Here’s a quick post on a look I did a couple weekends ago. I have been lemming the new Dior Summer 2013 Bird of Paradise collection badly so I thought I would try to curb my tropical cravings with some products in my stash. I used a few shades from the Dior Garden Pastels palette from last year along with Rouge Bunny Rouge Mysterious Tinamou eyeshadow and my Annabelle Smoothliner in Meteorite. I can’t recall what I used for blush but it doesn’t matter anyways because all you can see is my flushed cheeks! I may have already partaken in some Saturday afternoon beverages at the time these photos were taken. Yay rosacea! On the lips I am wearing one of my all time favourite lip formulas, YSL Glossy Stain, in 27 Peche Cerra-Colla.
This weeks FashionMagazine.com Beauty Panel challenge was celebrity idols that inspire our hair and/or makeup. I don’t really idolize any celebrities as far as fashion, beauty, or anything else for that matter, but when it comes to a celebrity’s red carpet looks that usually catch my eye it would have to be Kristen Stewart. I tend to find the makeup looks on the red carpet rather boring. Sure they look gorgeous and polished, but I usually find myself viewing the look as more “everyday” than red carpet worthy. What I love about Kristen is how adventurous her makeup looks are and that she is not afraid to experiment with colour. Smoky eyes infused with vibrant shades of colour is one of her signature styles that I am most fond of. I love the elongated shape her eyeshadow usually takes and the beauty of her porcelain skin. While I often find myself wanting to reach out and touch up her lip product, as it almost always seems to look worn off possibly from too much lip locking with Robert Pattinson, I still love the overall package. I tried to put on my best constipated expression for my Kristen Stewart inspired look but I don’t quite have the knack for it that Kristen does!
Products used (linked to original reviews where available): Revlon Colorstay Foundation Normal/Dry *110 Ivory*, Benefit FakeUp Concealer *Light*, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder *Ethereal*, Lise Watier Blush-On Powder *Rose Eclat*, Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics Wet & Dry Eye Shadow Quads *7 and 12* bottom right shade from both used dry, Burberry Sheer Eye Shadow in *Midnight Brown*, Yves Saint Laurent Dessin du Regard Eye Pencil *Black*, L’Oreal Telescopic Extensions Mascara *Blackest Black*, Anastasia Brow Powder Duo *Ash Blonde*, Maybelline Color Whisper Lipstick *Who Wore it Red-er*
Here is a face of the day featuring some of the Yves Saint Laurent Summer 2013 products. I can tell already that I will be getting a lot of use out of these this summer! I love the soft hazy sunset hues the Marrakesh Sunset Eye Palette imparts on the eyes and I have already wore the YSL Glossy Stain in Corail Alla Prima out several times since receiving it last week. I can’t get enough of it! I am wearing the Yves Saint Laurent Terre Saharienne Matte & Natural Bronzing Powder in 10 Terre Amber as well which I will review shortly. I added some Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 10L on my lower waterline to really pull the look together.