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Taiwan Makeup Artists’ Favorite Cosmetics Products │ 台灣彩妝師愛用的高回購率彩妝品

13 Nov

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TEXT/ROYAL |  ELLE (Taiwan)

繼上一次我們揭露了時裝周後台彩妝師們的化妝包都一定有哪一些保養品後,這次我們明查暗訪了各家專櫃到底有那些彩妝品是台灣彩妝師的愛用呢?相信也是你選購彩妝品的好參考!來看看那些高回購率的彩妝品吧!

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ESTĒE LAUDER Double Wear Saty-In-Place Makeup Foundation │ 雅詩蘭黛/粉持久完美持妝粉底
獨特15小時完美膚控持妝科技能將清爽透氣的超微柔焦隱型粉體精準定位於肌膚,有效遮瑕又能讓肌膚呼吸不感黏膩,不堵塞毛孔的升級控油成分,同時添加高效濕潤因子,直接從空氣中吸收水分補充保持肌膚自然水分平衡,妝效更加完美均勻、無懈可擊。遮蓋效果為中等到完全遮瑕,呈現自然半霧面完妝效果。

光在台灣,平均每7分鐘就銷售出一瓶!而在韓國,大名鼎鼎的SM娛樂集團(Super Junior、少女時代等當紅偶像團體的經紀公司)更是一次大手筆採購250瓶粉持久完美持妝粉底供旗下藝人使用,就是看上它長時間持妝效果。讓藝人即使在舞台上揮汗如雨盡情表演也不擔心妝容瓦解! 30ml / NT$1,600

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Chantecaille Liquid Lumiere

CHANTECAILLE Liquid Lumiere – Brilliance │ 香緹卡/水漾晶亮飾底乳
水漾晶亮飾底乳/細膩金光(Brilliance)-細膩又極富光澤的閃閃金光,能讓膚色立即透亮,閃耀美麗光澤。結合保濕、抗皺、緊緻、與修容,四合一的必備商品。可加強用量於需要打亮的地方,例如眉骨、鼻骨、以及鎖骨等處, 甚至是眼皮上;金色光澤立現。NT$1,550

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DIOR 豐漾俏唇蜜

DIOR Lip Maximizer  │ 迪奧/豐漾俏唇蜜
不僅可單一使用作為護唇品;同時可疊搽在唇彩上,讓唇妝更顯晶透立體;此外,淡雅的香草薄荷,為唇妝帶來一抹清新,同時創造性感迷人的豐漾俏唇。可用於妝前打底,撫平雙唇細紋、更顯豐潤。也可在唇膏後使用,局部打亮並帶來豐潤效果。含有膠原蛋白的唇部保養成分,能達到立即且持久的豐唇效果,經常使用會令雙唇更水嫩性感。6ml / NT$1,100

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LUNASOL_19

LUNASOL晶巧光燦眼盒 #Beige Beige
以BE為基調的4色組合眼影。澄淨色彩與光澤,映襯肌膚原生之美。 光淨亮采色與肌膚融為一體,彰顯肌膚立體。5.5g / NT$1,800

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laura-mercier_25

LAURA MERCIER Foundation Primer │ 蘿拉蜜思/喚顏凝露
來自畫家的”primes”打底畫布的概念,此產品是蘿拉蜜思在 1995 年發表美妝舉世驚人之作,依妝容肌膚所打造享譽美妝界「妝前打底第一步驟」,解決乾性和油性肌膚特性,加強保溼、抗菌、鎮靜消炎,極輕盈的乳白凝膠質地,創造彩妝與肌膚之間無形的屏障。質地平滑,特殊成分包裹著使肌膚細緻滑順。獨創分子使肌膚紋理活躍,喚顏凝露含飽滿的水分可修護表面粗燥,達到皮膚平坦柔嫩。獨創獨一無二的反折光成分,具有柔焦效果。維生素 A,C 和 E 作為抗氧化劑,可保護皮膚,減少環境有害物質,造成老化的影響。可將產品放入冰箱,立即擁有清涼與減少浮腫的效果。可使妝容呈現清新有活力,並提高持妝度。50ml / NT$1,400

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Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

ELIZABETH ARDEN Eight Hour Cream │伊麗莎白雅頓/8小時潤澤霜
傳奇。舒緩肌膚乾燥和提供抗炎功效。舒緩並減輕肌膚的輕微灼傷、刮傷和擦傷。由伊麗莎白雅頓於1930年推出,這款旨在舒緩肌膚的8小時經典潤澤霜一經上市即刻取得了巨大的成功。它的功效來自於凡士林,一種首次使用於美容品的beta-hydroxy,與維他命E的組合。這款杏色膏體的益處是如此顯著,以至於雅頓夫人用它來為自己的愛馬治療腿傷。這款傳奇產品的名字也是拜其出眾的功效所賜一位忠實客戶用它來治療孩子破皮的膝蓋,“8小時之後”孩子的傷處就痊癒了。50ML / NT$1,050

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RMK Mascara

RMK Separate Curl Mascara N │RMK/捲翹分明睫毛膏N
人氣捲翹分明睫毛膏進化版。柔美捲翹感加上防水機能,睫毛根根分明乾淨俐落讓根根分明感更進階,打造自然印象的眼神。添加高密著性睫毛液,能一根一根服貼於睫毛,實現完美根根分明感。直立式刷頭只需輕刷上適量睫毛液即能賦予濃密感,即使短睫毛也能從根部穿刷過去,讓完美捲翹弧度延伸到睫毛前端。疊刷也不會結塊,強力防水防汗配方。全新添加能保持睫毛強韌保持潤澤的成分。密著度高的硬式膜能形成強力皮膜,保護睫毛徹底阻隔汗、水、濕氣。長時間不暈染,持續向上捲翹的弧度。就算使用睫毛夾也不容易脫落,調理刷出光澤睫毛。5.0g / NT$1,350

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Shu Uemura Foundation

SHU UEMURA Lightbulb Foundation + Powder Compact │植村秀/鑽石光粉底液 + 鑽石光粉餅霜
日本專業底妝大師品牌植村秀,將再度打破傳統,推出全球第一款鑽石光粉底液,獨家極致鑽光打亮科技,讓全臉在任何燈光下,都光燦明亮。鑽石光粉餅霜,明亮持久零暗沉,一妝到底,全日超上鏡,NO.1超時底妝!  粉底液NT$1,750 + 粉餅霜NT$1700

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Biotherm HOmme UV-SPF50-PA_4

BIOTHERM UV DEFENSE SPF50/PA+++ │ 碧兒泉/男仕極限輕質UV防護乳SPF50/PA+++
擁有業界最清爽質地,絕無黏膩感,專利 PTP礦泉舒活因子成份還可為肌膚做好保濕,讓你的防曬 功夫輕鬆容易,長時間日曬也不必擔心肌膚乾燥老化。 30ml / $1,500

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BOBBI-BROWN_51

BOBBI BROWN Extra Face Oil │ 芭比波朗/晶鑽桂馥保濕護膚油
純植物萃取的護膚油可迅速未肌膚吸收,加強保濕舒緩乾燥與缺水的現象。將臉洗淨後,直接塗抹即可(或於精華液之後使用)之後可依肌膚需要再加上保濕面霜。 30ml / NT$2,700

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MAC Strobe Cream

M·A·C Strobe Cream │ M·A·C/晶亮潤膚乳液
能夠為上妝前的肌膚打造出透亮的膚觸與質感,並做好萬全的妝前保濕及鎖水準備,同時將膚色調整至最明亮、淨透狀態。由於這款產品會在肌膚上打造出美麗的虹光,同步形成天然防護鎖水膜,猶如一件保養品的「虹光鎖水膜」,能形成保護肌膚作用,明亮且調整膚色,並讓擦上去的保養成分緊緊服貼肌膚底層,隨時為肌膚補水、鎖水,同時防止肌膚因為外在環境的侵襲,而導致肌膚底層水分流失,晶亮潤膚乳可以為上妝前的肌膚,長時間維持12小時以上的完美水潤洋溢美麗虹光的絕美狀態。後台專業小訣竅:夜間妝效可混合晶亮潤膚乳液與粉底,增添肌膚光澤。參加派對時的必備產品,能為肌膚創造光采,塗抹於腿部及雙肩,即可增添肌膚亮澤度。 50ml / NT$1,250·

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肌膚之鑰 光耀幻妍餅

Clé de Peau Beauté réhausseur d’éclat │ 肌膚之鑰/光耀幻妍餅
輕輕一抹,為肌膚帶來透明光采。 細緻的粉質不只為您添增煥采,更使肌膚觸感變得更加柔緻。 10g / NT$2,850

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知名彩妝大師Pat McGrath:「任何事都是時尚,不只彩妝,時尚就是文化。」

8 Aug

by: Rose Yu | Re-Blog from: BeautiMode

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Pat McGrath in action

Pat McGrath in action

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Pat McGrath是時裝週許多品牌爭相合作的彩妝師,左上順時針起Givenchy、 Alexander McQueen、Miu Miu2015秋冬、 Louis Vuitton2015早春。 (圖/Pat McGrath FB)

Pat McGrath是時裝週許多品牌爭相合作的彩妝師,左上順時針起Givenchy、 Alexander McQueen、Miu Miu2015秋冬、 Louis Vuitton2015早春。 (圖/Pat McGrath FB)

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她被時尚雜誌《Vogue》譽為「全世界最有影響力的彩妝師」,Prada、Dior、Dolce & Gabbana、Gucci、Louis Vuitton等知名時尚品牌的服裝秀及形象廣告妝容,全都仰賴她打造,為了遷就她的時間空檔,拍攝工作可能因此延期或取消;她也曾跨足電影,將清秀的美國女星魯妮瑪拉Rooney Mara改造成《龍紋身的女孩》的龐克形象;她因為對時尚及美妝產業的卓越貢獻,而在2013年獲頒大英帝國榮譽勳章。她就是Pat McGrath,這位創造出一季又一季彩妝趨勢的彩妝師,總是以全黑造型穿梭於各大時裝週的服裝秀後台,不論是創意十足的實驗性妝容或是日常經典妝容,都能游刃有餘地掌握詮釋,從未接受過正規彩妝訓練的她,由於母親的啟蒙,再加上自身不斷精進與努力,才有今日的成就與地位。

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Pat McGrath將女星魯妮瑪拉Rooney Mara(圖左)改造為身上有鼻環、刺青,造型龐克的《龍紋身的女孩》(圖右)。(圖/A.G.NAUTA COUTURE)

Pat McGrath將女星魯妮瑪拉Rooney Mara(圖左)改造為身上有鼻環、刺青,造型龐克的《龍紋身的女孩》(圖右)。(圖/A.G.NAUTA COUTURE)

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當我還沒有意識到時,就已經走進了美妝產業。

出生於英國倫敦北方小鎮北安普頓Northampton的Pat McGrath認為,她在彩妝方面之所以會有跳脫框架的創造力,都該歸功於她身為牙買加移民的母親,「當我還沒有意識到時,我就已經走進了美妝產業。每個禮拜五晚上,我母親都會帶著我來到鎮上的小店,尋找適合黑色肌膚的化妝品…我總會站在她身後哭泣,因為我不想待在那裡,沒想到最後這竟成為了我的事業。」

「她訓練我如何完成一場秀的基本功。」Pat McGrath透露,她熱愛時尚的母親在她小時候常常會考她不同眼影的顏色,要她觀察服裝圖案、感受布料質地,然後找出合適的彩妝。直到今天,她依然使用母親教會她的彩妝技巧,「她總是會將乳液與各種顏色的彩妝品混和,因為當時那裡根本沒有適合黑皮膚的產品。」

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常為國際時尚品牌設計每季發表會妝容的彩妝師Pat McGrath,總是以一身黑穿梭在服裝秀後台。(圖/Pat McGrath FB)

常為國際時尚品牌設計每季發表會妝容的彩妝師Pat McGrath,總是以一身黑穿梭在服裝秀後台。(圖/Pat McGrath FB)

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1980年代,完成大學預科文憑的Pat McGrath搬到倫敦後,立刻沉迷在五光十色的夜店裡,當時倫敦的夜店是音樂與時尚的交流聚集地,許多年輕人將那裡視為大膽實驗的園地,隨處可見華麗誇張的造型,喬治男孩Boy George便是其中的代表人物。

當時她經常以口紅塗在眼皮與臉頰上,塑造出自然紅潤的效果,之所以會以口紅當眼影和腮紅,其實只是一種善用手邊現有資源的變通做法,而非刻意搞怪,因為當時要偷拿母親的眼影難度較高,使得她只能選擇從母親不太會注意到遺失的口紅下手,沒想到有天走在路上竟因此被電台DJ攔住,詢問是否可以幫她化妝,當時她就經常被人問起相關問題,也開始覺得自己或許可以當個化妝師。

儘管由於學費過於高昂而從未受過正規的美妝專業訓練,Pat McGrath靠著在自己的臉上實驗,從每一次的嘗試與錯誤中學習,之後她開始接案幫人化妝,雖然一開始總是四處碰壁,甚至萌生「我永遠當不成化妝師,該去找工作了」的念頭,但最後她卻獲邀至日本,為正在巡迴演出的樂團Soul II Soul化妝,這個機會使她開始與《i-D》雜誌的時尚總監Edward Enninful合作,隨後更憑著出色創新的彩妝技巧被任命為美容總監。

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Pat McGrath與攝影師Steven Meisel合作操刀義大利版《Vogue》1997年2月號封面,將名模Karen Elson的眉毛剃掉,繪上鮮明的幾何圖案。(圖/WWD)

Pat McGrath與攝影師Steven Meisel合作操刀義大利版《Vogue》1997年2月號封面,將名模Karen Elson的眉毛剃掉,繪上鮮明的幾何圖案。(圖/WWD)

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90年代,名模Amber Valletta將Pat McGrath介紹給攝影師Steven Meisel,他們兩人一拍即合,為美國版與義大利版《Vogue》創造出無數經典作品,也為當時略為保守的彩妝界帶來大膽新穎的顏色。

此時Pat McGrath開始與時尚品牌合作,如Jil Sander、Hussein Chalayan,甚至為Parda、Miu Miu花了十個季度建構新的彩妝概念,也為自己漸漸打開知名度,吸引越來越多品牌與她合作,她也成為時尚界最忙碌的彩妝師之一,往返世界各大城市,有時甚至一天要趕4場發表會。

Pat McGrath也與許多合作過的工作夥伴成為好朋友,名模娜歐蜜坎貝兒Naomi Campbell曾說:「Pat如果不做化妝師,可以改行當喜劇演員。」因為她總愛講笑話、模仿別人,為忙碌工作的夥伴們帶來歡樂氣氛,紓解壓力。

由此可看出,除了對於彩妝獨到的眼光外,她幽默、熱情的個性也令人樂於與她合作,甚至還讓她多了「媽媽」的綽號,因此超模Linda Evangelista直言:「McGrath是唯一一個少了她工作就無法進行的彩妝師。」她就曾見過因為約不到Pat McGrath,就取消拍攝的情形。

每一個設計師都會帶你領略不同的旅行,能夠進入他們的幻想世界真的很棒。

儘管每一季都要負責約35場時裝秀的彩妝造型,Pat McGrath仍然能擁有源源不絕的創意,亮片、水晶、金箔、蕾絲、羽毛…都能成為她的妝容元素,對此,她謙虛地認為:「我能打破所有的規則,是因為我根本不知道規則是什麼。如此你才可以學習,並且提出新點子。即使是今天,我仍在學習。」

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Pat McGrath不為自己設限,往往能與設計師相互激盪出精彩的作品,在與前Dior創意總監John Galliano合作多年後,這是她首度與設計師Bill Gaytten合作的Dior 2011秋冬高級訂製服妝容。(圖/Pat McGrath FB)

Pat McGrath不為自己設限,往往能與設計師相互激盪出精彩的作品,在與前Dior創意總監John Galliano合作多年後,這是她首度與設計師Bill Gaytten合作的Dior 2011秋冬高級訂製服妝容。(圖/Pat McGrath FB)

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而最好的學習範本,自然就是每一季的服裝系列與模特兒本身。「我所見到的布料、服裝系列的色彩與女孩的臉龐都深深地影響我。在這行中,總是會面臨挑戰,但這也是關鍵──每次都要有所不同。」不僅是挑戰,對Pat McGrath來說,也許更是種享受:「每一個設計師都會帶你領略不同的旅行,能夠進入他們的幻想世界真的很棒。」

知名設計師Anna Sui曾如此談論過Pat McGrath:「她渴望聽見每一個系列背後的故事,熱衷於被激發靈感,甚至會自己做更多研究。」

▶Pat McGrath教你在機艙簡單完成保養與彩妝

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因此經常飛往世界各大城市的Pat McGrath,行李除了大量的彩妝造型用品外,還包括許多貼滿黃色便條籤的書籍,從時尚、美妝到攝影、藝術、刺青,應有盡有。可見要成為「最具有影響力的彩妝師」,需要的不僅是天分而已。

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名模孫菲菲登上2013義大利版《Vogue》封面,由黃金搭檔Pat McGrath與Steven Meisel共同合作。(圖/WWD)

名模孫菲菲 (Fei Fei Sun) 登上2013義大利版《Vogue》封面,由黃金搭檔Pat McGrath與Steven Meisel共同合作。(圖/WWD)

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Pat McGrath曾經如此對英國版《Vogue》說:「任何事情都會變成時尚,不只彩妝,它可以是電影、電視、藝術歷史、書籍、夜總會。時尚就是文化。」對她而言,時尚不是遙不可及的,而是存在於文化之中。

任何事情都會變成時尚,不只彩妝,它可以是電影、電視、藝術歷史、書籍、夜總會。時尚就是文化。

因此在英國衛報的訪問中,她這麼說:「我喜歡服裝秀是因為它可以讓你盡情作夢,還有那些夢幻的元素,因為在時尚界中,即使是所謂的現實,往往也是一種幻想,但是這就是吸引你的地方。所以當人們說:『我的天啊,我永遠不會穿成那樣!』我總想:『你一定會的。』因為無論那些元素在秀場中看起來怎樣瘋狂,最終都會以各種不同的形式融入成為服飾店裡的商品。」

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Pat McGrath為《i-D》雜誌2004年9月號封面名模Jessica Stem打造妝容,用色大膽,無時間性,也因此被該雜誌評選為創刊以來的35大封面。(圖/WWD)

Pat McGrath為《i-D》雜誌2004年9月號封面名模Jessica Stem打造妝容,用色大膽,無時間性,也因此被該雜誌評選為創刊以來的35大封面。(圖/WWD)

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對於秀場上前衛大膽的妝容而言,何嘗不是如此呢?據前《Vogue》美容總監Sarah Brown表示,有90%的時裝週彩妝趨勢都來自Pat McGrath,許多新聞媒體也常常詢問這位知名彩妝師對於未來彩妝趨勢的看法。

正因為在彩妝界不容忽視的亮眼表現,讓Pat McGrath在2004年被全球日用品龍頭P & G寶僑集團延攬,擔任美容事業部的全球創意設計總監,負責集團旗下包括Cover Girl、Max Factor等美妝品牌至今,而她同時也是許多品牌彩妝系列的幕後推手,不但為Giorgio Armani設計了一系列的彩妝商品,也參與了Dolce & Gabbana、Gucci等品牌彩妝系列的開發。

▶GUCCI首次推出彩妝系列,葛麗絲凱莉孫女任代言人

▶倍耐力Pirelli 2015年曆造型 Pat McGrath操刀

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身為許多品牌彩妝系列幕後推手的Pat McGrath,也為Dolce & Gabbana的彩妝系列獻計。(圖/Dolce & Gabbana)

身為許多品牌彩妝系列幕後推手的Pat McGrath,也為Dolce & Gabbana的彩妝系列獻計。(圖/Dolce & Gabbana)

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許多優秀的彩妝師最終都會成立自己的品牌,如Bobbi Brown、Laura Mercier、François Nars,Pat McGrath是否也會成立自己的彩妝品牌呢?她曾對WWD說:「未來我也很希望擁有自己的彩妝品牌。」雖然時至今日這個夢想尚未實現,但仍令人期待Pat McGrath自己的彩妝品牌會如何呈現。

  • 資料來源:WWD、The Wall Street Journal、The Guardian、Vogue UK

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Dior Backstage Makeup – L’OR Show S/S 2014

19 Oct

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For summer 2014 at Dior, gold lights up the face with its precious glow and enhances the eyebrows of models in ultimate splendor with Diorshow Mono Sequins 616 make up.

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This was also applied to the eyelid as a wet eyeshadow, subtly combined with the radiant bonze Diorshow Mono Météore 661: its golden tones widening the eyes, making them shine with a unique sparkle, defined sometimes with a line of sea-green (5 Couleurs Atlantique 344, Summer 2014 collection), sometimes with pure yellow pigments, or even contrasted with the coppery color of 5 Couleurs Sun Deck 564 (Summer 2014 collection). On lashes, the warm shade of Overcurl Brown mascara intensifies the glints from gold eyeshadows, while the complexion, enhanced with Diorskin Nude Shimmer Amber (Summer 2014 collection) and Glow Maximizer, gleams with natural radiance. Defined with a touch of Dior Addict Lip Maximizer and a coat of Ivoire 108 lacquer respectively, the mouth and nails exude pure beauty and really allow the eyes to shine under the spotlights.

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Sun Fei Fei 孫菲菲 for VOGUE Italia January 2013

2 Jan
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Sun Fei Fei 孫菲菲 for VOGUE Italia January 2013 Cover

The first Asian model to grace the cover of VOGUE Italia! What a stunning beauty!

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  • Magazine: VOGUE Italia, January 2013
  • Model: Sun Fei Fei 孫菲菲 (Women)
  • Photographer: Steven Meisel
  • Styling: Lori Goldstein
  • Makeup: Pat Mcgrath (Dolce & Gabbana)
  • Hair: Guido Palau (Redken)
  • Manicure: Jin Soon Choi

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Makeup 101: SPF and Sun-Kissed Bronzing Skin

11 Dec
Bronzing Skin Make-up by Tommy | Phot by Yila D Imaging

Bronzing Skin Make-up by Tommy | Phot by Yila D Imaging

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It is winter time here in Vancouver, BC. Canada now. The weather is starting to get pretty cold in temperature as it’s approaching to the Christmas holiday season. Typically around this time, a lot of people in Canada like to travel to warm destinations, and some of the most popular places are: Hawaii, Cancun, Cuba, Puerto Vallarta, Rivera Maya…etc.

Of course, we are not discussing about travel destinations nor summer holiday resorts in this blog post; in terms of skincare and cosmetics, most of us in North America like to look all bronzed-up when we travel to warm/beach destinations. You want to ensure you wear good sun care products to protect your skin to prevent damages such as sun burn or premature aging.

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In this blog post, you will read about:

  1. The basics of sun care and SPF
  2. Sun-kissed make-up look with a bronzer
  3. How-To video by Mally Beauty: How To Apply Bronze Genius Self-Tanning Bronzing Powder
  4. How-To video by Estée Lauder: Bronzing “Lift” Signature Technique
  5. How-To video by online make-up artist Michelle Phan: Bronze Beauty

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Model: Holden Nowell of  "Call Me Maybe" Music Video by Carly Rae Jepsen. Photo & Make-up by Tommy Chiang

Model: Holden Nowell of “Call Me Maybe” Music Video by Carly Rae Jepsen. Photo & Make-up by Tommy Chiang

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You will enjoy New York make-up artist Mally’s How To Apply Mally’s Bronze Genius Self-Tanning Bronzing Powder video because I find her to be quite a character (in a fun, amusing way). The way she talks is very entertaining, and you will find her video content to be  informative. You will love her bubbly personality!

The Bronzing “Lift”: Estée Lauder Signature Technique video will show you another way of applying the bronzer, and it gives a lifted appearance to the face. I have also tried this technique many times before and it’s quiet effective as it involves more techniques in shading & contouring . It’s all about having options when it comes to make-up, right?

Lastly, I added an extra YouTube video from online make-up artist Michelle Phan on the topic of Bronze Beauty using Lancôme cosmetic products. In this video, you will learn how to get the sun-kissed look without being in the sun… and that can also be translated as how to get yourself ready before heading to beach destination resort from head-to-toe!

Please enjoy this blog post!

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Bronzing Beauty

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What is SPF?

We use sunscreen to block ultraviolet light from damaging the skin. There are two categories of UV light: UVA and UVB—that we consider in terms of sunscreen. UVB causes sunburn (or potentially skin cancer), and UVA has more long-term damaging effects on the skin, like premature aging. SPF, or sun protection factor, numbers were introduced in 1962 to measure a sunscreen’s effect against UVB rays.

To figure out how long you can stay in the sun with a given SPF, use this equation:

Minutes to burn without sunscreen x SPF number = maximum sun exposure time

For example, if you burn after 10 minutes of sun exposure, an SPF of 15 will allow you to be in the sun for up to 150 minutes without burning. Please remember this equation is only a guideline.

In general, a higher SPF number means more sun-exposure time. Please note that a higher SPF in a sunscreen does offer higher protection against UVB rays; but once you get past SPF 30, protection doesn’t increase dramatically, and the higher number may give you a false sense of protection.

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How Sunscreens Protect Your Health

There are many different brands of sunscreen available. They are classified according to their active ingredients, as some products contain chemical filters, some contain physical filters, and some contain both.

  • Chemical Filters absorb some of the UV radiation and convert it into heat. There are more chemical filters that absorb UVB rays than absorb UVA rays.
  • Physical Filters are small particles (usually zinc oxide or titanium dioxide) that scatter and reflect both UVB and UVA rays. This is the type of sunscreen that gives a bit of “white” appearing colour on the skin, and its especially obvious when you take pictures with a flash.

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Sunset Beauty–A sun-kissed look in Just Cavalli’s fall 2011 campaign. Photo by Mert & Marcus

Sunset Beauty–A sun-kissed look in Just Cavalli’s fall 2011 campaign. Photo by Mert & Marcus

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Here are some helpful information for you to know about sun protection:

  1. Know Your Skin: If you are whiter than a sheet of paper, if someone you know has skin cancer, or if you are sensitive to the sun because of a medication or a medical condition, take extra measures. In general, fair skin burns more quickly than darker skin. Stay out of the sun as much as possible, wear a hat when you are out, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a high SPF and reapply that sunscreen often.
  2. Broaden your spectrum: The SPF number indicates protection only against UVB raysmany sunscreens, even those with a high SPF, allow UVA rays to be absorbed by the skin. UVA protection is usually indicated by a “broad-spectrum” label. Look for this to ensure the most well-rounded sun coverage.
  3. Here comes the sun: To be effective, sunscreen needs to be fully absorbed into the skin, so apply it 15 to 30 minutes before you even step into the sun.
  4. Reapply yourself: Whether you’re lying by the pool or mowing the lawn, you’ll probably be exposed to sweat or water, the natural enemies of sunscreen. To be safe, reapply after you swim or sweat. In general, sunscreen needs to be applied every 2 hours.
  5. Full exposure: No matter how high the SPF, sunscreen can protect only the skin it covers. The most commonly missed spots are the temples, ears, back of the neck and top of the feet. If you are sometimes guilty of losing your focus while applying your lotion, try one of the sunscreens that contains disappearing colorants, so you can identify un-lotioned areas before they burn to a crisp.

On a daily basis, I recommend everyone to wear sun protection of SPF 15 or more on the face. It can be a sunscreen itself, or sunscreen contained within your day cream/moisturizer, face primer or even your foundation.

For beach/vacation time,  when your skin exposes to the sun for a much longer time, there are some after-sun care products in the market that you can use to repair your skin from minor sun burns. Most of the after-sun care products contain aloe vera to help sooth your skin and let it cool down from the heat.

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Bronzer-Sun Kissed Skin for Vacation

Bronzer-Sun Kissed Skin for Vacation

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Sun-Kissed Bronzing Skin

Now that you know some of the basics of protecting your skin from sun, you also want to know a little about using a bronzer to add that sun-kissed beauty look on your face, right?

With a bronzing powder that’s at least 1-2 shades deeper than your natural skintone, you can create that illusion of sun-kissed look with a bronzer brush on the right placement of your face.

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BRONZER TIP: To achieve a subtle yet golden vibedon’t apply the bronzer all over your face. This can make the color to appear flat. Use a large brush to dust bronzer lightly around your hairline, across the bridge of the nose, on the cheeks, over the chin, and along the jawlines. Be sure to blend well to diffuse the color and achieve a natural finish.

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You want to ensure the bronzer is applied on your neck area as well so the color looks consistent from your face. In general, the rule of thumb abut the placement of a bronzer color is on the high planes (the more prominent area) of your facethink of the areas on the face where it naturally get more exposure to the sun light.

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Sun Kissed Bronze on the Face

Sun Kissed Bronze on the Face

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Some bronzer contains subtle glitter or shimmer in it, and those are great to use as cheek colors as the shimmer gives a luminated glow on the face. Most of the bronzer out there on the market is in a matter finish (meaning it has no shimmer, and it give a flat, no-shine finish on the skin). This type of bronzer could also be great to use as a contouring color for your make-up, to add a bit of shading on your face for a more 3-dimensional look, and it gives a more healthy look to the make-up look.

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Jennifer Lopez: Sun-Kissed Glow Make-up

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In general, I try to avoid using a bronzer that is too orangey in color. To me, that looks a bit too fake looking. Try to choose a bronzer color that best resembles your “tanned” skin color. In terms of beauty make-up, we are adding more color make-up to enhance your natural beauty, to add warmer tint to create a healthier appearance, but not to fake it too much to the point where people think it’s way too “fake n’ bake”.

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How To Apply Mally’s Bronze Genius Self-Tanning Bronzing Powder

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Bronzing “Lift”Estée Lauder Signature Technique How-To Video

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Bronze Beauty by Michelle Phan

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Sun-Kissed . Bronzing Skin Beauty Make-up

Sun-Kissed . Bronzing Skin Beauty Make-up by Tommy Chiang

Sun-Kissed . Bronzing Skin Beauty Make-up by Tommy Chiang | Photo: Jay Lee

For some related make-up, hair looks & instruction in my previous beauty blog post, please check: Makeup 101: Beauty Makeup in Three Looks Step-by-Step.

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Male Model Bronzing Skin Make-up by Tommy . Photo by Jay Lee

Male Model Bronzing Skin Make-up by Tommy | Photo: Jay Lee

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