Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Cristina Garcia for IM-HM.COM Resort Luxury Wear

The newest luxury swim & resort wear online boutique.
Coming to you very soon.

bikini by Gottex
neckpiece by Nicole Wisenhunt
photos by: Paolo Pineda
Styled by: Erin Campos
hair by: Felicity of Kiehl's

IM-HM.COM's website teaser

behind the scenes with Cristina

  1. You need not pile on foundation and remember to be light-handed with concealer. Blending is key for a seamless barely-there application and it is totally okay for freckles to show! Try a foundation that does the job of concealer or vise versa. YSL touche eclat (toosh-ekla) is a hands-down favorite by many professional makeup artists.
  2. To achieve the new sun-kissed look, opt for a MATTE bronzer instead of one that has shimmer. Stay fresh, oil-free but not too made up with the new mineralize skinfinish natural mineral powder in "dark" by MAC. It is the perfect tan without the sun's harmful UV rays.
  3. Instead of the typical nude lip gloss that usually compliments this look, turn up the heat with a color that pops like a bubble gum pink. The effect is soft and feminine but youthful and fun. MAC Saint Germain lipstick topped with Sally Hansen lip inflation gloss in sheer mocha.
  4. Matte blush for longer-wearing cheek color that stays put as temperatures rise. Shu Uemura in matte wine delivers the flushed-cheeks effect no matter what skin tone.
  5. Soften a too-matte face by applying a powder shimmer high up on the cheekbones almost to the temples, underneath the eyebrow arch and inner corner of the eyes. These areas will catch light and bring out your bone structure adding more dimension to the face. Shu Uemura powder eye shadows in iridescent yellow (darker skin) or pink (fairer skin).
  6. Define the eyes with a matte black pencil set with a taupe eye shadow. The goal is smoldering not smoky. Dior water proof eyeliner in jet black set with Shu Uemura metallic brown powder eye shadow.
  7. A water proof mascara you can swim in plus enhances eye color - Cover Girl exact eyelights mascara will not smudge or streak!
  8. Keep groomed brows in place with Dior tinted eyebrow gel. I just love the brush of this which is shaped like a mini toothbrush.
  9. Stock up on oil blotting sheets to keep an oily t-zone at bay. Gatsby black oil-blotting sheets soaks up the most facial gunk without ruining your makeup.