I am fair-skinned, blue-eyed and a blonde, which is about as far from emulating the Kim Kardashian look as you can get. Although my look suits me just fine, there are times when I am trying to keep up — not with the Kardashian clan — with Kim’s makeup looks.
How does Kim wear so much eye makeup and not seem to be in pain? Not a grimace, nothing watering, no redness… It appears that she does have talent after all!
It is no secret that I have the world’s most sensitive …
I have always been obsessed with the ‘50s and ‘60s glamour icons Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly…The list goes on and on. I never quite felt comfortable with bright red lips.
Since I’m not blonde, I didn’t quite like bright pinks either. Tomato reds, corals — that is where I found my comfort zone. When I discovered these glamour queens of old, I felt like I had acquired a different beauty look.
I’ve compiled a list of the ultimate glamazon-inspired lip shades! These shades range from the palest …
Now, get ready for RiRi Woo ($15.00) – M·A·C‘s cult classic shade Ruby Woo remixed by Rihanna herself. Exclusively online only (see here for the >> preview post).
RiRi Woo is a “retro matte,” blue-toned red — and it is VERY MATTE, almost looks powdery on lips. Your lips may feel dry due to it being “so matte,” but it’s definitely the truest red I’ve come across!
It gives you that “retro/pin-up” look. I used zero lip balm (wish I did) and my lips looked FLAWLESS! This lipstick will definitely have you pulling off notice-me-lips …
Good news, ladies! Spring/Summer 2013 makeup looks are all about enhancing your features — not trying to look like someone else. Long gone are the days of contoured faces with harsh lines and prescribed beauty. Beauty is diversity.
Lyne Desnoyers, Executive Director of Make Up Artistry, and Gordon Espinet, Vice President Global Artist Training/Development from M·A·C are actual makeup artists that work behind the scenes at all the fashion shows.
They spoke at FIT on April 22nd about Spring/Summer 2013 cosmetic trends. These trends are determined through observations of mood and energy backstage …
M·A·C captures the steamy nocturnal scene in a vivid summer color collection. Powder Blush sets the tone, Eye Shadow Quads smoulder and Powerchrome Eye Pencil illuminates with molten metallic. Lipstick and Lipglass speak volumes as lacquered nails glisten in the night.
Take back the night with M·A·C Bronzing Powder as Pro Longwear Bronzer stays stunning all evening long, Bronzing Oil’s botanical blend transforms skin with lush moisture and Strobe Liquid flashes its sexy afterglow in a new shade.
Available online May 16, 2013 www.maccosmetics.com
Available May 23, 2013 through July 4, 2013
Makeup Bag ($34.00)
M·A·C unveils a luxurious color collection where eyes are the fascinating focus. From exotic smoky looks to breathtaking, grand celebration statements that dazzle like ornate multicolored jewels. Two Eye Shadow X 4 Palettes in grey/blue and beige/brown blend beautifully in shades including Gentle Fume, Carbon, Shroom, Soft Brown and Najm el Lail.
Small Eye Shadow singles add vibrant highlights in Parrot, Gameela, Farasha, Hajar Karim. Lining is legendary – dramatic black Kohl Power Eye Pencil in Feline sweeps into a wide wing and Liquid Eye Liner’s gel formula creates an elegant edge. …
At a recent neighborhood party, my friend Sarah passed me the new NARS blush she was sure I hadn’t tried. “A bit dark for me,” I replied. Secure with my own shade of Deep Throat by the same brand.
“Here,” she said, thrusting the makeup brush into my hands. It appeared to be covered in powder, mingled with tiny bits of dust and I wondered: Did she clean this makeup brush from time to time or… ever?!
The idea of sharing makeup brushes slightly grossed me out. After all, I had read …
M·A·C loves everything about a cupcake. Face Powder arrives in exclusively designed cupcake patterns, and Lustre Drops create a luminous finish. Pro Longwear Paint Pots add a touch of dazzle. Haute & Naughty Lash delivers two-in-one coverage. Lipstick lays it on soft and tempting in tones including Devil’s Food and Raspberry Swirl. Mineralize Tinted Lip Balm provides nutrient-rich moisture. Nail Lacquer decorates in glittering Bleu Velvet and Pistachio Crème. And for professional results, two limited-edition brushes with pastel accents. Hello, cupcake!
Available online April 11, 2013
Available in stores April 18, 2013 through May 26, 2013
M·A·C Fashion Sets flash forward with bold and beautiful brights – shades that pop with a vivid edge and modern vibe. Four distinctive sets feature five impactful ways to wear Lipstick, Lipglass, Lip Pencil, Eye Shadow and Nail Lacquer. Brilliant colour ways set the tone for a season of sophisticated looks that stand out in their allure. From the bright orange apricot of Ablaze to the fuchsia flash of Embrace Me – the overall effect is stunning in its deep, rich infusion of powerful pigments.
Available online March 28, 2013
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M·A·C’s Extended Play Gigablack Lash goes beyond black to carbon for intense lashes with high volume and wide reach that lasts up to 16 hours. The mascara curls, lifts and enhances the natural thickness of lashes in an intensely black pigment, while beautifully conditioning for a smooth, soft finish. A petite “gripper” brush, embedded with micro-spheres covers even the tiniest lashes, from base to tip, for dramatic definition.
Available online, www.maccosmetics.com
Available in stores March 14, 2012 in the permanent line
Extended Play Gigablack Lash ($16.00)
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