Allure September Review
Do not get sidetracked by the Brittany Spears cover and the fuss surrounding the article. There are some great beauty finds in those pages.
Page 76 They used Elizabeth Arden products on Miss Spears. The article concerning the photo shoot and the non-interview is delightfully witty. I will never look at a Cobb salad without a smirk again.
Page 88 Giorgio Armani's Crema Nera. They had me at volcanic minerals. It is $275 at Saks.
Tigi Bead Head Glow Mineral Illuminator looks so shimmery good. It is $25!
Page 92 Booster shots to mix with everyday creams. I want the entire myBLEND line. I need radiant boost and speedy recovery!
They do not give any information on where they can be purchased.
Page 94 Navy nails from Rescue Beauty. It is called Under The Stars. They also recommend Rehab by Deborah Lippmann and Nailtini's Navy Grog. I recommend again...Zoya's Indigo and the new polishes from MAC's Blue Storm collection.
Page 122 A star with actual style....Drew Barrymore.
Page 124 The red silk top from The Limited. It is $44.50
Page 150 The fabulous Dick Page discusses the fall runway beauty looks.
Marc Jacobs: Deep-set and dramatic eyes. Page bleached the eyebrows and re-drew them with a brown pencil. He used the same pencil for the lips but "dabbed a warm lipstick on to soften the lips". He circled the eyes with a cream shadow and layered "the same brown shade in powder to make the color much deeper".
Narciso Rodriguez: He used a bronzer on the skin and used a taupe pencil on the lash line. He used a gold bronze powder on the lids for depth. Page added a rosy blush and a tinted lip balm to complete the look.
Michael Kors(my favorite beauty look on the runway BTW): The eyes were lined with gunmetal gray to create a blue black effect.
Best Quote: "Michael and I wanted the lips to be glossy but not so slick that it looked like the girl had been eating pork chops". I can imagine Kors saying that! I can not wait for new episodes for Project Runway. I miss his brutal barbs.
Page 173 A fragrance article by Kate Atkinson. This deserves a separate post!
Page 190 My second "impossible high end handbag lemming". This one is also from Miu Miu. It is a gray ostrich handbag. This is a rec from the stylish Rachel Roy.
Rachel has high praise for Bobbi Brown's Velvet Plum blush and Mahogany eyeshadow.
Page 192 Carolina Herrera Jr loves OPI's Malaga Wine and Guerlain Terracota Loose Powder Kohl in Noir.
Coco Rocha loves Chanel's nail polish in Allegoria. She also recommends Lancome Definicils mascara and Vincent Longo's Copperleif Eye Shimmer in Souffle.
Page 194 Irina Lazareanu loves Dr Hauschka Skin Care Rose Day Cream. She proclaims it "Pure Genius".
She is also loyal to DiorShow mascara and loves Chanel cuffs. I love her!
Bonnie Morrison(a fashion PR gal) loves Lancome juicy tubes in Cherry Burst, Sally Hansen nail lacquer in Grenadine Glaze, a FANTASTIC gray leather jacket from Richard Chai, a beautiful leather handbag from Givenchy and Frederic Malle's Angeliques Sous La Pluie.
I think I love her more than Irina!
Helena Christensen is a fan of the fragrance Le Labo's Rose 31. It is a lovely one!
Robin Coe-Hutshing loves MAC's lipstick in Lame and has a great fondness for Laura Mercier eye shadows.
Liya Kebede loves YSL's nail polish in Black Tulip. This is a very dark plum color.
She also adores Lauder's Eclair lipstick.
More fall makeup on pages 200-209.
This deserves a separate post!
Page 217 Message in a Bottle by Brooke Le Poer Trench
Miss Trench reports that 1.92 billion was spent on fragrances in 2006. I believe that more than half was spent by me and my friends on Makeupalley's fragrance board. I love many designer fragrances along with little known niches. I do not get caught up in the name but more into the juice. My prized Jar fragrance stands right next to my Paul & Joe Bleu bottle from Anthropologie.
I loved the little snippets concerning the inspiration behind some well known scents. Thierry Mugler's angel was inspired by his childhood love of cotton candy. Michael Kors had a very chic aunt who was always surrounded by a cloud of tuberose. Giorgio Armani asked his perfumer to create a scent that smelled of diamonds.
The perfumer chose rose.
What were your favorite moments from Allure this month? Let us know in the comments.