Beauty Buzz | Nail of the Day

If there's something we can count on, its Japanese trendsetters and their fashion forward nail art. Nail art designs have been a bit quiet as of late, with trend swinging towards neutrals and elegant. But fashionista Momoko Ogihara isn't one to let us down. This hologram design is her latest nail look.  Definitely a must try!
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Beauty Buzz | Alaia and Louboutin Enter Beauty Fray

Fashionistas take note, designers Azzedine Alaïa and Christian Louboutin are getting ready to extend their worlds to the beauty industry. "The beauty adventure is a natural extension for someone like me, who likes to empower women. Creating beauty seems like the right next step," states Louboutin. In collaboration with Batallure Beauty, Louboutin Beauté will launch later in 2013. We can easily see ...
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Trade Show | IMATS Highlights

This past weekend, IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) Los Angeles kicked off the 2013 trade show season with an exciting show. Bold, vivid colors collided with glitter, lashes, and makeup effects as a diverse array of brands took part in the weekend extravaganza.  Here are some of the highlights. O.R.G. Skincare O.R.G. looked back many centuries to the South Korean bathing tradition ...
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Beauty Buzz | Jessica Alba, Golden Globes

If you ask our humble opinion, Jessica Alba's mandarin lips were the winners of the evening. The vivid color stood out from the sea of beauties at yesterday's Golden Globes. Inspired by Alba's coral Oscar de la Renta dress, her makeup artist Lauren Anderson went with an "almost tropical shade that's not an exact match for the dress but close. ...
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Streets | Bob Alert

Short hair alert! As we saw from S/S 13 shows (Rick Owens, Margaret Howell, Creatures of the Wind, etc), hair lengths are getting shorter in a variety of stylish cuts. These Joan-Of-Arc/grown-out mushroom/blunt bob/asymmetrical styles are taking over the streets from London to Shanghai. Take a look. (all images from Stylesightings.com) London: Milan Shanghai
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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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