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Friday, September 18th, 2009

The Best of the Best, Volume #003

I hope your week has been better than mine! The week itself has been just fine for the most part… except that I’ve been sick since last Friday with a cold/flu. All I know is I’ve decided that the worst part during the day is feeling achy, and the worst part during the night is coughing up a lung while trying to sleep! I’m crossing my fingers I’m better by Monday! :)

What are your weekend plans?

For my weekend, I’ll be heading to Nordstrom’s Trend Show on Saturday morning and then trying to relax a bit on Sunday and get some homework done.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Here’s another look using the from Stila! :) I also tried to fit in some purply-lips, too. I probably wouldn’t re-use the lip combination with this look — there’s just not enough of the eggplant-y purple showing through to tie them together. I’d most likely go for a lighter, paler pinky lip with a sheer purple gloss on top for a slight purple cast instead. Live and learn! :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot (neutral beige base), Stila All Doll’d Up Eyeshadow Palette (champagne, pink, and purple), MAC Fig. 1 eyeshadow (eggplant-burgundy), MAC Femme-Fi eyeshadow (highlighter), Stila Purple Pumps Smudge Pot (purple), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: MAC Blooming blush (pale pink)
  • Lips: MAC Up the Amp lipstick (purple), MAC Violetta lipstick (bright fuchsia-purple), MAC Negligee lipglass (light purple)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 214 (smudge brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Substitute Stila shades for MAC Retrospeck, Pink Venus, Parfait Amour; Blooming = Well Dressed; Negligee = Luminary + Violet pigment

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply MAC Soft Ochre paint pot all over the lid as the base with the 249. On the inner lid, pack Stila’s champagne eyeshadow on using the 239. Apply Stila’s light pink eyeshadow to the middle and outer portions of the lid. Darken the outer lid with Stila’s purple eyeshadow using the 226, then deepen with MAC Fig. 1 eyeshadow with the 219. Sweep Femme-fi eyeshadow underneath the brow bone to highlight. Finish with Stila Purple Pumps Smudge Pot on lower lash line, and apply Plushlash mascara on lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with MAC Blooming blush using the 129. Apply MAC Up the Amp lipstick to lips, and then layer MAC Violetta lipstick on top, and then finish with MAC Negligee lipglass for color and shine.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Chantecaille Les Pétales Collection for Holiday 2009

For the holidays, Sylvie and Olivia have created three beautiful and unique products encased in small compacts, delicately etched with Chantecaille’s signature rose in a rose-gold metallic finish. The collection includes a sheer pressed powder, a luminous highlighter and a rose lip gloss.

Voile de Rose Poudre Délicate ($36.00)

Luxurious and velvety smooth, this innovative, super-lightweight formula glides on effortlessly to create a smooth, long-adhering invisible finish. Smooth, soft and unnoticeable, this powder embossed with the Chantecaille Rose gives an unprecedented natural and radiant look. Perfect for an evening touch up. Intensely hydrating and never drying due to PCA treated spherical powder. Micronized and elastic coated pigments assure all-day wear and optimal blendability. This distinctive roe-gold compact contains a mirror and a small, ultra-soft puff with a delicate white satin top.

Rêve de Rose Lip Gloss SPF 15 ($36.00)

A soothing and intensely hydrating lip gloss that nurtures lips all day long. This light but supremely moisturizing formula is packed with Aloe and Chamomile to calm, Vitamin E and Rice bran to hydrate and protect and Ceramides and Ginko Biloba to condition and rebuild. Also includes SPF 15. Reve de Rose comes in a beautiful and elegant universally flattering rich rose color with a touch of shimmer- ideal for day or in your evening clutch.

Lumière de Rose Face Highlighter ($36.00)

Introducing a new and innovative formula with a unique mix of pigment and pearl for the most flattering and gentle metallic pearl effect. Perfectly coated micronized pigments impart a creamy and soft touch and provide perfect adherence for all day wear. Triglycerides impart high emollience and will never make skin feel dry. This mini touch of light is beautiful on cheeks and eyelids anytime.

Availability: October 2009 at Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Frédéric Fekkai Salons, Neiman Marcus, select Saks Fifth Avenue locations, and Space NK; also available online at www.Chantecaille.com.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Shiseido @ Narciso Rodriguez

NYFW S/S '10 Narciso Rodriguez

The Look

“Cool Sheik”, “Reverse Makeup”, “Dirty and Smudged”

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  • Skin: The models skin was left as pure as possible, using very light foundation where needed.
  • Eyes: Dick first applied a makeup remover around the eyes with a fluffy brush to give a wet base and slightly glossy effect around the eyes. He then blended two shades of the Luminizing Satin Eye Colors from the Fall 2009 Collection, Squirrel (BR303) and Cavern (BR708). He applied the combination of shadows around the eyes (on top and bottom), right into the lashlines. He then used this color on the lids to create “dirty looking eyes.” No mascara or liner is used.
  • Lips: To create a matte lip, Dick blended two shades from the new Perfect Rouge Glowing Matte line from the Spring 2010 collection. Whisper (RD722) and Wink (BR323) were combined to create a flat mauve color, ultimately yielding “smudgy lips”.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Beauty.com @ Vena Cava

NYFW S/S '10 Vena Cava

Hair by Ted Gibson for Beauty.com and nails by butter LONDON for Beauty.com. Nonie from butter LONDON created the shades “Artful Dodger” and “Royal Navy” for this look.

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Friday, September 18th, 2009

Shiseido @ Marc by Marc Jacobs

NYFW S/S '10 Marc by Marc Jacobs

The Look

The look is “Punk rock”, “Painted on lip color,” “Inspired by the bright clothes”.

Get the Look

  • Lips: Lips were prepped with Aquafor before applying color to the lips. Next, the Perfect Rouge Lipstick in Fuschia (RS320) from the Spring 2009 Line was applied, followed by a high pigment bright pink powder. The lips were completed with a dusting of the Translucent Loose Powder from the Fall 2009 Collection.
  • Eyes/Brows: Eyes were left completely natural. Dick then used the Natural Eyebrow Pencil from the Fall 2009 Collection if needed.

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