“Hottest Beauty Trends”


Tomorrow’s Hottest Beauty Trends


  • Wear ‘Em Now

    By Emili Vesilind

    You’ll have to wait a few months to nab those glittery Miu Miu sunglasses, but what’s to stop you from test-driving this fall’s beauty looks — fresh off the runways of New York, London, Paris and Milan — tomorrow? We’ve rounded up a handful of the most covetable hair and makeup trends that rocketed down the runways, from peachy-keen lips to eyelashes fit for batting.

Make-up Trends 2011-12 Milan Fashion Week: Alternative BeautyPrada autumn/winter 2011-12. Photo by James Cochrane

Alternative Beauty

Jessica Hogan

02 March 2011

MILAN FASHION WEEK very much has a signature style where beauty is concerned: big glossy blow-dries and glamorous, bronzed make-up. This week, however, the hair and make-up teams in the Italian capital have upped the ante by deviating from the norm. The Sixties revival that started in New York, was picked up in London, has now continued well into Milan with Moschino cheap & chic, D&G, and Gucci all favouring the Sixties trademark of full-on, doe-eyed Bambi lashes and/or bouffed beehives; Prada, and Brioni favored simple yet effective ponytails (again another trend that has been sweeping through autumn/winter 2011-12); Pucci and Dsquared2 opted for a distressed plait effect; and even Versace, went for a pared-down, slick hair style. Some have stayed true to form: case in point Blumarine, who stuck the to fail-safe formula – to gorgeous effect.


Make-up Trends 2011-12 London Fashion Week: Sixties BeautyBurberry Prorsum autumn/winter 2011-12. Photo by James Cochrane

Beauty Trend:
Autumn/Winter 2011-12

Sixties Revisited

Jessica Hogan

A penchant for the Sixties era first emerged in New York at shows such as DKNY and Anna Sui, then touched upon again at Felder Felder and Daks in London. As if it needed further cementing, this trend was given the seal of approval by the biggest show on the London schedule thus far: Burberry Prorsum. The collection was full of brightly coloured coats and flat caps, but to complement all this colour, there was a very subtle take on beauty. Make-up artist Wendy Rowe decided not to follow the Sixties references literally, but rather opted for more subtle washes of brown and grey on eyes (blended seamlessly) and nude lipstick which was pressed into lips rather than caked on (as was the preferred aesthetic of that time) and there was not a slick of black eyeliner in sight. Neil Moodie also decided to step away from the obvious and tied hair up in a simple but beautiful ponytail – the first time he can remember doing so at Burberry in a long, long time. This is quintessential British beauty at its best… If Jean Shrimpton were a teenager today – this is what she might look like. Heaven.

Show Report

Jessica Bumpus Rosella Jardini took us on a tour of the fashion capitals for her Moschino Chic and cheap collection today, aptly starting with Milan (it’s Milan Fashion Week after all), going on to London, Paris and New York – by which we mean taking the four cities as inspiration and translating them into and onto the clothes that came down the catwalk.

First stop, Milan – where we had a classic and conservative palette of camel and grey via fur-hemmed coats and jackets, but all wrapped up in the irreverent Cheap & Chic way with a shimmering sequin dress worn beneath the jackets and a big bow nestling on the front of the coat.

Next, it was to London with telephone box-printed dresses, check wool skirts and a cape and pillar box bright red shades. Furry hats and arm-warmers called to mind the guise of royal guards.

On to Paris and the Eiffel Tower took its place atop a shift dress or on bags slung across the body. A T-shirt boasted the word “bourgeois” on it while flounces and ruffles made a nod to the Moulin Rouge.

Last stop was New York – where in fact our fashion journey began last month – with its frenetic pace played out via biker jackets and sportswear-inspired pieces. Just as we come to expect from Moschino Cheap & Chic, it was fun fashion with, practically, something for everyone.

Moschino Cheap And Chic

Spring/Summer 2011

Autumn/Winter 2011


Get Creative With Your Nails This Spring

From left: Barielle Shades in Joytini, Topshop Nails in Paint It On, Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Riva, Orly Nail Lacquer in Royal Velvet, and Ginger + Liz Nail Polish in Prima Donna.Photo: A.J. Wilhelm

The flamboyant fingertips seen throughout the shows at New York Fashion Week over the past eight days prove that nails can make an outfit. If the neon French manicures at Tibi, or the peacock fingertips at Jen Kao left you inspired to do something a little more with your nails, our new Shop-A-Matic featuring the latest spring colors is just for you. It includes everything from the bright runway hues shown at Prabal Gurung to the season’s most buzzed-about color, Riva, from Chanel’s Saint-Tropez Resort show. And if you’re really hopeless when it comes to D.I.Y. manicures, skip the polish and try Sally Hansen’s line of foolproof stickers that replicate the effects of minx at home.

Barielle Shades in Joytini
Price: $8
Why We Like It: Pops of orange were a big spring runway trend, and this juicy shade takes on the look without being overwhelming.

Topshop Nails in Paint It On
Price: $10
Why We Like It: Vampy red is a sexy classic, and this shade will take you into the fall, given all the red pieces shown this fashion week.

Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colour in Riva
Price: $25
Why We Like It: Chanel is known for their wait-list-worthy polishes, and this baby-blue hue is no exception, the slight shimmer making it a grown-up way to wear pastels.

Orly Nail Lacquer in Royal Velvet
Price: $8
Why We Like It: Dark-polish addicts looking for something unique will be drawn to this oil-slick-esque hue that looks navy blue or royal purple, depending on the lighting.

Ginger + Liz Nail Polish in Prima Donna
Price: $12
Why We Like It: The brand is known for their highly pigmented polishes that usually require only one coat, and this metallic lilac shade gives the look of minx without requiring you to shell out for the treatment.

BY: Diana Tsui

  Hair, makeup, and nail art were the perfect finishing touches to “New York Fashion Weeks” well, fashion. This season’s beauty looks included heavy handed glitter and references to psychedelia, starting with Vena Cava’s smoky & shiny eye. Jen Kao had  peacock-inspiration shown on her model’s s nails. Ivana Helsinki’s sky-high beehives —were well (bee-haved,) not to mention  neon madness collided with eye shadow and hair dye at Jeremy Scott-(Danger: don’t light a match!) Sources of  influence also included  street gangs,(who knew!) glamazon starlets, and seventies disco queens. The beauty treatments were as diverse as the clothes.




Hairstyles, left to right: Calvin Klein spring/summer 2011 (side view), Calvin Klein spring/summer 2011 (back view), Vera Wang spring/summer 2011, Karen Walker spring/summer 2011


There was a time, not so long ago, when it would have been as unthinkable to intentionally dull down a glossy head of hair as it would be to spray a coat of rust on a factory-new car. But if the recent rage for greige nails and prematurely gray hair has taught us anything at all, it’s to expect the unexpected. And while healthy, high-shine tresses remain a covetable attribute, a slept-in, just-hopped-off-a-bicycle look is what’s au courant. From the artfully ratty ponytails done by Redken Creative Consultant Guido Paulo at Calvin Klein to Jimmy Paul’s cotton-candy-like beehives at Vera Wang, models stomped down the runways at scores of spring/summer 2011 shows sporting strands that weren’t just insouciantly disheveled, but downright messy. And, yes, matte.

“Textured, matte hair looks really modern and sexy right now,” says Paulo. “It’s a little more unkempt and rock ’n’ roll, so it has a certain ease.” Bumble and bumble stylist Jordan M., who scrunched models’ hair in his hands under a blow-dryer to give them fuzzy, fluttery flyaways for the Cushnie et Ochs catwalk, loves the casual effect it bestows on even the most prim updo: “You can put hair up into a bun or even set it, but a matte finish will keep it looking young and fresh instead of too ladylike and polished.” It’s something dry-shampoo enthusiasts have known for a while: There’s just something ineffably cool about soft-focus strands.

Bumble and bumble’s newest styling product—Bb. Texture—is designed specifically to create the rough, mussed style in one easy step. “We started seeing that sort of hand-done, second-day-hair look on the streets and on celebrities like Alexa Chung and Mary-Kate Olsen a couple of seasons ago,” says the company’s senior artistic director, Howard McClaren, “but stylists were having to use a combination of products—usually surf spray, hair powder, and styling cream—to reproduce it for shows. So we thought, there’s a real need here for something completely new.” After quizzing stylists and clients about their dream combination of qualities—dry texture with volume and no stickiness, memory and grip but also movability—Bumble’s product development team landed on the idea of a gel-cream hybrid: “It has the moldable hold of a gel, but separates and moisturizes like a cream,” says Jordan M., who recommends running Texture from roots to ends in wet hair before blow-drying it with a diffuser, or cautiously working it into just the roots of hair “to bump up body and give it that just-rolled-out-of-bed look.”

Whether used to make classic styles look edgy, to give a modern twist to wiglike ’60s shapes, or to revamp the season’s big bombshell hair, “matte hair conveys a real nonchalance,” Paulo says. “That’s partly what makes it so versatile.” Indeed, McClaren says, “the whole idea is to look like you couldn’t care less. Even though, of course, you do.”

by Sarah Howard
on January 20, 2011 – 3:47 PM

Photo: Getty Images

“The best kept secret that I’ve learned from makeup artists is to add a bit of highlighter or shimmer to your cupid’s bow. It instantly opens up your lips and makes them look twice as large. I do this every time I go to an event.” — Jessica Stam, model

The lips may be the one area of a woman’s body that she’s consistently encouraged to make larger, so here’s how to pull of Stam’s advice.  First thing to know is, it’s easy.

Start by applying a highlighter to the area above your upper lip; this is also known as the Cupid’s bow.  A cream highlighter is easier to blend (powders just sort of sit on the skin’s surface) and Jouer’s highlighter in champagne is one of the best, thanks to  the shimmery fleshy-toned hue that works on all skin tones.

If you’re the organic type, try RMS Beauty Living Luminizer, an equally glowing cream sheen

“The great thing about the smokey eye is that it doesn’t have to be done with dark or variations of black eye shadows. You can create a sultry smokey eye with greys, blues, purples and even taupes and browns. The smokey eye is like a little black dress – you just can’t go without it in the cooler months. You can dress it up or down, layer for added intensity and drama, or make it basic and neutral to create some intrigue.” — Renee Ryan, Cargo Makeup Artist

If ever there were a beauty classic, it’d be the smokey eye. It’s never a trend, and it looks good on every face — if it’s done right, of course. But there are ways to make it more interesting. Ryan suggests eschewing black for something more adventurous, so take a cue from Scarlett Johansson and experiment with colorful shadows.  Whichever color you choose, choose one. The look should follow the spectrum of a single hue. For example, if choosing to use a blue, don’t mix with browns or blacks. Instead opt for a range like sky blue with icy blue and a crease of navy.

Thankfully the world’s full of color palettes to help you choose which colors go best together. Our favorites? Lancome Sensational Effects Eye Shadow Quad in Enchanted Evening, a collection of bronzes and golds, or Twirling in Tulle’s range of purples and Cover Girl‘s Smoky Shadow Blast in a range of easy-to-use dual-sided sticks, especially Silver Sky, a lavender-grey.

High Note: Mary J. Blige on Her Best-Selling PerfumeThe songstress creates her latest record-breaking hit: a fragrance inspired by her personal journeyBy Janna Johnson | December 30, 2010 11:00 a.m.

Photo: Mark Squires

 She may be best known for her soulful, R&B chart-topping singles or her nine Grammy Awards and 13 albums, but New York native Mary J. Blige is quickly making a name for herself in another art form: fragrance. Her debut perfume, named after her autobiographical 1994 album My Life, broke sales records during its six-hour inaugural run on HSN–no small feat, considering the 60,000 units were snapped up without a single customer getting so much as a whiff of the juice. The fragrance also comes with a special gift with purchase: One dollar from every sale of My Life benefits Blige’s charity, Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now, Inc. (FFAWN). Blige, who calls Halle Berry a beauty icon (“her skin is flawless”), says she’s an unlikely candidate for perfume mogul-dom. “For years, I had trouble finding a fragrance I liked,” she says. Here, Blige shares her thoughts on signature scents, bowl cuts, and the one beauty trick that still mystifies her.

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