Make Up For Ever Sponsors Fashion Week Swim

For the second year in a row, MAKE UP FOR EVER is the official makeup sponsor for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim. They’ll be backstage at 13 shows, creating the perfect looks for the runway…and the beach.  Look out for them at shows including Ed Hardy Swimwear, Tyler Rose and True Religion Swimwear.   In true high fashion form, there will be a MAKE UP FOR EVER beauty cabana set up at The Raleigh, ready to touch up your look.

If you happen to be in the massive state of Florida, stop by Sephora South Beach on Saturday, July 17th from 4-7p. The “Smudge-Proof your Summer Makeup” party is definitely a must stop.  Who doesn’t want makeup that will last through sweat, rain, ocean water and a mid-summer breakup? They’ll be doing complimentary makeovers for a hot night out.

Christian Siriano, Amber Rose and the Burgundy Lip

We all know and love little Siriano from Project Runway.  He’s been a huge force in the industry ever since.  He waltzed past me last year at Spring/Summer Fashion Week with a flock of ‘razzi in front, around, and behind him, snapping away.  His afterparty at The Eldridge is still being talked about.  Guests were served Armand de Brignac Champagne, the best of the best.  We’ve heard Shawn Carter (and slews of other that have money..or those who have friends that have money) tell us all about Ace of Spades!  Could I have a sip? Please?

May I please draw your attention to the fabulous dark, bold lip that Amber Rose is wearing?  It’s nice to see her without Kanye, looking quite lovely.  I’ve never been a big AR fan, but I do like that she marches to the beat of her own drum.  The contrast of this deep lip and her bleached shaved head and tan-ish skin is stellar.  I’m so proud of her for doing a style with class, poise and substance! Reminds me of the Burgundy Lip Of The Day I featured a few months back!

Other attendees included Mena Suvari,and Alex and Simon of the Real Housewives of New York! I secretly like that uptight couple! They want the absolute best for their children and that is commendable. So excited for the premiere next month?

To view Christian Siriano’s entire Fall/Winter 2010 show, check out Elle.com or Style.com!

Haute Couture Beauty: Christian Dior

Christian Dior's Spring Summer 2010 Haute Couture fashion show - Paris

Take my breath away, Dior! As much as I love Ready-To-Wear fashion, Haute Couture gives you something extra to live for. Garments are detailed to the max and really pushed to the limit. I love it five times as much when the same thing happens with the beauty! How absolutely stunning is this?!? Skin was dusted with white fx powder to give the illusion of porcelain skin. Here, they used one of my favorite makeup strategies.  Use a soft purple to really open the eye!  I can’t think of an easier way to look more awake, more alive, more on point!

Here’s my interpretation of the the look:

1. Use a frosty white (or for brown girls, a beige) eye shadow on the lid and brow bone area. Try a loose shimmer powder like Jesse’s Girl Eye Dust in Pixie Dust ($3).

2. Apply a vivid purple eyeshadow to the crease using a fluffy brush, blending well.  For an all in one kit, try the 5 Color Eyeshadow in Night Butterfly ($58). Pricey? A bit. I collect matte purple shadows like it’s my job. The first product I would use is Make Up For Ever eye shadow number 92 ($19). It’s a stunner.

3. Contour cheeks with a nudeish blush.  I’ve always stuck by MAC Blunt blush ($18).  It works wonders every time!

4. A vicious matte red lip finishes the look.  The first thing that comes to mind automatically is MAC Ruby Woo ($14).  It’s a staple lipstick in the purses of many, many, many women.

5. Finish the effect with Miss Dior Cherie Eau De Parfum ($59). It’s lady like, and oh, so Dior!

Stay tuned, I’ve got even more Fashion Week Beauty to come! Scandalous Beauty’s got you covered!

Spotted: New York Fashion Week Spring 2010

Fashion Week is one of my favorite holiday seasons!  Models roaming the streets, backstage chaos, intoxicating fashion.  Mmm, I smell it already!  Now that Spring is only a few short months away, the new beauty trends are about to take effect.  Many of these things are products that have been around for years, but used for new look concepts.  Since I’m officially beauty, here’s what (and who) I captured in the tents.


Above Lipmix in orange, crimson and white are shown.  These dense creams make the perfect base for any great lip.  Artists used a dab of lipmix and custom blended with lipsticks and glosses. One of my favorite lip looks (inspired by Twinkle) uses MAC Orange Lipmix and Utterly Posh Dazzleglass.   Another  classic hit that popped up all over backstage are Face & Body Foundations.  These water based foundations are sheer and creamy, and work well mixed with other foundations.  They give little coverage, so they are perfect for evening out your skin or creating the illusion of perfect body. Also notice that there are a mix of brushes on the table, some MAC, but others are paint brushes that can be found at your local art store.

Backstage at Erin Fetherson, models wore soft smokey eyes using browns and taupes. Models wore Brun and Cork eye shadows, along with Teddy and Coffee eye pencils. Cheeks were glazed with Optimistic Orange Blush Cream, which debuted just last week with the MAC in Lillyland collection. It’s true, backstage is the testing ground for future collections!

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