Hourglass For Imitation of Christ Spring 2012. Create The Look

I am happy to share the look that was created by Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke for the Imitation of Christ Spring 2012 runway show which took a place on the 8th September at the W Hotel at Union Square.

“The theme of the show was a super-chic wedding party and designer Tara Subkoff orchestrated the affair to seem like a lighthearted walk down the aisle. To accompany the distinctly romantic and playful mood, Brooke devised a look that showcased flawless skin, vivid eyes and pale lips. “It’s about clean, beautiful and memorable makeup—it is a wedding after all,” says Brooke. “This look is timeless, it’s never going to go out of style.”

Even the inspirations testified to the classic motif: Elizabeth Taylor in A Place in the Sun (1951), Grace Kelly in To Catch A Thief (1955), and Catherine Deneuve in The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, a 1964 French musical.”

Here are the products that were used:

  •  Each model was prepped with a new Primer Serum, launching in Summer 2012, which treats your skin as it prepares it for makeup. It is a silky, luxurious oil blend that glides on to create a retexturized surface for foundation, hydrates the complexion and triggers a sensory experience with a host of fragrant essential oils. Suitable for all skin types. Formulated with

Get The Look: Emily Blunt at MET Gala 2013

Did  you get a chance to catch up on the looks from MET Gala 2013? It was interesting to see how celebs or, rather their MUAs and stylists, interpreted this topic.

I did post several looks on my Facebook already and also wanted to share the look that Jenn Streicher created for “my girl” Emily Blunt.

Here is what Jenn says about the look:

“It was Emily’s idea to do pink! Her dress was black so we decided to bring out the theme of the gala by playing up her hair and

Man’s Approved Eye Makeup

This week my male friend (that sees me often) told me that I looked very beautiful After a small pause he told me that it was my eye makeup! Yes, not my eyes, but my eye makeup looked killer.

That was very unexpected, actually. But he is an artist so it kind of makes sense.

So what did I use on that day; and pretty much all week long?

Beautiful Eye Makeup Hourglass Ellis Faas Shu uemura Anastasia

Hourglass Cosmetics Visionaire Eye Shadows Duo in Gypsy (review and swatches)

This is one of my favourite duos, love these eye shadows a lot. I have applies the lighter shade all over the lid and the darker shade in the outer corner in the > shape (which elongates the eye).

Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Brun Noir (review and swatches)

Yes, I use this all the time, but it’s my favourite.  I have created a

Get the Look from Christian Siriano Spring 2014 NYFW with Houglass Cosmetics

The month of Fashion Weeks has started and I usually post some of the beauty looks here, so stay tuned to find out the upcoming trends for SS14.

And today I want to share the look that was created by one of my favourite beauty brands – Hourglass Cosmetics by makeup artist Polly Osmond for Christian Siriano’s spring 2014 collection.

Get the Look from Christian Siriano Spring 2014 NYFW with Houglass Cosmetics

I always love reading about the inspiration behind the collection and  the makeup, so here it is:

Siriano was inspired by a recent trip to Isla Mujeres on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula, and the destination’s exuberant color palette. The new collection features vivid prints, woven raffias, and sculptural organzas all in vibrant hues. “I wanted the collection to be light, feminine and romantic,” says Siriano. “Like the girl left the beach but she had a cocktail party to go to, and threw on a dress, a bright lip, and little highlighter.”

 What Osmond says about the look: “It’s beachy, breezy and with a pop of color on the lips.  I wanted to create a diffusion of texture, color and light. It’s how your skin would look at a tropical sunset. We used the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette to create a breathtaking glow—not just on the cheeks but on the eyes, too.”

 Get The Look

two piece prom gown UK

 Skin

Prep skin with Hourglass No. 28 Primer Serum, infused with

Get the Look and Hairstyle of Balke Lively at 61st Emmy Awards Show

Get the Look and Hair Style of Balke Lively at 61st Emmy Awards Show

Celebrity Makeup Artist Kristofer Buckle used Dior Beauty products to create the look for Blake Lively( S from Gossip Girl) at the 2009  61st Emmy Awards.

How to get the look

Skin: DiorSkin Airflash Spray Foundation in #301, Dior Skinflash #3 around the eyes.

Lips: Dior Serum de Rouge Lipstick as a base with Dior Lip Polish in Radiance Expert on top.

Eyes: DiorShow Blackout Mascara, Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow in Beige Messai#705

Cheeks: DiorBronze Original Tan in Amber Tan #03

This is what Kristofer Buckle says about the look

“I used a lot of warm, honey colors on her skin and lips to make her green eyes pop.

Then I topped off the look with tons of DiorShowBlackout Mascara, which transformed her upper and lower lashes into expressive frames. I used Dior Eye Show in Undressed Beige on Blake’s cheekbones and shoulders to create an ethereal glow,” said Buckle.

It’s technically an eyeshadow but it works basically anywhere you want to reflect the light!”

Hot to get the hairstyle: