Google+ Futilities and More: October 2011

Lancome: Le French Touch Absolu, Rouge Saint-Honoré

Monday, October 31, 2011





This is the whole Parisian elegance and spirit in a little lipstick!
The limited Edition Lancome, French Touch Absolu, has the name of one of the famous and chic street of the capital. Saint- Honoré.

This red lipstick has orange undertone, is translucent, shiny, moisturizing and ultra feminin. It is the most wearable red lipstick of my collection because it is sheer. So if you are a bit shy, this is made for you.



The packaging is the most attractive thing I have ever seen! It is a small gold metallic lipstick with engraved logo and a beautiful pattern to grip and use the product perfectly.
This is the perfect accessory to complete a "femme fatal" look. It is so glamorous to carry this little piece of jewelry in your purse and use it in public. It reminds me some old movies from the 20' till the 40', when women where sophisticate and feminin.



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Contrary to the intensity of the color, especially when you look at it on the tube, the color is not so bright on your lips. This is more a sheer  red/ vermillon color.


Very easy to wear...


...even with a casual outfit and a very soft make-up.

♡Overall: 

/5

♡Pros: 

+ The packaging does its job! Like a piece of jewelry.
+ Very elegant and feminin color
+ Easy to wear
+ Excellent hydratation

♡Cons: 

- A bit too translucent for me.



Gothic Lolita Doll For Halloween

Thursday, October 27, 2011



Hi everyone, I really had a hard time doing all this Halloween makeup/video/pictures thing.
I had almost finished editing the video, the big thing, with sound effects, voice over, etc. when suddenly Imovie crashed. I tried everything to re-open the software, did strange things with my computer, but nothing worked...I again had to redo everything, all the editing. It is so frustrating!! I hope to be able to upload the video before october 31st...the total wast of time!

Here are my pictures from this look. I hope this will inspire some of you for the big day. I had lots of fun doing this look. I made many tests and finally, I came across this one. Well, this is not the most original look especially for an asian girl, but I thought it was funny to play with the cliché of the Asian girl. The most important for me was to keep the Halloween spirit and create a scary, creepy look. I didn't want to do just a cute look like so many  girls who are, for me, a little bit too egocentric...
What I like in this Gothic Lolita Doll look, is its part of mystery, creepiness and of course, the girly aspect!





The look is really focused on the complexion, you want to have a perfect matte light skin with rosy cheeks, with big eyes and  very defined lips.

The pink areas around the eyes are actually the combination of two blushes, a burgundy eyeshadow and a shimmery black eyeshadow. Of course, I used a lot of gel eyeliner with "spyder woman" false lashes and some crossed lashes.
For my lips, I applied a plum lipstick, used a black eyeliner to give a more bloody and dark effect and add some lipgloss on top for the glossy effect.




For the costume, it was much more simple. I took a little black dress from my wardrobe, with sheer sleeves. I sewn a white garter that I cut in the middle to create a collar, bought some black and white stripped stockings, black lace mittens,  black satin ribbon and use my old wig.





Unfinished look.






List of products I used:

Face:
Foundation: Lioele BB cream, Triple the solution 
Foundation: Duo black and white creams from Party city
Loose powder: White setting powder


Eyes:
EyeshadowNARS Blush Amour
Eyeshadow: Black Shimmery: Inglot # DS 498
Crossed False lashes: from Pretty and cute, 10 pairs, 42
False Lashes: Ardel Spyder Woman  from Party City


Lips:
Lipstick: Maybelline Plum Perfect
Eyeliner: Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner, Smoke
Lipgloss: Smashbox: Siren

Brushes:
Sonia Kashuk Foundation brush

Nails:
OPI Midnight In Moscow


Clothes:
Wig: Yesstyle
Little black dress: Zara (2010)
White petticoat: Party City
Garter, stockings, mittens: Party City
Satin Ribbon: Michaels
Heels: Urban Outfitters (2009)






Gothic Lolita Doll - Preview

Wednesday, October 26, 2011




Hi everyone,

It is already late, so I am only going to upload these two pictures of my Halloween costume/make-up. The videos is done, but now I have to edit everything, which is lots of work, especially because it is the third time I shot it. There is always something I want to change or that I don't like...it's too bad!
My costume is a complete DIY costume. It was really funny to make.

I will try to do this tomorrow and of course just before the D day if you want to try this look.

I hope you will like it.

XOXO

Flo

Sephora Pro Lesson Palette For Green Eyes - Review

Sunday, October 23, 2011





At the end of summer, some Sephora's palettes caught my attention because I was looking for fall colors and some other glittery eyeshadows. Two palettes were very interesting, the Sephora Collection Pro Lesson Palette: Green Eyes and Sephora Collection Moonshadow Baked Palette - In The Nude. I will make a full review on the second palette in another post. 




This Sephora Collection Pro Lesson Palette is particularly recommended for beginners. The palette is illustrated with two lessons to help you create your day and your night look.
It's very easy to follow and with all six colors and the dark brown pencil eyeliner, the combinations are endless ... There are 4 different palettes, for green eyes,  for brown eyes with warm brown and purple smokey shades, for blue eyes with beige natural shadows, bleu and gray eyeshadows and the last one, the smokey palette in brown and black versions.

As you can notice I don't have green eyes but I think purple is very flattering for all eye colors and it's pretty for asian "yellow" skin tone. I am not a big fan of green colors on my eyes but these shadows are wearable. These are not apple green or green grass, these shadows are some beautiful autumn shades, a bit more subtile! 



All these colors are very intense, so be careful and blend well! 


The tutorial says: "Apply this natural beige on all over the lid, then apply this dark green on the lid and apply the olive in the crease area. Blend and extend color outward toward the brow and to finish, with the pencil, draw a line along upper lashes and apply your favorite mascara."

Very easy to say but I don't have a crease, us, monolid girls! It's almost the same technique for our special shape. Use the gradient technique, it is the easiest way to have a good makeup application.

The lightest colors is always the nearest from the brows and the darkest is the closest from the upper lash line. The intermediaire color is in the middle :)



I picked this palette because of these colors. I love love love this black purple (my fave), the burgundy shade is also amazing and the shimmery/glittery taupe pop up the look, especially for night looks.




The tutorial says: "Line upper and lower lash line with black purple, blend shadow from the upper lash line into crease. Apply burgundy in the crease, blend and extand color outward toward the broww. Highlight by applying ice beige under the brow and on the inner corner of both eyes. Apply eyeliner...then mascara"
I did a night look with these eyeshadows if you want to see some pictures, it's here and the video is here but my technique is a bit different. I didn't use the black purple like that and use another eyeshadow for the brow bone and the inner corner of the eyes because their glittery beige is more a taupe color and too dark for an highlighter to my mind.



These eyeshadows are very intense, creamy and easy to apply but you will need to apply a primer as a base because it is chalky (you will have some fallouts) and they smudge a little bit. The eyeliner is a good creamy dark brown liner. I writes and glides well. Compared to some high-end brand, it works pretty well.


Overall: ♡♡♡♡/5

Pros:

+ Two full looks, day and night.
+ Intense, creamy and easy to blend.
+ Fall shades.

Cons:

- Chalky
- Smudge is you don't use a primer as a base.


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