Showing posts with label holiday makeup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label holiday makeup. Show all posts

Sunday, November 11, 2018

All I want for Christmas is - A Bevy of Beauty Treats! Let the Pampering Begin!

“All I want for Christmas is….” well, not ALL I want, but definitely right up there at the top of my list are the gorgeous beauty holiday products, all delightfully packaged and ready for spoiling someone, or me, as it were.  I so look forward to hitting up all my favorite beauty stores, both in person and online to see all the special releases of my favorite products, exclusive limited editions, and bijoux-sized treats that give me the opportunity to indulge.  And there are so many to chose from this year that I have narrowed down my favorites just in case Santa needs a hint, or if you, readers, need some beauty suggestions of your own.

The holidays are the perfect time to try out a new lipstick in a daring color or finish and I love the new Pat McGrath Labs Mini Matte Trance Lip Trio, and Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Mattemoiselle 10/10, both with a versatile range of shades for maximum glam for the new year.  Charlotte Tilbury’s The Golden Goddess Set has everything you could dream of from eyes to lips to face in the metallic shades that will work literally every single day all winter long, giving me a “just back from vacation somewhere warm and sunny” glow.  Speaking of vacation, I am lusting after Tom Ford’s Soleil Blanc Shimmer and Travel Set which is the ultimate in get-away glam and definitely coming with me if I am lucky enough to see a beach this winter.  Nars Hot Tryst Cheek Palette gives a hot-blooded flush and has every shade you could desire to warm up your winter complexion. 

Skin and body care treats take the cold sting out of winter, and bath and body products scented with coconut and rose are the perfect antidote to dry winter skin.  I love the luxurious Herbivore Botanical’s Self Love Bath and Body Ritual Kit for it’s rejuvenation properties, not to mention its delicious scents and formulas.  BeautyBio’s Bright Eyes Set is an amazing eye patch treatment that puts the life back into the delicate under-eye skin and the soft “Offline” eye mask reminds us to step away from our electronic devices and relax.  Dry winter skin is no match for La Mer’s Celestial Transformations The Radiant Collection, which has every product you need to restore your glow with the proper skincare products, not just faking it with makeup.  And don’t forget fragrance: the holiday season is the best time of the year to try new scents,  I love the smaller versions of perfume and eau de toilette without committing to a full-size bottle, and it gives me a “fragrance wardrobe” to brighten winter days.  I love scents that remind me of summer and sunshine, like Maison Margiela’s Replica Travel Spray Sets, and Hermes’ Garden Collection Coffret Set

Let the pampering begin! All of these beauty indulgences have put me in the holiday mood and gifting is going to be extra glam this year. Santa, are you listening? I’ve been SO GOOD this year!

                                                                XOXO Shelley

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The Golden Hour – Fall’s Most Enticing Beauty Color

Gold-toned makeup is often saved for holidays and special occasions, but that means missing out on a color palette that is flattering on every skin tone, depending on the intensity and depth of the shade, and how much sparkle you aim to show. 

Choosing one golden product can keep the shine factor to a minimum and is like a little beauty treat that stays work appropriate.  Try gold eyeliner, or layer gold gloss over your lip color to add warmth and shimmer.

Wearing a gold highlighter adds a warm glow to cheekbones and eyebrow bones and can be applied over your other products and blended for depth and to reduce the sheen.

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For full on drama that gleams in candlelight or catches the club lights go for a gold eye shadow and lip color – and add the highlighter for an extra dose of glam. Depending on the sparkle element of the products you choose, gold can become one of the most versatile colors in your palette.  It can be layered over other colors to warm them up or to make them more intense, or stand out on its own for wow factor.  Either way, no beauty kit is complete with this most flattering shade.  

                                                    XOXO Shelley

#gold makeup #holiday makeup #fall makeup trends #makeup forecast #how to wear gold makeup #gold makeup for every day wear #Shelley Goodstein

Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Makeup Tutorial - The Makeup Artist Secret Products they use on Models

Tiffany: a beauty before - a BOMBshell after!
Here are the products to use to glam up your look for the holidays! 

I was at this shoot with professional Makeup  artist and PRO photographer Micheael Franco and he says that besides using his new favorite "HALO CROWN" hair extensions these are THEE products to create his signature looks that he depends on for picture perfection! 
  • Tom Ford foundation stick for face
  • Stila "kitten" highlighter for high points of cheek
  • Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer for concealer
  • Mac's studio fix fluid NC50 to contour under cheek bones- Just a WARNING: the counter girl will tell you this is too dark, she will not want to sell it to you because she thinks you will return it. Trust me, this is the magic trick. Learn more on this here ●●►  Contouring is the new Photoshop!
Finally the hair secret everyone is obsessed with - the newest and hottest selling hair extension on the market that literally takes a minute to put on and take off ... the Halo Crown! They are not permanent, they won't damage your hair, and there are no clips to hide. 100% real human REMY hair on a wire.  Here is a video of Tiffany putting it on herself without even using a comb!

Buy yours at

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A Models Recommends her best Holiday Beauty Gift Guide for 2014!

A big thank you to ULTA Beauty for collaborating with me for my favorite segment of the year - HOLIDAY gift sets. These are limited edition pairings that sell out quickly so be sure and take advantage of the savings and one stop shopping at 

Watch the video from the show {HERE}

I don't know about you but when it gets down to the 12 days before Christmas and I still have gifts to get and parties to go to I begin to panic. So this year I am going to end my day with a little beauty  from TARTE!

Petite Treat 12 days of Tart $37 ($122 value)
Exclusive to ULTA Order yours {HERE}

I also featured Tarte's amazonian clay blush - 12 hour, long lasting color infused with clay from the banks of the Amazon river.

  • VIVA la Juicy Noir gift set $76 ($97 value) {Here}
  • Juicy Pen Spray Set $36 ($66 value)  {Here}

Fragrance is always a go to and for the holidays you always get something extra in the set. I want you to look for the new rollerballs and pen spray sets that many brands are now making ... they are perfect for you purse!

Inevitably when I go shopping it is always tempting to buy one for you and one for me, which is why I love
 Lorac's Royal Eyeshadow Collection $38 ($305 value)

Literally I can keep one for myself and the cost of each of these GORG palettes is literally less than $10 each. Named for all your besties - Queen, Princess, Duchess & Countess!

               A total STEAL - don't wait - Buy Now {HERE}

While at the show yesterday, a stylist who was performing a makeover told me she had the CHI pro hair dryer for 9 years and just this year replaced it with a new one. I don't know about you but I use my hair dryer nearly every day! CHI is known for their innovative and infrared technology and trusted heat tools. These cool limited edition Ulta Exclusive colors just give you another reason to run out to get yours today and over $50 off!

Another Ulta Exclusive with EVERYTHING you need for that candlelight glow and DIRECTIONs on how and where to apply - an 8 piece set that includes a high quality shadow and blush brush!

Bare Minerals Vision of Light $49 ($145 value) 
Buy yours {HERE}

Ulta's Glam and Glow Blockbuster $19.99 ($175 value)

I can't imagine needing 54 eyeshadows or 8 eyeliners but I sure like the option of having them! A 76 piece collection in it's own case to update your makeup collection. Available {Here}

The most legendary Eye Primer in the beauty industry will make any shadow more vibrant, creaseless and last 24 hours. Now available in 4 different formulations:

URBAN DECAY Eye-Shadow Primer Potion $20