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Makeup from the runway of Vera Wang’s Fashion Show!

INSPIRATION/ THEME/ UNIQUE TIP:

The makeup look for the Spring 2011 Vera Wang Collection was inspired by the glamorous and candlelit nuances found in the movie In The Mood For Love. The goal was to create a soft, romantic look that made a breathtaking impact. “The key to this ethereal look is the play on light and reflection and the striking radiance that results from both,” says Lucia. “There is minimal color involved, but the overall metallic effect makes this look both wearable and highly fashionable at the same time.”

FACE

Description:

- Lucia applied Clé de Peau Beauté Refining Fluid Foundation to prep the skin.

- Next, *Concealer was applied to neutralize dark circles, red spots and imperfections.

- To finish, Lucia dusted *Translucent Loose Powder to the entire face for a long lasting finish and high performance wear.

BROWS

Description:

- “Sculpted and defined.”

- To achieve this bold effect, Lucia swept Clé de Peau Beauté Eyebrow Pencil in a shade darker than the natural brow color across the brow area.

- “The structure and contrast of the dark brow is incremental to this look, as it provides balance to the face,” says Lucia. “The brow should extend just a bit past the natural brow line and the lines of the brow should be very straight, not rounded.”

EYES

Description:

- “High wattage metallic.”

- Lucia used a combination of the pink shadows in the *NEW Eye Color Quad #207 (launching March 2011) on the eye area.

- First, a subtle metallic pink was dusted across the eyelids.

- Next, a more shimmery pink was applied to the brow bone and extended down to the cheek bone for added element of radiance.

- “Metallics and sparkles are a big trend for Spring/Summer 2011, but it’s important to keep it tasteful and alluring,” exclaims Lucia.

LIPS

Description:

- Lucia applied *Extra Rich Lipstick in Calliope (T4), a velvety beige shade, to the entire lip with her finger.

- “The lip should be a more of a sheer nude, not completely opaque as the natural tone of the lip should peek slightly through,” says Lucia.

CHEEKS

Description:

- Lucia used Clé de Peau Beauté Cheek Color Duo #5, a sheer neutral bronze, on the cheeks for additional highlight and contour.

- “It’s important to make sure the cheeks are very subtle in color and radiance when combined with a more prominent metallic eye look, says Lucia. “The overall effect is modern elegance with a very romantic twist.”

The Clé de Peau Beauté collection is available at Bergdorf Goodman and select Barney’s, Neiman Marcus and Saks locations nationwide.

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Mary Kay Metro Chic Collection

A super fab new collection from Mary Kay Metro Chic includes all the best fall colors in their new lineup. I can’t wait to try the polish!

City girls – from downtown to uptown – radiate certain gorgeous “je ne sais quoi” energy. Now, women everywhere can create this chic look at home, thanks to Mary Kay’s new Limited-Edition Metro Chic Collection, available from October to November …

o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Vinyl Lip Shine (SRP $15)-Available in bold red and burgundy shades that provide extreme shine, but are also lightweight.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Be Radiant Baked Powder (SRP $18)-Available in two shades, this baked powder feels weightless while giving a matte finish with slight shimmer.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Eye Glimmer (SRP $12)-Buildable, easily blended cream stick eye color that comes in deep blue, green and purple shades with a touch of shimmer.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Liquid Eyeliner (SRP $11)-Purple liquid eyeliner that dries in seconds with an even, flexible finish that won’t smudge peel or crack.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Nail Lacquer (SRP $8)-Flattering, high-gloss, long-wearing nail lacquer in shades of red, deep purple and silver.
o Limited-Edition Mary Kay Base Coat/Top Coat (SRP $8)-Versatile for use as a base and top coat, providing a lasting ultra-shine finish.

Amazing new LORAC product, the Little Black Palette!

Everyone needs a Little Black Palette!  With LORAC’s Little Black Palette you can easily create long-lasting, hot looks for days, evenings and after-hours in the city.  Shine in rich golds and bronzes with 4 color-coordinated, mineral-infused, silky-smooth, shimmering Baked Eye Shadows and a mini Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer, all packed in a must-have sleek black case. Buy a little perfection with LORAC’s Little Black Palette… it’s the must-have accessory for every season!

Again with the palettes, yes, I have a palette fetish. I looooove them. They put colors together for you – that look good together! I don’t have to guess which color goes with which! You could seriously achieve a dozen looks with just these four colors, and I promise each one will be spectacular.

I really like the shadow primer that comes in this palette. It’s light – and goes on beautifully. It’s not thick – and sticky like some primers.

I think the gold and bronze colors are amazing for fall. You owe it to yourself to try this new product!!

$32.00 – BUY IT HERE!


Get The Look: Bryce Dallas Howard at Hereafter Premiere


On Sunday night, Bryce Dallas Howard stepped out at the Toronto Film Festival for the premiere of Hereafter looking effortlessly gorgeous. Her secret? A natural, flawless look created by star makeup artist Jeanine Lobell. Using Kevyn Aucoin Beauty, Lobell accentuated Bryce’s eyes and completed the look with a natural flush and peachy nude lips. Get Bryce’s red carpet beauty with Lobell’s expert tips:

EYES
Start by using the nude tones in The Essential Eye Shadow Set in Palette #1 to create a subtle sweep of shimmery color. Add contrast by rimming eyes with The Eye Pencil Primatif in Basic Black and coating lashes with The Mascara. Finish the effect by defining brows with The Precision Brow Pencil in Auburn.
FACE
Use fingers to blend The Creamy Glow in Bliss from the apples of cheeks toward the temples, imparting a natural, peachy flush to Bryce’s ivory complexion.
LIPS
Line lips with The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Bare, shading inward to give lipstick staying power. Finish by applying the Rouge Hommage in Guilty, a pretty nude to complement Bryce’s deep red hair and accentuated eyes.