Favorite Fall Trends

The summer has come and gone, and now it is time to get up on the hottest trends of the season! Beauty Boutique wants to show you how we can help you succeed!

We are seeing lots of Metallics, Bold Lashes, Serious Eyebrows, and more!

Last Fall, we saw an abundance Metallics and Jewel Tones for nails. (we even blogged about it!) This trend is still on point, but we love incorporating it into our shadows and even liners!  Here are some great ways to take advantage of this super chic and shiny look...and while some of these ideas may be a little extreme for your 'everyday' look, it is always fun to get some inspiration!

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If the idea of attempting these gives you anxiety - that is what our Glam Squad is here for, we can help you look your finest for any occasion, from date night to holiday party!

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We are seeing lots of big brows these days!  A perfect brow can change the entire look of your face, it's what frames those beautiful eyes you have!  Here are some looks we saw during Fashion Week and will probably continue to see throughout the season.

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A great brow takes maintenance, patience, and practice.  Consult your Glam Squad on how to get the perfect shape for you and your face!

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Lashes are another staple to your perfected fall/winter look - you can go faux or layer on your favorite mascara!

We have our faves, what are yours?

d28637e9a52ab64d4695c563420cd37aWhat are some other trends you are seeing out there that you adore?  A red lip is classic, but what about a bold berry hue?

We love hearing from you, especially when it comes to getting GLAM!!!

Let our Glam Squad Team make you look and feel picture perfect!

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How Much Make-Up is Too Much Make-Up?

This may sound like a crazy question, but we guarantee that almost every lady out there has asked themselves this question before.  We decided to use our Thursday Beauty Tip  to tackle this very question.  Luckily for us, we run into this topic more often than not. Have you ever been invited to an event and at the bottom of the invitation it says "Semi-Formal Attire Requested"? If you are like most people, you probably struggle with the definition of different attire styles: formal, semi-formal, business casual, evening casual...the list goes on and on!  Well, believe it or not, the same can be said of make-up (and hair) styles.From photo shoots that require a more natural look to weddings and formal events that need a more glamorous, dramatic look to even some of our favorite guys, who need, dare we say, a more over-the-top look; the list goes on and on for us as well! Believe us when we say, EVERYONE has a different definition!  We decided to break down the language of make-up styles and give you some ideas of what is natural, everyday, glamorous and over-the-top make-up is (to us anyway).

Natural Make-Up

The idea of a natural look is to appear as though you are not wearing any make-up, i.e. naturally beautiful.  Even the most natural looking celebrities and models have a lot of make-up on when you see them; however, it is possible to achieve the natural look without caking on the foundation and eyeshadow in order to appear as though you have nothing on.  Sometimes, giving the appearance of a "natural look" require applying more make-up then you may usually wear.  We have a lot of brides who request a "natural look", and while it is important for the bride to feel comfortable on their big day, it is also important to understand that the natural look does not show up in photos.  For this reason, we always suggest going for a more everyday look (see the next section for details) with a bit more emphasis on their best features (play up blue eyes with lashes or make your luscious lips the star with a beautiful color and gloss).  Below are some examples of a natural look.

The Lovely Ladies of We've Got The Keys (L to R)~Allison, Jen & Nadene

Everyday Make-Up

This is exactly what is says...the make-up look you wear everyday.  Think of your normal beauty routine and that is what you can expect here.  Many times, we encourage our clients to accentuate their best features, while still adhering to their normal beauty routine.

Nothing is more important than the eyebrows.  Be sure to fill in your brows if they are sparse because they are the framework of your face.  Trying using a powder and not a pencil for a more natural look.  Remember that the eyes are the one of the most important areas on your face, so why not play up your baby blues with a little mascara or accentuate your big brown eyes with a subtle, purple shadow.  Don't go overboard...a little goes a long way!  The best thing to remember is not overdue your everyday look.  You don't have to try every beauty trend each season; must pick one or two that will compliment your style and make it work for you. If don't ever wear lipstick, mixing red lips into your everyday look may be a little too much.  Save it for a special occasion when it requires you have a more glamorous look (next section).  You will see from the photos below that Natural and Everyday Make-Up are similar, and for you, it may be one in the same.  Check out some of our favorite everyday make-up looks.

Glamourous/Dramatic Make-Up

This look is more for special occasions (i.e. weddings, pageants, special events) and should be used to make you feel special, like the beauty queen you are!  Every lady should have the opportunity to have a more glamourous or dramatic look at least once.  Think more lashes, a little bit more eyeliner, shimmering shadow, a bold lip, all accentuated by a more formal hairstyle and a great dress!  When we do hair and make-up trials for our brides, we always tell them to try and wear something in a similar shape to their gown (especially neckline) so they can get an idea of what the final product will look like.  It is hard to get an idea of what your hair and especially your make-up will look like on your big day when you are wearing a tank top and sweatpants.  With that being said, this make-up look is not something that you will wear everyday.  Check out these photos of some beauty queens we recently had the chance to make-over for a special event. They definitely are glamourous and are bringing the drama with their make-up (and hair and dresses and their hair candy).

Special thanks to Key West Bridal for their fabulous (and colorful dress) that Kristin is wearing.  Hair candy is designed by Gypsy Petals.

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Dress Courtesy of Key West Bridal

Over-The-Top Make-Up

We think this speaks for itself, but just in case there is any question, there are only a few occasions when someone can be this over-the-top and we think that the fabulous drag queens of Key West have it covered!  So, unless you are planning on being part of a performance, we think you should save this look for them, because they do it so flawlessly.  Stay fabulous ladies!

 

We hope that these descriptions help you the next time you are pondering which look you should go for.  When all else fails, give us a call or email and we will be happy to create your perfect look.

Until next week, remember to Live Beautifully!

xoxo

~The Glam Squad

 

Kim's Favorite Products

 

Our head beauty planner and all around beauty guru, Kim Arencibia, is revealing what's in her beauty bag by sharing a few of  her favorite beauty products.

First up...Smashbox Jet Set Waterproof Eye Liner.  "This item is a must have for anyone who wants to line and define their eyes the easy way" says Kim. " This gel formula glides on without pulling or tugging and  lasts all day.  It is the perfect eye liner for brides in the warm, Florida weather because it dries quickly, does not smudge, will not sweat off and it literally, lasts all night long!  You can even swim with it on."  It is the perfect complement to both natural and faux eyelashes.  It comes in a variety of colors (black, bronze, navy blue, midnight purple), but Kim's favorite is the Midnight Black.  The .10 oz container will cost you $22 but will last you at least 6 months, if not longer.

The next item in Kim's beauty bag is Sephora Collection's Atomic Volume Mascara.  After trying many, many, many mascaras, Kim has discovered her absolute favorite that she not only uses for her clients, but also herself. "Atomic Volume is amazing!  It gives mega-volume to even the limpest lashes.  The best part is, the longer you use it, the more conditioned and stunning your lashes will become."  The tubular brush applicator also helps to lengthen and separate your lashes for a full-sexy flutter.  The best part of this product is the price...$15 for a .5 oz tube. 

Since we are on the topic of eyes, let's talk eyebrows.  "Your eyebrows are the framework of your face and for that reason, they are an important part of your beauty regimen.  It's important to not over-pluck your brows because over time, the hair shafts are not stimulated, causing hair not to grow as fast or at all.  If you are a product of over-plucking, there is an answer.  One of my favorite products of all time is brow stencils and powder from Cristina Cosmetics.  I have been using this product for many years and I can't begin to tell you the difference it makes.  Unlike brow pencils, stencils and powders give a more natural look.  Unfortunately, I can't find the Cristina Cosmetics product anymore, but after a quick search online, I stumbled on two great products."   The first is from Anastasia Beverly Hills.  According to Kim, "Anastasia's Classic Stencils is the closest thing I have found to the ones from Cristina Cosmetics.  They are great quality and durable, so they can be used over and over again.  This stencil kit comes with 5 stencils for $20.  You can buy the brow powder separately or use one that you already have."   The other product  is Too Faced Brow Envy Brow Shaping and Defining Kit.  This kit comes with three stencils, brow powder in Blonde and Brunette, brow wax and a highlighting powder as well as brushes, tweezers and a step-by-step guide for $35.  The best thing about this kit is that it is compact enough to fit into your makeup bag. 

Kim doesn't just have favorite makeup products. She also has tons of favorite hair products as well.  Her absolute favorite hair product right now  is Osis Dust It Mattifying Powder by Schwarzkopf.  "This multipurpose product works wonders, especially on fine hair.  It is the perfect product for not only soaking up moisture (i.e. sweat, grease), but also for adding volume and texture.  Simply sprinkle on the underside of your hair, at the nape of your neck, as well as a light sprinkle at the roots (on dry hair) and then give a rough "massage" with your fingers to work product in.  This is important so that your hair doesn't appear too white. Then flip hair over and style as usual.  You can also sprinkle on your palms and rub together, then rake your hands through your hair for texture and light separation.  If you live in Florida, or anywhere where it is hot, this product is a must-have for you!"   The .35 oz. bottle is typically under $15.

We hope that you take Kim's advice and check out and invest in some, if not all, of these products.  You won't be sorry!  Look for more beauty tips and favorite products from Kim and the entire Glam Squad coming soon to The Beauty Insider.

Kim Arencibia is the owner and founder of Beauty Boutique & The Glam Squad LLC.  She has over 20 years of experience and knowledge in the beauty industry and has worked with MTV and the Teen Choice Awards as well as numerous corporate groups and seveal hundred bridal parties.  She prides herself on customer service and tailoring all of her on-site beauty and spa packages to the customer's exact needs.  For more information or to book your next appointment with Kim and The Glam Squad, please visit our website at www.beautyboutiquekw.com.