Posts for February 7th 2013
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Red lipstick and black liner make a perfect match, but the makeup at Kenneth Cole's Fall 2013 show, courtesy of Romy Soleimani for MAC, paired the duo in a completely different way. Lips lined in ebony were subtly diffused into a bold crimson, turning the classic red lip directly on its head. And the slicked-back hair by Didier Malige, lead stylist for Jonathan Product, added just the right amount of masculine edge.
The look: Slicked-back hair with a center part, edgy red lipstick, and greasy eye makeup
Who would wear it: An urban girl who isn't afraid of showing some attitude
Heard backstage: "This is not a make-out lip!"
Olivia Wilde has an addiction . . . to changing her hair color. From jet black to bright blond, she has just about tried it all, which makes her the ideal fit as a Revlon hair color spokeswoman. Her experimentation actually started as a preteen when she embraced punk style to its fullest. "When I was 12, I started working my way through the Manic Panic line. I went through purple, green, and I really liked blue," she says. "I remember at one point I wanted to do a sunset. So, I wanted orange into red, which is hard to do crouching over your sink."
While Olivia has stayed away from the primary colors as of late, she hasn't lost her love of experimentation. Even her fiancé, Jason Sudeikis, takes note of her sporadic changes. "I really don't go more than a month with the same hair color," she says. "So he'll tease me and say, 'Honey, it's been a week, are you sure you don't want to change your hair?'"
However, Olivia admits that one of the perks of her color updates is the makeup. "One of the fun things about changing your hair is getting to try out all these different colors. I think if you're a darker brunette, learning to contour is really helpful, and with eye makeup you can be a little bit more bold. And with really blond hair I think [it's best to] use way less makeup."
No matter the hair color, though, Olivia always leans on her makeup staples: a winged cat eye and a handy brow pencil. "I plucked off all my eyebrows because I wanted to be Kate Moss. She had the perfect wisps of eyebrows," Olivia explains. "But what you forget when you're looking at your beauty icon is that they have a completely different face than you."
Her time with the tweezers may be counted among her beauty blunders, but all in all Olivia embraces the trial and errors of life. "If I ever had a daughter I would tell her to make every mistake; go for it," Olivia says.
If we're going to listen to anyone's advice on how to look and feel sexy on Valentine's Day, it's going to be from Victoria's Secret Angels. We caught up with models Candice Swanepoel and Lily Aldridge in New York City, where the ladies are preparing early for Cupid's big day. They let us in on their Valentine's Day plans and the beauty looks they think work best on date night. On Kirbie: Mcginn dress.
For Fall 2013, designers Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra of Costello Tagliapietra drew their inspiration from the future. Using a color palette filled with purples, blues, pinks, and greens, the beauty style was a reflection of an uptight woman who is finally trying to have some fun. The makeup look was created by Maki for MAC, hair was developed by lead stylist Nelson Vercher for the Rita Hazan Salon and nails were polished by Michelle Saunders for Essie.
The look: Highly texturized hair fastened in a low ponytail, metallic purple nails, and bright, matte fuchsia lips
The inspiration: Psycho glamour, but also pretty and slightly sensual
Who would wear it: Anyone with swagger. Think of someone like Natalie Portman, who is intelligent about her beauty
Photos: Jamie Roy
From the romantic, sideswept hair to the frostbitten lips, Tadashi Shoji imagined a fairy-tale beauty from the Siberian tundra for his Fall 2013 collection. The sparkling skin and textured updo is the perfect way to translate a girlie look with a Winter palette.
The look: Textured hair twisted to one side with a deep berry lip, shimmering eye makeup, and a Winter-white manicure
The inspiration: A girl running through the Russian tundra
Who would wear it: The hopeless romantic who likes a little glam
Photo: Kaitlyn Dreyling
For Fall 2013 Fashion Week, the models at Creatures of the Wind portrayed the ultimate cool girl. While the clothing was filled with utilitarian military fabrics made in Japan, the makeup (by Nars) was the opposite, with shining metallics taking focus. Hair, by Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris, was tousled yet sleek, with sunglasses used as hair accessories.
The look: Matte skin, a nude cat eye, and "flat volume" hair.
The inspiration: '80s Memphis-style furniture, Teddy Girls from the '50s, and candy.
Who should wear it: The cool girl who loves menswear and goes to art galleries on the weekend.
— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo
The effortless hair and makeup at BCBG Max Azria's Fall 2013 show was a casual-cool look any girl can pull off. The whole collection was inspired by Istanbul, which translated to a sexy mix of downtown cool with a little Middle Eastern influence for both the hair, by Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon, and makeup, by Val Garland for Sephora Pro.
The look: Bronzed skin, smoky eyes, and sideswept hair topped with a hat.
The inspiration: Grunge meets Istanbul.
The color scheme: Browns and neutral tones.
New York Fashion Week is here! Leading up to the big day, many designers are busy testing their Fall 2013 runway beauty looks. BCBG Max Azria let us take a peek at their beauty test, where cool girl Kate Moss served as inspiration. For the runway, models were adorned in beanies with lightly glazed terracotta lips and a soft smoky eye, creating a natural, subtle look. Bumble and Bumble's Laurent Philippon describes the hair as being made to look as if "she had been traveling." One key to getting a smoky eye at home without too much effort? "Use a pencil," says makeup artist Val Garland.