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Marc Jacobs: Theatrical Makeup
Clowning around is typically reserved for the circus, but at Jacobs’ show white-painted faces, dramatic eyeliner, and red lips ruled. “I wanted the models to look like characters—like ballerinas who just stepped off the stage,” says makeup maestro François Nars about the look. “It’s ’30s stage makeup with a modern edge. Dancers in theater and opera always had white faces, pointed lips, and an eye that was drawn outward, not upward.”

Rue du Mail: Gray Roots
Going prematurely gray is an unwelcome tress transformation for most women. But at Rue du Mail’s show, thanks to a liberal dusting of hair powder, models boldly walked the runway with halfway–down–the–head gray, making silver strands a dramatic do.

Tracy Reese: Clumpy Mascara and Penciled-In Brows
TV commercials have drilled the importance of mascara brushes that “separate each lash” into our heads. And Brooke Shields’ lush arches have long been coveted. But at Reese’s spring 2010 show, makeup artist Charlotte Willer was intent on creating stuck-together lashes and superthin brows. “It’s a modernized ’20s look,” says the Maybelline global makeup artist. “We hid the eyebrows with concealer and drew a line over each with pencil. For lashes, we wanted them spiky so that they stood out. After brushing mascara on, I pushed lashes together so they’d appear clumped.”

Ohne Titel: Uncovered Wig Wraps
What lies beneath a wig is typically not meant for public display—but at Ohne Titel’s show, stylist Jimmy Paul purposely left models’ wig-ready heads uncovered. Inspired by the age-old hair-wrapping technique, Paul misted strands with a strong-hold spray and circled them around the head. To secure, he wove sections together with thread and applied Bumble and bumble Hair Powder for matte texture.

Preen: Matte Hair
Shiny tresses are one of the most sought-after attributes, but to offset spring’s abundance of shimmering fabrics, this season, matte hair is a must. “If clothes are very light-reflective pairing high-gloss hair with them can be too much,” says Guido Palau, who says he uses dry shampoo or baby powder on blow-dried hair to dull it down. “The two–day–old matte look is cooler—it’s not like you’re trying too hard.”

Palau isn’t the only stylist opting for matte: To complement the metallic fabrics in Preen’s spring 2010 collection, Laurent Phillippon used Bumble and bumble Surf Spray. “Normally, you’d spray the product on your hair and let it air-dry. But for Preen, I’m blow-drying with a flat brush using the Surf Spray,” says Phillippon. “This gives the hair really nice hold and a certain amount of matte texture—it’s still light and clean but has an interesting matte effect.”

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Make Her Up is scared to introduce… Vajazzling!

This is probably – hands down – the scariest thing I’ve run across in the two years I’ve been writing for MHU. This little gem landed in my inbox today, and it was too disturbing to keep to myself. If I put these pictures on my fridge – I may never eat again!

I can’t believe this woman posed for these pictures! How gross!!! (Course, I also think it’s gross when people pose for acne pictures… ew)

Bryce Gruber of The Luxury Spot, a widely read online lifestyle site, became the first member of the media to experience the latest in personal grooming, Vajazzling.

She was sent by Spa Week Daily,, to cover one of the treatments that’ll be offered during Spa Week Spring 2010, April 12-18, when spa treatments are just $50 a piece at participating spas across the country. Gruber headed to Completely Bare on Bond Street ( to try their newest service, Vajazzling, which is the bedazzling of the area which gets waxed when getting a bikini wax (or more) by adding crystals and beads to the nether regions.

A play on bedazzling and a part of the female body, Vajazzling is the adornment of crystals and beads to the bikini area after waxing. According to the Completely Bare website, “Accessorizing your privates is the hottest rage. From crystal flowers to customized favorites, you too can now decorate your own jewels. Whether it’s a special occasion or you just want to sparkle everywhere, you can choose from an assortment of real Swarovski crystal designs so you can shimmer and shine.”

Gruber stated:

“I’m here to cover up my C section scar. I’m here to give the women of America options.”

Am I the only one grossed out by this?

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Estée Lauder Debuts at NYFW!‏

I love the colors the blue eyes and copper lips look great together!

For the very first time in the Estée Lauder brand’s 46 year history, they have embarked on New York Fashion Week – sponsoring the beauty look (makeup & nails) at the Derek Lam AW 2010 runway show!

Bold blue eyes, copper lips, matte skin, bare cheeks and neutral nails ruled the catwalk at Capitale on Tuesday, February 16th.

Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux lead a team of 15 artists to create the stunning look on 22 models – While famed manicurist Jin Soon Choi and her team polished their nails with a new color that was tested backstage!

“When Derek showed me the fabrics that inspired his Fall 2010 collection – bold and muted tones mixed with earthy pigments including terracotta, greens and browns – I thought the makeup shades should be complimentary. So we chose a blend of bold blue shadows on the eyes, shimmering copper lips and flawless, matte skin created with a light foundation — an on-trend beauty preview of what we will see for Fall 2010.” Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director.

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder

Nails: Jin Soon Choi for Estée Lauder

Model Photos: Ksenia Kahnovich (IMG) Photo Courtesy of Estée Lauder; Liu Wen (Marilyn) Photo Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Jennifer Garner at the Hollywood Premiere of “Valentine’s Day”‏


Neutrogena® brand ambassador Jennifer Garner showed off her smoldering look at the Hollywood premiere of her new film, “Valentine’s Day.” Now you can achieve this fresh, classic look on your own:


Jennifer’s skin was prepped all-over with NEUTROGENA Healthy Defense® Daily Moisturizer SPF 50, a lightweight, non-greasy formula which provided a clean base for make-up application. NEUTRGOGENA® Continuous Hydration Eye from Ageless Essentials™, a nourishing moisturizer, is dabbed below each eye in order to catch any flakes during make-up application so it can easily be swept away without pulling or damaging the delicate skin below the eyes.


Jennifer prefers creating the consistency of a tinted moisturizer, so for her flawless face mix NEUTROGENA Healthy Skin® Liquid Makeup SPF 20 in Natural Ivory with NEUTROGENA Healthy Defense® Daily Moisturizer SPF 50. Blend thoroughly, moving from the center of the face outwardly to give the effect of a slight glow. Spot treat any imperfections by dabbing NEUTROGENA Healthy Skin® Liquid Makeup SPF 20 in Natural Ivory with your fingers as needed to ensure the most natural coverage.

For a sheer touch of illuminating color, sweep NEUTROGENA Healthy Skin Custom Glow™ Blush and Bronzer in Posie Glow on the apples of the cheeks.


Avoiding black to create a soft, sophisticated look, NEUTROGENA Nourishing Eye Quad in Copper Glow was brushed across Jennifer’s lids to make her hazel/green eyes pop. To frame her upper lash lines, NEUTROGENA Nourishing Eye Quad Garden Party was applied for a shimmery copper effect. Using an earthy red/brown shade, her lower lashes were lined with NEUTROGENA Nourishing Eye Duo in Honey Nut for contrast.

Starting with the outer corners of the eyes, blend NEUTROGENA Nourishing Eye Quad in Blue Smoke from the crease to the inner parts of the eyes. The effect will be a dark, dramatic crease that fades inwardly for the most natural smokey eye. NEUTROGENA Nourishing Eye Quads and Nourishing Eye Duos are great for formal occasions since these crease and fade proof color palettes will ensure a beautiful wear all night long.

Complete the look with three coats of Neutrogena Healthy Volume® Mascara in Carbon Black. Wipe the brush in between coats to run through individual lashes so they separate. Neutrogena Healthy Volume® Mascara does not clump, smudge or flake making it the perfect product to layer with multiple coats in order to accentuate the eye make-up look.


Jennifer wanted this look to focus on her eyes so in order to keep her lips natural, Neutrogena MoistureShine® Gloss in Nutri Berry was used for a tint slightly lighter than her natural lip color.

Hair Care:

Neutrogena® Anti-Residue Shampoo is often used after red carpet events to instantly remove over 90% of styling product. Even though Jennifer’s hair was styled with loose waves, Neutrogena® Anti-Residue Shampoo is a great once-a-week cleanser to boost hair’s natural shine and improve the performance of your regular shampoos and conditioners.