Monday, July 5, 2010

Make Up Help from the Tropics


DSC03378(2) Dandara, the second from the left, applied all of her friends makeup for a celebratory night out.

My brilliant niece, a young lawyer who lives in Brazil and has a fabulous sense of style and a penchant for everything ‘maquillage’ has come up with her top 5 essential make up products in order to achieve a flawless and sophisticated look. 

  1. Face Primer by Make Up Forever ($32) – This lightweight, oil free concoction enhances the texture of the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.  It can be used by itself or before applying foundation, concealer or powder.


2. Concealer pallete by Make Up Forever ($36) – “ I’m desperate to get this palette!”

  • Green concealer is a good tool to hide any red blemishes, specially acne marks.
  • Yellow concealer is a great ally to combat any dark circles under the eyes.
  • Mauve concealer is perfect to hide those little broken capillaries around the nose.
  • Apply your skin tone concealer or your foundation on top of the colored concealer to blend in the color


3. Dior’s Airflash foundation ($60) – A mist foundation that delivers an ‘airbrushed’ effect.  This foundation leaves a polished look. Perfect for weddings.


4.  Chanel’s Particuli√©re, Tendresse and Inattendu nail polish ($25)– (these are fabulous shades, and you all have seen the particuliere all over blogland I am sure)


5.  Givenchy’s Phenomen’Eyes Mascara ($29)– one of the best mascaras ever once you get used to it. Works really well even without using the Curvex aplicator.  Believe me – it really works!


I am loving these products and am totally digging the mist foundation.  It sounds divine.  Have you all tried any of these products?  If so, I would love to hear some feedback on them.


Ann said...

Ooh- Thanks, Catherine!

I've been looking for a good mascara and concealer.

Sephora, here I come!


Karena said...

Catherine I have not tried any of these, and now am very excited to!especially the Airflash!

Art by Karena

Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

I love the first color nail polish - 505 - very different. I'd like to try some of these products. That's for the post :-)

Kathysue said...

Love make-up tips, I am kind of a make-up junky which is funny since I go for a natural look. I have tried the Givenchy mascara it is pretty great,makes eyelashes much thicker. I will have to check out the Dior products, thanks for the tips,Kathysue

Blondie's Journal said...

I love hearing about cool products I haven't tried! Much better to hear it first hand than through a magazine. The foundation sounds SO professional and I love the nail colors! Thanks so much!


Cashon&Co said...

I have to try that foundation! I will let you know!

Will @ Bright.Bazaar said...

You all look lovely!

The Buzz said...

This post is soooo appropriate - we're hitting 100 today and I'm already melting! Great picture of the "girls"!

Beth Dunn said...

Love those nail polishes!

Averill said...

I love new beauty products -- and believe it or not, these are all new to me! The Givenchy wand looks a bit medieval, but I have heard it's fabulous. And Chanel does do the best nail polish colors (and that mushroom gray is fantastic)....

Cornflake said...

Ooh that mist foundation looks great, thanks for pointing it out!

The Zhush said...

Thinking I really need to try this mist product! Given that all these girls looks so fresh and lovely!

Charlotta Ward said...

I so needed this! I am hopeless finding great new products. Once upon a time I was able to do this, but since having had kids.. Nada.

Thanks darling, I am going to track down several of these for my cabinet.

xx C

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