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Wednesday
Sep172008

CHANEL Smoky Eye Collection.

If there is one line to get the smoky eye look down to perfection, than this is it. CHANEL just launched an entire collection dedicated to the must-have smoky eye. The CHANEL Smoky Eye Collection really has all you need to get the look done right. It includes an eyeliner duo, shadow quad, single shadows, and mascara.



The difference in these products is that the end result is smoky, but softer with some great CHANEL "special effects".

LA LIGNE DE CHANEL PROFESSIONAL EYELINER DUO -
The powder-based formula easily mimics both the precision of liquid liner and the smudged look of kohl pencil. Two different applicators deliver two different results that never stray: one for a precise line, the other for soft definition and gentle smudging. Available in Noir-Lamé, a must-have black matte/black shimmer combination. $45.00

LES 4 OMBRES QUADRA EYE SHADOW -
The indispensable compact with endless options for shading and shaping eyes now comes in Smoky Eyes, the perfect colour harmony to create the most desirable smoky eye effects, from subtle for day and dramatic for evening. $56.00

OMBRE ESSENTIELLE SOFT TOUCH EYESHADOW -
The creamy-soft powder eyeshadow debuts two new dramatic shades: Black Star, a pearlized silver-black, and Platine, a soft white-silver. Used wet or dry, the shades can be blended to lighten, darken, or intensify a glamorous smoky eye look. $28.50

EXCEPTIONNEL DE CHANEL INTENSE VOLUME AND CURL MASCARA -
Thick, lush lashes are the all-important finishing touch to every eye look. Now, CHANEL gives lashes the fullest advantage with captivating volume and voluptuous curves for a deeply glamorous, intense effect. The beauty coups: clump-free separation — the CHANEL point-of difference in volumizing mascara — and an innovative six-sided application brush that ensures dramatic results. The high-shine, smudge-proof formula comes in four deep, smoky shades. $28.00

To get the best smoky eye possible, I have some great tips to share. These tips are from CHANEL Celebrity Makeup Artist Kate Lee gives Tips for Her Signature Smoky Eye:

“Start with the Professional Eyeliner Duo. Draw along the lash line, bottom, top, or both depending on the desired effect, and blend out with either your finger or a brush.

Line the insides of the eye with a kohl pencil in a dark colour for intensity, or use one of my favorite tricks of late which is to use a light color or metallic eye pencil to make the eye pop.

Next, take a flat brush and gently layer on the darkest eyeshadow shade on the lash line and lid being careful not to go beyond the eyelid for an intense smoldering look.

Mascara is definitely optional as sometimes the smoky eye looks great with none at all! The most important tip I give, is to work on clean skin. Apply foundation last, as then you can make sure skin is clean and avoid any circles under the eye.”
This must have collection is available now at CHANEL.com, CHANEL counters and specialty departments stores.


Wednesday
Sep172008

NYFW: Makeup at Halston.

“THE LOOK HAS A CHIC 70’S/80’S JET-SET FEELING, BUT IT’S NOT RETRO PERFECTED NEAT MAKEUP, IT’S A LITTLE BIT MORE SMUDGED WHICH MAKES IT MODERN.” – TOM PECHEUX

EYES: CARBON AND LUCKY TOM EYE SHADOW – BLENDED SHEER OVER THE LID AND WRAPPED AROUND THE EYE.
REFLECTS ANTIQUE GOLD M·A·C PRO GLITTER AND SILVER DUSK
IRIDESCENT/LOOSE POWDER – LAYERED ON TOP OF EYE SHADOW ON LID AND SWEPT ALONG OUTER AND INNER CORNERS OF THE EYE.
COFFEE EYE PENCIL – DRAWN ALONG WATER LINE.
BOOT BLACK LIQUID LINER – APPLIED ALONG TOP AND BOTTOM LASH LINES, THEN SMUDGED.
CLEAR BROW SET – USED TO COMB BROWS.
FACE: FUN AND GAMES BLUSH WITH LIGHT FLUSH
MINERALIZE SKINFINISH – BLENDED ONTO CHEEKS.
SILVER DUSK IRIDESCENT/LOOSE POWDER – TOUCHED ONTO CHEEKBONES.
MATTE BRONZE BRONZING POWDER – TO CONTOUR CHEEKBONES.
LIPS: NOT SO SHY LIP STAIN – PRESSED ONTO LIPS.

Wednesday
Sep172008

Ellen DeGeneres is the New Face of CoverGirl.


I could not love this more. As a fresh faced woman of 50 - Yes 50! years old, Ellen is a perfect choice for CoverGirl.


Ellen DeGeneres gears up for her first ad shoot with CoverGirl Cosmetics.  Ads for her first campaign with the brand will appear in January 2009.


To learn more about this exciting collaboration between Ellen and CoverGirl, you can also check out http://www.covergirl.com/ellen/ where you can sign up to receive updates on her involvement via email or text!

Here is the press release announcing the collaboration:

Beauty giant CoverGirl cosmetics confirms today that the Brand is partnering with Ellen DeGeneres as its newest face.  This will be the first beauty campaign for the comedienne and Emmy award winning talk show host whose famous face will be the focus of new advertisements in January 2009. 

“Ellen is the quintessential CoverGirl.  She is smart, confident, natural, and beautiful from the inside out.  Her beauty and down-to-earth personality fit perfectly with what CoverGirl represents.  We look forward to our partnership – stay tuned for more news,” said Esi Eggleston Bracey, vice president and general manager, Global Cosmetics, Procter & Gamble Beauty. 

I am excited and think this is the perfect choice. I cannot wait to see and hear the ads - and Ellen’s take on it!