Good news, ladies! Spring/Summer 2013 makeup looks are all about enhancing your features — not trying to look like someone else. Long gone are the days of contoured faces with harsh lines and prescribed beauty. Beauty is diversity.
Lyne Desnoyers, Executive Director of Make Up Artistry, and Gordon Espinet, Vice President Global Artist Training/Development from M·A·C are actual makeup artists that work behind the scenes at all the fashion shows.
They spoke at FIT on April 22nd about Spring/Summer 2013 cosmetic trends. These trends are determined through observations of mood and energy backstage …
At a recent neighborhood party, my friend Sarah passed me the new NARS blush she was sure I hadn’t tried. “A bit dark for me,” I replied. Secure with my own shade of Deep Throat by the same brand.
“Here,” she said, thrusting the makeup brush into my hands. It appeared to be covered in powder, mingled with tiny bits of dust and I wondered: Did she clean this makeup brush from time to time or… ever?!
The idea of sharing makeup brushes slightly grossed me out. After all, I had read …
Designed to compliment your boldest, smoky eyes, L’Oréal Paris introduces Voluminous Power Volume 24H Mascara ($7.95) in Black Smoke. Delivering 15x the impact on lashes, Power Volume 24H creates fast volume and length for an intense eye look that lasts.
My lashes were instantly va-va-va-voom as you can see with one coat. This formula of jojoba, vitamin B5, ceramides and palm oils does not flake, crumble off nor look too heavy on the eyes.
These featured ingredients allow for the lashes to look more deep and perfectly dark for complimenting your smoky eyes. I used …
The Stila 2012 Holiday Collection has everything from stocking stuffers to star-worthy splurge items. You can light up the night with these pretty palettes and limited edition sets featuring best-selling formulas, as well as new trendy setting shades. As soon as I saw the Snow Angel Color Palette ($39.00) I knew I had to have it! I buy one every year for a great friend of mine, as each year we are both so pleased with the color choices. This year is no exception. You can create as many looks as you’d …
Here at BeautyStat, we’re pretty excited about Halloween! An excuse to dress up as someone completely different and wear over-the-top makeup and accessories? Count us in! After Wigs.com sent us some Halloween costume ideas with their latest LUXHAIR wig collection, we wanted to create some looks of our own using the new LUXHAIR line! Read on to see what senior editors Nicole Gordon Levine, Erin Sutera and managing editor Theresa Romano come up with in this three part Get The Look Halloween Series.
I knew I wanted to be Queen Ravenna for …
NARS has been busy behind-the-scenes creating some remarkable makeup looks for designers such as Alexander Wang, Thakoon, Tanya Taylor and their very ownCreatures of the Wind show. As of last Friday, NARS Cosmetics created the look for the Helmut Lang Spring/Summer 2013 Collection runway show. For the Naeem Kahn runway show, James Boehmer (pictured above). created a special look.
SHOW: Naeem Khan
LEAD ARTIST: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry
TREND: Matte skin with a glossy lip
LOOK: “The designer’s inspiration was Wallis Simpson,” said Boehmer. “So to make the look more updated, we focused on a glossy, very vinyl-textured lip to contrast the matte texture of …
NARS has been pretty busy so early on in the game this NY Fashion Week. Not only did NARS kick-off one of the first shows for Tanya Taylor’s Spring ’13 Collection, but was able to showcase its own Creatures of the Wind (COTW) show lead by James Boehmer, NARS Global Director of Artistry.
But for today’s Alexander Wang runway show, NARS lead makeup artist, Diane Kendal, created a unique minimal look.
SHOW: Alexander Wang
LEAD ARTIST: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics
TREND: Flawless skin and natural brows
LOOK: “It’s a minimal look that we achieved using skincare and complexion products,” said Kendal. ”Because the collection …
NARS has been pretty busy so early on in the game this NY Fashion Week. Not only did NARS kick-off one of the first shows for Tanya Taylor’s Spring ’13 Collection, but was able to showcase its own Creatures of the Wind (COTW) show lead by James Boehmer, NARS Global Director of Artistry. The look called for deconstructed beauty, with some unlikely inspiration: “[COTW Designers] Chris and Shane were referencing a character from a Godzilla film. They had this idea of ‘monstrous beauty’ that’s raw, but still ladylike,” said James Boehmer, …
Andy Warhol will live this fall at cosmetics counters, courtesy of François Nars and a multichannel color cosmetics effort that marks his brand’s — and the Warhol Foundation’s — largest collaboration to date.
Why Andy Warhol? “Why not Andy Warhol?” Nars, founder and creative director of the brand that bears his name, countered to WWD. “I have always surrounded myself with Andy’s work and even paid tribute to him in my past collections — Edie Eyeshadow, Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer, etc. This just seemed like the right time to do [a …
With so many cosmetic brands out on the market today, it’s hard to distinguish one from another. I love looking at new makeup. However, lately it all looks the same. Most are generated by a parent company and the subsidiaries just change each brand a little bit. MAC has been the only brand that has caught fire in the last twenty years to offer pigments and products for makeup artists and cosmetic lovers alike. But, I think they will have to step up their game though, since there is a …