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Winter Brights

WINTER_BRIGHTS

Pops of colour and bright attire gives life to an otherwise wet and grey fall season. Opt for neutral makeup like chocolate brown eye liners, peach lip colours, and light enhancing cheeks to effortlessly pull this look together.

1. Shiseido Face Colour Enhancer 2. Obsessive Compulsive Nail Polish in Covet 3. Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Coral Bite 4. YSL Lumieres Majorelle Colour Palette 5. Chanel Rouge Allure Gloss in Exotique  6. Laura Mercier Creme Liner in Espresso 7. Shu Uemura Warm Eye Shadow Palette 8. Jouer Illuminating Eye Definer Pencil

Kenzo Bi-Colour Jaquard Dress/ Teal Spade Felt Fedora /Nike Air Max 90 GS Hyper Pink/ Kate Spade Small Square Stud Earrings /Joe Fresh Red Stripe Shaker Knit Sweater/ Alexander Wang Runway Survival Kit in Citrine/Blue Unreal Fur Jacket /Maiyet Pleated Wide Leg Trousers

 

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Dramatic Eyeliner Fall 2014

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This seasons eyeliner looks bring major drama, here are a few tips to take these runway trends from the catwalk to the street.

Lanvin’s undone, smudgy lids can be replicated by using a small flat brush and a black cream shadow. The round edges on the inner and outer corners give the liner at Dries Van Noten a very cool feel. Shrink the size of the liner and avoid extending too far out towards the temple to capture the essence of the look in a more wearable way. Opaque black lids combined with massive amounts of lower mascara, as seen at Saint Laurent can be toned down by simply taking the liner only half way up the eyelid.

1. Urban Decay Good Karma Multi-Task Brush 2. Givenchy Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow  3. Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara 4. Shu Uemura Calligraphy Ink Eyeliner Pen  5. Ellis Faas Creamy Eyes

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Get the Look Chloe FW14

The makeup look from the Chloe show is both simple and pretty. The eyes are the main focus; I love the cool and warm combo of the colours. To recreate the look use lavender on the eyelids and a warm brown through the crease. Make sure to blend the brown shadow out towards the temple, and wrap it underneath the eyes. To achieve the diffused look use a cream shadow like MAC Mid-Tone Sepia. The skin should be perfected where needed with concealer, and a tiny amount should be applied to the lips to take down the natural lip colour.

1. Hakuhodo S142Bk Eye Shadow Brush  2. MAC Mid-Tone Sepia Cream Colour Base 3. Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Asphyxia 4. MAC Master Match Concealer 

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Best of Paris Fashion Week SS15

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Paris was like a creative overload. Incredible collections, spectacular shows, and brilliant makeup looks it was hard to pick only 9 looks. Clearly I need a bigger grid! The high gloss black masks, blocked out eyebrows and, impeccably blended bronze shadow at Alexander McQueen was my absolute favourite look of the week. Of course this strikingly beautiful look was the work of Pat McGrath.

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Best of Milan Fashion Week SS15

These 9 shows from the Milan collections showcased some rather beautiful makeup. Full strong brows were in effect at Versace, Dolce & Gabbana, and Armani. The single line eyebrow courtesy of Pat McGrath at Prada was also a fave. Fendi’s strip eyeliner designed by Peter Philips, was cut from leather hair ties. 70’s wavy hair and slightly flushed cheeks at Pucci completed the hippie vibe of the collection. Sultry eyes at Cavalli are standard procedure, it’s just what they do. Gucci was soft and neutral this season where as Missoni had a pop of colour with a matte red lip.

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Best of London Fashion Week SS15

The makeup  looks from London fashion week were definitely more diverse than we had seen in New York. Of course there were the fresh faces and dewy skin that go without saying on the catwalk, but the mad creations (there were about 6 different looks) at Vivienne Westwood is what makes London fashion week so brilliant!

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Best of New York Fashion Week SS15

New York fashion week had a very strong theme: no makeup, makeup. In the case of Marc Jacobs it was literally no makeup! Francois Nars was said to have used moisturizer to prep and unless the model had a blemish no makeup was applied at all.

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Transition to Fall: Neutrals

As we move into the new season neutrals are the perfect segue bridging the gap between summer and fall. Enhance your complexion with subtle shading and highlighting. A sweep of metallic shadow on the lids and plump up your lips with a nude matte lipstick.

1. YSL Fusion Ink Foundation  2. Hourglass Femme Nude 3. Giorgio Armani Eye Shadow Palette 4. Christian Louboutin Nail Colour  5. Charlotte Tilbury Rock N’ Kohl in Eye Cheat  6. Contouring Cheek Colour Duo

Karen Walker Brown Tortoise Shell Sunglasses/ Maison Martin Margiela Trunk Boots/ Isabel Marant Dodge Feather Charm Bracelet/ Acne Studios Mohair Cardigan/ Roksanda Felted Wool Skirt/ Givenchy Antigona Bag 

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Transition to Fall: Light Eyebrows

I standby the fact that full eyebrows frame the eyes and add character to the face, but I still love bleached brows in the right situation. Usually the appropriate environment for such a look would be for a show like at Givenchy and Alexander Wang or on a shoot. However a couple of shades lighter without going to the extreme of using bleach, can be a pretty hot look in real life, case in point Erdem. The easiest way to recreate this look would be to use a brow gel that is a lighter shade than your natural eyebrow. If you really want to go for a more dramatic look try using a cream concealer on a mascara wand, and brushing through the brow hairs to take down the natural colour.

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What to Wear: Summer Holiday

 I love vacationing in the summer. As the season winds down the opportunities for beach wear and minimal makeup grow fewer. So as I head off on my holiday in a few weeks, this is what’s inspiring my packing list.

Brows are non negotiable so Shu Uemura Brow Ink is completely budge proof and easy to apply once for the whole day. I’m really into a white manicure. It’s bright and fresh and looks good with a tan.

If I’m having a good skin day then I prefer a sheer coverage tinted moisturizer, CC or BB cream preferably with SPF. I like the Armani Luminesssence as it comes in a variety shades. A cream blush on cheeks gives a gorgeous glow and is fast to apply I’ve been using Maybelline Master Glaze lately in my kit.

Even though I often haul around about 7 different lip products on any given day. The reality is, all I ever use on myself is either a nude gloss or bright lipstick.

The fastest way to enhance your eyes is with a smudgy black kohl. Wrap it all around the eye and blend out with a brush or your fingers and, you’ve just gone from day to night in a flash.

1. Shu Uemura Brow Ink 2. Topshop White Speckle Nail Polish 3. Giorgio Armani Luminessence CC Moisturizer 4. Supergoop Sunscreen Oil 5. By Terry Ombre Black Star Colour Fix Cream Eyeshadow Stick  6. MAC Lipglass in Myth  7. Givenchy Rouge Lipstick in Rose Perfecto 8. Maybelline Master Glaze in Just Pinched Pink

J. Crew Jersey Dark Turquoise Metal Trim Bikini/ Isabel Marant Vally Printed Silk Muslin Dress/Prada Cat Eye Acetate Sunglasses/River Island Blue Abstract Print Monokini/Aquazzurra Amazon Snake Skin Cut Out Sandals

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