Backstage Beauty | Nail Don’t!

Nail Don't! Tip from manicurist extraordinaire Sunshine Outing, backstage at Yigal Azrouel. "Don’t fan your nails when you polish them! It moves the polish. The polish ripples, and it slides around, although it doesn’t seem like it’s doing that. People do it all the time. Don’t do that! And the second reason why you don’t do that is because you might hit ...
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Backstage Beauty | Katie Gallagher -

Makeup: Romero Jennings for MAC Hair: Cesar Ramirez for Moroccanoil Nails: Casey Herman for Julep MAKEUP "Katie wanted the makeup to be ethereal, light mixed with dark, moody and a little bit melancholy. So when you look at the clothing, you see that these girls are quite strong but soft and feminine at the same time, completely wearable, almost like this urban chic. She’s ...
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Backstage Beauty | Peter Som -

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for MAC Hair: Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals Colorist: Aura Friedman for Wella Professionals Nails: Rebecca Isa for Zoya  BACKSTAGE BEAUTY: PETER SOM NYFW S/S 13 from Stylesight on Vimeo. MAKEUP “The inspiration is color. Peter Som makes clothes that are very feminine and elegant but cool, and fresh. He makes the girl feel good. As a person, he’s such a fresh, ...
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Backstage Beauty | Honor -

Makeup: Romy Soleimani for MAC Hair: James Pecis for Bumble & Bumble Nails: Deborah Lippmann for Deborah Lippmann  MAKEUP "The inspiration for the prints were all these cross sections of the body and intertwined muscles and cross sections of spines. There was a lot of deconstructed nature. So the skin is more natural, very lucid, very transparent. The color on the eyes is a ...
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Backstage Beauty | Creatures of the Wind -

Makeup: James Boehmer for Nars Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kerastase Nails: Ana-Maria for Essie MAKEUP "Shane and Chris always have this idea of opposing forces. The clothes are so incredibly tailored and beautiful. They were looking at vintage couture shapes and construction so even when you don’t necessarily see something very complicated in its appearance, the details and the construction of the clothes are so ...
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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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