Archive for category Summer 2011
Moving along, here’s Part II.
Her natural lip color. She’s probably around NC35
Dustin working his magic on her. He’s like a NC20 for comparison.
The bottom color on her lips.
|The purple on top of the pink. You can kinda see the cool cast where the flash hits the lips.|
|the final result on her|
|Dustin lightly lined her lips on the edge for some definition|
|kaleidoscope on top of lipstick (bottom swatch for reference) no flash.|
|pictures of the Le Metier de Beaute lip brush|
|you remove the cap from the bottom and that’s how it retracts|
Top color is a warm soft gold color. It’s not as warm or as vibrant as Nutmeg, but it’s definitely a pretty shade. I can see myself using this one as a soft lid color on it’s own.
The second shade is a matte greyed lavender. At first I didn’t know what to think of this shade, or quite understood the purpose of it, but after Dustin layered it on his hands, it neutralizes the top shade a bit. I’m not one for purples, but I can see why this color was added. I do adore the soft buttery texture of this matte shade. 🙂
The third shade: it’s slightly deeper and a higher sheen than Jojo. This one took me by surprise. It’s sooo lush ❤
The last shade: At first I thought it would end up looking like Jade, but it’s deeper and it has a charcoal aspect to the color. It’s a nifty color to pack on the color for a smokey eye, if necessary.
Swatches are below:
So Dustin and I were playing with the colors and I asked him how it would look like layered together, so he decided to be creative and draw on my fist. Forgive my crappy fist because I had a hard time staying still from sneezing. 😦
Couches de Couleur Quick picture tutorial:
You apply the top color all over the lid up to the crease (see that little black line in between the lid and brow)? Yea, that’s supposed to be your crease lol
Next, you layer the second color all over the lid into the crease as well.
Then you add the third one.
Then you add the green towards the lashline to darken, or make a soft smoky eye.
The last picture Dustin added eyeliner and the eye brightener on the browbone and to blend any harsh lines.
Overall thoughts? I think it’s a really pretty kaleidoscope, and it was a nice surprise because a part of me thought it would be something boring, when it totally isn’t. If you’re into warm colors, then this is definitely a palette worth getting. 🙂
Bergdorf Goodman will have the palette tomorrow in stores. You can call 212-872-8612 to make your order.
(edit): The top shade is not as orange based as Goldstone. It’s slightly lighter and more yellow. Totally different colors if you ask me.
Sheer lipstick #35
Formula: If you’re familiar with Face Fabric foundation, imagine the texture and feel, but in a blush. It’s basically a silicone based gel formula. You literally need the size of a pinhead on your finger to use on both cheeks, because it’s pure pigment. They’re so easy to blend out and sheer, but they do set pretty quickly. Once it’s on your face, they last a long time. 😉 Last year I purchased Blushing Fabric #1 and #3 and I reach for these quite often.
Blushing Fabric #4: The best way to describe it in terms of color is…cinnamon. It’s a slightly burned terracotta kind of shade? Uhm, let’s just stick with cinnamon. This particular one will be a learning curve for me, because it seems like if I apply too much of this on, it can be easily seen as a sunburned kind of look. I know I can pull it off, but when I return to the USA, I’ll have to talk to my MA on how to use it.
Blushing Fabric #5: It’s a pinky purple color and it’s really a gorgeous shade. sigh. I know I’ll be using this one often. I know this one will sell out quickly because it’s a fool-proof color.
Sheer lipstick #37: The the best way to describe it is…imagine a very soft orange cream color (like ice cream), but add in a hint of beige with a beautiful sparkle. On me it lightens up my natural lip color and on my hand it looks kind of ordinary (as in you can find another color in your stash that looks similar). But the effect and shine on your lips is incredible. SO incredible. It’s soft enough that it doesn’t scream orange, but it’s definitely not a boring clean peach color either. Lighter skintones will adore this one. On me it’s a light orange-beige. sigh. I wasn’t even planning to buy a lipstick, but I may have to try the others, because they look so beautiful.
Onto the swatches. I rushed to swatch them so they are a bit uneven, but you can get the idea:
From left to right:
Blushing Fabric #4
Blushing Fabric #5
Sheer lipstick #37