Emerald green is having a big moment in 2013, and not just because it was named Pantone's color of the year. Oz the Great and Powerful, set in the fictional Emerald City, was just released, giving the shade an extra boost in popularity. And besides, the rich, cool-toned hue looks gorgeous on most complexions and makes all eye colors pop, depending on what shade you use. See a variety of gorgeous emerald products you'll want to get your hands on.
For Fall 2013, MAC senior artist Chantel Miller took a long and haunting journey with the designers of Libertine using kohl, eyeliner, and a lot of precision. The final makeup look was a little more '60s with a mod twist, but at its inception, it provided a dark and haunting feel. Check out her techniques at the makeup test from New York Fashion Week.
Zac Posen is known for his glamorous runways, and for Fall 2013 he paired his red-carpet-worthy frocks with crimped chignons and deep berry lips. The updos, according to key hairstylist Luigi Murenu for John Frieda, offered a sense of lightness when paired with the gowns. And as for the makeup, artist Kabuki for MAC described it as an almost reverse smoky eye, inspired by the supermodels of the '90s. A brick-red lip punctuated the look. We went backstage at Posen's show (set at the famed and gilded Plaza Hotel) to watch a model go through hair and makeup from start to finish. Watch and see how the posh look came together.
Kate Spade's Fall 2013 collection encompasses flirty style, with bright colors and bold prints, and this year her muse was the confident New York City girl. With inspiration from the '70s (a trend we're seeing a lot of this Fashion Week), Kate's girl had big, beautiful hair and "look at me now!" lips. Plus, Deborah Lippmann made sure the NYC ladies were fully decked out with studded nail art. Disco hasn't looked this good since, well, the '70s.
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.
Scarves are a Winter wardrobe necessity, but they can also lend a lot of style to your hairstyles, too. These seven ways to tie a scarf will keep you from leaving the house with wet hair uncovered — or disguise a less-than-stellar hair day. From simple headband designs to advanced turban twists, watch this video to turn one scarf into a multitude of hair accessories.
There are plenty of books out there on how to do your makeup, but there aren't too many relevant nail art books that capture the current trends until now. LA-based nail artist Madeline Poole (her work has been featured in Teen Vogue, The New York Times, and Nylon) is bringing her contemporary designs to the masses with her new book, Nails, Nails, Nails!: 25 Creative DIY Nail Art Projects ($8, available for preorder on Amazon.com). Take a peek inside the book, and see what she has to say on the nail art craze and her new publication, when you read more.
For anyone who's thought, "Nail art? There's no way I could do that myself," you might want to think again. This brilliant starburst technique just requires scissors, tape, and some strategic painting. And once finished, you'll be impressed with the intricate, artistic geometric pattern that results. The best part? It only looks complicated. On Kirbie: Greylin top.
Soft, feminine fabrics and designs were featured on the Diane von Furstenberg runway: the perfect fodder for creating a pretty nail art look. We headed to Mars the Salon in West Hollywood to get an interpretation of this eye-catching runway style. Two hours and some sequins later, this must-see manicure was complete. Watch it all unfold now. On Kirbie: H&M.
Royalty is always a good option for Halloween, and when you see celebrity makeup artist Nelly Recchia's rendition of Marie Antoinette, you'll fall head over heels for the look. Learn how to re-create the grandiose drama in today's lookbook — it's sure to be a head-turner at any Halloween fete!