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New York Fashion Week: Splurge vs. Steal Must-Try Teal Liner Look

creatures of the wind teal eyeliner new york fashion week fall/winter 2014

After seeing the metallic teal liner on the models at the Creatures of the Wind show, I knew I had to recreate the look. And, while I have a high-end teal liner at home, I didn’t have one on the road with me. But, after a late-night trip to Duane Reade (the best drugstore on the planet), I scored a very affordable look-alike. So, a big thanks to James Boehmer, Nars director of global artistry for inspiring the look. He used Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Khao San Road, $24. I used Prestige Cosmetics Eye Liner in Lively Turquoise, $5.95. Both result in a compliment-worthy makeup look that’s so easy to do. Simply swipe bottom lashlines only with the liner. Smudge it a bit with a makeup brush or Q-tip (that’s what I used while on-the-go) and you’re set. Finish the eyes with black mascara on top lashes only.

Spring/Summer 2014 Beauty: It’s All White

Trends. They’re what every beauty and fashion editor at New York Fashion Week are trying to nail down. If I had to predict one that’ll come out of the spring/summer 2014 shows, it’d be white makeup. From white nails (both sheer and opaque) seen at Carolina Herrera, Charlotte Ronson and more, to the striking white liner seen at Kate Spade and Tibi, white makeup seemed to be the “it” non-color of the week. What do think, will you embrace it?

Charlotte Ronson -- Nails by Color Club

Charlotte Ronson — Nails by Color Club

Kate Spade -- Makeup by Neil Scibelli for Jouer

Kate Spade — Makeup by Neil Scibelli for Jouer

NYFW Fall 2013 Makeup Recap: Nude Lips Reigned

jenny-packham-laura-mercier-nyfw-fall-2013It was all about a minimal lip at NYFW. These looks are so purdy that ladies, you might be tempted to use up your oxblood lipsticks as fast as you can. The natural lip made the models look really fresh and beautiful, with a tinge of 90’s grunge — whether paired with an edgy geometric cat eye, a punk smoky eye or an all-over natural face. Most of these looks were created with only the use of lip balm (MAC Lip Conditioner, $15, was often the balm of choice), though some used concealer to tone down redness in the lip and others used nude shades of lip liner. The best trick came courtesy of makeup artist Talia Shobrook at the Jenny Packham show (above). To create an ultra-feminine lip, Shobrook applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Seashell, $24 onto the lip’s Cupid’s bow, the curve of the upper lip. This subtle highlighting creates the illusion of a fuller lip and adds definition to lip shape. Adding the final touch, Shobrook lightly dabbed lips with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush, $26. Here are other nude lip looks we loved from New York Fashion week:


A mix of Marianne Faithfull meets punk rock at Marc Jacobs

helmut-lang-nars-nyfw-fall-2013Au naturel at Helmut Lang

tanya-taylor-nars-nyfw-fall-2013Retro and flirty at Tanya Taylor

monique-lhuillier-mac-nyfw-fall-2013Edgy at Monique Lhuillier

donna-karan-mac-nyfw-fall-2013Glam at Donna Karan

Do you love a nude lip or prefer color?

images courtesy of NARS and MAC. Top image via: wwd.com

Trend to Try: Colorful Liquid Lined Eyes

Although I spotted this makeup look backstage at the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2012 New York fashion show, I think it’s the perfect look to embrace now. If you want to add a wearable, yet eye-catching pop of color to your face this spring, a brightly lined eye is just what the makeup artist ordered.

The fabulous (and hilarious) Mally Roncal created this stunning and playful look for Reese’s show using three different shades of shimmery, liquid and pencil eyeliners. She used an electric blue (try Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Curaco, $22), teal (the Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner in Caribbean Sea, $15) and purple (try Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in Purple 11L, $15).

To create the look, prep your lids with a primer or neutral, flesh-toned shadow and then thickly line top lids only in your liquid or pencil eyeliner color of choice. Extend the line a bit at your outer corners for a sexy, but fun finish. Finish the eyes with two coats of mascara on top lids. Gorgeous!