Right Now: Burberry Complete Eye Palette In Mocha

Burberry Eyeshadow

OK it’s official. Burberry can do no wrong in my eyes. They have new eye quads that are, in a word, divine. Buttery soft, smooth and the colour combinations are just perfection.

It comes housed in a sleek gunmetal case which I am THRILLED to say, is lighter than the single eyeshadows I own. Because if I had one gripe with Burberry Beauty, it was the weight of their beautiful products. For the lady at home carrying a lippy and a blush they would be OK (still heavy, but just about manageable). But if you’re a makeup artist and you have a stack of those bad boys you want to carry, it’s just death. And then you have to choose which ones to take on a job. And then it’s MORE death because they’re all so lovely, and you can’t choose. And then you have to hack them up with a pallet knife which makes you want to stick the palette knife in your eye because it’s so sacrilegious to hack up those gorgeous Burberry eyeshadows to put in teeny plastic cases so you can carry them all. Can you tell I’ve been there? More than once?

So now the packaging feels lighter, and Burberry have given you not one, but FOUR lovely shades to choose from. I have Mocha, which is rich, yummy golden browns (you know, the browns that are surprising hard to find in other ranges? Yeah, those). There is a cream, a golden brown, a nutmeg/caramel colour and a rich brown that’s perfect for lining eyes. These babies can go natural and nothing, or very, very glamorous. What I love about the Burberry shadows is they are matte but they still have a sheen to them, so they don’t look flat on the eye.

The eye quads are called the Compete Eye Palette and come in 6 different shade variations, ranging from Plum Pink to Smokey Grey. I for one will be needing more of these new lightweight! Burberry goodies.

And here’s a video which has very little to do with Burberry, except it’s the Burberry model, Cara Delevigne, rollerskating in an elf hat. Shot by Angelo Pennetta for Love magazine, I thought it was super cute. And it’s Christmas, and who doesn’t love rollerskating elves at Christmas? Especially ones as pretty as Cara Delevigne.

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Video: Dior Addict Fragrance, the Director’s Cut

I’ve been wanting to put up this absolutely gorgeous video of the impossibly gorgeous Daphne Groeneveld doing her best Brigitte Bardot impression ever since I first saw it.

Directed by Jonas Ackerland (with the stills from the campaign shot by Tim Walker) it’s a delicious whipped cream confection of an ad. J’adore Dior.

 

New Beauty Breakdown: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – The Collector’s Issue, The Sunday Times

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Style Magazine
Makeup by Florrie White at D+V Management
All make up and skin care by Sisley Cosmetics

This weekend the 10 year anniversary of the Sunday Times Style came out, and there are a number of anniversary covers. I worked on the Eva Herzigova cover with Kay Montano when I was in London in April (what a day that was!), and there’s another fab cover with Burberry model Jourdan Dunn (makeup by Thomas de Kluyver). But when I saw the Rosie Huntington-Whiteley cover which is just full-on, old-skool mega-glam supermodel, I had to know what her regular makeup artist Florrie White used. Here’s what Florrie told me:

“We were on day three of shooting the Autograph collection and Rosie’s lingerie campaign for Marks and Spencer’s, and we had an hour and a half to change the hair and make-up, style Rosie and take the shots. This is when working on shows really comes into play, fast working with products you trust. It obviously also helped that Rosie is a supermodel and highly professional.

To start the base for the complexion I applied Sisley Radiant Immediate Lift which really evens out the skin and I added extra sheen with the Instant Perfect on the high cheek bones, down the nose and on her lips for hydration and as a holding base for the lipstick.

I wanted to create a really porcelain base which would showcase Rosie’s gorgeous features. So I applied Eye Concealer 1 in the inner corners of her eyes, banishing any shadows from there, and around her nose. I applied a very fine amount of Phyto Teint Éclat in Porcelain and Vanilla to finish perfecting her complexion.

I enhanced the shape of Rosie’s brow by just filling in the natural shape with Phyto Sourcil perfect in Blond, then brushing the product through the brows so they are just accentuated, and not heavily filled in. I love the brows to be swept up.

For the eyes I started with the Sisley eyeshadow in Vanilla 1 in the inner corner of her eyes, top and bottom, then sweeping and blending it out and over the top lid. I applied and blended Sorbet 2 up from the inner top lid and into the crease. I then created a definition from the inner socket of the eyelid, over the crease of the lid with Mango 20. I find this really accentuates the lash line. I then used Toffee 7 over the top lid, really getting into the lash line and up to the socket. I then blended and winged it out, subtly, following Rosie’s natural contours. I left the lower lid clear for once! This was Rosie’s suggestion. She knows what suits her best and I embrace and devour advice from these professionals. Eyelashes curled then lengthened with Phyto Mascara in Ultrastretch, and then thickened with Ultra Volume mascara.

I accentuated Rosie’s contours with Sisley Touch in Golden Touch and Copper Touch in the middle of her cheekbones, blended upwards to create a warm glow on the cheeks.

La pièce de resistance, Rosie’s lips! I lined her perfect pout with Phyto Levres Perfect in Ruby, then filled them in with the same pencil. I then coated this base with Hydrating Long Lasting Lipstick in L30. This created really luscious and high shine lips.

Make up was set with Phyto Teint Éclat Compacte then Rosie went off to sizzle on set.”

 

Right Now: www.neilmoodie.com

Neil Moodie, Daria

It’s a great week at MM HQ as one of my favourite hairdressers, Mr Neil Moodie, has a brand, spanking new blog out, and it’s gorgeous. Neil is not only an amazing hairdresser (the hair at the Burberry shows and in the ads – that’s Neil, every season), and he’s done everyone from Victoria’s Secret’s Angels to Gwyneth Paltrow. He began his career working with iconic photographer Corinne Day throughout her career – Corinne’s photos of Kate Moss? All Neil.

Most recently he’s had a gorgeous British Vogue cover with Arizona Muse, so he knows his stuff. Oh, and he’s the loveliest guy with a super-cute dog, and did I mention he’s hilarious? As in I would clap my hands when I saw his name on a call sheet for a job as he would just have me in stitches all day long.

Now you can regularly visit MoodieWorld with interviews, how-tos, behind-the-scenes and general glamness at www.neilmoodie.com

I’m going to be a regular visitor.

 

Stop Press! Paris Vogue now available as a free App

Gisele Bundchen

Not content with being one of the most gorgeous fashion magazines in the world (in fact, it’s probably my favourite fashion magazine at the moment), AND now being available in English (a boon for those whose French stops at “croissant” and “parfum”), Paris Vogue now has a new app for iPhone. And for those with tablets, hold onto your hats as the magazine will be available as a monthly download from September.

Download the free iPhone app

And in the meantime, here is Giselle Bundchen’s lovely – well, bundchens – on the cover of the new Paris Vogue, shot by Inez and Vinoodh.