Category Archives: Personal APPEARANCE

The London Olympics Fuel Our Kate Middleton Obsession

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Kate Middleton in black lace Erdem Resort 2012

Kate Middleton in black lace Erdem Resort 2012

As if America was not obsessed enough with the lovely Kate Middleton, or as she is officially known, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, the 2012 Summer Olympics in London simply ratcheted it up to a level of frenzy that, IOHO, exceeds that of Princess Diana. Yes, we may be smote by lightening upon leaving the premises, but Kate (if we may be so bold as to call her that) carries so much less baggage, seems like such a stronger, more independent, even feisty individual who married for love and is loved equally, and frankly has had to learn the whole “demure” thing that was Diana’s stock-in-trade. Generational difference? Perhaps. The difference between being bred to marry royalty as opposed to being a “commoner”? We’ll reserve comment as Yanks and members of a society whose “royalty” is comprised of celebrities, the wealthy, athletes, and reality television “stars.” Whatever it is, Kate has that certain something, and she has it in spades. She was photographed as often observing the games as the athletes themselves.

On one of the last days of the games, The Today Show did yet another segment on Kate’s fashion choices, and we were immediately struck by two of her lace dresses. Why? Because they were exact duplicates of two ColorOn instant eyeshadow looks!

Winter Black Lace

Winter Black Lace

The first was an Erdem Resort 2012 black and white stretch lace ¾-sleeve cocktail/day dress that looks exactly like our Winter Black Lace instant eyeshadow from the Winter’s Veil Variety Kit . Whether your look is as feminine as delicate lace, or Gothic as wicked black crochet, this photo-realistic lace pattern satisfies whatever look you’re craving.

The second was a stunning Alice by Temperley evening gown with a plunging neckline and fitted bodice that was a ringer for our Winter Pink Veil instant eyeshadow, also from the Winter’s Veil Variety Kit, which we introduced as a limited-edition for winter 2011-2012 but was so popular we made it a part of the permanent collection.

Kate Middleton in a black and pink Alice by Temperley gown

Kate Middleton in a black and pink Alice by Temperley gown

Winter Pink Veil

Winter Pink Veil

Like Kate’s gown, this sweetly pink yet gothically exotic photorealistic black lace pattern combines with honeysuckle pink to create a look that’s both innocent and just a little edgy.

Kate’s own makeup is always exquisitely done – perfectly groomed and full brows, flushed cheeks, natural rosy/nude lips, and eye makeup of varying intensity depending on the event. Like many British women, she favors what we often refer to as “panda eyes” – eyeliner above and below the lash lines – but it is always day or night appropriate, and never heavy handed.

Kate's makeup wearing the Erdem frock

Kate’s makeup wearing the Erdem frock

For her day look in the Erdem frock, you can recreate the look starting with ColorOn’s Ibiza from the Eye Envy Smoky Kit, a subtle yet sophisticated smoky nude in tones of beige and brown. A thin stripe of black eyeliner (hers appears to be pencil, but you can also use a gel or liquid depending on your preference) starts at the inner corners of the eye and follows along the lash line both above and below the eye, meeting at the outer corner and flicking up ever-so-slightly. Multiple coats of black mascara finish the look on curled lashes.

A slightly rosy nude blush is swept from the apples of her cheeks toward the temples and matches her subtle lipstick in the same shade.

For her evening look, Kate’s makeup if more dramatic, yet not dramatically different. Start with El from the Eye Envy Smoky Kit, a soft pink and chocolate brown gradient that combine to create a smoky mauve. Then dip a dampened round-tipped eye shadow brush in our Smooth Black Shimmer loose mineral pigment, a beautiful true black shimmer, and sweep it across the eyelid from the inner to outer corner of the eye, and up into the crease so that the entire lid is darkened. Then sweep it under the lower lashes as well. Once again, apply multiple coats of black mascara to curled lashes.

Kate's makeup wearing the Alice by Temperley gown

Kate’s makeup wearing the Alice by Temperley gown

For more evening drama, Kate chose a berry colored cream blush applied to the apples of her cheeks for a beautiful flush, and slicked on a raspberry lipstick with a bit of shine – no shimmer or gloss, just a bit not her usual satin finish.

All of the colors mentioned in the blog can be chosen and combined – along with BrowPro (Kate would be a BrowPro Full Dark)– into a Custom Kit, or you can buy the Variety Kit  in which they’re featured. Either way, same price. Need a tutorial? Watch the video on the website for application tips and tricks.

We have the Venice Film Festival on August 29th and then the MTV Video Music Awards on September 6th – the same day New York Fashion Week begins. Until then, we’re sure we’ll find SOMETHING to compliment, and probably a few things to poke a stick at (we’ve left Lindsay Lohan alone for FAR TOO LONG, people).

Happy Friday, and Happy Day to Our Winners Circle eVIP!

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Heavy Metal from ColorOn's Custom Kits.

Heavy Metal from ColorOn's Custom Kits.

A lot of our Facebook fans and Twitter followers don’t realize that our Friday winners are chosen from those of you who have signed up to be eVIPs  through the coloronpro.com website. We usually add that to the end of our blog posts and emails, but we thought we’d bring it up to the top, just in case not everyone reads to the end. 🙂

No purchase is necessary to become an eVIP on the ColorOn website. You just fill out a form, and voila, you go into the database of fans and friends from whom we choose our winner every Friday. It’s that simple. And if you’ve purchased any ColorOn products through the website, you are automatically added to the eVIP database, so you’re in the drawing as well.

We hope you had a chance to see this week’s blog post, and the highly creative ways Indian makeup artist Manishi Jain uses ColorOn in her work. It really is exciting to see how other cultures adapt the product to their unique cultural, fashion, and beauty trends. If you want to see more of the looks Manishi created during her three days at the Beauty Expo in Delhi, check her Facebook page.

We’re still putting the call out to any of you who are professional makeup artists using ColorOn in your work, to send us your photographs so we can feature you in a future blog. Email your work to our PR firm, and be sure to tell us a bit about yourself and what ColorOn products you used.

SO, without further ado, today’s winner of a free 10-application Custom Kit is Misty Fernandez of San Bernardino, California. She’ll be watching her mailbox next to see what beautiful surprise we send her. We’re encouraging our Winners Circle members to post their experiences on our Facebook Fan Page once they’ve had time to play with their new makeup, so that all of you get the benefit of real feedback on the products. And that goes for anyone who is using ColorOn – post your look to our Facebook page and tell everyone what colors you used. We’re a community, and it would be great if you shared your tips and tricks with everyone else!

In the meantime, stay cool and have a beautiful weekend!

Another Fabulous Friday, and Another Winners Circle

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Manishi used colorOn's Noche instant eye shadow, with Smooth Gold Shimmer and Metallic Silver Glitter

Manishi used colorOn's Noche instant eye shadow, with Smooth Gold Shimmer and Metallic Silver Glitter

Here at colorOn, all Friday’s are deemed fabulous, and today is no different. We were excited earlier in the week to tell you that our affiliated makeup artist in India, Manishi Jain, is appearing July 18-20 at one of India’s largest Beauty Spa Expos, where she will be demonstrating colorOn…Professional. ColorOn has really taken off there, as well as in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, all thanks to Manishi. Next week, we’ll be showing you some of the amazing looks she’s created using colorOn. You can get a taste of her work from the poster for the event — she used ColorOn instant eye shadow in Noche, accented with our Smooth Gold Shimmer and Metallic Silver Glitter loose mineral pigments.

But since today is Friday, we know you’re much more interested to know which eVIP is now a member of the Winners Circle — and its Rochelle Koren of Altamonte Springs, Florida. She’ll be watching her mail for a Custom Kit chosen just for her with 10 applications of crease-resistant, melt-proof, water-resistant instant mineral eye makeup.

Remember that every colorOn instant eye shadow can be combined and purchased as a Custom Kit , or you can instead buy pre-made Variety Kits. Either way, same price. There are 78 instant eye shadow looks and 24 pre-selected Variety Kits. And stock up on the 11 Smooth Shimmers or 7 Metallic Glitters loose mineral shadows while you’re at it; some are limited editions and won’t be around forever!

We’ll keep drawing a new name every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won. Have a wonderful weekend, and we’ll be back next week!

ColorOn India at Major Event; Global Summer Makeup Looks Coming Next Week!

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Beauty & Spa Expo in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, July 18th, 19th, 20th

Beauty & Spa Expo in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, July 18th, 19th, 20th

We recently let you know that ColorOn…Professional is now available in India, and is already incredibly popular. One of the country’s most well-known makeup artists, Manishi Jain, has introduced the product in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka, and Nepal. A Master Makeup Trainer specializing in the latest techniques of make-up artistry, she has conducted over 300 seminars and workshops attended by more than 30,000 beauty professionals. Her proficiency in internationally renowned products, and Indian skin types and tones, keep her in high demand in editorial fashion magazines, fashion designers, and the performing arts.  Her fashion forecasts are highly influential in bringing the latest trends to the huge bridal makeup market. Her forte is quality education in makeup, introducing  cutting-edge technology and innovations in the field of make-up. Her students have benefited from her skill to enhance and define their artistic expressions. “Any can do makeup,” is her motto, and “There are no rules to makeup,” is her belief.

Manishi will be appearing at the Second Beauty & Spa Expo in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, July 18th, 19th, 20th, from 10 A.M to 7:30 P.M, demonstrating airbrush systems from Sparmax and Instant Eye Make-Up Appliqués From ColorOn… Professional. See the details in the flyer by clicking on it to expand.

Manishi used colorOn's Noche instant eye shadow, with Smooth Gold Shimmer and Metallic Silver Glitter

Manishi used colorOn's Noche instant eye shadow, with Smooth Gold Shimmer and Metallic Silver Glitter

For the model in the poster on the right, Manishi used ColorOn instant eye shadow in Noche, accented with our Smooth Gold Shimmer and Metallic Silver Glitter loose mineral pigments.

Remember that every colorOn instant eye shadow can be combined and purchased as a Custom Kit , or you can instead buy pre-made Variety Kits . Either way, same price. There are 78 instant eye shadow looks and 24 pre-selected Variety Kits. And stock up on the 11 Smooth Shimmers or 7 Metallic Glitters loose mineral shadows while you’re at it; some are limited editions and won’t be around forever!

Next week, we will show you some of the amazing looks Manishi created using colorOn products, with before-and-after shots of her models. It is amazing to see how makeup trends from other countries adapt the product to their styles and customs, and her work is simply stunning!

We’ll be back Friday with a new Winners Circle announcement! Have a lovely day…

Golden Glow at The Met Gala

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Golden Goddess Iman, a timeless beauty...

Golden Goddess Iman, a timeless beauty...

The 63rd annual Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is where celebrities show their wilder sides after all of the Awards Shows are over. It’s the last major dress-up occasion of the season, and we were not disappointed, especially with so many women wearing Alexander McQueen, this year’s posthumous honoree.

One look we saw that is not only on-trend but plain and simply fabulous is the golden glow sported by Iman and Michelle Williams.

The ever-amazing Iman was breathtaking in head-to-toe gold from her hair to her Stella McCartney jumpsuit to her Louboutins. Her smoky gold eye makeup brought out the gorgeous caramel tones of her skin and hair. You can get the same look with colorOn’s Lava instant eye shadow from The Eye Envy Precious Metals Variety Kit, a mix of shimmering gold and black that will give you the same look in literally 5 minutes. After applying Lava to the eyes from the lash-line to the brow-bone, use an eyeliner brush to take a bit of the excess colorOn creamy mineral shadow and trace the black under the lower lash-line, and add a bit more gold to the inner corners of the eye. Set it with our glittering Get Set Powder #2, and you’ll be just as sultry as this fashion icon.

Golden Girl Michelle Williams

Golden Girl Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams had one of the most wildly successful Awards Seasons ever. Here, she ends the season with a golden glow offset by the sequined swallows on her amazing Miu Miu gown. She’s gone to a more golden blonde pixie, and her makeup is a tonal collection of golds, bronzes and caramel gloss. You can get the same eye look with colorOn’s 14 Karat instant eye shadow from The Metallics Variety Kit applied from lashes to brows. A bit of brow pencil to frame the eyes, plenty of mascara and a sweep of bronzer, and you can look like this Golden Girl.

We’re offering free shipping for the entire month of May, so grab up a collection of looks from our 78 different colorOn instant eye shadow applicators, or one of our pre-packaged Variety Kits and you’re set for summer. You can find the looks above not only in the Variety Kits, but in the Custom Kits where you can mix and match to your heart’s content.You’re set for anything!

We’ll be back Friday with the Winners Circle…We’ll keep drawing a new name from our eVIPs every Friday in 2011, and the winner receives instant email notification that she’s won a great $20.00 gift. No purchase is necessary to become an eVIP and be entered into the drawing, so if you aren’t an eVIP, now’s the time!

Be sure to add our domain @coloronpro.com to your Safe Senders list, or you may never know YOU won.

Winners Circle & Personal Appearance by ColorOn Inventor Tomorrow!

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See ColorOn Inventor at GBS Tomorrow

See ColorOn Inventor at GBS Tomorrow!

On Saturday, February 26, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., ColorOn..Professional Founder and Inventor, Irina Iosilevich, will be presenting ColorOn instant eye shadow applicators and performing makeovers at the GBS Beauty Store’s Grand Opening events at its new location in Boca Raton.

Irina is a talented makeup artist who spent her professional career making women beautiful from Saks Fifth Avenue at Bal Harbor to beauty mecca Sephora.

It took over a decade of experimentation, patenting, and invention, but Irina literally reinvented eye makeup with colorOn…Professional instant eye shadow applicators.

Irina is the heart and soul of ColorOn…Professional, keeping the company’s core purpose alive: Providing women with simple, time-saving and innovative technology, making it a little easier to be beautiful every day.

This week, eVIP member Hilda Herrera of Long Beach, California, is the recipient of Irina’s inventive and inquisitive mind: A free Varity Kit or Custom Kit of colorOn instant eye shadow applicators. Look for our email, Hilda!

And if you’re in South Florida, please come meet Irina and have her work her magic on you Saturday, February 26th, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., at the brand-new GBS, The Beauty Store, located at 21306 St. Andrews Boulevard in beautiful Boca Raton. Call 561.394.6123 for directions and store hours.

Have a gorgeous weekend, beautiful!