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Mark Zunino Bridal Fashion NYC Runway Fall 2014

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The Kimara Ahnert team recently had the opportunity to participate in Kleinfeld‘s Bridal Fashion Week 2014, working with the models for the runway shows of designers Pnina Tornai and Mark Zunino. Watch the video below for a peek inside the Mark Zunino show with commentary from Kimara’s manager Rachael Gener!

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Get the Look with our New Fall Colors

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Texture. A New Take On Beauty.

Fall Fashion is abound in opulent textiles and rich, regal tones that are easily translated into the seasons’ most captivating beauty looks.  From super sheer to elegantly opaque, our high-performance formulas can be layered in endless combinations.

Eyes:

Smoky eyes bring on the drama and gets a colorful new twist in matte wine and charcoal or accented with metallic grays and purples for smoldering color.

Complement this look with our popular Superwear Gel Eyeliners in 2 new shades purple, Majesty, and teal green, Noble.

Get the Look:

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Custom creative 3 well compact in New Shades: Pebble, Malbec, Charcoal:
1. Eye Fix primer all over lid to brow.
2. Pebble shadow all over eyefix primer, lid to brow.
3. Malbec shadow in the crease.
4. Charcoal shadow to deepen outer corner of lid and crease.
5. Superwear Gel Eyeliner in Noble on top lash line and bottom inside waterline of eye.
6. Mix Malbec and Charcoal shadows under bottom lashes.

 

 

For Smoldering Color:
1. New Razzle Dazzle Baked Split Eyeshadow.
2. This is a must have for any evening eye.  
3. Metallic gray is on the lid and into the crease.
4. Metallic Purple accents the outer corner and into the crease of the eye.
5. Superwear Gel Eyeliner in Majesty on the top lash line and bottom inside waterline of eye.
6. Mix both Razzle Dazzle shades under bottom lashes.


Lips:

Rich Matte Lips in colors of Burgundy, Nude Pink, and Bronzes are perfectly paired with our new Waterproof Gel Lipliners. 6 New lipliner shades allow lips to look smooth and flawless, while locking in long-lasting color.

 The waterproof formula keep color from feathering.

Here are my favorite combinations:
Cinnamon Sugar Gel lipliner with Matte Mink Pink Lipstick
Cinnamon Sugar Gel Lipliner with Brown Sugar Liquid Color
Plum Wine Gel Lipliner with Acai Nourishing Lip Tint
Plum Wine Gel Lipliner with Demure Liquid Color
Bordeaux Gel Lipliner with Matte Curtain Call Lipstick

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Face:  

Because you’ve asked for it:
New Touch Up Invisible Blotting Powder.
Put the finishing touch on your makeup with this flawless looking setting powder.  It comes in a mirrored compact with puff that makes looking picture perfect easy while on the go.

Tips:
-blot powder over lips before applying lipliner and lipcolor.
-apply powder with edge of sponge under bottom eyeliner to prevent smudging.
-apply down center bridge of nose to make nose look aesthetically perfect and not shiny.

Coming Soon

Kimara and Color Club Nailcolor have come together to add 30 new shades of polish in fashions hottest shades and glittering textures. Beauty, Fashion and Nailcolor has never been so much Daring Fun.

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Trends, for the rest of us

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We all love following the latest beauty trends on fashion blogs, pinning up a storm with inspirational looks and following those step-by-step how-to’s. But when it comes to wearing these new looks on our own, many of us are quite daunted by the bright pigments and bold lines we see on the models.

We find ourselves thinking, “Well I could never pull THAT off!” Or, even worse, we might actually try it and end up like this lady:

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As makeup lines introduce their spring collections (the Kimara Ahnert collection is coming in just a few weeks!) we’re seeing trends of rich, tropical colors like warm coral, hot pink, orange and lavender. While these colors might look gorgeous in a catalogue or at the makeup counter, they can be a bit challenging to apply for real life.

Luckily, you’ve got us.

Our talented makeup artist Anita has toned down this spring’s trends and given us lots of tips on how to get over our fear of bright colors. Follow these steps for a bold look that will impress your friends instead of scaring them away!

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1. When it comes to color, Anita says “it’s all about where you put it”. Use a more pigmented color (like Tango) and blend it all over, then use a lighter color over it (like Biscuit) and dab it in the center to “cut it”.

 

 

 

2. To highlight between the lid and the brow, Anita uses an even lighter color (like Crystal) to brighten up the eye. “It’s important to keep all of the colors in the same family- here, everything is a warm color you could find in a rainbow sherbet or a Hawaiian juice.” She uses Charm, a bright pink in the same color palette, to accent the outer corner of the eye.

 

 

3. To add even more color, Anita uses our new Lavender Chill shadow in the inner corner, which she says “opens up the whole eye”.

 

 

4. You often don’t need an eyeliner when you’re blending a lot of colored shadows, just mascara. But if you want to add a liner, Anita advises staying in the “soft” category with a shadow as a liner. Here she uses Midnight Blue, a navy that will compliment brown eyes.

 

 

5. For the more adventurous, our Lavender Chill shadow can be used under the eye too. To keep the look soft, try placing the shadow on the outside and inside corners of the eye underneath the lashes, and don’t place any color in the bottom center.

 

 

 

6. For even more drama, use the navy liner color underneath the eye and add mascara to lower lashes.

 

 

 

7. When using bright blush, Anita says you should ALWAYS use a fan brush. The brush will diffuse the pigment and give you a more even application. But don’t be scared- bright color is a good thing! For a pop of bright color, try our newest baked blushes Shortcake and Petit Four. And our favorite Lollipop is always a great go-to!

 

 

 

 

8. With a lot of color on the eyes and cheeks, you can go two ways with your lips: keep them neutral, or use another complimentary “sherbet” color. Try our new En Pointe and Satin Slipper to finish of your bold, bright look in two different ways!

 

 

We hope these steps will keep you from shying away from all of spring’s exciting new colors! If you ever have any questions, we’d be happy to help. Call us at 212.452.4252, email us at info@kimara.com, Facebook us, Tweet us, or stop in to see us in person!

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NEW at Kimara Ahnert

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You’re hearing it everywhere:

New Year, New Look, New You, New News.

During these bleak winter months, everyone tries their best to focus on new beginnings and the possibility of all that is to come. Luckily for us, we don’t have to look to the future for newness and excitement- so much is happening right here and now! So please allow us to share with you some “News” from Kimara Ahnert.

In this post: New Site, New Products, New Look, New Workout, New New York, and exclusive New offers!

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NEW SITE:

We are so excited to have finally launched our new website! Many years in the making, the site is now complete with beautiful photographs, a clean and easy-to-use shopping experience and awesome new features. There’s so much to explore at the all-new Kimara.com! Check out our favorite new features below.

Wedding Photo Gallery: Browse the gallery to see photos of our beautiful brides.

FAQs: Browse our general studio FAQs or take a peek at our Wedding Day FAQs for tips on how to make the most out of your wedding trial, prepare for your big day and more.

Connect: Check out what Kimara and her team are up to on all your favorite social media sites, all on one page.

Kimara’s Favorite Things: Find out what products and places Kimara’s loving right now.

NEW PRODUCTS:

Kimara is always on the lookout for the best new products to add to her line, and her newest addition features not just one but TWO innovative formulas: A pair of eye creams specifically designed for morning and night. The Transforming AM cream hydrates while depuffing and brightening, and the Firming PM cream fights fine lines while delivering firmness and lift. Buy one for $50, or purchase both for only $85!

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NEW LOOK:

Kimara’s not shying away from color during the gray days of winter! Lately she’s been rocking Ruby, our newest bold lip color. “No matter where I’m going or what else I’m wearing, applying this shade instantly makes me feel more pulled together!” says Kimara.

Looking for other ways to incorporate color into your winter look? Try a colored eyeliner, like our Sapphire Sky or Emerald Isle Felt Tip Liners, or a brighter pop of color on the cheeks, like our Lollipop Baked Blush!

 

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Have you flown lately? Kimara and our clients have! The newest spinning craze to hit the Upper East and West sides is rocketing our workouts to whole new levels with amped up instructors, energizing tracks and competitive statistics to keep you motivated. “I love having an intense activity to take me out of my head,” says Kimara. “And when you’re trying to keep everything together as a business owner and mother, sometimes there’s nothing like a workout that leaves you DRENCHED!”

Find out more and try your first class for FREE here: Flywheel Sports- New York.

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There’ve been a lot of changes to our Upper East Side neighborhood recently, and we’re excited to welcome all the shops and restaurants that have recently opened their doors on Madison Avenue! Our newest neighbors include:

Letarte: The iconic Hawaiian swimwear label is now available on both sides of Madison Avenue between 83rd and 84th: We carry a few selections in our studio, and you can find the full line across the street at their newly opened boutique! Browse their collection here.

Morini: The Altamarea Group’s newest restaurant has opened up just steps away from the Kimara Ahnert studio. The contemporary “ristorante” features a pan-Italian menu ranging from coastal to inland specialties and an impressive wine list. We can’t wait to try the pecorino crusted lamb chops and black truffle gnocci! See the full menu here.

James Perse: James kept us guessing for months on end as he renovated his new space, with his only clue being a large California bear flag that adorned the white tarp that shielded his newest store at Madison and 84th Street. Now that they’re open, our clients are loving his refreshing take on “low maintenance high fashion”. Shop the style here.

Teavana: There’s a tea trend sweeping Manhattan and Teavana’s leading the charge. Shop their impressive wall of loose leaf teas or order a to-go cup of your favorite herbal brew. The Kimara team was happy to have a Teavana close by on Lexington, but they’re now thrilled that another location has opened up just a block away on Madison. See all of their original blends here.

And two exclusive NEW offers: