After seeing the metallic teal liner on the models at the Creatures of the Wind show, I knew I had to recreate the look. And, while I have a high-end teal liner at home, I didn’t have one on the road with me. But, after a late-night trip to Duane Reade (the best drugstore on the planet), I scored a very affordable look-alike. So, a big thanks to James Boehmer, Nars director of global artistry for inspiring the look. He used Nars Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Khao San Road, $24. I used Prestige Cosmetics Eye Liner in Lively Turquoise, $5.95. Both result in a compliment-worthy makeup look that’s so easy to do. Simply swipe bottom lashlines only with the liner. Smudge it a bit with a makeup brush or Q-tip (that’s what I used while on-the-go) and you’re set. Finish the eyes with black mascara on top lashes only.
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By the time some of you true Twihards out there read this, you’ll have already seen the highly-anticipated final flick in the Twilight series. And, if you’ve been paying attention to all of the hoopla surrounding the release of this film, then you probably know that the lovely Dakota Fanning showed up at the premiere as a brunette. What do you think of her new hair color?
I think it definitely adds a level of sophistication to her look. And, the makeup she sported was the perfect complement to her new hue. One of my in-the-know friends gave me scoop how to copy her look. Here’s the breakdown:
Dermalogica Age Smart SkinPerfect Primer SPF 30, $48. (Love this stuff!)
It’s the perfect makeup look for day or night. A classic go-to.
The entire look: hair, makeup and nails, were all exceptional backstage at the Naeem Kahn spring 2013 fashion show. But the standout, in my opinion, were the glossy Bordeaux lips. They were created with various lip liners and lipsticks — five to be exact. If that sounds like overkill for an off-the-runway look, it kinda is. But if you want a striking pout like this, it’s worth it. “The more lipsticks you use, the more control you have over the color,” said James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry.
The other thing is, the custom blended shade he created also looks great on every skin tone. To create the lip color, Boehmer started by lining the lips with a dark brown pencil to create depth. You can use any brown eyeliner you have lying around for this.
He then applied powder over the liner to prevent it from mixing with the other shades and turning them muddy. Next, you’ll add your reds on top. Boehmer swears that any red shade will do, but when I played around, I found that true reds look the best. He used Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Damned, $24, Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never, $24, Nars Lipstick in Jungle Red, $24 and topped with Nars Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Place Vendome $26, to give it a bright glossiness.
Is this a trick you would try?
— Carrie Stern Kleiner
This bright pink, matte lipstick Ginnifer Goodwin’s rockin’ is just about the coolest shade I’ve seen on the red carpet lately (and a slightly bolder version of the look Elizabeth Banks sported last month). The perfect, almost neon pink makes a major statement, especially in relation to her lady-like white lace dress. Pretty, pretty! I love how she kept the rest of her makeup and hair clean and simple. I mean, let the lips speak for themselves, right? To make ultra-bold lips fade- and feather-proof, follow these steps:
Step 1. Dab a tiny bit of your regular concealer over your lips and around the edges. This fills in any fine-lines so the color doesn’t bleed and creates a nice base for your lipstick to hang on to. I love Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette, $10.
Step 2. Line your lips with a pencil in the same (or similar) bold shade to give your lips a sharp outline. Try MAC Lip Pencil in Embrace Me, $14.
Step 3. Finally, fill in with the crazy pink of your choice, like Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Carthage, $25.
I’m wearing this color tomorrow. Would you wear your lips this bright?
- Carrie Stern Kleiner