Nail It with NO NAIL ART!

Nails do have trends too!  With the overwhelming alarm of peel on plastic Nail Art, we go back to the more simplistic natural feel.

Keep your nails cut only very slightly from the tip if that long and either french manicure or one colour.

Leave the gems, hearts, stars on nails to the nightclub.  The trend is short and precise.  CLEAN!

Suzi Maynard, we love your nails and your are right on trend! From the blog, fortheloveofaudrey, click here.

Sleek Hair and Strong Lips

Sleek Hair and Ballerina Buns and a strong bold lip.  This seasons hottest Summer Trend.  This is for the fearless and the confident which will mix well for 'Racing Fashion' followers because let the hat take centre stage.  Don't hid behind your hair.  Hair can be a security blanket although take advantage of what god has blessed you with.  A beautiful face.  We are all different and we can use different tones of lip colour to enhance our beauty.  This year be fearless.

Nicole Richie kicked off the trend at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York, proving that one needn’t wait for fall to wear a brick red lip. Makeup artist Jake Bailey used M.A.C.'s Lip Pencil in Brick for Richie's long-lasting matte finish.

Though slightly wet-looking, Leelee Sobieski’s hair maintained texture at the haute couture shows in Paris in July, perfectly framing her orange red lip. The actress did her own makeup, layering Dior's Rouge Diorific Long Wearing True Color Lipstick in #014 underneath Clinique's Chubby Stick in Two Ton Tomato.

Pink was the word for model-turned-blogger Hanneli Mustaparta at an amfAR gala in New York. If you’re going to use anything more than extra mascara on your eyes while rocking this look, follow Mustaparta’s lead and draw a simple black line across your upper lashline. (Check out the new Ultra Bold Eyeliner Marker from Palladio.)

Emily VanCamp spiced things up by wrapping a braid around her tight bun at a Clinique party in New York. The Revenge star went with a classic shocking pink: Clinique’s Chubby Stick in Plushest Punch.

We told you coral was having a moment. Next time you’re at the drugstore, grab a couple of options in honor of Bella Heathcote’s look at the opening of USC’s Helmut Newton exhibition. We like L’Oreal’s Colour Riche Lipstick in Tropical Coral, Boots' No.7 Moisture Drench Lipstick  in Coral Rose, and Maybelline’sSuperStay 14hr Lip Color in Keep Me Coral. (Heathcote wears M.A.C.’s Lipstick in Lady Danger.)

Pretty much anything looks good with a beaming smile, but Jessica Biel’s almost lacquered centered part and berry lip made her our favorite from MTV’s VMAs. Makeup artist Katey Denno says, “I used a crazy mix of a bunch of different ones until we found just the right shade of purple, and then I gave her a Burt's Bees' Tinted Lip Balm in Sweet Violet to maintain the color and moisture through the night." Score that shine with Aveda’sBrilliant Spray On Shine.

You won’t find a pigment thicker than O.C.C.’s Lip Tar , our suggestion for a lip as saturated as Iggy Azalea’s at last month’s VMAs in Brooklyn.

The other thing all of these looks having in common? Barely there eye makeup. It’s Emma Watson’s glossy eyethat makes this our absolute favorite version. Try pressing Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream onto your lids and into the inner corners of your eye post-mascara.

Miranda Kerr regularly steps off trans-continental flights looking impossibly fresh-faced. Here, she offers a good reminder that bright needn’t mean matte. Try Giorgio Armani’s Rouge d’Armani Lipstick in #401 for a glossy red.

Scarlett Johansson, Get the look

Scarlett Johansson was glowing at the premiere of Under The Skin at the Venice Film Festival earlier this month—and not just because of her new engagement ring from French tattoo artist Romain Dauriac. We were awed by her radiant skin, sultry cat eye, and textured hair! Her beauty team says you’ll need an illuminating powder and a brown-based eye palette—and put down the hair brush! Their step-by-step process, in our slideshow.

Makeup artist Caroline Saulnier applied Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation with a flat brush, then used the brand’s The Illuminator Powder in Eva to set the actress’ skin and provide a radiant sheen. “Dust onto your cheeks, chin, and the bridge of your nose,” Saulnier says. (Try Maybelline’s Mineral Powder Illuminator in Nude for a similar result.)

Glowing skin is the most important part of this look, so Saulnier used the same large powder brush to dust Dolce & Gabbana’s Luminous Cheek Color in Rosebud along the actress’ cheekbones.

“A bold lip would have been too obvious with this black dress,” Saulnier says about the actress’ Versace gown. “But eyeliner brings a glamorous and chic touch.” Smudge a black kohl pencil (try Sephora’s Contour Eye Pencil in Black Lace) into the roots of your top lashline, then apply a line of the deepest hue from the Dolce & Gabbana’s Eyeshadow Quad ($67) in Desert. “It creates a softer look.” Revlon’s Custom Eyes Duo Shadow and Liner Palette in Naturally Glamorous will work, too!

To further define Johansson’s eyes and brows, Saulnier turned to the same palette. “Carve out the lids with a round, soft-bristle brush using the lightest tint in the inner corner of the eye, the medium one in the natural crease of the eyelid, and the hottest color on the brow bone,” she says. A few coats of black mascara finished the actress’ eyes.

To create a “discrete contour” Saulnier applied the Dolce & Gabbana’s The Lipliner in Nude all over the actress’ pout, then dabbed on the brand’s Ultra-Shine Lipgloss in Innocence. You can get a similar look with Tarte’s Universal Lip Liner under L’Oreal’s Infallible Lip Gloss in Pink Topaz.

Thank you byride.

Beauty Experts Predict the Biggest Runway Trends for Fall 2013 by Cheryl Wischhover


Fashion month kicks off this week, and while you can sometimes predict what fashion trends will come down the runways based on trends from the pre-fall shows, it’s not as easy to guess what kind of beauty looks designers will favor.

Luckily we have tons of experts willing to make educated guesses. Click through for makeup, hair, and nail predictions. Will nail art still be big? Will hair be slick and crunchy? Find out!



Alexis Page, MAC’s Director of Global Product Development, had tons of insight into what we can expect to see on runways. While spring was notable for its blue eye shadow trend and the now-ubiquitous strong brow, here’s what you can expect from runway peepers this season.

Eyes: We’ll likely see an evolution of the smokey eye. Instead of black and grey, makeup artists will be using more “blackened” colors (above at left), like jewel tones. The overall effect is still sultry, but not as harsh.

Lashes: Fluttery, full long lashes are here to stay. (Page admits that she loves Kardashian style lashes.) We can also expect to see custom lash looks using cut up falsies.

Brows: While runway brows tend to be either bleached to oblivion or Cara-esque, we’ll probably see less of the former. “I don’t see any sign of the super strong brow fading,” Page said.



MAC’s Alexis Page thinks lips is where the color will be, and face color will get more neutral.

Lips: Lip color last season on several runways was vivid with a matte finish. Expect this trend to get even stronger for fall. Page also thinks it’s an easy look for consumers to replicate.

Blush: While 80s style strong pink and coral colors have been mainstays, expect more neutral contouring this season. “Makeup artists will really be accenting the cheekbones, but using more tawny, tan, and nude type shades,” Page told us.

Embellishment: Crystal embellishment is more popular than ever, thanks to Pat McGrath and her work with Raf Simons for Dior. Page acknowledges that it’s a more couture look, but says makeup artists will carry fantasy eye lashes, glitter, and crystals to accommodate any request a designer dreams up.




Alexis Page, MAC’s Director of Global Product Development, and Tracylee, a Sally Hansen Nail Ambassador (and the nail guru responsible for the “bloody” nails at last season’s Prabal Gurung show), have some opinions on what will be popular on tips this season.

Color: Both Page and Tracylee tell us to expect to see more jewel tones. “We’ll start to see more warm colors and less of the cool-toned and bright shades we’ve seen in the past,” Tracylee said. Emerald green–the Pantone color of 2013–should also make a strong showing on nails, as well as red and gold.

Nudes: Yes, plain nails will still be a big trend. Page told us, “Neutral nails are classic backstage because they don’t take away from the clothing or accessories.” But Tracylee thinks nude coverage won’t be too opaque or too sheer this season, but rather some happy medium.

Nail Art: It’s still huge with consumers and it will still have a showing on the runway (we’ve already received notices from several nail wrap companies like Rococo and Nail Rock who are sponsoring shows). “We’ll see glitter nails, hand-painted nail art, and 3Dembellishments,” Tracylee said. “I predict that there will be a lot of color blocking and negative space on the nail.”



Hair Styles:
We chatted with hair stylist Matthew Morris, who’s a Kérastase Tech Artist, for his take on what we may see on models’ heads this season. Morris is really hoping for “healthy, shiny, luxurious, frizz free, supple, not crunchy or product laden” hair. He calls it “happy hair.”

Braids and Ponytails: These styles will always be popular, but this season look for them to be looser and less structured.

Bedhead/Beach Wave: The new trend? Rich lady beach waves (or maybe even perms?). “Hair doesn’t have to look trashed,” Morris said. “You can do the beach wave in a way that screams luxury and that you’re expensive.”

Oil Slick, Wet, Crunchy Hair: Morris said, “I think it will go away.”


Hair Color: It will be a return to natural.

Pastels: Cotton candy hair always pops up on multiple runways, but does the look still have legs? “When Oscar de la Renta does it [Ed Note: He did it for spring 2013], I think it’s run its course,” Morris said.

Natural Color: Ombre will be veering more towards monochromatic. Color will be more tone on tone (see Zac Posen’s amazing hair color last season, above.)





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