Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

NARS @ Creatures of the Wind S/S 2012
NARS @ Creatures of the Wind S/S 2012

NARS @ Creatures of the Wind S/S 2012

“We had in our minds this idea of moving objects coming to life,” said designers Shane Gabier and Chris Peters. “It’s quite psychedelic, a little triply with the acid greens and purples.”

“We didn’t want to see the makeup before seeing the clothes but still wanted a strong look,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. “It’s very chalky and very 90′s. To balance the chalkiness in the eyes, we gave a luminosity to the cheekbones.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Bilbao Lipstick – new for Spring 2012; for a similar affect try Belle de Jour Lipstick
  • Eyes: Pastel blue created specifically for this look and not yet available – for a similar affect, try Heart Of Glass Single Eyeshadow, Bolero Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
  • Lips: Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

NARS @ HONOR S/S 2012
NARS @ HONOR S/S 2012

NARS @ HONOR S/S 2012

“Someone said that my collection was really girly,” said designer Giovanna Randall. “So I decided to go all the way and make it ultra feminine, but also with something slightly ‘off.’ I had a vision of creating an army of angry dolls that had been played with too much, not precious dolls that sit on a shelf.”

“The look is reminiscent of Penelope Tree, and Catherine Deneuve,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. “The eyelashes are messy and drawn on, with a lot of mascara. Everything else is perfect – the skin is porcelain, and the lip color is like lips that have been bitten. The key to the look is really the lashes. When you think you’ve got enough mascara, add two more coats.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! (for now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation), Loose Powder
  • Eyes: Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil, Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner, Douceur Blush, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara, Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara
  • Lips: Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick – new for spring 2012! (for now, try Terre de Feu Pure Matte Lipstick)

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

MAC @ Cushnie Et Ochs S/S 2012
MAC @ Cushnie Et Ochs S/S 2012

MAC @ Cushnie Et Ochs S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation — applied only where needed…skin should look fresh, Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder — applied through the center on the face for a polished finish, Ladyblush Cremeblend Blush — blended over the center of cheeks for a flushed appearance
  • Eyes: MAC Pro Dark Brown Cream Colour Base — diffused over the eyelids for a halo effect, Smolder Eye Kohl — applied in a thin line above the upper lashes and winged outwards to elongate eyes, Coffee Eye Pencil — applied through the waterline of lower lashes and smudged through with a bit of MAC Pro Dark Brown Cream Colour Base to intensify, MAC Pro MAC Gloss Texture — blended with MAC Pro Dark Cream Colour Base over the upper eyelids for added sheen, MAC Lashes — applied over curled lashes and through lower lashes for an open-eye effect
  • Lips: Lip Conditioner SPF 15 — applied over lips to hydrate and perfect, Boldly Bare Lip Pencil — blended over the entire lip
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Frederic Fekkai @ Altuzarra S/S 2012
Frederic Fekkai @ Altuzarra S/S 2012

Frederic Fekkai @ Altuzarra S/S 2012

Paul Hanlon created a hair style with a young and personalized look to match Altuzarra’s contemporary collection. The style was casual and beautifully chic, giving each look a touch of individuality and character.

Beauty Breakdown

Apply Fekkai Advanced Full Blown Volume Styling Whip to the top two inches of wet hair, creating volume and lift. Create a strong right side part, bringing the front of the hair all the way to the left side of the head, and slightly over the left side of the face. Blow-dry the hair straight using a large round brush. Spray the hair with Fekkai Advanced Brilliant Glossing Sheer Shine Mist to create a glossy shine and secure any stray hairs. Next, brush through the hair with hands, to give the hair a more tousled look. Next, apply Fekkai Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Crème from the mid section of the hair all the way to the bottom of the hair. To secure the look, spray Fekkai Coiff Sheer Hold Hair Spray throughout the hair.

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Kérastase @ Monique Lhuillier S/S 2012
Kérastase @ Monique Lhuillier S/S 2012

Kérastase @ Monique Lhuillier S/S 2012

Overall look: Sleek with a teased ponytail
Inspiration: The structured, straight lines of the collection against the curves of a woman’s body
“The collection includes cocktail dresses and evening gowns so we wanted the hair pulled back to accentuate the necklines and shoulders.” – Odile Gilbert

Beauty Breakdown

Steps:

  • Apply NEW Kérastase Fibre Architecte dual reparative treatment to dry hair
  • Straighten hair with a flat iron for a sleek, pin-straight look
  • Slick hair back with Kérastase Sublimateur Jour and secure at the crown with a hook elastic
  • Tease the ponytail for added volume and movement
  • Smooth front and sides with a fine-tooth comb and finish with Kérastase Double Force Hair Spray

Kérastase Products Used:

  • NEW Fibre Architecte (Available in October 2011) – renovating dual serum for reconstructing the hair fiber, repairing and mending damaged lengths and split ends
  • Sublimateur Jour – light-weight leave-in conditioner for styling-ease, frizz control and nourishment
  • Double Force Hair Spray –Buildable hold hair spray with a protective UV filter

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Kérastase @ Jill Stuart S/S 2012
Kérastase @ Jill Stuart S/S 2012

Kérastase @ Jill Stuart S/S 2012

Textured, messy waves with a side-swept twisted bang
“To complement the bright, playful colors of the collection, we wanted to create an innocent and youthful look for the hair.” – Odile Gilbert
“For hair we wanted it to look like she had been playing with it all day.” – Jill Stuart

Beauty Breakdown

Steps:

  • Massage a generous amount of Kérastase Mousse Volumactive throughout hair
  • Spray Kérastase Lotion Densitive to add texture to the lengths and ends
  • Scrunch hair and blow-dry, infusing body and texture
  • Part hair on the side and pull forward toward the face
  • Sweep hair across forehead to create a side-swept bang without cutting hair
  • Twist hair loosely and secure in place with a bobby pin
  • Spray Kérastase Double Force Hair Spray to set the style

Kérastase Products Used:

  • Mousse Volumactive – amplifying mousse for added substance and full, long-lasting volume
  • Double Force Hair Spray – buildable hold hair spray with a protective UV filter
  • Lotion Densitive – texturizing spray for added volume and body

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