The pro: Celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow
The product: “My mom passed away quite some time ago. But her beauty regime will stay with me forever. As a kid, I would sit next to her on the floor near her vanity and watch her apply makeup perfectly. It always looked luminous and fresh. She had milky porcelain skin and auburn hair with hazel eyes. When she was in her teens, she over-plucked her eyebrows and they never grew back. So she would always draw in her brows, and then apply her lip color. She only used one shade—it was in her purse, her medicine cabinet, on her vanity, everywhere! She’d pull out this magical silver tube of Clinique lipstick in DuBonnet—a warm, rosy red—and apply it to her upper lip in a heart shape, from the outer corners in, then back and forth on the bottom. She’d finish by dabbing it on her cheeks and blending it into a healthy flush with her fingertips. Her natural beauty came to life at that moment, and I was always in awe of the transformation. This technique has stayed with me as a makeup artist. I love cream blush and have been known to use lipstick on cheeks and my fingers to blend [in makeup]. I try to bring out a woman’s [features] in an effortless way. I still love toasty pink makeup tones, as well as rose scents. (For as long as I can remember, my mother’s fragrance was Tea Rose by Perfumer’s Workshop.) I also have a rose tattoo on my arm. In a way, it’s like my mother is always with me.”
There was no shortage of the precious metal backstage this past season—everything from deep side parts to lashes were given the gilt trip at Dries Van Noten, while gold glitter was liberally sprinkled onto lids at Jason Wu. And Dior’s latest advertorial efforts (the fourth Dior Magazine) offers a brilliant display of the metallic hue, on model Karlina Caune, to celebrate the label’s Golden Winter makeup collection. Jean Cocteau is even said to have told the designer that his surname, when broken down in French (dieu and or), translated to “God of Gold.” If the last page of this issue’s beauty feature (seen here) and the auriferous eyes at the house’s Spring 2014 runway show are any indication, crowning Christian with this particular title was right on track.
This past season, one of the most impressive runway displays was the double-C branded “art gallery” at Chanel. It was dreamed up by (who else?) Karl Lagerfeld, and makeup guru Peter Philips took his cues for the painterly eyes from the freestanding sculptures and canvases flanking the catwalk. Hairstylist Sam McKnight was also influenced by this world, but instead of the actual pieces hanging on the walls, the flared-out wigs were inspired by the women that buy and sell them: “In my head, I was thinking that [the models] should look like those expert art ladies who are dressed in all black and slightly eccentric,” he explained backstage. With so much creativity coming into play for Spring 2014, we asked the beauty pros for the cultural hot spots—ranging from ballet to Basel—they’ll be hitting this holiday season and beyond in this month’s guide.
With holiday fêtes fast approaching, red lipstick is soon to be my weapon of choice. (It’s the one thing I can put on in the back of a cab and look instantly festive.) However, with all of those tiny bites being passed around and bottomless glasses of bubbly, keeping your color intact can be a challenge. Sure, you can fill in your lips with a matching pencil, which in turn dries them out faster than a brisk walk through a blizzard sans balm. Or you can try makeup guru Diane Kendal’s trick to keep pigment in place and crimson from bleeding outside the lines: Using a synthetic brush coated in foundation, lightly work the base around the perimeter of your mouth, then seal it with translucent powder before slicking on your go-to shade. No nineties rim of waxy liner, no chapped lips—just a bold, budge-proof pout.
If ever, while reading Catching Fire (the second installment in The Hunger Games series that will grace the silver screen this Friday), you found yourself fantasizing about the über-luxe world of the Capitol, where being adventurous with hair and makeup is de rigueur, then you’re in luck. CoverGirl created the Capitol Beauty Studio, a Web site that showcases twelve looks inspired by the various industrial districts of Panem. While we wouldn’t normally encourage hitting the movies in costume—after all, you wouldn’t want to fall into the same category as a “Trekkie” or Star Wars superfan—this maquillage, created by face painter Dotti, is almost couture-like. And pairs perfectly with Trish Summerville’s (the costume designer for the film) ready-to-wear collection for Net-a-Porter. Katniss Everdeen (a.k.a. Jennifer Lawrence) could easily rock the rich crimson mouth representative of the Luxury district, geometric blocks of cream shadow hailing from her native District 12, and just about everything else in between. Effie Trinket would certainly approve.