Monthly Archives: July 2012

Le Métier de Beauté-Chauvet Pont d’Arc Kaleidoscope

Whaaaat??? TWO posts in one week? Yeah, I’m probably blowing my wad in one go, but what a way to go! I mean it! Look it at how pretty!!!

Lee Métier de Beauté: Chauvet Pont d'Arc
Left to right: blended bottom to top, blended top to bottom, Umber, Ochre, Madder, Crystalline

The fabulous Mikey Castillo (@mikeylemetier) was visiting and taking appointments, so I absolutely HAD to meet him and have my makeup done. I learned tons about the line and got to see what LMdB’s latest kaleidoscope looked on my lids, and guurl! I had to hold back from buying everything the man put on me!

Lee Métier de Beauté: Chauvet Pont d'Arc

Lee Métier de Beauté: Chauvet Pont d'Arc

Lee Métier de Beauté: Chauvet Pont d'Arc

Lee Métier de Beauté: Chauvet Pont d'Arc

So, yeah, we chatted makeup and blending, how I’ve totally been applying blush the wrong way (apples of your cheeks, ladies, apples), and how smokey doesn’t *have* to mean “I’m working on this day time black eye look”. The technique is called Couches de Couleur which layers colors to create a prismatic effect (translation: soft, pretty, multidimensional glow on your lids, cheeks or lips).

Mikey accomplished this on my peepers by starting with a base of Dualistic eye pencil in Champagne all over the lid then using the colors from the Chauvet Pont d’Arc kaleidoscope (top to bottom) and then punching it up by adding a layer of Lapis e/s and a layer of Fire Lily e/s. On my upper lash line and on my waterline he used a liquid liner that’s changed my life, in Noir. (Changed my life b/c it’s water based and doesn’t make me want to rinse my eyeballs at the end of the day…plus totally safe for my eyelash extensions…yeah, you heard that right, I’m vain, I pay someone to painstakingly individually glue lash extensions on my feeble Asian lashes–shout out to my girl Kathy at Consher!)

I believe on my cheeks was Blushing Brozed Duet in Traviata and layered on my lips was the NM exclusive Indian Summer lip gloss lip creme set in Ginger Snap and Copper Leaf.


Isn’t he simply smashing???
Me and Mikey
Ugh, I look so bloated and puffy…

You guys likey???


Bling-tastic Tuesday…or Wednesday Vol. 6

Right…so it’s now officially been well over a year since I’ve written, and I won’t bore you with the details of the calamity of my professional situation (I’ve implemented some coping mechanisms), but I figured the best way to return was to do what all normal, dysfunctional families do: carry on and pretend like nothing ever happened! 🙂

In celebration of that delusional grasp at normalcy, I give you my most recent manicure (don’t think it’s the first one I’ve done since spring 2011 despite that several month long stretch where I ignored my cuticles and I chewed my nails instead of filing them…but that’s perhaps a post for another day).

Below you will find a combination I thought would be relatively pretty in my usual Sunday evening drunken haze (oh, right so by coping mechanism, I really meant I’ve increased my alcohol consumption). For your viewing enjoyment, I did a mani of Nfu Oh 40 over 3 coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Bikini Bottom.

Pretty, no?

Photo 1 - 2012-07-10

Photo 2 - 2012-07-10