Backstage Beauty at Lela Rose Fall 09′

Lela Rose’s Spring 09′ collection is everything I love about beauty; the clothes were feminine, colorful, and fresh. Not only did I catch a great show, (and get pics of Kellie Pickler and Jennifer Love Hewitt in the process) but I got all the inside goods beforehand from the experts backstage who created the looks.

Makeup artist to the stars Tina Turnbow for made every girl shine in her creation using Stila. Rose and Turnbow got together to create makeup glamour complimentary to the collection. Turnbow said that the collection was inspired by the rainforest with its bold colors and something new hidden in its plentiful layers.

So layer she did.

Turnbow used the blue and green shades from Stila’s new Precious Pearl Palette to create the look of what she described as ‘wet beetle’s wings with multi-layered luminosity and a greenish sheen.’ She also layered on their ultra creamy Emerald Kajal eye liner into the crease and lash line on the outer half of the lid only giving the eyes depth. She didn’t use false lashes, instead opting for lots of Major Lash Mascara.

The skin was kept very natural with Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer pressed into the skin where needed, adding a little bronzer to the cheeks, and Praline Glaze to the lips.

Hair Master Ted Gibson kept the look chic and uptown with styled pony tails. He first created tons of volume with backcombing and adding in Build It to the roots to give the hair a great foundation. After gathering hair back into a pony, he twisted it from the root to the tip, working Tame It Styling Lotion throughout and flashing it with a little heat.

The result was a messy, but still elegant look that’s versatile and fun.

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Shu’s lash curler, Stila Smudge Pots, and Rosewater are just 3 of the many secret weapons used by us (makeup artists) to elevate a look from everyday to out and out glamour. has a list of 15 products pros can’t live without and why. Secret Beauty Weapons From the Pros

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Stila Cosmetics Barbie Loves Stila Collection

Barbie comes to Stila Cosmetics for a limited time with 4 new collections and one talking palette. Each can highlights a different Barbie and is filled with a 3 shadow palette, a lip gloss or lip stick, and, an eyeliner or mascara to recreate the look of each girl pictured.

Also included for this 50th birthday extravaganza is a Barbie Look Book with 5 decades of info on the best selling dolls.

They are so adorable and such fun collectables, get yours while you can- available only online.

Barbie Loves Stila

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Cover Girl Vs. Stila Liquid Liner Pen

Although I own (and really like) the Stila version ($16), Cover Girl also has a black liquid liner pen for just under $6.

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Allure Best of Beauty

Some you have, (Stila shadow in Kitten, Jergens Natural Glow Face Moisturizer), some you want but may never have, (La Mer The Body Creme), and some you’ve yet to try. One thing is certain though, the master list for Allure’s Best of Beauty is still the definitive listing of the most sought after beauty products year after year.

Also included on the list- natural products, splurges, cheap thrills, and my personal favorite- breakthroughs.

Allure’s Master List

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Stila Cosmetics Eyes and Shine Smudge Pot Trio

If you haven’t tried Stila’s Smudge pots, this is a great time to start.  The consistency is perfect for lining as well as creating great depth on the lid by layering it with dry shadows.

For only $32 you get 3 smudge pots in black, grey, and bronze along with a lining brush.

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