Wednesday, May 27, 2009

thank you for smoking...

This is my 2nd post for the day. Just wanted to share this
with you gals.

I love the easy elegance that Bobbi Brown Beauty
Team Artist S├ębastien Tardif showed last month at the launch
of Bobbi's fifth and latest literary installment, Makeup Manual.
Minimalist and feminine chic, with a hint of a decidedly
'90s aesthetic, was the look of the day.

After prepping with a base to even out skin tones,
brows were softly defined before moving on to the main
contender, the model's sultry,
ultra-sexy peepers. In quite the novel approach,
S├ębastien carefullydabbed black gel liner onto the lids with a
stubby eyeshadow brush—the whole process taking surgical
precision, with the edges deliberately not going over the eye crease
to keep it pared-down–and in what seemed like the Best Idea Ever,
topped it off with bright cobalt blue shadow from the
Bobbi Brights Palette. The result was a dark and
yet clean and updated, take on the smoky eye, which is on-trend
with this season's painterly and futuristic flavor.

To balance out the moody eyes, the cheeks and lips were kept in
the nude-slash-warm peach territory with a powder blush and soft,
petal-colored lipstick, with finishing touches like two coats of black mascara
and black eyeliner polishing it all up. The hair, in homage to the
great grunge-glam generation, was effortlessly simple: we
welcomed back the side-swept ponytail with open arms,
as it keeps us all face forward and ready to shine for the rest of S/S '09.

Click on for tips on copping our Look We Love: Modern Smoky Eyes.

Click here to see Style Bible's guide to summer.

2 loving thoughts,,:

Dana Yoshimizu said...

I love your blog, it's so cute! <3

maviclicious said...

thnx for the compliment dana!