It’s been awhile since I’ve had a makeover (I want to say not since my Chanel makeover last May), and to be honest, I’m not a huge fan of makeovers, but I really enjoyed this one. Perhaps it’s because I’m so into blogging nowadays, so I always have a lot of questions to ask, and I’m really listening to what they’re saying. The picture above is me post-makeover, and it turned out well, thanks to Kim the Lancome Expert.
First, since the event was focused on Dr. Klauer and her philosophies about eating right and exercising, I want to talk a little about what I gleaned from her. I do want to preface it with the fact that I have not read her first book, though now I have an advanced copy of her second book (all attendees received a signed copy!). She spoke about the importance of getting certain vitamins, like Vitamin D-3 and Omega-3.
She talked a bit about the importance of calcium and getting a bone density scans once you start menopause. The reason for this is because it gives you a baseline so you can see how and how fast your bone density is decreasing. She advocates eating more fish, because of the benefits of them as a food, but also because of their Omega-3 amount. She does mention that if you’re young or still planning to have children to make sure you are aware of mercury levels in fish, so you may want to dry dark Italian tuna.
The Classic Look is timeless, sophisticated and polished, playing on Pepper’s daytime fashion and on-the-go lifestyle as Tony’s trusty assistant. For makeup that lasts no matter what kind of drama may unfold during the day, begin by applying the long-wearing Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup for face and top with Tender Blush in Fresh Plum for softly glowing cheeks. Eyes are beautifully defined with Estée Lauder’s Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Black, Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Dusk, and Double Wear Mascara in Black. Complete the impression with equally emphasized lips in rich shades with EstÄ“e Lauder’s Automatic Lip Pencil Duo in Fig and Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Plum Frost. For high shine and a lustrous finish top with High Gloss in Rose.
The Romantic Look is soft, feminine and luminous and the perfect complement to Pepper’s evening style of a striking jewel-toned cocktail dress and long, flowing hair. Whether headed to a gala event or a soiree that calls for a softer focus, the look begins with Estée Lauder’s Individualist Natural Finish Makeup for face and Tender Blush in Peach Nuance for cheeks. To add a touch of soft sheen, apply Spotlight under foundation on cheek bones, at the center of face and just above the upper lip. For luminous eyes, apply Pure Color EyeShadows in Honey Drop and Ivory Box and top with Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Brown and Projectionist Mascara in Black. For lips that shimmer all night long, finish with long-wearing Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo in Constant Coral.
For the Classic Look:
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup $32.50
Tender Blush in Fresh Plum $25.00
Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Black $18.50
Signature Eyeshadow Duo in Pink Dusk $25.00
Double Wear Mascara in Black $19.50
Automatic Lip Pencil Duo in Fig $23.50
Signature Hydra Lustre Lipstick in Plum Frost $19.50
High Gloss in Rose $ 16.00
For the Romantic Look:
Individualist Natural Finish Makeup $32.50
Tender Blush in Peach Nuance $25.00
Pure Color EyeShadow in Honey Drop and Ivory Box $17.50
Artist’s Eye Pencil in SoftSmudge Brown $18.50
Projectionist Mascara in Black $19.50
Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Duo in Constant Coral $20.00
Learn ABOUT Beauty From The Inside Out With Celebrity Nutritionist Jana Klauer, M.D. Lancôme
WHAT: Meet Dr. Jana Klauer during an exclusive intimate event and learn your Ultimate Power System for achieving absolute beauty from the inside out. Also, get the inside scoop on nutritional tips from Dr. Jana Klauer’s yet-to-be-released book and learn about the importance of linking your inner health to your everyday beauty regimen.
For years, glamorous New Yorkers have been looking good and feeling better thanks to Dr. Klauer’s advice and her New York Times best-seller How the Rich Get Thin. Her nutritional tips are the key to how successful and busy modern men and women stay fit and feeling great. Dr. Jana Klauer is a New York City based physician whose clinical expertise in nutrition, metabolic adaptation to exercise and biology of body fat regulation has made her one of the country’s leading authorities in her field. Between seeing clients and consulting on her Everyday Nutrition shakes and supplements, Dr. Klauer has appeared on MSNBC, The Martha Stewart Show, CNBC, WNBC’s High Net Worth show and has been covered in Vogue, Town & Country, W, Harper’s Bazaar, TIME, and Marie Claire, to name a few.
WHEN: April 26th three sessions available at 11:00 AM, 2:30 PM and 5:30 PM
WHERE: Lancôme, The Boutique | 2855 Stevens Creek Blvd. Santa Clara, California 95050
HOW: Call Lancôme I The Boutique at 408.244.8334 to book your appointment today. A $175 reservation fee is required and is fully redeemable towards Lancôme product. Limited space is available.
I’m going to be there at 11am! Are you heading there, too? Make sure you stop and say hi!
Lancôme’s Thakoon Lipstick video is live on YouTube! The video showcases celebrated designer Thakoon Panichgul and the creation of Pixel Pink, the special lipstick created for his Spring 2008 runway presentation. The video was created by Grant Greenberg, the New York City-based filmmaker who directed last season’s charming Peter Som lipstick video for Lancôme, and features the artwork of painter and experimental filmmaker Jeff Scher.
Pixel Pink is the fourth and final lipstick in the Pout-à-Porter series of shades created exclusively by Lancôme for the runway. It has already sold out in record time on lancome-usa.com, and is currently available at Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus counters and the five Lancôme boutiques: Manhattan (212.362.4858), The Mall at Short Hills, NJ (973.258.0790), Northpark Mall in Dallas, TX (214.750.9364), Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, CA (408.244.8334), and Brea Mall in Brea, CA (714.671.0267)
Greenberg is a graduate of the world-renowned filmmaking program at New York University, where his thesis film “Cricket Head” won the Wasserman prize for best graduate film. “Cricket Head” has since screened at festivals around the world, winning prizes at the Palm Springs, Clermont-Ferrand, Edinburgh and Monte Carlo film festivals. His most recent film, “Sick Sex,” which he produced and shot, was an official selection of the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. Scher’s work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum, and has been screened at the Guggenheim Museum, the Pompidou Center in Paris, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and at many film festivals around the world, including opening night at the New York Film Festival.
Dior Beauty was responsible for Miley Cyrus, Keri Russell, Laura Linney, and Cameron Diaz’s Red Carpet looks at Oscar night this year.
Teen phenom (and first-time presenter) Miley Cyrus wowed in a crimson gown and fresh makeup thanks to Dior International Celebrity Makeup Artist Pati Dubroff.
“I was inspired by Miley’s radiant youth. It was all about glowing, gorgeous skin with flushed cheeks and a popsicle-stained mouth. Then for the Oscar glam part-tons of black mascara first and then blue mascara to top it off! The final touch was some ‘fairy dust’ glitter-she’s a Disney princess come to life!”
Eyes: DiorShow Mascara in Black and Blue, 1-Colour Eyeshadow in Icy White
Cheeks: Benetint by Benefit, Glitter by Makeup Forever
Lips: Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Flamenco Red
Presenter Keri Russell (“Waitress” and “August Rush”) showed off her delicate beauty in a stunning neutral gown and makeup to match. Celebrity Makeup Artist Mai Quynh said she was inspired by Russell’s “putty-colored dress.”
“I wanted the look to be ethereal and organic, like her dress and hair.”
Eyes: DiorShow Mascara in Black
Cheeks: DiorShow Powder in Hip Peach
Lips: DiorKiss in Hazelnut Lychee
Laura Linney (nominated for her role in “The Savages”) was as classy and sophisticated as ever thanks to Celebrity Makeup Artist Kristofer Buckle.
“It’s about simplistic, manicured beauty, very anti-trend,” said Buckle of the look. “Laura is a strong, accomplished woman so I wanted the makeup to be all about her and enhancing her natural beauty!”
Eyes: DiorShow Blackout Mascara
Lips: Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in Casual Beige #222
Face: DiorSkin Forever Foundation
Cameron Diaz dazzled in a blush pink strapless Dior gown and natural makeup. Use the following Dior Beauty products to achieve Cameron’s understated look:
Eyes: 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Incognito
Lips: Rouge Dior Lipstick in Academy Beige
Cheeks: Dior Flower Blossom palette
Face: Dior Blotting Papers and DiorShow Powder in 004.
What was your favorite Oscars’ look? Who wore it best? (Or do the Oscars not even show up on your radar?)
I can’t sit through the Oscars, but I also can’t sit through any award show unless perhaps I’m getting an award! I do like checking out the photos after-the-fact, because it’s way faster and I can scrutinize more than I can using my television screen. Heidi Klum’s dress was fantastic, of course, but I loved Katherine Heigl’s whole look, it was just gorgeous.