38 posts tagged "Dior Beauty"
The Quandary: How do I tell my best friend her foundation doesn’t match, without hurting her feelings?
The Expert in Residence: Ricky Wilson, Dior Celebrity Makeup Artist
The Advice: “This is something that I have had to do on many occasions, and it is a very sensitive subject. I have tried a few different approaches. I sometimes ask something like, ‘Hey, did you go tanning?’ If the answer is yes, I say, ‘Oh, so you are wearing the same foundation? Perhaps you should try to deepen it with a little bronzer or blush.’ This normally prompts them to start asking questions like, ‘Is my face too light?,’ and you can easily say, ‘Yes, it’s a tad bit light, but it’s OK, because we know how it’s a big no-no to tan the face.’
“If you have a friend that is obsessed with being dark, so they wear foundations that are many shades deeper than their skin tone, you can say, ‘Hey, I read somewhere that foundation darkens as the day goes on. Also, I found out that it’s best to add color to the face with self-tanners and bronzer because going darker with foundation on a lighter skin tone will usually result in an orange cast.’ I would say that the only reason you are mentioning it is because you care and want to share the info you learned.
“Another thing that works is going on a girls’ makeup-shopping trip. Have someone do your friend’s makeup, and right after the foundation goes on, just start spazzing at how fantastic she looks and how the color of the foundation is a perfect match. Say something like, ‘OMG! I can’t even tell you have foundation on now. It’s so perfect!”
Among the few celebrities whose red carpet moves we have historically tracked closely for beauty inspiration, Carey Mulligan ranks fairly high. Besides being remarkably easy on the eyes, the actress has mastered the fine art of elegance with a twist, both in her dress and beauty choices, when she hits the red carpet. For the latter, Mulligan has Aussie-born makeup artist Georgie Eisdell to thank. Eisdell, who kicked off her makeup career in Sydney while still a teenager, quickly climbed the beauty ranks, becoming an editorial darling and favorite among a coterie of style-savvy celebrities including Mulligan, Dianna Agron (with Eisdell, left), Diane Kruger, Christina Hendricks, and Saoirse Ronan. With Gatsby just hitting theaters, the past two weeks have seen Mulligan pounding the red carpet circuit hard. “My favorite looks for Carey vary,” shares Eisdell. “Her skin is incredible so I always love to enhance that and give her an extra glow. She is quite a chameleon so it makes it very easy for me; everything suits her.” Eisdell’s go-to red carpet products for Mulligan? “Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels; I use them on all my clients because they cool, de-puff, and tone the skin,” she says. “I love my Dior Skinflash Radiance Booster Pen, too. I use it under the eyes to brighten the area and it’s so fine that it doesn’t cake. Lastly I can’t do without my La Mer The Powder; it sets makeup and is kind of my secret weapon to glowing skin.” Here, Eisdell shares some of the beauty bets she reserves for her own big nights out—and the daily grind in between.
The Balm Par Excellence: Lucas’ Papaw Ointment
“This is from Australia and is literally the best lip balm on the planet. There is nothing that heals chapped lips better. It is also amazing for bites, burns, and it’s great to put on dry elbows. The other thing I love to use this product for is when you are breaking in new shoes: Rub a little on the inside of the shoe where it rubs, and you find yourself blister free with perfectly broken in shoes from day one.”
Available at www.newlondonpharmacy.com.
The One and Only Moisturizer: Crème de la Mer Soft Cream
“I cannot live without this moisturizer. It is perfect for every season; I feel like it injects moisture into my skin instantly. It feels light, yet gives so much hydration. It’s the perfect base for makeup!”
Available at www.cremedelamer.com.
The Desert Island Beauty Product: Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium
“If there was only one product I could have, this would be it. This bronzer is so light on the face; it doesn’t have a powdery finish so it can be used over powder, or on clean skin. The color is perfect! It’s so natural and never makes people look over-tanned or orange. It adds the perfect amount of sun-kissed color to the face.”
Available at www.bobbibrown.com.
The Cleansing Necessity: Clarisonic
“This is the only way to wash your face fully. Other than it being a really chic looking appliance, it cleans the skin so well without being too harsh. It removes significantly more dirt, loosens impurities from your pores, and it leaves you so smooth and glowing.”
Available at www.clarisonic.com.
In this, the age of the statement-lip and nail-art resurgence, I find myself more and more choosing subtlety over extravagance. Call it an austerity measure; as much as I’ve loved glossy fuchsia pout perfectors and contrasting hand designs etched with polish pens in the past, I have a hard time getting excited about them these days, drawn instead to cosmetics that enhance, rather than overpower. It’s precisely because of this that Dior’s new Lip and Nail Glow have found a special place in my product arsenal. Meant to slightly bump up the natural pink color of your lips and tips, the Nail Glow applies with a shiny rose finish that provides an impossibly healthy quality, while the Lip Glow serves a similar purpose, albeit in emollient gloss form. Both are impactful, without ever being over-the-top—which reminds me of a very quotable sound bite Guido Palau once gave me backstage at Saint Laurent, circa Fall 2011: “It’s the little things that give the big kind of chicness.”
Remember last month, when we were extolling the virtues of the Diorshow Art Pen that Pat McGrath used to create those painfully perfect cat-eyes backstage at Raf Simons’ Spring Couture show? Turns out, it’s more versatile than previously thought. Behold, makeup artist Yadim’s impressive wielding of the tiny tool, which provided French stunner Marie Piovesan with some seriously avant-garde arches in next month’s issue of Interview Germany—a friendly reminder that it’s called makeup artistry for a reason.
In today’s world of lipstick domination, the myriad product options can be dizzying. Between stains, lip tars, lipsticks, and lip balms—not to mention finishes that include shiny, matte, shimmering, and glossy—the options are literally endless. Satin finishes have caught our eye recently, though, boasting a semimatte texture that offers a best-of-all-worlds solution to the long-standing lip-color debate. “Satin-finish lipsticks do not have a lot of shine to them, which makes them different from a creamy or glossy texture,” explains NARS national makeup artist Francelle Daly. “They have a bit of moisture in the formula to help glide on the lip, but it’s not 100 percent matte, either. This makes it easier to apply, and they tend to stay put without drying out.” If this sounds like the kind of compromise you’ve been looking for, we’ve rounded up five of our favorite satin-finish ’sticks to help spread the lip love.
Peaches and Cream
Jouer Hydrating Lipstick in Meg
The beauty of a satin lipstick is that it feels so good. This hydrating formula contains Cupuaçu butter from Brazil to keep lips supersoft, and has a thicker formula than other satin lipsticks.
Lipstick Queen Saint in Bright Rose
Lipstick Queen creator Poppy King is known for her obsession with lipsticks, and her unique, cult-loved formulas. Her sheer, silky Saint line contains the same colors as her Sinner collection, but with 90 percent less pigment. Don’t let that fool you, though; one application is enough to provide full coverage to lips.
NARS Satin Finish Lip Pencil in Majella
There’s nothing better than a multitasking beauty product, and this lipstick-in-a-pencil means you can skip the liner and still achieve a perfect pout. The formula is incredibly silky and easy to apply, and can be patted off for a stain effect if full-on color isn’t your thing.
The Okay Coral
Dior Addict Lipstick in Exotique, available in May
With spring (hopefully!) right around the corner, this new tulip-pink hue is the ideal addition to your makeup bag. The super-sheer formula delivers an almost dewy texture to lips, and is so light that you almost forget you’re wearing it!
Chanel Rouge Allure in Envoutant
Chanel’s latest offering delivers their most moisturizing formula to date. The rich plummy hue goes on sheer yet is heavily pigmented, so two coats will give you full coverage.