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April 20 2014

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Sunday Riley—And Her Makeup Line—Make A Cameo Backstage At Vanessa Bruno

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After breaking the news that Sunday Riley Makeup would be debuting backstage at Vanessa Bruno this week in Paris, the verdict on the skincare guru’s first foray into color cosmetics is in: It’s totally awesome. “They’re great textures for the public—very consumer-friendly,” face painter and Sunday Riley Makeup color consultant Diane Kendal said of the full product range that includes everything from foundations and powders to eye shadows, lipsticks, and liners. To create what she described as “a very Vanessa girl—Jane Birkin, a bit sixties,” Kendal dipped into Riley’s new Liquid Light Foundation, layering it over her cult-favorite Juno Transformative Lipid Serum for dewiness. Dabbing Riley’s Lipstick in Havana Heydey, a peachy pink, onto cheeks—”it’s slightly greasier and adds more shine,” Kendal said of using lipstick rather than a cream blush—she dusted lids with the new Eye Color in Aspen Snow, an iridescent white, lining the top lash line with Riley’s Velvet Gel Eye Pencil in Black.

Riley herself was also on hand to talk about the new offerings. “We didn’t want to just do a capsule collection,” she said about the three-year process that went into meticulously crafting every single piece of the range. As for her favorites, that honor goes to Havana Heyday and her foundations (there are two, a lighter fluid formula and a cream for more coverage). “I wasn’t ever really a big foundation wearer,” the porcelain-complected Riley admitted of life before her makeup line. “But now I can never go back.” (Pro tip: Riley likes to mix her foundation with her Cashmere SPF 30 Advanced Sun Defense and dots it with Juno Serum for added radiance). Be advised that there’s also a pretty fantastic tinted primer that’s got our name all over it.

Photo: Courtesy of Sunday Riley

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