Monday
Feb042008

Backstage at Fashion Week: Jason Wu.

I was backstage at the Jason Wu '08 Fall Winter Show last Friday. What an honor it was. It was privilege to see Romy Soleimani, lead makeup artist in action.

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Romy was inspired by the fifties/seventies for the look she created, but softer and more lady like.

Eyes were a bit smoky, with MAC's eyeshadow in Soot, sadly only a pro product (meaning you have to buy it through a Pro Store) with some MAC Reflects in Gold washed over it. Reflects is a very fine glitter powder, so the eyes were not overly glittery, just a bit of the gold was picked up through the Reflects in the light. Lashes were long and full thank to a new mascara the artists are working with. The Mascara is not set to launch until the fall, and it is so new, that there is no name to it yet. Let me tell you though, especially since MAC is not noted for their mascaras, that MAC will be known with this new innovation in Mascara. The product development is amazing on this with something very unique hidden inside the wand. This innovation is used to help spring lashes into perfect shape and form, while coating the lashes evenly from root to tip. The eye look was complete with a fuller brow, which Romy spent a lot of time on. The brows were a bit angular, but not too harsh.

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The cheeks were kept pretty natural looking, yet sculpted a bit. Romy used the newer Sculpt and Shape Powder for this, with Sculpt being a very light natural pink and Shade being used to sculpt right under the cheekbone. Romy said that Sculpt and Shape is one of her new faves!

Lips were stained with a berry lipstick, then softened with Blushcreme in Lilicent, a peachy pink cream.

The entire look was very wearable, one I would wear in a second. I know that the Blushcreme is definitely on my must-have list, as is the Mascara, though I will be waiting with the rest of you on that until the Fall.

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Friday
Feb012008

Fashion Week is Here!

I am so excited as I am writing this, because I am currently in New York City blogging from the tents in Bryant Park. What does that mean? It is Fashion Week!

While it is very cold and rainy here today, I am still taking it all in. This morning, I got up and ran over to the ribbon cutting ceremony and watched the cast from Lipstick Jungle help cut the ribbon. It was fun to see Brooke Shields Kim Raver, Lindsey Price, and Candace Bushnell. They are all gorgeous gals, so fresh faced and beautiful first thing in the morning. And the shoes! WOW!

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I could go on and on and tell you about who I saw and what the fashions are, but we are here to talk makeup and beauty, right? So, stay tuned as I bring you the most beautiful makeup look that was applied to the models at the Jason Wu Fall Collection this afternoon. It was done by MAC, and thanks to MAC, I was backstage and got all the lowdown on the products used and even some tips to apply them.

There is much more going on today, and I cannot wait to share it all. As time permits, I will start uploading pictures and dishing all the juicy details.

Tuesday
Jan292008

Rockin' the Red Lip.

A few celebs were seen wearing the perfect red lip at the SAG Awards on Sunday.

Two fine examples of how to rock the red lip were seen on Christina Applegate and Carla Gugino.

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I sure wish I didn't have such a problem wearing red lips. Done right, they are gorgeous. And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, I have selected some of my favorite red lippies to try.

Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Plump Perfect in Perfect Brick
CoverGirl Continuous Color in Really Red and Outlast All-day Lipcolor in Ever Red-dy
Clinique Long Last Lipstick in Merlot
MAC Lipstick in Russian Red
Prestige Lipstick in Heartbreak
Lancome Color Fever Shine in Countdown
Bobbi Brown Lip Sheer in Ruby
Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick in Frenched
Vincent Longo Lipstain Lipstick in Cherry
Make Up For Ever Lipstick in Blue-Red 205
Smashbox Photo Finish Lipstick in Legendary
Shiseido The Makeup Perfecting Lipstick in Red Luxe
LORAC Cream Lipstick in Tango

What is your favorite shade of red lipstick?