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BRIGHT EYES // MIXING TWO BRIGHT EYESHADOWS

When I was younger, I used to love colourful eyeshadow, and would impulsively buy it and rarely use it. Luckily for me, I still had teal and purple shadows lying around for this challenge.
This tutorial can create either a dreamy, colourful look, or more of an edgier look. It can be used with any colour combination really, I just happened to have these colours already. I think it would look really great with blue/green or purple/blue combos as well.
You want to start with a perfect base, so as not to distract from the eyeshadow. I perfected my complexion with Diorshow’s Airflash Foundation.
With a stiff, flat brush, apply MAC eyeshadow in Satellite Dreams to your eyelid. You don’t need to cover the whole thing, just be sure to concentrate the colour along the upper lash line. Then starting from the inner corner, apply a MAC’s Steamy along the lower lash line. When you reach the edge of the eye, create a diagonal line with the eyeshadow to form a cat-eye. Connect the eyeshadow to where the purple shade on your eyelid ends. Blend the edges of the cat-eye with a cotton swab to soften the line.
You can stop here if you want a dreamier look, apply mascara and you’re done.
If you want to kick it up a notch, grab some black eyeliner and trace along your tight-line and water-line, including the tear duct. Finish it off with some mascara.
You can to keep your lips and cheeks fairly muted with such bright colours going on. I applied only a touch of Nars’ Orgasm to my cheeks, and the subdued Rouge Coco lipstick in Mademoiselle.

Taken from this week’s FASHION Magazine Beauty Panel challenge.

FASHION MONTH RECAP // GOLD, GOLD GOLD

It’s all about gold for this coming spring–it evokes an earthier glow than silver, but is at the same time futuristic on the brows at Dior, on the clothes and on the runway at Dries Van Noten, and head to toe at Dolce and Gabbana.

As expected, spring pastels and florals as well, but remixed with an ’80s flair at Balmain (again with the touches of golds on the waist), and in quirky footwear at Rochas, reflected the light washes of colour with ornate mouldings in the buildings of Paris.
The most incredible feats of makeup brilliance were seen at Givenchy, where makeup artist Pat McGrath created full-face sequin and glitter masks on the models’ faces, taking no less than 9 hours to create.

Dior created a forest wonderland for their show, while Chanel created a quirky gallery, presenting abstract sculptures/installations of their iconic products–the Chanel No.5 bottle, and their camellia flower. The girls reflected their artistic surroundings and clothing through their makeup, with colourful eyes that resembled an artist’s paint palette.

Taken from the Instagram accounts of: @vogueparis, @alixcherry, @harpersbazaarau, @joansmalls, @intothegloss, @bat_gio

DIOR // AIRFLASH FOUNDATION

Do you know how hard it is to find a foundation sans SPF these days? Very hard.

I was on the hunt for the perfect foundation for my wedding day for MONTHS (I guess I am slightly obsessed with makeup) and these were the holy trinity of my criteria: no SPF, long-wearing and didn’t make me look corpse-like. Not hard, right?
Allowed to explain:
1) No SPF: I could not have any SPF in my foundation as SPF creates flashback on photos a.k.a. super white flash face. Not cute.
2) Long-wearing: I got married at the beginning of July and who doesn’t want to have the perfect bridal face all day at their wedding? Exactly.
3) No corpse effect: I am very fair (when in doubt, go to the lightest shade in the foundation range and there’s my match) and I find that foundations made for people of my paleness can make me look like a zombie or just plain dead. I have freckles and the combo of covering them up and almost-white foundation has unflattering results (shouldn’t people look alive on their wedding day?).
Even if you are not a bride right now, and you are just looking for a great foundation, THIS IS IT.
The be-all and end-all of foundations. It has the ever-so-slightest pearlescent sheen to it that gives you a magic glow and watch as it erases all unevenness and blemishes.
I used this on myself and three of my bridesmaids (Anna included) on my wedding and day and our skin looked flawless. At around 60 dollars, it is a bit pricey for a foundation but I have been assured by many that women come back and will buy a bottle a month. It is quite simply the best.