The look at Rodarte for Fall 2013 was all about the contrast: a rocker girl and a princess all rolled into one. The hair took on an edgy, ethereal look that paired loads of texture with a rose-like braid/bun hybrid behind the head. Odile Gilbert, working with John Frieda, described the look as a rocker princess with a cool, undone texture. Want to ace this look yourself? Click through to see how.
At a screening for Beautiful Creatures yesterday, Emmy Rossum redefined the cat eye, as we know it — with metallic blue liner. Keeping the rest of her makeup simple, Emmy allowed her eyes to be the star of the show, updating the classic cat eye with a frosty shade of blue. Although this bold look makes a statement, it's rather easy to pull off. Following the steps you would to create a basic cat eye, simply swap your black liner for a shade like this Yves Saint Laurent Eye Pencil in Oriental Blue ($30). And if you're still concerned about blue eyeliner's infamous 1980s reputation, don't be. Shades of blue complement every eye color and are perfect for cat-eye newbies, since a light blue line is more forgiving than black. Transition this eye-catching look into the Spring with pale pink blush and a swipe of gloss.
See How Bloggers and Fellow Shoppers Are Gifting on a Shoestring — and Show Us Your Favorite Picks Under $20
It’s easy to get caught up in the generous spirit of the season, but that doesn’t mean you need to start the New Year in the poorhouse. The secret to great gifting is heart and soul, not dollars and cents — so think about who you’re buying for, get creative, and have fun!
For this week’s holiday shopping mission, we’re inviting readers and bloggers to hit their local T.J.Maxx, Marshalls, or HomeGoods stores in search of the best holiday gifts for under $20. Challenge yourself to stretch every cent by scouting out a creatively affordable gift combo, like a colorful cookie jar with biscottis and specialty tea hidden inside or a spa lover’s basket containing a soap, lotion, and candle. With something for everyone on your list at up to 60 percent off department store prices every single day, these stores are your one-stop resource for gifts that are low on price but high on creativity and style.
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Backstage at Victoria by Victoria Beckham, a new kind of art student was being brought to life: the modern-day beatnik. Barely there makeup and tons of texture in the hair lent themselves to a completely wearable downtown look.
The look: Heavily textured hair, baggy ponytails, and barely there makeup
Who would wear it: The intelligent, but still downtown-cool, art student
Key products: L'Oreal Professionnel True Grip Texturizing Powder, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Vaseline
Makeup: Lucia Pica for MAC wanted the focus to remain on the girls' natural beauty. "We're using only concealer, no foundation, and only where needed," she said. Eyes and lips were blended with concealer before Pica dabbed some Vaseline on. For the lashes, Pica applied brown mascara at the root before cleaning the product off the ends. "It adds definition without being too overt," Pica said.
Hair: "We didn't want an army of lookalikes coming down the runway, so we're keeping them as they are," Anthony Turner for L'Oreal Professionnel, said. Therefore, he didn't fuss too much with the hair. After working a bit of volumizing spray on the ends, he blew-dry the hair with his fingers. Some girls with longer hair then had their strands looped into baggy, unkept ponytails with pieces falling free around the face. Right before they hit the runway, Turner added texture with L'Oreal Professionnel True Grip Texturizing Powder to add some fuzzy bits of hair around the face.
Big date coming up? Pulling your look together can be the most nerve-wracking part of it all. Take the stress out of getting ready with these five tips that will have you looking gorgeous for that special night. They're all really easy and will have you looking great throughout the entire date. On Kirbie: Mcginn dress.
The pared down beauty was simple, but thoughtful at the Jenny Packham Fall 2013 show. Because the pieces in the collection — from the clothes to the jewelry and handbags — were so ornate, the team of hair, makeup, and nail pros left the beauty look a little understated yet elegant.
The look: A loose ponytail with a ribbon, glowing skin, and a gradient glitter manicure
The inspiration: 17th century opulence
Trends: Nail art
Makeup: "We wanted the makeup to look expensive," said lead makeup artist Talia Shobrook, who created the minimal look using Laura Mercier products. There was an emphasis on a glowing complexion, which was attained by using the Mega-Moisturizer Crème all over the skin with a touch of foundation. Shobrook accented the dewy look with lipstick as blush, while Tawny Eye Basics was swept on lids and Caviar Stick in Seashell was drawn along the crease.
Hair: Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé created a simple, loose ponytail. First, she applied 24 Hour Body Blow Dry Lotion for lift and hold and blow-dried with a flat brush to achieve a straight look. She parted the hair in the center and gently teased the midlengths for a little shape in the back of the ponytail. She let any face-framing layers fall out, and tied the look with a ribbon for that 17th century feel.
Nails: The sparkling nails were created by Gina Edwards for Essie. To complement the lavish jewelry and handbags in the collection, Edwards decided to paint on a gradient nail art design using Essie Luxeffects in Set in Stones. She applied the glitter polish at the center of the nail and then tapped the brush back and forth to the tip to form the cascading look.
Usually you have to wait until after the runway show to get a glimpse of the hottest nail colors for next season, but for Oscar de la Renta, you can get a jump start on your Fall polish collection right now. The brand is releasing three new nail colors inspired by his Fall 2013 fashion collection (for which the show takes place later today). Covet is a deep wine color, Dare calls to mind Oscar's island upbringing, and Asphalt is a glittery gray shade. Perhaps the hues are a hint at the palettes we'll see strutting down the Oscar de la Renta runway today, but you can preorder your favorite shade now on oscardelarenta.com for $22 each. And tomorrow the shades will be available worldwide. Besides, it's never too early to get your Autumn color combinations squared away.
Bold lips and matte finishes are huge for Fall 2013, and the crimson version at Vera Wang was the focal point of the overall beauty look. The hair was left wavy and slight undone, and the nails were a soft gray.
Who would wear it: We can see Florence Welch rocking this look.
Key products: Clé de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in Mister Lincoln and Tuscany.
Trends: Bold, matte lips.
Makeup: Lucia Pieroni for Clé de Peau Beauté created the bold matte lip using the Extra Rich Lipstick in Mister Lincoln and Tuscany. To add dimension to the look, she used the lighter shade on top of and in the center of the lip. She kept the face bare with a touch of shimmering shadow on the lids, while lashes went mascara-free to let the lips take center stage. Bold brows finished off the palette to balance the intensity of the lipstick.
Hair: "The hair is about texture," said lead stylist Paul Hanlon for Moroccanoil. The hair was left down and ultimately tucked into the clothes before models walked the runway, so Hanlon made sure he brought defined texture to the hair. After wetting the hair and prepping it with Volumizing Mousse, he twisted sections with his hands while he blow-dried. To better frame the face, he went back with a curling iron and finished the look with hair spray for hold.
Nails: Lead manicurist Jin Soon Choi used her JinSoon nail polish in Auspicious. "It's a light gray, but has a hint of lavender for a softer, more elegant touch," Choi said.
There are plenty of wearable looks coming from New York Fashion Week, but leave it to Badgley Mischka to deliver some serious glamour, from hair to makeup to nails; the designers turned to the Hitchcock ladies for a classic beauty inspiration. Peter Gray, on hair, worked a fun shape into a classic updo, while Tom Pecheux for MAC created a stunning makeup look that focused on a bold matte lip. And Deborah Lippmann was backstage showing off her collection of silk-inspired polishes that dry matte: one of the biggest nail trends this season.
The look: A classic updo with bold red lips and nails
The inspiration: Hitchcock
Who would wear it: The socialite hopping from one holiday party to the next
Color scheme: Technicolor
Trends: Rich polish with a matte finish