In my recent post, "Basic Makeup", on 21st February, I wrote about my foundation and blusher. Now my powder has run out and I have bought my usual brand. I can't remember how long I've been buying Clinique's Blended Face Powder and Brush but I think it's excellent. This is a loose, lightweight powder that is suitable for all types of skin. Although it gives a sheer coverage, it leaves the skin with a smooth, flawless finish. I apply it with my fingers to the shiny parts of my face and any patches of skin that need extra coverage. I take off any excess with the useful brush provided. The powder is contained in a neat pot and the swivel-out brush is in a shiny, silver case.
The powder comes in 5 shades. I wear 02 Transparency 2, which is a light shade with a slightly pinkish tone.
MILAN AND PARIS: Meanwhile, Autumn/Winter 2013 fashion shows continued.......
In Milan, Dolce and Gabbana presented a beautiful collection. Mosaics from the medieval Monreale cathedral in Sicily were the inspiration for printed fabrics, bags and shoes. There were also many lovely red pieces, some in lace, others jewelled and sparkling. For day, the black and white herringbone tweed clothes evoked the 1950's.
On to Paris, where Raf Simons presented his second Ready-to-Wear collection for Dior. Here, modernity was combined with influences from art (Surrealist and Andy Warhol), memory and earlier work by Christian Dior. Elegant shift dresses were embroidered and appliqued with motifs. Some memorable pieces by Dior from the 1940's and 1950's were reinterpreted in dark denim or leather. The iconic black and white houndstooth appeared on various pieces including bustiers.
Both these wonderful shows can be viewed on the Dolce and Gabbana and Dior websites and I would recommend the experience.