fall, eyes are smokey, but still colorful. Featured here, this
Fall's refillable Trio Palette with Bronze,
Champagne, and Bronzed Plum. These colors have a beautiful shimmer and look great on anyone.
The Bronze color can warm up brown eyes and make blue or green
eyes 'pop'. For more intense color, Three Custom Color eyeshadows
can also be applied wet. Try using the Bronzed Plum as an eyeliner
or the Champagne color for soft highlights. Sexy eyes are being
seen everywhere in fall campaigns from Louis
Vuitton to the master
of minimalism Calvin Klein. Sophisticated and strong, but never
Lips are definitely polished
and done this season.
Whether you go for the classic red as seen in ads for Dolce & Gabbana
and Prada, or the flesh tones of Chanel and Bluemarine; sheer
is "out" and coverage is "in". Featured here:
The Three Custom Color Lip Gloss Palettes which have ten great
shades meant to compliment either warm or cool complexions. Use
the colors as is, or mix up your own shades. Have Fun!
Skin can look perfect with the Three
Custom Professional Concealer Palette. Many pros, including myself, keep this in
their kit. The formula goes on smooth and sheer, but can be built
up to hide dark circles or blemishes; and with ten colors from
super light to super dark, this palette makes it very easy to
hide any flaws with just the right amount of coverage for anyone.
Blush is not about color
this season. Some make-up
artists are just using a darker foundation from the Palette or
bronzer to make cheeks look sculpted. For example, have a look
at the latest Gucci ads. Sure, part of that face is genetics
and lighting; but the cheeks, while defined are decidedly a flesh
color. Try using Beige from the Ready to Wear collection, it's
a great neutral color. Versatile and
easy to use, Three Custom Color Creme to Powder
Blushes can also be used
on eyes or lips.
You can get the Three Custom Color Specialists
ready-to-wear collection at specialty boutiques and of course
on the web at: www.threecustom.com or www.discontinuedlipstick.com.
Telephone inquiries call 888-262-7714.
If you're lucky enough to be in Manhattan, you
can arrange for a consultation at the Three
Custom Color Specialists Color Studio. For an entirely reasonable fee, a specialist (or
for a bit more, one of the founders) will sit down with you and
help create custom colors and designs which you can wear everyday
or for special events. Isn't it nice to know you don't have to
be a celebrity or a fashion industry insider to enjoy the beauty
of your own personalized make-up?!
I'm going to gamble again
and throw out a random prediction. (They usually come true eventually right?) Curls
are loosening up and I think by next spring, but definitely
next fall, hair will be officially straight. I hope you didn't toss
your ceramic straightner; but you might put the curling iron
away. Still, I'm getting a little ahead of myself. We want to
know about NOW. Fashion has been moving
away from the tight 40's and 50's glam curls to something far
looser and sexier. Almost
as if the way hair would look at the end of the day. The curl
has moved toward the bottom, but there is still a soft wave and
body at the top. Some might call it the natural progression of
things, or gravity. Personally I think it's stylists getting
tired of spending an hour plus curling a model's hair. Which
is fine, it was fun while it lasted. (As long as we don't go
back to the nasty, I'm-too-cool-to-wash-much-less-comb-my-hair
look of the Courtney Love, et al, rocker chic era.) The easiest
and my personal fave way to do this season's hair?
Thermal Velcro Rollers. These are definitely
not for everyone, especially if you have delicate, baby fine
hair, but they're very simple to use. No, the rollers don't have
to go all over the head;you can just do the front half to frame
your face and give your hair a little body... I have two techniques.
First, I like to put the roller in halfway or a third of the
way on the section of hair and roll to the scalp. This leaves
the ends free (and straight) but gives the hair lift at the root.
Try a little Terax Original Lotion--Volume or Charles
Worthington's Big Hair--Volumizing Mousse. Just make sure it's dry before you
put the rollers in. Another way is the traditional roll up from
the end of the hair. It only takes a couple of minutes to roll
your hair, and with a little hot air from a blowdryer, you'll
be on your way. In the mean time you could be putting on your
make-up or getting dressed. How long to leave them in is up to
you, some people have hair which will curl without heat, some
might need to heat the rollers and leave them in a full ten minutes.
It's up to you to decide the effect you want. Just use big rollers,
or you might get the 70's cheerleader look. When you feel sufficient
time has gone by, just pull the rollers out. Brush your hair
for soft waves or finger comb and use a little product just on
the ends for a piece-y look. For a smooth finish, try a dab of Bumble
and Bumble's Brilliantine. This look is neither uptight
housewife curls, nor do-nothing hang straight hair. Day or night,
Uptown or Downtown, this hair is sophisticated and NOW.
Most beauty supply stores and some salons will
carry some or all of these products: (* Prices vary)
Thermal Velcro Rollers, $5.00
Bumble & Bumble Brilliantine, $18.00
Charles Worthington Volumizing Mousse, $10.00
Terax Original Lotion-Volume, $20.00