Guerlain Holiday 2011: Flirt

So, I traded in the Rouge G in Bianca for a much better color (at a much better price)… the Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt:

It’s a much better color. Better formula, much better pigment… and cheaper to boot! The Rouge G Lipsticks retail for $47… the Rouge Automatique Lipsticks are $35. My wallet was very happy about this little trade. I love this color. I actually wore it for an FOTD:

FACE
Guerlain Parure Extreme (Dore 24)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
NARS Blush in Orgasm
EYES
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Pom Pom (brows)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Twilight (lids)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Taupe Grise (crease)
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong (lashline/under outer waterline)
Sumita Eyeliner in Deep Plum
Armani Eyes to Kill Intense Mascara in Night Violet
LIPS
Guerlain Rouge Automatique in Flirt

FOTD: Blackened Purple

I totally wore this all day like I was doing a night job or a fashion show. Ehhhh, I was in that kind of mood:

FACE
Dior Forever Foundation (5.0)
Chanel Loose Powder (Dore)
Armani Blush in #6
EYES
Bare Minerals Prime Time Eyelid Primer
Louise Young Eyeshadow in Black Bear (brows/lids)
Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #92 I(crease/under waterline)
Chanel Eyeshadow in Twilight (blended above crease)
Cargo Black Eye Pencil (waterline)
MAC Extreme Black False Lashes Mascara
LIPS
Shiseido Shimmer Rouge Lipstick in Iron Maiden

Chanel Sophisticated Eye Collection: Tools and Twilight

So  here are my first two loves from the new Chanel ‘Sophisticated Eye’ collection…

I’m admitting to a ‘frivolous’ purchase — for I broke down and got the eyelash curler.

Why? I have no sane reason. I just wanted it. That’s it and that’s all. I LOVE the way it comes packaged… only Chanel. lol

I also got the single eyeshadow in Twilight, which I feel is the sleeper hit among the singles. It’s pink, but it’s got a warm dimension that I absolutely love. It really complements my warm skin tone… which can sometimes be a challenge with pink.

I really love this shadow. I’m so glad I tried it at the counter, because in the pot it just looks… pedestrian. But it really warmed up on my skin, and I was totally impressed by that.

Chanelling Kristen Stewart: The Unusual Smoky Eye

You all know Kristen Stewart:
The non-traditional (and rather reluctant) starlet was cast as a character named Bella in the ultimate PG-13 romanticism of vampire lore… Hollywood is nothing if without a sense of humor. Kristen Stewart may not possess the inflatable body parts and botoxed features of some of her more notorious counterparts, but she shines nonetheless. I really like this particular ‘smoky eye’ done on Stewart. The look inspired a tutorial from Pixiwoo Samantha, which inspired a look from me:
The ‘brown skin’ trick to this interpretation is to go ‘darker’ with the colors, to acheive the same ratio of skin tone to shadow pigmentation. Stewart is wearing a blue green iridescent shadow, surrounded by a warm brown. Pixiwoo Smantha used MAC clubbing… but I went even darker and used Rock & Republic eyeshadow in Emerge. The surrounding brown is NARS eyeshadow in Mekong. Since Mekong is such an intense brown, I dotted it on with a small eyeshadow brush, then blended it out with a clean fluffy brush. I repeated the step three or four times, until I got my desired shade.

Complete Breakdown: 
FACE: 
Chanel Bronze Universal (used as a foundation)
YSL Cream Concealer in #4
Rock & Republic Blush in Call Me
EYES:
Dior Eye Pencil in Brunette
Rock & Republic Eyeshadow in Emerge
NARS Eyeshadow in Mekong
MAC Eye Pencil in Industrial
YSL Faux Cils Mascara in #1
LIPS:
By Terry Or De Rose Lip Balm
That’s my interpretation. It’s not exact, but then… it’s not supposed to be. I like the mix of unexpected colors for this look. So to Kristen Stewart (and her MUA) I say, Kudos for going your own way.