Gabriel Cupcakes

Have a sweet tooth? What better way to indulge than with these vegan and gluten free vanilla cupcakes! I whipped up these beauties and shared them with our home office team and they were a hit. ingredients 2 cups garbanzo–fava bean flour 1 cup potato starch ½ cup arrowroot 1 tablespoon plus 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon xanthan…

Celiac Disease and Gluten in Cosmetics

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…

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…

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.

Oceanid Collection

Gabriel Cosmetics is proud to announce that this spring 2013, we will introduce The Oceanid Collection, 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…

Makeup Tips for your Thirties

1.     Getting Even – Dark splotches and spots start appearing in your thirties.  Use a full coverage foundation to even out skin tone.  Try Gabriel Moisturizing Liquid Foundation $28.00 or ZuZu Luxe Oil Free Liquid Foundation $29.75. 2.    Creating Bone Structure – As we age our skin loses its firmness and elasticity, which means saggy skin.  The best way to combat this is adding…

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…

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…

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.    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…

Perfect Your Pucker.

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…