Archive July 2010
Summer is officially here and whether you’re looking to compliment your tan, or fake it till you make it, bronzer is an excellent way to achieve that golden summer glow. With so many options on the market, choosing the right bronzer can be overwhelming. Check out my top 5 favorite bronzers!
Top 5 Bronzers for Summer
Cargo Be-You-Tiful Bronzer
I love Cargos Be-You-Tiful Bronzer because it comes in three shades, Light, Medium and Dark! This is amazing because many of the bronzers out there are either too light or too dark for certain skin tones. With this bronzer, it’s easy to find the perfect shade every time! It does have a bit of shimmer in it, but they do offer a matte medium color which looks very natural and pretty.
NARS Bronzing Powder
NARS Bronzers are some of my all time favorite because the color is unlike soo many other bronzers!! It has a true brown/tan tone that is not orangey at all! The result? a natural looking glow that makes you look like you just got back from vacay in the Bahamas, not the Mystic Tan booth down the street.
NARS has three shades, Casino (dark brown with golden shimmer) and Laguna (brown with gold shimmer) their brand new one, Irresistiblement (golden terracota). I use Laguna.
Lorac’s TANtalizer is a baked bronzer which gives off a gorgeous rosy bronze, summer glow. It layers beautifully which aids in controlling the amount of color that gets applied. I have used this on light, medium and dark skin with gorgeous results! You can also choose between the shimmer version, or opt for basic matte. I like the one with shimmer because it adds highlight to your face which only accentuates the golden glow it provides.
Geurlain Terracotta Bronzer
Geurlain’s Terracotta Bronzer has been around since 1980 and is still a popular choice for many women today! I love it because it gives off a natural, glowy bronze – not orange. It has a slight sheen but is not shimmery, and it goes on super smooth. Bonus: On top of everything else, it moisturizes your skin too!
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzer is my favorite drugstore steal!! At only $3, your really can’t go wrong! The color is very natural (I love that it’s matte) and it goes on pretty smoothly. This bronzer is perfect for light/medium skin but probably would not give off enough color to tan/darker skintones.
What is Your Favorite Bronzer??
I LOVE Lady Gaga on the cover of UK’s September 2010 issue of Vanity Fair! The silvery grey tone of the entire cover looks amazing, from her hair, to her fingernails. Perfection!
Makeup was done by Val Garland, who seems to be working with the pop star a lot these days.. Garland also did Gaga’s Alejandro music video.
Makeup Artist: Val Garland | Hair Stylist: Sam McKnight
Stylist: Nicola Formichetti | Photographer: Nick Knight
The 2010 September Issue Covergirls (and Boy).
The September Issue of fashion magazines is the largest, and most important of the entire year! Check out who will be gracing other September covers this year:
W: Young Hollywood: Emma Roberts, Zoe Kravitz and Jennifer Lawrence
Vogue: Halle Berry
Vogue UK: Kate Moss
Vogue Australia: Catherine McNeil
Vogue Nippon: Natasha Poly
In Style: Hillary Swank
In Style UK: Rachel Bilson
Elle: Julia Roberts
Elle UK: Emily Blunt
Elle Quebec: Daria Werbowy
Harper’s Bazaar: Jennifer Aniston
Harper’s Bazaar Australia: Elle Macpherson
Marie Claire: Mary Kate Olsen
Teen Vogue: Justin Bieber
Seventeen: Katy Perry
I love Willow Smith!! Not only is she gorgeous, Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s daughter (who is only 9, by the way) has amazing style too! I love her hair and the silvery blue ear paint she chose to wear at the Paris premiere of The Karate Kid is genius! While a full face of makeup might be too much for the nine year old, a painted ear is fun and edgy, while remaining young.
What do you Think? Too Much for a Nine Year Old, or Cute and Fun for a Red Carpet Appearance?
Nicole By OPI is releasing four limited edition shades in honor of Gossip Girl’s third season DVD release. The shades will be available in Wallgreens, Ulta, Target, and other retail locations in August.
“Too Rich for You” Blue
“Scandals, Secrets and Sparkle” Silver
“Party in the Penthouse” Blue
Unfortunately, judging solely on the display, I am not impressed OPI could have made an amazing collection based off the insane characters in the show! I don’t see a “Gossip Girl” wearing these colors, and why are there two shades of blue?
Thoughts? Will You Be Picking Up a Gossip Girl Polish?
I’m loving the hair in this August 2010 editorial from Para Ti magazine! The textures, movement and shapes are amazing! These are going in my “Hair Inspiration” folder stat..
Hair: Maria Paz Urra
Makeup: Barbara Urra
Photographer: Matias Troncoso
Stylist: Roberto Torres
San Diego’s Comic Con 2010 is finally over! For the past week, the city was jam-packed with celebs promoting their new films. Out of all the “looks,” I love Eva Mendes’ makeup on the red carpet for “The Other Guys” press conference on July 23rd! Her skin and eyebrows look amazing (as usual) and the pop of royal blue eyeliner on her upper lid is hot!! I’m also loving the peachy nude nail polish..
Check it Out!
Taylor Momsen Is Named the Face of John Galliano’s New Perfume
Gossip Girl’s Taylor Momsen has just been named the face of John Galliano’s new fragrance which will be released in the Fall. The crazy 16 year old has also recently appeared in the the ad campaign for Madonna’s new clothing line, Material Girl.
Why is this happening??
Eat Pray Love Perfume
“Eat, Pray, Love,” the New York Times bestselling memoir has been made into a film… and also 3 separate perfumes by the same name!! Fresh launched the fragrances earlier this month.
Top Notes: Italian lemon, basil, bergamot
Middle Notes: plum, red currant, rose
Bottom Notes: caramel, meringue, vanilla
Top Notes: elemi, pink pepper, juniper berry
Middle Notes: incense, peony, rose
Base Notes: patchouli, amber, musk
Top Notes: bergamot, red currant, mango blossom
Middle Notes: lisylang, Tiare, dewy jasmine
Base Notes: sandalwood, vetyver, velvet amber
Katy Perry to Launch Perfume
Katy Perry just announced that she will be releasing her first fragrance this November. The perfume, named “Purr” and will come in a cat shaped bottle complete with jewel eyes, and will contain notes of notes of peach, apple and green bamboo, jasmine blossom and freesia, as well as rose, vanilla, orchid, white amber, sandalwood and musk.
Lady Gaga’s Rumored Perfume
Rumors have been floating around that Gaga is working on developing a unisex scent with world’s largest fragrance company, Coty. Nothing has been confirmed, but the name “Bad Romance” has been already been trademarked…
Jennifer Aniston’s Last Minute Perfume Name Change
Jennifer Aniston recently joined the list of celebs with perfumes! Her fragrance, “Lolavie” which meas “laughing at life,” was released on the 21st of July. Unfortunately, Jen’s team felt the name of the scent was too similar to Marc Jacob’s perfume, “Lola,” so she changed it super last minute to her name, “Jennifer Aniston.”
Make up Forever was the official makeup sponsor of Miami Fashion Week Swim 2011 this year! Key makeup artists, Lottie and James Vincent worked a total of 13 shows and produced amazing looks for the runway. Check out my favorite looks from the week!
1. Tyler Rose
The Tyler Rose runway was all about rosy cheeks and pink lips! Check out Makeup Forever’s HD Microfinish Blush #6 and #204 lipstick to replicate the look!
Key Makeup: Lottie
2. Mara Hoffman
LOVE this tribal inspired look at Mara Hoffman!! While the white dots may not be the most practical for chillin’ at the beach, the rest of the look is totally wearable. MUFE’s #502 lipstick was used on the lips, while #7 Aqua Cream was lightly applied to the cheeks!
Key Makeup: Lottie
3. Luli Fama
Luli Fama’s look was all about the dramatic purple, coral and gold smokey eye. MUFE’s Star Powder in #954 (purple) as well as Star Powder #953 (orange) were applied to the eyes, and a hint of Aqua Cream #11 was dabbed on the inner eye to make them pop!
Key Makeup: Lottie
4. True Religion
Super dramatic lashes and peachy nude lips at the True Religion show.
Key Makeup: James Vincent
5. Aqua Di Laura
The models walking in the Aqua Di Lara show were bronzed, glowy and gorgeous! MAKE UP FOREVER’S Aqua Cream #14 was applied to the outer corner of the eyes, #17 eyeshadow was blended into the crease and #930 Star Powder was dusted over the entire lid to create a bronzed shimmery lok. The lips were topped off with Facinating Lipgloss #16!
Key Makeup: Lottie
What Was Your Favorite Look?
Extreme controversy has been surrounding MAC’s newest collection for Rodarte, which is scheduled for release in September. Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the designers for Rodarte, say the collection was inspired by a recent trip they took to Texas and Mexico. The makeup names include “Sleepwalker,” “Bordertown” and “Ghost Town,” but it’s the nail polishes named “Juarez” and “Factory” that have motivated people to speak up.
Juarez, Mexico has been named “The World’s Deadliest City.” It is most commonly known for the abduction, murder and raping of hundreds of the young women living within the city. Many of the women are abducted while on their way to work at the local factories. Authorities estimate the female homicide toll to be around 400, while locals say the number is closer to 5,000! In the April edition of Vogue, the Mulleavy sisters talk about how they were inspired by the “pale faced women sleepwalking to work.” Unfortunately, the designer’s romanticized view is far from reality, and while these women may seem to be “floating” around the city before dawn, they are actually risking their lives everyday.
Pink crosses line the city in memory of women who have been murdered
The controversy surrounding the collection has forced MAC to issue a statement regarding this issue. They announced that they will be donating a “portion” of the proceeds to those in need in Juarez.
MAC’s Official Statement
We understand that product names in the M·A·C Rodarte collection have offended some of our consumers and fans. This was never our intent and we are very sorry. We are listening carefully to the comments posted and are grateful to those of you who have brought your concerns to the forefront of our attention. M·A·C will give a portion of the proceeds from the M·A·C Rodarte collection to help those in need in Juarez. We are diligently investigating the best way to do this. Please be assured that we will keep you posted on the details regarding our efforts.
Rodarte’s Official Statement
Our makeup collaboration with M·A·C developed from inspirations on a road trip that we took in Texas last year, from El Paso to Marfa. The ethereal nature of this landscape influenced the creative development and desert palette of the collection. We are truly saddened about injustice in Juarez and it is a very important issue to us. The M·A·C collaboration was intended as a celebration of the beauty of the landscape and people in the areas that we traveled.
For More Information Visit The Juarez Project, A Grassroots Organization Dedicated to Helping Raise Awareness to the Femicide Happening in Juarez
The Spring/Summer 2010 runway was packed with orange pouts from Prada, to Twinkle by Wenlan, to Giambattista Valli, and everywhere in between! There is no denying orange as the must have color for lips this Summer!
Vogue Australia (top and bottom) features one of my favorite models rocking a neon orange lip and pink tips! To get the exact lip look that Abbey is wearing on the cover, mix MAC’s Lipmix in Orange, and their lipstick in CB96!
**The Orange Lipmix is the same color Pradas makeup artists used for their S/S 2010 show too! **
Even celebs are falling in love with orange lips! From left to right: Chloe Sevigny, Rihanna, and Selena Gomez.
The ad that started it all… Prada’s Spring/Summer ads feature models wearing bright orange, glossy lips. To get the look Pat McGrath used Makeup For Ever’s lacquered lipstick in 204, mixed with CoverGirl’s Shineblast in orange.
HOW TO PULL OFF ORANGE LIPS:
Orange is definitely an intimidating color for many but it is surprisingly wearable! Check out these 5 tips on how to make orange work for you!
1. Keep the Rest of Your Face Clean
The key to making a bold lip work is by keeping it the focal point of your look. With too much going on, you’ll look overdone and silly. Add a shimmery champagne eyeshadow, several coats of mascara and some bronzer and you’ll be good to go!
2. Mix It!
I love mixing lip colors!! You can make any lipstick work for you by mixing it in other colors. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars are PERFECT for this!! Try their Safety Orange with a drop of red or pink and you’ll be surprised how easy it is to find a shade of orange that works for you!
Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar in Safety Orange
3. Start with Coral
Coral is universally flattering and it is still technically orange, just a lot more subdued and less intimidating. Check out my post on how to wear coral (here)!
5. Consider your Skintone
Fair Skin: If you have fair skin, go for a sheer formula or a gloss. Peach tones also look great on pale complexions.
Medium/Olive Skin: Medium and Olive Skintones can pull off a sheer gloss as well as vibrant color-packed orange. It’s all about what you feel more comfortable in.
Dark Skin: I love a bright orange lip on darker skintones! It pops really well and you can go really bold. Generally, warmer shades of orange look best.
5. Go for Gloss
An orangey gloss is much less vibrant and a lot more wearable than a heavily pigmented lipstick. You’ll still get a hint of color and it looks amazing with a Summer tan!