Dimitri James, licensed esthetician and professional makeup artist, knows what it takes to be successful in the beauty world. His educational background and ability to see beauty in all people led him to write two booming books – Becoming Beauty and Naughty Makeovers for Nice Girls – and create Skinn Cosmestics, his own successful line of skincare formulas and color cosmetics.
Growing up, Dimitri’s mother and two grandmothers, all trained estheticians, instilled in him a passion for true beauty and the importance of feeling good on the inside. Incorporating these values into his career, he put his esthetician license to impressive use and served as a makeup artist for top beauty bra
As the first out of the gate, the New York runway shows set the scene for Spring/Summer 2014 as a season of polished glamour, sleek ponytails, ballerina bands, and gleaming, supernatural. London’s take for SS14 was a bit bolder with tangerine lips, blue eyes, and edgy romance.
Reporting from London Fashion Week, Yanar Alkayat rounds up the key beauty and hair looks straight from the SS14 runways. But why wait until then, there’s nothing stopping you from trialling the trends right now…
The Show: Burberry Prorsum SS14
The Look: Petal lids and pastel nails for all-over femininity. The makeup complemented the mood of the collection, which, according to chief creat
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Following the announcement of the Cosmetic Executive Women CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) Beauty Awards winners, many of our readers have been asking if CEW will once again partner with Birchbox to issue a special limited edition box. Well, we are happy to report that the answer is a resounding—YES!!
The Birchbox for CEW Beauty Awards Collection is available now and comprises two separate boxes: Prestige Headliners ($18) and Mass Appeal ($12). Each box contains CEW Beauty Insiders’ Choice Awards nominees.
The Prestige Headliners box contains six products with a total value of $64. It includes:
JULEP™ Essential Cuticle Oil
JULEP™ Nail Color
IT Cosmetics® Brow Power™ Univ
Beauty companies are becoming savvier and savvier about the products we want to use and how it affects the world around us. Going “Green” has become de rigueur, where products are organic, natural, and cruelty-free. Now, comes another label to look out for: halal (“permissible” in Arabic) products. According to Organic Monitor, halal beauty products, designed originally for Muslim consumers, now compose almost 20% of the global beauty market. A halal seal of approval appeals to both Muslim and non-Muslim customers because they seek out products with ingredients not derived from animals, especially pork-based—like gelatin, glycerin, and collagen—as well as nonabsorbent alcohols