I love being a beauty contributor for Brenda After Sixty! This month, I’m going to share with you my favorite makeup brushes and tools, and how I keep them clean. It’s hard to find a GOOD, cruelty-free makeup brush set without breaking the bank. I love Kevyn Aucoin’s brush sets – especially
Clean, Easy Beauty! Katrina’s New Faves For Spring
This month I’m bringing you two amazing new makeup lines, plus adorable bags to store it all in! I spend a lot of time researching and experimenting with new products, and NudeStix is my new fave beauty line. NudeStix is a relatively new line that’s clean, vegan, cruelty-free and all good!
Viva Magenta! A New Color for Lips & More
The annual Pantone Color of the Year is here! Pantone calls this year’s gorgeous fuschia-reddish color Viva Magenta, “brave and fearless, whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration.” It’s a spectacular color and I think it will have a big impact on textiles, fabrics, clothing –
Glitz & Glamour! Katrina’s Holiday 2022 Makeup Guide
Tis the season to party in style with these easy-to-do sparkly eyeshadows, highlighters and lips. Here are my cruelty-free picks for you… Always start with a wash of face tint, whether it’s a light tint or a full coverage foundation. Set it with a light, sheer translucent powder. My favorite is
Springtime Wedding Makeup @ Chilton Club Boston
Date: May 14, 2022 Couple: Shelley & Harry Church: Trinity Church Venue: Chilton Club, Boston Makeup: Katrina Hess Photographer: Paul Blackmore Videographer: 3 Bells Production Hair Stylist: Katelyn Alberts Florist: Bittersweet Gardens Dress: Pronovias Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Katrina’s Favorites for Summer Body Skincare!
After being in the sun and heat at the beach, poolside, attending parties or weddings, or just running around town doing errands, the skin on our arms, chests and legs can look and feel dry. That’s especially true if you’re wearing sleeveless tops, shorts or a bathing suit. Here are my fabulous,
The Best Products for Glowing Summer Skin
Now that summer is here, it’s time to show the world fresh, glowing skin. Creating that glow starts with good, basic skincare. You can use a gentle face scrub 3 or 4 times a week to remove product buildup and dead skin cells that trap oil and dull your skin. It’s easy to do! Here are my
The Four Seasons Boston Holiday Glam Winter Wedding
The Looks For her wedding, Meredith was looking for a high-glam holiday look with sophisticated style. We decided on flawless skin, and contoured and illuminated her cheeks with high shimmer and gloss. Meredith’s brown eye color was accented with dark, smoky greens and deep, rich chocolate browns.
Spring Makeup Trends: Bold Blush and Shiny Lips
Just in time for a fresh new look, here are the latest ways to create your best look for spring! Remember to start with an even skin tone by using a light foundation, tint or mineral powder. And for a polished and fresh look, try keeping your eye makeup colors neutral, and pair them with a
Three of My Favorite Beauty Masks!
Last year on BrendaAfterSixty.com I wrote about how to play up your eyes while you’re out and about wearing your mask. But while those masks have helped keep us safe, they’ve also clogged our pores and dehydrated our skin. I reviewed several facial masks that can help restore and protect
“Very Peri” – A Cool Blue for a Fresh Winter Eye Look!
The annual Pantone Color of the Year has a huge influence on textiles, fabrics, clothing – and yes, cosmetics! This year’s color is “Very Peri” – a gorgeous periwinkle blue Pantone hopes will “encourage personal inventiveness and creativity.” That sounds good to me! This year we can be hip, be in
Two Of My Favorite Things From Skin Owl!
Not only are the following Skin Owl products some of their best sellers, they are also some of my favorite products to use all year round. Lavender Drops Skin Owl's best-selling Lavender Drops are a dewy dream! The perfect remedy for oily, sensitive skin and redness. This dream oil will leave
It’s Never Too Late For The Perfect Brows
Brow tinting is the newest trend to help you achieve your best brow look! Katrina is pleased to offer lash & brow tinting at her Newbury Street studio in Boston. For more information, please contact Katrina today.