August 22 2014

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2 posts tagged "Spring Makeup Trends"

The Odd Couple: Matte Skin and Shimmery Highlights


illamasquaFor Fall 2014, a glowy complexion was very much in, but the strategically placed shine that works brilliantly on the runway can also accentuate a slick T-zone. For those with combination or oily skin, one of the most effective ways to wear highlighter is to juxtapose it with a non-shimmery base. Or if you’re unconventional face painter Alex Box, you do the reverse: “I used a very light veil of matte white pigment over very luxurious, polished, newborn skin at Gareth Pugh—the matte pigment next to something so dewy only heightened the matte texture,” she explained. For those of us who dress (and do our makeup) in a slightly less conceptual manner, there’s Illamasqua’s Matte Veil, a new shine-controlling gel formula laced with humectants (like butyelene glycol and sodium hyaluronate) that help retain moisture. Patting this all over, or just onto areas prone to oil slicks, complements the shimmery pigments that help make the high planes of the face pop. As the saying goes, opposites really do attract.

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Dita Von Teese Exposes Her Dark Side for Spring


dita-von-teeseDita Von Teese posted this photo on Instagram yesterday to celebrate the coming of lilac season (at least in warmer regions), but pretty spring blooms aside, the bigger beauty takeaway was how stunning a deep berry lip looks with pastels. In lieu of tucking away my darker tubes as the mercury rises, I’ll be keeping them in rotation to counter my saccharine sartorial choices (like the lavender Miu Miu jacket I’ve had buried at the back of my closet all winter). For a shade similar to the one the burlesque dancer is sporting here, try Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry (currently available in limited-edition, Marchesa packaging).