Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Beauty Obsession: The Body Scrub by Sara Happ

When it comes to body scrub, I want my skin to feel silky smooth and hydrated which is no small feat for my sensitive and dry skin. In order to keep my skin super-smooth, I’ve been using the new Body Scrub in Vanilla Bean by exfoliation expert Sara Happ. It’s not greasy or oily, doesn’t irritate my skin and smells ah-mazing. What's makes it wonderful? Kukui nut, macadamia and sweet almond oils that leave zero residue behind and space age-esque sugar crystals that are bigger and bolder than anything you’ve seen. Available at -- Shannon

Friday, October 1, 2010

NIkki Reed: Teen Vogue Young Hollywood Party

I did Nikki's makeup for the Teen Vogue Party. Here's what I used: For the face, I applied mark Face Xpert in Honey with a foundation brush. I used mark Good Riddance concealer in Light/Medium under her eyes and around her nose. To the apple of the cheeks, I brushed on mark Just Pinched in Peachy using a foundation brush. Then I dusted Matte-nificent powder in Honey/Golden with a powder brush to set the look. Also, I added mark Bronze Pro in Bronze using the angled contour face brush. For her eyes, I prepped the eyes with Please Hold Eye Primer in Light/Medium. I applied I-Mark in Biscotti to her inner eyelid, as a highlighter, using the hookup eyeshadow brush. Then I applied I-Mark in Tiki to the lid, blending it outward, using the all over eyeshadow brush. I used an angled contour eyeshadow brush to blend and soften the shadow into the crease. Then I smudged I-Mark eyeshadow in Java along the top lashline using the hookup eyeliner brush. I smudged Tiki along the bottom lashes, too. Next, I rimmed the inner eyes with mark No Place to Run eyeliner pencil in Foxy Brown. I finished the eyes with two coats of mark Make It Big Mascara in Raven. For the lips, I mixed mark Lots of Lacquer Gloss in Thrill and Pro Gloss in Swell.