Silver Fox appreciation post

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The pigment

Words? Who needs words?

(Okay, I need words. Even if this post was planned out to be nothing but a mindless picspam, I need words! This gorgeous shimmery  shade is FaceFront’s Silver Fox, a silver pigment with lilac undertones and a delicious “wet” sort of finish, even when used dry. You can catch it in action in this violet and silver makeup look.)

The swatches

I’m sorry, these swatch photos should be could be are all rather sub-par because the sun won’t properly come out… but you’ll just have to deal. I promise to make it up to you sometime, somehow!

After much contemplation (okay, okay, after a few moments of contemplation), I decided to just post all three – hopefully, the range of swatches will help show off how the light affects the pigment. They’ve all been taken in indirect partially-cloudy sunlight, and the last photo was taken with flash.

The animal

Image via Focks Yeah, Foxes! and more information on the silver fox Wiki page.

The journalist

Image via The Inquisitr.

Dear Dianna Agron,

Sunday, February 13, 2011

How and when did you get so fantastic + please can I be you?!


(P.S. I’m in love with your shoes.)


Chocolate eyes and pink lips: a Dianna Agron-inspired look

Friday, February 4, 2011

Agron, my most recent girlcrush (she always looks so flawless!) tried out a bolder-than-usual look at the 2011 SAG awards with celeb makeup artist Kate Lee. While I know a lot of people (really) didn’t like it, I absolutely ate it up. Yes, it’s a much more mature look than the one she usually wears, but it was lovely nonetheless!

I couldn’t dupe this look spot-on, simply because we look so different, so this is more of an “inspired by” than it is a “get this look.” I kept the rich chocolate brown eye, paired it with lips of a similar tone (though I opted for a darker shade, which I thought would balance the look better on me), and added similarly glowy, warm, contoured cheeks. All in all? The look used very few products and took a mere fifteen minutes to do, so I’m a happy camper ;) Read on to find out what I used and how you can get this look!

Some Golden Globes commentary

Sunday, January 16, 2011

This post will be edited & updated through the night, so keep checking back!

I love this look so much it’s ridiculous. The messy hair, the lashes, the PERFECT lip colour… I’m not even a huge Lea Michelle fan; I just adore this look!

(Image filched from Temptalia. Hope that’s okay, Christine!)

And then there’s this:

(This one was stolen from Temptalia as well.)

Is she pregnant? Or is she just a normal weight? Only time will tell… (I’m really hoping it’s the latter, though. Not because I don’t want her having kids or something, just because I think it’s great to see a celeb with a reasonable BMI!)

(Actually, I take that back. Can you imagine how cute her kids would be?! Let’s not deprive the world of that.)

Also loving…

Okay; a bit of justification for those two: Chris Colfer is looking super-sharp in that suit & skinny tie (sharp enough to make me want that jacket, and I’m not even a boy), and I kind of unconditionally love January Jones. I mean, can you think of anyone else who would have gone so classic on the hair and makeup, and then pair it all with such a different modern racy weird experimental dress? It’s fantastic!

And hating (really, really hating)…

images from Jezebel unless otherwise noted.

Maryna Linchuk: a bit of a girlcrush

Thursday, January 13, 2011

To mourn the end of the Linchuk/Miss Dior Cherie era, I thought I’d post some of my favourite photos of Maryna, both on and off the runway.

At 23, she’s been modelling for just four years, and has done campaigns for brands like Blumarine, Christian Dior (obviously), and Kenneth Cole. She’s pretty serious stuff, too – in her first season, she walked in Paris for Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, and Stella McCartney, and she landed her first cover in November of that year (for Portuguese Vogue)!

But I digress. Some photos! Click to enlarge.

P.S. Don’t you just LOVE some of the makeup looks that she’s worn? Then again – she’d look great in anything!

photo credits: (runway) and (all others), bio source: nymag

Dior leaves a good thing behind

Am I the only one that is hugely disappointed by the new Miss Dior Cherie ad? I mean… it’s not a bad photo, per se, but I just–

Okay, let’s be totally honest. I hate it. I hate that it’s not the old ad; I hate that the gorgeous Natalie Portman looks a fair bit unlike herself; I hate that they felt the need to add “artistic suggested nudity.” I hate that the damn bottle is off-center!

The ad is boring, Dior. It’s mainly innoffensive, and yes, (dare I say it?) it’s pretty… but it’s BORING. I like the two-page ad a bit more, but still: this just doesn’t have the appeal that the previous campaign had. Bring back the fun, playful version, with Maryna Linchuk! That Miss Dior Cherie campaign has been a favourite of mine since it started running; I even wrote a full post about it last year. (An entire post, dedicated simply to great advertising! Yes, it was that good.) Why attempt to fix it if it wasn’t broken to begin with?

A moment to reminisce:

And a one more Miss Dior Cherie ad that didn’t quite “hit the spot” for me: via

I did love this one, though: via

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