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Laura Mercier for Jenny Packham: Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Fashion Week

Laura Mercier for Jenny Packham: Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Fashion Week

The Jenny Packham Autumn Winter 2012 collection reflects the mood of Film Noir, a genre of films characterized by dark mood lighting, and characters with even darker morals. In this collection, pretty pinks are brushed aside as blood red and Stanwyk silver hit the catwalk in the form of silk crepes, plunging necklines and figure-hugging silhouettes.

Talia Shobrook, the lead makeup artist for the show, leveraged the collection’s seductive colors and shapes to create a makeup look that “evoked the mystery of the era, but translated it for the modern day woman.”

FACE: According to Shobrook, “pale, dewy skin and hollowed cheekbones evocative of the Film Noir period were the foundations of the look.”

· Before applying Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation, Talia created the look of hollowed faces by applying dark shades of Laura Mericer Tinted Moisturizer Compact across the cheekbones (NEW: Available Fall 2012).

· She then applied Laura Mercier Primer Radiance on the nose, chin and cheekbones to create an illuminated, dewy effect on the skin.

LIPS: Shobrook then “modernized the era’s trademark blood red lips.”

· She first outlined the lips using a mixture of Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colours in Cocoa and Merlot and filled them with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush (NEW: Crème Smooth Lip Colours available Fall 2012). She then dabbed Laura Mercier Lip Plumper in Pink Pearl to the center of the lips to create a seductive sheen.

EYES: “Melodramatic and mysterious eye makeup that harks back to the soft focus effect of Film Noir camera lenses completed the look,” stated Shobrook.

· Talia created a seductive eye by sweeping Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Starfruit across the brow bone and Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Dusk across the lid, outer corner of the eye and under the lower lash line.

· She then accented the center of the lid with Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Violet Sky.

· Talia lined the entire eye with Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper and blended it out with Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Tiger’s Eye.

Ultimate Valentine Gift Guide!


If you are still trying to find that perfect Valentines gift I have compiled a list of great gifts  sure to please your Valentine!


I love the Hen House Apron line, very high quality and the cocktail cut is such a cute idea. Be the cutest cook in the kitchen with this beautiful apron and if your really daring maybe just the apron and a pair of heels!

Hen House Linens Cocktail Apron in Divine Scarlett! Cocktail Apron ($25):

This “One size fits everybody” apron hits above the knee with a generous pocket and wide grosgrain ribbon wraps around and ties in front.


A beautiful palette while it might strike you as simple compared to some of its competitors. This palette is all about quality a great line of long wearing makeup that can go from a fresh faced day to night look with one collection.

Day and Night Neutrals Eye, Lip and Cheek Palette ($37.50)
Tips: For daytime, choose the pale pink or champagne eye shadow to brighten your eyes, sweep the pale pink blush on the apples of your cheeks for that fresh look and add a hint of color and shine with the nude or coral lip gloss.

For nighttime, use a pale eye shadow on the eyelid and to highlight the brow bone. Then, brush the dark eye shadow along the upper and lower lash lines toward the outer corner, using a sweeping motion and blend into the crease to create depth. Use the deep rose blush to contour the cheeks and finish with the mauve lip gloss for a sophisticated look.

Novelty Lips Boxer $14.99

Add a little whimsy to his Valentine with these cute boxers from Avon. They are super soft and can be a great reminder to him of your special times together.

Avon Sexy Cupped Chemise Reg. $19.99

Super soft and black looks great on any skin tone. Your guy will be sure to take notice in this outfit. Figure-flattering contoured cups. Adjustable straps have rosette accents.

Loving Moments Necklace $19.99

Silvertone and pavé hearts. 16 1/2″ L with 3 1/2″ extender. Comes in a ready-to-give heart-shaped nesting box with ribbon tie.

All of Avon’s jewelry is nickel-free for those with sensitive skin & allergies to nickel.

 Bath & Body Works Island Paradise Signature Collection featuring Aruba Coconut, Rio Rumberry and Bali Mango. Although the weather is chilly, get in the tropical state of min.

Aruba Coconut

Top Notes: Juicy Thai Mango, Fuji Apple, White Nectarine
Mid Notes: Passionflower, Vanilla Orchid, Casaba Melon
Dry Notes: Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, Indonesian Sandalwood

Rio Rumberry
Top Notes: Thai Papaya, Tangelo, Fresh Coconut Water, Sparkling Summer Lemon
Mid Notes: Tiare Flower Plumeria, Watery Starfruit
Dry Notes: Coconut Cream, Tahitian Vanilla, Indonesian Sandalwood

Bali Mango
Top Notes: Sparkling Tangerine, Asian Apple, Peony
Mid Notes: Thai Lychee, Passion Flower, Pink Rose, Nectarine
Dry Notes: Raspberry Coulis, Skin Musk, Sugar Woods

Body Lotion ($11), Shower Gel ($11), Fragrance Mist ($12.50) Triple Moisture Body Cream ($12.50), Glowing Body Scrub ($14),

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Disclosure: MHU receives complimentary samples to review different products. All opinions are 100% our own and honest.

New Contest! Spice things up with Nippies Gold.


Congrats to out winner Trinh!

A line of burlesque inspired nipple covers and gift sets provide a modern twist on a classic style. Los Angeles, CA – Sequins and feathers and bows, oh my! Bristols 6, maker of bestselling Nippies brand nipple covers, as seen on Rihanna, Lady Gaga, and Katy Perry, unveils Nippies Gold, a line of deluxe, handmade burlesque inspired nipple covers. Stylishly adorned with dazzling detail, this modern twist on the classic pasty is also reusable and easy to apply.

Unusual color combinations and fabrics; “Blaze” features neon tassels for glow in the dark performances. Animal prints and layered laces add a new twist. Unique designs include the dreamy, powder-puff inspired ‘Candy’, The’Marilyn’ with white satin bow and iridescent sequins will be a hit with the Brides. Each style is named after a famous burlesque dancer or iconic pinup.

Bristols 6

Bristols 6 is the maker of high-quality, high-style dressing solutions for discerning fashion customers, celebrities, and stylists since 2002. Products can be found online at and at fine retailers worldwide, including Planet Blue, Fred Segal, Lisa Kline, and Galeries Lafayette. Celebrity fans include Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Jennifer Aniston, Rachel Zoe, Giuliana Rancic, and Katy Perry.



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  • Winners will win receive  a pair of Nippies Gold.
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  • Contest runs Tuesday, 02/07/12 to Friday, 02/10/12
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  • After the winner has been announced, you will have 48 hours to respond.

Beautiful scents for Valentine’s that he can’t resist!


I am a smitten kitten for the new Cherry Princess line from L’Occitane its light, sweet and simply beautiful I can’t think of a more perfect spring fragrance. For a fruity floral its very long wearing and smells so divine I could bathe in this stuff. This is a limited edition and I will be stocking up before it leaves stores.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, L’Occitane and Lavanila are here to offer scents of temptation for the most romantic day of the year.

Treat yourself like a princess: L’Occitane’s NEW Cherry Princess Collection brings the iconic cherry tree into blossom in this limited-edition collection with a fruity floral scent. Each product in the collection is formulated with a cherry extract, capturing the signature scent of Provence. The collection includes an Eau de Toilette ($35), Solid Perfume ($10), Silky Body Gel ($24), Pearlescent Shower Cream ($20) and Hand Cream ($10). L’Occitane products are available at and in over 160 boutiques throughout the U.S.

Lavanila’s Vanilla Passion Fruit is a beautifully sensuous tropical scent. Perfect for Valentine’s Day this warm romantic scent will have your guy begging to cuddle up. I love the Healthy  Roller Ball size perfect for your purse and on the go touch ups. 

Find the passion: Lavanila’s Vanilla Passion Fruit scent is infused with natural aphrodisiacs! This fragrance is a crisp, tropical explosion of Passion Fruit, Guava and Peach Nectar steeped in warm base of Sandalwood and Madagascar vanilla. Created by master natural perfumers and backed by research, this love-attracting scent is uniquely infused with a romantic blend of powerful aphrodisiacs valued for their seductive properties. The collection includes The Healthy Fragrance ($58), Healthy Roller Ball ($19), 2-in-1 Shower and Shave ($14), and Body Butter ($20). Lavanila products can be purchased at Sephora/ and



Disclosure: MHU was given complimentary samples to review the above mentioned items all opinions are 100% our own.