Posted on December 4, 2013
GABRIEL COSMETICS OPENS ITS PREMIERE BEAUTY BOUTIQUE, ‘GABRIEL’ IN REDMOND TOWN CENTER
All-natural, vegan, gluten free cosmetic brand reaches the community with premiere beauty boutique for luxury and affordable products and services
BELLEVUE, WA, (November 8, 2013) – Gabriel Cosmetics, INC. (Gabriel Cosmetics), a leader in all-natural and organic beauty products today announces the opening of their premiere beauty boutique, Gabriel in Redmond Town Center located in Redmond, Washington to be officially opened on November 16, 2013.
In an effort to share the brand’s all-natural philosophies and passion for classic, healthy beauty products, Gabriel will extend their artistic creativity to the Washington community. “Every designer’s dream is to open their own eponymous boutique, says founder and owner of Gabriel Cosmetics, Gabriel DeSantino. “Not only can we continue to advocate for all-natural, healthy products as we have internationally, but now we are reaching the community by offering boutique exclusives for loyal fans and the opportunity to enjoy the ‘Gabriel’ experience.”
The boutique will offer complimentary one-on-one makeup and skincare consultations as well as $35 makeup applications, which goes toward cosmetics to recreate your look at home. Store hours follow the Redmond Town Center hours: M-S 10:00am -8:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-7:pm. All four Gabriel Cosmetics collections (Gabriel Color, ZuZu Luxe, Clean Kids Naturally, and Gabriel Organics.) will be sold including gift sets and previous online exclusives. The Gabriel team will also test new products in-store, furthermore including the community in the creative process.
The space at Redmond Town Center was chosen for its clean, eco-friendly environment, which marries the Gabriel brand’s philosophies and over-all aesthetic. Located in the main section of the center, the space is minimalistic, yet inviting, creating a beauty haven adorned with ceiling to floor glass windows, which allows natural sunlight optimal for applying makeup. “We specifically chose Redmond Town Center for it’s outdoor shopping space, an environment that is sure to fit perfectly with the brand,” says Gabriel. “We invite the community to walk or bike up to our boutique for a little beauty pick-me-up.”
The Gabriel boutique, while first for the brand, will be a stepping stone to the future of Gabriel Cosmetics’ expansion; heading in a direction of providing all-natural, vegan, gluten-free and organic beauty products to local communities both in Washington and nationally.
At the opening on November 16, 2013, the Gabriel team will celebrate by providing special promotions including gift with purchase over $10, gift certificates valued at $60 for $40, free makeup applications with purchase of $35, and a special appearance by Gabriel DeSantino who will be doing makeup applications and hosting a ‘Tweet and Greet’ from 11-2pm. They will invite local fans and followers to stop by and receive 20% off products just by showing they are fans/followers. #gabrielopening will be used for all social media.
About Gabriel Cosmetics:
Gabriel Cosmetics was conceived and developed by Gabriel DeSantino, CEO and founder of Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. Gabriel Cosmetics products are made from 100% natural ingredients with no synthetic chemicals or animal by-products. Their skincare is USDA/Organic and provides a wide range of skin health products custom to the individual’s needs. Their cosmetics are vegan and gluten-free and include both bold and classic color palettes, smooth application and a variety of essentials including brushes, cosmetic wipes, and nail polish.
Gabriel developed his cosmetics to cater to women at every stage of her life. The Zuzu Luxe collection was created for the bright-eyed beauty bohemian who craves color and is looking to make a statement while keeping her health in mind. Complete with flirty, edgy tones with a mixture of matte and shimmer, Zuzu Luxe is an all-natural, gluten free, vegan cosmetic line that gives a new definition to glamour. The Gabriel Color collection was designed with the discerning woman in mind who tends to choose more conservative, sophisticated styles. This collection is a delicate and refined vegan, gluten free cosmetic line made up of natural, earth tones and beautiful color palettes, which ultimately create mistake proof beauty. Clean Kids Naturally is an all-natural children’s personal care system that includes shampoo, detangler, foaming liquid soap, and bubble bath. Gabriel Cosmetics rounds out the collection with the foundation of the company, Gabriel Organics, USDA certified Organic; a system that harnesses the power of the sea including seaweed, fennel and minerals to create a system designed to regenerate and revitalize the health of the skin.
Posted on November 27, 2013
Posted on November 1, 2013
Sadly summer is over but now is the perfect time to switch up your skin care regimen! Summer took its toll on your skin while it saw the sun, sweat, salt water and chlorine.
First things first, for both body and face choose a different cleanser. You will want one that is gentle yet gives you a higher moisture level. Your skin is probably drier due to all the sun, sweat and chlorine.
Be aware that you should also exfoliate at least once a week. Some people think they need to scrub their face with a brush or washcloth. We at Gabriel Cosmetics always believe that natural is best, so look for alternatives to a face scrub that contains synthetic micro beads. Exfoliating will remove dead skin cells and allow bright, healthy skin to show through.
Now let’s discuss moisturizing. If your skin dries out during cold months, think about changing your moisturizer. If it gets extremely dry during the colder seasons, start applying your moisturizer right before you sleep. Even if your skin type is oily you can benefit from moisturizer, just choose one made for that skin type. For extra dry skin try using a hydrating mist for added moisture.
Lastly, drink plenty of water and protect your skin with sunscreen. Your skin still needs protection even though it’s no longer summer time.
Give the extra love and attention that your skin deserves this fall and you’ll be thankful once winter hits!
Posted on September 27, 2013
There were many great beauty moments at this year’s Emmys. Sporting the hottest trends of the season our favorite television stars took to the red carpet. We saw quite a few rising trends like the bob as well as chic ponytails and timeless looks like bright lip shades. We’re going to show you how to get the top three looks while reliving the red carpet!
This look was inspired by a high-fashion version of a 1965 Vogue magazine cover.
Eyes: Cover the lids with ZuZu Luxe eye shadow in Casino. Contour only the crease of the lids with shadow in color – Vixen. Brush on black liquid liner Raven on the top lash line and bottom. Now don’t be shy with the mascara!!
Skin: Always use a concealer and give a natural glow with this gold highlighted bronzer D-28 by ZuZu Luxe.
Cheeks: Try our blush in Samba- I feel like that will look great on most skin tones.
Lips: I love the lip color Siren by ZuZu Luxe.
To achieve this look get “shimmery eyes” by mixing Platinum shadow all over from lashes to brow bones, concentrating color mostly on the inner corners and lids. Extend the shimmer past brows and use as a highlighter on cheekbones and temples. Next, line lashes with a black liquid liner like ZuZu Luxe Raven to thicken your lashes then comb through them with Onyx Mascara.
To offset the light-reflecting eyes and cheeks, be sure to keep the rest of the face matte. Moisturize skin (Gabriel Organics) and then apply an oil-free liquid foundation like ZuZu Luxe. Next, tap peachy Gabriel Cosmetics Apricot onto cheeks.
For those poppy lips, we recommend swiping on Coral Gabriel Cosmetics lipstick straight from the tube and perfecting the line with a lip brush. This statement lip is all the rage this fall.
We fell in love with this gorgeous look on the red carpet. This look was inspired by the German model Veruschka from the 70’s. This look is more modern with soft blended bronzing, a pop of pastel to the eyes and a neutral lip. For this shimmery eye use ZuZu Luxe shadow in Dusk on eyelids and lining underneath the eye. To make your eyes pop like Padma’s use Prism on the inner eye. For the retro lip look try Ultra Suede topped off with Gabriel Color Champagne lip gloss.
Get your Hollywood glamour on!
Posted on September 12, 2013
If you have a gluten intolerance or celiac disease you probably are used to looking for gluten in your food, but what about your makeup? Food labels almost always list whether or not it contains gluten, a type of protein found in wheat, barley and other grains. Packaging for your beauty products may not provide this important information. Most mainstream cosmetic companies don’t provide gluten information on their packaging.
There are an estimated 2 million people in the United States with celiac disease. If they consume gluten, their immune systems attack villi structures that line your small intestine which are crucial for absorbing food nutrients. The only treatment is to avoid gluten.
Studies have shown that anyone sensitive to gluten could experience symptoms and reactions to makeup, skin care, and lotions that contain gluten. Consumers need to be aware of potential inadvertent gluten exposure. These products can be accidentally ingested in small quantities if the product is used on their hands or around their mouth. Gabriel Cosmetics and ZuZu Luxe are one of the first cosmetic companies to have their products Certified Gluten Free. Not all labels list gluten even if it has a gluten based ingredient such as vitamin E.
So to ensure that you are getting a gluten free product, always purchase from a reputable company like Gabriel Cosmetics, Inc. that communicates that we understand what gluten intolerance and Celiac Disease are and our commitment to providing these products free of gluten. In conjunction with National Celiac Disease Awareness Day today we are offering 20% off of our products here using code glutenfree.
Posted on September 6, 2013
Get The Look
Posted on August 23, 2013
We are excited to launch our first palette…”Rebel” inspired by the grunge looks on the fall runways! Living in Seattle during the grunge movement who should know better to show you this look other than Gabriel Cosmetics? Let it be your deviant device to bring out your inner REBEL!!