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Tracie Rosales has always loved fashion and make-up. After graduating from college, Tracie went to National Makeup Academy, and then to M.A.C. school. After moving to Northern Virginia with her husband, she decided to start her own company “Makeup Artistry by Tracie”.

In the four years that Makeup Artistry by Tracie has been a company, it has been honored with several awards and milestones. In 2007, The Washington Mystics (WNBA) invited Tracie to participate in events and do the girls' makeup, which she does every year. In 2008, MABT was invited to the White House’s staff appreciation day, to speak about skin care and makeup. MABT was also honored by winning the 2008 Home Based Business of the Year. In 2009 Makeup Artistry by Tracie was featured in Northern Virginia Magazine as Best Makeup Application. Tracie volunteers for charities such as The Loudoun Small Business Development Center, Arthritis Foundation, Nationals Incorporated Pageants, Active Girlz, and The Soldiers Angels Foundation.

Get the Look: Katie Holmes New Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Campaign

(Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics)

(Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics)

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics released it;s new Navy and Nude Collection.  “A sexy, fresh faced look for summer and beyond” states Bobbi Brown.  Most of the items in the collection are limited edition except for the new All Over Bronzing Gel that will be a staple to the cosmetics line.  Katie Holmes stuns in the new advertorial and showcases many of the collection items.


To get the star’s even flawless complexion BB Cream SPF 35 was applied to her face (non-limited edition).  Finished off with Warm Natural Sheer Finish Loose Powder.


Instead of using a pencil, a matte powder was added to the brows.  It is a highly pigmented formula that can be softly added for definition and color without looking drawn in.   Mahogany Eye Shadow, a dark ash brown, was used on Katie’s brows.

(Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics)

(Photo Credit: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics)

Navy and Nude Eye Palette (Limited Edition, $60) a double decker palette featuring eight eye shadow options.  A palette featuring nude shades and a navy accent color.  The palette includes matte, sparkle, shimmer and metallic options so that you can create a day or evening look.

Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in New Steel Ink (Limited Edition $23) is one of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics line that is a staple to the line.  However, this shade is the alternative to black and goes with the navy eye shadow.

No Smudge Mascara ($25) was put on for the finishing eye touch, the long wearing mascara is waterproof that defines and lengthens.


What makes this Pink Brightening Brick (Limited Edition, $45) perfect for Katie and for others is that it has six blendable shades built in to the compact so with a swipe it can be a brighter pink (as Katie is wearing) or blended into a peachy pink tone.  An overall brightening effect that will shine against the skin.


Rose Lip Liner was used as an overall lip pencil to give the starlet a medium rose lip before adding a touch of color and as a solid lip base.  Sailor Sheer Lip Gloss in a sheer pink red was added for an added shine and brighten the lip pencil color.


A few items that were not used on Katie but in the new collection are:

All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 ($32) Joe Brown a golden bronze

Nail Polish ($18): Navy Flat Dark Blue

Lip Gloss (Limited Edition, $24.00): Honey Caramel Beige

Long-Wear Cream Shadow (Limited Edition, $25) Suede

Check out the collection online or at a Bobbi Brown counter and test the colors for yourself, but make sure that you visit them soon as these are sure to be a sellout.

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