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 »
I shared in a recent post how every year the color experts at Pantone announce the most striking colors that will take the fashion and interior design industries by storm. One of the spring color trends was Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463). A bold reddish-orange hue that according to PerfectWeddingGuide.com “is sure to look fabulous in bridesmaid dresses, florals, linens and everything else in between.” Well, check out ShopStyle.com’s Pantone-inspired spring color wheel with its vivid brights and muted hues and then see how to incorporate the colors into your makeup with the ARTISTRY Escape to Paradise Collection.
ARTISTRY BEACHFRONT PALETTE
CHEEK AND EYE QUAD
gives cheeks a shimmering glow.
Lotus – light petal pink
Bone – golden beige
Iris – exotic shimmering lavender
Fusion – soft shell
Island Violet provides
maximum impact with
intense sparkling violet colour.
LIP GLOSS DUO
Tropical Coral drenches
lips with high-impact shine
in two confident colours:
Radiant Pink and
ARTISTRY SEASCAPE PALETTE
CHEEK AND EYE QUAD
gives cheeks lustrous light.
Seafoam – luminous pale
Antique – soft neutral beige
Shell – soft luminous purple
Drift – soft brown
Lagoon illuminates the
eye with exotic rich
LIP GLOSS DUO
Pacific Orchid provides
high-impact shine in
two glossy colours:
Raspberry Shimmer and
This Giuseppe Zanotti patent leather sandal with wedge heel is on my wishlist not because I wish I could afford this shoe; more so I wish I could WEAR this shoe! I loved wearing heels in my former life (college student/young professional/loving my 20s). I wouldn’t have thought twice about rocking this 5 1/4″ heel. Ha! Not anymore. Nowadays, I prefer to stay closer to the ground (so I can hang with my little ones) AND for fear I’m going to fall and break something. So I’ll just admire and swoon from afar.
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What’s in store for makeup this spring? Here’s a sneak peak from the experts at ARTISTRY on what to expect.
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On the runways, we saw a mix of old and new. Featured colours seemed pulled from long ago, but were paired with glittery eye accents, timeless natural tones, and dark shadows and liners done in fresh new ways. Spring will bring bright, vibrant colours, but of course toned down from the neon shades we saw last summer. The overall message was clear: pair vintage with modern to make a statement that is as unique as you are.
I saw the following on PerfectWeddingGuide.com and wanted to share with my Blended Beauté readers. I’m excited about some of the spring trends I’ve read about and am absolutely loving this gorgeous tangerine palette.
As posted on PerfectWeddingGuide.com:
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Each year the color experts at Pantone announce the most striking colors that will take the fashion and interior design industries by storm, and within those selections, they designate a color of the year. For spring 2012, that color is Tangerine Tango (Pantone 17-1463). A bold reddish-orange hue that is sure to look fabulous in bridesmaid dresses, florals, linens and everything else in between.
We predict the tangerine craze taking over color pallets for spring and summer 2012 wedding. It’s a fresh and flirty color that evokes happiness whenever you see it! Are you liking Tangerine Tango? How would you incorporate the color into your big day?
1. Bow ties via C’est la vie by Elle
2. Florals via heavenlybloomsblog.com
3. OPI Nail Lacquer in Totally Tangerine
4. Model photo via C’est la vie by Elle
5. Runway image via Jenny Packham
6. Stationery via ModernGirlInvitations.com
7. Tangerine Ginger Rum Jam via Foodoro.com
8. “Sophie” pump via selve.co.uk
Spring is in the air and I’m loving the colors and trends in makeup. Fresh and fun are the buzzwords for this spring’s makeup looks. Washes of vivid color and sheer powders keep things light and airy. Smoky eyes in unexpected colors, like Fresh Pale Blue from ARTISTRY’s Spring Trend Collection. The glam, disco trend is reflected in metallic shimmers and high-shine lip colors like the Bloom In Color Eye Pencils and Lip Colors. And the Blush Duo adds a natural flush to cheeks complete with highlighter for a radiant glow. Check out the complete collection below created by celebrity makeup artist Frances Hathaway, and get inspired from some of the looks she created.
Visit www.ShopArtistryNow.com for product info, makeup tips and more inspirational looks for day and night.Read More »