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Get the Look: Megan Hilty for Rachel Roy Presentation

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Tanya Rae for Patrick Melville Salon Created a Fresh look for Megan Hilty for Rachel Roy Presentation

Face:
She first prepped her face using Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer followed by Pink Papaya Mineral Liquid Foundation in
“Tender Beige”.

Then she blended NARS Bronzing Powder in “Laguna” over her cheeks, forehead and chin. On her cheeks she added a
peachy glow with Lancome Blush Subtil Shimmer in “Mandarin Sky

Eyes:
She applied the Pink Papaya Shadow Magnet Eye Base in “Natural“. She then swept Pink Papaya Mineral Eye
Shadow in “Sandstone” on the lid. Rae blended Pink Papaya Mineral Eye Shadows in “Sun Quartz & Cat’s
Eye Quartz” over the crease and outer corners.

Next, she lined upper lashes with Pink Papaya Luxe Creme Liner in “Onyx“. Then she blended “Cocoa Quartz” over the top and bottom lash line to soften the line. Very lightly, she swept NARS “Laguna” Bronzing Powder over the crease of her
eye to add a hint of warmth.

She then generously applied a coat of Pink Papaya Lush Mascara in “Lush Black” followed by a coat of Pink Papaya
HD Mascara in “Carbon Black” and lightly filled in her brows with Lancome Le Crayon Poudre Brow Pencil in “Natural Blonde”.

Lips:
To achieve the lips, she applied CHANEL Le Crayon Levres Lip Liner in “Coralline” and Rouge Coco Shine in “Liberte”.

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Rihanna rocked $5,000 nail polish at last night’s Grammy Awards!

Is nail polish the new must-have accessory? Celebs typically show up on the red carpet dripping in jewelry that costs an astronomical amount. But 24-karat nail polish???

Rihanna showed up on the Grammys red carpet last night with 24-karat gold nail polish. The Red Carpet Manicure polish, “Amor 24″ costs $5,000 PER BOTTLE. Now that’s a bit much. Seriously – she’s going to go home and take that polish off, most likely. Why not use a nail polish that looks gold – but isn’t ACTUALLY gold? See my “look for less” polish below!

Allure talked to celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi for her tips on keeping precious-metal nails pretty:

Stay short: File your nails to a short or medium length or it will look severe, Choi says.

Shape carefully: Soon recommends a gentle, round shape. “You don’t want it to be too extreme—too square or too pointy,” she says.”It’s already metallic.”

Make it last: Soon, who’s famous for her chip-proof manicures, uses a nail strengthener in place of a base coat. “It has better coverage,” she says. After two coats of nail color, she finishes with a glossy top coat.

PS: This OPI version only costs $5. GO HERE to buy!

mark Creates Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2012 Runway Look

mark Creates Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2012 Runway Look‏

mark, the beauty and fashion boutique brand, was the proud makeup sponsor for Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall 2012 show.

WANT THAT LOOK?
mark Celebrity Makeup Artist, Mai Quynh shares the products she used on the models. The bold, dramatic eyes and soft pink lip look is perfect to wear both on and off the runway.


Laura Mercier for Jenny Packham: Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Fashion Week

Laura Mercier for Jenny Packham: Fall/Winter 2012 NYC Fashion Week

The Jenny Packham Autumn Winter 2012 collection reflects the mood of Film Noir, a genre of films characterized by dark mood lighting, and characters with even darker morals. In this collection, pretty pinks are brushed aside as blood red and Stanwyk silver hit the catwalk in the form of silk crepes, plunging necklines and figure-hugging silhouettes.

Talia Shobrook, the lead makeup artist for the show, leveraged the collection’s seductive colors and shapes to create a makeup look that “evoked the mystery of the era, but translated it for the modern day woman.”


FACE: According to Shobrook, “pale, dewy skin and hollowed cheekbones evocative of the Film Noir period were the foundations of the look.”

· Before applying Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation, Talia created the look of hollowed faces by applying dark shades of Laura Mericer Tinted Moisturizer Compact across the cheekbones (NEW: Available Fall 2012).

· She then applied Laura Mercier Primer Radiance on the nose, chin and cheekbones to create an illuminated, dewy effect on the skin.

LIPS: Shobrook then “modernized the era’s trademark blood red lips.”

· She first outlined the lips using a mixture of Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colours in Cocoa and Merlot and filled them with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush (NEW: Crème Smooth Lip Colours available Fall 2012). She then dabbed Laura Mercier Lip Plumper in Pink Pearl to the center of the lips to create a seductive sheen.

EYES: “Melodramatic and mysterious eye makeup that harks back to the soft focus effect of Film Noir camera lenses completed the look,” stated Shobrook.

· Talia created a seductive eye by sweeping Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Starfruit across the brow bone and Laura Mercier Luster Eye Colour in Dusk across the lid, outer corner of the eye and under the lower lash line.

· She then accented the center of the lid with Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Violet Sky.

· Talia lined the entire eye with Laura Mercier Kohl Eye Pencil in Brown Copper and blended it out with Laura Mercier Sequin Eye Colour in Tiger’s Eye.