Sunday, June 5, 2011

My Makeover By Dior National Master Makeup Artist Rita Brown Courtesy of Nordstrom - Face and Lips

If you've read part one of my makeover at Nordstrom with Dior National Artist Rita Brown, you'll see that Rita did an amazing job of prepping my skin, nourishing it, and applying brows, eyeshadow and mascara.  What?  I didn't mention what was used for brows???  Oh Dior has a fabulous pencil that has a brow spoolie on one end and a roll out pencil on the other.  No kidding, Rita wields this like the most fantastic  artistic tool.  Good brows transform and frame a face.  Here's a picture of the spoolie end of this fabulous tool for your makeup arsenal.

Ms. Rita Brown asked me what I liked in a foundation. I had told her that I was a very dry skinned person and mentioned that I rarely ever use powder over foundation. I occasionally might powder my nose, but mostly I just skip that step...that's what I call going rogue. My finish of choice is a natural satin finish. Rita picked Diorskin Eclat Satin Moisture Release Satin makeup in the color 300, a medium beige. This foundation performed quite well throughout the day and it looked as fresh in the evening as it did in the afternoon when applied. Two thumbs up!!

The blush and bronzer was a fabulous all-in-one product called Dior Harmonie de Blush and Rita used the color 002 Coral Riviera. It comes with a nice little brush that I think will be particularly helpful when I want to concentrate on the bronzer in the middle.

The next product was used to highlight the innermost part of my cheeks closest to the nose. It was the Dior 'Diorskin' Ultra Shimmering Allover Face Powder and I'm not sure which color was used. It is a sliding block of shimmer with multiple colors and you can view it here on  (I have no referral agreement with Nordstrom, I just thought you might like to view the product.)

You can kind of see it on my inner cheeks and forehead in the following picture. Looks ok in the photos, but was too shimmery in real life for my husband. And it accentuated my wrinkleage.

Now we move to my favorite part....lips. I love lip products. I don't know why. I think it started by playing with my mom's Avon miniature lipstick testers. At any rate, the finished product:

Rita asked me if I wanted a popping color to make a statement. I told her I was so pleased with the eyes and wanted them to make their own statement and I wanted to go with a softer lip that complimented the tone of the cheeks. Here are hand swatches of the products used. From left to right: Dior Rouge Contour Lip Liner in Natural Beige, Dior Addict Lipstick 530 called Bobo, (ha! what a name! lol), and Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Glow 247 Pink Flirt.

Dior lipliners come with a soft easily applicable color on one end that wears really well, and a brush for blending on the other.

This lipgloss is fairly sheer when applied and just provides that ooomph of shine. I loved the three combined, so I smiled a lot all day.

This was a really fun experience that I am thankful to Nordstrom, Rita Brown and my local Dior makeup artist Sunny Yu for it. I am such a Dior fan and I learned so much during this makeover. Don't ever pass up an opportunity to learn. Again my kudos and thank yous all around.


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