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False lashes tend to get a bad rap for being all things gaudy, complicated, and completely over-the-top. We’ve all probably been there once or twice – uneven placement, too much or too little glue, lashes that are thick at the base or too straight — these are all things that can put someone off the use of lashes faster than it takes your glue to dry. With the use of Elevation Lashes, you’ll have none of these typical issues.  There are 17 styles of lashes to choose from, and the Lock-on Lash glue makes application a snap! If you can apply liquid liner, you can definitely use the Lock-on Lash glue ($10.00).  It’s designed to be applied directly to your lash line for easy application of falsies.

Elevation Lashes

Contrary to what some may believe, applying strip lashes can be an easy process that take your eye makeup to the next level (in the best way possible.) Whether you’re a professional makeup artist or first time user, wearing falsies doesn’t have to be scary, and won’t mean you’ll end up looking like you just left the nightclub in full drag. The key is to choose your style of lashes carefully based on the occasion — no need for a nighttime eye look for a trip to the mall.  Created by renowned makeup artist, Danessa Myricks, Elevation Lashes has innovative styles made from human hair and individually hand tied and can be worn up to 10 times!  Depending on the lash you choose, you can give off show stopping Yoncé glam, or an understated pop, which compliments your everyday makeup look.

If You’re Headed to Drinks After to Work: Try Elevation Lashes in “Uplift 02, Natural”

Elevation Lashes Uplift 02

When getting to know your co-workers a little bit better outside the office, it doesn’t hurt to take a slight detour from your normal 9-5 look. Elevation Lashes in “Uplift 02, Natural” ($8.99) offer a sophisticated edge to a daytime eye look that still helps to keep things on the natural, work-appropriate side.  

For a Fun Family Gathering: Try Elevation Lashes in “Inspire 03, Volume Point”

Elevation lashes Inspire 03

Looking forward to another reason to celebrate with family? Take things up a notch with the style “Inspire 03, Volume Point!” ($8.99) These voluminous, captivating lashes are stackable depending on how much eye intensity you’re looking to serve. Pair this style with a soft, smoky eye look and you’re ready to go.

For Full On Glam: Try Elevation Lashes in “Ascension 03, Winged Pop”

Elevation Lashes Ascension 03

If you’re really looking to turn heads at your next event, then Elevation Lashes in “Ascension 03, Winged Pop” ($8.99) should definitely be on your shopping list. Take your beauty routine to new heights with the addition of these versatile lashes that are strategically designed to create a high level of volume and targeted dimension. Va va voom!

The holidays are the perfect time to be bold and innovative with your makeup. Use a pair of falsies to elevate your look and get to batting those eyes —  with some extra room for winking, we’re sure you’ll have no problem finding someone to kiss under the mistletoe.

Are you into rocking false lashes?

What would New Year’s Eve be without Sparkly Eye Makeup? Boring and uneventful I am sure.  Here is a quick and fun makeup tutorial for a great makeup look to wear to any New Year’s Eve event you plan on attending.   This Sparkly Eye Makeup is perfect for a black tie evening or even a fun night with friends – this look is easily worn and even intensified if you want a more dramatic look.  If there is one night of the year when glitter is a must – it is definitely New Year’s Eve.

Sparkly Eye Makeup Tutorial Perfect for New Year’s Eve!

Here is a picture of the finished look.


ThisThatBeauty Tutorial- Sparkly Eye Makeup Perfect for New Year's Eve

Here is a List of all the Products Used:


Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation

Clarins Instant Concealer

La Mer Loose Powder

Hourglass Brow Sculpting Tool in Soft Brunette


MAC Pressed Pigment in Day Gleam

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette

Clarins Eye Kohl in Soft Plum

Diorshow Mascara


Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light

Guerlain Terracotta Bronzer “Four Seasons” in Nude


NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Biscayne Park

Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Nobody’s Baby


Wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year and 2014!!!

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It’s holiday season and chances are you have been to at least one holiday party already where you had to go from work to party.  The short turn around time is no reason to look drab at this season’s festivities.  Head over to the Bergdorf blog where Felicia gives several options to take you from work appropriate to party ready in minutes!

Day-to-Night Beauty Tips: The Holiday Party Circuit

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With the holiday season upon us, I wanted to do a quick tutorial on transitioning your look from “9 to 5” to “holiday party”. Learn to create an easy sparkly smokey eye, framed brows, cheeks that pop, and lips that beg to be kissed…

Please leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.


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The first holiday collection to capture my heart this season is Clarins Holiday Barocco, a four piece offering  inspired by the dramatic, daring and sensual style of the Baroque period — a time of excess, glamour and mystery. Yes!

Naturally, I am drawn to the red lip…come to momma! Unlike the reds in my current red lipstick arsenal, the red in Clarins Holiday Barocco collection beautifully infuses a dose of purple. Women who find “fire engine red” a bit intimidating, will likely find Rouge Prodige Barocco extremely wearable and an excellent go-to option for the holiday season and beyond.  I generally wear semi-matte to matte lipsticks so the rich, velvety, nourishing formula and total comfort is a nice change of pace!

Though the collection is labeled “holiday”, I am totally wearing the Barocco Eye Colour Trio every chance I get. In fact, I have decided to take it with me to Paris next month…and here’s why: The trio of shades is the perfect “all you need” palette to transition from day to evening with just a simple tweak. The center shade (a bronzey tone) makes a wonderful little wash of color for day. Pump up the volume for evening by defining the outer corners of the eyes with the rich dark shade. For added drama, use the first shade (a luxurious gilded gold) to pop the inner corners. And if you’re a major major drama queen, smudge the top and lower lash line with the elegant black. Owwww, party over here! (Oh, and don’t even get me started on using these shadows wet – Gorg!)

The Barocco Face Palette is a soft, light compact powder that delivers a lovely peachy-pink/ sandy-beige flush to fair complexions. For tan to dark complexions, the powder works nicely as an illuminating  highlighter or mattifyer. The gold and black compact is luxury defined!

This holiday season, no girl should be without Barocco Shimmering Gold Powder for Face and Décolleté. I mean why wouldn’t you want to direct attention to your, ahem, assets? Delight your Décolleté! I always feel like holiday is the one time of year when it’s permissible to throw your hands in the air, and sparkle like ya just don’t care. Holiday is all about celebration, merry making, and giving thanks. Go ahead and sparkle like you mean it! NOTE: I think this product would also work well for summer as a body shimmer…mix a little Barocco Shimmering Gold Powder with your favorite lotion or bronzing gel and ta-da!

Here I am below rocking Clarins Holiday Barocco (wearing every product). Can you stand it??? I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE this collection (for all of the aforementioned reasons). It’s no coincidence that I am kicking off my holiday collection coverage with Clarins….it’s most definitely a ThisThatBeauty fave!

Lastly, this collection’s wearability is phenomenal. After applying the products, I partied several hours, danced up a storm, had a glass of wine and ….here’s my end of the night face back home…not a single touch up!

Please leave a comment and share your thoughts on Clarins Holiday Barocca. Would you buy this collection? Does it feel unique and worth your dollars?

PS: Congrats to @TheGorgeousBlog for winning a Clarins lipstick as part of my Twitter contest over the course of the weekend. @TheGorgeousBlog correctly guessed that my “Face of the Day” twitpic was Clarins Holiday Barocca. Girl, you’re good!

Honorary mention to @MissWhoEverUR for being the second to guess correctly. And a big “hey” to @StyleNBeautyDoc who went out and purchased Rouge Prodige Barocco lippie after all of the twitpics. Hey girl, send me a pic 🙂



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For Fall 2010 Smashbox introduces subtly sunkissed complexion that is beautifully highlighted with golden undertones. The look exudes warm and radiant skin against dramatically rimmed inky metallic eyes. Naturally, as to not overdo it or lose focus, a toned down nude gloss completes the look that is “MASQUERADE“.

Meet the collection:

  • Eye Shadow Palette in Masquerade: Complementary trios of color featuring matte blocks of soft peach, taupe and bone; shimmering shades of black plum, gold, navy and bronze, and two metallic options in khaki and cabernet
  • Baked Fusion Soft Lights Palette : Illuminating powder combining champagne, soft gold and rose gold tones, designed to highlight cheeks, nose, forehead and décolleté. Available in Illusion
  • Creamy Cheek Color & Brush: This vitamin E enriched formula comes in Intrigue, a warm pink which adds a flawless flush to the apples of cheeks
  • Liquid Liner & Lash Overlay: FAV ALERT!!! – I am head over heels for this genius little two-in-one formula which can be used as a liquid eye liner and as a coating over mascara to ‘tip’ lashes in glistening color. I highly recommend the Teal shade for my Olive to Dark complexion bellas and Bronze for the fair to light honeys!
  • Lip Enhancing Gloss: With sunflower seed oil and vitamin E, these glosses provide moisture and shine. Available in Reveal and Disguise
  • O-Gloss Noir: FAV ALERT!!! Here’s another TTB fave. O-Gloss Noir interacts with lips to transform the initial black formula into a personalised berry shade. Extract of ginkgo biloba leaf and goji berry boosts microcirculation, avocado oil moisturizes while vitamin C and pomegranate seed oil deliver antioxidant properties

Tis the season to put your best-est prettiest party face forward! Let ThisThatBeauty and DEX NEW YORK help you prepare for the holiday partay circuit.  Join us for “Holiday Glam”, a fun filled evening workshop led by yours truly!

Be the star of your holiday festivities and learn to achieve looks that will take you from the office to holiday office party, to cocktails in SOHO with the girls, to a spicy dinner date with your boo!


Please see the festive flier below for full details on my MUST ATTEND Holiday Glam Makeup Workshop. Space is limited so reserve your spot today by calling DEX NEW YORK at 212.643.3188!

See you on Dec 7th…we’re going to have a blast!


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