The Grammys may be tomorrow night, but that doesn't mean celebrities are getting their beauty rest. In fact, a whole slew of stars have been out and about all weekend, gearing up for one of the music world's biggest events. Click through now to see how they celebrated. It may have been with a lot of Champagne, but beauty-wise, it was done with much panache.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Jason Wu at Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week, where the women are strong and cool, and the makeup is bold and daring. One thing Jason doesn't lack? Vision. He worked with Lancôme's Diane Kendal on that perfect indigo shade, a mix of liners, and a shadow — which included a key shade from his upcoming collaboration with Lancôme — for the exaggerated winged look. Odile Gilbert for Kérastase created an elegant, tucked-and-folded bun for a tidy, woven coif, which is best described as a bob-meets-chignon.
Go backstage with us, just before Jason showed off his designs to the world.
It seems like every season there is at least one show that notes Kate Moss as inspiration, but the beauty look at Tibi gets brownie points for the most spot-on interpretation. Smudgy eye makeup, full brows, and a mussy, kinked hairstyle brought the '90s aesthetic back to life. Colorfully matte nails and ombré extensions kept things current. We think Kate would be proud.
The look: Smudgy makeup, buckled hair, and colorfully matte nails
Who would wear it: Kate Moss circa 1992
Overheard backstage: "We're spending half an hour to make them look like they didn't do anything." — Kevin Ryan, lead stylist for TRESemmé, on the models' hairstyles
Backstage at Alexander Wang, a debate was raging over the name of the hair color that was being wrapped around the models' ponytails. Was it cognac, like Redken lead stylist Guido suggested? Or Maker's Mark? Perhaps Jack Daniel's was more appropriate? Whatever you call it, the typical Wang girl received an atypical hairstyle that definitely had people talking.
The look: Two-toned hair, hooded eye makeup, and sandstone-inspired nail art
The inspiration: Irina Kravchenko, one of the models from Wang's Spring 2013 show, had the hair color he and Guido attempted to mimic
Backstage ambience: Incredibly calm and serene, despite the many people milling about
For Fall 2013, Monique Lhuillier requested art deco elements for hair and makeup. This translated into a severe shadow shape in the blackest-black hue. And for the hair, lead stylist Odile Gilbert chose a velvet-wrapped chignon that complemented the intensity of the deep, angular eye look.
The look: Structured chignons, graphic eye makeup, and gunmetal nails
The inspiration: Art deco
Color scheme: Black, gray, and dark green
When conceptualizing his Fall 2013 runway collection, Christian Siriano was inspired by Russian opulence. And Siriano's team of hair and makeup gurus put together a look so soft and feminine, the models themselves were raving about it. If you're looking for a way to update your braids for Fall, you've got to check this out.
The look: A fishtail-braided updo, thick black liner, and heavy contouring
The inspiration: Women who visit the ballet in Russia
Overheard backstage: "Christian wanted Heidi braids; I wasn't going to let him have it." — Antoinette Beenders, Aveda global style director
Taking androgyny out for a spin, the beauty backstage at Rebecca Taylor was all about the rockabilly chicks. Tough but soft, the hair and makeup was all about strength: strong brows, strong hair, and even strong nail polish. A modern '50s pompadour by Kevin Ryan for TRESemmé was the focal point of this masculine look.
The look: Structured hair, sculpted makeup, and dark, matte nails
The inspiration: Rockabilly chicks of the '50s
Key tips: Use a mini flat iron to achieve the square-shaped hairline
Hervé Léger by Max Azria sent bronzed beauties down the catwalk, a move that directly contrasted with usual Fall 2013 palettes. The hair was windblown in order to emulate the style of a motorcycle-riding tough-girl, while the contoured makeup also fell in line with his California-cool vibe.
The look: Finger-styled strands (under hats), beach-bunny tans, and nearly black nails
The inspiration: LA biker girls
Who would wear it: The woman who counts chains and studs in her fashion repertoire
The bohemian girl got a makeover at the Mara Hoffman show for Fall 2013, where a devil-may-care attitude was traded in for a more polished look. This included a graphic take on eyeliner, courtesy of Maybelline New York. If you're a world traveler, then you'll love the heat-free way to create waves that are chic, not unkempt.
The look: Jewelry in the hair, winged eyeliner, and a lunar manicure
The inspiration: A modern-day gypsy
Key tips: Use mousse and hair clips to create loose waves in 20 minutes (no heat required)
For Fall 2013, Jill Stuart may have pulled inspiration from British darlings, but the look is ideal for any woman who needs a one-product option. The hair was finger-styled by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase. And if you have a tube of lip balm nearby, you're already halfway to the makeup look.
The look: Finger-styled waves, dewy skin paired with bold brows, and vampy nails
The inspiration: English aristocrats like Stella Tennant
Key products: Rosebud Lip Salve