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Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Ylka used…

  • Eyes: Soft Ochre paint pot, Bright sunshine e/s, Chrome yellow e/s, Orange e/s, Dipdown Fluidline, Jade way technakohl
  • Lips: Pink grapefruit lipglass

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Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Choose or Lose


What kind of eyeshadow looks do you prefer [on yourself]?

  • Everything and anything - I mix it up! (54%, 263 Votes)
  • Lots of neutrals and softness! (28%, 137 Votes)
  • Bold, dramatic! (13%, 63 Votes)
  • Just liner only! (4%, 19 Votes)
  • Other -- tell me in the comments! (1%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 485

Feel free to elaborate on your answer in the comment section!

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Friday, September 5th, 2008 | Beauty Breather

New York Fashion Week BeautyAt BCBG Max Azria, it was all about angular shapes, soft layers and an incredibly natural face. Lisa Butler of NARS Cosmetics says, “We didn’t want to do anything to take away from the look, so we went for a less girly look.” The team used oil-free foundation, Habanera (shimmery purple) on lids and buffed past eye sockets. Kyoto (shimmery green) lined the lower, inner lash line for depth. Cheeks were done with Casino bronzing powder. Bumble & Bumble parted hair in the middle and applied hair extensions as necessary. Laurent Philippon says, “She’s partying. She’s sexy and she takes care of herself.” He used B&b Prep and Styling Lotion to create the look. (WWD)



At Yigal Azourel, Erin Anderson of TRESemme created a hairstyle based off of the classic ponytail, only she looped the ponytails downward and back to create a pseudo bun. Jeanine Lobell of Stila used a charcoal eyeshadow to create the incredibly dark, dramatic cat eye seen at the show. The face was kept soft and clean, with just a touch of color. (WWD)


At Erin Fetherson, the look as sculpted and natural. The skin being flawless, as per usual on the runway these days, but the cheeks were deeply contoured to create cheekbones that look like they were chiseled out of stone.



At Rag & Bone, skin was natural, almost glowy, but still very clean. Eyes were defined with a thin ilne of upper lash liner, while lips were pale and neutral.



At Nicole Miller, they used a mauvey brown on both the lid and underneath the lid, while accenting the inner tearduct with a silvery-pearl color. Lips were a neutral beige-orange, very soft and suitable. Cheeks had a slight bronze flush to them, but otherwise the face was natural.

Saturday, September 6th, 2008

For Autumn/Winter, Givenchy’s Dandy Collection is a nice mix of smokiness and ultra glossy lips. Givenchy continuously does an amazing job on packaging. The eyeshadow quartet is so portable and compact, and the polka-dot theme for both product packaging and the eyeshadow itself is adorable. However, don’t count on the cuteness of the black and white polka dotted eyeshadow, because the polka dots vanish upon first swipe. Givenchy shadows are well-pigmented, but what always amazes me is how utterly soft they are–like butter. The above quartet is #43 Smoky Shimmer ($49.50), and I like the polka dotted shadow the most, actually. It’s this grayish black, really sultry. A nice way to tone down a smoky eye if you don’t want to use black.

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Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Yesterday, I wanted to see how my new cut would look natural aka no styling required. I was pretty pleased with the results — it’s very much the same, but it doesn’t have the same level of volume, shine, or texture. But it still works, and it doesn’t HAVE to be styled, which is what is important. I mean, as much as I hope to learn more about hair styling, it’s not my forte, so knowing I don’t have to stress out to learn quickly is such a relief! Wild ‘Bout You has always been one of my favorite lipsticks, and it’s great that this fall calls for just such a color :)

You will need the following…

  • Eyes: Grain eyeshadow (soft neutral), Plushlash mascara (black)
  • Cheeks: Petalpoint blush (soft purple-pink)
  • Lips: Wild ‘Bout You lipstick (deep berry), Jampacked lipglass (dark berry wine)
  • Brushes: 266 (firm, angled brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 129 (dense blush brush)
  • Substitutes: Petalpoint = Breath of Plum; Wild ‘Bout You = New York Apple; Jampacked = Desire

Directions: Define brows using a coordinating powder shadow applied with the 266 brush. Apply Grain eyeshadow on the lid portion of the eye using the 239. Apply Plushlash mascara to lashes. Sweep apples of cheeks with Petalpoint blush using the 129. Apply Wild ‘Bout You lipstick to lips, and then top with Jampacked lipglass for color and shine.

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Saturday, September 6th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What was the last amazing lip combo you discovered? Do share!