Monday, October 29, 2007

Messy Smokey Eyes for fall

by by Nicole Randelman,
This fall there are so many cool makeup trends it's hard to decide which one to go for. Thank god you can change your makeup when the mood strikes. One of my favorites of this season is the new "messy smokey eye". This is a cool way to take the classic smokey eye and make it more modern and edgy. Plus, it's a whole lot easier to do since the object is to make it look imperfect. This look should take about 5 minutes to achieve. Remember to go as edgy as you want on the eyes and keep the lips and cheeks soft and simple with peachy beigey colors.

I love using this Sugar Zip Kit in Ginger for this, it has everything you need to achieve this ultra hip look.

Here's what I do:

1) Apply the light pink shadow all over the lower half of the lids. Make sure to blend it in very well. This is a great base for the rest of the shadows.

2) Apply the light gray shadow on top of the pink shadow. Blend that in with your finger.

3) Next, take the skinny pointy part of the shadow applicator and apply the dark steel shadow to upper and lower lash lines. This should be a bit imperfect or "messy". Blend this with your finger.

4) Curl your lashes and then apply 2 coats of jet black mascara to top lashes and one coat to bottom lashes. Lashes can be a bit clumpy for a messy effect.

5) For a dazzling finishing touch, apply light pink shadow to inner corners.

Apply the sparkling peach gloss to your lips and you'll look like you just stepped off the runways!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

NYX Concealer Jar

by Vanessa Garcia,
I am such a sucker when it comes to buying concealer because I am willing to try any concealer to cover up my dark circles and any other blemishes that occasionally pop up. I have bought tons of concealer from drugstores to even high-end brands, and have had mixed results in the sense that some were okay and did the job, but none that really outlasted in terms of performance and giving me a fresh-awakened look to last all day—until now.

I tried the NYX Concealer in a Jar and let me tell you how amazing this miracle in a bottle is! First of all, the packaging. It is so cute! It's a tiny round jar, but don't let the size fool you! It has A LOT of concealer in side to last you a very long time, and what I love is how tiny it is to even keep in your purse for any touch ups. Second, it's very creamy and glides on easily. I use a concealer brush, scrape some of the concealer in the jar, and DAB it from the inner corner of my eye to the outer to cover up my dark circles, and then DAB with my finger or a wedge-sponge to blend together. You don't want to wipe the concealer from side to side because that just takes off some of the concealer and you will end up using more giving you a cakey look, and instead whatever you are trying to conceal is much more noticeable and prominent. You just want to use a little bit and dab it across, a little goes a long way with this concealer!

I have tried concealers that were TOO water-based and ended up sliding off under my eyes, making me look even more tired, worst of all, when you are trying to conceal a red pimple and it fades off so that everything shows! I even had concealers that were super thick that once I put my foundation over it, you can see that it settled in the lines and was very cakey. I also hated those concealers that claim to be waterproof and last all day, but wouldn't even make it to lunch time! But with this NYX Concealer jar that is NEVER a problem and what I truly enjoyed was that it lasted all day with me. I was also hunting for a concealer that gave me the same look as the moment I put it on, 'till the time I came home after a long day at work; and this definitely does it. For you gals on a budget looking for a good dupe of MAC Cosmetics Studio Fix Concealer.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Cat Eyes look with Sugar Flirt Eyes Lashes

by Nicole Randelman,
The absolute hottest look for the fall season is the Cat Eye look. Taking it's cue from the stylish 40's, this look is about as glam as it gets. A lot of people are hesitant to try it out because they are unsure how to keep it from looking too " rocker girl". But the key is to keep the black liner simple and accent the eyes with a cool set of false lashes. Sugar Flirt False Lashes make a fun statement without weighing down the lids. The result is an eye popping modern twist on an old classic.

I have put together 6 easy steps to simplify things and make this
sizzling look work for anyone.

1) First apply concealer under eyes as needed.Use the same concealer on the eyelid to even out skin tone. Apply loose powder with a sponge to set the concealer.

2) Next, apply a bone or matte peach colored eye-shadow on entire top lid. Make sure it is smoothed out perfectly.

3) Apply a line of black liquid liner to top lid and slant it up just slightly at the outer corner. Be careful not to make the slant too long so you maintain this looks elegance.

4) Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and then apply jet black
mascara to top and bottom lashes. Comb out lashes to prevent clumping.

* Note: this is the step that takes this look to another level.

5) Apply Sugar Flirt False Lashes to the outer corners of lashes. Make sure you apply them far enough into the middle of the lashes so that they don't stick out past your natural lashes on the sides, making your eyes look droopy!

6) Then apply another coat of mascara and press the sugar lashes to your natural lashes so they blend in together.

* For a super swanky evening look, swipe a thin veil of Jelly Pong Pong Shimmer in Goddess Skin to the eyelids.

Voila! You have totally glammed out cat eyes and you are ready for a night out!

Introducing our new Beauty Editor

We would like to welcome our newest addition to Cherry Culture Beauty Editor team - Nicole Randelman from

Nicole is an experienced makeup artist who lives and works in NYC. Her philosophy is to make people look amazing. For women, she creates looks that aren’t obvious but simple beautiful. “It’s all about looking flawless not looking made up; with makeup for High Definition Television, the trick is to fool the lens into seeing perfection and I am constantly refining my technique and experimenting with new tools which help me achieve this goal” Nicole saids.

Nicole has a blog site called where she reviews and comments many beauty products in the market. She also gives great makeup tips and trends to her readers. Be sure to check it out!
We are happy to have Nicole on our team and are excited bring more up to date makeup tips and trends to you (the readers)!!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Wednesday, October 3, 2007

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