doo something crazy – take runway to real life!

last week, i was glued to the cut and bella sugar scoping the newest fashion and beauty trends premiering at new york’s fall 2010 fashion week.

overall, i was unimpressed with the beauty looks sauntering down the runways…i was especially disappointed with stila’s work and their subsequent packaging of these “looks” – bland palettes of neutral matte shadows. blech.

BUT i was completely inspired by the matte red, glitter frosted lips featured at doo-ri! talk about innovative!

the look at doo-ri was created by MAC cosmetics and was extremely minimal except for the standout lips, which were achieved by lining with MAC cherry lip pencil and MAC ruby woo lipstick and pressing turquoise glitter all over the lips and silver glitter in the center of the lower lip. a quick, easy look with a lot of flash!

i was dying to try it out and today just felt like the perfect day! for eyes, i prepped my lids with bobbi brown creaseless cream shadow in navajo (the MAC artists used foundation, but i’m experimenting with this base) and then brushed on MAC iridescent powder in silver dusk. i didn’t line my eyes to keep the look minimal, but i did have some leftover black liner from last night that i decided not to totally remove for splash bit of grunge, dirty look. i curled my lashes with a shu uemura lash curler and applied one coat of diorshow iconic mascara (none was used at doo-ri).

i quickly concealed under my eyes, applied a light layer of foundation – this week i’m experimenting with giorgio armani luminous silk foundation in 4, and brushed silver light on my cheekbones – my own personal touch. i don’t have cherry lip liner, so i used stila contour no. 1 and applied ruby woo straight from the tube. i wet a flat artstore brush and then applied heavenly naturals mermaid scales glitter all over my lips, following up with makeup forever glitter no. 2 (silver) in the center of my bottom lip. of course the MAC artists used MAC pro glitters, but these are just what i had on hand.

note: you don’t have to use true cosmetic glitters for this look – craft store glitter would be just fine, but don’t use craft glitter on eyes because its hexagon shaped (i.e. sharp corners!) and can cut your eye. YIKES!

great look...creepy shadow!

the look was dramatic, fun and *totally* wearable in real life! ruby woo is crazy matte and the color stayed perfect all day (even the glitter)! i LOVED wearing this look and would definitely recommend trying it out for something spontaneous!

did you notice my hair looks a little more platinum? thanks to a great reccomendation from the fabulous kristin, i toned my hair using clairol shimmerlights shampoo! its pure violet shampoo and conditioner and really got the brassiness out! $8.99 for 16 oz at ricky’s? HELLS YES!

jordan and i then had an impromptu photo shoot on the roof of our building – something you should also try!


my best friend, jordan!


on the L train

my dress by in god we trust, boots by jeffrey campbell, gucci aviators and vintage fur from my grandmother
i have no idea what the hell jordan is wearing, as usual, haha (the petticoats are mine, the blue is betsey johnson)


7 Responses to “doo something crazy – take runway to real life!”

  1. Rachel Says:

    I saw the doo ri look too and totally wanted to try out the lips! i would look crazy going to class with all that glitter, but maybe i’ll try it out this weekend 🙂 ps, i’m glad you’re enjoying your shu curler, it’s the best!

  2. adoreartistry Says:

    honestly, it wasn’t as bananas in real life as i expected – i seriously loved wearing it and got no negative feedback….but i’m in manhattan, not t-town 😉

    seriously though, try it! id love to see if on you!

    bob is making me come home for april, so clearly i will visit you and we will play!

    miss you and love you so much!!!!!!!!!

  3. Karen Says:

    Those boots are HAWT, girl!

    You should do a photo session with Hero, LOL!

  4. Fifi Flowers Says:

    WOW!!! I wore that in the 80s… how FUN is that!!! Ooooh the memories!!!

  5. Fifi Flowers Says:

    Hmmmm… I guess I should say which look… I meant the very last photo!

    • adoreartistry Says:

      ahaha i wish i was older in the 80s! though i do recall a black and white striped top/black and white polka dot leggings outfit!

      it was one of those weird hungover days where we just started experimenting with stuff and next thing i knew, jordan was wearing both of my petticoats haha

  6. Nona Mills Says:

    Hmmmm… I guess I should say which look… I meant the very last photo!

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