Nicolas Degenees envisions a night filled with sparking stars and brilliant fireworks, all reflected in a makeup palette that’s both fanciful and wearable. Eyes got defined with navy, grey and black tones, offset by twinkly hints of shimmering pink, lilac and gold. Velvety red, brilliant raspberry and glossy pinks accentuate lips, and skin becomes perfected with highlights to create a glowing visage. The final touch is soft skin, kissed with a hint of sexy fragrance and subtle glimmering shine. This feminine, enchanted collection is the ultimate preparation for the joyful season’s occasion.
Very Couture Palette ($65.00)
Rouge Interdit Shine ($26.50) in 02 Nude Shine, 07 Rose Shine
Rouge Interdit ($26.50) in 39 Absolutely Irresistible Red (Limited Edition)
Pop Gloss Crystal ($23.50) in 4443 Rose by Night, 444 Plum by Night (Limited Edition)
Prisme Again! Blush Glow ($40.00) in 71 Glowing Rose (Limited Edition)
Phenomen’Eyes Mascara ($27.00) in 751 (Limited Edition)
Vernis Please! ($15.00) in 160 Purple by Night (Limited Edition)
Mister Bright Touch of Light Pen ($31.50) in 71 Dawnlight
While I couldn’t quite appreciate the “genius” of MAC’s Gold Fever Andrew & Andrew videos, I can appreciate their video concept for Cult of Cherry.
Today, WWD had an article about the video concept today, and here’s an excerpt explaining it…
“We began with the idea of a woman who lives in a white world and suddenly she feels it is lacking sensuality and wants to break free from its monotony,” Gager said. “She craves color, dimension and flavor, so she goes to the experts to help make over every aspect of her life from beauty, fashion, interior decorating and cooking.”
The model starts out in a plain white room, wearing white from head to toe. By the end of the video, she’s sporting a cherry-bedecked couture Erin Fetherston frock, living in a brown-and-white designer room put together by Miller and eating a cherry pie baked by Ruggiero. All are featured in the video, which will be shown at select MAC counters and online at maccosmetics.com.
“The whole concept James developed worked perfectly with this look: an edible, pleasurable concept,”said Balbier. “The look embodies a girl who is slightly Goth punk, but with a sophisticated edge. She’s both sweet and shocking at the same time.” — WWD
So the whole trying out different brands in a look did not work out so well. I am not sure if it was the base I chose to use (Soft Ochre paint pot), or the shadows themselves. All I know is that the resulting look looked messy, uneven, and all kinds of awful, LOL. I mean, if I can see obvious problems in a regular mirror, then I know they will show many times more in photos! I think yesterday may have been one of those off-days, because I couldn’t get anything to really work for me. I ran out of time, and I threw some Ricepaper eyeshadow on the lid, and tossed some Smoke & Diamonds eyeshadow in the crease. Cheeks were Blooming blush, while lips were Custom Rose Pro Longwear Lustre Color.
I’m going to try again, which means I better get my butt into gear Class at 10:30! Not nearly enough time to get ready if I end up re-doing my makeup three times like I did yesterday, LOL.
Antonio Prieto, a hair care guru, shares these home remedies with us:
Oily Hair: Boil two tablespoons of mint in 1 1/2 glasses of water for 20 minutes. Strain the mixture and mix it with your regular shampoo. Using the mint mixture on alternatiev days absorbs the excess oil in your hair!
Damaged & Dry Hair: Apply a paste of egg yolk and water. Leave it in for 10 to 15 mintuse and rinse of with cool water.
Frizzy Hair: Tame it by rubbing coconut oil into your hands and apply sparingly into your hair.