Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Nakeds – Sliver

Ultima ll’s “The Nakeds” is noted as one of the most groundbreaking color collections in cosmetics history, due to its inclusion of a full range of skin tones and the shades that naturally complement them.  Designed by Kevyn Aucoin in the 80’s, it’s also been credited with influencing many of the makeup lines that followed in the 90’s and who expanded further on this color concept.

The Nakeds- Sliver was a promotional item given as a gift with purchase and is only the size of a credit card.  It holds a small amount of four shades from the collection:

  • Lipchrome #4
  • Cheek Color #5
  • Eyecolor #3
  • Eyecolor #5

The Sliver also has a sponge tip applicator tucked neatly into a slot in the card and a mirror for on-the-go touch ups.  I found this adorable gem tucked away in my mother’s vanity and you can imagine how my heart fluttered upon seeing it.  Still untouched and unused,  it waited ever so patiently for me to find it, take it away and make it part of my treasured archives.

Livin’ Thing

The Electric Light Orchestra was famous during the 70’s and 80’s and was very a unique band.  They created a new sound all their own by combining the grandness of the cello and multi-vocal harmonies with contemporary themes and lyrics.  I recently stumbled onto this 1977 performance of “Livin’ Thing” from the American Music Awards and fell instantly in love with the rainbow triangle stage as well as each members’ colorful outfits.  I also love the way the camera moves, making use of the different stripes and angles in the background. In fact, I think I’ve been hypnotized.

Makeup Flower

One of my favorite things about beauty stories in magazines is the images of  slices, smears, drips and blobs of the makeup shades that are often included in the spread.  I love seeing the all various textures before my eyes, beckoning me to reach out and touch them.  And when a magical glimmer of sparkle shines through, it’s just like heaven.

“Makeup Flower” made using MAC Paint Sticks, Kryolan SupraColor UV Cream and glitter.