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Dark Ages: Our October issue beauty shoot pays homage to this season’s dark heroine with crimson lips, oxblood nails and barely there brows

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Photo shoot: Dark ages

Photographed by Gabor Jurina. Hair and makeup by Greg Wencel. Styled by Zeina Esmail.

Crimson lips, oxblood nails and barely there brows and lashes are the perfect backdrop for one of Fall 2012′s biggest fashion trends: the dark heroine. Inspired by characters like Lisbeth Salander, Morticia Addams and even Snow White (likely of the Kristen Stewart variety), the look took hold at shows as different as Gucci and Viktor & Rolf, transforming models into vampiric goddesses at each show. In this photo shoot ode, our beauty team sets the stage with sombre velvets, beading, lace.

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Nail Corner: How to do the dripping oxblood nail art from Prabal Gurung Spring 2013

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Nail Art Prabal Gurung Blood Drip Ox Blood Spring 2013

Oxblood is certainly the colour of the season and from what we’ve seen so far at New York Fashion Week it’s still going strong for Spring 2013. And, like many colour/fashion/beauty trends it’s a shade that’s been in the spotlight before. Deep red lipstick definitely had its moment in the mid-’90s (hello, Drew Barrymore!) and I distinctly remember being obsessed with a special edition bottle of Wet n Wild nail polish that was a rich oxblood shade. Read more »


More Fashion’s Night Out excitement: Azealia Banks is doing a lipstick with M.A.C

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See our full guide to Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal’s FNO! »

As Fashion’s Night Out quickly approaches, the announcements just seem to get better and better. And while we can only be half-excited over the fact that Azealia Banks is set to perform during FNO in New York City (make a last-minute change and come to Toronto instead, please?) we’re completely behind the news that she’s created a limited edition lipstick with M.A.C Cosmetics for the occasion. Read more »


Beauty Fix: How to wear fall makeup trends today, prevent your dye job from fading and should you switch to a biodegradable nail polish?

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Love fall style but not ready to say goodbye to summer? This week Beauty Fix shares three approaches for adapting Fall 2012 beauty trends while the temperatures are still sizzling—including the best tips for wearing super saturated lip colours and smoky eyeshadows. Plus, we explain why no matter the dye job, what’s really causing your hair colour to fade.

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Mad Men Recap: Betty’s back, Don gets a lesson in girl behaviour, Sally learns how to fake cry and Pete can’t stop thinking about Rory Gilmore

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Photography courtesy of Michael Yarish/AMC

She ain’t heavy, she’s just Betty! The last significant taste we got of Mrs. Francis was when she was having a health scare and a sundae. While she’s the focus this ep, the rest of the cast (except Lane, who must be fist fighting in a pub somewhere) gets at least a little time to whine: Pete’s affair with his train bud’s wife is still distracting him when he’s not busy giving New York Times interviews; Ginsberg joins Peggy in some late night sidelining; Don’s back in the office on weekends and seems to be done with his “love leave” now that Megan has resigned; and last week may have been all about the phone booth but this week the elevator gets some major play. Let’s see where everyone is getting off…

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