'' MYSTICAL MAKE UP AND BEAUTY: 30 September 2010 //





illamasqua dark angel


A  guide to any traveller that finds themself lost between the many realms of reality, the Dark Angel inhabits a twilight world and guards the secret of destiny’s path. Her beauty reflects the shadowed shades of her half-life existence, and celebrates all that is ‘other’.

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Litebrite Cremeshadow (available 2011) – applied as a sheer wash over the lid with more attention by the lash line. Fascinating Eye Kohl – applied to the water lines.

Carbon Black Opulash (available 2011) – combed through the lashes.

Clear Brow set – to set the brows.


Diva Lipstick – very softly applied as a base.

Ruby Woo Lipstick – in the center of the lips.


Strobe Liquid – all over the face to give skin a hyper luminosity.

Studio Sculpt Concealer – applied where needed.

So Sweet, So Easy CremeBlush – on the apples of the cheeks.

For the random Highlights there were 3 color options, Lilac, Pastel Blue or Pastel Lime. Created by mixing the following MAC Pro Paintsticks:

  • Lilac – purple white, Marine Ultra and Process Magenta.
  • Pastel Blue – Pure White and Hi-Def Cyan.
  • Pale Lime – Pure White, Landscape Green and Primary Yellow.



Juxt Eye Shadow and Vanilla Pigment – applied with fingers in a C-Shape around the outer corners of the eyes.


Myth Lipstick – patted ont the lips.


Medium Deep Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – applied lightly to the cheeks and the bridge of the nose for a healthy bronze.


t’s Mick Jagger in performance meets the seventies drag act, the coquettes…although it’s bohemian and arty rather than draggy, and definitely not perfect.


MAC PRO Gold Glitter – over the lids, packed on tight at the lash line, applied onto mixing medium lash with a 242 brush.

MAC PRO Turquoise or Pro Pink Glitter – applied in the same way all around the gold and up into the brows, around in a ‘C’ shape beneath the eyes in a free and arty, not perfect style.

Plushblack Plush Lash Mascara – several coats on top and bottom lashes.

Brows bleached if necessary.


Lady Danger lipstick – softly applied.

Clear LipGlass – for a full-on vinyl finish.


Face and Body Foundation – where needed, fresh skin is so important so this look stays modern.



Morange Lipstick – applied sheer along lower lash line, across lid and up to brow and extended out slightly to create a 90′s feel.

Dusk cream color base – blended into socket line with brush 219.

Clear lipglass – slicked onto the upper lid.

Bleached out brows.


Morange Lipstick and Studio Sculpt Foundation – mixed together and patted onto lips.

Luna Cream Color Base – used to highlight cupids bow and down centre of lip and topped with gold pigment.


Studio Sculpt Foundation – applied to skin with brush 188.

Morange Lipstick – used on and under the cheekbones and up through the temples.

Dusk Cream Color Base – used underneath cheekbone to contour.

Sheel Cream Color Base – to highlight tops of cheekbones and centre of the nose.





MAC PRO Deep Brown Studio Finish Skin Corrector – smudged on and under the lash lines.

Smolder Eye Kohl – blended inside water lines of the eyes.

Teddy Eye Kohl – applied over the smoulder.

Powersurge Eye Kohl – smudged along the inner corners.

Coal Black Pro Lash – applied to the upper and lower lashes.


Shy Girl lipstick – patted onto the lips.

Supremely Confident Sheen Supreme Lipstick (availalable 2011) – applied over the lipstick.


Select MoistureCover Concealer – where needed.



Blonde Ash Studio Finish Skin Corrector – applied onto the lid in a solid block of color. Using a 224 brush, it was then blended out, but not up. No Edges! – also applied to lower lash line for definition using a 226 brush. Softened with a 239 brush.


Select Moisturecover Concealer – sparingly patted on upper and lower lips over lip conditioner.


Face and Body Foundation – buffed onto skin using a 130 brush.

Posey Blushcream – applied onto centre of cheeks to add a flush.

Select Moisturecover Concealer – applied where needed.

Strobe Cream – patte onto upper cheekbones to add highlight.

Gloss Texture – placed over strobe cream and brushed through brows




Washed Out CreamShadow (avaialable 2011) and Digit Eye Shadow blended onto upper lid and taken up to brow using a 217 brush.

Fascinating Eye Kohl – applied to the lower water line.


Saint Germain Lipstick – patted over lip conditioner on the lips.


Face and Body Foundation – applied onto moisturized skin using a 187 brush. Select Moisturecover Concealer – used to conceal and as a highlighter on top of cheek and centre of nose. Pink Swoon Powder Blush – applied to centre of cheeks with a 138 brush




It’s princess Margaret on acid! I’m chanelling Camilla Rutherford in ‘Gosford Park’ – girls who are terribly well bred, but a little bit crazy.


Blacktrack Fluidline – a trace at the base of the upper lashes for definition.

Curled Lashes – no mascara.

Coquette or Omega Eye Shadow – to groom in a thirties feeling Brooke Shields Brow, very brushed up and thick.


Lip Conditioner – patted onto the lips.


Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15 – massaged into skin.

Select Moisture Cover Concealer – where needed.

Pinch O’ Peach Powder Blush – on the apples of the cheeks for a ripe peachy flush.




Ebony Eye Pencil – a trace in the upper lash line to give the eyes a subtle strength without needing mascara.


Lip Conditioner – patted onto the lips.


MoistureLush Cream Mixed with Fix + and Care Blends Esesntial Oils – all whipped into the skin with a 187 brush for a skin cuisine.

Fast Response Eye Cream – patted under eyes.

Select MoistureCover Concealer – where needed.

Face and Body Foundation – where needed.

Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – on T zone only.

Lilicent and Laidback BlushCremes – across the cheeks and bridge of the nose for a “country glow” applied in a large area with a 188 brush.


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 Charlotte Tilbury for Blumarine.

She’s a luxurious bohemian girl sailing around the med, wearing a fabulous leopard print kaftan! Think modern day talitha getty.
Check out all the face charts right after the jump.
Teddy Eye Kohl – in the lower lashline and all over the lids up to the socket, blended with a 219 brush.
Black Fibre Rich Mascara – several coats applied to top and bottom lashes.
Fling and Lingering brow pencils – for a fuller, seventies brow.
Lust Lipglass – super precisely applie.
Chai Lipglass – worked on top of the lust, to create the perfect peachy caramel shade.
Select Cover-Up Mixed with Moisturelush Cream – worked all over the skin “for an expensive, buffed finish”.
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – in a colour to match the girls’ skin, to set the base.
Medium Dark, Medium Deep and Dark Mineralize Skinfinish Natural – mixed together and applied as a contour.
Gold Pigment – buffed high on the cheekbones.

MAC PRO Studio Finish Skin Corector – mixed and applied to lids with a 224 brush and under the lashes with a 214 brush.
Teddy Eye Kohl – on the outer corners of the eyes, smudged in with a 219 brush.
Luna Cream Color Base – dabbed on the inner tear ducts for a spot of light.
Powersurge Eye Kohl – along the lower lash line rubbed in with a finger.
Cream Color Base in Bamboo, Nude, Hush, Bronze and Pearl – mixed for the individual, patted in with the fingers.
MAC PRO Studio Finish Skin Corrector – to brighten under the eyes.
Prep + Prime Transparent finishing powder – on the T zone.
Cream Color Base in Bamboo, Nude, Hush, Bronze and Pearl – a customised mix according to the girls’ individual skin tone to give the cheeks and temples definition “without looking make-upy”.

It’s nineties Helmut Lang, very minimal, monochromatic and about the contrast of matte satin skin against gloss to bring out the lips and eyes.
Gloss Texture – all over the lids, up to and over the brows.
Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer – to take down the natural color of the lips.
Clear Lipglass – slicked over the concealer.

Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Body Creme




Fresh Fig Soufflé Body Crème

Just as milk nourishes your body, the active ingredients in Laura Mercier’s Soufflé Body Crème instantly nourish your skin. This silky smooth crème, with its lightly whipped feel and delicious Fresh Fig scent, enriches the skin with much-deserved Vitamin A, C and E derivatives. For skin that deserves the ultimate luxury, indulge in this luscious Body Crème.


  • Grape Seed, Macadamia Nut and Rice Bran Oil condition the skin 
  • Fig Extract and Honey offer soothing benefits
  • Sweet Almond and Rice Proteins, along with Pro-Vitamin B-5 provide moisture balance and protection
  • Inspired by the sweet, fresh, intoxicating scent of Fig
  • Indulgent essence of fresh Celeste Figs mingle with a dewy fruit bouquet of Apricot Nectar and sensuous Ylang Ylang to create a rich, luxurious scent, unlike any other
  • Smooth, creamy notes have a soft sweetness, while the subtle green, earthy elements add an unexpected twist
  • 12 oz./300g

Soufflé Body Crème (Fresh Fig):  Water (Aqua), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Fragrance (Parfum), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Isocetyl Stearate, Myristyl Myristate, Vitis Viniefera (Grape) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Macademia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Butylene Glycol, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isodexadecane, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Honey (Mel), Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Panthenol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylancium (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Extract, Honey (Mel) Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lecithin, Retinyl Palmitate, Arachidyl Propionate, Ethyl Linoleate, Ethyl Linolenate, Ethyl Oleate, Polysorbate 80, Cetyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Benzophenone-4, Aminomethyl Propanol, BHT, Tetrasodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamald, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool, Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730), Red 4 (CI 14700), Red 33 (CI 17200).


Full Moon Nail Colour
A white nail polish that glows in the dark.
In a season when the moon's glow holds even more power to captivate and bewitch, this white polish adds a haunting luminescence to any look. A long-lasting, chip-resistant polish, its top-quality formula ensures flawless fingertips and toes with each application.
Sephora by OPI combines the renowned quality of the world leader in professional nail color, OPI, with Sephora's reputation for the latest in color trends and sophistication. An environmentally friendly formulation, this polish does not include problematic ingredients like DBP, toluene, and formaldehyde.

Essence Metallics Accessories

To complete your trendy metallic look this season, essence hasn’t forgotten about accessories! From November until December 2010, essence is offering the futuristic trend edition, “metallics accessories,” to wear with your glowing metallic makeup.
With cool bracelets, earrings and necklaces in the popular metallic look, you can turn any outfit into a true eye catcher! Whether they’re shiny silver, anthracite or matt black, these accessories are sure to make you the highlight of every party!


essence metallics steel me bracelet
Delicate, shiny silver pearls meet a mix of robust and fine multi-layered chains to create the perfect bracelet. The steel me bracelet is the ultimate must-have for true fashionistas! Guaranteed to complete your cool metallic style. One size fits all wrists thanks to the elastic band.
Length: approx. 20 cm. Around 4.99 €*




essence metallics battle leather bracelet
The bold metal battle leather bracelet creates the ultimate rocker chic look! The four rows of rivets and a stud button fastener make this unique bracelet the star of your outfit. Wear it with it with your favorite feminine outfits to give them just the right amount of edge. And don’t forget the essence metallics nail polish in silver to round out the look. Made of PU (polyurethane), approx. 21 cm long and 4 cm wide. Around 3.99 €*.




essence metallics heavy cross single necklace
The beautifully designed gothic cross with tear-drop pendant looks mystical and mysterious. Tiny, sparkling black rhinestones add a special touch to the necklace. Depending on how you wear it, this gorgeous heavy cross chain can be girly or tough, but always shows that you’re in style!
Length: approx. 51 cm with a 5 cm pendant. Around 3.99 €*.


essence metallics necklace in chains
Emphasize your décolleté with two black soft-suede bands, held together by delicate, anthracite pearl necklace strands. The necklace looks amazing for a night on the town but adds a pop to your everyday look too! Approx. 55 cm long with a carabineer clasp fastener. Around 4.99 €*.

Look forward to these and 21 additional essence “metallics accessories” in stores from November until December 2010.

Giorgio Armani for Holiday 2010

Rouge d’Armani
Beige 105
•Beige 106
•Beige 101 (repromote)
•Pink 515
•Pink 516
•Plum 605
•Plum 606
•Plum 607

Eyes to Kill “Excess” Mascara

Delivers instant volume and separation with intensely black pigment. The new brush is said to deliver results in fewer strokes.


NEW Platinum Palette Sheer Shimmer Powder in Universal Beige

Four new holiday Rouge d’Armani shades: Coral Red, Fuchsia, Tibetan Orange, and Gold Platinum

Four new Eyes to Kill shadows

Effetto Nudo (Lip Inks): They’re said to be a “tinted lip canvas,” available in four colors: Black Purple, Lavish Red, Sharp Pink, and Nude Rose.

Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache Crème Body Wash

Crème de Pistache Crème Body Wash

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NEW Laura Mercier Crème de Pistache Crème Body Wash thoroughly cleanses the skin while leaving it silky, smooth and completely moisturized


• Natural based cleansers do not strip the skin of its natural moisture
• Extremely gentle for daily uses
• Protects the skin from drying effects of the environment
• Available in Crème Brûlée, Almond Coconut Milk and Crème de Pistache
• 8 fl. oz./200ml



Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, TEA-Lauryl Sulfate, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Fragrance (Parfum), PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glycol Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Oat, Amino Acids, PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-16 Macademia Glycerides, PEG-75 Shea Butter Glycerides, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-7, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Honey (Mel), Pistacia Vera (Pistachio) Seed Extract, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylancium (Cinnamon) Bark Extract, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Extract, Myristica Fragrans (Nutmeg) Extract, Honey (Mel) Extract, Butylene Glycol, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Protein, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Benzophenone-4, PEG-150 Distearate, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, BHT, Trisodium EDTA, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Benzyl Benzoate, Coumarin, Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 33 (CI 17200).


Limited Edition Crystal Eye Palette


The palette contains Amethyst Metallic Eye Shadow, Diamond Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Star Sparkle Eye Shadow and Peacock Metallic Sparkle Eye Shadow.


Limited Edition Glitter Eyeliner in Gold and Silver

I've It is suggested that you add to the top and bottom inner corners of the eye to give a bit of a pop.


Lip Gloss in Red


Limited Edition Mini Bobbi Brights Palette

A mix of metallics, shimmers and matte liner shades, it's really got everything you could possibly need for autumn eyes.

LAURA MERCIER Crème de Pistache Hand Crème

Crème de Pistache Hand Crème

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Laura Mercier's NEW Crème de Pistache Hand Crème is a deep penetrating creme that leaves the skin velvety soft to ensure the healthiest and smoothest hands.

Buxom Really Good Lines - Six Mini Eyeliners Set

Buxom Really Good Lines - Six Mini Eyeliners Set

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A variety pack of six mini eyeliners in a range of inspiring shades.

This set of petite Buxom Eyeliners are perfectly sized for travel and come in a long-wearing formula without parabens. Like any good pick-up line, they are smooth and pack a sexy punch.

formulated WITHOUT:


- Sulfates

- Synthetic Fragrances

- Phthalates

- GMOs

- Triclosan

This set contains:

- 6 x 0.01 oz Eyeliners in:

No. 1: "Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?" (bright turquoise)

No. 2: "Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again?" (violet purple)

No. 3: "Are you a parking ticket? You've got fine written all over you." (pearl white)

No. 4: "If I could rearrange the alphabet, I'd put "U" and "I" together." (black)

No. 5: "Are those sexy legs tired? You've been running through my mind." (espresso)

No. 6: "You must be a thief because you stole my heart." (gold with silver micro glitter)

Julianna Margulies Named Face of L'Oréal RevitaLift




On TV, actress Julianna Margulies has played an emergency room nurse manager, a drug-addicted real estate agent to Tony Soprano, a malpractice lawyer, and, most recently, a lawyer-mom-wife to an unfaithful politician in her Golden Globe– and SAG Award–winning role as Alicia Florrick on CBS’s “The Good Wife.” Her next part, however, looks to focus — finally — on her beauty, most notably her skin and even her well-earned laugh lines as she becomes the face of RevitaLift, the $100 million-plus antiaging brand under L’Oréal Paris.
Margulies, 44, said joining a beauty brand whose tag line she grew up reciting — especially to her mom — seemed a natural fit.
“I remember the first time I heard [“Because You’re Worth It”]. I was young, and I said to myself, ‘When I have money, I will buy beautiful products and feel I’m worth it.’”
More importantly, if not a little surprisingly, Margulies said the partnership, just a few weeks old, has been enlightening in that L’Oréal seems genuinely interested in more than just having landed a pretty face. “From what I gather, they seem truly more excited about my feelings about being a woman and what that means to me and how I take care of myself, which is telling about a beauty company. They are not just worried about how women look but how they feel. [The ‘You’re Worth It’ tag line] really is true.”
The Manhattan resident, who is a wife, a mom and often works up to 13 hours a day, said she’s like many women who just don’t have the time to browse the cosmetics area of a department store. The drug store, she said, plays a role in meeting her beauty needs “as long as I can get excellent quality and affordable prices.” Her favorite L’Oréal items include Kérastase and EverStrong hair care, Revitalift Complete SPF 30 Day Lotion and Preference hair color, which she said she has been using since 1996. When she has the time to indulge, Margulies said she treats herself to Tracie Martyn facials (which average $400 a pop) and massages at Soho Sanctuary. “They are my two biggest indulgences. It’s like putting money back into the product,” she said.
The RevitaLift print and TV ads Margulies is slated to appear in next year were shot in New York and are in the editing process. They will focus on her skin, which she said hasn’t been cosmetically enhanced or subjected to needles or fillers, such as Botox, which freezes facial muscles, making it difficult to show expression.
“I always have considered my skin [my best beauty asset] because I got lucky: I have small pores. I am also very pale so I have stayed out of the sun most of my life.”
But the actress is open to cosmetic enhancements.
“I would never say never. The beauty of being a woman is you are allowed to change your mind. I value that my face moves. I am an actress. I have earned my laugh lines. That is part of my age and beauty. I think everyone has their own path in aging, but you have to find what works for you.”
The actress, who rose to fame alongside one of Hollywood’s leading men, George Clooney, on the TV drama “ER,” said the standards for women versus men in terms of aging and appearance is evolving, depending on who you talk to.
“I had a great conversation with George about what women are doing to look young.” He told Margulies it was challenging to cast a 40-year-old actress in a Fifties period piece who hadn’t had too much work done to her face and looked the part. “He had a tough time. So I thought, ‘Hmm, I’m going to be OK.’”
For fans of “The Good Wife,” a big beauty moment is in store for the usually buttoned-up Florrick in an upcoming episode.
“There is going to be a big black-tie gala and you can see she is coming into her own as a woman not emotionally attached, who is finding her own feet in the world. She’s wearing eyeliner, red lips and curled hair. She also has on a red Roland Mouret dress!”
Margulies joins actress Andie MacDowell, 52, as a face of RevitaLift. Perhaps Margulies can help lift sagging sales for the brand, which, for the year-to-date period ended Sept. 10, saw antiaging sales fall 8.6 percent to $45.3 million in food, drug and mass stores, excluding Wal-Mart, club stores and convenience stores, according to SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm.

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