Friday, 26 December 2008


The Look: Make-up artists tweaked Revlon founder Charles Revson’s matching-lipsand-tips combo by designing eye-nail duos for multiple shows. “A rich jewel-tone hue on both the lids and nails exudes luxury,” says Cherie Pollard, a Creative Nail Design nail stylist, who emptied several bottles of copper polish at Bill Blass.

Werу Seen At: Charlotte Ronson, Bill Blass, Monique Lhuillier, Milly, and Vivienne Tam.

File nails into a square shape with rounded edges. The longer the length, the more feminine the effect, Pollard says, who recommends buffing nails before applying a base coat, to anchor the color on the nail.

Creative Nail Design nail polish in Baroque, NFS, and Deep Velvet, YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in N.5, Vincent Longo Wet Diamond Eyeshadow in Metropolitan, Urban Decay Eyeshadows in Gash (left) and Twice Baked (right).

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


You have to look gorgeous on your New Year party. You can have just carnival make-up without carnival costume, but even wearing carnival costume you can't do without festal make-up. Winter holiday parties are the time to be creative with your makeup and try new and crazy things.

• Shimmer powders are easy to apply and add a light, sparkly dusting to your skin. Try dusting a translucent shimmer powder, available in loose and pressed formulas, onto your bare skin with a powder puff. Try Shimmer Powder or in Gold.

• Shimmery Lotions - sheer and unscented - can also add a sparkle to cleavage, shoulders arms, or legs when applied directly to bare skin. Try Moisturizer, but remember a little bit of shimmer lotion will go a long way, so apply it sparingly with your fingertips.

• In the end if you decide against body shimmer you can play up your eyes with some pearly shadows, such as Clinique's High Impact Shadows in Sugar Sugar, Smashing and Serenity. Just sweep the colour you chose across your lid with the provided applicator for a fuss-free but glamorous look. Do not forget to use mascara to complete your look. Try Lancome's Magnificils, or if you want a waterproof formula, then try Lancome's Aquacils.

• If you decide to play up your eyes, then be sure to keep your lips natural and glossy.