New York Fashion Week Runway vs. My Way: Orange Lip Color

Orange Lip Athleta New York Fashion Week Spring 2015

 

While I decided to opt out of hitting up New York Fashion Week this season, I’m still following each and every show. Well, as many as I can possibly keep up with, anyway. And, in lieu of bringing you beauty tips collected after elbowing my way backstage during all of the chaos, I’ll be showing off looks I’ve recreated based on the makeup and hairstyles created by the high fashion beauty geniuses.

First up: orange(ish) lips. Makeup artist Talia Shobrook created a bold and stunning makeup look for the Athleta show. Continue reading

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The 3 Nail Polish Shades You Need Now

The blazing heat hasn’t prevented me from coating my toes in darker nail polish hues (I’m currently wearing OPI My Private Jet, $9) and getting excited for sweater season. I wish it would arrive already. I’m a cool-weather girl. 

I’m also a big fan of adding at least two or three new shades of nail polish to my collection each season. The ones I highly recommend investing in after scoping the Fall 2014 runway shows, beauty editor friends’ nails and my favorite brands’ latest collections are:

dress-to-kilt-essie-nail-polish Essie Nail Polish in Dress to Kilt, $8.50 — a stunning and ultra chic deep red shade. I just removed this from my nails and can’t wait to wear it again. A classic was born when this shade was created. 

jinsoon nocturne

 

JINsoon Nail Polish in Nocturne, $18 — I first saw this deep metallic gunmetal hue backstage at the Tess Giberson show at New York Fashion Week in February. It was nameless at the time. I immediately fell in love.

 

butter london alabaster glaze

 

Butter London Alabaster Glaze Nail Lacquer, $15 — A contradiction to typical fall nail colors, nude and lighter, sheer hues are also hitting a high note this season. When this particular shade was used at the Lela Rose show, it was swiped diagonally on half the nail. I think it’s a great hue to use to create low-key nail art. 

Which nail color hue will you wear this season?

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Twisted Tuesday: The Emmys Edition

Much to my delight, the most stunning hairstyles on last night’s 66th Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards red carpet were of the twisted and braided variety. Claire Danes — my pick for best everything of the evening — put an elegant spin on a fishtail braid with a pinned-up chignon version, and January Jones sported a modern and edgy take on a tightly twisted updo. While some haters dissed Jones’ textured bangs — claiming they looked a mess — I think they added a youthful-looking finish that most award show updos lack. Here’s how I’d recreate these looks without a pro stylist or hours spent doing them: Continue reading

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Orange is the New … Orange.

Taylor Schilling Variety Women in Film Pre-Emmy PartyWhile I should be posting about last night’s VMA awards, my friend and insanely talented makeup artist Tina Turnbow used a lip color on Saturday that I couldn’t not talk about. Actress Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black) attended the Variety, Women in Film Pre-Emmy Party and Turnbow helped her pair her all black shorts tuxedo ensemble and super casual hair with a pop of orange lip color — it was Clinique Chubby Stick Intense in Heftiest Hibiscus, $17. Love. Can’t wait to see what she does for Emmys night. 

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