Eye Shadows
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 […]

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 […]

Mon 08.20

The Best New Fall Palettes: Smoke Alarm

The beauty forecast for Fall 2012: it’s going to be a smoky, smoky season. Whether you prefer greys over purples, or deep olive hues, smoke it boldly, smudge to your heart’s content, and let your eyes simmer. Here are my picks for the best of the season: 1. Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Collection: Gray is […]

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 […]

Wed 08.01

NARS Fall 2012 Collection

NARS killed it with their Fall 2012 collection! I loooove their limited edition grey polish, Storm Bird ($18), and The Multiple Stick ($39) is now out in a new shade called Undress Me. This is actually my first time using the multipurpose stick (you can wear it on eyes, cheeks, and lips, under and over […]

Thu 07.26

Heat and Perspiration-Resistant Makeup: Rae Cosmetics

Do you wear makeup to the gym? I certainly don’t. I’m acne-prone as is and tend to favor intense workouts so the last thing I need it to clog my pores because of gym-time vanity. That said I can’t help but be intrigued by Rae Cosmetics, a brand that makes makeup specifically for the gym! […]

Mon 07.23

MAC’s Mid-Summer Pick-Me-Ups: Electric Cool, Illustrated, and Haute & Naughty Too Black

Does MAC ever sleep? By the constant, fast-paced rate of their new releases, it seems the brand never stops! This time around, they’re spicing up our lids, lashes, and cosmetic pouches. The limited-edition collection of Electric Cool eye shadows blend high-intensity pigments with frosty shimmer (available from July 26th-September 13th at MAC). These 12 shades […]

Mon 07.16

Mally Beauty Mega Bridal Kit

One of my first published clips was, interestingly enough, a story on Hampton weddings for a local Hamptons newspaper. I was an 18 year old Freshman at Cornell when I wrote the story and needless to say, never married. Fast forward a few years and I’m still not that much closer to knowing much about […]

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 […]