Interview: Pat McGrath creates ‘California Girl’ Beauty at Tommy Hilfiger SS14

Sun, sand, surf: fashion and beauty editors left the Tommy Hilfiger SS14 show singing "Everybody goes surfin'/ Surfin' USA." It's the Beach Boys song that we know so well and it was the perfect soundtrack to Tommy Hilfiger's surfer-inspired, beachy collection. Global makeup maven and creative design director of Procter & Gamble Beauty, Pat McGrath, created natural-looking makeup applications that were subtle ...
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5 Minutes With, Sam Cheow, Vice President of Startup Development at L’Oreal USA

With more than 15 years in the beauty business, Sam Cheow has his fingers on the proverbial beauty pulse. As the vice president of Startup Development at L'Oreal USA, Cheow is on the hunt for top trends in beauty from head to toe for one of the largest brands in the world. He's a trendsetter and in his spare time, ...
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Runway Alert: Smoke and Mirrors, New York Fashion Week S/S 14

The smoky eye makes a spring comeback with a version done in neutrals and metallics. Rag & Bone, Jason Wu and Cushnie et Ochs had smoky eye looks in gilded hazelnuts, muted greys and rusts, adding alternative mystery.
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5 Minutes With Jin Soon Choi, Nail Artist

She's a big New York City name in nails. Who is she? She's Jin Soon Choi: a nail artist to the stars and backstage at New York fashion week (we loved her wiped-off look at Tess Giberson). Nails of all shapes and lengths are trending at the moment, there has never been a more popular time to be well-manicured. The nail ...
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Sleek and Opulent Ponytails at Jason Wu, New York Fashion Week SS14

Long, lush ponytails, it's a classic hairstyle that flatters anyone and the elegant look pulls the hair from the face for an instant face lift. At Jason Wu's SS14 show at Mercedes-Benz fashion week in New York, lead Kérastase hair artist Odile Gilbert worked her tress magic by prepping the models' damp hair with Fibre Architecte and blow dry. Then, Gilbert applied ...
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Butter London Creates Must-Have Manicures for Monique Lhuillier SS14, NYFW

DIY nails are here to stay and while fashion's most forward's hands and feet have been decked like nail art masterpieces, the SS14 runways during New York fashion week have been understated, neat and downright simple. We saw this especially at Monique Lhuillier: her blood-orange frocks were hardly overshadowed by the pretty and plain manicure expertly created by Butter London's team ...
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L’Oréal Professionnel Demystifies the Fishtail Braid at Houghton SS14, NYFW

Mercedes-Benz fashion week in New York has been filled with hair mastery. From done-yet-undone coifs to flowing princess hair to plaits of all kinds.  L'Oréal Professionnel lead artist Laura Polko created gorgeous fishtail braids for Houghton's SS14 show at The Standard Hotel in Chelsea.And it was one plait that we needed to get to the bottom of: The fishtail braid. Wonderfully ...
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Runway Alert: Windswept Hair, New York Fashion Week S/S 14

Long summer days mean loose tresses. The runways during Mercedes-Benz fashion week in New York called for carefree and natural-looking beauty. At Marissa Webb, BCBG Max Azria and Tanya Taylor this look was undeniably the look of the spring season.
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Crimson lips by NARS at Helmut Lang SS14, New York Fashion Week

  For Helmut Lang SS’14, NARS created a look that is completely seasonless: a darker, almost-crimson lip with skin so meticulously groomed and highlighted, it simply glowed. "This look is an elevated version of the typical Helmut Lang girl. The skin is very fresh, flushed and sporty, with a cherry lip," said Hannah Murray for NARS Cosmetics. Using a roster of NARS beautifiers, the makeup look ...
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5 Minutes With: The Coveteur’s Stephanie Mark and Erin Kleinberg

They almost need no introduction: these wardrobe whisperers have travelled the globe styling and documenting the world's most famous closets — from designer Rachel Roy to Vogue's beauty director Sarah Brown to rapper Drake.  Stylist Stephanie Mark and designer Erin Kleinberg, the Canadian-based, internationally renowned fashion brains behind The Coveteur, a now household name (especially to those in the house of style). ...
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Manicure Watch: Muted Nails at BCBG Max Azria & Tadashi Shoji, New York Fashion Week SS14

Nails are on the radar of every beauty editor during Mercedes-Benz fashion week in New York. OPI kicked off  the first show of the week at BCBG Max Azria at the Lincoln Center with barely-there manicures: an understated yet elegant beauty look that is completely wearable off-duty. Models walked the runway wearing OPI's Samoan Sand, a polish with a hue that looks like ...
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Back-to-School Skincare Gives Dermalogica an Edge on Acne

Acne at any age is a problem but one brand is addressing it face on with a revamped line of skincare that aims to change the way teens treat their skin. Dermalogica launched Clean Start line this past spring to appeal to tweens and has reformulated and renamed it in time for the back-to-school season to Clear Start. Dermalogica hopes to ...
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Benefit Cosmetics to Debut Airport Makeup Kiosks

  Attention all travelling beauty junkies: Benefit Cosmetics, the cheeky San Francisco-born brand founded by twin sisters Jean and Jane Ford, have come up with an idea to beat all on-the-go beauty ideas. The brand is launching 24 cosmetic kiosks at airports including John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. The first launched about a month ...
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Giorgio Armani Beauty Launches New CC Lipstick on YouTube

Giorgio Armani Beauty is adding a new category of alphabet-themed products into the lipstick market: Rouge Ecstasy Triple C (which stands for color) will add new interest to the brand's already existing makeup line with formulas. The "solid lip balm with the color intensity of a lipstick, 12-hour hydration and reparative actions" promises to offer a "higher viscosity than a balm ...
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Maybelline launches app for New York fashion week

We love a good fashion and beauty app, but this one is making us makeup obsessives (and multitaskers) do a little happy dance. On the hunt for products off and on duty? Prayers answered: Maybelline New York debuts Makeup Express, an interactive smartphone app designed for the makeup shopper on the go. Wow features include: Shade Finder (color match foundation in ...
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