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Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012
Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

The beauty look at BCBGMAXAZRIA is inspired b a woman who just stepped out of the shower after a long healthy workout,” said Mabelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer. “Fresh, radiant skin is the star. I added a touch of lip balm to the eyelids for a healthy glow.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Fit Me! Foundation: Charlotte used her hands to apply this sheer foundation all over the face and neck.
  • Fit Me! Powder: Charlotte applied powder with a light hand, focusing only on the T-zone area and stopping short of a visibly matte effect.
  • Fit Me! Blush in Medium Coral and Deep Plum: Charlotte applied Fit Me! Blush somewhat sporadically around the face to create a naturally flushed look, “as if she’s just come in from a long run.”
  • Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched: Charlotte applied this nourishing lip balm on models’ lips, letting their natural lip color show through. She also added a layer to models’ eyelids for a subtle sheen – an interesting accent to this otherwise clean look.

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Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky Eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky Eyeshadow
Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky Eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky Eyeshadow

Le Metier de Beaute Midnight Sky Eyeshadow ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is an incredibly deep, dark navy blue with soft frost finish. It almost seems like navy blue sheen over a blackened-blue base, because the level of darkness is so high, but it doesn’t read blackened blue at all.  It looks a bit like MAC Blue Sheen used dry–but Midnight Sky is so much darker and opaque. Make Up For Ever #81 seems the closest but leans a touch purple.

The formula is buttery and almost creamy (but it is a powder) because of its denser texture. It applies smoothly and the color distributes evenly across the skin. I found it worked well both dry and wet with no real distinguishable difference between the two methods.

P.S. — I swear, I didn’t already review this, but I did review Lapis, which is a medium blue–but the two really are several shades away from each other!

Le Metier de Beaute True Color Eyeshadow Midnight Sky
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total

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Hourglass @ Imitation of Christ S/S 2012

Hourglass @ Imitation of Christ S/S 2012
Hourglass @ Imitation of Christ S/S 2012

Hourglass @ Imitation of Christ S/S 2012

Here is the beauty look created by Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke for the Imitation of Christ Spring 2012 runway show that took place at the W Hotel at Union Square on Thursday, September 8. The theme of the show was a super-chic wedding party and designer Tara Subkoff orchestrated the affair to seem like a lighthearted walk down the aisle. Models wore gossamer silk and lace confections, grooms were in crisp suits, rose petals arrayed the runway and a real-life priest even helmed the occasion. Tying the knot was modeling star, actress and heiress Lydia Hearst—who even threw her bouquet over her shoulder.

Each model was prepped with a new Primer Serum, launching in Summer 2012, which treats your skin as it prepares it for makeup. It is a silky, luxurious oil blend that glides on to create a retexturized surface for foundation, hydrates the complexion and triggers a sensory experience with a host of fragrant essential oils. Suitable for all skin types. Formulated with 28 beneficial ingredients (14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich oils and 4 vitamins).

Models with oily complexions were sporting Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, launching Spring 2012. The advanced new makeup base delivers an exquisitely matte finish that lasts all day—without the need for touchups. In addition, the foundation uses clinical levels of two anti-aging ingredients to visibly improves the skin’s texture and help create a more youthful-looking visage.

Beauty Breakdown

  • SKIN: Start with Primer Serum to create a moisturized canvas for makeup. Follow with Illusion Tinted Moisturizer, or Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, and apply with No. 2 Foundation brush. Conceal dark circles or blemishes with Hidden Corrective Concealer.
  • EYES: Apply Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Lagoon (blue), Dune (gold) or Prism (silver) on the lid and blend with fingers. Follow with a subtle application of Script Precision Liner to enhance the lash line. Follow with Film Noir Mascara to define the lashes and finish with a glossy topcoat of Film Noir Lash Lacquer.
  • CHEEKS: Apply Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush to the apples of the cheeks and blend with the fingers. Highlight cheeks with Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light.
  • LIPS: Apply Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Flush to lips.

The team from Skyn ICELAND prepped the models skin before the show.

Hourglass is sold at Sephora, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

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Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer


Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer

Rescue Beauty Lounge Medium White Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.40 fl. oz.) is a creamy white with a hint of yellowy beige billowing through the shade. It’s streaky and semi-sheer after three coats. My issue with this polish was how streaky it was. It applied unevenly and looked like a big streaky mess even after three coats. You have to let each coat dry completely, because the next count will pull and create bald spots and patches.

The concept of this color is nice, but the actual application was far too frustrating. The photos in this post are of my third attempt to apply this color. Third time wasn’t the charm, but three strikes and you’re out for me. I know that some of you have far more patience than I do and will be willing to work for the color, but I can’t recommend an $18 polish with this many problems.

I had the best results with one really thick coat (as thick as you can get it), but the drying time becomes exceptionally long with that technique, so don’t attempt it right before bed!

Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Lacquer Medium White
D

Limited Edition

5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5
Texture
10
Longevity
2.5
Application
63%
Total

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