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Your Spring Makeup Bag According to Pantone

Spring Fashion Week has long since ended, but we’re still thinking about the cheery pastels and vivacious yellows that we saw on (and off) the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. As we poured over Pantone Color Institute’s list of on-trend hues for the spring-summer fashion season, we wondered, how can we incorporate these colors into our beauty too?

Let Pantone’s spring-summer color palette—with soft pinks, punchy reds and cool-toned violets—inspire you to change up your makeup look for the season. Ahead, the lipsticks, eye pencils and highlighters we’re adding to our cosmetics bags for the upcoming warm months.


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8 Sultry Lip Looks for Wine Lovers

Not unlike your favorite vino, wine-colored lipstick is refined and complex, and varies on a spectrum from juicy Grenache to saturated Cabernet. You needn’t swirl, smell or sip to determine which is your ideal wine shade, though it wouldn’t hurt to swatch a few. Below, we, your lipstick sommeliers, have rounded up some of our favorite bold hues, all with a hint of drama and a lush finish.


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Byrdie Editors Talk Us Through Their 10 Fall Beauty Obsessions

At Byrdie, we’re obsessed with all things beauty, inside and out. We’re self-described product junkies, and we’re always testing out the latest stuff to see what actually works. Take note: We have a nose for gimmicks. Keep an eye out for our guest posts, where our editors will share everything from what’s worth buying to celeb looks, step-by-step tutorials and more.

Who ever said cleansing was just a spring thing? Fall always puts us in reboot mode. This season is no different, and if you’re like us, a closet overhaul isn’t the only thing on your brain. As beauty devotees, we look forward to refreshing our makeup drawers with rich fall hues, luxurious moisturizers and all the skin brighteners we can get our hands on.

Luckily for us, there’s no shortage of new products this fall. Plus, we can’t forget those tried-and-true items that we keep going back to, year after year. To kick off the season, we’ve put together a 10-product hit list, all of which will help you put your best face forward this fall. See which ones made the cut.


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Laura Mercier Celebrates 20 Years in Beauty and Talks Bloggers, ’80s Blush Colors and Baking

Industry icon Laura Mercier‘s French accent is as smooth as her widely worshiped translucent powder. When we spoke with her at the 20th anniversary celebration for her cosmetics line, her voice lilted musically as she reflected sincerely and serenely on her two decades in the business.

As a sought-after makeup artist turned beauty maven, Laura Mercier has developed a successful global line with a devoted following; many of her signature products have become the industry gold standard—her tinted moisturizer has a spot in most pros’ bags. In a candid conversation, Mercier shared a sliver of the wisdom she’s gleaned from her achievements, including the beauty trends she’s glad to see fade, the ones she’s embracing and how bloggers have revolutionized the industry.

Laura Mercier and Garance Dore

Laura Mercier with fashion blogger and photographer Garance Doré

What have been some of the biggest changes in the beauty industry in the past 20 years?

Today it’s obviously social media, pop culture, reality TV that’s really influencing the beauty industry more than anything. You no longer can talk to people the way you used to. Even advertisements are done differently. I mean, bloggers! We were laughing at the beginning, like,“Oh my God, do they think they are beauty editors?” We didn’t take it seriously. And look at it now. They are the biggest influencers. And we have great ones! So it’s like a new generation, new culture, almost, in the beauty industry. I talk about it as a culture.


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New York Fashion Week S/S 2016: Laura Mercier and Essie at Jenny Packham | Backstage Beauty

Laura Mercier reinvented the classics on Sunday at Jenny Packham, combining rock ‘n’ roll cat eyes with traditional red pouts for a fun take on modern femininity.

Makeup at Fashion Week Spring 2016 Jenny Packham


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Laura Mercier’s Perfect Lipstick, Her Best Advice and Where to Go in Paris

Laura Mercier–one of the biggest names in the beauty world–guides us on a trip to Paris, gives us a peek into her handbag and answers the one question she gets asked the most about makeup.

Laura Mercier interview

What makes the perfect lipstick?
For me, it’s all about the formula. It must feel comfortable to the point where you forget that you are wearing lipstick, must wear all day and must not bleed. Choose a color that is in tune with your mood and personality, truly making it a signature accent to your look.

What three beauty products do you never leave home without?
Secret Camouflage, Primer Radiance and Infusion de Rose Nourishing Oil.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Love yourself before you can love anybody else.



Gifted Giver: Beauty Icon Laura Mercier

We’re counting down the crucial pre-Christmas shopping days with a series called Gifted Givers, in which friends old and new share their thoughts on stylishly spirited giving and receiving.

Laura Mercier

Author, cosmetics mogul and makeup artist Laura Mercier is a beloved name in the beauty industry and in the celeb world—her client list has included Madonna, Julia Roberts and Sarah Jessica Parker. French-born Mercier splits her time between Provence and New York City and may be best known—or at least beloved by countless women—for her simple ‘Flawless Face’ approach to enhancing natural beauty. Another thing to love her for: this peek at her list of holiday favorites—including some Parisian chocolates that we’ll be trying tout de suite!!

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