We still have Paris to go, but it’s safe to say that so far, there has been a lot of pared down beauty this season. When makeup artists do drag the colour out, it seems a strong lip is in favour. As Milan Fashion Week Fall 2013 winds down, here are three of our favourite bold mouths from that city. Read more »
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Is there anything more enchanting than red eyeshadow? It’s an unassuming colour—we’re accustomed to bright-red lips and rosy-red cheeks, but apply the shade on your eyelids and everyone will take note. Shades of crimson and maroon have been slowly infiltrating red carpets and runways for a few seasons now: Miu Miu did a stunning red winged shadow for Spring 2012 and Keira Knightley wore the shade for a very romantic look last fall. And now Gucci has brought the shade back into the spotlight with a burgundy eye that, frankly, I haven’t been able to stop looking at ever since makeup artist Pat McGrath tweeted pictures from backstage.
It looks like the new lip colour for spring may not even involve lipstick at all. At today’s Dior Couture Spring 2013 show, makeup artist Pat McGrath adorned models’ lips with red or pink gemstones for a look that was very reminiscent of ruby red slippers. This sparkling take on lipstick might look complicated, but in terms of a DIY, it’s easier to test out at home than the newest nail art trend.
To get this look, you’ll want to adhere tiny gemstones overtop of a tinted lip. Traditional lipstick will be too slippery—instead go for something without a sticky texture or added shine, like Tarte LipSugent Matte lip tint ($31, sephora.com). Let the lip tint dry for a few minutes before you start adding the sparkle. Read more »
Alber Elbaz celebrated his 10th anniversary at Lanvin with a collection for Fall 2012 that featured bold colour, feminine silhouettes and loads of embellishment. The Lanvin beauty team—which included hairstylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Pat McGrath—accented the look with thickly lined eyes and soft hair. The result was a strong yet simple look: complexions were clean and glowing, the hair had a subtle bend and mouths were lightly dabbed with lip balm. Pat McGrath made this beauty statement all about the eyes. Inspired by the idea of a pen and ink illustration, she drew an exaggerated black wing that covered the lid and extended out. Read on as we examine the runway look for Lanvin Fall 2012 in full, complete with tips, tricks and the five products you need to try the hair and makeup at home. Read more »
Lea Michele and Gwyneth Paltrow announce some pretty big beauty brand partnerships (L’Oreal Paris! Max Factor!) on the same day
Lea Michele has just been announced as a new brand ambassador for L’Oreal Paris cosmetics. It’s certainly a boost for the Glee star’s career, putting her in the same ranks as Gwen Stefani and Beyonce, who also represent the global beauty brand. The first look at her upcoming campaign—which will run on TV and in print in early 2013—is a black and white shots of the actress with her beautiful brown wavy hair taking up most of the spotlight. Read more »
Looks we loved: Jil Sander’s petal-pink lips, cobalt lashes at Stella McCartney and the Ruffian velvet moon mani
While the majority of our favourite looks are compiled in the Fall/Winter beauty trend report there were three in particular that we couldn’t stop thinking about. Whether you’re seeking the perfect pink lip or want to try a twist on the traditional manicure, we’re sure you’ll love them too.
It looks like pink hair is the new normal for drugstore beauty brands. First it was Maybelline with model Charlotte Free and now Cover Girl has named feisty, candy-floss-haired singer Pink as their newest spokesperson. The singer will certainly give the all-American brand a bit of edginess too, joining ranks with a diverse set of spokesmodels including Taylor Swift, Queen Latifah, Drew Barrymore and Canadian Olympian Mary Spencer.
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Rumour has it that when makeup artist Pat McGrath set out to create her “living doll” look for Louis Vuitton’s Spring 2012 show, she and her team pulled an all-nighter (at the Ritz, of course!) to glue together 10 sets of false lashes for each model. When the show opened with models perched on a revolving carousel in candy-coloured frocks, their flawless makeup and dense, fluttery lashes momentarily created the illusion that mannequins were instead the stars.
Despite its high maintenance appearance, it’s really simple to recreate this Barbie-esque beauty look. And forget 10 sets of falsies—you can pull it off with just five products in the bat of an eyelash!