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Top Five Looks from New York Fashion Week

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by Sian Bitner Kearney: 

Every February, women flock to the web to see what Fashion Week has deemed the “go to” trends for fashion, hair, and beauty. This year, the runways were ablaze with hot fashion, romantic hair, and gorgeous but edgy makeup. Here are our top five picks from the shows.

#1 – Bronze Shadow If you’re a minimalist when it comes to makeup but still like to make a statement, a gorgeous bronze eye is the way to go. At first glance, while the makeup is still very natural, a swipe of bronzy shadow or a metallic brown liner can enhance all eye colors and give you a smokey eye that’s perfect for spring and summer. One of our favorites for this look is BOBBI BROWN Tortoiseshell BRONZE Eye Palette – Limited Edition .

#2 – Messy French Braid While it may be difficult to even think about summer with the crazy, cold weather that’s been passing through, those blistering hot days are merely months away and there is no better way to beat the heat (and humidity) while still looking gorgeous than with a messy French braid. For this look, begin by prepping hair with a texturizing spray like Oribe Dry Texturing Hair Spray . Next, weave the French braid as you might usually, but leave the crown area and the braid itself a bit loose. Pull tendrils from the crown to frame your face and run a curling iron through the pieces to create a sexy, undone look.

#3 – Simple Waves It seems as though beachy, wavy hair will never go out of style and we are so very thankful for that! This year, waves will be even looser and messier than in past seasons. To create the look, first prep hair with a sea salt or wave spray like Josie Maran Bohemian Waves Argan Hair Mist . Next, use a medium or large barrel curling iron and wrap hair around the iron beginning about and inch or two from the scalp. Remember to leave ends unwrapped to create that, “just back from the beach” look.

#4 – Orange Lips Few things say summer like a pair of brightly colored lips and the go to color this season is orange. Whether you prefer a matte lipstick or a shiny gloss, stick with shades of tangerine or deep orange to flatter your complexion. For this look, we love Maybelline New York Color Sensational Vivids Lipcolor in Shocking Coral .

#5 – Top Knot Perfection Let’s face it, everyone loves a top knot. Whether you’re heading to the gym, out for a date night, or dressing it up for a black tie affair, the top knot just seems to somehow work for almost everyone. For this look, tease hair lightly, and then pull into a loose ponytail on top of your head. Pull through one more time, leaving a few inches out or wrapping the ends around the knot, then loosen the knot at the top, pulling a few strand to frame you face. To keep the knot in its place, spray with a light hold hairspray like Alterna’s Cavia Anti-Aging Working Hairspray.

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NARS #NYFW Creatures of the Wind Look

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This season’s New York Fashion Week has started off with a bang, and one of the first looks of the season comes straight from NARS cosmetics.  I can honestly say that I love the easy accessibility of this look. A bright, vibrant lip paired with clean, glowing skin.  Fall perfection!  Another amazing thing….the new NARS Radiant Cream Compact Foundation.  This foundation is in my current “love” list (review coming soon!).

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VERA WANG for New York Fashion Week 2013

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The 5 Looks of Ashley Simpson at #NYFW 2013

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This post is one of my favorites, since it shows how many different looks you can achieve (ahhh, the power of makeup!).

Once again, Nick Barose worked his magic.  These five looks very in intensity, but are an amazing example of how alittle creativity and switching up your lipsticks, and application techniques can give you such a wide array of looks! 

Which beauty look is your favorite?

LOOK 1: (PICTURE ABOVE) 90's supermodel Chic

  • We went with strong arch dark brows with matte everything from matte brown smoky eyes ( Estee Lauder 5 Colours Eyeshadows in Bronze Dunes)
  • Matte nude lips with 90's essentials Mac lip pencil in Spice, remember those? all the cool sexy people used to line their lips with it.

Look 2: Rockstar eyes with glued on jewels

  • ( you can't really see here but in the hi-res pic you can see we glued rhinestones to her inner corners of eyes, )
  • Sephora Jumbo 12 Hrs Liner in Brown was used all around 

" A dark smoky eyes can look too serious sometimes so by funking it up with rhinestones, it add a fun rock star elements to it"

LOOK 3: Orange lips with Bronze smoky eyes: "Orange is in interesting color for lips, it's less expected than red and definitely more youthful and fun, a good way to look glam but quirky with out being too formal " Pair it with shimmery coppery bronze smoky eyes. ( Products used:MAC Lipstick in Morange, and Chanel Duo Eyeshadows in 37 Sables) 

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Photo Op Makeup Tips: How to Look Good in Pictures

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Today’s two posts come courtesy of a very amazing guest.  I am beyond thrilled that the incredible Nick Barose took time to share some of his makeup magic with me.  

Nick glammed up Gretchen Mol for the Donna Karen show during New York Fashion Week, and shared his tips on how you can look ready for the camera at all times.  His tips are perfectly transferable for everyday, and assures a natural and elegant makeup look. Enjoy!

“A lot of times people think they need to do a lot more which is true in theory but not really, you can still look like yourself and not look too painted” It’s really about using more powder on T zones and a bit more foundation to look more polished popping up certain features a bit more so you’re not completely washed out on camera.”



  • Invest in a good primer because it’ll really make a difference, I love the Koh Gen Do Pink Make Up Colour Base one because it has pigment in it that fills in fine lines and pores so your skin looks smoother in an instant.
  • On Gretchen I used the pink one to match her pink tone skin, I learned about this product from a fellow make up artist Elaine Offers who is Julianne Moore’s make up artist.


  • People think they need thicker foundation for the camera but they really don’t, if your skin is decent and doesn’t have a lot of pimples, or dark spots then why cover them?
  • Just use a sheer liquid foundation to even them out, Be sure to blend down the neck because in picture you’ll really see if you don’t.
  • Also I always tell people to match their foundation to their jawlines this way it blends in face and neck ( I suggest Estee Lauder DoubleWear Light Foundation)
  • People think they need brighter concealer under eyes which is too but if it’s too light then the flash will make it looks crazy, we all seen pictures of various stars with those white under eyes mishaps….I normally blend a bit of the foundation I’m using in to the concealer this way it all look related as opposed to this bright white stuff under eyes ( Try Cle De Peau The Concealer)
  • Always dust a sheer bronzing powder around perimeter of your face, it really helps shape them more with out you looking bronze “this is perfect especially when you’re showing forehead so it’s not just one big forehead in pictures like Hi!, here’s my Forehead!!!” (Use Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder)
  • Blotting powder on your T zone is your friend!, regular powder won;t cut it with the flash you need blotting powder, it has no colour so it just tone down shine (A favorite is Mac Blotting Powder)
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New York Fashion Week Live Streaming

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This week is finishing up for me, as I jump on a plane back to California tomorrow.  But, since I can no longer be at the shows, I can still watch them via Live Streaming from Glam.  I must be honest, sometimes watching the shows from the comfort of your computer or television is better than battling it out with a feisty fashionista for a seat. 

I hope you enjoy the shows as much as I did!

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Trina Turk runway hairstyles from Cutler/Redken

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Trina Turk debuted at the tents yesterday for New York Fashion Week with a beautiful collection of luxe hats, layered pieces and chic dresses.  The models sported a simple, chic low ponytail created by Martin-Christopher Harper for Cutler/Redken Salon.

Watch the video above to see how they created the looks, and see how easily you can recreate these simple and classic ponytails! 

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