It has been months since New York Fashion Week. I had a plethora of images to post, and got so overwhelmed that I never even posted them!! Would you like to take a look inside the infamous MAC Pro store, in my future home of New York City?? Look at all the exclusive products! You’ll find items here that you won’t find at any ordinary MAC counter or store. If you’d like to learn more about MAC Pro, just check out their website.
I had the privilege of sharing the MAC forum with a few of my fellow beauty fanatics. One of my favorite artists, Bianca Alexander, gave us the scoop on what went down backstage. The picture to the left is a close up of the MAC booth, plasma TV’s and sketches of the looks beneath.
Polished, beautiful skin is at the forefront. “Candlelit” skin with a beautiful sheen is the way to go. This can be achieved with Face and Body Foundation.
Strong eyelashes are key! (Try the new lashes MAC has debuted at your local counter or store, they were designed by lash expert Christina Smith. She has custom made lashes for just about every celebrity.)
Mineralized SkinFinish Natural is used to sunkissed, sexy skin. It snuck in and took the place of bronzer! (Speaking of which, I saw tons of this being used on Kim Kardashian at GlamBlush)
For this Fall, Bianca says that black eyeliner is still a hit. You can’t go wrong with black liner, be it pencil, creme or shadow. (Ever since I saw The Devil Wears Prada , I have been a sucker for liquid liner. Liquidlast liner is so long lasting that you need an oil-based remover to take it off!)
The million dollar question, what would be a great set of shadows for brown skinned sistas?? Bianca suggests Bronze all over the lid for a metallic shade, Bamboo as a subtle highlight, Embark for a plumish/brown crease (Charcoal Brown for lighter skin) and Carbon to line. Perfect.
Interested in how the trends come about?? She explained that backstage is literally where it all happens. The directors work alongside the designers to get ideas for the show. Makeup and hair tests are done before the show to make sure the whole bit works, and thus, a trend is born. A few months later, those products end up at MAC counters and stores for us to wear!
There is a bit of the scoop, more to come!!!
Hope you are having an excellent Labor Day Weekend! I’m so excited about Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which starts this Wednesday the 5th, and ends next Wednesday the 12th. For those of you who don’t normally participate in viewing the festivities, designers showcase their looks for the upcoming Spring and Summer. I’ll be going up to indulge in a few fashion week delicacies. Among my favorites are Y-3, BCBGMazAzria, Twinkle, and Zac Posen. I’ll be posting the hottest trends in fashion (and beauty, of course), so stay tuned!
Kerry Washington did an interview with The Daily, all about her take on fashion. She was named on the 50 most stylish people. Don’t we all just love her??
Even more interesting may be the story on The Worst Runway Falls. Falling in heels is still one of my biggest fears..If I post this, will my karma come back to haunt me? Poor, poor Elise Crombez. The YouTube video above is every model’s (shoot, every woman) fear. Take a look. That little foot show at the end was priceless.
My girl over at Yummy411 has tagged me! So, I’m gonna have to give you a taste of me, EJB!
1. I love beauty more than life itself, it’s my creative force and my desire, but I only wear makeup two-three days a week.
2. I watch Sex and the City like it’s my job. I can quote any episode, recognize any scene by the character’s outfit, all that. I secretly think I am Carrie Bradshaw, minus the smoking and the clothes budget.
3.Speaking of dressing fabulous, I love fashion…but I have no clue how to dress myself. I will watch 40 fashion shows during fashion week, but when I am at a store, I can never figure out what I should buy. I am more likely to buy an outfit or a piece of an outfit if I see it already paired up.
5.I cry every time I get my brows waxed.
6. Micheal DeLorenzo, aka Eddie Torres on New York Undercover was my first crush. As a matter of fact, I still watch the show on TVOne just to stare at him!
7. I cannot successfully study without having a drink from Starbucks beforehand.
(NYUC pic courtesy of epguides.com/NewYorkUndercover, SATC pic courtesy of http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,591812,00.html)