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Holiday Gift Guide (Sister)

Post + Graphic Design, Norah Curlee

They can be closet raiders, tattle-tailers, secret blabbers, boyfriend stealers, attention hogs, pranksters and bathroom monopolizers…but they can also be best friends, confidants, shoulders to cry on, listeners, biggest fans, advisers, and supporters. We love them for that! Treat yours to something special this holiday season and show her just what she really means to you. This one’s for the sista’s!

Este Lauder Zodiac Compact: What’s her sign? The stars align with these gawgeous limited edition zodiac powder compacts from Este Lauder. These are the perfect addition to her handbag’s beauty party. RSVP yes!

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Train Case: For the sister who has everything. We cannot get over how amazing this metallic gold limited edition train case is. Something pretty to house all her pretties and more!

Guerlain Meteorite Illuminating Pearls: Guerlain knocked it out of the park this year with their Crazy Paris holiday collection. These little illuminating powder pearls are at the top of our list for sissy!

YSL Golden Gloss Holiday Trio: Things are getting glossy with this trio from YSL…and we aren’t mad about it! Nothing says you’re special like some designer shine!

Ciate Nail Lab: This set includes everything she’ll need to play mad scientist with her nails. She can mix custom colors and sort out all her nail art whims and more! And let’s face it, she’ll probably invite you over for a mani party. Just sayin’.

Laura Mercier Mini Caviar Stick Holiday Set: Ohhhh these are good. You’ve probably heard the raves about this product (unless you’ve been living under a beauty rock) and we particularly <3 the shade in Amethyst. She’ll have four mini’s to glam up her eye looks. Score.

Kiehl’s Aromatic Blends Set – Orange Flower & Lychee: Kiehl’s has long dominated skin care shelves…now they are taking over bath tubs and shower caddy’s as well! She can max and relax with this yummy smelling bath treats!

Laduree Othello Candle: The makers of our favorite little macarons are now venturing into the candle arena! This holiday candle has a warm and inviting scent that is super lush!

Shu Uemura New Generation Eyelash Curler: The lash curling gods at over at Shu have done it again. The latest and greatest tool for va-va-voom peepers is here! Sissy needs it.

Eight Hour Cream Gift Set: What did we do before EA’s 8 hour cream?? Get this set into her grips ASAP this holiday and her skin will be sending you thank you cards well into the New Year.

Chanel Rouge Rubis: We think Chanel beauty always saves the best for the holidays. This limited edition shade may very well be the perfect red. It’s a beauty, trust us.

Clarins 7 Wonders Gift Set: When a brand puts all of their best selling/cult products into one package, its more of a must-have than a wish-list contender. Clarins packs this set full of minis to pamper into the new year!

Clarins Odyssey Face Palette: Speaking of Clarins…get ready to drool. This stunning, light-weight pressed powder is the perfect accomplice for a winter glow. Plus the lush packaging doesn’t hurt!

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette: Brand new and limited from Smashbox alert! We love the matte/shimmer ratio and gorgeous rich, neutral colors. Complete with double-ended brush and mini mascara and we would say that’s a wrap!

Glossybox for Net-A-Porter: When Glossybox + Net-A-Porter team up you know that it’s only magic in the making. Enter this limited edition box filled with goodies any sister (or any girl for that matter) would love to have.

RiRi Hearts MAC Superslick Eyeliner: RiRi hearts MAC but TBD hearts this rose gold liquid liner. Big time! This is such a unique product with serious pigment pay-off. One please!

SHADOW FOCUS: EYE COLOR

photo: larry busacca, post + design by amy nadine

Customizing your makeup can seem daunting but can actually be really fun if you learn the laws of the color wheel. Of course makeup is a form of expression and you can always choose colors depending on your mood, fashion, occasion, etc., but if you want to know what shades actually bring out the best in your own features, you’ll love our new feature throughout this month on eye colors + their complementary shadow shades. In the color wheel there are primary, secondary and complementary colors but I’ll let your art teacher explain the details of each and I’ll simplify it for you as easily as possible: if you want to find the best shades for your eye color, find the shade that is directly across from it.

Start by looking at the blue “slice” then find the slice directly across from it, it’s orange. So if you want your eyes to look as blue as possible, find a variation of orange and your eyes will really pop. For last night’s MET Gala, I was lucky enough to do Mad Men’s Jessica Paré’s makeup and knew I wanted to make it all about her blue eyes! So I choose rose gold, copper + gold to do the trick while still being elegant, and I’m so happy with how it turned out! With a dampened brush, I used Chanel Eye Quad in Eclosion with the copper shade along the top + bottom lash lines, the rose gold shade on the lid and the gold shade from the crease all the way up to the brow bone (you can just do the crease, I wanted extra drama because the MET Gala is like the Oscars for Fashion!). Then I anchored the metallic shades by rimming the inner waterline with black (to really frame her baby blues) and finished with a strip of wispy lashes.

Next week: BROWN EYES, my all-time favorite color to work with!

OSCAR HIGHLIGHT: BLOOMING ROSES

photos: getty images/design: eunice chun

Spring is so close we can smell the floral bouquet in the air! And Oscar night highlighted the season’s pink lip trend beautifully in all shades + skin tones. Because as makeup artists, we know that pink is unquestionably the most universally-wearable + feminine shade. So I simplified things by showing you three skin tones (fair, tan + dark) and how three different shades of pink (pale, petal + bright) look on each. Here’s exactly what their makeup artists (including myself!) used:

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LONDON FASHION WEEK A/W 2012: RUNWAY TO RED CARPET

photos: gorunway.com, imaxtree.com/design: eunice chun

Ah London, you never disappoint! There’s just something perfectly understated about matte shadows that quietly invokes mystery while letting the fashion have the glory. Makes my soul smile! We saw mattes beautifully smoked out in taupes + browns as well as simple matte color washes in apricots + nudes. So of course I had to translate the look from Holly Fulton’s show on the lovely Emmy Rossum last night for the Global Green Oscar Party!

photo: getty images/design: amy nadine

To make the Holly Fulton Autumn look wearable this Spring, all I had to do was add a pop of pink on the cheek and brighten the lip shade ever so slightly. Here’s what I used so you can too!

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