Relative newcomer Christian Cota debuted his cubism-inspired Fall collection at NY Fashion Week. Head makeup artist and MAC Pro expert Fatima Thomas talks us through the beauty trends seen at his runway show.
Backstage at the 2010 Fall/Winter Rachel Roy show at New York Fashion Week, head makeup artist Wendy Rowe gets the models ready for the runway and clues us in on the top Fall beauty trend to be on the look out for.
Nude lip glosses are the end all, be all of makeup because they're so versatile. They can be worn on a bare face, with a dark or metallic smoky eye or with a touch of blush and mascara. They've been one of the top beauty trends among celebrities and It girls for the past few years and it doesn't seem like this pale lip look is going anywhere.
Below, I've listed my all-time top five favorite nude glosses — and let me just say, these were not slim pickings. There are so many to choose from, but I based my decision on color versatility, texture and scent. What's your top pick for nude lip gloss?
- Besame Cosmetics Enchanted Lip Glaze in Latte ($23) is a thick, creamy and sweet vanilla-scented gloss that leaves lips feeling moisturized and looking off-the-charts shiny.
- Scott Barnes Lip Slick in Suggestive ($22) is an over-the-top creamy lipsticky-lipgloss. It's a favorite of Jennifer Lopez and Kate Hudson and is available in five nude shades to suit all skin tones.
- Laura Mercier in Petal ($22) is a rich, opalescent, beigy-pink shade that lasts long and has been recently re-formulated with a hint of vanilla. The shine is brilliant and the neutral color makes it a makeup case staple.
- Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Gloss in Quartz ($16) has remained one of my favorite glosses for over a year because of its smooth, non-tacky texture and wearable color. It's by far the palest of the nudes listed, and looks beautiful over a neutral lipstick or worn alone.
- Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Beige Velvet ($24.50) is a shiny, light-reflecting nude-pink lip gloss that blends into the color of your lips. This is my go-to gloss for subtle daytime color.
Sunday night in Hollywood sure isn't anything as relaxed as spaghetti night in my house. Instead, stars and American Idol supporters arrived to the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles for the taping of the philanthropic Idol Gives Back show.
Most of the women were wearing a pale, nude-colored lip. This super-hot beauty trend has been prevalent at the Oscars, the VMAs, the Teen Choice Awards, and the MTV Awards. You've even beauty marked dozens of your favorite nude lip shades!
My personal picks are Scott Barnes Lip Slicks in Suggestive and Provocative. Which celebrity singer do you think wore the most natural shade of nude lipstick last night?
In light of this season's makeup trends, I wanted to find out what you use when you need to get the perfect nude lip. It's not an easy look to achieve, since it can veer into the dreaded corpse-like territory. However, when done right, its can be very chic.
It looks like many of you are big fans of Nars lip colors, and both Mintie and bailaoragaditana are going wild for the new Belle Du Jour Matte Lip Pencil. I'm also excited to try Vincent Longo Lipstain Lipstick SPF 15 in Nude. I love that it has an SPF (lips need protection, too!), and Baby Girl says it was recommended to her by a makeup artist because of its warm, wearable color. I'll take the advice of a pro any day.
Thanks so much to all of you who shared your suggestions! Check out the rest of your picks below.
If you've been keeping an eye on Fashion Week, you may have noticed an undeniable trend: nude lips are in. The perfect nude lip is also a timeless, classic beauty look for all seasons, but not necessarily an easy one to perfect. That is why I present you with this week's Beauty Mark It challenge: find the best nude lip colors!
While matte lips are the season's big trend, I'm not opposed to something with a little more shine to it, either. I'm in love with MAC 3N, a perfect pinky-neutral, but alas, the limited-edition shade is sold out. So let me know what your tried-and-true favorites are, or something new that you love or are dying to try.
Share your choices by bookmarking items from around the web and tagging them with the phrase nude lip. I'll feature your favorites here next Tuesday.
All right — one last Oscars post and then we're back to our normal day! Just wanted to point out that as we've been seeing at other awards shows, the nude lip reigned supreme on the red carpet Sunday night. Check out a few of my favorite from throughout the night.
Check out Jessica Biel in the parking lot the other day in LA. Girlfriend's got some seriously pale lips! It looks like all the blood has rushed out of them—somebody get her some plumper quick to get the circulation going in her mouth! All kidding aside, there are lots of ladies who love an ultra-pale pout. Some use powder to mattify, soften and lighten up the otherwise natural color. What do you think about the barely-there lip look?
Looks like the nude lip trend is hotter than ever this year. Just a few weeks ago we saw lots of pale pouts at the Teen Choice Awards, and here they are again at this year's VMAs. Celebrity attendees such as Britney Spears, Nelly Furtado, Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Garner, Rosario Dawson, Nicole Scherzinger and Hayden Panetierre all wore a neutral, flesh colored lip. Here are a couple of great nude lip colors that make for great additions to your collection.
Scott Barnes Lipslick in Suggestive ($22) is a creamy and sexy-looking lip lacquer that falls somewhere marvelously in between a lip gloss and a lipstick.
This is the famous product known for creating the seductive nude looks on Jennifer Lopez, Kate Hudson and Mary J. Blige (just to name a few). It is available in five fabulous colors to suit different skin tones.
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Teenagers are constantly being told to go with a natural look, and now they've got proof that doing so is in style. At the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, starlet after starlet sported soft, barely-there lipstick. Monique Coleman of High School Musical did it, as did Fergie and Lauren Conrad.
If you want to hop on this trend but you're no longer a teenager, don't be shy! This is truly a look that flatters women of all ages. Look for a creamy matte lipstick in a shade close to your lip's natural color; if you want a hint of shine like LC's lips, try Kiehl's Tinted Lip Balm in hue 30G. For some more ideas to get you started, check out my roundup of nude lip liners and glosses—and be sure to share any favorites you've run across!