Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Makeup Pick of the Month: Lipstick by The Elixery

By Sarah
Studio Artist

I am a lipstick FANATIC! I have worn red lipstick since I was about 14 and I have never turned back.  Yes, I have dabbled in a few of the pinks and plums and have realized I just love lipstick. So I could not be more excited or happy to hear of a new brand that I feel great about sharing with everybody: The Elixery

Not only is it hand poured, cruelty free, and VEGAN; but it is made in a vintage laboratory in Minneapolis! Homemade and fabulous!

They carry 20 lipstick shades as of now.  They range from a true red to a deep plum; they even carry a blue for the daring - perfectly called “Gossip”. They also have a color dedicated to Dessa, a local musician in Minneapolis; if you purchase this color Dessa will donate 100% of her proceeds to  There are 3 different finishes including a moisturizing sheer, a frosty matte, and a richly pigmented satin.  

I can NOT wait to add to my collection with these lipsticks. Today I tried the frost lipstick called Aradia.  I put it on and it has a nice lightweight, creamy texture with a very rich pigment.  I can say that even after my muffin and a coffee and maybe a couple other snacks throughout the day, the color stayed on well past 5 hours with the same brightness as when I had applied it.  That is amazing. Did I mention that they are only $18 each?!!

This company will not only make sure that they can say that their product is free of animal cruelty and vegan, they also make sure that all raw materials are safe and ethical all the way back to the source.

So to find them near you…

I would recommend checking to see the full list.  There are about 11 local independent boutiques and salons that you can find and try them.  Otherwise you can place an order online at

You will not be disappointed!!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Tips For a Great St. Patrick's Day Makeup Look

By Sabrina
Studio Artist

You don't have to go all out and wear everything green or have green hair to show some St. Patty's spirit. A little bit of unique, fun makeup can go a long way! St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, so I thought I'd share some fun inspiration. Here are a few great looks to try!

A few tips to better achieve these looks:
  1. Start with eye primer
  2. Apply a good neutral base over the lid
  3. Blending is key!
  4. Finish with crisp black liner and mascara

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Best Lip Colors For Spring

By Kristine
Studio Artist

Alright ladies! Spring is almost here and I have a confession to make. I have an obsession... with lipsticks! Particularly lipstick from LimeCrime.

I recently got one of these lipsticks from a friend of mine and was thrilled! They are moisturizing, pigmented, medium wear, and they have a bit of sheen to them, but the best part is the absolutely AMAZING color choices! 

I am almost drooling thinking about all the options now. The choices are not for the shy or tame. I heard about the brand LimeCrime a number of years ago, and they are known for their bright color choices and fun product packaging. 

I thought I would share all of the amazing color choices with you since one of the big spring 2013 trends is bright and sherbet-colored lips. I cannot wait to get my hands on more of these lip colors. If you are adventurous enough to try one of these lip colors feel free to post here with your thoughts! I would love to hear the feedback!

There are 18 shades:

COSMOPOP - Soft orange - think creamsicle
GERADIUM - Bright coral - pink 
GLAMOUR101 - Brick red
POISONBERRY - Berry - purple with a violet glow
RETROFUTURIST - Bright, true red
AIRBORNE UNICORN - Medium neon purple
CENTRIFUCHSIA - Bright fuchsia (this is the one I have and I love it!)
COQUETTE - Pale, peachy nude
COUNTESSA FLUORESCENT - Cool-based neon pink
GREAT PINK PLANET - Neon pastel pink
CHINCHILLA - Medium grey with lavender undertones
D'LILAC - Opaque lilac-lavender 
MINT TO BE - Pastel mint green
MY BEAUTIFUL ROCKET - True orange without any red undertones
NEW YOLK CITY - Opaque banana yellow
NO SHE DIDN'T - Opaque bubblegum blue
STYLETTO - Opaque black with a glossy finish
SERPENTINA - Deep emerald green

Get them at for $15.99/ tube

Colors and descriptions from LimeCrime