Backstage Beauty | The Daily Nail – Creatures of the Wind -

"We found inspiration in the Memphis-Milano 1980s art movement. It was groundbreaking to art - the bold, sharp contrast of materials and color - and we believe our nail designs are as well by applying that concept to a 40's English working class uniform silhouette." - Jan Arnold for CND  
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Backstage Beauty I Katie Gallagher

Makeup "Katie was talking about the girls being frozen and at the same time there is a darkness to Katie so I thought, how can I create something that is bright white and have it be a little mysterious. To achieve that look I decided to really sculpt the face, to darken with sculpting and then brighten with highlighting. We’ve used ...
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Backstage Beauty I Cushnie et Ochs -

Makeup "The makeup is very dreamy slightly gothic inspired, like Carine Roitfeld but a dreamier serious version. We’re doing a thick handsome eyebrow. We’re using 4 crème eye shadows on the lids, a purple, a rust, a chocolate, and a black. We put all the eye colors on the eyelid and underneath the eye and then blend and smoke it out ...
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Backstage Beauty | The Daily Nail – Veronica Beard -

At Veronica Beard, the French manicure and the moon manicure came together for a 3-tone, color blocked manicure. Essie's all tied up was applied to the moon part of the nail, two coats of brownie points on the rest of the nail with a thin line of berry hard on the tip. It's still too early to say, but we'll make a bet that this isn't ...
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Backstage Beauty I Creatures of the Wind -

Make Up "The first thing that we talked about were teddy girls in Britain after World War II and the Memphis furniture movement. Then we started talking about this idea of candy and artificiality, the plasticized nature of candy. With makeup we started with texture instead of color; so it's about how to make something that isn’t there, there and strong. ...
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Backstage Beauty | Richard Chai -

http://youtu.be/qNR77ek42UI Make Up "I’m doing a masculine military look for the girls and for the guys. They look really cool, strengthened in the eye area, so I'm also strengthening the eyebrow, brushing up the hair, so there's a little bit of tension, using Tough as Taupe by Maybelline all the way up to the eyebrow which gives an overhead lighting effect with a ...
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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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