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Runway Beauty: Spanish Red Lips at Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015

September 23rd, 2014

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To complement the Spanish influences as seen at Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015, Pat McGrath created a beauty look that consisted of soft plump lips, as if they were colored by the juice of fresh cherries and wide elongated eyes.

Red lips at Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015
To prep the models for makeup, McGrath used Aurealux Mask, a new fabric mask from the Dolce & Gabbana skincare line, on the models. Next, she created the perfect canvas with The Primer: Sheer Radiance Make Up Base, Perfect Luminous Liquid Foundation and Perfect Luminous Concealer. Then, she lightly contoured the face with The Blush: Luminous Cheek Color in Sole and Peach on the apples of the cheeks. The look was set with a light dusting of the Pressed Powder across the nose, forehead and chin and finished with Glow Illuminating Powder in Shimmer and Eva.

The eyes were gently outlined to widen and keep the simplicity. McGrath applied the bronze shades of the Smooth Eyeshadow Quad in Desert all over the eyelid and upward towards the brow line to further enhance the eyes. The upper and bottom lash lines were defined by applying the Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Chocolate. Along with the top of the upper lash line, a defined line of Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Intense was softly drawn to widen and perfect the eye. On the upper lashes, layers of Secret Eyes Mascara in Black were applied for a defined lash look and a lengthening finish. The brows were naturally sculpted with the Brow Liner in Chestnut, using the nib of the pencil to create additional definition. Broad strokes from the wide part of the nib were then used to fill the color outwards to the end of the brow achieving a natural youthfulness to the face.

To create the red lips, McGrath applied Classic Cream Lipstick in shades of Ultra and Amethyst on the outer parts of the lips and added Dolce Matte Lipstick in Dolce Desire on cupids bow and at the center of the lips, achieving a rich plump affect.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 backstage makeup

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 runway beauty

Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 makeup look

Images: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana and Michele Morosi / Indigitalimages.com.

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What kind of makeup remover formula do you prefer?

November 13th, 2011

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What kind of makeup remover formula do you prefer? Oil, gel, cream, mousse, lotion, wipe? Something else? Why?

For intense lip products, I like makeup remover wipes, because it takes it right off and there is no scrubbing involved. For intense eye looks, I like dual-phase removers like Lancome Bi-Facil, because it gets everything off without a fuss. Generally, I use a cleansing oil (like shu uemura’s), which works well to get most makeup off (even intense eye or lip makeup) but may not get into the nooks and crannies.

Thanks to Amina for today’s question! Got a question idea? Submit yours here.


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OCC Pretty Boy Collection for Fall/Winter 2011

August 13th, 2011

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Photo by Michael Webber | STUDIOWEBBER.COM

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pretty Boy Collection for Fall/Winter 2011

Who says makeup is only for girls? From David Bowie and Boy George to Adam Lambert, Jared Leto and today’s crop of glam rockers, the impact men have made on the art of makeup is one that still resonates through the present day and boys keep swinging!

Pretty Boy, OCC’s new Fall/Winter 2011 Colour Collection, takes its inspiration from these artists and performers to present a palette created to empower all genders to express themselves with colour.

The creative process began backstage at the Fall/Winter 2011 Collections where the runways were littered with brightly coloured makeup including intense neons and saturated pastels, not typical of what to expect from makeup trends meant for the later months of the year. At BESS NY, under the direction of Makeup Artist Vincent Oquendo, male and female models alike took to the runway in bold neon lips, multi-colored eyes and with some literally covered head-to-toe in glitter. At Eva Minge, Makeup Artist Kristi Matamoros created a look that showcased almost-neon red lips, and at Logan Neitzel, Makeup Artist Victor Henao’s look featured a graphic green/black eye makeup look that made models of both sexes look equally mysterious and androgynous.

OCC’s take on the trend features 6 new intense shades of Lip Tar, alongside new Nail Lacquers, Loose Colours, Pure Pigment powders (a pro favorite!) and Glitter to finish off the look with a bold and dramatic flourish. Available September 6th @ occmakeup.com.

Lip Tar ($13.00)

  • Butch Pastel periwinkle
  • Femme Pale flamingo pink
  • Banjee Freshly sliced mango
  • Queen Screaming neon red
  • Narcissus Creamy pink/lavender
  • Pretty Boy Deep, true fuchsia

Loose Colour Concentrate ($12.00)

  • Cruising Brassy gold shimmer
  • Poison Primordial forest green
  • Jubilee Pastel blue with intense green/yellow shimmer

Pure Pigment ($12.00)

  • Magenta Intense red-violet
  • Turquoise Intense teal/green

Glitter ($12.00)

  • Mirrorball Disco-era silver with rainbow reflections

Nail Lacquer ($8.00)

  • Pool Boy Creme blue
  • Pansy Creme purple
  • Palare Deep fuchsia with blue/violet duochrome
  • Femme Shimmering flamingo pink, matches Femme
  • Extravaganza Rich pink/coral with gold shimmer overlay
  • Cruising Brassy gold shimmer, matches Cruising

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Photo by Michael Webber | STUDIOWEBBER.COM




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Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Emma Stone at MET Ball 2011

May 4th, 2011

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Yet another celebrity has shown us the power of a bright lip. Case in point? Emma Stone at the MET Ball 2011. Find out what celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin used to create the look on Emma after the jump!


Inspired by the graphic black and white floral print of Emma’s Lanvin dress, Rachel decided to “bring elements of a colorful spring garden into the makeup look opting for bold, feminine color on her lips, eyes and cheeks for a fresh youthful statement.”

Products Used On Emma

* Chanel Vitalumière Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15 in Beige Rosé- Pastel
* Chanel Quadra Eyeshadow in Lilium – entire lid
* Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir – 2 coats
* Ardell Individual Lashes – end of the eyes
* Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Clair – to line inner eyelid
* NARS Carthage Pure Matte Lipstick

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Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

August 5th, 2010

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Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

Makeup That’s Just Pure FUN!

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss (£12.50 for 0.2 fl. oz.) is not a wearable shade by any stretch of the imagination. This is a shade that completely embodies the word fun. It’s different; it’s unusual. It’s something to be used for that just-right-occasion, which might be Halloween for some, an avant garde photo-session with your best pals, or lightly patted on over your favorite lipstick to give it a bluish cast.

Gender is a medium blue that leans a little teal–it’s described as a sky blue, but it definitely had this teal edge to it that made me think less sky blue. I could not smile in swatch photos – it just did not look right! I felt like it made a mockery of the shade, so “straight faced” it was.

It’s almost opaque, but it didn’t apply as evenly or as solidly as other Intense shades have in the past. I would probably lay down a concealer/foundation base (or even a blue eyeliner) and then use a lip brush to apply this–I think that would help it look more even. This is a shade that’s only available through Illamasqua; you won’t find it at your local Sephora!

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  • Product: 25/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: Not for the faint-hearted!

AVAILABILITY: Illamasqua

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Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss
Illamasqua Gender Intense Lipgloss

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