Archive February 2010
Alexander McQueen Dies At Age 40
British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, was found dead in his London home this morning (Feb 11, 2010). Although the cause of death has not been officially reported, news has been widely spread that he committed suicide due to the sadness of his mother’s passing on February 2, 2010.
I am deeply saddened by the loss of this creative genius. His work was beautifully unique, and his shows were true art. Today is the start of New York Fashion Week, and a devastating one at that. The whole fashion community is mourning the loss of this iconic designer. McQueen was scheduled to show his new collection in Paris on March 9th.
Rest in Peace Lee Alexander McQueen
“He leaves the fashion world with an unfillable void”
- Dolce and Gabanna
Please Check Out Some of His Amazing Art
Link to his most recent runway show HERE
I am LOVING the new ad for MAC’s Too Fabulous Collection!! The subtle hints of pink against the pale skin, combined with the feathery lashes are genius. Now, I must admit, MAC does not make me excited as it once did, I appreciate their advertising, and I really do need to have this pink lipgloss!
Release Date March 4th, 2010
Just Superb (dirt neutral pink)
Loud & Lovely (blue pink)
Richer, Lusher (peach coral)
Double Dare (coral red)
Deelight (mid-tone neutral)
Over Indulgence (neutral brown)
Fashion Scoop (clear pink)
Partial to Pink (light peach pink)
Boy Bait (light nude)
Eye Color Lip Pencils
All Limited Edition except Chestnut
Boldy Bare (dirt red brown)
Mouth Off (deep peach coral)
Trimmed in Pink (bright blue pink)
In Synch (bright yellow pink)
Naked Liner (light neutral)
Chestnut (intense brown)
Mineralize Blush Duo
All Limited Edition
Rhapsody in Two (light pale pink with pale peach)
Chic Couple (light yellow brown with dark peach)
Two Virtues (light blue pink with light violet)
Bi-Tone Rose (pink with copper bronze)
Buddy Up (neutral brown with pink brown)
The blush duos look gorgeous but they are all frosted, and I hate frost!! Looks horrible on camera Oh well, that’s just an extra $100 I don’t need to spend.
What do you think? Will you be buying anything from the collection?
Rihanna’s Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam Makeup
Rihanna rarely gets it wrong when it comes to style, makeup and hair, and her Pepsi Superbowl Fan Jam look was no exception! She was rocking major cat eye that extended all the way up to her eyebrow! The rest of the face was kept neutral, letting her eyes do all of the talking. To top it off, the edgy hair and leather gloves totally compliment this sexy makeup. LOVE.
Rihanna’s Makeup Artist is Mylah Morales
Rare MAC Deal:
Buy 2 Eyeshadows, Get 1 Free Shroom Eyeshadow
I have never heard of MAC having a “sale,” but today they are giving away one free Shroom eyeshadow if you purchase two other shadows!!
Shroom is one of their most popular colors. It makes an amazing highlight for your browbones, eyelid, cheekbones etc. If you’ve never tried it, now’s the time to see what the hype is about.
The offer is only available at Nordstrom, and online.
1 Day Only 2/6/2010.. TODAY!
Two is Better than One… This Season
Just when you’ve finally mastered winged liner, the fashion world throws a curve-ball your way! Double eyeliner is the new “in” thing, and celebrities are picking up on the trend… quickly.
In two of Christian Dior’s recent runway shows, double liner has been applied.
Kim Kardashian has worn the double liner twice in recent months! Her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic, glammed her up for her birthday celebration in Vegas (where more is more ) and yesterday for her Sephora appearance to promote her new fragrance.
Marc Jacob’s most recent runway show in New York displayed an extreme version of the trend.
Mischa Barton attended Gucci Icon- Temporary Flash Sneaker store launch late last year. She was sporting greyish blue liner with two wings extended out pretty far past her eyes.
The Perfect Additions to Your Valentine’s Day Outfit..
Haha just kidding… But, shoes have been on my mind today after discovering the most amazing pair of nude pumps (that I’ve been searching for), only to find that they were too small!! Omg. So sad. I stood in front of the mirror for 30 minutes trying to justify the pain haha. Oh well. Here’s some eye candy for you while I go back into mourning.
How incredibly intimidating are these boots?? The editorial, “A Landing Not Totally Under Control,” was shot by Urivaldo Lopes. The boots are from Parisian fetish boutique, Phylea.
And don’t even get me started on Alexander McQueen’s S/S 2010 Ad…
It’s so amazing it makes my eyes burn.
Remember when Gaga wore McQueen shoes in her Bad Romance video here?
Remember Alexander McQueen’s unforgettable runway show? (Click here for the low down).
So we took a little break from makeup today, but it was well worth it
Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture
Ooh La La
The top fashion houses in the world held their Haute Couture Fashion Week last week in Paris. Couture shows are my favorite!! The clothing, makeup, and hair make all come together to create amazing, walking art.
Givenchy’s models wore an extremely dirty, smokey eye on the runway. Makeup artist extraordinaire, Pat McGrath, applied royal blue glitter in the inside of the eye and topped off the look with matte red lips. Looks like the “no-eyebrow” trend is still going strong.
The models walking the Jean Paul Gaultier runway wore an array of jewel tone colors on their eyes, and the lips were painted a rich bronze. I have to say, I don’t love this look Not many faces can pull off such a unique look with so many colors, and very few of the models walking this show did.
The key makeup artist for the show was Tom Pecheux using MAC cosmetics.
Valentino’s models were given bright strips of blue, green, purple and pink surrounding their eyes. The rest of the face was kept completely pale.
Always one to be classy, the makeup for Chanel was classic and simple, but the coral lip made the whole look very modern. I love this makeup!! It may not be the craziest, or most elaborate, but it definitely speaks for itself. The lips are Chanel’s Rouge Allure lipstick in Genial, from their Les Pop Up collection being released this summer.
As usual, Pat McGrath is also responsible for the makeup looks at the Christian Dior show. The makeup was not exactly alike for each model; the eyeshadows ranged from bright pink and blue to green and white. Most were given extremely arched eyebrows, winged liner, and precise, red lips. The makeup is stunning, but looks very similar to past seasons, very Galliano.
The Transformation of Gaga at the Grammys
Makeup Artist genius, Billy B, was the mastermind behind Lady Gaga’s four different looks last night at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards. She was killing it all night long! Check out her transformation as the night went on..
Look One: Red Carpet
Gaga’s red carpet look was a dark greenish gold smokey eye. Her bold, flawlessly filled in eyebrows shaped her face and her skin looked amazing. Gaga’s lipstick is Viva Glam Gaga, from her new MAC Campaign with Cyndi Lauper, “From Our Lips.”
Look Two: Performance
Gaga opened the Grammy’s by singing a duet with Elton John! She wore two upside-down pink rhinestone triangles around her eyes, and the same pink lipstick as her red carpet look. It doesn’t look like rinestones were attached to her skin individually, but rather the entire shape was fixated around her eyes. During the performance, she disappears and re-appears with covered in soot, sans triangles.
Look Three: Audience
Lady Gaga’s 3rd look is very similar to the one she wore while performing. The pink triangles are back around her eyes, but this time without eyebrows or rhinestones! These triangles definitely look painted on. Her eyes are rimmed with jet black liner and her lips are a darker, hot pink.
Look Four: Press Room
Gaga’s final look of the night was a simple, yet dramatic, black smokey eye and nude lip.
A Look into the Colorful Makeup on the 52nd Annual Grammy’s Red Carpet
Unlike the Golden Globes and SAG Awards, the Grammys are an place where celebrities get a little more creative with their makeup! Bright colors were all over the red carpet yesterday, from eyes and lips, to Gaga’s yellow hair! It’s time to take a (short) trip down memory lane, into the best and worst colorful looks of the night.
Spanish singer-songwriter, Shaila Durcal, wore a vivid purple (looks like MUFE #92 eyeshadow?) smokey eye at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards last night. She looks fabulous, and her makeup is gorgeous.
Katy Perry wore yellow and purple eyeshadow, a bright pink lip and a golden bindi on the red carpet. I’m all for bindis, but I think she should have kept her makeup more neutral for this look to work. The bright makeup looks a little bit garish with her nude dress.
Melody Thorton from The Pussycat Dolls kept her look pretty natural, with just a wash of mauve eyeshadow on her upper and lower lid, and glossy pink lips.
Purple was definitely the color of the night! Singer, Kaya Jones, matched her eyes to her dress, which to be honest, is a huge pet peeve of mine. This look would be pretty if there were a little bit less purple. The bright color travels all the way around her eye making them look more bruised than glamorous.
Hillary Scott did this colorful trend justice last night! With just a hint of teal shimmer on the inner corner of her eyes, her look is sexy and fun. She keeps her blush and lips neutral, letting her eyes take all the focus. A+
Just because it’s a trend, it doesn’t mean that everyone automatically executes it flawlessly, lol. “Tick-Tok” singer, Ke$ha, showed up with this blue, bronze and yellow glittery mess all over her eyes. Sorry girl, but this look is not working for you.