Christina Choi and Le Metier de Beaute Face of the Day

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I used a combination of mostly Le Metier and Christina Choi products one day last week and I loved the results.  Here’s what I used:

For this face of the day, I used Le Metier de Beaute Classic Finish Foundation in V applied with a Beauty Blender. Next, I smoothed It Cosmetics Bye Bye Undereye Concealer under my eyes and on any dark or red areas.  After that, I applied Inglot Cream Blush in 81, followed by It Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores loose powder and It Cosmetics Hello Light Powder Illumizer, plus a little bit of Le Metier Sun Kissed Bronzer.

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Christina Choi Glitz & Glamour eyes

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On my eyes, I used Christina Choi Glitz and Glamour which I reviewed HERE.  I used Chandelier on the lid, then I used the Glamour cake liner dry on the crease.  I followed with Glitz on the crease and down onto the lid.  Then I wet the cake liner with Face Atelier Transforming Gel and lined my upper lid.  I used Make Up For Ever Kohl Liner in black on my waterline.

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I used the cake liner as an eyeshadow – love multitaskers!

I used my Joey Healy Brow Architect Stylo in Molasses for my eyebrows.

 

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My LM/CC FOD…love acronyms!

Lips were Clarins 01 Bay Rose Lip Definer, Guerlain Levres Lips 02 gloss, and I used my Verge One Spiral Wand on my hair.  Wow, sounds like a lot of products, but it didn’t take long to apply and I was totally ready for my day.  I loved my combination of favorite go-to products, it’s always great when things turn out even better than you had hoped!  – Lisa

*some items received from PR

The latest from Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Le Metier, Guerlain, and Chantecaille

Marcia and I stopped by Neiman Marcus yesterday to get the latest news from our favorite MA, Kim McFadden.  While we were there, the fabulous Christine Wujczyk joined in and showed us all the latest and greatest from some terrific lines.

The first thing we looked at was the new Chanel Ombres Tissees Irridescent Effects Eyes in Beiges ($75), and Marcia and I squealed like school girls.  It is so gorgeous in person, pictures just don’t do it justice.

They did not have a tester just yet, so we weren’t able to swatch it.  The colors are so pretty, and it has a beautiful sparkly overlay.  We took tons of pics so you could see how it changes depending on the lighting.

The sparkle is an overlay, so once you use the top layer it’s gone.  It looks like it would be a very soft, pretty, but subtle color for eyes or cheeks once that overlay is gone.

After checking out Chanel, we wandered over to Bobbi Brown where there are a lot of exciting new products coming out.

Bobbi Brown has doubled the size of her lip glosses, replaced the awful applicator with a doe’s foot applicator, and only increased the price by one dollar!! These beauties are only $23.

Just look at all the gorgeous colors.  I am so excited about the improvements, I love Bobbi Brown lip gloss but I just hated the applicator and the tiny size.

She also has some truly beautiful mineral loose powder foundation out now.  Pictured above and below (very heavily swatched) is the color Light. 

We found this foundation to be oh so silky and smooth, it’s really beautiful.  And no shiny bismuth in this baby.

The Bobbi Brown makeup artists are recommending the loose powder mineral foundation be applied with Bobbi’s face brush ($50).

We were very impressed with the Neiman Marcus exclusive, The Tailored Collection.  The brushes, palette, mascara, and bag all retail for only $100.

New at Le Metier de Beaute are two gorgeous nail polishes, Anatolia and Urban Dweller ($10).

I liked Anatolia best, and Marcia liked Urban Dweller.  Both of them are beautiful.

We are looking forward to the Le Metier skin care line release later this month!

Next stop – Guerlain.  They have some truly gorgeous new lipsticks and eyeshadow quads out now in their Fall 2011 collection.

Above are the testers for the Rouge G lipsticks ($47), and you can see the two bottom eyeshadow quads (Ecrin 4 Couleurs $59) as well.  I swatched some of the lipsticks, and they were so beautiful – pigmented but glossy, complex yet wearable colors.  I got all excited and swatched like crazy then forgot to write down which was which!  But here’s what they looked like:

And the eyeshadow quads were typical Guerlain fabulous.  Of course Marcia and I wanted every single one.  Here are some pics.

And finally, looking very pretty are the new berry colored lipsticks from Chantecaille.  These are the new colors in the Lip Chic Collection, Violetta and Calla Lily ($32).

The berry colors are perfect for the upcoming fall looks.

If you don’t have a Neimans nearby, don’t despair.  Just call Kim McFadden or Christine Wujczyk at 248-643-3300, extension 2104 and they would be thrilled to help you.  What new products are you most excited about?  – Lisa

Liquid lining with Guerlain

Liquid eyeliner can be very difficult to use.  If your hands are the least bit shaky, it’s tough to get a straight line.  Liquid tends to smear easily, and the look can also be harsh.  The brush that comes with liquid  eye liners often leaves a lot to be desired – it’s either too short to work with, or else the brush itself is too flimsy to give a straight line, or it gives a line that’s either too thin or too thick.  I’ve tried so many liquid eyeliners…I really like MAC’s, but I hate the brush.  I like Lancome Artliners because they are easy to apply, but find they wear off easily and flake by the end of the day.

Then I tried Guerlain Divinora Liquid Eyeliner ($35), and I fell in love.

This is simply THE BEST liquid eye liner on the market. The handle is just the right length and weight to work with, so that even with my shaky morning hands I get a perfect line every time. I am SO right-handed, but it’s a snap to do my left eye. The brush itself is sheer perfection – I can make a thin line, a thick line, and anything in between with no problem. I am not an artist, and yet even I can ‘wing’ up at the edge and it looks good! The liquid is housed in a cute frosted glass bottle that looks sweet on your vanity.

The colors are fantastic, highly pigmented and rich.
This stuff, once it’s on, does not budge, even with my oily lids. However, it washes off easily with any cleanser. I find that applying this eyeliner is so easy, it literally takes seconds – you don’t have to fiddle with it, or go over areas, you get a fabulous application the first time. It wears like a dream with no flaking or peeling.

Colors include from left to right:  No. 1, deep dark black, No. 2, cobalt blue (my favorite – simply gorgeous!!), No. 3, chocolate brown, and No. 5, dark mauve (really kind of a plum shade). Also, No. 7 is sometimes available, this is a coppery/gold color that would look great on women of color, and I would imagine redheads and those with green eyes.

Definitely check out these fabulous liquid liners – I think they are some of the best available.  – Lisa

Disclosure:  all products were purchased – and repurchased – by the reviewer