Celebrity makeup artist, Bill B. Brasfield, has worked with Hollywood’s A-Listers ranging from Selena Gomez, Beyoncé, Gwen Stefani, and Mary J Blige, to Lady Gaga, Sharon Stone, Britney Spears, and Cindy Crawford.  Affectionately known as Billy B, the artist’s late-summer collaboration with Gállány Cosmetics still has us breathless.  The Billy B x Gállány Essentials Palette is a multitasking collection of nineteen luxurious eye and cheek shades formulated for visual versatility.  Comprised of fifteen small pans and four medium pans, the Essentials Palette can be used dry or wet. Matte and shimmer pigments work overtime as as eye shadow, blush, eyeliner, highlighter, and contour offer beautiful natural looks as well as dramatic red carpet glamour!

Gállány Cosmetics is offering thirty Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Billy B x Gállány Essentials Palette (retail $54) simply by following them on Instagram (or, if you do not have, liking them on Facebook) and entering through the on-line form here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only.  Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.


As we slip further into fall, we find ourselves encountering the “winter blues,” a period characterized by mild depression, a lack of motivation, and reduced energy. According to the Mayo Clinic, decreased sun exposure has been associated with a drop in serotonin levels, leading to a condition called, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). We are more likely to experience SAD in the late fall and winter when days are shorter and the nights are longer.  Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O, a New York City Osteopathic Physician board-certified in family and anti-aging medicine, explains that its actually a combination of factors; the lack of sunlight, a seasonal change in diet, and a decrease in exercise create the phenomenon.  Dr. Calapai shares  six strategies for fighting SAD:

1.  Get sunlight: Due to shorter days and less exposure sunlight, we may begin to lack vitamin D, which increases melatonin and fatigue. “Sunlight is one of the best sources of vitamin D, so get it as much as possible,” Dr. Calapai urges.

2.  Take your vitamins: Because winter fruits and vegetables are not as plentiful, Dr. Calapai suggests taking supplements, “Multivitamins are always a great substitution for nutrients you may be lacking.”

3.  Exercise:  “Contrary to popular belief,” Dr. Calapai explains, “exercise actually gives you energy.” Maintaining a weekly workout regimen is a great way to feel better and reap the benefits that come with staying active. Read more of this story »


Over the weekend, the first product from Gigi x Maybelline, The Jetsetter Palette, was released on-line through Boots UK, only to sell out in fewer than 90 minutes!  Sharing on Instagram Hadid wrote, “I always wanted a palette that I could throw right in my purse or travel bag and know I have everything to do a light-everyday look, quickly and easily. I didn’t want to have to open my makeup bag in the car or on a plane and take all the products out and worry about dropping anything or having somewhere to set it while I held my mirror.”

The Jetsetter Palette includes a contour powder/bronzer, blush, powder highlighter, concealer, lip gloss, eye shadow, black powder liner, a mini mascara, mini blush/contour and liner/eye shadow brushes, and a mirror!!!   Hadid also shared that her line would be coming soon to ULTA Beauty in the US, with the Jetsetter retailing for $29.99.