Backstage with MAC Cosmetics.

MAC makeup artists have been running around backstage at New York Fashion Week pretty feverishly. While they have been working hard, they have been nice enough to send me information on the makeup trends we will be seeing next Spring.

One of my favorite looks so far is that from the Luca Luca show, just on the runway yesterday.

mac_luca_1.jpgMAC artist Tom  Pecheu was going for the seventies supermodel look. His inspiration? A young Jerry Hall.

Tom used bright Parrot blue eyeshadow on the eyelids, then covered the creases with a shimmery dark grey to give what he called "true sophistication."

There was an obvious lack of cheek color, which I personally think needed just a quick swipe of a nude pink.

To finish the look, model mouths were dabbed with N3 Lipstick - a putty-ish pink nude. 

The effect? A grown up in the eyes - and a tender young girl in the mouth.


Beautiful, and very wearable! 



Beauty & Fashion Bloggers ROCK!

I had the best time meeting so many great bloggers over the weekend. May I make a proclamation that beauty and fashion bloggers ROCK? Totally!

My new found friends...


In case you don't know them, I would like to introduce you to:
Shannon - A Girl's Gotta Spa & Makeup Minute
Lianne - The Makeup Girl
Ellen - Lipstick, Powder n' Paint
Erica -  Lancome
Nichelle - 55 Secret Street
Kristen - Beauty Addict
Erika - Makeupbag
Julia - All About the Pretty
Elke - Beauty Blog Network
Tina - Beauty Snob & Bag Snob
Leslie - Fashiontribes
Daphne - Julia's dear friend
Rachel - Stylebites

Stop by and get to know them yourself! 


Gucci Westman at Work!

The beautiful and wonderfully talented Gucci Westman, artistic director for Lancome, has been quite busy the last few days of fashion week. She takes the lead and instructs her makeup team how to polish the models to perfection befoer they make their way to the catwalk.

One of my favorite designers, Behnaz Sarafpour, took on the look of organic luxury for the Spring/Summer 08 season. It was up to Gucci to recreate this look to go with the fabulous cotton designs.


Gucci decides on a healthy, summer, breezy look. Not just minimal, but a soft, sexy look. It looks gorgeous on the model, doesn't it?

Here is what Gucci used to create this makeup look, all products are from Lancome, of course.

Artliner in Noir
Juicy Tube in  Pure
Star Bronzer in Bronze Dore
Cils Design Pro Mascara (on the top, inner lashes only)
Magique Blush in Subtle Fluff and Peach Melba
Le Crayon Poudre in Natural Blonde (used on the lips)