The annual Costume Institute Gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art brought out some of the best (and worst) in beauty. Not sure what Miley Cyrus was thinking, but at least she stayed true to the punk theme. But, the deep burgundy lips, bold hair color streaks and nail looks were so worth copying.
Take Emmy Rossum’s lace nail art. So fun and actually easy to copy. Katie Hughes, Butter London Global Colour Ambassador, created the look using scraps of lace and crystals from the dress Donna Karan designed and Rossum wore. Here’s how to recreate it:
Step 1: Apply your favorite base coat.
Step 2: Swipe on two coats of Butter London Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy, $15.
Step 3: Apply one coat of a quick dry top coat like Butter London Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat, $19.
Step 4: Gently press small pieces of lace on top of your wet polish.
Step 5: Let your nails fully dry.
Step 6: Use nail glue to secure crystals in a random pattern on top of each nail to create a look that’s “both delicate and edgy,” says Hughes.
While bright eyeshadow is a huge trend for spring, we don’t all have the guts (or primp time) to wear the trend. That’s totally OK. We can embrace it in other ways, like by wearing electric nail polish hues on our fingers and toes.
I decided to give my feet a little pre-spring makeover by coating them with one of the Maybelline New York Limited Edition The Spring 2013 Collection by Color Show shades. Each of the 10 nail polish shades is totally eye-catching and so much fun. I went with Alluring Rose, a fuchsia hue with a hint of opalescence. I think it’s the perfect winter-to-spring transition shade. Not quite as bright and summery as some of the others, but vibrant enough to make a blah winter day a bit brighter. Come April though you’ll catch me wearing Lustrous Lime (an almost neon lime green) and Coral Glow (a stand-out coral). And, at $3.99 a pop, you can afford to try more than just one of the lacquers.
Grab the nail polishes soon though, they’re only on shelves until the end of March.
Now tell me, which spring makeup products or trends are you looking forward to trying?
This fall, traditional rich tones get an update — they are going matte. Possibly the coolest, most wearable trend I spotted backstage at New York Fashion Week — nails were decidedly un-shiny. Matte black, navy and burgundy polishes were shown at Nonoo, Karen Walker, Tibi and Rebecca Taylor. Deborah Lippmann featured the. most. gorgeous. matte color at the Honor show using a new formula with a shade called Harem Silks From Bombay — unfortunately it’s so hot-off-the-presses it won’t be available until the end of the year (I know, I know, that feels like forever). But don’t worry, you can still get the look now. Lippmann suggests using a combo of:
Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Dark Side of the Moon, $17, and Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in Wicked Game, $17,
Top with her ultra-matte topcoat Deborah Lippmann Flat Top, $20
Here are a few other awesome matte top coats to try and get the effect:
Essie Matte About You Finisher, $10
Rescue Beauty Lounge Matte Top Coat, $18
What do you think? Shiny or matte?
images courtesy of Deborah Lippmann
Super Bowl Sunday is this weekend and the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers will face off in spectacular fashion. Is there a better (or cuter) way to support your team than with a glam manicure? Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish, $16 has just the right color combos for the big day. Raven fans can go for violet, with accents of black and gold with Deborah Lippmann’s Call Me Irresponsible, Fade to Black and Believe.
49ers Fans fans can mix things up with red, bright white and shimmering gold by using Deborah Lippmann’s Stop and Stare, Like A Virgin, and Nefertiti.
Which team are you rooting for this year?