Lucky Duck recommends Chanel and NARS eye makeup.
As The Oscars are unfolding on television tonight, the dresses and jewelry are causing quite a buzz – rightfully so. My favorite moment from The Red Carpet this year was seeing Queen Latifah in Badgley Mischka!
Lucky Duck is taking a different angle on beauty and fashion tonight and talking about makeup, again.
Let me establish credibility
I was a Spokesperson for Estee Lauder for years and would present at Macy’s department stores, all across Western Washington.
Beauty Fashion magazine quoted me in Downtown Seattle.
Chanel Illusion Ombre
My first makeup technique in my original makeup post from Seattle is:
1. Start your lid with an eye shadow base; it will help prevent your shadow from creasing and will bring out the color of your powder shadow.
Chanel’s Illusion Ombre is my new favorite, preferred choice for a nice creamy shadow to pat on first. I’ve been using this product for three weeks and am very pleased. It doesn’t crease, and you can use the brush that comes with it to swipe on over your eyeliner for instant pop, shimmer, and shine.
Top row, left to right: Vision, Mirafique, Fantasme; Bottom row, left to row: Epatant, Apparence
The makeup is spongy to the touch and glides on nicely. The colors are sheer, which is nice for a casual look all by itself, or as a wonderful base to layer on your other stuff.
And because my second tip in my original technique blog post is…
2. You can wear any color of eye shadow; you just have to find the right shade.
… I want to clarify the difference between Vision on the top left corner above and Apparence, in the bottom right corner, for you shimmery gold lovers out there. Vision is a bright gold (swatch on the far left on my hand below), and Apparence has more color density to it (far right, below). They are different enough to get both, especially when Vision is a Limited Edition.
NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencil
I am in love with three of the NARS Soft Touch Shadow Pencils. Pictured below, top to bottom: Corcovado, Empire, and Aigle Noir.
Because tip #4 in my original post is…
4. Don’t miss seasonal products that are limited editions.
… I made sure to follow Chanel Vision suit and not miss the golden Corcovado Soft Touch Shadow Pencil that NARS put out for Spring this year. These pencils are not dry and painful to use. They glide on nicely as a smooth gel, and you really don’t have to sharpen it very often. I think I will have these FOREVER.
TIP: You can keep pencils longer in your kit because you sharpen them when they wear; they don’t just sit in the box growing bacteria.
My favorite technique with these products
I have been enjoying putting down the Chanel Vision or Apparence first, and penciling Aigle Noir on my lid. Then, I’ll take a light Clinique powder shadow in a beige-gold color and go over everything to smooth it out.
Francois NARS photographs his celeb canvases
And I was such a Lucky Duck today to have found NARS’ 15×15 book on Book Marc’s Sale table today in The West Village!! There are many reasons why this is cool:
- It is numbered copy 430 of 1500, so it’s a collector’s edition! And what’s more, my lucky number is 43.
- It has a price tag of 86 pounds (equivalent to almost $200 USD) inside, but I got it for only $10.00! Ten. Dollars.
- It is absolutely stunning, and Marc Jacobs is featured.
Book Marc is a Marc Jacobs store
I asked my sales person about the book shop, Book Marc (LOVE the clever name!), which sits diagonally from Marc Jacob’s’ clothing store. This location was historically an important book store in NYC, so when the space became available, Marc picked it up and began carrying books, since his clothing stores feature cool books anyway.
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