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Runway Beauty: Youthful Faces at Rodarte Spring/Summer 2015

September 20th, 2014

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Inspired by the idea of a beautiful, fresh face that is youthful and vibrant, models at Rodarte Spring/Summer 2015 wore a monochromatic look with rose-bronze lids and cheeks paired with a pink lip and silver hoops glued to the brows as if they had been pierced.

Rodarte Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Beauty
Makeup: James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics

After prepping the skin with NARSSkin Luminous Moisture Cream and NARSSkin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Kaliardos evened out skintone with Radiant Cream Compact Foundation and Radiant Creamy Concealer before setting with Pressed Powder.

On the cheeks and upper lids, he added the right side of St-Paul-De-Vence Duo Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2015). Under the eyes, he brightened the eyes with the left side of Jubilation Dual-Intensity Blush and Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner. Next, the lashes were coated with Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.

To finish, he used Audacious Lipstick in Barbara on the lips.

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Rose bronze eyeshadow at Rodarte Spring/Summer 2015

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Rodarte Spring/Summer 2015 backstage makeup by NARS

Images: Courtesy of NARS Cosmetics.

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Rihanna Hearts MAC Fall 2013 Collection

September 13th, 2013

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Part three of the Rihanna Hearts M·A·C Makeup Collection brings us a range of smoky cocoas for the eyes and various shades for the lips, encased in a cute rose gold packaging.

Eyeshadow x 4 ($44)
Her Cocoa
Smoked Cocoa

Lipstick ($16.50)
Nude – Cool nude cream (Matte)
Who’s That Chick – mid-tone orange with frost (Frost)
RiriWoo – Matte cool red (Retromatte)
Talk That Talk – Matte dark plum (Retromatte)

Lipglass ($16.50)
RiriWoo – Cool red cream (Cream)

Pro Longwear Lip Pencil ($21.50)
Riri Woo – Cool red cream
Talk That Talk – Dark plum cream

Extended Play Lash ($17.50)
GiGablack – Black

Liquidlast Liner ($21.50)
Pointblack – Black

Veluxe Brow Liner ($21.50)
Deep Brunette – Muted blackish-brown
Deep Dark Brunette – Dark dirty chocolate

Powder Blush Duo ($29)
Hibiscus Kiss – Cool coral blush and matte neutral bronze

Powder Blush ($23)
Bad Girl Gone Good – Warm copper (Satin)

Cream Colour Base ($22)
Diamonds – Golden shimmer cream (Frost)

Lash ($17.50)
36 Lash
35 Lash

282SE Duo Fibre Shader ($32)
187SE Duo Fibre Face ($42)

Rihanna Hearts MAC Her Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad
Rihanna Hearts MAC Smoked Cocoa Eyeshadow Quad
Rihanna Hearts MAC Lipsticks

Rihanna Hearts M·A·C Fall Collection will be available October 3, 2013 at all M·A·C locations.

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MAC Autumn/Winter 2013 Runway Trend Report

August 9th, 2013

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Every season, M·A·C Cosmetics brings us its very own trend recap of the hottest runway looks. And for A/W 2013, it is all about makeup that tells a story… less straightforward, more moody, more mysterious and layered with feeling. This is makeup with a life, resonant with elements of the past, the present and the future.

Trend #1: Reb-elle
A tougher feel to makeup is omnipresent for A/W13 and nowhere more evident than with this season’s anarchistic black eye. Liner and shadow have dropped any sense of sexy smokiness and picked up a rebellious streak that is unconventional, anti-glamour and attitude-driven.

Products To Create The Look
* Smolder Eye Kohl – let it bleed
* Mixing Medium : Shine
* Reflects Transparent Pink and Reflects Transparent Teal Glitter
* Blacktrack Fluidline – for precise and decisive black lines
* Nocturnelle Nail Lacquer – polished punk nails
* Typographic Eye Shadow – shapes, accentuates

Trend #2: Spiritual-Eye
Tired, spooky, and haunted. An ethereally wistful mood characterized by brooding shadowed eyes and constituted by clouds of greyed tones. These eyes are emotively shaded, not sensually smoked, and even more moving for their emergence on porcelain skin.

Cold Colour: Steel, cement, asphalt, slate, aluminum, lead

Products To Create The Look
* Paint Pot in Stormy Pink – sheer it down with Fast Response Eye Cream to create the perfect eye stain
* Paint Pot in Groundwork – swooped around upper and lower lids with a 188 Small Duo Fibre Face Brush face Brush for a real shadow
* Lip Mix in Medium Nude – for a photographic stain around the eye
* Eye Kohl in Prunella – beautifully mimics a natural bruised shadow

Trend #3: Au-Currant
The unanimous proposal for a colored lip this season? Red. Set against a pallid complexion these looks capture a new take on crimson that is underpinned with an intimation of mystery, melancholy and the macabre. Gothicism in its truest, most poetic sense.

Products To Create The Look
* Fall 13 Lip Palette in A Rich New Mood and A Red Statement – blended and buffed on; applicable to lips and cheeks
* Lipmix in Crimson – for the matte, intensely pigmented mouth
* Lip Pencil in Nightmoth – focus it on the inner edges of the mouth
* Cremesheen Lipstick in Hang Up – just-bitten lips

Trend #4: Perspex-tive
It is a new way of revisiting the monochrome effect. Focusing on the way skin picks up light; chalky matte, balmily waxen or with a dewy glow – and often within the realm of a singular face. The fundamental idea is an absence of pigment in the complexion, sculpting with actual light, rather than artificial shade. The use of texture and color to achieve dimension is elevated in a unique, mesmerizing way.

Products To Create The Look
* M·A·C Pro Mixing Medium: Shine – subtle emollient glow
* Strobe Cream – the classic incandescent sheen
* Lip Conditioner SPF 15 – low-level shine
* Cream Colour Base in Luna, Shell and Pearl – add seamless highlights
* Gloss Texture – glassy sheen

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Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Review, Swatches and Photos

June 20th, 2013

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Besides the OCC Stained Gloss Lip Tars, another winner I brought home from The Makeup Show Chicago 2013 was Smashbox Camera Ready Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Dark Spot Correcting CC Cream.

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream

Similar to BB creams, a CC (short for color-correcting) cream is a tinted face product that is enriched with skincare benefits to even out skintone while improving skin condition. This one from Smashbox touts a formula that contains Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4.0%, Oxybenzone 2.5% and Titanium Dioxide 1.1% for sun protection and a blend of ingredients (Licorice Root Extract and Wheat Germ Extract to name a couple) to brighten the skin and fade dark spots, sun spots and post-acne marks. It can be worn alone or under foundation for more coverage.

The texture was creamy and a little thicker than a liquid foundation, just like most BB creams. It went on super lightweight and blended easily with both fingers and my favorite Crown Deluxe Double Sided Blender. Coverage was buildable and ran from light to medium. A light layer managed to cover up 2/3 of my imperfections and left behind a soft matte finish that felt and looked just like skin. I did, however, notice that it clung onto dry patches so make sure you exfoliate and moisturize well before hand. When worn without a setting powder on top, I also experienced a bit of shine on the T-zone after 4-5 hours.

Color selection wise, this was much better than your typical Asian BB cream which tends to only come in one or two shades. There are a total of five shades to choose from and the second lightest shade, Light, was a good match for my NC30 skin.

As for its skincare claims, I have yet to see any results (I have only been using the product for two weeks). However, the product has not broken me out or irritated my skin either.

Bottom line, the Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream is a great product that is quick and easy to use. Stay away if you have dry skin but otherwise, highly recommended for every day and for those with who do not require a lot of coverage.

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

Wearing Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

Wearing Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream in Light

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Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream is available at and Sephora for $42.

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Runway Beauty: Modern Gray Eye at Roland Mouret Fall 2013

March 2nd, 2013

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Using NARS Cosmetics, makeup artist Val Garland created an eye look at Roland Mouret A/W 2013 with a gorgeous side profile shape. “The eyelid is traced with black and clean in the middle, but not too perfect – there’s a greyness to keep it modern. It is literally the way a girl would wear her makeup now to go out, with the lip color dabbed on but not perfectly applied – it’s cooler that way.” said Val.

Roland Mouret Fall 2013 runway beauty
Roland Mouret Fall 2013 makeup face chart by NARS

* Luminous Moisture Cream
* Radiant Creamy Concealer
* Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (New for Fall 2013) For a similar effect, try Sheer Glow Foundation
* Penny Lane Cream Blush
* Triple X Lip Gloss – used on cheeks

* Empire Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
* Black Valley Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013) For a similar effect, try Zardoz Single Eyeshadow

* Place Vendome Larger Than Life Lip Gloss

Roland Mouret Fall 2013 backstage makeup by NARS

Images: ImaxTree.

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