Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Koda Kumi

Katja requested a breakdown of Koda Kumi’s eye makeup in this picture with MAC products. Here’s a similar look from MAC.

Mini Bourjois

Good news to all you Bourjois fans out there! Mini Bourjois, a pocket make-up range by Bourjois, has been launched. Currently, the entire line is available only in certain countries like Spain, France and Japan. Hopefully, it will come to London soon.




These mini eyeshadows come in 28 shades and are the same size as the regular pot eyeshadows. The only difference is that they come in little pans and you can put them in palettes that come with either 2 or 3 slots just like the MAC 4-pans. Also, the applicator that comes with the pot eyeshadows is not included.




This is a mini version of Bourjois’ best-selling lip gloss, Effet 3D. It comes with a charm that attaches to any cell phone giving it a chic look and giving you more room in your purse. This is also available at Sephora in the US for $9.




These mini nail polishes come in 30 yummy shades under 5 different collections -Breakfast a Londres, Emplettes a New York, Cocktails a Barcelone, Diner a Paris and Club a Miami.

For more details, check out www.minibourjois.com.

Celebrity Makeup Breakdown: Lindsay Lohan at 63rd Venice Film Festival

Lindsay Lohan has been looking *uber* good lately with dark hair and sophisticated makeup. Here is a breakdown of her look at the 63rd Venice Film Festival premiere of ‘Bobby’ earlier this month.


Makeup Tips For Interviews

Besides having an awesome resume, looking and dressing professionally is definitely the next thing you should do to prepare for interviews.

When it comes to the makeup, a simple yet sophisticated look is what you should be going after.

Face
Keep your skin polished yet natural. Cover up any ruddiness and flaws with foundation and concealer but do not pile everything on. Skip powder or limit it to your oiliest areas – powder can have an ageing effect on your skin.

Eyes
We all know the Mimi-from-Drew-Carey-look, aka bright blue eyeshadows, can look disastrous in the office (and everywhere else). To define your eyes in the most simplistic way, stick to neutral eyeshadows, liner and mascara. In other words, no smoky eyes, over-the-top liner and spidery mascara.

Cheeks
You can definitely wear blush for interviews. Just remember not to go overboard and pick a color that looks natural.

Lips
A little lipstick or lipgloss would not hurt. Really dark/bright colors or ultra glossy lips are a no-no though.

Runway Makeup: Spring/Summer 2007 Temperley London

Here is a breakdown on the looks at the Temperley fashion show as requested by Poliya. Enjoy!



How To Determine Your Skin Tone: Warm vs Cool

When buying a foundation, the first thing to do is to figure out whether your skintone is on the warm or cool side. Why? Because if you have warm undertones, a foundation with cool undertones will look pasty and sickly on you and if you are on the cool side, a warm foundation can make you look sallow. So how can you tell if you are warm or cool? Check out the following guidelines – it is a lot easier than you think!

warm skintone vs cool skintone