Pret-a-Papier Look: Coral Crepe as a Base

Pret-a-Papier Look: Coral Crepe as a Base

I wore this look to photograph lip swatches from Pret-a-Papier yesterday, but here it is in detail :)  By the by, I prefer the lighter Chromagraphic Pencil on my waterline — the darker one is a bit too subdued and runs a little yellowish on me.

You will need the following…

For eyes, start by applying Coral Crepe paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the lid area with the 249, then apply Soft Ochre paint pot as an eyeshadow base from the crease to the brow. Using the 239, apply Tissue Weight eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Bamboo eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Cut to Fit eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Lightly blend Cut to Fit eyeshadow, with the 239, on the outer corner and lid. Lightly tap and brush Bamboo eyeshadow directly above the crease to soften. To finish the eyeshadow look, sweep Ricepaper eyeshadow as a highlighter on the brow bone. Bring everything together by applying Almost Noir eyeliner on the lower lash line and NC15/NW20 chromagraphic pencil on the lower waterline. Finish by sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.

For cheeks, apply Garb blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.

For lips, apply Made to Order lipstick first, and then layer Fold and Tuck lipglass for a complementing lip.

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MAC Pret-a-Papier Collection: Overall Review & Round-up

OVERALL, Pret-a-Papier is a softer, more muted collection for those looking for a more natural look–from eyes to lips to cheeks. I still get a very autumnal feel with this collection, and I think that’s why it has me off-kilter. I’m just expecting to see a little more vibrancy with the summer nearing. I see some loving this for its more neutral feel, but I see others frustrated with the general subtleness of the collection.

Must-haves: Fold and Tuck Lipglass, Originality Nail Lacquer, Chromagraphic Pencil, Coral Crepe Paint Pot

Nice-to-haves: Made to Order Lipstick, Pret-a-Papier Lipglass, Tissue Weight Eyeshadow, Instant Chic Blush

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Brands for Earth Day 2010

Brands for Earth Day

  • AVEDA: 100% of the proceeds of purchases of the limited edition Light the Way Candle ($12) are donated to Global Greengrants Fund. Additionally, you can participate in Aveda Walk for Water events during the week of April 22nd. Also, if you take Aveda’s Water Footprint Calculator for a spin, Aveda will donate $1 (up to $500,000) to Global Greengrants Fund.
  • BURT’S BEES: Burt look-alikes will be on the streets of New York handing out samples and urging folks to be eco-friendly. They will also offer people-powered natural smoothies at a “Bike Blender” station in Times Square.
  • DERMSTORE: is launching a Natural & Organic section on their store and donating a portion of proceeds of sales from the page to the Earth Day Network.
  • DIAL: Dial’s Pure & Natural has partnered with World Wildlife Fund to make an annual donation of at least $100,000.
  • EMERGINC: For every product sold on Earth Day (today!), emerginC will plant a tree in an effort to create a more green environment for future generations.
  • FRESH: FRESH is donating 10% of all purchases in-stores and online to Nischan’s Wholesome Wave Foundation.
  • KIEHL’S: Kiehl’s has launched their Limited Edition Label Art series, where 100% of net profits up to $200,000 will benefit the Rainforest Alliance.
  • JURLIQUE: Take 25% off all orders placed on and Jurlique will donate a portion of all sales to support local botanical gardens in NY, LA, and SF. For those in NYC, Jurlique will be giving away free day passes to New York Botanical Gardens with every purchase made at the Jurlique 477 Madison Avenue store.
  • LANCOME: From April 22nd through April 25th, anyone who purchases Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin at the Lancôme Boutique on the Upper West Side in NYC will receive a complimentary limited edition tee. Lancôme will also make a donation to to kick off this special Earth Day offering.
  • LAVANILA: For every purchase on, Lavanila will plant a tree.
  • MAC COSMETICS: For every six plastic/glass containers, you can Back-to-MAC for a free lipstick. (This program is year-round!)
  • ORIGINS: On 4/22, Origins is offering customers the chance to bring an empty cosmetic container to any Origins retail store or counter (which Origins then recycle for them through their Return to Origins Recycling Program) to trade it in for a free full-sized Checks and Balances Frothy face wash ($18.50 retail value) or A Perfect World Antioxidant cleanser with White Tear ($20 retail value.)

Everybody Shares Their Tips on Going Green

Everybody Shares Their Tips on Going Green

Arti Upadhyay designer for Neuarua Shoes suggests,

  • Try to bring lunch from home in a container, by bringing a reusable container you can help to minimize packaging waste.
  • Unplug all your appliances when you are not home, this will help to conserve energy.
  • Try using cloth napkins instead of paper; it saves trees and it is a much more sophisticated feel for any sort of dinning experience.
  • Take public transportation

Celeste Lilore designer for Restore Clothing points out:

  • 70% of the environmental impact of clothing comes from garment care, for the least possible impact make sure to wash clothing responsibly with cold water, biodegradable detergent, no chlorine bleach and be sure to line dry each piece.

Marina Kievsky designer for AUM Couture always try to:

  • Use the least about of paperwork, we often print files when it is unnecessary and the paper just get throws out. She also suggests they you drink water from Eco-friendly refillable water bottles—every year, more than 26 billion bottles are thrown away.

What are your tips for going green in your everyday life?