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Backstage. Harbison. NYFW. Featuring AJ Crimson makeup!

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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!

Key Makeup Artist Edward Cruz

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NYFW post: At 5:31 Jerome with Inglot Cosmetics

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New York Fashion Week F/W 2014 is in full swing!  Lots of people hustling to and fro all over the city going to fashion shows and what not!

So, on Day 2, I had the opportunity to go backstage at the 5:31 Jérôme fashion show and the makeup was done by Inglot Cosmetics.  The show was hosted at Inglot’s massive showroom at Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District.  Allyuh remember Jérôme?? He was the stylist and designer for Kimora Lee Simmons and Baby Phat.  I’m glad to see that he has continued to succeed!

The makeup and hair were beautiful!  The hair was big and teased, very much inspired by the 60s and bombshell Brigitte Bardot.  The makeup was very modern doll, and delicate.  Dewy, flawless skin, flushed cheeks with a bold golden brow.

Flawless! Makeup by Inglot

For the skin, they mixed Inglot’s Cream Concealer with Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream to create light coverage.  It gave a serious glow and made the skin look so fresh!   Pink cheeks were created using the Cream Blush in #80, which looks really light in the container but on the skin it gave a medium pink colour that was not ashy at all.  The brows were covered in a deep metallic gold Gel Eyeliner and set with the matching powder eye shadow.  The shape was lengthened and exaggerated.  Bronzer was used to set the makeup on the skin and finally on the lips, a deep red Cream Lipstick was applied lightly to the centre of the lips.

Check out some of the scenes! And props to the diverse runway!

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"Whey de lime" Fridays! – The NYFW A/W 2014 edition

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What’s going on??  This is my first “Whey de lime” Fridays for 2014!

Despite the brutal cold and way too much snow, I am excited for this weekend, because New York Fashion Week A/W 2014 started yesterday!  I love how regardless what the weather is like, fashion aficionados still step out in style for these shows!  Once again Lincoln Center is the fashion hub and I cannot wait to see what’s going to be hot in a few months and what colours and makeup trends we need to  look out for!

So….what are you excited for this weekend?  Leh mih know!!

Laters!

The best makeup of NYFW S/S’14 by Dani Fonseca and Mehron

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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!

And here’s the look!

Facechart

The look!

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“I See Blue” for #NYFW……

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Yes, ah seein’ blue!!!  Maybelline is the official makeup sponsor for Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week and they have brought out a limited edition coloured mascara collection.  All vibrants!! The deep blue one, caught my eye!!! They also have purple, green, teal and other colours but……the shade “I See Blue” was it!!

Maybelline Limited Edition “I See Blue” mascara

Again, don’t like the wand for the original but the pigmentation is wonderful! I love a coloured mascara to have a little fun with makeup and change up the look, but since I’m not wearing green lashes everyday, I don’t want to spend $30 for a high-end mascara.

The wand

I grabbed this up, as it seems to be the most popular of the colours.  They are available at drugstores, but when they are done, that’s it!  Check out my swatches below.

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