If the world’s first woman were to be born today in the primeval garden, she would no doubt have a different vision of paradise. Nature would be tamed, its energy restrained, creating an ambiance in which she would more likely cut down the Tree of Knowledge than water it. But springtime always manages to awaken desires and dispel gloomy ideas. The impulse to seek gratification is driven by a sixth sense, making us eager for any and all sorts of sensations. A breath of pure air to be discovered or devised. The Must-Have, Blush Gelée, is a rich elixir of youth, illuminating a self-assured candour with fresh energy. NAÏVEMENT COUTURE (“naively couture”) is an autosuggestion of happiness.
Availability: January/February 2011
Model is wearing Evening Out Complexion Kit in Medium, Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Superstar, #02 Eye Pencil (Black), Special Effects Conditioning, Defining, & Lengthening Mascara, Baked Matte Satin Blush in Exposed, TIE DYE FOR Lip Gloss in Social Mixer. For best results Prime skin with aquaPRIME oil-free makeup primer and eyelids with Behind The Scenes Eye Shadow Primer.
Here are a couple of my favorite items from the Holiday Collection. For more information on the collection, please visit www.loraccosmetics.com
Magic spells Magical symbols
Abracadabra fantasy! A mystic story…
Cast a spell of wonder and joy this Christmas, with a bewitching collection decorated by magical symbols that will transform your beauty experience.
Aya Takano enchants and delights with her fantasy world. Let the mysticism of her magic spells and symbols take you to another world. Get in touch with your magical side and become a mesmerizing “new you”.
Make-up is the ultimate way to wear your wishes.
The magical symbols created exclusively by Aya Takano can be combined however you choose to summon otherworldly powers and make your dreams come true! Make a wish, pick a symbol, and you can too become an adorable abracadabra girl. Your new allure has been waiting inside you all along.
Conjure your magical make-up spell and experience the Christmas of your dreams. Abracadabra! You will feel you can perform miracles and even talk with reindeer!
This Christmas season, the mystical connection between shu uemura and Aya Takano puts you under the magical powers of make-up!
Aya Takano [タカノ綾]
Aya Takano is one of Japan’s most popular and globally active artists.
She is currently preparing for a solo exhibition to be held later this year in Germany.
Takano draws her inspiration from science-fiction and her fantastical work blends Japanese manga, science-fiction novels, and a delicate touch of eroticism with a twist of Japonisme.
Her colorful, imaginative world has entranced fans around the world, including a number of Hollywood celebrities.
She is a member of the artist collective Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.
“Creating something that is universally beautiful. That is art.”
shu uemura’s quest for innovation and beauty finds its ultimate expression in the spirit of Japan’s young artists, creating a vision found nowhere else. This ongoing series of special collaborations strengthens the bond between art and beauty in line with the founding principle of Shu Uemura: “Art is the way of life” For shu uemura’s christmas collection 2010, Japanese artist Aya Takano conjures a magical universe.
Aya Takano is now one of Japan’s most popular young artists, gaining worldwide acclaim for her talents. Takano expresses her many sources of inspiration in a variety of forms: painting; drawing; manga; illustration; and essay.
Make-up maestro shu uemura and artist Aya Takano come together for a celebration of urban magic inspired by contemporary Japonisme. Feel a festive frisson for Christmas 2010.
I was always fascinated by geometric motifs, I hope the motifs I have created can be worn by girls as their magical charms.” Aya Takano
2010 “Solo Show,” Museum Frieder Burda, Baden, Germany
2009 “Reintegrating Worlds,” Skarstedt Gallery, New York, NY
2008 Solo Exhibition, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2007 “Wild dogs, hawks, owls, cats, a landfill the size of 44 and a half Tokyo Domes, the
stratosphere,” Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Miami, FL
2006 Aya Takano, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France
“City Dog,” Parco Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Parco Gallery, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
2005 Frieze Art Fair, London
“The Far Reaches of The Universe, My Garden,” Blum & Poe Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 Aya Takano, a web project for Digital Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Naoki Takizawa for Issey Miyake, 2004-5 Autumn Winter Collection, Paris, Tokyo (collaboration)
2003 Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France
2010 Christmas Collection
Those are a couple of my favorite from the collection. For more information on the collection please visit www.shuemura.com