La Prairie, purveyor of very covetable skin care, also has a color makeup line, which not a lot of people realize. As you would expect from the luxury brand, the color line is upscale and posh. You won’t see yellow eye shadow here.
To help raise awareness of the brand’s makeup collection, La Prairie partnered with makeup artist and founder of Cheek to Chic, Raychel Wade. Raychel created her first (of hopefully many–a holiday collection is already in the works) collection for the brand, called Bouquet de Jardin, which was inspired by peonies.
The collection is saturated and gorgeous, yet is formulated to work on a lot of skin tones. It includes two cream blushes which contain vitamins and chamomile, a hybrid kohl eye pencil in a perfect shade of bronze, a rosy quartz eye shadow quad, and a pink lip definer.
Raychel sat down with us to share some helpful tips for how to manage your makeup bag and what tricks to use for summer makeup application:
-Cream blush is actually better in the summer weather, even though it seems counterintuitive. Heavy powders get sludgy and clumpy when you sweat.
-Mix textures whenever possible. For example, use a cream blush, then brush a powder bronzer lightly over everything. Keep all powders fairly translucent and mattifying. Again, sludge on your face is not attractive.
-Balance out your shimmer. If you’re doing a shimmery eye, do matte lips. This is especially important for brides to prevent your face from looking really sparkly in pictures.
-Don’t use waterproof mascara. According to Raychel, an eye doctor did a study of eyelashes and could detect mascara on the lashes that had been applied six weeks earlier. Eww.
-Biggest makeup bag mistakes? When you carry three of the same color of anything, like three lip glosses in the same shade from different brands. Carry a neutral and a pop of color, so you’re ready for any occasion.
-Never use or buy anything you don’t absolutely love.
Perhaps I should speak for myself, but that’s a lesson we could all use.