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Lead makeup artist at ADAM, Romy for MAC Cosmetics took the attention to the eyes.Â Black creme liner (a full, thick line) was applied to the lids in a winged shapeÂ along with two coats of Haute & Naughty Lash Mascara to the upper lashes only.Â FaceÂ And Body Foundation as well as concealer was applied to theÂ face as needed, on the cheeks Posey and Laid Back Blush Cream were mixed and applied to the apples and the lips were left very subdued with just lip conditioner applied using the fingertips.Â Read more
Posted on February 22, 2011 by
Lead stylist (and Ted Gibson protege)Â Devin Toth created easy, simple, clean but glamorous hair at Carmen Marc Valvo AW11.Â The look was inspired by a ballerina, but softer.Â Â Ted Gibson Styling Sheets were used to remove any excess oil in the hair, it was parted half up, half down,Â the top part wasÂ then finger combed to the back, twisted into a bun and secured with pins.Â It was very pretty, but not too elegant.Â Read more
While spa vacations have always been popular, spa retreats designated specifically for a girlfriend getaway has picked up speed in the last year. Just about 3 hours from me, in Spruce Creek PA, Cara Mor Spa Retreat is the latest luxury health spa to open…but not only just for women–but private parties of women. That means you and your friends get the entire place to yourself. Talk about personalized service!
Cara Mor is tucked away in a serene setting with 3 different lodges to accommodate the needs and size of your private party. Chef Rock is your personal Chef, who’ll whip up some comfort food–whether it is organic or a midnight snack, for you and your friends. During your stay, 7 hours at the spa is split between you and your guests each day…can you imagine getting a massage or facial on your time line and not based on the spa’s availability to squeeze you in? Read more
Meryl Streep in Out of Africa was the inspiration referenced by lead make up artist for MAC Cosmetics Carole Colombani at Suno.Â The look was feminine and soft as well as graphic and modern.Â Â The same palette was used for the lips and cheeks, Haute & Naughty Lash mascara was applied just to the upper lashes, a beige/moleskin shadowÂ on the eyes, Teddy eyeliner (which is an eye kohl) on the lid, Â a brush dipped in water first then dipped in color on the lower lash line for a softer look and theÂ skin was kept very natural with just moisturizer and concealer where needed.
I absolutely loved this look, it was clean, fresh, feminine and seemed to be the most wearable…on an everyday “I wish I had something to dress up for at least twice a week but that lifestyle keeps alluding me” basis.
Lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, Lisa Butler, went for an authentic 70s look for the Bill Blass AW11 runway show.Â To get the look she applied very light foundation and concealer to the skin…so the skin would look perfect, but not made up.Â Â Â On the eyes she applied a thin line of black cream liner and extended it out a bit, Black Opulash Mascara was applied to the lashes and fake lashes with the length chopped off were applied to the upper lashes (all on the inner lashes, none on the outer lashes) to create a black, sharp area on the eyes.Â To complete the look Seaside was applied to both the lips and cheeks.Â Read more
Posted on February 21, 2011 by
MalcolmÂ McLarens’ 1984 single Madame Butterfly inspired the look at Imitation. The look exuded both sensuality and sexuality; it was all about the eyes and lips.Â In the words of lead makeup artist Nadine Luke for MAC Cosmetics, you “would want to look like that.”
To create the eyes, Feline eye pencil was blended on the lid (and applied toÂ the lower lash line) with Legendary Black Pro Longwear Eye Shadow on top, Black Fix Studio Fix Lash mascara was applied to both upper and lower lashes and a shine gloss (to emulate the look of the girls in the steam room in the video) finished off the look.Â On the lips Vino Lip Pencil was blended as a stain on the lips, then Media Lipstick was applied on top of the stain. Prep+PrimeÂ Skin, Studio Sculpt Foundation, Prep+Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and a very minimal application of Well Dressed Blush.Â Read more
Posted on February 21, 2011 by
At Jenni Kayne AW11, the inspiration for the collection was the idea of an urban woman who would have been in her 20′sÂ in the 90′s, revisiting her childhood home in the country…simple but luxurious clothing with a lot ofÂ “noble” fabrics like fur, silk and feathers.
Makeup artist Lynn Desnoyers for MAC created a look that was both glamorous and polished but had an easiness to it that reflected both the richness and easiness of the collection.Â The look consisted of a very strong magenta lip, peach toned blush for a fresh but contoured cheek, “pantyhose colors” on the eyes, brown mascara on just the top lashesÂ and creamy foundation set with powder.Â She wanted every detail to look completely honed…her fantasy ofÂ “New York aristocracy.”
At Doo. Ri the makeup was inspired by an imaginary meeting between Jane Birken and Patti Smith.Â Lead makeup artist, Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics, went for a look that was feminine and sophisticated, but a bit dark.Â Not a lot of foundation was used– a shimmery gray brown shadow all over the lids, a silver gray green shadow under the eyes (smudgy but in a chic way), a very soft/delicate beige bone blush on the cheeks and a soft application ofÂ MAC Viva Glam V on the lip…very natural so the models all looked like they were wearing lip balm…finally a Birken that’s achievable.
What better way for A Girl’s Gotta Spa! to kick off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week than with an exclusive interview with Zac PosenÂ and got2b celebrity stylist Larry Sims. A Girl’s Gotta Spa! was invited to take a sneak peek at the Z Spoke Fall/Winter 2011 collection (Zac Posen’s diffusion line), discuss the inspiration for the hair and get step-by-step instructions fromÂ Larry Sims himself on how to goÂ aboutÂ Â achieving the look without a celeb stylist at your beckon call.
Because of the architectural feel of the collection,Â the designerÂ wanted hair that would soften the look…give it a more feminine and sensual feel, as well as balance the looks.Â He wanted what he termed “Rich Girl Hair”…shiny, healthy and fullÂ of luster, which isÂ exactly whatÂ celeb stylist Larry Sims created.Â It was hair that could definitely keep going from morning to night but still be touchable…”more approachable hair.”Â Read more
I am addicted to lip glosses.Â At any given moment if one were to inspect the contents of my purse, they would be sure to encounter at least six lip glosses…sometimes in different colors but mostly in varying shades of the same color.Â I love how easy they are to apply, just swipe and go, to me there is no other make-up product that is as user friendly as a lip gloss.Â I don’t have to be too precise with the application process, there is no blending required…basically there is no way I can go wrong withÂ applying Â lip gloss (I just wish this were true for eye shadow, eye liner…eye anything.)
However, as much as I adore lip glosses, there are some attributes of a gloss that areÂ major turnoffs.Â Scent is a big one for me, overpowering aromas have the tendency to become irritating throughout the day (especiallyÂ since someone decided to placeÂ lipsÂ right below the nostrils.)Â Goopy, heavyÂ glosses are also a pet peeve, especially when your hair gets stuck to your lips and removing it leaves gloss residue on varying parts of your face (I once greeted clients with aÂ line of berry gloss on my cheeks.)Â There are also a few other attributesÂ such as;Â taste, container shape and size and hydration factor, but texture and scent will usually determine right away whether a gloss gets added to the collection or not.Â Read more
Posted on February 4, 2011 by