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Over the past few months, olive and mossy tones have been everywhere - from military-inspired camp shirts, jackets and skinny cargo pants, to starlets’ eyes. Sporting a green hue isn’t always the easiest thing, especially if you have yellow or olive undertones in your skin. But picking the right color for your lids and pairing it with a hefty serving of jet black mascara will leave you looking like a goddess. 

If you’re still sporting a bit of your summer glow, be sure to pick out a green shadow (or liner) that has gold flecks in it (such as #1 and #2 below) to play off your luscious tan. This olive-gold shade works great for blondes or green-eyed ladies, like Kate Hudson. If you have pink undertones and brown eyes, stick to a slightly more emerald, cool-toned green, such as #3 and #4 shown.

To get the look, bush your mossy or forest green shade heavily on your upper lash line and blend upwards into the crease. Apply a light amount of the color below your lower lash line, and finish the inner corners of your eyes with a helping of gold shadow. To keep the look seamless, use your eyeshadow wet as a liner to add depth to your autumn look. 
2. NP SET Eye Palette in Dublin, $20,
4. DuWop Green Eyes, $32,

Sarah-Lucero-Stila.jpgSo, we’ve been really into Stila lately (if you couldn’t tell). They’ve had so many great releases this season, we really can’t help but gush. After testing tons of new products, we reached out to Sarah Lucero, Stila’s pro makeup artist and a regular at Fashion Week, for her tips on what every woman needs this fall in her makeup bag. For starters, she prompted us on some autumn advice: “Fall is all about texture and bold color when it comes to makeup,” she says. More specifically? Here’s what she suggests you shouldn’t be without:

Foundation. “Every woman needs a foundation that will create polished and flawless looking skin daily. I like Stila One Step Makeup Foundation for every day wear, because it has a primer, foundation, concealer and powder built into every pump.” 

Double duty cheek and lip color. “Stila Convertible Color is the best cream cheek and lip color. Peony is the best shade for every skin tone and it warms up the cheeks and leaves a smooth and soft glow on skin, which is perfect for fall and winter.”

Eyeshadow palettes. “They are an easy way to change up your look as easily as changing your outfit! Stila’s Backstage Eyeshadow Palette includes six shades created by me that were inspired by fall runway trends. I love the satin and silky texture. Plus, you can use them wet for an intense effect or sweep it on dry for a wash of color.”

Mascara. “Mascara is always a makeup bag must-have. Look for a creamy formula so you can build volume and length by applying a few coats. If you are doing a strong cat eye, simply direct a second coat of mascara towards the corner lashes to enhance eyes. If I’m doing doll-like eyes on a client, I like to add a little extra mascara to the center of the top and lower lashes to create a wide-eye effect. That’s also a great trick for tired eyes.”

On-the-go fresheners. “I love the cranberry Triad Toner Pads by Arcona. They freshen up my skin after work or on the airplane when I’m jumping around between photo shoots. Also, Mario Badescu makes a great rose water spray and I like to carry this with me to set my makeup and I use it on clients to tone their skin. It has a soothing smell and feels amazing throughout the day.” 
e4cf520be6295aaa_kate-walsh.jpgOne more reason why Dr. Addison Montgomery Shepard is the coolest chick this side of Seattle Grace…

Kate Walsh recently launched  Boyfriend LLC, a beauty company birthed from her idea that everyone has a boyfriend story to share. Kate’s personal story and inspiration is a breakup that the actress went through five years ago, after which she realized how much she missed his scent. “So I went to a fragrance counter and bought a men’s fragrance and went, ‘Wait a minute, you don’t need a boyfriend to have a Boyfriend! Ding ding ding!’” Walsh told WWD. “All these ideas just wouldn’t leave me alone.”

The scent is described as a floral, warm, woody amber musk, will also launch in Sephora in January, along with another fragrance and possible color cosmetics in the future. Even cooler, the bottle design includes ghostwritten names of former boyfriends,

The five-piece Boyfriend set will retail for $80, and will debut on HSN on November 11th.
ISAAC-MIZRAHI-SPRING-RTW-2011-BACKSTAGE-027_runway.jpgBackstage at Issac Mizrahi’s Spring/Summer 2011 show, the look was intentionally mussed, as if the girls had started out polished, then had slept in their hair and over-painted their lips.

MAKEUP: Using all Shiseido products, artist Dick Page first smoothed skin with foundation before powdering. Mizrahi wanted the girls to look “pure” and “blank”, aside from the sharp brows and attention grabbing lips. The rest of the face was kept bare, brows were filled in, and lashes were given a coat of black mascara. The focus was on bright, coral lips, applied with a brush and extended beyond the lip line.

HAIR: Eugene Souleiman for Wella gathered hair into a pony, flipped, and sprayed with hairspray for texture. He then backcombed the ends of the ponytail and pinned into place, for a mussed, slept-in appearance. Souleiman described the hair as “ladylike, but trashed and a bit quirky.”

NAILS: Mizrahi told the nail team he wanted “mannequin hands” like a “perfect Barbie” with polish that made the nails an extension of the skin. CND’s Wanda Ruiz coated nails with one coat of Desert Suede, a creamy nude, and followed with two coats of Super Matte Top Coat for a fleshy look.


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Backstage at Philip Lim’s Spring 2011 collection, the look was streamlined and textural, complemented by barely-there makeup, casually wispy chignons, and tough asphalt-colored nails. “The modern female dandy - stemming from individuality, balance and delicacy,” said Lim.

ab509baecb50ed22_Untitled-1.jpgHAIR: Odile Gilbert created a wistful, undone chignon using Phyto products. First, spray Phytovolume Actif volumizing spray to the root and work through hair before blow drying. Next, side part hair, leaving enough to create (or give the illusion of) a side swept bang, then pull hair back into a low pony, twisting hair to create an easy chignon  and pin. For bang:  spray Phytolaque Soie light hairspray to 3 front pieces. Curl pieces with a curling iron, creating ringlets, then pull 3 piece “bang” to side as if you were creating a braid, leaving one piece free to fall along face.  Twist, then pin pieces above the ear. Finish with Phytolaque medium hold hairspray and apply Phyto 7 crème de jour leave-in conditioner to smooth hair.

MAKEUP: Lisa Butler for NARS prepped skin then applied Sheer Glow Foundation. Cheeks were contoured with a blend of a new Pure Matte Lipstick mixed with Barbarella Lipstick, and a touch of pink was added to cheeks and lips using Pure Matte Lipstick in Madere. Eyes were given a wash of taupe, ivory and a little grey shadow and finished with a light coat of Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.

NAILS: Apply one layer of Asphalt nail polish for full coverage, followed by one coat of Copper Shimmer Effect. All products by CND.

photo via bellasugar

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