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October 2010 Archives

There’s hardly anything more annoying than freshly manicuring your nails, believing they are fully dry, and then smudging them shortly after because they weren’t actually dry at all. 

Well, that’s why Essie’s Good to Go! Fast Drying Top Coat is pretty fantastic! Essie doesn’t specify exactly how long it takes to dry, but from our tests, it takes about a minute to a minute and a half to fully set. 

It leaves your nails super shiny (which we love), and sleek. However, our polish did chip after a few days, which was a bit disappointing, but we have the same problem with most top coats, since we type all day. 

Overall, we love Good to Go! because it really is super fast drying and moderately priced. 

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.

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