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How to Wear Orange Lipstick this Spring?

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According to beauty experts, “orange is the new red” in the world of lipsticks. From bright “tangerine” orange to soft, natural, peachy shades, there is a hue to match every skin tone, but you must choose wisely. Orange isn’t an easy color to wear! Electric, vibrant shades that we have seen at Rag &Bone, Dennis Basso, Prabal Gurung and DNKY show will look great on healthy and tanned skin with just a bit of mascara. To achieve this look, among other lipsticks you can use Chanel Rouge Allure Intense Lip Color in Incandesente, Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick in Madame Tulipe or Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Orange.

We have also seen orange lipstick at Creatures of the Wind show and NARS created a look for the runway. Lead artist James Boehmer said that the makeup was inspired by the artist Eugene von Bruenchenhein. He used NARS Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil for the lips and white Iceland Duo eyeshadow for the eyes.

However, if your skin is pale, neon orange can be a disastrous choice. To find a shade that will match your delicate ivory skin tone you should browse through natural color palettes and choose a shade of soft peachy orange that suits you best. To recreate the look seen at Fendi spring/summer show, you can pick Estee Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Fireball or Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Tutti Frutti.

Red orange shades look great on dark skin and they also make a perfect evening makeup look unlike the bright tangerine orange. Among other products you can choose Rouge Dior in Trafalgar, Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Color in Maya or MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Sweet Grenadine.


Spring/Summer 2014 Beauty Trends from New York Fashion Week: Ivana Helsinki


Inspired by Clint Eastwood’s film from 1995 “Bridges of Madison County”, Ivana Helsinki’s spring/summer collection is very romantic with plenty of lace, ruffles, polka dots and straw hats. Hair was done by Matthew Curtis for TRESemmé and makeup artist was AJ Crimson. Soft loose curls, small braids and burgundy lips are just perfect for the summer because this look is very delicate and feminine, but with a hint of bohemian style.

Hair is neatly parted on the side and done asymmetrically with trendy mermaid waves on the left and tiny braids on the right. This hairdo also looks great underneath hats and scarfs that Ivana Helsinki used a lot for this collection. As for the makeup, the accent is on the lips which are painted in dark reds, while there is almost no makeup on the eyes.

Have a look at the exclusive photos from New York Fashion Week taken by ModXchange photographer Chip Kennedy:


Image credits: courtesy of modXchange photographer Chip Kennedy

Image credits: courtesy of modXchange photographer Chip Kennedy

Image credits: courtesy of modXchange photographer Chip Kennedy

Image credits: courtesy of modXchange photographer Chip Kennedy

Image credits: courtesy of modXchange photographer Chip Kennedy

Image credits: courtesy of modXchange photographer Chip Kennedy

Image credits: courtesy of modXchange photographer Chip Kennedy

Spring/Summer 2014 Hair Trends: Low Ponytail

In the forthcoming season we will be wearing beach waves, fringe, plenty of hair accessories, more braids and of course – low ponytails. Neatly done ponytail at the back of your head is going to be a massive trend, but it can be styled in several ways. It can look very casual if worn with black hairband and neutral makeup, as seen at Victoria Beckham show. You can add a bit of drama with red lipstick like at Altuzarra or keep the nude look but make it more interesting with hair accessories as seen at Valentino catwalk. If you want full evening styling, you can fasten your ponytail with a metal clip, spray a bit of glitter and go for smokey eyes. This look was seen at Jason Wu spring/summer 2014 show.

For this hairdo you need to have long and well groomed hair, but you can also add extensions if your hair is mid-length. You can choose to go with casual and matte look or imply opt for a wet look which is going to be quite popular too.




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Images: www.vogue.com, http://www.glamourmagazine.co.uk

Party Makeup Ideas

Fall/winter 2013 fashion shows are great for picking up ideas for the forthcoming festive season. There will be many parties this month, and it is time to start thinking about the makeup.

Sparkly makeup is the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Christmas and New Year. Chunky glitter on the eyes, as seen at Chanel show, goes perfectly with natural makeup. Silver eyeliner is a good choice too, and it can be combined with pink lipstick, as seen at Dior show. Petal-stained lips are very trendy this season, so you can play with your lip palette and combine lighter and darker hues. You can also add a bit more shine to your styling with a glittery nail polish.

Red lipstick is pure classic for any glamorous event, but you can go for red nails instead. Red nail polish is very trendy this season, and as we have seen at Valentino show it looks very elegant with nude makeup and a great hairdo.

If you want to accent your eyes, navy blue eye shadow is a brilliant idea. It certainly looked amazing at Jason Woo show. All you need apart from a really good eye shadow is a mascara and a shiny lip gloss.

Chanel fall/winter 2013 show

Chanel fall/winter 2013 show


Dior fall/winter 2013 show

Dior fall/winter 2013 show


Valentino fall/winter 2013 show

Valentino fall/winter 2013 show


Jason Woo fall/winter 2013 show

Jason Woo fall/winter 2013 show


Images: http://www.vogue.co.uk

Winter Hair Trends: Braid

Valentino: Neat and Stylish


This is a very tidy and elegant look. The hair is sleek and shiny and secured with a stylish hair band. Braid is on the side, and it is made very neatly. For this look hair needs to be very long and well groomed.

The first step is to apply a styling product that will make the hair perfectly smooth and shiny. Then make a centre parting and comb it on the side. Make a neat braid and add the final touch with a hair band. For this simple and classical look you need to be very careful, because nothing should stick out.

Makeup that matches this hair style perfectly is a nude look. It takes only a good foundation and a bit of color on the eyebrows. Skin should look natural like there is no makeup at all.


Viktor & Rolf: Girly Double Braid


Girly hair style seen at Viktor & Rolf fall/winter show is very easy to make. It is relaxed and casual, and you don’t need to worry about symmetry.

Make a centre parting first, but without using the comb. It should look messy. Make one braid on each side, and make sure that you leave a few strands loose. Finally, pin the braids together at the back.

Natural makeup goes well with this hair style, but if you want to add a bit of drama, accent your eyebrows, use a bit of dark eye shadow and apply a shiny blusher on your cheekbones.


 Fendi: Dutch Braid with Faux Fur

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Fendi fur accessories are very popular this season and apart from shoes, bags and fur monster key chains, there are also great hair accessories. At the fall/winter fashion show, they were combined with Dutch braids and the whole hair and makeup styling was very punk-rock.

Dutch braid is practically opposite of the French braid, and it is very easy to make. You should comb your hair to the back and make a braid in an ordinary way, but you by starting from your forehead and continuing by adding small sections of hair from each side.

Fur pieces are placed at the forehead, creating a crazy fringe. This hairstyle matches nicely with dark lipstick and accented eyebrows.