Finally got to check out Dita Von Teese’s new book, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese/Fetish and the Art of the Teese, and all I can say is WOW! Read on to find out how you can nail the old school Hollywood glamour look.
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Christina Aguilera and Dita Von Teese
Unlike the gold eyeshadow we see last year, the color this year is more metallic with a bit of cool undertones. Below are two different ways to wear it as requested by Shellie.
Look #1: Gold + Silver = Cool Look
As spotted on the Chanel Spring 2007 runway, gold + silver eyes are oh-so-hot right now! To recreate the look, apply the silver color of Chanel Lumiere Dartifices ($75) on your entire upper eyelid and the gold color from the same palette on your lower eye. Alternatively, you try MAC Perverted Pearl eyeshadow and Jane Goldilocks.
As for the rest of your face, keep it as bare as possible. Use a tinted moisturizer and concealer to cover up all flaws and even out skin tone. Brush an eyebrow gel on your eyebrows. Draw a thin line along your upper lash line and apply several coats of black mascara. Finish the look with a slick of peachy pink lip color.
Request from Cherrybread: I have always wanted to know how to apply dark makeup without closing up the eyes like stars in Hong Kong. Will you be able to tell me how to create an evening look, like how Kathy Chow has it please?
If you have straight hair and want to create sexy wavy hair a la Ashlee Simpson, all you need is ten minutes and five simple steps.
Step 1. Apply a heat-protection product onto your hair and make sure it is evenly distribute (I like Paul Mitchell Heat Seal).
Step 2. Wrap an one inch section of your hair around a middle sized barrel curling iron. I just got Vidal Sassoon Micro Crystal Curl 25mm Tong and I LOVE that baby! Not only does it heat up within seconds but it also has nine different settings (now this should go under another entry).
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend but I say makeup is what every girl should befriend, especially a good brown eyeshadow.
When used properly, brown eyeshadow can add depth to your eyes and make them look a gazillion times bigger. Plus pretty much any eye color and skin tone would look good with it. Need proof? Check out the following example taken from the latest issue of Easy Finder:
Before and After
Here’s an entry about touching up for Rinoa – hope you like it girl!
How To Touch Up Your Makeup
Base – To touch up your base, start by blending away any creased foundation or concealer. Blot your t-zone lightly with blotting paper. Mist your face with rosewater or MAC’s Fix+ and lightly dab with a Kleenex. Then using a fluffy brush or sponge if you prefer a heavier coverage, reapply powder all over in a circular motion. Finish by spraying rosewater or MAC’s Fix+ again to take away the cakiness.
Eyes – Wipe off any smudges with a Q-tip dipped in eye cream. If your eyeshadow has faded, reapply sparingly and do not pile it on, which may end up creasing. Reline your eyes if necessary and definitely recurl your lashes. Line your waterline with a white/nude pencil to perk up tired eyes.
Cheeks – Reapply your blush with a light hand.
Lips – Start by tissuing off any remaining lip color. Then apply lip balm, reline your lips if necessary and reapply lipstick or lipgloss.
Things You Can Do to Minimize Touching Up
* Use a primer before your foundation and eye makeup. It will help make your makeup stay on longer.
* Use products that come in a long-lasting formula.