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LOTD: Autumn/Fall inspired! Lots of bronzey/orangey goodness!

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So I attended the launch of the NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection at the NARS boutique on Bleecker Street, and I was instantly drawn to the intense, saturated colours, especially for a holiday collection!  This limited edition collection features a new/special texture that appears in this collection only called Cinematic.  Actually it’s just they eye shadows and lipsticks, which allows them to be buttery smooth and highly pigmented at the same time.  NARS has amazing quality products to begin with but this just kicked the level up a few more notches.

Anyway, I don’t have a lot (or any as a matter of fact) copper-toned eye shadows, so I picked up this gorgeous colour Cambodia.

Cambodia Cinematic Eye Shadow by NARS

Swatch, Cambodia

Très riche!! A beautiful coppery, reddish brown colour!  Actually this texture reminds me of the previously released MAC Starflash texture.  Very finely milled, but pigmented and smooth.

So for this look, I decided to also combine my favourite eye shadow from the summer as well incorporating a little colour theory.

Here’s the look, that I previously posted on Instagram! Follow me here —-> NoireTropicalB

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These MAC Powerchrome eye pencils are going to be in heavy rotation this summer!

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Note: These products were purchased by me.

Just like music that’s African-influenced is in constant play on my iPod, especially during hotter weather, these new, limited-edition pencils are giving me life!

MAC Powerchrome Eye Pencils

 

Recently released as part of the Temperature Rising Colour Summer 2013 collection,  this is one product  that I wish MAC made perm.   These are like the mostly discontinued Shadesticks, but they have a much smoother, creamier texture that is water-resistant (not waterproof).  These actually remind me of a cross between the Shadesticks and the MAC Paints.

They come in 4 shades, but I picked up 2 of them.

Top: Life’s Luxury, bottom: Copper Strip

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OOTD: Turkey edition!

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Hey!  As I mentioned before, I spent almost 2 weeks visiting Turkey! The place? Amazing!!!! Absolutely loved it!! I have a few more posts related to that, but here is an outfit of the day that I wore in Cappadocia, which is in the Central Anatolian region of Turkey.

In Cappadocia!!

This shirt is from The Gap.  I picked it up because I loved the watercolour effect and it was a bright bluish green! I could not resist standing in front of the red door of our hotel.  Shout out to all the staff at the Hezen Cave Hotel!! Seriously the best place ever!  I definitely stood out against the rock formation backdrop of the region.  I paired it with some jeans from Old Navy (Sweetheart cut, Skinny) and leather slippers.  I kept the makeup simple, bronzey colours and black eyeliner and mascara.  See some of my travel essentials here and also check out these wedges that I wore partying in Bodrum!!

What have been your faves to wear in hot weather??

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