Marni, Modigliani, and Me: A Runway Inspired FOTD

 

I’m hardly what you would call a high fashion type of a girl in general, but I do love looking to the runways for makeup art inspiration each year- particularly Autumn/Winter RTW.

One of the runway looks that has stuck in my head over the years (possibly due to the simplicity and the resemblance to Modigliani paintings, which I adore)  is the looks that Tom Pecheaux created for Marni A/W RTW 2010 back when he was working for MAC Cosmetics. He used MAC Flourishing matte eyeshadow as a soft wash all over the lid right up to the brows, and MAC Spice lip pencil in the centre of the lips.

I used his idea of having MAC Flourishing eyeshadow all the way up to the brows, and switched up the lipstick to something a little bit vampier.

 

 

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Posted by on Jan 18th, 2013 in FOTD, Lipstick, MAC, Runway | 0 comments.

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A vain person’s guide to water sports: how to waterproof your makeup and deal with chlorine

 

 

In the last few months I’ve been hitting the pool more regularly thanks to Healthy Summer 2011/2012 goals.

Here are a few things that I’ve learnt along the way about a) protecting my hair and skin from sun/chlorine  b) waterproofing my makeup so even if I tend to look like a drowned rat in the water, at least I’ll be a well groomed rat. This is especially crucial if I am at the beach and there are good looking lifeguards around :)

 

Waterproof Makeup:

Makeup Forever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector #4 (dark brown black)

price: RPP US $19.00 or, approx $39.00 from Australian stockists

Although not as exciting as the Chanel Illusion D’Ombres, or NARS lipglosses, this modest product is probably THE standout cosmetic item of 2011 for me. I have very light and sparse brows so I was thrilled to finally find a product that stays on my brows through intense cardio as well as long swims.

 

Makeup Forever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector #4 (dark brown black)

Makeup Forever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector #4 (dark brown black)

Makeup Forever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector #4 swatch

Makeup Forever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector #4 swatch

 

 

Becca Beach Tints:

price: RRP AUS $42.00, or US $24 at Apothica.com  

Becca is an Australian brand with strong roots in beach culture, so it’s not a surprise that they have some fantastic products to keep you looking cute in the water. I wouldn’t necessarily bother with these for laps at the local pool, but I’d have a tube in my handbag (for those lifeguards we discussed).

The Beach Tints take 5 seconds to apply, and clings on to cheeks and lips through hours of swimming and frolicking.

 

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Posted by on Jan 24th, 2012 in Hair, lifestyle and health, Sunscreen | 2comments

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Earth tones with Fyrinnae and Chantecaille: a weekend FOTD

Earth tones with Fyrinnae and Chantecaille: a weekend FOTD

Earth tones with Fyrinnae, Benefit and Chantecaille: a weekend FOTD

 

Every time I use my Fyrinnae shadows I’m reminded of just how much I love them. The colours have depth and complexity, pigmentation is always amazing, and they are so silky and finely milled. I’ve managed to finally get onto their website and make another order of shadows recently (including two backups of their AMAZING taupe shadow ‘Beholder’). I can hardly wait until they arrive!

 

Earth tones with Fyrinnae and Chantecaille: a weekend FOTD

Earth tones with Fyrinnae, Benefit and Chantecaille: a weekend FOTD

 

Face of the day makeup breakdown:

Base:

- Soleo Organics All Natural Sunscreen (reviewed here as part of my Summer Series). I like how it gives me a glowiness underneath my foundation on days when my skin is parched.

- NARS Sheer Glow Fiji foundation

Eyes:

- Two Faced Shadow Insurance to prime lids

-  Fyrinnae eyeshadow ‘Samhain Spirits’ (swatch and review here) on mobile lid

- Urban Decay Buck eyeshadow from the Naked Palette blended in crease.

- Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow in Skinny Jeans smudged along bottom lashline

Cheeks:

- Makeup Forever HD Blush in PDA (review coming!)

Lips:

- Chantecaille Lip Chic Zinnia (review, swatches, and FOTD here)

 

Earth tones with Fyrinnae and Chantecaille: a weekend FOTD

Earth tones with Fyrinnae, Benefit and Chantecaille: a weekend FOTD

 

Hope you liked the look!

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