If you’re a busy gal who craves classic glam and shades like peach and taupe, has LORAC got a kit for you. The new LORAC Close Up: Real Life to Red Carpet Natural to Dramatic Face Tutorial ($39) comes with five full-size products for eyes, lips and cheeks and two convenient step-by-step tutorials.
The first one demonstrates how to do a natural day look, and the second one covers a more dramatic look for nights (there’s also another card filled with additional tips). Most of the time I think the tutorials that come with kits sound cooler than they actually are. Often they’re little more than a few brief steps printed on the back of the packaging, but LORAC went a little further with these. The two tutorials have from six to seven steps printed with thumbnail images on 6″ x 6″ stickers and a spiral-bound card stock stand. You can either stand the cards up next to you while you follow along, or peel off the stickers and affix them to a mirror, counter or wall.
I felt like doing the dramatic red carpet night look today and was surprised by how little time it took — just 20 minutes, which isn’t bad for a full face.
Clockwise from the blush pan on the upper left: Blush in Soul, Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar, Front of the Liner Pro Liner, Couture Shine Gloss in Trend Setter and Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara
Swatches from the left: Couture Shine Gloss in Trend Setter, Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in LORACstar, Front of the Liner Pro Liner and Multiplex 3D Lashes Mascara
“Sweep the lightest shade from the Starry-Eyed Baked Shadow Trio in LORCstar from lash line to brow bone,” Step 1 states, and I find the rest of the steps just as easy to follow. It also helps that the shadows themselves are totally easy to blend.
While the mascara isn’t nearly drag enough for me, I’m sold on this kit (LORAC also has a similar one called the Close Up: Real Life To Red Carpet Eye Tutorial). I love the tutorials and the peach and taupe shadows, but I’m also glad that LORAC included my favorite liquid liner of all time, Front of the Line Pro ($23).
PRICE: $39 (works out to about $7.80 per piece)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
A feline fan of the finer things
Okay, weird! This morning when Tabs climbed up on my lap for a snuggle, I caught a whiff of expensive Italian cologne coming from his scruff, like he’d spritzed his pulse points, LOL!
He must have found my small sample tube of Acqua Di Parma Colonia Body Lotion…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,