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Makeup for Tanya Taylor F/W 2013 by NARS

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NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist, Uzo, created the look for the Tanya Taylor Fall/Winter 2013 presentation.

“This season, the Tanya Taylor girl is tougher, edgier, and sexier,” said Uzo. “I wanted to make a simple, no-nonsense statement with bold, black liner on the eyes and nude lip color set against fresh, radiant skin.”

FACE
·        Radiant Cream Compact Foundation (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Sheer Glow Foundation)
·        Copacabana Multiple (Palm Beach / South Beach Multiple for darker skin)
·        Copacabana Illuminator
·        Gaiety Blush
·        Abyssinia Single Eyeshadow, used as highlight (left side of Sugarland Duo Eyeshadow for darker skin)

EYES
·        Empire Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
·        Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil
·        Black Valley Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Carpates Eyeliner Stylo)
·        Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara

LIPS
·        Tonga Lip Liner Pencil
·        Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
·        Madère Pure Matte Lipstick

All products, except where noted, are available at narscosmetics.com.

Makeup for Tia Cibani F/W 2013 by NARS

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NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist, Uzo, created the look for the Tia Cibani Fall/Winter 2013 runway show.

“I love the 1920s feel to the collection, the nod to Art Deco, and the inspiration from Man Ray portraiture,” said Uzo. “I wanted a look that celebrated the beauty standard of that era but still keep things fresh and modern by pairing the bold lip with healthy, luminous skin.”

FACE
·        Sheer Glow Foundation
·        Maldives / Copacabana Multiple (Palm Beach / South Beach Multiple for darker skin)

EYES
·        Namibia Single Eyeshadow (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try 413 BLKR Single Eyeshadowdow)
·        Larger Than Life(R) Lengthening Mascara

BROWS
·        Blondie / Bali Single Eyeshadow
·        Brow Perfector (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Eyebrow Pencil)

LIPS
·        Salsa Lip Liner Pencil
·        Vendanges Lipstick
·        Funny Face Lipstick
·        La Paz Pure Matte Lipstick (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Shrinagar Lipstick)

All products, except where noted, are available at narscosmetics.com.

Makeup Wars: Favorite Holiday Metallics

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3CC Bronze eyeshadow Makeup Wars: Favorite Holiday Metallics

(*Please ignore the dumb purple streak in the pic. Silly replacement camera is being whackadoodle.)

For this edition of Makeup Wars we are discussing our Favorite Holiday Metallics. Well, I took a little bit of latitude with this one. I don’t have a specific “holiday” metallic, because to me I almost always think of glittery golds and silvers and that’s just not really me. However, I do have one metallic that is a regular, every season, staple for me – Copper. Specifically, Three Custom Color “Copper” eyeshadow.

Now, I normally wouldn’t pick this color, as I am much more of a jewel tone girl. But, my fab pal Meredith, from Retrodiva’s Beauty, and I spent the afternoon with Chad Hayduk, co-founder of Three Custom Color, discussing Color Science and Chad enlightened me on how to make my eyes pop by adding Copper into the middle of my eyelid. And, he was so right. Here, listen for yourself:

Anyway, ever since that day, when I need a little extra oomph to my eye look, I grab my 3CC “Copper” to my lids and pop away.

Have you figured out what your opposite, yet complementary, color to add to your eye to make it pop? Do you wear metallics only during the holiday’s or do you rock it all year round?

Don’t forget to find out what metallics the other gals are wearing this holiday season:

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*Disclaimer: This eyeshadow was provided by the company for editorial consideration and because it made my eyes look *good*.

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4th of July at the Pool

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Happy Independence Day to all of my US lovelies! Happy Wednesday to the rest of you! icon smile 4th of July at the Pool

It looks like I am heading out to the pool for a bit today, so I needed to make sure I had several things that would last thru that, protecting me from the rays of the sun & not looking like a complete wreck. This is what I chose for today:

  • Covergirl LastBlast 24Hour to keep my lashes in check.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo cream eyeshadow in “Bad to the Bronze” to keep my eyes looking pretty.
  • Mario Badescu Lip Wax SPF 15 to keep my lips protected.
  • Coola Sunscreen SPF 35 in “Citrus Mimosa” to keep the rest of me protected, and smelling good!
  • Leonor Greyl Lait Luminescence to keep my haircolor protected.
  • How are you guys enjoying, and protecting yourself today?

    *Disclaimer: I received these products from their PR for editorial consideration.

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    Foreign Beauty Friday: Lancome G50 “Last Night” eyeshadow

    *I am lucky enough to know people overseas that send me things. I also have friends and family that travel, so I harrass them make sure they bring me back goodies.

    Funny story – The lovely Blogdorf Goodman got me lemming the cult eyeshadow “Erika F” that is not available here in the US. So when my BFF told me that she was going to France, I *knew* this was my opportunity to finally get my grubby hands on it.

    So, I armed my friend with a picture of “Erika F” that I had thieved from Pink Sith as an easy reference tool, to help her find this beauty. Unfortunately, the watermark that Pink uses (*the helmet) confused the salesgirl, who thought that my BFF was looking for a limited edition product and that the helmet was part of the case! So, the closest thing they could come up with was the “G50 – Last Night” eyeshadow. Which, turns out, is a glorious grey shadow that I will get more use out of than that stupid olive/silver “Erika F” shadow that I would have just cherished and tucked away in a box, never to see the light of day again. (*she says justifying the fact that she will never have it after all, pouting all the day).

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