Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Donna Karan | Charlotte Tilbury

Inspiration: “The look is inspired by 1930’s photographs – sepia tone shading but with a slick gloss on the eyes to make it modern.”

Eyes: Dusk cream colour base – blended through crease, over lids and along lower lash line to create shading and depth. Copper Walnut PRO Gloss mixed with a bit of Reflects Gold – applied from lid to brow for a wet look on the eyes.

Face: Fast Play lipstick – blended onto the apples of the cheeks. Pearl cream colour base – swept over cheek bone, bridge of nose, and bow of lips to highlight.

Lips: Half and half lipstick – lightly patted onto the lips.

See breakdowns from Caroline Herrera and Luca Luca… Continue reading →

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Miss Sixty | Ward Stegerhoek (Hair)

International celebrity stylist Ward Stegerhoek will be heading up the Living Proof team to design the look – Rocker Chic. “Ward wanted body but No Frizz. Funky yet fashionable”, Ward used the NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Spray to style the hair and then used the NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Cream to twist the hair and make it appear rough and stringy.

NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Spray: No Frizz molecule with a holding polymer that holds the curl in place. NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Spray enhances natural waves and curls with structure and shine.

NO FRIZZ Wave-Shaping, Curl-Defining Styling Cream: The cream formula provides optimum frizz-reduction as well as added conditioning benefits, yet doesn’t leave hair feeling greasy or heavy.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Hervé Léger | Diane Kendal

Inspiration: For Fall 2009, Hervé Léger drums to the beat of an urban tribe with a gradient palette of earth tones polished by rich shades of deep ebony. Makeup artist Diane Kendal drew inspiration from Helmut Newton photographs, using the concept of a brave warrior – strong and fierce. “The collection is very hard and sculpted so we wanted to keep the skin neutral and show strength through the eyebrows,” said Diane.

Look: The focus was a very strong eyebrow with glowy skin, communicating strength without being too bold. “We created very fresh, dewy skin by using the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. It really allowed the skin’s natural highlights to shine through,” said Diane.

Face: Use NARSskin Hydrating Moisture Cream to moisturize. Apply NARS Concealer as needed, to cover any imperfections. Use a minimal amount of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (NEW for Fall 2009) to even skin tone

Eyes: Brush brows to define natural shape. With NARS Single Eyeshadow in Bali, fill in brows. Brush again for even, natural look. Apply gentle dusting of NARS Single Eyeshadow in Sophia to entire lid, blending up towards brows for natural shading. Curl lashes with NARS Eyelash Curler

Lips: Apply NARS Lip Therapy Treatment in Rain to entire lip. Use NARS Concealer over Rain to mute color

See the face chart… Continue reading →

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Temptalia Asks You

Do you throw away makeup when it’s past the expiration date? Have you usually used it up before it goes bad? Hang onto it until it smells/tastes/looks bad?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

The Hit List

Best Body Cream? What product wins this category?

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

Eve Pearl Made Us Over!! Celebrity make-up artist Eve Pearl used her expertise to turn us from exhausted little lilies into fabulous ready-to-take-on-NYC femme fatales You really don’t know just how much of a challenge I posed to Eve! I arrived at the hotel at 7am and checked my bags at concierge since check-in wasn’t until three, and by the time I checked in (around 5pm)… I had totally broken out. Like ALL OVER! In places that I’ve never broken out before!! I don’t know what caused it — everyone’s been saying it’s probably the weather, but ugh! I was 90% cleared up, and now it’s worse than ever. So, Eve had to contend with covering up a slew of blemishes and spots!

Look for me in an upcoming episode of Koren’s Be-YOU-tified! :) Elessa from Pursebuzz will also be appearing in an episode of the show, too!