The year is going by really fast, and summer in the northern hemisphere is quickly fading.
September is already upon us and there are lots of things that are happening over the next few months. But…here are the events that are taking part in the next week or so that I am excited for.
New York Fashion Week S/S’18
Fashion Week here in New York started yesterday. I expect a little bit more buzz and lots of long-legged models running from one show to the other.
Fenty Beauty by Rihanna
(Video via Fenty Beauty…check all that melanin!)
Yo! I have been waiting for this launch for…..ever!! The promo video was fiyah and full of melanin goodness! This is the Bajan princess Rihanna’s step into the beauty world launches today (at 3am PT) on the Sephora website, in stores and international retailers in 17 countries. It’s a permanent line but I expect there to be a mad rush on products and a few temporarily sold out items. She is changing de game! More info at fentybeauty.com or Fenty at Sephora. And check this, there will be 40 foundation shades! Come thru Rihanna!!!!!!
After years of testing and teasing her fans around the world, Pat McGrath or Mother, as she is affectionately known, will finally be launching a full, permanent makeup collection. No more limited release. She’s been playing with different formulas and packaging, trying to see what people liked and how the products performed. If you don’t know, Pat McGrath is one of the best makeup artists in the world. She has been a permanent fixture backstage at Fashion Week for years and she has be behind the scenes collaborating and advising many makeup brands and products. I am glad to see that she is finally getting the public adoration and appreciation that she deserves. And as a woman of colour with an MBE, this makes it even more amazing! On September 16, the first phase of her line will be released at Pat McGrath Labs and later released on October 3 at sephora.com and select Sephora stores.
I recently did an unboxing and swatch demo of her latest limited release of her MatteTrance lipsticks. I believe that this formula and packaging will be available in her permanent line. Check out the video and the swatches below.
Back and barely functioning after a world wind week at Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. This weekend is about rest and recovery, especially since it is brick here in NYC! Meanwhile, New York Fashion Week started yesterday and I am excited to see what the upcoming treads in beauty as well as any new products being previewed. I hopefully will have some beauty looks that hit the runways this season.
The end of summer signals the start of Global Fashion Week, beginning with the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week! And so far the weather has been really good, so there are no limits to what people can wear! I love people watching at this time of year!
Yesterday, I went backstage at the fashion designer Harbison’s show. The makeup was sponsored by AJ Crimson Beauty, Beauty Blender and the hair was by Federic Fekkai. Key makeup artist was Edward Cruz! The location was gorgeous! Milk Studios with the Hudson River, New Jersey and the Meatpacking District as the backdrop!
So two of AJ Crimson’s products were featured here, his Dual Skin Crème Foundation, which is a buildable, HD compliant, waterproof foundation and his brand new Banana Crème in the Pro Pan form.
Look at that colour range! Especially the deepest shade!
Think the famous Banana Powder without the starkness, dryness and settling, especially on deeper skintones. The product is very creamy and similar in texture with his Dual Skin Foundation.
Banana Creme on the left in pan form
I was pleased to see such a diverse array of skintones and AJ’s line worked quite well from the palest to the deepest.
Key makeup artist was Edward Cruz and he was kind enough to chat with me after he demoed the look. Talk about being so genuine and nice!
Now that New York Fashion Week is a wrap, I spent some time browsing a ton of looks done for the runway. By far, one of my favourite looks continues to be Dani Fonseca’s creation for the Venexiana runway show. I love the use of colour, the bold simplicity of the look, and how wearable it is!! Dani does amazing work and she did not disappoint!
I was able to visit backstage to get details on the overall look. Of course it was madness before the show, but everything just falls in place in time for the curtain raise!
So this look was all about bright, coloured liner on the top and bottom, out-to-there lashes, also on the top and bottom, flawless, natural skin with contouring and just bitten lips!
New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 started yesterday! I love this time of year here in the Big Apple. Lots of events to attend, lots of electricity in the air! I’m looking forward to seeing what’s trending for next year!