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Inspirational Makeup: Wendy Rowe for Chinese Vogue

By | Burberry, Chanel, Dior, Jolen, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Omorovicza, Tom Ford, Uncatagorized | No Comments

Wendy Rowe - Chinese Vogue - Lindsey Wixson

Hello again fellow make-up addicts!

I am really starting to enjoy this Friday segment. I look at other make-up artists work all the time and there are so many people that inspire me all over the world. It is great that I am now able to share people’s work with you and hopefully introduce you to great artists that you too can be inspired by. This week I am taking a look at the work of Wendy Rowe.

Internationally renowned and respected in the global fashion and beauty industry, makeup artist Wendy Rowe is famed for her modern luxe makeup aesthetic. She is famous for her keen eye for detail and ability to create beautiful, flawless skin that looks real. Originally from London she now divides her time between Europe and New York. She began her career in graphic design before becoming a makeup artist, this design aesthetic is clearly seen in her work as it is precise, clean and well thought out. She has been a makeup artist for eighteen years and has a wealth of experience, working with some of the most prestigious fashion and beauty houses. From Chloë, Prada, Gucci to Cartier she is a regular at fashion week shows in London, Paris, Milan and New York.

Wendy Rowe Makeup Artist - Chinese Vogue - Lindsey Wixson

I adore this shoot that she did for Vogue China recently with the model Lindsey Wixson, photographer Sharif Hamza, stylist Julia Von Boehm and hair stylist Shay Ashual.  The idea for this shoot was a women who is angelic yet sexy, rich gold accessories styled with strong black fashion gave the look a gothic, religious feel.

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Wendy was so kind as to share how she created this look on her blog Wendy Rowe which you should definitely check out.  Wendy bleached Lindsey’s brows, saying that: “Although it can look quite alien in real life, bleaching brows gives the face a softer look in photographs as it takes away the strong structure lines and doesn’t restrict the eye shape.” She created a heavy, extended feline lashline to complete the look.
Below are all the products that she used:

Wendy Rowe Face Chart for Vogue

I see that she used the Tom Ford Highlight and Contour Cream, I am dying to get my hands on this as I have heard great things about it. I also love that she used no less than 3 products on the skin. I like to mix and match my foundations as I find that some formulas work better together. This look has subtle shading and is more about the liner. Wendy shaded the eyes using Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Abstraction over the eyelid, blending up to the socket line to create a natural shadow and underneath for subtle definition. She then softly blended Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Sable into the socket line to give depth to the eyes. After this she used Dior Show Art Pen in Podium Black to define the lashline, extending slightly at the end to create a straight line that makes the lashes look heavy with a seductive feel. I think you agree that it looks so gorgeous.

I have included the behind the scenes video as well, which is a bit of fun and shows what it is like being on set of a Vogue photoshoot. Hopefully one day that will be me!

What do you think of Wendy’s work? Are you as big a fan as I am?

Lots of love,

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Colour Matched and Loving It!

By | Amazing Cosmetics, Clinique, Cover FX, Dior, Guerlain, Hourglass, Korres, Laura Mercier, Make-up Forever, Nars, Pantone, Perricone, Philosophy, Shiseido, Smashbox, Too Face, Too Faced, Uncatagorized, YSL | 6 Comments

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So you probably remember a couple of weeks ago, that I was telling you about a nifty little tool that Sephora/Pantone had release, you can see that post here. While I was on holidays I decided to pop into a Sephora store to discover if this little device, that promised so much lived up my expectations.

Sephora Pantone Setup

I was promptly seated in a special station that was set up, just for the the Colour Matching Service. The Beauty Associate, showed me all the tools and promptly explained what everything did. I unfortunately don’t have any pictures of the scanner, because we lost our camera, but luckily I had also taken a couple with my phone. There was this uber cool scanner and also this chart, which had all the various skin tones and shades listed on it. Just like we know, it ranges from Pink, Neutral to Yellow.

Sephora Color IQ: Pantone Skin Tone Grid

So she did three scans on my face. One on my forehead, one around the nose and then one on the jawline. The machine computes these three colours and then gives you one tone that will balance out the darker and lighter tones making you look even skinned and flawless! Well that is the hope.

After this they emailed me my matches, which you can see below:

 

MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation 125
$27.00
Make-up Forever Matt Velvet MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Velvet + Matifying Foundation
$42.00
Philosophy Hope Tinted Moisturiser Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™
$32.00
Veil Foundation Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF 15 NO. 1.5 NUDE
$36.00
Laura Mercier Powder Foundation Laura Mercier Foundation Powder NO. 4
$60.00
Dior Skin Nude Dior Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear Make-up Light Beige
$40.00
Korres Mineral Foundation Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation 03 Medium Beige
$22.00
Shiseido Foundation Shiseido Advanced Hydro-Liquid Compact Refill SPF 15 I 20
$28.00
Cover FX Waterbased Foundation Cover FX Natural FX Water Based Foundation SPF 15 E 30
$10.50 – $30.00
Shisheido Pore Refining Foundation Shiseido Perfect Refining Foundation SPF 16 B20 NAT LIGHT BEIGE
$40.00
Too Faced Cosmetics Too Faced Amazing Face SPF 15 Foundation Powder WARM HONEY
$38.50
Shisheido Compact Make-up Shiseido The Makeup Perfect Smoothing Compact Foundation SPF 15 I 20
$32.00
Amazing Cosmetics Foundation Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral Pressed Powder Foundation Tan Golden
$9.00 – $31.00
YSL Teint Resistant Foundation Yves Saint Laurent TEINT RESIST – Long Wear Endless Comfort Transfer Resistant Foundation SPF10 5 PEACH
$36.00
Cover FX Mineral Foundation Cover FX Mineral FX Pure Mineral Foundation SPF 15 E40
$55.00
Cover FX Mineral FX Pure Mineral Foundation SPF 15 E60
$37.00
Amazing Cosmetics Amazing Cosmetics Velvet Mineral® Liquid Custom Finish Foundation SPF 15 Medium Golden
$37.00
Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation Perricone MD No Foundation Foundation COSMECEUTICALS
$47.00
Smashbox Foundation Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15 FAIR F2
$55.00
Diorskin Nude Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15 23 Peach
$38.00 – $39.00
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation NARS Sheer Glow Foundation MEDIUM2 SANTA FE
$48.00
Dior Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 Dior Diorskin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25 Rosy Beige
$42.00
Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Makeup Ivory
$49.00
Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation SPF 20 Guerlain Lingerie De Peau Invisible Skin Fusion Foundation SPF 20 02 Beige Clair
$27.00
NARS Sheer Matte Foundation NARS Sheer Matte Foundation – SANTA FE
$58.00
SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Radiance Foundation SEPHORA COLLECTION Instant Radiance Foundation medium 26 peach
$42.00
Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20 Tarte Smooth Operator SPF 20 agent 04
$19.50 – $43.00
Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20 Stila Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20 light
$36.00
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15 Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare All-In-One Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen SPF 15 Light
$34.00
Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20 Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Oil-Free SPF 20  shade 02
$44.00
Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 Nude
$36.00
LORAC ProtecTINT™ SPF 30 - Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer LORAC ProtecTINT™ SPF 30 – Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer IN THE BUFF
$32.00
Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Light
$39.00
Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Philosophy Hope In A Tinted Moisturizer™ Medium
$39.00

After all that, I bought a foundation not on the list! I just like to be difficult 🙂 I went for a foundation that hasn’t been listed with this tool yet, I will do a review on that later.

I think that it is a fantastic tool for the consumer to get a foundation that matches their skin tone. I for one have bought enough of the wrong shades throughout the years and I am a trained make-up artist! What about you?

What do you think of this tool, would you like to see it in Ireland? I have read online that Boots now has something similar, has anyone tried that? I am interested to learn more about it. As you can see from the extensive list above, the Sephora tool recommends lots of different brands, textures and forms of foundations. This makes it a far superior tool compared to the No.7 one. It would be great to see a department store like Brown Thomas or Debenhams developing a tool like this.

Let me know what you think.

Lots of Love,

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My Professional Makeup Kit – Part 3

By | Barry M, Bobbi Brown, Body Shop, Dior, Estee Lauder, Lagona, Nars, Professional Kit, Smashbox, Uncatagorized | 3 Comments

Various Eyeshadows - MAC, Estee Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Dior Pigments MAC Cosmetics

My Professional Make-up Kit – Eyes No.1

Nars – Night Breed
MAC Glitter – Crystalled Lime
MAC Glitter – Reflects Pearl x2
MAC Glitter – Reflects Bronze
Unknown Glitter – Silver
Unknown Glitter – Various in Stack
MAC Pigment – Neo Orange
MAC Pigment – Fuchsia
MAC Pigment – Golden Lemon
MAC Pigment – Gold
MAC Pigment – Cheers My Dear!
MAC Pigment – Softwash Grey
MAC Pigment – Gift O’ Glamour
MAC Pigment – Silver Fog
MAC Pigment – Mauvement
MAC Pigment – Gold Mode
MAC Pigment – Most Darling
MAC Pigment – Gilded Green
MAC Pearlized Pigment Clusters – Impassioned
Body Shop Shimmer Cubes Palette – No. 6
Barry M Dazzle Dust – Green
Barry M Dazzle Dust – White
Barry M Dazzle Dust – Blue
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 01
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 02
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 03
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 04
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 05
Naked Pigment – Sierra Nevada 06
Bobbi Brown – Duo Eyeshadow Bone & Mahogany

Eyeshadow Palette No. 1:
MAC – Free to Be
MAC – Passionate
MAC – Vibrant Grape
MAC – Swiss Chocolate
MAC – Shadowy Lady
MAC – Pink Venus
MAC – Cranberry
MAC – Plum Dressing
MAC – Texture
MAC – Satin Taupe
MAC – Twinks
MAC – Mulch
MAC – Trax
Lancome Lilac
Urban Decay – Midnight Cowboy

Eyeshadow Palette No. 2:
MAC -White
MAC -Brule
MAC -Orb
MAC -Kid
MAC -All that Glitters
MAC -Forgery
Lancome – Bain D’or
MAC – Shroom
Lancome – Moonlit
MAC – Cork
MAC – Brun
MAC – Wedge
MAC – Copperplate
MAC – Tete e Tint
MAC – Mulch

Eyeshadow Palette No. 3:
MAC -Plumage
MAC -Club
MAC -Sumptuous Olive
MAC -Dazzlelight
MAC -Blue Calm
MAC -Steamy
MAC – Bio Green
MAC – Bright Sunshine
Lancome – Creme
Urban Decay – Goddess
MAC – Deep Truth
MAC – Humid
MAC – Rule
MAC – Carbon
MAC – Mulch

Eyeshadow Palette No. 4:
Estée Lauder -Vanilla
Estée Lauder -Ginger Drop
Estée Lauder – Sand Box
Estée Lauder – Amethyst
Estée Lauder – Bronze Cube
Estée Lauder – Camouflage
Estée Lauder – Cinnamon
Estée Lauder – Honey Drop
Estée Lauder – Mocha Cup
Estée Lauder – Pale Moon
Estée Lauder – Mink
Estée Lauder – Ivory Box
Estée Lauder – Berry
Estée Lauder – Rose
Estée Lauder – Sugar Cube

Eyeshadow Palette No. 5:
Logona Blusher – Apricot
Logona Blusher – Peach
Logona Blusher – Mauve
Estée Lauder – Honey Drop
Estée Lauder – Amethyst
Estée Lauder – Grey
Bobby Brown – Bone
Bobby Brown – Blonde
Bobby Brown – Taupe
Bobby Brown – Mahogany
Dior 5 Coleurs Palette – Black, Grey, White, Lilac, Purples
Dior 5 Coleurs – Peach, Green, Blue, Grey, Brown

Make-Up Spotlight: Golden Globe Winnning Looks

By | Benefit, Chanel, Clinique, Dior, Estee Lauder, Film and Television, Lancome, MAC Cosmetics, Nars, Uncatagorized | No Comments

1.) Cameron Diaz knows how to pull of simple sophistication.

Photo courtesy of celebrity-gossip.net

Normally known for her healthy sunkissed skin, due to her active sporty lifestyle it seems like either she hasn’t been on holidays for a while or she is slathering on the sunscreen. I am loving her gorgeous opalescent skin tone. Keeping it very natural apart from a flash of red lippy, this look screams Hollywood sophistication. If you would like to replicate this look I would recommend the following key products:

Foundation: Vitalumiere from Chanel

Chanel Vitalumiere

Lipstick: Ruby Woo from MAC

Image courtesy of nowmagazine.co.uk

Eyeshadow: Ivory Opulence from Lancome

Lancome Eyeshadow

Image courtesy of macys.com

Eyeliner: Double Wear Black from Estee Lauder

Image courtesy of icnetwork.co.uk

Blush: Benetint by Benefit

Benetint

Image courtesy of Benefit

Mascara: High Impact Curling Mascara by Clinique

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2.) Ginnifer Goodwin

Photo courtesy of cdn.buzznet.com

Ginnifer is also working a classic look with a striking winged black eyeliner. This look really suits her pixie haircut and gives her a youthful fresh feel. She has kept lips nude which helps to keep us focused on her eyes and that gorgeous Royal Blue dress. If you would like to replicate this look I would recommend the following key products:

Foundation: Diorskin Nude from Dior

Dior Skin Nude

Image courtesy of Macys.com

Eyeliner: Black Gel Eyeliner by MAC

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack Dublin

Lipstick: Belle de Jour by NARS

Belle

3.) January Jones

January Jones

Image courtesy of talkingmakeup.com

Strong eyebrows frame January’s features perfectly, I really like her lush berry lip colour which shows off her radiant smile. I read an interview with her Make-Up Artist Rachel Goodwin, who breaks down the look on talkingmakeup.com, which I will share with you here:

Beauty Inspiration & The Look: “January’s Golden Globes makeup was all about taking a fresh approach to the classic red lip.”

Beauty Tip: “I used Le Blanc de Chanel under her base to create luminous ‘glowing from the inside’ porcelain skin, then treated her lips with Chanel Hydramax + Active Lip Treatment before applying Chanel Rouge Coco Lip Colour in Paris – a gorgeous garnet red from a new lipstick line launching in March. I painted the finest black line on her upper lid with Chanel Automatic Liquid Eyeliner in Noir and shaded under her eyes with Chanel Intense Eye Pencil in Graphite in the outer corners. I finished her look by layering lots of different false eyelashes then added Exceptionnel de Chanel Noir Obscur Mascara over the top for an intense black lash line.”

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