The side-swept look we saw last season at Pucci made an appearance on Dree Hemingway at last night’s amfAR gala in New York City. For makeup that was as low-key as Hemingway’s tousled swoosh, face painter Nico Guilis mixed Tarte Maracuja Oil with Chanel Vitalumière Aqua foundation for a glowy complexion, then added bronzer along with NARS’ The Multiple in Malibu on the cheeks for a hint of color. To subtly define the lash lines, she used NARS matte shadow in Blondie and topped off lashes with Chanel mascara in brown. Brow pencil and lip balm polished off the paired-down package. We may be focused on Fall, but a Spring 2014 throwback is always welcome—especially on a Thursday.
Newly crowned Redken ambassador Sky Ferreira performed last night at Le Nouveau Casino in Paris wearing not one, but two wigs. She alternated between a cobalt blue bob and a Joan Jett-esque black shag. Underneath it all, we still believe her to be a rooty, Marc Jacobs-inspired blond. She may be the face of a styling line, but it’s a hell of a lot easier to simply slip on something faux.
Rihanna posted a photo of her hands covered in henna just a few hours ago on Instagram. We saw the star’s semipermanent designs make a brief appearance at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammys party (before she ultimately joined no-show celebs like Kanye West and Miley Cyrus the night of the big event). Between RiRi and Lorde, this Middle Eastern tradition looks like it’s poised to stage a red-carpet comeback (a beauty move we’ve rarely seen since Madonna entered into her “spiritual” phase in the late nineties).
Moody, bordeaux lips continue to make a statement on the red carpet, the latest example being Jessica Alba (who also debuted a new, shoulder-grazing cut) at last night’s Hollywood Stands Up to Cancer event in Culver City, California. Lipstick queen Lupita Nyong’o sported a similar shade at the recent Producers Guild of America Awards in Beverly Hills. Both actors contrasted the deep shade with light-colored dresses and lots of (considering that it’s still January) glowy skin. Nyong’o’s makeup man Nick Barose said that the key to pulling off the rich hue is to make sure that your formula has a “hint of sheen,” and to add a touch of luminescence to your complexion—like the golden highlights he placed above her Cupid’s bow and on the center of her chin. One of his go-to tubes: Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid.
We saw pastel streaks pop up on both the menswear and couture runways, but it appears that designers (like Rodarte, who recently Instagrammed this throwback image of Bo Don from the February 2011 issue of Wallpaper), pop stars such as Bonnie McKee and Demi Lovato, and model Chloe Norgaard are thinking pink. The “American Girl” singer arrived at the Grammys with her signature ombré strands, and Norgaard, who has run the gamut on the hair color spectrum, appeared in the Spring 2014 lookbook for The 2 Bandits sporting a singular shade of blush (save for her brunette roots). Will Kate and Laura Mulleavy continue the trend when it comes to the beauty look for their forthcoming Fall collection? We’ll find out in just two weeks’ time.