Make Up For Ever @ Mara Hoffman S/S 2011

Make Up For Ever @ Mara Hoffman S/S 2011

Make Up For Ever Alliance artist, Lottie, served as key make up artist for the Mara Hoffman Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lottie created a fresh, “cool girl” look for the models, focusing on dewy skin, groomed brows and natural lips. The focal point of the look was “lived in” eyeliner which was smoked out on the bottom lash line to create intensity.

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Complexion & Cheeks: Lottie first applied Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation for a flawless complexion, and then applied Make Up For Ever Pan Cake #3 on top to give the skin a soft, dewy glow. To add a contour to the cheeks, Lottie used Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit #10 and #20 for definition, and finished with Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush #20 for a pop of color.

Eyes: Make Up For Ever Pearly Waterproof Eye Shadow Pencil #13 was used all over the eye for highlighting the lid and crease. The inside of the bottom lash line was rimmed with Make Up For Ever Aqua Black. Then the outer bottom lashes were lined with Make Up For Ever Khol Pencil #1 which was smoked out for a smudgy intensity. A thick coat of Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash completed the eyes, and lastly, Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Pencil was used to fill in the brows for a well-groomed yet natural look.

Lips: The lips were kept natural with just one coat of Make Up For Ever Moisturizing Lip Balm.

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Chanel Rouge Fatal Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Fatal Le Vernis

Chanel Rouge Fatal Le Vernis ($25.00 for 0.4 fl. oz.) is one of those OMGSEXY reds, and of course, limited edition. I’m actually very rarely tempted by red creams; they’re never bad and certainly aren’t disliked by me, but I never crave a creamy red. (I do, however, have a total love for shimmered/glittered reds, though.) Rouge Fatal (which I actually want to call Rouge Fatale!) is a deepened scarlet red with such richness.  It’s darkened slightly by brown, which makes this a nice red on both cooler and warmer skin tones.

It’s still a bit glossy without a top coat, though I topped all of these with Zoya’s top coat (and used Zoya’s base coat underneath). This is incredibly pigmented, and I really debated just using one coat, but I went with two just in case. Now knowing that one coat is almost enough, I might try doing just one thicker coat and calling it a day; but if you’re short on time, two thinner coats would work, too, and I always find thinner coats dry faster.

Application is smooth and even; not a single issue when I applied this shade at all. It actually felt like the perfect consistency–not too thick, not too thin–as Chanel polishes sometimes feel rather thick (and though not problematic overall, may be harder to control, especially for those with smaller nail beds).

I’m contemplating doing a full manicure of this shade, just so I can hear my Dad crack, “Why are your nails bleeding?” Gotta love him — ironically, he reads Temptalia almost every day! My Mom heard my voice (coming from my dad’s office) at midnight the other week, and she raced out of bed figuring I was in a crisis, only to find him watching one of my YouTube videos, LOL.

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Win Lancome Jeweled Pink L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick!

Win Lancome Jeweled Pink L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick!

One (1) lucky winner will receive Jeweled Pink L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick by Lancome! (Retail value $29.00!)

RULES: All entries must be submitted by September 16th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

Congratulations to Verna!

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #045

Welcome to Free For Haul Fridays!

A play on Oh No They Didn’t’s “Free For All Fridays,” every Friday is Free For Haul Fridays! Friday is a day for fun — whether you’re already off enjoying your weekend or if you just need a way to get through til the end of the work day, FFH is here for you!

Share your latest beauty hauls! Once you’ve done that… say anything you’d like. Tell us about the greatest thing that happened to you this week, why your pet is the cutest, what you’re doing this weekend… whatever!

First, I’ll share mine!

Haul: Philosophy Trick or Treat Shower Gel Set, Philosophy Caramel Apple Shower Gel, 5x Jack Black Lip Balm, Hourglass Visionaire Eyeshadow

Want to  make time to: read a good book this weekend!

Funniest thing that happened this week:  Mellan must have heard a noise last night, because he started growling like crazy, and when I pushed back the blinds (those long, hanging vertical ones), he started growling more.  I think it might have been at his reflection, LOL.

Friday plans: Going to my parents’ house for dinner — gonna be YUMMY!

This week’s Mellan photo…

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Milani Leaf Green Runway Eyeshadow

Milani Runway Eyeshadow

Milani Leaf Green Runway Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.07 oz.) looks like a medium grassy (or leafy, I suppose) green, but in actuality, it swatches as a chartreuse green with stronger yellow undertones.  It’s semi-sheer when applied dry, but it really looks beautiful when applied wet (and it still retains much of the same intensity and coloring when it dries down–I’d say 90%).   It has such a smooth, more metallic than shimmer look when applied wet–could be a nice substitute for MAC True Chartreuse pigment.  I do wish it would apply better when used dry, though, since it’s supposed to be used either way.

Check out my original review for my thoughts on the packaging.

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RECOMMENDATION: Color eyeshadow fiends should probably pass, just because it’s nowhere near as pigmented as many top brands for color–but if you just want to play around and experiment with color, this is an affordable way to do so.

AVAILABILITY: Cherry Culture

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