Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Purple. It's everywhere. Whether on a mannequin in a high-end store, in discount knock-off boutique store windows, on the streets or even faces, purple is the new (again) black. We're talking rich, deep shades of purple, even eggplant & burgundy. Chanel's Rouge Allure Lipstick in Hysteria is a wicked shade. If you dare to don a deep lip, keep the eyes bare with just a hint of mascara. For a smokey, sexy Purple Haze eye Mac's Cream Color Base in Bat Black is a deep hue of purple with black undertows. Blame it on the Twilight & True Blood revolution, purple & goth have taken on the fashion & beauty industry. It's cool, we were rocking the dark shades in Milan in the 80's. It was decadent, groovy & raw. Even caught it on the original purple knight himself. There was Prince, decked out in purple long ago. Out on a wintry, haze-filled Italian disco night in the dark. Purple, full circle.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
I worked the More Magazine's Reinvention Event (women over forty) with Giorgio Armani Cosmetics and got to meet hundreds of fabulous women. With guest speakers such as Laura Bush, Nora Eprhon, Tim Quinn and many, many more illustrious women, one couldn't help but feel inspired. Armani's ten minute mini-makeovers were a huge success. We had an endless line of clients that turned into hours of fun, intelligent conversation and beautifully painted faces. Tim Quinn, genius Artistic Director for Armani Beauty was on hand with helpful hints and gorge color suggestions. Lasting Silk UV Foundation SPF 20 goes on smooth & matte, and looks clean with full twelve hour coverage. The best part, it's weightless and feels like air on your skin. I recommended Crema Nera face and eye cream to all the fearless 40+ ladies that sat in my chair. Crema Nera is enriched with minerals and stimulates cell metabolism, resulting in plumper and firmer looking skin. The light weight formula leaves the skin looking radiant and ready for the perfect make up application. I admit I can't wait to get my hands on it.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Mac Cosmetic's Pink Swoon blush creates the perfect flush on the cheek.
The cool pink shade looks a little cold & scary in the pot. When applied to the apples it gives the face a lively, pretty glow. A little trick I learned from the ultimate diva? Apply the blush high on the apples close to the eye for an added burst of luminosity. Oooh, I can't tell you her hush hush name, but she is a goddess and a real class act. Pink Swoon is her go to blush. Now, it seems to be mine. So, thanks for the tip. Perfectly precious.