Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cream Gel Liners - Devezin Cosmetics

What it is: A dramatic and intense 12-hour eyeliner.
What it does: Devezin Cosmetics Cream Gel liner has a rich, creamy color that glides on smoothly with a completely budge-proof finish. Its incomparable wear lasts for 12 hours without smearing or caking.
What else you need to know:
The deeply dramatic shades are named after famous trees in the world. Try the rich  deep copper of "Absolute Brown," "Plum" unabashed iridescent purple, or the sleek slate gray of "Smoke." Start your day in one color and end it in another with your liner maintaining absolute intensity. This product has been ophthalmologist tested.

Tip: Use with a liner brush and walk the brush across the lash line.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Uncover Your Voice; Listen With Your Eyes



Recently, when I went grocery shopping at our local whole foods. After checking out, two guys started up their Harley-Davidson motorcycles, parked maybe 25 feet from me. Naturally, being Harley guys, these were rebels -- lone wolves, guys who do it Their Way, guys who do not follow the crowd. You could tell because they were wearing the same jeans, jackets, boots, bandannas, sunglasses, belt buckles, tattoos and (presumably) underwear worn by roughly 28 million other lone-wolf Harley guys.Of course, I continue walking toward my car and then I noticed a shadow behind me fastly approaching. I hear a mans voice, excuse me sir; aren't you a makeup artist? I sort of froze and said in my head"did he just say that" I turned and replied yes I am.  He went on to say that he and his then girlfriend now wife met me at a makeover show and I was the makeup artist who worked on her. At first I really didn't remember. But the more he talked the more I remembered. Needless to say, he went on to thank me for changing his girlfriends life, and how that one experience changed him and the way he viewed people. Wow, and here I was thinking, oh great this is going to be interested.... In fact it was more than great. We never know who or what we may encounter, life's experiences are just that. Make the best of each day, try to lift someone up along the way, more importantly take care of SELF first. That way your encounter with others will be pleasantly peaceful, life changing and more memorable. READ MORE

Monday, September 23, 2013

EYE on Beauty TV

'We’d like to express our gratitude for the wonderful opportunity Eric Devezin Creative Director for Devezin Cosmetics had in providing real time beauty commentary and updates via '#emmysbeauty' during yesterday's Emmy Awards red carpet arrivals for Beauty Launchpad.com. The show itself was very well done and enjoyed by many who love the arts especially EYE on Beauty TV Beauty Launchpad.com’s renewed united commitment is a boost to fashion and beauty attics morale and a vote of confidence to the 'look good' 'feel good' industry’s future. For that, we thank them. Devezin says "fall is all about sculpting the lips!" Nothing is more flattering to a women then knowing she looks as natural as possible.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Backstage: What Professional Makeup Artist Really Use

We all know about Voluminous mascara and Vampy red lipstick—but what
about the dark horses of the makeup world? The secret weapons that
make it happen backstage when things have to be truly gorgeous? Well  take it from a professional makeup artists as I dish the the 'miracle 'T' 'honey' .... Trust!   
 Japonesque Precision Lash Curler 

Yes, this tool looks like a torture device — but it's the best way to get super-curled, long-lasting fringe. This tool allows you to get right to the base of the lashes, which is the key to creating a curl that lasts all day long.




To get to the bottom of what your favorite makeup artists rely on — and what you should be investing in for your makeup bags — you've come straight to the source to get the lowdown on everything from the best skin prep to the most luxurious bronzer on the market. Read through, but be warned: You'll want to toss your makeup bag and start fresh with these all-star products
Trust!


As a professional makeup artist in fashion, film/television, and entertainment industries and  After many years in the making  I finally had to create my own dream product line DEVEZIN COSMETICS  
which had a soft launch so far. My cosmetic line is specifically designed for women and men, like myself, with sensitive skin. After many years working on the world's most beautiful models, actresses, and actors, I've learned what women and men need, "Beauty products that are gentle, easy to use, and reliable".

  Devezin Cosmetics Camouflage Cream Palette

Devezin is a big fan of this super-slim brow pencil for its always-sharp point — and for its versatility. I just love filled-in brows, they just complete and polish off a look — and if you're in a rush, you can just take this pencil to your lashlines for the perfect amount of natural definition.
Natural Eye Liner Pencils

   When a model shows up looking tired, I always reach for an orange-tinted concealer the, warm tone  cancel out any blue tinge under the eyes, which results in a brighter, warmer look that allows me to mix the perfect shade of peach. It also comes in a darker range of colors for deeper complexions.
Backstage at Fashion Week, a  Movie Premiere, Music Video or Photo Shoot, you'll find some of the top manicurists, makeup artists, models, and hairstylists from all over the world. And as you might imagine, it's the perfect place to uncover a wealth of beauty knowledge. Follow me, and you will learn everything from using a round brush correctly to picking the perfect red nail polish to creating the perfect foundation color match right on the back of my hand.  

Blow dryer, flat iron, and waving iron: those are the three essentials for women if they know how to style their hair. A large-barrel waving iron is not going to make your hair look like you took a curling iron to it.

Face Canvas / Face Primer

Chalk this one up as a product you've never seen before. I swears by this all-natural primer for ensuring that my celebrity clients never, ever look shiny — even under bright, hot lights on set.

One of the most important product in a makeup artists' bag? A super-sheer, yet buildable, finishing powder — and I swear that this pick is the absolute best.If you're using anything on your face that's liquid or creamy, set it with this powder —it has the silkiest-ever finish, and it'll last through anything.

"When you layer [polishes], don't choose chalky colours. Do the bottom one a semi-opaque with a little bit more colour — but not chalky — and the top one can be a pure sheer to neutralise the darker tone underneath." 
— Manicurist Jin Soon Choi at Derek Lam

"The trick to parting your hair for milkmaid braids is to keep the part messy. I use the end of my comb to make a zigzag all the way to the back of the head."

A good blowout trick for girls at home is to put a ponytail in and blow-dry the ends of the ponytail; you get rid of all the frizzy ends but you don't make it like a bouffant. It makes it look less done.
Put your mascara on before you line your eyes. This way you can see your eye shape and you can assess where to draw the line. I like the control of sponges. I like cream colours, and they are good things to blend with. But the number one use for these backstage is when someone is screaming about makeup on their clothes. It's really effective at getting makeup off.


"I don't put on foundation and leave my base clean. Sometimes I'll put yoghurt and honey on my face. I try to sleep as much as possible."
— Model Malaika Firth (pictured right) at Jason Wu



To get the dream wave, curl each section of hair in three sections: loop the top halfway around, then move the iron down and loop the middle halfway around, and then move the iron down and loop the ends halfway around.














Thursday, September 19, 2013

Black Stories Told From a White Perspective?

"42" and "The Help" had white helmers;
"The Butler" and "12 Years a Slave" didn't. The Oscar-nominated director
questions the studios' motives in telling black stories with scant
African-American input: "It's as if the studios are saying, 'We want it
black, just not that black.' " says movie maker John Singleton.

Singleton went on to say "Whenever a black-themed film comes out, I get the call. And even more stops on the street. "Yo, man. What did you think of that flick?" The truth is, I wish folks would ask me what I think of some general releases. (My two favorite movies of the summer were comedies: Seth Rogen's This Is the End and Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine.) But, hey, I guess commenting on all things black is my lot in life, being that I'm a recognizable African-American face in an industry that isn't exactly the gold standard when it comes to diversity."

As usual, like everything else in Hollywood, black films tend to come in and go, and by today's standards 2013 is turning into a great year for black cinema. Nearly a dozen black movies will be released by year end. And now that its awards season, three indie flicks are right in the mix: Ryan Coogler's remarkable and unquestionably authentic debut, Fruitvale Station; and Lee Daniels' The Butler, which has drawn a diverse crowd and topped the box office three weeks in a row earning a record $100 Million; and the film everyone is waiting for, Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave. If we Didn't live in a world where black men are constantly criminalized and hypersexualized by the media, in a world obsessed with showcasing all kinds of dysfunctional black families, a world that constantly rams these things down our throats, then the fact that this film (written and directed by a white man) focuses on a BLACK family wouldn’t matter to me.

BUT unfortunately we do live in a world where all of these things exist. The fact that a white director chose to have this highly dysfunctional family be BLACK is no “accident”, even if he didn’t consciously make that choice (though I’m sure he did). Especially since there are so few fictional representations of black families to begin with. There is not a lot of work for black actors out there, and when there is, it’s usually sterotypical roles.


Hollywood’s black film community has always had a one-for-all-and-all-for-one attitude, openly applauding the success of any black-driven movie in the hope its box-office success will translate into more jobs and stories about people of color. But, at the same time, the success of black-themed movies like The Help and this year’s 42 points to a troubling trend: the hiring of white filmmakers to tell black stories with few African-Americans involved in the creative process is a mere Fact!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Eric's Fall Makeup Trends

Fall has arrived!  Keep some color in your makeup bag  like all of your colorful lipsticks, shadows, and colored mascara. These are easy products to go from Summer to Fall. Stay with a traditional gray, taupe, bronze, and plums for your shadow selections. You can still use the bright blue or electric purple from your summer makeup kit as an accent to your lower lash line.


Rich Ombre' lip: The trend ain’t over yet, ladies it's time to amp up the dramatic effect of your makeup and work a trendy ombré lip. The way to get a pretty plum pout with an ombré effect is by starting from the outside of your lips and working your way in toward the center. Start by lining your lips with a dark liner. Then, apply a similar lipstick shade without filling in the entire lip. Finish by sweeping on a lighter shade in the same color family on the inner section. Top that off with a clear gloss, and you'll have a fun, trendy ombré lip for the Fall season. And I always prefer brushes to apply, so I’d suggest working with a lip brush, too. For shades I like, Try  Devezin Cosmetics Natural Mineral Lipstick in “Obsession” ($14.50) , Devezin Cosmetics Natural Organic Lip Gloss in “Naughty” ($10), and Devezin Cosmetics Natural Lip Liner Pencils in "Mardi Gras" ($11).


Statement cheeks: A dark red lip can make you look washed out, if you let it. Don’t. A little color on the cheeks will balance out heavy lips while giving a pleasant post-coital look (not that I’m saying you aren’t getting it just fine on your own!). I prefer a powder blush for all seasons; because they’re generally a little sheer and translucent and you get to control how dramatic! Try Devezin Cosmetics Pressed Mineral Blush
  in “Glow" ($18.50). (see it at the end of this post).

A gold-toned highlighter also works well here to give an autumn-like, prancing-in-the-leaves glow. Use it on your cheeks, or take it to your lids or below your eyes. Try Devezin Cosmetics Mineral highlighting powder in "White Pearl” ($26).

  Smoky Eye: Black with a hint of sparkle can give that greasy, gothy sheen that makes people wonder about you. It’s super glamorous, but naughty, too. Bring out the jewel tones this Fall, we see a lot of jewel tones on the eyes, but you can transition the look into a more sultry style. To do this, bring the shadow down to your lower lash line, and to add more intensity, smudge a liner on top.

Opt for a cream shadow that won’t flake off. You’ll also need a good matte black shadow. Some of my favorites are Devezin Cosmetics Smoky Cream Gel Liner in “Absolute Black” ($11), Devezin Cosmetics  Fine Line Cake Liner in “Silence” ($12), and Devezin Cosmetics Ready-to-Wear Smoky Eyes shadow  Color in “18K Gold” ($10). (And check out my latest blog post Devezin Beauty Ask Eric, for a how-to tutorial on creating the perfect cat eye.)

If you’re not a super dramatic girl, or have small eyes, you can skip the heavy-duty black and instead opt for eye color in the just-as-dramatic burgundy/mauve category. I’ve been loving  Devezin Cosmetics Natural Organic Eye Shadow in “Earth" or "Canyon” ($10), Devezin Cosmetics Sheer Effects in “Champagne"  and "Pink Ice” ($16) and Devezin Cosmetics Long Wear Lengthening Mascara in “Chocolate” ($9).

3D Nail Art: 3D nail art is three-dimensional artwork created on the fingernails. Typically, the design is created on acrylic, or fake, nails, which are then applied over the natural fingernails. To create the designs, the artist adds colored acrylic to a mold using a paintbrush and waits for it to harden. Once the material is ready, the artist removes it from the mold and glues it to the fake fingernails. Non-acrylic options include gemstones and other materials small enough to glue onto the nails. What’s in are blues, greens, purples, oranges and, of course, grays, since we’re all so shamelessly obsessed with 50 Shades of Grey. Metallics are hot, including the metallic- and glitter-tipped French manicure, or the reverse: glitter nails with a solid tip. For shades, we like Essie’s “Head Mistress” ($8, My new go-to red), “Don’t Sweater It” ($8, gray), and “Stylenomics” ($8, dark green). We also love selection of colors from Pure Ice and Sinful Colors.

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During the summer it was safe to keep it minimal with just a pop of color on the lips. Now that its Fall,  Its the perfect time to use those colors in a richer and darker shade. So if you wore a soft rose all summer, try trading it in for a bold burgundy or deep red-violet hue for Fall. And, of course — in general, and as always — play around with it, find out what works for you. But do try using makeup to create who you are, rather than just creating a look. Think: What do I want my fall to feel like? Then go and do it!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Beauty As is: Playing The Race Card

Miss America contestant, Miss New York Nina Davuluri reacts after being chosen winner of the 2014 Miss America Pageant as 2013 Miss America Mallory Hagan places a tiara on her head in Atlantic City, ...


Beauty Queen Is 'Not American Enough. #SheMatters Note to racists #MissAmerica, Nina Davuluri, is just as American as you. I hadn't thought of the Miss America pageant since Kenya from Real Housewives of Atlanta was telling anyone who would listen that she was Miss USA, not Miss America. I also hadn't watched the pageant in years but tuned in briefly Sunday night. I watched long enough to see a ...See More

— with Nina DavuluriRead more

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Attitude

You Are What You Project! Welcome to the place where the world's most alluring women can really say their skin "feels like velvet."   The models, actresses and celebrities I have been privileged to work with have one trait that causes them to always stand out in a crowd--the attitude they project to all of us. These women that you sometimes see at a stop light, a movie premiere, on the silver screen, adorning the pages of our favorite magazines are not always the most beautiful women god ever created. Please don't tell them that! All women can be truly beautiful. The sad but true fact of life is that there are some perhaps lovely women out there who seem to hold on to very old ideology. I have worked with desperate housewives who decided to throw all of their beauty, wellness and nutrition lifestyles out the window. Simply because each have felt it was too self indulging. So what do they do with their extra time? It is never necessary to give up caring for yourself just to love someone else. It is only when you truly love and respect who you are, that you can give to others freely. Be The Star of Your Own Show. You should be exactly what people notice.Your makeup and fashion sense should never compete for attention with each other, or with you. Stay with the basics, but create your own style with a few of your signature pieces.

Devezin Cosmetics

Monday, September 9, 2013

Black Hair at 2013 Fashion Week

From New York to London to Milan to Paris, style mavens around the globe avidly watched model after model strut her stuff down the runways. Fortunately for black hair followers, there was plenty of diversity in hairstyles. As we've come to expect every fashion season, the 'dos are there to complement the clothing, yet don't be surprised when a particular style or headwear steals the show!

Model Jourdan Dunn Sounds Off On Racism In The Fashion Industry

Designer Jason Wu was not among them. In fact, just yesterday five models of color walked his show, including rising star Jourdan Dunn, who hasn't shied away from speaking out about fashion's racism problem in the past. Earlier this year, after she wasn't cast in Dior's couture show (because of her curves) she tweeted, "I'm normally told I'm cancelled because I'm 'coloured' so being cancelled because of my boobs is a minor : )"

Iman Says There Were More Black Models On The Runway In The 70's Than Today

If the Diversity Coalition’s open letter accusing specific fashion designers of racism on the runway isn’t enough to get the industry’s attention, then a national TV segment will definitely do the trick.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Beauty Mistakes: How Fast Can you Age You?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder they say. While that is certainly true, there are fairly universal concepts of beauty that people try to adhere to. In most cultures, people cling to youth for as long as they can because looking young is equivalent to looking good. So why would you do anything to make yourself look older? The only time when people try to look older is when they are younger. Yes, we’re well aware of the irony in that situation.Women put a lot of time and effort into looking beautiful. The beauty industry is huge in the US and many women work hard every morning to make themselves look their best. In addition to that, we all try our hardest to live a healthy life so we look and feel younger. Unfortunately, there are a few mistakes that you might be making that actually cause you to look older, not younger. Curious as to what they are? Here are 3 of the most common beauty mistakes that (mostly) women make…

1. Too much concealer under the eyes

Dark circles under the eyes are a bane of beauty for both men and women. Getting more sleep and adjusting your diet can help make these look better, but oftentimes women rely on concealer to help their eyes look more youthful. But as you get older, the skin under the eye becomes thinner. This means you need to apply light amounts of concealer and only where there are darker areas. Otherwise the thick cover-up will not look good at all.

2. Too much Foundation

Putting on a thick layer of foundation is obvious to anyone who spends a few moments looking at your face. Instead, try to be minimal with your use of foundation or use a tinted moisturizer or BB cream instead. The more skin people can see and the less makeup the better. Use it to enhance your well-taken-care-of skin, not cover it up.

3. Bad Hairstyle choice

Your hairstyle can be a huge boost to your beauty, or an unfortunate detriment to your beauty. As you get older and want to continue looking young, a long and flat hair style will not work as well as it did in your youth. Long, flat hair exaggerates the look of a droopier, older face without bringing out the good in your face.




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