Monday, June 16, 2014

4 Tips to get you Contouring like a Pro

We get asked questions all the time on how to get a flawless contoured look, so we sat down with our very own  celebrity make up artist NeCee Wilson to get the scoop on some tips she uses when contouring her clients.  Every woman wants that flawless looking face and glowing skin and with theses few tips and tricks you can achieve any look you are going for.

Tip 1: "Beauty is only Skin Deep"

This old saying is actually very true. "Beauty starts with smooth, healthy, glowing skin. Understanding how your skin works is the key", said celebrity make up artist NeCee . Skin types vary from dry to normal to oily to sensitive or even a combination of a few. It is important to identify you skin type and treat it properly.

Tip 2: "Begin with a good foundation"

To create any flawless beauty look you must begin with a great foundation. With so many types to choose from NeCee reminds us that there is one important thing to consider. "When choosing any foundation, concealers, or correctors you must always look at undertone. Your undertone will help you with picking the correct match." A great corrector palette to hide imperfections is the City Color Cosmetics Corrector Palette, that comes in 5 correcting shades.

Tip 3: "Know your Shape" 

Every face is shaped differently. Some common face shapes include: Round, Square, Oblong, Oval and heart shaped. Two helpful tips to remember when contouring is that the , 1. The darker contour color is meant to make areas you contour appear smaller or deep set and 2. The highlight color will bring out and brighten the areas you choose to highlight.

Tip 4: "Follow the Rules"

Contour Effects Palette

Necee Wilson, who's been contouring dozens of faces over the years as a make up artist gave us some simple rules to follow when contouring your face:

1.Keep it light in the center, and shadowy at the edges
 2. Start (contouring) at your temple, check bone and follow to your jaw line. Follow the natural contours of your face.
 3. Less is more. Start with less product either powder or cream products. You can always add more later.
 4. Blend with light stippling circular motions with either a contour or small angled blush brush.
 5. Set blush in between the bronzer and highlight and finish with a setting spray."

Use these tips and the City Color Cosmetics Contour Effects Palette to get you contouring like a Pro!

Quote Credits: Necee Wilson
Photo credits: Glam Fair Beauty,

Author: Britney Young

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Generation Beauty was so much Fun!

Who attended Generation Beauty by Ipsy this weekend? City Color Cosmetics did, and we had a blast!
Generation Beauty was held in Los Angeles, CA this past weekend at L.A. Live .

The event kicked off with an  invite-only mixer held at  The YouTube Space center in LA, where beauty bloggers got to sit down for an exclusive Q &A with Ipsy Founder, Michelle Phan, followed by mixing and mingling with fellow beauty bloggers while munching on  Hors d'oeuvres  and cocktails.

Day 1 of Generation Beauty at LA Live started off fabulous! Attendees enjoyed Q&A panels with some of their favorite Beauty Bloggers, like Elle Fowler and Blair Fowler and also had the chance to participate in exciting beauty activities like our own "Name that Color" contest, where participants had the chance to come up with new names for our New Creamy Lip Stains.

Day 2 was definitely our fav! City Color Cosmetics enjoyed the honors of hosting an exclusive meet in greet with Beauty Bloggers Chrisspy Makeup, Desi Perkins, Christen Dominique and Secretlifeofabionerd!! Attendees also had the special opportunity to be contoured by our very own celebrity makeup artist, Necee Wilson.

 This was definitely an event you don't wanna miss next year. Until then.....xoxo City Girls.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Contour Effects Palette

Watch Christen Dominique flawlessly sculpt and highlight with City Color Cosmetics Contour Effects Palette in her latest video on makeup for brown-eyed beauties.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014


Hurry for this limited time offer!

Check out our NEW signature City Chic Lipstick line in 30 lustrous shades. On SALE now for $2.99 (Reg. $3.99).
City Chic Lipstick:
 Special prices ends by January 31, 2014.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Trend Alert! Radiant Orchid - The New Pantone 2014 Color

As you all have heard by now, the new Pantone color of 2014 is Radiant Orchid. City Color Cosmetics happens to offer a variety of Orchid shades in our all-new City Chic Lipsticks (they couldn't have come at a better time!) and will help prep you for this new fresh start of 2014.

When dressing your lips for the Radiant Orchid trend, the amazing part is that you don't have to constantly stay within one particular shade; you can choose your own Orchid lip color, however light or dark. Try our City Chic Lipstick in "Diva," which is a medium lavender hue and is perfect for a fun, playful look. For a more dramatic look, you can choose our "In Lust With You" or "One Night Stand" to give you a deeper and darker lip shade.

When it comes to the eyes, our Lenticular Eye Shadow Palette in Back Drop also offers you a spectrum of Orchid; the versatility of Orchid is flattering to many eye tones.

With our wide assortment of products offered, you can find the perfect items effortlessly to create the ideal Radiant Orchid trend of 2014.

Source: Pantone
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014


SOLD OUT! Who's coming to IMATS LA?

We're so thrilled to have celebrity makeup artist, Necee Wilson showcasing City Color Cosmetics at our booth this year! Stop by and see all our new 2014 products!

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Monday, January 13, 2014

New Product ALERT!

Are you ready for the #NEW City Chic Lipstick?!

They're finally here and we're excited to share its 30 flawless shades! From luxurious nudes to vibrant berry hues, these velvety lipsticks are ideal for a classical City Chic look.

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