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Summer is here – has your makeup made the transformation yet? Here are a couple of makeup trends that were noticed on ramps around the world this Spring/Summer 2014. Stay fashion forward by incorporating these hot summer makeup tips in your look! All looks were created by our makeup artist team at our Gabriel Boutique.
SUMMER FLIRT
Gabriel Blush in Vibrant Pink
ZuZu Luxe Shades of Orchid Palette
ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner in Luxor
ZuZu Luxe Lip Liner in Fraise
ZuZu Luxe Gloss in Crystal
 
BEACHCOMBER
Gabriel Liquid Radiance in Liquid Gold
ZuZu Luxe Bronzer in D-28
ZuZu Luxe Brow Pencil in Mink
Gabriel Classic Shadow Palette
ZuZu Luxe Eyeshadow in Egyptian Gold
ZuZu Luxe Mascara in Onyx
ZuZu Luxe Lipstick in Icon
ZuZu Luxe Gloss in Bronzite
 
BARBIE Q
ZuZu Luxe Blush in Sunset
ZuZu Luxe Brow Pencil in Flax
ZuZu Luxe Eyeshadow in Skylar & Ice Princess
ZuZu Luxe Eyeliner in South Pacific
ZuZu Luxe Lipstick in Starlet
ZuZu Luxe Lip Liner in Cherry
 
HAPPY HOUR CHIC
Gabriel Blush in Apricot
Gabriel Eyeshadow in Bisque, Chocolate Brown (used in brows) & Charcoal (used as liner)
ZuZu Luxe Eyeshadow in Casino
Gabriel Contour Blush (used as shadow)
ZuZu Luxe Gloss in Caliente
Xo,
Gabriel

Take Your Makeup Bag from Winter to Spring with Ease

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As the seasons change so should your Beauty routine. With temperatures going up your skin will need products lighter in texture and brighter in color. Here’s a step by step guide in changing your routine so that your transition from winter to spring will look effortless.
 
Skin: Start with a primer, we love ZuZu Luxe Color Correcting Primers to correct imperfections and lock makeup in place. Follow with ZuZu Luxe Bronzers for a sun kissed glow or light up your skin with ZuZu Luxe Mosaic Illuminators.
 
Cheeks: When the temperatures rises switch from powder to a cream blush for a natural glow. Cream Blush will also last longer in the heat, we love Gabriel’s Multi Pots (bonus they work on eyes and lips too)!
 
Eyes: To ensure your eye makeup lasts start with Gabriel Color Primer, next apply shadows with a brush to avoid oils from your fingers. We love clear mascara as you do not have to worry about your mascara smearing in the heat or water, plus it is great to lock your brows in place.
 
Lips: Lose the deep shades and go for Vivid Oranges like ZuZu Luxe Shades of Paradise, Bright Pinks and gloss! Lip Glosses to try right now are ZuZu Luxe Luscious, Cosmopolitan and Gabriel’s Soft Berry.
 
Nails: Spring & Summer is the time to have fun with your manicure & pedicure, try Gabriel’s Tropical Paradise Nail Collection to nail this seasons bright color trend!
 
Essentials: Always keep ZuZu Luxe Cosmetic Wipes on hand, a great lip balm and Gabriel Organics Sea Mineral Hydra Mist, a quick spritz is an easy way to stay cool and keep your skin fresh.
Xo,
Gabriel

Gabriel’s Travel Essentials

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My next trip to Europe take me to Rome, Florence and London.    One of my purposes of this trip is to see what new beauty innovations our European counter parts are doing and the other is to see the fabulous art!  I will be making daily posts of what I learn so make sure you check in often!  Traveling abroad is completely different than traveling in the US, so I thought I’d share some of my traveling trips that I’ve learned over the years.
Style – I like to look stylish and fresh from the time I board the plane to the moment I arrive at my destination.  I love a good pair of black fitted jeans (not too tight for long flights) and black V neck tee (or turtleneck) and noir cowboy boots that can easily slide on and off (think security check points!).  My scarf and signature ZZL beanie are a must!  The former keeps me warm during the flight and the latter makes sure my hair is presentable after napping during the flight.  Don’t forget your oversized lunettes de soleil which hide tired eyes.
Luggage:  I only take two carry ons; my computer bag (which besides holding my computer has last minute paperwork and magazines) and my back pack (which holds tickets, passport, organic sprouted almonds and BEAUTY ESSENTIALS).  Partial list to follow;
Moisturize – Flying and climate changes can dry out your skin; I always pack my Marine Anti Aging Cream (which doubles up as a luxurious hand treatment) and Lip RX to keep my skin and lips moisturized.
Skip the soft drinks and alcohol (as it is known to dehydrate your entire body) and indulge in plenty of water.  You will be on the ground soon and a cocktail bar not too far away to start your holiday!
Fresh – To freshen up I like to spritz our Sea Mineral Hydra Mist for a quick burst of hydration on my skin.  The fresh scent is welcomed after sitting in stale plane air or travelling long distances by car.
I can’t wait for Rome, Florence and London next month and enjoy a European lifestyle of champagne, facials and ART!
Be sure to check our Instagram for pics and visit Ask G for a complete list of my “Travel Beauty Essentials”.
Ciao!

2014 Spring Makeup Looks

When you think of spring you usually envision rosy cheeks and pink lips. This season, brace yourself as the trend is sexier and bolder than years past.  Look forward to an edgier look that is easier to pull off than you think. Gabriel shows you how!

Orange Lips

Orange Lips

The hot lip color on the runways was orange! This shade is flattering on just about everyone and will make your lip pop next to all the pastels in clothing that you’ll be seeing.  Try Gabriel Color Lipstick in Coral or Shades of Paradise Lip Palette.

Inky Eye Liner

Inky Liner

Make a statement wearing black or charcoal smudged liner with minimal makeup.  This makes for a casual yet cool look. Try ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner in Raven.

Pastel Lids

Pastel Lids

To enhance your eyes, layer pink, blue or violet pastel shades above and below.  Try Gabriel Color Sable, ZuZu Luxe Skylar, ZuZu Luxe Angel or Paradise Palette to start.

All Natural

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Models on the runway looked as if they were wearing nothing on their faces.  To recreate this look we suggest using small amounts of concealer.  Then mix your moisturizer and liquid foundation to create a dewier complexion.  Finally sweep a neutral shade on the apples of cheeks and lips. Try using Gabriel Color Multi Pots.

Start practicing these looks now as spring is just around the corner!

Xo,

Gabriel

Eye Shadow for your eye shape.

Eye Shapes

 Just as important as finding shades that are flattering for your lids is to understand your natural eye shape.  This will help you when applying your shadow and liner to fit your face.  Here are Gabriel’s tricks for each specific eye shape to make the most of that wink!

ALMOND EYES/UPTURNED EYES (think Angelina Jolie)

Most eye shadow techniques will work on this eye shape. The lower lid can look longer than the top lid. To make them appear more proportioned apply a pencil or dark shadow along the outer lower corner to bring down the lifted effect of the outer corner. Whatever look you’re achieving be sure to “mirror” the effect by swiping the colors along your bottom lash line.

 DEEP SET EYES (think Julianne Moore)

Set deeper in the skull with large eyes creates the illusion of a prominent brow bone. Brighten the lid by using a metallic peach (try ZuZu Luxe Casino) or neutral (try Gabriel Color Bone) and illuminate your brow bone with a shimmery shade.

 HOODED EYELIDS (think Blake Lively)

This is where an extra layer of skin droops over the crease, which in turn causes the lid to seem smaller.  Apply darker shadow over and out past the crease, drawing the focus upwards. Tightlining the top waterline will enlarge your eye shape and thicken your lash base (try using Gabriel Angle Brush).

 PROTRUDING EYE (think singer Mya)

This eye shape creates projected lids in the socket area. This shape gives you lots of area to work with. To keep this lid from overshadowing your look you’ll want to blend darker shades all over your eye. Smoky Eyes work best with this shape! Apply a thick liner along the upper lash and voila!

 CLOSE SET EYES (think Jennifer Aniston)

This is when you have less than one eyeball width apart. To create the look of more space, just add sparkling or frosty light shadows in the inner corners (try ZuZu Luxe Platinum).  Apply an extra dab of mascara to the outer corners of lashes to pull the focus outward.

 WIDE SET EYES (think singer Brandy)

Wide set eyes are when you have more than one eyeball width apart. Lessen the look of extra space by using a black liner as close to the inner tear duct as possible, on both top and bottom lash lines.  Swipe all of the lashes from mid eye towards your nose with a mascara comb (try using Gabriel Brow/Lash Brush).

 DOWNTURNED EYES (think Camilla Belle)

These eyes have a slight drop to them on the outer corners. This is a great shape for creating the perfect cat eye! Apply a liquid liner (try ZuZu Luxe Liquid Liner Raven) on the top lid and extend out and up at a 45 degree angle. This will create balance.

MONOLID (think model/actress Devon  Aoiki)

These lids are flat on the surface with not much of a crease or no crease.  You will want to create an illusion of dimension and define the brow bone with gradient eye shadows, dark to light. Start with the darkest color to the lash line, soft neutral in the middle and lightest at the brow bone.  Lastly curl your lashes for the added lift.

Xo,

Gabriel

 

 

 

ROSEMARY IN GABRIEL ORGANICS SKINCARE

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Numerous studies have proven the rejuvenating and healing qualities of sea-derived ingredients, and Gabriel Organics is a pioneer in bringing these beneficial ingredients to you.

At the same time, Gabriel Organics uses 100% natural ingredients – plant oils, extracts from the sea, botanicals and never any harsh ingredients, or artificial preservatives, fragrances or colors.  As a result, our high quality products are non-allergenic and fragrance-free, ideal for even the most sensitive skin.

Rosmarinus officinalis is a common ingredient that you will find in our Gabriel Organics Skin Care line. The name “Rosemary” is derived from Latin meaning dew of the sea, how fitting! This ingredient is rich in antioxidants providing skin with a multitude of benefits and improving skin quality. Other reasons why Gabriel Cosmetics uses rosemary in its skincare is because it increases micro-circulation, reduces inflammation, tightens pores and increases cell renewal, all why acting as a natural preservative.

In addition to promoting youthful skin, this herb is also known for having positive effects on your health. It contains substances that stimulates the immune system, improves digestion and increases circulation. Also it is pleasantly aromatic and has naturally antidepressant uplifting and balancing effects.

Rosemary also has a rich history as a medicinal herb, and at one point was even a symbol of love. What’s not to love?

Xo,

Gabriel

Smokey Eye Tutorial

Watch this Gabriel tutorial to get the smokey eye look. This is a great look to recreate for your New Year’s Eve festivities.

 

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