I am and have always been a big beauty nerd. Since I’m a little girl, I’ve been stealing my mom’s make-up. At first, I didn’t really get what it was for, so I started eating the lipstick tubes and lip glosses (I mean common… when the lipstick is strawberry flavored it can be very confusing for a 3 year old), until I realized when I was something like 4 that it was actually made for painting all over the walls… Luckily it got to me one day that I could use it one my face which would become a blank canvas, a beautiful blank piece of paper ready to welcome new exciting colors. Of course at the time I wasn’t really light handed and I would paint myself a big red lip going from one cheek to another… But oh well, we all go through that, unfortunately my parents always made sure to capture it on camera so that we never forget it.
When I got older, I started saving up money to buy some of those fancy pots of eye liner and little mysterious boxes of glittery eye shadows which I would admire for hours. I’d dispose them nicely on a shelf in my room for everyone to see those new precious gems I acquired. Late at night, after school, I’d put music on and reinvent myself as a performer, on stage, with bright red lips and cat eyes. The make-up of a warrior, the colors of a beautiful artist. Eventually I’d take everything off and go to bed to dream further on.
To this day, my passion for make-up hasn’t gone. I collect lipsticks and admire every little jar as if it was a precious color in my aquarelle. For such a long time, tribus have been using make-up as a belonging symbol. Soldiers have been painting red strikes under their eyes to look more agressive and provoke fear in the eyes of the enemy. Music artists like Kiss created a whole character thanks to their make-up.
I believe make-up is our modern warrior attire, expressed so elegantly through thin lines of shimmer and glossy colors. It makes us somehow feel stronger and becomes one with our personalities. Each woman has it’s favorite colors, I for example have such a hard time leaving the house without grabbing my favorite lipstick with. Once I have it on, I feel like a fresh person. This little touch of color brings so much happiness to my day. I enjoy taking it out of my purse, this clever little stick of color, and putting it on while getting a glimpse it’s delicious fragrance. Having it on, just makes me feel so confident and ready for it all.
It’s not that I’m not confident without make-up, but I do feel different. I love the natural look, I’m all about embracing natural beauty. Again, nothing will compete with confidence or a happy smile, not even the best mascara. But I somehow feel more vulnerable without it. My face is unprotected, and I feel naked. Just like I would feel without any clothes on. I go through the same process of choosing shades and textures when I do my make-up than when I choose my clothes. It’s all about finding the right thing for YOU, what’s going to flatter you the most while creating perfect harmony between shapes and hues. I do now have a routine of course, and I love my daily cat eye SO much, but from time to time I love to experience new colors and see my face like I’ve never seen it before.
I had such a pleasure to make my own interpretation of Dior’s latest make-up products. Dior has always been one of my absolutely favorite make-up labels. I can relate to it so much (I always felt like a Miss Dior chérie somehow!!!) and I can’t be more in love with all these bright colors. For me, the Dior woman is bold, confident, colorful, romantic yet so modern and powerful at the same time. She’s not afraid of wearing extravagant colors, but she’s always chic, healthy and fresh.
I feel like this make-up look is perfect for spring/summer and if having both lips and eyes very bright and colorful feels like it’s a little too much, then you can easily pull off just one of them. This look is super easy to achieve, it took me just around 15 minutes to get it done so let’s get started!
I love the idea of having just a thin line of blue eye shadow above the lash line. If you have blue eyes, it’ll definitely accentuate the color. I used Dior’s soon to be released 5 color palette called “Atlantique” from their Summer Transat collection (giving out the information early on guys, so make sure to swing by the Dior counter early enough to spot when it comes out! this collection is just in-cre-di-ble). For the face, I simply used some concealer to cover up and highlight then followed up with some Dior Skin Nude Rose Powder (or try this one), to give my skin this soft dewy effect. There goes the Diorskin Nude Tan Matte bronzer to create some dimension to my cheeks and the upcoming Diorskin Transat edition shimmery highlighter to give a little healthy fresh glow. I used it on the tip of my nose, top of my cheekbones and above the cupid’s bow. To end the look, I used the new “it” product, the fluid stick in color “Wonderland”.
Now get your brushes ready and have fun experimenting with your own, wonderful and beautiful blank canvas :)
DRESS : BCBG Maxazria
NECKLACE : Patricia Chang NY
LINGERIE : Stella McCartney
you look gorgeous!!
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blue is my favorite color and you look great in it.
That blue is the spring color. :)http://www.wearona.com/style/dazzling-blue-spring/
You look beautiful, those bright colors compliment your features really well! I look forward to trying this new makeup :)
Que bien te sienta el azul en los ojos, y el vestido azul te queda genial!
Son unas fotos maravillosas :)
Perfect make-up! U look gorgeous!!http://christinazinchuk.com
Wow, this is just stunning Kristina. Your eyes are just amazing <3
Love the blue eyeliner! Such a chic way to add some color to your makeup routine!
this time you look like cheap girl for yellow press. so sad.
Amazing photos and beautiful colors!!!
Naelle - Once in Paris
wonderful pictures!!!! I love dior... just bought stuff from the Trianon collection :)
bisous de Paris!http://www.once-in-paris.com
So beautiful!! :)
Awesome honey! This makeup is so amazing on you
wow♥ you look gorgeous! I just love your makeup!:)http://lorietta.cz/
This makeup is amazing! The perfect combination of blue and red.
You look stunning
This colorfull makeup looks great on you!
Beautiful make up, enjoy la my dear.http://www.elossastyle.com
le maquillage est un jeu, une façon de se créer, de se transformer. C'est addicitf, plus on se maquille, plus on a envie de le faire. Mais là où c'est intéressant, c'est si on assume de ne pas se maquiller du tout. Si on arrive plus à sortir de chez soi sans maquillage, c'est qu'à un moment donné, on craint le regard des autres sur notre "vrai" visage. Tu dis te sentir plus vulnérable sans maquillage, c'est là qu'il y a un hic je pense, on ne devrait pas à avoir se sentir plus fragile sans fard.http://roxierocks.over-blog.com
J'aimerais bien voir un look de toi sans maquillage, sans les sourcils foncés, sans rouge... finalement on ne voit quasiment jamais ton visage, entre les couches de fard et les retouches photo.
Et autre chose... je suis curieuse d'en savoir plus sur l'écriture de ton livre:)
Love this look so much! You look perfect!http://www.oh-so-chic.com
I LOVE THIS MAKE UP !!http://lamodina.blogspot.fr/
You are so beautiful & just that little bit of blue on your eyes is amazing!
WOW !! Gorgeous !http://modeintheair.blogspot.fr/
Laura - Mlle est là
Tu es magnifique sur ces photos, très bien maquillée et j'aime beaucoup ta robe !http://www.mademoisellestla.com/
Je trouve que ton maquillage va très bien avec ta robe et ton collier, tu es très glamour et élégante !!
J'aimerais beaucoup voir la photo de toi petite avec le rouge-à-lèvre ! :D
your make up is such beautiful !http://oupsalice.blogspot.be/
You are one stunning woman!! Loving the make up!http://styleosphera.blogspot.com/
you look stunning!http://wonderlandclothing.com/eShopItem/?_item=phone
the filipina thrives
you're so lucky to have Dior as your sponsor.http://thefilipinathrives.blogspot.com
I am obsessed with this necklace!!!http://thefashevista.blogspot.ru/
Wow the blue eyeliner makes such a difference in bringing out your eyes!
Wow! These pictures are phenomenal you just look so stunning
Great blue dress, so classy! *-*
Amazing makeup look! Stunning pictures! =)
Very beautiful photos Kristina, you look sooo pretty! I too love make-up very much and I never leave the house without my favorite foundation, mascara and lip gloss, I feel like you said, naked. In the same time most people think that I don't wear any haha good make-up makes wonders! Dior is definitely gorgeous!
Wow, these photos are STUNNING! Blue eyeliner looks so good on you. :)
I love this make up. The red and blue go together so well!!http://workingmumy.blogspot.com
A very beautiful post! Love the colors. Especially the blue looks amazing on you! I am a Dior make-up fan for a long time. Their foundation is the best.
I started a fashion blog as well :) but still in the baby face. Please take a look ;)
I love everything about this, the makeup, the dress, the necklace. Most of all I love the colours <3
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amazing pics! you look awesome!!
Kristina, I laughed at the description of your antics as a 3-year old (eating the flavored lipstick and using it on the wall). In the future, I hope to see pictures of the red lips painted on your face, the blank canvas you had as a child. God has turned a beauty "nerd" into a beauty designer and counselor! How great for you to know your purpose.
Such an amazing beauty lookhttp://camilleslifestylediary.blogspot.com/
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Beautiful make up!
Love that pop of blue on your eyes :)
J'aime la façon dont tu considères le maquillage comme un art à part entière. Et ce bleu te va très bien :)
ladies in navy
Une vraie beauté !
Oh my, what an amazing makeup. I love the colors<3
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el armario de la nena
spectacular, as always! I´m in love with this dresshttp://elarmariodelanena.blogspot.com/
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WOOOOAAAH you look flawless! This make-up look looks gorgeous on you, I especially love the blue eyeliner!
Have an awesome weekend, babe! <3
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Eye Like Fashion
I've been using Dior shadows for a while and just love them!!!
Great colors and palettes. You look stunning with perfect make up here!
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Gorgeous! That color looks great on you!
This look is gorgeous!http://pinjakk.blogspot.com
the dress, the make-up and your story when you were a little girl!
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I love your make-up, it's stunning! The blue and orange look great on you :) Go, warrior!http://www.junesxo.blogspot.com
I love the colors!http://marthaplease.blogspot.com/
WOW! You look so beautiful, like a wonderful mermaid!
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Amazing make-up and photos! I love it!http://prettylittlefashionistaa.blogspot.com
You look so beautiful, these pictures are so gorgeous!http://mividabonitaa.blogspot.nl/
love your makeup!
Très Très Beau Make-up! Vraiment super!!!!
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Love Dior make-up!http://www.lechicchedipaola.it/
Love Ur makeup !!
oh wow you look so beautifulhttp://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au
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Wow these photos are breathtaking! I love the necklace, it's so unique.
You look so beautiful! Love your blog :)
The Fashion Brook
Great pics! You look amazing! xx
Hi Kristina, I'm a long time fan of your blog and have noticed that your posts have gotten significantly longer - sometimes it's just too much! I find myself not engaged with your words because it sounds like you are writing a piece of creative writing. Bolding certain sentences and phrases is also very distracting! I really enjoyed your writing style before you starting writing all these long posts and using all these adjectives and 'sophisticated words'!
You are so beautiful!!!
Nice make up and necklace!
WEAR EAT LOVE
Perfect make up, definetely going to try!
WEAR EAT LOVE
Dress is beautiful, l really love royal blue color and your eye-make up is perfect as well!http://inspoint.blogspot.sk/
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You're so beautiful! :)
Ericka of http://myfashionfelicity.blogspot.com
I just love how striking this make-up is and it does resemble the make-up of a warrior and really like how the blue tones blend nicely with the dress, so beautiful! <3
Love Dior make up, everything is so beautiful and chic with the Dior spirit. You look really amazing in these photos. The blue dress is perfect
Absolutely amazing shooting! Love the photos :)
lovely spring photo shoot Christinahttp://kayture.com
You always look stunning! I love the makeup on you :)http://glassow.com
so beautiful (the make up & the article)
In love with makeup, gorgeous photos too !
WAHOU :) TU ES SUPERBE :)
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Gorgeous! love these photos
amazing make up!http://theartist-mona.blogspot.com.es/
new look on my blog!
You look stunning! Love the make up, it really matches the blue dress!http://trendenciesblog.wordpress.com
You look absolutely stunning in all these pics, also love your necklace !
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Love your lipstick colour, it's wonderful!!http://shibarita.blogspot.com.es
Amazing beautiful photos, gorgeous colours! :D
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I absolutely agree! Maybe it's strange, but I really feel stronger with some bright lipstick on my lips :)
wow very sexy... love the blue it suits you!
It's About L.A
Great photos, that blue dress is so perfect and it fit you so well!http://www.itsaboutla.fr/
This is such a lovely look, you look really beautiful ;)
i love your look!!!
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very pretty pics! love your hair like that!http://www.thefashionplaybook.de/blog
Incredible! You look gorgeous!
You're such a beautiful, smart inspiring young lady! Gorgeous photos!
Hmm for me, this look is a bit too strong, like I would do just one of these elements, but I totally agree with you on how makeup and clothes just pull you together and make you feel like "you". Haha I also used to paint everywhere with makeup!http://justj.ca/
make up amazing ! !!
Beautiful dress and your makeup looks stunning. That vibrant blue is so cool :)