Here's the St Trinian's actress Tamsin Egerton sporting the Shu Uemura lace lashes for a shoot for Company magazine that I did with her a couple of years ago. She was a pleasure to work with, and happy to try all the out-there make-up looks we came up with, in fact she kept the make-up on after the shoot to go out that night. Athena Skouvakis did the gorgeous make-up. Since then, we're still discovering new ways to wear lace, from American Apparel bodysuits (er, no thanks) to this idea for a DIY lace manicure (hmm, maybe...). Then there are the Chanel body transfers, Les Trompe L'Oeil de Chanel, £49 (yes please!). They're a set of 55 individual tattoos, available exclusively from Selfridges from 1st March. Desperado to have them? Wait-list orders can be taken at Selfridges on 0800 123 400.
Tuesday, 12 January 2010
Thursday, 26 November 2009
Found this amazing video via fab blog Hair on the Brain where a spy camera is hidden in a girls hair to give a models-eye-view of the catwalk at Chanel's S/S show. It actually made me feel a bit nervous watching it. As well as negotiating a spiral staircase to get to the catwalk, models also had to navigate haystacks and wooden pillars. When I've been to shows, I find watching models struggle not to trip up in impossible heels excruciating. But then I remind myself they are being paid a fortune and don't feel quite so bad for them. Also noticed how tiny the 'real' people are next to the models; true, the camera is on top of her head, but if I hid a camera on my head, it would still be about level with these girls cleavage (if they had any, that is). I've heard of nanny-cams and dogcams - what next - celebcams? I'd love to get a celeb perspective of a red carpet moment. WDYT - could be the new Twitter?
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
If all the talk of Chanel Jade nail colour has opened your eyes to green polish, here are two more to consider. While Jade is a pretty, Laduree macaroon of a colour, these two are altogether more Wicked and witchy. L'Oreal Paris Resist and Shine Titanium no 736 is part of their new Black Gloss collection, made with a carbon black pigment base shot through with metallic colour. This one is called Black Turquoise, it comes out as a dark, seaweedy green with a hint of shimmer and a high shine finish. Simple to apply and lasts well. No7 Stay Perfect Nail Colour in Totally Teal is a cream formula and a lovely bluey-mid-green. Needs a bit more care to put on to get a good finish. My bedroom used to be painted that colour, perhaps that's why I'm drawn to it! Have you found any other great greens?
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
This is something that I'm always asked, and little wonder. It's one product that used right, can really transform your face. I asked make-up pro Helen Walsh, who's worked with Anna Friel, Kristin Scott Thomas and Denise Van Outen (and this fab shoot for me, above!) which products she rates.
"Becca do a double concealer in a palette which is really good for heavy dark shadows. It's not cheap at £30, but then you are getting two shades for that price. You can use it to cover marks on the body as well as your face. It's got great sticking power so it really stays on."
"Pixi do a palette with green and other colour corrective shades for disguising any bits of high colour in a nice light consistency so it's not too opaque or heavy."
"Chanel's concealer is great for older skin, it's lifting and light-reflecting." The secret to a great concealer is to find the right texture for your skin type. Much as we all love YSL's Touche Eclat, it's not right for everyone because it's not going to change the colour of your skin. Helen's trick is to use the concealer that matches your skin first, then add a pop of light-reflecting one like Touche Eclat on top. Coming up in a future post, Helen's concealer how-to.