5 CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTISTS YOU SHOULD KNOW

JACKIE GOMEZ

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @JGMAKEUPXOXO

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

BEYONCE

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CANDACE SWANEPOEL

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LILY ALDRIDGE

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SAM FINE 

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WHO HE WORKS WITH…

VANESSA WILLIAMS

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KERRY WASHINGTON

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QUEEN LATIFAH

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ETIENNE ORTEGA

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WHO HE WORKS WITH…

EVA LONGORIA

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PARIS HILTON

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KAT GRAHAM

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YOLONDA FREDERICK

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @YOLONDAFREDERICK

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

CIARA

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JENNIFER HUDSON

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KELLY ROWLAND

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LAUREN ANDERSEN

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FOLLOW HER ON INSTAGRAM @LAUREN_ANDERSEN

WHO SHE WORKS WITH…

REESE WITHERSPOON

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JESSICA ALBA

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CHRISSY TEIGEN

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11/13 – YOUR CHIC THANKSGIVING GUIDE

11/20 – FALL INTO WINTER LOOK-BOOK

11/27 – HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

 

MOST CHIC LOOKS AT THE 2014 VMAS & EMMYS

The red carpet was full of gorgeous ensembles at these back to back awards ceremonies! Here are our top choices for “MOST CHIC” at each event:

2014 VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS:

GWEN STEFANI

Gwen Stefani

RITA ORA

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IGGY AZALEA

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RITA VOLK

Rita Volk

KENDALL JENNER

Kylie Jenner

2014 EMMYS

CAT DEELEY

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KRISTEN WIIG

EMMYS Kristin Wiig

HALLE BERRY

Halle Berry

HAYDEN PANETTIERE

Hayden Panetierre

SOFIA VERGARA

Sofia Vergara

TAYLOR SCHILLING

Taylor Schilling EMMYS

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9/4: ALL ABOUT LASHES

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9/18: FALL MANI’S WE LOVE

HOTTEST MUSIC VIDEOS (RIGHT NOW!)

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Pharrell Williams, Happy
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It is nearly impossible to listen to this song from Pharrell Williams’ new album, G I R L, without dancing. Along with the release of this album, Pharrell launched the website 24hoursofhappy.com, the world’s first 24 hour music video, which includes cameos from celebrities such as Jimmy Kimmel, Kelly Osborne, and Jamie Foxx. We feel #HAPPY!

Jlo

Jennifer Lopez, I Luh Ya Papi
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This sexy new single previews Jennifer Lopez’s eighth studio album, set to release in summer. JLo channels some of her most iconic fashion moments in this video, looking nothing short of fabulous with her makeup also done by one of our favorites—Mary Phillips.

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Katy Perry, Dark Horse
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In this video, from her album Prism, Katy Perry transforms herself into Katy Patra with the help of her makeup artist Jake Bailey. With a fierce look like that, its no wonder the song became her ninth Billboard Hot 100 single!

Lorde

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Lorde’s debut album Pure Heroin took the music world by storm over the past year. This song follows suit with the album’s dark, yet sultry sound. We were so excited when MAC Cosmetics announced their partnership with this talented young artist!

Beyonce

Beyonce, Drunk In Love
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Beyonce describes this video, filmed in Golden Beach, FL, as one of the most effortless shoots she’s ever done. Her and husband, Jay Z, were recently named number one on Billboard’s Power 100 List for “[changing] how the industry and fans thought about interacting with music.”

Next up…

4/3: PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES: FOUNDATION & CONCEALER

4/10: PRODUCT REVIEW MONTH / OUR FAVORITES:  BRONZER, HIGHLIGHTER & BLUSH

CHICest HOLIDAY EVENTS IN NYC!

As the air gets colder and our hearts get warmer, all minds turn to the holidays. There’s just something about the holiday spirit that you can’t get any other time of the year. Maybe it’s being surrounded by family, maybe it’s the thrill of holiday shopping. Whatever it is, everyone knows that NYC does the holidays big! Here are the CHICest holiday events in NYC:

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 28, 2013

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This one is a no-brainer. As an 85-year tradition, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a can’t-miss holiday event. Whether you brave the crowds to see the giant floats in person or watch it from the comfort of your couch (sipping a peppermint mocha) the parade is sure to put you in the holiday mood.

The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park

November 1-January 5

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You will find more than 125 boutique-style shops carrying everything from jewelry to delicious treats. You are sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas list while enjoying the winter wonderland atmosphere.

 

Bloomingdale’s Holiday Window Unveiling ft. Josh Groban

November 19, 2013

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Hear Josh Groban perform live with the New York City Children’s Chorus at the Bloomberg Courtyard then afterward, join them for the unveiling of Bloomingdale’s window display at 59th and Lexington. Big Groban fan? You can score a copy of his latest album All That Echoes and have it signed by him in the store!

The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop

October 25-December 31

Grinch Workshop

Bring your little ones (or your “not-so little” selves) to the Children’s Museum of Manhattan where you will step into The Grinch’s Holiday Workshop. The exhibit is interactive with a scavenger hunt, scenes from the book and even features the Grinch’s sleigh!

 

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 4, 2013

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Holiday themed performances, ice-skating and a giant Swarovski star-topped tree are winter festivity at it’s finest. If you can’t make the lighting on December 4, the tree will be up through January 7.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

December 4-24

Columbus Circle Market

Located in Central Park, this is another holiday market you won’t want to miss. Head to the southwest entrance and enjoy the holiday fair and goodies from over 100 vendors

 

Next up…

11/21: Holiday Beauty Collections

11/21: Holiday Gift Guide

CELEBRITY COLLABORATIONS!

As all beauty lovers know, celebrity collaborations are the latest trend in the beauty and fashion worlds. With so many marked on our calendars, we decided to round them up for you. Get your wallet ready; these celebrity collaborations are much anticipated and much coveted!

Sarah Jessica Parker and Manolo Blahnik

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The actress will be teaming up with the CEO of Manolo Blahnik for a line of shoes, bags and trench coats called SJP. The line will be sold exclusively at Nordstrom with shoe prices ranging from $200 to $300 and bags under $700. While there are no photos of the collection just yet, mark you calendars for February 2014 when the line hits the shelves.

Marc Jacobs Beauty

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Already in Sephora stores and select Marc Jacobs location, the fashion icon has designed a 16-piece beauty collection. With cheeky color names and funky packaging, every “it girl” is coveting his eye shadow palettes, lipsticks and nail lacquers! Purchase it here: http://www.sephora.com/marc-jacobs-beauty

Jason Wu for Lancôme

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Jason Wu collaborated with beauty industry leader Lancome to design a fifteen-piece cosmetics range including mascara, eye shadow palettes and lipsticks. You’ll be able to purchase the collaboration exclusively at Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman in New York during Fashion Week in September. Get a close-up look here: http://www.musingsofamuse.com/2013/08/jason-wu-for-lancome-for-fall-2013.html

Carrie Underwood and Nicole by OPI

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Country crooner Carrie Underwood has partnered with Nicole by OPI to develop a line of 14 nail lacquers. You can get your hands-we mean nails- on the collection in January 2014. No matter your mood, this collection is promising with pastel shades to glitter to sultry colors.

Phillip Lim for Target

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Quick! Find your nearest Target because the wait is almost over! The much-anticipated line designed by Phillip Lim for Target arrives September 15th. Over 100 pieces make up the line including looks for morning and evening and even an array of men’s clothing and accessories. You can preview the collection here: http://www.target.com/c/3-1-phillip-lim-for-target-brand-shop/-/N-55ji0

Tory Burch and Estee Lauder

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Tory Burch is expanding her empire, collaborating with Estee Lauder to produce not only a fragrance line but a cosmetics line as well. As with her line of clothing and accessories, her beauty line has taken inspiration from her family. Look for the collection on September 26!

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TOP 10 HOTTEST ATHLETES

   They’re fit, they’re fierce! After discussing our favorite TOP 10 HOTTEST ATHLETES, we present to you this list of sexy sporty stars:

Natalie Gulbis

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With 3 LPGA Tour wins under her belt, Natalie Gulbis is one to watch on the golf course! Not that you could easily miss her bright smile, blonde hair and not to mention, those legs!

How you may know her outside of golf: She has endorsement deals with MasterCard, Michelob Ultra, Canon and TaylorMade/Adidas, just to name a few. Also she appeared on the second season of Celebrity Apprentice and the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.

Natalie Coughlin

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Natalie Coughlin’s resume is truly impressive! Her total of twelve Olympic medals tie her for the most all-time by an American woman.

How you may know her outside of swimming: Coughlin competed in season 9 of Dancing with the Stars and appeared in the 2012 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She has also written a book called Golden Girl.

Russell Westbrook

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The point guard is a three-time All-Star, and a three-time member of the All-NBA Second Team. He is very competitive and has a killer mentality on the court.

How you may know him outside of basketball: Known for his style in the NBA, Westbrook is signed with Jordan Brand and was the first athlete to cover FLAUNT magazine.

Colin Kaepernick

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Double threat: not only was he drafted to the NFL, but he also was drafted to the MLB! Now the quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, Colin chose football and has broken several football records,

How you may know him outside of football: Kaepernick was asked to pose for the cover and a spread in the ESPN body issue. As a newcomer to the NFL with a meteoric rise to fame, Kaepernick is on every football-lovers’ radar.

Andy Roddick

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Although Roddick officially retired in 2012, he is the former World No. 1 and considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

How you may know him outside of tennis: He is married to supermodel Brooklyn Decker, in 2011 he co-hosted a radio show on Fox Sports Radio and Roddick was awarded the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award of the Year because of his charity efforts.

JJ Redick

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JJ Redick is a SLAM DUNK in our book! As a college basketball player at the prestigious Duke University, Redick earned the title of “all-time leading scorer”. He then took his talents to the Orlando Magic and is now the shooting guard for the LA Clippers.

How you may know him outside of basketball: He founded the JJ Redick Foundation, a not-for-profit organization established to benefit underprivileged youth.

Iker Casillas

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Iker Casillas not only plays for both Real Madrid and the Spanish national team, but he is the captain for both! Casillas is one of a very select group of players who have won all major club and national championship titles.

Lolo Jones

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At the 2012 London Olympics, the exotic beauty finished fourth in the 100-meter hurdles. She also competes on the US national bobsled team and won a gold medal at the 2013 World Championships.

How you may know her outside of track: Lolo’s real name is “Lori”. She has posed for ESPN the Magazine and is sponsored by Asics and Oakley.

Sonny Bill Williams

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A New Zealand native, Williams is a rugby player and a heavyweight boxer. He currently plays rugby for the Sydney Roosters and is only the second person to represent his country. For those who know him, Williams has an eye for beautiful clothes and once he retires from rugby, has ambitions of designing his own range to fit men of his build.

Derek Jeter

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As one of the most recognizable names in baseball, Jeter is a 5-time World Series Champion and the Yankees’ all-time career leader in hits.

How you may know his outside of baseball: He was linked to Jennifer Aniston, created the Turn 2 Foundation to help children avoid drug and alcohol addiction and has appeared in a plethora of national ad campaigns for Nike, Gatorade, Ford, VISA and Gillette just to name a few.

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8/26: MTV Video Music Awards 2013
8/29: Celebrity Launches

“LIVE IT UP” Debuts in Style!

It’s easy to see that J.LO is Livin’ it Up! With the release of her new video featuring Pitbull for “Live it Up,” the pop diva is showing new trends and revisiting old trends in a new way! We are obsessed! How about you?

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BofL1AaiTjo

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J.LO is looking sultry and sunny in this yellow lip/nail combo!

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She switches up with this dramatic eye, and gorgeous highlight/contour combo!

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Can’t forget her tresses, shaggy and piecey and perfect sun-kisses strands!

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And yes…those abs…!

SUPER BOWL: THE CHICEST


Only the Super Bowl could bring together rough and tumble football with a high-fashion mega diva and creative commercials. No matter what team you were rooting for, no viewer was disappointed by the jaw-dropping performance Beyonce put on, along with her army of digitized dancers and surprise guests Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams!


Ms. Sasha Fierce took to the stage in a leather and lace corset by Rubin Singer and Proenza Schouler heels. Her performance included some of her best hits, opening with “Love on Top” and continuing with “Crazy in Love”. 
Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowlandliterally popped out from the stage to join Beyonce and formed a Destiny’s Child reunion (Charlie’s Angels-style) performing “Bootylicious”, “Independent Women” and “Single Ladies”!

Beyonce killed it in the beauty department! A gray smoky eye with shimmers of copper intensified her eyes and her gold chevron manicure made certain that every last detail was perfect!



On to the chicest commercials of the night!

The Vegas showgirls in the Coca-Cola commercial oozed glamour, especially when they shot glitter at their race opponents! And who wouldn’t want to travel with their girlfriends in that pink bus? Did you know you can even vote to decide who the winner of the race will be? I guess you know our vote…


Next we have the Mercedes-Benzcommercials featuring Kate Upton. Even though she doesn’t even do any real washing in the car wash commercial, the only thing hotter than a Mercedes CLA is Kate Upton

Kate wears a totally different look in the second Mercedes-Benz commercial going old-Hollywood glam in a Marilyn Monroe-esque white gown and retro waves


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