Backstage Beauty | Richard Chai -

Makeup: James Kaliardos for MAC  Hair: Frank Rizierri & Kevin Ryan for Aveda Nails: Jane Park for Julep BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: RICHARD CHAI NYFW S/S 13 from Stylesight on Vimeo. MAKEUP "We’re doing a soft, graphic eye, a ‘60s eye that has the floating contour and liner, slightly above the lash line, but we’re doing it in a new product, Fluidline, which sets, and the color is dirty ...
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Beauty Buzz | FNO Beauty Stops

Fashion’s Night Out Round 4 is packed with beauty events this year. Pamper your skin, dazzle your nails, and be sure to stop by our top beauty picks for FNO: 1. MAC + Azealia Banks Rapper Azealia Banks will perform at the MAC's Soho location to celebrate the launch of her MAC limited edition lipstick Yung Rapunxel, a semi-matte vampy blackberry. 506 Broadway. 2. ...
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Beauty Buzz | Michelle Obama’s Shade of Blue-Grey Polish

While Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic Convention is the talk of the town today, her nail color is the talk of the beauty world. The sophisticated blue-grey color (brand not yet announced by the White House) matched the hem of her Tracey Reese dress and is in tune with the dusty neutrals trend we saw on F/W 12 runways ...
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Trade Show | Best of Elements Showcase 2012

The Elements Showcase  took place on Aug 20-21, 2012 in New York City featuring established and emerging visionaries in the world of fragrance and beauty design. Stay tuned for our full wrap of the show next week, but in the meantime, here are some noteworthy stand outs. AGONIST PARFUMS Agonist is a Swedish fragrance brand that launched in Nov 2008.  The collection of ...
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Beauty Buzz | RIP Anna Piaggi

The fashion world has lost one of its best. Famed journalist and style icon, Anna Piaggi passed away on Tuesday at the age of 81. Known for her notable role at Vogue Italia, Piaggi also contributed to Vanity, Panorama and Arianna among other publications. Inspiring a generation of designers such as Karl Lagerfeld and Manolo Blahnik, Piaggi acted as a muse ...
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Inspiration | Beyonce ‘N Jay-Z Nail Art

It's Friday, we're browsing the internets for some inspiration and saw these nails Beyonce posted on her tumblr. It's not the first time she's worn Jay-Z-printed Minx on her nails (she's also been seen with President Obama's face), but this time she's added herself on the other hand. She also has "Jay-Z N B" studded onto the rest of her ...
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Beauty Buzz | Chanel Pop-Up in Covent Garden

Is it just us, or is London having the best summer ever? We didn’t think we could possibly be more envious of those in the presence of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, but after last week’s Chanel event we’ve officially turned a—chic—shade of green. Last Tuesday, Chanel opened the doors to its first ever pop-up beauty store in London. ...
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Inspiration | Patriotic Nail Art at the Olympics

Fashionable nail art has taken the gold at the 2012 Olympics. There were plenty of mix-and-match nails decorated with iconic Olympic rings, country flags and corresponding colors in glitter or gloss. Patriotic pointers were spotted on swimming medalists Missy Franklin (USA), Ruta Meilutyte (LTU), Rebecca Adlington (UK) and Emily Seebohm (AUS). To celebrate the Olympics, Minx has created over 200 flag designs, ...
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Beauty Buzz | HBO & HSN Present the Forsaken Collection, Inspired by True Blood

If you’re a fan of HBO’s Emmy and Golden Globe nominated hit show True Blood, then, like us, you probably cannot get enough of this season’s major plot twists that follow our favorite mystical residents of Bon Temps, Louisiana. And while Sunday’s episode made us laugh, anticipate in wonder, and once again realize our eternal love for Eric Northman, True ...
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Beauty Buzz | Chanel Haute Couture Nails – F/W 12

While Haute Couture F/W 12 runways were awash in red or nude nails, it was the reverse French, silver eclipse nails at Chanel that caught our attention. After seasons of the solid nail, this was new for the iconic label. Makeup artist Peter Philips drew inspiration from the classic French manicure and gave it an update that was in line ...
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Beauty Buzz | Best of Cosmoprof North America 2012

The beauty team is back in the office after three days at Cosmoprof North America. The nail sector continued to show lots of innovation in special effects while makeup brands remained committed to new products and packaging designed for easier, one swipe application. Below are some of the stand out brands. Stay tuned for our comprehensive wrap next week! NCLA We're serious fans ...
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Beauty Buzz | House of Exposure’s Helmut Red lipstick

Every beauty guru knows the importance of the red lip. Always classic, the shade stands apart from all other hues. It’s not a must-try; it’s an essential. In fact, the only difficulty with the vibrant pout is finding one that works on your skin tone. Fear not, because Periel Aschenbrand (founder of House of Exposure, a curated online boutique for ...
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Beauty Buzz | Lady Gaga Fame

Lady Gaga is the most recent celebrity to dip into the fragrance market. Except she’s taking over in a way that only Gaga can. Lady G’s new fragrance, Fame, hits stores this August, in an egg-shaped bottle with a weighty gold-claw inspired cap. We all know this artist is never one for the ordinary, and inside her scented bottle of ...
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Inspiration | NARS for Don Giovanni

The art of makeup was given a new stage when the Los Angeles Philharmonic recruited NARS and makeup guru James Kaliardos to create looks for their recent production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni. The classic opera has been gaining a lot of attention since its debut on May 18th. Bold, geographic eyeliners, classic and dark lips, and stone-colored shadows stood out ...
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Streets | Tokyo’s Blushing Beauties

Dubbed the “Momoko Blush” after famed fashion producer and model Momoko Ogihara, under-eye blush is a favorite of gyaru-kei girls all over Tokyo. The under-eye placement makes eyes appear larger, like anime characters, and covers any dark circles. Pink hues look sweet while coral and orange shades are favored by the more directional.
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