GIMME ALL OF THE EXPENSIVE THINGS!

the beauty department.com 2015 wishlist

 

Maybe you’re sitting at home right now hanging with the fam. Maybe that fam is interrogating you about what you want for the holidays. Maybe you should just hand them this list? We combed the internet (see what we did there?) for the most expensive, yet legit, hair tools, products + accessories and we wanted to send them your way. These are things you might not think about buying for yourself but could be, low key, the best gift ever from someone who loves you (and really wants to invest in your hair’s future). This mega-list is mostly made up of things we’ve talked about and featured on TBD before and now is your chance to beg that rich aunt for those 3 important Oribe products and/or that flat iron you’ve always wanted. Here we go…

  1. T3 WATER FILTER SYSTEM
  2. ORIBE DRY TEXTURE SPRAY
  3. ORIBE STRONG HOLD HAIRSPRAY
  4. ORIBE APRES BEACH
  5. LEONOR GREYL HAIR OIL
  6. T3 HAIR DRYER
  7. ELCHIM 2001 DRYER
  8. ELCHIM ROSE GOLD DRYER
  9. GHD 1 1/4″ CURLING IRON
  10. GHD ROSE GOLD STYLER
  11. GHD 1″ CURLING IRON
  12. SEDU 1″ CLIPLESS
  13. GHD 1″ CLASSIC STYLER
  14. KARDASHIAN BEAUTY 2 IN 1
  15. HARRY JOSH CERAMIC MARCEL
  16. T3 INTERCHANGEABLE WAND/CURLING IRON
  17. BEACHWAVER
  18. HOT TOOLS MARCEL
  19. VIVISCAL HAIR PILLS
  20. BALMAIN BRUSH + HAIRCARE SET
  21. T3 CURLERS
  22. ACRYLIC BEAUTY STORAGE
  23. ORIBE CONDITIONER FOR COLOR TREATED HAIR
  24. ORIBE SHAMPOO FOR COLOR TREATED HAIR
  25. JENNIFER BEHR ARIELLE COMB
  26. RODIN by RECINE HAIR OIL
  27. TOPPIK HAIR LASER FOR SCALP STIMULATION

MORE COVERAGE, LESS SHINE

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Any time I can use less powder, I’m all for it. The prettiest finish typically comes from a moisturizing or luminous foundation formula. But sometimes they can make us look a little too shiny (there’s a fine line between dewy and oily-looking!). So try this the next time you apply your favorite luminous foundation! Wet the sponge, wring it out and use it to apply the foundation instead of a brush. Why? Because when the sponge is wet and damp, it won’t pick up the the oil in the foundation (remember, oil and water don’t mix!). So mostly only the pigment will be deposited on your skin. Ok, I don’t claim to know the exact science as to why this happens, all I know is when I do this technique on my clients, I have to powder way less than when I use a foundation brush. And the less powder I use, the less chance of looking cakey.

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Try it and let me know if you notice a difference in the comments below!

For everyone asking, this is the black top that Brook is wearing! xx

NEWEST OBSESSIONS: LONG COMBS

free people comb the beauty department

With the holiday rush, we’re currently obsessed with anything that cuts down our personal glam time. These LONG METALLIC COMBS are extra helpful! I picked up two of these stunners while out shopping the other day and am in LOVE! They’re so pretty in the back of the head, adding just the right amount of subtle sparkle. They’re so easy to use and amazing for girls on the go! These ones come in gold and silver and we’re feelin’ both!

the beauty department free people hair comb

Love the way it looks over a messy bun as well! Better snag one of these for a quick holiday party look!

free people clip the beauty department

I prefer to add a couple quick bobby pins to secure the comb in place and avoid any sliding, but that’s up to you!

photos + post: kristin ess

photos + post: kristin ess

WINTER FROST

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

I love picking one product on one feature and see if it’s enough to change a look. Yes of course a red lipstick would make a very dramatic difference! But will a single sweep of a frosted shadow? So I tried it on Brook and yes, it’s subtle but it’s gorgeous! And something you must try this winter when you don’t have time to do a smoky eye or a winged liner. It really brightens the eye and draws attention straight there, in the best way possible. Here’s how:

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STEPS:

Pre-step: Wet the brush with water or a mixing medium then dip it in the shadow to make a paste.

  1. Sweep the shadow all over the lid and crease.
  2. Add it to the inner corner.
  3. Trace it along the bottom lashline.
  4. Add a few coats of mascara.

I minimized the rest of her makeup here as not to compete but it would look especially gorgeous with this rose blush and a rosy-pink lip!