Friday, July 31, 2009

Pick up the NEW Instyle Makeover issue "Update your Look" Fall 2009

PICK UP THE NEW "INSTYLE MAKEOVER" issue "Update your Look" Fall 2009

Check out 50 of the Best Beauty Secrets and much much more!!!!!!! One of the best issues yet......


Wednesday, July 29, 2009

"LAVANILA" Natural Fragrances - Vanilla Grapefruit

You will fall in LOVE with this fresh natural fragrance

LAVANILA "Vanilla Grapefruit"

Awaken your inner spirits with this uplifting citrus luscious blend of sparkling grapefruit, fresh lime and warm cedarwood, softened in a base of rich Madagascar vanilla. Sweetly seductive and kissed by sunshine, this uniquely crisp scent is destined to be a cult classic.

LAVANILA carefully infuses pure essential oils with 100 percent active botanicals for natural fragrances that are fresh, clean, and nurturing. With each spray, proprietary natural technology wraps the skin with super antioxidants goji berry and kakadu plum, soothing willowherb, and hydrating olive leaf for a healthy dose of 30 essential vitamins and minerals and 19 amino acids. Imagine, a fragrance that not only smells good but also is good for you!

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petro-Chemicals
- Phthalates
- Triclosan

Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lime, Orange, Cedarwood, Heliotrope, Madagascar Vanilla
Sephora's natural seal: Learn more



Monday, July 27, 2009

"Shadow Shields"

Check out another AMAZING and super INNOVATIVE product I just discovered:)

Shadow Shields

Innovative and unique, Shadow Shields are a dependable solution for eliminating messy “raccoon eyes” caused by dreaded eye shadow fallout. Being hailed as “The Red Carpet Secret Beauty Product,” and as “The Best New Find…,” Shadow Shields are giving women everywhere the confidence they need to apply eye makeup, while making the job of a makeup artist a little easier! “This is a great product for real women doing their makeup! Many of my clients struggle with doing a dark, smoky eye and not getting shadow all over the place- this product is great for them!” ~says Lisa, FORD Modeling Agency Makeup Artist, Chicago.
Shadow Shields are disposable, light-weight adhesives that easily attach under the eye to catch falling makeup residue and prevent the need for unnecessary touch-ups! The adhesive on the back of the shield is strong enough to hold it in place so users can keep their hands free, while also being gentle enough for the sensitive skin around the eyes.
“They are great! And a fabulous alternative to the usual powder-under-the-eye trick!” ~says Mally Roncal, celebrity makeup artist.

Benefits• Protects under eye area from eye shadow fallout
• Self Adhesive
• Saves Time
• Eliminates Mess

Helpful Tips

• Remove only top corners to apply. If more adhesion is needed, remove entire top strip.
• Application of shield doesn’t have to be directly on lash line- it can be applied under the bulge of the eye or wherever most comfortable.
• When applying shield, allow backing to crease-it will form a small lip, helping to catch the fallout!


Michelle Villanueva

Michelle is a makeup artist, mother and creator of makeup’s newest must-have tool, Shadow Shields! She oversees the operations, strategic direction, execution of sales, distribution, marketing and advertising initiatives for the company. This busy ingenue developed Shadow Shields to help save time and mess!
“Whether it was trying to get myself ready with twin boys running around, or making sure that my client was on time, I knew that I had to create something that would help every woman, every makeup artist save that extra 10-15 minutes it was taking to touch up the mess of eyeshadow fallout!,” says Villanueva.
Michelle has worked as a freelance makeup artist in Southern California for over five years, specializing in fashion and corporate photo shoots, as well as bridal and special event makeup. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from California State University, Long Beach.

For retailers visit:


"Hicks Edges" TOTAL TRANSFORMATIONS Styling Pomade

I'm sooooo happy that professional hair stylist Tenisha Whitaker turned me on to "Hicks Edges" TOTAL TRANSFORMATIONS Styling Pomade. If you have front or back edges that won't stay put or unruly fly aways.... this product will CHANGE YOUR LIFE! I use it on my daughter and myself everyday. You can use it when you straighten your hair and your edges won't wave up and you can get the best shiny slick style as well. This product is a MUST TRY!!!!!

"Hicks Edges" TOTAL TRANSFORMATIONS Styling Pomade is the first smooth styling pomade that promotes hair growth!!!!!!!!
Holds hair firmly in place with a super shine and without flakiness. Leaves edges looking and feeling shinier and healthier than before. This genuine hair gel is non-flaky and non-sticky and rinses out easily,controls tapered cuts and nape back area.

Directions: Apply a small amount of 'Hicks Edges" TOTAL TRANSFORMATIONS styling Pomade around edges and smooth with fingertips until hair stays in place or comb in smooth with a comb. The results are AMAZING!

Price: $14.99

Weight: 0.04 lbs


+1 704-724-4274
+1 704-724-4245
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professional hair stylist Tenisha Whitaker can be contacted:

"Shear Insanity" Salon
626 Central Avenue
East orange, NJ 07018


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pantene Body Builder Volumizing Mousse Maximum Hold


Lightweight foam for volume and lift.

This lightweight mousse, packed with bodifying ingredients, is a powerful styling tool for building bold, volumized looks. It lifts flat hair and adds long-lasting support that stands up even in high humidity. Perfect for medium to long hair styles. The Pro-V volumizing formula:

Provides body, fullness and a healthy-looking shine
Gives you a big, bold look and helps protect hair against styling damage!


Monday, July 20, 2009


I will be sharing a Beauty Expert TV or Backstage appearances with you guys every week. This appearance was about a year ago with Style Expert STACY LONDON (TLC's What Not To Wear) on her late night talk show "Fashionably Late with Stacy London".

I was selected along with Hair Stylist JOHNNY GENTRY to do a "real women" makeover on an audience member. Makeover candidate KARLA wanted to look like Halle Berry back in the day......

We had a blast!!!!!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Magic Marker-Style Lip Tint

Hey everyone I had to post these products TODAY! I had an interview with Stevie Wilson Editor of the yesterday and we started discussing makeup with staying power. I was telling her that I think lip gloss always looks great however sometimes we don't want to feel anything on our lips when its hot and humid out or have to keep touching our lips up so I recommend this fun new magic marker-style lip tint. MARK. Kissink Lip Tintmarker Smooch-Proof Lip Stain and COVERGIRL Outlast Lip Stain. They are a must have for summer!

mark Kissink Lip Tintmarker Smooch-Proof Lip Stain

Filled with a water-based liquid pigment, this magic marker-style lip tint dries fast for a smudge-proof finish with staying power- $7.00 each

Covergirl Outlast

The water-based colorants of Outlast Lipstain give lips a beautiful, lightweight flush of color that won't come off, lasting for hours without the heavy look or feel of an ordinary lipstick. Its pen-like precision applicator makes it easy to define your lips-just draw on color without any hassle!- $7.99

let me know what you think......


Friday, July 17, 2009

TRI-NI-TEE 5 7 Uses "Color by Cynde Watson" Cosmetics

ADRIAN ANDERSON (in above photo)

BET and GRAMMY Award Nominees Urban Gospel Group TRI-NI-TEE 5 7 Uses "Color by Cynde Watson" Cosmetics

Tri-Ni-Tee 5 7 is one of my FAVORITE gospel groups and group member ADRIAN ANDERSON is one of my BFF's. We have known each other for over 10 years. We met in LA when she was a makeup artist (She is an amazing makeup artist as well as a great entertainer)

I love the other members too:) CHENELLE HAYNES (who has one of the most unique and amazing voices I've ever heard)(center in photo below) and ANGEL TAYLOR (who is also Co-Host of BET 106 & Gospel)(far left in photo below)

I am very excited that they all wear "Color by Cynde Watson” Cosmetics

TRI-NI-TEE 5 7 Uses "Color by Cynde Watson" Cosmetics

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tips for cheeks with Cynde Watson

Tips for cheeks with Cynde Watson

• When selecting a blush shade, choose one that matches the natural tone in your cheeks when flush.

• When applying gel or cream blush, smile then on the apples of your cheeks. Simply use three dots of color to start, then build to desired intensity.

• Always keep your blush and lip color shades in the same color family. This doesn’t mean you need to match the colors exactly – just make sure the tones are the same.

• To give the appearance of lifted cheeks, add a shimmer highlighter over your blush or on the height of your cheekbone. Be careful not to overdue shimmer on the skin as you want a healthy-looking glow; not one that looks greasy or oily.

• Bronzers help enhance the skin's radiance to give skin a warm sun-kissed look. Bronzers can also be used to correct skin tone imperfections by using them to help balance uneven skin and as a contour to sculpt the jaw line and nose.

• All women can benefit from adding a little color back into their skin or correcting skin imperfections. I love bronzers because they provide a “quick fix” to help skin look radiant, flawless and healthy.


"Color by Cynde Watson" Translucent Finishing Pressed Powder and Kabuki Brush Features

"Color by Cynde Watson"
Translucent Finishing Pressed Powder and Kabuki Brush

Brush your way to flawless with Color by Cynde Watson Translucent Finishing Pressed Powder.

You'll look more beautiful and fresh all day with the simplicity of just 1 product. We include a retractable professional quality brush for smooth and even coverage every time.

Mirrored compact perfect for retouching on the go.
Ultra-fine powder with a light and airy texture sets makeup for a smooth, natural-looking complexion.

Perfectly translucent formula works on all skin tones and goes on smooth and sheer over makeup.

Magnetic closure on the compact avoids messy spills in your handbag.
Kabuki Brush has a sleek brushed metal case and retractable soft bristles.

Cynde's Powder Application Tips:

Dip and swirl the brush in the powder. Gently tap the brush off before applying to your face.
Apply the powder to your T-zone first (forehead, nose and chin), then apply to any area of your face that is extremely oily or has too much shine. Don't over powder! Modern skin should glow. $12.95


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Makeup For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Makeup For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation

Trust Me...... Makeup For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation is by far THE BEST LIQUID FOUNDATION ON THE MARKET and I have tried them all!!!!!!!!!

What it is:
An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.

What it does:
Creates a soft-focus effect, designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It creates a complexion that looks flawless, even in bright or harsh lighting.

Comes in 25 different shades to suit all skintones.
Size: 1.01 oz $40,

If you are in nyc YOU MUST visit the "Makeup For Ever Studio" 8E 12 street (Gramercy/Flatiron) 212.941.9337


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cynde's Quoted in August 09' Glamour Magazine

I'm Quoted in August 09' Glamour Magazine

Michelle Obama always looks so polished-got any scoop on that?

She has the best look, says NYC makeup artist Cynde Watson,"since you notice her radiance,not her makeup." Dust cheeks with berry blush, then sweep on a neutral eye shadow(like brown or gray) and a pinky-nude lipstick. As for her gorgeous skin, I hear she uses alpha hydroxy pads to keep it looking fresh. Whatever she's doing, it's working!."


Sunday, July 12, 2009

"Fredrick Benjamin" Natural Grooming Products for Your Man!

"Fredrick Benjamin" Natural Grooming Products for Your Man!

Experience the NEXT GENERATION in grooming refinement. A natural scalp and hair care line for men.


SHAMPOO-Invigorating Cleanser (240ml / 8.0 fl.oz)
Gentle cleansing agents detoxify the scalp and hair without stripping moisture
- Rinses excess oil, sweat and other build-up
- Exfoliates the scalp and unclogs pores
- Relieves itching and flaking
- Quickly lathers and rinses

CONDITIONER- Invigorating Moisturizer (240ml / 8.0 fl.oz)
Ultra-rich conditioners replenish moisture to restore softness and elasticity
- Combats dry, dull scalp and hair
- Adds softness and a natural matte shine
- Relieves itching, flaky and a tight scalp
- Detangles for increased manageability

DAILY HYDRATOR - Leave-In Conditioner (125ml / 4.2 fl.oz)
Lightweight, Grease-Free moisturizer invigorates dry, dull scalp and hair for all day softness and shine
- Instantly hydrates to restore elasticity
- Goes on light and clean for a GREASE-FREE finish
- Softens and shines
- Cools and refreshes instantly to sooth the scalp


"KISS NAILS" for a quick and perfect manicure

Ladies! If you want a QUICK perfect manicure that will last- "KISS NAILS" are great! These are not those out dated 80's sculptured nails. THINK nail enhancements. I use these when I'm on HSN or doing any on-air presentation (I recommend the SHORT or VERY SHORT)they look the most natural. My nails always look flawless when I use them and my natural nails are healthy when I take them off. Let me know what you think…….

(Not for long time use)

Available:, Rite Aide, Duane Reade, CVS, Longs Drugs


Saturday, July 11, 2009

"amala" Products are Fantastic and Eco Certified

DETOXIFY Firming Body Treatment
Help firm and smooth your skin this summer with the whole botanical ingredients in this replenishing body treatment. The detoxifying body lotion hydrates and refines your skin for more healthy texture and tone.
amala("more pure")products are made entirely from whole plant ingredients and contain NO PRESERVATIVES. 5% of its profits are donated to the Rain Forest.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Coming Soon....."TEMPTU" Cosmetics at Sephora in August

"TEMPTU" Cosmetics is launching a consumer line with Sephora starting in August. Stay tuned......


My good friend KAREN DUPICHE-Emmy award winning celebrity make up artist and lead makeup artist on "The View" just launch her website today. Check it out

Cynde's Favorite "BROW & LASH" GURU!!!!!!-SOUL LEE

Barneys New York, 660 Madison Ave between 60th and 61st Sts (212-833-2525); 30 minutes of brow styling $65, partial lash extensions $100, full lash extensions $400

Cynde's Favorite "BROW & LASH" GURU-"SOUL LEE" contact info
Soul is also a fantastic makeup artist for Shu Uemura

CLOSET CASES with host LLOYD BOSTON on FLN Fine Living Network

Need a wardrobe and closet makeover? Fashion expert Lloyd Boston comes to the rescue in Closet Cases, where style-challenged people are taken on a shopping spree for new clothes. Then a design expert transforms that cluttered closet into a hard-working space

I "LOVE" this show!!!! SEASON "2" COMING SOON (FLN)Fine Living Network

Color by Cynde Watson Glam Color Kit

Who says you can't take it with you? The Color by Cynde Watson Glam Color Kit contains the cosmetic necessities for a glamorous look any time. Relax knowing that you can have a fantastic day or evening look by carrying just a few of these gorgeous and easy-to-use makeup products.

Color by Cynde Watson Glam Color Kit Includes:

.23 oz. 5-pan Palette - this full-face, sleek mirrored compact contains 2 lip colors, 2 eyeshadows, a blush powder, a blush brush and a dual-ended lip/eye brush. The beautiful and classic shades can be worn every day to work or play, all year round.
.16 oz. Plump & Brighten Lip Color Pencil - Cynde's chubby, dual-ended lip color pencil in Ginger brightens your smile and achieves a variety of looks. One side of the pencil features an intense creamy matte lip color for brightening while the other side has a luminous, shimmery color for plumping. Ginger is from the Nude Shade Collection.
.16 oz. Precious Eyes Eye Color Pencil - this chubby, dual-ended eye color pencil is so versatile it can be used as an eyeshadow, an eyeliner or a brow bone highlighter. The dual ends provide vibrant, long-lasting, cool shimmer shades in Amethyst and Platinum. Create multiple looks by blending, layering or wearing alone.
Rounded Blending Brush - the special domed brush head with soft, goat hair bristles gives you perfect and even application of your blush, bronzer and powder every time. Compact in size, the 5" length makes it great for travel.
Chubby Pencil Sharpener - specially designed to keep Cynde's chubby pencils in tip-top shape with a perfect point.
2 Instruction Booklets - gives Cynde's tips on how to most effectively use your pencils. You receive a booklet for eyes and a booklet for lips. SUMMER CLEARANCE $17.97

Flip Top Lighted Make Up Vanity Chanteuse

Flip Top Lighted Make Up Vanity Chanteuse
Code: CVBC
Price: $599.00
This beautiful vanity was designed with the following: series of dimmable bulbs allow you to create the perfect lighting for flawless make up application. Lockable flip top raises and closes with a feather touch. Perfect t for moms with small kids, roommates and make up artists with expensive tools and products. Power plugs enable you to easily stile your hair using your blow dryer and heat-styling tools. Beautiful, custom wrought iron legs. Made with UL approved components.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

O Magazine Press "Color by Cynde Watson"

"Color by Cynde Watson" Cosmetics Fetured in O Magazine

Cynde's Favorite Lip Treatment- mark. Kiss Dry Goodbye Lip Smoother $8.00

If you want to give dry lips a real kiss-off then try this super-smoothing, supersoothing lip treat that makes lips luscious. It has Amazon white cocoa extract known for its deep moisture benefits, and is whipped up with antioxidant-rich bilberry for added goodness.
0.17 fl. oz.
oil-free • non-comedogenic • fragrance-free
mark. Kiss Dry Goodbye Lip Smoother $8.00


A technologically advanced purifying sheet mask that lifts, firms, and brightens skin. Infused with Nano-Claire GY™, the world’s first bioengineered growth hormone for younger, firmer skin. A 100% cotton, non-woven mask that provides a unique delivery system for highly progressive ingredients to penetrate deep, below the skin’s surface delivering exceptional levels of scientifically advanced, efficacious anti-aging ingredients that synergistically lift, firm and brighten skin.

"PERFECT MASK" $120.00 6/Box

"Color by Cynde Watson" Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara

Plagued with skimpy eyelashes? Create true fashionista fringe with the Color by Cynde Watson Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara. Making gorgeous waves in the world of beauty, this dual-ended, 2-step, water-resistant black mascara features a volumizing formula as well as a lengthening formula for stunning good looks. Now is the perfect time to stock up, because you receive two .34 oz. mascaras!

Color by Cynde Watson Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara Features:
Volumizing Mascara has an easy-to-use petite brush that coats and fills out each lash, providing a black basecoat with no smudges and no mistakes.
The innovative mini-comb with 3 layers of fanned-out teeth in the Lengthening Mascara reaches every lash, even in the inner and outer corners and bottom. The mascara lengthens each lash and separates even the worst clumps quickly and easily, and the buildable formula means you can reapply without clumping.

"Color by Cynde Watson" Dual-Ended Mascara 2 Pack ONLY $18.38

Cynde's latest work on "http://www.JNY.COM

Skintone tips with Cynde Watson

Skintone tips with Cynde Watson

Most skin tone shades are either warm or cool. Your skin tone is determined by your facial coloring or undertone – regardless of your natural hair color, eye color or nationality.


You will see pink/rosy/red tones when you look in the mirror.
Jewel-tone colors look the most natural on you such as pink, cherry red, amethyst, cobalt, forest green, pearl, deep mahogany brown, pewter and platinum.

You’re fair with pinkish beige skin = COOL / BEIGE
You’re medium with ruddy sand skin = COOL / SAND
You’re dark with rustic-brown skin = COOL / BROWN


You will see yellow/golden tones when you look in the mirror.
Earth-tone colors look the most natural on you such as peach, brick red, plum, camel, olive green, bronze, gold, chocolate brown and cream.

You’re fair with peachy beige skin = WARM / BEIGE
You’re medium/tan with olive sand skin = WARM / SAND
You’re dark with golden brown skin = WARM / BROWN

How will you know if you’ve chosen the CORRECT skin tone category?

Your skin tone will appear healthy and radiant.
Your eyes will appear bright and awake.
The natural highlights in your hair will appear more reflective.

How will you know if you’ve chosen the INCORRECT skin tone category?

Your skin tone will appear unhealthy and dull; skin imperfections will appear more obvious.
Your eyes will appear droopy and tired.
Your teeth can appear slightly discolored.

The above guidelines work for most women. However, some skin tone shades fall in between warm and cool due to sun exposure, self-tanners or coloring of hair. If this is the case for you, stay as true to your natural undertone as possible when selecting your foundation shade then, use your Bronze to add warmth and color to your face.