Continuing on with exploration of the Maquia magazine, this time I present you the insert, aptly entitled "Flawless Autumn New Color Bible" And a bible indeed it is, featuring 955 how-tos of over 71 brands! Beware, this post is picture heavy.
|Pages upon pages of diagrams like this, I am having a hard time to choose just a few.|
First off, there are three mini articles in regards to variation to Autumn makeup look. This one is especially of interest. It features the "sweet progressive makeup style" of French and Japanese girl
The French girl variation is coquettish with a combination of thick brows and red hues.
A liquid blush (this one by Addiction Beauty) is blended on the back of the hands and applied on the eyelids all over from the inner toward the outer corner. Brows are filled simply with powder and lips are blazing red with NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in shade Mysterious Red (thanks Lucinda).
The Tokyo girl variation is a "profound performance of the art of layering." Really, it does not need translating judging from the 4 different eye shadows used to achieve this look: NARS singles in Bavaria (2084), Abyssinia (2083), shade 2081 (described as "navy," I couldn't find a match), and Tom Ford In the Pink trio.
|This makeup is so pretty, I think it suits Spring rather than Autumn, no?|
Next article groups several key items based on color theme: beige, red, khaki, blue, gray and purple. Here's a sampling of it.
|Yes, that's toothbrush + cup on the LH panel.|
The last article discusses about "hybrid" makeup. I really don't understand what's so "hybrid" about it. For e.g. for the Neo Natural on the RH panel is to "omit line" (literal translation, but I think in this case it means to blur/blend) and instead to use shadow to emphasize the eye structure. It features NARS eye liner to tightline across the top line and a Lunasol Quad.
The direction for Neo Natural look is as follow: 1. Use mid-tone eyeshadow over moving eyelids (most Japanese magazines refer this to "eye hole" area), 2. Highlight tone under the eyebrow bone (notice, NOT under the brow itself), 3. Shading over the area nearest to the nose bridge to deepen the slope (aka contouring), 4. Highlight on the lower lids, and 5. Tightline the top lash. Honestly, I much rather want the direction on how to knit the sweater that she wears -- it looks so cozy!
Now, to the meat of the bible: the how-to diagrams. I've picked a few that features Western brand -- all from Autumn 2013 collections. They are quite self-explanatory but if you want more info, please feel free to post a comment.
|MAC Quint? When will this be released?|
|Chanel Mystere Quad|
|Tom Ford She Wolf Trio|
Our Maquia menagerie is not yet complete; in part 3, we will revisit the main magazine for more techniques in lining the eyes. Stay tuned.
P.S. Have you visited Kate the Genius Driveller yet and her renditions of Maquia menagerie of her own?