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Runway Beauty: Romantic Hair and Makeup at Alberta Ferretti S/S ’14

September 28th, 2013

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At Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2014, makeup artist Lucia Pieroni working for M·A·C Cosmetics teamed up with Redken Creative Consultant Guido to create a look that is “gorgeous, young, fresh, whimsical and romantic”.

Alberta Ferretti S/S '14 runway beauty
Face Prep + Prime Skin Smoother – blended over hydrated skin to smooth and perfect texture.
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer – applied as needed for a minimal, fresh effect to skin.
Groundwork Pro Longwear Paint Pot – sculpted over cheekbones, across the bridge of nose, forehead and chin to contour.
Have A Lovely Day! Casual Colour (available Spring/Summer 2014) – patted high over cheekbones for a flush of colour.

M·A·C Eye Brows – shade appropriately chosen and used to balance and perfect brows.
Clear Brow Set – combed upwards through the brow to define and groom.
Groundwork Pro Longwear Paint Pot – brushed over the eyelid, through the socket, and under eyes using 224 Tapered
Blending Brush.
April in Paris and Cultivating Chic from Spring 14 Trend Forecast/Eye – mixed together and blended over the eyelids.
M·A·C Rose Sparkle Eye Liner (available Spring/Summer 2014) – washed over the eyelids with the 195 Concealer Brush for a soft pinky dimension of glitter over eyes.
Lashes are well curled to finish.

Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer – patted into conditioned lips using fingertips and blotted with a tissue afterwards to soften the natural tone of lips to finish.

Redken Creative Consultant Guido refrained from hairspray altogether at Alberta Ferretti, opting for a more undone look this season. Instead, Guido applied guts 10 root targeted volume spray foam to create as much natural texture and volume as possible. Before loosely braiding the hair, Guido used a curling iron around the hairline to create even more volume.

“The messy structure of the braid resembles a hairstyle one might imagine a peasant girl wearing during the Renaissance. While the look itself is quite simply, the style is soft and very romantic.” explained Guido.

Romantic Makeup at Alberta Ferretti S/S '14 backstage by MAC Cosmetics
Romantic Hair at Alberta Ferretti S/S '14 backstage

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Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer Review and Swatches

December 13th, 2012

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After reading all the raves on Makeupalley and various blogs, I finally caved and got the new Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer, an ultimate multitasking duo for flawless, breathable coverage.

Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer in Hue review
Packaged in a 30ml clear bottle with a built-in spatula, the foundation touts an oil-free, high-definition, high-performance formula that utilizes an unique oxygen technology to leave skin hydrated, nourished and to prevent premature aging. It is also enriched with botanical extracts to enhance circulation and blood flow, resulting in an increase of oxygen delivered to the skin, along with an array of skin-loving ingredients and innovative extracts to slow down the onset of premature aging.

There are 16 shades available that run from light to dark, with both yellow and neutral undertones. I normally wear the third lightest shade in Stila and Hue, a light to medium color with yellow undertones, was the perfect match for my NC30 skin.

Compared to your regular liquid foundation, this has a slightly thicker, almost cream-like texture that felt surprisingly lightweight. It glided on and blended easily with both fingers and the #35 Flat Brush that was included, without highlighting dry patches or fine lines. The coverage was medium and very buildable with a satiny, skin-like finish that gradually turned dewy – but not oily – as the day progressed.

The concealer on the other hand, reminded me a lot of my favorite Bobbi Brown Correctors and Concealer. It was cleverly hidden inside the cap and came with a mini mirror for touch-ups. It felt insanely creamy and moisturizing and provided great coverage. The wear, just like the foundation, was excellent and managed to stay on without caking or turning orange even after 10 hours.

Overall, I love the Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer. I have been using it every day since I got it and highly recommend it for those with dry to combination skin.

FOTD to come this week!

Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer in Hue

Stila Stay All Day Concealer in Hue review
Stila Stay All Day Foundation & Concealer Hue Swatches

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Stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer is available at Sephora and for $44.

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5 Great Makeup Artist Tools You Can Use

December 1st, 2011

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By Kathy, Makeup Artist

Kathy was born a long, long time ago in the Sonoma Valley in California but grew up in the South, which is where she resides currently. Her passion for makeup goes back to when she taught her babysitter to curl her eyelashes at the ripe age of six! When Kathy was 13, she received her own makeup set–she says she looked like a cross between Stevie Nicks and Rocky Horror, but “it was the 1970s, so no one noticed.”

5 Great Makeup Artist Tools You Can Use

I’ve decided that I have just one mission in my makeup writing life: to make makeup accessible. To do this, I’d like to start by giving everyone a list of handy tools. I use these every time that I do my own makeup or anyone else’s. I guarantee that everyone has some of them, though probably not all, so I’ll give some sources if you’d like to get them.

Baby Wipes

These are so useful that you’ll wonder how you got along without them. They can clean a work area, spot clean brushes, and even correct makeup mistakes. They don’t contain enough cleanser to remove more than a stray liner mark or tighten up an outer eye, but they also won’t bleed through your skin’s natural lines and destabilize what you want to keep while removing what you don’t. Get the ones for sensitive skin or the all-natural ones at your local grocery or drugstore.

Regular Tissues

Ever wonder why your makeup gets caked partway through your day? If you use foundation and concealer, you’ve added a lot of moisture to your face. This will combine with your natural facial oils and your setting powder to make a makeup mud pie. Try this instead: after you put on your concealer or color corrector, split a tissue into 2 plies and place one onto your face, folded in half, running your fingers out from nose to ear. Now, without removing it, take your hands away. If it’s still sticking to your face, flip it over and do the steps again. Don’t forget to separate the layers: most tissue is 2-ply and you only need one of them. Get these at any grocery or drugstore.

Small ELF Concealer/Detail Brushes

How can you not love something that does fine detail work, lines eyes, lines and fills in lips for $1? I’ve even used one to put glue onto a lash strip and cleaned it afterwards and it was still usable! Come to think of it, the one thing that I don’t use the ELF Concealer/Detail Brushes for is concealer.

Color Corrector

Have you ever tried to conceal under eye circles or a really vicious blemish only to have its color still show through? Put down the regular concealer and pick up the corrector! Makeup artists like them because it allows us to fix a problem instead of covering it up. You can get these anywhere from the mall to the drugstore. I got my Graftobian Color Wheel for $12.50, but the HD version is $23.99.

Spoolie Brushes

Have you ever been running late and, as you put on your mascara, your lashes gathered into thick clumps of lash unhappiness? Running your lashes again and again with the mascara wand will deposit more and more product, which only compounds the problem.  Instead, allow the humble spoolie brush to assist you.   Just pick it up and run it through the gloppy mascara and you, too, can get separated lashes.  Get these at anywhere from Sally’s to Sephora!

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19 Best Concealers Blemishes, dark spots, and…

October 8th, 2011

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19 Best Concealers Blemishes, dark spots, and under-eye bags can all magically disappear if you have the right concealer. See which are our readers’ faves This is a face makeup article Concealers are one of the most important beauty products you can own. With the right concealer, anybody can have flawless skin — or […]

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What “essential” makeup step do you usually skip?

September 2nd, 2011

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What “essential” makeup step do you usually skip? Is there a step that you skip in your own makeup routine that most find essential? (e.g. concealer, mascara, foundation, etc.)

I very rarely use concealer! I just can’t be bothered most of the time.

Thanks to Michan for today’s question!

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