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Get Your Glow On This Summer


If you love the Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette, then you will love their Ambient Lighting Bronzer & Blush, great for getting  your glow on during the Summer!

The Ambient Lighting Bronzer is infused with Photoluminescent Technology that delivers a multidimensional bronze glow. The lightweight, buildable formula adds the most natural and subtle warmth to your complexion. Available in two shades, Luminous Bronze Light and Radiant Bronze Light.

The Ambient Lighting Blush is truly next generation blush. The groundbreaking hybrid combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder with an infused of breathtaking modern colors. Available in Incandescent Electra, a cool peach blush blended with incandescent light for a celestial glow.

Katrina Hess Studios can help show you how to apply your new bronzer or blush for the best blend possible and create a full face to match.

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Under-Eye Circles

The beauty blog Influenster recently turned to Katrina to get her tips on how to hide those tricky dark under-eye circles so you will look fresh-faced and well-rested everyday:

It can be so frustrating when you spend the time to make your face flawless and those pesky bags under your eyes still show through. Because these dark circles can be tricky to hide, we talked to a few makeup artists to find out their best tricks to make their clients look fresh-faced and well-rested.

Step 1: Pamper Puffy Eyes


A good eye look starts with a good eye cream. Katrina Hess, a Boston-based makeup artist and owner of the Makeup and Brow Studio, likes SkinOwl Eye+ eye cream. It’s organic, she says, and the cucumbers in the formula help fight puffiness and darkness.

Step 2: Practice Color Theory


If dark circles still seem to show through no matter what product you try, it’s possible you’ve been doing your makeup all wrong. “A lot of it has to do with the undertone of the darkness and understanding color theory and color correcting,” according to Mimi Johnson, an Atlanta-based makeup artist and owner of the Glamatory. “You can put the right concealer on top and the purple or blue still shows through,” she says. The key is finding a shade that is across the color circle. Johnson recommends a peachy tone to combat deep purple bags.

Start with Kevyn Aucoin skin enhancer (“It’s super pigmented and thick enough to cover anything,” Johnson says.). If that doesn’t do the trick, Laura Mercier’s Under-Eye Perfector can fight even the deepest dark circles.

Step 3: Layer Concealer


To start, Hess suggests using a small brush, paint on a corrective color like Bobbi Brown’s Corrective Spot Treatment just into the area of darkness. You want to be sure to be particularly precise, hence the brush; if you use your finger, it’s possible you’ll lighten other areas and you won’t be able to see the difference in the circles. Use a larger brush to cover that with a concealer; Hess recommends Cle de Peau or It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye.

Step 4: Brighten Up


Hess’ favorite finishing touch? A little luminizer to brighten the whole eye area. Apply a formula like Yves Saint Laurent’s Touche Eclat luminizer or Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder underneath brows to give the whole eye area a lift.

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Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow is here!

Hourglass is a long-time favorite here at the studio and we’re thrilled to announce that we carry their newest offering- the Modernist Eyeshadow Palette!


 When they say palette they mean it. Unleash your inner artist and have fun playing with the amazing new colors. I love them because they work just as well for cosmetic experts as they do for the girl who might not be quite a comfortable with applying her own make-up. Each one comes with four great shades that all work together as is or that can be mixed, matched and blended to create a truly one of a kind look customized just for you.

These are gorgeous creamy shadows that come in a variety of finishes all within the same palette. It’s one of the few products that works as well for a subtle day time look and can also be pulled out and used to create a dramatic evening eye as well. If you really want to pump up the drama these shades work just as well wet as they do dry. Because they are so creamy I recommend using soft strokes to create a sophisticated look. These shadows even do double duty as a wonderful smudge-able liner for the upper and lower lids.

The new shadow palettes come in six different shades and so many of my customers have fallen in love with them. It’s truly a line of endless possibilities. And as always, if you want to really give yourself a professional polished look Katrina Hess Studios can help show you how to apply your new shadow for the best blend possible and create a full face to match.

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Skin Owl Mangosteen Oil Collection

Skin Owl Mangosteen Oil Collection
Introducing one of our newest products, one that we absolutely love here at Katrina Hess, the Skin Owl Mangosteen oil collection! These organic oils are good for men, women and children, even babies and little ones for dryness and irritated skin all year long. They are great for healthy scalp and nails or use the oil under foundation for that glowy look.MangosteenFull

SkinOwl is making a name for itself in the green community as a leading beauty brand offering not only effective skincare, but also focusing on self care. Los Angeles Makeup Artist, Annie Tevelinis, the Creator & Founder of the line and she wanted to create a skincare collection that not only used cultivated ingredients, but also a line that is accessible to all.

Mangosteen contains several skin healing components including anti-inflammatory polyohenols, known as Xanthones. Xanthones and their derivatives have been shown to have several benefits, most prominently that of antiinflammatory. These antioxidants contain healing properties, which heal cells damaged by free radicals, slow down aging and ward off degenerative diseases and physical and mental deterioration.

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