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    Monday, July 14, 2008

    Best Beauty Buys...L.A.M.B.

    Have you always wanted an Amy Winehouse hair and makeup style, but less severe and more wearable? We have it right here. The beehive, but with less height; the winged liner, but without the thick sharpie effect. Try it for a night out at a club or a trendy party.

    These tips are verbatim from Tilbury and Danilo

    All available at

    Face: Clinique Acne Solutions Concealing Stick - $13.50, Sephora Brand Cheek Stain (in Pink) - $4, Sephora Brand Bronzing Powder SPF 15 (in Riviera) - $15, NARS The Multiple (in Orgasm)* - $37

    Eyes: Sephora Brand Slim Pencil (in Black 91) - $4, Sephora Brand Colorful Mat Mono Eyeshadow (in Mat No. 01, Mat No. 02, Mat No. 08 and Mat No. 09) - $10, Bourjois Pump Up The Volume Mascara (in Noir 01) - $9.45, Laura Geller Brow Pencil (in Taupe) - $12

    Makeup Application: 

    The first step was thickening and defining the models' brows with [a brow pencil in taupe]. For the eye, Tilbury applied a pair of charcoal-colored shadows in the socket, then layered a pair of blue hues. A creamy beige matte shadow was blended under the brow as a highlighter, and an ebony eyeliner pencil was swiped along the upper lash line to intensify the look. Tilbury channeled Streisand via a full set of strip lashes followed with a few coats of black mascara. Out in the real world, she recommends skipping the strips and playing up lashes with a volumizing mascara instead. Tilbury's dark, smoky lid called for minimal makeup on cheeks and lips. She used rosy cream blushes to give cheeks a healthy flush of color and subtly contoured the face with a matte bronze powder. "The skin was left as fresh as possible to keep it youthful and glowing," said Tilbury, who eschewed foundation in favor of concealer only where necessary. She finished off the look with a multipurpose shimmery pale peach cream, applied with the pad of a finger for a hint of barely-there color. (For the lips, use a simple pink/brown lipstick, like this one available at Sephora Brand Maniac Mat Long-Wearing Matte Lipstick in Mat 05 - $12)

    Hair Product: Pantene Pro-V Style Texturize! Ultimate Texture Hairspray - $5;

    Hair Styling: "Ultimately, we settled on an undone, tousled updo," he said. Danilo blow-dried the hair smooth, then had models tip their heads upside down so he could spray their hair with Pantene Pro-V Style Texturize! Ultimate Texture Hairspray, a strong-hold styling and finishing spritz that created an "undone" effect. Thanks to the holding power of the spray, the hair required only minimal back-combing at the crown to build the body Danilo craved. Once the hair was sprayed and teased, Danilo smoothed it into a French twist and pinned it in place. He swept bangs and long front layers loosely to the side and encouraged pieces of hair to fall where they may. "I wanted it to look as though you had your hair done and then took a scooter to your occasion," he said. A final mist of the hair spray sealed the windblown effect in place. "It's an ingenue look," he said of the finished style. 

    *Sure, it may cost a lot, but this multi-purpose cream blush stick is so useful, you may end up using it every single day, just to brighten up your face or lips. Trust us - it's worth every penny.

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    I love this post!! It's quite expensive to put together but I'll try as best as I can :)