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Posts for September 11th 2011
We're in the heart of Fashion Week, and it appears that orange lipstick, Swinging London eye makeup, and heavily gelled hair are going to rule the runways this time around. But of all the designer looks that have been rolling down the runways, only some deserve a second glance. On day four, we saw diva-worthy eyeliner, the perfect way to make two-tone lipstick wearable, and gorgeous wet-look waves. Check out our top 10 finds from the day now.
What do you get when you mix a little glitter with a little grit? Why, surfer-grunge, of course. That's exactly the essence makeup artist Lloyd Simmonds captured when creating the glimmery, beachy beauty look for Edun. While the skin was kept "perfect and fresh" as if it was brushed by the wind and sun, the eyes were accentuated with MAC's Reflex glitter mixed with Shine Mixing Medium (both professional-only), for an antique-gold sparkle. A combination of the brand's Brit Wit (a dusty rose-mauve) and Posey (a warm peach) blushes were used on the cheeks, along with Shell (a shimmery pink-beige) and Hush (a soft, frosty peach) Cream Colour Bases, which were layered on top for a highlighted look. Lips were given a pale hue in keeping with the surfer style.
For the hair, Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon made sure that the subtly roughed-up coiffure he created felt somewhat structured, all while remaining attractive and wearable. To get his "cool-girl-in-the-sun" look, start with a mixture of the brand's Surf Spray and Prep products for a conditioned-yet-matte texture. Gently backcomb the hair and flat-iron it, for a look that's blurred between soft and shiny, and rough and beachy.
Monique Lhuillier is known for her elegant designs, but her Spring 2012 collection has a sporty influence — and naturally, the backstage beauty experts were part of the team. Manicures were inspired by almond milk, the Nike swoosh inspired the makeup, and hair was both chic and sleek. Read on to find out how it all came together.
Photo courtesy of CND
Derek Lam's Spring 2012 collection counted modernist architect Richard Neutra as an influence, and the beauty inspiration followed suit. Hair was pulled back into ponytails with clean, smooth lines; makeup echoed the bronzes and yellows of Neutra's settings in California. Read on to see how the look came together.
You have to love the clever concepts designers and beauty teams come up with (Elizabeth Taylor at the gym, anyone?) during Fashion Week. And for Jen Kao's Spring 2012 runway, the nail art inspiration did not fail to disappoint on the quirky factor. Models sported nail art that complemented the designer's "track-girl-meets-Romeo-and-Juliet" theme. "It's a very dangerous, lethal person with a feminine, soft side," explained manicurist Wanda Ruiz for CND. To get these ombré-style nails at home, Ruiz recommends you paint the brand's Inkwell or Oil Slick polish as a base, starting from the cuticle and blending out toward the center. Next apply a saturated color, such as Anchor Blue, Green Scene, Rouge Red, or Midnight Sapphire (which are the exact shades featured at the show), and immediately finish with a topcoat to diffuse the colors together. What happens next is up to you.
Charlotte Ronson's Spring 2012 clothing collection featured a Victorian-inspired motif of long hemlines and sheer fabrics, and as you might expect, this same old-era theme carried through into the beauty look, as well. Makeup was minimal and made to seem as if it was effortlessly applied; hair was texturized and thrown back into low ponytails, as if they were second-day versions. Want to try this casual-cool approach to beauty yourself? Find out three backstage tricks on how to get a glamorously unglamorous look when you read more.
Check out our latest BellaTV episode and some of our favorite stories from the week:
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- Check out all the beauty goodness from Fashion's Night Out.
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- Would you wear these elaborately crafted false lashes?
- In honor of Fashion Week, see these five memorable movie runway moments.
- Sassoon's Fall '11 collection is pretty much the stuff dreams are made of.
- Tyra Banks doesn't have to shave her legs: are you as jealous as we are?
- Check out September's 10 most gorgeous nail polish shades.
- Charlize Theron walks through Hollywood history in the new Dior commercial.
- Purple lip gloss is fashionable, yes; but, is it wearable too?