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May 19

Summer Blues

Cosmetics - By Viennese @ May 19, 2010 11:51 PM Add comments

Summer is always exciting because we are so sick of the snow here in Toronto. We always wanted a little tan and something new for the season, doesn’t matter if it’s clothing, sandals, makeup of fragrance, we just want them all.

In cosmetics, this summer is all about the blues for eye shadows. But wait…not everyone can pull off the blues, I normally couldn’t, so what’s so different about the blues this year? They all have a gold undertone, so it’s not really a cool blue, they are more like goldish turquoise blue, which looked quite amazing. I worked on the event with Laura Mercier at the beginning of May and I just loved the new blue. I also had the Summer Look event with YSL and the new blue cream shadow is equally amazing, so let’s take a look at the Summer Blues of the season.

Sun-Drenched-Collection-Laura-Mercier-summer-2010-productsLaura Mercier - single powder eyeshadow in Marina

For some reason, Laura always came up with better quality limited edition items, same goes with the eyeshadow. The limited edition Marina is a blue that has a gold undertone, it works great with bronze or gold shadows. I paired it up with the Sundown (a dark bronze), and smudged with a copper or dark brown crayon pencil, which turned out great! The blue in Marina is not overwhelmed and it looks great with different eye colours. Texture is very silky, one sweep is all you need!

YSL_SUMMER10_MAKEUPLOOKYves Saint Laurentwater resistant cream eyeshadow in Riviera Blue

If you are a quick and go person, try the YSL water resistant cream eyeshadow, trust me, they stay! Riviera Blue also has a gold undertone, but it it stands out more than Marina, so if you really like to see some colour, go with Riviera Blue. You can use your finger to apply it as a shadow, or use a liner brush to use it as a liner, like what we did for the YSL Summer Look campaign, it looks gorgeous!

Givenchy – Le Prisme Unique Eyeshadow in Island Lagoon

I’ve always been a fan of Givenchy, mainly because of the package, but I wasn’t in love with the single shadows, the texture wasn’t as nice as the quartets. While I was kind of disappointed about the quality of them, the summer collection came in and I was totally in love. P262004_heroThere are 2/3 colours blended into a single shadow and you can totally play with it. The quality is much better than the regular ones, but you might need a bit of the technique in blending the darker blue because blue pigment is one of the hardest to blend if you aren’t great with putting on makeup, but it’s pure fun for having more than 1 colour in a single shadow!! Not to mentioned the matching blue mascara, totally fun!

Giorgio Armani – Mediterranean palette

ArmaniBronzerGiorgio Armani Beauty always come out with amazing limited edition palette that get you hooked. The Mediterranean palette contains 4 shadows, a blue, a bronze, 2 greens and a bronzer. I honestly don’t think I need anything more. I’ve tried the blue on my colleague (she has aqua blue eyes and blonde hair), with black eyeliner, it looked amazing! The blue also has gold undertone, with a hint of shimmer, I love it so much that I ended up had to buy the palette for myself. I wish I could have the link for you to purchase online but it wasn’t on the official website and not on the Saks.com either. So I guess you’ll have to go to the counter and try it out. Good luck!

Since summer is officially here, more summer cosmetics and fragrance will be coming! I apologize for the slow update these days, just got a new job, now I’m officially full time beauty adviser, so I’ll definitely post more fashion and beauty tips. Next up…summer lip colours, bronzers, and fragrance. Stay tuned!!

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