of her face made me prioritize proper care of mine.

Especially now that my face is the first thing viewers see when I appear in their homes early in the morning glowing, clear skin is a priority for me.

Over the years, I have been extra careful about what I eat and despite never having been prone to acne as a teen, I have it as a concern as an adult. I know certain foods could cause unwanted blemishes so I keep away from them. And I make sure to only use products that won’t irritate my skin.

SKIIpicPartnership

I was introduced to SK-II Facial Treatment Essence a couple of years ago. I recently changed up my daily routine to start with SK-II facial treatment for glowing skin because it targets wrinkles, fine lines and dull/uneven skin tones. I’m lucky to have good genes but I’m still concerned with how my skin will age.

Friends have called it miracle water and knowing celebrity makeup artist Gucci Westman used it backstage at the Rag & Bone runway show last Fashion Week gave me reason to pour facial treatment essence on my hand and pat it on my face before using any other serum or moisturizer.

I was drawn to use SK-II Facial Treatment Essence after hearing it contained an ingredient that over 35 years ago was found to cause Japanese Sake brewery workers to have youthful hands. That ingredient, Pitera — helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle and balances the skin’s moisture barrier for overall hydration and elasticity.

When our hectic schedules make taking care of our favorite feature not easy, it’s nice to find products that will do a little extra work on our behalf without us having to even think about it. 


“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland Despite that groundhog’s prediction, it feels anything but spring like right now in New York. A few weeks ago, I escaped to warmer weather. It was long overdue and I’ve always been a fan of island hopping so I…

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Wyland

Despite that groundhog’s prediction, it feels anything but spring like right now in New York. A few weeks ago, I escaped to warmer weather. It was long overdue and I’ve always been a fan of island hopping so I packed a carry on and boarded a plane.

My only issue before my flight was that every single bathing suit I owned didn’t fit.  Between gaining weight because of my grandmother’s illness and then dealing with her death, food was my friend and the clothing in my closet was being neglected. I decided to embrace my new bathing suit size and head over to the Lands’ End swim section for a couple of options.

While in Jamaica — one of our warm weather stops — I put on the Lands’ End Beach Club bandeau tankini in deep sea ombre stripe. It came with removable straps which I took off so I didn’t get tan lines. Paired it with the matching mid waist bikini bottom but with Lands’ End you can mix and match the bottoms. It looked like one bathing suit when I wore it since both pieces matched but it was the perfect two piece option for me.

It’s truly a beautiful bathing suit with all of its shades of blue. The matte silver hardware in the center front was a nice addition to the design.

The Wedding Guest

January 18th 2016

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning I took a couple of years off from attending weddings. Even for close friends. Thankfully, they understood. But summer 2015 has been full of moments where I check things off my summer bucket list after thinking they would never happen. This…

“Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be.” – Robert Browning

I took a couple of years off from attending weddings. Even for close friends. Thankfully, they understood. But summer 2015 has been full of moments where I check things off my summer bucket list after thinking they would never happen.

This year I added “Be a wedding guest” to my summer bucket list. And in August, I checked it off.

Wedding Guest

This photo was taken after a curling iron mishap with a friend sent me to a hair salon I was unfamiliar with which resulted in hair that shouldn’t have seen the light of day. Pinned up hair was not my first choice. But let’s pretend none of that happened.

Didn’t the sunset make that a nice photo?!

Here’s what I wore to the Jersey Shore wedding –

// Dress // Monique Lhuillier dress (someone forgot to tell me the ceremony was outdoors. that dress was definitely not a dress for a summer outdoor wedding)

// Purse // Nicole Miller (my favorite). Inside is the pattern for York peppermint patties. (I’ve had an interest in sweets forever.)

 // Necklace // Swarovski sad you can’t see it in this shot                                                                                                    

// Shoes // Banana Republic