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Lakmé Cosmetics Goddess of gold

In Makeup on April 14, 2011 at 2:21 am

Lakmé Cosmetics is one among many brands not available in Europe that I dream to try. Malheureusement! (Unfortunately!). Here is one that I found on Lakmé Cosmetics website: the Goddess of gold. You can find other tutorials from this Summer 2011 Collection available here.

Face

First begin with a foundation to create a canvas for the rest of the makeu-up. Of course, Lakme proposes foundation made especially for Indian skin tones. So I’ll advice to choose a foundation that matches to your skin tone.

Dab on some Golden Dust Shimmer Bronzer all across your face for a glamorous glow that’s staight out of a fairytale. That’s the problem: where to find it? Mac pro stores propose the beautiful Mac iridescent powder golden bronze if you can’t find this precious Lakmé golden dust shimmer Bronze. I haven’t found any brand else proposing this powder, but if you know one, go ahead. For lucky girls who will find Lakme Golden Dust Shimmer Bronzer, go ahead.

Lakme Cosmetics Goddess of Golden

Eyes

Add depth to your eyes by using the brown shade from the Eye Color quartet as a base

Golden bronze eyes can be all yours. Just sprinkle some Solar Dust shade from the Fairy Dust eye shadow

Bring on the golden look with the Bronze Melt shade from the Fantasy Shimmer Liner

Finish by applying a thick stroke of Midnight Moon shade from the Fantasy shimmer liner

Lips

Intensify the gold, with the smooth finish of Enrich Satin Lip Color in shade 132.

Nails

Score a perfect ten with intense shimmery nail color. Start with a neat layer of True Nail Color in Shade 252. Then add a second layer to get a fresh shiny look.

My point of view

Is the model not so lovely? I love her makeup. This Lakme Eye Magic in gold and in silver looks amazing. I am not sure if this will be from the Summer 2011 Collection, let’s wait and see (and hope to have one). But, I would like to test the gold color. Hélas!

Lakme cosmetics Eye Magic

Of course, there are a lot of similar colors from other brands so try to to find, swatch, and do the tutorial. Urban Decay proposes a Loose pigment in baked which is a great gold color. A Urban Decay addict friend of mine can’t stop saying she loves this loose pigment. By the way, do not forget to prime your eyes first if you want to avoid crease and other issues. If you don’t find any golden color (you may not have search a lot but, anyway), try the precious Estée Lauder Island Oasis Eyeshadow palette which is made for bronze goddess. But c’est une tout autre histoire and it’s for another tutorial… For the lipstick, I and wondering if the Mac lipstick in Bronze can be an alternative. I have a Chanel version the regretté Hydrasoleil (discontinued!! Just pray that Chanel will launch lipsticks in bronze such as the hydrasoleil n°05. It is a fabulous lipstick) in n°05 which is a perfect bronze color.

Anyway, anyhow, Lakmé Cosmetics if you listen to me, please think of us non Indian girls who would like to wear your products. In the case you hear me, one never knows…

À une prochaine fois…

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Nars new lipsticks, lipgloss and velvet matte lip pencil for summer coming up soon

In Lipsticks, Makeup on April 12, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Many of you, readers of Christine’s website temptalia, have certainly discovered the preview of NARS Summer 2011 Collection. I will not review it since Christine did a great job, so go and check her website for more information. Two important treasures (I don’t include the duo and trio eyeshadows, blush, shadow pencil or nail lacquers since I need to swatch before): the new lipsticks titled Carthage which is announced to be a Matte, hot pink, Mayflower which is a sheer raspberry with shimmer, the Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero and the Lipgloss Wonder.

First: Carthage. While I have already Mac Candy yum yum which is a matte neon pink (very bright), I can’t wait to see, swatch, and buy this Carthage which will be permanent. So it is not urgent — such as, for intance, Mac Candy Yum Yum which is a limited edition — to purchase it when it will be available for purchase, but… I love this slimmy tube.

Carthage looks gorgeous (close to this lipstick you have the Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Queen — a modern citrus gold glitter which is a limited edition — and Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero — a Pink canteloupe which is permanent). Let’s wait, swatch, buy and wear it.

Another one is Mayflower, a sheer raspberry with shimmer which is announced to be permanent, as well. I am not fan of sheer finition because of my pigmented lips but why not. I will try it and see if I can wear it. These two lipsticks will be accompanied with a lipgloss “wonder” which is a shiny, sheer mandarin orange with pink and gold shimmer. As the lipsticks, it is announced to be permanent. If you love lip pencil (I do), you’ll be excited to get the Velvet matte Lip Pencil in Bolero.

All these Nars products will be available soon. According to Nars facebook page, it may be in April. So…

Voilà, à une prochaine fois…

Source: temptalia

All the images originally appeared on temptalia

Quick tip: A mix of Serum and foundation for a beautiful and soft skin ready for Makeup

In Skincare on April 11, 2011 at 1:55 am

I love mixing foundation with one or two drops of serum. My serum is (I confess) the Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair. I mix it with my foundation (mostly mac studio sculpt and Nars Sheer Glow Foundation (in winter) and sheer mat foundation (in summer even though I prefer the glow one). I was surprise to read that talented Tom Pecheux advices to do the same on Vogue France. It makes your skin natural. I love sheer coverage and always found the mix of serum and foundation makes my skin be soft and natural. Do it on your face already moisturized and prep-primed — of course. I basically do the same for my eyes mixing prep+prime and a tiny drop of serum for eye, and of course from Estée Lauder. I would like to try (I mean I am planning to try) Crème de la mer the radiant serum.

Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum+

Mac Studio Sculpt Foundationor

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation= beautiful, soft and natural skin…

Au prochain post

Estée Lauder DayWear

In Skincare on April 11, 2011 at 1:32 am

I did not want to include skincare since I usually do mine. Yet, Saturday I was happy to receive a sample of Estée Lauder DayWear from Estée Lauder France. I usually wear Estée Lauder Hydrationist when I don’t have self-made cream anymore. I have my own skincare products that I do not sell for various reasons. When finished I go back to my precious Estée Lauder Hydrationist. This time this was the so-called DayWear. This cream is dedicated to normal to combination skin — which I am not.

As it is noted in the packaging, DayWear is an “advanced moisturizer to defend against signs of premature aging-and diminish their appearance”. It also is the most effective anti-oxidant power ever, as it is announced. It contains Vitamins C and E, Coenzime Q10, Kinetin, Alpha-lipoic Acid, and Idebenone, among others. I usually use Vitamins C and E as well as Cenzime Q10 which I find wonderful on skin. However I do not know these Kinetine, Alpha-lipoic acid and idebenone. Anyway, the product is very silky so I am wondering if silk powder has been used to make the texture so soft and silky.

I advice to use this cream in spring to prepare your skin for summer, I mean bronzing. Anti-Oxydants help protect skin from pollution, stress, so forth.It is also great to prepare your skin against UV rays and helps skin to keep looking younger and longer. It is also a great moisturizer if you daily do makeup

I do not use this sample in my entire face in that I have a special skin, meaning dry to combination skin. In fact, my T-Zone, my neck and some parts of my face are normal to combination skin and other parts are dry, if not dry and deshydrated. I decided to focus on some parts which are more normal to combination skin. This cream is a miracle, very soft, if not “silky”. I really appreciate the result on my T-Zone. I’ll buy it and will be oblige to purchase two cream one for normal/combination skin and the second one for dry skin.

Estée Lauder DayWear

Do I recommend it? Yes of course. If you want to have a healthy face for summer, I will warmly recommend this cream. Unfortunatly for ladies with combination to oily skin or with very oily skin, no cream for you… for now…

DayWear is available for women with:

Normal/Combination Skin creme is lightweight and silky, with just the right balance of richness and refreshment

and…

Dry Skin creme comforts and cushions with soothing emollients and a luscious texture. Also ideal for colder, drier climates.

I will review as much as possible on skincare even though this blog is not dedicated to skincare.

Check estée lauder website: International and France

Au prochain post……