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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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

Makeup Tips for your Twenties

Makeup Tips for your twenties

 

Makeup Tips for your Fifties

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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 $13.55/ZuZu Luxe Eye Shadow $15.25).

2.    Less is more lip liner.  Using too much lip liner has an aging effect that you want to avoid.  When choosing a lip liner go with a neutral shade (Gabriel Nutmeg Lip Liner $12.00/ZuZu Luxe Fresh or Innocence Lip Liner $13.80).

3.    Hint of color.  Glosses make lips look moist but after a certain age you want add some color to your lips.  Don’t be afraid to mix and match lipsticks with a lip gloss which will give lips a fuller effect (Gabriel Lipstick/Lip Gloss $16.75 and ZuZu Luxe Lipstick/Lip Gloss $18.15).

4.    Stick to natural.  Stay clear of shadows with glitter and metallic.  These frosted shades can cause the eyes to look more aged and wrinkled.  Stick to softer more natural eye shadow shades (Gabriel Color Eye Shadow $13.55).

5.    Contour to flatter.  Jaw line and neck can be problem areas for some of us.  Using a darker color (2-3 shades darker than foundation) to shadow and contour under the chin and onto neck.  Or you can use a highlighting color to lift the face by applying below bottom of cheek and above the jaw line (Gabriel Dual Powder Foundation $26.35/ZuZu Luxe Dual Powder Foundation $28.30).

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

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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