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Lanvin designer has partnered with French cosmetic giant Lancome in what has turned out to be an adorable collection. The packaging is covered in brightly coloured, carefree doodles drawn by Alber Elbaz himself. It’s a completely eye focused collection featuring Lancome’s infamous mascara line up, eyeliners, shadows, and some rather cool looking lashes. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen false lashes before at Lancome, and this launch is the perfect time to introduce them.
Don’t miss out the collaboration launches June 15, 2013.
For strong graphic eye makeup mark out the design with a pencil first, then fill in and blend for a precise, balanced look.
I loved the combination of textures in both the makeup look and the collection itself at Dior Resort. The matte white shadow almost disappears, yet you can still see the structure of the shape. The simple centre parted ponytails drew more focus to the velvet fuchsia lip, but at the end of the end of the day it was all about those clothes.
The cover of Vogue Japan features a very fresh, simple, fashion forward bride. The makeup look is all about thick winged out eyeliner, framed by beautifully defined brows. To achieve flawless skin first prep with the appropriate skincare. Then use a lightweight illuminating foundation or BB cream to give an all over glow. Contour the cheekbones, and apply a soft pink lip colour.
I’ve been meaning to try this Lip oil by Houglass now for a few weeks, and I finally did yesterday. I love anything that’s an oil when it comes to beauty products. This oil balm has all the must-have ingredients for a perfect pout–essential oils, plant oils, and vitamins work to condition lips, banish dryness and chapping, and shield against environmental aggressors. On top of all that, there are active ingredients to strengthen the moisture barrier, smooth skin, and enhance the shape, texture, and volume of your lips. The actual oil is thick like honey and is dispensed from an 24K anti-bacterial gold plated tip! You can’t get more fabulous than that.
Switch from your large powder brush to a small soft haired brush when applying powder around the eyes, and nose. Using the right size tool will be far more effective.
Image from style.com
Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel Resort collection gave you a feeling of being on a rather chic mini-break. The makeup look featured sooty black eyelids winged out towards the temple, and stretched into the inner corner. As a massive advocate for lower liner, I loved the indigo blue that wrapped around the lower lash line. Natural matte skin, with soft contouring and neutral lips completed the vacation inspired look.
Another campaign for the incomparable Kate Moss. She is the new face, and body of St. Tropez tanning products. The backstage shots show her bring prepped by the fabulous Val Garland for makeup and Sam McKnight for hair. A winning combination because the end result is stunning.
Images from vogue.co.uk
I find myself in need of a new makeup bag. Nothing too big as that encourages me to carry way too many products at one time. Which inevitably becomes quite heavy in my handbag. After a bit of research I’ve narrowed it down to these 5. I’m in love with the 3.1 Philip Lim gold one. I am not in love with the price.
Sarah Jessica gets her own post for 2 reasons. Her Philip Treacy head piece was beyond fabulous, and because it was too big to fit in the last grid! The whole ensemble was stunning. I’m a huge Giles fan after working backstage on his shows the past few seasons in London. His collections are works of art. I loved the dress. The head piece was so over the top, and you can’t really tell in this picture but her hair was in a very intricate braid. The makeup had no choice but to be understated!
Images from justjared.com