Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New Beauty Site

Hey Guys!

We are no longer using this site and we have launched a new beauty site! Check it out!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Ahhh..mazing Product Alert!

CALMING MAC SPRAY FIX+ MIST


With hot weather coming in and out of our lives, it's nice to know that there are products out there, like the MAC Fix+ Spray that can keep our makeup in place and be refreshing at the same time! This vitamin infused spritz, provides radiance that your skin will thank you for. The botantical blend of chamomile, green tea, cucumber, and Sugi extracts deliver a calm and refreshing sensation that your skin will drink up!

-H.Kattan

Tuxedo Mates

OBSESSED: Black & White Touches

From top: Shoes | $1,095 | Christian Louboutin for 3.1 Phillip Lim
Shoes | $825, Isaac Mizrahi New York
Sunglasses | $450, Vera Wang
Shoes | $115, Jeffrey Campbell
Watch | price upon request | Cartier

Photo by Marie Claire
-J.Saab

Monday, April 12, 2010

America's Next Top Doll

If you are as obsessed with beauty and makeup as much as I am, then you probably already know the low-down on what shows to watch for tips and trends. One of my all-time favorite shows, America's Next Top Model, never seizes to inspire me and their last shoot left me hungry for more! The makeup was fantasy at it's best!






photos courtesy of antm

-H.Kattan

Rich Hue

TREND: Brown Accessories

From top: Sunglasses | $850, Bottega Veneta
Clutch | $2,370 | Loewe
Shoes | $310 | Candela
Necklace | $620 | Stephen Dweck

Photo Courtesy of Marie Claire
-J.Saab

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Photo of the Week: MINXY

VOGUE RUSSIA | Naomi Campbell | April 2010

Photo Courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue
-J.SAAB

Golden Rockets

WANTED: Tough pieces with a sassy hint of glam.

1 | Moschino’s black and gold goatskin and chain jacket, $4,695
2 | Eddie Borgo’s silver and gold cuff, $375
3 & 4 | Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci’s brass bracelet, $835, and black leather bracelet, $690
5 | Roberto Cavalli’s croc-embossed leather skirt, $2,405

Photo Courtesy of W Magazine
-J.SAAB

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Kate Looking Hot in Vogue



Kate Moss proves that she is gorgeous at any age--posing Nude for Vogue International for Spring 2010, Kate is sizzling hot! Shot by Mario Sorrenti, the 36-year old bares all.

-H.Kattan

A Perfect Fit: Glam Studded Oxford

WANTED | Candela | $253

Photo Courtesy of Candela
-J.SAAB

Life Size Barbie

BEHIND THE SCENES FOR ZK MAGAZINE

I had such a great time shooting with Muroj Saadi for Zahrat Al Khalej magazine in Dubai. The clothes were impeccable! The hair was amazing and photography was on point! Marc Jacobs, Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Versace! Loved it all!! The theme was Barbiesque and the makeup was very, well pink.


Louboutin Heaven!

Love the back of this dress! Gorgeous!!

The makeup I used, ALL PINK

Harry was such a great girl to work with! She is stunning!


Gossein working his magic

My favorite outfit for the shoot, Marc Jacobs jacket and Louboutin shoes! LOVE!!

-H.Kattan

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Smokin Hot Smokey Eyes!

Smashbox was up to something good when they created this powerful threesome! The beige, taupe-brown and black are the perfect shade for created that smokey eye. Go all over with the taupe-brown for an all day sexy look, or use the black with brown on the crease for a dramatic smokey eye that will make you feel like a diva. The formulas are also super silky and stay on blend incredibly well. For all day wear, use with a eyeshadow primer like MAC Paints in Base. Use all together and enjoy the sexiest smokey eye you will find in a kit!

Available at Sephora

-H.Kattan


Mound of Metal

DISCOVER: FALLON (I absolutely adore these gems that Dana creates, she is one of my most coveted jewelry designers.)

Photo Courtesy of Fallon
-J.SAAB

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Controlling that Shine!




Huda I need your help! What do you recommend for oily skin?! Sometimes my skin is super dry then after a long day of makeup, some areas get oily. And hate breakouts! What should I use? ♥



Hey baby! Yes, breakouts are the worst! Whenever I suffer from any breakouts I always avoid using any oil-based products like foundation and some concealers.

If your skin feels dry early on, you may want to adjust your facial regiment. Drier weather can call for the use of moisturizers that are a little more intense. One that I love and it seems to work on all my clients no matter what the climate and skin type is Kiehls Ultra Moisturizer. It's formula is not too thick, yet it provides intense moisture
http://www.kiehls.com/_us/_en/face/moisturizers/ultra-facial-moisturizer.htm.

I would then switch to a mineral foundation, like MAC Mineralize foundation
http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/spp.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT158&PRODUCT_ID=1685, seriously love this product! I would avoid using any liquid foundations if you are prone to breakouts.

As for controlling the oil during the day, my favorite blotting sheets, and this is totally necessary if your skin starts looking shiny during the day (like mine), are the Shiseido blotting sheets. The Rosemary extract and Zinc Oxide in these blotting sheets keep your skin from looking oily again and also prevent breakouts
http://sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P173647&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=5337#moreInfo! Seriously a wonder worker!

I know it seems like a lot, but I use to struggle with breakouts pretty bad. Until I understood what worked best with my skin, I was pretty much spotted, which was NOT fun! But now I feel like I have control because I use the right products and it's liberating! Try this doll and let me know how this works!

Xxxxx

-H.Kattan

Mesh Me

CRAVING | Yves Saint Laurent Bracelets | $1,180/each
Photos Courtesy of Marie Claire
-J.SAAB

Monday, April 5, 2010

Contest Winner!

We have a winner to the contest! Congrats Mika!!!

We did get incredible response and therefore, will have more contest shortly. We will be giving away some great products and tools that are total must-haves, so stay posted and good luck!!!

Xxx

-H.Kattan

Photo of the Week

VOGUE NIPPON | May 2010 | Raquel Zimmermann

Perfect wind blown blonde locks with a delicate sun-kissed glow.

Photo Courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue
-J.SAAB

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Diorshow Extase Contest!!

Everyone ready?? Here's the question you've all been waiting for!!

Who is the preferred makeup artist of John Galliano for Paris Fashion Week?

Hint: she is regarded as the most influential makeup artist.

-H.Kattan

Saturday, April 3, 2010

A Little Massage Goes a Long Way



Desperate for longer hair fast? About a year ago, I cut some bangs that I was bored of by the second month. The problem? My hair was just NOT growing! So I remembered hearing that massaging your scalp is good for hair growth--boy is it! My bangs grew more in two months than it had in almost 6 months!

What I did? It was simple! You can increase your growth by simply massaging for a few minutes a night. If your hair is dull and not growing at the rate you are looking for, a thorough massage will help improve blood flow and increase nourishment to the hair follicles, resulting in more lustrous locks and rapid hair growth.

Massaging your scalp helps spread the natural oils throughout the hair and makes it look more shiny and radiant. No need for fancy expensive products! You already have what you need! Now all you need is a little massage! Feel free to indulge and enjoy!

-H.Kattan

Friday, April 2, 2010

Diorshow Extase Contest!!


To all our fabulous fans!! Get ready, there is a contest coming up soon!! The date and time for the contest will be Sunday, April 4th.

The first person to answer the question will get a brand new tube the mascara that everyone has been raving about, the new Dior Extase Mascara!

So get ready for some fabulous lashes!
photo courtesy of essentialle

-H.Kattan

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fan Questions Answered!

Hey Huda,
I have a question I was hoping you might know the answer to since you're a beauty expert! What method/cleaning product would you suggest for cleaning make-up brushes? And how often do you recommend we do it? Thank you!
xxx


Hey sweetie!!

I have tried just about every brush cleaner out there! My favorite one is the MAC brush cleaner, it works really well for removing all of the makeup on my brushes and it does that with little product, which is great! I do recommend cleaning them once a week. Of course if you are a makeup artist, you should clean them after every use! :)

Also, you might want to try giving them a nice wash in Shampoo and Conditioner. You can do this in place of using the brush cleaner or after for easier removal (the shampoo takes a bit longer to remove the color). ... See More

Another cool tip: Try using Olive oil as a step before shampooing. It will give your brushes extra life and make them super soft!

Quick Note: At all cost, do not let the water go past the metal part of the brush (feral). If it does, it could cause rotting of the wood!

In case you need any more details on this or anything else, definitely feel free to let me know:)


-H.Kattan

Trend Alert: Get Your Ring On!



-H.Kattan

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Celebrating the Anniversary of Studio 8

DUBAI, MARCH 2010

Mona and I at MB.Co in the Dubai Mall

The food was delicious and the presentation was amazing

Nothing like gourmet mini-burgers! We inhaled them!

Loved the Appetizers! Insanely good!

With the fabulous Sara Belhasa, Congrats on another successful year for Studio 8 and MB.Co!

With the passionate Princess Faye! She is the epitome of CoCo-chic and her love for helping the underprivileged is absolutely beautiful!

-H.Kattan

Your Wish is My Command

Barneys New York | Lookbook 2010





Photos courtesy of Barneys New York
-J.SAAB

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Frilly Tomboy


Top, $595, 3.1 Phillip Lim | skirt, $265, Diane von Furstenberg | jacket, $39.50, Old Navy | boots, $340, Timberland Boot Company | bag, $558, Coach | bracelet, $120, Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer

Sweater, $398, Ralph Lauren Blue Label | shirt, $59.50, Gap | shoes, $495, bag, $3,495, Ralph Lauren Collection | shorts, $995, Marc Jacobs | socks, $34, Falke | belt, $254, Rachel Comey | brooch, $350, Ranjana Khan | hat, vintage

Jacket, $2,435, ChloƩ | top, $34, Kensie | skirt, $1,598, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi | shoes, $280, Madison Harding | hat, $150, Rachel Comey | bracelet, $95, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels

Top, $195, Gryphon New York | skirt, Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci | shoes, $900, Esquivel | belt, $96, Kristin Kahle | earrings, $453, Delphine Charlotte Parmentier | watch, $175, DKNY

Jacket, $3,000, Christian Dior | top, $89.50, MICHAEL Michael Kors | skirt, $58, J.Crew | shoes, price upon request, Marc by Marc Jacobs | bag, $425, 3.1 Phillip Lim | glasses, $119, Ray-Ban | watches, $100 & $130, Timex

Photos courtesy of Marie Claire
-J.SAAB

Ideal Cinch

TO DIE FOR: Hardcore Style | Fendi Belts


Belts (from top to bottom) | $675 | $795 | $1,160

Photos Courtesy of Marie Claire
-J.SAAB

Tried and Tested: Let's Get Cheeky!

FACE YOGA THAT WORKS

Nobody understands the value of a perfectly shaped face quite like artist do, especially makeup artist. After salivating over pictures of Kate Moss's cheek bones I decided, there had to be something I could do! Enter the wonderful world of Youtube.

I have tried this over the past 3 weeks and WOW! This seriously works! My cheeks have gotten bigger and stronger and I have noticed a change in my face shape that looks more sculpted and lean. Seriously, you HAVE to try this! The video may seem a bit funny, trust me I'm a cynic, but try it! It will cost you 2 minutes per day and is totally worth every second!



Try this: Rather than puffing from side-to-side continuously, hold breath on one side for 10 seconds then shift air to other side and repeat. I feel my cheeks working harder this way, as funny as that sounds!


-H.Kattan

Specs of Gold

Covet: Embellished Handbags
Woven leather bag, Diane von Furstenberg | $1,400

Leather bag | Vanessa Bruno | $470

Jeweled silk clutch | Dries van Noten, $1,355

Photos Courtesy of Elle

-J.SAAB




Clearly Fabulous

Dynamic Duo: Watch and Handbag


Lucite watch | Michael Kors | $225

PVC duffel bag | Alexander Wang | $525

Photos courtesy of Elle

-J.SAAB