The BROW is BACK

Full and shaped brows can frame the face and give you a more youthful look.

 TO CREATE A CLASSIC SHAPE:

1. Hold a pencil vertically against your nose and pluck stray hair to the right of it. Switch the pencil to the other side of your nose and repeat.

2. For the arch, hold your pencil again, but now angle it diagonally over the center of your iris. Your ideal brow high point is where the pencil hits the brow. Tweeze just three or four hairs from underneath to enhance the arch.

3. For the right length, place a pencil diagonally from the base of your nose to the outer corner of your eye. Where the pencil and brow bone meet is where your brow should end.

FOR THE FULLER, MORE EVEN BROW:

Feather your ZuZu Luxe Cream Brow Pencil into the hairs of the brow, defining your shape.  Finish with the ZuZu Luxe Clear Brow + ZuZu Luxe Clear Mascara Lash Conditioner to hold the shape in place.

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Makeup Highlighting Tips

 

 

What tips do you have for highlighting and defining brow and cheek bones? Use Gabriel Bone eye shadow or ZuZu Luxe Platinum eye show to highlight and define brow bone. Tip: Use Uber or Hope lipstick on top of brow highlighter, because of the silver shimmer when the light hits it that area will be highlighted. For cheek bones contour with blush just below the cheek bones.

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How do you maintain a ‘bronzed’ look, but don’t over do it for the winter time? Only apply where the sun would naturally hit the skin; bridge of nose, cheeks, hairline and jaw line. We suggest our bronzers in either D-28 or D-32. If a bronzer with no shimmer is desired you can use Gabriel Dual Powder Deep Beige for a more matte look.

Keep checking back for more great makeup tips from Gabriel!  Stay beautiful!

 

Perfect Your Pout

The Heartbreaker Collection features two sets in either warm or cool tones designed to create the perfect pout! With Valentine’s Day around the corner I wanted to share the steps I take to create the perfect pout.

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 STEP ONE: Prep & Prime

Prep your lips with an application of Gabriel Organics Marine Lip Treatment to ensure your lips are soft and smooth (be sure to blot, lips should be moist not wet). Prime them with foundation and powder. This helps prolong the lipstick and creates a blank canvas

 STEP TWO: Line Lips

Line your lips to create the desired shape. Use a lip liner with a dull point rather than freshly sharpened, this will create a softer, prettier definition.

 STEP THREE: Fill in Lips

Fill in entire lip area with the lip liner used to shape your lips. This will help prolong the lipstick.

 

STEP FOUR: Apply Lipstick (ZZL Starlet Lipstick from the Heartbreaker Collection is used in picture)

You can always apply straight from the tube however using a lip brush helps with precision, I actually dipped the lip brush into the tip of the lipstick.

 COLORS USED: ZuZu Luxe Cherry lip liner and ZuZu Luxe Starlet Lipstick from the Heartbreaker Collection.

 Send us your pics, we would love to see your Perfect Pouts!

 Gabriel

Perfect Your Pucker.

Credit: T. Arroyo/PictureGroup

Credit:
T. Arroyo/PictureGroup

VERA’S RUBY LIPS photo/Vera Farmiga ZuZu Luxe Lipstick in Vino De Amor

  • Start with smooth, clean lips.  TIP:  use the Gabriel Organics Red Seaweed Gentle Exfoliator.
  • PRIME the lips using your favorite Gabriel Color or ZuZu Luxe concealer all over the lip area.
  • APPLY your pucker perfect lipstick shade directly to the lips and use your lip brush to soften edges.

For extra staying power:  blot once and reapply color  To add shine:  apply your favorite lip gloss on top

 

 

Get this look!

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba looked stunning at the 2013 Golden Globes. She popped in a bright tangerine lipstick. Rock this look yourself with Gabriel Cosmetics online exclusive Coral, available now!

Get this same look using our all natural, gluten-free, cruelty free and vegan Gabriel Color lipstick as seen on our model below:

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Simply Simons Photography

To create this look the models lips were lined with Fresh lip liner from ZuZu Luxe by Gabriel Cosmetics.  Instead of applying lipstick color straight from the tube try using a lipstick brush like Gabriel’s Lip Brush for precise application.

 

Gabriel in his own words

The smartest health change I ever made was to make a conscious decision to avoid sugar in my diet
My hidden talent is taking traditional dishes and making them healthy
Whenever I’m tempted to skip a workout, I tell myself, “If I start with a shorter work out, nine times out of ten I’ll talk myself into finishing the whole thing!”
The last thing I do before I go to bed is read
I’ve always wanted to go to Florence Italy
The one food I’ll never give up is pizza

Taking care of your skin.

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Want to delay aging and prevent problematic skin? Follow these easy steps:

• Protect your skin from the sun by using SPF or seeking the shade
• Cleanse and moisturize skin daily. As well as drinking plenty of water.
• Eat a healthy diet
• Do not smoke
• Try to limit your stress

How to determine your skin type?
Normal/Combination: Normal will not show traces of oil and will be least problematic. Combination will have areas of both dry and oily.
Dry/Dehydrated: Skin will feel dry, flaky and tight.
Oily/Overactive: Can look shiny, feel greasy, has large pores and acne/breakouts.

How often should you exfoliate?
Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and dirt leaving your skin soft and glowing! How many times a week you should exfoliate depends on the scrub. Our Red Seaweed Gentle Exfoliator is so gentle and soft you can use it every day as opposed to a more coarse scrub. The general rule is 2-3 times a week but skip it if your skin is feeling dry or irritated.

Should I include a mask in my skin care regimen?
Studies have shown that masks are worthwhile. Masks can balance out oily skin as well as making skin feel and look better. I would recommend using weekly to balance the skin. Both of our masks can be used on any skin type.

Sea Clay Purifying Mud Mask: A fresh blend of sea minerals and clays specifically formulated for its purifying, astringent and clarifying effect. This mineral-rich clay mask cleanses and purifies the skin by absorbing surface impurities and excess sebum. Seaweed helps to smooth an soothe, while sea kelp and aloe vera provide humectants and anti-irritants to moisturize and heal skin
Seaweed Hydrating Mask: An active formula of blue green algae, amino acids and plant extracts precisely blended to provide just the amount of hydration and resiliency needed for all skin types. Spirulina and sea fennel have been added to maximize the hydrating benefits. Vitamin E and aloe vera help to soothe and heal minor irritations, making this the ideal treatment to calm the effects of excessive sun exposure.

Gabriel Organics Specialty Skin Care Sets are formulated to benefit each skin type:

Normal to Combination
These Gabriel Organics skincare products were formulated especially for people whose skin type is neither oily nor dry, although there may be some shine in the “T-Zone ” area, to keep your complexion clear, smooth and radiant.
Normal to Combination Skincare Series (will include full size cleanser and moisturizer and a 2oz travel size tonic) $49.20 $35.00

Oily/Overactive
These Gabriel Organics skincare products were formulated specially for people with oily complexions to reduce oil production, mattify skin and unblock pores
Oily to Overactive Skincare Series (will include full size cleanser and moisturizer and a 2oz travel size tonic) $49.20 $35.00

Dry/Dehydrated
These Gabriel Organics skincare products were formulated specially for people with dry, dehydrated skin to restore a radiant, youthful-looking complexion and reduce the appearance of premature fine lines and wrinkles.
Dry Dehydrated Skincare Series (will include full size cleanser and moisturizer and a 2oz travel size tonic) $58.00 $35.00

Specialty
In addition to a basic, daily skin care treatment plan, most complexions require special treatment from time to time. Your skin may show outward signs of emotional or physical stress, environmental effects, or the change of seasons. Gabriel Organics addresses these special needs through a selection of results-oriented intensive treatment products, which help to bring the skin back to its normal balance. These products are beneficial to all skin types.
Specialty Skincare Series (Full size Red Seaweed Gentle Exfoliator, Sea Clay Purifying Mud Mask and Seaweed Hydrating Mask) $81.95 $49.50