Sunday, February 28, 2010

Glamour Squad Weekly Reads

Clumps of Mascara does a neutral eye and poppin' lip video tutorial.

The Product Pasha teaches you how to reproduce the unique looks Tarte and Tina Turnbow created for New York Fashion Week.

Butterflydiary is already in love with Givenchy’s Summer 2010 Frangipani collection.

Krasey Beauty shows you her fashion week makeup looks. Which one is your favorite?

The Beauty Alchemist tests Ellis Faas cosmetics.

DivaDebbi tries the newest from Cover Girl’s Simply Ageless collection.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New York Fashion Week Makeup Challenge Recap

Just for fun, I wanted to put all of my face of the days for fashion week in one post.

Day 1- Purple!

Day 2- Silver Smoke

Day 3- Mod About Eyes

Day 4- Red is for Love

Day 5- Low Key, Polished Look

Which one is your favorite? If you really like any of them, give a shout and I will create a tutorial for the look.

Friday, February 26, 2010

The Beauty of Aromatherapy

Ladies and gents, I am SICK. The infamous post fashion week flu came knocking on my doorstep, and my upper respiratory system answered the call. Run down, dehydrated, and feeling like a furry little woodland creature has lodged itself in my chest, I have combed my beauty stash to find the things that are helping make life a little less unbearable these days.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Contest Alert- Make Up For Ever and the Runaways

Krasey Beauty loves Make Up For Ever, and Make Up For Ever Loves Rock and Roll!

To celebrate the upcoming release of the film, MAKE UP FOR EVER has partnered with “The Runaways” to host a sweepstakes where one lucky winner and a guest will be invited to party like a true rock star at the New York City premiere of the film on March 17th. For official rules and more information on how to enter, visit the official Make Up For Ever site. Don't forget to also fan MUFE on facebook to get your smoky-eyed, rocker-inspired, makeup look fix.

More on how to get your favorite rocker look later. In the meantime, be sure to enter that contest.

New York Fashion Week Makeup Challenge and Face of The Day 5

A simple, easy, no fuss look for the day after Valentine's Day. Different from the night before in that I went almost bare on the face and eyes.

Jump it!

New York Fashion Week Media Mixer

Fashion Week may have revolved around the Tents and Milk Studios, but the hottest party actually happened downtown, at ION Studio in NYC. Lianne of The Makeup Girl and Paul of Beyond Beauty Basics joined forces once more to throw one kick-butt mixer with over 200 in attendance.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New York Fashion Week Makeup Challenge and Face of The Day 4

Ahhh, Valentine's Day. Decided to warm things up a bit, wearing red in honor of the day of love. The day began with backstage at Leanne Marshall, and ended with a romantic evening with my wonderful boyfriend.

Let's see what I used, shall we?

Epic Destinations- Robert Verdi Presents the Future of Fashion Lounge

When modern elegance, amazing brands, great minds and fabulous personalities come together, the result is the Luxe Laboratory, hosted by style superstar Robert Verdi. With everything the fashionably frazzled could ever want or need, the Luxe Lab was an Urban oasis to editors and celebrities alike.

**Tres Chic, no?

For those of you who don't know him (hello, where have you been?!), Robert is the ab fab personality behind the hilarious Robert Verdi show on Logo TV. He is a man who wears many hats (or shades), and boasts an impressive resume that includes stylist to the stars, party planner, entrepreneur, inventor, and captain of good taste. Entering his world is like immersing yourself in a fantasy land full of the awesome, and speaking with Robert is like chatting with your in-the-know gay best friend, only a thousand times more amazing. Having taken a trip through the Luxe Lab, I found myself euphoric. Without it, I just might have started convulsing in what would have been a mid-fashion week meltdown.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New York Fashion Week Makeup Challenge and Face of The Day 3

Day 3 was crazy, in a great way. The day began with a very early morning backstage, and ended with an awesome blogger mixer party. I went with a cut crease mod eye to go with my retro dress.


Jump to see what I used!

Contest Alert- Win a No!No! Hair Removal Device

RadiancyLHE (no!no!) is giving away two of the new at-home hair removal devices, no!no! 8800.

Waxing, Plucking, Shaving and the all-too-familiar cuts, burns and ingrown hairs. Oh, the horror! Want an alternative? Post your most horrific hair removal story on the RadiancyLHE (no!no!) Facebook Fan Page for a chance to WIN a no!no! 8800 absolutely FREE. Create a video, post photos - let them know why YOU deserve the no!no! 8800. Two lucky winners will get the NEW no!no! 8800 absolutely FREE. Plus, there are more prizes for the runners up! Don't miss your chance to be hair-free and care-free and oh so touchable for absolutely FREE.

The no!no! 8800 is an at-home hair removal device that uses unique Thermicon technology, which is safe for ALL skin and hair types. Sensitive skin is no obstacle for the no!no! 8800 - it's gentle enough for use on the face and all of those hard-to-reach places!

For a full list of rules, and to enter, visit the no!no! Fan Page

New York Fashion Week Media Lounge

Amidst the hustle and bustle that was New York Fashion Week, many a blogger found herself frazzled, with the looks to match. Thinking of everything, the ultra-fabulous Lianne Farbes of The Makeup Girl provided us bloggers with a posh space in Time Square's W Hotel, in which to take a breather, grab a snack, and experience a little bit of hair pampering courtesy of the Red Door Spa.


Monday, February 22, 2010

Contest Alert- Win a Sony Vaio Laptop with Lauren Luke

During February Lauren Luke is partnering with Sony for a special giveaway. Valentine's Day is all about making someone feel special, and that's just what Lauren aims to do through her makeup line, video tutorials, and social media outreach. Coming right off the heels of her “Inspiration Nation Tour” and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Lauren is giving away a pink Sony VAIO laptop through a contest on her website
To find out how to enter, take the jump!

New York Fashion Week Makeup Challenge and Face of The Day 2

For Day 2 of the NYFW Makeup Challenge, I went with a Soft Smoky Blue and Silver Eye with nude lips.


To see what I used, jump it

That's Haute- The Hautelook Lounge at New York Fashion Week

For the second season in a row, the fabulous folks at Hautelook created a penthouse oasis for frazzled bloggers to escape to. Conveniently located right across the street from the tents, the Hautelook Lounge was the place to be on Thursday-Saturday.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Glamour Squad Weekly Reads

Butterflydiary shows you the stunning range of nails and shades at the Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 Fashion Week shows.

Clumps of Mascara tries CoverGirl's Smoky Shadow Blast. So it really a blast though?

Just in time for fashion week, Krasey Beauty has a legendary hair experience with Redken and the Cutler Salon.

BeautySweetSpot investigates the life of a top model during New York Fashion Week.

DivaDebbi says goodbye forever to the Bryant Park Tents for Fashion Week.

The Product Pasha has been dreaming in color with a little help from Orly new Spring '10 collection.

The Beauty Alchemist previews HerCut haircare line.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Contest Alert- Create the Next Hot Nail Varnish Shade for Illamasqua!

Illamasqua lovers rejoice, for there is a new competition on the beauty block.

Illamasqua's Global Nail Varnish Competition - Fall 2010

Illamasqua, the edgiest, nighttime makeup brand, is looking for the next hot Nail Varnish color, and beginning on February 21, 2010, it could be created by you! Submit a description of your dream color and what inspired it, along with an image or photograph, and you could have your shade created by Illamasqua. The winning shade will be sold as an exclusive on, and through UK-based Selfridges department stores and, beginning in October of 2010 (although, you'll get your hand on it before anyone else!).

The rules:
  • The contest is open globally from Feb 21, 2010 through March 14, 2010
  •  In 50 words or less, submit a description of your dream color and what inspired it - pictures are encouraged, whether a photograph, swatch, material etc... - to Illamasqua
  •  You can submit only ONE entry
  •  Entries can be submitted three ways:

One winner will be selected and notified by 5th May. A prestigious panel of beauty trend makers, including Illamasqua Artistic Director and Legendary Make-up Artist Alex Box, Internationally acclaimed Nail Artist Sophy Robson and the Youtube sensations Pixiwoo will be heading up the judging panel!

Good luck lacquer lovers!

The Makeup Show LA

With a little over a week left, I want you to get in on the beauty fun, West Coast Style. On February 28th, and March 1st, one of THE makeup events of the year, The Makeup Show L.A is coming to the California Market Center.

For all of your favorite brands and artists (see below), you really can't go wrong.

La Prairie White Caviar Illuminating Système

Those of you that know me, know that I cannot stop raving about how utterly amazing La Prairie's Skin Caviar Luxe Cream is. I live in it, I slather myself in it, and honestly, my obsession is reaching a level of epic proportions.

It is for that very reason that I am beyond excited for La Prairie's newest skincare collection, the White Caviar Illuminating Système. Designed to combat the signs of aging, this three part treatment system targets lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

To read the full details on the launch, take the jump

Beauty Blog Link Love

Rae from theNotice shares her skincare secret to flawless, pore-free skin.

Phyrra gives you an exclusive interview with Fyrinnae Cosmetics in February's Indie Spotlight.

Betty's first video eye tutorial: Dragon Fruit Eye Look is now up at Betty Girl Makeup. It's her first tutorial and she's wicked excited!
Arianne at Glitter Geek is absolutely smitten over her new drugstore superhero -- Aveeno Hand Cream.

Krasey Beauty takes New York Fashion Week by storm, and goes backstage with L.A.M.B, MAC, CND, and MoroccanOil.

Lisa Kate attempts her first Konadicure...please help her!

Jellyminx goes shopping again and again and again and again!!

Sarah at I Heart Cosmetics hunted high and low, and finally managed to purchase the Estee Lauder and Michael Kors Very Hollywood Collection.

Thought you found your HG red lipstick? So did Hell Candy Make Up until she discovered this oh so glamorous lippie!

There be lemmings-a-plenty when Lipglossiping shows off NARS Purple Rain this week!
Tarte ReCreate Anti-Aging Foundation just so happens to be the answer to Prime Beauty's prayers.
Melovemakeup shows how gorgeous the eyeshadow in the Trucco Angelface Palette is - duochrome heaven!

Say bye bye to dark circles and hello to bright eyes with Liparazzi!

Maggie gets electrified by L'Oreal HiP's Black Shock.

This week on Get Lippie, Louise goes a little bananas at the makers of "Chemical Free" products and hopes she'll be forgiven.

Lisamarie from Beauty Crazed gets super excited by Chanel's new Fast Track Orient Extreme mini collection!

Interested in joining the Beauty Blog Link Love network? Check out this information page and give us a shout!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Fashion Week Hair Makeover with Redken and Cutler Salon

So what do you do when fashion week is fast approaching, and your hair is two-toned and looking an absolute fright? Why you go to the experts, and get yourself a fabulous hair makeover in time for the big day.

Desperate for a change, I sent out a distress call asking my peers their thoughts on the best salons in the city. In those answers, I heard of a place designed to turn dead-looking hair (see above) right round into extraordinary hair. A sleek and modern space right in Midtown that is cool, comfortable, and bursting at the seams, chock-full of talented people. I was convinced, and I answered my hair's s.o.s by running (not walking) to Redken and the Cutler Salon in New York City. In just two short hours, my hair looked Red Carpet worthy, and I left feeling over-the-moon in love with both my new look and my experience.

To watch the transformation, take the jump!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lancome Had Me Chris and Tell- The Saks Event with Chris Benz

Every season has it, that one "it" shade of lipstick that every girl must have. Usually released as a limited edition color, beauty lovers go crazy and the product sells out in a hot New York minute. The lucky few who get their hands on it are stuck in a state of cosmetic induced euphoria (that would be me), and then there are those who were too late, and who are left to hang their heads in shame while frantically searching through ebay on the daily. I have been there, and it isn't pretty.

Not so this time, as I am now the proud owner of Lancome's newest lipstick in the Pout a Porter Lipstick, Chris and Tell. A collaboration with hotter than hot fashion designer Chris Benz, this creamy, sumptuous shade of coral is the hottest color of the spring season. I actually had the opportunity to meet Chris Benz today at a Saks event, as I got the story behind the shade.

Me: Who is the typical Chris Benz girl, what does she look like?
Chris: I don't have the specific look of the girl in mind, but I do have a general idea of what she would be like. She is funny and down to Earth, without being too serious. She is glamorous, but in a casual way

Me: Why a coral?
Chris: We were actually originally going to go with a nude beige. During the creative process, we had a look at the standout colors from the spring line, and then we just started mixing colors. A little bit of this, a bit more of that. In that sense, it was a very organic process.  In the end we had the shade you see here, and we were very happy with it.

Me: So why a coral?
Chris: The coral shade of the lipstick is a new update on a classic color. Kind of like your grandmother's coral, but fresher. It is chic, universally flattering, and easy to wear. Bright, but not too bright, a coral that is pink and not orange.

Me: So are you a fan of making the lips stand out?
Chris: Well, I do feel like a lively lipstick is an easy way to update an outfit. With each different lip color that you put on, you change your look, and how you feel.

And that folks is the inside scoop. Chris was an absolute delight to speak with, and extremely down to Earth. Oh, and he has the patience of a saint, as he waited while I pulled my camera out of my Mary Poppins-esque bag, to snap the pic you see above.

Unfortunately, Chris and Tell seems to be sold out almost everywhere. If you do visit the Lancome website, it might tell you which locations near you will still have it. Good luck beauties!

Stay tuned for swatches and a more in-depth review of the lipstick, if I can bring myself to open the box that is.

New York Fashion Week Makeup Challenge and Face of The Day 1

Last fashion week, the amazing Heather of Seoul Diva, came up with an awesome idea: to undertake the challenge of executing adifferent makeup look for each day of fashion week. One season later, the tradition lives on.

We begin with day 1- A purple cut crease look.

To find out what I used, and to see the outfit, take the jump

New York Fashion Week Backstage Beauty Recap

For convenience's sake, I have compiled a list of all the backstage beauty we have seen this past week on Krasey Beauty. Later on, we will take a look at hair, makeup, and nail trends for fall.

Day 1:
BCBG Max Azria

Toni Maticevski


Day 2:

Jason Wu

Day 3:
Peter Som

Karen Walker


Day 4:
Leanne Marshall

Day 5:
Carolina Herrera

Monique Lhullier

Day 6:
Badgley Mischka

Christian Cota


Toni Francesc

So which look is your favorite?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New from Make Up For Ever- HD Blush!

I have long heard rumblings that there was going to be a brand new product in Make Up For Ever's HD line. In fact, Dany Sanz told me herself that we would specifically be seeing a brand new HD blush sometime in 2010. Well folks, that time has come to reveal the latest and greatest in the HD line. Introducing...

"Make Up For Ever’s high pigmented, non-drying cream blushes leaves virtually no visible texture on the skin and comes in 14 shades ranging from soft natural tones to richly saturated colors for dramatic effects."

Looks like a product that will be perfect for the blush-fickle. Color me excited, who else can't wait to try HD blush?

Backstage at New York Fashion Week- Toni Francesc by Mehron

Finishing off my very busy day yesterday, I spent some time with the awesome Mehron Team.

Makeup by Raedawn Johnson for Mehron

Inspired by all things industrial, Raedawn for Mehron created a look revolving around a soft gold lip and strong smoky eye. The feeling was clean with an edge, modern but not over the top.

To achieve the show's signature smoky eye look, Raedawn first lined eyes, both top and bottom, with the Detailz Pen in black. To give the look a slightly rocker vibe, the liner under the eyes was smudged with a brush, using the black from the E.Y.E palette. The liner on top was kept clean, and not extended past the eye, while mascara was applied to top and bottom lashes. Brows were then defined, and cheeks were slightly contoured. 

To achieve a softly gilded lip, Raedawn used Gold Metallic Powder, mixed with a pink Glosstone. The industrial babes at Toni Francesc inspired some serious gold lip envy.



The models looked beautiful, but can we discuss for just a moment just how gorgeous key artist Raedawn is? One of the lead artists for Mehron, and a great friend of mine, she is as stunning and sweet as she is talented. Her makeup looks are always a work of art.


Backstage at New York Fashion Week- Thuy by Make Up For Ever, Zoya, and Cutler Salon

The Thuy girl is classic and cool. A refined Uptown Girl, who is just a little bit undone.

Makeup by Lottie for Make Up For Ever

Led by Lottie, the Make Up For Ever team created a look that was cool and fresh, without trying too hard. 

To get the look, models were prepped with HD Foundation, Super Matte Loose Powder #12, Mat Bronze #2 and #6, Shine on Powder in #3 and #6, and Pan Cake Foundation in #3.

The eyes were adorned with Diamond Shadow in #305, Star Powder in #920 and #957, and Smoky Lash Mascara. Lips were stained crimson with a mixture of flash colors #1 and #17, for a soft red pout with no harsh lines.

Nails by Sunshine Outing for Zoya Nail Polish

For the nails, Thuy wanted a look that was neutral, but not too pedestrian. Zoya brought some pizazz to the realm of neutrals by applying two coats of Tasha (a sheer cream), with a layer of Uli (a warm gilded nude) on top.

Hair by Rodney Cutler for Cutler Salon

The hair look for Thuy was all about unique textures and a strong silhouette. To achieve the look, the Cutler team first utilized a straight blow-out. To achieve lift and volume, stylists back-combed hair at the root, effectively lifting hair at the crown. The ultimate goal was to have movement and bounce on the top layer of the hair, as models walk down the runway.



Cool, chic, and just a little undone, the look at Thuy was as beautiful as it was wearable. If shows thus far are any indication, fall will be about red lips and hair texture in a big way.
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