Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Talk about a mess! It’s been several months since I’ve organized my makeup, and this was my first “free” weekend in quite a bit, so I thought I’d spend the afternoon re-organizing all of the makeup I’ve accumulated in the past few months. I use an assortment of clear containers from The Container Store for the majority of my stash. I do have a few plastic organizers from Ikea, as well as metal silverware drawers from various stores like Target and Ross. I usually store all of my accumulated products in a shoe box-sized plastic container with the intent to “sort later.”

This post just shows most of my non-MAC products nicely put in their little homes :) I didn’t take pictures of some of my lower end body products (like Bath & Body Works), since it hasn’t changed at all since last time I did a collection post! My MAC organization coming soon! Continue reading →

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Go ahead! Ask your questions–now’s the time to get product recommendations, comparisons, or just find out what my favorite moisturizer is. You can ask whatever your heart desires, and I’ll do my best to answer:) I’ll be keeping an eye out on this post so I can answer questions quickly aka today! :D Feel free to chime in with your answer to someone else’s question, too!

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

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Friday, February 20th, 2009

Tommy Hilfiger | Lisa Butler

Inspiration: “The look is based on a late 1970’s Lauren Hutton kind of makeup – very American, very glamorous but low key and natural.”

Eyes: Goldmine eye shadow – blended over the eyelids. Cocomotion Pigment – buffed into the crease of the eyelids . Powersurge Eye Kohl – placed along the lower lashline then smudged slightly with a brush to blend into the lashline. Prolash Mascara in Black – applied to top and bottom lashes .

Skin: Full Coverage Foundation – brushed onto the skin for a flawless face. Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – blended over the face to set foundation. Refined Golden Bronzer – applied lightly under cheek bones as a subtle contour. Intenso and Earth to Earth Mineralize Blush – blended together onto the apples of the cheeks for a soft glow.

Lips: Lip Conditioner mixed with Tickle Me Pink cream colour base or Virgin Isle cream colour base – pressed on with fingers for a sheer pink or coral lip.

See breakdowns for Catherine Malandrino and Zac PosenContinue reading →

Friday, February 20th, 2009

3.1 Phillip Lim | Ayako

Inspiration: The Fall 2009 collection took inspiration from the mythical spirit of rock and roll, while the hair and makeup was created to emulate Tao Okamoto’s look, a Japanese model in Phillip Lim’s Fall 2009 collection. Fused together, Phillip wanted the makeup look to mirror Tao’s mod style with a touch of rock n’ roll. With this in mind, Ayako created a look centered around “poetic mod-rock.”

Look: False lashes were placed on the outer half of the bottom lash line and was the central focus of the look. For an exaggerated effect, matte charcoal shadow was used with a wet eyeliner brush to draw lashes beneath, as if to create a shadow effect. “This is the poetic part of the look,” said Ayako. As a complement to the wispy lashes, shimmering pink and gold shadows covered the lids, while the lips were muted with concealer. Skin was made flawless with the newly formulated sheer matte foundation (NEW for Fall 2009) to counteract the sleepy look of the lengthy bottom lashes. Atop the matte skin, a gentle sweep of shimmer was added to cheekbones to catch the light.

Face: Apply NARS Concealer generously, to cover any imperfections. Use a small amount of NARS Sheer Matte Foundation (NEW for Fall 2009) to create even, beautiful skin. With NARS Yachiyo Brush, dust NARS Single Eyeshadow in Bombshell from apple of cheeks up to temples for a light shimmer without pigment

Eyes: Line lower lashes with NARS Glittler Pencil in Danceteria. Smudge with finger to bring out gold shine. Use NARS Eye Contour Brush to layer rose gold with golden flecks side of NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Silk Road (NEW for Fall 2009) over Danceteria. Apply frosted champagne side of NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Indian Summer (NEW for Fall 2009) over entire lid, blending up to brow. Cut a set of false eyelashes in half and apply to outer half of lower lash line. Apply NARS Larger than Life Volumizing Mascara (NEW for Fall 2009) to lower lashes. Wet NARS Liquid Eyeliner Brush and apply matte charcoal side of NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Brumes (NEW for Fall 2009), drawing lash shadows on outer half of lower lash line

Lips: Apply a generous amount of NARS Concelear to entire lip

See face chart… Continue reading →