MakeUp4All AUTUMN 2011 Online Beauty Magazine

Hourglass Cosmetics for Adrienne Vittadini. Create the Look

So here is the next look from the NYFW. This time it is by Hourglass Cosmetics. And if the NARS one was obviously for the runway, this one you can wear in your everyday life.

Inspiration for the look:

“At Hourglass we’re dedicated to timeless glamour and ageless beauty, which was a perfect fit for the Adrienne Vittadini show at New York Fashion Week this season. I was determined to showcase the iconic faces of the women in the show, and not overpower them with makeup. It was about luminous skin, glowing cheeks, glossy lashes and neutral pouts. It was about individual glamour and vivid self-expression,” said Michael Pierce (Hourglass Beauty Director).

Star products included:

Illusion Tinted Moisturizer, which has clinical levels of anti-aging ingredients to ensure dewy skin; Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush, to create a radiant complexion on everyone from Roshumba to Niki Taylor; Vol 6. Eye Palette in Neo-Classic, a new palette of wearable matte shades to be released this summer; and Lash Lacquer, a sensational new top coat for lashes to be released in the fall.



Using the #2 foundation brush, Michael started by applying Veil Mineral Primer to prep her skin, followed by Illusion Tinted Moisturizer in Ivory for a dewy finish. He continued by using Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light- using the bronze to contour the cheekbone and the highlighter for strong definition. He finished the cheeks with a touch of Hourglass’ newest product – Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush.


To emphasize Niki’s gorgeous eyes, he mixed the matte bone and shimmer shell shades from the Vol 6. Palette in Neo-Classic, using the #3 brush and swept them over the lid. He then applied the chocolate brown shade in the crease of the eye for a smoky effect, followed by Script Precision Liquid Liner which he slightly winged out in an upward direction. He finished with Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara and a coat of Lash Lacquer for intense & dramatic eye lashes.


He traced the lips with Trace Lip Liner in Voice. He then filled them with Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Whisper and added a dab of Prodigy Hydrating Lip Gloss in Opium to create the perfect pout.

Would you wear such look?

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