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Runway Beauty: 3D Nails and White Eyeliner at The Blonds A/W 2015

February 19th, 2015

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At The Blonds A/W 2015, over-the-top 3D nails were paired with a relatively stripped down makeup look of white eyeliner and nude, contoured faces.

White eyeliner at The Blonds A/W 2015
Makeup: Kabuki for M·A·C Cosmetics
Nails: CND

To create “a tuxedo effect”, Kabuki first created a black cat eye with M·A·C PRO Creme Liner then added M·A·C PRO Pure White Acrylic Paint above it. He left the lashes bare with no mascara or faux lashes so the line stayed clean and sharp. The rest of the face was kept toned down with Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation set with Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder, M·A·C PRO Bone Beige Sculpting Powder under the cheekbones softened with M·A·C PRO Accentuate Shaping Powder, and an ultra nude lip, courtesy of Boldly Bare Lip Pencil, Siss, Fleshpot and Tanarama Lipsticks.

To create the unique 3D nails on the models, the CND Design Lab Team handcrafted the nails and their dramatic embellishments with CND® Liquid & Powder and BRISA® Gel. Then, layers of high-shine color were applied using CND® SHELLAC® brand 14+ day nail color and VINYLUX® Weekly Polish, using innovative techniques to create matte suede texture. Accented with gold chrome accessories, textural elements and layering created serious dimension, while couture camouflage in industrial tones were embellished with hand-crafted molten paillettes. The bold 3D designs, which took a total of over 900 combined hours to create, were pierced, draped, laced, torn and burnt, perfectly accessorizing The Blonds’ theatrical collection.

3D Nail art at The Blonds A/W 2015
The Blonds A/W 2015 runway nails by CND
The Blonds A/W 2015 runway makeup and nails
The Blonds A/W 2015 runway beauty
White eyeliner with nude lips at The Blonds A/W 2015

Images: Courtesy of CND and M·A·C Cosmetics.

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Runway Beauty : Tropical Femininity at Christian Siriano A/W 2015

February 17th, 2015

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To go with the Congo Jungle inspired elements in the Christian Siriano A/W 2015 collection, models were given tropical eye makeup in shades of plum and yellow, a customized hunter green to black ombre nail and “three-dimensional graphic” hair.

Plum and yellow eye makeup at Christian Siriano A/W 2015
Makeup: Polly Osmund for M·A·C Cosmetics
Hair: Sebastian Professional International Artist Anthony Cole
Nails: Jamberry

To create the eyes, the main focus of the makeup look, Osmund applied M·A·C Everyone’s Darlin’ Eyeshadow and topped Penny Arcade from M·A·C Trend Forecast Fall ’15/Eye over it to intensify the color. She added M·A·C Chrome Yellow Eyeshadow on the inner corners for a vivid contrast and M·A·C Mahogany Lip Pencil on the waterline. Osmund kept the rest of the face looking wet and almost sweaty with Face and Body Foundation or Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation and Studio Finish SPF 35 Concealer, and added M·A·C Taupe Powder Blush and M·A·C PRO Gloss Texture to contour and highlight. The lips were hydrated with M·A·C Lip Conditioner and blotted down with foundation.

To get the hair look, Cole mixed 2 parts Sebastian Professional Mousse Forte with 1 part Sebastian Professional Gel Forte and applied it to the roots, taking 2 inch sections temple to temple from the nape of the neck up. With a flat brush, he blow dried the hair back, slightly directing the hair in the front to either side and making sure it was still brushed back. Next, he sprayed Sebastian Professional Shine Shaker on hair to create a wet look and took random pieces of hair from the side of the face before adding Sebastian Professional Gel Forte and Sebastian Professional Microweb Fiber to help create waves. He then applied Sebastian Professional Liquid Steel to keep the waves together and in place and finished with Sebastian Professional Shaper Fierce.

Backstage makeup and nails at Christian Siriano A/W 2015
Christian Siriano A/W 2015 runway beauty
Christian Siriano A/W 2015 runway hair
Ombre nails by Jamberry at Christian Siriano A/W 2015
Christian Siriano A/W 2015 makeup facechart by MAC

Images: Courtesy of Jamberry.

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Can gene therapy diagnose your anti-aging needs? Episode 62

February 8th, 2015

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In this Christmas Eve eve episode Perry and I talk about several new anti-aging trends and technologies. Plus a special prison-themed edition of Improbable Products!

Show notes

Improbable Products

I read an article about fake makeup in prison which inspired me to create an Improbable Products game – you have to guess which of these is not a real fake up recipe for prison cosmetics? In other words, two of these are real prison DIY recipes and one is made up. You have to guess which is the fake fakeup.

  1. Dissolve the candy-coated shells from M&Ms in hot water to make your own lip stain.
  2. Blend cigarette ashes with a touch of pocket lint to create a lash thickening mascara.
  3. Pour leftover coffee into your skin lotion to make your own foundation. Use just enough coffee to match your skin tone.

Listen to the show for the answer!

Beauty Science News

Is free range snail slime the next anti-aging breakthrough?
Perry waxes poetic about Dr. Organics anti-aging snail slime. There’s something for everyone in this product: It’s by a doctor. It’s organic. It has  high tech and natural ingredients. Plus – it was discovered by snail farmers in Chile. (Although Perry claims he thought of using snail slime as a hair shine ingredient back in the 1990s.)

Pro-aging is the new anti-aging
According to DataMonitor the new trend is showing off your real age. In fact, according to their research, age is “perceived as another step for women’s liberation.” This pro-aging movement wants to remove all anti-aging claims because they’re not against aging they’re FOR looking healthy and being honest. What does this really mean? I think it just means that marketers will weasel word their way around conventional claims. For example, instead of saying that their product “covers wrinkles” they’ll say it improves skin quality. Or it “moisturizers and protects” or improves “skin’s comfort.” Despite what the pro-aging movement may say, the underlying biology that needs to be addressed to make skin look better hasn’t changed.

Can gene therapy diagnose your anti-aging needs?
The Pampered Prince blog reports on GENEU technology that uses a “DNA microchip” to create custom anti aging products. For about $900 you can get an analysis of a DNA swab from your cheek which is used to create 2 weeks worth of a special serum made just for you.  For all this you get a 33% reduction in wrinkles (which is a common claim promised by much cheaper products.) The technology is really interesting but we doubt this really results in improved anti-aging products. Perry says you’d be better off saving your money for Botox.

Anti-aging breakthrough from wound care
A biotech company called NAYAderm is adapting a wound healing drug for use as an injectable anti-aging treatment. The product, ND-101, has a plumping effect on skin which makes it appear smoother. Currently you can get a similar effect with laser treatments but these are pretty uncomfortable because they burn the skin – when the skin heals it looks more youthful. Alternatively, you can get an injection of Botox which freezes muscles or a filler like Restylane which artificially plumps skin. The problem is that these aren’t very natural looking and they can be painful. ND-101 doesn’t have those negative side effects. If you could get a simple shot to look younger, would you?

Selling cosmetic safety is effective.
The company Beauty Counter is selling a lot of products by promoting that they only use safe ingredients. We find this troubling because cosmetics (with a few exceptions) ARE already safe. They have a “never” list of ingredients they’ll never use. Although they claim to put education first they’re not really transparent in how they choose to formulate their products. For example, they only point out the negative data about parabens when the current scientific consensus is that parabens ARE SAFE.  Are they misrepresenting information just to drive to their sales? This strategy will be a problem in Europe where “free from” claims are not allowed.

Would you give up your deodorant stick for a new spray?
Are you ready for the antiperspirant/deodorant (APD) market to be revolutionized? Apparently, that’s what Unilever is doing with a new line of Dry Spray APDs. You’ll see these in Dove, Axe, and Degree. Sprays were popular in 60’s and 70’s until concerns about the safety of some ingredients (like hexachlorophene) and environmental impact of others (like CFCs) essentially caused them to disappear. But new technology uses VOC compliant formulas with no water or alcohol so they’re very dry and not sticky. Surprisingly, sprays are the dominant form globally with over 60% of the market in EU and Latam. and their Dry Spray is already the #1 selling APD globally. Will it catch on in the US?

Has the Lumbersexual man replaced the metrosexual?
Move over smooth shaven Metrosexual Man – the new trend is for bearded guys.  According to DataMonitor, products for facial hair are on the rise. They report that in the top markets for men’s products (US, UK, Canada, Germany and Spain) the number of beard and mustache products have more than tripled.

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Buy your copy of  It’s OK to Have Lead in Your Lipstick to learn more about:

      • Clever lies that the beauty companies tell you.
      • The straight scoop of which beauty myths are true and which are just urban legends.
      • Which ingredients are really scary and which ones are just scaremongering by the media to incite an irrational fear of chemicals.
      • How to tell the difference between the products that are really green and the ones that are just trying to get more of your hard earned money by labeling them “natural” or “organic.

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Can gene therapy diagnose your anti-aging needs?

December 24th, 2014

Celebrity Makeup News and Blogs:

In this Christmas Eve eve episode Perry and I talk about several new anti-aging trends and technologies. Plus a special prison-themed edition of Improbable Products!

Click below to play Episode 62 or click “download” to save the MP3 file to your computer.

Show notes

Improbable Products

I read an article about fake makeup in prison which inspired me to create an Improbable Products game – you have to guess which of these is not a real fake up recipe for prison cosmetics? In other words, two of these are real prison DIY recipes and one is made up. You have to guess which is the fake fakeup.

  1. Dissolve the candy-coated shells from M&Ms in hot water to make your own lip stain.
  2. Blend cigarette ashes with a touch of pocket lint to create a lash thickening mascara.
  3. Pour leftover coffee into your skin lotion to make your own foundation. Use just enough coffee to match your skin tone.

Listen to the show for the answer!

Beauty Science News

Is free range snail slime the next anti-aging breakthrough?

Perry waxes poetic about Dr. Organics anti-aging snail slime. There’s something for everyone in this product: It’s by a doctor. It’s organic. It has  high tech and natural ingredients. Plus – it was discovered by snail farmers in Chile. (Although Perry claims he thought of using snail slime as a hair shine ingredient back in the 1990s.)

Pro-aging is the new anti-aging

According to DataMonitor the new trend is showing off your real age. In fact, according to their research, age is “perceived as another step for women’s liberation.” This pro-aging movement wants to remove all anti-aging claims because they’re not against aging they’re FOR looking healthy and being honest. What does this really mean? I think it just means that marketers will weasel word their way around conventional claims. For example, instead of saying that their product “covers wrinkles” they’ll say it improves skin quality. Or it “moisturizers and protects” or improves “skin’s comfort.” Despite what the pro-aging movement may say, the underlying biology that needs to be addressed to make skin look better hasn’t changed.

Can gene therapy diagnose your anti-aging needs? 

The Pampered Prince blog reports on GENEU technology that uses a “DNA microchip” to create custom anti aging products. For about $900 you can get an analysis of a DNA swab from your cheek which is used to create 2 weeks worth of a special serum made just for you.  For all this you get a 33% reduction in wrinkles (which is a common claim promised by much cheaper products.) The technology is really interesting but we doubt this really results in improved anti-aging products. Perry says you’d be better off saving your money for Botox.

Anti-aging breakthrough from wound care

A biotech company called NAYAderm is adapting a wound healing drug for use as an injectable anti-aging treatment. The product, ND-101, has a plumping effect on skin which makes it appear smoother. Currently you can get a similar effect with laser treatments but these are pretty uncomfortable because they burn the skin – when the skin heals it looks more youthful. Or you can get an injection of Botox which freezes muscles or a filler like Restylane which artificially plumps skin. The problem is that these aren’t very natural looking and they can be painful. ND-101 doesn’t have those negative side effects. If you could get a simple shot to look younger, would you?

Selling cosmetic safety is effective.

The company Beauty Counter is doing really well by selling the safety of their products. We find this troubling because cosmetics (with a few exceptions) ARE already safe. They have a “never” list of ingredients they’ll never use. Although they claim to put education first they’re not really transparent in how they choose to formulate their products. For example, they only point out the negative data about parabens when the current scientific consensus is that parabens ARE SAFE.  Are they misrepresenting information just to drive to their sales? This strategy will be a problem in Europe where “free from” claims are not allowed.

Would you give up your deodorant stick for a new spray?
Are you ready for the antiperspirant/deodorant (APD) market to be revolutionized? Apparently, that’s what Unilever is doing with a new line of Dry Spray APDs. You’ll see these in Dove, Axe, and Degree. Sprays were popular in 60’s and 70’s until concerns about the safety of some ingredients (like hexachlorophene) and environmental impact of others (like CFCs) essentially caused them to disappear. But new technology uses VOC compliant formulas with no water or alcohol so they’re very dry and not sticky. Surprisingly, sprays are the dominant form globally with over 60% of the market in EU and Latam. and their Dry Spray is already the #1 selling APD globally. Will it catch on in the US?

Has the Lumbersexual man replacing the metrosexual?
Move over smooth shaven Metrosexual Man – the new trend is for bearded guys.  According to DataMonitor, products for facial hair are on the rise. They report that in the top markets for men’s products (US, UK, Canada, Germany and Spain) the number of beard and mustache products have more than tripled.

LIL buy it now button

Buy your copy of  It’s OK to Have Lead in Your Lipstick to learn more about:

      • Clever lies that the beauty companies tell you.
      • The straight scoop of which beauty myths are true and which are just urban legends.
      • Which ingredients are really scary and which ones are just scaremongering by the media to incite an irrational fear of chemicals.
      • How to tell the difference between the products that are really green and the ones that are just trying to get more of your hard earned money by labeling them “natural” or “organic.

Click here for all the The Beauty Brains podcasts.

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Please note that this article is not written by celebritymakeup.org

Runway Beauty: Glowy Skin with Red Lip at Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2015

September 10th, 2014

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At Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2015, the beauty focus was healthy, glowing skin paired with subtle glossy eyes, graphic red lips and a glossy feminine pompadour.

Glow skiny and red lips at Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2015
Makeup: Kabuki for M·A·C Cosmetics
Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kérastase Paris

“Simplicity is its strength, which fits with mood of this season’s collection.” Explained key make-up artist Kabuki. He first toned the skin with witch-hazel to get the skin very clean. Then, he applied a diffusing clear primer all over and a very sheer layer of Face & Body Foundation in warmer tones around the outside of the face and across the nose and cheeks. A bit of Something Special Crèmeblend Blush was used to heighten the translucent, sun-kissed look of the skin while Shine Mixing Medium added for an athletic glow on the top of the cheekbone. Any blemishes or discolorations showing through were hidden with Studio Finish Concealer applied with a tiny brush. A peach-toned concealer was used to brighten the under-eye area.

On the eyes, Groundwork Paint Pot was applied as a sheer layer to shape and lightly sculpt. M·A·C PRO Gloss Texture and M·A·C PRO Reflects Pearl Glitter were mixed together and swept over the eye for added dimension and shine while top and bottom lashes were coated with two coats of Haute & Naughty Black Lash Mascara.

To create the bold pout, Kabuki filled in the lips with Cherry Lip Pencil to enhance the natural lip shape before adding Red Lip Mix over the pencil for a deep orangy/red, semi-matte finish.

On dry hair, Gilbert created a deep side part and put an ample amount of Forme Fatale on the top and sides of the head for an ultra-glossy look. Using a small tooth comb, she combed the sides in an upwards motion, tight against the head and worked in more Forme Fatale. She added Lift Vertige to the front section for volume, and combed in an upward swoop to create a modern push wave, using the tail of the comb to detail the look. Next, she blow dried the push wave to set the style and applied Kératine Thermique throughout the rest of the lengths to create a shiny, wet look. Finally, she locked the style in place with Laque Noire.

Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2015 runway beauty

Slick pompadour at Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2015

Wet hair look at Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2015

Models backstage at Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2015

Images: Courtesy of M·A·C Cosmetics and Kerastase.

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