Last week(s) was very stressful and intense for me, I’ve barely had time for anything (lack of sleep, eating on the go, putting makeup on in a taxi) but I still had to look good. This is why I had to stick to the products that work the best for me, and didn’t have time for any experiments. So here is a selection that I love, that work, and that never let me down.
Makeup wise – my “foundation” of choice was Clarins HydraQuench Tinted Moisturizer which did not enhance any dry patches, and made my skin look glowing. It also helped to even out the skin tone, as I don’t have any major skin problems – this was enough. Bobbi Brown’s Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up in Slate is also a real gem, it tints the brows and holds them in place. I am addicted to this product , will write a detailed review soon.
Lip colour is the only thing that I’ve been changing, but most of the times that was all about the new Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfectors; 03 My Pink created a
I just like Aaron de Mey, I really do. I like his style and his long hair(!) and his quite rebellious collections for Lancome. Glossy black eyes, deep blue eye shadows, the vampy shades for Fall, his collaboration with L’Wren Scott and the Spring collection.
I also like Daria Werbowy. By the way, have you seen the French Vogue’s calender with her? Did you like it?
But today I want to show you the photos of Daria from Marie Claire US December 2010, makeup is by Aaron. There are 5 looks but I’ve chosen 3. I like that all the looks are quite simple yet elegant and beautiful.
I absolutely love the glowy skin, bronzy eyes and this bright lipstick, amazing combination!
Products that are used: Matte Color Design Matte Lipcolor in Posh Pink, Blush Subtil inShimmer Mandarin Sky, Essie nail polish in Secret Affair.
The second look is
Lancome’s Fall 2010 collection which is called French Coquettes was created by Aaron de Mey. He was inspired by the 1870 to the 1920 period of French history and independent and strong women like Kiki de Montparnasse, Sarah Bernhardt and Edith Wharton.
Promo photos were made by Mario Testino. The models are Daria Werbowy and Elettra Wiedemann.
Daria Werbowy represents light and delicate style, subtle elegant lilac eye makeup and quite natural lips.
Elettra Wiedemann is the 20’s Goddess, full of uncompromising self-confidence, with beautiful smoky eyes makeup, perfect brows and vampy lipstick.
- Ombre Absolu Palette
- Bloody Black Cherry
- Metropolitan Beige
- 01 Urban Silver
- 02 Cherry Cherie
I have already mentioned so many new lipstick launches here, here and here, but today let’s take a look at even more new and awesome releases. We all know that one can never have too many lipsticks. An although I personally can’t even fit all my lipsticks into my drawers, I want all of these. Ahem.
And even if you do not need anything, theses days the brands create such beautiful images, videos and the stories behind each product that you feel like you have to indulge. Very clever strategy.
“Covetable comfort meets confident color in a high-pigment formula that glides like a gloss, cloaks like a lipstick—and feels like nothing else. Semi-matte color glides on a stays supple without drying or feeling sticky. Developed with Oil Infusion Complex, an innovative concentration of precious oils, fused to create a smooth-glide effect. Fully coats lips on contact with smooth, saturated, semi-matte style.”
All shades are named after the ’70s counterculture phenomena. There are 13 shades, shown is No 54.
Lancome L’Absolu Rouge
One of my favourite lipstick range ever, so I am very excited about the re-launch of the line with a tonnes new shades, all of them being created by Lisa Eldridge they just have to be killer. These are not yet out but Lancome is available from:
I really like this 70’s inspired Ultra Lavande Spring 2011 makeup collection by Aaron de Mey for Lancome.
I absolutely love the blush and the pastel pink and lavender lip glosses. I also love the lavender mascara and the glitter lavender top coat sounds interesting. I’d love love myself a purple eye khol and nail polish…
To tell the truth I love everything in this collection.Well done, Aaron!
By the way, it is Julia Restoin Roitfeld on the promo photo.
Butterflies Fever Blush,£32.50/$40
Ombre Magnetique, £23.50/$25
- Disco Gold
- Disco Silver
Color Fever Gloss, £18/$26
- Beige Ballerine
- Lavander Ballerine
- Rose Ballerine
Le French Touch Absolu, £23.50/$35
- Lily Rose