At the Sachin and Babi Spring 2013 show this afternoon, Martin Christopher, the lead stylist for Cutler Redken, was creating dream girl hair. His take on the look: “It’s polished but still has a nice beach texture. Very chic, very beautiful woman. She’s going to the beach but she’s spent some time getting the ends together. Very, very healthy.”
If we had to pick one beauty look from this week so far that represents how we want to wear our makeup come spring, it would be the look from Tibi. Describing the inspiration in a nutshell, lead makeup artist Kim Soane of Bobbi Brown said ” it’s a cool, urban, casual feel with a fresh spring vibe.”
What do you do if you’re a world famous makeup artist and your rabbi’s daughter has a bronzing problem? If you’re Bobbi Brown, you create a product for her that ends up being used in Marissa Webb's fashion week debut earlier this week. That bronzer, Antiqua, was part of the “modern classic cool girl” look that Bobbi created for Webb. Eyes were a soft smoky brown and lips were a creamy, matte neon pink.
The inspiration for the look was Webb herself, whom Brown has known for years from her time at J.Crew and whom the makeup artist said “has a very cool aesthetic, and knows exactly what she wants.” She went on to say the makeup was designed to make “each of the girls look beautiful, and the clothes pretty much speak for themselves.”
Hooray for Fashion Week! We’ve been keeping busy covering all the chaos backstage at the shows, plus catching up with beauty editors and bloggers at our Sample Stop lounge.
We want all of our community members to get in on the fun too, so we’re hosting a series of giveaways with some of our favorite brands—the ones creating this Fashion Week’s prettiest looks, of course. Next up: We’re giving away makeup essentials from Bobbi Brown. Enter for a chance to win four of Bobbi’s backstage staples from her favorite eye-opening mascara to her go-to blush brush. Plus, be one of the first to own her brand new Creamy Matte Lip Color, which launches in October.
To enter visit our Face board on Pinterest and re-pin any of the Bobbi Brown images you find there. Your pins must be tagged with #NYFW and you must be following @Birchbox and @BobbiBrown on Pinterest to be eligible to win.
Love Bobbi as much as we do? Check out the new products she called “game-changing” earlier this week.
When Bobbi Brown looks you in the eye and says “this product is a game-changer,” you immediately start taking notes. Such was my lucky circumstance yesterday afternoon backstage at the Veronica Beard show. The makeup guru was giving models an “urban-desert” look that involved matte skin and smoky lids, and she was incorporating upcoming launches from her spring 2013 collection. The yet-to-be-released product she seems most excited about? Retouching powders. “These are kind of the miracle workers of the season,” explained Brown as she gestured for me to feel the ultra-lightweight texture of the powders. “They are perfectors and correctors and make you look retouched. Plus, they’re completely invisible on your skin.” Even though you can’t buy them yet, I am totally sold.
Backstage at VEDA, models are sporting mohawk style hair by Lee Jackson for Arrojo salon, bold eye makeup including blue mascara by lead artist Tanya Cropsey for Bobbi Brown, and tie-dye inspired nails with a black stripe by lead manicurist Katie Hughes for Butter London.
Blush and I have always been buddies. The brighter, the better. I still remember playing with my mom’s demure rose-colored shade when I was in middle school and thinking, ‘This is it?’ It’s no wonder that Bobbi Brown’s Apricot was my favorite shade for a good ten years.
In honor of back to school season, we thought it would be fun to share some insights from a few of our favorite savvy students—the girls over at Dormify. This week, they’ve tapped into their legion of style advisors to give us tips on long-lasting makeup, the best way to organize your products, and how to look bright-eyed after a long night.
With school back in session, a lot of college women are going through sorority recruitment. Here are a couple tips from our style advisors on how to make your makeup last from AM to PM.
We were on set at the Birchbox Man video shoot today, gleaning tips from our makeup artist (and founder of Pre-Dame) Stefanie Syat. (Find out what editorial director Mollie learned about brows.) While we usually expect to see loads of makeup at our monthly video shoots, we weren’t entirely sure what would be in Stefanie’s grooming kit today. We took a closer look and were pleasantly surprised to find that guys need help looking fresh on camera too! Here’s what we found: