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
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Emmy Makeup Trends 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!

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey Deschanel
Photo Credit Robyn Beck / AFP/Getty Images

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.

Claire Danes

Claire Danes
Photo Credit Getty Images

 

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.

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi
Photo Credit Getty Images

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!

xoxo,

 

Oceanid Collection

Oceanid

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 Titans according to Greek mythology.

The collection includes the Sunset blush, three eye shadows including the new Calypso and Breeze, Platinum eye shadow, the Azure liquid eyeliner, Navy mascara, Fresh lip liner, and Crystal lip gloss.

Gabriel Cosmetics was founded on a principal of nature, committed to developing all-natural beauty products that bring life to makeup through ingredients, color and application. We ask that you join us on this journey through nature — past, present and future and Go Goddess this spring with the Oceanid Collection by Gabriel Cosmetics.

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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

 

 

Mascara Q&A

Do you ever recommend using a primer before applying mascara? Why didn’t you include one in your cosmetic lines?

Most have synthetic fibers that may be harmful to the delicate eye; however I would recommend our Clear Mascara, which coats the lashes and makes them appear fuller.

What are the major benefits with going with an all-natural mascara?

You are avoiding harsh chemicals found in mass-market mascaras. Ours helps promote healthy lash growth from vitamins and herbal extracts instead of mascara with synthetic fibers that just mimic.

Related Products:

Gabriel Color Mascara $15.20

Black-Brown

Gentle and non-irritating formula with vitamin B-5 to lengthen and thicken lashes without clumping or smudging. Specially designed brush expertly defines, separates and creates maximum volume. Natural plant waxes and vitamins have been added for superior conditioning and protection for full healthy lashes.
.25oz/7.5ml

Available Colors: Black, Black Brown

 

 

 

Zuzu Luxe Mascara $16.20

Onyx

Designed to add some wattage to your wink! Clear Mascara conditions lashes to create a natural look or tame wild brows. .25oz/7.5ml

This gentle and non-irritating formula enriched with vitamins and herbal extracts will help protect each fragile eyelash and encourage maximum growth. The luxurious nylon brush is especially designed to add length while being clump proof and non-smudging. Suitable for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.

TIP
To make eyes really intense, apply multiple coats of ZuZu Luxe Mascara to the top lashes, stroking upward and to the very tip, then sweep the shade along lower lashes. Best used with our Brow/Lash Brush to separate the lashes eliminating any flakes or clumps.

Available Colors: Onyx, Espresso, Navy, Clear

Blooming Flowers!

Peonies

Peonies

Roses

Roses

Holiday Arrangement

Holiday Arrangement

Peonies are my favorite flower and I got inspired by the beauty of nature to decorate my home. 

Here are some tips for making your lovelies last their longest:

  • Put in lukewarm water as soon as they are cut (slanted 45-degree angle cut).
  • Use warm water (better absorbed versus cold).
  • Add homemade flower preservative:  Mix 1 teaspoon of sugar, 2 teaspoons of lemon or lime juice and a quart of lukewarm water.