Posts Tagged ‘silver’

FASHION FRIDAY: BRACELET LAYERING

PHOTOS: ManRepeller.com, MeghanRosette instagram, fellt.com/tuula

We’ve all seen the streams of photos on pinterest & instragram of girls showing off their epic bracelet layerings and what can we say? It truly is an art form! Below is a handy dandy guide from our lovely Jaclyn Johnson from Some Notes On Napkins on how to create a super fun arm party of your own! There are a few key components to getting a complimentary combo of metal, color + swagger on your wrist: (more…)

A METALLIC EYE

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We love simple + quick ways to turn up the wow factor, and switching to a metallic shadow does just that in an instant. In our latest exclusive video tutorial we’ll show you just how easy it is to recreate this very chic look from many-a-runway.

1. After evening out your skin tone with foundation, fill in your brows with light quick strokes mimicking individual hairs. True used Dior Brow Styler in Universal Brown, our favorite because of its super-fine point.

2. With your finger, swirl a longwear shimmer shadow on the center of your lid, where you really want the pop. True used Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense Eye Shadow in Pulp Fiction.

3. Dab an eyeshadow brush in a metallic shadow and tap off any excess on the back of your hand. True used a discontinued favorite palette of mine from Stila (sorry!!) but try Stila Jewel Eye Shadow Trio as it’s almost identical and actually better refined. Sweep the color on the remaining areas of your lid, crease + bottom lashline.

4. With a light shimmer shadow, fill in the inner corner, above the crease + along the brow bone.

5. Rim the upper and bottom lashlines with a black longwear liner. True used NARS Soft Touch Pencil in Aigle Noir.

6. Coat the lashes with a volumizing mascara (Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Mascara).

7. Swirl a peachy gold shimmer blush on the apples of your cheeks. True used my favorite Kabuki Blush Brush, the NARS Yachiyo (once you try it, you’ll never go back to your old blush brush) and  NARS Blush in Luster, one of my mainstays on the red carpet for years now.

8. Finish with a metallic peach lipstick. True used Dolce & Gabbana Shine Lipstick in #53 Delicate.

NAILED IT!

photos: kristin ess + thebeautydepartment.com post designed by kristin ess

Last week I posted a tutorial on a traditional french manicure, but this week I wanted to do something a little different.  Here is something a bit edgier… a half moon manicure. I have been seeing these on both the runways and in editorial spreads.  Instead of highlighting the tips of your nail, like a french manicure, this one focuses on the moons of your nails (the half circle on the base of your nail). I love this technique when it’s done with two complimentary colors, but didn’t know how to do it myself. I did a little research and found the answer lied in the most under-used item on my “school supplies” list. Remember those white reinforcement stickers used to fix a tear on 3 ring binder paper? If not, it’s probably because, like me, you never used them… but now you can! And here’s how…

TOOLS

Silver metallic or glitter polish

Navy polish

10 reinforcement stickers

Clear top coat

STEPS

1. Start with clean, bare nails that have been filed.

2. Apply 1 to 2 coats of the silver polish (depending on the coverage of the polish). Be sure to paint your whole nail. If the color ends up showing through the navy polish it will just add a little sparkle, but it is important to have a smooth first layer. Let the polish dry for at least 30 minutes.  It is important your nails are dry before placing the reinforcement stickers on them or else the stickers will peel off the polish and you will have to start all over again. Oh no!

3. Once nails are completely dry, place a reinforcement sticker on each nail with the outside of the sticker mimicking the shape of the moon of your nail.  Cutting a slit in each sticker will allow the stickers lay more evenly on each nail. You can decide what size you would like the moons to be, but it is important that the size stay consistent across all your nails for it to look right. Once they are all placed where you would like them, apply pressure to each making sure they are secure to your nail.

4.  Now paint the top half or your nail with 2 coats of navy blue polish. Let this coat dry for at least 10 mins.

5.  Once that’s dry, carefully pull the reinforcement stickers off of each nail.

6. Finish with a clear top coat.

Hope they turn out great! Don’t be afraid to try out different color combinations.  Just remember to use the lighter shade for the moon of your nail. And as always, send us pictures!

XO Lauren

SILVER & GOLD

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When it comes to metallic shadows, we normally ask ourselves: do I feel like doing my smoky eye tonight in silver tones or golds/coppers?  But I say: it’s really pretty to wear them both together every now and then!  Sunday night I had the pleasure of doing the lovely Miss Rachel Bilson’s make-up for the Teen Choice Awards.  Because she chose an ethereal ruffled Chloe mini dress and a romantic hair style, we knew we wanted to anchor the whimsical look with a dramatic eye.  Here’s how you can re-create this red carpet look too:

Start with metallic silver and gold/copper powder eye shadows in either loose minerals (like I used here) or pressed in a compact.  Apply the silver shade all over the lid with your finger, lightly dampening your finger with water first before dipping it into the powder.  Then wet a shadow brush with water, tap off the excess, dip it into the gold powder and fill in the crease of you lid just above the silver.  Blend the edges with your finger. Remember your fingers are your best tools so don’t be afraid to use them!

Finish the eyes by leaving the brows bare, adding two coats of mascara, and rimming the inner waterline and both the top and bottom lash lines with a black liner.  Because your eyes are now the main focus, pair them with a light pink cheek and lip, blotting to create more of a flush of color.

So the next time you are stuck and can’t decide which hue to choose, confidently remind yourself that because they are both metallic shades, they look just as pretty together as they do by themselves!

XO Amy Nadine