Big Apple Beauty at Kate Spade NY: Bardot Waves, Winged Liner, and Pop Art
At Kate Spade NY yesterday, classic New York—think 1970s Studio 54 and Andy Warhol—ruled. Lead artist Neil Scibelli for Jouer Cosmetics kept the makeup dramatic but clean, with an ultra-black cat eye and red statement lip. Scibelli also used Jouer’s Matte Moisture Tint to give model’s skin a soft, velvety finish. He said he wanted to give the models the “chic confidence of the New York girls of Kate Spade.”
Deborah Lippmann gave the models almond-shaped nails and either two coats of Fade to Black or a pink combination of Amazing Grace, Between the Sheets, and I Kissed a Girl with a gold gem near the cuticle. Lippmann said she was declaring almond the nail shape of the season.
The hair, by Tommy Buckett for Garnier, was mainly about big, bouncy waves achieved with pin curls—“Ask your mom if she still has her curlers from the 70s.” Buckett said that this is definitely “not a beach wave, this is full-on hair.” Ten girls also had sleek, center-parted low chignons, since Buckett said the show was also about celebrating individuality.
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Ever since style expert Jenn Falik introduced us to BB Cream last year, we’ve been holding our breath waiting for the multi-tasking skin cream to hit it big in the U.S. Beauty Balm, also known as Blemish Balm, originated in Germany in the ’50s as a dermatologist treatment, but has been extremely popular in Asia, particularly Korea, for several years and more recently in Europe and Australia.
Founded in 2005 by beauty junkie Carla Maganinho, Product Girl is an outlet for her to discuss her favorite finds. Over the years, the site has gained a loyal following — and even another staffer, Laurie Leopold. Together the blogging duo cover everything from the latest launches to their recent splurges. This week, these ladies-in-the-know are guest blogging for us about all things summer!
If you live in a humid climate (raising our hands here!), then summer is probably frenemy number one for your hair. We get that, but luckily there are so many products out there that can save you from a hair disaster. These VIPs are here for you!
Living Proof, the MIT-scientist developed line, has saved many a women plagued with frizz, and this summer they hold the key to sleek hair. We’re talking pin-straight, smooth, weightless, and humidity-proof. The secret is a proprietary new molecule in their Straight styling product. Think of it as Living proof’s healthy alternative to the Brazilian Blowout.
Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray is nothing short of genius. It’s like a dry shampoo meets hair spray meets styling aid. This gives you second day hair on the first day and makes actual second day hair look better than we ever thought possible. It even comes in a convenient travel-sized version for your purse.
We discovered Garnier’s Triple Nutrition Nutrient Spray last summer and it is the ultimate budget beauty VIP. It contains a blend of olive, avocado and shea oils to hydrate hair. If you spend any time at the beach in the summer, this will save you. Spritz it on your locks when you’re soaking up the rays and also after spending any time in the water.
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