ILLAMASQUA – A STUDY IN EXPRESSIONISM
British cult beauty brand, Illamasqua, uses bold and vibrant color to help its dedicated followers create individualized and self-expressive makeup looks. Its spring color collection is called Human Fundamentalism and contrasts blinding flashes of pigment with neutral tones.
Very emblematic of the collection is the Fundamental Palette ($42.50), a study in contrasting textures and intensities. It includes powder eye shadows in bold yellow and rich violet, as well as a color pot of Liquid Metal, a molten pewter shade, which can be used to line or shade, and a Cream Pigment in mint green.
A contrasting Neutral Palette ($42.50) features powder eye shadows in buttermilk, chocolate brown,
GO FOR THE GOLD IN YOUR BEAUTY REGIME
From the beginning of time, women have used the glitter of gold to enhance their natural beauty. In medieval times, it was believed to be beneficial for health. Today, in addition to jewelry, bullion, dust and coins, gold is now used in gourmet foods and trendy drinks. Revel in your golden goddess with this roundup of fab-glam products to make you look like a million bucks!
Jane Iredale will transform you into a princess with her 24 Karat Gold Dust Powder. Youâ€™ll positively shimmer when you brush this on your cheeks, eyelids or dÃ©colletÃ©. Heads
TRADE UP YOUR MAKEUP – Pointers From The Pros
Finding the perfect shade of nude lipgloss or the newest lash lengthening mascara can make any womanâ€™s toes curl. The instant gratification factor can be very seductive. Even if you’re having a bad day, aÂ sweep of a hot new bronzer or a smudge of Â charcoal pencil for a smoky eye effect can lift your spirits and transform your mood. Â Perhaps that explains why most women have medicine cabinets, makeup bags and vanities overflowing with must-have makeup products that were impulse purchases.
To get the most out of your makeup, follow our pointers.