03.09.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot: Welcome Fall

Beauty Spot Fall

Whether you consider the start of September the first sign of fall, or whether it’s the American holiday of Labor Day, or even the start of New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks, they’re all upon us–fall is here (even if the season hasn’t officially begun yet).

Here are some of the best fall collection shades that you should plan to work into your autumn beauty looks.

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Guerlain Rouge G de Guerlain in Madame Batifole
Deborah Lippmann nail polish in Fake It Til You Make It
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink
Chantecaille ‘Wild Horses’ Eyeshadow Palette

27.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Beauty Spot: Bright Eyes

Beauty Spot Eyes

GlamGlow BrightMud Eye Treatment

There’s a reason everyone in Hollywood is obsessed with this three-minute eye treatment–it really works! Brighten dark circles, diminish puffiness and plump up wrinkles in less time than it takes to listen to your favorite song.

Butter London Wink Mascara in Indigo Punk

Plenty of women are afraid of coloured mascara, but it’s remarkably wearable and is a great way to add some pop to your normal makeup look.

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Tarte EmphasEYES Inner Rim Brightener
Rimming your waterline with a nude liner is one of the quickest ways to look awake and rested, and this eyeliner stays in place all day, so you can stay looking bright and beautiful from dusk til dawn.

Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter
Use this two-sided pencil in the inner corners of your eyes for an instant wake-up, or under your brow for an instant lift.

bareMinerals Remix Ready Eyeshadow 4.0 in Wild Things
These true-to-colour shadows offer a wide variety of eye play: Get a modern smokey look by using all four shades, or get creative and line your top lids with the electric chartreuse and the lower lids with the aqua–edgy and fun.


16.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Hair Trend Alert: The Modern Beehive

Hair Trend Alert The Modern Beehive

A huge trend in the 60s, the beehive is a classic, albeit dated, updo.

But recently, several actresses (and their hairstylists!) have been experimenting with the classic look and updating it in various ways.

‘Scandal’ actress Darby Stanchfield made her ‘hive modern by finishing it into a low ponytail.

Minka Kelly interpreted the look by only pulling up half her hair, and leaving the rest down in gorgeous, loose waves.

Rachel McAdams kept her beehive the most authentic–a complete updo–but still kept things fresh by keeping some pieces around her face loose.

Lily Collins (and hairstylist Mara Roszak) perhaps got the most creative, by extending the volume that’s synonymous with the beehive look down the back of the head, finally tucking the length of the hair under, at the nape of the neck. The black headband breaking up the height at the crown also adds interest.

Of course the key to any kind of beehive style is volume, volume, volume, and the best way to get that is teasing. Use Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Teasing Dust to add the gritty, voluminous texture you want, and also protect the hair. Then use a teasing brush like the 100% Boar Bristle Brush from Wigo to backcomb your hair into your big, beautiful hive.

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14.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Keri Russell’s Must Have Hot-Pink Lip

Keri Russell's Must Have Hot Pink Lip

Keri Russell’s lust for head-to-toe black at the ‘Austenland’ New York screening was punctuated with a hot-pink lip colour.

Satisfy your lip gloss craving with her Marc Jacobs Beauty ‘Lust for Lacquer’ in Boom Boom, the champagne-grape-infused lip vinyl with lust-worthy, full coverage.

This gently plumping formula wears like no other, while the unique pillowed applicator is an experience that leaves you lusting for more.

Marc Jacobs’s beauty line is relatively new; stocked in Marc Jacobs stores and Sephora, plus on Friday Marc Jacobs opened its first standalone beauty store, located at 385 Bleecker Street, which will stock the 121-piece colour cosmetics collection, as well as his MJ’s signature fragrances.

Look out for an ad campaign modelled by Edie Campbell in the future.

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13.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Get The Look: Lucy Hale’s Teen Choice Awards Makeup

Teen Choice Awards 2013 - ArrivalsLucy Hale was just announced as the new brand ambassador for mark cosmetics back in June, following in the footsteps of previous mark ambassadors Lauren Conrad and Ashley Greene.

The ‘Pretty Little Liars’ actress will not only be the face of the brand but she will also be the spokesperson for the m.powerment by mark campaign, the brand’s effort dedicated to breaking the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence against young women.

mark celebrity makeup artist Fiona Stiles created the luminous makeup for the star, who hosted the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday.

On her face, Fiona used Yonka Pamplemousse moisturizer as a base, followed by a light application of mark. Got the Goods foundation and mark. Save the Day concealer, which evened out her skin. Adding a little mark. Just Blushing powder blush in Charmed and Hourglass Ambient Light as a highlighter to add life and light to the face, Fiona finished with mark. Set Things Right loose powder.

To bring out the bambi-brown eyes, Fiona used Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette on Lucy’s brows, then applied i-mark eye shadow in Minx over the lid up past the crease and swept it softly under the lower lid. Then she used i-mark eye shadow in Moss over the Minx, but kept it closer to the lashes.

Finally she pushed i-mark eye shadow in Tabac into the lash line for depth. mark’s No Place to Run eyeliner in Black was applied on the lash line, on the outer third of the lower lashes as well as in the waterline, followed by mark’s Get in Line liquid eyeliner in Painted Black smudged into and just above the lash line. Finishing the eyes, Fiona applied mark. Scanda-Lash Go-To mascara in Blackest Black on the top and bottom, opening up the eyes.

To create the pretty pout, Fiona went for soft-pink on the lips, using mark’s Lipclick in Cupid.


Yonka Pamplemousse moisturizer
mark. Got the Goods foundation
mark. Save the Day concealer
mark. Just Blushing powder blush in Charmed
Hourglass Ambient Light
mark. Set Things Right loose powder
Anastasia Brow Wiz in Brunette
i-mark eye shadow in Minx, Moss and Tabac
mark’s No Place to Run eyeliner in Black
mark’s Get in Line liquid eyeliner in Painted Black
mark. Scanda-Lash Go-To mascara in Blackest Black

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08.08.13 Beauty, Makeup

Get the Look: Lily Collins on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon - Season 5Lily Collins has proven herself to be a total style and beauty icon, and she continually stuns with those perfect brows. I also really love that she’s been wearing dark lipstick lately, when everyone else is playing it safe with nudes and bright summery shades.

For Lily’s appearance on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’, makeup artist Molly Stern gave her a modern, edgy look.

First, she moisturized her skin with Lancome Bienfait Aqua Vital Lotion.

Then, she sparingly applied Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation to Lily’s gorgeous, porcelain complexion.

For the cheeks, Molly used YSL Crème de Blush in Silky Praline and then dusted Lancome Blush Subtil in Nectar Riche over the top.

Molly based Lily’s eyes with Shu Uemura Creamy Eyeshadow Primer in Light Pink 101, and then went to work with the Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette. First she applied the pale pewter shade (far right, center) all over the lid, and then added a hint of pink with the rose shimmer shade (far left, center) on the inner lid.

Next, Molly applied the warm taupe (center) into the crease and under the lash line, and then for a final pop of brightness, she added Lancome Color Design Infinite 24H shadow in Unlimited Silver.

Then, she curled Lily’s lashes to open up the lash line and applied Lancome Show Mascara Hypnose Doll Lashes in So Black!.

Finally, Molly applied Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Coffee Date all over Lily’s lips, followed by a sheer application of Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in En Vogue.

Oh, and those brows? They are all Lily. When you’re genetically blessed, you’re genetically blessed.

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Lancome Bienfait Aqua Vital Lotion
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation
YSL Crème de Blush in #3 Silky Praline
Lancome Blush Subtil in Nectar Riche
Shu Uemura Creamy Eye Shadow Primer in Light Pink 101
Lancome Color Design Eye Brightening All-In-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Taupe Craze
Lancome Color Design Infinité 24H in Unlimited Silver
Lancome Hypnose Doll Lashes in So Black!
Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in Coffee Date
Lancome Color Design Sensational Effects Lipcolor in En Vogue

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