Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Reveal Beauty - Mini Eyelash Curler

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    I love lashes! Especially when they are perfectly curled. Whether they are natural lashes or falsies the only way to get that perfect curl is with the perfect tool. I finally found one! This eyelash curler gives the perfect round shape to your lashes. I've come across many lash curlers that make lashes look like L's. Not cute! they have too much pressure between the lash and cushion and it makes them look less than natural and more like spider legs. 

   Lets talk about the sleek matte black aesthetic of this tool. I love black and even more when its a beauty tool. I'm sold on the color alone. :)

     A regular lash curler is not as precise as a mini curler. This one can get into the lashes that are left hanging on the outer part of the eye. It definitely looks better when all your lashes are curled nicely the same way. The Reveal Beauty Mini Lash Curler is also amazing on false lashes! It helps blend the falsies with the natural lashes and gives them that extra umph. Another trick to get your lashes looking right is by applying a light coat of mascara. Wait until it dries and gently curl with the Mini Lash curler. This will help your lashes stay in place!
The rounded cushion allows the lashes to curl in a rounded subtle shape. The packaging is simple and comes in a PVC plastic bag. This is brilliant considering I've lost almost every cushion on past curlers I've owned.
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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Few Fall Favs... & more!

        My favorite time of year is the fall/winter season. Not only because i get to spend a lot of time with my family, but because of the acceptable everyday makeup looks.

Every season calls for new Lip shade, of course! ;)  This year super dark colors are in!! Dark reds, dark purple and even dark nudes and browns. Even black!

Below are some of my favorite colors that range from berry hues to dark browns and a breakdown on how i combine a lip color with eyes and cheeks so it flows seamlessly.

A dark red lip is not hard to pull off if you know what colors to look for and what to pair it with. Let me start with a disclaimer: Wearing dark lipstick in public can give you lots of confidence to try other looks that you've been scared to try! ;) If you ever wanted to try a dark lip... This is the time to rock it!

**I am sure there's a lipstick that matches all these colors I've used exactly, but i like to mix to make my own. I always start with one color and if i don't like it i add another and so on. 20 shades later its perfect! haha.**

LOOK 1: One of my favorite looks!  Matte taupe crease, shimmer lid and a berry lip complimented by a soft plum rose cheek and lots and lots of lashes!

Skin: Elcie Cosmetics foundation which is a liquid base that dries to a velvety finish. This allows the skin to look fresh and natural without overpowering the pretty lip color.

Eyes: I used a taupe color from Makeup Designory for the crease and Dior shadow in Mirror for the lid, brow bone and inner corners of the eye. 

Cheeks: Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate I, Mac Gingerly with a swipe of Anastasia So Hollywood for that extra glow. I also swept a little on her crease.

Lashes: Ardell Individuals in Long and Medium

and FINALLY.....
Lips: I used Ben Nye Vino lip liner, Mac Rebel and Dose of Colors Dark Secrets.
 LOOK 2: Very similar to the above, but this lip is more wine than berry. The eyes are neutral with a smudged liner on top. Lashes and eyes are the main focus again.
Skin: Ashunta Sheriff Perfect Face duo foundation in Tan with Koh Gen Do moisture foundation 302.  

Eyes: Grey shadow all over the lid focusing on the crease. I added a liner on top and kept the bottom lash line clean.

Cheeks: Guerlain bronzer 07 as blush. This gives a warmth to the deeper skin tones minus the orange that a lot of bronzers have.

Lashes: Monda studio 110 lashes for length.
Ben Nye Lip Pencil color

Lips: Ben Nye vino lip pencil all over the lips with a bit of clear gloss on top. Vino is the only wine colored lip pencil i use 90% of the time. The other one is NYX plum. I pair these with any lipsticks with wine undertones.

 LOOK 3: Is a smoked out bronzed eye, natural lashes and a berry brown lip. This look can be worn during the day with a brown liner in the water line or at night with a black liner. The black liner will definitely make it look more dramatic, especially with a berry brown bold lip ( say that 10 times fast).

Berry brown with gloss
Berry brown no gloss
 Skin: To keep that luminous skin without too much shimmer i usually apply a liquid highlighter before foundation on the high points of the face. Josie Maran Illuminizer is one of my favorites. Also, Benefit Girl Meets Pearl. I used Nars Sheer glow in Stromboli on the left and Make Up Forever HD on the right. Both have similar finishes.

Eyes: Both of these looks can be easily achieved with Charllote Tilbury Dolce Vita quad. It has 4 distinctive colors perfect for a bronzy plum look.

Cheeks: Chanel Tan de Soleil is one of my kit staples. Although its not for all skin tones, i love the formula because i don't have to use too much powder. Or non at all! I apply it as a warm contour on cheeks temples and under the jaw. I also used Tantalizer by Lorac to add an extra bronze to the cheeks.

Lashes: Wispies or all individuals fit this look perfectly. You want the bronzed lid to shine through.

Lips: For this look i opted for a more berry brown to flow with the browns on the eyes. Mac Diva is the perfect shade. On the left i used the same color but deepened the lip line with a brown liner and added a clear gloss. It gives a completely different look. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Glossy Skin - My top 5 favorite highlight/illuminating products!


       My favorite highlighters are not based on the color so much as the consistency.  I like my highlight/illuminating products finely milled and almost creamy. I stay away from those with chunks of glitter. Most of these i apply with my finger or a Glamour Sponge.

                                                1. First on my list is Jouer Cosmetics cream highlighter in Champagne

This is a beautiful finely milled cream rose gold color that goes on like a dream. The creaminess of this product is insane. Before lightly powdering the face I dab some with my finger tip on the high points of the face. Cheekbones, bridge of nose, cupids bow, chin and sometimes even forehead depending on the look. I've used this as a shadow too.  Aside from Champagne, Jouer cream highlight comes in Camellia (white pearl) and (gold). This comes in a small square compact that can connect with other Jouer products. Price is $22 with 2g of product. Well worth it too

RBR Sea of Sowers
2. My second favorite is not a cream or powder, but a liquid. Rouge Bunny Rouge Sea of Showers. It's a super silky also finely milled rose gold with a dash of pearl liquid. I like using this one mixed with a highlighting pen or as a primer on the high points of the face. It dries fast and won't move so you have to work fast with it. Its highly pigmented and a little goes a long way. This is a UK brand and cannot be found in store. You can order it online and if you're lucky enough to find it on the uk, you must try the other 3 colors too. Only downfall is the amount that dispenses when you pump it. Because a little goes a long way, it can be wasteful to over pump. Comes in a   glass frosty bottle with a pump. The price is $50 for 1.01oz.

Soleil Tan De Chanel

3. Next on my list is Soleil tan de Chanel Sheer illuminating fluid. It's a liquid as well. Although it's not as pigmented as the RBR I mentioned above. It comes in one color. I love this for a subtle glow. Mixed with foundation or even on top. It has a rosy champagne gold to it and the consistency is a bit runny. For the price I do think it's something everyone needs in their kit. Especially for a subtle dewy look.  Comes in a glass bottle. Price is $48 for 1oz

 4. Now to a powder. I'm sure this one is a favorite amongst many makeup artist or even woman who love a glow alone. Becca cosmetics luminous compact in Opal. This beautiful rose gold color has very finely milled pearl shimmer that makes the light reflect ridiculously pretty.  Dusted on the cheek bone with a fan brush the bridge of the nose Cupid's bow. Or you can apply it with your fingers. The consistency makes it easy to blend as though it were a cream. This is by far my favorite formula in a powder form. Price $38. .28 oz

5. Another powder highlight i like is from NARS. Its the Dual Intensity blush duo in Frenzy. The highlight side on the left is a very pretty champagne tone. It also has a creamy feel to it which allows it to go on smoothly. It can also be used wet for a more intense application. I use it with a synthetic brush either alone or as a topper over the cream highlight. The price is a bit high for .21oz of product, but i have yet to find something that's comparable. I am hoping NARS comes out with single dual intensity highlighters. Price is $45 for .21oz.

I can sit here an name so many more highlighters since my collection has a vast variety of them. These are my top 5 that i use more often. They are all very versatile and can be used in numerous ways. I would say that for the most part all of them are good on all skin tones if used correctly. Jouer has the light pearl cream that's perfect for light/pale skin complexions. They also have a gold tone that's great on darker skin. RBR and Chanel can definitely be used on all skin tones under or mixed with foundation. Becca pearl and Nars Frenzy i would use for medium to dark.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Orange you glad it's not Red!?!

           For many years red lipstick has been a staple in every woman's makeup bag. Although, i love me a good red lip, this summer i have came across a more appealing color. I have not only used this color alone, but i mix it with red to create the perfect red/orange hue. I've used it on many of my clients and this is one of my favorite looks.

Remember that sometimes Less is More. 

Base: I used Nars Sheer Glow foundation in Stromboli..

Eyes: I started with bronzed color and applied it all over her lid. I then used a champagne shimmer highlight for the brow bone and inner corner. I used the same bronze color to define the lower lash line and smoke it out. For the water line i used a brown pencil, added some natural lashes and added lots of mascara.

Cheeks:  For her cheeks i used a peach tone blush to keep it natural. My favorite right now is Edward Bess Monte Carlo quad

Lips: Last but not least i used an orange lipstick to complete this look. My favorite orange is 

Hope you enjoy the color as much as i do. For bookings email makeupartisgaby@gmail.com  

Monday, June 4, 2012

Bronzer and Blush in 3 Steps!!

Bronzer can be very tricky, but with the right technique you will have it down in no time! Remember that just like everything that we learn in life, Practice Makes Perfect!! 
What you will need: 

*Matte Bronzer in 2 shade darker than your skin tone. (preferably with a orange or yellow undertone)

Perfect colors:

MAC Bronzing Powder-Bare shouldered bronze


*Blush in a light pink or coral color. 
Perfect colors:

NARS-Orgasm (for a slight shimmer effect)


NYX Peach (matte)

Step One: Find your cheekbone. There is a trick to this and it is very simple. Grab your blush brush against your face starting at the center of the ear and placing the brush diagonal towards the corner of the lip.
Step Two: Grab a brush that has a slant to it.  This will make it easier to apply. Once you have your brush dab it into the bronzer. (Don’t be afraid of getting too much on the brush). Swipe the brush down your cheekbone ending before the apple of your cheek. 
Step Three: Using another blush brush or clean the one you just used, dab it into the blush. Place the brush right on the apples of the cheek. (Smile to see where to find your apples). In a circular motion blend the blush on the cheek until you see the color and then blend towards the bronzer. 

Kendall and Kylie Jenner in the desert!!

It's always a great shoot when working along side these two. They are not only easy to work with but are fun as well. Here are some shots of a desert shoot we did. 

And of course MAKEUP BY: ME (Gaby Ramos Torell) 

Monday, November 29, 2010

Kylie Jenner Photoshoot!

I had the opportunity to work with Kylie Jenner recently. It was a pleasure to work with her and alot of fun. Since she is 13, i had to keep the make up to a minimum but she still looked fabulous. The wonderful and talented Monica Rose was styling and hairstylist Alon Shalom. Here are just a few BTS and images of the shoot.