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.
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!
Ponytails are the hairstyle equivalent of a white button-down — in other words, they're a style staple that goes with everything. Here we show you seven ways to toss your hair back, from a sleek and easy middle part (perfect for a case of the Mondays) to a teased style that will be sure to breathe new life into your LBD. The best part? There's something for every level of hair enthusiast — neophytes included! Watch now to sidestep any bad hair day with a fresh, new ponytail style! On Kirbie: Embellishment by ban.do.
Celebrity hairstylist Keith Campbell (of The Hair Architect Show fame) is releasing his second book, Decide to Be Beautiful ($25), a project that is surprisingly devoid of hair. The coffee table book is a compilation of inspiring poems set alongside colorful illustrations. "Books like this need to be in our industry because we can become superficial. Let's go back to the roots, to the basics," he explained at the publication's launch last night. "There is nothing wrong with looking good on the outside, but make sure you have that purpose."
It's clear he has similar advice for life that he does for choosing your next hairstyle. "I say play. Have fun with it. Make it exciting maybe even a little bit risky," he suggests. "Then live with it for a while. If I'm going to do it, I'm going to commit to it."
Campbell's star clients range from Estelle to Rihanna. And a few hit the red carpet to celebrate his accomplishment, including singers Chrisette Michele and Melanie Fiona. Campbell finished out the night with a live styling performance set to electric violin. The book will be available for sale on Keith Campbell's website beginning Nov. 1.
Anne Hathaway was as sexy as ever in her turn as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. And if you're thinking about going as the sultry character this Halloween, here's another way to channel your inner fierce feline. Using makeup to create a faux mask, MAC Cosmetics' Neil Young shows us how to put the finishing touches on your very own, very cool Catwoman costume.
Need some Halloween inspiration? Makeup artist Neil Young from MAC Cosmetics shows us how to transform any woman — blond, brunette, and any hair color in between — into iconic entertainer Marilyn Monroe. So bust out the red lipstick, flirty smile, and your best 1950s garb. This blond bombshell metamorphosis is a must-see.
Dia de los Muertos (in English, Day of the Dead) is a national celebration in Mexico where the living honor loved ones who have passed. The holiday, which takes place directly after Halloween, provides a way to remember those no longer with us, and has been symbolized throughout history with elegantly painted skulls. MAC Senior Artist Neil Young works his makeup artistry magic to transform our model with this vivid Dia de los Muertos-inspired palette in today's Beauty Book.