What color eyeshadow do you wear most often? Are you a neutral girl, or are you always wearing blues and greens? What do you find yourself reaching for?
Let me preface this review saying that I have not seen or played with the actual Sculpt & Shape collection due out the 26th. All of the sculpting and shaping powders have been available at PRO stores for a few months now, but they come separately either in pot or pan form, and they are the size of blushes.
OVERALL, the duos are a great opportunity to try out the sculpt and shape line without paying the price of individual pots. I feel confident in saying that I highly doubt I will ever hit pan on any of the full-size pans, except perhaps Sculpt, which is what I personally use to contour (which I do regularly). Nonetheless, you can also pick up a few of these, rather than trying to find one that matches your complexion. When going to check these out or order them, realize that they aren’t all about contouring or shaping the face. It is about highlighting the face, body, eyes, nose… these are multi-purpose tools to give the skin a sense of glow, sophistication, and enhance natural features. These are perfect for the upcoming spring season, which is embracing nudes, neutrals, and the natural look.
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I used Reflects Transparent Teal glitter on lid, Aquavert eyeshadow on inner lid, Stars ‘n Rockets eyeshadow on middle of lid, Parrot eyeshadow on outer lid and crease, Deep Truth eyeshadow on outer crease, Contrast eyeshadow on very outer crease, Aquavert eyeshadow above crease, Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow above crease and on brow area, Aqualine liquidlast liner on lower lash line, Parrot eyeshadow on outer lower lash line, Gorgeous Gold eyeshadow on inner lower lash line, and Graphblack technakohl on lower waterline. I wore Don’t Be Shy blush on cheeks with Micro Pink beauty powder to highlight. I had Blueblood lipstick with Crystal Rose lipglass on my lips.
- Argenti Toleni eyeshadow trio
- Manhattan Sunglow Eyeshadow
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Giorgio Armani Beauty, an expert in foundation, introduces Luminous Silk Powder ($44.00). Formulated with the same technology and unique properties as our best-selling foundation – Luminous Silk Foundation. The ultra-light patented formula contains a unique combination of micro-fine mattifying powders and sheer, luminous particles for a natural finish that lasts all day. The micro-soft texture veils the skin in silky smooth comfort, while providing light to full buildable coverage without masking the skin’s natural glow. Apply alone or over Luminous Silk Foundation. Use the Giorgio Armani Face Brush for sheer coverage or with a sponge for higher coverage.
Available at select Saks, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Barneys and giorgioarmanibeauty-usa.com in January 2008.
Face Fabric | Second skin nude makeup (SPF 12)
“Fabric is the reason for my success.” – Giorgio Armani
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EMMA WATSON is looking particularly sophisticaed in a gray-brown smoky eye and glossy lips. Although some feel she should be wearing less, the look itself is still pretty. Begin by applying your base of choice (the cult favorite is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion) all over your lid. Apply MAC’s Silver Ring eyeshadow to the inner lid with the 239 brush, while applying MAC’s Print eyeshadow to the outer lid. With the 224, lightly tap MAC’s Knight Divine eyeshadow into the crease, blending towards the outer lid. Using the 239, gently apply MAC’s Embark eyeshadow above the crease, blending upwards, letting it fade towards the brow. Highlight the brow with the 239 brush and Shroom eyeshadow, making sure to blend with the darker shadows to ensure a soft line, rather than a harsh one. Apply MAC’s Blacktrack fluidline with the 266 brush along the upper lash line. Forego lining the lower lash line, but instead add an extra coat or two of black mascara to the lower lashes (as well as to the upper lashes).
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 Margin 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.
Keep lips looking subtle and glossy by applying MAC’s Pinkarat lustreglass to lips–skip the lipstick, just pump up your natural lip color.
What do you think of this look? Would you wear it?