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Runway Beauty: Violet Lip and Ombre Glitter Nails at Nicole Miller S/S 2014

September 12th, 2013

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At Nicole Miller Spring/Summer 2014, the inspiration came from the opulence, glamour and beauty of Versailles – the gardens, mirrors, mazes and chandeliers. As a result, makeup artist James Kaliardos working for MAC Cosmetics created a bright violet lip while Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, gave models a glittery ombre nail.

Nicole Miller S/S 2014 Hair, Makeup and Nails
* Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation – blended over hydrated skin to even and tone, and followed by concealer as needed to perfect.
* Keep It Loose! Casual Colour (available Spring/Summer 2014) – lightly applied to cheeks with fingertips for a natural blush.
* Lily-white Pigment (available Spring/Summer 2014) – dusted lightly over the temples, upper cheekbones, bridge of nose, and cupid’s bow with 168 large angled contour brush to highlight.

* Cultivating Chic from Spring 14 trend Forecast/Eye (available Spring/Summer 2014) – softly blended over the eyelid and through the crease with 213 fluff brush.
* March Mist From Spring 14 trend Forecast/Eye (available Spring/Summer 2014) – blended under the eye through the lashes with 213 fluff brush.
* Haute & Naughty Black Lash Mascara – applied through the upper lashes only to define and open eyes.
* Lingering Eye Brows – blended through brows for a full, slightly defined look.

* Vino Lip Pencil – blended over the entire lip, slightly overdrawn to create a full, luscious effect.
* M·A·C Pro Violetta LipstiCk – blended over Vino pencil to intensify and perfect.
* M·A·C Pro Matte Mixing Medium – applied over lips to set and finish.

Katie first applied a layer butter LONDON’s new Nail Lacquer in The 444. To create a cascading effect she used butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in The Black Knight and applied upward from the tip of the nail. She lightly dabbed the nail lacquer where the two shades met to blend the look. Finally, she reapplied The Black Knight to finish the ombre effect.

Violet lip and glittery nails at Nicole Miller S/S 2014
Nicole Miller S/S 2014 runway beauty
Ombre glitter nails by butter LONDON at Nicole Miller S/S 2014
Nicole Miller S/S 2014 facechart by MAC

Images: Courtesy of MAC and butter LONDON.

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2013 MET Gala Beauty Trend: Graphic Eye Makeup

May 7th, 2013

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Graphic eye makeup dominated the red carpet of the 2013 Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Annual Costume Institute Gala last night. Inspired by 80s film, “Ladies And Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains”, makeup Artist Erin Ayanian created a soft look with NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto and Barrow Street on Dakota Fanning.

January Jones on the other hand rocked a heavier, black graphic eye. Celebrity makeup artist Rachel Goodwin applied Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique on the inner and outer edges of her eyes then embellished the look by adding jet crystals on top.

Then there’s Ginnifer Goodwin, whose Siouxsie and the Banshees/punk-rock-inspired look reminded me of the look from Alexander McQueen Fall 2007. To create the look, makeup artist Mai Quynh applied Laura Mercier Matte Eye Shadow in Noir to the lashline, winged it out then connected it to her eyebrow – filling in the shape completely. Next, Quynh layered Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Black Ice over the lid, along the lashline and under the eyebrows, blending all together. Next, Laura Mercier Sateen Eye Colour in Seashell Pink was blended it all over the lid and Black Ice, creating a gradual light to dark effect. The look was finished with individual faux eyelashes and a few coats of Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara in Black on the top lashes and Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Black Violet around the eyes.

Are you guys digging this trend? Learn how to rock graphic eyeliner with my tutorial!

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Runway Beauty: Cat Eyes and Crimson Lips at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

March 4th, 2013

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With Sophia Loren as inspiration, makeup guru Pat McGrath created velvet complexions with winged-out eyes and crimson lips at the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 2013 runway show.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 runway makeup look
Products Used

* Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Matte Liquid Foundation
* Dolce & Gabbana Crayon Intense Eyeliner in Black
* Dolce & Gabbana Glam Liner in Black Intense
* Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes Mascara in Black
* Dolce & Gabbana Precision Lipliner in Ruby
* Dolce & Gabbana Classic Cream Lipstick in Ultra and Amethyst – mixed together

Cat Eyes and Crimson Lips at Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

Images: Michele Morosi/Luca Cannonieri/InDigital|GoRunway.

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Get Natasha Poly’s Makeup and Hair at 2012 Cannes Film Festival!

May 27th, 2012

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Supermodel Natasha Poly has been spotted with some uber fierce makeup at the Cannes Film Festival. My favorite is the Chopard & L’Oréal Paris “Shining Party” where she rocked a smoky eye in jewel tones, perfectly chiseled cheeks, peachy gold lip and tousled fishtail braid.

Natasha Poly Makeup at 2012 Cannes Film Festival
Products To Recreate The Look
* L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Eternal Sunshine
* L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Golden Sage
* L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Midnight Blue
* L’Oreal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow in Eternal Black
* L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Black
* L’Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara in Blackest Black
* L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Gloss 8HR in Suede
* L’Oreal Paris Infallible EverStyle Strong Hold Defining Gel
* L’Oreal Paris Infallible Superior Preference shade #9 Natural Blonde

Natasha Poly Makeup & Hair Breakdown at 2012 Cannes Film Festival

Stay tuned for a step-by-step tutorial of the makeup! In the mean time, check out this tutorial by Lauren Conrad on how to do a fishtail plait.

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Mally Roncal’s Makeup Tips For Prom and Glowy Skin

April 12th, 2012

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From celebrities like Beyoncé and Jennifer Lopez to Mariah Carey and Celine Dion, makeup artist Mally Roncal has painted the faces of many and even appeared on Oprah. Here, she shares with us a few tips on how to look fabulous for prom and create the radiant, well-rested look that she is known for:

Mallu Roncal makeup tips
Tip #1: Brighten your eyes by using a white shimmery powder in the corners of each eye. Skip eyeliner and use an eyelash curler with tons of black mascara.

Tip #2: Want a romantic look?! Try rosy, dewy cheeks and peachy lipgloss.

Tip #3: Be bold. Choose a fiery red lip and pair it with sharp black eyeliner…So FIERCE!

Tip #4: You don’t need to use just black and grey shades to create a smokey eye. Instead, try a gorgeous plum or green color …with a bit of sparkle.

Tip #5: To instantly look like you have had 8-hours of sleep , first start with a good moisturizer to smooth over any dry or flaky spots. Next, apply a primer like Mally Beauty Perfect Prep Poreless Primer to fill in your pores and fine lines, creating an invisible barrier between your skin and your makeup. Apply a creamy concealer underneath your eyes, and then dab on any blemishes. Even out your complexion with foundation (try Mally Beauty Ultimate Performance Foundation) and a powder brush to get that diffused, airbrushed look. Using a highlighter, apply to the brow bone, cheek bones, temples and down the center of your nose; swirl a universally flattering pinky-peach blush onto the apples of the cheeks. Use a volumizing mascara like Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara and with the wand, apply inwards for a starburst effect that instantly opens up eyes. Finish by adding Mally Beauty Lightwand Eye Brightener. Take the pencil end and draw a sideways “v” in the inner corner of your eyes. If you want to take it to the next level, take the spring-loaded powder dabber on the other end, and apply it on top of the pencil!

Want more tips from Mally? Remember to tune in next Tuesday, April 10th at 8pm EST at

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