Bling: Top AW17 Festive Highlighters

Festive season means gorgeous and luxurious highlighters which come in gold and silver packaging. I have selected 5 which, in my opinion, will make any girl happy, beauty present-wise.

1. BURBERRY Festive Silver Shimmer Illuminating Powder ($68 from Sephora)

A LE compact with a silver bow can be worn as a highlighter or an eye shadow.

2. Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Precious Rocks ( $57 from Saks and Nordstrom)

Another silver packaging, also a LE variation of the cult product – Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer powder.

3.GUERLAIN Météorites Gold Pearl  Light-Revealing Pearls of Powder

(from Escentual and Sephora)

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Bridal Beauty: The Products I’ve Used On My Wedding Day

Long time readers will know how I do not really share personal things, however, this month I’ve got married, and I wanted to share the products I’ve used on the big day. Of course, I did my own makeup.

Face

I’ve tried many products and product combos but, in the end, I’ve just decided to use my beloved  Rouge Bunny Rouge SERENE LIGHT Skin Perfector  (here). This is a slightly tinted primer which leaves your skin glowing and luminous. For my very dry skin it is perfect. It is a primer so barely gives any coverage but is great for adding radiance and creating that “healthy” polished look.  I’ve covered all the little imperfections I’ve had with the MAC Pro Concealer and Corrector Palette in Light ( Amazon and Amazon UK) slightly powdered the t-zone  with the Rouge Bunny Rouge Flawless Face Powder Precious Velvet (review). It it the only powder I use, not a fan of powder on myself. I’ve added some Highlighting Liquid Seas of Illumination in Sea Of Tranquility (review) , also by RBR, where I wanted to have more glow.  I’ve chosen a cool-toned highlighter to go well with my cool toned lipstick and nail varnish. To add some warmth to my face I’ve used two of my absolute favourites – theBalm Balm Desert (review) and Daniel Sandler Watercolour in Golden Glow (review). I’ve mentioned both products so many times that I won’t go into much details again, I just bloody love both. And I always use Daniel’s blushers on brides so used my favourite shade on myself, as well.  Besides the old favourites I’ve decided to try a new product for me (used it only twice before) –Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift (Nordstrom and Liberty ) and it did not disappoint.  It is a

MAC In High-Def Collection. Fall 2009

high def mac

Cameras everywhere, media madness, instant images flashed around the world in seconds…You ARE being photographed! Better be optimum-optic, high requency fabulous, these are modern times! The In High Def collection is makeup designed for the new-technology demands of the professional world. The sharp tone, colour and picture clarity of Hi-def TV. For girls and boys who want to look god no matter who’s looking. Face and Body Foundation formulated for flawless replication; at last, you can achieve the perfection expected on screen at all times. A complementary collection of Lipstick, Lipglass, Mineralize Skinfinish/Natural applied with the 187 Du Fibre and 188 Small Du Fibre Face Brushes fool the eye, and the camera. The very best in the new look of Hi-Def, made easy.

Area of Distribution: North America – Stores only. No Asia

Lipsticks: (LE) $14.00USD/$16.50CAD

  1. Close to Real – Light, neutral peach pink (Lustre)
  2. High Def – Mid-tone neutral coral (Amplified Cream)
  3. Sharp Focus – Deep brown plum (Lustre)
  4. Resolutly Red – Deepened claret (Lustre)

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Face:

Face & Body Foundation: (Permanent) $32.00USD/$38.50CAD

A water-based, water-resistant foundation that provides long-lasting, natural coverage for face and/or body. Ideal for all skin types. Face and Body Foundation provides sheer, natural looking coverage in an easy to blend, water-resistant formula. The long-lasting formula is available in a wide range of colours and contains several emollients to help moisturize and condition the skin. It delivers professional looking results that meet the exacting standards of beauty photography and is ideal for perfecting the face and body.

N1 – Soft alabaster

N2 – Porcelain beige

N3 – Creamy natural beige

N5 – Caramel beige

N7 – Warm bronze

N9 – Deep warm bronze

C1 – Soft ivory

C2 – Golden creamy beige

C3 – Golden sandy beige

C4 – Golden natural beige

C5 – Pale golden honey

C6 – Rich golden honey

C7 – Warm caramel

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Mineralize SPF15 Foundation – Loose: (Permanent) $29.00USD/$35.00CAD

A lightweight loose powder mineral foundation that provides the skin with a smooth, radiant, natural finish. Brushes on the skin for medium-buildable coverage. Special mineral complex helps keep skin healthy and nourished while the blend of moisturizers and conditioners in the formula help create a smooth, flawless application. Provides everyday SPF 15 sun protection.

  1. Light – Soft pale beige
  2. Light Medium – Pale golden beige

SS19 Eye Shadows Palettes: Charlotte Tilbury, Viseart, MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Urban Decay

Let’s have a look at the new eye shadow palettes which are out for SS19. I did post about some of the lip products, so here are some of the new releases for the eyes.

CHARLOTTE TILBURY The Icon Eyeshadow Palette  $65 from SephoraCult Beautyand Net A Porter.

12  shades:  Day Eyes Prime (light white), Day Eyes Enhance (amber honey), Day Eyes Smoke (scarlet), Date Eyes Prime (gold), Date Eyes Enhance (antique), Date Eyes Smoke (gold bronze), Diva Eyes Prime (champagne), Diva Eyes Enhance (burnt gold), Diva Eyes Smoke (rich auburn), Disco Eyes Prime (green), Disco Eyes Enhance (blue), Disco Eyes Smoke (black).

I like the Bowie reference and the fact that you get some colourful shades in the mix.

NARS Skin Deep Eyeshadow Palette, $59 Nordstorm, Selfridges,  Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus.

12 eye shadows  in: Taunt (matte cream), Sophia (matte rich cool brown), Whipped (matte warm brown), Undressed (matte taupe brown), Bali (matte deep natural taupe), Icon (shimmering rosy gold), Basic Instinct (shimmering icy rose), Coconut Grove (matte deep brown), Centerfold (shimmering grey beige), Calendar Girl (shimmering golden brown), Faster Pussycat (metallic copper), Unbuttoned (shimmering deep brown).

You can’t go wrong with the slick NARS packaging and the quality of their eye shadows.

Urban Decay NAKED RELOADED Eyeshadow Palette, $44 from Sephora and  from Feel Unique.

UD new Naked palette looks gorgeous. No matter how many Naked palettes they bring out, they still manage to make them look hot! I have the original one, and the one with pink tones and, honestly, would not say no to this one. And it is the best present for

MAC Pro & Aveda at Rodarte. NYWF Spring 2010. Copy the Look and Hairstyle

I already made  2 posts about NYWF Spring 2010:

Create 5 Fantastic Looks From NYFW. Spring 2010 by Sephora, NARS, CoverGirl and Revlon

Create 3 Fabulous Looks From NYFW. Spring 2010 by Lancome, MAC and NARS

And in this post I’d like to tell you about my favorite look of the week by MAC Pro at Rodarte. You can create this edgy and dark look , hairstyle and “tattoos” yourself. Plus it’s Halloween soon;)  So enjoy it!

Makeup

Rodarte NYFW 2

  • Face and Body Foundation – applied to skin for a transparent, matte finish.
  • Accentuate Sculpting Powder – used to contour cheeks slightly.
  • Bone Beige Sculpting Powder – brushed into socket and under eye to slightly contour.
  • Eyelashes curled. No mascara.
  • Beet Lip Pencil – applied to center of lips for a reddish-wine stain.
  • Black Lip Mix and Fast Response Eye Cream – mixed and precisely outlined around Beet Lip Pencil for a soft-edged, transparent and full lip.

Tattoos

rodarte tattoo

  • PRO Micronized Airbrush in Black Black
  • Brush 252
  • Brush 242
  • PRO Mixing Medium/Alcohol Base
  • Liquidlast Liner in Point Black

“The idea for the tattoos stemmed from Kate and Laura’s desire to celebrate makeup as art not only for the face, but also for the body in a similar way that Indian culture uses henna. They want women to look at makeup as an accessory for an outfit the way you would a bracelet or a necklace,” said Chantel Miller.

Hairstyle