Behind the scenes at Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang pushed the envelope to the extreme with a nude face and high impact hair. Bleached eyebrows and no makeup Diane Kendal created a raw look for the face, while Guido sculptured the hair into a knot with spikes using white clay.

Girls in Lineup
Lily Donaldson

Karen Elson

Oscar-worthy Eyes

For Oscar de la Renta's Spring Fashion Show, Gucci Westman created a beautiful aquamarine eye by mixing turquoise blue eye shadow with vibrant green.  The effect was stunning.   When playing up your eyes, keep the rest of the face neutral.  Lots of mascara and eyeliner applied thinly around the waterline finished off the look.  Try it and rediscover color!

Crazy for Coral

Coral lips and nails are everywhere!
You can have them too in the fancy or penny saver version. My favorite lipstick is Tom Ford's True Coral - a simply luscious experience. But you can get a very similar shade with Maybelline's #515 Coral Crush.  I've been wearing it nonstop.

For nails my favorite is Chanel's Orange Fizz

Backstage at New York Fashion Week

Last week was Fashion Week for Spring 2011 collections.  There were a lot of nude faces on the runway.  Makeup seems to be taking a minimalist approach for Spring. However, many makeup artists chose to emphasize either the lip or eye.  I was fortunate to work with two very talented artists, Diane Kendal and Gucci Westman.  

Tommy Hilfiger makeup

 Richard Chai makeup