Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Abaete

Behold the Stila makeup table!

Shawn Peltier, (pictured, left) Stila makeup artist, gave me the scoop on the inspiration for the look. “Feminine, definitely,” Shawn reported. “Frilly and frivolous BUT with a hint of naughty.” Abaete’s Spring 2009 line conveys the theme of reason vs. emotion.

The light/dark dichotomy reigns supreme at this show (much like it does in LOST!) and I’m into it. As another makeup artist there, Viviane Martin (pictured, left) told me, “it’s about the good girl you are… and the bad girl you want to be.”

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Fashion Week: BBJ Backstage at Charlotte Ronson

Gals, I’m so tired I’m TWITCHING, but it’s for the best reason: FASHION WEEK. My sched is packed, my feet hurt, but I got a hair touch-up by Massimo at the Molton Brown suite organized by Total Beauty at the Bryant Park Hotel today, so all’s right in the world. Let’s discuss the phenomness that went on at Charlotte Ronson backstage today, mmkay?

Beauty.com celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow told me the inspiration is “Madonna Meets Grunge.” To me, it seemed very Rayanne of My So-called Life fame. The effect was undone, but done. “Kind of like slept-in makeup,” Tina told me. “It works its way into the face and becomes part of you.” Using Tarte cosmetics, Tina defined the look with a “Madonna brow” (attained with Tarte Toolbox Brow Know-how Eyebrow Kit) and contour on the cheeks, achieved with darker powders. The result is a matte graduation of definition. Tina then dusted on a bit a bit of Tarte Mineral Powder Bronzer for warmth. Skin was primed with strategically-applied The Eraser 4-in-1 Concealer (a fave of mine for its pigmentation and high color payoff) and a bit of Provacateur Pressed Mineral Powder SPF 8.

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Splendid Weekend Reads

From the Splendicity community, comes this week best in beauty, fashion and shopping.

SHOPPING

The Well-Heeled Society reveals some skin for the upcoming Fall season.

eye4style shares an unexpected resource for all things chic.

BEAUTY

A Touch of Blusher reviews Velvet Creme Wash from L’Oréal’s De-maq Expert range.

Beauty Banter does the summer beauty product roundup – the 15 items you NEED to own!

Beauty Blogging Junkie‘s Napoleon Perdis Lip Service is her version of Napoleon Dynamite’s precious ChapStick. If she were to leave it at home, she’d borrow “your guys’s” phone to get someone to drop it off, stat.

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Total Beauty Web Tour


The Makeup Divas reviews Clinique’s Quick Eyes Cream Shadows and Blushcream Stick.

Enter to win a Twisted Silver necklace worth $80 from Girl-Woman-Beauty-Brains-Blog.

Viva Woman shows you how colored stockings can add style and fashion to your wardrobe.

Beauty Tyrant has found a very effective 3 steps waist slimming exercise!

Beauty Anonymous plays with the fall nail colors of OPI’s France Collection.

Alison of the Advice Sisters is blogging daily about Fashion Week, including sneak peek, up-close-and-personal reports of latest hair and makeup trends that you’ll want to be wearing in Spring 2009

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Weekend Beauty Reads from The Beauty Blog Network


Lilan from The Daily Cookie gets Bombshell brows and gives you tips on how you can too!

A Touch of Blusher reviews Velvet Creme Wash from L’Oréal’s De-maq Expert range.

Beauty Anonymous plays with the fall nail colors of OPI’s France Collection.

The Makeup Divas reviews Clinique’s High Impact Lip Colour and other products from their Modern Matte Fall 2008 Collection!

The Muse loves Benefit Powderflage! Check out her detailed review with tons of product photos!.

Beauty Banter reveals 5 beauty secrets with 1 drug store product – a product we guarantee you already have in your arsenal of beauty items!

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A Parnership that Hits the Bullseye: L’Oreal and Target

L’Oréal Paris Infallible™ Never Fail Lipcolour in Target Red ($9.99): I have found THE red. I put this on circa midnight after attending Totalbeauty.com‘s Fashion Week Kick Off party last night and found that with my gorgely-curled hair (thanks, Sade of the Ted Gibson Salon!) and NO OTHER MAKEUP (I’d washed it off by this point), I was channeling THE Betty Draper. Without question. This highly-pigmented true red is PERFECT for blondes and even features a patented, transfer-proof formula. It’s perfect with an all-grey or black outfit and minimal jewelry.

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Check out Episode 5 of Model.Live on Vogue.TV

Episode #5 of Model.Live is now airing on Vogue.TV. The story of three models on their way to fashion weeks around the world continues. In this episode:
Cato confides to her agent that she is nervous.
Madeline loses her book and is not sure she made the cut for Lacoste.
Austria, who has traveled to New York with her mother, seems shocked to learn the other models are on their own.
Oh, the drama. Check out the ep below.

Lancôme Welcomes Arlenis Sosa as their Newest Spokesperson

Arlenis Sosa is Lancôme‘s new Spokesperson! Arlenis, 19, who hails from the Dominican Republic, was discovered earlier this year and immediately began working with the likes of Steven Meisel and Craig McDean for American Vogue, Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and other top fashion publications.

Arlenis’ fellow spokespeople include Anne Hathaway, Kate Winslet, Juliette Binoche, Clive Owen, Daria Werbowy, Laura Morante, Selena Breed, Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann and Inès Sastre. Advertising featuring Arlenis will appear in 2009.

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Walk Like an Egyptian.


Global Goddess Cairo Eyes Liquid Liner in Iteru ($22): When it comes to liner, Cleopatra has the monopoly. Modern gals try (sometimes in vain) to channel the Cleo eye (Lauren Conrad is a big proponent). It’s exotic… it makes every event just a little more festive. This one is a twist on the traditional in a vibrant, richly-pigmented, true sapphire blue. The brush pen applies a precise, skinny-as-you-make-it line close to the lashes line. Best of all? Its formula is infused with nourishing baobab oil and healing moringa oil: the beauty secret of Cleopatra.

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Three Custom Color Wallflower Winners Announced

Here is the list of winners we have thus far for the Three Custom Color Watercolours in Wallflower Contest. But, we’re still waiting to hear back from an additional nine folks. To all who entered, please check your emails/ junk folders to see if you’ve received an email from Three Custom Color Specialists? If so, please respond to it with your full name and mailing address ASAP, so that Three Custom Color can send you your Wallflower Watercolours for Cheeks.

Congrats to those who have responded (names listed below)!

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