In celebration of the Scandalous Beauty 4 Year Anniversary, here’s another fabulous dress that needs to be in my closet. The Puff Sleeve Dress ($242) is a little edgier than I would normally go, but it’s fierce nonetheless. Alice & Olivia is one of my favorite brands ever. Yes, they are a luxury brand, but they have a lookbook like you wouldn’t even imagine. The creator, Stacey Bendet, had Scandalous Beauty on the mind sketching out her line! I always made it to the store on West 40th st. in Manhattan after work.( I was sucked in on my way to jump on the 1 train back uptown. Oh New York, how I miss you.)
A dress this fly must be accompanied by fantastic makeup. I’ve been thinking hard about the makeup look to feature with this. First I thought, a vibrant purple eye would do the trick. Then, maybe an emerald green eye and a coral cheek. But you know what? With the huge ruffle sleeves, I’m going to have to go with the Scott Barnes Makeup Tutorial. I created this look a few weeks ago, but I think it’s the perfect makeup for a hot outfit like this one! I used a gold eye shadow duo by L’oreal HIP called Saucy. The key to this look was the melted eyeliner for smokey rims and the delicate use of dark shadow in the crease. So, the makeup grabs your attention and demands respect. By the way, if you’re looking for more makeup tips and tricks from Mr. Scott Barnes, check out his new book, About Face: Amazing Transformations Using the Secrets of the Top Celebrity Makeup Artist! I read through it at the book shop yesterday, and it was JAM packed with makeup pictures, how-to’s, and text to back it up. I’m so impressed! I loved the extreme highlighting and contouring used to achieve flawless results. Seriously, I can’t wait to try the techniques!! To see the look that inspired my interpretation, check out Scott Barnes on Youtube. Alice & Olivia can also be found on Shopbop, Cusp and Bluefly!