I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while now and the conversation with the lovely Daniel Sandler on twitter(don’t forget to follow him…yes, that Daniel Sandler, Make Up Artist, and yes, you are right when you are thinking about the Watercolours ).
So today’s topic is makeup in films and shows. The question is… Do you think that every time you see a beauty product in a film or show – the company paid for that. Or was it just a part of the plot that the actress had to use lipstick/mascara/powder/perfumes/whatever and it was just a random choice, not a particular brand.
If it is a product placement (this is how it is called) why do they show the product for a second only and, unless you are very good at brands, you will never recognize what brand it was. Plus most people couldn’t care less, only us, makeup fans, always want to know what product was shown (or is it just me?!)
The other question. Who cares? I mean would you get something because Carrie uses this beauty product or Blair uses that beauty product? Maybe I would care and this would influence me when I was a teenager, although I can’t imagine where from I would have money to buy Chanel makeup, but now… I mean come on? Does it really work?
The other thing is when you see your favourite celebrity using a certain makeup product in real life! Remember how Angelina Jolie was spotted using Chantecaille gloss? Well, I read that it was sold out within hours. Amazing, isn’t it?!
I am on the hunt for a perfect Tinted Moisturizer for Spring and though I’d share what options I am considering. I’ve narrowed the list to 3 brands: Dior, BECCA and Hourglass. Now my only problem is that I can’t check out BECCA or Hourglass myself but since I love everything from the brands that I already have I am ready to risk.
So here are the options I am considering with the official information.
Dior Hydra Life Pro-Youth Skin Tint SPF 20 Tube 50ml, £28.50
“A lightweight, tinted moisturizer containing SPF 20 to help prevent sun damage. At the heart of the Dior Gardens blossoms the secret of new, intense hydration that helps to actively preserve youthfulness by diffusing moisture. Hydra Life combines three pure plant extracts derived from these gardens—Jisten, Centella, and Black Rose—to offer the skin all the benefits of the Cellular Bio-Exaltation. The tinted coverage offers light-diffusing pigments that create a natural and visibly enhanced complexion while the formula acts like a true defense barrier against environmental stress thanks to SPF UVA and UVB filters.”
BECCA Luminous Skin Colour, 50ml, £35
“A combination tinted moisturiser and sheer foundation, Luminous Skin Colour visibly improves the complexion, yet looks incredibly natural on the skin whileRead More
Just after I first heard of the new Dior Addict lipstick I knew that it would be mine! As I already said – I love absolutely everything about it, from the promo video and images to the design and the formula.
looks like a simple silver
There are so many shades that everyone can get a right one. If you want something very subtle – go for 253 Basic which looks similar to Guerlain 71 Rose Desir from spring which was hard to get in some countries as far as I know (I’ve swatched them both on my lips, one side was Dior on the other – Guerlain, it was the closest dupe we could find, by we I mean me and sales assistant). It may be also similar to Chanel’s Boy but I haven’t compared them.
Speaking of Rouge Coco Shine, I didn’t get one yet because I was so overwhelmed with Dior that I couldn’t pick the shade, but I will be back for it later. Although I think I will just get the Boy as I want something very natural and sheer for an every day use, as I don’t wear opaque nude lipsticks.
But back to the Dior Addict Lipstick. I’ve beenRead More
So here is a preview of NARS summer 2011 which includes so many beautiful pieces and lot of different shades and colours: turquoise/green/ocean blue eye trio, hot pink and and vibrant coral for lips, gorgeous duos, new eye pencil, 2 nail polishes and a new shimmery pink blush.
This collection includes:
- Blush in New Order
- Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage
- Lipstick in Mayflower
- Lip Gloss in Wonder
- Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero
- The Eye Shadows in
I really like Rimmel lipsticks and lip glosses so I am really happy that they launched the new Long lasting Lipstick with with Zooey Deschanel on the promo.
This is what they say about it:
“Lasting Finish Lipstick now delivers up to 8 hours staying power. The improved formula incorporating Colour Protect technology gives up to 25% more colour impact. Enriched with 50% longer-wearing colour-boost pigments so you will turn heads wherever you go. Intensity, smoothness, shines and up to 8 hours wear – Lasting Finish Lipstick truly has it all!”
There are also 2 other relatively new products by Rimmel, foundation and eye shadows, keep on readingRead More