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Makeup, Hair, Nails @ VPL S/S 2012

Phyto, Amika, Butter London, Cle de Peau @ VPL S/S 2012

The first show I headed off to was for VPL, which was held at Chelsea Piers, and I went along with the Beauty.com team. It’s amazing how much time it takes to prepare all of the models before the show can actually start. You see manicurists on their knees trying to get the model’s nails done in a couple of minutes, while a hair stylist or makeup artist is maneuvering around them to complete hair/makeup.

Phyto (products) and Amika (tools) did hair for Beauty.com, while Butter London did nails for Beauty.com. The hair was slicked back for that “just out of the shower” look (I didn’t know that could be a trend–will make my life easier!). Everyone kept the hair nets and towels in their hair until the very last possible moment. Nonie from Butter London went with one coat of Butter London’s Nail Foundation as a base coat topped with Tea with the Queen, a nude shade, on top. She advised that a base coat is imperative when doing nude nails, because many nudes are prone to streaking without one.

Cle de Peau was responsible for the makeup look at the show, which was a very neutral, subdued look. They used new-for-spring (2012!) products for the look. They used #208 Eye Color Quad, which is filled with bronzy shades, on the eyes with #12 Gold Luminizing Face Enhancer on the cheeks to highlight. For lips, they used #206 Sweete Watermelon Enriched Lip Luminizer (which is a new formula and will be available with refills).

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Olivia Munn @ CVS/pharmacy & Maybelline New York 2012

Olivia Munn @ CVS/pharmacy & Maybelline New York 2012
Olivia Munn @ CVS/pharmacy & Maybelline New York 2012

Olivia Munn @ CVS/pharmacy & Maybelline New York 2012

Olivia Munn at the CVS/pharmacy & Maybelline New York Fashion Week Event at the Allure Lounge at the Empire Hotel. Olivia was on hand to sign up for the CVS/pharmacy Beauty Club, get a touch-up from Maybelline New York makeup artist, Gabriel Almodavar and watch live-streaming coverage of the runway shows at Lincoln Center.

To get Olivia’s look, Maybelline New York makeup artist, Gabriel Almodovar used the following products:

  • Maybelline New York Fit Me! Collection 
  • Maybelline New York EYE STUDIO MASTER DRAMA CREAM PENCIL 
  • Maybelline New York EYE STUDIO COLOR EXPLOSION LUMINZING EYESHADOW 
  • Maybelline New York FALSIES FLARED by Volum’ Express Mascara & Great Lash Mascara
  • Maybelline New York High Shine by Color Sensational Lipstick

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Revlon @ Luca Luca 2012

Revlon @ Luca Luca 2012
Revlon @ Luca Luca 2012

Revlon @ Luca Luca 2012

Revlon’s Global Artistic Director, Gucci Westman, paired an angelic eye with a strong lip for the Luca Luca Spring 2012 collection, which was inspired by the sensuality and femininity of a strong woman. Westman used hues of purples and browns to highlight the designer’s fresh and edgy collection comprised of a sherbet palette of periwinkle, teal and shades of berry juxtaposed against graphic black and white.

I was inspired by the designer’s color palette and chose shades and textures that would bring out the essence of the entire collection,” says Westman. “It reminded me of the sophistication of an Italian Vogue story I’d seen with girls that looked very luxurious, young and polished.  The slightly transparent yet glossy purple eye works beautifully with the lip. It’s glamorous yet approachable.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Lips: Super Lustrous Lipstick in Fuchsia Fusion, Super Lustrous Lipstick in Berry Haute, Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Lilac Pastelle, Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Shine City
  • Face: Illuminance Crème Shadow in Not Just Nudes, Age Defying Spa Face Illuminator in Pink Light
  • Eye: Matte Eye Shadow in Rich Sable, NEW Diamond Lust Eye Shadow in Plum Galaxy, Luxurious Color Eye Liner in Black, Luxurious Color Eye Liner in Brown, Grow Luscious Plumping Mascara in Black, NEW Expressionists Limited-Edition Multi-Use Palette in Bordeaux in the Snow (using the clear gloss)

Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream
Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream

Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream ($22.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “taupe brown shimmer.” It’s too bronzy to be a true taupe–there’s a darker, chocolately bronze as the base color with a lighter bronze sheen. The sheen is almost taupe-like but not grayed out enough. It’s subtly warm-toned but doesn’t read orange or red. #15 has good color payoff and texture–very soft and smooth. It has a more metallic finish, which translates into smooth application. Bare Escentuals A-Ha is similar to the sheererd out version though a little grayer, while Urban Decay Lost resembles the heavier swatch.

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).

Make Up For Ever #15 Aqua Cream

A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
4.5
Application
94%
Total

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