Getting a pale eye right with Studio 78 Paris, plus inspiration and adoration for fashion royal Grace Coddington.
Lately I'm really into a pale face and bright lip. Inspired by runway trends as of late, and by style icon and Creative Director of VOGUE, Grace Coddington (Love her!), I hardly wear any makeup on my eyes, and instead choose to put the focus on my mouth.
In her new book, Grace: A Memoir, Grace talks about her transition from model to magazine editor. When she joined British Vogue she left her makeup tricks behind and says, "From then on I used nothing, not even a hint of mascara; just a little foundation on my eyelids for that pale, bald Renaissance look."
Ah ha! Once I read this, I felt a little more freedom than usual, since I've been defending my naked eyes for quite a bit. As much as I've been enjoying my new look, I felt I needed just a little bit of something on my lids; concealer was a little too plain-looking. Serendipity must have been at work, because the same day I decided I needed a nude shade for my lids, Saffron Rouge asked me if I'd like to pick a shadow from one of their newest lines, Studio 78 Paris. I scooped up 'Sleep In' as fast as you can say, 'destiny'.
The Studio 78 Paris line is an organic mineral line certified by EcoCert, and carried exclusively at Saffron Rouge in Canada. The baked eyeshadow is smooth and blendable. I apply with a fluffy medium sized brush, (this one in fact), and it does the trick. The paper packaging with mirrored top inside and out is handy and looks pretty on my vanity too. Check out the line at Saffron Rouge.
Left: Grace on the cover of ID's Winter 2012 issue.
Vintage bag as background from Coal Miner's Daughter. Call for details.
Ingredients: mica, zea mays starch*, squalane, zinc sterate, cocos nucifera oil*, helianthus annuus seed oil*, prunus armeniaca kernel oil*, persea gratissima oil*, chamomilla recutita flower extract*, parfum, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, limonene, linalool. May contain: CI 77891, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77510, CI 77007, CI 77288, CI 77289, CI 77742
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