The new season marks a time to refresh your beauty palette with our editor's top picks for Spring. For the warmer season ahead, shine bright in the best hair, nails, makeup, and skin care trends from the likes of Urban Decay, Deborah Lippmann, and bareMinerals. Also, don't forget to check out the tantalizing scents from favorites such as Balenciaga and Givenchy to complete your Spring kickoff. Shop all of the irresistible finds below.
We're seeing lots of graphic eyeliner this season, and the models at Karen Walker's Fall 2013 show had big, bold, and colorful winged eye makeup. The vibrant eyes were paired with a grunge-inspired hairstyle and black matte nails.
The look: Bright makeup with tousled hair and low ponytails.
The inspiration: Siouxsie Sioux.
Color scheme: The green and orange eye makeup was inspired by shoes from the collection.
Makeup: Lead makeup artist Benjamin Puckey for MAC drew upon Siouxsie Sioux of the English punk rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees for inspiration for the vibrant eye makeup. The orange and green liners were created using MAC pigments and were painted on the lids using a fine lining brush. Brows were bleached with hydrogen peroxide, and the face was kept bare with a little foundation to make the color on the eyes really stand out.
Hair: Of the textured hair, lead stylist Laurent Philippon for Bumble and Bumble explained, "What we're doing is a little bit of a grunge revival." All the girls had their hair diffused to bring out their natural texture, and then their strands were set in loose braids to hold the look until they went out on the runway. He layered Bumble and Bumble's Prep and Surf Spray to get the natural-looking texture.
Nails: Nail artist Joaney Black for OPI created the punk-rock-esque manicure. She started off with Black Onyx and finished with a matte top coat for the ultimate in cool-girl style.
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.
If you're looking for a runway look to copy now, but you want something that's neither too ordinary nor too avant-garde, let Naeem Khan's Fall 2012 eye makeup be your inspiration. Using Italian actress Monica Vitti as a muse, James Boehmer, Nars director of global artistry, painted on precise, sharp liner for a "pushed up and quirky" finish.
Barely there nails may be one of Fashion Week's biggest trends, but one look that always seems to agree with the runway is a return to '80s-era punk rock. And at Edun's Fall 2012 show, makeup, hair, and nail artists combined their talents to develop a fresh, modern take on the classically edgy style. But most of all, this creative group proved that the everything old is new again mantra doesn't have to read stale. Find out three ways you can make this updated punk-rock beauty look your own.
Some of us may be a little too old to have Justin Bieber fever, but I think we can all appreciate good old-fashioned school girl-style crushes. Perhaps it was New Kids on the Block, Nsync, or David Cassidy that got your heart all aflutter back in the day. Whatever the case, I think we can also all appreciate a good haircut phenomenon when we see one. Justin's side-swept style has been sweeping the nation (well, the world) for some time now, so to see the secrets of his signature look revealed, just read on.
Tonight is Fashion's Night Out, and New York City will be filled with pretty much every big name in fashion and beauty. Designers, stylists, models, makeup artists, and more will be part of the most style-filled evening of the year. If you're headed out but don't know where to start, we've rounded up 10 can't-fail options for a beautiful time. Check out these choices, and come track us down to say hello!
I owe any hair successes and failures from my college years to the Bumble and Bumble University's Model Project. I'd offer my hair up to stylists from around the country learning how to do updos using hair powder. Afterward, I'd roll into my Gender, Economics and the Media class with a full-on bouffant. The cuts and color I got were also usually amazing, and I have friends who go to the Aveda Institute for services. Have you ever left your 'do in the hands of a student?
One of the most aggravating things about October is the glut of product tie-ins for the month's Breast Cancer Awareness campaigns that seemed bent on proving that beauty and fashion publicists are creatures who have sworn themselves to the Faustian devil of themed product round up opportunism. It isn't that we don't support the effort that goes into BCA, it is that so few companies seem genuinely dedicated to the cause beyond what public relations they can rustle up to achieve fleeting customer good will. It is hard to feel charitable when you know someone is tugging at your heartstrings to get at your wallet, or in our case, our editorial coverage. Thankfully it isn't all jaded cynicism around here. One set of brands that have truly dedicated themselves to the cause year after year are the Estee Lauder companies. Evelyn H. Lauder, the Company’s Senior Corporate Vice President and Founder and Chairman of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has been a crusader for breast cancer research for two decades now. Their work is a beautiful example of how a corporation can use its size and influence to do well by doing good.
This is the full list of Estee Lauder brands/products that will be donating proceeds this October -
* Aveda Hand Relief
* Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Collection
* Bumble and bumble Classic Hairspray
* Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion
* Clinique Butter Shine Lipstick in Ribbon Pink
* Darphin Predermine Wrinkle Corrective Serum
* Donna Karan Cosmetics Limited-Edition Cashmere Mist Eau de Toilette Spray
* Estée Lauder Beautiful Eau de Parfum Spray
* Estée Lauder Perfectionist CP + Wrinkle Lifting Serum
* Estée Lauder Evelyn Lauder Lip Color Collection
* Estée Lauder Elizabeth Hurley High Gloss Lip Color Collection
* Estée Lauder Jeweled Pink Ribbon Pin
* Estée Lauder Pink Reflections Duet Jay Strongwater for Estée Lauder
* Jo Malone Red Roses Cologne and Bath Oil
* La Mer Crème de la Mer
* Lab Series Skincare for Men Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15
* Ojon® Revitalizing Mist
* Origins Peace of Mind® On-the-spot relief
* Prescriptives Pink Ribbon Collection
* Sean John Fragrances Unforgivable Eau de Toilette Spray
* Sean John Fragrances Unforgivable Woman Eau de Toilette Spray
* Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries Dreaming Tommy Hilfiger Eau de Parfum Spray with Charm
* Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries Hilfiger Eau de Toilette Cologne Spray