The 3 Easy Makeup-Artist Tips that Will Blow You Away

Working at Allure, we all have beauty on the brain. But even with the constant influx of new information from the best pros in the business, we can still be taken by surprise at just how great a few simple tweaks can make you look. I mean simple.

I was at an event for Alison Brod PR last week when makeup artist Romy Soleimani offered to touch up my look. Her small tweaks made such a big difference. Here are the three easy things she did on my face that could work for you, too:

1. Wiped off some eye makeup. I tend to add extra eyeliner when I’m feeling tired or less than radiant, and I learned that the result can be a little harsh for daytime. Instead of lining black all around the eye, it’s better to use a double-ended pencil (like Revlon PhotoReady Kajal Intense Eye Liner + Brightener). You just line the upper eye with darker pencil and use the lighter one on the inner corners.

2. Applied undereye concealer. I’d been using the same concealer that I use for blemishes to hide my dark circles, and it just wasn’t working. The key is to apply a yellow concealer first, like Physician’s Formula Youthful Wear Youth Boosting Dark Circle Corrector + Concealer, to combat the dark, purply tones.

3. Added a peachy coral blush. In the summer, I usually forgo blush in favor of bronzer, but a hint of Butter London Cheeky Blush in Naughty Biscuit (that’s it, above) on the apples of my cheeks made me look younger, fresher, and brighter. Done!



Choose your best suitable hair accessories

Headband sometimes can add more fashionable and elegant feeling,it also can make a person be confidence.Colorful headbands,shiny hair clips also can add fashion for you. Hair with shiny hair clips can add fashion element for you. But not every kind of hairstyle, each face are suitable with headband or hair clips, perhaps many superstars also did not find these problems.
To help explain the fine line between cute and what-the-heck-was-she-thinking?!, we’ve created this little chart below — a hair accessories spectrum if you will. At the top, we’ve got some pretty dang cute looks. Nicole Richie’s gold headband (part of her own collection) strikes the perfect balance between hippie and glam and we’d love to steal Diane Kruger’s jeweled hair clip for our next big event.

However, Mischa Barton’s garland (which sort of makes her look like a flower girl at a wedding, no?) and Katherine Jenkins’ peacock feather strapped to her head are certainly not for the timid. But any girl with some guts could probably pull them off.

Venturing into the land of the confused is Kelly Osbourne. I know the ’80s are making a comeback, but that doesn’t mean we should all plop floppy bows on our heads and pretend they’re cool, OK? And Paris Hilton’s fringed purple headband could have been cute — if it didn’t stick out a good three inches off her head. Sigh.

Then there’s the celebrities that either think of hair accessories like performance art — Lady Gaga, for example — or perhaps they don’t have a voice of reason around them to gently imply that giant, lime green plumage is best kept to jungle birds. Yes, that means you, Sarah Jessica Parker. And while we’re at it, giant black mesh hats aren’t exactly “sane” either.

The financial pressure of Maria Pinto who once designed for first lady Michelle Obama

Maria Pinto is a fashion designer from Chicago, she once designed clothing for the first lady of the United States Michel Obama . But the fashion designer has also recently received the pressure from the economic.
Pinto is trying to raise $250,000 within 45 days for her M2057 line when it goes live on the Kickstarter crowd-funding website this weekend. According to Kickstarter rules, Pinto won’t get any funding if she doesn’t reach the $250,000 mark within 45 days.

Pinto won fames as the Chicago fashion designer who dressed Obama during the 2008 campaign. The first lady chose a purple Pinto sheath on the night her husband secured the Democratic nomination and a periwinkle dress by Pinto on the cover of Newsweek.

Pinto is in a position where she has to reinvent, and in ways reintroduce, herself to customers because she has been out of the spotlight, said Marshal Cohen, chief retail industry analyst with market research firm The NPD Group.

Pinto attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and launched her own label in 1991 after a stint working with the late draping master Geoffrey Beene. She closed her business in 2002 for health and business reasons but reopened in 2004. Her clothing has been available at department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue and other boutiques.

Retailers have expressed interest in her new collection, Pinto said, but she wants to see what happens first with Kickstarter.