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Holiday Beauty Inside Scoop from Pro Geoffrey Rodriguez

Dec 4, 2013

The following post has been contributed by world-renowned makeup artist Geoffrey Rodriguez (read about him below!).

With all the extra added running around and stress the holiday season can bring, beauty is sadly often one of the last things on anyone’s mind. This season however couldn’t be more convenient as the most important beauty trend is all about bold lip color. Currently available are some of the richest and most exciting shades that have been offered in years, complementing a variety of contemporary beauty styles from the most demure to the most dramatic. Regardless of the seasonal trend however, nothing helps to pull together one’s overall appearance more than a beautiful, vibrant lipstick shade and my following suggestions are sure to please.

Chanel (www.chanel.com)

While Chanel offers one of the best selections of colors and textures, this season’s Collection Rouge Allure Moiré de Chanel is in a word exquisite. The subtleties of moiré silk undertones are explored in the perfectly chic and edited range of shades in the brand’s signature Rouge Allure texture. Also available are limited edition complementary lip-gloss and nail varnish shades.

Nars

Nars (www.narscosmetics.com)

Always visually impactful, Nars offers some of the boldest ranges of color cosmetics available and in the most remarkable textures. This season’s Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection is certainly no exception to the brand’s use of vivid color. The limited edition series at first glance, overall, might be best suited for someone that is perhaps slightly more daring in their use of color cosmetics. The selection of seasonal lipstick shades however is quite exceptional and the perfect seasonal color statement for anyone – hitting all the important color notes of the season!

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Tarte Cosmetics (www.tartecosmetics.com)

My first choice for eco-friendly formulations is Tarte Cosmetics. The brand’s LipSurgence pencils, which come in a variety of beautiful shades and textures, are not only one of my favorite on-set products, they are also easy to travel with and extremely nourishing for the lips during the cold winter months. Also check out Tarte’s recently launched Glamazon Pure Performance 12-hour Lipstick.

Geoffrey Rodriguez

A native Angeleno, Geoffrey Rodriguez’s work as a make-up artist is in great demand in the highly competitive editorial, print, and advertising industries, as well as with top celebrities and style-makers. For nearly twenty years, Geoffrey has worked on some of the most influential faces in the worlds of fashion and celebrity including American Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, Vogue Italia Editor-in-chief Franca Sozzani, Harper’s Bazaar’s Glenda Bailey, as well as actresses Emma Watson and Connie Britton to name but a few. Geoffrey’s individualized approach to beauty combined with his tremendous expertise, gentle touch and vast knowledge of beauty, place him at the top of his field.

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