If you watched the 2014 Oscars you know there was a lot of fabulous makeup to be seen on the red carpet! One of our favourite looks was the subtle touch of blue Sandra Bullock sported to match her beautiful dress. You too can achieve this red carpet makeup look with a little patience and the following makeup products:
It used to be trendy to match your lipstick and nail polish – reds with reds, magenta lips and magenta nails- now it’s all about coordination. Choose makeup from a similar colour palette to make a look that is cohesive without being over-the-top.
PANDORA’S released several limited edition nail polishes and lip products in our fall line that are perfect for pairing up. This collection of runway colours can be worn together without matching. Read on for our recommended combinations.
PANDORA’S Hay Ride lip gloss is a neutral lip colour that is very versatile. If you’re looking to get an earthy, bohemian look, pair it with our bronze matte, Vanilla Bean. For a more trendy look, trying wearing it with Cool Blue nail polish.
Cardinal, our rich, red lip gloss, looks great paired with gold for a festive look. You could also try wearing it along with Fall Day, a lively magenta, for a brighter spring update.
Maple Syrup is a pop of pink for your lips that looks great no matter your skin tone. If you’re a fan of the girly look, pair it with Perfect Purple. When you want to dress up your day look, try wearing it with our golden polish, Bunny Rabbit.
Hot pink shades like PANDORA’S Apple Orchard never go out of style, but you can update the way you wear this colour by mixing it with an opposite like Cool Blue. Or for a more sophisticated look, pair Apple Orchard with a grown up burgundy polish like PANDORA’S Autumn Leaf.
Packing for your winter getaway? Make travel easier with PANDORA’S® Custom Palettes. Mix and match primer, blushes, highlights, and eye shadows to create a makeup combination that’s perfect for you. It’s important to have all the essentials when travelling, and PANDORA’S® Custom Palettes make it easy to have it all in one place.
What do PANDORA’S makeup artists recommend taking with you? Here’s what we included in our 8 piece travel palette:
Looking for the perfect holiday gift? PANDORA’S Makeup Box has a few suggestions for all of the makeup lovers on your list. From application experts to beauty beginners, we’ve got something for everyone.
For the woman on the go, there’s PANDORA’S Travel Brush Set. Complete with six high-quality, compact-sized brushes, this set has everything needed for precise makeup application anywhere. It includes a blush/bronzer brush, flat shader brush, medium contour brush, angled brush, thin liner brush, and an eyebrow spool. Price: 48$.
For the beauty beginner, Casual Friday is the perfect eyeshadow palette to get them started. This quad contains all of the basic colours: Blossom for a light highlight, Au Cafe to wear across the lid, Perfect B for blending, and Burnt to wear in the crease. Use PANDORA’S Casual Friday palette to create a natural look that works well at any age! Price: 48$.
Got a makeup junkie on your gift list, but no clue what to buy them? Navy eyeliner is trending once again, and PANDORA’S Gel Eyeliner in Midnight is a super soft, long-wearing pencil that is a cinch to apply. Give them a daring new eye look for just 16$!
Is some one on your list a little tough to please? Do they have trouble finding the right makeup for their skin tone? St. Tropez is our best-selling blush shade. This pink is a crowd pleaser that will add a touch of warmth to any skin tone and go great with just about any makeup look. Best of all, it’s only 18$!
And even if you’re looking to find a gift for someone who doesn’t wear makeup, you might be able to surprise them with PANDORA’S Butter My Lips. This new product is not a lipstick – it’s a moisturizer and primer that makes lips soft and smooth. It can be used as a primer for lipstick-wearers, or worn alone for the moisturizing benefits! Try it out for 9$.
The trend toward dark, vampy lip colours this fall might seem intimidating at first, but this look is not just for halloween! There are many ways to wear a deep red, burgundy or plum, and many varieties of these shades available, even for those who prefer more natural makeup looks. PANDORA’S has you covered – we’ve got a lipstick for every occasion. Check out a few of our recommendations below!
Purple, Grey Browns and Golds are HOT colors for Fall 2013! The deeper, jewel-toned violet shades can be used mixed with charcoal brown, brown grey, gold, and a variation of peaches to achieve a sexy day or evening eye. White mixed with reddish purples can give the appearance of a bruise so we are suggesting that for fall you try mixing with warmer colours. The darker shades of purple can be difficult to blend, and they often come in palettes with shades of grey and white, making blending purple into a ‘natural’ look more difficult to achieve. So how can we avoid this problem?
The answer is simple: when using a rich purple, don’t blend it with white. If you need to soften or or add a highlight to your look, choose peach or gold instead!
We’ve put together three shades that will help create the Perfect Purple Eye look for fall. First, as a base and highlight, use a peach shade like PANDORA’S Seashell. This colour will not only brighten the eye, but it will help the dark purple blend in naturally. Once you’ve got a base, add your purple of choice, blending at the outside 1/3 bottom corner of the eye lid, we recommend PANDORA’S New Grape Juice with a small contoured brush.
For the final step, choose a brown-based or warm toned grey. Use the tip of a medium contoured brush and apply from outside corner of the eye slightly higher than the Grape Juice in a semi circle back and forth up and outwards motion. For a safer pick, go with a less harsh contour colour such as PANDORA’S Dark Ash Eye Shadow. You can use more on the bottom lid for evening mixed with your shimmer warm golds.
To put a little life back in your cheeks, you’ll want to round off the look with a touch of blush. Peach or coral shades will tie in nicely with the hint of peach used on the eyes! A great blush to use with this look is PANDORA’S Pout. If you want a touch more colour on the eyes, you could also use this in place of Seashell on the bottom center of your eyelid.
A little peach works wonders to neutralize any makeup look!
If you are interested in buying new colours for FALL 2013 use this special code to receive 30% off till October 31st! BLOGFALL30
Who doesn’t have a celebrity they aspire to look like? From fantastic hairdos to perfect makeup looks, the stars always appear impeccable!
Many celebrities are muses or representatives of a cosmetics brand, and they become famous as the “face” of the brands they wear. As ambassadors of beauty, they apply many makeup tricks to be sure they always look their best.
The basics of any look: you must have a perfect complexion! Even the most beautiful lipstick or pretty smoky eyes will not stand out if your skin has visible flaws. Here are some tips to get your skin looking as fresh and blemish-free as the stars.
First, it’s important to choose a good moisturizer for your skin type. Whether you have dry, normal, oily, or combination skin, it’s best to apply moisturizer using small circular movements on your face – this will help the cream penetrate your skin and give you the best results.
Next, even out your skin tone with BB cream or tinted sunscreen. Correct your blemishes and dark circles using concealer. If you have oily skin, powder your T-zone to help mattify and preserve your base. In summer, it’s also a must to add a bronzer on all curved parts of your face (forehead, cheeks, chin).
Finally, for a healthy flush of colour, apply a coral or pink blush on your cheekbones and blend it in to your temples!
Once you’ve achieved a flawless-looking complexion, you can wear your favorite lipstick or eye makeup and it will look stellar! It’s not always necessary to wear tons of makeup to get a celebrity look. Sometimes, the best way to look as polished as the stars is to keep it simple.
Susan Kirsch is aToronto-based makeup artist and the creator of PANDORA’S Makeup Box.
Today she opens her purse and reveals what makeup she carries with her every day!
Firstly, a water bottle! As you probably know, hydration is very important for beautiful skin – not just external hydration from moisturizers and lotions, but also internal hydration – drinking plenty of water every day.
Susan also always carries her phone, car keys, and sunglasses – every day essentials. But surely the most interesting part of her bag is her makeup case!
Here is Susan’s summer package of beauty essentials.
-Sunscreen is a must. To keep skin looking beautiful, it must be protected from the elements!
-To get a perfect tanned glow, Susan carries a bronzing powder and travel-friendly kabuki brush. Today she has PANDORA’S Rose Bronze.
-Golden eyeliner warms and brightens the eyes. PANDORA’S Ore is a great shade.
-Finally, PANDORA’S Lipgloss in XOXO adds a pop of colour and a hint of shine to any makeup look. Susan prefers lipgloss or lip balm to lipstick in the summer as it is often more hydrating for dry lips!
1. Neon Coloured Lips
Stars like Rihanna have been showing up on the red carpet with attention grabbing lip colour! The secret to wearing bright colours on your lips, like the pink Rihanna is sporting, is to keep you complexion natural (minimal blush and bronzer). Your eye makeup should also stay neutral to direct all of the attention to your lips!
2. Bright Eyeliner
Gwen Stefani is just one example of the many celebrities trying out a pop of colour on the eyes. For summer, vibrant eyeliner is your ally. Use waterproof or gel liner for a longwearing finish. Once again, if you’re using a bright colour on your eyes, keep the remainder of your makeup discreet. Let your most colourful feature shine!
3. Makeup Copper
It’s difficult not to fall in love with copper-toned makeup for the summer! Warm colours like copper highlight tans and bring a glow to the skin. As demonstrated by Blake Lively, copper coloured makeup really works well on those who have blue eyes and light hair. Try applying gold, copper, or bronze eyeshadow generously, matching with a little bit of iridescent bronzer, and finishing off the look with a bit of lip gloss. Your complexion will light up like a sunbeam!
4. Long Eyelashes
Summer nights can be the ideal time to try something daring and new. What could be more glamorous or dramatic than false eyelashes? Kim Kardashian is known for her incredible lashes. Match her look with falsies, a thin layer of black eyeliner, and of course, lots of lengthening mascara!
5. Spectacular Eyebrows
The famous model Cara Delevingne, face of Victoria’s Secret and now Burberry, is famous for her bold, dark brows. This summer, dare to wear your eyebrows a little stronger! They structure your face, highlight your eyes and give your look character!