The Make-up Look for the Dior Shoot


My make-up look for the photo shoot was based on the “It”-colour Plaza, a wonderful pink tone. It is inspired by the glamour of the Parisian luxury hotels, such as the eponymous Plaza Athénée hotel. The colours are dramatic, deep and sophisticated.


Dior Shoot

My skin was prepped with the new Revitalizing Foundation from the Dior Prestige line which is only available in Asia (To all my Asian readers, lucky you!). It is an amazing product, you have to try it. For us Europeans, Diorskin Nude is a great alternative.



For the dramatic look, the make-up artist started to contour my eyes with a black eye pencil.



Then, she used the darkest shade of the 5-Colour Eyeshadow Palette “970 Stylish Move” and applied it with a beveled brush as an eyeliner.

She made the line thicker toward the outer edge and extended the upper line out beyond the corner of the eye, to form a cat’seye-like shape. The lighter colours of the palette served as a base. Then, she applied the new Diorshow New Look Mascara in black.


On my cheeks: Diorblush in 839 Vintage Pink.

Dior Blush


On my lips: The new Dior Addict Extrême in 476 Plaza, lasting lip colour with radiant shine.


On my nails: Matching the lips, the new pink 579 Plaza nail polish was applied.
Love it so much!

Stay tuned for the official photos!

LoL, Sandra


IMG_0026Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht

Smokey Eyes and Pale Lips


shoot_880I have a lovely subscriber who recently asked me about my favourite make-up look. I have to admit that I change my look every day. That is for me the most fun about fashion, being able to try out something new each morning. If I had to live with one single look, it would definitely be smokey eyes and pale lips.

Please find herewith my personal list and description how to achieve this style:

1 a good concealer: Christian Dior’s Skinflash (I use it also as a eyeshadow base)

2 a moisturizing foundation: Christian Dior’s Diorskin Nude make-up (great for dry skin), I use 020 or 030 depending on my tan

3 a complexion enhancer: Benefit’s High Beam (I like to use it over the foundation)

4 cream blush for contouring: Nars Lamu and Orgasm

5 brow lifting: Benefit’s High Brow

6 a brow powder to fill in the gaps: Anastasia in Ash Blonde/ Taupe

7 a brow gel to fix them: Anastasia in Clear

8 a gorgeous eye shadow palette with easy-to-follow step by step instructions: Too Faced’s Smokey Eye (I love blue shades)

9 for glitter: Mac’s Pigment Colour Powders in Frozen White, Cornflower and Dark Soul (they are not easy to handle, so please try them first, but they last forever)

10 a good eyeliner: Bobbi Brown’ s Gel Eyeliner in Granite Ink

11 best eyepencil in the world: Prescriptives, Softlining Pencil in Jet

12 a good mascara (this is very personal): YSL’s Mascara Singulier in Black

13 this blush suits everybody: Helena Rubinstein’s Wanted Blush in Glowing Peach

14 for deeper colour: Burberry’s Natural Blush in Russet N°1

15 best face glow: Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick Compact in Nude

16 one of my favourite lipsticks: Mac’s Sandy B. combined with C-Thru lipgloss

17 for more sparkles: Chanel’s lip definer in Natural and Glossimer N°257

18 camouflage for emergencies: Benefit’s Erase Paste

19 to refresh your look during the day or for a more natural foundation, the new Christian Dior Diorskin Nude Natural Glow Creme-Gel Make-up (amazing product! -available from October 29th, 2010)

20 a good powder: Mac’s Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in LightMedium

21 best brushes: Bobbi Brown

22 please never forget to clean your brushes on a regular basis: I love Bobbi Brown’s Brush Cleaning Spray

Let’s get started: Happy Colouring!

LoL, Sandra

My Make-up Look