This season at Fashion Week, it was all about creamy, well-hydrated, glossy lips. The look was more dewy than gooey, with an emphasis on sheen rather than a hugely reflective look.
Mineralize Lipglass is my go-to product when creating a dewy glow. It contains 77 minerals that condition the lips over time, so you get perfect feeling AND looking lips in very modern hues!
Backstage Beauty: DKNY, Peter Som (top) & Donna Karan fall 2014 runway looks.
We saw ‘Lovingly Yours’ backstage at Diane von Furstenberg. ‘Ray of Sunshine’ was used at Donna Karan as well as at Peter Som, so it’s definitely a must-have shade for seasons to come. Use it alone by applying it with the provided applicator. Or, if you want to use it over a lipstick in an intense color, like ‘Morange’, transfer the gloss to a lip brush like the #316 in order to not taint the color of the gloss by getting it on the wand.
For a daytime look, simply apply and you are good to go. And yes, Mineralize Lipglass can still come in handy when it’s time to switch gears from day to date night. Pair it with your favorite lipstick to give it an extra pop of shine! I love these for the red carpet as well. They give a little pop of light to any lipstick you choose to use with it and feel extra hydrating and comfortable on the lips.
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Kate Fannin, our beauty trend editor, is getting excited about the biggest trends for spring. She gives us the lowdown on her favorites, and they all add up to Pretty Striking.
Prep your smile, because it’s the season of the “perfect pout!” The must-have lip is all about bold colors—from bright pink to tangerine. Our favorite twist is layering a contrasting gloss color to create your own bespoke look. (Try orange gloss over a fuchsia lipstick.)
Get ready for “holy cow, WOW!” lashes with blacker-than-black mascara to get your serious wink on. This definitely isn’t the season to be shy.
Maybe best of all? Blush is back. Just add a hint of pink (or coral) to finish the look. It’s the perfect touch of sweet with just enough edge. After all, who doesn’t want to be Pretty and Striking?
Penélope Cruz stepped out on Oscar night in fine form, looking amazing (especially for being the new mom of a 7-month-old). The Oscar presenter, who donned a pale pink Giambattista Valli draped gown, tapped British makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury for her red carpet preparations, and we’ve got the scoop on the sultry eye statement directly from the woman who created it.
“When I am creating a look for the red carpet, it’s so important to marry the makeup with the dress. Because Penélope’s dress was so bold, I wanted to keep the look neutral and glossy but with that touch of old-school Hollywood glamour,” says Charlotte.
“Penélope’s look was inspired by sultry silver screen siren Sophia Loren. I wanted to really exaggerate her incredible almond-shaped eyes and make them the main focus of her look. I did this by filling in her gorgeously lush brows into an arch shape and gelling them into place. I took a black kohl liner onto the top lash line, right into the root of the lashes and into the inner corner of the eye, for a hypnotizing look. I lined the inner rims of the water line and created a copper smoky eye, with smoky browns all over the lid and metallic coppers into the socket. I curled the lashes, coated on layers of black mascara and added a few individual lashes to the outer corner of the eye to really exaggerate and create intensity for a mesmerizing, red-carpet ready look.”
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M•A•C’s Director of Makeup Artistry, Gregory Arlt, tells us everything we need to know about the perfect way to transition our beauty look from winter to spring.
Like flowers pushing up through the snow, spring color feels fresh, soft and gives an exciting sense of renewal.
It’s time to think about transitional makeup to take you from winter to spring. My favorite way to bridge between winter and summer extremes is our Fantasy of Flowers Collection. The palette is sheer, pastel and a very wearable way to introduce spring hues. We saw many trends backstage utilizing the collection, and the colors and textures are all truly “must-haves” for the makeup bag!
Spring/Summer 2014, Desigual, New York | Credit: Luca Cannonieri
Iconic designer Tory Burch’s approach to beauty reflects her fashion philosophy of understated chic. Feminine and tomboy. Clean and polished. Glowing skin, a hint of color, a modern yet classic scent. With Tory’s collection of makeup, bath and body products and fragrance now available at Nordstrom, we wanted to connect with the busy entrepreneur and style maven for a few quick questions:
Accept François Nars’s invitation to ‘Rethink Pink’ with the NARS Final Cut Collection, available exclusively at Nordstrom. It’s a modern montage of passionate and provocative hues—a new attitude in pink. Available online and in store for a limited time only.
Watch as Jenny Smith, NARS Lead Makeup Artist, offers a few of her favorite tips for getting the most out of the new collection.
British beauty Kate Beckinsale, 40, brought glamour to the red carpet at last night’s Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills. The Total Recall star turned to Adam Breuchaud, her go-to makeup artist, who created a fresh and smoky eye statement using Jouer cosmetics. Find out how you can re-create this look from the man who did it.
Dressed to Impress: Kate wows in a sculpted Zuhair Murad gown, Jimmy Choo shoes, Edie Parker clutch and Chopard earrings.
Adam shares how he created Kate’s great look:
“When I first saw the silver and gunmetal metallic dress, I immediately thought it needed sexy, rock ‘n’ roll makeup. We decided on a smudged kohl eye, almost the day-after look.
“I started by smudging Jouer Crème Eyeshadow in Suede all over the eye. I blended Jouer Powder Eyeshadow in Opal in the inner corner for a highlight, then layered the same powder eyeshadow in Chocolat over her lid. Next, I applied Jouer Eye Definer in Noir along the top and bottom lash line. Over that I blended an additional powder eyeshadow in Licorice to really smoke out the look.
What’s white-hot for makeup? The inner corner eye shimmer: a simple sweep of brightness that makes your eyes look more open and luminous, and complements glowing winter skin. Watch our new ‘Illumination’ video, then be enlightened on how to get the model’s beaming look.
Reporting from Chicago, our Michigan Avenue-based Beauty Stylist Iris Brostowicz breaks out the glitter to show you how to get the perfect holiday glow.
How can you subtly apply glittery eyeshadow? IRIS BROSTOWICZ: There are a multitude of options to use glitter in a subtle manner that will add radiance to highlight a feature on the face, while also avoiding an over-the-top 2001: A Space Odyssey flashback. Keep in mind that the larger the glitter, the larger the flash of light, and the smaller the glitter, the more understated the look.
Subtlety at its best…
Apply your go-to palette of eyeshadows as you normally would, but add a contrasting touch of glitter directly at the lash line, above the iris, to attract light to the center of the eye. Try Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Silver Lilac. An expert tip to make this appropriate 24/7 is: The width of the highlight should not exceed the width of the iris. Use an eyeshadow and/or an eyeliner like stila ‘sparkle’ waterproof liquid eyeliner that has glitter in it, and stick to shades of white, champagne and/or pearl to achieve a hint of highlight.
The countdown to New Year’s Eve is on! If you’re not lucky enough to have the day off, you may need to transform your look at the office in a flash. Here’s how you can go from day to evening with ease.