Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream

Aqua Creams have a quick dry down, and once they have dried, they stay on all day long for me–no budging, smudging, creasing, or fading. They can be worn alone, as a base, or as eyeliner (and some shades can be worn on cheeks/lips, too; a few aren’t meant for eyes but for cheeks/lips entirely).

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Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer

OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer ($8.00 for 0.50 fl. oz.) is described as “brassy gold shimmer.” It is supposed to coordinate with Cruising Loose Colour Concentrate. It’s a warmed-up yellow-tinted gold glitter mixed with brassier gold glitter particles. In lower light conditions, it looks warmer, more gold against my skin tone (which has yellow undertones), but under brighter light, it has a brassier look (more like the loose eyeshadow). The color reminded me most of China Glaze Midnight Kiss, except Cruising is the glitter version of it.

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OCC Cruising Nail Lacquer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Nail Lacquer Cruising
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
4
Total
91%

Color Club Foiled Collection for Fall 2011


Color Club Foiled Collection for Fall 2011

From New York-based Color Club, the new Foiled Collection—six luxurious liquid metallic nail polishes that are sure to dazzle. From metallic pink to blue, green and gold—each color perfectly combines chrome-like shine with strong as metal wear. This collection of formaldehyde, toluene, DBP, and paraben-free shades features names including: Foil Me Once, Hot Like Lava, Cold Metal, Perfect Mol-Ten, Antiquated, and Lumin-icecent.

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Foil me Once
  • Not Like Lava
  • Cold Metal
  • Perfect Mol-Ten
  • Antiquated
  • Lumin-icecent

availability: September/October 2011, shopcolorclub.com

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Deborah Lippmann for Beauty.com @ Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2012

Deborah Lippmann for Beauty.com @ Costello Tagliapietra S/S 2012

Today, I went backstage at the Costello Tagliapietra with Beauty.com to check out Deborah Lippmann, who was (obviously!) responsible for the nail look at the show. Lippmann first polished nails with one coat of Waking Up in Vegas (described as a “beautiful putty shade”) and then layered with a coat of Fashion (described as an unusual taupe) to come up with a customized take on nudes and grays but with a warmer undertone.  I personally loved that Deborah Lippmann’s team wore black shirts that said, “Get Nailed on the DL!”

The hair was slicked back (which seems to be a big trend this season), while the makeup was simple but more than neutral with a burnt orange shade done all over the eyes and lips.

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Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012
Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

The beauty look at BCBGMAXAZRIA is inspired b a woman who just stepped out of the shower after a long healthy workout,” said Mabelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer. “Fresh, radiant skin is the star. I added a touch of lip balm to the eyelids for a healthy glow.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Fit Me! Foundation: Charlotte used her hands to apply this sheer foundation all over the face and neck.
  • Fit Me! Powder: Charlotte applied powder with a light hand, focusing only on the T-zone area and stopping short of a visibly matte effect.
  • Fit Me! Blush in Medium Coral and Deep Plum: Charlotte applied Fit Me! Blush somewhat sporadically around the face to create a naturally flushed look, “as if she’s just come in from a long run.”
  • Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched: Charlotte applied this nourishing lip balm on models’ lips, letting their natural lip color show through. She also added a layer to models’ eyelids for a subtle sheen – an interesting accent to this otherwise clean look.

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