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Curious to know what some of the trends will be this fall? We have the beauty scoop straight from the runways of New York Fashion Week, Fall 2009… 


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Diane von Furstenberg


“Nomad Chic” is the look as described by lead makeup artist, James Kaliardos

On the eyes: Soba Eye Shadow, blended over lids, up past crease, out toward temples, along lower lashline. Pearl Cream Colour Base, to highligh the inner corner of the eyes. Pro Barelash, a foundation-toned product applied with a mascara wand, combed through brows to diminish natural hair color.

On the face: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation, applied as a minimal base to the face. Pro Sculpting Powder, blended under cheekbones and up toward temples to contour. Pearl Cream Clour Base, touched on the high plane of the cheekbone for highlight.

On the lips: Lip Erase (a Pro Product), applied in a sheer layer to pale down the lips. Sculpt and Shape in Bone Beige, applied with a lips brush to line the mouth.

All products by MAC Cosmetics, most available at and




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Lead makeup artist Diane Kendal says of this look, “It’s is all about the eyes with soft matte lips for contrast.” To bring strength to the face, Diane focused on creating smoky eyes and full brows, while downplaying the lips and keeping skin fresh with a light brushing of blush for a healthy glow.

On the face: NARSskin Hydrating Moisture Cream to moisturize entire face. NARS Concealer, as needed, to cover any imperfections. A minimal amount of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation (NEW for Fall 2009). NARS Blush in Gilda, applied lightly on the apples of the cheeks.

On the eyes: NARS Eyeliner Pencil in Mambo to line upper lashes and crease, blend over entire lid and up to brows, keeping dense color by lashline. Line lower lashes and gently blend. NARS Single Eyeshadow in Bali to fill in brows. A very thin line on upper lashes with NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Black (NEW for Fall 2009). Lashes curled with NARS Eyelash Curler

Lips: NARS Rain Lip Therapy Treatment applied to entire lip. A small amount of NARS Concealer over Rain to take down color.

All products by NARS Cosmetics, available now, unless noted, at



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Carolina Herrera


Lead Artist Diane Kendal describes this look to be about beautiful fresh skin, enhancing natural highlights where light hits the face.

On the eyes: Deep Dark Pro pigment, blended into crease of the eyelid, around the outer corner of the eyes and along the lower lashline. Studio Touch-up stick concealer, buffed onto eyelids as a base. White Pigment, glazed over the eyelids.

On the face: Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation, applied in a sheer layer one shade lighter than natural skin tone. Hand Finish Mineralize Blush, blended onto the apples of the cheeks. White Frost Pigment, touched onto cheek bones to highlight.

On the lips: Twig lipstick, feathered onto lips with a lip brush. Local Colour Dazzleglass, applied in the center of the lips.

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Jessica-Stroup3.gif It’s a bit chilly in New York, but that doesn’t mean stars look any less hot when they attend shows at the Tents for Fashion Week. Take 90210 star Jessica Stroup, who, despite the bitter cold, heated up the room at every show she attended. Want the scoop on how her smoldering look was created? Of course you you do— that’s why you’re here!

theBalm makeup artist, Felicia Roman wanted to keep all attention on Jessica’s bright blue eyes, so she went dramatic with the lids and kept the rest of the star’s face simple.

Here’s the step-by-step:

thebalm pick up liners.jpg1.) Felicia started by using the Pick-Up-Liners pencil in Don Juan (three in a set, $19, to smudge a line around the lashes and in a thicker line covering most of the bottom part of the lid to achieve smoky definition. Because the Pick Up Liners are half the size of a typical pencil, Felicia was able to get up close and really push the liner into the base of the lashes with perfect precision.


thebalm shady lady.jpg thebalm overshadow.jpg2.) Felicia dabbed Lucious Lani eyeshadow (the champagne shade from the ShadyLady Eye Shadow Palette, $38, ) across the lid to highlight the symmetrical shape of her face and then finished it off with a light dusting of the sheer 100% mineral Overshadows in You Buy, I’ll Fly (a copper shimmer, $15, to make Stroup’s eyes really pop. It was also blended into the lower lash line over the pencil for an ethereal finish. thebalm two-timer mascara.jpg

The lashes were defined and volumized with 3 coats of Two Timer Mascara ($20,; two coats to instantly build fuller lashes and a third to separate and lengthen.





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timebalm concealer.jpg3.) When it came to the skin, Felicia evened out and smoothed Jessica’s skin by blending BalmShelter Tinted Moisturizer ($25, with TimeBalm Concealer ($18, Becaue the TimeBalm Concealer has time released hydrating properties, there was no need to reapply between shows- Jessica’s under eye area stayed bright all day.




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bahama mama bronzer.jpg hot mama blush.jpgA few swipes of SexyMama translucent powder ($19, gave a photo-finish, and then a combo of the matte Bahama Mama bronzer ($19, with the more shimmering berry-toned Hot Mama blush ($19, gave a healthy glow to Jessica’s cheeks.




thebalm to the rescue.jpg balmshelter gloss.jpg4.) Finally, Felicia conditioned and nourished Stroup’s lips with theBalm to the Rescue ($16,, and topped them off with either BalmShelter Lip Gloss in Girly-Girl (for a pinky-coral finish, $19, or Plump Your Pucker in Cocoa My Coconut (a warm nude, $15, to add some shimmer. Jessica LOVED the yummy flavors of the glosses, especially Cocoa My Coconut which she wore at the Jill Stuart show.

hilary duff red heart truth.jpgHilary Duff was our pick for best dressed at Heart Truth’s Red Dress Collection fashion show last week, and her messy updo really complimented her stunning gown. With a bit of a jagged part, dark roots and a few flyaways, her hair still looked amazing.

fekkai lifting & texturizing spray.jpgTo achieve this “controlled mess”, it’s important to prep hair with texturizer before blowing it out with a round brush (try Fekkai Coif Bouffant Lifting and Texturizing Spray Gel, $23, Next, flip dry hair up and down (this adds body), then pull it back into a loose bun. When your hair is secure, finish the look by pulling a few wisps out by your ears.


It’s Fashion Week in New York, and while we are previewing all of the fabulous trends coming for Fall ‘09, we have our eyes on Spring, and fabulous warm-weather trends. One of the hottest makeup trends for the season is bright and cheerful palettes of rich blues, pretty pinks, and oh-so flattering corals. We love that we can create a beachy look without turning to the predictable bronzer. These are some items that you’ll want in your makeup bag to carry you through the season:


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Maybelline Expertwear Duo Eyeshadow in Sea Glass will give your eyes a gorgeous wash of blue shimmer. Layer for a dramatic look or simply keep the look sheer by swiping over lids with a light hand. Either way, wear them paired with a glossy lip for a look that is this year’s new beach cool. $3.59,



wet n wild turquoise eyeliner.jpgWet ‘n’ Wild Kohl Eyeliner Pencil in Turquoise will give your eyes a fresh pop! of color just in time for spring. We not only love the smooth, creamy formula that lasts all day, but the price tag has us hooked every time. $1.29,



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Bobbi Brown Brights Eye Palette is every eyeshadow lovers dream. We’ve featured this before, but we can’t get enough of it. It does, after all, have 35 colors to choose from, and even Bobbi herself recommends wearing these sparingly. The blues we’re loving? Pacific, Blue Denim and Cloud Blue shades. $70,



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Revlon Strawberry Electric Nail Polish is just the bright pink to cheer you up if you’re feeling down. We love the on-the-brink of neon this color has, and the faint undertones of violet keep us wanting more. $4.99


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JK Jemma Kidd Airkiss Shine Lipgloss in Poser is a fantastic bright pink that never looks obnoxious. This shade is every bit the glamorous shade. We love that this moisturizing gloss isn’t sticky, but full of high-watt shine. lasts . $16,



givenchy rouge lipstick.jpgGivenchy Rouge Interdit Satin Lipstick in Tempting Coral will smooth and nourish your lips with antioxidants while long-wearing color will get you through a long day of fun in the sun. $27,



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Benefit Coralista is our must-have face color. With an amazing buildable formula,, you can take it from sheer and sweet to bright and bold. $28,

We all loved Hello Kitty growing up (and admittedly still do). When we fell in love with makeup and discovered MAC, it became one product line that was always on our must-have list. Now the two have come together to create a most adorable and fabulous collection that we can’t help but be excited about. Take a look at our picks from this limited-edition collection. Don’t wait, this will sell out fast!




MAC Hello Kitty-EyeQuad-TooDolly.jpgMAC Hello Kitty Eyeshadow x 4 in Too Dolly is the perfect palette for creating a plethora of looks from dramatic to bright. The colors are also a great way to update your look for the spring season, and of course, Hello Kitty adorns the black packaging— isn’t she cute? $38,




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Glitter Eyeliner can make eyes shimmer sweetly in the daytime and really pump up the volume for a fun night out on the town. The long-lasting liner won’t flake and comes in four glittery shades. $16.50,





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MAC Hello Kitty Lipsticks come in frost, lustre and glaze formulas. It’s may be hard to resist just choosing one of these adorable tubes with Hello Kitty’s image on it. We have our eyes on Cute-ster and Most Popular. $14,




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MAC Hello Kitty Beauty Powder Blush comes in a cute black window-style compact and features a pretty blush to add a hint of color to your cheeks. Available in two shades. $18,





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Tinted Lip Conditioner works well over any lipstick or on its own to add a hint of color while keeping lips feeling and looking soft. $14.50,




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MAC Hello Kitty Nail Lacquer features three amazing shades that will work any time of year. Because as every beauty-loving gal knows, well-groomed tips and toes keep every style looking polished (no pun intended). $11,


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Hello Kitty Makeup Bag will keep all of your essentials together in a cute more “grown up Kitty” way. Sleek, black and rectangular soft black vinyl features pink and white Hello Kitty graphics on both sides and a circular silver metal Hello Kitty charm on the zip. $35,

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