• Sun, Feb 22 2009

Beauty Trends at Nicole Miller & Anna Sui

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Ooh love those blue eyes! I am not one to usually wear blue eye shadows but after seeing the looks at Nicole Miller’s fall fashion show I may have a change of heart. This show was all about dramatic blue eyes and makeup artist and seasoned pro James Kaliardos created them by using a gorgeous blue eye shadow and using a layering effect to create just the right amount of drama.

To get this smoky eye looking so good, he enlisted the help of MAC’s Marine Blue Ultra Paint Stick. For anyone who is not familiar with these little gems, they are just amazing. He finished each models eyes by topping them off with Freshwater and Atlantic Blue shadows to create major intensity and depth. The result was the most beautiful compliment to Nicole Miller’s Chic and feminine fall collection, and the straight sleek hair was totally on point.

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At the Anna Sui Show Pat McGrath, who is one of my absolute favorite artists in the industry today was backstage making sure each model looked stunning and ready for their cat walk. Her talent as a makeup artist extends way beyond what she does during fashion week, and her vision of beauty is something that is truly a gift.

I always look forward to seeing her work at the shows, and especially love this particular look. Although the focus is on the cheeks, of course naturally I always go to the eyes. The look is very sweet but the eyes give it a more alluring & sultry feel. Pat used Max Factor Color Genius Blush in Roses to brighten up their cheeks, and applied the color along the entire cheekbone which gave it a very flirty-girly appeal. The smoky eyes were done using a charcoal colored eyeshadow and lining the rims with a waterproof Jetblack eyeliner. A wash of color underneath the eyes which gave them an even more seductive appeal.

What can I say…I just love beauty, and aging fabulously doesn’t mean blue eyeshadows are out:-)

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