NYFW Costello Tagliapietra FW 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

THE MATTE NAIL IS BACK! There is something about a matte manicure that instantly transforms any ordinary color to extraordinary. The cool effect that always reads chic made it debut back stage at Costello Tagliapietr’s Fall/Winter 2014 show.

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014
Designer: Costello Tagliapietra
Manicurist: Julie Kandalec
Brand: Essie

Inspired by their favorite fantasy& Sci-Fi heroines, the dynamic duo behind Costello created a modern collection detailing the story of power and strength. Using gorgeous metallic fabrics (swoon!) in unexpected shades made the collection pop on the runway. To compliment this futuristic collection, lead manicurist, Julie Kandalec opted for a deep berry-colored Essie shade with a matte finish.

Here’s how you can get the killer manicure yourself:

Prep – As always, make sure clean and filed nails are properly primed for color. Julie opted for Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat.

Color – Once fully dried, Julie applied two coats of Essie Berry Naughty, a rich berry shade that is just perfect for the season.

Finish – To get that gorgeous matte finish, Julie coated nails with a final coat on Essie Matte About You

Images: Essie

NYFW Tess Giberson FW 2014

Tess Giberson’s latest collection features pieces calling the name of every chic, tough girl around. The dark colors and interesting fabrics made for a perfect collection for the edgy girl that wants to dress up a bit.

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014
Designer: Tess Giberson
Makeup Artist: Dick Page
Brand: Shiseido

In contrast to the collection, the beauty look created by Dick Page for Shiseido was fresh and youthful. “She’s a girl comfortable living outdoors, very fresh looking,” says Dick.  He was inspired by outdoor elements, camping and a prairie touch. The result was a freshly flushed cheek, minimal eyes and fresh, clean skin.

Here are the products Dick used to achieve this delicate look:

Face -- Cheeks were kept as the focal point of the face and skin was kept clean. To achieve that perfect flush, Dick blended Shiseido Lacquer Rough (To Launch Fall 2014) Rose Grey atop Viola.

Eyes -- For that perfect “haze of color” he blended Shiseido Cream Eye Color in Shovu, Sable and Leather with Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment.

Lips – The perfect pink pout was essential to the look. To get that perfect subtle hint color, Dick used Shiseido Lacquer Rouge in Ophelia (To Launch Fall 2014) 

Images: Shiseido 

A Decade of Rosy Lips: By Terry's Baume de Rose Celebrates 10 Years

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Becoming a fast favorite by many, By Terry's Baume de Rose has been the leading lip balm choice since its launch a decade ago. The delicate rose scented silky balm not only transforms lips but is a go-to product for nourishing nails. In honor of its tenth year anniversary, this ultra-glamorous, super hydrating creamy pink balm is dressed in new packaging.

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Baume de Rose is the perfect give for you or you bestie!
Hydrating, beautifully scented and a major multitasker, what's no to love? 

Images: By Terry, Barneys 

NYFW Lisa Perry FW 2014

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014
Designer: Lisa Perry
Manicurist: Casey Herman 
Brand: Essie

This season, Lisa Perry took to a more dramatic approach to her latest collection. Serving as pieces of artwork rather than RTW garments, Lisa's voluminous designs and use of stiffer fabrics made for a beauty display of fashion and design. The geometric inspired pieces each featured a hint of femininity and unexpected touches of metallic hues. 

For an equality clean cut and stylish manicure, lead Manicurist Casey Herman opted for high-shine, silver nail look. To get this metallic mani yourself, here is what she used: 

Prep -- To bare shaped nails, Casey polished models' nails in a single coat of Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat

Color -- Once fully dried, apply a single coat of Essie No Place Like Chrome 

Finish -- As an interesting alternative to top coat, Casey opted to seal in color and boost the metallic polish's shine by applying Essie Quick-e Drying Drops to nails 

Images: Essie, Style.com

NYFW Rachel Comey FW 2014

It’s NYFW so you know NARS Cosmetics is breaking out their backstage best. Rachel Comey was the first designer to use the famed brand to create this season’s signature look. Lead Makeup Artist Hannah Murray created a cool look that was both effortless and chic.

 New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014
Designer: Rachel Comey
Makeup Artist: Hannah Murray
Brand: NARS Cosmetics

The key of the undone look was too let the color blend into the eyes and keep the rest of the face fresh.  "The look is a cool, quirky Dover Street Market girl.  The plum, lived-in eyes give a certain edge but with fresh skin and lips it has a carefree spirit," says Hannah. 

Here are the products Hannah used to achieve this downtown look: 

Face -- For fresh skin that is youthful and radiant, Hannah blended NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer onto the skin. To achieve that subtle glow, she highlighted the face with NARS Multiple Stick in Copacabana.

Eyes -- The Eyes were the  focal point of the entire look. For that lived-in, sultry look, Hannah chose plum tones and blended techniques. She rimmed the eyes with NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Carpates and Eyeliner in Night Clubbing (To Launch Fall 2014). For a similar look, try NARS Eye Shadow in Night Clubbing. For added drama, Hannah used NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Blue. Finally, Hannah used NARS Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow in Desdemona (To Launch Summer 2014) For a similar alternative, she suggests using NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Eurydice.

Lips -- Finally, Hannah swiped lips in  NARS Triple X Lip Gloss for the final touch. 

NYFW Veronica Beard FW 2014

While the weather is absolutely dreadful outside, nothing seems to the dull the sparkle of New York Fashion Week. The week-long event kicked off this morning with bang as models lined up to walk the iconic runways at Lincoln Center.

New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014
Designer: Veronica Beard
Manicurist: Julie Kandalec
Brand: Essie

Veronica Beard’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection was inspired by the warm-toned glamour signature to the 1970’s. Vintage-inspired fabrics and poppy prints were highlighted throughout the collection. To set off the retro looks, lead manicurist Julie Kandalec layered beautifully warm Essie polishes for this season’s complimentary manicure.

Here’s how you can get the look:

Prep --Prime perfectly clean and shaped nails with a single coat of Essie Ridge Filling Base Coat.
Color -- Once fully dried, apply one coat of Essie Mink Muffs. When partially dry, layer a coat of Essie Meet Me at Sunset.
Final -- Finally, coat fully dried nail in Essie Good To GoTop Coat for a glossy finish.

Images: Essie, Getty

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