Category: Skin Base

Beauty Breakdown: Peachy Glow

One of the twins called/texted me in a panic last night: Could I do a quick makeup for a Grammy Party? She was wearing white and wanted to ‘glow.’ I talked her out of her usual smokey eye, and opted for something a bit more ‘open’ for the overall look.

Illamasqua Skin Base: AU

I wanted to love this. After falling all over myself over the original Skin Base formula, I was only too eager to try the new ‘illuminating’ version of the fantastic makeup  base. So I plunked down a few $$ and asked Illamasqua to ship it to me right away. Like

FOTD: Smokin’ Burgundy

I dug back into the Chanel Ecolsion Palette (Spring 2012) for this look. I LOVE the Burgundy color in this palette. I think it’s fair to say that it’s my favorite… FACE Illamasqua Skin Base #14 Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder Chanel Horizon Blush EYES Chanel Eclosion Quad: Burgundy Eyeshadow

FOTD: Shimmer & Shine

I pulled out some of my favorite Chanel products for this FOTD. I used the quint from last year, and remembered why I fell in love with it in the first place… FACE Illamasqua Skin Base (#14 & #15) Chanel Loose Powder (Dore) IMAN Sunlit Copper Blush Chanel Holiday (2011)

Illamasqua Skin Base: Why it didn’t make my list of Favorites

Okay, I’ve gotten some emails.After losing my mind over Illamasqua Skin Base… at the end of the year, it did not make my top list of favorite foundations. You can find the original review here: http://shahadakarim.blogspot.com/2011/07/covet-worthy-illamasqua-skin-base.html There’s only one reason the foundation didn’t make the list: accessibility. It’s nearly impossible

FOTD: Matte Red

I broke out the first Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet for a test run. Today’s choice: Somptueuse… FACE Illamasqua Skin Base (#14 & #15) Chanel Loose Powder (Dore) MAC In Lilyland Pearlmatte Powder (Blush) EYES Louise Young Essential Eye Palette: Pom Pom & Black Bear (brows) Maowi (lids) Pom Pom (crease/under

FOTD: YSL Shocking (Ashy Black)

I started with the ‘storm grey’ colored gel liner for today’s FOTD. Right now, this is my favorite of the bunch. FACE Illamasqua Skin Base (#14) Chanel Blush in Rose Ecrin EYE(S) Suqqu Eyebrow Pen in Moss Green IMAN Eyeshadow in Wicked (lashline to above crease) YSL Shocking Gel Liner

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