‘China Blue’ Look
So I had a dream last night about a dark navy and silver look so Ihad to try it out today. LOL. I reached for my fave navy shade which is of course NARS China Blue eyeshadow and a couple of MUFE eyeshadows. Now I was never into t…
Archive for September 16th, 2010
‘China Blue’ Look
I’m back with another tutorial! Today’s look is a bit softer and romantic. I was inspired by the colors in the Stila Marrakesh palette. It’s an extremely wearable look using pinks and browns. I’ve always loved Stila shadows. They’re so easy to blend and are super pigmented. This is a great look for daytime or even a date.
Click here to see the tutorial!
Check out the video!
Here are some of the products from BeFlurt used in today’s tutorial:
Stila Marrakesh Palette: Originally $38, retails for $16.89 (In the video I accidentally said it was $8). This palette was the inspiration for my look. Pinks and browns never go out of style and they create such a romantic, wearable look. The colors all have a shimmer to them. I would have preferred at least one matte finish in the mix but you can also add your own matte shadows for balance.
Bobbi Brown Lip Sheer in Natural Beige- Originally $22, Retails for $11.99. I’m a huge fan of Bobbi Brown products. This color is an amazing nude tone. It allows just enough coverage with being sheer enough to not give my lips a cakey look. It does have that old school lipstick smell though, but I’m willing to overlook it since the color is so pretty.
Pixi Lip Booster in Daisy - Originally $14, retails for $2.99. I’ve always wanted to try out this line and when I finally did, it did not disappoint. This is a twist-up gloss, similar to the Stila Lip Glazes. The color is absolutely gorgeous on top of the Bobbi Brown nude shade. I’ve been rocking this combo non-stop. I love how this is a nude shade but it has subtle gold shimmers. The shimmers don’t look obvious, but they give the look a really nice shine.
Pixi Water Blush in Chesnut Stain – Originally $16, retails for $5.99. I’ve been rocking my Jemma Kidd blush non-stop and I’m almost out. I was happy to try out another brand. This one is similar to the Benefit cheek stains with it’s nail polish style applicator. In the video, I applied the stain using a cheek stain on damp cheeks and the color is really pretty – truly a glow from within look. These stains last so much longer on me than regular blushes or even those of the cream variety.
The final look!
This is a more natural look for me. I tried to change it up by adding more of a fish tail shape to my shadow and trying out individual lashes on myself. I find it so much easier to pop individuals on my clients. Honestly, I don’t think the pictures show the makeup as well as the video does. That’s the problem with shimmery shadows, they don’t always photograph well.
Here’s What I Used:
Tarte Emphaseyes Brow Pencil
Afterglow cosmetics loose shadows in cocoa andsuede
Stila Marrakesh Palette
NYX Skinny Marker Liquid Eyeliner
Ardell Individual Flare lashes
Rimmel Fix & Perfect Foundation Primer
Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer in Medium
MAC Studio in NC43
MAC Bronze Bronzer
MAC MSF natural in medium dark
Pixie Water Cheek stain in Chesnut
Bobbi Brown lip sheer in Natural Beige
Pixi Lip Booster gloss in Daisy
You can find these products at http://www.beflurt.com
FTC Disclosure: Products provided for review. I am not affiliated with this company and not paid
for this review. These are my honest thoughts and opinions.
It seems like every time you turn around (or, I should say: every time you turn the page of a fashion magazine!) a new “celebrity” perfume hits the market. Whether it’s Sarah Jessica Parker’s Lovely, Prince’s Get Wild, JLo’s JLo Glow, or Miss Piggy’s Moi, it seems like if you’re a celebrity in any form, there’s going to be a scent marketed with your name and face on it. Because they’re so prevalent…and because there’s probably a ton of money involved in the celebrity fragrance world…it doesn’t seem like the trend of celebs hawking scents is going anywhere anytime soon.
Recently, Total Beauty ran a piece about the best and worst celebrity perfumes. The fave? Hilary Duff’s With Love (a scent I have in my collection–one that I actually kind of like!). The worst? M by Mariah Carey.
Here’s my question for you this week: does celebrity endorsement of a fragrance help or hurt? Or does it depend entirely on the celebrity? My take? I normally shy away from celeb scents. I want to smell like classic, good things…like flowers, nature, woods, etc….I don’t want to smell like Britney Spears, thank you very much. I avoid celebrity perfumes and never really give them a chance. I’d rather have the scent speak for itself without putting me in the “OMG, I’m a huge Gwen Stefani fan so of course I wear L.A.M.B.” camp.
Ultimately, fragrance selection is hugely personal and who am I to judge? If you love, love, love Electric Youth (Debbie Gibson!), then rock on with your bad self. Me? I’ll stick with my non-celebrity endorsed scents.