Get the Look: Michelle Williams
- Wednesday, 01 March 2017 14:54
Along with some winning blunders and bloopers at the Academy Awards (and ohmygosh that ending, right?!) was the adorable fact that Michelle Williams and Emma Roberts showed up to the big event in similar dresses — both in figure flattering designs that were black on top and cream on bottom with plunging necklines. While both women looked remarkable, we couldn’t stop staring at Williams — whose look was elegant, clean and simple but showcased her best features — healthy, glowing skin and beautiful eyes.
The secret to Michelle’s natural makeup look is to keep your product list small, and opt to layer products with hydrating ingredients for skin that is dewy and glowing. To get started recreating Michelle’s look using our safe, cruelty-free, nontoxic products — our W3LL PEPOLE co-founder suggests you even out the skin tone, neutralize dark circles and quickly cover blemishes with our Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer.
Not only does it effortlessly cover those little imperfections, Bio Correct also treats your skin with a formula that helps depuff through the use of coffee and protects skin with a dose of coconut oil and anti-aging peptides! If you prefer more coverage on top of the concealer we suggest buffing skin with our re-imagined Altruist Foundation Powder. This updated supernatural formula breathes with your skin thanks to featherlight, triple-milled pigments that are infused with organic aloe and freshwater pearl powder. This game-changing foundation warms up to your skin to provide a flawless, soft-focus finish.
Next, add a a subtle wash of creamy color to the apples of cheeks using the peachier shade from our Nudist Multi-Use Duo! Keep it subtle so that the color isn’t too overwhelming—the true secret to getting a glow like Michelle’s is with highlighter. We love our Bio Brightener Stick, which has the perfect champagne tone that looks great on every skin tone and isn’t too sparkly. The cream formula allows for a flawless blend with the foundation and blush and offers a hydrated finish. Press it onto the center of the cheeks and sweep it up around the orbital bone. But don’t feel like you have to stop there – this fan favorite is also great applied down the center of your nose, just above or below the arches of your brows, or even across your décolleté and shoulders.
To finish recreating Michelle’s look go with a sophisticated but simple eye! Start by applying a thin black line right at your lashes using our Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner. To achieve a tight line with our Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner, use only the very tip of the felt-tipped brush and dot just along the lash line. Then add a double coat of our Expressionist Mascara to get lashes that are extra lush and fluffy. To help lengthen and separate your lashes hold the rubber bristles of the Expressionist Mascara brush at the very base of your lashes and extend with long upward strokes to coat from root to tip. Now that you’re glam and glowing we hope you have somewhere fancy to go!
If you recreate this look be sure to share it with us on Instagram tagging @W3LLPEOPLE and using hashtag #BEW3LL!
The Silica Confusion
- Wednesday, 31 October 2012 13:20
There’s been a lot of controversy running around over the web recently regarding the safety of using Silica in our cosmetics. The vast differences in the information out there can be confusing and misleading, particularly because there are companies intentionally keeping certain information regarding silica away from inquiring customers. Some companies have gone so far as to publicly ridicule customers who question the safety of their silica-based products, so we at W3LL PEOPLE wanted to provide you, the informed individual, an honest run-down of silica and it’s potential dangers.
So, is silica powder dangerous? The answer is yes and no. Some of that information out there is true. Silica can cause scilicosis, a respiratory disease, if breathed in at large doses, or through prolonged exposure. But we’re talking 20+ years of direct exposure, and particularly with one type of silica, crystalized silica particles, which is mainly used for pottery.
The type of silica that is used in cosmetic products is limited to a different type: spherical silica, or silicone dioxide as it is also known. This cosmetic grade mineral is where most of the confusion lies. There is some research out there indicating that cosmetic grade silica is linked to certain forms of cancer in lab animals, and because it is the 2nd most common mineral on the planet, how are we to have any sense of control over this situation?
You definitely have choices when it comes to your face powder and silica. The amount of silica in your product will make a significant difference. Products with a high proportion, or that are strictly silica will put more of the mineral out into the air for you to breathe in, where as powders with less than 1% of silica kick up such a trace amount, you would literally have to go out of your way to inhale enough to be a safety concern.
At W3LL PEOPLE, we pride ourselves in keeping all of our products free of anything linked to compromising your personal health or safety, which is why our mineral powders have less than .5% silica, which is at a level that poses no threat to lung irritation, cancer, or any other ailment if inhaled. Check that label and avoid silica proportions at over 1%, particularly those which are 100% silica! Being informed of your options will allow you to get that flawless finish without compromising your consumer integrity!
Sneak Peak: W3LL PEOPLE on Location
- Wednesday, 15 February 2012 17:48
This past Monday we were on location at Cochiti Pueblo, NM shooting for the new W3LL PEOPLE eco-tastic beauty campaign! We had a great day with Photographer Julien McRoberts and our gorgeous, fresh faced W3LL Beauties. The shoot went so well we couldn’t help but give you a sneak peak.
Stay Tuned for the W3LL PEOPLE Spring 2012 Campaign!
NEW! Debuting on QVC
- Friday, 13 January 2012 18:04
QVC This Morning- Beauty Edition
Tune In and Watch Live!
Monday January 16, 2012 at 6:00 EST
The Narcissist Foundation + Concealer and Deluxe Brush Set
This feel good foundation instantly melts into skin giving it a fresh, healthy glow. The multi-tasking stick design is ideal for travel portability and adjustable coverage. It’s breakthrough creamy formula delivers a weightless, satin, soft focus finish. It breathes with skin because it’s natural, no film, no grease, no crease, just diva friendly perfection. Choose from four featured complexion perfecting shades #2, #3, #5 and #6. Set comes with a deluxe foundation brush for easy application.
Special Value offered Exclusively on QVC.
Narcissist Foundation + Concealer Stick is available in six complexion perfecting shades. Buy on-line now or call 512.366.7963
W3LL PEOPLE at Henri Bendel in NYC
- Tuesday, 08 November 2011 18:36
W3LL PEOPLE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT
WHERE: Henri Bendel 712 Fifth Ave, NYC
WHEN: Monday, November 7 at 10:00am – November 13 at 5:00pm
Bringing on the holiday glow at Bendels
Join W3LL PEOPLE co-founder and established make up artist , Shirley Pinkson, as she shares her extensive expertise. Shirley will guide you to a fresher look through understanding your skin’s needs as seasons change. Starting with the basics, Shirley will teach various techniques, share expert tricks and help you to update your makeup bag with W3LL PEOPLE’s next generation mineral formulations for the holidays!
About Henri Bendel…
One of Manhattan’s chicest shopping destinations. Henri Bendel is a girl’s playground, where Bendel girls go to find the new and the next in cosmetics and gifts. Call to learn more about W3LL PEOPLE and Henri Bendel: 212-247-1100
GLOW ON LADIES, GLOW ON!