Memorial Day weekend, the long awaited unofficial start to summer, is here! Whether your 4-day weekend consists of digging your toes in the sand, or celebrating with BBQs, remember to pack these products to look your best all weekend long.Read More »
Actress Zoe Saldana hit the red carpet recently for the Los Angeles premiere of Star Trek: Into Darkness in a gorgeous, summery Rodarte dress and a loosely-knotted bun courtesy of celebrity stylist Mara Roszak.Read More »
Check out the April issue of EDITORIAL Magazine. It has some fabulous editorials, and a shoot I worked on was also picked up for the issue. Woohoo!Read More »
I was inspired to embrace my natural hair again after working a hair shoot with fab hairstylist Tiffany Naté and one of her friends who turned out to be quite the model if I don’t say so myself.Read More »
If you like “fashion editorials on the fringe,” then check out Unallied Magazine which spotlights great fashion editorials in its digital issues and online webitorials. A shoot I worked on is featured as their latest webitorial.Read More »
When Alicia Keys rocked this braided updo at the Billboard Music Awards, I immediately thought a bride could definitely pull this off for her big day. It’s an elegant, elaborate spin on a classic wedding look. I love it! What do you think?Read More »
I’ve been reading about the many spring beauty looks that were featured at New York Fashion Week, and here are a few trends and standout looks that I’m particularly loving for the season. Note: All captions from Harper’s Bazaar Staff.
The Row: Luminous Skin
Beautiful skin defined the look that Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux gave the models at The Row. As he says, it’s the way “any woman would want to look like when she wakes up in the morning.” In reality? Makeup and coffee are need to achieve this fresh-faced effect. Pecheux relied on some star products—Estée Lauder Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator to even out the complexion and a new, limited-edition Gelée Bronzer to contour the cheekbones. Last but not least, nail pro Deborah Lippmann painted on Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude, a creamy white that we anticipate we’ll be seeing more of this season.
Tracy Reese: Lush Blush
Spring wouldn’t be spring without a peach-y cheek. The look at Tracy Reese was (thankfully) free of any shimmer and instead emphasized a natural, healthy glow. Lead makeup artist Mally Roncal dug into her kit to find her Mally Beauty 24/7 Blush, which she placed high on the cheekbones to create a soft flush with just a hint of dew.
Naeem Kahn: Strong Brows With Subtle Lips
The way to wear a bold brow—which is definitely the direction to go in this spring—is with a soft, neutral lip, says James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. Here, he went with a nude-toned pencil and lipstick finished with a sparkling champagne beige gloss (NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Gold Digger to be exact).
Rodarte: Starry Eyes
This striking, smokey blue eye owes its beauty to Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” which is what lead artist James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics had in mind backstage. For a likeness of the original, layer on gradations of rich blue, staring with Dark Rite Soft Touch Shadow Pencil (new for Spring 2012; for now, try Rue Saint Honore Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner) on the upper and lower lash lines, followed by a wash of Night Flight Single Eyeshadow rounded above the creases and topped with Tropic Single Eyeshadow for subtle sparkle.
Zac Posen: Defined Lashes
Makeup artist Kabuki had a specific image in mind at Zac Posen. “A late 1960s black and white fashion photo from Harper’s Bazaar by James Moore, featuring extremely long lashes,” she says. The face painter paid homage to the look by applying M.A.C. Blacktrack Fluidline liner through the roots of curled lashes and stacking M.A.C. Lashes in #2 and #7 on the upper lids. A few coats of M.A.C. Optimum Black Opulash Mascara provided a captivating finish.
Erin Fetherston: Sixties Side Pony
Mod makeup and hair set the clock back to the ‘60s at Erin Fetherston. Models turned up with side ponytails teased at the crown—just enough to make the cheekbones pop—while charcoal-smudged eyes contrasted perfectly with the peachy-pink lip, proving that this Factory Girl has some edge.
Oscar de la Renta: Elegant Frizz
Fancy frizz hair took a glamorous spin down the runway at Oscar de la Renta, where lead hairstylist Orlando Pita worked his magic to create the perfect crinkled texture. He started by wrapping small sections of strands into tight pin curls and letting everything dry. Then he brushed out hair to achieve the desired level of elegant pouf.
Any trends you’re thinking about trying? My fave is definitely Lush Blush from Tracey Reese. I love that it’s shimmer-free and the perfect healthy glow.Read More »
As Cupid prepares to use his bow and arrows, here are some of my favorite red (and a splash of pink) beauty items to get you in the mood for love. If not love, then how about a night out with the girls.
Products and photo credits (clockwise from top):
1. ARTISTRY lipstick in Stunning (ShopArtistryNow.com); credit: image via Amway.com
2. Madison Street Beauty mineral e/s in Cherry Blossom; credit: madisonstreetbeauty.etsy.com
3. Red headband on model; credit: image via aminamichelle.com
4. MAC lipstick Ruby Woo; credit: image via maccosmetics.com
5. Red roses are always nice! credit: stock image
6. MAC Nail Lacquer in Rouge Marie. Check out Vintage Vamp too; credit: image via maccosmetics.com
7. MAC lip liner in Cherry; credit: image via maccosmetics.com
8. ARTISTRY Lavish in Cashmere Lip Colour in Pomegranate (ShopArtistryNow.com); credit: image via Amway.comRead More »