Thakoon's Fall 2013 presentation included makeup and hair that made a statement — and was hard to miss. Makeup artist Diane Kendal took inspiration from the collection, which was inspired by Summer. "We wanted to reflect that in the makeup, so we did a very dark midnight blue shadow, but to get that Summer feel we added glitter on top. It created the perfect juxtaposition between Winter and Summer." As far as the hair goes, think sharp, graphic, and modern: bangs placed on half of the forehead and cut short, creating a youthful, girlish style with an edge.
Posts for February 12th 2013
Backstage at French designer Sophie Theallet's Fall 2013 fashion show, makeup artist Tom Pecheux used MAC Cosmetics to create a beautiful look in a "casual, functional way." After examining the feminine qualities and colors of the clothing, Tom wanted a face that was charming, polished, and glowing to complement the collection.
The look: An "old money" makeup look that doesn't scream show-off.
Who would wear it: Any type of woman, as long as she is comfortable in her own body and has a little bit of style.
Key products: MAC creamy blue shadow mixed with warm bronze shimmer on the lids for a reptilian feel.
Maybe you’re lucky enough to be one of those carefree glam women who can make a statement without even trying. You know, the kind with windblown hair who can pair the perfect vintage dress and biker boots and look like you just came off the runway.
The rest of us need a little inspiration from time to time—which is why the latest fragrance from Juicy Couture has our free-spirited side soaring! Couture La La blends bright sparkling mandarin with bold white florals for a fragrance experience that captures the essence of femininity along with the daring allure of the unexpected. Try the scent, available as an Eau de Parfum or an indulgent Body Lotion, and consider it your invitation to Live in La La! Click here
If the runway looks from New York Fashion Week are any indication, Fall 2013 will be all about the big sexy hair of iconic women like Bianca Jagger, and even designer Diane von Furstenberg herself. Get your curling irons and teasing combs ready, because voluminous hair made major waves on the following catwalks. Click through to see our favorite looks.
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.
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.