A glowy complexion, silver and grey eyes by James Kaliardos

In Makeup on March 15, 2011 at 3:46 am

James Kaliardos’s makeup for Nicole Miller défilé spring/summer 2011 is inspired by the makeup from the Catherine Deneuve film, “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”, that is to say “glowy complexion, silver and grey eye colors and pink, pouty lips”. The result is a luminous cham pale, silvery-golden lid with a grey crease. I pretty like this makeup for spring, it is light, soft and silvery-gold.

Nicole Miller Spring/Summer 2011. Photo Getty Images

As blogger KarlaSugar reports, this spring will be the occasion for us to test new products. This matte mineral bronzer (Give me sun!) for instance, that James Kaliardos used for contouring the face obtaining a pretty golden tan. James Karliados also used the new Sheen Supreme Lipstick in supremely confident. This creamy lipstick is announced to replace the old Slimshines. It is already available in the US (but not yet in Europe). Supremely Confident is a beautiful pale nude which reminds me Nars Madère (while this one is lighter), another lipstick I love. As you can see, no lipglass or lipgelée, just the lipstick.

James Kaliardos Face Chart for Nicole Miller S/S 2011

Eyes: Luna CCB all over the lid (with a large shader brush such as #249 or 252) and blend with a chrome grey into the crease with Dalliance (Mac #224)

Inner corner of eyes are highlighted with Gilded white Pencil (use the NW15/NC20, or NW25/NC30 chromagraphic if you don’t have the gilded white pencil)

Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara outer lashes only

Penultimate eye liner on lash liner (upper only)

—> I suggest to brush your brows.

Lip: supremely confident lipcolor (sunshine) (either with a brush such as a lip brush, for instance Mac #194 or #231, or with finger to get a perfect pale pinky nude effect on lips).

—> Apply prep+Prime with a brush like the #165 (if you are lucky) or # 225 or #224 on lips before in order the lipstick to stay longer. No lip liner.


Face and Body foundation (delicatly applied with beautyBlender Sponge, or slightly with brush. The goal is to obtain the sheerest effect)

Pearl CCB on cheekbones to highlight the face (use for instance a brush such as 138, then #225 or #224 to blend slightly the CCB)

MSF Bronzer (Give me Sun! Mac Bronzing Everyday. available soon) contoured moderately with a tapered brush (Mac #138) then blend to soften with a contour brush (Mac #168 or/and a tapered fluffed brush such as #225 or #224 in some parts of the face)

Prep & Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (delicately applied with a powder puff) on the center of the face.

—> I suggest to add some concealer where needed (with Mac #195 then blended with Mac #225 or 224 or other fluffy brushes). If you have the perfect complexion, you are lucky…


P.S.: any brush can be used, of course…

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