The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.
- How often do you wash your brushes?
- What do you use to wash your brushes?
- Do you spot-clean your brushes between colors?
MAC Too Fabulous Collection: Mineralize Blushes
Just a little sneak peek at things to come… (And yes, there is one missing — Two Virtues.)
Look: Warmed-up, Smoked-out Greens
I was in a green mood, so I opted to go for yellow-based greens with a smoky edge!
You will need the following…
- Eyes: MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot (neutral beige base), MAC Golden Olive Pigment (olive green), MAC Goldmine Eyeshadow (true gold), MAC Juxt Eyeshadow (light yellow-green), MAC Humid Eyeshadow (forest green), MAC Femme-Noir Eyeshadow (matte dark green), MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow (matte dark green), neutral highlighter), Make Up For Ever #17L Aqua Eye Liner (light green), MAC Feline Kohl Power (black), MAC Plushlash Mascara (black)
- Face: Korres Tinted Moisturizer (#2)
- Cheeks: Dolce & Gabbana Nude Blush (soft beige-pink)
- Lips: MAC Fresh Salmon Lipstick (pinky coral), MAC Gold Dust Lipglass (sheer orange-gold)
- Brushes: 226 (fluffy crease brush), 219 (pointed crease brush), 249 (flat, firm brush), 239 (fluffy shadow brush), 116 (dense blush brush)
- Substitutes: Femme Noir = Humid + Carbon; Fresh Salmon = See Sheer (lightly); Feline = Graphblack; Gold Dust = Instant Gold
For eyes, start by applying Soft Ochre paint pot as your eyeshadow base all over the eye area with the 249. Next, apply a secondary base of Golden Olive pigment on the lid only with water-based mixing medium. Using the 239, apply Goldmine eyeshadow on the inner third of the eyelid. Next, apply Juxt eyeshadow on the middle third of the eyelid and lightly blend with the inner corner. Darken the outer third of the lid with Humid eyeshadow with the 239, gently brushing it into the lower crease. Apply Femme Noir eyeshadow into the outer crease with the 226. Lightly tap and brush Nylon 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 #20L eyeliner on the lower lash line and sweeping lashes with Plushlash mascara.
For cheeks, apply Nude blush to the apples of the cheeks and sweep upwards towards the temple with the 116.
For lips, apply Fresh Salmon lipstick first, and then layer Gold Dust lipglass for a complementing lip.
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Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection includes two new shades of Lip Color (Cabo Coral — a warm pink coral; Guava — a medium tone nectar) and three new shades of Metallic Lip Color (Calypso Glaze — a golden pink; Coral Glaze — a nude nectar; and Coral Reef — a medium pink coral). All five new lipstick shades are $22 each with 0.12 oz. of product per lipstick. From Bobbi Brown’s website, Cabo Coral and Coral Glaze are limited edition.
I received three of them to test-drive, and my favorite was definitely Cabo Coral, but I like my lipsticks creamy and pigmented… so it wasn’t even much of a contest!
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Recommendation: If you’ve always wanted to wear coral, but you couldn’t find the right shade, Bobbi Brown has five different versions to check out.
Dolce & Gabbana Intimate Sensuality Collection for Spring 2010
Inspired by colour directly from the runway, a select palette is reinterpreted and revitalized each season with an astute eye. The designers salute the past as they portray the present and forecast the future. The Make Up explores the duality of femininity and sensuality… the look is insouciant and nuanced.
Introducing the Intimate Sensuality Collection for Spring 2010: a collection of timeless elegance, extreme romance and smoldering sophistication. Inspired by the always simmering, subversive sensuality of traditional Sicily, Dolce & Gabbana emphasize their vibrant heritage and celebrate their signature sensibility of daring contrast and undeniable glamour. The collection is created for the Dolce & Gabbana woman, a woman who must play countless roles, relishes challenge, takes chances, expects luxury, seeks glamour… and is only satisfied with the best.
Classic Cream Lipstick ($30.00)
- Petal (#145)
- Glam (#115)
Shine Lipstick ($30.00)
- Precious (#125)
Precision Lip Liner ($30.00)
- Ultra (#7)
Ultra Shine Lipgloss ($29.00)
- Innocence (#78)
Smooth Eye Colour Quad ($59.00)
- Petal (#145)
- Stromboli (#130)
Smooth Eye Colour Duo ($36.00)
- Mystery (#106)
Crayon Intense ($29.00)
- Nude (#9)
Luminous Cheek Colour ($44.00)
- Apricot (#27)
Intense Nail Lacquer ($20.00)
- Petal (#103)
- Drama (#106)
Availability: March 2010