Beauty Show – Fall 2009 – Sexy Eyes (part 3)

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It’s a colorful Autumn, so you can satisfy all your fantasies in terms of eye makeup – from the thinnest eye contour or a more intense one with black eyeliner, tot the tinted eyelids or in “naughty” colors.

Mascara Burjois Coup de Theatre 2 in 1 Violet Tip: A very sensual trend of this season is the makeup “tone on tone”. For example, they eyelids painted in beige or brown shades must be assorted with a blush also brown and lips of beige or nude colors.

Here are my recommendations, about some of them you can read more on Karen’s blog, because she already review some of them.

Estee Lauder Limited Edition Signature Eyeshadow Quad – Rose Amethyst – 35$

Lancome Declaring Indigo Ink Artliner – 24$

Chanel Venice Eye Gloss Luminous Cream Quadra Eye Shadow – 65$

Sephora Doe Eyed Felt Eye Liner

Mascara Bourjois Coup de Theatre 2 in 1 Violet – 21$

Corector Maybelline Affinitone Concealer

Rimmel Color Rush Special Effects Mono Eyeshadow – After Dark – 5.75$

Dark nails

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I hope that you like this come-back as much as I do! I always loved dark nails. Black, dark brown or mysterious purple, you name your favorite, but all these dark nail polish colors gave me the feeling of a mysterious and strong women. They look great on short nails but if you choose some art nail design (with the condition that you won’t color all your nail) you can wear you nails a little bit longer.

The colors

Darker shades – purple, indigo, plum, red-black – are sober and sexy at the same time. Plus, they complement perfectly outfits in neutral colors (gray, beige, brown) so fashionable this fall.

Shape

There is no problem if you want to wear your nails a little bit longer and rounded at the top, but darker nail polishes look better on very short nails, naturally rounded at the top.

Resistance

Only specialists have such a precision to manage not to stain the cuticles when they apply the nail polish. So we would better use first a base coat, then the nail polish, and in the end a top coat that will make the nail polish resist better and have a nice shine.

Here are my nail polishes suggestions for this fall. Karen from MakeupAndBeautyBlog and Michelle from  AllLacqueredUp already reviewed some of them, so you are only a click away from seeing these beautiful swatches.

Review-Lancome La Base Pro (make up primer)

I wish that I could have (at least one time) a perfect makeup like our celebrities.  Do I have a chance?

This question was in my mind for a long time. I watched TV commercials, read magazines, see movies and I wanted to have that perfect doll face, without crazy pimples ( they appear when I least expected and from nowhere), red spots or any other unexpected surprises on my  face, when I woke up in the morning.  Finally, after I did a little research I found at my favorite beauty brand Lancome the product that was going to “give me a new face”.

Like I told you ladies before, I don’t use foundation everyday and I try to keep on my face as less makeup as possible, but this doesn’t mean that I shouldn’t have a perfect makeup in those few days when I need to look perfect. Occasions like weddings, gathering with old friends, jobs interviews  or some fancy dinners, all these ask for a  perfect makeup. My help was inspired by make-up artists techniques who revealed their secrets for a perfect complexion!

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The secret of a perfect complexion makeup lies in preparing the skin before applying any other makeup product. Here you can count on Lancome La Base Pro, a translucent make-up base. You must use it after you cleaned your skin and before applying your foundation. It was enough to apply only a thin layer to feel my skin incredibly soft and non greasy. Pores are enlarged, fine lines fade, signs of tiredness are diminished and all other skin imperfections are visibly reduced. This translucent make-up base with smoothing effect will boost make-up wear. Continue Reading

Beauty Show – Fall 2009 – Hot Lips (part 2)

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Contrasts are the law when it comes to color lips this season: you can opt for electric colors, but even  for some very dark ones. Common denominator is boldly. As for me, I think I will stick to those electric colors, cause being so white skin dark colors won’t do anything else, then make me look very pale or even Emo style.

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Tip: If you want purple or electric pink lips, the eyes makeup should be reduced to minimum – neutral eyeshadow and mascara -, otherwise you will get more a funny look then a trendy one. For evening, when you want a retro-glam look, you can accentuate your eyes and lips, with the condition that you’ll stick in the same color range. Continue Reading

Beauty show – Fall 2009 – Doll face (part 1)

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I know that you are curious to find out with what colors and makeup styles you will be in the spotlight in the cold season, so I will give you all the details about the newest makeup trends. I will split this article in 3 parts and dedicate this first part to makeup for your complexion. In the next two parts I will uncover you the latest trends of hot lips and sexy eyes.

DOLL FACE

LesTissages-Chanel Complexion like porcelain and cheeks like only dolls have are among the celebrities looks of this season!

Tip: To see exactly where you should apply your blush, look in the mirror after you made a little effort to see where your cheeks turned naturally pink. You won’t fail, if after you shook up in your hand the brush loaded with powder or blush, you start applying from the lower part of your cheek b bones to the temples. Continue Reading

Silver eyes – cool and natural makeup look

Silver is perfect as an evening makeup and emphasizes the eyes, no matter the color. If you take a peek to Giorgio’s Armani summer collection and you’ll study the radiance makeups based of metallic gray, you will see that I’m right.

Choose products for both lips and cheeks that include in their composition shiny particles. Even celebrities like Blake Lively adopted this makeup. Let’s get inspired by this  natural makeup. You can use some products from my suggestions bellow or you can try your own and let me know how the look came up.

Silver eyes look

What you need:

  1. MM795344 Collistar Kajal duo Magnetica collection. Use the black for a discreet eye contour, and the white to  to illuminate the internal corners and inside the lower lid.
  2. Gloss Clinique long last glosswear ( SPF 15) – 27 $
  3. Chanel Soleil Tan is a gently bronzing. It’s innovative oil-free formula promise to give you a natural gorgeous bronze. It’s available on 5 shades at Sephora for about 50$. 
  4. The corrector from L’Oreal Paris Infaillible Concentrat (14.25 $).
  5. Mascara Captiv Eyes Extreme Black from Givenchy ( 26$ at Sephora).  This intense volumizing mascara will instantly plumps and thickens your lashes to the maximum. From the first application your look will be intensified because this irresistible mascara  plays with the light in order to create a deep and intense reflection. It’s available in 2 shades: Extreme black and Brown black. Continue Reading

Innocent look – The makeup that makes you look younger

innocent look After the age of 25 the search of the innocent beauty becomes a purpose. We want to look fresh and young. I know I want it every time I look in the mirror. This thing can really become possible. We only need the courage to adopt a natural trend.

If you are used to cover your face with lots of makeup, foundation and powder, your complexion will start loosing its natural color after a long period of time. Of course you can choose solarium or creams with tan effect if you really want to.

I start using foundation and powder only 3 years ago, because I noticed that during my working hours on my complexion begun to appear some red spots. I used to work in a place where was a lot of smoke from cigarettes and cigars and this smoke was entering deep into my skin. I have to admit that I’m a non smoking person and I try  to keep away from all the smoking areas as much as I can. After a period of time while I was working in that place, the effects start appearing on my face. When I got home, all the time I start a cleansing routine and OMG you don’t want to know how black and dirty were my makeup removal pads. So, I decided to start using a foundation and powder, just to protect my skin against the smoke.  Now I quit working there and during the summer I don’t cover my face with anything (besides face creams with SPF, of course). Sometimes during the cold season I like to use Vichy Flexitent, but not everyday.

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Lancome Mascaras review- Which one is your favorite? Hypnose, Fatale, Definicils or maybe the new Hypnose Drama

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Lancome’s Mascaras have the  best mascara formula I’ve ever used. Along the years I’ve tried lots of Mascaras Brands, from Max Factor and L’Oreal to Maybelline and Rimmel.  Some of them were great at first, like Max Factor Masterpiece ( It was love at first sight with this baby ),  but after a while – and I’m not talking months – the effect was not the same and it really ended very fast. Some of my friends were using it too and we all realized that after 3 weeks we need a new one. I like the texture of a new mascara, and I know  is natural that after a few weeks of using will not have the same effect like in the beginning, but with Masterpiece all was happening very fast. Every 3 weeks I had to buy a new one, so I start searching for a new brand of mascara in the same price range.

Soon after this I took a trip by plane and I had the chance to scoop into the tax free shops. Here I found LancomeHypnose and Definicils wrapped together at a very good price. I knew Hypnose  was launched in 2004 and quickly became the best world selling mascara, so tempted by the 2 in 1 price offer and reviews I’ve decided to give it a try. Continue Reading