This look is easy and so great for summer. Everything I’m “using” is from the Origins line. It’s no-fuss and I love that.

FACE: Even out complexion with Origins Nude and Improved Makeup. It’s oil-free, long-wearing, and has SPF 15. This makes it a hit for summer. It’s a sheer formula, so your freckles will peek through! If you are oily/shiny, apply All or Nothing Sheer Pressed Powder. It’s portable and you can carry it around for touch-ups. Apply a small amount of Pinch Your Cheeks Gel Blush in Raspberry. This gives a healthy, natural looking glow. I can not live without gel blush or cheek stains in the summer.

EYES: If you have unmanageable brows, brush a little bit of Just Browsing Brow Shaper in your shade onto brows. Apply a light beige shadow such as Eyeshadow in Cream Tulle from lash line to brows. Apply a medium brown shadow such as Nutcracker from lash line to crease. I would take a liner brush and use this brown as a liner as well. Apply closely to top and bottom lash line to help make lashes appear fuller. Curl lashes and apply a coat or two of Fringe Benefits Mascara. Personally, I would reach for a brown or brown/black for this natural, warm look, but use whatever you have.

LIPS: The lips are nude. I would protect them with a swipe of Cover Your Mouth Lip Protector with SPF 8.

That’s it. You’re done. This is a free spirited look that is timeless. It works for everybody.

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My fashion goal this summer is to be as fabulous as Lucy Lawless as Xena Warrior Princess. I can check off Xena hair from my list since I’ve went from red to dark brown. I can check most of the killer wrap up the leg shooties and sandals off my list. I can also check the makeup off my list, I just need to get tanner. Hubby and I have been re-watching the show. I didn’t realize what a huge impact it had on me the first time around. I learned that adding “and then Xena saved the day” to any high school Greek mythology essay would really piss off your teachers. I learned that all sandals must wrap up the leg. I learned that we all have “many skills”. After re-watching I’ve realized that my “Cleopatra” complex isn’t a “Cleopatra” complex at all but a “Xena” complex. I also realize that being a fan of the show, no wonder everybody thought I was a mega lesbian. I also have learned that I am a dork. I want to be as glam as Xena but I really want the fashions of the extras in the show. They are so whimsy grunge and look like all the kids that sell fruit at Pike’s Place Market. So my goal is to be everything ancient and old and warrior like with a mix of Jethro Tull and folk metal with Xena hair with a purple glaze. Yep. So to get Xena’s simple makeup look with Lancome products:

Apply a tinted moisturizer in your shade. I love Lancome Bienfait Multi-Vital Teinte Tinted Moisturizer. Since this is a summer look, I recommend going a shade darker than usual. Since tinted moisturizer is sheer, it is a nice way to add some “color” without looking like a peanut butter face. Since tinted moisturizer is sheer you may need to apply concealer where needed. I love Lancome Maquicomplet Complete Coverage Concealer. Apply bronzer, try something like Tropiques Minerale Mineral Smoothing Pressed Powder Bronzer. I would still apply it with a fluffy brush. You can reapply the bronzer to cheeks as blush or use more of a peachy blush such as Blush Subtil in Cappucine.

One of my favorite products ever is Lancome’s Le Crayone Poudre Eyebrow Pencil. It is a pencil with a powder texture. It looks really natural. Brush brows into place with the spoolie and then fill in and brush with the spoolie again to blend the color. For the eyes, apply Color Design Sensational Effects Eyeshadow in Gaze or Positive from lashline to brows. In the crease blend Impress. This will really make blue eyes pop too. Or you can brush the bronzer into the crease. Apply Le Crayon Khol Smoky Eyeliner in Black Coffee to top lashline. Apply to bottom lashline, halfway. Take a stiff liner brush dab into the bronzing powder and blend outward for a smoky look. Apply a dark mascara to top and bottom lashes such as High Definicils mascara.

Lips are nude and defined. Apply my favorite lip liner ever: Le Lipstique in Bronzelle. Contour the lip line. Apply Color Design Lipcolor in Natural Beauty, a nude taupey mauve. Now you’re finished and ready to get into bar fights with warlords and to look damn good will spitting flaming liquor into their faces.

Is there a name that is more synonymous with man killing than Zsa Zsa Gabor? No. This lady knows glamour to the point that is comical. I know I love her for it. I purchased “How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, and How to Get Rid of Man” for my cousin many years ago. She’s a mega lesbian now. Hope it wasn’t because of something I said. 🙂

To get the ultra glam look of Zsa Zsa you need ultra glamorous makeup such as Guerlain and YSL.

First apply foundation. You want a dewey finish so try something like YSL Perfect Touch Radiant Brush Foundation. Apply Concealer where needed. Try Touche Eclat. If powder is needed, apply Guerlain Les Violettes Matte Touch Powder. Cheeks are very nude. You could go without blush, but if you are like me and need it. Apply YSL Touche Blush in Sienna to the apples of cheeks. I personally don’t like the sponge applicator and I like to open the top and use a brush to apply the blush.

The eyes are fairly simple. Use YSL Dessin Des Sourcils Eyebrow Pencil in your shade to define brows and brush into place with the spoolie on the end. Apply YSL Ombres DuoLumieres Eyeshadow Duo in Golden Sand-Brown Earth. Take the lightest shade and apply from lashline to brows. Take the darker shade and blend thoroughly into the crease. Line eyes with black liquid eyeliner such as YSL L’Eyeliner Noir and slightly wing out for a cateye effect. Curl lashes. I would recommend applying faux lashes but you can use a mascara such as Guerlain Le 2 de Guerlain Mascara.

The lips are what make this look. Apply lip liner. I’m old school. I love the stuff. Apply Guerlain Lip Liner in Corail Precieux. Apply Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Red Strass which is a shimmery red. Apply Guerlain KissKiss Lip Gloss in Coral Pearl for extra shine. I also like to take the YSL Touche Eclat and blend into the bow of the lips for an extra pouty and refined look. Finish with a sexy fragrance such as Guerlain Samsara for a finished man killing look.

It is no secret. I think everybody knows that I love redheads. This does not exclude the spunky Agnes Moorehead. Wig or no wig, I loved her look on Bewitched. I only hope that one day I’ll be as fabulous as she was.

To get the look, apply a dewy foundation such as Kevyn Aucoin The Dew Drop Powder Foundation in your shade.Apply an illuminating concealer where needed. I love Dior SkinFlash Radiance Booster Pen. Lightly dust with a powder such as Shiseido The Makeup Enriched Loose Powder (it is sooo smooth). Apply a bronzey shade to cheeks. I recommend Benefit Dallas (and this powder strangely looks great on redheads).

Pencil brows with a pencil in your shade. I like Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil. Use the spoolie to brush brows into place. Apply a pearly white shadow such as Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Glimmer Eye Shadow in Ecstasy from lashline to brows. Then, from lashline to crease brush Bare Escentuals Bare Minerals Eye Shadow in Skyline or a lilac-y steel shade. Apply above the crease if needed for extra drama. Line eyes with liquid liner. I love Lancome Artliner in Noir. Use a heavy hand and wing out. Apply tons of black mascara or false lashes. It is your preference.

Lips are bronzey. Line with a pencil such as Lancome Le Lipstique in Fraichelle. Apple Lancome Color Design Lip Color in Sugared Maple, a must have shade for natural or dyed redheads. Lightly dab a lip gloss in the center of lips for a plumping effect. I would try a warm shade such as Bare Escentuals Buxom Lip Gloss in Isabella, a copper.

I imagine Agnes wearing a cozy scent such as Tom Ford White Patchouli.

All items can be purchased on sephora.com.

I don’t mean to but I get so much fashion/cosmetic inspiration from the “original” Star Trek series. I just love Star Trek babes.  Lt. Marlena’s look is so vintage but so modern at the same time. The makeup is so bombshell the only thing that keeps it dated is the hair (which I love).

To get Marlena’s look, apply a tinted moisturizer in your shade. I recommend something like Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Apply an illuminating concealer where needed, especially under eyes for a “fresh” look. I do love Dior SkinFlash Radiance Booster Pen.Apply a light dusting of a loose powder with a fluffy brush to absorb oil and to make the color “stick”. Try something like Laura Mercier Mineral Finishing Powder for a natural look. Now you have a wonderful “blank” canvas.

Fill in brows for a very nice “manicured” look. I recommend Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil in your shade. Brush into place with the spoolie. Lt. Marlena is all about the brows. She has that “lifted” look from a light highlighter shade. Brush a nude powder shadow from lashline to brows, try the lightest shade in Nars Duo Eyeshadow in Madrague. Apply the darker brown shade from this duo in the crease. Open the eye and take a large fluffy shadow brush and apply the darker brown shade above the crease as well. To “lift” the brows, swip Benefit High Brow under the lashline and blend. The eyes are super 60-ish and require tons of black liquid liner. I love Lancome Artliner Eyeliner in Noir because it is so easy to use. Apply this to the top lashline, thickly, and wing out just a little bit. Apply tons of black mascara or apply false lashes.

Cheeks are bronzed. Lightly dust bronzer all over face if you are feeling a bit washed out from the eye makeup. Apply Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact Sun Bunny Bronzer to cheeks like you would blush. Lips are basic and glossy with the faintest hint of bronze. Apply something like Calvin Klein Delicious Pout Lip Gloss in Dew Drop.

All products can be purchased on sephora.com.

And I want to add that I am so culturally clueless. I didn’t even know that a new “Star Trek” was coming out until this morning. I don’t like it, I don’t like it one bit.

I’m super siked about this limited edition makeup collection. I love the stupid satire of Aussie Dame Edna. I remember watching her interview some of my favorite people like kd lang and Grace Jones. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to grow old and retire and have violet hued hair. Then I found out that Ms. Edna was really a Mr. Edna and even that didn’t bother me. MAC has launched a limited edition collection. The packaging is a violet with red sparkling specs on it. I’m not wild about the packaging because it looks too Red Hat Society and I don’t even know what that is. The names are fun. You’ll get a giggle if you are a Dame Edna fan.

FACE: There are two new High Light Powders. There is Spectacle which is a buttery soft pink and What A Dame! which is a warm peach. Both are lovely and go for $26.

EYES: There are two eye shadow trios. One is Royal Tour which is a blue and purple mix. I like it but I really need to play with it more to see if these actually work together. Climate Blue has been relaunched which is a deep blue. The two new additions are Dame’s Desire and Royal Tour which are two lovely lavenders. The other compact is Wisteria. It’s a smoky blue compact with relaunched Fineshine plus the two new Wisteria and Divine Night. Each retail for $32.50

LIPS & NAILS: There are three new lipsticks and I love all three. There is Kanga Rouge which is a perfect cool red, Coral Polyp which is a lovely coral with a gross name, and Gladiola (my favorite) which is a matte blue-ish pink that looks really nice with cool eye makeup. There are three new lip glosses. There is Splendid which is a pale warm pink, Hot Frost which is a blue-ish frosty pink, and Possum Nose Pink which is a brighter coraly red. All of the lip products go for $14. The nail colors are fun. There is Varicose Violet which is a fun light purple and Asiatique a blue-ish red. These go for $11.

I haven’t decided what I want yet. I now I’m picking up one of the lipsticks and maybe the Royal Tour Eye Shadow Trio. I want to buy my mother the Possum Nose Pink Lip Gloss and the Varicose Violet nail lacquer but I really don’t want to run it over to “the maximum-security twilight home for the bewildered”.

I know that it just started but where is the talent? I feel that this is the laziest, safest, and most talentless group that Bravo has ever had to offer. Of course it has only been one episode but it should of been a fun one using grocery store goods. Instead it ending up being boring and agonizing to watch. I felt like 10 people should of been auf’d so that I wouldn’t have to see anymore of their butt ugly designs. Why the bitterness? I don’t know. I love this show. It is my guilty pleasure. I watch it and worship it and yes that embarrasses me but I don’t care. I love Tim Gunn, I wish he would narrate for my GPS. He is the most constructive and classiest human on the planet.

Anyways, I got sucked into the Bravo blackhole last night. Even as a mega fan, I forgot that the new season was beginning last night. I was flipping through the channels getting ready to watch some Netflix when I saw the sweet bear, Chris March of season 4. I love him. I wish that he would of won. Not because of his designs on the show which were either hit or miss, but because he is so nice. He is real person and not a bitch. He is an amazingly kitschy creative individual that should of won. But I keep forgetting that if you are the creative one then you won’t win. People want to see something that Macy’s or bluefly.com can sell. So why did Rami not win? I have no clue. His clothes were very female body friendly. Christian won because he is a little bitch with an ugly haircut. Sorry, I really did not like him. He came across as such an insecure small town hairdresser that had to fight ugly to cover up his new boy in town complex. He was not fierce.I’m happy that Chris and Rami are getting alot of work after the show.

Anyways, back to Season 5, I believe I do not like anybody. Blayne is a mega creep. First, I hate neon clothes and “urban” design. Hello Blayne, you’re from Yakima what and the hell do you know about hip-hop or urban design? I thought I could support anyone from Washington but I can’t. I really hate Blayne, I have a biological urge to pull his hair. I can’t explain it. What did he keep saying, “Babealiscious” or something. Eww. I find Suede obnoxious, that is if that is even his real name… I don’t think that Stella knows how to sew using a machine.  She should just go home and continue making clothes for Blondie, that’s more than any of us will do in a lifetime anyways. Jennifer is very boring. Emily dresses like a clown and looks like that one chick from Mad TV. Leanne is to insecure and gets on my last nerves. She is all sad because she is from Portland, OR and is trying to be NYC and feels sad. Well, as a lover of the Pacific Northwest, New York ain’t got nothin’ on us. We’re badass because we don’t give a shit. You’re still young Leanne, one day you’ll understand. Jerell seems like he is going to create some major drama later on. Jerry should be out with that creepy thrasher outfit. It wasn’t even sexy. It was dumpy serial killer. The other contestants compared it to American Physco but at least Mr. American Physco knew haute couture. Keith is too stuck up and thinks that he has a talent which I know I haven’t seen yet. Wesley is a dork and hopes that his dorky Marc Jacobs style will get him somewhere. I don’t hate them all yet. Daniel seems like the only one with real talent. I look forward to seeing his creations. Joe seems like the nice guy that won’t start shit. I mean he has daughters, how cute is that? Kelli is adorable and seems to have some sense. I don’t know anything about Kenley. Did you notice that they totally avoided her this first episode? I don’t think we saw any of her portfolio. All I know is that she is cute and we have the same hair. Korto is a very styl’n woman but I doubt she’ll make it through. I see alot of shapeless caftans and tunics in the future. Not that I wouldn’t wear them, I just know what Michael Kors will say. And then finally there’s Terri. She’s my true neutral. I could like her or hate her, I don’t know yet.

Sadly, I will keep watching religiously with a class of wine every Wed. night. I love to hate the show and I love to love the show. I just want Tim Gunn and Chris March to be best friends and for Rami to design my clothes. Oh and Santino designs Camel cigarette boxes. I don’t smoke but I still bought it because of him. I loved that childish insecure, talented nut case.