Lori Taylor-Davis is Smashbox’s global pro lead artist.  You may recognize her from all the tutorial video’s on Smashbox’s website.  I watch them all and have learned a lot from Lori’s tips and tricks. Lori has worked with celebrities such as Sandra Bullock, Kerry Washington, Sienna Miller, Paris Hilton, Taraji Hensen, Ice-Cube and so many more.  She’s been featured on Extra!, The Today Show and more. She has beenleading the artistry world at fashion shows all around the world and Fashion Weeks. Today she shares some of her beauty tips with us: 1. Recent Beauty Splurge: My most recent beauty splurge is definitely brushes. I tend to go through brushes a lot since I’m constantly working on set with makeup. I’m very fickle when it comes to great brushes. I love an all over foundation brush like Smashbox Foundation Brush #13 and a powder brush! 2. Foundation brush or Sponge? BOTH!! If…

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  Loro Piana Opera Cashmere Stole, Golden Shade, a shawl is a must for an airplane. The cashmere stole will keep you warm and it will be super cozy. They can also make any outfit look chic when you walk off the plane. Buy it here: Neiman Marcus. Smythson Travel Wallet in Nile Blue.  It has areas for your boarding pass, documents, different currencies and passports. It’s perfect for the frequent flyer. Don’t forget to get it personalized, you can their initials embossed on it. Find it here, Smythson. La Mer Limited Edition, The Winter Indulgence Collection. This is a great little set for the plane, it has hand cream, lip balm and body lotion, you need to stay moisturized when you are flying and this will keep you looking radiant. It’s sold out on La Mer’s website so get it while you can. Get it here, Bergdorf Goodman. Amika’s…

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First dates can be stressful, we know that first impressions are everything and in a world of Instagram filters we need to make sure we looked airbrushed and flawless in person too.  Getting ready for a first date can be difficult, you’ll try on a million outfits and probably go back to the first one you had on. Then for your makeup…and the ‘I just woke up like this’ look, so you don’t look like you are trying to hard.  What he doesn’t know is that you took an hour to look “natural”. What to do?  I asked several lovely ladies in LA and New York what their first date makeup looks are. They shared some of their first date looks with me.     Alex Schindler, LA “In the land of eyelash extensions and 22 inch weaves, it’s very easy to get lost as a “normal” girl in LA.…

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