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Backstage!! With Venexiana and Mehron at NYFW SS13

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I was so excited for this amazing opportunity! I was going to observe the madness behind the scenes!! So I hustled to Lincoln Center in the pouring rain to the Venexiana show, on Saturday Sept, 8th.

The makeup was being done by Mehron, which is a professional makeup line, known for their long-wear, theatrical, highly pigmented products.  They are particularly popular amongst professional dancers.  Did you know that Mehron was the brand featured and used in the movie “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman?  I have tried a few of their products and they are amazing and well priced!

Anyway, the show was keyed by the amazing body painter/makeup artist Dani Fonseca.  Venexiana is known for their rock and roll haute couture vibes, expensive fabrics with an edge and the makeup had to suit!  Typically, from what I have seen, makeup on the runway tends to be fairly simple, very neutral on the lid, occasionally a bright lip, but the idea is to not to compete with the clothes, but Kati Stern, the creator of Venexiana, wanted a bold, smoky eye with standout lashes!

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Fashion’s Night Out is tonight!!

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It’s also the launch of New York Fashion Week!  Needless to say that Manhattan is buzzing!

There is also FNO in other cities across the US and around the world.  Many beauty brands are bringing out limited edition or special edition items just for this night.

NARS Cosmetics has added two new products to their 413 BLKR collection, a Duo Eyeshadow and a Velvet Matte Lip Pencil.  Now available at the NARS Flagship Boutique NYC, online at narscosmetics.com and select retailers (Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel, Barneys NY, Lord & Taylor and Bloomingdale’s).

Image courtesy of PR

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Quick review: Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Totally Teal

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So as you may know, Maybelline NY is the official makeup sponsor for New York Fashion Week and they have released a limited edition mascara collection that will be available in stores only in August in the US.  I don’t think these were released to all drugstores, I found mine at Walgreens and I saw them at Rite-Aid.  Also I heard they are available at Target, but I have yet to see them in Duane Reade or CVS.  Anyway, there are 4 new colours available in the classic Great Lash packaging.  I love coloured mascara and the words ‘limited edition’ makes these irresistible to me! I picked up just one of the colours as you guys know that I am not a fan of the original as the brush does nothing to my lashes and the formula is kinda thin for my liking.

So here’s Totally Teal, a really nice colour.

Totally Teal Great Lash, from Maybelline NY

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Congrats to Anya!!!!! #TobagoLove

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Just a quick congrats to my fellow Trinibagonian Anya Ayoung-Chee on winning Season 9 of Project Runway!!!!

Anya Ayoung-Chee, image courtesy of Lifetime

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S/S'12 Trend Report: NARS at Marc Jacobs

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Mr. NARS himself,  Francois Nars created this look for Marc Jacobs for Spring/Summer 2012.

Francois Nars for Marc Jacobs, S/S'12

The Inspiration:

“Marc had a lot of images of Patsy Klein, Amy Winehouse, and Cowboy Kate, a book from the 60’s whose character Kate had heavy eyelashes,” said Founder and Creative Director François Nars. “The complexion is meant to look like it’s glowing, like the girls have been dancing, and by eliminating the blush it gives a strange, otherworldly effect. The focus was really on the eye, with a well-defined brow. The combination of different touches creates a decadent, French sensuality and makes the girls more like characters.”

The look and products used:

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