Eye Liner
Fri 10.05

Chanel Spring/Summer 2013 Show: From Lagerfeld’s Floor to the Grand Palais

When offering up inspiration to Peter Philips, the Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, for the Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-To-Wear Show, Karl Lagerfeld said only one word: shine. With that, Philips created a fresh-faced look for his models, whose eyes and lips were boldly brought out with shimmering color and texture. “The inspiration was actually the floor […]

Wed 10.03

Votre Vu Paris France Le Jolie Crayon: Smear Campaign

A bold eye is key for Fall ’13. It usually feels right to go for smokiness at summer’s end, but this year, more than ever, calls for a deep, mysterious gaze. I’ve been using felt-tipped pen liners for their ease of application and precision of line, but when I need smudging (intentional, of course), there […]

Mon 10.01

NARS x Roland Mouret Spring 2013 Show: Rebel, Rebel

What a way to make an entrance: NARS’ inauguration to Paris Fashion Week was at ever-chic Roland Mouret, where lead makeup artist, Val Garland, created a look focused on intense, dark eyes and lovely, luminous skin. The designer inspiration was described as: “The attitude of model-turned-singer Leslie Winer meets the fresh-faced look of Princess Stéphanie […]

Thu 08.02

Lush Emotional Brilliance

It’s no secret that makeup is a mood enhancer. I couldn’t begin to count the number of times I felt down because I had a blemish that wouldn’t go away fast enough, or felt like I gained a few pounds, or accidentally yanked out a big chunk of hair, and the list goes on and […]

Tue 07.24

theBalm Cosmetics

I’m a sucker for awesome packaging – whether it be something super luxe like Tom Ford or Cle de Peau or something fun and cheeky like Soap & Glory or Rodial. Recently I came across one that falls in the latter category and I’ve become obsessed. The brand is called theBalm and their products are […]

Wed 07.18

NARS Larger Than Life Longwear Eyeliner: Keep Your Eyes Peeled

Here’s a situation where the formula of a product is basically perfection, but the execution poses some problems. Promising 12 hours of wear, NARS’ new Larger Than Life Longwear eyeliner definitely lasts at least half that long, sans smearing, and that’s not half bad. Before it sets, you can smudge it to your heart’s content, […]

Mon 07.09

Best of Haute Couture Beauty: Chanel Sweetens the Deal

It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that my award for best in haute couture show goes to Chanel’s sweet yet strong faces. Their Creative Director, Peter Philips, rarely disappoints, and for the vintage-inspired collection, glimmering with sparkly tights, metallic silver-woven tweeds, and dégradé sequins, he delivered beauty to match the grounded-meets-ethereal feel. While […]

Fri 06.15

Steal the Look: Stella McCartney Resort 2013 Runway

In fashion, the word “cool” is about as overused as a beloved Céline luggage tote. But, really, you just don’t get much cooler than a Stella girl. Case in point, the dewy, pretty-rebel faces of the ladies who just modeled McCartney’s Resort 2013 collection. Makeup artist Jeanine Lobell amped up the designer’s trademark fresh, undone […]

Thu 06.07

Laura Mercier Cinema Noir Collection: Fall for this Femme Fatale

Deep, dark, and naturally tantalizing. With drop-dead black at the forefront of Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 trends, it is only to be expected that film noir makeup would follow suite. Exploring the sultry era of 1940s Hollywood, Laura Mercier nails the trend with her latest collection. Cinema Noir is inspired by hard-edged yet feminine stars like Ingrid […]