Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Coral is a color generally reserved for lips and cheeks but try mixing it up this season by applying it to the eyelids. Blend with paler shades (or apply lightly) to create a cool, almost pastel effect. It's an unexpected interpretation of a traditional Summer look.
Note: I hadn't seen the lovely Kelly Kopen in years… not since she was rocking a short, brunette, tomboy do. It was such a pleasure to reconnect!
Note: This look is a mixture of Dior's new Bird of Paradise collection and one of their older eyeshadows. Stay tuned for another take on the collection using their teal, green and blue eyeshadow palette.
PRODUCTS // Dior Backstage Eyeshadow in Pareo, Dior Show New Look in Black, Dior Powder Eyebrow Pencil in Sand, Dior Paradise Duo Bronzing Powder in Coral Glow, Dior Jelly Lip Pen in Carioca (lips were blotted with concealer first to create a more opaque and slightly paler tone)
Friday, June 14, 2013
I've had quite a few requests for another Why Don't You post (see the first one here) inspired by Diana Vreeland's legendary Harper's Bazaar column of the same name. And so here are some irreverent beauty suggestions for this weekend's recreational activities.
1: Channel Isabella Rossellini in Wild at Heart with a blonde wig and dark brows…
2: Wink at every attractive stranger you see…
3: Rediscover Zinka… use as war paint at the beach, research Adam Ant for inspiration...
4: Pile on strands of pearls, gold chains, silver and beaded bohemian designs along with country western style necklaces over a plain white t-shirt… pair with MAC's Saint Germain lipstick...
5: Skip the manicure and paint the tips of your fingers to match your eyeshadow...
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Inspired by Karlheinz Weinberger's portraits of rebel boys in the 1950's, talented upcoming hair stylist Bobby Eliot created this genius curled do. I kept Miss Jodie Smith's make-up classically pretty with just a touch of the 50's in the big lashes and defined brows (referencing Helen Williams' iconic beauty).
Note: Jodie, Bobby and I have another look (a very extreme one!) up our sleeves… stay tuned.
PRODUCTS // Tom Ford Eye Color Quad in Cognac Sable, Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara in Black Satin, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette, NARS Blush in Seduction, Bobbi Brown Rich Lipstick in Bare Pink, Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage in SC-8, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer in Mocha
Thursday, June 6, 2013
I've been attempting to organize my Polaroids and in the process, keep stumbling on images that I never posted but probably should have. Among them was this one which had the words "lipstick bandit" scribbled on the back. And JP (Jennifer Pugh), I miss your face. We are seriously overdue for another play date.
Since I can't remember the exact color I used to create the bandit mask, here is a list of my five favorite orange-red lipsticks for Summer 2013.
1: Rouge Dior in Ara Red
It's my go-to classic and makes it on all of my favorite product lists (see my Red Roundup from last June). A close runner-up is Rouge Dior in Blazing Red which is a shade lighter and more orange.
2: Chanel Rouge Allure in Coromandel
A very iconic color (think old Hollywood glamour) with a luxurious texture.
3: Tom Ford Lip Color in Wild Ginger
This shade is more orange than red but layered over a neutral red lipliner (such as MAC's Redd), it's gorgeous on a bronzed face.
4: NARS Semi Matte Lipstick in Heat Wave
Another tried and true favorite, this intense color is not for the shy. Try layering over a bright orange lip pencil for an almost neon version (be brave and use MAC's What a Blast).
5: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Le Orange
A sophisticated shade with a satin finish, this lipstick is easy to blot down into a stain if you prefer.
6: I know, I said this was a list of five but I recently added another tube to my arsenal… Bobbi Brown's Creamy Matte Lip Color in Jenna. It's a great everyday color for Summer.
* No orange-red list would be complete without MAC's Lady Danger but considering that I said five, then gave you six… seven seemed excessive so here it is as an honorable mention.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Icy cool silver eyes and pale pink lips are the perfect contrast to the summer heat.
Note: Check out model Beau Dunn's art and blog!
PRODUCTS // Chanel Les 4 Ombres in Smoky Eyes, Tom Ford Eye Pencil in Onyx, Givenchy Noir Couture Mascara in Black Satin, Laura Mercier Brow Definer in Soft, Dior Nude Tan in Honey, Tom Ford Lip Color in Blush Nude
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Sometimes simple is better as in the case of Klazina's dark brows and clean face. The perfectly mussed hair was created by Patricia Morales who gave the following advice for achieving this look: Start by rough drying your hair, spritz with Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray and then pull back into a low, textured ponytail.
PRODUCTS // Dior Show Mascara in Catwalk Black, Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette, Anastasia Brow Fix, NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Terre Neuve (used on lips and face), NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I have wanted to shoot Adri since the first time her face popped up on a mutual friend's Instagram feed. As well as being lovely, stylish and cool, she is a talented young photographer. This look is an exagerrated version of her signature make-up style (cat eyes and dark red lips).
PRODUCTS // Hourglass Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner in Ebony, NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Pandora, Chanel Le Volume De Chanel Mascara in Noir, Laura Mercier Brow Definer, Chanel Joues Contraste Blush in Rose Ecrin, Ellis Faas Creamy Lips in L101