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Back To The Future: Fall 2008 Beauty Trends

New York Fashion Week Spring 2009 kicks off next Friday, September 5th. But before we get too ahead of ourselves – let’s take a trip down memory lane, reminisce about the Fall 2008 collections, and take a look at the hot beauty trends designed to compliment the season’s coolest fashions. Enjoy!

The intrigue of nothing. The fragile come-on of 70s-style innocence rendered here in the nothing-but-everything lip that works against eyes swiped by a shadow. At Carlos Miele the signature Sweet Baby Jane look created by Lipstick, Myth and Plushglass, Nice Buzz.

The lips could have gone redder, but in an enigmatic, underplayed, sexy, and too coy 70s twist, the lips on show at Kai Kühne offered a pliant light-shined softness against eyes dramatically swiped by line and shadow. The palette: Show Orchid, a bright floral fuchsia, with a Tinted Lip Conditioner, Gentle Coral.

Amidst Elie Saab’s glamour parade, an eye that was summed by M·A·C’s Gordon Espinet as evoking the glama-duo of Cher and Diane Ross. And of course, this high class disco rework would be nothing without Blue. Here it is in modern shades of Freshwater and Carbon Eye Shadow, soft smudge-able Eye Kohl in Blooz, Plush Lash Mascara in Plushblack.

At Luca Luca, designer Luca Orlandi’s beautifully spare and precise designs were timeless, the right setting for a richly goldmined eyes that pitted precious metals against velvet against satin to evoke the expensive glamour mood of the 70’s. Features: Pigment, Golden Lemon, Eye Shadows, Carbon and Brun, and 7 Lash.

Antonio Berardi’s stridently, almost fetishistically black fashions were supported by looks that were consummately masculine-feminine. Key feature was a brow, rendered in the form of a strong, lengthened hyper-groomed arch, matched against lids that were soft of colour yet deftly defined. To get the look: Brow Shader, Auburn/Malt; Eye Shadow, Dazzlelight; Fluidline, Dipdown; 263 Small Angle Brush; Zoom Lash, Zoomblack.

Against fuss and florals, anoraks and countryside, the look at Matthew Williamson was of a no-nonsense English Rose. Lending the fresh feel – the no-drama eyes created by Brow Set, Clear; Paint Pot, Groundwork; Pro Lash, Coal Black.

At Isabelle Marant the attitude was soft and easy. Models breezed down the runway, hands in pockets. And on their faces: nothing much. Given the relaxed attitude, it was just right. For the lips: Slimshine, Funshine with Lip Conditioner SPF 15.

Referencing the bold panache of comic book Spiderwoman and slipping them into soft, sexy modern armour there was no war paint at Sophia Kokosalaki. These modern heroines like it bare to become face-naked, all-powerful. Key elements: Lipstick, Myth, Pretty Please and Powder Blush, Pinch Me.

Fashion tribes of any DNA have long hankered after the black lip. As the fashion goth’s matte black sees the ghost, backstage at Giles there was a fabulous reworking in fabulously noir patent black. Glamorous against any colour of skin. Blend your own: Lipmix in Black with rich browny-black Copper Walnut Gloss.

High Priestess of Glama-Punk, Vivienne Westood’s Fall inspires a glittering archly-glam lip. Light up your dark side. The essentials: Lipstick, Dark Side; Lip Pencil, Nightmoth. For the highlights: Glitter Reflects, Rust, and Clear Lipglass.

At Manish Arora the speak-with-your-eyes glamour of Bollywood and the mannered demure of Paris couture fuse in eyes smoothly and fluidly articulated with a languorously flirtatious wisp of lash. The 5 essentials: Fluidline, Blacktrack; Eye Shadows, Soot and Blanc Type. The 2 Lash. Duo Adhesive, Dark.

Graphic, part geisha, Nathan Jenden’ s blushing beauties evoked reactionary femmes from every era from Restoration-style ladies of some repute to deft 80’s glam. The tools: Powder Blush, Frankly Scarlet, Set Powder, Invisible, and the must-have 168 Brush for the defined stroke.

Girls love their bud, and nowhere is it more apparent than at Carmen Marc Valvo. Wine red shades, definitively applied are left to speak, truthfully, for themselves. The shades that say it all: Lip Pencil, Cherry for supreme definition and Lipstick, Pink Nouveau for fill.

Richard Nicolls’ exaggerated forms demanded a minimal canvas and largely there was a sense of “mummy having hidden the lipstick”. But there was still work for the sommelier. The perfect wine to decant here: Lipstick, Plumful.

Against soft forms, draped silhouettes what was consistent at Donna Karan: the red wine tailored lip. Distinctly Chateaux MAC 2008, here was a lip that punctuated the runway with a robust, sexy, splendour. Lipstick Lovelorn and Lady Danger.

At Rodarte where lips went a bit-of-a blot to a deep red kabuki bow, it was the eyes that held the look of bare-faced intrigue with an unexpected wine stain that find itself in creases or stroking the under eye. The shades: Eye Shadows, Post Haste, Dazzlelight.

Against Hérve Léger micro-forms, what else but deceptively minimalist lines rendered in matted chalky tones of pink. Part mod; part art school sophisto, part boho with a pout. Key for the legions who will love this look: Layer Lipsticks, Snob and Pervette. Don’t wait for Art Basel (wear it now!)

With windblown hair and blush that knows no border, Fall at Romeo Gigli pointed to the art of pushing limits, and having fun. Here Powder Blush, Fleur Power sweeps up the cheeks to under the eye to create one single wash of colour. For lips: Lip Pencil, Redd; Lipstick, Lady Danger.

Influenced by the flora and fauna-inspired art of the Lalannes Catherine Malandrino’s palette becomes nature based with the key eye shaded as colourfully as a turning leaf. The palette: Eye Shadow, Gorgeous Gold, Coquette and Flourishing with Fibre Rich Lash, All Black.

At Monique Lhuillier eyes became “accessory”, the dynamic counterpoint to Lhuillier’s forms of sculptural simplicity. At work: the tonal capacity of colour to create a mood of dark. Eyes dappled with the triple-colour shading that deliberately put the eyes in full-focus. For shades: Eye Shadow, Beauty Marked, Deep Truth, and Trax. Define with Technakohl Liner, Auto-de-Blu and top off with Pro Longlash, Pitchblack.

Source: MAC Cosmetics

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Target Hits The Beauty Bullseye: JK Jemma Kidd, NP Set, and Pixi Now Available!

Target’s newest makeup lines – JK Jemma Kidd, NP Set, and Pixi – are now available in stores and online.

The JK Jemma Kidd line includes 95 face, eye and cheek products, as well as makeup tools, inspired by the catwalk. The color items have been designed with strong pigment to produce bold statement colors, and prices range from $14 to $39. In the September 2008 issue of Vogue, Kidd describes the line as being targeted (pun intended) to “makeup junkies. It’s for girls who want to experiment with color. I am bringing high fashion colors into makeup but making it very wearable.”

NP Set, Napoleon Perdis’ “masstige” collection, is comprised of 85 eye, face and lip products. Perdis says that NP Set is more fast-paced and playful than his eponymous line, which is sold at his four concept stores in California and in Sephora. NP Set products retail for $12-$30.

Pixi Cosmetics, a makeup line founded by three sisters based in the U.K., is collaborating with Target for Pixi by Petra Strand, a 101 piece collection “take on the original’s ‘skin-loving’ positioning, and infuse beneficial ingredients into sheer shades. According to a Target press release, “Pixi creates a flawless, photo-perfect finish that leaves women looking like themselves, only better.” The collection ranges from $12 to $39.

Because the price points are higher than you would find at most mass retailers, Target have added testers to the beauty shelves – to encourage customers to try before they buy.

“We understand that buying cosmetics is different than buying a top or sneakers,” said Joshua Thomas, a member of Target Corp.’s communications department. “When you buy [beauty] there is that emotional investment. We understand and appreciate that and the [new beauty displays] will reflect that.” He continued, “We want to see guests walk in the section of the store and interact with the beauty brands. It gives them a chance to touch, smell and feel the brands.”

Source: Target and WWD

Best Liners For Your Lips

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Best Liners for Your Lips

From MAC and Smashbox to Wet n Wild, the pencils that garnered top ratings and glowing product reviews

Not too hard or soft, these lip liners appealed to editors and members for a variety of really good reasons. Find out if you should upgrade the pencil you have at home or add another color to your collection. (Did we miss your favorite? Write a review to bump up its status!) …More

Total Beauty Weekend Web Tour

Find out what yummy scented body souffle The Makeup Divas is all excited about.

Monique at Beauty Girl Musings discovers it’s what’s on the inside that counts with Elizabeth Grant’s Vitamin C Body Lotion.

Viva Woman tells you how John Masters Organics Vitamin C Anti-Aging Serum & John Masters Organics Mandarin Maximum Moisture help to lighten up some of her pigmentation caused by sun damage.

Beauty’s SPOT figures out that waxing and plucking may be a thing a of the past with the Artemis Woman Personal Groomer.

Don’t forget to enter Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog free giveaway from MORE Magazine.

Frappelattes gives L’Oreal’s new Bare Naturale Mineral Mascara a spin and lets us know how it delivers.

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy counts down the 10 most wacky beauty tips, that actually work!. You may just be surprised to see what they are!

Win a RisWallet from A Mom in Red High Heels. It’s a hands-free solution for a busy woman!

Now is your last opportunity to win in the [comfort zone] giveaway at Fabulous Over Forty

Beauty411 tells you about a product that will help you lines and wrinkles. And it’s completely painless!

Want a gorgeous tan without damaging your skin? Beauty Tyrant has found a summer must-have sunscreen that lets you enjoy the sun without worrying about your skin!

Meredith at Daily Dose of Coffee offers up some tips on purchasing the perfect mascara for YOU.

How to get your skin glowing like BeyonceTalking Makeup!

The Beauty Alchemist visits with Van Cleef and Arpels new Feerie perfume.

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are at it again…check out their latest giveaways with Luzern Labs and Sanctuary Spas.

Beauty Anonymous reveals her travel-friendly beauty goodies.

To celebrate the kickoff of the new Hills season, Glossypink tells you how to score Whitney Port’s beautiful makeup.

Product Girl is having a giveaway and you can enter to win Essie’s 6-piece fall collection. Good luck!

Ah, Fall! Celebrate the peculiar and sexy scents of Autumn with Fifty-Cent Head and Black Phoenix Alchemy Labs.

Find out what Beauty Blogging Junkie is using to hydrate her chlorine-ravaged locks here.

Beauty Blog Network: Best Week Ever

Find out what yummy scented body souffle The Makeup Divas is all excited about.

Losing sleep over your dark circles? Beauty Junkie in SF has found a little tube from Smashbox to help brighten those eyes and make them camera ready.

Roselyn from Makeup Makes Me Happy counts down the 10 most wacky beauty tips, that actually work!. You may just be surprised to see what they are!

Katharine Towne of HBO’s hit show, Tell Me You Love Me reveals her beauty tips **exclusively** to Beauty Banter!

Find out why the Muse is excited about Urban Decay’s New Lipsticks .

A Touch of Blusher brings you Fall 2008 Makeup Trend Report.

Beauty Anonymous reveals her travel-friendly beauty goodies.

Beauty411tells you about a product that will help you lines and wrinkles. And it’s completely painless!

Beauty and Fashion Tech looks at Five Great Uses for Creme de la Mer and tells you how it can actually be a good value.

Girl Gloss tries out lip balm made with beer!

How’s your summer skin doing? Cybelesaysfinds one that is made just for this seasons hot temps.

makeup loves me reveals the details of what promises to be fall’s most talked about (sought after) limited edition product!

The girls over at Beauty in Real Life are loving Avon’s new collection with Jillian Dempsey. Check out the collection here.

Karen from Makeup and Beauty Blog gives you swatches and product shots of the entire Cult of Cherry collection, the newest release from .

Kyle at Face Candy suggests 2 new face oils to try.

Product Girl is having a giveaway and you can enter to win Essie’s 6-piece fall collection. Good luck!

Find out what Beauty Blogging Junkie is using to hydrate her chlorine-ravaged locks here.

Madonna’s Sticky & Sweet Tour, By The Numbers: 200 Triangle Sponges and 3 Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers?

What exactly does it take to pull off the most highly anticipated tour of the year? No need to guess, as Madge posted the following “Sticky & Sweet Tour By Numbers” to her blog:

3500 Number of individual wardrobe elements for tour
653 Hours of rehearsal time for Madonna and band
250 Number of travelling personnel
200 Triangle sponges used to apply makeup
180 Q-Tips used for entire tour (3 per night)
120 Powder puffs
100 Pairs of out of stock fishnet, pantyhose in old style weave
100 Pairs of kneepads
69 Guitars
36 Different Designers contributed to the onstage wardrobe
30 Wardrobe Trunks travel to each venue
28 Maximum number of performers onstage
20 Nationalities represented in touring staff
18 Racks of Clothing for Band, dancers and gypsies
16 Caterers
12 Seamstresses working non stop in Cardiff to finish costumes
12 Travelling trampolines used in training by Madonna and dancers
10 Large flight cases of medical supplies
10 Number of guitars Madonna will travel with
9 Number of people working in wardrobe department
8 Major Madonna Costume changes
5 Number of people it takes to change Madonna into next costume
5 Keyboards on stage for Kevin Antunes, Musical Director
4 Large freezers to carry ice packs for Madonna and dancers
4 YSL Lipsticks will cover entire tour
3 Romanian gypsy musicians playing acoustic instruments
3 Racks of Clothing contain Madonna’s stage wardrobe
3 Shu Uemura eyelash curlers
2 Rigs for DJ set up 2 Stages
1.5 Minutes – Shortest time required to change Madonna’s costumes between numbers
1 Chiropractor
1 Personal trainer
1 Masseuse
1 Set of Swarovski crystal ear phones for DJ

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