Lipstick brightens up your entire look instantly, and can take you from good girl to smokin' hot with one swipe. While past seasons have been heavy on the black lipstick and edgy purple shades, this time around there are a few outstanding and eminently wearable looks that are just too good to pass up. I've put together the five most universally flattering, prettiest lipsticks from the runways. They're chic, sweet, and sexy, and all you have to do is click through to see them.
New York Fashion Week is now in its fifth day, and hundreds of looks have already come down the runways. But though all the hair and makeup is undoubtedly cool, only a few looks will actually translate from the runway to your office or next date. To help you get on-trend fast, I've gathered the 15 prettiest, easiest to create looks from the shows so far. Which ones will you be wearing?
New York Fashion Week ended last week, and now it's time to analyze the styles, from hair to makeup to what polishes we foresee flying off the shelves come March. To make the myriad styles we saw over the nine days of 2010 Spring New York Fashion Week easier to parse, I've assembled the six big trends, complete with several different ways to wear each — from rebel rocker to demure debutante. Click through for the definitive looks for Spring.
Whew! So much has happened over the last three days, and there's been lots of amazing hair and makeup. As I see more shows, I'm happy to report that quite a few of the Spring trends are very pretty and totally wearable. Click through to see some truly beautiful, inspired styling, and to get a glimpse of what next season might look like.
After four years showing in Bryant Park, Twinkle By Wenlan showed in an appropriately retro venue: The Classic Car Club. Models stepped out in Wenlan Chia's signature knits to show off an updated take on '50s style. John Ruidant, lead hairstylist for the show, worked off of designer Chia's inspiration of drive-in movies, going for a sweet and wearable-in-real-life look. "We came up with loose natural waves with a deep side part," he explained. To get the look, he sprayed Redken Fabricate, styling lotion, on hair to add texture and light hold. After creating the side part, he separated hair into horizontal sections, then used a 1¼ curling iron to create vertical waves.
MAC makeup artist Gregory Arlt led his team in creating a similarly '50s-inspired look for the face. "I thought of a girl's first date in the '50s," he said. "It's a younger version of what her mom did; Mom might have had a cat eye, but she has a kitten eye." To update the look, he used frosted eye shadows in Naked Lunch and Phloof! rather than matte shades. Black eyeliner and mascara finished the eyes. To highlight the cheekbones, he applied Phloof! over Well Dressed blush. Lipstick in Lady Danger completed the look. So sweet, so sexy, so ready to recreate at home.
Photos courtesy of Dan Lecca
On Tuesday we visited Coterie's eveningwear selections for fresh runway looks but most of the action was taking place in the contemporary market over on the Piers. Buyers worked themselves into a frenzy over collections from Tracey Reese, Velvet, Geren Ford, Inhabit, Shin Choi, Marc Bouer Glamit, Cynthia Steffe, Twinkle, Betsy Johnson, Harlan Bel, Nieves Lavi, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Anna Sui, Nanette Lepore, Citizens of Humanity, Seven for All Mankind, Foley and Corinna, Julie Haus, Erotokritos, Nicole Miller, Vera Wang Lavender, Tibi, Shoshanna, Alice and Olivia, Rag and Bone, Diane Von Furstenberg, Earnest Sewn, Adam by Adam Lippes, Diesel, Milly by Michelle Smith, Helmut Lang, Iodice, and Sunner.