FOTD: PHAME Expo 2013

The first PHAME (Professional Hair and Makeup Expo) got underway today. Now that IMATS has morphed into… well… something else, this pro-invite event lured several hundred makeup adventure seekers to Pasadena to see what’s what.

Now, it’s 100+ degrees these days (no… really), so I was not interested in wearing anything that would crease, run or otherwise make me look like a melted ice cream cone. So I kept it clean:

FACE
EYES
Elizabeth Arden Smoky Powder Pencil in Black (waterline/lashline)
LIPS

FOTD: Boys Don’t Cry

I dug into the other NARS + Pierre Hardy Blush. These things are SO pigmented… a little bit goes a very long way.

FACE
NARS Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)
NARS Blush in Boys Don’t Cry
EYES
Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Zero (waterline)
Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara
LIPS
Lip Fusion Gloss in Summer

FOTD: Radiant Neutral

I wanted to show you guys how I use the Hourglass Ambient Light Powders. Please keep in  mind that these are ‘finishing’ powders. They are not meant to blot, control oil, or set foundations. they are the last thing that you ‘dust’ over the high (or low) points of your face after you’ve finished your makeup.

FACE
NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer (Malaga)
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer (Ginger)
NARS Multiple in Puerto Vallarta (blush)
Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Dim Light (center of face)
Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Radiant Light (outer edges of the face)
EYES
MAC Pigment in Naked Dark (lids)
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner in Caviar Ink (lashline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold #1 (waterline)
Burberry Effortless Mascara
LIPS
Chanel Lip Gloss in Insouciance
Now, the first time I took the picture… there was so much ‘radiance’ that I got massive flashback and the lens wouldn’t focus:

FOTD: Burberry Test Drive

I tried the Burberry Foundation and Fresh Glow (mixed together as suggested by SA), and it turned out beautifully. The Fresh Glow adds just that.. a ‘glow’ without looking glittery or overly highlighted. It doesn’t pull pink or yellow/gold… the result is very neutral.

FACE
Burberry Fresh Glow
Burberry Sheer Foundation in #10
NARS Radiant Concealer in Ginger
Chanel Sculpting Veil in Notorious
Chanel Blush in Frivole
Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Radiant Light (highlight)
EYES
MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Cream in #10 (outer lids)
Stila Eyeshadow in Oasis (all over lids)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (outer crease/under waterline)
Guerlain Retractable Pencil in Gold (waterline)
Guerlain Maxi Lash Mascara
LIPS
Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick in Muse
MAC Lip Gelee in Goldensoft

FOTD: Elllis Faas & Het Loo

I had just a teeny bit of time today, but I wanted to give the Ellis Faas foundation a run. It performed wonderfully. In case anyone is wondering why I ended up with my color, and a darker one… it’s in preparation for the summer, when I will undoubtedly tan.

Anyways:

FACE
Ellis Faas Skin Veil in S106
NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger
NARS Light Reflecting Loose Powder
LORAC Blush in Ruby Rouge
EYES
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Ting (lashline to brow)
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Maowi (crease)
Chanel Eye Pencil in Santal (lashline & waterline)
Volume de Chanel Mascara
LIPS
NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Het Loo

The Makeup Show LA (2013): Swatches!

Here are swatches of my goodies from The Makeup Show:

NARS Multiple in G-Spot:

NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Golshan (top) and Het Loo (bottom)

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger:

*remember that I tend to go very light with concealers. I tend to add a lot of light under my eyes and in the center of my face. I would not use this to conceal blemishes… for that I’d use a color corrector. Concealers, for me, are specifically about adding light to contrast contour.*

Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation in WT-00
The lady at Koh Gen Do uses this to bring ‘up’ any foundation color that’s too dark. It’s a heck of an adjuster. Because it’s technically a foundation, it blends extremely well with other foundations… and can also be used alone as a highlighter.
Ellis Faas Skin Veil in S106:
Ellis Faas Skin Veil in S107