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RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 PARIS

And finally, Paris! I did not attend a single show this fashion month and even I’m exhausted (and I think everyones getting a little tired of the runway insta-videos). That being said, the shows this past week have definitely brought their A-game in the makeup department. Continue reading RUNWAY REPORT // S/S 2015 PARIS

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ANNA’S TOP 2013 PICKS


Makeup

HOURGLASS
Immaculate Foundation
Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

The Immaculate Foundation is god-send–the formula feels like a gel moisturizer, the coverage is light but buildable, and it controls oil while looking natural”

MAC
Gently Off Eye and Lip Makeup Remover
Liquidlast Liner

“It truly is the blackest liner I’ve ever used”

GIVENCHY
Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen

“The warmth of this shade is the key to covering the purple hue that naturally shadows my eye, no matter how much sleep I get”

MAKE UP FOR EVER
Mat Velvet Foundation

“Medium to full coverage and the ability to keep your hyperactive oil glands at bay”

REVLON
Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain 

“These things are just as easy to apply as a Nars pencil, and cost about a third of the price. It lasts a good four hours, which is the longest I think any lip product has EVER lasted for me.

Fragrance

LANCOME
La Vie est Belle

“A deep, optimistic mix of iris, patchouli and gourmand. For me, it comes off as very feminine, floral (but not overbearingly so) and a bit mature”

BURBERRY
Body

I love it because it makes you seem like you just naturally smell amazing, not like ‘oh, her perfume smells amazing’.

Skincare

EMINENCE
Clear Skin Probiotic Line

“The products have not only done heaps in clearing my skin, but have also faded a lot of the marks from old breakouts” 

Nails

LANCOME
Vernis in Love in Grey Lumiere

“When I wore it, I noticed that in some lighting it had a burgundy hue, then in different light it looked a bit like a really dark emerald shade and then sometimes it even had a blueish sheen.”

GIVENCHY // MISTER LIGHT INSTANT LIGHT CORRECTIVE PEN

Personally, I never really cared that much about my dark circlesthey were the least of my concerns, and I kinda got used to them. I used to apply a bit of High Beam just below my tear duct to brighten my eyes a bit, but I got lazy and, well, it was almost attracting too much attention to the area. So I went on, ignoring my dark circles that my lovely parents blessed me with. It was up until Marc released his makeup line, when I tried out his brightening under eye concealer that I realized what I was missing out was. I eventually finished off the sample, and luckily received a sample of Givenchy’s version just in time. As always, the sample wasn’t matched to my skin tone, just thrown into my Sephora bag by the boldly made-up cashier. And when I opened it up, I looked far too orangey for me. But after giving it a try, I realized how easily it covered up that darkness that I never knew was so prominent. The sample lasted me weeks, and the day I ran dry, I knew I had to splurge on the real-deal (this included me running away from a school field trip to pick one up). The clicker-pen is beautifully designed and fuss-free. The lady recommended the second shade (Mister Milk), but I found that this shade didn’t cover like my sample shade, which was shockingly shade three, Mister Toast. And yes, I have very pale skin, especially at this time of the year. But I think the warmth of this shade is the key to covering the purple hue that naturally shadows my eye, no matter how much sleep I get. While it’s a bit of an investment piece, this is totally this is that product that you didn’t even know you needed.
 
–Anna Raponi

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

WANT // FALL & WINTER WISHLIST

For some reason, this Fall, I suddenly feel quite minimalistic, and want to dress in just a few colours–white, black, blue, grey, beige. I’m not so huge on prints right now, but I guess when I think about my closet, I guess I never really that crazy about them. Some may think paring my wardrobe down to a few colours might be boring, but I don’t think so.

Within this colour range, you can play so much with texture, and you will always look put together and classic. Ignoring the “fashion rule” of only wearing white until labour day, I’ve worn head to toe white this week. Regardless of the season, I think white jeans and outfits bring such a freshness to what can be considered the more drab seasons of Fall and Winter.

Fashion blogger, Elin Kling, has this look down pat, and seriously has me wanting everything in her closet right now. Minimal, well-chosen accessories and jewelry, and a simple colour palette with a lean towards menswear. Guess I should pick up some more pants.

Coat, Aritzia; Boots, Aquatalia; Black Skinny Jeans, Gap; Nail Polish, Chanel; Scarf, Gant; Ballet Flats, Chloé; White Turtleneck Sweater, Aritzia; Grey Turtleneck Sweater, Vanessa Bruno; Clutch, Givenchy.