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Matching Eyes and Tips

In Trend Guide on September 29, 2008 at 4:51 am

The Look: Remember Revlon’s matching lip and nail colors? With a nod to Charles Revlon’s matching lips and tips, makeup artists are showing matching eyes and tips.

Seen At: Bill Blass, Charlotte Ronson, Milly, Monique Lhuillier, and Vivienne Tam.

“A rich jewel-tone hue on both the lids and nails exudes luxury,” says Cherie Pollard, a nail stylist, who used Creative nail Design copper polish at Bill Blass.

Eyes and Tips Shopping List: YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in N.5; Vincent Longo Wet Diamond eye shadow in Metropolitan; Urban Decay eye shadows in Gash and Twice Baked; Creative Nail Design nail polish in Baroque, NFS, and Deep Velvet.



Stencil Kit

In Cheat Sheet on September 29, 2008 at 4:26 am

The Get In Line Eyeliner and Stencil Kit allows you to “cheat” your way to smoky eyes and cat eyes. Each Get in Line Eyeshadow and Stencil Kit comes with everything you need from eyeshadows to stencils, and the perfect brush. Also included are step by step instructions.

Visit Bettes Boutique to order.

The kit is available in a light base shade for lighter skin tones and a warmer base shade for darker skin tones.

For this season’s more colorful smoky eye, check out Beth Bender’s five new color-coordinated palettes. Each kit includes everything you need to do sexy, sultry smoky eyes or bold cat eyes.

New Palettes include:

OMG! – iridescent pale pink, violet, plum

BFF – silver, gunmetal gray, rich smoke

LOL – light pink, light plum, rose gold shimmer

SGB – golden beige, golden tan, deep bronze

TDF – pale lavender, deep purple, light metallic pink

Visit Bettes Boutique to order and see images of all five new palettes, which are $36 each.

Carolina Herrera Fall 2008

In Fashion Week on September 29, 2008 at 3:33 am

New York

Carolina Herrera

“The look is dramatic but with a softness to it. The inspiration for the collection was Botticelli and the contrast of black and white; the look pairs a strong eye and a soft lip.”—Diane Kendal, lead makeup artist

Eye: Diane created a warm smoky eye by first blending MAC Smolder Eye Kohl along lash lines and the crease of the lids, then sweeping a black-brown shadow across the lids and under the eyes.

Face: Taupe powder blush sculpted the cheekbones. Pink blush on the apples of cheeks and a gold highlight on the tops of cheekbones balanced the drama of the smoky eye.

Lip: Diane used a layer of nude cream-texture lipstick to cover the natural color of the lips, followed by a sheer white frost.

Pro Tip: “To create a warm smoky eye, blend an eye shadow in a brown hue over the lids.”

Zac Posen

In Fashion Week on September 29, 2008 at 3:29 am

New York

Zac Posen

“The look is a mix of tribal and whimsical.” —Charlotte Tilbury, lead makeup artist

Eye: Charlotte gave eyes depth, blending a dark brown cream shadow into the crease of the eyelids, and lining the top lash line.

Face: A sheer application of matte bronzing powder under cheekbones and on the temples accentuated the bone structure.

Lip: A vivid pinkish-purple lip pencil used to fill in the lips created a base for layers of MAC Violetta and Cyber Lipsticks.

Pro Tip: “To create an opaque lip color, fill in your lips with liner before layering lipstick on top.”

Donna Karan Fall 2008

In Fashion Week on September 29, 2008 at 3:26 am

New York

Donna Karan

“Its an all-American supermodel look based on Lauren Hutton in American Gigolo.” —Charlotte Tilbury, lead makeup artist

Eye: MAC Dark Brown Cream Colour Base added depth to the eyes and MAC Silver Cream Colour Base was blended over the lids. A brown liner was applied to top and bottom lash lines and slightly past the outer corners for look of “perfect imperfection.”

Face: Matte bronzer contoured the cheekbones to emphasize bone structure.

Lip: Charlotte painted a nude lipstick on lips, followed by a flesh-toned gloss.

Pro Tip: “Use MAC #30 individual lashes. You can place a few on the outer corners, or go all out and apply to the whole lash line.”

The Red Lip

In Trend Guide on September 27, 2008 at 11:56 pm

With shades ranging from matte burgundy to slick scarlet, red lips were rampant on the fall runways.

Since we would never go less than full throttle on such an important trend, In The Makeup is heading straight for Three Custom Color Specialists “A Century In Red” Lip Color Palette. Its a collection of 10 stunning reds. Each shade celebrates icons and trends of the 20th century, plus one beautiful shade for the future. Get it for $45.00

The Ten Shades:

Bell Epoque (1910’s)—A rich bee-stung red stain befitting of the Gibson Girls.
Flapper (1920’s)—A deep burgundy crème, perfect for dancing the Charleston.
Platinum Blonde (1930’s)—A true red-brown that Garbo would favor.
Rosie the Riveter (1940’s)—The color that endured WWII, a rich blue-red.
Gamine (1950’s)—A bright orange-red that Lucy would love.
Mod (1960’s)—A “pop” pinky-red gloss.
Disco (1970’s)—A deep shimmering cranberry to boogie down in.
New Wave (1980’s)—A cool, nude red crème for when you feel like a “material girl.”
Virtual (1990’s)—A brown-red crème, perfect for surfing the net.
Futura (for the millennium)—A scarlet-red gloss with a hit of platinum, to lead the way to the next century.

Bold Brows

In Trend Guide on September 23, 2008 at 1:12 am

Hair extensions…..Eyelash extenstions……Brow extensions? YES! With one of fall’s beauty trends being the strong brow, more and more salons are offering the brow extension.

Individual synthetic or human hair that matches your own brows is glued to existing hairs. This is great to fill in brows or lengthen brows. Eyebrow Extensions last up to 2 months and will grow out and release when your own eyebrow hair sheds.

Just make sure not to excessively rub, wash, or use oily eye makeup removers. Prices start at $75.

Marilyn’s Eye Makeup

In Face Of An Icon on September 17, 2008 at 5:06 am

First, Get a Marilyn brow (ESSENTIAL to her look) with eyebrow stencils at

Next, learn how to apply false lashes. Falsies on the outer half of the lash were a huge part of Marilyn’s look. Buy already-made half lashes (Shu Uemura makes some great ones) or, like Marilyn, cut a full strip in half.

The “secret” part of Marilyn’s look was in her eyeliner. To line her eyes, she used a black or brown Elizabeth Arden eye-liner.  She made a slight “cat-eye” on her upper lashline, and then extended the eyeliner on her lower lashline too. Make sure the extentsions of upper and lower eyeliner are no more than about a millimeter apart. Then fill that millimeter with highlighter. Any white pencil should do. If you look closely at photos of her (like the one above), you can see the top and bottom eyeliner extentions, and the highlight in betweeen.  Survey the photo, and start practicing. This is THE way to get a true Marilyn eye.

Marilyn didn’t do a lot with eyeshadow. A sheer pearl color from lashline to brow bone should do the trick. Some sources say that she did occasionally use a bit of color on her outer crease, and that the colors she used were Autumn smoke (a soft smoky brown) or Pearly Blue (a light silvery blue) By Elizabeth Arden.

The Jackie O Glow

In Face Of An Icon on September 16, 2008 at 2:17 am

Jackie O’s iconic minimalist doe-eyed look of the 1960s works for today too.

Start by evening out your skin-tone. Jackie reportedly has a ruddy complexion and used Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Foundation to create her perfect skin. For long wear and a beautiful finish, set with translucent loose powder.

Prep the eyelids with a little bit of concealer or eyeshadow primer. Pat and layer on a matte eye shadow similar to your skin tone all over the lids. Contour you eyes by sweeping a matte neutral shadow that is 2 or 3 shades darker than your natural skin tone into the crease.

Line the eyes with a precise line. Use black pencil or, if you are practiced, use black liquid liner to create an even more precise line. TIP:  shu uemura’s Liquid Eyeliner Pen is notoriously wonderful.

Keep your brows full, but keep them groomed.  Anastasia Brow Gel offers great hold with a natural look.

For cheeks, choose a rosey shade of blush just to the apples of your cheeks to create a radiant glow from within. According to “An Inspired Guide To Distinctive Living,  What Would Jackie Do?” Jackie used Erno Laszlo pink cream blush.

For the lips, pick a nude, pink shade. Adrien Arpel Perfect Pink Lipstick was Jackie’s favorite.  For a similar look, try Elizabeth Arden’s Color Intrigue Effects Lipstick in Pink Honey Pearl.