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Oscar de la Renta

Regrettably fashion world said goodbye to one of the most amazing designers that was is Oscar de la Renta yesterday. Besides being geniusly talented, Oscar de la Renta was the epitome of a true gentleman, a class act throughout his whole career. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of this man without his impeccable suit and his gentle smile.

In memory of Oscar de la Renta and his irreplaceable commitment, passion and contribution to the fashion industry, I wanted to dedicate today’s fashion set to him…of course featuring his designs.

I’ve also included a video from Fashion Channel which perfectly highlights the creative genius behind the name

Rest In Peace Mr Oscar de la Renta…

 

Oscar de la Renta

 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA – The Couturier of the Celebrities by Fashion Channel

 

Too Faced Melted Kisses Set

Hi beauties! You may remember I did a review of Too Faced Cosmetics Melted Liquified Lipstick in the color Melted Fuchsia a while ago – you can check that post HERE

I love that lipstick so much, you can only imagine how excited I was when Too Faced released a limited edition 4-pack mini set of these lipsticks as part of their holiday launch. Of course makeup lovers went crazy and they were sold out for a while so it wouldn’t be fair for me to do a review and you couldn’t get them. Now that they’ve re-stocked, I can post about it so you can get your hands on these babies too ;)

Too Faced Melted Kisses

Melted Nude . Melted Peony . Melted Fuchsia . Melted Berry

 

After my love affair with the Fuchsia color began, next in line for me was the Melted Nude, I was also eyeing the Berry shade, so this set worked out perfectly as it has pretty much all the shades to create amazing eye/lip combos for any occasion. Each lipstick contains 5ml/0.16Fl of product. This may not seem like much but these lipsticks are so pigmented, a tiny amount goes a long way.

 

Too Faced Melted Kisses Set

 

The swatches are 100% true to color. The Nude shade has a beige/brown undertone which is perfect. Peony is also nude enough with a pink undertone without looking too pasty as some pink nudes can be. Fuchsia is the one I bought the full size of, it’s the most amazing vivid hot pink ever – below is the picture of my lips with Fuchsia color from my previous post. And Berry is a perfect red with a deep wine/berry undertone. This color would be amazing for fall looks!

 

Too Faced Melted Lipstick

Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Fuchsia

There are many other colors within the full size range and I’ve included a link in the Shop section below.

*Australian/international beauties, there are a number of sites you can purchase these from. Just leave me a comment here or message me via Contact form if you need details.

SHOP THIS LINE

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Too Faced Melted Kisses Set             Too Faced Melted Lipsticks

Too Faced Melted Kisses Set $25 / Too Faced Melted Lipsticks Individual $21

 
 

Makeup Tutorial Using Eyeliners

FEATURING URBAN DECAY TRIPLE THREAT PENCIL SET

As much as I love long-winded elaborate makeup looks that I can spend hours playing around with, reality is, most of us don’t have time for it. Makeup doesn’t have to be difficult, nor require endless variety of products. It’s all about improvising – and as far as your imagination goes.

I’m all about practicality so I created a look only using 3 eyeliners (Urban Decay Triple Threat Set), mascara and my fingers. Keep in mind, you can most certainly alter this look to be as subtle or dramatic as you like. You can also swap the colors around or try different combinations.

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* My eyes were super sensitive today and they kept watering which is why I applied and re-applied the bottom liner. You don’t have to make it as intense as I have it here ;)

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STEPS TO CREATE THIS LOOK

  1. Prep the eyes using an eye primer. I used Urban Decay Eye Primer in Original
  2. Apply Urban Decay pencil in Smoke (light gray) all over the eyelid stopping at the crease. Blend with your fingers. Re-apply the color, blend with your fingers again. You can repeat this step until you achieve the intensity you prefer. *If you have hooded lids, you can bring this color up past the crease – towards the eyebrows.
  3. Using Urban Decay pencil in Perversion (rich black), draw a thin line along the top lash line, wing out the outer corner as far as you prefer. I left mine as a small flick. Using your little finger or a Q-tip, smudge this line into your lashes to get a smokey look.
  4. With Urban Decay pencil in Sabbath (teal/navy), line the inner rim of your eyes, smudging the tip of the pencil into your lash line. Again, with either your little finger or a Q-tip, smudge the line until you get a smokey finish. You can leave this color as subtle as you like, or go for a more dramatic line like I did for full impact.
  5. Curl your lashes and apply your favorite black mascara. Although I didn’t use false lashes with my look, you can definitely add your favorite pair.

And you’re done! I cannot explain to you how quick and easy this look is to create. Pencils such as the Urban Decay 24/7 range are long wearing, so once they go on and set, they don’t budge very easily which is why they can also double up as eyeshadow or used as a base for your powder eyeshadows to build more color on top.  I still used an eye primer, but I recommend that with most of the eye looks.

And here’s the swatches for the Urban Decay Triple Threat Pencil Set I used, you can shop for different pencil sets from this line, as listed below. I’ve also done previous swatch post featuring some other colors from this line HERE

Urban Decay Triple Threat Set

SMOKE: Matte soft gray; PERVERSION: Rich creamy black; SABBATH: Matte navy/teal

 

SHOP URBAN DECAY 24/7 GLIDE ON EYE PENCILS and SETS

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UD Triple Threat Set      UD Black Magic Set       UD Ten 24/7 Pencil Set            UD 24/7 Pencils

Triple Threat Set $19 / Black Magic Double Ended Pencil Set $39 / TEN 24/7 Glide On Set $52 / Individual Pencils (40 colors) $20

 

What’s your favorite time-saving tip when doing your makeup? xx