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Thursday, September 13, 2018

MAC SS19 Daily Face Chart Report Oscar de la Renta





INSPIRATION: “Moroccan desert vibes.” -M•A•C Pro Team

FACE: Studio Fix 24-Hour Smooth Wear Concealer—applied along with moisturizer to even and perfect skin Hyper Real Glow Palette in Shimmy Peach (available February 2019)—swept over the top of the cheeks for radiant warmth and glow to skin Studio Fix Sculpt And Shape Contour Palette—used to blend under the low planes to contour.

EYES: MAC Kajal Crayon in Cocoa Spice—applied under the eye to richly define MAC Kajal Crayon in Flourish Me Beautiful—applied through the upper lashline Dazzleliner in Holiday Time (available October 2018)—precisely applied on the inner corner of the eye for added sparkle and dimension Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara in Haute & Naughty Black—swept through the lashes to amplify and define.

LIPS: Powder Kiss Lipstick in Impulsive (available October 2018)—for a beautiful, muted, mocha lip to finish.

All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Sies Marjan



INSPIRATION: “A BOLD RED LIP FOR A SOPHISTICATED, NATURAL BEAUTY.” -M·A·C PRO TEAM




FACE
M·A·C STUDIO MOISTURE CREAM massaged into the skin to hydrate and replenish. M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied in a sheer layer to even and tone for a natural appearance to skin. MINERALIZE CONCEALER blended under the eyes to subtly perfect. A foundation was chosen two shades deeper than the natural skin tone to softly sculpt and contour. PREP+PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER swept through the center of the face to minimize shine and set.

EYES
The lashes were curled and two coats of HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH MASCARA were applied in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK through both top and bottom lashes to amplify the eye.

LIPS
The lips were defined with LIP PENCIL in CHERRY and applied with RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in FEELS SO GRAND for a true, bold red. BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in TIME TO WERK! (AVAILABLE WINTER2018) applied above the upper lip line, avoiding the outer third corner of the lip, and along the center of the lower lip line to highlight. GLITTER in REFLECTS GOLD layered on top of BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in TIME TO WERK! (Available Winter 2018) for added sparkle and dimension, using the 210 PRECISE EYE LINER BRUSH to apply.





  
INSPIRATION: “FLUSHED, HEALTHY CHEEKS ARE THE FOCUS.” -DIANE KENDAL

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION applied over the face to even and tone, keeping the coverage sheer and natural on skin. M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT CONCEALER applied as needed to perfect. MINERALIZE BLUSH in FLIRTING WITH DANGER (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) buffed over the cheeks, using the 129 SYNTHETIC POWDER/BLUSH BRUSH to apply. EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH in BEAMING BLUSH blended over fairer skin tones to illuminate and sculpt, along with EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH in GLOW WITH IT for deeper skin tones.

EYES
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in OLIVE U (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) blended underneath the eye and through the socket, pulled out at the outer for a soft and diffused accentuation around the eye. M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in SABLED (AVAILABLE SPRING 2018) added through the socket to intensify. BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in TIME TO WERK! (AVAILABLE WINTER 2018) applied with a soft brush over the eyelid and inner tear duct for added highlight and dimension. BLING THING LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in LIKE IT LIKE THIS (AVAILABLE WINTER2018) applied in the outer corner of the socket for added depth and dimension. The brows were brushed up and gently filled as needed to naturally enhance. PREP + PRIME FIX+ misted over the face to polish and finish the overall look.

LIPS
LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied over the lips to hydrate and replenish.





INSPIRATION: “A TEENAGE FANTASY; 90S SUPERHERO GRUNGE, INNOCENCE AND YOUTH.” -THOMAS DE KLUYVER

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied over lightly moisturized skin to even and tone. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE sparingly applied as needed to perfect. CREAM COLOUR BASE in PEARL blended with PREP+ PRIME ESSENTIAL OILS GRAPEFRUIT & CHAMOMILE and applied only on top of the highest part of the cheekbones with fingertips for added highlight and dimension.

EYES
The eyelids were boldly amplified with color and encircled with a strong edge of color to animate the eye:

LOOK 1: RED AND PURPLE RETRO MATTE LIQUID LIPCOLOUR in FEELS SO GRAND applied over the eyelids and edged with a mixture of mostly CHROMALINE in RICH PURPLE with a bit of HI-DEF CYAN and MARINE ULTRA.

LOOK 2: PURPLE AND BLUE A custom mix of mostly CHROMALINE in RICH PURPLE and a little HI-DEF CYAN and MARINE ULTRA applied over the eyelids and edged with CHROMACAKE in HI-DEF CYAN.

LOOK 3: TEAL AND BLUE An equal mix of CHROMALINE in MARINE ULTRA and LANDSCAPE GREEN applied over the eyelids and edged with CHROMACAKE in HI-DEF CYAN.

LOOK 4: ORANGE AND PASTEL GREEN A mix of CHROMACAKE in GENUINE ORANGE and PRIMARY YELLOW applied over the eyelids and edged with a mix of CHROMALINE in PURE WHITE with a tiny bit of MARINE ULTRA and BLACK BLACK.

LIPS
LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied over the lips to hydrate and replenish, then blotted to take away shine.



All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.



Monday, February 12, 2018

MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Dion Lee


SHOW: DION LEE

INSPIRATION: “IT’S ABOUT A 90S GIRL WHO IS TOUGH, SOPHISTICATED AND BEAUTIFUL.” - JEN MYLES

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION applied with fingers over the face to seamlessly even and tone the skin. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER used as needed to perfect. POWDER BLUSH (PRO PALETTE REFILL PAN) in TAUPE blended under the cheekbones to softly sculpt. FACE & BODY MIXING MEDIUM tapped onto the high planes of the face to gently highlight and create a bit of dimension.

EYES
The brows were kept looking natural and lightly perfected using M·A·C EYE BROWS, then brushed through with BROW SET in CLEAR to groom and set. CREAM COLOUR BASE in MID-TONE SEPIA and ROOT blended together and buffed over the eyelid with the 217 SYNTHETIC BLENDING BRUSH, intensified through the crease to sculpt and add dimension to the eye. MID-TONE SEPIA and ROOT were also wrapped under the eye, using the 219 SYNTHETIC PENCIL BRUSH to apply and accentuate.

LIPS
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 18/EYE in CARAMELIZED (AVAILABLE SPRING2018) buffed into the lips with the 217 SYNTHETIC BLENDING BRUSH for a monochromatic finish.

All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.


MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Chromat



SHOW: CHROMAT

INSPIRATION: “DYNAMIC MOVEMENT.” -FATIMA THOMAS

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION massaged over the face with fingers to pamper and perfect skin. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE sparingly applied as needed with the 252S LARGE SHADER BRUSH. PREP + PRIME SKIN REFINED ZONE pressed into the T-zone to reduce shine. STROBE CREAM in GOLDLITE tapped into the high points of the face to illuminate and add dimension to skin, using the 159 DUO FIBRE BLUSH BRUSH to apply.

EYES
CHROMAGRAPHIC PENCIL in HI-DEF CYAN and MARINE ULTRA blended into the waterline and swept outward and upward with an artful spontaneity to embellish the eye, using the 219S PENCIL BRUSH to apply. ACRYLIC PAINT in HI-DEF CYAN used to create an organic, winged shape to the customized eye liner using the back end of a 210 PRECISION LINER BRUSH to apply. M·A·C BRUSHSTROKE LINER in BRUSHBLACK used tight to the lash line to define. The upper lashes were curled with the FULL LASH CURLER to open and lift the eye.

LIPS
LIPMIX in FUCHSIA and ORANGE were blended one-to-one and applied over the lips, followed with LIP PENCIL in RUBY WOO to define and perfect. A big dose of PREP + PRIME FIX+ was used over the look to finish.

All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.




MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report Jeremy Scott and Tadashi Shoji



MAC Cosmetics NYFW Daily Face Chart Report February 8





INSPIRATION: “A FEELING OF 80S FUTURISTIC POP DONE PRETTY AND FRESH.” -KABUKI

FACE
MINERALIZE TIMECHECK LOTION and PREP + PRIME SKIN REFINED ZONE applied over the face to instantly hydrate, refine and smooth skin. M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION blended over the face for a dewy and natural perfection to skin. M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT CHEEK X 3: ACOUSTICA in HEAVEN IN YOUR SMILE swept over the high planes to subtly highlight, followed with BRONZING POWDER in ACOUSTICA through the low planes for a bit of warmth and contour.

EYES
The lashes were curled but left clean without mascara, and the brows were naturally groomed. Handmade clear plastic “wings” were outlined in ACRYLIC PAINT, with the design continuing onto the skin like pixels. The inner half of the eye continued this shape with colors selected from the M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT EYE SHADOW X 29: LO-FI collection in hues of orange, turquoise, pink, yellow and green.
  • ORANGE LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in GENUINE ORANGE used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in DISCO THERAPY. TURQUOISE LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in HI-DEF CYAN used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in MORNING TICKET, OLDIE BUT GOODIE and POWERFUL PERFORMANCE.
  • PINK LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in PROCESS MAGENTA used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in BIRD’S EYE VIEW and HAPPY SONG.
  • YELLOW LOOK: CHROMALINE in PRIMARY YELLOW used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in MEMORIES OF SPACE.
  • GREEN LOOK: ACRYLIC PAINT in LANDSCAPE GREEN used with M·A·C JEREMY SCOTT LO-FI in OLDIE BUT GOODIE, ELECTRIC EEL and AT THE TURNTABLE.

LIPS
LIP X 9: FUTURE EMOTIONS in VIOLETTA and BREATHING FIRE (for deeper skin tones), and HAPPY SONG (for fairer skin tones) to finish.





INSPIRATION: “THE WOMAN HAS CONTROL AND POWER THROUGH A STRONG LOOK WITHOUT FEELING OVERLY DONE OR HEAVY. SHE IS CONNECTED TO LUXURY AND POWER THROUGH THE GOLD EYE AND BOLD RED LIP.” - PEP GAY

FACE
M·A·C STUDIO FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION blended over the face to even and tone skin, using the 187S DUO FIBRE FACE BRUSH to apply. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER sparingly applied as needed with the 242S SHADER BRUSH to perfect, for a natural, flawless look to skin. MINERALIZE BLUSH in FLIRTING WITH DANGER (available Spring 2018) softly applied to the cheekbones with the 116S BLUSH BRUSH and then buffed with the 129S POWDER/BLUSH BRUSH to diffuse.

EYES
The lashes were well curled and applied with EXTENDED PLAY LASH in ENDLESSLY BLACK through both top and bottom lashes to define. The brows were subtly enhanced with M·A·C EYE BROWS and EYE SHADOWS, keeping the shape naturally groomed. BLING THING in TIME TO WERK! (available Winter 2018) buffed into the eyelid with the heaviest concentration on the lash line, blended all the way up to the brow for a brilliant wash of gold over the eye, using the 242S SHADER BRUSH to apply.

LIPS
M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL18/LIP in DRUNKEN CHERRY (available Spring 2018) applied for the perfect red lip to finish.



All MAC products, except where noted, are available online and in-store.


Friday, February 17, 2017

MAC Backstage Beauty Report AW17 Marchesa, Michael Kors and Thom Browne




SHOW: MARCHESA

INSPIRATION: “Imperial China with a suggestion of a modern Geisha.” Gucci Westman




FACE: The face was finished to provide an ethereal feeling to skin using MINERALIZE CHARGED WATER FACE AND BODY LOTION to prepare and applying M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER only where needed to perfect. CREAM COLOUR BASE in LUNA applied in a small amount over the upper cheekbones to highlight. LIPSTICK in MEDIA applied with a focus on the front of the cheek, pushed into the skin for a natural flush.

EYES: LIPSTICK in MEDIA was mixed with MIXING MEDIUM MATTE and lightly pushed into the skin as a subtle wash stained around the entire eye. The lashes were curled with M·A·C BOLD & BAD LASH in BOLD, BAD, BLACK (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) and only swept through the upper lash line to accentuate and lift. The brows were groomed with BROW SET in CLEAR, with gaps imperceptibly filled as needed with EYE BROWS in FLING or LINGERING. CREAM COLOUR BASE in LUNA lightly applied through the inner eye to highlight.

LIPS: LIP PENCIL in SPICE used to naturally define the lips. CREAM COLOUR BASE in LUNA touched lightly over the Cupid’s bow of lips to highlight. LIPSTICK in MEDIA softly applied and patted over with LIPGLASS CLEAR, creating a balmy effect on lips to finish.




INSPIRATION: “Clean and minimal, but with strength.”DickPage 

FACE: MINERALIZE TIMECHECK LOTION used to moisturize and provide a smooth, matte finish to skin. M·A·C STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION softly applied only where needed to even and tone the skin using the 132 DUO FIBRE FOUNDATION BRUSH. M·A·C CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE used as needed for a minimal, flawless look to skin using either the 231 SMALL SHADER or 286 DUO FIBRE TAPERED BLENDING BRUSH to apply. PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER swept through the centre of the face to lightly polish and set. M·A·C STUDIO QUIKTRIK STICK in TIGHT AND TAWNY gently blended under the cheekbone, to enhance the natural shape and contour, using the 132 DUO FIBRE FOUNDATION BRUSH to softly apply.

EYES: The brows were the focus of the look: Brows were brushed up and enhanced with a bit of coloured BROW SET to start. Eye Shadows in ash-colored tones were then used with the 228 MINI SHADER BRUSH to gently strengthen the shape the brow. EYE PENCIL in COFFEE applied through both the upper and lower lash line softly smudged over with MIXING MEDIUM SHINE to diffuse and catch the light. The lashes were well curled to open and naturally lift the eye.

LIPS: LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to moisturize and condition the lips. LIPSTICK in BRAVE gently pressed onto the lips with fingertips for a barely there finish.






INSPIRATION: “By the herringbone fabric used in the clothing and hair. It’s all about creating a new texture and evolution of makeup as texture.” Aaron de Mey

FACE: M·A·C STUDIO SCULPT SPF 15 Foundation was mixed with ACRYLIC PAINT in PURE WHITE to create a pale, vampire-like skin with a ghostly effect, along with a lightly powdered T-zone to finish.

EYES: Concealer was purposely not applied around the eye to let the natural depth and contour shine through. Grey piping was used in three different colors to create a strengthened, geometric-shaped brow.

LIPS: A lip shape appliqué of herringbone fabric was cut and placed over the lip.


All MAC Cosmetics, except where noted, are currently available online at MAC and in MAC Stores.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MAC Cosmetics Backstage Beauty AW17 Tory Burch


SHOW: Tory Burch

INSPIRATION: “A fresh-faced beauty from Philly.” Diane Kendal

FACE: NEXT TO NOTHING FACE COLOUR (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) lightly blended over the face for a clean, flawless look to skin. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE applied as needed to perfect. NEXT TO NOTHING PRESSED POWDER (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) swept through the centre of the face to softly mattify skin. M·A·C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CASUAL COLOUR LIP & CHEEK COLOUR X 6: ENHANCE ME IN MARVELOUS (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) lightly pressed into the cheeks with fingers for a flush. EYE SHADOW in WHITE FROST swept over the upper cheekbones for a luminous highlight to skin.

EYES: M·A·C TREND FORECAST FALL 17/EYE in FOGGED OVER (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) blended over the entire eyelid. M·A·C MAKE-UP ART COSMETICS CREAM SHADOW X 6: GLAMOURIZE ME in REBELLIOUS (AVAILABLE WINTER 2017) blended into the crease and through the lower lash line, using the 217 BLENDING BRUSH. CREME LINER in BLACK applied through the upper lash line to define, using the 210 PRECISE EYE LINER BRUSH. HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK swept through the upper lashes only to lift and define. EYE SHADOW in WHITE FROST lightly pressed into the inner corner of the eye for a soft highlight to skin.

LIPS: LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to condition and hydrate the lips with minimal shine.


All MAC Cosmetics, except where noted, are currently available online at MAC and in MAC Stores.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Tracy Reese x Cantu NYFW


Cantu took the NYFW stage again at Tracy Reese’s AW17 presentation. The show featured a mix of models paired with inspirational real women displayed through out the beautiful rooms of the 632 on Hudson location. Using Cantu products, lead stylist Bok-Hee created a style of opposing forces with a sleek crown while the ends featured the natural textures of each the women to embrace their own style. 

Inspiration: "Tracy wanted the hair to be an important accessory. With a sleek crown and texturized ends, the style is representative of the juxtaposition of real women who are strong and beautiful." -Bok-Hee for Cantu

Hair How To: Model Look

Step 1: Start by parting the hair at the center and spraying with Cantu Thermal Shield Heat Protectant.

Step 2: Next, flat iron the top of hair down to the ears.

Step 3: Shape the crown using Cantu Extra Hold Edge Stay Gel to tame and mold tightly.

Step 4: Next, styling from mid-lengths down spray Cantu Refresh Dry Co-Wash to define and create natural texture.

Cantu products are available online and retailers around the globe.




Monday, February 13, 2017

MAC Cosmetics Backstage Beauty Dion Lee and Lacoste

L to R Dion Lee and Lacoste 





Show: Dion Lee RTW AW17

Inspiration: “Urban Warrior.”Hannah Murray

Face: MAC Studio Moisture Fix SPF 15mixed with two drops of Prep + Prime Essential Oils and massaged into the skin to replenish and moisturize. M·A·C Studio Face and Body Foundation minimally applied to create a light and youthful appearance. PREP + PRIME HIGHLIGHTER used as needed to perfect. EXTRA DIMENSION STROBE BLUSH in FAIRLY PRECIOUS (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) swept across the cheekbones to add color and dimension to skin. MIXING MEDIUM in FACE & BODY applied over the high plane of the cheek to highlight.

LOOK 1 - Eyes: PREP + PRIME 24-HOUR EXTEND EYE BASE applied over the eyelids as a base. The lids were left bare and natural.

Lips: M·A·C METALLIC LIPS in JUPITER (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) patted onto the lips with a fingertip and topped with EXTRA DIMENSION STROBE BLUSH in FAIRLY PRECIOUS to finish.




LOOK 2 – Eyes: PREP + PRIME 24-HOUR EXTEND EYE BASE applied over the eyelids as a base. PAINT STICK in BASIC RED, MARINE ULTRA, and PROCESS MAGENTA mixed together and finger-painted over the eyelids in a swipe of color, with models receiving a full lid of color or half to individualize the look. The brows were brushed up, groomed with BROW SET in CLEAR, or filled with a bit of eye shadow as needed to perfect.

Lips: M·A·C METALLIC LIPS in JUPITER (AVAILABLE SPRING/SUMMER 2017) patted onto the lips with a fingertip and topped with EXTRA DIMENSION STROBE BLUSH in FAIRLY PRECIOUS to finish.



Show: Lacoste AW17

Inspiration: “Elegant, Very Natural, Minimalist-Chic.”Mayia  Alleaume

Face: MINERALIZE TIMECHECK LOTION applied to instantly hydrate and provide a smooth, matte finish to skin. PRO LONGWEAR CONCEALER strategically applied as needed to perfect, keeping the skin looking clean and natural. PREP + PRIME SKIN REFINED ZONE applied with fingertips over the middle of the forehead and around the nose to matte skin with precision. PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER swept through the centre of the face to mattify, leaving the cheekbones and temples to softly shine naturally.

Eyes:  The brows were lightly brushed upwards to groom. PREP + PRIME ESSENTIAL OILS STICK softly pressed into the upper eyelid for a bit of dimension. The lashes were curled and left beautifully bare without mascara.

Lips: LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) pressed into the lips with a bit of concealer as needed to mute the tone of lips to finish.


All MAC Cosmetics, except where noted, are currently available online at MAC and in MAC Stores.


Sunday, February 12, 2017

NARS Backstage Beauty Report Alexander Wang and Creatures of the Wind AW17



“The look is inspired by a woman who is full of confidence. She's the woman who walks into a room and is instantly noticed. She's not afraid of anything.” -Diane Kendal using NARS Cosmetics


FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Velvet Matte Foundation Stick (New for Fall 2017, for now try Velvet Matte Skin Tint), Soft Matte Complete Concealer

EYES: Via Veneto Larger Than Life Eyeliner, Carpates Eyeliner Stylo, Black Moon Velvet Eyeliner, Audacious Mascara

BROWS: Oural Brow Gel

LIPS: Rosebud Salve



           
“This season’s look has a very handsome kind of masculine beauty. The shape of the brows is a modern take on Marlene Dietrich’s signature look.” -Mark Carrasquillo using NARS Cosmetics


FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Soft Matte Complete Concealer

BROWS: Bali Matte Eyeshadow, Coconut Grove Matte Eyeshadow, Audacious Mascara

LIPS: Rosebud Salve

All products, except where noted, are currently available at NARS!


MAC Cosmetics Backstage At Chromat and Jeremy Scott


Show: Chromat

Inspiration: "Feminine Strength and Movement.”Fatima Thomas

FACE: STROBE CREAM applied over the face to hydrate and illuminate skin. M·A·C STUDIO CONCEAL AND CORRECT PALETTE lightly applied as needed for a minimal and flawless look to skin. PREP + PRIME ESSENTIAL OILS STICK applied over the high points of the cheekbones and bridge of nose to softly highlight and accentuate.

EYES:
LOOK 1 - PREP + PRIME ESSENTIAL OILS STICK applied over the high points of the upper eye to hydrate and refine. TECHNAKOHL LINER in SKYSCAPE applied for a metallic blue liner through the lower lash line, kept open through the inner corner and angled with a diagonal lift through the outer corner to elongate and extend the eye. EYE SHADOW in ATLANTIC BLUE blended over TECHNAKOHL LINER in SKYSCAPE to add dimension and diffuse.

LOOK 2 - PAINT STICK in MARINE ULTRA buffed through the outer corner of the eye, blended upward and outward toward the temple for a vivid veil of blue. EYE SHADOW in ATLANTIC BLUE blended over PAINT STICK in MARINE ULTRA to diffuse and perfect.

LIPS: LIP CONDITIONER (TUBE) applied to hydrate and soften the lips with minimal shine.




Inspiration: "Jeremy’s Collections has the theme of idolatry woven into it, with its imagery of Jesus and Elvis. The finished look is part flower child, part spooky (but cute) doll.” -Kabuki

FACE: M·A·C STUDIO MOISTURE CREAM massaged over the face to hydrate and nourish the skin. PREP + PRIME MOISTURE INFUSION applied over the face to instantly hydrate and provide a radiance to skin. FAST RESPONSE EYE CREAM applied to the eye area to refresh and moisturize. PRO LONGWEAR NOURISHING WATERPROOF FOUNDATION applied to even and tone, creating a flawless look to skin. M·A·C STUDIO FINISH SPF 35 CONCEALER chosen in warm tones and used as needed to perfect. POWDER BLUSH DUO in TODAY WE LIVE the taupe was blended under the cheekbones to softly contour while the color was swept over the apples for a peachy flush.

EYES: PREP + PRIME 24 HOUR EXTEND EYE BASE applied over the top and bottom eyelid for a smooth application of color. CREAM COLOUR BASE in HUSH and TINT blended together over the eyes for a soft and warm accentuation. HAUTE & NAUGHTY LASH in HAUTE & NAUGHTY BLACK applied through the upper lashes only to define and lift. 7 LASH cut into pieces and applied individually through the lower lash line to bring a focus to the eyes: the longest piece was applied through the middle of the eye and then flanked with the smaller pieces through the inner and outer corners for a doll-like effect.

LIPS: VERSICOLOUR STAIN in ENERGY SHOT applied for a pinky-nude finish to lips.


All MAC Cosmetics, except where noted, are currently available online at MAC and in MAC Stores.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Zero+Maria Cornejo SS17 NYFW Get The Look


Inspiration: Discovering New Orleans – the sensual heat, hothouse flowers, the vibrant, soulful mix of cultures and people. Layers of history, memories, the music, the smells, the tastes, the languages and the rituals of a city surviving centuries of change.  Un-embellished white and the absence of color allow the eye to focus on cut, construction and form. - James Pecis for Hot Tools and PHYTO at Zero+Maria Cornejo SS17 NYFW

The Look: Exudes the soul and sensuality of the South. Eco-friendly and sustainable while making a commitment for change.

How-To:

  1. Part the hair in the middle.
  2. Prep the hair with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray and dry using the Hot Tools Tourmaline Turbo Ionic Dryer.
  3. Surrounding the face, use Hot Tools 1” Professional Marcel Curling Iron to create “S” shape wave.
  4. Start by working from the top down and clamp the hair over and under the iron, repetitively.
  5. Working towards the back, repeat the technique using Hot Tools 1 ¼” Professional Marcel Curling Iron.
  6. Break up the waves with PHYTO Professional Fiber Paste – rub it in all over to give it a slightly messy texture.
  7. Twist the hair into four sections: crown, right, left and back, and clip lightly. Let it sit.
  8. After a few minutes, let the hair down and mess around for added volume & texture.
  9. Finish with PHYTO Professional Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hairspray to make sure strands stay in place.




NARS Beauty Report 3.1 Phillip Lim SS17


“Modernizing the way we wear eyeliner, this season we played with the shape and left negative space on the eyes. Makeup is meant to look as though the girls danced the night away and their eyeliner stayed perfectly intact.” -Francelle Daly at 3.1 Phillip Lim SS17 NYFW


FACE:
  • NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
  • NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer
  • NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream
  • Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  • Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Radiant Creamy Concealer) Stick Concealer
  • Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder
  • Rigel Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow


EYES:
  • Carpates Eyeliner Stylo
  • Minorque Kohliner
  • Audacious Mascara


BROWS:
  • Brow Perfector
  • Oural Brow Gel


All products, except where noted, are available at NARS Cosmetics!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Prabal Gurung NYFW SS 2017 Get The Look


ColorProof Evolved Color Care and Bio Ionic swept the runway with the latest trends in hair at NYFW’s Prabal Gurung SS ‘17 show last evening with celebrity stylist Anthony Turner.

Hair Look: The Soft Rebel

Inspiration: "The hair complements the Spring/Summer 2017 Collection – Rock n Roll inspired, yet feminine, for the rebellious, strong woman," - Anthony Turner.


Get The Look:

Begin with freshly shampooed hair using ColorProof ClearItUp Detox Shampoo. All ColorProof products are Sulfate-free, Gluten-free, Paraben-free, 100% vegan, and contain certified organic botanicals to provide natural conditioning to balance, nourish and protect!

Apply ColorProof IronMaster Color and Heat Protecting Setting Spray to damp hair for all over heat protection

Prep the hair with ColorProof LiftIt Color Protect Foam Mousse, adding 2-3 pumps to each hair section, starting from the bottom; blow dry with Bio Ionic GoldPro Dryer infused with 24k gold for even heat conductivity. Use the Bio Ionic GoldPro Medium Round Brush to create even texture

Once dry, apply 1-2 pumps of ColorProof RadicallySmooth Anti-Frizz Serum to rid hair of any flyaways

Using Bio Ionic GoldPro Paddle Brush, create a messy middle part; fluff the hair forward covering most of the forehead; bend the front pieces on either side of the face and pin back so a bend is created when hair is released

Pull a few loose pieces forward and use Bio Ionic GoldPro Curling Iron 1”, a conditioning tool used to infuse moisture back into the hair, to create extremely light, deconstructed waves for soft texture around the face and in the back of the head, spray ColorProof HardCore Epic Hold Color Protect Hairspray ($24) all over to secure for a long lasting soft wave

Apply ColorProof TextureCharge Color Protect Texture + Finishing Spray to complete the look


NARS Beauty Report Alexander Wang and Novis SS17



“The beauty inspiration is surfer, beach girl. It's that look and natural color that someone gets if their skin has been kissed by the Sun.” -Diane Kendal


  • FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream,
  • Sheer Glow Foundation, Stick Concealer
  • CHEEKS: Cappadoce Matte Multiple, Altai Matte Multiple, Vientiane Matte Multiple,
  • Portofino Multiple
  • LIPS: Stick Concealer



 Novis SS17


          
“The designers and I decided to bring an element of color to the look that would make a statement without being overpowering. Burnished glossy golden-orange eyes against nude luminous skin and lips complement the collection's bold color blocking, geometric floral prints and soft feminine silhouettes.” -Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist



  • FACE: NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream, NARSskin Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer, NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream, Radiant Creamy Concealer, Soft Matte Complete Concealer (New for Spring 2017, for now try Stick Concealer), Sheer Glow Foundation, All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation, Soft Velvet Loose Powder
  • CHEEKS: South Beach Multiple, 413 BLKR Illuminator, Hot Sand Illuminator (for deeper skin tones), Jubilation Dual-Intensity Blush
  • EYES: South Beach Multiple, Belle-Île Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mediteranee Duo Eyeshadow), Triple X Lip Gloss
  • BROWS: Brow Gel, Brow Defining Cream
  • LIPS: Belle-Île Velvet Shadow Stick (New for Spring 2017, for now try Mediteranee Duo Eyeshadow), Istria Lip Gloss

All products, except where noted, are available at NARS