The Sri Lanka Collection: 908 Carats of Prismatic Brilliance Inspire a Micro Collection of Gemstone Shades!

Sri Lanka, once known affectionately as “Ratna-Dweepa” or Gem Island, is a haven for some of the world’s most precious stones. One a recent trip, one of our Founders, Chad Hayduk, was so mesmerized by the prismatic luster of the country’s gemstones that he set out to capture their radiance stateside. The result – two shimmering shades that dazzle like their namesake stones.

 

Smokey Topaz Eye ShadowSMOKEY TOPAZ EYE SHADOW ($22.50) – A rich burnished gold with gleams of warm bronze and copper. Use wet or dry over the lower lid and wet along the lash line. Top with Aurora or Jupiter Crème Eye Definer for definition along the lash line.

 

Diamonds Are Forever Lip GlossDIAMONDS ARE FOREVER LIP GLOSS ($21.50) – A highly reflective diamond shimmer that reflects any color near it. We were inspired by the 4 C’s-color, cut, clarity and carat weight and have designed the perfect diamond gloss in a wand. Wear alone or over your favorite lipstick for a splash of “sparkling diamonds.”

 

Three Custom Color Specialists’ Smokey Topaz Eye Shadow and Diamonds are Forever Lip Gloss are available on http://www.threecustom.com.

 

 

NYFW Fall 2010 Trend Report

NYFW for Fall 2010 brought us red lips of all shades and finishes, a new bold take on the smokey eye, contoured cheeks, glowing, flawless skin, and perhaps what some would say was the vampire trend gone too far. Here’s what we found…

RED LIPS
From matte to shiny, dark crimson to orange, red lips were all over the runways. This look was seen at seen at Donna Karan, Herve Leger, Vivienne Tam, Vena Cava, Tory Burch, LAMB, and Chakra.

At Donna Karan, this look was a very modern and sleek. It featured glowing skin, a subtle wash of color on the eye, and a bold, stand-out red lip. To get the look:

Apply cool pebble eye shadow all over the eyelid, up to the brow. Use a soft wash of champagne eyeshadow on the lower lid. Make sure to keep eyes bright with light clarifier pencil applied to the lower waterline of the eye. Apply just one coat of mascara and keep brows groomed with clear brow gel. Use cool red lip liner to line the lip, apply Rosie the Riveter Lipstick, layer on Candy apply lip gloss and an additional layer of Crystal Clear lip gloss for that shiny, lacquered look. Use our Crème Concealer/Foundation to create a flawless canvas and face powder #5 for contouring the hollows of the cheeks.

BEYOND SMOKEY EYE

New application alert! For Fall 2010 the smokey eye is going even further. The runways featured eye shadow washed all the way to the brow bone with little or no highlighting. Seen at Derek Lam, Richard Chai, DVF, Carolina Herrera.

To get the look seen at Diane Von Furstenberg: Layer on your eye shadows. Apply Warm Smoke eye shadow from the lash line to the brown. Use Peacock applied to the inner corners of the eye and blended out. Apply a small amount of White Shimmer Eye shadow near the tear duct. Apply Wallflower Lip & Cheek Stain to the high points of the cheeks. Use Cool Beige Lipstick for a semi-matte nude lip.

AU NATURAL
Contouring played a major role on the runways this season, even at the shows where bare faces where seemingly all the rage. The effect ranged from subtle to sculpted, on the runways at Elle Tahari, Yigal Azrouel, Donna Karan, and Michael Kors.

To get the look seen at Michael Kors: Apply Warm Camel Eye Shadow over the lid and Black Eye liner close to the upper lash line. Apply Fawn Eye Shadow along lower lash line. Apply Rose Crème to Powder Blush on just below the apples of the cheeks for a subtle contour. Apply Coral Waterlily Watercolours for Cheeks on the lips with a lip brush to enhance your natural lip color.

PALE, PORCELAIN SKIN
We agree that all looks should start with a flawless canvas. But, where is the line between porcelain and lifeless? Is this the mark of the Vampire trend gone to far? Pale, almost icy skin was seen at Rodarte, Preen, Chakra, Twinkle, Doo Ri, and Peter Som.

To get the look pictured here at Rodarte: Apply Warm Smoke Eye Shadow all over the lid and Cool Brown Sugar Eye Shadow smudged into the upper and lower lash line. Make sure to use a matching brow powder to fill in and define the brows. Apply concealer to match your skin tone all over the lips. On the face use Crème Concealer/Foundation to even out the complexion and a face powder #5 to contour the hollows of the cheeks

The look at Peter Som featured many fall trends – here’s the flawless face, with a subtle contoured cheek, and a very deep, plum lip.


To get the look: Apply Cool Camel eye shadow all over the lid, black eyeliner on the upper lid only. Groom the brows looking groomed and natural with clear brow gel. Apply Beige Crème to Powder Blush for a subtle touch of dimension and warmth. Apply Cool Plum lipstick on the lips. For a sheer, more wearable adaptation of this look, try our new Noir Sheer Lipstick.