So when I had the chance to kill twenty minutes at a nearby Barnes & Noble bookstore while waiting to pick up our Sunday night pizza dinner I was overjoyed. Any free minutes of interrupted magazine reading time is almost equivalent to the relaxation you feel while getting massaged or on vacation - you must be a parent of a child or a busy CEO/worker drone to truly relate to this.
I read my usuals: Elle, Allure - you know the usual lineup. I peep some of the International mags - French Vogue, (new favorite) British Elle and then I spotted my latest crush:
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I did some digging on the web for some images from past Kurv issues:
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I was trying really hard to find some pics for the magazine I just looked at - I believe it was for May 2011
I flipped quickly front to back and then I had to back track - a lovely editorial spread of a beautiful brunette on the beach. I LOVED her eyeshadow - it was a red violet, very vibrant and in the inner corners it was a lovely gold. She glowed and not in that cliched Victoria Secret beachy way. She looked chic and utterly gorgeous.
I tried very hard to recreate this safely for work. I refrained from reaching for my very vibrant UD violets.
I stick to what I knew - my NARS selection of purples and violets:
Purple from Melusine duo on lid
Blue Lavender from JP - crease
Red Violet from JP duo - smudged lower lash line
Silver Lilac frost from NM duo - layered on lid
Etrusque - inner corners of eyes
MAC Pearlglide liner in Designer Purple on lower lashline blended with red violet Jolie Poupee shade.
Lots and lots of layers of Chanel Inimitable Intense.
I think I will try this look again with a different purple lid color. Also, I failed to mention I layered this on top of Indianwood Paint Pot (MAC). This is probably why it looks pretty muted. Then again I didn't want my bosses to think I was crazy or doing a walk of shame of some sort!
I use to always try to recreate looks I find in magazines - I think I need to do that again. Lately, I have been feeling so lazy and uninspired. I am so thankful that Kurv magazine woke my lazy ass up. I just wish it wasn't so expensive for us here in the States!!