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 The hot lip color on the runways was orange! This shade is flattering on just about…

Tips for healthy and strong nails.

We all like to show off our nails on both our hands and feet. Summertime is especially important whether you are showing your feet in cute sandals at the beach or strappy heals at a wedding. There are so many fun nail art trends right now but you want to start with a good healthy strong base to show off these looks. Here’s 10 great tips to get…

Get the look: Bronzer Tutorial

Use a Kabuki brush to apply Bronzer to the areas of the face the sun would naturally hit. 1. Using very light strokes, first apply the bronzer to the top of the forehead 2. Sweep bronzer down the bridge of your nose 3. Next make the “E”:Temples, cheek bone and hollow of cheek 4. Apply a small amount to the chin Tip: Build up…

Makeup Tips for your Twenties

Be prepared – Invest in a good eye cream (Gabriel Organics Anti-Aging Eye Cream $35.50) and moisturizer (Gabriel Organics White Seaweed Calming Cleanser $22.50) for preventative skin care to help with aging gracefully. Experiment – Now is the time to play with different makeup looks to find what looks best on you.  Do be aware of different looks for daytime versus evening.  Dark eyes…

Guest Blog Post: What is your skin tone?

We thought we would feature a Guest Blog Post monthly by a professional in the beauty industry.  This month is brought to by the lovely Maggie Wendt, our local professional makeup artist that works on various Gabriel Cosmetics projects. What is your skin tone? Determining your skin tone can put an end to what colors to pick when shopping for cosmetics or clothing items….

Ways to GO GREEN for Earth Day and everyday!

We are always looking to save money and we should also be looking for ways to Go Green.  In celebration of Earth Day here’s some things you can do today and everyday to leave our planet in a better place. RECYCLE. It’s never been easier to recycle than it is in this day and age.  We have recycle bins at our desks at the…

The Oceanid Collection Makeup Tutorial

Shop here http://www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com/index.cfm/category/241/oceanid-collection.cfm The Oceanid Collection is a myriad of eclectic shades drawing from the freshness of the spring season and the beauty and delicateness of the sea as the collective inspiration. The color palette embodies the movement, life and serenity of the sea with the empowerment of the Oceanids, the 3,000 daughters of the Titans according to Greek mythology. Featuring 8 products, The…

Makeup Tips for your Fifties

1.     Brighten your eyes.  All women as we get older should use a little eyeliner.  Don’t go too thick and apply it above top lashes.  Or you can do a fine line and smudge it out (Gabriel Color Eye Liner $12.00/ZuZu Luxe Eye Liner $13.80).  For a softer look try using an eye shadow with angled brush along the lash line (Gabriel Eye Shadow…

Get This Spring Trend Look!

The trend for Spring 2013 is blue eye liner and blue eye shadow.  We love Rachel Zoe, did you see her blue eye liner on The Rachel Zoe Project?  Blue eye liner is amazing since it makes your eyes pop even if you don’t have blue eyes!  With so many different shades of blue the possibilities are endless.  The look couldn’t be easier to…

Wickedest Wing of the Northwest

Are you as excited about the release of Oz the Great and Powerful movie as we are?  Gabriel was inspired to create The Wickedest Wing of the Northwest!  This look coincides with Emerald the color of the year.  Click on the above picture for steps on how to create this look or shop the look here SHOP LOOK.