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VP x CLARINS // 4 LOOKS: AUTUMN LOOK VIDEO TUTORIAL

For our last, signature look with Clarins Graphic Expression line, we created an ‘Autumn Look’ that incorporated the beautiful, camo-green eyeshadow in the palette and the berry-hued Joli Rouge Pink Camellia lipstick. This look has a bit of sparkle to it, and is perfect for back-to-school and Thanksgiving.

Start by applying the BB Cream to your face, and conceal spots and undereye circles with concealer to create a perfect, even complexion. Apply the Graphic Expression powder along the perimeter of your face, down your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose for a warm, contoured effect.
The eyes and lips are really what make this look. Apply the pale gold eyeshadow from the palette all over the eyelid and browbone (don’t forget the inner corners of your eye!). Then, using a fluffy eyeshadow brush, apply the green shade to the lid. The fluffy brush ensures a lighter application of the shade, not making it too intense. Using your ring finger, dab the pale gold shade on the center of the lid for a brightening effect. Lightly line your low lash line, and line your upper lash line with a slightly heavier hand. Be sure to flip the eyeliner over the blend with the brush. Apply the Be Long mascara and the lipstick, and you’re good to go.

Face:

BB Cream
Instant Concealer
Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder

Eyes:

Ombre Minérale in Forest
Crayon Khôl in Intense Brown
Be Long Mascara in Black

Lips:

Joli Rouge in Pink Camellia

This is the fourth post in a four part series with Clarins featuring their Fall makeup line, Graphic Expression. I was not compensated for these posts (and I only work with brands I love).Part I: Day
Part II: Evening 
Part III: Nude

VP x CLARINS // 4 LOOKS: NUDE

This nude look is perfect ‘no makeup-makeup’ for a weekend gallavanting around town. It requires minimal effort, but gives just enough to create a fresh, pretty look.
Starting in the middle of your face, apply the BB cream fanning outwards. If you want to lighten things up even more, apply the cream right after your usual moisturizer to create a thinner layer. Then apply some concealer to your undereye circles if necessary.
Get a big brush and apply the Graphic Expression Face & Blush Powder down the sides of your face, your cheekbones, along your jaw, down the bridge of your nose, and tap your chin. This will add imperceptible contouring to your face and give you a healthy, peachy glow. Remember to blend!
Brighten up the eyes with the pale gold shade from the eyeshadow palette, curl your lashes and apply some mascara.
Simple, right?
This is the third post in a four part series with Clarins featuring their Fall makeup line, Graphic Expression. I was not compensated for these posts (and I only work with brands I love).

Part I: Day
Part II: Evening

VP x CLARINS // 4 LOOKS: EVENING

You know you’re getting older when you just want to have your friends over instead of going out for your birthday. Those high heels just don’t seem as appealing on your poor feet. Plus, staying up really late is a struggle now because of those office hours. Pathetic.
Or, really fun! Make the party come to you! My friend Joanna made the cake, I made a big pitcher of our signature cocktail, filled our mortar and pestle with guacamole, picked up some flowers and a few other decorations, and I was ready to go.

Even though I was celebrating at home, I still wanted to look special as the birthday girl. Opting not to wear something totally uncomfortable (I wore a comfy dress from Aritzia), I decided to play up my makeup for the night (what could be easier than that?). So, following Clarins “Evening Look” video, I added some drama to my eyes using the new Graphic Expression collection.
I started by applying the BB cream all over my face, and the concealer under my eyes to even our my complexion. I swept the powder across my cheekbones, and along the perimeter of my face and the bridge of my nose to contour my features.
I lined my top lid with dark brown eyeliner, and also applied the ingenious 3-dot liner in-between my lashes for even more definition. I applied the lightest shade of the eyeshadow palette over my lid and up to my brows, then the brown shade from the all over my lid, and the black shade along the upper and lower lash lines. Make sure you blend the black shade all the way to the inner corner of the eye. I finished it all off with a coat of mascara and some nude lipstick.

This is the second post in a four part series with Clarins featuring their Fall makeup line, Graphic Expression. I was not compensated for these posts (and I only work with brands I love).

Part I: Day

VP x CLARINS // 4 LOOKS: DAY

 

With the start of school quickly approaching, and that feeling of a “new” year beginning every September, Anna and I have created a look for your first day–be it at school, work, whatever. To achieve a perfectly polished and fresh face, we used products from Clarins’ new Autumn Collection.
To start with an even base, I smoothed the new BB Skin Perfecting Cream, which has the perfect amount of coverage: more than a tinted moisturizer, but not heavy enough to feel like a foundation, then concealed my undereye circles. Using a big powder brush, I swept the Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder starting at the top of my face, around the sides to the cheekbones, and down tracing the jaw to create a contouring effect (imagine drawing a 3 on the side of your face). Then I lightly brushed the powder on my forehead and down the bridge of my nose, and added a little more colour to my cheekbones.
With an eyeshadow brush, I applied the lightest shade in the Eye Quartet Mineral Palette to create a brightening effect. The pale gold brings a beautiful glow to the eyes. To add definition, apply the second lightest shade into the crease of the eye.
What really makes this look work is the added pop the eyeliner and mascara give to the eyes. Trace a line on your upper lashline, getting thicker as your reach the end of the eye and blend with the little brush handily attached to the end of the pencil. Draw a very light line under your bottom lashes and blend. Finish it all off with a few coats of Be Long mascara, which not only is an amazing mascara, but also contains a formula to make your lashes grow longer. This for me is really the standout item of the line–the little brush is easy to manoeuvre and it really grabs onto each last for definition and length (plus the super chic packaging helps).
P.S. I’m wearing a Banana Republic shirt, Mango pants, custom sandals from a small boutique in Positano and a Longchamp bag.

 

This is the first post in a four part series with Clarins featuring their Fall makeup line, Graphic Expression. I was not compensated for these posts (and I only work with brands I love).

Part II: Evening