2014 beauty routine

2014 beauty routine

products you cannot go wrong with, literally.

products you cannot go wrong with, literally.

Lips makeup / Sephora Collection matte palette eyeshadow / Sephora Collection angled makeup brush / MAKE UP FOR EVER face powder / Benefit makeup / Benefit lip stain / tarte eye shadow / MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup / Sephora Collection eyelash curler / Sephora Collection cream blush

Review Time~ Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er

Marc Jacobs Beauty Magic Marc’er liquid eyeliner, photo by me

So I mentioned in my last blog post that I had purchased the Marc Jacobs Beauty liquid eyeliner during the VIB pre-sale last week and would be reviewing it for you guys today~

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Marc’ing the Moment

One of the great perks of being a Sephora VIB, Very Important Beauty insider for those of you not in the know, is that you get first look of their new lines.  This time around, a pre-sale for Marc Jacobs‘ Beauty was in my email.

Needless to say, I was pretty stoked.

These are all the products currently available for Sephora VIBs to buy today to 11:59PM tomorrow. It’s not the whole collection, which officially debuts August 9th, but hey, it’s a start. Continue reading

Trendspotting: Artsy

Libertine S/S 2013 , via style.com

Libertine S/S 2013, via style.com

Marc By Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 via style.com

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 2013 via style.com

Now that New York Fashion Week has wrapped up, I think it’s high time to discuss some of the trends I saw at fashion week (from the comfort of my own home).

Other than the standard fanfare of floral, I did notice that there were a lot of artsy vibes going on at both Marc by Marc Jacobs and Libertine, which I really enjoyed. It shows that print isn’t dead yet with all the bright, vibrant colors juxtaposing the palate-cleansing blacks and whites of several other brands.

Since all of this isn’t coming out until this coming spring, here’s how to get the look now:

  • Add some color to your hair

This can be achieved by dying your hair in interesting ways, like bleaching your bangs à la Libertine, wearing turbans like Marc by Marc Jacobs, or even by just donning quirky hair accessories like Anna Dello Russo.

  • Keep a generally loose silhouette

If you’re going to be pulling this look off, you do not, I repeat, do not go walking around in itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny things. You’re going for artsy here, not homeless crackhead. Pick a part of the body to define, but leave all else loose. Artists are supposed to look relaxed (even when they’re not).

  • Color and prints are you’re new bffs

Color is fun. Do not be afraid of it. I would suggest keeping a generally muted palette and adding bits of color here and there for those who aren’t ready to dive headfirst into a sea of Pantone. Prints, like color are fun. Here, going crazy is completely acceptable, so long as you are following a color palette of some sort. You do not want to look like you just robbed spoonflower.

  • layers, layers, layers

That loose silhouette does not build itself. You need to layer it up to achieve that look. Take inspiration from Mori and Dolly kei girls, as they are the masters of layering.

Now let’s try to put it all together!!

artsy farsty?
What do you think of this (possible) trend? Do tell!!

Wishes and Wants: Fall 2012 Edition

 

Oooh, a wishlist

Mermaid Dip Dye Lilac
$33 – lockshopwigs.com

So, this is basically a list of the things I would like to have going into fall. The new Ciaté velvet manicure in either Berry Poncho (left) or Mink Cashmere (right), a dip dye wig (center), Sephora + Pantone Universe lipgloss set for fall 2012, and various items from the Yayoi Kusama x Louis Vuitton collaboration. Those, I could most definitely be unable to afford, unless someone gifts it to me 😄

What are some things you would like to have going into fall?

 

Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld: Mon Shu

Mon Shu is Fashion Kaiser Karl Lagerfeld‘s latest creation. Mon Shu is the result of Karl Lagerfeld’s recent collaboration with Cosmetic brand Shu Uemura. Believe it or not, Karl did say that he uses Shu Uemura cosmetics for his sketches  “because other manufacturers do not offer such beautiful colors.”

The above video show’s how Mon Shu was born, and includes a sneak peek at the collaboration. It looks like there’ll be several shadows, at least one lipstick, blush, liner(?), face powders, blush, and bronzer (maybe.)

I’m über excited for this collection because I missed out on Karl Lagerfeld x Sephora last year, so hopefully, I can score some goodies this year!

So this leaves me with the question: Should I break out some red contacts for Karl Lagerfeld x Shu Uemura to have a Mon Shu inspired look?