The key to wearing make-up in the summer is to keep it LIGHT. It's best to do away with the heavy liner, lipsticks, foundation. Opt for a primer, BB cream, or even CC Cream instead of foundation. A bronzer in loose powder form should be your best friend. It's great for enhancing that summer tan you've been working on! Do away with heavy lipsticks, which can give a wintery feel, and go for a tinted lip balm. And most importantly, makes sure every product you use provides SPF protection. The key to a flawless summer look is foremost healthy skin!
If you're looking for a way to update your Spring closet, make sure you get "The Jumpsuit" Spring's hottest new trend. Look glam without putting on your typical body hugging dress. You can dress it up or dress it down, belt it, or go strapless. Will you fall into this hot trend? Ladies, Zara currently has a variety of Spring/Summer jumpsuit that are very reasonably priced.
Knuckle rings are ALL the new rage this summer. A simple and stylish way to accessorize any outfit. Stack them sky high or rock one on each individual finger! Checkout the celebs rocking their knuckle rings below:
We LOVE this new soulstress' unique style and hair! The 23 year old English folk and soul singer Lianne Havas will give you a new perspective on this nitch genre. The album, "Is Your Love Big Enough," has a compilation of soulful love songs and is available on iTunes and in stores. Be sure to take a look at the two part film for the two singles, 'Elusive' and 'Gone', for a creative storyline behind the songs.
We LOVE Kat Graham's blonde ambition look at the 66th Cannes Film Festival. She gracefully rocked a beautiful, floral ikat print dress. A dark brown bronzed out smoking eye paired with nude lip and blonde pinned up coif, set the stunning look off! To achieve this Marilyn Monroe inspired look, try our HYSTERIA Collection in a mix of #18, #24, and #27.
Forbes has released The World’s Most Powerful Women 2013 list and women all around are inspired by these icons to create the lifestyle you desire to lead. From First Lady Michelle Obama to Spanx founder Sara Blakely, it is more than apparent that the sky is the limit to your dream. That being said, here are some pointers for developing your personal empire of power! First off, stop thinking about it and start doing it! Whatever you dream about owning, becoming, creating… now is the best time to finally act upon that dream. Action is the key. Remember to be driven by something else rather than money. Also, make sure you have deep industry knowledge of the area you are interested in participating in. If you’d like to style hair, you should be familiar with top stylist, creative techniques, and trendy coloring. The way to be the best at what you do, is to have understanding of every aspect of your interest. 2013 is the year of the winner- YOU!
About 2 weeks ago Indique was on the scene to provide makeup and hair for the K. Michelle "Rebel Against" Campaign shoot in ATL. The newly signed songstress partnered with community organization, Saving Our Daughters, to shoot their "Rebel Against" Campaign. Indique sponsored hair and makeup for 12 women from the organization who all faced adversity ranging from domestic violence, racism, sexual, and mental abuse. K. Michelle looked gorgeous wearing her custom colored BOUNCE Deep Wave in 22". Our team of AMAZING Indique make up artists and hairstylists were there to make each individual woman feel beautiful and special. Check out K. Michelle's new single "V.S.O.P." here and on iTunes!
We LOVE the new trend of denim layered on denim. The key to making this style work is to pair light and dark denims together. Try pairing an sorts of pieces like a denim button up shirt, cutoffs, bustier, or jacket. Dressed up with heels or dressed down with converses, this "canadian tuxedo" will be a hit this summer! Indique staff member, Asia, pulls off this look effortlessly rocking her 16" STUDIO Collection Fishnets Natural Curly!
What you'll need:
Two color polishes and a topcoat. You can choose colors that compliment or go bold and pick two that clash. Experiment with different combinations and see what works.
A sponge, a plastic sheet and toothpicks.
Step 1: Using the lightest of the two colors, paint your nails and wait for it to dry completely.
Step 2: On a flat surface, paint a generous amount of the colors right next to each other on to the plastic. Make sure they're just about touching at the edges.
Step 3: Using a toothpick, swirl the two colors together in where they meet. The area where they mix will determine the length of the graduation. So if you want a long graduation, mix a bigger section of the colors, if you want less of a fade, just mix them together a tiny bit.
Step 4: Take your sponge and dab it directly down on to the polish a few times.
Step 5: Dab the sponge directly down on to your nail. Keep dabbing lightly and moving it very slightly up and down your nail.
(You can repeat this step as many times as you need to. Just make sure each layer is completely dry before sponging again otherwise you will start smudging the bottom layers and ruin the whole thing.)
Step 6: Add a topcoat. Or two or three! The sponging makes this mani very bumpy so you may need a couple of topcoats just to even out the surface.
Step 7: Clean up all the excess using a brush dipped in acetone or polish remover. I use a Q-tip dipped in remover for the big bits I can reach on my skin, then a small brush in pure acetone as I get closer to my nail and to make a crisp line near the cuticles.
To BB (cream) or not to BB that is the question… CC cream has emerged and made BB Cream lovers a tad bit confused. The major difference is the proof in the cream. While BB cream works as a multi-tasker with non-brightening primer, light foundation, moisturizer and sunscreen in one it doesn’t help with skin correctives. CC cream contains a skin brightening primer, light foundation, moisturizer, sunscreen, anti-aging ingredients and sometimes collagen boosters. Both creams give you coverage while keeping your skin’s health in mind. Beauty Balm lovers can’t help but notice that BB creams tend to be a bit heavier compared to Color Corrective Creams which tend to be a tad lighter making them better for acne-prone skin and focuses on concealing existing issues. The major difference between the two is that BB creams contain non brightening primers while CC creams do. The pro’s say CC creams are better for the summer month’s because of their lighter consistency and flawless coverage. Give each a try and let the battle of the creams commence!
We LOVE great red carpet style, especially amazing hair! The winner for the Blilboard Music Awards goes to Nicki Minaj's red and blonde assemble. The poignant blood red gown paired with big blonde curly hair was a hit! Try BOUNCE Coil Curl to achieve this look. Make sure to take the hair to a professional colorist for a new summer style. For this added volume of curls, be sure to use a T3 Wave Wand.
Song bird Mariah Carey sure knows how to bring in the spring weather with her new single "Beautiful" featuring Miguel. The sunset lighting and delicate scenery feels like a breathe of fresh air as you watch the two interact throughout the video. And her voice...still sounds amazing as usual! For Mrs. Carey's wind blown hair go for the Hysteria Collection in 22."
We’ve all been guilty of indulging in Scandal a time or two…maybe 3. While watching season 2 we couldn’t help but notice Olivia’s perfectly pink pout. To achieve her look try Stila Beauty Color Balm Lipstick in Isabelle or Make Up Forever Aqua Rouge 20 Pink. Who knew being scandalous could look so good?
Add bangs to your long list of hair styles for this summer. Create brow sweeping, face framing bangs, while keeping the length of your natural hair, with our clip-in piece from the Studio Collection.
Since Indique's hair is 100% human, natural, and chemical free, Carla Clarkson at Marki Starr Hair Studio highlighted her client's STUDIO bangs for a seamless blend. Pair your bangs with a red lip and eye makeup for instant glam!
Want to stay away from the heat from this summer? Try using Flexi Rods! The greatest invention for hair ever! Flexi Rods are foam rollers that bend, maneuver, and lock in place. They come in various colors to indicate varying sizes. These allow you to create a barrel curl without applying heat to your hair. Just be sure to use a light smoothing and frizz-free product while wrapping your hair around the rod. Make sure to wrap the hair on the rod from root to tip, then bend the rod so that the hair does not slip off. Flexi Rods are great for super curly hair as well as slighty wavy hair. Great for preserving loose big curls as well as creating tight curls. Try using the foam rods on our Product of the Month, BOUNCE Deep Wave for a heatless summer style!
We've been noticing a huge trend of buckle ankle straps on our favorite designer sandals. Celebs like Solange, Kerry Washington, and Kelly Rowland have all been spotted in this huge trend. The bold buckle in tropical colors are sleek and sexy for a fresh spring accessory. Designers like Gucci, Tom Tord, Estaban Cortazar, and many more are creating beautiful versions with a minimalist appeal.
Indique Fave, Eve, looked gorgeous on Wendy Williams today sporting Indique's HYSTERIA Collection! Watch her below as she shared deets about her new album "Lip Lock":
Celebrity Stylist, Ursula Stephen, custom colored our PURE Wavy in 24" for Rihanna's amazing new look! We love the color transition from Platinum Blonde to Chocolate.
Famous for its lavish door-to-door shopping, Chicago’s Magnificent Mile is a top choice on every tourist’s list when visiting the city! Home to high end design houses such as Burberry and Chanel, and general favorites like Aldo and Forever 21, this 13-block stretch of North Michigan Avenue offers shopping opportunities and eateries. The Magnificent Mile is a spectacular showcase of style, flavor, entertainment and fun. With more than 460 stores, 275 restaurants, 60 hotels and unique entertainments and attractions packed and stacked along its length, The Magnificent Mile has an indulgence for every passion and every pocket. Check it out when you visit Indique Chicago!