With the release of their new Shimmering Skin Perfector shade, Chocolate Geode, a rich brown highlighter with a golden pearl finish, BECCA Cosmetics has cemented their position on the top shelf. In a beauty world abuzz with tips and tricks for getting-the-glow, BECCA now boasts the largest and most inclusive highlighter-shade range of any cosmetics brand, with 10 unique hues for any and every skin tone. “BECCA is about believable, achievable beauty,” says Executive Director of Global Brand Development and Global Style Director Kerry Cole. “Our focus is on the skin and getting a flawless, radiant complexion with shades that are perfectly matched to your skin tone.”
The quintessential high school experience and social highlight of the spring semester, prom comes with a lot of pressure. Luckily, we have you covered in the dress category, but what about your makeup?
Be the belle of the ball in one of our easy-to-recreate beauty looks. From ombré lips to metallic eyes, ahead, we give you step-by-step application tips and product recommendations for selfie-approved makeup that won’t melt on the dance floor.
In his latest collection, Tadashi Shoji proves that power is synonymous with glamour and sexiness. His Fall 2018 runway embodied a fiercely feminine energy—each look that strutted down the catwalk, dramatic and deeply unapologetic.
To complement the strength of Tadashi’s collection, makeup artist Pep Gay was tasked with creating a beauty look that would continue the luxurious narrative of tulle gowns and sequined suits. Gay answered the call with a mesmerizing wash of gold on the eyes using MAC Cosmetics, harkening the elegance of the red carpet, where we can easily imagine Tadashi’s designs gracing the silhouettes of Hollywood A-listers. Just-bitten berry lips finished the look, creating truly beautiful makeup that does not compete with the fashions, but makes them shine. Ahead, we break down the look, so you can recreate it step by step.
Hollywood’s actresses wore black, but that made their beauty bold. Playful shades, shimmer, ruby lips and metallic lids were the preferred accessories to the prevalent noir evening gowns.
All celebrity makeup artists seemed to agree: if the dresses were a blank canvas as to color, then the makeup should celebrate the unique beauty of the stars. Mandy Moore, for instance, wore a crimson lip with her glowing skin and sleek chignon. Greta Gerwig’s rocker-girl metallic eyes matched her stunning choker. We spoke with the two artists who helped to prep these lovely ladies using Charlotte Tilbury products. Here’s what they did.
The leading ladies of Hollywood may have been dressed in black, but their beauty was prismatic. Playful shades, shimmer, ruby lips and metallic lids were the preferred accessories to the prevalent noir evening gowns.
Celebrity makeup artists seemed to agree: if the dresses were a blank canvas as to color, then the makeup should single out the individuality of the star. Susan Sarandon, for instance, wore a crimson lip with her curly pompadour pony. Laura Dern’s shell-like skin sparkled just so with an equally glittery dress. We spoke with the two artists who helped to prep these legendary ladies using Charlotte Tilbury products. Here’s what they did.
Tibi designer Amy Smilovic envisions spring with a nod to 1980s style, or its un-style, according to Smilovic. For the designer, that period was obviously an energetic era, when fashion wasn’t so prescriptive and serious. Her goal this season was to create something less about perfection and more about authenticity. Her suiting and dresses acted like blank canvases that were lightly adorned with colorful PVC corsets, belts, stripes and straps.
The beauty, led by Bobbi Brown and JINsoon, followed suit. Each model’s look was tailor-made to enhance her specific features without detracting from her unique beauty and that of the clothes. The result? Luminous skin with touches of color, hints of lime green, lilac and tangerine, similar to Smilovic’s accents on her sporty separates and power suits.
Inspired by the romantic energy of New Orleans, kate spade new york’s 2018 spring collection exudes whimsy and fun with feminine floral patterns, lace hemlines and plenty of pinks. The delicate M·A·C makeup from the show featured a healthy, flushed cheek on the models’ radiant skin, and was finished with a barely there, dusty-rose pout that harmonized with Deborah Lloyd’s youthful and spirited spring nail designs. From lips to tips, the overall softness of this beauty culminated with subtle, easy-to-recreate nail art from Deborah Lippmann.
Apply Your Makeup Like a Pro: Trish McEvoy on How to Use Her New Brush Kit (A Limited-Edition Beauty Exclusive)
As you look over your latest stockpile of Anniversary Sale Beauty Exclusive scores, you might be wondering how to get the most bang out of your beauty bounty. After all, it’s not just about what makeup you’re using, but how you’re applying it. Without the right tools and know-how, what was meant to be a flawless fine line can easily end up a broad, shaky stroke.
To make things a bit easier, we’ve created this makeup-brush cheat sheet. And to make sure we did a bang-up job, we enlisted the help of world-renowned makeup maven and brush buff Trish McEvoy, who created a special limited-edition eight-piece brush set (officially known as the Power of Brushes Confident Collection) just for this year’s Anniversary Sale. Not only is the portable set everything most of us need in our daily repertoire, it’s also priced to sell out fast at $135 (total value is $402.50).
So without further ado, here’s Trish McEvoy on how to sweep, wiggle and glide your way to pro-level perfection.
By the time winter ends, most of us could use a new seasonal look and a little help appearing refreshed. Sure, you could drink a lot of water and get a ton of sleep (both easier said than done), but makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury has given us a customizable way to cheat gorgeous, healthy skin. The sought-after makeup artist is known for the dewy, glamorous red carpet looks she creates for celebs. “I’ve always been about cascading glow across the cheekbones and dripping candlelight atop the collarbones,” Tilbury says. “It’s the illusion of light on the skin, and the effects of the camera lenses that is instantly youth-boosting, slimming, elongating and perfecting.”
Use these Nordstrom-exclusive products and simple tips from the glow pro herself to jump-start your summer beauty.
Here comes Charlotte Tilbury to the rescue! She’s created an understated, glowing look that highlights the natural beauty in every woman, and she’s sharing her expert secrets. To re-create this gorgeous and universally flattering look, here are her step-by-step instructions and products you’ll need—including her newest launch, the Instant Look in a Palette. Designed to take you from day to night, this gotta-have-it palette contains products you can dial back for the desk or amp up for dinner out.