Friday, September 10th, 2010

New York Fashion Week S/S 2011: Day 1 Recap

Keep up with all of the latest and greatest coverage at our Fashion Week page, and don’t forget to love it or leave it on this season’s runway looks.  I really loved the hair at Jason Wu!

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Welcome to New York Fashion Week S/S 2011!

Today kicks off the one-week extravaganza that is New York Fashion Week! In the past, we’ve done extensive coverage of the beauty backstage at many of the shows.  We have created a special section devoted to all things Fashion Week, which you can easily access simply by clicking on the image on the top, right-hand side of the sidebar (the image looks very similar to the one above!).

How to Keep Up with NYFW

  • Temptalia.com:  Fashion Week: A whole section of our site devoted to all things Fashion Week!
  • New York Fashion Week S/S ’11 Tag:  Any and all posts related to this season’s fashion week will be tagged with this label
  • Beauty Brands Tweeting @ NYFW:  I’ve compiled a list of beauty brands and makeup artists known to be tweeting behind-the-scenes during the event.  If you love twitpics, one line breakdowns, it can be a fun way to follow the event.  I’m regularly looking and adding more brands/artists as I find them–if I’m missing anyone/brand, let me know!

For this season, we are testing out a new format to deliver the latest news and breakdowns from the runways with our own Fashion Week page. This means that the main page will not share the content that is on the Fashion Week page–so if you aren’t into NYFW, you won’t be overwhelmed by it amongst our regularly scheduled, daily content.  Instead, each day during Fashion Week, we’ll post a daily recap on the main page so those who are interested are kept in the loop, but you can also routinely check out our special Fashion Week section, which will be updated periodically throughout the day.

I’m not attending NYFW in person, but ironically, I find I do a much better job of covering the week-long event from home than I do when I’m there in person!  Happy feet and happy sleep wishes to all those attending and working at Fashion Week.

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Fashion’s Night Out – Beauty Events

September 10th marks Fashion’s Night Out. You can map out your adventure on this nifty microsite for FNO. Tonight, CBS will be doing a live stream of Fashion’s Night Out: The Show. Show begins at 7PM. You can follow all that entails with FNO via Twitter @FNONYC. Happy shopping for those heading to the big event!

  • AMAZON BEAUTY will be @ Henri Bendel NYC with their Rahua line. From 7PM on, samples of the organic line will be available.
  • BARIELLE will be giving 10 minute manicures at C.O. Bigelow Apothecary @ 414 Avenue of the Americas.
  • CAUDALIE will be at Vera Wang Bridal Salon @ 991 Madison Ave. from 6-7:30PM, where brides will be pampered, styled, and greeted by Vera with giveaways, special offers, and mini spa by Caudalie.
  • CHANEL will launch Les Khakis de Chanel on September 10th, but it will also be available online at chanel.com. Also offering complimentary manicures @ Chanel SoHo
  • KORRES will be doing cocktails, cupcakes, and makeovers @ 110 Wooster St. Youcan book a complimentary makeover by calling 212-219-0683.
  • LANCOME will have appearances of Elettra Widemann and Arlenis Sosa @ Bloomingdale’s on 59th Street and tango dancers at 6, 6:30, 7, and 7:30pm. Michelle Phan will make an appearance at Sephora Fifth Avenue (between 48th and 49th) and vlogging from the window between 7-7:30PM, and then a meet and greet between 8-9PM.
  • LAURA GELLAR Pro Makeup Team will be at the Lulu Guinness store from 7-10PM @ 394 Bleecker Street, NYC. Incentive: Free lip painting and product samples while supplies last.
  • PHYTO will be participating @ 715 Lexington Ave. Incentive: Free Phyto hair & scalp analyses/samples, 20% off all Phyto, Liearc, and Caron; 20% off future hair treatments/spa services booked that evening; enter to win complimentary Botanical Bliss hair treatment.
  • RITA HAZAN SALON will be giving complimentary blowouts @ Intermix Columbus on 210 Columbus Ave. from 5-8PM.
  • SEPHORA will have a Magic Hour with Tarina Tarantino @ Sephora 5th Ave at 9:30PM.
  • SPACE.NK will have founder Nicky Kinnaird @ Bloomingdale’s on 59th; unveiling of Kjaer Weis line; lip reading by Poppy King (Lipstick Queen) and intrudction of Jean Queen @ Greene Street location from 6-7PM.
  • TOM FORD BEAUTY will have Tom Ford himself making a personal appearance from 8-8:30 on the 2nd floor of Bergdorf Goodman’s Men’s department. He’ll be signing any purchases made that day.
  • WARREN-TRICOMI SALON @ The Plaza Hotel will be giving complimentary hairstyles and up-dos from 6-8PM.
Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Make Up For Ever @ Ed Hardy

Make Up For Ever Alliance artist, James Vincent (www.makeupforever-alliance.com), served as the key make up artist for the Ed Hardy swim show on Friday, July 16th. James created a bold black eye and strong red lip for a glamorous, old Hollywood look.

Complexion & Cheeks: The skin was bronzed and dewy with highlights on the brow bone and high cheek.

Eyes: To get a neutral base for the eye, James applied Make Up For Ever Eye Shadow #156 up to the brow bone. He then created a thick rim around the top of the eye extending to the liner beyond the outer corner of the lid using Make Up For Ever Aqua Black, and he then went on to rim the lower lash line as well. He finished by applying two coats of Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash.

Lips: For a gorgeous pop of red on the lips, James applied Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #8.

To celebrate, Make Up For Ever and Temptalia are giving away:

  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Black
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes #0L
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #8

RULES: All entries must be submitted by July 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

How to Win

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me where you’d wear a smoky eye to.

Congratulations to Jenna C.!

See more photos! (Swimsuits ahead!) Continue reading →

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Make Up For Ever @ Dolores Cortes

Make Up For Ever Alliance artist, Lottie, served as the key make up artist for the Dolores Cortés swim show on Friday, July 16th. Lottie created a beautiful safari-chic make up look inspired by bohemian references of the 50’s Parisian woman, combined with acid and exotic colors from Bells Beach in Australia. The end result was a palette of shimmering greens and golds.

Complexion & Cheeks: The skin was glowing and fresh faced. Lottie first applied Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush #22 to lightly highlight the cheeks.

Eyes: The eyes were the focal point of the look. Lottie first applied Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow #302 in teal to the lid, and then applied Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow #310 in a shimmering emerald green starting one quarter of the way in from the outer corner of the eye to the outer eye lid and then into the crease and lower brow bone. Next Lottie applied Make Up For EverAqua Cream #11 in gold to the inner corner of the eye lid for a metallic pop. The eyes were lined with Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes #0L in black and the lashes were coated with Make Up For Ever Aqua Smoky Lash.

Lips: Depending on each model’s preference for a matte or glossy nude lip, Lottie applied either Make Up For Ever Lipstick #502 or Make Up For Ever Glossy Full Couleur #10 to complete the look.

To celebrate, Make Up For Ever and Temptalia are giving away:

  • Make Up For Ever Diamond Shadow #310
  • Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #11
  • Make Up For Ever Glossy Full Couleur #10

RULES: All entries must be submitted by July 26th, 2010 at 11:59 PM PST. This contest is open to all readers as pursuant to your local state/country’s laws. Winner will be chosen randomly and notified via e-mail. This post will be updated with the winner once the winner confirms.

How to Win

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what your favorite way to relax during the summer is.

Congratulations to Katie!

See more photos! (Swimsuits ahead!) Continue reading →

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

MAC Haute & Naughty Lash with Gordon Espinet

AHHH! I love MAC’s videos. They’re so creative and pretty and yeah. Short and sweet. Still gotta get my hands on Haute & Naughty and see if it’s worth $18. I love me some MAC mascara, so here’s hoping!