Friday, September 9th, 2011

Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012
Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

Maybelline @ BCBGMAXAZRIA 2012

The beauty look at BCBGMAXAZRIA is inspired b a woman who just stepped out of the shower after a long healthy workout,” said Mabelline New York Global Makeup Artist Charlotte Willer. “Fresh, radiant skin is the star. I added a touch of lip balm to the eyelids for a healthy glow.”

Beauty Breakdown

  • Fit Me! Foundation: Charlotte used her hands to apply this sheer foundation all over the face and neck.
  • Fit Me! Powder: Charlotte applied powder with a light hand, focusing only on the T-zone area and stopping short of a visibly matte effect.
  • Fit Me! Blush in Medium Coral and Deep Plum: Charlotte applied Fit Me! Blush somewhat sporadically around the face to create a naturally flushed look, “as if she’s just come in from a long run.”
  • Baby Lips Lip Balm in Quenched: Charlotte applied this nourishing lip balm on models’ lips, letting their natural lip color show through. She also added a layer to models’ eyelids for a subtle sheen – an interesting accent to this otherwise clean look.

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Friday, September 9th, 2011

Hourglass @ Imitation of Christ S/S 2012
Hourglass @ Imitation of Christ S/S 2012

Hourglass @ Imitation of Christ S/S 2012

Here is the beauty look created by Hourglass Artistic Director Gina Brooke for the Imitation of Christ Spring 2012 runway show that took place at the W Hotel at Union Square on Thursday, September 8. The theme of the show was a super-chic wedding party and designer Tara Subkoff orchestrated the affair to seem like a lighthearted walk down the aisle. Models wore gossamer silk and lace confections, grooms were in crisp suits, rose petals arrayed the runway and a real-life priest even helmed the occasion. Tying the knot was modeling star, actress and heiress Lydia Hearst—who even threw her bouquet over her shoulder.

Each model was prepped with a new Primer Serum, launching in Summer 2012, which treats your skin as it prepares it for makeup. It is a silky, luxurious oil blend that glides on to create a retexturized surface for foundation, hydrates the complexion and triggers a sensory experience with a host of fragrant essential oils. Suitable for all skin types. Formulated with 28 beneficial ingredients (14 essential oils, 10 lipid-rich oils and 4 vitamins).

Models with oily complexions were sporting Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, launching Spring 2012. The advanced new makeup base delivers an exquisitely matte finish that lasts all day—without the need for touchups. In addition, the foundation uses clinical levels of two anti-aging ingredients to visibly improves the skin’s texture and help create a more youthful-looking visage.

Beauty Breakdown

  • SKIN: Start with Primer Serum to create a moisturized canvas for makeup. Follow with Illusion Tinted Moisturizer, or Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation, and apply with No. 2 Foundation brush. Conceal dark circles or blemishes with Hidden Corrective Concealer.
  • EYES: Apply Visionaire Eye Shadow Duo in Lagoon (blue), Dune (gold) or Prism (silver) on the lid and blend with fingers. Follow with a subtle application of Script Precision Liner to enhance the lash line. Follow with Film Noir Mascara to define the lashes and finish with a glossy topcoat of Film Noir Lash Lacquer.
  • CHEEKS: Apply Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush to the apples of the cheeks and blend with the fingers. Highlight cheeks with Illume Crème-to-Powder Bronzer Duo in Bronze Light.
  • LIPS: Apply Aura Sheer Lip Stain in Flush to lips.

The team from Skyn ICELAND prepped the models skin before the show.

Hourglass is sold at Sephora, Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman.

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Wednesday, September 7th, 2011


Fashion’s Night Out 2011 Beauty Events

BARBIE | Barbie has partnered with four fabulous designers for a scavenger hunt worthy of FNO. Ride the free Gray Line double-decker buses and stop at Alice + Olivia, Alexis Bittar, Tracy Reese and Rogan. Find the Barbie-size version of the fashions each designer has created specially for Barbie, enter the QR code, and be entered to win the full-sized outfit for yourself. 6-8PM. Catch the bus at corner of 59th Street & 8th Avenue.

BITE BEAUTY | Sephora @ 711 Lexington from 6-11PM to try out the new Bite Beauty line. Sneak peek two new exclusive sets for fall.

CHANTECAILLE | Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue , “Works of Art” — world renowned artist Elliott Puckette will join the Creative Director of Chantecaille, Olivia Chantecaille, at Bergdorfs, where she will customize Fall 2011’s New Classic Palette into hand painted works of art (until 8pm). Bloomingdales, 1000 Third Avenue, will be giving Hollywood makeovers. Barneys, 660 Madison, will have the spring 2012 Lucky Brilliant Gloss available for one night only.

CK ONE SHOCK | Campaign star and super model Lara Stone will be at the Calvin Klein Collection store all evening, and a limited number of signed bottles of ck one shock will be sold in store. 6PM onward at 654 Madison Avenue.

COLOR CLUB | MPD, NYC @ 13th + 9th Street, 6-11PM. Look for the Color Club’s Mobile Color Bar on Fashion’s Night Out and you’ll see why Nail Polish is the new ice cream!

DIOR | Enjoy complimentary makeovers by Dior Celebrity Makeup Artist Ricky Wilson (www.rickywilsonbeauty.com), as DJ Alexandra Richards spins music at the 57th Street boutique and DJ Harley Viera-Newton sports the new Velvet Eyes eyeliner patches out on the town. These couture-inspired, reusable eyeliner patches will be sold exclusively for Fashion’s Night Out at the Velvet Eyes artistry station in the boutique. Dior Makeup artists will be on hand to help clients try on the four different styles of liners. (Please see attached release.) 6-10PM, 19 East 57th Street.

DOLCE & GABBANA | Celebrate the new Passion Duo lipstick at 825 Madison Avenue 6-10PM with suprise hosts Jeff Gordon and Ingrid Vandebosh, Thierry Henry, Tyson Beckford, L.A. and Erica Reid, and Lauren and Tatiana Santo Domingo.

ELLIS FAAS | Get a modern, edgy makeover with the über- chic makeup line from Dutch artist, Ellis Faas. Ellis Faas makeup artists will be on-hand with Ellis’s signature bullet-inspired makeup pens to get you ready for New York’s most fashionable week! Space NK – 99 Greene Street between Spring and Prince. Space NK at Bloomingdale’s – 1000 Third Avenue at 59th Street.

FREDERIC FEKKAI | Fekkai stylists will be on hand at Christian Louboutin boutiques to create glamorous evening coiffures. Guests are invited to add a touch of glamour to their hairstyle with Fekkai stylists on hand to pin, tuck, brush and adorn to their heart’s desires. Stylists will polish off sophisticated tresses with a beautiful, signature flower, chosen especially for the celebratory spirit of the evening. 6-11PM at 59 Horatio Street (NY), 650 North Robertso (West Hollywood), 27 Highland Park Village (Dallas). 6-8PM; a special personal appearance by Frederic Fekkai unveiling the Hair by Fekkai – Life by You cinematic campaign @ Saks Fifth Avenue Flagship (5th Avenue at 50th Street), 8th floor.
HOURGLASS | Join Hourglass founder Carisa James and the Hourglass artistry team, plus giveaway for a year’s supply of Hourglass makeup @ Sephora Flatiron (119 Fifth Avenue), 6-10PM.

KATE SOMERVILLE | Sephora 5th Avenue, 6PM, Kate Somerville will be there for the Ask an Expert panel.

LA MER | Luxury meets technology on Fashion’s Night Out when La Mer previews a new iPad app at participating New York City counters. La Mer Experts will have iPads on-hand allowing visitors to experience the app that features digital essentials like an emailable wish list, new brand video and diagnostic tool.

LANCOME | Lancôme is offering triple the beauty-loving fun at three iconic New York City retailers: Sephora Times Square, Macy’s Herald Square and Saks Fifth Avenue. Michelle Phan 7-9PM @ Sephora Times square. Lancome spokesmodels Arlenis Sosa (Macy’s) and Eettra Wiedemann (Saks).

MAC COSMETICS | celebrating Fashion’s Night Out on Sept. 8 with a killer performance from Beth Ditto in our Soho store. For M•A•C fans outside of New York – or those looking to avoid the crowds – we’ll be livestreaming her set at www.facebook.com/maccosmetics at 8pm.

MAKE UP FOR EVER | @ Louboutin’s Fabulous Pieces (NYC, West Hollywood, Dallas): For those in search of an extra dash of glamour, Louboutin’s Fabulous Pieces will host an eyelash bar stocked with our very own custom Christian Louboutin lash creations from the incredible MAKE UP FOR EVER. Artist will be on-hand to apply the exclusive faux lashes for a most fashionable night out. @ Sephora Soho 6-11PM: Bold lashes are the ultimate beauty accessory, and now Make Up For Ever is giving New York fashionistas the chance to create their own custom lashes at their first-ever Fashion’s Night Out “Lash Lounge”.

MARC JACOBS | Marc Jacobs and campaign face Dakota Fanning will be signing bottles of Oh, Lola! 8-9PM. Soho, 163 Mercer Street.

NYX | NYX will be providing touch-ups at select GUESS stores (GUESS Rodeo, GUESS 5th Avenue, GUESS Soho, and GUESS by Marciano Soho). 6-11PM.

RICKY’S NYC | Hosted by Ricky himself with amazing contributions from Too Faced, Skyn Iceland, Dashing Divas, Nest Fragrances, Sally Hershberger Hair Care and much more. 6-10PM, 2387 Broadway, between 87th & 88th

SEPHORA FIFTH AVENUE | 597 5th Avenue. “Meet the Pros” with Vogue Beauty Director Sarah Brown: Sephora’s Beauty Expert Panel (7pm-8pm). Got beauty questions? Well we’ve got answers. Stop by Sephora’s Fifth Avenue/Times Square location to receive beauty advice from some of the industry’s most knowledgeable and esteemed experts. Vogue Beauty Director Sarah Brown, celebrity hairstylist Oscar Blandi, Founder and Creative Director of Urban Decay Cosmetics Wende Zomnir, and skincare guru Kate Somerville make up this expert panel, and will be answering any and all of your personal beauty questions – from what shades make up the perfect smoky eye to finding the best haircut for your personal style and face shape.

SEPHORA SOHO | 555 Broadway. Stila’s iconic “Stila Girl” illustrations have served as the “face” of the brand for many years – but for the first time ever, Stila is bringing them to life and giving fans the chance to have their very own “Stila Girl” illustration created while receiving a makeover from a Stila Pro Artist. The first 50 people to stop by Stila’s touch-up booth at Sephora’s SoHo location will leave with a gorgeous glow and their personalized sketch. 6-11PM.

SEPHORA TIMES SQUARE | 5 Times Square. Dr. Neil Sadick will be appearing at the 42nd Street Times Square Sephora store on Fashion’s Night Out, offering one-on-one consultations with Sephora customers (6-9PM). Check out Wende Zomnir and her team of artists teaching customers how to apply the EXCLUSIVE for Fashion’s Night Out ‘Starlight Glitter Body Art’. Available for the first time in the US, these striking glitter tattoos offer long-lasting, commitment-free rebellious fun (9-11PM).

SEPHORA COLUMBUS CIRCLE | 10 Columbus Circle. Meet skincare expert Peter Thomas Roth and get the lowdown on his most buzzed about launch, Lashes To Die For Liner. 6-8PM.

SEPHORA NYC STORES | At all NYC Sephora stores. Cult British nail polish brand, Nails Inc., has finally arrived stateside, having just launched in Sephora August 1st. In celebration of Fashion’s Night Out, they have created a special limited edition shimmering blue shade simply called ‘FNO’ that will be sold exclusively at Sephora.

VERA WANG | Vera will do a ‘tour’ of the city in a branded ice cream truck named the ‘Lovestruck Truck’ in honor of the fragrance. At her stops, Vera will be dispensing ice cream treats, samples and special offers that can be redeemed at her stores. 6pm onwards. Starts at 158 Mercer Street and makes it way uptown.

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Marc Jacobs @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Marc Jacobs @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Marc Jacobs @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

“The look started with a picture that Marc had of Christy Turlington with really fresh skin and rosy cheeks,” said François Nars, Founder & Creative Director of NARS Cosmetics. “Marc wanted ‘icy cold cheeks’ and so the blush is drawn down in such a way that’s unusual…unusual, but decadent. Like a Renaissance painting.”

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Grand Palais Duo Eyeshadow (for now, try using Lokoum Cream Blush), Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto (NEW for Fall 2011; for now try Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil), Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
  • Lips: Greta Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment
  • Face: Concealer (NEW for Fall 2011; for now, try the existing Concealer), Lokoum Cream Blush

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Monday, February 14th, 2011

Derek Lam @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Derek Lam @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Derek Lam @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Tom Pecheux for Estee Lauder for makeup; Jin Soon Choi for Estee Lauder for nails.

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Silver and Black Eyeshadows (Fall 2011), Highlight shade (Fall 2011)
  • Lips: Estee Lauder Nude Matte Lipstick (Fall 2011)
  • Face: Double Wear Light Foundation, Lucidity Translucent Loose Powder, Bronze Goddess Soft Duo Bronzer, Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator (Summer 2011), DayWear Plus Creme
  • Nails: Porcelain Pure Color Nail Lacquer (Fall 2011)

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Monday, February 14th, 2011

Yoana Baraschi NYFW Fall/Winter 2011
Yoana Baraschi NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

Yoana Baraschi @ NYFW Fall/Winter 2011

MAKE UP FOR EVER ALLIANCE artist, Lottie (www.makeupforever-alliance.com), served as key make up artist for the Yoana Baraschi Fall/Winter 2011 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Lottie was inspired by the season’s bold, glossy jewel tones that complement Yoana’s collection.

Makeup How-to

  • Eyes: Lottie created one eye look with two different color iterations, spicy purple and rusty red, both with a glossy finish. The spicy purple eye make up was achieved by mixing MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash Color #6 in violet and #18 in wine red, and then applying it to the lid up to the crease. Next, Lottie blended MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow #75 on top of and just inside the line of Flash Color to create a two-tone effect. The rusty red look was created by combining MAKE UP FOR EVER Flash Color #5 in fuchsia, #17 in red and #1 in carmin and once again applying it to the lid up to the crease, and then blending it with MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadow #18 to achieve a similar two-tone effect. To get glossy highlights on the eyes, Lottie applied Glossy Full in clear on top of the color. She finished by lining the inner corner of eyes with MAKE UP FOR EVER Concealer Pencil for a bright-eyed look.
  • Lips: Lottie applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Glossy Full Couleur #10 for a nude, glossy lip.
  • Face: Lottie kept the complexion bare with MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation and a little bit of new MAKE UP FOR EVER Uplight #22 and #23 to add subtle highlights to the skin. The cheeks had a light flush from Sculpting Blush #20.

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