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Favorite Find Friday: Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Nail Appliqués

Written on October 11, 2013 at 9:00 am , by

With intricate attention to detail and whimsical touches, Marchesa (made up of Bristish-born Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig) is one of the most sought after labels for elegant evening wear. I would love to slip on one of their dreamy frocks but I (like most) can’t afford a gown (I’ll have to live vicariously through stars like Kerry Washington and Blake Lively who often don the label while walking the red carpet). But now, thanks to Revlon, we can all get a little taste of the luxurious couture house. The two brands teamed up to create a limited edition collection of textured Revlon by Marchesa 3D Jewel Appliqués ($10, drugstores) inspired by Marchesa’s signature designs. With eight different patterns, there’s a motif for everyone. I chose Gilded Mosaic and not only did the stickers hold up on my nails for a week (impressive!), I racked up a ton of compliments, most recently from the bouncer of the bar I went to last night when I handed him my ID. If a dude notices your nails, you know you’ve got something special.

Great Lash Gets Dressed Up!

Written on August 15, 2011 at 3:18 pm , by

GroupIt’s been 40 years since Maybelline Great Lash Mascara was born, and the brand is celebrating with a Limited Edition Designer Collection of the iconic wands decked out in designs by fashion stars Tracy Reese, Max Azria and Vivienne Tam (above, from left). A few fun facts about the lash classic:

  • The original pink and green tube was inspired by the color scheme of designer Lilly Pulitzer, who was just starting out when the mascara launched.
  • Great Lash is the #1-selling mascara in America.
  • One tube is sold every 1.7 seconds in the United States.

Pick up your collector’s edition exclusively through Target while supplies last!

The Runway Rundown

Written on March 1, 2011 at 7:12 am , by

With runway season coming to a close, it’s time to look back and reflect on our favorite beauty looks.  We’re using these fresh looks as inspiration to update our routine:

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All About Eyes. Cynthia Rowley’s runway gals sported this strong smoky eye look that we loved. The models’ cat eyes were extended with bold brown shadow instead of liner, a great technique to subtly amp up your evening makeup.  Gold liner below the bottom lashes adds a pop of color that draws attention to the eyes and balances out the strong shadow.

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True Romance. This cheeky look was spotted at the Elie Tahari show. The models donned a super-flushed pink cheek, but what we loved even more were the subtle heart-shaped lips. The flirtatious pucker perfectly finished off the uber-romantic look.

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Ice Queens. At Luca Luca the models’ icy beauty offered fresh take on the bold lip. These ladies proved that you don’t need to be tan to work the rouge. Even the hairstyle was refreshing, with a unique parted, pinned-up bun.  The illuminated eye was alluring and whimsical, and the model’s skin radiated, creating an over all flawless face.

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Swept Away. Rodarte’s models look like they just blew in on a breeze. The windblown hair paired with funky yellow and orange eye makeup is a refreshing change from the standard smoky eye. And the model’s pout is the perfect rusty hue that meshes well with the unusual eye.

—By Lindsay Richardson, beauty intern