FOTD: Blue-Grey Skies

I dug out my Dior Gris-Gris palette… and wondered why I’ve waited so long to use it again! I love this palette. It’s so versatile, and really easy to use.

Diorskin NUDE Foundation in 051
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphonous Powder
Illamasqua Blush in Nymph
Lumiére Sculptée de Chanel Highlighting Powder
Suqqu Eyebrow Pen in Brown
Dior Gris-Gris Qunt:
Medium Grey on lids
Dark Grey under waterline
Shimmer black on outer corners
YSL Shocking Gel Liner in Sea Black on Lashline
By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly in Blue Vision on waterline
Armani Eyes to Kill Mascara

Urban Decay 24/7 Lip Pencil in Paranoid
Chanel Rouge Allure Laque in Empire

FOTD: Pastel Shine

There’s a whole bunch of stuff going on today with this look. I couldn’t decide what to use, so I just used everything:

Diorskin NUDE Foundation (051)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
By Terry Touche Veloutee (Cream)
By Terry Rose de Rose (Amber Rose)
Make Up For Ever Uplight in #31 (as a base)
Dior Gris Gris Quint (medium grey) on lids
Chanel Enigma Quad (purple) on outer crease and under waterline
Chanel Eye Pencil in Casis (waterline)
Dior Lash Maximixer
Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara
Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Boy

Gris-Gris for The Golden Globes

I got a last minute call to do makeup for three guests, for tonight’s show. I was DETERMINED to break out my Dior Gris-Gris quint. So I did a fast little smokey eye before running out the door:

Dior Forever Foundation (040)
Dior Gris-Gris Quad
Medium Matte Grey on lids and under waterline
Medium Shimmer Grey in crease
Light Shimmer Grey on browbone
Blue Grey Shimmer in inner corner
Dark Shimmer Grey blended above crease
Chanel Gris Scintillant Eye Pencil
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
*Fortunately this quad is VERY easy to work with. My whole face took about 20 minutes. Remember that resolution to get more organized? I’m working on it… I had to slam my kits together to get to my clients on time… but I made it!*

Covet Worthy: Dior Gris-Gris Quint

Okay, this Spring 2011 collection is a lot harder to track down than it looks. Most places haven’t gotten it yet, and those who have only got pieces of the collection. Everyone has gotten the Gris Gris quint, which is EXCELLENT.

I thought it would be too shimmery… but it’s not. It features five velvet shades of grey, with a little shimmer. No frost (thank goodness). Even the blue based grey (upper left corner) is only mildly frosty, and it can be blended out.

Even that darkest color (center of the quint) is grey based. It’s shot through with a multi-color shimmer that I don’t really think will show up in practical application.

I took the color swatches in the sunlight because I think it shows the most accurate finish for the shadows. I think they will definitely catch the light with a flash or under any artificial lighting… but they wear very velvet in natural lighting… which is good. This quint is highly versatile and easy to use.

I have NOT seen the quads yet, or that silver lippie that I really want. I think it’s at Nordstroms… and I’m not going near there until next week. As soon as I find the other pieces, I’ll let you know whether or not they’re covet worthy.

Ciao for now!