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Friday, August 9, 2013

Almay + Lucky Magazine ~ Simple Sunday



If you follow me on TwitterFacebook or Instagram, you may have seen a sneak peek from the Lucky Magazine + Almay shoot I was blessed to be a part of two months ago in NYC.  I've been dying to share the rest with you and now I finally can - the issue hit newsstands on August 6th so, if you haven't yet, be sure to go pick it up & look for the full-page feature!  For the first part of this 2-month Fall Campaign with Almay, we focused on a "Simple Sunday" look.  I got to work with the Lucky stylists & editors to choose the clothes & accessories that best reflected my own personal style.  Then hair & makeup was done to create a natural but polished feel for daytime.  Here's a behind-the-scenes peek at my day on set:


Where all the magic happened - we took the photos for our brunch setting at a nearby cafe, but filmed the makeup tutorial segments inside the studio.  It was my first time doing video (a little scary!), but everyone was so encouraging and supportive, which definitely made it easier to relax & be myself on camera.  You can view the finished product here!


The best part was getting to play with all the new Almay products - I completely fell in love with their CC Cream and it's all I use now on my face.  It has such a luminous finish that I don't even need to use my usual highlighter for day. I've also become a fan of their Liquid Lip Balm for a sheer wash of color (Just Plum Good is my pick for fall) and the Smart Shade Blush, which gives you a realistic-looking flush (I like it in Pink).  A huge thank you to Stephanie Syat for doing an incredible job with my makeup & keeping me entertained while in her chair!


Just one of the many amazing racks of clothes brought in for the shoot - even though it was a hot & humid day, I couldn't wait to play dress up in these rich textures & prints for fall.  For those who are wondering, I'm wearing an Orla Kiely dress, Madewell Chambray BlazerOrla Kiely Mabel Bag (all from the Lucky closet) and Charles Jourdan Clare Pumps (my own).


Photography by Chloe Crespi

In addition to this surreal day I spent with the Lucky & Almay teams, I am honored to be hosting a Facebook chat next Tuesday, August 13th at 2pm EST on Lucky Magazine's Facebook page to talk more about how we created this easy breezy makeup look.  We'll be providing Almay Simple Sunday product bundle giveaways so you can try it out for yourself & I'll be dishing on the best techniques for achieving a pretty daytime face while enhancing your own natural beauty.  Mark your calendars & come join us - you won't want to miss it!

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40 comments :

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh how exciting!!!! Congrats, that would have been so fun..

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

TaraMixandMatch said...

Such an amazing opportunity, I'm so happy for you! You look stunning!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

GREAT pics & congrats again on the feature! I can NOT wait to see the video!!! I will definitely stop by the Lucky FB page to cheer you on! And I'm drooling over that rack of clothes...so many amazing prints/colors!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Alice Warren said...

Congrats on such an amazing opportunity! Looking flawless as always.


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Natali said...

Fabulous shoes and dress! You look so lovely!

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Lana Lai said...

This sounds so fun and exciting! For a second, I was confused and thought you were a model for Almay. I thought to myself "Well that makes sense because she's such a classic beauty." They should hire you full time to model for them! I'm definitely going to check out Lucky Magazine to see the feature.

KelseyB said...

WOW!!! The shoot looks like so much fun, and you look beautiful. Congrats

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Stephanie X said...

the burgundy shoes are nice!
xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

Sofia Donatelli said...

Congrats Kimberly on your feature. I saw it last night in the magazine. So genuinely happy for you and this recognition.

Love what they did with your eye make up.

Kisses,
Sofia

stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Congrats, girl! Now I especially can't wait for my issue to arrive!

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Kristina said...

I love your makeup here, very pretty!

Kristina does the Internets

Heidi said...

Your makeup looks flawless! Not that it doesn't every other day :) Congratulations because this is a huge honor and a very big deal!

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clpatters said...

You look absolutely beautiful, as always! The eye makeup = perfection, and the outfit is so perfect for fall - that bag is adorable and I love the color of the pumps. Congratulations again on the opportunity, and I will definitely be checking out the Facebook chat next week!

Amy Shaughnessy said...

This is SO exciting!! Congrats! You deserve it. Is it the mag with Blake Lively on the cover? What page?

Amy

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Ladies in Navy said...

congrats! i will go check it out promptly!
kw Ladies in Navy

Kira @ Little Daily Reflections said...

What a fun experience! And your makeup really does look gorgeous. :) xo

Elise said...

YAY!! Congrats! So happy for you! You look absolutely beautiful! xo

Kayla Gilbert said...

Oh my gosh! This is SO exciting Kim!! You look beyond gorgeous!

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Style-Delights said...

Such a fab collaboration! You are so beautiful!!:-)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

What fun! I'm sure the spread turned out amazing!

Alyssa said...

Wow!! This is so exciting! Congrats lady!

Berty Morales said...

How exciting. You look beautiful and thank you for sharing this amazing post.

thefancypantsreport.com said...

What a fun day. Your makeup looks amazing and very fresh. I'm obsessed with Almay's makeup remover - it's strong but get for my sensitive skin! xx

ThePearShape said...

SO wonderful! Congratulations dear, so happy for you!

Rachel Lynne said...

Congrats this is so cool! Isn't a photo shoot just so fun?! Kind of scary, but more fun than scary! :) Love all the clothes you got to go through and I loved seeing your feature in Lucky!

MaviDeniz said...

That's so awesome. I love your makeup, very fresh and natural

Xo
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Ashleigh said...

Fabulous! I won't pretend I'm not jealous. You look amazeballs!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Meredith said...

Oh my goodness I saw your ad while I was getting my hair done :), and I was so impressed, and happy for you!! It's gorgeous, you look gorgeous, and what an accomplishment!! Congratulations!!
Meredith
createthatoutfit.com

Marissa at Style Cusp said...

They picked the PERFECT person for this - congrats, lady! xo

Jill said...

On was on the plane home when I saw your lovely face in Lucky! What a pleasant surprise! Congrats to you.
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fleurani said...

wow Kim, how exciting, you can be so proud of you that you made it so far. I really love your blog, ist one of my daily reads. The Ensemble you picked is so you and also love that make up :-)

ani
www.fleurani.blogspot.de

fleurani said...

Just watched the Video Kim, you are such a sweet and down to earth Person, you can tell. Loved to hear your voice too :-)

Kimberly said...

What a neat experience - can't wait to join the FB chat!

Kimberly said...

Yay! Yay! Yay!! I am so over the moon happy for you. It was so fun watching the video & actually seeing you live. :) Is that weird?? So proud of you and you are a natural on camera! Lucky was lucky to have you!! And Almay too!

Kimberly said...

Congrats again!! So exciting and you look gorgeous!!
XO,


Lindsay & Whitney

Kimberly said...

Looks like you had so much fun! Love the clothes


xxKim


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Kimberly said...

wow, what fun...you look stunning

Kimberly said...

love that denim blazer
xx
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Kimberly said...

You definitely embody the Almay brand.....chic, easy breezy style!!! Congratulations Kim!!


Rebecca
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Kimberly said...

SO FUN! What an amazing opportunity!!!

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