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Tips For Applying False Eyelashes

A lot of people find that applying false eyelashes can be very tricky. If you are one of these people, there are some tips that you should consider to make this easier. Of course, before you look at applying the lashes, you need to ensure that you have the right ones.

Removing From The Box

The first step in applying your fake lashes will be removing them from the box without damaging them. If the lashes are not labeled, you will need to hold them under your nose and facing your mirror. This will help you determine which is right and which is left.

To remove the lashes, you will need to peel them from the outer corner and not the inner one. The reason is that bending the outer corner will not be an issue as you are more likely to trim this off to fit your eye. Using your fingers or tweezers, you will need to ease the lashes out of the box.

Measure And Trim The Lashes

To measure the lashes, you will need to line them up with your lash line. This will tell you how much you will need to trim from the fake lashes. The strip of the lashes should start where the natural start of your eyelashes are. Placing the lashes too close to the inner corner of your eye will cause irritation.

You will need to mark where the strip should end. To do this, go to the outer corner and count 2 to 4 lashes in. Once you have measured the lashes, you will be able to trim them to fit. You should do this from the outer edge and cut at the vein.

Apply The Glue

To apply the glue to the lashes, you will need to do it in a thin layer. This layer will need to be along the vein of the lashes and from one corner to the other. You should wait a few seconds for the glue to become sticky before you apply the lashes. If you want the lashes to remain for a prolonged period, you should apply some glue along your lash line as well.

Place The Lashes

When you place the lashes, this will need to be at the start of your natural eyelashes. You will need to look down and press the lashes against your lash line. You should apply pressure on the center, outer and inner corners.

Applying false eyelashes are difficult and tiring for some women. You may want to get eyelash extensions that hassle-free, go to eyelash salon that has high-quality eyelashes with affordable prices.

Whip Hand Cosmetics Teams with How to be a Redhead to Create Lip Palettes Exclusively for Redheads

New York, NY and Detroit, MI  March 07, 2013  — Over the past ten years, natural born redheads and founders of How to be a Redhead, Adrienne and Stephanie Vendetti, have explored all shades of lip color in search of hues to complement their hard to match complexions. When their experience met the experts of Whip Hand Cosmetics the result is revolutionary: Redhead friendly lip products that promote confidence and beauty.

Whip Hand Cosmetics "How to be a Redhead" Redhead-Friendly Cosmetics Collection | Model Kelly Kirstein | Photography: Laur Nash

“Redheads have traditionally been an under-served group whenit comes to cosmetics,” says Riese Lauriat, founder and chief makeup artist at Whip Hand Cosmetics, “We wanted to present a line of products that makes it easy for women with red hair to find their perfect shade.”

With the help of the Vendetti sisters, Whip Hand Cosmetics designed two lip palettes completely inspired by redheads. The daytime look, EmpoweRED™, features cool toned lip crèmes, while GlamouRED™ is a warm creme collection to prep lips for a night on the town. Each palette comes with four lip cremes to give redheads a choice depending on their mood and occasion.

Adrienne Vendetti of How to be a Redhead says, “What’s different about these lip palettes is that they empower and beautify redheads at the same time!”

Each lip palette comes with a premium Stilazzi travel lip brush for application. The lip palette retails for $49. Palettes will premiere at Rock it Like a Redhead, How to be a Redhead’s first live beauty and fashion event for Redheads on March 16, 2013. A discounted rate will be offered to event attendees.

About Whip Hand Cosmetics

Whip Hand Cosmetics provides ultra-premium, professional makeup artist quality cosmetics Made in Detroit with Attitude™. Aside from lip cremes, the Whip Hand Cosmetics collection includes high-pigment eyeshadows and blushes, lip veneers, creme blushes and professional skincare and prep products. Whip Hand Cosmetics is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan, USA.

About How To Be A Redhead

How to be a Redhead is the only online source for redheads. It offers beauty, fashion and healthy  living recommendations. How to be a Redhead’s mission is to empower every redhead woman to feel confident, to look amazing and to rock their beauty. Red hair is more than a color, it’s a lifestyle!

How to be a Redhead is headquartered in New York City, USA.

Behind The Scenes: Whip Hand “How To Be A Redhead” Shoot

The Whip Hand Cosmetics Team headed to The M@dison Building in Downtown Detroit (selected as one of the “The World’s Coolest Offices” by INC Magazine) to shoot our “super-secret” campaign for “How To Be A Redhead.”

While we can’t disclose just yet why we were doing the shoot and what it’s for, you’ll find out soon enough.

The campaign features the fabulous Detroit model Kelly Kirstein shot by Detroit fashion photographer Laur Nash. Photographer Andrew Fang was kind enough to join us all day to shoot the critical video footage that will accompany the still photography in the campaign.

Check out the behind the scenes photos from the shoot and stay-tuned for more details in February about what we’re up to.  We’re really excited about this one. Could 2013 be the Year of the Redhead at Whip Hand?

#IAmDetroitBeauty: Share Your #Selfie & Support Beauty Made in Detroit

Support “Makeup Made in Detroit with Attitude” and Whip Hand Cosmetics’ IndieGoGo Crowfunding Campaign by showing the world that Detroit Beauty isn’t just a city, but an attitude.

Model Cassie Keller - I Am Detroit Beauty - The Whip Hand Cosmetics IndieGoGo Crowdfunding Campaign

Here’s how it works:

1. You download and print off one of the two pre-designed “I Am Detroit Beauty” placards below.

We’ve created placards in two printable file formats (PDF and PNG) to make it simple for you to show your support. You can print in color or black and white. Or you can create your own with a piece of paper, a marker (or lipstick) and your beautiful self.

Use this version if you do not have a IndieGoGo referral code (set your printer to 8.5 x 11 inches):

Download as PDF

Download as PNG (Image File)

Use this version if you want to write in your IndieGoGo referral code after the backslash (set your printer to 8.5 x 11 inches):

Download as PDF

Download as PNG (Image)

2. Take a photo of your fabulous self with the “I Am Detroit Beauty” placard.

Rock some Whip Hand Cosmetics in your photo if you like. If not, no big deal.  If you are the shy type, get creative and show us another way of expressing that you are Detroit Beauty in your photo.

3.  Post your  photo … to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Vine, G+, Tumblr, Pinterest or wherever and everywhere that you like to hang-out online.  The more places the better.

When you post, be sure to use the hashtags: #IAmDetroitBeauty #IndieGoGo and #WhipHandCosmetics.

Suggested Twitter Text:

#IAmDetroitBeauty Support the @whiphandbeauty @IndieGoGo #Crowdfunding campaign at http://igg.me/at/gowhiphand  #makeupmadeindetroit

If possible, add the short-link (or your custom referral link) to the Whip Hand Cosmetics IndieGoGo campaign to your posts.

It’s as simple as that.  Be creative. Be edgy. Be sexy. Be smart. Be funny. Be tough.  Be gorgeous. Be Detroit.

As the photos come in, we’ll be adding them to the Whip Hand Cosmetics website and our gallery on our IndieGoGo Campaign page.

What You Could Win In Return

We’ll be awarding a Limited Edition Whip Hand Fashion Tee to the three most creative photos and we’ll randomly select three other photos at the end of the IndieGoGo campaign to each receive a Limited Edition tee!

Have fun and let’s show the world what it means to be Detroit Beauty.

Review: Kevin James Bennett Reviews Whip Hand Cosmetics “Set The Stage” Makeup Primer

Emmy Award Winning Makeup Artist, Skincare Guru and Curator of OpenSky.com’s Beauty Closet Provides the Inside Scoop on Whip Hand’s “Set The Stage” Makeup Primer.

Known to industry insiders as the “MacGyver of Makeup”, Multiple Emmy® Award winning makeup artist Kevin James (KJ) Bennett reviews Whip Hand Cosmetics “Set The Stage” Makeup Primer for OpenSky.com. Kevin curates OpenSky’s “Beauty Closet”, where the artist shares his makeup and skincare “essentials.”

About Kevin James Bennett

KJ began his career in retail cosmetics in the 80′s. This evolved into photo, runway and celebrity makeup. The next step was TV and within 3 years he received his first Emmy nomination. In less than 10 years he had received 5 nominations and won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Makeup. His broadcast resume includes prime time network and cable productions (including the Law & Orderfranchise), talk shows, news magazines, daytime dramas (Another World and As The World Turns) and regional/national commercials.

KJ has appeared on international entertainment and news shows including Access HollywoodEntertainment TonightGood Morning AmericaToday“E” Entertainment Network and HSN (Home Shopping Network).

He has also appeared on a number of realty shows for MTV, VH1, TLC, Style, HGTV and TV Land, where he was featured Makeup Expert on “She’s Got The Look”.

His insightful, honest and sometimes irreverent beauty advice has been featured in Vogue, Glamour, Elle, InStyle, Town & Country, Vanity Fair, Good Housekeeping, Self and Health magazines as well as respected trade publications WWD, American Salon, Skin Inc and GCI. He is also quoted regularly by popular on-line publications, beauty blogs and in YouTube videos.

KJ is a contributing editor for Key Publishing’s Make-Up Artist Magazine, which is the #1 international makeup artist trade publication. He also contributes to the “Expert Advise” section of their very popular Makeup411.com website.

KJ is an “Industry Expert” for BeautyPress.com and the ”Cosmetics Expert” for NY Times best-seller, Dr. Leslie Baumann’s International Esthetics Advisory Board.  He is also a contributes to Dr. Baumann’s popular Skin Guru blog on Yahoo Health.

You SHOULD follow Kevin on:

Twitter at: https://twitter.com/KJBennettBeauty
On Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/kevinjamesbennett
On YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/user/kjbennett

The Backstage Beauty Report: Dolores Cortes S/S ’14 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week


Bright floral prints, studs, cornrows, chains in the hair and feline-inspired smokey eyes gave Spanish designer Dolores Cortes’ 2014 Swim Collection a punked out vibe that managed to be edgy, tough and feminine all at the same time.

JUNGLE PUNK: Dolores Cortes 2014 Runway Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim


To create Cortes’ feline-esque makeup look for 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, Victor Amos, Whip Hand Cosmetics Lead Makeup Artist on the Dolores Cortes Runway Show, employed a new twist on the smokey eye and nude lip combination.

Cats In The Jungle: Dolores Cortes 2014 Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Lead Makeup Artists Notes: How To Create The Look

From Victor Amos:

The makeup direction for the Dolores Cortes runway show was all about punk!

When Dolores and I came up with the look, we imagined a girl who was hip, trendy, sexy, and modern. We decided on doing a very heavy, feline-shaped black eye with contoured cheeks and nude lips.

Makeup Artist Victor Amos Backstage with Model at The Dolores Cortes 2014 Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim


We started by prepping the skin with Ctrl+Alt+Delete Makeup Remover to clean the skin. Many of the models came in with makeup from previous shows, so it was important to remove the makeup without dehydrating the skin, which is why I used this amazing cleanser.

We then used the Give Good Face Rosewater  Tonic and Skin Toner to refresh and moisturize the skin.

We finished off the skin prep by applying a thin layer of Set The Stage Makeup Primer all over the face, so that the foundation would apply smoothly, and survive the humidity, sweat, and bright lights.

To achieve a flawless finish on the runway, Makeup Artist Victor Amos and the Whip Hand Cosmetics Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Team used CTRL+ALT+DELETE Makeup Remover and SET THE STAGE Makeup Primer


I really wanted flawless skin for this look.

We are used to the traditional punk look being porcelain and pale skin, but I wanted to evolve the look so that it felt more “Miami-ish.”

Model Backstage at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Dolores Cortes Runway Show

We accomplished this by using a lightweight, water-based liquid foundation all over the skin to even the complexion, and used concealer only where needed.

We finished off the skin with a light dusting of translucent powder to lock the foundation into place.


To help bring shape and warmth to the face, we heavily contoured the cheeks with Cheek Flash Loose Blush in “Launch.

I almost wanted the cheeks to look sunburnt, like a character from ‘Mad-Max” of Thunderdome.

After contouring the cheeks, we used what was left on the brush and dusted it onto the temples, around the hairline, and around the jawline for structure.


This was the focus of the look.

I wanted the eyes to look narrow and sultry… very much like a cheetah’s eyes.

To get the eye pitch-black, I patted-on “Axe Handle” Crème Eyeshadow until the coverage was opaque, and the shape of the eye was exaggerated into a wing.

I then used my finger to lightly blend the edges of the shadow out so that it didn’t look too harsh. I set the cream with a matte black eyeshadow for longevity.

Next, we used the “Axe Handle” Crème Eyeshadow on the water-line of the eye to further darken it, and to give the eye its feline allure.

I finished-off the eye by dampening a fluffy brush and applying “Glow” Pure Pigment Loose Eyeshadow, wet, to the tear duct.

Using the loose pigment eyeshadow wet intensified the color and gave it an almost metallic quality. This was to give the eye a pop of light so that the look would not come across too dark and Goth.

Whip Hand Cosmetics Lead Makeup Artist Victor Amos applies eyeshadow backstage to model Fernanda Uesler.

Makeup Artist Tadahiro Iwasaki does a model's eyes backstage at the Dolores Cortes 2014 Runway Show for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Team Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Artist  Jennifer Cruz backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim for the Dolores Cortes Runway Show

Makeup Artist Jennifer Cruz

Team Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Artist Aziza Walker putting the finishing touches on her models eyes backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Victor Amos finishes up the smokey, feline-esque eye look backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Model Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami for Dolores Cortes 2014 Runway Show - Makeup by Whip Hand Cosmetics

Finished eye look on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim - Dolores Cortes 2014 Runway Show. Makeup by Whip Hand Cosmetics.

Model Fernanda Uesler on the Runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week-Swim for Dolores Cortes.


The mouth was very simple. I used the Lip Hit Long-Wear Lip Veneer in “Hooked” and dabbed it onto the lips with my finger.

Again, I wanted the look to be carefree, so I skipped lip liner or the use of a lip brush.

The Lip Hit Lip Veneers are completely opaque glosses, so covering the natural color of the model’s lips was a breeze.

Close-up of the Lip Look for Dolores' Cortes 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Runway Show. Makeup Artist Victor Amos used Whip Hand Cosmetics' Lip Hit Lip Veneer in "Hooked" to achieve the simple, carefree nude lip look for the show.

The Lip Look for Dolores Cortes' Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim Show was Nude and Carefree


This was the really exciting part!

Whip Hand debuted a brand new, yet-unreleased body illuminator for Fashion Week Swim called Runway Legs. This was a prototype that the Makeup Team was able to test drive under real runway conditions in Miami.

The verdict: This dry oil is amazing. It gives the body a healthy golden glow, while leaving behind a light, but refreshing coconut scent without an oily residue.

We rubbed this on the model’s legs, arms, stomach, and chest to give them a just-off-the-beach shine and to bring out definition. It’s not bronzer, but rather a sheer Illuminator, so it’s season-less and doesn’t stain. I can see this being a product that you could use all year round whenever you are showing some shoulders, legs or bare skin.

Team Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Artist Tadahiro Iwasaka applies a coating of Whip Hand Cosmetics "Runway Legs" Body Illuminator to a model backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Makeup Artist Victor Amos and the Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Team achieved the subtle glow and shimmer on the model's bodies by coating them in Whip Hand Cosmetics' "Runway Legs" Body Illuminator.



  • Whip Hand Cosmetics CTRL+ALT+DELETE Makeup Remover
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics SET THE STAGE Makeup Primer
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics CHEEK FLASH Loose Blush in “LAUNCH”
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics Creme Eyeshadow in “AXE HANDLE”
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics Pure Pigment Loose Eyeshadow in “GLOW”
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics LIP HIT Long-Wear Lip Veneers in “HOOKED”
  • Whip Hand Cosmetics RUNWAY LEGS Body Illuminator (Release Date: Fall 2013)

Whip Hand Cosmetics Products Used at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014: CTRL+ALT+DELETE Makeup Remover, Give Good Face Rosewater Toner, Set The Stage Makeup Primer, Pure Pigment Loose Eyeshadow in "Glow", Lip Hit Lip Veneer in "Hooked", Cheek Flash Loose Blush in "Launch"


Whip Hand Cosmetics Lip Hit Lip Veneers Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. For the Dolores Cortes Runway Show we used "Hook"



Chains, cornrows and lots of hairspray helped NYC-based hair stylist Sonia Castleberry achieve the big, punked-out hair at Dolores Cortes' Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Runway Show

NYC-based hairstylist Sonia Castleberry and her team created the wild, punked-out manes for Dolores Cortes’ 2014 Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Runway Show by combining big, exaggerated hair with intricate side braiding and the incorporation of jewelry into the models’ tresses.

Lead Hairstylist Notes: How To
Create The Look

From Sonia Castleberry:

Dolores Cortes wanted to bring a mix of jungle love and Rock ‘n Roll to Miami at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Swim Week.

Since her designs featured bright tropical patterns and heavy metal accents we decided to construct an edgy, hard core punk look for the hair. We were definitely inspired by looks and trends of this year’s MET Gala.

My team and I used a selection of Oribe Haircare products and BaByliss Pro tools to achieve the braided, teased and embellished style. The edgy, punk look is trending this season.

Here’s how we created the look and how you can get the look at home!

1. After rough-drying the hair with the BaByliss Pro Hairdryer, create a side part from the center of the eyebrow straight down to the nape. Section off the side with the part.

2. Apply Oribe’s Rock Hard Gel to the sectioned portion and create a few small cornrow-style braids. (For the show, I wanted to show a variety of braid styles so each model had a different, unique and creative braid.)

3. Spray Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray throughout the rest of the hair, concentrating on the roots, to create ultimate texture and volume. Back-comb the hair at the root for even more lift. For Dolore’s runway show, my goal was to make sure the hair was exaggerated.

4. Finish with a generous amount of Oribe’s Superfine Strong Hair Spray for lasting hold.

5. If desired, embellish the look with jewelry, using the braids as an anchor to pin in chains. At Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim, I incorporated gold spike chains into the hair to give a complete punk finish to the look.

Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim - Hairstylist preps the models for their punked-out tresses.


Team Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Artist Patrick Simondac Backstage at Dolores Cortes 2014 Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami

Cornrows, Chains, Studs and Big, Punked-Out Hair Set  The Trend at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. Dolores Cortes S/S 2014 Runway Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim


  • BaBylissPro Nano Tools Hairdryer
  • Oribe Rock Hard Gel
  • Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray
  • Oribe Superfine Strong Hair Spray



Manicurist Sashanie Gray added the final touches to Dolores’’ “Heavy Metal” look by giving it a lux twist by applying gold foil nails to the models’ fingers and toes.

Gold Foil Nails rounded off the Gilded, Punked Out Look of Dolores Cortes' 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Runway Show


Products Used:

Nail Polish: m2m damoreJon/Minx


Accessories: Gold Studded Metal Bracelet | Dolores Cortes 2014 Swimwear Collection Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim


Mercedes Benz Fashion Accessories: Gold Leaf Cut Bracelet from The Dolores Cortes 2014 Swimwear Collection Runway Show

















Dolores Cortes S/S 2014 Runway Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Dolores Cortes S/S 2014 Runway Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim

Dolores Cortes S/S 2014 Runway Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim






Dolores Cortes S/S 2014 Runway Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim


Dolores Cortes S/S 2014 Runway Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim























Makeup Made in Detroit With Attitude: Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Team Shirts Waiting Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014

Makeup Made In Detroit With Attitude: Swimwear Designer Dolores Cortes and the Dolores Cortes Team Backstage at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014

Special Thanks for the Fabulous Photography to:  Joe Polimeni Photography

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See S/S 2014 Fashion, Hair and Makeup Trends from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim. The Whip Hand Cosmetics MBFW Backstage Beauty Report, featuring Dolores Cortes.

Whip Hand Cosmetics To Be Official Makeup Sponsor for Dolores Cortes Runway Show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami

Dolores Cortes Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami 2012 Runway

New York-based celebrity makeup artist Victor Amos will lead the Whip Hand Cosmetics Team as Lead makeup artist.

Spanish designer Dolores Cortes is ranked among the world’s top luxury, high-fashion swimwear designers and is known for her meticulous attention to fit and detail, as well as her fun and vivacious color palettes. Cortes is continuing a family business started over 50 years ago when her mother began designing handcrafted swimsuits in Spain. The younger Cortes took over the family business in the Eighties and catapulted the brand to international acclaim by designing swimwear with an eye towards high-fashion and design, as well as swimming practicality.

“The fit between Whip Hand Cosmetics and Dolores Cortes was instantly apparent and perfect,” says Riese Lauriat, Whip Hand Cosmetics Founder and Chief Creative Officer. “We’re both family owned businesses, we both create hand-crafted products, and we both love color.  It’s not very often that you have that kind of natural alignment between a makeup company and a designer. We’re obsessed with color at Whip Hand Cosmetics, so any time we can work with a designer who shares that passion, you just want to be part of it. Having Victor Amos lead the Whip Hand Cosmetics Makeup Team in Miami is equally exciting. There’s no one we’d rather have in South Beach than Victor.”

Dolores Cortes Logo


Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim Miami Logo

“Makeup has become such an essential piece of runway shows today, so having the right cosmetics sponsor, product and makeup design talent in-place backstage is critical to conveying the complete vision of the collection,” says Dolores Cortes. “What was attractive to us about Whip Hand Cosmetics was their focus on producing extremely high-quality, hand-made products in Detroit that have earned them street credibility with pro makeup artists, in a very short period of time. They offer a serious product for serious artists. And the colors are just amazing.”


Dolores Cortes will debut her 2014 Swim Collection on Friday, July 18th at 8:00 PM during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim at The Raleigh – CABAÑA GRANDE in Miami’s South Beach. For scheduling information, visit:  http://miami.mbfashionweek.com/schedule

About Whip Hand Cosmetics

Founded by professional makeup artist Riese Lauriat, Whip Hand Cosmetics pioneered the “Fast Cosmetics” movement, which focuses on developing, manufacturing and marketing innovative, trend-setting cosmetics and skincare products more quickly than traditional beauty brands. Whip Hand Cosmetics manufactures its color cosmetics and skin care products locally in Detroit, and markets them globally to professionals and makeup lovers through their online boutique. The brand has rapidly developed a cult following among professional makeup artists and was named one of WWD and BEAUTY INC’s “Six Emerging Indy Cosmetics Brands to Watch.”  For more information, visit www.WhipHandCosmetics.com

About Dolores Cortes
The creations of Dolores Cortes are distributed in over a thousand multi brand stores both nationally and internationally, in various Dolores Cortes brandEstablished in 1951, Dolores Cortes was one of the first Spanish designers dedicated to the swimwear industry. Today, the brand is continuously growing and the designs have become critically acclaimed and created a loyal following of customers all over the world.

stores and hundreds of department stores dispersed throughout the world. Constantly trying to expand their offerings, Dolores Cortes is present in more than 20 countries worldwide including Mexico, Russia, the USA, France and Italy.  For more information, visit www.dolores-cortes.com

About Victor Amos
Makeup artist Victor Amos is one of New York City’s most talented and accomplished up-and-coming freelance makeup artists and manicurists, with an impressive client list that includes a who’s-who of New York fashion-insiders, celebrities, and professionals.  Victor’s work has graced the pages of Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam, Essence Magazine, Fitness Magazine, GQ Magazine, the runways of New York and Miami, and a host of other outlets. His client list includes global brands, such as Covergirl, Alexander McQueen, and Donna Karan, as well as celebrities, such as Lalah Hathaway, El Debarge, and Jenifer Lewis. When he isn’t on set making his clients beautiful, he can be found in the window seat of an airplane, glued to a computer screen, or spending away his life’s earnings at Barney’s. For more information, visit: www.victoramos.com

CONTEST: Enter to Win a Power Tools Vol 1. Pro Makeup Brush Set!

Win A Set of Esum Premium Makeup Brushes

There’s no such thing as having too many makeup brushes, right?

So we’re thrilled to be giving you a chance to win a six piece Power Tools Vol. I Premium Makeup Brush Set by Esum, plus a full-size jar of our best selling  Set The Stage Makeup Primer.  The Power Tools Vol. 1 Makeup Brush Set contains:   1 Square Liner Brush,  1  Angle Brow Brush, 1 Medium Filbert Eye Shader Brush, 1 Large Angle Round Eye Contour Brush, 1 Cream Foundation Brush,  1 Medium Dome Blush Brush, 1 Concealer Brush

Enter below via Facebook Connect or email. It takes just a few seconds and you earn extra entries for following us on Twitter, Tweeting about the contest, visiting our Open Sky store, and liking us on Facebook.  In all, there are more than 12 different ways to earn additional entries.  Even better, when you refer other to the contest, you earn entries as well!

Contest ends May 13, 2013, 4 p.m. UTC, so don’t wait on this one.

Video: Fotoula Lambros Design Autumn/Winter 2012 Fashion Collection | In The Studio With Whip Hand Cosmetics

Our Whip Hand Cosmetics makeup artists rocked it out for fashion designer Fotoula Lambros in this video from Mindfield USA for FLD’s Autumn/Winter 2012 Fashion Collection.

Makeup: Riese Lauriat and Natalie Nahass Henry for Whip Hand Cosmetics.  Models: Desiree Sutton and Nia Scott. Hair by Laura Rose. Accessories: Lorne Lubin Custom Leather Accessories and Fashion and Urban Pheasant Glass (Detroit.) Shot and Edited by Dan Mannes. Produced by Mindfield USA and filmed on-location at the historic Grand Army of the Republic  Building in Downtown Detroit.

You can follow the restoration of the Grand Army of the Republic Building on Mindfield’s Posterous page.