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Runway Beauty: Indian Inspired Eyes and Nails at Libertine A/W 2015

February 19th, 2015

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With vague references to mythology and Indian culture, the Libertine A/W 2015 collection centered around a beauty look that consisted of a dramatic cat eye and heavily adorned nails.

Libertine A/W 2015 runway beauty
Makeup: Chantel Miller for M·A·C Cosmetics
Nails: CND

To convey the idea of “a Libertine girl set in celebratory India”, Miller created a traditional black eye with a splash of neon pigments. She blended M·A·C Midnight Well Eyeshadow in Black Onyx on the crease before buffing M·A·C Carbon Eyeshadow along the edges to elongate the eyes. She left the center of the lid and brow bone bare but added Midnight Well Eyeshadow in Black Onyx in the inner brow and lower lashline. She lined the upper lashline with M·A·C Pointblack Liquidlast Liner and pressed M·A·C Jet Couture Pressed Pigment onto the center of the lid and under the brow bone. She finished the look by adding a pop of color through the middle part of the hair with M·A·C Process Magenta Pigment mixed with hairspray.

The eye-catching, golden nails created by the CND Design Lab Team were constructed with CND® Liquid & Powder, painted with VINYLUX® Weekly Polish and embellished with CND® Additives and a variety of unconventional materials and architectural accessories. Abstract shark teeth nails, inspired by baguettes on the sleeves of the Libertine garments, featured blinding gold studs in varying textures with one giant shark tooth extending halfway up the finger. Other models donned chandelier chains reminiscent of dripping melted gold, which were webbed together between the fingers for an over-the-top molten metal effect. The lavish 3D looks were tricked out with 2,500 hand-placed paillettes, 600 feet of gold chain and 110 individually sculpted shark teeth.

Gold chains on nails at Libertine A/W 2015
Libertine A/W 2015 runway makeup and nails
Indian inspired beauty at Libertine A/W 2015
Black cat eye makeup at Libertine A/W 2015
Gold nail art at Libertine A/W 2015
Libertine A/W 2015 makeup facechart by MAC

Images: Courtesy of CND.

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Runway Beauty: Gold + Silver Cat Eye at Chanel Fall 2014 Couture

July 12th, 2014

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At Chanel Fall 2014 Couture Show, models rocked spiky punk hairdos and minimal makeup that consisted of a winged eyeliner with a pop of gold and silver and nude lips. “It’s like modern sculpture, in modern materials, but with baroque elements,” Karl Lagerfeld said backstage. “This is the story of Le Corbusier going to Versailles.”

Chanel Fall 2014 Couture
Prepped with Hydra Beauty Crème and Serum
Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 15
Eclat Lumiere Highlighting Face Pen
Correcteur Perfection Long Lasting Concealer
Poudre Universelle Libre Natural Finish Loose Powder
Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Ebony
Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Sensation
Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Fantasme
Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Vision
Ligne Graphique de Chanel Liquid Eyeliner in Noir
Le Volume de Chanel Mascara in Noir
Crayon Sourcils Sculpting Eyebrow Pencil

Joues Contraste Powder Blush Caresse (Available November 2014)

Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Volage (Available November 2014)

Le Vernis Nail Colour in Atmosphère

Images: Vincent Lappartient for Chanel

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NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Reviews, Swatches and Photos

June 24th, 2014

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This summer, NARS Cosmetics turns up the heat with its very first wet/dry shadow, Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow. Designed to be used both wet and dry without damaging the texture, the Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows can be applied dry for a sheer, airbrush-like finish with a luminous sheen or with a dampened brush for high-impact and intense, opaque color.

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Reviews

The Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows come in a square-shaped magnetic compact about 1.5 inches by 1.5 inches and contains 0.05 oz/1.5 g of product. For reference, a NARS regular Single Eyeshadow ($25) contains 0.07 oz of product.

There are 12 colors available that range from the lightest pinks and beiges to the darkest blacks:

* Andromeda is a shimmery white gold color.

* Europa is a shimmery light warm peachy pink.

* Dione is a metallic taupe.

* Cassiopeia is a shimmery white with bluish pink sparkles.

* Callisto is a frosty silvery pink.

* Desdemona is a shimmery burgundy.

* Himalia is a shimmery topaz. It is darker and warmer than Dione.

* Lysithea is a metallic grey.

* Sycorax is a black and the least shimmery color out of them all.

* Phoebe is a plummy color with blue sparkles.

* Giove is a shimmery dark navy.

* Subra is a shimmery dark brown with just a hint of plum.

While the colors were all pretty and very wearable, I wish the variety could be a bit better. Some of the colors were pretty similar and it would be nice to see some greens and bronzes instead.

Texture-wise though, there was nothing I could pick on. The shadows felt super creamy and soft and blended like a dream. When used dry, they applied with good pigmentation and left behind a shiny finish; while using them damp instantly intensified that effect and made the color pop even more.

Lastly, the wear was phenomenal too! Even when worn dry with no primer underneath, the shadows stayed on 8 hours without creasing or fading the slightest bit. More colors in this formula please!

Quick Tip on using the shadows wet from NARS Cosmetics artist Justin Heslop:- To get your brush perfectly damp and not soaking wet, wet a makeup sponge then push the brush into it before dipping into the shadow.

NARS Giove Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Giove Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Sycorax Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Sycorax Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Phoebe Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Phoebe Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Desdemona Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Subra Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Lysithea Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Lysithea Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Dione Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Dione Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Himalia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Europa Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Europa Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Andromeda Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Andromeda Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Cassiopeia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Cassiopeia Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Callisto Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow Review

NARS Callisto Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow

NARS Andromeda, Callisto, Europa and Himalia Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS Cassiopeia, Phoebe, Desdemona and Subra Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches

NARS Dione, Lysithea, Giove and Sycorax Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Swatches


NARS Dual Intensity Eyeshadow Applied Dry vs Damp

Below I used Desdemona all over the lid and lower eye, Himalia lightly on the crease and Europa on the center of the lid and on the lips. I was also wearing Laneige Snow BB Soothing Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ in #21 Natural Beige, Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black and Jealousness U.S.A. False Lashes in JS-507.

Wearing NARS Desdemona, Himalia and Europa Dual-Intensity Eyeshadows

NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow is available at for $29.

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Matte Skin with Chocolate Creases at Marc Jacobs A/W ’14

February 16th, 2014

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At Marc Jacobs A/W ’14, models were made to look like mannequins. “The makeup look was really inspired by the collection, which is very “matte.” There’s nothing too silky and I wanted that to translate to the makeup. The eyelid is a pale neutral grey and we made it look bigger by foregoing mascara. The lips have a touch of frosted metallic silver. We used a lot of powder for a matte, porcelain finish.” said François Nars , Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics.

* NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
* Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
* Radiant Creamy Concealer
* Loose Powder

* Zen Blush
* Douceur Blush
* Sex Appeal Blush

* Andromeda Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (New for Summer 2014, for now try the silver side of Tokyo Duo Eyeshadow)
* Sheer white shimmer side of Pandora Duo Eyeshadow
* Sugared cocoa side of Kalahari Duo Eyeshadow
* Sophia Single Eyeshadow

* Striptease Lip Gloss
* Dione Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (New for Summer 2014, for not try the shimmer side of All About Eve Duo Eyeshadow)

matte skin at Marc Jacobs A/W '14
Marc Jacobs A/W '14 makeup facechart
Francois Nars backstage at Marc Jacobs A/W '14

Images: Courtesy of NARS.

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Dior Trianon Spring 2014 Collection

January 6th, 2014

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For Spring 2014, Dior brings us Trianon, a pastel-themed collection inspired by Marie-Antoinette’s private estate Petit Trianon.

Dior Trianon Spring 2014 Collection

Trianon Makeup Palette
* * Favorite (001)

5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette ($60)
* Pastel Frontages (234)
* Dulcine (324) (Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive)

Diorshow Fusion Mono Eyeshadow ($30)
* Rosee (141) (Limited Edition, Nordstrom Exclusive)

Diorshow Fusion Mono Matte Eyeshadow ($30)
* Nocturne (091)
* Fantaisie (641)
* Mirage (761)

Diorblush Powder Blush ($43)
* Corail Bagatelle (763) (Limited Edition)

Rouge Dior Lipstick ($34)
* Rose Crinoline (531) (Limited Edition)
* Allegresse (774) (Limited Edition)

Addict Gloss ($29.50)
* Petillante (442) (Limited Edition)
* Exquise (772) (Limited Edition)

Vernis Nail Enamel ($24)
* Blossom (132) (Limited Edition)
* Pampille (192) (Limited Edition)
* Porcelaine (204) (Limited Edition)
* Perle (187) Matte top coat (Limited Edition)

Dior Dulcine 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow Palette

Dior Trianon Fusion Mono Eyeshadows
Dior Corail Bagatelle Blush for Spring 2014

The Dior Trianon Spring 2014 Collection will be available at Sephora and Nordstrom in January 2014.

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