Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Look of the Day: Prestigious Bordeaux

Hi, everyone! Today's look of the day is bold and festive, with shimmer and sparkle galore! Definitely not an everyday type of look, but one that could definitely be flaunted for a holiday party or any special occasion when  you want some extra drama and glamour. Who doesn't want to feel feminine and sparkly once in a while? ;)


The star of this look is Shu Uemura's Prestigious Bordeaux Palette from the new Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Holiday collection. I recently attended a beauty event to celebrate the release of the collection, which you can read about here! The palette consists of 5 lovely, festively shimmery shadows and 1 warm-toned blush and is excellent for creating a dramatic, holiday look. I'll be reviewing the palette very soon, so you'll be able to see some pictures and swatches of this fantastic little gem!

In the meantime, here's one tease of a photo, followed by another view of the look and a breakdown of what I used.

Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux Palette (Holiday 2012)

I usually don't photograph with flash, but I found that the flash really picked up on the shimmer, dimension, and texture of the eye shadows, so the first few photos are shot that way.



Here is a list of the products I used to create the look:

The Breakdown:

F
oundation: Shu Uemera Face Architect Smoothing Fluid Foundation #784

Concealer: Cle de Peau Concealer in Ivory
Powder: MAC Blot Powder in Medium
Bronzer: Hard Candy So Baked Bronzer in Hula Hula
Blush: Shu Uemura Glow On Blush in Coral Rose (from the Prestigious Bordeaux Palette)
Highlighter: Shu Uemura Eye Shadow in IR911

Brows: Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Ash Blonde
Primer: Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
Eye Shadows: All from the Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux Palette: shimmery lilac shade on the centre of the lid, shimmery deep eggplant shade in crease, shimmery deep brown shade in outer corner and blended up into the crease, and sparkly orange-gold shade in inner corners. I also used the deep brown shade softly along the top lashline and Shu Eye Shadow IR911 (not from to the palette) on the brow bone.
Eyeliner: Urban Decay 24/7 Liner in Bourbon 
Mascara: Clinique Lash Doubling in Black

Lips: MAC Viva Glam V Lipstick


And here are a few more pictures of the look... 



And a few pictures without the flash. These more unforgivingly display the stress-related breakouts I had at the time (thanks, grad school!), but pay no attention to the spots. All eyes on the pretty makeup! ;)






And that's it! What are some of your favourite festive looks for the holiday season? I definitely plan on posting some more festive, holiday-inspired makeup looks, and I'm open to requests! :) Has anybody else tested out the Karl Lagerfeld Shu Uermura collection?

As always, thanks for reading! :) xoxo

32 comments:

  1. I haven't seen anyone actually wearing this palette before... it looks great! I love the blush as well :) My favourite holiday look is gold eye makeup, natural or dramatic, long black lashes and red lips. I like my Sephora Collection jumbo pencil in Gold this time of year. Nice post! xxx

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    1. Thanks so much, Kori! I'm going to be reviewing and swatching the palette soon, so keep an eye out if you're interested! I also love gold eyes and red lips for the holidays- dramatic and classic :)

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  2. Loving the glittery eyes!

    www.lam-style.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm loving the glitter too! I don't usually wear glittery shadows, but I'm loving these :)

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  3. amazing blog!!! i follow you now ;)
    i would love to follow me back because I really love your blog!!
    kisses
    http://blogcashmeremafia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Patricia! I'll check out your blog soon for sure :)

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  4. love love love the sparkly eyes! definately nothing wrong with some sparkle every once in a while :)
    Nicole
    xox

    http://ramblingbeauty-nicolelou.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks so much, Nicole! Definitely nothing wrong with some sparkle :)

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  5. Two genious made a great palette, I love how sparkly it is, you really dont need any glitter :)

    xx

    Im doing a giveaway :)
    http://holaflo.blogspot.com.ar/2012/12/christmas-giveaway-100-followers.html

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, the Shu + Karl Lagerfeld collaboration really produced genius results! I'll check out your giveaway for sure :)

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  6. Pretty!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  7. sweetie thanks for the nice words on my latest post! I think barryM is sort of similar to Limecrime in terms of the opaque and intense shades of lip colours. Although some see Limecrime as better option, barryM is still a cheaper option.
    Glad that you were interested!

    A
    xx
    http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much, Anthea! I'll have to check out both Barry M and Limecrime lipsticks soon. Thanks for the recommendations! :)

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  8. That's a really pretty look! The sparkle is so festive and your lashes long amazingly long.

    Hannah x

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    1. Thanks very much, Hannah! I'm definitely loving these sparkly shades for a festive look!

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  9. Great look! I think I wanna try this myself :)

    http://confessionsofacanadianwallflower.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks, Victoria! You should definitely give this look a try- it's lots of fun :)

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  10. You look gorgeous! The palette is pretty, but the dark purple color seems so unique xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Coco! The deep, shimmery purple shade in the palette really is unique- have never seen anything quite like it! :)

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  11. Love it , you look amazing :)

    Liyana ♥
    LiyanasAdvice.blogspot.com

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  12. Love your eyes and the slight reddy/bronzey tones you've used! So pretty
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Daniella! I'm really loving the shades in this palette- so dramatic and festive :)

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  13. Your makeup looks great!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  14. pretty makeup!
    xxxo
    ola
    www.stylesbyola.com

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  15. Aww, thanks so much! It really is a lovely shade :)

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)