Last month I blogged about the talented Quentin Jones, who makes cool collage style videos. This month we are in for anohter treat. She has done a new video together with renowned make up artist Lisa Eldrige for Nars. The interactive video lets you decide which of the 8 new Nars lip pencil colours you would like to be featured. The models in the video are Sarah Ruba, the singer from the cool Canadian electronic band ‘New Look’ (she toured recently toured with the XX) and fashion icon (& designer & stylist ) Catherine Baba who is really into 20’s and 30’s old school hollywood fashion. As for the formulation of the pencils – it is really good: high pay off and creamy texture. I highly recommend them. Check the video and these beauties out!
Friday night Glitter night! Chanel was on a glitter high for AW13 and showed thick encrusted eyelids. A great way to make you feel like you are going to pardeeeee is to pile on the glitter me thinks! H.o.w.e.v.e.r. this can become a xmas effect – instead stick to just the eyes and go for a nude lip. Go for dark muted colours like black, navy, gunmetal, silver and gold. Nars did a stunning mixed glitter job at Thakoon, I absolutely adore it. Easy to do yourself too.
Mix up 2 glitter colours you like before hand in a little bowl. Prime the eyelids with a good primer (Urban Decay), then layer it with cream eyeshadow (Maybelline colour tattoo). Finally apply your mixed glitter with a brush gently onto the eye shadow. Let the night begin!
Watching the excellent Diana Vreeland documentary the other day I noticed her passion for blusher. Diana used it across her cheekbones onto her ears. This was inspired by Japanese Geisha ladies. In Tokyo last year I saw lots of girls do blush in innovative ways. They put is right under their yes to get an even more ‘doll like’ appearance. My favourite blush is the Topshop Head over heels cream blush – but I am biased towards this as I used to work there. I have converted many of my friends, as the formula is a perfect cream to powder. I once found these amazing vintage blushes from a shop in Ashbury Heights in San Francisco which looked a bit like the Besame blushes, so beautiful in their old round gold compacts with mirrors and a flower design. The bit of blush left in was vivid red. I wondered if this had discoloured over time but more likely than not the they loved a bit of red blush aka ‘Rouge’ just like Diana Vreeland did in the old days!
A modern take on blush is two tone blush, using an soft pink and peach or a highlight colour and coral. Good products for this look are the Topshop Sculpting Palette or the Benefit Fine on one Blush Stick or Nars multiple sticks.