Beauty Buzz | The Art of Scent at MAD

Fragrance isn't always appreciated for the artform it is, but now, 12 historic scents are displayed in "The Art of Scent 1889-2012" at the Museum of Arts & Design (MAD), thanks to Chandler Burr, the curator in change of MAD's department of "olfactory art". In a recent interview with the New York Times, Burr revealed that, "The fundamental goal of the ...
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Beauty Buzz | On Set with Sui He and Shiseido

Back in September, Shiseido tapped Chinese model Sui He as the face if its global makeup line and its skincare and sun care line in Asia. She was hand selected by Dick Page, Shiseido's artistic director. According to WWD, “Sui He embodies Shiseido’s holistic sense of beauty,” said Hiroshi Maruyama, general manager of Shiseido’s international marketing department. “She seems to radiate a glow ...
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Backstage Beauty | Cedric Charlier -

Makeup Artist: Karim Rahman for L'Oreal Paris "This make-up came to me when I was thinking about armour, about a warrior woman." - Karim Rahman. Arguably one of the most striking makeup looks created for the S/S 13 season, Rahman translated the tribal theme of Charlier's collection into makeup-as-mask, both powerful and graphic yet beautiful. Using scotch tape to ensure clean lines, ...
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Trend Alert | Key Beauty Colors -

S/S 13 shows have come and gone. It was a season of strong, grown-up beauty with a focus on wearability. Key colors to emerge were: SUNSHINE YELLOW - soft, washed-out yellows emerged as the new neutral. FLUORO MELON - High-voltage melon with a zesty orange cast combined the fuchsia and tangelo shades of past seasons. COUTURE RED - Passionate, ultra-saturated crimson with blue undertones - Beetroot red, ...
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Beauty Buzz | Tween Skincare Line, Willa, Launches at Harrods

Remember 6th grade? I know, you'd rather not. Tween years are rife with worry - about popularity, about appearance, and about acne. So it's not surprising that a new skincare company was recently founded specifically for 10-12 year-old girls. What is surprising, is that it's led by one of their own - a bubbly 11 year-old named Willa. The new company, ...
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Beauty Buzz | Dermablend Tattoo Cover

Sometimes a situation calls for some tattoo coverage. Or maybe you've got a scar you want to cover. Dermablend Leg & Body Cover PSF 15 is a full coverage body foundation that provides 16 hours of consistent color wear. Skeptical? Watch the ingenious video that shows the transformation of Zombie Boy from living skeleton to flawless, unmarked skin. Now thats proof! http://youtu.be/KtUUOxskTA0 Watch the ...
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Backstage Beauty | Best of London Beauty -

London Fashion Week always stands out among the four cities as the most experimental in fashion and beauty. While some beauty looks aren't wearable for every day, there is something about a mad celebration of color and deliberate, outrageous play that satisfies our desire for spectacle. It's a fashion show, for goodness sake! Here's to our favorite looks from London ...
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Beauty Buzz | Get Nailed! at Subliminal Projects

Calling all nail lovers in Los Angeles! Subliminal Projects is hosting Nailed, a group exhibition featuring artwork by Liz Baca, Gabriella Davi-Khorasanee, Dzine, Igor Jovic, Simone Lueck, Chris Mosier, Kai Regan, Dominique Renee, Jamel Shabazz, Mickalene Thomas, Catherine Wong and Monika Zbijowska. But it closes next Saturday on October 6, so get there quick. Inspired by the 2011 book Nailed: The History of ...
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Backstage Beauty | Runway Flash – White Nails -

White-out nails are having a moment. “White can be intimidating to wear,” admits manicurist Jin Soon Choi backstage at Rag & Bone. Designers from Honor to Karen Walker took on the challenge, sending models down the runway with “bone” and “milky way” manicures. For Rag & Bone, Choi applied Revlon’s Elegant while Deborah Lippmann layered her Amazing Grace andLike a Virgin polishes for ...
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Backstage Beauty | The Daily Nail – Prabal Gurung -

Lead Nail Stylist: Tracylee Percival for Sally Hansen To complete the ethereal yet haunted beauty look for Prabal Gurung S/S 13, Percival designed the illusion of a bloody nail. She painted the tips with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Angel Bite over a bare nail with a skinny striper brush to make the 'blood' drips.  The color was created exclusively ...
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Backstage Beauty | Gerlan Jeans -

Makeup: Deanna for Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Hair: Chuck Amos for Phyto Nails: Renee Myers for OPI    http://youtu.be/pm4sbRDe6YI MAKEUP "There's two looks going on today. One is Minnie .  We're giving Minnie a new look with an ombre lip to look like she just sucked on a lollipop. A nice strong line on the eye because Minnie is that powerful, confident girl. For the Gerlan look, ...
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Backstage Beauty | Jeremy Scott -

Makeup: Kabuki for MAC Hair: Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals Nails: Pattie Yankee for Dashing Diva http://youtu.be/x-To2lPzm_k MAKEUP "It's Arabian Nights meets Rihanna video. There's lots of gold in the collection, an Arabian feel as you can tell from the hair. There's almond shaped eyes, lots of layers of product. We start with an eye pencil to map out the shape and circle around the ...
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Backstage Beauty | The Daily Nail – Jeremy Scott -

For his S/S 13 collection, Jeremy Scott sent manicurist Pattie Yankee the image (cell phone) of 80s, embossed gold nails as nail inspiration. Dashing Diva made an applique with the exact same pattern. Holy scott! It's almost identical. Stay tuned as it's in the works to join the Dashing Diva DesignFX line soon.
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Backstage Beauty | Marc by Marc Jacobs -

Makeup: Dick Page for Shiseido Hair: Guido for Redken Nails: Elisa Ferri for Zoya  MAKEUP "I was inspired by the models in the clothes, because they look so cool and fun. The clothes look sort of cheap, second hand. There's so much brightness that you could go in so many different directions. Look at the headband, it’s cool right? So it's really basic on the ...
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Backstage Beauty | Badgley Mischka -

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC Hair: Peter Gray for Morrocanoil Nails: Deborah Lippmann for Deborah Lippmann MAKEUP “Today, our girl is the ‘Virgin Goddess Lost in the Wood.’ The collection is, not pastel colors, but very washed out color. As you know, fashion goes from one extreme to another. Last season, for winter, the girl was very spooky, with tons of hair ...
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