October 28, 2010

FOTD using Chanel Tweed Fuchsia

Hi girls!

As promised, here is a FOTD using the Chanel Tweed Fuchsia! 

Laura Mercier mineral powder in Natural Beige
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC20
Chanel Tweed Fuchsia
Lorac Perfectly Lit powder in Spotlight
Dior Shimmer Powder in Amber Diamond
Dior waterproof eyeliner in Trinidad Black
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara in Carbon Black
Buxom Lash mascara in Blackest Black
Chanel Rouge Allure lip gloss in Imaginaire

As you may have noticed, I use two highlighters. It's getting colder and I've got dry dehydrated skin so I need all the help I can get! I apply Lorac Spotlight all over my cheeks and then apply Dior Amber Diamond a bit more sparingly to the tops of my cheeks. 

When I first saw the photo below from the Giambattista Valli F10 show, I completely fell in love with it. Lately, I've been trying to copy it as best as I can and have been teasing my hair and putting it in a low bun.  My hair was a little neater than usual today though because I had work all day. 
Photo: Peter Stigter, elle.com

My work appropriate take on the above photo: 



October 22, 2010

Coco Rocha's makeup closet

Photos from vogue.com (photographed by Claborne Swanson Frank)
Supermodel Coco Rocha has a clothing closet, shoe closet, and best part of all - a makeup closet! In Vogue, there was a photo of her makeup counter at home (it's definitely not her whole collection). 

Coco's picks were fairly predictable (lots of Rimmel and YSL) but I still think it's such a fun thing to look at!

Here are some of the things I spotted:
DiorShow mascara
Revlon Grow Luscious mascara
YSL Elle
Revlon nail polish
Rimmel eyeshadows, lipsticks, foundations, mascaras, nail polish
Burt's Bees Peppermint Foot Lotion
Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray

Her everyday makeup consists of concealer, dark eyes, pale lips, contour and shimmer. 

In a recent interview that I read on beautygeeks (one of my favourite blogs), this Canadian beauty admitted to occasionally going to sleep with makeup on. You can watch the interview here

How stunning is she?

Have a wonderful night and weekend!


October 20, 2010

FOTD feat. Burberry Blush

 Laura Mercier mineral powder in Natural Beige
MAC Studio Finish concealer in NC20
Cargo bronzer in Matte Medium
Burberry blush in Cameo
Lorac Perfectly Lit powder in Spotlight
L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara 
Buxom Lash Mascara in Blackest Black
Annabelle kohl eyeliner in Black
Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner Definer in Pure 

October 19, 2010

Burberry Blush in Cameo

Lately, I've been using my Burberry blush in Cameo quite a bit. I bought it in the summer but was sure I had wasted the $50. I couldn't get it to blend nicely and the colour just looked bad.

I'm not sure what has changed but I'm really enjoying it now. It's really pigmented, smells amazing, has nice packaging, and has more product than most of my blushes (it's .24 oz whereas MAC blushes are .21 oz, and NARS blushes are .16 oz).
For a product that has "light glow" in the name, it applies darker than expected but I just use a light hand and keep building it. It definitely gives off a nice 'glow' or sheen as opposed to having shimmer in it.

If you don't want to spend the $50, try the e.l.f. blush in Mellow Mauve. For $3, you can get a very similar colour. They aren't exactly the same, but I think if the e.l.f. blush didn't have any shimmer, they would be even closer. 

I've read some reviews on Mellow Mauve and some say it's matte and not pigmented enough. Perhaps a downside to this blush is it's inconsistency, because mine is very pigmented and has a slight bluish shimmer to it (but don't worry, when applied it isn't a shimmer bomb). You'll probably want to set the e.l.f. blush with a finishing powder though, because I don't find it lasts all day. 
Burberry Cameo on the left, e.l.f. Mellow Mauve on the right
Click here for a Face of the Day using the Burberry blush!

Let me know if you've tried anything from Burberry! I want the lipstick in Cameo Pink but it's just an easy to wear soft pink...I'm sure I can find a drugstore option.

Any suggestions for natural looking pink lipsticks? What's your favourite? 


October 17, 2010

what's inside Olivia Palermo's makeup bag?

Photo: Asos

I've always loved Olivia Palermo's style and signature red nail polish. I love how she usually has overdone blush and fresh looking skin. She has found a look that works for her and she usually sticks to it. I've been going crazy trying to find out which nail polish she uses.

I stumbled across an interview she did with a magazine and thought some of you may be interested to know a few of her go to products. 

Guerlain Blush 4 Eclats in Tendre Aurore
YSL Perfect Touch Foundation
L'Oreal Professionnel Masque Force Vector
Essie nail polish in Lollipop
Bobbi Brown Eye Makeup Palette in Plum Velvet
Johnson's Baby Powder
MD Skincare

She said she always carries a small pot of baby powder in her purse to freshen up her skin or hair. 

I think I'll give the Guerlain blush and Essie polish a try. 

If you have tried any of these products, definitely let me know your thoughts on them! 


October 09, 2010

Vamp it up

Hello Lovies,

A while back, I was given a mini Dior Addict lipcolor in 783. I can't seem to find too much about it online but I think it's called Opulent Mauve.

I went out to dinner the other night and finally wore it. It's definitely a bold lip...something I'm not entirely used to. I decided to recreate the look from the other night so I could snap a few pictures. Don't mind the mess...I'm sitting on  my unmade bed.

Sorry for the short post. I've got to run. I'm always late!


October 08, 2010

I'm officially the worst blogger ever.

It's been a long time..sorry about that! Happy October! 

I have no idea what's going on, but I may be done with peachy lipsticks/glosses/blush for now. I'm all about the pinks right now. I've also been sporting darker shades on my lips instead of my usual peachy nudes. 
I finally managed to score a Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle. I also bought a Rouge Allure lip gloss in 'Imaginaire' which is such a pretty pink. 

(Rouge Allure in Imaginaire and Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle) 

Below are some (terribly blurry) swatches. On the left is Mademoiselle by itself. The middle swatch is Mademoiselle with Imaginaire. On the right is the Imaginaire by itself. 

Here are some of the products I bought while I was MIA:

Out of the above products, here's what I like and what I feel I should have skipped:

  • Sephora fan brush #43 
  • MAC blush in Pink Swoon (sorry, I didn't realize it was hidden by the fan brush)
  • bareMinerals all-over face color in Rose Radiance
  • LAVANILA Vanilla Grapefruit EDP
  • Lorac Perfectly Lit powder in Spotlight
  • Korres lip butters (If you missed out on MAC's lipstick in 'Most Popular' get the Korres lip butter in Wild Rose!)

  • Hourglass Oxygen mineral foundation powder in No. 3 (save the $50...I'm pretty sure I bought this for the packaging)
  • Benefit Posie Tint 
  • MAC blush in Dollymix 
  • MAC bronzing Powder in Golden 
  • Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
  • Clinique true bronze pressed powder bronzer in Sunkissed
  • Clinique blushing blush powder in Precious Posy 
  • YSL Rouge Volupte in #13 

None of the products on the 'should have skipped' list are bad. I actually don't mind any of them but they rarely get used. I've just got so many other products that I love much, much more. 

Hope you're all doing well and if you're in school right now, I hope it isn't getting too stressful! 
I've missed you girls!