Sep 19, 2009


Sad news for Presciptives fan

After many highs and lows, all of Prescriptives retail distribution will end by January 31, 2010

It's a sad day. A brand I’ve grown-up with, a brand I’ve worn for nearly 15 years, a brand that has seen me through good skin, through bad skin, and through all kinds of cosmetic trends, is shuttering. I’ve been swearing by their Custom Blend lip gloss since I first came across it at a department store counter, and there isn’t a brand (not even Dior’s Show), whose mascara can compete with that of Prescriptives. Are women of every age around the world as distraught as many of my friends and I?

I guess not enough, or this brand that has been in existence since 1979 would not be facing this dismal fate. Sold in five countries, the brand’s development was headed by Ronald Lauder and its products were developed by industry icon Sylvie Chantecaille, beginning in the late 70's. Now after many highs and lows, all of Prescriptives retail distribution will end by January 31, 2010 (I’m seriously heading straight to Bloomingdale’s today to stock up on custom blend foundation, lip gloss, and mascara before it’s too late!).

Owned by Estee Lauder (whose portfolio includes 29 brands – Bobbi Brown and La Mer among them), Prescriptives products will continue to be sold on the brand’s Web site to U.S. consumers while supplies last.

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Sep 16, 2009

The Look We Loved: Marc Jacobs

Has there ever been a more modern woman than Martha Graham, who forged a new language of movement in the late 1920s with her startlingly original choreography and fluid, shape-shifting costuming? With his ability to reinvent the fashion vernacular (and shift a few shapes himself) each season, designer Marc Jacobs possesses a similarly spectacular talent. So perhaps it should come as little surprise that his spring collection made loose reference to the iconic contemporary dancer—both above and below the neck.

“Marc wanted the girls to look dancery and a bit eccentric, like they might have just come offstage from somewhere,” says stylist Guido Palau, who pulled the hair back into gravity-defying, Graham-inspired ballerina knots. “She’s a performer . . . soigné and a little bit crazy.” (To add to the air of extremism, models like Jessica Stam (top) and Vlada Roslyakova went bleached blonde specifically for Jacobs’s show.)

Just before sending the models down the runway, Palau slipped wide organza and lamé scrunchies—embroidered with tiny faux pearls or crafted to look like a cluster of palest pastel seashells, respectively—over selected knots. (Yes, that’s right: Now Marc has made the scrunchy cool, again, too.) With a dash of off-kilter black eyeliner above and below the lashes and a mismatched red lip by makeup artist François Nars (back for his second consecutive season with Jacobs), they wandered through the designer’s stark-white show space like quirky Broadway performers on their way to a highly stylized rehearsal.
—Catherine Piercy


The Look We Loved: Donna Karan

It was just a few seasons ago that makeup artist Pat McGrath sparked a lust for inky-black sixties-inspired liquid liner. At yesterday’s Donna Karan runway show, she turned the trend on its ear by rimming the eyes with a thick, winged line of bright white theatrical paint instead. “Why do black again?” said McGrath, dipping into a pot of creamy snow-colored fluid with an angled brush and dragging it along model Lily Donaldson’s (right) upper-lash line. “It’s a different way of bringing focus to the eyes, and there’s a pureness to white that suits the spring collections.” With an otherwise neutral face—a hint of rosy blush on the cheeks, a muted nude lip—or one of Stephen Jones’s amorphous, cloudlike hats, the look was at once otherworldly and pragmatic.


Sep 14, 2009

"Goth" look are in style ?

You can be the judge for that. Lately, from plum to ebony, dark lipstick has become a trend on runway. Now it translates into real life as YSL launched its limited edition Gloss Pur Black

Depends on how you apply it, feather light or rich and bold. Transparent yet intense.

also has them done nicely

Not anyone can pull off this look because it depends on your lip shape, and that there are many other factors which come into play when you wear a certain shade of lipstick. As something as dramatic as these intense lip color, there shouldn't be too much on the face. What you see from the ads are hard to translate in the real world. It is something that if done right will look amazing, but if done wrong will look very bad indeed.

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Sep 13, 2009

Runway Makeup S/S 2010

Dark Eyes - Light Lips is Still Favored on Most Runway
This is a look you can embrace even if Sid Vicious isn't your idea of beautiful. Lids are darkened and blended and gently smudged eyeliner, with underplayed brows and lips.

Yigal Azrouël

Prabal Gurung

Monique Lhuillier ( I love this look )

Erin Wasson x RVCA

The Statement Lip Continues To Dominate

Lips take center stage, dressed in red, plum or deep violet. Mascara and eye color are shunned with brushed-up brows. Its not an easy look to pull off when its off runway since the lip color is very bold.

Vena Cava

Jason Wu

Bright Eye Shadow is something new for this season
With the "eye candy" like that, you dont need much on the rest of the face. Simple, glowing face will make the eye popped even more

Ports 1961

Rosa Cha

A model walks the runway at the Davidelfin Spring 2010 Fashion Show at the Promenade during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Bryant Park on September 10, 2009 in New York, New York.

Cynthia Rowley

Natural Look Hits the Runway Again & It never Gets Boring
A perfect face with simple sparkling eyes, very little mascara and sheer pastel lip glosses. The girls still look beautiful & attractive without too much makeup

Jen Kao

Elie Tahari

BCBG Max Azria

Alexander Wang

Rag & Bone

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