Have you noticed a lotta lavender lips lately? I have. Lady Gaga kicked off the trend in February when she paired a light purple pout with an oversized hair bow. Since then, they’ve appeared sporadically on the Fashion Week runways. But now I can’t help but notice that they’re cropping up everywhere.
New Moon star Christian Serratos (who plays Angela) wore lilac lipstick to the movie’s premiere. And Alicia Keys sports a lavender gloss in her new video, Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart (photo below).
The look is like an oxygen-deprived pale pink mouth. To create a lavender lip to compliment my caramel complexion, I use the duo seen at left: MAC Lipstick in Syrup and MAC Plushglass in Foolishly Fab (which has, foolishly, been discontinued).
To steal the look, I recommend a pale pink or lavender lipstick with a sheer lilac gloss on top. For a look that’s more wearable, just a gloss will do the trick. Try: MAC Cremesheen Glass in Ever So Rich, MAC Lustreglass in Flashmode or Morning Glory, or MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous.
I just found out about this cool new product via emakemeup.com, a great online community for beauty lovers. Anyhoo…
Inspired by Mohammad Ali’s famous quote “I float like a butterfly sting like a bee,” these lipsticks lie down as sheer as a butterfly wing and shimmer with a hint of turquoise when the light hits them. Supposedly, this blue flash is very flattering and helps your teeth appear whiter.
Butterfly Ball Shimmer Treatment Lipstick ($20) is available in five shades: Float, Fly, Trance, Moment and Goodbye.
This week, I unwittingly created the sexiest nude lip combination. Apply Clinique Different Lipstick in Tenderheart
(midtone blushing nude brown), then top it off with MAC Lustreglass in Love Nectar
(ultra-soft apricot with pearl). I’m a genius.
Shown: Tenderheart (left), Love Nectar (middle), Tenderheart and Love Nectar (right)
Now that the weather has a little chill to it, my summery scented candles just aren’t cutting it anymore. So today, I stopped by my local Yankee Candle store to find one with more of a fall fragrance (I decided on Macintosh Spice). Don’t you just love Yankee Candle? They kill me with their spot-on accurate scents.
Anyway, when I got to the register, I spotted an unexpected surprise. Yankee Candle now sells Flavored Lip Balm ($3.99)! Packaged like mini versions of their signature jar candles, these balms are made with beeswax, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic hemp seed oil, vitamin E and rosemary – and feature SPF 15. Available in five flavors, I picked up the Vanilla Lime (one of my all-time favorite YC scents).
September 15, 2009
in Blush, Eye Shadow, Fashion, Fashion Week, Hair Styling, Highlighter, Lipgloss, Lips, Lipstick, Shoes
For the Alice + Olivia Spring 2010 presentation, MAC created two very different makeup looks. The first was a black super smoky eye, worn by The Plastiscines, who performed at the show.
The models, on the other hand, sported two different shades of pink shadow (Rosy Outlook and Perky) along with a white shade (Just So). Irridescent powder was applied to the cheekbones and the inner corner of the eye. Cream blush in So Sweet was blended onto the cheek, and the above pink shadows were blended together and layered on top. The brow shape was kept natural and kept in place with brow gel.
Angel Lipstick (Kim Kardashian‘s fave) was applied to lips, with Lipglass in Underage and English Accent on top. Silver dust was also mixed with moisturizer and applied to the entire body, for a ethereal glow.
Key Makeup Artist Nadine Luke emphasized that the look flatters a wide range of complexions, as evidenced by my backstage photos.
“The hair for Alice + Olivia is a crossroads of edgy and girly,” said Frédéric Fekkai
. “We created a look for funky, confident women.”
Andre Rodman, Lead Stylist for Fekkai added a fun, punky edginess to the s weet, girly looks at the Alice + Olivia show. To get the look Andre twirled crimped hair around a double barreled iron in a figure eight pattern. He then pulled the front piece to the side, smoothed it with Fekkai Coiff Magnifique Ultra-Light Finishing Crème and secured it neatly with jeweled pins. Finally, Andre set the style using Full Blown Volume Lifting Hairspray.
Alice + Olivia for Payless shoes
How darling are these labels?
These boots were made for Payless…and that’s just where they’ll be.
One of these days these boots are gonna come on home with me.
Impossibly chic booties – for cheap (also for Payless)!
Katty Besnard, lead singer of the Plastiscines (note the sooty black eyes)
I love me a dance movie – a la Dirty Dancing, Center Stage and Save The Last Dance*. I’ve even been known to willingly watch Honey, in its entirety, if the TV remote has gone into hiding and I’m too lazy to look for it. So I’m kind of keyed up for the upcoming Fame re-make (I am a child of the 80s, after all). But what I’m even more excited about is Sephora’s new Fame Brilliant Shine Lip Glosses.
As part of a partnership with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures (MGM), Sephora introduces five limited-edition glosses, now available in stores and online. With your lips dressed in these lustrous, non-sticky, moisturizing glosses, people will see you and cry.
You’ve got big dreams?
You want fame?
Well, fame costs.
And Sephora is where you start paying…in Hamiltons (or two Lincolns, or ten Washingtons).
Glosses are available in five scene stealing shades: In The Spotlight, Raw Talent, Rising Star, Standing Ovation and Starring Role. Baby, remember these names…
*What’s your favorite dance movie?