Get The Look: Daytime Drama

Jim DeMarco has teamed up with Three Custom Color Specialists to create The Daytime Drama Collection: the perfect go-to palette for the look of a star!
Here are Jim’s tips on how to get the look:

STEP 1 – Create a flawless complexion with Three Custom Color Specialists Crème Concealer/Foundation using your fingers (my favorite tool!), a sponge or foundation brush.

STEP 2 – Apply Siren (a bronze crème) directly under the cheekbones and blend back to the ear to contour and define the cheek. Then, apply Siren on the eyelid as a base for other shadows or wear it alone as a quick pick-me-up to brighten the eyes!

STEP 3 – For a natural flush, blend Red Carpet Lip & Cheek Stain onto the apple of the cheeks. Make sure to blend back to where you contoured under the cheek! Then apply Red Carpet onto the lips for a longwearing reddish-mauve tint.

STEP 4 – Apply Back Lit Crème high on the cheekbones to highlight (pro makeup artist trick!) Also, apply it on the brow bone, inner corner of the eye, and slightly under the eye to brighten.

STEP 5 – Line the eyes with Close Up Crème Eye Definer, working along the lash line from the outer corner to the inner eye. Next, try winging out the line for some Old Hollywood Glamour. Or, for a modern, smokey effect, smudge the top and lower lash lines with Three Custom Color Specialists Contour Eye Shadow Brush.

STEP 6 – Complete your look with a swipe of Camera Ready Lip Gloss. Wear over Red Carpet Lip & Cheek Stain for added drama or alone for a perfect pout.

To finish the look, apply Three Custom Color Specialists Translucent Face Powder and define the brows with Three Custom Color Specialists Brow Powder and Clear Brow Gel.

Jim DeMarco, Makeup Stylist
Emmy-Award Winning Makeup Stylist, Jim DeMarco has been transforming faces on TV, runway and print for the past ten years. From every major runway show from Marc Jacobs to DIOR, Jim’s worked with the world’s best supermodels including Gisele Bundchen, Adriana Lima, and Jessica Stam. For the past four years, he has served on the makeup team on ABC’s Daytime Drama, ONE LIFE TO LIVE (2009 Emmy Winner). Jim’s work has also been seen on the red carpet at the Golden Globes and Daytime Emmys. For more, visit


Amped Eye Shadow Wins a Spring Beauty O-Ward in O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine, has awarded Amped Eye Shadow by Three Custom Color Specialists a Spring Beauty O-Ward in the April issue (on newsstands now!) The editors have dubbed the shade the “Juiciest Color For Spring” and we couldn’t be more thrilled! Click here for more on Amped and our newest High Wattage Eye Shadows!

Amped: How to Wear O Magazine’s "Juiciest Shade for Spring"

We at Three Custom Color Specialists are thrilled to have won a Spring Beauty O-Ward in the latest issue of O, The Oprah Magazine! They’ve dubbed AMPED, our new orange eye shadow, the “Juiciest Shade for Spring” and we think you’ll agree – it’s fresh, modern, and surprisingly wearable!

Curious about how to get the look? Check out these step-by-step tips from Chad Hayduk, Co-Founder of Three Custom Color Specialists.

FACE: Chad prepped our model by applying a sheer layer of Three Custom Color Specialists Crème Concealer Foundation with a damp sponge and concealed blemishes using our Concealer Brush (Jarusha is wearing Creme Concealer/Foundation #5)

EYES: Chad chose Amped, our new orange eye shadow, to showcase Jarusha’s green eyes. Using a dampened contour brush, Chad applied Amped first to the upper eyelid on the upper eyelid. Then, he applied it along the lower lashline.

CHEEKS: To remain polished, yet keep the emphasis on the eyes, Chad applied Coral Waterlily Watercolours to the cheeks using a sponge, blending the color on the apple of the cheek and cheekbone.

LIPS: Using a lip brush, Chad applied Coral Waterlily to the lips for a sheer, moisturizing lip tint.

Check out the gorgeous finished look!

WHISPER The Look for Spring ‘09 is Bronzed, Soft, and Sultry

Every season, Three Custom Color Specialists chooses their favorite runway beauty trend. For Spring ’09, they were particularly intrigued by the seductively bronzed cheeks, smoldering eyes and moist, kissable lips at Donna Karan, Milly, Juan Carlos Obando and Carlos Miele. Inspired by this sexy look, the Specialists created Whisper, a creamy shimmering nude with fine flecks of gold and bronze, which is available in both their award- winning sheer lipstick formula and makeup artist favorite creamy lip gloss. Whisper works with the natural pink in your lips to create a soft look that is universally flattering.

Whisper Sheer Lipstick — The perfect
balance of lipstick and gloss, their award-winning sheer lipstick formula combines the best of both worlds. Whisper Sheer Lipstick is highly moisturizing with soft, buildable coverage.

Whisper Lip Gloss — If you love shine, Three Custom Color Specialists brings you Whisper in their signature smooth, non-sticky lip gloss formula. Gorgeous alone or over your favorite lip shade!

Whisper Sheer Lipstick and Whisper Lip Gloss ($21.50 ea.) will be available in March at, toll-free at 888.262.7714 and at select boutiques worldwide.