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Photo-Op: Boutiquing and Dior Beauty

One of my favorite parts of my job is getting the opportunity to work with strong women entrepreneurs. Erin Hall and April Madigan are the dynamic duo behind the successful website Boutiquing.com. Their site highlights boutiques from around the country while showcasing trends and latest arrivals you must just can’t miss. They are also good friends of mine, so I was thrilled when they asked me to be apart of this unique photo-shoot.

The challenge was to use a new Dior makeup eyeshadow palette on six very different complexions.  Lucky for us, we had a super talented makeup artist and my favorite photog, Tricia Meteer of Equinox Photo to make all of the ladies uniquely fabulous. The result was a classic photos with a modern twist!

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Photos by Tricia Meteer of Equinox Photo, Makeup by Steve Kassajikian, Styling by Sophie Mae Style with clothing provided by Intermix, Photos taken at the Hidden Jewel Boutique.

Take 5: Flawless Makeup in 5 Minutes

 If you’re anything like me during the Holidays you know how it is to rush from work to a family gathering, to a party, to another party with hardly anytime to prep in-between. All this running around can be hard on our faces and melting eyeliner becomes our worst enemy. The trick is being prepared to look fabulous in just minutes, even if you have to apply your lipstick in the back of a taxi cab.

There are a few key items you should keep with you at all times this Holiday season. These will be your beauty ammo with which you will fight the “smudge”. It should  take you no more than five minutes to a flawless face that will take you from work to working it.

The Five Minute Face:

1. Apply concealer where needed (1 min): You will still have some foundation on from the morning, so just touch up under the eyes and wherever you may be a bit red. I love Laura Mercier’s Secret Camouflage Concealer (sephora.com).

2. Line your eyes with eyeliner (2 mins): Line the eyes with a flattering liner and then use your finger to blend. For a smoky eye, apply on the top and bottom lids. Try Cover Girl  Liquiline Blast Eyeliner (drugstores).

3. Curl your lashes and apply mascara (1 min): Curling your lashes will make you look more awake and make your eyes pop. If you don’t have mascara on already, apply it to the top and lower lashes. Check our Dior’s DiorShow Mascara (sephora.com).

4. Apply lipstick or gloss (1 min): Finish your look with your favorite gloss or lipstick. I usually prefer using lip gloss just because it’s easier to apply in a hurry. I use NARS Lip Gloss in Orgasm (sephora.com).

Sophie Mae has worked in the cosmetic industry for over 6 years. Let her help you shop for a makeup look this holiday season!