Carolina Herrera wanted her models to look gorgeous for her Fall 2013 show, and that they did. For the elegant look, Orlando Pita for Moroccanoil gave a new twist (if you will) to the victory roll, while Diane Kendal for MAC added a gorgeous shade, Hot Tahiti, on the lips. Nails were adorned with Essie's Ladylike to streamline the elegant factor.
Bold lips and matte finishes are huge for Fall 2013, and the crimson version at Vera Wang was the focal point of the overall beauty look. The hair was left wavy and slight undone, and the nails were a soft gray.
Who would wear it: We can see Florence Welch rocking this look.
Key products: Clé de Peau Extra Rich Lipstick in Mister Lincoln and Tuscany.
Trends: Bold, matte lips.
Makeup: Lucia Pieroni for Clé de Peau Beauté created the bold matte lip using the Extra Rich Lipstick in Mister Lincoln and Tuscany. To add dimension to the look, she used the lighter shade on top of and in the center of the lip. She kept the face bare with a touch of shimmering shadow on the lids, while lashes went mascara-free to let the lips take center stage. Bold brows finished off the palette to balance the intensity of the lipstick.
Hair: "The hair is about texture," said lead stylist Paul Hanlon for Moroccanoil. The hair was left down and ultimately tucked into the clothes before models walked the runway, so Hanlon made sure he brought defined texture to the hair. After wetting the hair and prepping it with Volumizing Mousse, he twisted sections with his hands while he blow-dried. To better frame the face, he went back with a curling iron and finished the look with hair spray for hold.
Nails: Lead manicurist Jin Soon Choi used her JinSoon nail polish in Auspicious. "It's a light gray, but has a hint of lavender for a softer, more elegant touch," Choi said.
A little romantic and a little edgy was the overall look for the hair, makeup, and nails at Alice + Olivia's Fall 2013 showing. The braided style, mixed with smudged eye makeup and a crimson lip, lent a modern take on a Renaissance aesthetic.
The look: Halo braids, gilded lids, and a glossy red lip.
The inspiration: Romantic Renaissance.
Key products: Stila Stay All Day Lip Vinyl Gloss in Merlot.
Makeup: Sarah Lucero for Stila conceptualized the gorgeous Fall makeup palette for Alice + Olivia's Fall 2013 show. She focused on the lips, using Stila's Stay All Day Lip Vinyl Gloss in Merlot, a rich, high-shine crimson hue. And to balance the strength of the bold lip, she kept the eye makeup soft and shimmering with In the Light Eye Shadow Palette and Metal-Eyes Foil Finish Shadow. To get a similar chromatic effect on the eyes, wet your brush before applying the gold shadow to your lids.
Hair: The hair, by Antonio Corral Calero for Moroccanoil, featured a wreath of braids on top of the head. To achieve the style, he parted the hair in the center and created two separate braids. Next, he wrapped them in opposite directions around the head, tucked the braids under, and secured with bobby pins. He let pieces of hair frame the face to add to the romantic feel.
Nails: There were three nail looks by NCLA. Depending on what the model was wearing for the show, she had one of three colors on her nails: Rush Hour (vibrant red), Call Me For the After Party (metallic blue), or Alice + Olivia Plaid Nail Wraps.
Curly-haired women know: hydration is the key to achieving defined ringlets and waves. Let Moroccanoil's intensely conditioning and frizz-reducing Curl Defining Cream ($32) be your hair's secret weapon. While you can apply this product on wet hair with a diffuser, another way to use this argan oil-rich product is to refresh second-day strands. For thicker hair, try twirling it into individual curls after spritzing with water. And for waves, scrunch the cream in with your fingers, resetting your style with a diffuser. A little bit goes a long way with this cream, but if you use too much, spray hair with water to avoid a weighed-down finish. If you have a sensitive nose, this floral-scented cream might not be for you. But fragrance lovers will find that thanks to its high-sillage effects, this scented cream might even replace their perfume.
In salons from Miami to Montana, from New York to New Mexico, it's pretty much impossible to find a stylist who doesn't rave about Moroccanoil treatment. Their devotion to the argan oil-infused hair serum is warranted, too; just a drop or two makes hair sleek, smooth, and enviably shiny. Now, the brand is moving into body care as well, with a five-piece collection that aims to do for skin what it's done for hair. Like its sister products, these new goods are infused with antioxidant-rich argan oil, adding shea butter and vitamin E for their skin-nourishing benefits. But as much as we love how soft the body soufflé leaves our legs, it's the classic-in-the-making scent that has us lathering and slathering up like crazy. If you're looking to bring a hint of the hammam home, look no further. From $10 at Blue Mercury.
At New York International Bridal Week, the team at Badgley Mischka devised a hairstyle inspired by Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. But instead of the socialite's precise center part, lead stylist Peter Gray for Moroccanoil opted for a less intense look, explaining, "I like the idea of taking something severe and softening it."
Gray's modern take on a classic wedding bun is both elegant and sophisticated. Learn to mimic this look for your impending nuptials (or your next formal affair), but be forewarned: you may need the help of your bridesmaids. It took three sets of hands to complete this floral chignon arrangement.
Moroccanoil is known for its shine-enhancing, hydrating products for all hair types. But practically anyone can benefit from the brand's Intense Curl Cream ($32), a lotion that's an absolute lifesaver for damaged ends and overprocessed hair of all textures. It's especially great for those whose hair is too fine or thin for oils or serums, because the formula combs through looking soft and natural instead of greasy, but still smooths down follicles and makes your hair feel amazing. Our curly-haired tester especially liked how gorgeous her curls looked after blow-drying, even without the use of a diffuser.
A word to the wise, though: use it sparingly, as a little goes a long way. You'll also have to like the scent, which is reminiscent of Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo. Beyond that, we can't say enough good things about this stuff, especially because it's versatile for curly girls or straight sylphs alike.
Carolina Herrera is known for her classic yet dramatic pieces, so it just makes sense that her Fall 2012 hairstyles would reflect that aesthetic. Working with Orlando Pita (at Orlo Salon for Moroccanoil), Herrera's models walked the runway with coiffures he described as "really graphic, but not too romantic."
And while it's probably not practical to wear the big-time bouffants seen in the show, there's an easy way to get the gist of the style at home. Learn how to pump up the volume and to make your own Herrera-style headbands now.
The secret to soft and shiny hair isn't brushing it 100 times a day or buying the most expensive conditioner. In fact, it's a whole lot easier than any of that. Just dab some hair oil on your strands (applied wet or dry depending on your hair type) for that covetable glossy finish. To find out three of our top favorite oils, watch our video now.
At Vera Wang's show, lead stylist Orlando Pita created a structured yet loose low ponytail that was sleek but not overly smooth. To create the look, he sprayed Moroccanoil Luminous Hairspray before blow-drying it straight. Once the hair was dry, he used the product for hold in the front, then teased the back and put it in the ponytail. Finally, he tucked it under and held it with pins.