Oct 092014
 

By terryMy friend at The Black Panties sent me the above preview picture of some upcoming items from the French genius brand By Terry.  Starting at the top left, there is:

  • The new Terribly Densiliss Primer, which is said to be fantastic.
  • On the top right are new Terrybly Densiliss Concealers ($69), which are said to have a matte finish and great coverage. The product has incorporates a corrective serum for anti-aging benefits.
  • The bottom left has a variety of shades of the Terrybly Densiliss Compact pressed powders ($95). These are said to have anti-age, soft focus, and mattifying properties.
  • …and finally, on the bottom right, new blushes!!!  Left to right, the numbers on the top row are numbers 6, 1, and 4. On the bottom row (left to right) are numbers 2, 3 and 5.

Looks pretty exciting!  What do you think? If you are interested in learning more, you can call Alex at Barneys New York at (212) 833-2725.

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Oct 042014
 

Nars Anarampura1NARS reformulated nail polish includes three metallic shades:  the rose gold Pastorale, gold Milos and Amarapura ($20). As with the other polishes released since Summer 2014, these have the wider, easy to use brush and longer lasting formula. These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

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NARS Pastorale is a rose gold.
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On nails:Nars Pastorale swatch2 Milos is a rich, warm gold with subtle sparkle:

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On nails:

Nars Milos metallic swatch1Amarapura is a silver with subtle holographic shimmer.

Nars Anarampura3 copyOn nails:

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All colors described here are opaque in one coat, but the texture benefits from a second coat. The formula is smooth, easily to apply, and highly controllable with the wide, flat brush that is included. The colors are complex, edgy and gorgeous. A well-done group of consistent, well-formulated metallics.

These colors are available at Nars online, Nordstrom, Barneys New York, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

 

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Sep 242014
 

makeuproom

As if life isn’t busy enough, I’m working on adding an addition on my new home.  The original home was designed in the 1930’s, so I thought integrating some custom storage for makeup is a nice upgrade. I wanted to share some pictures to get your suggestions. These are mock-ups for the storage space that I’m considering (two sides of the longer walls, the shorter wall just has more counter space (I believe).

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As you can see, there is drawer-space galore, and cabinets for larger items above.There’s a nice window so that I can take Cafe Makeup pictures when the lighting permits. We’re about to commit to this design, so if you have any creative ideas we’d love to hear them!

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Any thoughts are appreciated!

 

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Sep 132014
 

Here are a few more things that caught my eye at New York and London Fashion Week SS ’15

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Via @MAC_Caroline_D–new MAC Trend Forecast eye palette, 43 & 35 lashes, MAC Red Lipmix/Clear Lipglass mixture at Sibling.

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At Proenza Schouler, MAC Eye Gloss (Pro) was used on a nude matte face:

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Over in make-up, Tom Pecheux decided to give the brows an element of play using Mac Cream Eye Shadows with a dash of powder eye shadow in a matching colour,

browsA similar vibe at Badgley Mischka…

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At Michael Kors, featuring his own bronzer.

kors MAC at Zac Posen.

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….and a MAC video previewing some of their upcoming products.

 

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Sep 092014
 

090914-FWN-RODARTE1-superJumboEveryone is talking about the jewelry-pierced brows at Rodarte SS ’15, but here we’ll focus on the makeup. James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics created the look, “inspired by the idea of a beautiful, fresh face – youthful and vibrant.”

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The key products used were:

FACE
NARSSkin Luminous Moisture Cream
NARSSkin Total Replenishing Eye Cream
Radiant Cream Compact Foundation
Radiant Creamy Concealer
Pressed Powder

CHEEKS
St-Paul-De-Vence Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2015; for now try Orgasm Multiple and the right side of Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow layered with the left side of Isolde Duo Eyeshadow)

EYES
Right side of St-Paul-De-Vence Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2015; for now try the right side of Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow layered with the left side of Isolde Duo Eyeshadow)
Fervor Dual-Intensity Blush –for darker skin tones— (NEW for Spring 2015; for now try Unlawful and Taos Blush)
Left side of Jubilation Dual-Intensity Blush (NEW for Spring 2015; for now Albatross Blush)
Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara
Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life® Long-Wear Eyeliner

LIPS
Barbara Audacious Lipstick
Vanessa Audacious Lipstick –for darker skin tones

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