As I mentioned before, I only brought the Urban Decay Alice in Wonderland eye palette with me here to NYC, forcing myself to create looks using that. Here is what I came up for today:
Started with Primer Potion. Used Muchness all over lid. Applied Absolem to inner 1/2 of lid, Vorpal to outer half. Used Queen to line upper and lower lids.
I really like the Queen shade. It's a very workable plum that would probably look excellent on any skin type. Some people may be frightened of the brightness of Absolem, but it actually goes on rather sheer, and is easy to build up, if that's your thing.
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- Brush through hair and prep with Aveda Phomollient™ Styling Foam to add body and shine. Use a comb to create a left side part.
- Divide hair into four sections: sides, back, and top. Fold the top section over the face and clip back to separate.
- Backcomb the back section of hair with a brush to create messy volume. Spray liberally with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray for maximum hold.
- Create an anchor by crossing bobby pins horizontally across the middle of the back section of hair, just below the crown of the head.
- Using large hair pins, attach a hairdresser's sponge at the crown, where bobby pins are anchored.
- Cross the right section of backcombed hair over to the left, pinning over the hairdresser's sponge with large hair pins. Repeat with the left section of backcombed hair, bringing it to right. Take all remaining hair in the back section and twirl to the left to create a French twist. Secure the twist at the nape of the neck with hair pins, creating a tail of loose hair draped over the shoulder.
- Set aside a portion of hair to fall in front of the left ear, and brush remaining top section of hair over the hairdresser's sponge, Pin it into the French twist to create a “pouf.” Pull lightly with fingers to create loose, spontaneous volume. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.
- Leave wisps of free falling hair in front of the left ear, and loosely pin remaining pieces above the right ear. Finish with Aveda Control Force™ Hair Spray.
And that's where Jurlique Love Balm comes in.
More amazing stuff from Susan Posnick.
Strappy Strips are applied to the strappy part of your slingbacks. They prevent friction and keep the straps from digging into your heel.
Tip Toes are the first product that I was exposed to by Foot Petals. I found them when I was in the city walking with some particularly uncomfortable shoes. These are applied inside your shoes and cushion the balls of your feet to prevent soreness while wearing heels. Every pair of high heels I own have these inside.
Sweaty Pedi Lavender Vanilla is sprayed on your feet to help reduce friction and gives you a nice blast of aromatherapy to help calm down stressed feet.
And all of these come in a great travel-friendly bag that slips easily into your suitcase.