Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012
NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012

NARS @ Thakoon S/S 2012

“It’s the ideal of the iconic American cowboy gone multi-cultural. The color story came from India, inspired by the spice market — but with a cowboy flair,” said designer Thakoon Panichgul. “Because the collection is so colorful, I wanted to focus on a classic, strong brow. I kept the face natural, with a little pink on the cheek for healthy color. On the eyes, I focused on contouring to show strength and attitude, a cowboy attitude that is,” said makeup artist Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics.

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Zen Blush, Gaiety Blush – new for Spring 2012! For a similar affect try Desire Blush
  • Eye: Bengali Eyeshadow, Portobello Duo Eyeshadow, Laguna Bronzer, Bali Eyeshadow, Blondie Eyeshadow, Snow Loose Powder
  • Lip: Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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Monday, September 12th, 2011

MAC @ Prabal Gurung S/S 2012
MAC @ Prabal Gurung S/S 2012

The Art of Araki … The lip is an orchid bursting from within. – Charlotte Tilbury

MAC @ Prabal Gurung S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Studio Moisture Cream — hydrates and illuminates skin, Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation — lightly buffed into skin to perfect, Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder — applied through the middle of the face for a polished effect, Luna Cream Colour Base — blended in a “C” shape around the temple and eye area to highlight, MAC Pro Sculpt Sculpting Powder Pro Pallette — blended through lower planes and temples to contour
  • Eye:  Young Venus In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — blended over the eyelids as a base and highlight, Warm Thunder In Extra Dimension Eye Shadow (available Spring/Summer 2012) — applied through the crease and pulled outwards to elongate Strobe Cream — a dot applied over the eye shadow for a subtle shine
  • Lip: MAC Pro Process Magenta Chromagraphic Pencil — slightly overdrawn with a blunted tip to achieve the look of just kissed lips, MAC Pro Black, Burgundy, and Fuchsia Lipmix — mixed together and applied through the centre of the lip for more impact
Monday, September 12th, 2011

Wella Professionals @ Peter Som S/S 2012
Wella Professionals @ Peter Som S/S 2012

Wella Professionals @ Peter Som S/S 2012

This season Peter Som puts the “petal to the metal” with bright bold colors, patterns, and graphic prints juxtaposed with inherently feminine pieces and silhouettes. Because the collection is fit for the contemporary woman, the hair and make-up toughen it up with a little rock and roll edge to embody our modern day heroine’s fierce independence. Eugene describes the look as “kind of bad hair for a bad girl coming from a rich family.” The hair is slightly ‘60s inspired with a modern twist to make the look cooler without eliminating the glamour. With that, the hair features a deep side part with hair swooped to the opposite side of the face and tousled with texture that takes the finish out of the hair but maintains the style. Simply put, “it’s an undone ‘do approached in a classic way,” says Eugene.

Beauty Breakdown

  • Wash and condition hair using Wella Professionals Enrich shampoo, conditioner, and treatment to moisturize dry or damaged hair. This regimen strengthens hair against damage, while leaving hair shiny and smooth without weighing it down.
  • Prime wet hair for style with Velvet Amplifier, which prepares hair to maximize the benefits of styling products.
  • Blow out hair with a large round brush to create volume and movement, then lightly mist dry hair with Thermal Image Heat Protection Spray.
  • Create a deep side part with hair swooping over the side of the face and pin hair underneath to keep it in place.
  • Using a large barrel curling iron, set several curls in place with remaining hair down the center of the head for added lift.
  • Unravel the curls and tousle with your hand after a few sprays of Ocean Spritz to create a light, textured feel.

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Monday, September 12th, 2011

Estee Lauder @ The Row S/S 2012
Estee Lauder @ The Row S/S 2012

Estee Lauder @ The Row S/S 2012

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: NEW limited edition Gelée Bronzer tested backstage (launching January 2012), Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, DayWear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15, NEW foundation tested backstage (launching March 2012), Lucidity Loose Powder
  • Eye:  NEW dual-ended mascara in black/brown tested backstage (launching March 2012), used with an eyeliner brush for liner in between lashes, used with the mascara wand for lashes, Blondes: Top and bottom lashes- brown; liner- brown, Brunettes: Top lashes- black; bottom lashes and liner- brown, Sumptuous Extreme Bold Volume Mascara in Black and Brown
  • Lip: Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Beige

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011

NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012
NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012

NARS @ Mandy Coon S/S 2012

“This collection is a graduation, of sorts, for me. I was inspired by these rocks and crystals that I’ve loved since I was a child – the texture, the metallics,” said designer Mandy Coon. “There is something so cool, and tough, about them but then the pleats in the collection add a touch of femininity.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! For now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Foundation, Laguna Bronzing Powder
  • Eye:  Lhasa Single Eyeshadow – new for Spring 2012! For now, try the smoky lilac side of Egea Duo Eyeshadow, Douces France Trio Eyeshadow – new for Spring 2012! For now, try Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil and Nymphea Single Eyeshadow, Santa Monica Boulevard Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – new for Fall 2011!, Madison Avenue Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner – new for Fall 2011!, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lip: Bilbao Lipstick – new for Spring 2012, Valparaiso Pure Matte Lipstick – new for Spring 2012

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Sunday, September 11th, 2011

NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012
NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012

NARS @ Joy Cioci S/S 2012

“A free-spirited woman in pursuit of love,” said designer Joy Cioci about the inspiration behind her collection. “The pieces are effortless, but luxe with a juxtaposition of soft details and vibrant colors.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Face: Tinted Moisturizers – new for Spring 2012! (for now, try a light application of Sheer Glow Founation), Orgasm Illuminator
  • Eye: Lhasa Single Eyeshadow – New for Spring 2012! (for now, try Ondine Single Eyeshadow), Corfu Cream Eyeshadow, Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lip: Jungle Red Lipliner Pencil, Heat Wave Lipstick, Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

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