Crowded Closet

part four: araks presentation by melissamenard
February 18, 2010, 11:54 pm
Filed under: Advice from Jenna Menard, Look of the day | Tags: , ,

As always, it’s a pleasure to work with Araks! Something that’s fun for me, is that she is very much involved with the beauty aspect of her show. Without fail, Araks sits or stands close-by observing the transformations happening in the makeup chair and tries to resist the urge to do it herself. She is hands-on some makeup artists might not like this but I don’t mind. I love that she can appreciate the colors and textures of the makeup as she does with her fabrics and clothes. This season we decided to step away from the younger girl and moved to a more sophisticated woman.

the amazing Araks collection

Jenna and Melissa

a food and fashion blogger from our hometown, Michael from The Couture Kitchen and Melissa, giggling at their stupid blogger poses

Beauty Inspiration:
A flare of feminine, subtle beauty. The collection has a slight toughness about it and we wanted to create a balance without looking like to much makeup. The girls should be simply beautiful.

Collection Inspiration:
Dr. Zhivago

Want to create this look?
Start off with beautiful skin and try to keep it from looking as if you applied a lot of makeup. Foundation where needed – only to take away redness and blemishes. Blend two shades of brown shadow together creating a murky brown shimmer and wash over the lid and around the eye. Stay focused below the crease of the eye lid. Skip mascara and allow the shading to be the main attraction for the eye. A deep plum matte lip creates a strong stained look. You can use a matte color or powder down a normal lip stick. In this case, I used a lip liner as a matte base,  added the lip color, and powdered the lips with translucent face powder. This creates a perfect matte shade of deep plum.

Products by Shiseido
Dual Balancing Foundation
Luminizing Satin Eye Color Treo (BR 307)-New for Fall 2010
Smoothing Lip Pencil in Hazel (BE 701)
Perfect Rouge in Gilded Wine (RS 612)
Translucent Powder


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I 100% want those tights.

Comment by Delightfully-tacky

Melissa, you look HOT! Loving your outfit!

Comment by Andrea Kerbuski

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