Ladies, the holidays are upon us. And they call for makeup to complete the glitzy and glamorous looks we'll be wearing to various special events.
Sure, getting your face Christmas or New Year's Eve party-ready is more than just dabbing on bolder-hued eye shadows, lipsticks and blushes in bigger amounts. But it's not rocket science either, assures Little Rock makeup artist Aaron Perkins, owner-operator of Face Your Day Studios.
"When it comes to makeup this holiday season," Perkins says, "it's all about effortless BB creams [beauty balms -- moisturizer, anti-aging aid and foundation, all in one], shimmery earth-tone shadows, berry lips, and peachy blushers."
Perkins offers a few makeup tips and tricks for holiday celebrants:
• Do lashes. Be it extensions or strips, lashes always take a look to the next level.
• Don't over-glitter. Confine shimmery shades to the lids only.
• Do cream blush. This will keep your look fresh without leaving the cheeks splotchy.
• Don't over-line the lips. In photography, this is a great technique for lips to appear fuller. In person, however, this can be quite distracting.
• Do liquid liner. Ever wanted to have that exaggerated winged eye? This is the perfect time to experiment.
• Don't sleep in makeup. Be sure to remove all makeup with a cleansing cloth or gentle cleanser before bed.
Perkins is also a beauty consultant at Celebrate magazine and style chairman for the Nov. 20 Festival of Fashion benefit for CARTI. His clients include state Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and North Little Rock District Judge-elect Paula Juels Jones.
Link up with fashion
The Little Rock chapter of The Links Inc. announces the 41st incarnation of its signature fundraising event, the Holiday Jazz Brunch and Fashion Show. This year's brunch will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Little Rock Marriott. Donna Terrell, news anchor for KLRT-TV, Channel 16, is event chairman.
This year's brunch will feature the fashions of Little Rock's Linda Rowe Thomas. Entertainment will be by Saboor Salaam. Ticket are $75 and can be bought from Gloria Love, chapter president, at (501) 350-4819. Proceeds will help the chapter conduct local projects designed to help improve the quality of life for local families and children.
Bows of a feather
Featured in the Neiman Marcus Christmas book: men's bow ties by Brackish -- the feather tie maker.
Crafted in Charleston, S.C., the bows come in various colors, with fabric center wraps. Styles includes such attention getters as the Hound ($185), made with natural red feathers and a houndstooth wrap; the Pheasant With Snakeskin ($195), layered with pheasant feathers enhanced with hand-stitched snakeskin; and the Peacock ($275), which speaks for itself.
In Arkansas, Brackish bow ties can be found exclusively at Little Rock gift boutique Powder & Smoke, Pleasant Ridge Shopping Center. "They have been amazing," says owner Mindy Stewart, who began carrying them right before Valentine's Day. "The second I saw them I thought that this is huge for men ... because men are so hard to buy for ... especially the ones that have everything."
Brackish got its start when founder Ben Ross handcrafted a set of turkey-feather bow ties for the men in his wedding party in 2007, according to brackishbowties.com.
They've been "flying out of the store," Stewart says.
La-Tee-Da Salon & Spa, formerly located in a strip mall at 4618 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Little Rock, has moved a bit south. The new location is 3784 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (at H Street). Angie Schnebelen, hair designer and color specialist, is the salon owner.
Janet Petrus, a skin-care specialist who worked in the Little Rock market for nearly two decades, is now at the salon giving facials and clearing up skin-care issues using Eminence, an organic Hungarian skin-care line. (Eminence was voted a favorite for six years in a row by spa professionals, according to Day Spa magazine.) The salon also features the services of massage therapist Sandra McKelvey; Marsha Fisk, hair designer and color specialist; and hair and makeup expert Stacie Mack.
A belated congratulations goes to model Bryana Carter, who was named The Eventful Cupidon Model 101, Fall 2015 during an Oct. 23 fashion show featuring the work of Little Rock crocheted-fashion designer Lacie Cupani.
Carter, of Conway, won a $200 voucher toward a trip to London, along with a three-night hotel stay and other prizes. In London, she participated at the Fashion Designers' and Craft Makers' Young Designer Awards and Collections Showcase in London on Oct. 31 and had the chance to volunteer and model for competing European designers.
On Nov. 1, Carter and European models participated in an "Urban Fashion Models" photo shoot in the city.Read more at:green prom dresses