Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My New Makeup and Look!!

New Make-up and Look !!

Hey girlies- So recently on a trip back home to New York I stopped in at Barney's because I had forgotten my eye liner = catastrophe! LOL
I also was looking for a new concealer. I had tried a line called Kevyn Aucoin in Sephora a while back but hadn't seen it there ever since. So when I saw it in Barneys I went and got matched for his concealer a second time...IN LOVE. The house makeup artist for Kevyn Aucoin decided to try a few more things on me and of course I loved and bought. He put 2 eye shadows together that I would have never thought to and I'v been wearing it ever since; also in the pic to the left.
Just the other day bought my first liquid foundation by Makeup Forever. It's really light and makes your skin look flawless without looking caked on.
So below I listed everything I bought on my trip to Barneys NY and also what I used in this picture.

Here is what I bought and used in this pic:

1. Kevyn Aucoin - The sensual skin enhancer- I use number SX08
-- I used under my eyes, blended in the corners up into my eye lid area, around my nose and "smile line" area to cover redness and on any blemishes I may have. Its amazing

2.Kevyn Aucoin- The essential eye shadow single- I bought Whisper and Blush.
-- I use Whisper on my lid closest to my eye lashes and then I use Blush on my crease where I would normally put a dark color.  Sometimes I will take a thin brush a put a little bit of Whisper right under my eye brow to highlight my arch.

3. Kevyn Aucoin- The precision Brow (eye brow pencil)- I use color Brunette.
-- What I like about this is that you get a more defined look than you do with just powder. So I use my powder first to darken my brows and then I use this pencil to create a more defined arch and to elongate the end of my eye brow. It also has a small brush at the end to blend so it doesn't look like you just drew your eyebrow on with a pencil- that look is so 2000 LOL.

4. Bobbi Brown- Long wear cream shadow - I bought Ballet Pink
--I use Bobbi's cream eye shadows everyday wether for the color or as a primer. I bought the ballet pink to use on my entire lid-(lash to brow). Then I would apply the Kevyn whisper to my lid and the blush in my crease. I also have malted by Bobbi which is super pretty too.. You'll fall in love with these

5. Kevyn Aucoin- The eye lash curler-
--So I normally use the Shu Uemura eye lash curler and swear by it but the makeup artist showed me this one and I couldn't help but give it a try. There are likes and dislikes- what I LOVE actually is that it opens up so much wider that the Shu Uemura eye lash curler allowing me to easily grab all of my lashes without having to squint and wiggle it around. What I don't care for is the eye lash pad. I think the Shu Uemura eye lash pad is firmer giving you a better curl. Over all I like it a lot and it does just fine. I think Ill stick with the Kevyn Aucoin one for a while. Deff give it a try.

6. Kevyn Aucoin- The flesh tone lip pencil- I use the Medium color.
--I used to use 2 different mac lip pencils, but now I LOVE the shade of this one. Im over my Guidette days of wearing dark lip liner and a pale lip color, but I still like to line my lips. This color from Kevyn works great for me. It blends really well and is just the right neutral but there color!!!

7. Kevyn Aucoin- The expert lip tint- I chose the color - Faith (pearl pink)
--This color is really great fro day or night. I use my lip liner first and then apply this all over and it just looks amazing. I have it on in my pic above. Its not thick and tacky. It's smooth and has a slight shimmer to it. Its a pink pearl, but just enough of both. Looks great with the pink eye shadows too.

8. Makeup Forever- HD invisible cover foundation -  I bought # 155.
--I really like this for a cover foundation. It's really light and makes your skin look flawless without looking caked on and tacky; I only wear it at night. I had bought 155 because I had just spray tanned but I think I'll need a new color for winter when I'm not as tan. Looking on the website they have so many and it explains exactly which color is for what type of skin tone. I think I'm going to do my research on the website first and write down the numbers I think I might be. Then go to Sephora and try them there. I think in this pic however I have on Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer-which is also great!!

Also used in this look:

9. Laura Mercier- Bronzing Pressed Powder- In Dune Bronze
--I like this bronzer because it gives me just enough color without making me look orange. It's has a tiny bit of shimmer but doesn't make you look shiny. For winter months I think it's the perfect color.

10. Serge Lutens- Blusher- (just one color)
--So I think this line is only sold in Barneys. It is SUPER expensive. I have to say I picked up a whole bunch of his makeup and then when at the register found out just how much I spent. I was too embarrassed to say anything so I just paid it. I will say however that his makeup is great. The quality is amazing and I'm happy I bit my lip and paid for it. The blush comes in only 1 color and is very velvety.

So girlies.. I hope you enjoy this look and go to Sephora and play around with some of the things I listed. What is great about Sephora is that if you take something home, try it and decide you don't like it, they will take it back; no matter what!

As for Kevyn Aucoin click this link to see where you can buy and try his products!



  1. You look SMOKING HOT!!!! Love the dress & the shoes!!!!

  2. i love your makeup tips jen! i have used prescriptives & just ran out. wondering if i should try Aucion's concealer. I'm uber pale and don't tan, have oily skin sometimes & break out with SO many products. Does he have a product for that type of skin?

  3. Make Forever HD Foundation is the best! I love it! I wear 155 too!

  4. oh my god you are toooo gorgeous !!! The dark hair color looks awesome.

  5. lovely! haha @ the serge lutens incident. i have totally been through a similar situation at a dior skin care event. i was cringing the whole way home!

  6. LOVE!!!! your posts about make-up! And hair! And plastic surgery! LOL I truly LOVE them all!! You're so honest and it's such a treat everytime you post something new! :) thanks so much for sharing your tips! Lots of love! xxo!

  7. $160 for blush?? geez-- you want to help me out with my college tuition? haha... j/k.. sort of. You know Kevyn Aucoin is dead right? He died in 2002 and was a celebrity makeup artist, he also wrote books about beauty/makeup.

  8. What powder do you use over the Makeup Forever foundation? You match your makeup perfectly with ur do you do it girl?? lol My makeup never matches perfectly. I can never stay consistent with my tan so my makeup is always off.

  9. hey girl can you tell me what Base and Top coat you use?? Your nails always look so nice :)

  10. Jenn!!! :)

    I was wondering i know this isnt the right place for this question but i have to you use a round brush to blow dry your hair? If so do you know which brand is a good one? Ur hair looks great in these pics xox Thanks girl

  11. @stiletto- thanks babayyy :)

    @anon- Im not too familiar with his line but loving it so far. I too have sensitive skin and oily in places. It's been fine for me so far :)

    @jazzy- I know loving it xx

    @my life- Thank you so much.. im loving it dark too. It's been so long since I had dark dark hair.. In nigh school I wore Jet-black LOL..

    @sarah-In my head I was like . " umm.. I deff didnt buy that many products- so then I asked how much each thing was and couldnt believe it. LOL

    @Viv- aww thank you so much.. I try to write about things I want or wanted to know from other people. Thanks so much for your kind words :)

    @stephanie- NO, i had no idea.. Im going to get his book then.. His makeup is really great- id like to know more about it and him. Thanks for letting me know xx

    @anon- I normally use a translucent powder by Laura Mercier to make my skin matte and then apply my bronzer and blush. I also have a pressed powder by Laura as well that I put over my concealer areas that is kind of lighter in color than the foundation. I also apply my foundation to my neck and then put bronzer on my chest

    @anon- aww thank you- I use nail tek base and top coat. It's a great line :)

    @I do use a round brush. Nothing special- it has bristles and those plastic sticks in it. I got it at a beauty supply- before that I used one by conair.. Ill do a video on what I do.. I have this technique and all my girls love it ;)

    Thanks again girls for all the love and support.

  12. Hi Jen,
    I just wanted to recommend a GREAT under eye concealer. It's called bye bye under eye by IT cosmetics. I originally heard about it from Alexis Bellino from the real housewives of OC who swears by it. This concealer is amazing and was creating by plastic surgeons in Brazil to conceal facial bruising after plastic surgery. It's so creamy, moisturizing and stays put all day! It's also waterproof and contains vitamins and collagen to strengthen the skin. You've shared so many of your secrets with us, I wanted to share one of mine with you :)

  13. Hi Luv, I LOVE it when we have things in common and I dont know why bc I dont know you or know what you do. For some reason I think your beauty tips are word of God.

    Strange, right?

  14. Your bff Lara said that sometimes Mineral Makeup burns the skin, do you find the same to be true?

  15. Dear Jennifer Stano,

    I've been saving a little from each of my unemployment checks to save up for the Laura Mercier, Creme Brulee spray that you recommended. You're right, it is expensive! :(

    I may be unemployed but after I buy it, at least someone will eat me! :)

    Love always,
    Gina Fila

  16. CANNNOT wait for the hair video ur talking about i need to know ur special techniqe :)xoxo

  17. Do you know of any injections, wether it is collagen etc for flawless skin? I have good skin and I'm 23 but your skin is beyond flawless, what's the secret?? thanks!! xo

  18. @stephanie- Thanks so much for sharing.. Im going to look it up right now <3

    @gigi-- aww thank you... <3

    @anon- GINA- hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha. You are so funny... <3

    @anon- I think lasers would be more of something to look into than injections.. Or a good peel xx

  19. Jen... I know you are not a celebrity but I just want to start off by saying I really am a HUGE fan!! I love your swim line and I absolutely love when you post new blogs because you really do help me out so much! Weather its make up hair ect :) I have a question that i am hoping you could help me with I am getting juvidrm lip injections this week and I dont have big lips at ALL!! :( I am hoping this will make my lips bigger.. however I WOULD REALLY LOVE to get my lips looking like yours! Im pretty sure i would have to go a few times before they looked like anything close to yours lol how many times a year do you get them done to keep them looking full and pouty?? xxx

  20. whats a great highlighter --i use YSL TOUCHE ECLAT but, anything better?

  21. What mascara do you use?