Category Archives: Make Up

Organizing Your Summer Makeup

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If you’re like most girls, you have a giant makeup hoard hiding in one of your bathroom drawers. From blue mascaras to all forms of foundations to all those eyeliners we just had to try (but never wore again), there are lots of hidden treasures (and countless duds) in our makeup drawers. And in the summer, things only get worse. We add in sunscreens and bronzers, blushes and body glitters. Things only get more disorganized during warm weather. That’s why a having a cosmetic organiser like the ones at thesalonoutlet.com is super important.

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Max Factor’s #Selfeye


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Max Factor makes some of the best budget mascaras on the market so I am always quite excited when they release a new one. And their new “Excess Volume Extreme Impact” mascara, launched this year, promised to be, despite its long complicated name, a really interesting product.

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New Summer Trend: Glitter Liners!

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My favourite make up at Paris Couture Week this year was the sensational sparkling eyes that Peter Philips created for Chanel:

A thick, matt black eye liner on the upper lid and sparkling glitter liner on the lower!

Have a look at these gorgeous backstage pics and make sure you stock up on glitter liners this summer. The trend is announced to be huge!

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How to Choose the Right Foundation

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A first in cosmetics retail: Sephora teamed up with color specialist Pantone to create a special tool.. that scans the surface of your skin and finds the most scientifically precise shade of foundation for your skin!

Entitled SEPHORA + PANTONE COLOR IQ, the machine is based off the Pantone X-Rite Spectrocolorimeter used in the design world. Continue reading

Make Up Nightmare: How to be Hip but Waterproof this Summer!

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Have you ever had that nightmare where you arrive looking fab and gorgeous on the beach.. meet that boy.. go for that sexy swim.. and then realise that your make up actually ran everywhere and that you are now looking like Marilyn Manson?

If you did, fear not. Make Up For Ever just released a tutorial explaining how to realise a very hip summer make up.. 100% waterproof!

Their products are in fact so good that even the ballerinas of the French synchronised swimming team are using them. Now if it works for them.. it should work for us!

Check it out!

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Ready for Summer? Check out this Beauty Kit from Benefit

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I just came back from Cannes where I had a lovely time dancing at the very cool Villa Schweppes and realised one of my ultimate life’s dream: walking up the red carpet! Full report on this to follow very soon. But today, I want to share with you details about a product that really saved my little bum over there: the “Primping with the StarBeauty Kit from Benefit.

What is so cool about this product is that it is a “Beauty Kit”: a kit of all the basic products you need for a (gorgeous) make up... in travelling sizeWhen you travel, you can either take the book or just the products inside. Inside are all the very cool and fun best sellers of Benefit.

A must-have to travel light and in style this summer!

(or if you don’t know Benefit products yet and want to try them in travelling/sample size..)

Check it out below!

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Make Up Tutorial: Special Red Carpet (Part II)

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Today is Part II of the Make Up Tutorial Special ” Red Carpet ” which Make Up For Ever organised for beauty bloggers in Milan the other month… and I am delighted to share with you this time the behind-the-scene of the preparation of my own make up for the event!

Make Up For Ever’s team created an amazingly pretty make up for me. I had this dark, retro lips with shining golden eyes. The Fekkai hairstylist complemented it by created a sort of wavy chignon.. very cute. Champagne helping, I totally felt like Daisy Buchanan!

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PS: I will be going to Cannes this weekend to shoot my favourite Riviera street style looks over there. So make sure to follow up the blog! Continue reading

Make Up Tutorial: Special Red Carpet

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As promised, today is the first of the series of make up tutorials which I had the chance to follow at the Make Up School of Make Up For Ever in Milan.

The theme was “Red Carpet” make ups.

This first make up is also the most impressive one. They made it on Alice, the beauty blogger of AlicelikeAudrey. It was a good choice cause she has really big, beautiful eyes for it. It reminded me a bit of the silver smokey eyes which Chanel did for their last catwalk and the result on Alice was really fabulous.

If you ever dreamt of diamond eyes, check it out!

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Special Cannes: Red Carpet Make Up Tutorials!

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To celebrate the beginning of the Cannes Movie Festival, I will be showing you several make up tutorials this week (and next) on how to achieve the perfect Red Carpet make up!

Each of the make ups have been created by Make Up For Ever when we initially had a special beauty bloggers event for Oscar night. The event took place in the big Sephora store of Corso Vittorio Emmanuele in Milan and was actually recorded.. for Sephora’s new Italian YouTube channel, BeauTV! All top Milanase beauty bloggers were there. Plus me ;)

Follow this link to watch the episode:

SEPHORA BeauTV – “Red Carpet Look” by MAKE UP FOR EVER

Follow me on Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram to get all the upcoming insider guide on how to get red carpet ready this week!!

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A Day at Max Factor’s Make Up School!

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The other week, I attended one of my favourite beauty events of the year: a new session of Max Factor‘s Make Up School!

The event was organised in the beautiful gardens of the Sheraton Diane Majestic hotel in Milan and the lesson was given by one of my make up gurusRajan Tolomei. Rajan is a top Make Up Artist (in fact he is even Creative Director for Max Factor Italy) and I love to hear him speak about new make up trends, how women should feel like about themselves and learn his (expert) tricks. He is actually sharing many of his tricks and vision on Max Factor Blog. If interested, join in the Max Club here!

Here are all the pictures of the event as well as a quick guide on Max Factor’s new Spring/Summer collection and how we created a hot and sexy summer make up with them.
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Celebrating Shiseido New Spring Make Up Collection!

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The other evening, Shiseido decided to organise a cocktail to present their new Spring / Summer make up collection.

The event took place at the Rinascente in Milan. Several Italian beauty bloggers were there of course but not only as beauty bloggers were able to invite readers and friends to come discover the new collection too.

We were able to speak to make up artists and get advice on which tones are best for us as well as the new make up trends and tips for this spring / summer 2013! I went there with a couple of friends. A really interesting.. and fun evening! Here are all the pics!

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A Night at the Oscars with Make Up For Ever!

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The other day, Make Up For Ever decided to celebrate the night of the Oscars and organised a very fun tutorial at its Make Up School here in Milan to show us some evening make up techniques and made us look like true movie stars.

Many of my Beauty or Fashion Bloggers friends were there.. and Sephora was also recording the event for its new online Beauty Tv Canal BeauTv! How intimidating ;)

The evening make ups (and hairstyles) that were done that night were absolutely amazing. I still don’t know which one I preferred.. Maybe the one of AudreylikeAlice for the makeup and me for the hairstyle! What do you think?

If you ever wondered how these stars can look so good.. the answer is totally their makeup! ;)

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Product Review: The High Definition Powder from Make Up For Ever

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Today, my friend A.S. and I decided to try out a IT Beauty Product: the High Definition Powder from Make Up For Ever.

The High Definition Powder was created in 2008 to respond to the demand of make up artists who worked backstage on photo or film sets and needed to have a powder, completely invisible to the naked eye and the lenses of high definition cameras. Continue reading