Friday, September 10th, 2010


Dashing Diva @ Cushnie et Ochs S/S 2011

Celebrity nail technician Pattie Yankee and the Dashing Diva nail team worked backstage on models for the Cushnie et Ochs show on September 9th at Lincoln Center.

The nails were dipped in gold metallic to complement the dripping effect of the clothing that designers Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs were emulating. The nails were painted with a basic clear base coat and then a gold foil was applied by rubbing it straight onto the nail.

Friday, September 10th, 2010


Make Up For Ever @ The Vessel by Lois S/S 2011

Make Up For Ever ALLIANCE artist, A.J. Crimson, served as key make up artist for the Vessel, by lois Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. A.J. was inspired by the beautiful colors in the collection, as well as the structure of the clothing. To bring the make up to life, A.J. created a colorful cat eye that was bold yet simple at the same time.

Makeup How-to

Complexion & Cheeks: The complexion was fresh and sunny. A.J. first applied Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation to give the skin a healthy spring-time glow. Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream #10 was dusted on the cheeks and then blended into the skin for a soft wash of orange color. To illuminate the face, Make Up For Ever Star Powder #940 was swept along the upper cheek bones and the top of the nose.

Eyes: The eyes were the focal point of the look. A.J. created a strong cat eye using either Make Up For Ever Aquarelle #3 (blue) or Aquarelle #6 (green) on alternating models. Aquarelle was applied to the eyes using a liner brush to create a modified cat eye shape – the wing was extended beyond the outer edge of the eye for a burst of color, and there was additional detail on the lid for a peek-a-boo effect.

Lips: The lips were neutral and muted slightly with Make Up For Ever Face & Body Foundation to create a clean canvas that allowed the rest of the face to stand out.

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Friday, September 10th, 2010


Make Up For Ever @ Park Choon Moo S/S 2011

Acclaimed make up artist Kabuki served as key artist for the Park Choon Moo Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Kabuki wanted to create a look that was light, airy and unexpected. The make up was muted to complement the clothes.

Makeup How-to

Complexion & Cheeks: Kabuki first used HD Invisible Cover Foundation to create a flawless canvas. Then to create a pale complexion, the entire face was dusted with Make Up For Ever Super Matte Loose Powder #0.

Eyes: Kabuki decided to give the eyes a more avant-garde look, so he first applied sections of Make Up For Ever Faux Lash #156 and curled the top lash line so it pointed upward. He then combed Make Up For Ever Wet Make Up #0 in white through the lashes to give them a “white out” effect. Kabuki also muted the eyebrows by combing Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Concealer through the brows to give them an almost invisible look.

Lips: The look was completed with the perfect beige mouth using Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist #22.

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Friday, September 10th, 2010


Make Up For Ever @ Mara Hoffman S/S 2011

Make Up For Ever Alliance artist, Lottie, served as key make up artist for the Mara Hoffman Spring/Summer 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lottie created a fresh, “cool girl” look for the models, focusing on dewy skin, groomed brows and natural lips. The focal point of the look was “lived in” eyeliner which was smoked out on the bottom lash line to create intensity.

Makeup How-to

Complexion & Cheeks: Lottie first applied Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation for a flawless complexion, and then applied Make Up For Ever Pan Cake #3 on top to give the skin a soft, dewy glow. To add a contour to the cheeks, Lottie used Make Up For Ever Sculpting Kit #10 and #20 for definition, and finished with Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush #20 for a pop of color.

Eyes: Make Up For Ever Pearly Waterproof Eye Shadow Pencil #13 was used all over the eye for highlighting the lid and crease. The inside of the bottom lash line was rimmed with Make Up For Ever Aqua Black. Then the outer bottom lashes were lined with Make Up For Ever Khol Pencil #1 which was smoked out for a smudgy intensity. A thick coat of Make Up For Ever Smoky Lash completed the eyes, and lastly, Make Up For Ever Eyebrow Pencil was used to fill in the brows for a well-groomed yet natural look.

Lips: The lips were kept natural with just one coat of Make Up For Ever Moisturizing Lip Balm.

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Revlon @ Richard Chai S/S 2011

Revlon @ Richard Chai S/S 2011

Gucci Westman used Revlon to create a luminous look at the Spring/Summer 2011 runway show. “Last season, the focus was on a strong red lip–so this season, I wanted to make it all about the eyes,” says Richard Chai. Westman says, “We wanted to find a beautiful way to compliment the stark look of the clothing … Richard’s collection is minimal and luxurious–all about pure, de-saturated, muted tones. A strong eye and nude lip are a great contrast to complete the look.”

Products used

  • Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara in Blackest Black
  • Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black
  • Revlon Luxurious Color Matte Kohl Eyeliner in Black
  • Revlon Luxurious Color Smoky Crayon in Black Smoke (Available 12/27)
  • Revlon Cream Blush in Rosy Glow
  • Revlon Colorburst Lipstick in Fashion’s Night Pout

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Thursday, September 9th, 2010

AVEDA @ Christian Siriano S/S 2011

AVEDA @ Christian Siriano S/S 2011

The new bun at Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2011 Show with Antoinette Beenders for Aveda

On Hair:

Aveda lead stylist Antoinette Beenders created a textured bun using Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray at the Christian Siriano Spring/Summer 2011 Fashion Week show in New York.

INSPIRATION: “The Christian Siriano hair look for this season is all about different cultures mixing and blending together. The style is a modern bun—full of attitude—with sections of crimped hair cascading over it for texture. It’s a strong, contemporary twist on the classic bun.” — Antoinette Beenders for Aveda

Hair How-to:

1. Brush hair with a Mason Pearson brush. Pull the top section of hair — from the hairline to the crown — and clip it out of the way.

2. Comb the remaining hair back into a tight, high ponytail and secure with a bungee elastic. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray for hold.

3. Spray Aveda Brilliant™ Spray-On Shine directly onto the bristles of a kabuki-style Aveda Uruku Bronzing Brush. “Paint” the sides of hair with the Uruku Bronzing Brush for shine.

4. Take the ponytail and braid it. Then twist the braid into a bun, securing to the head with bobby pins. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray for ultra-strong hold.

5. Remove the clip from the remaining top section of hair and comb to the crown. Working with small portions of hair (approximately one inch) at a time, use a micro-crimping iron to add texture from the crown to ends.

6. Brush the hair with a Mason Pearson brush to loosen the crimp. Gently pull the hair over the bun and secure at the base with hair pins. Spray with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.

7. Pull a few pieces of hair out of the bun with fingers for extra texture. Set the look with Aveda Control Force™ Firm Hold Hair Spray.

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