I am always excited to see what kind of great products designers push out when they delve into the makeup world. Charlotte Ronson put out a makeup line that was inspired by all her famous celebrity friends- a lipgloss for DJ'ing sister Samantha, a powder for the beautiful Rashida Jones, and of course, this stunning eye shadow palette for fellow designer and fashionista, Nicole Richie. About the palette, Charlotte says, "Nicole wanted an effortless palette that complimented her natural glow." The eyeshadows in this palette are warm golds and browns with flecks of shimmer. The colors go on incredibly smooth and are extremely pigmented and blendable. I haven't run into an eyeshadow palette that has impressed me this much in a long time. The palette retails at $22 at your local Sephora stores and in my opinion, is definitely worth the money. This palette would look gorgeous on most skin tones and with most eye colors, but if you have hazel or green eyes, this is a must-have. Bottom Line? Judging by the superior quality of the Nicole palette, I can't wait to get my hands on more Charlotte Ronson makeup! Pictured below is my FOTD using my Nicole palette and the swatches of the eyeshadows. Have you tried Charlotte Ronson makeup? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
I know there has been a lot of hoopla around that other, more famous Kardashian but I thought I'd stick to Kourtney as an inspiration after a friend of mine, Roxanne, had asked me to do a smokey eye with a red lip. Kourtney's super smokey eye paired with a deep red lip is very dramatic. Roxanne will be attending a wedding in a royal blue dress and I thought the red lip would be a nice and sophisticated pair for the dress. I started her smokey eye with my NYX Jumbo pencil in Black Bean for a base and patted on MAC's Satin Taupe onto the lid. For the crease color I used MAC's Smut and Carbon for the outer V. I lined Roxanne's entire eye with MAC's Blacktrack fluidline and since she opted to skip the falsies for tonight, I finished with a coat of L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara in Carbon Black. To contour her cheeks, I swept MAC's Raizin onto the upper cheekbones and added MAC's highlighter Light Flush to her temples, across her forehead and down the bridge of her nose. I finished her look with MAC's Heartless lipstick and Wicked Ways lipglass. Pictured below is Roxanne's FOTD. I apologize in advance for the terrible lighting in these pics. What's your favorite way to rock the red lip and smokey eye? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
As the holiday collections start to hit shelves in department stores, I find myself always drawn to the Chanel counter. This time I picked up the liquid lipstick Rouge Allure Laque in Empire, a medium pink with peach undertones and flecks of gold shimmer. The formula is exactly what it says it is- a liquid lipstick. The packaging comes in the form of what appears to be a mini lipgloss, but once applied you can see how little of this product you need for opaqueness. You can also immediately feel the difference between this and a regular gloss, as a gloss would go on much thicker. There is no shine to this formula, but the added gold shimmer of Empire gives the lips a good and subtle sheen. Chanel's Empire retails at $32 and is (unfortunately) limited edition. I get a long weartime with this formula since it's more a lipstick than a gloss. The color is also universally flattering to all skintones. Bottom line? Pick this up or add it to your wish list for Christmas as it won't be back on shelves after 2011. Pictured below is my FOTD using Chanel's Rouge Allure Laque in Empire. Are you putting this on your Christmas list? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Monday, November 07, 2011
I thought you would all like to see the put together products of the two Halloween looks I had done previously. Pictured below is the unveiling of my peacock costume and Lizette's mermaid costume in Hollywood, CA Halloween weekend. The costumes, made by the two of us, were definitely accented by the makeup. Halloween is always a great time to pull out the crazy makeup! What did you dress up as on Halloween? Leave your thoughts in the comments.