Remember the days when dark roots were frowned upon? This season, turn that frown upside down and embrace the hottest hair trend of the moment, ombre!
Ombre is a super low maintenance approach to coloring your hair. It starts out dark at the roots and gradually becomes lighter toward the tips. It gives off a relaxed vibe and when done right, not only looks fantastic but can save you money because you won’t be needing that 6-week touch-up!
Model Lily Alridge was seen sporting the Ombre Trend at the Victoria Secret 2010 Fashion Show earlier this week. I love how it looks with her skin tone!
Keep it subtle!
Too much of a color contrast can take the look from laid back chic, to sloppy. The slight gradation of color on Sarah Jessica Parker (above), Ashley Tisdale and Hilary Duff (below) looks fantastic.
See a Professional!
When going Ombre for the first time, let a pro handle it. While the trend is supposed to look effortless, it can actually be quite difficult to achieve. The key to this look is the natural fade from dark to light which is not easy to do on your own.
Seems like Drew Barrymore and Ashlee Simpson have taken the trend a little too seriously. The contrast of colors from root to tip looks very harsh.
What Do You Think? Would You Rock Ombre Hair?
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!
Break out your teasing combs and roll yourself a joint because the 60′s are back!
Kidding…. BUT 60′s inspired fashion have been popping up everywhere lately! From the runways, to the covers of major fashion magazines and Fall/Winter campaigns.
Check out the Revival!
On the Fall 2010 runway, 60′s inspired fashions were all over the place. Giles’ runway featured models wearing a classic 60′s bouffant, while the models walking the Rochas runway sported sex kitten, Brigitte Bardot inspired tresses.
Left: 1990′s supermodel, Christy Turlington, on the 1960′s inspired cover of Italian Vogue shot by Steven Meisel. Right: Photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth’s 60′s inspired editorial featuring Dioni Tabbers.
June 2010′s Vogue UK featured an editorial called “Far From Heaven,” shot by Javier Vallhonrat. The story depicts the everyday life of a 60′s Housewife… if a 60′s housewives were draped in designer clothes and jewelry
Prada’s Fall/Winter 2010 Campaign, shot by Steven Meisel, has a 1960′s nightclub vibe to it. Models are even wearing cat eye glasses and the infamous beehive hairstyle!
Singer/Songwriter, Karen Elson, appeared on the cover of this month’s Foam Magazine looking very 1960′s folk chic.
Giselle channels Brigitte Bardot in the Summer 2010 issue of Muse Magazine.
What Do You Think? Are you Excited to Bring Back the 60′s or Should These Styles Stay in the Past?
The Side Braid:
The Hottest Hairstyle This Spring/Summer
Ok, I admit it, I’m a little behind on reporting this trend but since I’m really loving braids at the moment, I figured there’s nothing wrong with being a little bit fashionably late. The side braid frenzy all started on Alexander Wang’s Spring/Summer 2010 runway. Hairstyling master, Guido Palau gave each model a long, messy braid which rested on their left shoulder. To create this style, Guido was inspired by the seventies and early eighties; he added extensions in the model’s hair because he says “girls of that period didn’t really cut their hair.”
Top: Rachel McAdams, Leona Lewis. Bottom: Selena Gomez
Soon after the Spring/Summer Fashion Weeks came to an end, celebs all over began adopting this trend and making it their own! Rachel McAdams kept the style messy, while Leona Lewis switched it up by making her side braid into a fishtail style plait. Selena Gomez kept the style young by abandoning the matte texture seen on the runway and making her style shiny and fresh.
Polish supermodel, Kasia Struss was seen sporting a Rapunzel-like, platinum side braid in a recent issue of Vogue Korea. No coincidence here, Guido Palau was responsible for this look as well.
Elle Netherland’s recent June 2010 issue features Nimue Smit on the cover wearing a crimped side braid!
To Get the Messy Side Braid Look:
1. The original style seen on the runway is very matte, so start off by spraying or sprinkling a mattifier into your hair. I love Osis’ Dust it Mattifying Powder. It gives your hair the matte texture we want, while also giving you tons of body! Great for the messy/big look.
2. If your hair lacks volume, tease it up near the hairline and on the sides. The look is supposed to be messy so don’t worry about making it perfect.
3. Part your hair to side and bring it all around to the opposite side that you just parted it.
4. Now it’s time to braid! (I’m assuming you know how to do a simple braid but if not check out this simple picture tutorial here).
5. Secure the end with a small hair tie or ribbon and you’re good to go!
Ever since singer-songwriter, Lily Allen, wore this season’s hottest nail color at Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 Fashion Show, everyone has been lusting over “greige” nailpolish! Greige, a mixture of grey and beige (with a hint of purple), has been popping up on the fingers of models and celebs ever since, and it is not going away any time soon!
Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2010 Runway. The show that started the greige craze! Models are wearing Chanel’s Particuliere polish.
Marc Jacobs Autumn/Winter 2010 Runway. Models wore 5 different shades of “greige,” ranging from really light to superdark.
From the runways to the red carpet, Academy Award winner, Sandra Bullock, was seen sporting greige nails when she won her Golden Globe for best actress!! Sandra is also wearing Chanel’s polish in “Particuliere.”
Always one to set trends, Rihanna was seen wearing greige polish late last year at her Good Morning America performance. Rihanna’s nail artist, Kimmie Kyees painted the singer’s nails “Love Em’ Leave Em’” by Color Club.
Need Some Greige In Your Life?? I Recommend…
The color that started it all… Chanel’s Le Vernis in Particuliere.
From Left to Right: Essie’s “Jazz,” Nubar’s “Sandstone,”Sephora by OPI,
Just as Heidi Klum infamously quotes in every episode of Project Runway, “in fashion, one day you’re in and the next you are out!”
Last season’s extremely popular bleached eyebrow trend (here) is already (quickly) being replaced with stronger, fuller brows. During this past fashion week for Fall 2010′s collections, bleached eyebrows were almost obsolete! Designers such as Narciso Rodriguez, Christian Siriano, Yigal Arouzel and Thakoon all opted for their model’s eyebrows to be extremely full, and in some cases, exaggeratedly hairy.
At the Trias show, makeup artists drew in the eyebrows very thick, and dramatically sketched wispy hairs coming off the top of each brow. Even blonde models were given darker brows which practically leap off their face!
In one of MAC’s recent ads for their Mineralize Foundation, the blonde model is sporting some heavily structured brows. Just another example of what we can start to expect over the next few months.
Makeup artist, Dick Page, created the look for Narciso Rodriguez’s Fall 2010 runway show. The eyebrow color was custom blended with black eyeliner and a white cream to create the deep grey tone above. These brows make a statement, and are focal point of the whole look.
Disclaimer: This was an April Fools Day post, but since April Fools is over, I felt it necessary to warn you before you start reading
Hairy is In!
The time has finally come to put down your tweezers and embrace the unibrow you have fought so hardly against for your whole life. The fashion world is giving us hint after hint that eyebrows should no longer be separated, by joined together as one! This is great news! Tweezing is so tedious.
Claudia Schiffer was recently photographed wearing a furry little unibrow in last month’s issue of German Vogue shot by Karl Lagerfeld. Sexy.
Galliano’s Fall 2010 runway was a bold display of flawless unibrows, penciled in to perfection. Very neanderthal chic.
Get The Look:
Chances are you are not currently sporting a unibrow (and if you are, congrats, you little trendsetter), so follow these easy steps to fake it until you make it!
1. Choose an eyebrow pencil the same color as your eyebrows, go a little darker for extra drama.
2. Begin where your eyebrows starts and start filling in the gap!
3. Flick your pencil upward as you draw to start mimicking the hairs that should be there.
4. The hairs near your right eyebrow should be drawn in facing the right. Hairs near your left brow should be flicked toward the left. Hairs in the center should face straight up.
Our whole goal is for it to look like your actual eyebrow. It needs to look natural because seriously…how dumb would you look if your “unibrow” was an obvious fake?
For More Tips and Tricks For Growing Out Your Brows Keep Reading…
Hot Color For Spring 2010:
Seen all over the Spring/Summer 2010 runways, coral is definitely the “it” color for next season! The gorgeous peachy-pink has been popping up everywhere, from new makeup collections (see Bobbi Brown’s Cabana Coral Collection above), to the faces of celebrities. Check out what all the hype is about, and how you can make coral your go-to color for Spring!
At her Spring 2010 show, Diane Von Furstenberg’s models (left) wore coral eyeshadow on their lids, that extended out to their upper cheekbones. At Anna Sui’s Spring show, makeup artist Pat Mcgrath used Covergirl’s Simply Ageless Blush in Plush Peach to achieve the coral cheeks seen (on right).
Nail polish is an awesome way to subtly incorporate the coral craze into your life! Essie’s, The Art of Spring Collection 2010, has a gorgeous coral shade, and it looks amazing with a tan (fake, of course ).
MAC’s Spring Color Forecast Collection is a compilation of the four hottest colors for Spring, and of course, coral is included. Looking for a bit of coral to add to your makeup collection?
- Perky Eyeshadow (light, salmon pink)
- Hot Hot Hot Eyeshadow (mid-tone coral)
- Color Me Coral Lipstick (light frosty coral)
- Ember Glow Lipglass (creamy, light apricot)
- Ripe Peach Blush Ombre (light coral)
How To Make Coral Work For You!!
Coral is a universally flattering color for any skintone, you just have find the right shade! Below is a small guide to lead you in the direction of finding the right coral for your skin.
If you have lighter skin, pale toned, cooler corals will great on you! Try Vincent Longo’s Diamond Lipgloss in Coral Cabana, or YSL’s Pure Coral Lipgloss.
Medium and olive toned skin look amazing in coral!! Try and aim for more warmer, apricot toned corals to brighten you up and make you look sun-kissed and healthy. Try MAC’s Mineralize Blush in Gleeful applied to the apples of your cheeks. Or YSL’s Golden Coral Lipgloss.
Darker skintones are able to pull off brighter shades of coral! Although they might be intimidatingly bright in the pot, they will look perfect once properly applied. Try NARS Creme Blush in Cactus flower and Covergirl’s Outlast lip color in Coral.
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.
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.