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1940’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Linda Darnell

Linda Darnell summer

I love Linda Darnell. And this is an awesome 40’s poolside pin-up inspired look. Here’s what I did to get this better than the girl-next-door look:

FACE: It’s summer and I don’t want a heavy foundation. Nobody does. Under the eyes with a concealer brush, I applied and blended MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30. With a kabuki brush, I applied Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation Powder in Natural Ivory. It has the added benefit of SPF 20. In… Continue reading | 7 Comments

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Hourglass Femme Rouge Nocturnal Lipstick Review

Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick
Hourglass Femme Rouge Lipstick

Hourglass Cosmetics is a luxurious brand and the new Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick is no exception. I’ve had the opportunity to try the new lipstick line, Femme Rouge, in the shade Nocturnal. This luxury lipstick is actually luxurious.

Formula & Wear: This formula is wonderful! It is a moist formula that actually does live up to its “cushiony feel” and all the other company claims. It contains moisturizing Vitamin E and antioxidants. My lips feel hydrated… Continue reading | 10 Comments

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More of the 1950’s: Get the Look of Eartha Kitt

This is such an easy but polished look to pull off. It’s all about glowing skin and a bold but not brash lip. To get this look…

FACE: I would leave skin very sheer and just apply a highlighting cream/liquid such as Chanel Soleil de Tan de Chanel. I would use my fingertips to apply to the cheek bones to above the brow bones in a large “C” motion and down the nose. Cover up any “problem spots” with a concealer like CoverGirl Invisible Cream Concealer

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My Love Of Dark Lipstick: MAC Viva Glam III Lipstick Look

I love dark lips which led me to my good friend MAC Viva Glam III Lipstick. This shade is a matte and mute brownish plum. It is chock full of pigment and offers full coverage with a lovely matte finish. I admit that sometimes it is tricky. If you must wear lip balm under this color make sure it is applied evenly or this lipstick will apply very splotchy and make you look kind of like a pit bull. This color was launched in 2000 and I still love it. It comes in the Viva Glam red and black bullet… Continue reading