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Monday
Sep152008

Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Runway Collection.

Look at just how beautiful the latest color collaboration from the shade experts at Sally Hansen and fashion trend-setter Tracy Reese is. For the fifth season in a row, Sally Hansen has partnered with Tracy Reese to create the ultimate seasonal shades for Tracy’s Fall 2008 Runway Show


This season is all about surprising pairings on the Tracy Reese runway: high-tech and natural, metallic and sheer, and rustic and refined are just a few of the bold juxtapositions that rule the runway this fall.  Together Tracy Reese and Sally Hansen translated these concepts into chic shades that are as wearable as they are fashionable—on and off the runway.

The 10 new shades of this limited-edition color collection are made with the best-selling Sally Hansen Salon Nail Lacquer, a formula designed to impart salon color, salon shine and salon wear. A natural mineral complex and epoxy resin bond durable color to nails, while keratin strengthens, marine botanicals condition and nourish and silicone allows for smooth application. 

This season’s shades include (from left to right):

Night Lily
Torrid Bloom
Alchemy
The Good Earth
Divinity
Moonstone
Stormy Blue
Raven’s Wing

Missing from the picture as those that broke in transit, so sad! They are Cruel Heart - a deep maroon with gold pearl and Quartz Chameleon - a neutral pink beige with gold pearl.

Look for this limited edition collection at drugstores and mass merchandisers for $6 each.

Friday
Sep122008

Rock & Republic Beauty Debuts on the Runway.

Rock & Republic Beauty made it's debut on the models of the Rock & Republic Spring '09 showing this week at New York Fashion Week.



Rock & Republic President Andrea Bernholtz commented on their look for Spring. “While most brands present spring fashion with light, bright, pastel makeup, that look just doesn’t reflect the audacious, rock-inspired edge of the brand,” Bernholtz explains. “Instead, we used a rock style spring smoky eye, with pale grays to lighten the eye and luminous skin to create that enviable dewiness we look for in spring.”


Celebrity makeup artist Jeanine Lobell collaborated with Bernholtz to realize her vision for the show using the brand’s indulgent new cosmetics. “The focus of the dramatic yet feminine look we created is a smoky eye with gradated grays, bringing an airy lightness to a sultry look,” Lobell reveals. “I was really inspired by working with the new line. The range of colors and the textures made it easy to bring the look together.”

Lobell began with Saturate Eye Colour in Ciggy for a light dove gray shadow base, melting into Saturate Eye Colour in Asphalt (matte lead shadow) on the lid and Saturate Eye Colour in Fatalistic (smoky black shadow) at the lash line, smudging the shadow under the eye and blending with Saturate Eye Colour in Asphalt. Lobell added intrigue to the look by rimming eyes with Bound Gel Eyeliner in Black and accentuating lashes with Extremist Mascara in Black.

Lobell tempered the dark, smoky eye with a luminescent complexion using Trickery Tinted Illuminizer on the face. “Trickery was my secret weapon in creating this look, providing medium coverage with a dewy, natural, radiant finish,” Lobell explains. “The sheer, luminous formula perfectly offset the bold eye while evoking the freshness of spring.” To add a natural flush of color, Lobell applied Rock & Republic’s Imitate Mousse Blush in Rumor or Scandal, depending on the model’s complexion. The rosy, lush hues lent a feminine sweetness to the edgy aesthetic as the whipped soufflé texture contributed to the glowing look.

Lobell finished the look with a nude, glossy lip, using Luxe Lip Gloss in Imposter or Vacant. The understated, pale lip balanced the strong eye, making the look cohesive and bringing it into spring.

I think that this look is gorgeous and I cannot wait to try out some of the beauties from the line. Look for Rock & Republic Beauty in stores this Sunday.

Thursday
Sep112008

NYFW: Makeup at Charlotte Ronson.

Tarte Cosmetics excitedly did their first show at Braynt Park for New York Fashion week. The first show they did was for Charlotte Ronson.

Partnering with beauty.com , makeup artist Tina Turnbow's inspiration for the show was: Madonna's Lucky Star meets grunge. She was able to achieve the look with Tarte products such as the toolbox: brow know-how eyebrow kit, green machine eye shadow, provocateur pressed mineral powder with SPF 8 and 24/7 lip sheer with SPF 15 in tea time.