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Review, Swatches: What Is Fluide Makeup? Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15, Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation

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Chanel Laura mErcier FLuide MAkeup Review, Swatches: What Is Fluide Makeup? Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15, Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation

Need that perfect transitional foundation? You don’t need a heavy coating as much as you might think, but you could surely use some coverage! What you’re after right now is some fluide makeup! I know. I usually relate the word “fluide” to pens and liner. But, everyone’s doing it! And if you’re ready to give in to some cosmetic peer pressure, we have 2 fluide foundation choices for you to check out.

FLuide Makeup Swatch Review, Swatches: What Is Fluide Makeup? Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15, Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Foundation

(left) Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, (right) Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15

Up first is the Laura Mercier Smooth Finish Flawless Fluide, which comes in 24 shades. With all fluide makeup it is imperative to SHAKE! Its bi-phased, watery consistency needs to be properly mixed to ensure the color pigments and reflective waters produce an exact color match. It’s advised to apply a small amount on the back of your hand, as it can easily spill out excess makeup.

What is a bi-phased formula you may ask? It is made of two parts designed to give you a natural-looking color and lightweight coverage. Colour true pigments rest at the bottom of the package while reflective Waters Hydro-Brilliant Technology float at the top once you shake it. This oil-free foundation blurs the line between real skin and makeup. Laura Mercier foundation shades are great, since they truly perform for all skintones, undertones and in-betweeners like myself (both yellow and pink undertones, slightly neutral).

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Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth-Effect Makeup SPF 15 is also oil-free, providing a long-lasting, matte-velvet finish. Soft-focus pigments smooth and perfect the skin for a flawless look that lasts all day long. It does dry rather matte, which is perfect for someone with that end-of-summer oily yet normal skin combination. Nine shades will guarantee for a perfect match. If you’re sensitive to scent, the Chanel one does have a slight fragrance, which is commonly found in all Chanel foundations, whereas the Laura Mercier one is scentless (to me at least).

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Have you beauties tried a fluide foundation yet for fall? Which one will you be wearing?

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Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection – PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

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eyes Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

‘Tis the season for pumpkin spice lattes and UGG boots! So if you’re ready for some hot new fall makeup, Revlon’s Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection, created by the brand’s Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman, gives you that seasonal finish without sacrificing your budget. From smoldering eyeshadows to bulletproof lip shades, check out my favorite offerings of the moment that will help you channel your inner French mystique.

When it comes to eye makeup, my routine is bland as it gets. I’ve always been a nude shadow and cat-eye kind of gal, but thankfully Revlon’s bold and sultry colors help me get out of my beauty rut fast. To charge up my usual cat-eye, I started with the Revlon PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle in the Electric to get that blue-gray base. However, if you still prefer slightly different shades, this multitasking palette has 5 different shades to choose from.

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Want a more highly-pigmented effect? I love the Revlon Luxe Creme Eyeshadow in Street Style, as it gives your peepers a metallic green color that’s one of a kind. Now for the winged-out effect, the Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner lines my eyes with a long-lasting formula in an ocean blue shade.

Lips Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

For the lippies, I love the matte finish I get from using Revlon Color Stay Ultimate Suede Lipstick. To build up your color even more, the Revlon ColorStay Lip Liner gives your lips that fuller, more-defined appearance in a snap.

Pink Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick  makeover tutorial

Say “hello” to that Barbie pink with Ready To Wear, which stays on all day throughout work or play.

Deep Berry makeover, tutorial Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Love a wine-tinged lip? Try Wardrobe, a luscious deep berry shade, to brighten up any complexion.

MRed makeover tutorial Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Feeling spontaneous? Paint your pout with Boho Chic, a metallic gold red that is both classic and on-trend for fall.

Regular Red Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick  makeover tutorial

Want a classic candy apple red? Stylist gives you those red carpet-ready lips for any occasion.

Polishes nail, enamel Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

Swatch nail enamel polish Review, Swatches: Revlon Boho Chic Fall 2014 Collection - PhotoReady Primer, Shadow + Sparkle, Luxe Creme Eyeshadow, Colorstay EyeLiner, Ultimate Suede Lipstick

And no beauty collection would be complete without some nail polish. And with 4 vibrant colors, Revlon Nail Enamel has all of your fingers (and toes!) covered. Whether you want a charged up red (Confident) or a super-glittery blue (Artsy), your fall mani has just arrived.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Are you ready to add pops of color to your fall makeup look with Revlon?

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Review, Swatches: How To Get Glossy, Pigmented Lips With L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balms!

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Loreal GLosy Balms Review, Swatches: How To Get Glossy, Pigmented Lips With L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balms!

It’s a little weird to think that every time September rolls around, the back-to-school jitters hit me hard. Maybe it’s the hustle and bustle of #NYFW, or perhaps that eerie feeling caused by the changing of the seasons. But whatever the case, I find the best way to wash away those anxious feels is through brand-spanking new makeup, of course.

L’Oréal Paris Intro’s The Makeup Genius App: First Of Its Kind Cosmetic Mirror Allows You To Play With Beauty Looks In Real Time

If you too find it extremely hard to part with the playfulness of summer beauty, no need to freak out. L’Oréal Paris has recently unveiled the NEW! Colour Riche Glossy Balm, which helps you transition from that summertime gloss to a more pigmented-rich color balm.

Left to Right: Petite Plum, Vintage Rose, Pink Me Up, Ginger Candy

Review, Swatches: How To Get Glossy, Pigmented Lips With L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balms!

Some color balms give you that sophisticated matte finish, but when I prefer something more luminous, this L’Oréal Paris find is surely to become my next go-to color. To apply, simply work your way from the center of your lips then outward, giving your lips unbeatable shine. And with a variety of different shades, there’s one for every mood or personality.

Ginger Candy

Nude Review, Swatches: How To Get Glossy, Pigmented Lips With L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balms!

For your basic peachy nude, let Ginger Candy be your everyday lippie for any daytime or evening occasion.

Pink Me Up

Pink Review, Swatches: How To Get Glossy, Pigmented Lips With L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balms!

Feeling a bit playful? Swipe on some Pink Me Up onto your lips for that high-charged pink shade you crave.

Soft Balm Review, Swatches: How To Get Glossy, Pigmented Lips With L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balms!

Darker doesn’t necessarily have to be too heavy when it comes to Vintage Rose, which gives you that soft plum shade — perfect for the office.

Petite Plum

Balm Review, Swatches: How To Get Glossy, Pigmented Lips With L’Oréal Colour Riche Glossy Balms!

But if deeper hues are totally your thing, then Petite Plum gives your looks that runway-ready smoldering finish.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

Which Glossy Balm shade will you beauties try?

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Preview: NARS Cosmetics Announces Collaboration With Scottish Designer Christopher Kane At London Fashion Week

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Christopher Kane for NARS logo Preview: NARS Cosmetics Announces Collaboration With Scottish Designer Christopher Kane At London Fashion Week

NARS Cosmetics 20th Anniversary With The Audacious Lipstick Collection Fall 2014 – 40 Shade Range

NARS Cosmetics announced today its latest collaboration with fashion designer Christopher Kane. The Christopher Kane for NARS Collection will launch worldwide in May 2015 with a full color collection featuring products for eyes, lips and cheeks.  Created in conjunction with Christopher Kane, the limited-edition collection will be previewed later this afternoon at the Christopher Kane Spring/Summer 2015 show in London.

NARS has been a long-standing and valued partner of ours, so this collaboration was an obvious fit,” said Christopher Kane. “NARS has the same unapologetic aesthetic that is signature to the Christopher Kane brand and I’m excited to share what we’ve created together.”

The collection combines NARS’ iconic and bold beauty philosophy with Christopher’s unexpected and innovative design aesthetic. NARS and Christopher Kane have been collaborating on the Christopher Kane runway shows at London Fashion Week since 2012.

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Are you beauties fans of these designer and cosmetic brand collaborations?

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BeautyStat.com’s Top 10 Beauty Secrets & Backstage Moments Revealed! NYFW Spring, Summer 2015 Trends: Cornrows, Reverse Manicures, Freckles, Facial Masks

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Maybelline Lounge BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Beauty Secrets & Backstage Moments Revealed! NYFW Spring, Summer 2015 Trends: Cornrolls, Reverse Manicures, Freckles, Facial Masks

It was a whirlwind of hairspray, fashion, lipgloss and nails… but we managed to survive another Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week! Our fab beauty editors divided and conquered to bring you all the backstage access of some of our favorite designers, hairstylists and makeup artists. Whether it was seeing models wearing hydrating facial masks for supple skin or stopping by a new beauty bar, we rounded up our Top 10 Moments From NYFW SS’15!

1. We stopped by the Maybelline Lounge Penthouse at Milk Studios and hung out with Makeup Artist Melissa Silver. She showed us just how easy the NEW! Master Kajal Eyeliners are to use for fall. Beauty Editor Mandie Williams took a break in between shows to retouch her makeup and sip some Maybellinis.

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2. Cornrolls and ponytails. Senior Editor Erin Sutera made her way backstage at the Edun S/S’15 show with James Pecis for Beauty.com using Phyto and T3 tools. He created a modern pony by prepping the hair with PHYTO Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray from roots to ends and using the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i. PHYTO Professional Glossing Cream was combed through the hair with fingers to give texture and separation. As the hair was tied into a low ponytail, it was secured with a black band at the crown. The tail was then sprayed with PHYTO Professional Workable Holding Spray and tied into a Zulu knot. The finished look was neat, funky yet not too done. As an added touch, James added tiny cornrows at both temples to secure the headband.

Panasonic Beauty ABr 2014 BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Beauty Secrets & Backstage Moments Revealed! NYFW Spring, Summer 2015 Trends: Cornrolls, Reverse Manicures, Freckles, Facial Masks

3. Beauty bars. Who can say no to a good blow-out? Our Beauty Editor Courtney Leiva made a well-deserved detour to the Panasonic Beauty Bar to enjoy more than one of the available amenities such as wash-n-blows, dry styling bar, manicures and VIP gifting. Perks!

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4. The ’60s are back! At the Erin Fetherston show located at the Salon in Lincoln Center, everything was positively luxurious and mod! Mandie Williams spotted the designer herself (left) with a platinum hair flip as pretty and polished as her collection. The look here was a little more sixties, with black and white eyeliner and bright white nails tipped with a gold stripe. Nail tape made getting a perfectly straight line simple.

Tadashi Nails 2015 BeautyStat.com's Top 10 Beauty Secrets & Backstage Moments Revealed! NYFW Spring, Summer 2015 Trends: Cornrolls, Reverse Manicures, Freckles, Facial Masks

5. Neutral nail art. Beige, taupe, off-white… a neutral nail is what we can expect for the springtime. But of course, we can all benefit from a little bling. Nail art will be taking a more subtle approach with smaller accents, like a thin strip of gold found across the nail. Katie Jane Hughes painted our pinky nail as she did for the models backstage at Tadashi Shoji, where nails had one coat of NEW! butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in High Tea (available 2015) to create a clean, nude base; butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in The Full Monty was applied with the Striping Brush (available in the butter LONDON Colour Hardwear Nail Art Tool Kit) to create a diagonal mesh-like pattern.

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6. Embrace your freckles… or just draw them on! Mark Carasquillo for Beauty.com used Keyvn Aucoin for a look that evoked an English Girl sitting by the seaside. Skin was evened out using the Sensual Skin Enhancer where needed; The Creamy Glow Duo to give a sunkissed glow. Eyes were minimal, curling the lashes and applying a dark brown mascara. The key to this look was the penciled in freckles, placing them differently on each model.

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7. The reverse manicure. Nails were equally as neutral as soft. Katie Jane Hughes of butter LONDON for Beauty.com said she wanted to give a reverse paint job with the nails. The nail techs first used a beautiful taupe in Yummy Mummy and THEN used the Nail Foundation over the polish to take it back a notch.

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8. We were able to celebrate the launch of BetsyElisa Inc.‘s Beauty Bar with owners Betsy Reyes and Elisa Tallerico, who have worked at MTV for the last 14 years. They continue to run the MTV beauty department, styling the likes of stars on TRL, Gossip Girl, SNL and comedian Amy Schumer. Now, the makeup and hairstylist duo are putting  a smile on everyone’s face with their mobile styling service of the Beauty Bar. Now everyone can experience a red carpet look all of their clients get to enjoy. They even revved up our Managing Editor Theresa Romano‘s cat-eye with a tribal half up/half down braided style.

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9. Use body oil for a glowing complexion? Get that glow with oil! Luminous skin is going to be HUGE for spring. Dewy cheeks were all the rage. butter LONDON‘s Katie Jane Hughes told us backstage at Rachel Zoe her favorite glowing concoction: a dollop of Jao Goe Oil mixed in with CHEEKY Cream Blush in Honey Pie and applied using the heels of the palms of her hands on the cheekbones.

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10. Skincare backstage. Before the models were poked and prodded with liner and lipstick, makeup artists relied on some deeply hydrating skincare to help models get a healthy, makeup-free glow. At the Rag & Bone SS’15 show, Celebrity Makeup Artist Gucci Westman gave the models a radiance boost with Dr. Jart+ Ceramidin Liquid or Ceramidin Cream to moisturize and soothe irritated skin. At Opening CeremonyNEW! Dr. Jart+ Water Replenishment Mask soothed and moisturized the skin.

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Tired eyes are inevitable for a model. The Patchology Energizing Eye Kit came to the rescue at the Tadashi Shoji SS’15 show. Celebrity Aesthetician Eileen Harcourt and her skincare team applied Patchology Energizing Eye Patches under each models’ eyes upon their arrival backstage. The gel was first applied to each patch before being placed on the models’ skin, offering a wonderful cooling sensation upon application. Containing micro-current technology, the patches deliver today’s most effective hydrating ingredients to the skin in a way that regular creams and serums cannot.

You can purchase all reviewed and mentioned items using our site, www.BeautyStat.com!

What were some of your favorite backstage moments and trends we captured?

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