December 22, 2009

A Must Have

Because I don’t wear much make-up, I rely on the professionals for their advice. In the San Francisco stores I frequent, I have certain favorites: At Saks, it is Alexis Simonson at Armani. At Neimans, it is Rocky and Corinna at the Chanel counter. My new discovery is Miguel Ramon at Barneys. He did a smokey eye on me for a 1930's party that I absolutely adored. Miguel says that the trick to the smokey eye look is a ‘must have’ kohl liner from Serge Lutens Cosmetics. He says, interestingly, "the black is such a beautiful black". Sold at Barneys for $75, it's expensive but will last two years.

Serge Lutens is a French photographer, filmmaker, art director as well as a perfume and cosmetics designer. He is most well-known for his art direction and photography for Shiseido in the 1980’s.


  1. Anonymous

    love it!!!!!Thanks for the tips!!!

    December 22, 2009 at 3:18 PM

  2. Jean Larette Lifestyle says:

    Thank you Marcy. I am always searching for the perfect black eyeliner! I will definitely try this one.

    December 23, 2009 at 4:32 PM

  3. Marcy Carmack says:

    I got emails about this posting that I wanted to share...

    I love all of your blogs...but today I was laughing because I love Alexis at Armani and wear Amber Sultan by Serge L. Too funny."

    "Love Alexis!!!! My personal fave :-)"

    "Just visited miguel, I love the makeup, I bot some this summer in LA!
    Merry Christmas!"

    "Love it. I've never received a makeup recommendation but am always on the look out. Thank you! I'll have to stop by Barney's after the holidays.
    Have a wonderful holiday season & break!"

    You all, have a wonderful holiday! xx Marcy

    December 23, 2009 at 7:40 PM

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