Category Archives: Three Custom Color

Three Custom Color Vivacious Violet Makes Purple Lips Wearable

At first glance, you may think that this Three Custom Color Vivacious Violet Lip Gloss is too purple. But you would be wrong. Initially, I was slightly intimidated by this purple-hued tube. I wasn’t sure if it would look natural or pretty. And I was wrong. It’s brilliant! On the lips, it reads more pink and has this awesome face-brightening effect.

I love wearing this with a simple white tee and jeans and making it my accessory. The color was created by NYC-based Makeup Artist Marisa Fazzina to be a versatile take on violet. In the tube, you see delicate pink sparkles and bright purple shine but on the lips it transforms. One coat is subtle, two is more of a pop and three gives you totally violet lips. In all instances, it looks healthy and brightening.

I totally heart this gloss. Available now at Three Custom Color Specialists.

Beauty VIP of the Week: Three Custom Color Caramel Rose Lip & Cheek Stain

This week Three Custom Color’s Caramel Rose Lip and Cheek Stain and I have been inseparable, actually we’ve been that way for the last few weeks. Since my hair is a darker than usual right now, I look a little paler so  this stain has been giving me a really pretty flush that warms me right up.

Caramel Rose is a gorgeous shade, the inspiration for this shade was the fresh sculpted look Three Custom Color co-founder Chad Hayduk was seeing emerge on the fall runways during New York’s Fashion Week. They wanted to create a multi-tasking shade that would give you an elegant, pulled together natural look and this shade does indeed do that.

Describing the shade is a little tricky. In the image here, it is a little more pink than what it really is in person. Then in my attempts to photograph it, it came out red and bolder than I think it really is. It is a perfect mix of pink and red that would work beautifully on everyone based on the intensity of the application. It can be a neutral or you can build on the application for more drama. It can be a red for the gal who’s a little hesitant of a full on red and it can be that “your lips but better”. Plus it is gorgeous on cheeks, I’ve been using just a tiny bit of it and it blends out really well without any tell-tale marks that you sometimes get with a stain since this is cream based.

I’ve tried Three Custom Color’s stains before and like them a lot but this is the only shade I can see myself really using to the fullest.  I am head over heels in love with Caramel Rose right now… you should get on board and we can explore this love together. 😉

Three Custom Color on Sale on Hautelook Today!

Three Custom Color will be a featured sale on Hautelook today, starting in just a few minutes! The sale will include many of their must-haves, including their Creme Concealer/Foundation formula, Eye Liners, Creme to Powder Blushes, Lip & Cheek Stains, and more – all at 50% off of their regular prices.

If you’re not a Hautelook member yet, here’s an invite to get you started. Are you shopping this sale? I’m just counting down the minutes so I can stock up on some stains.

New! Three Custom Color Sweetest Thing Palette

Three Custom Color is launching their newest collection as part of a collaboration with up and coming designer Miles Ehan. The fruit of this fashionable union is the new Sweetest Thing palette. This palette features an eyeshadow, lipgloss and my favorite type of beauty product… a new lip/cheek stain. The shades in this palette are perfect for spring in their varying degrees of pink and also smell so good you will want to lick them.

I have fallen in love with this palette and am crossing my fingers that Three Custom Color will keep releasing little gems like these. Even though Icing on the Cupcake is really an eyeshadow, I’ve been playing around with it as a highlighter and have fallen in love with it. It’s also lovely packed on the lid or sheered out under the brow bone  as well.

Candy Cloud 9 Gloss is definitely candy for your lips. It is deep pink in the pan but it is nice and sheer with a mix of gold and silver sparkle. This is my first time trying a Three Custom Color and I liked how lightweight and non-sticky it was.

Last but not least, the Lollipop Stain…for me the real icing on top. 😉 This hot pink stain can be as tame or as bold as you want it to be. I’ve mixed it (in true Three Custom Color fashion) with a little bit of the eyeshadow and it gives my cheeks a lovely pink flush with just a hint of sparkle.

Has Three Custom Color’s Sweetest Thing palette given you a sweet tooth? And join @threecustom, @mariobadescu and @milesehan in a tweetup hosted by the lovely @thisthatbeauty tonight from 6-8pm EST! Use hash tag #sweetup!

Pink! Three Custom Color Be Bright Lip Gloss


This month Three Custom Color is introducing their Be Bright Pink Lip Gloss, an exclusive shade created to support Bright Pink, a non-profit organization that provides education and support to young women who are at high risk for breast and ovarian cancer. This new gloss’s shade is sheer carnation pink with a silver satin finish. Three Custom Color will donate 20% of sales generated by the purchase of Be Bright Pink Lip Gloss to Bright Pink.

Three Custom Color Specialists L Word Collection

Did you watch the series finale of The L Word last night? I was a little disappointed in how they ended the show, I could have done without 1/2 of the finale (like the interviews even though their makeup close up looked great) but at least they didn’t leaving me hanging like the Sopranos. For the most part, everything ended as it should. I will miss Alice’s hair though, I have a bit of a hair crush on her.


Even though the ladies are gone, they Alice, Bette, Kit and Shane can live on in your makeup bag with the L Word Sheer Lipstick collection. These four shades were created in Three Custom Color’s award-winning sheer lipstick formula so they are moisturizing and it’s sheer coverage is buildable.


I think Bette is calling me…

Lusting After This: Three Custom Color's A Century in Red Lip Color Palette

I have been on a huge red lipstick kick lately… not wearing it, not yet anyhow, but just collecting all the gorgeous shades of red I can get my hands on. When I saw Three Custom Color A Century of Red Lip Color Palette, I wanted it immediately.

Three Custom Color Century of Red Lip Palette This palette includes 10 different shades of red all inspired by different decades:

Bell Epoque (1910’s) – a rich bee-stung red stain befitting of the Gibson Girls.
Flapper (1920’s) – a deep burgundy crème, perfect for dancing the Charleston.
Platinum Blonde (1930’s) – a true red-brown that Garbo would favor.
Rosie the Riveter (1940’s) – the color that endured WWII, a rich blue-red.
Gamine (1950’s) – a bright orange-red that Lucy would love.
Mod (1960’s) – a “pop” pinky-red gloss.
Disco (1970’s) – a deep shimmering cranberry to boogie down in.
New Wave (1980’s) – a cool, nude red crème for when you feel like a “material girl.”
Virtual (1990’s) – a brown-red crème, perfect for surfing the net.
Futura (for the millennium) – a scarlet-red gloss with a hit of platinum, to lead the way to the next century.

This palette is definitely wish list material. 🙂