Sunday, October 30, 2011

Red Carpet Perfection

We are in love with Amber Heard's Red Carpet look this past week.  She stars opposite Johnny Depp (lucky girl) in the movie "The Rum Diary".  This was her stunning look for the movie Premiere.  She wore a strapless red gown from Elli Saab and Christian Louboutin peep-toes. 
But, what we are really swooning over is her Hair & Makeup!!
It's absolute perfection! A+

XO~ D & L

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our Favorite Mascara!

We've been on the search to find people's favorite mascara.  We heard some great responses, ones we've tried and ones we haven't.  Over several years of being in the makeup world, I've found many contenders for a perfect mascara.  Time and time again I go back to this one . . . . . .
Our Top #1 pick is L'oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black.  

Here's why:  I love how it coats the lashes with a glossy dark black shade.  It has a nice big brush, but not too big like some other's out there.  It's not too wet so it doesn't weigh down the lashes and make them go straight.  The results are volumizing, lengthening, and fluffs up lashes beautifully.  Also it comes in Waterproof- perfect for Weddings, vacations, or humid weather!!!  The best part, it retails at around $7.00 at any drugstore, so you have afford to get one for your house and one for your purse!

Here are some other's that we also like!!
Very similar to Voluminous in getting thick, dark beautiful lashes.  It's a great one that everyone should try! Retails at $24.50

They took their best selling volume and length mascaras and combined them into Lash Blast Fusion.  It's a great formula with tiny fibers that add thickness and length to your lashes.  Tip- Don't even think about getting any color other than *Very Black! Retails at around $7.00 at drugstores.

I tried this for the first time this summer, and I love the results! It's instantly pushes up my lashes, makes them full and thick, and lasts all day!  And, it's made from natural ingredients- as well as most of Tarte's line.  Retails at $19.00

A Classic best seller.  It's a great go-to for many women, they love the length it gives.  It's a great glossy dark shade with a beautiful finish.  If you're a light bonde- their black/brown shade is great! More for length rather than volume. Retails at $25.00

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shopbop's NEW Wedding Line !!!

We are loving  SHOPBOP's new Wedding Line that launched this last March.
This Wedding Boutique also carrries Dresses, lingerie,accessories, and gift sets by well-known designers such as Lauren Merkin and Loeffler randal. Its a one-stop Shop for all your head-to-toe needs!
Here's some Beautiful Wedding Dresses & Bridemsaids gowns we love!

XO-D & L

Friday, October 14, 2011

Sephora Set- Beauty and the Bride

We are absolutely loving this new set from Sephora called
We are always recommending that brides have a kit or bag that they can have with them during their wedding festivities.  This value set retailing for $50 is seriously a great deal!  Not only that, but we love and use so many of the products included in it!  Take a look . . . and go get one before they are gone!

Josie Maran Argan Oil Color Stick in Rosy (dusty rose) is an Argan-oil infused color stick that gives lasting, natural-looking color to your cheeks and lips.
Stila Eye Shadow in Kitten (shimmering nude pink) is a long-lasting and easy-to-apply eye shadow which can be worn wet or dry.
Sephora by O.P.I. Nail Colour in True Romantic (sheer cool light pink) is a long-lasting, chip-resistant nail polish which ensures flawless results with each application.
Benefit The Porefessional  is a oil-free, silky, lightweight balm which minimizes the appearance of pores, while providing a translucent coverage and extremely smooth finish.
- Lancôme Juicy Tubes in Spring Fling is an ultra shiny lip gloss which glides on easily to provide a sheer wash of color in a wide range of shades and flavours.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Splashes! Mascara in black is a waterproof and sweat-proof mascara infused with a patented dual-brush technology to separate and evenly coat your lashes.
bareMinerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer is a silky, lightweight eyeshadow primer which enhances your eyecolor, extends its wear, combats excess oil and prevents creasing.
- Sephora Collection Flashy Liner Waterproof in Flashy Black is a creamy eye pencil which glides on easily, preventing tugging on the delicate skin around your eyes.
- Buxom Big & Healthy Lipstick in Brooklyn (harvest fig) is a three-in-one lip perfector that works three full-time jobs: it defines the shape of lips like a liner, fills them in with creamy velvet color and plumps them to their full potential.
Boscia Green Tea Blotting Linens (100 sheets) perfectly absorb excess oil without disturbing your makeup.
- Flora by Gucci Eau Fraîche
*Some of our personal favorites are the Stila Eyeshadow in Kitten.  If you haven't tried Kitten yet, your missing out!  Also the Benefit Porefessional- it's such a great product to smooth skin and hide big pores!


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Makeup Review ~ M.A.C Pro Longwear Lip

Women, especially Brides, are always on the search for longer wearing lip products.  As a makeup artist, I love finding products that are 1- lasting, 2- great colors, and 3- affordable.  When I find these products I will go back again and again to get them, they are my go-to's.  
This line from MAC called STYLEDRIVEN has been fantastic.  Especially the Lipliners, Lip Glass, and LipStick.  There is a great range of colors, they really do last hours.  MAC says 8 hours or more, I feel like anything that last 4 hours is a keeper.  
I have used these on many brides and the results have been beautiful!

When I first tried this lipliner, I felt it was creamy and blendable, and seriously stays on!
*Favorite shade- "Nice N' Spicy"  Very comparable to the ever so popular "Spice", but lasts longer!

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The Lip Glass is fantastic! Great rich shades that aren't too sheer.  I like to pair them with the lipliner for an even more lasting effect.
* Favorite shade- Ready or Not- a shimmery coral beige,  pair it with Nice n' Spicy liner!  I also like Infinitely Likeable- a light pink/beige

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These lipsticks are super rich and long lasting!  So fantastic for a Bride or Bridesmaid who doesn't want to fuss with reapplying!  
*Favorites- Dress it up- soft light pink
Extended Play- dark deep red


Sunday, October 9, 2011

Before and After

Here is a sequence of shots of our Beautiful Bride Ashley during our latest Preview.  This gives an idea of how we can transform an everyday look into bridal ready hair and makeup.  Ashley is super sweet and we are looking forward to her Carnival Themed Wedding next month!  

A Preview is such a great idea. It's where we come to you, get to know you, and practice your wedding look!  If you have certain ideas, but aren't sure if they will work on you, a Preview is the time to try it.  We don't want any trial and errors on your actual wedding day!  After the Preview, we email you pictures, write down everything that we used, and have it ready to go on your wedding day.
Have you booked your Preview yet?!?!
XO~ L & D

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Kristin Cavallari- We Love You!

We're so proud of our local Orange County girl Kristin Cavallari!  We are sad that she will not be bustin' a move on Dancing with the Stars anymore, we thought she was fantastic!  Kristin has always been an inspiration for Beauty and Fashion.  Although she's a natural beach beauty, she also loves to get glammed up!  She's not afraid take a risk or change up her look.  We love how versatile her hair and makeup styles can be!  Great Job Kristin! 

XO- L & D