makeup

Tools of the Trade

There are some moments during your life that you will never forget.  A couple years ago Michelle, Salon Manager, walked past Tim's styling chair and over heard a client tell Tim he was a Hair God. He finished her blowdry a moment later, and responded with a witty comment.

“It’s not me, it’s the [YS Park] brush.”
— Timothy Pamment

Tim had been partly joking and partly speaking truth.  Yes, he is technically a brilliant stylist.  He did however bring up a great point that day.  A well made brush makes a world of a difference.  The YS Park brush enhanced his client's blowout; the brush smoothed and added shine to her hair.

Kevyn Aucoin has produced a line of cosmetic tools that is loved by both our Makeup Artist, Holly, and Salon clients.  The line carries 13 brushes, an eyelash curler, and pencil sharpener.  The brushes are natural goat hair and/or synthetic depending on the brush's purpose. They have been created to allow for precise application.

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The beauty industry loves Shu Uemura's eyelash curler.  Kevyn Aucoin had assisted in the development of this curler.  He did express that he wasn't completely satisfied with the curler and saw further adjustments to be made.  When he developed his own cosmetic line, he made these modifications.  His lash curler is now the professional's preference.  If your interested in reading more about "How to Curl Lashes (The Right Way)," click the title link!

Eye Want That Wand

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The Ellis Faas black mascara has become our client's favorite beauty product (coming up second is the Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil).  By the end of this article, you too will be saying, "'Eye' want that wand!" 

This mascara deliver's longer, thicker, "false-like" lashes.  Many beauty brands that claim to give the same results, do not fully deliver.  The Ellis Faas mascara has our stamp of approval!

Packaged in a sleek silver pen-like container, the twist top reveals a stylish long wand with a medium size brush applicator. The brush allows those with shorter lashes to get close to the lash line and sweep up with ease.  The tightly packed bristles are evenly distributed, which allows the mascara to properly separate, define, lengthen, and add volume.  

Although not waterproof, it does offer flexibility which allows for multiple touch up applications throughout the day.  You can go from a one-coat application, perfect for daytime, and kick it up a notch with two more coats for a nighttime glam look.  

Interested in something more than mascara?  Scroll down for a link to our article "Lash Out," to learn more about Latisse.

Testimonials from www.EllisFaas.com:

I love the Ellis Faas mascara. My lashes look fantastic, full and long. It is really the best mascara I have ever used.
— Marilee
This is the very first non-waterproof mascara that does not streak when I’m crying, which I do frequently.
— Caroline
Mascara by Ellis Faas, $34, sold at the Timothy Pamment Salon

Mascara by Ellis Faas, $34, sold at the Timothy Pamment Salon

Do you have more than one Ellis Product? Ask about this modern compact holder.  It has space to contain a foundation and powder, along with your own customized selection of: concealer, mascara, eye shadows, or lip colors.

Do you have more than one Ellis Product? Ask about this modern compact holder.  It has space to contain a foundation and powder, along with your own customized selection of: concealer, mascara, eye shadows, or lip colors.


Interested in reading Ellis Faas and her brand?  The LA Times published an interesting article on April, 5, 2015.

Click Here.

Drum Roll Please...

Color of the Year 2015

Marsala

Every year, at the beginning of December, the world awaits the big reveal: Pantone Institute's Color of the Year announcement.  This past December, people tweeted and retweeted, Marsala!

This color made peek-a-boo appearances in 2014, and now as a strong presence in our daily lives. Just like last year, this year's color has a striking resemblance to wine.  Marsala is similar to a red-brown wine that would be mature and healthy.  With that being said,  marsala embodies sophistication and a natural earthiness.

Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute perfectly stated, "Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to it's embracing warmth." (More on Marsala)

Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to it’s embracing warmth.
— Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute®

Have you noticed a marsala rug within Interior Design Magazine, seen the bold and beautiful marsala dresses strut the red carpets, or maybe caught a glimpse of the marsala lip color your friend has?  It is everywhere, and this is one color you will not be escaping this year.

Designers, in all industries, look to Pantone as a vital tool in creating their products.

1. Lover's Creep Nail Polish by Smith & Cult, $18  2. Neolita Powder Blush by Kevyn Aucoin, $37  3.  Bloodroses Lip Gloss by Kevyn Aucoin, $30  4. E114 Creamy Eyeshadow by Ellis Faas, $36  5. Marsala inspired hair color, Price upon consultation  6.  Alchemic Red Shampoo and Conditioner by Davines, $24-29

1. Lover's Creep Nail Polish by Smith & Cult, $18

2. Neolita Powder Blush by Kevyn Aucoin, $37

3.  Bloodroses Lip Gloss by Kevyn Aucoin, $30

4. E114 Creamy Eyeshadow by Ellis Faas, $36

5. Marsala inspired hair color, Price upon consultation

6. Alchemic Red Shampoo and Conditioner by Davines, $24-29

Intrigued and want to learn more on the Pantone Color Institute? Glamour.com gave their readers a backstage pass in December, "Inside the Fascinating Selection Process."

How have you incorporated marsala into your 2015 lifestyle? We would love to hear. Comment below...