Yesterday I had to attend a social event and I decided to wear a black smokey eye makeup look but I wanted something that can be done very easy since my right hand is still healing and I can’t afford to play with many colors. For this look I used only three colors: a black gel eyeliner pencil from Avon which I used as a black base and applied all over the lid and then blended into the crease with my MAC 217 brush. To set the color I applied a black eyeshadow with subtle shimmer from Essence but you can use any black eyeshadow you want with matte, glitter or satin finish. Into the crease for blending I used the darkest shade from Make Up Factory Eyeshadow Palette #12. Under the brow bone I used Jordana Eyeshadow in #05 Creamy Vanilla which is a matte shade matching my skin tone very similar with MAC Vanilla.
I usually don’t wear this type of eye makeup because I’m more attracted toward nude and pink shades but a change it’s good sometimes. I’m still wearing this makeup now when I’m writing this post and it still looks great, without any fading and creasing. Continue Reading
Today I began to test some new makeup products and while I was playing with different shades and textures I started to create another fall 2012 makeup look. I decided to use one of my old eyeshadow palettes to create a simple eye makeup because I’m still recovering from my injury and my right hand is still bandaged so I still can’t hold the brushes very well.
This is the second makeup look created with Make Up Factory Palette that I decided to post but if you want to check out my first makeup look in autumnal shades please click here. When I began the makeup was quite a lot of sun outside but my complexion looks a little bit pale because the new shade of Shiseido Radian Lifting Foundation (info & photos) I’m currently testing, makes me look a little bit pale. Continue Reading
The other day I worn a simple makeup look in autumnal shades that I want to share with you today. Most of the shades I used are from Isadora Eyeshadow Quartet in #25 Coral Bronze, some nice light brown shades with shimmery textures. On my nails I’m wearing a shade from Essence Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part 2 collection which I reviewed the other day, but more about the products I used in the list bellow.
In the autumn I usually like to wear a makeup in golden, brown, bronze or neutral shades but I have some days when I’m in the mood for a bright makeup look. Continue Reading
The other day I wanted to try a simple eye makeup with a few MAC pigments I received as samples from MAC Romania a while ago and which I honestly can’t find available anymore @maccosmetics.com. I’m guessing they were limited edition shades although I heard they are still available here in the stores as colors from permanent line. I will have to check out their names next time I’ll visit a MAC Store.
I was in a hurry so I didn’t want to spent more than 5 minutes on this makeup and choose something very simple but yet colorful. I also tested the new shades of Max Factor Facefinity All Day Flawless 3 in 1 Foundation (preview & swatches) I received a while ago.
I hope you will enjoy this makeup even though is nothing too fancy, but I’m sure anyone can achieve it. Continue Reading
Here is my special post for my makeup look created by Sinziana Iaru (official website) – trainer makeup artist @Exclusive Beauty Line Academy – yesterday when I visited Kinetics nails stand at Cosmetic Beauty Hair 2012 edition (info & photos).
I chose to have a different makeup than I’m usually wearing so Sinziana did a an evening makeup look, suitable if you are going to the club, to a rock concert or any occasion which requires a more dramatic look. Was really a pleasure to have Sinziana doing my makeup and having the chance to receive a few makeup tips and talk her into revealing some of her makeup techniques.
I don’t know how many of my Romanian readers are familiar with the name Sinziana Iaru (facebook page) but she is a very talented makeup artist and a nice person who is willing to share her makeup experience with any beginner makeup artist or person interested in receiving tips, advices and more information. Last night at Estetica Awards 2012 edition she won third place with an amazing makeup creation. Continue Reading
If earlier I presented you the new Shiseido Lacquer Rouge Fall 2012 Collection (swatches, photos & info) I though you may enjoy some of the face charts realized by Dick Page using the new shades of Lacquer Rouge.
I’m happy to see that one of the fall 2012 face charts bares the name of my favorite Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Disco RS404 (review, swatches, photos). I also prepared for you another two face charts where Lacquer Rouge in Portrait RD 203 and Nocturne RD 607 where used.
Disco Face Chart
- Shimmering Cream Eye Color PK 214 Pale Shell
- Shimmering Cream Eye Color PK 302 Magnolia
- Shimmering Cream Eye Color BK 912 Caviar
- Luminizing Satin Face Color PK 304 Carnation
- Luminizing Satin Face Color WT 905 High Beam White
Discover new face charts right after the jump. Continue Reading
Since Dior Golden Jungle Fall 2012 Collection (info, photos & prices) has become available online in US and until it will be seen on international counters on August 2012 I thought you might like to see some Dior Fall – Winter 2012 Makeup Trends.
Eyelids are silvered, underscored with a brisk stroke of color along the lash line – in hot pink, lagoon blue, pearly white or prairie green – that stretches toward the temple. Snappy fluorescents echo the bold colors of the clothes in Raf Simons’ Haute Couture collection for Dior. Lips, too, resonate with vivid color and the intensity of orangey reds and gourmand pinks. They also reflect the collection’s duality when, at the center of the lower lip, a touch of a different color is delicately dabbed on with a finger. Created by Tyen, Dior makeup creative director, the show look is, like Simons’ designs, a hymn to color.
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I’m going to present you a second makeup look for fall/ winter 2012 – 2013 created for Kryolan by Kevin James Bennett called Blue Aura. If I were to choose between Kyrolan Blue Aura Makeup Look and Kryolan Femme Phenomenon Makeup Look for Fall/ Winter 2012 – 2013 (info, photos & products used) created by Yuko Takahashi I would go with the blue water shades.
“Blue Aura” is the name of the gorgeous fall-winter look by award winning American make-up artist Kevin James Bennett for Kryolan. In this upcoming season, ombre and “tonal” make-up are the statement makers and Bennett demonstrates this trend by creating a modified smoky eye of unexpected elegance using blue as the new black. The focal point is a modern, intensively color saturated eye make-up, framed with a flawlessly perfected complexion.
Kevin, winner of 2 Emmy Awards, is famous for his technique of creating radiantly beautiful complexions that frame his make-up art. “Make-up becomes fascinating and quite memorable when there is one featured element”, is his credo. “And smooth, perfected skin is the ideal backdrop.”
Take the jump to find out more about this makeup look. Continue Reading