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NYFW Spring 2016 Beauty Trends To Try Today

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With New York Fashion Week over and done with (it’s onto London now!), we have one thing on our minds.  No, not new clothes (although of course that would be nice, too.).  Rather, we’re scoping out the runways to determine hair and makeup trends to start trying ASAP.  Although some fashion week looks are a bit over-the-top, many are rather easy to incorporate into your everyday look.  Here are our favorites, and ways in which you can wear the trend today:

1. Colored Eyeliner – We’ve had a love affair with this trend for awhile now, so we were thrilled to see it pop up again at Diane von Furstenberg, Karen Walker, Nanette Lepore, and Marc Jacobs.  Try this look instead of a bold lip for your next night out on the town.
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Like the look? Don’t wait, try: Beauty is Life Eyeliner Cake ($25) or NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner ($25)

2. Air dried, twisted locks – Another trend that we’ve been embracing, air dried hair is likely not going anywhere anytime soon. Perfectly tousled and undone hair was spotted for spring at Timo Weiland, Calvin Klein, and Badgley Mischka.
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Like the look? Don’t wait, try: Bumble and bumble Don’t Blow It ($30).

3. All-natural faces – Makeup that has you guessing whether it’s really there at all is the definition of understated glamour. We loved seeing this at Dennis Basso, Alexander Wang, and Altuzarra.
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Like the look? Don’t wait, try: First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads ($30) and Glossier Perfecting Skin Tint ($26).

4. All about those buns – Tying hair back can be  a lifesaver if you’re having a bad hair day, or just want to show off your shoulders and décolletage. Whether you choose sleek and tidy like Zac Posen and Gabriela Hearst, or more undone like Zimmerman, make sure you’re mane is pulled back and up.
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Like the look? Don’t wait, try: Goody Spin Pins ($6), Davines This Is a Sea Salt Spray ($27), and L’Oreal Elnett Hair Spray ($15).

5. Sweet pink cheeks and lips – A perfectly ladylike yet modern look that works on everyone. Take a cue from Carolina Herrera, Kate Spade, Ralph Lauren, and Michael Costello and dust a dash of rose – bold or barely-there – on cheeks and pucker.
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Like the look? Don’t wait, try: Sonia Kashuk Creme Blush ($10) and  Burberry First Kiss Rose Blush ($26).

Images courtesy of Vogue.com

-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com

Fashion Week SS 2014: Beauty Trends Recap

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From funky french manicures to ethereal braids, purple pouts to bright and colorful eyes, New York’s SS 2014 Fashion Week brought on the beauty trends. Sure, we’ve got awhile before we see these runway trends in real life, but as the adage goes, “knowledge is power.” Be prepared.

Here are our 6 favorite NY fashion week SS 2014 beauty trends (click on the slideshow above to view images):

1. The Funky French Mani – From a slanted French tip (Holmes & Yang) to an inverted half moon (Lela Rose), the french manicure is getting a (much needed) makeover. Try adding a pop of color on the tip (as seen at Kate Spade) to give it a bit of edge.
Seen at shows like: Holmes & Yang, Kate Spade, Lela Rose.
Product To Try: Deborah Lippmann It’s Raining Men (used at Kate Spade)

2. Braids, Braids, and more Braids – An updated version of the milkmaid braid (like Naeem Khan and Rebecca Minkoff) seems to be the hit of SS 2014, but fishtails (at VPL) and braided updos will still have their moment.
Seen at shows like: Mara Hoffman, Naeem Khan, Rebecca Minkoff, Nicole Miller, VPL.
Product To Try: TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray (used at Rebecca Minkoff)

3. Purple is Power – Whether you choose a deep purple (like at Marchesa) or something a bit more berry stained (like at Naeem Khan), purple is the new red. Try a wash of pale purple on eyes like the models at Oscar de la Renta.
Seen at shows like: Marchesa, Naeem Khan, Nicole Miller, Parabal Gurung.
Product To Try: Nars Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil and Nars Yu Satin Lip Pencil (used at Naeem Khan)

4. Bright and Bold Eyelids – Shades of blue (from royal to pale aqua – as seen at Badgley Mischka) are still the main theme for eyelids, but lime green (at Costello Tagliapietra) and magenta (at Jeremy Scott) are bound to receive some play time too. For a more wearable take on the bold eye trend, try using a colorful eyeliner to create a thin cat eye or on your lower waterline for a pop of color (like at Marc Jacobs).
Seen at shows like: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Badgley Mischka, Anna Sui, Costello Tagliapietra, Marc Jacobs.
Product To Try: Nars Eyeliner Pencil in Kaliste (used at Marc Jacobs)

5. Fresh and Flawless Faces- Flawless skin is a constant runway trend, but this Spring we’ll be seeing an almost transparent glow eminating from our complexions, while the rest of the face is left pretty bare as well. Keep the entire face pale and polished, including barely-there eyes and lips, like the models at Alexander Wang, DVF and Proenza Schouler.
Seen at shows like: Diane von Furstenberg, Thakoon, Edun, Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler.
Product To Try: MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder and MAC Studio Finish SPF Concealer, applied with fingertips where needed for a clean finish (used at Proenza Schouler)

6. Natural Locks – Hair isn’t curly and bed-head messy or straight and sleek. Split the difference and you have Spring’s natural locks – beautiful, wavy, air-dried strands that look as though you did absolutely nothing to them. Choose between a center (Marc by Marc Jacobs) or side part (Thakoon).
Seen at shows like: Thakoon, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Calvin Klein.
Product To Try: Redken All Soft Argan 6 Oil (used at Calvin Klein)

Fashion Week Round-Up: Spring 2013 Hair Trends

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I’ve always chosen the low-maintenance route when it comes to my hair. This is due, in part, to my limited ability to style and most certainly due to my impatience. However, I’m looking forward to spring 2013 to when I can try my hand at a few of the runway hair trends that could very well work with my pencil straight locks! From bed head to side parts to ponies, spring 2013 promises to offer up a style for every hair type.

Here are our 5 favorite spring 2013 hair trends, directly off of the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris.

(1) Undone done hair. The hair that every cool girl covets, is one that doesn’t require any “real” styling – that effortless chic, bedhead morning look, of course. Why can’t we all roll out of bed looking like we’ve just walked off the runways? Le sigh. My inspiration for spring:

(Left to right: Rebecca Minkoff, Burberry Prorsum, Versace, Dries Van Noten)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Rebecca Minkoff
LEAD STYLIST: Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé
LOOK: “Beachy waves with polished ends – 80’s feel of the collection called for a relaxed, chic style.”

LONDON
SHOW: Burberry Prorsum
LEAD STYLIST: Neil Moodie for Bumble and Bumble
LOOK: “Slightly unassuming but sexy, more definite wave.”

MILAN
SHOW: Versace
LEAD STYLIST: Guido
LOOK: “Natural, effortless, very dusty – think of the desert and the beach. A very cool-girl look, it should feel sexy and uncomplicated.”

PARIS
SHOW: Dries Van Noten
LEAD STYLIST: Paul Hanlon
LOOK: “ Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love. It’s not a hairdo; it’s just a feeling of texture.”

(2) We’re taking sides. Which side are you taking? I’m a lefty. This season we’re not just seeing side parts, but deep side parts, and  I’m already a fan of the ease and simplicity. A hairstyle for all face shapes and it’s simple to achieve!

(Left to right: Derek Lam, Holly Fulton, Mila Schon, Lanvin)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Derek Lam
LEAD STYLIST: Orlando Pita for PHYTO
LOOK: “Modern, urban woman.”

LONDON
SHOW: Holly Fulton
LOOK: “1960s Patti McGee.”

MILAN
SHOW: Mila Schon
LOOK: “70s cool.”

PARIS
SHOW: Lanvin
LEAD STYLIST: Guido for Redken
LOOK: “Today’s woman – natural, beautiful, easy. Very cool girl, with a little bit of attitude.”

(3) Put ’em up! Updos can be tricky but a beautiful ‘do done right can make all of the difference. Whether it be a “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” updo or a classic chignon, don’t be afraid to experiment and remember, practice makes perfect.

(Left to right: Oscar de la Renta, Issa, Dolce & Gabbana, Loewe)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Oscar de la Renta
LEAD STYLIST: Orlanda Pita
LOOK: “Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” It’s Holly Golightly meets Keith Haring.”

LONDON
SHOW: Issa
LEAD STYLIST: Malcolm Edwards
LOOK: “Marie Helvin-esque creature from the 70s.”

MILAN
SHOW: Dolce & Gabbana
LEAD STYLIST: Guido by Redken
LOOK: “The Sicilian woman. Light, summery, 60s, in the Riviera.”

PARIS
SHOW: Loewe
LEAD STYLIST: Guido for Redken
LOOK: “Quintessentially Spanish.”

(4) Hoppin’ in the shower. The wet hair look is quite refreshing.. literally! Put those hair dryers away ladies and grab some product for that slick and wet look. Grunge with a modern day twist (no pun intended).

(Left to right: Mandy Coon, Osman, Alberta Ferretti, Nina Ricci)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Mandy Coon
LEAD STYLIST: Antonio Corral Calero for Moroccanoil
LOOK: “Wet look of 80s actress Bridgett Neilson – downtown and underground.”

LONDON
SHOW: Osman
LEAD STYLIST: Nick Irwin for TIGI
LOOK: “Late 80s, early 90s wet waves.”

MILAN
SHOW: Alberta Ferretti
LEAD STYLIST: Guido for Redken
LOOK: “Light, liquid. Wet goddesses coming out from the water.”

PARIS
SHOW: Nina Ricci
LEAD STYLIST: Guido for Redken
LOOK: “Classic French twist for the modern woman.”

(5) Pony up. I’m a huge fan of the ponytail; it’s easy and can totally change the feel of your look. Whether loose, center-parted or super slicked, ponytails are here to stay.

(Left to right: Alexander Wang, Markus Lupfer, Versus, Christian Dior)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Alexander Wang
LEAD STYLIST: Guido for Redken
LOOK: “New spin on the ponytail – robotic, sleek, yet natural and slightly disheveled.”

LONDON
SHOW: Markus Lupfer
LEAD STYLIST: Alex Brownsell for Bumble and Bumble
LOOK: “Ethereal mermaid.”

MILAN
SHOW: Versus
LEAD STYLIST: Guido for Redken
LOOK: “60s super slick, ultra shiny, stick-straight ponytail.”

PARIS
SHOW: Christian Dior
LEAD STYLIST: Guido for Redken
LOOK: “Low, shiny ponytail. Very strong, very utilitarian.”

~By Beauty Banter’s in-house assistant, Sara Ng.

Fashion Week Round-Up: Spring 2013 Makeup Trends

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From New York to Paris, we’re feeling fresh-faced and colorful as we take a look back at the faces that graced runway after runway in the 4 fashion-forward cities. While some looks are meant to stay on the runway (like Vivienne Westwood’s exquisite heart face paintings, crafted by none other than the artistic genius Val Garland), others, like red lips and matte skin, are looks that will last come spring.

Here are our top 5 spring 2013 makeup trends, from the runways of New York, London, Milan, and Paris.

(1) Less is more. Have our mothers not taught us many times before, that less is more? The international fashion runways are no exception, as many designers kept their makeup simple, clean, and very much alive: focal point on a flawless, matte complexion.

(Left to right: Helmut Lang, Sass & Bide, Salvatore Ferragamo, Damir Doma)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Helmut Lang
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Hannah Murray for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “The focus is really on the skin, which is fresh, sporty and scrubbed clean.”

LONDON
SHOW: Sass & Bide
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Charlotte Tilbury for MAC Cosmetics
LOOK: “No makeup make-up.. handsome brow, fresh, natural, youthful, androgynous beauty.”

MILAN
SHOW: Salvatore Ferragamo
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics
LOOK: “Minimalistic purity.”

PARIS
SHOW: Damir Doma
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Carole Columbani for MAC Cosmetics
LOOK: “Purity and shading.. androgynous makeup.”

(2) Color, color, colorful lids. What’s spring without a burst of color? Whether it be soft, bright, or bold, we’re very excited to paint our lids every shade of the rainbow.

(Left to right: Donna Kara, Antoni & Alison, Frankie Morello, Christian Dior)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Donna Karan
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Charlotte Tilbury for MAC Cosmetics
LOOK: ” Blank canvas with sci-fi, modern feel.”

LONDON
SHOW: Antoni & Alison
LOOK: Bold and playful eyes in blue, purple, and green.

MILAN
SHOW: Frankie Morello
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Terry Barber for MAC Cosmetics
LOOK: “Very 60s shape on the eye, feline, think 60s sci-fi, Barbarella, Jean Shrimpton.”

PARIS
SHOW: Christian Dior
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Pat McGrath
LOOK: “Techno butterflies.”

(3) Smack ’em red. Red lips in April? Why not! No longer just a hue for the Fall/Winter months, red is now a focal point for springtime.

(Left to right: Carlos Miele, Burberry Prorsum, Moschino, Jean Paul Gaultier)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Carlos Miele
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Gato for Maybelline
LOOK: “Sunkissed beach girls.”

LONDON
SHOW: Burberry Prorsum
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Wendy Rowe for Burberry Beauty
LOOK: “Modern-day, sassy girl. She’s very flirty.”

MILAN
SHOW: Moschino
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Tom Pecheux for MAC Cosmetics
LOOK: “60s meet Lana Del Rey.”

PARIS
SHOW: Jean Paul Gaultier
LOOK: An homage to 80s pop — Boy George, Madonna, Michael Jackson

(4) Walk the black line. Thick or thin, black eyeliner is a staple of every girl’s makeup bag. This season, we’re seeing thin lines for a demure eye and heavier, graphic lines for a more extreme and dramatic look. Which look do you prefer?

(Left to right: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Temperley, Antonio Marras, Lanvin)

NEW YORK
SHOW: 3.1 Phillip Lim
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Francelle Daly for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “We were going for ‘sophisticated rocker chick’ with this beauty look — The Runaways’ Joan Jett and Lita Ford, or Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.”

LONDON
SHOW: Temperley
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Val Garland
LOOK: “Grace Kelly gone London rogue.”

MILAN
SHOW: Antonio Marras
LOOK: “A meeting between a super aristocratic English marriage and those that take place in an Italian suburbs.”

PARIS
SHOW: Lanvin
LOOK: “Purity and precision, not control or minimalism.”

(5) Bold brows. Pause the plucking because you’re going to want your bushy brows come spring. If you have naturally thin brows, like I do, don’t be afraid to feather them in with a brow pencil. Definitely worth a try next spring!

(Left to right: Marc Jacobs, Christopher Kane, Etro, Costume National)

NEW YORK
SHOW: Marc Jacobs
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: François Nars for NARS Cosmetics
LOOK: “Typical Marc girl — very New York City, very chic, very interesting.”

LONDON
SHOW: Christopher Kane
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Lucia Pieroni
LOOK: “A young, cute Frankenstein face.”

MILAN
SHOW: Etro
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Charlotte Tilbury for MAC Cosmetics
LOOK: “It is fresh and clean, a pretty boy look.. a 90s contemporary feel.”

PARIS
SHOW: Costume National
LEAD MAKEUP ARTIST: Sally Branken
LOOK: “New minimalism. More technique, more ‘couture,’ more elegant.”

By Beauty Banter’s in-house assistant, Sara Ng

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