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February 2010 Archives

On of our favorite looks this season was the fierce, bad girl beauty at Tony Cohen’s Fall 2010 collection. The look was comprised of a chic french twist, toughened up by messy roots and sewed in leather… adding seriously smoky-eye drama for a “You’d better notice me, but don’t you DARE mess with me” look.

Tony_Cohen_Runway_0dbb.jpgTo get the hair: Staci Child for Cutler prepped hair with Cutler Volumizing Spray for texture, then massaged Cutler Definition Paste into the top of head to give hair a dirty, unfinished look, like “she’s done it herself”. She then pulled hair into a french twist and weaved leather cord into it to compliment the lines of the collection, finishing with Redken Workforce 9.

204.JPGTo get the makeup: Napoleon Perdis wanted a tough-chic, “opera goes to the club” look with a strong eye. He prepped skin with a peptide serum, then misted skin with his own airbrush foundation. The eye was done in a shades of charcoal and black for smoke, and blended out with a terracotta shade for a “hint of romance” into a square shape with focus on the inner bridge. Perdis then groomed brows with a touch of Suede pencil, and coated lips with Devine Goddess l/s in Lianna, a beautiful nude that Perdis told me was inspired by his daughter. Final touches included a dab of gloss in Hot Toffee, and a spritz of facial spray to give a dewy look.

So simple, so chic, major badass.
There’s nothing more rewarding than giving back to others. And If you can look and smell good while doing it…all the better! Inspired by M.A.C.’s amazing VIVA GLAM collection to support those affected by AIDS, we’ve compiled a list of products that’ll prep you for spring, and keep on giving….

Bobbi Brown Heart Truth Bronze Shimmer Brick Set,

In partnership with “The Heart Truth” Campaign, Bobbi created this limited set to raise awareness about women and heart disease. Get free shipping through 2/28 when you enter code HEART1 at checkout.

Creed Fragrance,

Creed will donate 5 percent of proceeds from sales at its online boutique to ADRA, a nonprofit that’s providing medical services and water purification to those currently suffering.

M.A.C. Viva Glam, Nordstrom:

The M.A.C AIDS Fund was established in 1994 to support men, women and children living with and affected by HIV/AIDS globally. This season Cyndi Lauper and Lady GaGa have joined the fight and collaborated with Viva Glam to create custom shades. Every cent of the selling price is donated to the M.A.C. Aids Fund.


Carol’s Daughter Candy Paint, Sephora:

Carol’s Daughter is proud to donate a portion of its sales of Candy Paint Lip Gloss to the Lupus Foundation of America.

We’ve tried a lot of lip products, and let’s be honest: as product junkies we rarely have complaints! Senna Cosmetics Lip Lacquers are no exception…we’re absolutely in love with them.

The formula is lightweight so it feels like a dream on our lips, while still allowing for big color payoff. It’s also surprisingly long wearing (lasted us an entire day running around during Fashion Week!), which means less time re-applying and more time looking fab.

Our only gripe is that we wish it were a bit easier to get product on the wand….but only because we love it so much and want tons of it on our lips!

Lip Lacquer is available in Sheer, Cream, Sparkling, and Pearl Glow formulas in a wide range of shades, each equally as covet-worthy. Try Pearl Glow in Sunkiss, a peachy rose new for Spring, and our current fave.


Beauty addicts rejoice: CHANEL’S new Rouge Coco Hydrating Lip Colours inspired by the legendary ‘Coco’ Chanel have arrived! After taming our excitement, we ran into trouble deciding on a shade. We narrowed it down to Camelia (a deep rose), Legende (reddish-brown), and Paris (a sexy deep red), but finally ended with Paris. As was expected, the color glides on like a silk nightie and left our lips soft and luscious. ‘Coco’ would be proud.

CHANEL Rouge Coco Hydrating Creme Lip Colour is available online at Neiman Marcus. $30

Backstage at Kardashian for Bebe Fall 2010, the look was all about day to night glamour, a look that can take you from the office to cocktails with little modification.

To translate this to the hair, Whitney Blischke for TIGI said that “Kim wanted an effortlessly glamorous look, and she liked this because it looks easy.” Blischke prepped hair with Fashionista Spritz and Shine before blowing out for texture. She then sectioned hair and wrapped around a barrel iron, pinning curls up to cool in order to hold curl. Once released, curls were finger combed to loosen wave, and roots were sprayed with Rockaholic Dirty Secret Dry Shampoo for a matte finish, while ends were sprayed with shine spray to give the illusion of darker roots and lighter ends, which is a huge trend in hair right now.

ggg.jpgFor the face, makeup artist Nathalie Bechard for Sephora Pro created a look for day to evening, modeled after Kim’s own look. To create this, she applied Make Up Forever Aqua Eyes Liner in Star Black, Make Up Forever Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow and Make Up Forever Diamond Powder. For the skin: Dior’s Nude Natural Glow Hydrating Makeup and YSL’s Touche Éclat Radiant Touch. Sephora Rouge Cream Lipstick in Mmmm… was pressed into the lips, after lining them with Sephora Nano Lip Liner in Candid Candy.

gggg.jpgTo complete the look, Kim D’Amato for Preti New York coated fingers in Willow, an almost transparent nude, and toes in Spring Song, and more opaque nude.

kim-kardashian-bebe-fall-fashion-runway-models-590sd02162010.jpgInstant day-to-night chic. And so easy!

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