Beauty aficionado Dimitri James
went on a mission over a decade ago.
Painfully disappointed with the fancy packaging and lackluster content that plagues the beauty arena way too often, he
set out to bring the exact opposite to you.
Dimitri James founded Skinn Cosmetics in 2002, after a long career in the cosmetics industry.
goal was to create high quality products while keeping them more affordably priced.
achieves it by not wasting money on fussy packaging and limiting his
distribution channels to his
own website Skinn Cosmetics and through shopping networks.
Developed by professional make-up artist Dimitri James, Skinn Cosmetics offers a Cotton and Mineral Powder Foundation.
It all sounded like Hollywood hocus-pocus that a celebrity make-up artist Dimitri James could deliver me back to demigod status with his secret Rh Polypeptide-7 ingredient.
Follow these steps from celebrity makeup artist Dimitri James to master Giuliana's makeup look:
At first glance the hues in the dual-sided (gloss & stain) tube look vibrant and vivid, but Skinn Celebrity Makeup Artist Dimitri James explains, "Depending on how light or dark; subtle or striking the lip look du jour, play with layering the stains-it's completely up to you.
Streamline your beauty routine to save precious time and money in the New Year, with these expert tips from skincare guru and celebrity makeup artist Dimitri James.
Stick to The "Essentials"
"Find one gentle yet effective cleanser that removes dirt, oil, makeup, mascara and leaves your skin feeling fab and refreshed," recommends James
You'll also want a great moisturizer with an SPF of 15 or higher.
"Using a facial cleansing brush or soft wash cloth eliminates the need for eye makeup removers, toners and scrubs," explains James
And keep an eye out for double duty (or triple or quadruple) products, which cut down on time and won't break the bank.
Look For Substitutes
"Find a great bronzer powder, gel or tint and apply it all over the face lightly, then heavier on cheeks and eyelids," says James
"This is a great substitute for foundation, eye shadow and blush.
Three products in one?
We'll take it!
"There's no substitute for a great tube of fabulously lengthening and darkening mascara," says James
To save time, apply mascara close to the lash base, and you won't need an eyeliner, or try smudging along the lash line with the tip of the wand.
Respect The Integrity of Your Hair
If you have curly hair, don't fight it, find a style that doesn't need to be worn straight in order to look great, and vice versa for straight hair, suggests James
In addition to providing stellar makeup tips, Dimitri James
of Skinn Cosmetics recommends exercising for 5-10 minutes to create circulation and a rosy glow.
Brighteners or illuminating makeup products draw attention away from the tired looking areas by giving you a youthful glow and covering up some of the hyper-pigmented skin.
Another choice is the easy to use wand by Dimitri James
for Skinn Cosmetics
called Bright Eyes - Eye Enhancing Treatment.
Caroline loves Skinn by Dimitri James, will you?
But now Skinn by Dimitri James
has a solution with three products guaranteed to keep your skin silky and smooth.
Skinn's one of my favorite companies.
Developed by professional make-up artist Dimitri James, it makes its own products, using natural ingredients, and stays far away from harmful fillers.
According to celebrity makeup artist and the man behind Skinn Cosmetics
, Dimitri James
, a good anti-aging serum is the most important skin care item to splurge on.
"You can save by using a less expensive moisturizer because moisturizers sit on the surface and moisturize," he
notes, "but serums penetrate the skin to give you all of your anti-aging benefits so a higher quality brand is necessary."
6. CONSERVE: Blush
, Mascara, Shadows, Liners
Makeup artist Dimitri James advises you to hang on to your cash when it comes to purchasing these types of products.
"Depending on how light or dark; subtle or striking the lip look du jour, play with layering the stains," says celebrity makeup artist and the man behind Skinn Cosmetics, Dimitri James.
Unfortunately there's not much you can do at this point, except grab your coolest, biggest pair of sunglasses and make like Angelina Jolie, says celebrity makeup artist and the man behind Skinn Cosmetics, Dimitri James.
"Faking it long term is never a good idea," says makeup artist Dimitri.
We asked skin care guru and celebrity makeup artist Dimitri James for his beauty tips on how to get ready faster and more efficiently this season.
was happy to share his
secrets for a streamlined beauty routine with SheKnows
1. Stick to the essentials
Rather than having a counter overflowing with countless products, keep things simple, James
"Find one gentle, yet effective cleanser that removes dirt, oil, makeup and mascara and leaves your skin feeling clean and refreshed," he
That way you don't have to worry about wasting time using three products when you can just use one.
You'll also want to use one great moisturizer with an SPF of at least 15 to round out your routine.
2. Try a hint of tint
If the thought of finding time to apply a full face of makeup sends you into a tailspin, you can pare down to save time.
suggests finding a great bronzer powder, gel or tint and applying it all over your face lightly, and then heavier on cheeks and on eye lids.
"This is a great substitute for foundation, eye shadow and blush," he
Simply apply heavier and close to the lash base and you won't even need an eye liner, or try smudging along the lash line with the tip of the wand for added drama.
4. Opt for hair simplicity
There's no need to spend your entire morning on a complicated hair style.
suggests keeping things simple and sophisticated instead.
A slanted side part with a heavy side bang pulled into a pony tail is the freshest and most sophisticated, easy hair style for a busy woman on the go, he
5. Choose the right hair color
If you color your hair, try to match your natural shade as closely as possible, James
Colors close to your natural shade will make re-growth more graceful and save on constant touch ups.
Avoid chunky or heavily highlighted hair unless you have the resources (and time) to maintain it often.
"There is nothing worse than hard re-growth," he
6. Embrace your hair
If you've been fighting against your natural hair style, it's time to stop.
Instead of wasting time trying to get your hair to do something it doesn't do naturally, choose a style that respects the integrity of your hair.
: "If you have curly hair, find a style that does not need to be worn straight in order to look good, and the opposite holds true for straight hair."
A couple of weeks ago, I shared the official FNOLA PSA (if you missed it, it's here.) Here is a super fun behind-the-scenes look with Dimitri James
, the man behind all things Skinn Cosmetics and the looks for the PSA:
Claiming that the companies put their money into advertising and fancy packaging (not necessarily the products), Dimitri
decided to offer his
products in simple packaging and only through televised home shopping, the internet and exclusive, privately owned spas throughout North America.
James's eye shadows are one of my fashion week staples, because they have collagen-boosting peptides and don't fade, run, crease or turn color.
is one of my favorite brands, because the products are affordable, they look great, and perform, flawlessly.
For all your red carpet events (or just because you love to look good, and glamorous), Dimitri James
has introduced a new collection that is available on ShopNBC
: the Skinn Cosmetic's Color Affair Collection.
This Fall Gala Collection features seven products: Eye Shadow Palette, Blush & Bronze Palette, Two Stain & Gloss Sticks, Two Line & Shade Sticks, and a Skinn Illuminizer.
Not only are we pumped because LC looks effortlessly beautiful in sun-kissed blonde waves, soft eye makeup, glossy lips (done by makeup artist Dimitri James), and the official FNO T-shirt (which you can buy for yourself, and 40 percent of proceeds go to New York City AIDS Fund), but she's bringing awareness to a GUH-REAT cause, and we looooove that.
First up is the Tint & Shine
by Dimitri James
Kim Kardashian Wedding Day Makeup Prediction by Dimitri James
International celebrity makeup artist Dimitri James of Skinn Cosmetics speaks what we are all thinking: Kim Kardashian has truly redefined sexy for her generation.
As her nuptials are fast approaching, James
predicts Kim will keep to her smokey eye for the big-day, but surprise us