Kerry Washington was looking so chic last night at the awards. Her makeup was flawless and effortless looking! Makeup Artist, Carola Gonzalez, complemented Kerry’s look with a bold eye- purple was the star shade and a muted lip. Here’s how her Makeup Artist got the look.
Right in time for Fall 2012, Lancôme channels the romance and magic of Paris in their new makeup collection, Midnight Roses.
Inspired by the precious purple rose, the collection is infused with shades of purple, the color of majesty, to deliver a uniquely seductive beauty experience. Featuring a mix of blushes, eye shadows, eyeliners and polishes, Midnight Roses brings a touch of sophisticated mystery and glamour using the season’s hottest purple hues and matte textures.
The star products include:
- Color Design 5 Pan Shadow and Liner Palette in Violet Magnetique ($49
- Le Crayon Khôl in Purple Dusk ($25.50)
- Liner Design in Intense Violet ($24.50)
- L’Absolu Nu Lipcolor in Parme Flanelle, Rouge Résille and Prune Mantille ($29.50)
- NEW! L’Absolu Crème De Mat in Magie Pourpre, Potion D’Amour and Prune Elixir ($29.50): A liquid lipstick with the comfort of a gloss, pigment of a lipstick and a velvety matte finish
- NEW! Blush Subtil Palette in Rose Flush ($42): All-in-one contour, blush and highlighter palette
- Vernis in Love in Infusion de Prune ($15)
NEW! Vernis In Love Top Coat Mat in Givre Magique ($15): A top coat for a matte finish on any nail polish
Designer Monika Chiang was inspired by none other than Elettra Wiedemann when creating the beauty look for her Fall collection. “Elettra is a perfect muse for me,” Chiang says about the model, philanthropist, and face of Lancôme. “She’s such a natural beauty and has this really healthy glow about her. She can also effortlessly transform from girl next door to old Hollywood glamour girl or rocker chick, to suit her mood. I chose her not only because she’s beautiful, but because she’s strong, smart and stands for something.”
Lancôme National Makeup Artist Tarek Abbas created “enhanced natural beauty” for Chiang’s debut NY Fashion Week presentation. Tarek wanted the models’ skin to be flawless with a healthy glow. He contoured the cheeks using the new Blush Subtil Palette and swept bronzer around the hairline and chin. He mixed two neutral shades of Color Design Eyeshadow to create a subtle wash of color around the eyes and defined the eyes with dark brown eyeliner, which was carefully smudged and blended. One coat of Définicils Mascara in Brown created natural-looking lashes. Tarek applied Rouge In Love in Lasting Kiss with his finger and pressed the color onto the lips to pump up the model’s natural lip color.
Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation (available March 2012)
Blush Subtil Palette in Nectar Lace- #126 (available July 2012)
Color Design Eyeshadow in Vintage and Chic
Rouge in Love Lipcolor in Lasting Kiss- #200B
Définicils Mascara in Brown
Le Stylo Waterproof Eyeliner in Café
Vernis in Love Nail Polish in Crystal Quartz- #010M
Taking off eye makeup with just regular soap and water doesn’t cut it, so a great eye makeup remover is a must. The first one I tried (as a suggestion from my mom) was Lancome’s BI-FACIL. Eye makeup removal with this is a snap–I usually put some on a q-tip after shaking the bottle to mix the 2 solutions, and everything comes off in one swipe. However at $26.00 (4.2 oz.), it wasn’t always in my budget.
Next up, I tried Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover. It caught my eye because just like Lancome’s BI-FACIL, it had 2 solutions that needed to be shaken before use. The $7.99 (5.5 oz.) price tag didn’t hurt either! I found that Neutrogena’s Oil-Free Makeup Remover worked just as well as the BI-FACIL.
Now last night, I was about to pick up another bottle of Neutrogena, when I noticed the CVS brand Oil-Free Make-Up Remover right next to it. Since it looked very similar to Neutrogena, I decided to give it a whirl since it was $5.99 (6.4 oz.). And to my surprise, it worked just as well as the Neutrogena and Lancome.
CVS Oil Free Make-Up Remover is the clear winner here with a great product at a low price.