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Coutorture will be guest edited by Jenny Flevin, Harper Bazaar’s senior editor, this Friday. She recently released a book called Harper’s Bazaar’s Great style, and they came up with some excellent categories of style. We thought we would run with their ideas and add our own beauty-take to them!
She’s the woman who goes for basic, classic, and utterly sophisticated in solid colors often in white, khaki, greys, and blacks. She isn’t distracted by the latest trend, she is truly timeless in her appearance.
With such effortless style, it is no doubt that makeup is absolutely minimal–at least to the human eye–and there only to enhance the natural structure and angles of the face. A light wash of wheat-hued shadow with lashes coated once or twice in a brown-black or soft black mascara; perhaps a touch of gray or navy liner for more adventurous days. Cheeks are always just a touch flushed, altogether naturally rosy. Classicists keep lips in neutral-pinks or neutral-peaches, depending on skintones; you’ll find a dozen lipstck favorites in semi-matte and semi-gloss finishes with only a gloss or two with just the faintest shimmery sheen for evenings out on the town.
She’s the woman that attracks all eyes; women envy her sense of daring style and sense of sexy, while men are merely charmed by her nature. She is all about emphasizing her femininity with curve-hugging dresses with plunging necklines in bold colors.
Her best friend is likely the smoky eye, dark grays and blacks–maybe brown or bronze for tamer days–with long, sultry lashes in the blackest black. Sometimes she bats false lashes with enviable lengths and volume. Look for lips in glossy pinks when paired with a vixenish smoky eye. She may switch it up on you to keep you intrigued by going for a siren-red pout with plenty of eye-catching sheen. Her cheeks will make her glow, and her skin is eminently flawless.
See our views on The Bohemians, The Ladies, The Mavericks, The Minimalists, and The Eclectics! Continue reading →
EVA LONGORIA dazzles with a golden wheat and bronze eye and shimmery coral-brown lips. Her complexion is stunning–flawlessly matte. We recommend MAC’s Studio Fix Fluid or Make Up Forever’s Mat+ Velvet liquid foundation. Using a concealer brush (194), dab on a touch of liquid foundation to cheeks, chin, forehead, and nose. Spritz a fluffy powder or buffer brush (129, 150, or 182) with a mist of water or Fix+, and then buff the foundation onto your face. Work your way outwards to ensure full coverage. Apply more dabs of foundation if you so require. Set with any loose powder if have oilier skin (or feel the need to) using a fluffy powder brush (129). Brighten up cheeks by using the 129 and picking up a small amount of Style blush and dusting onto the apples of the cheeks. Blend outwards using the 129 brush, softly swirling it on the cheeks, and finish by buffing the color into skin with the 182.
Get Longoria’s wide-eyed look by first applying your choice in base/primer (Urban Decay’s Primer Potion is a cult favorite). Apply MAC’s Ricepaper eyeshadow all over the lid using the 239 brush. Over the middle portion of the lid (as if you split your lid into three sections), apply just a light dusting of MAC’s Goldmine eyeshadow with the 224 (we really mean light!). Using the 239, blend in the gold-hued shadow with the all-over lid color. Apply MAC’s Amber Lights eyeshadow on outer lid and in the outer crease with the 239. Line the lower lash line also with MAC’s Amber Lights using the 219 and going along the lower lash line. Deepen the crease by applying MAC’s Bronze eyeshadow lightly with the 224, dusting and blending simultaneously. Using the 266, line upper and lower lash lines with MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline. For ultra black kohl, try MAC’s Kohl Power in Feline if you have the opportunity. Finish with a flourish by applying MAC’s #6 lashes to add drama and lots of length to your natural lashes. For those who want prefer natural lashes, apply 2-3 coats of the blackest mascara you own (we love MAC’s Plushlash in Plushblack).
For duplicating Longoria’s luscious lips, we think MAC’s Jubilee lipstick makes an excellent base (though there are a variety of possible choices: Fresh Brew, Peachstock, Half ‘n Half, to name a few!). Overlay it with MAC’s C-thru lipglass or Instant Gold lustreglass to get that shimmery, glossy look. Flash your pearly whites and let yourself glow!
What do you think of Longoria’s look?
ORLY Sugar Coated Spring Collection | Confections that Sparkle!
Los Angeles (December 2007) — A sweet garden of delights awaits you in ORLY’s new Sugar Coated Color Collection. Creamy lilacs, sugary pinks and icy whites combine for a color palette that will make your clients feel as sweet as candy.
The Sugar Coated palette contains:
- Rock Candy — sheer lilac with turquoise flip
- Cupcake – demure classic pink crème
- Meringue — winter white shimmer with sugary gold flip
- Petit Four — classic orchid crème
- Taffy — baby pink glitter
- Bon Bon — classic lavender crème
With the launch of this Spring collection, ORLY introduces a new packaging design for all their nail lacquers. The new silver bottle screening and matching silver signature Gripper Cap™ create a unique, fresh look for the ORLY brand. All ORLY nail lacquers including the Sugar Coated Spring Collection are free of DBP and all traces of Toluene and Formaldehyde.
The Sugar Coated collection lacquers are available beginning in March 2008 . The collection is available at fine salons, beauty supply stores and purveyors of beauty throughout the U.S. and in over 65 countries worldwide. Visit ORLY’s web site at www.orlybeauty.com.
Any of these catch your eye? Share your thoughts in the comments!
What do you when you’re having a bad beauty day? We all have them; those days where we can’t get that eyeshadow to look right, our skin is a hazard zone, every line on our face is showing, and we can’t believe we’re still functioning. What’s your remedy for the beauty blues?
We have given you several gift guides to celebrate the season of giving, and we hope you have found a few ideas for your family and friends (or even a few for your own wish list!). Make sure you didn’t miss any of the ones we’ve posted this month…
What are some of the beauty-related gifts you’re giving this season? Share your ideas in the comments!
CLINIQUE LONG PRETTY MASCARA ($14.00)
Long, lush, soft to the touch lashes.Take lashes to new lengths for the softest, prettiest look imaginable. An exclusive new formula extends lashes up to 30%-without flaking or clumping. For full, feathery, natural-looking lashes that go on forever.
- Applicator: Medium-sized brush with a rounded square shape to it.
- Clumping: Not too much clumping, but my lashes are a bit wonky, so sometimes they’d get crossed and stick.
- Curl: This isn’t a curling mascara, but it does hold a curl when you’ve used a lash curler.
- Ease: Quite easy to apply given the nature of the wand, which allows for more precision to get to harder to reach lashes on the inner area and the lower lashes.
- Length: Length that comes out is moderate; it’s not nearly as long as I’d like, but it gives you a decent au natural length.
- Thickening: I was definitely able to extract some thickening out of this mascara, especially on my outer lashes, but not so much on my inner lashes.
- Volume: The mascara gave me fairly decent volume–it looked like I had more lashes than I naturally do–and my lashes looked fuller and more voluminous.
- Best: I think my lashes looked fairly good in the end; although they could definitely be longer, I really liked the overall fullness. I also liked the price of this mascara, because it’s not so high that it makes it a hard purchase to make.
- Worst: If you’re looking for more length, try Clinique’s High Impact mascara instead, which we loved!