Summer 2014: MAC Lorde is Here….

MAC Lorde is here!!  Songstress Lorde’s vampy lip color is a home run when it comes to cult looks.  She is a super-duper MAC fan so it’s a no brainer that she collaborated with them on a mini collection together. At her appearance ta the Grammy’s this year, she wore a mix of MAC’s Heroine and Cyber during her performance. Her new shade is called Pure Heroine and she debuted it onstage at Coachella.

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Lips meet Lorde’s individual style in a limited-edition collaboration debuting online and in select stores this summer. Ignite your look with deep, plum Pure Heroine, the signature shade of pop’s coolest ingénue.

The Rundown:

Lipstick SRP $16.00 US/$19.00 CDN

  • PURE HEROINE deep plum (amplified)

Pentulimate Eye Liner SRP $19.50 US/$23.00 CDN

  • RAPIDBLACK true black

Available: North America June 5, 2014 at maccosmetics.com and M·A·C Times Square and M·A·C Fifth Avenue International July 2014 at maccosmetics.com and M·A·C Champs Élysées.

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Skincare Boost: M. Steves RHSO Ultra Nourishing Boost Oil…

M. Steves RHSO Ultra Nourishing Boost Oil  [1 fl. oz. for $64.00] is a new favorite! By now, you all know about my love for face oilsI can’t get enough of them, they offer all kinds of great benefits including anti-aging.  This one contains Rosehip oil which is a new ingredient with a cult like following.  Why?  Because it actually mimics the action of vitamin A which is a natural retinoid.  It is a curated blend of vitamins, anti oxidants and fatty acids that give you the retinoid benefits without all the irritation…BOOM.

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Fast-absorbing, lightweight, hydrating dry oil for all ages and skin types.  Potent anti-aging and skin rejuvenating benefits. Maybe added to other products to boost benefits. Includes RHSO (Rose Hip Seed Oil), Essential Fatty Acids, Anti-Aging Actives, Skin-Brightening Promoters Antioxidants and Gatuline In-tense.

 I have also placed a drop or two in my moisturizer and loved how that felt too. I also watched a video where they added this to foundation too!  So it’s designed to add a “boost” to your routine in several ways…

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Creator Mally Steves Chakola says, “I love this product because it is so versatile that I can even mix it with my foundation to create a dewy tint for added nourishment and to improve skin tone.”

Pure, cold-pressed RHSO (Rose Hip Seed Oil) intensely hydrates and nourishes skin while a concentrated, naturally-derived extract called GATULINE IN-TENSE, proven to make skin look of firmer, works to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Leaves skin more even and brighter with a luminous glow.  I have tested this oil for a few weeks and while it is a bit heavier in texture than the serum like oils, this is a VERY potent competitor in the face oils landscape. It does absorb VERY quickly and my skin felt smoother in texture over time.

You can buy yours online or at any of the many locations that it is sold nationwide.

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TMG Faves: Bumble & Bumble CitySwept Finish…

Bumble & Bumble CitySwept Finish [$29] is a FANTASTIC new finishing spray that gives you second (or third in my case) day hair on the first day.  This makes my hair look like, “Oh…I don’t care….” or “I woke up like this…”

I am a huge Bumble & Bumble fan….and now that my hair is shorter, I wanted something that gave it some STYLE.  I’ve been using Brilliantine for AGES and I love it but I was looking for something that gave my hair something that was, messy, yet defined….shiny but not too shiny.  I know, impossible right??  Not so much! CitySwept Finish is my Goldilocks finishing spray, it was JUST right!  It gave my brushed out waves great texture, style, separation and shine without being greasy, sticky or crunchy.

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Season after season, the always coveted ‘cool girl’ look is revived on the runways – always with a fresh take, courtesy of the Bb.Backstage team. Spring/Summer 2014 was certainly no exception as our hairdressers took cues from the streets of our beloved New York City, crafting lived-in looks with street-styled texture.

Cityswept Finish is a unique hybrid product.  It sprays like a hairspray, defines like a wax and softens like a cream without ever feeling weighty or crunchy. An ultrafine mist creates buildable texture and separation while enhancing and defining all hair types and textures (especially wavy and curly types), while adding moisture, softness and taming fly-a-ways.

You can also layer this over other bumble products like Thickening Dryspun Finish to give a bit of natural sheen and separation to a big, airy look or layer over Prêt-à- powder for a lived-in look with a touch of soft volume.

The Rundown:

There is also a method to using this product.  First you shake it well, then spray through dry hair.  Directions say to lift longer hair and allow strands to fall through the mist. I did this too with awesome results.  Or, try one of these Bb.Stylist tips:

  • Use after a blow dry to break it down and make it your own. Twist, turn and twirl hair, misting as you go.
  • For an easy updo, sweep hair into carefree twists, casual knots or spontaneous buns, then mist Cityswept Finish over hair and loosen the look with your fingers.
  • After heat styling with a flat or curling iron, mist through hair then rake fingers through to break apart the style and play down perfection.
  • For a focused application, spray into hands then apply to dry, styled hair for detailing and finishing.

Cityswept Finish is available at Bumble and bumble New York City Salons, Bb.Network Salons, Sephora, Bluemercury, Space.NK and bumbleandbumble.com.

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Beauty News: Urban Decay Discontinues Lip Junkie..

Urban Decay lip junkie lipgloss

Urban Decay Discontinues Lip Junkie.  Oh what a sad day. I have confirmed through the brand's PR representative that Urban Decay is discontinuing the Lip Junkie line.  I love everything about this gloss...the minty taste....the non sticky feel....the … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Dior Addict Fluid Stick…

Dior Addict Fluid Stick

My latest favorite lippie is Dior Addict Fluid Stick [$35].  Amazing comfort and super shiny color that is BUILDABLE. It feels strange going on because it's a liquid.  Once it sets, it stays.  Long wear lipstick with the look of a gloss!  … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: AG Hair Color Care Deflect & BB Cream…

AG Hair Color Care BB Cream and Deflect Heat Protector Spray

AG Hair Color Care Deflect & BB Cream are my new hair muses.  If you are not familiar, AG Hair is a brand out of Vancouver.  It's creators (a husband and wife duo) started out by hand filling jars and bottle in their home, they got so popular … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Rodial Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser…

Rodial Stemcell Super Food Cleanser

Rodial Stem Cell Superfood Cleanser [$40] is my JAM.  Okay....my 47th birthday is rapidly approaching.  I have always been about skincare, but these days, it's all about elevated clinical levels of skincare.  This year, I started using an anti-aging … [Continue reading]

Spring 2014: MAC Proenza Schouler Collection…

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Yesss! the MAC Proenza Schouler Collection is almost here! It's been a while since MAC did a really good warm weather designer collaboration. This one has OMBRE...yes ombre (in blush form of course) and some pretty badass shades to get you hyped for … [Continue reading]

Happy 8th Anniversary TMG!!

Happy Anniversary

Happy 8th Anniversary TMG!! Here we go again!!  Can you believe it has been 8 years?  I certainly can't.  It seems like only yesterday that I started this little blog. There have been so many rewarding experiences that I am 100% grateful for.  This … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: NARS Lipgloss Reformulation…

NEW NARS Lip Gloss

The beauty world has been abuzz about the NARS Lipgloss Reformulation.  They have overhauled the entire lipgloss line, with a new formulation and packaging.  The new NARS Lip Gloss contains a full spectrum of shades with sophisticated natural shine – … [Continue reading]

Spring 2014: NEW! NARS Contour Blush…

NARS Contour Blush

The brand spanking new NARS Contour Blush [$42] is the ultimate essential in makeup artistry and the secret weapon to creating natural-looking definition with a luminous finish.  This is something that can switch up your whole look for spring!  These … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Favorite High Coverage Concealers…

Favorite High Coverage Concealers

Here is another TMG Fave to add to the list, my Favorite High Coverage Concealers!  High coverage concealers are a must if you have any darkness under your eyes, but the trick is application.  If you try a high coverage concealer (or any concealer … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Kate Mara at the Transcendence Premiere Premiere

Kate Mara

Have you been watching "House of Cards"??  I am completely ADDICTED.  Unfortunately Kate Mara's character met her demise at the start of season two.  I had no idea that #1 she was such a good actress and #2 that she was Rooney Mara's sister.  Anyway, … [Continue reading]

Must Have: Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm Gel Cream Moisturizer…

Bliss Firm Baby Firm Moisturizing Gel Cream

Remember how much I loved Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm Serum? Now there is Bliss Firm, Baby, Firm Gel Cream Moisturizer. This new lightweight feeling moisturizer is perfect for the warmer weather that is around the corner.  It is packed with FAB … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: 5 Ways to Relax for Spring…

5 Ways to Relax for Spring

I think we made it!  Winter is finally gone (good riddance!) and I have 5 Ways to Relax for Spring!  In related news, April is also National Stress Awareness Month.  While your boss may not recognize the occasion, I know that we could all use a … [Continue reading]

Red Carpet Beauty: Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square at the ACM Awards…

Shawna Thompson Rodarte Inspired Manicure

My girl Tracylee created a VERY cool mani for the Rodarte show back in February for NYFW.  Shawna Thompson of Thompson Square wore the look which was an  ombre french mani that breathed life into the tireder than TIRED french mani at the Academy of … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: Lupita Nyong’o is the new Face of Lancome

Lupita Nyong'o for Lancome

The fashion and beauty world's love affair with 31 yr old Lupita Nyong’o continues as the Oscar winning actress has just been named the new face of Lancome.  She is the first black woman to represent the brand with the current roster made up of Julia … [Continue reading]

TMG Project: I’m Speaking at The Makeup Show in NYC & Chicago…

The Makeup Show Chicago

Hello lovelies!! Just a quick note to tell you that I am going to be speaking at The Makeup Show in NYC and Chicago this year!  So exciting!  This is  the first time I have EVER done anything on a TMS stage ALONE...I have always participated in … [Continue reading]

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