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Almost Famous

fw2+006 Almost FamousI’m famous! Well, not really. Not even a little bit, to be honest. So here’s what had happened…

I was perusing the New York Magazine website, and came across this video of behind-the-scenes beauty at Carmen Marc Valvo’s Fall 2008 show.

Well, at the very end of the video, you can see me in the background, having a convo with Victor C from MAC – I’m the super-short one with a steno pad in my hand (I appear 1:25 into the video).

OMG! Just had to share.

 Almost Famous

Diddy Didn’t Happen

seanjohn2 Diddy Didn’t HappenLast Friday, I was scheduled to be backstage at Sean John*. I was super excited to be attending the closing show of New York Fashion Week.

I fantasized that Diddy and I would meet, he’d be captivated by my charm, and then whisk me away to the star-studded soiree.

It would play out like that R. Kelly/Jay Z collabo:

After the show it’s the after party and
After the party is the hotel lobby and
After the Belve then it’s probably Cris…

But that didn’t happen. In fact, the closest I got to the Sean John show was a pizzeria on the corner of 22nd Street & 6th Ave. I was grabbing a bite there when I got a call from MAC telling me that there were no female models in the show, and therefore no need for MAC makeup. I was bummed, but also exhausted from my travels; so I caught an early train back to Philly.

So sorry, beauties. I know you were anxious for me to dish the Diddy dirt. C’est la vie.

If you absolutely need a Puffy fix, Glamour.com has an article entitled “Diddy knows pretty,” in which the hip-hop mogul/designer shares his observations on what makes a woman irresistible. Here’s an excerpt:

Why he named his perfume Unforgivable Woman:
“It’s about being unapologetic. It’s about having swagger. Confidence is such a sexy, sexy quality.”

Makeup trend he’s so over:
“Red lipstick just isn’t working for me. It might be good for an awards show, but it’s not hot to kiss. I love natural lip color—that’s always a good look!”

Biggest beauty obsession:
“Sugar Bath Cubes by Fresh. I take a bath every night. I love the way they make my skin feel. I have very soft skin—go ahead, touch it!”

For the rest of the interview, click here.

*Is it just me, or does the Sean John Fall 2008 collection look a little effeminate? I’m not judging…just sayin’.

 Diddy Didn’t Happen

MAC First Look: Jonathan Saunders

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“Sci-fi, sporty, blade-runner girl. Honed-to-the-bone skin. There is aggressiveness to the brows – they’re a bit boyish.”
Val Garland – Key Artist

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Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation was buffed into the skin using Brush 187.

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Eyes
MAC Gloss Texture was mixed with Reflects Pearl and applied from the lash to the brow. Boyish brows were created by brushing brows up with MAC Eyebrow Brush 266. Brows were then filled in with MAC Eye Brow Pencils in appropriate shades, followed my MAC Brow Finisher.

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Lips
MAC PRO Lip Erase was lightly applied to the lips to bring down their natural color.

 MAC First Look: Jonathan Saunders

MAC First Look: Tuleh

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“The look was inspired by a photograph of Charlotte Rampling from the 70s.”
Polly Osmond – Key Artist

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Face
MAC Face and Body Foundation was blended into the skin with Brush 187. Sculpt and Shape in Accentuate was applied with Brush 136 onto cheek bones for contour.

tuleh eyes MAC First Look: Tuleh
Eyes
MAC Eye Shadows in Embark and Corduroy were brushed into the crease of the eyelid with Brush 224 and onto the outer half of the lower lash line. Using Brush 242, Yellow Gold Pigment was applied to the inner corner of the lid, as well as the inner bottom lash line; Rose Gold Pigment was applied to the center of the lid and the center of the lower lash line. Antiqued Copper Pigment was applied to the outer corner of the lids. The pigments were then blended with Brush 224. Zoom Lash Mascara in Black was coated onto the top and bottom lashes. Brows were lightly filled in with Lingering Eye Brow Pencil and Clear Brow Set.

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Lips
MAC 4N Lipstick was patted onto the lips and 2N Lipglass was layered on top.

 MAC First Look: Tuleh

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MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra

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“A flavor of film noir, a haunted woman, 19th century romanticism interpreted by Hollywood in the 1930s.”
Kabuki – Key Artist

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Face
MAC PRO Red Pepper Lipstick was sheered out on the cheeks to give the skin a slight flush.

ct eyes MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra
Eyes
MAC Paint Pot in Perky was applied to the lid, followed by Quite Natural Paint Pot, which was placed above the lid crease. Cash Flow Paint Pot was added to the inner corner of the eyes using a 213 Brush. Emphasis Sculpting Powder was brushed onto the lower lash line and on the crease, followed by Burnt Burgundy Paint Stick. Polished Ivory Paint Stick was placed onto the outer corner of the lids.

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Lips
MAC PRO Lipstick in Red Pepper was applied as a stain to the lips.

 MAC First Look: Costello Tagliapietra

MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando

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“Robert Palmer girls gone wild.”
John Stapleton – Key Artist

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Face
Studio Fix Fluid Foundation was applied to the face, followed by MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Natural, which was brushed onto sin with a 187 Brush to contour the face.

obando eyes MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando
Eyes
MAC Paint Pot in Constructivist was applied to the lids with a 225 Brush, followed by Blackground Paint Pot. Smut Eye Shadow was layered from lash line to brow using a 224 Brush. MAC Smolder Eye Kohl was used to line the eyes; the line was dragged out past the natural lash line towards the brow, and blended with a 228 Brush.

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Lips
MAC Lipstick in Myth was patted onto lips with a 318 Brush.

 MAC First Look: Juan Carlos Obando

MAC First Look: Threeasfour

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“Something elegant and sophisticated but with a point of pop colour.”
Gordon Espinet – Key Artist

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Face

MAC Prep+Prime Skin was used to prepare skin, followed by Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in appropriate shades. A mixture of MAC PRO Clear Pink Gloss and Desert Rose Powder Blush was blended onto cheeks followed by Mineralized Skinfinish in Light Flush.

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Eyes
MAC Prep+Prime Lash was applied to lashes followed by a coat of Royal Wink Fluidline with a 205 Brush. Brows were combed.

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Lips
MAC Mellow Flame Lipstick was brushed onto lips.

 MAC First Look: Threeasfour

MAC First Look: Jason Wu

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“A modern day Jean Seberg going to a fabulous party downtown.”
Romy Soleimani – Key Artist

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Face
MAC Studio Moisture Fix was applied to the skin and MAC Select Moisturecover was pressed on top. Sculpt and Shape Powder was brushed onto the face for carved-out looking features and a polished, perfect complexion.

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Eyes
MAC Eye Shadows in Smut and Print were washed over the lid with a 217 Brush. Reflects Glitter in Gold was pressed onto the inner corner and the outer corner of the eyelids.

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Lips
MAC Lipstick in Media was pressed onto moisturized lips to create a stain with soft edges. Lillicent Blushcreme was placed on top to finish off the perfect, mauve, everyday lip.

 MAC First Look: Jason Wu

MAC First Look: Nicole Miller

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“80’s Glamour – soft, pretty, drama with a modern twist.”
Romy Soleimani – Key Makeup Artist

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Face
MAC Moisturelush Cream was applied to the skin and Face and Body Foundation was then layered on top. Blot Powder Loose was dusted over face where needed and Sculpting Powder in Sculpt was brushed onto cheeks to contour. Loose Beauty Powder in Daisy Dust was dusted over cheekbones to highlight.

NicoleMiller eyes MAC First Look: Nicole Miller
Eyes
MAC Sketch Eye Shadow was blended all over eyelid to create a soft shape. MAC Blue Brown Pigment was applied to the outer eyelid and Reflects in Blackened Red was layered over. Old Gold Pigment was applied to the center and inner corners of the eye and Reflects Antiqued Gold was layered on top. Blooz Eye Kohl was blended out onto top and bottom lash lines. Deep Blue-Green Pigment was layered on top inner lash line and bottom lash line and Reflects Purely Purple was layered over top, outer lash line.

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Lips
Lips were lined with MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl and conditioned with Lip Conditioner.

 MAC First Look: Nicole Miller

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