They say all good things come to an end, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful. “For the final premiere of True Blood, Anna [Paquin] and I wanted to do something really dramatic and sultry in Sookie Stackhouse’s honor!” said makeup artist Amy Nadine. The pro started with the eyes, sweeping Charlotte Tilbury Color Chameleon Shadow Pencil in Amethyst Aphrodisiac (a shimmery eggplant) over the starlet’s lids and winging it out. For even more dimension, Nadine layered the Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Palette in The Vintage Vamp over top, and lined the upper lashes with a band of black liquid and the inner rims with a kohl pencil. Using Make Up For Ever HD foundation in 127 and a BeautyBlender sponge, she perfected the skin before contouring cheeks with the Hourglass Bronzer Duo in Sunset—popping a hint of peachy blush onto the apples. To finish, she coated the lashes with Eyeko Skinny Brush Mascara, added Winks by Georgie Strip Lashes in No. 7 for fullness, and swiped Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lip Color in Penelope Pink across Paquin’s pout for a freshly bitten feel.
While spring was all about a Lorde-like lip—from the singer’s purply-black MAC bullet to subtler wine shades on the red carpet—we’re happy to report that girly pink pouts are still making a statement. At last night’s annual Coach party on the High Line, Chloë Grace Moretz and Chloë Sevigny proved just how fresh and flattering the hue can be. Moretz chose a pearly pastel shade (similar to Ilia’s Hold Me Now), while Sevigny perked up her houndstooth frock with an opaque Pepto. If you want to pack even more of a punch à la Keri Russell (below), we suggest Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Crème Lipstick in Fever. Pull off the look with a few swipes of mascara, dewy skin, and messy hair. Consider your summer beauty routine perfected—in one minute or less.
When it comes to birthdays, I’m not one to host an all-out affair and haven’t since I turned 10. I prefer to commemorate the occasion with a quiet dinner—my only requirement is that ice cream cake and champagne be present. Anja Rubik‘s celebration of her 31st this past weekend, however, may have changed my mind. Face painter Wendy Rowe created a sparkly, star-studded burst around the catwalker’s left eye with stencils and finely milled silver glitter. If there was ever an excuse to have a party, this makeup would be it. (Even better: The shiny stuff is having a major moment, appearing on the runway for Fall 2014 at Rodarte and Altuzarra.) Bring on the balloons, as I’m not sure I can wait to turn a year older to try out this flashy, fete-worthy look.
Before Alexa Chung trots off into the sunset with a basket to meet a French man (her words, not mine), she sat down with makeup artist Lisa Eldridge to create a tutorial on her signature look—one she’s “ripped off” of icons like Jane Birkin and Françoise Hardy. Though Chung allows the pro to pretty much do all of the work, she is controlling about one element: eyeliner. “It’s one of the only things I can do in life,” she quipped. (Not to mention, Chung developed her own liquid formula with Eyeko.) In addition to sharing the secret to her famous flick, the Brit reveals the four products she keeps in her bag at all times, explains her ongoing beauty “struggle,” and why having a “mammoth” blemish is similar to having boobs.
Two hair trends we’ve seen emerge in recent months are Crayola-colored strands and bangs. Everyone from Katy Perry to Kylie Jenner jumped on the rainbow bandwagon, while supers such as Joan Smalls and Karen Elson have opted for forehead-grazing fringe. And then there are women who work both: Catwalker and frequent shade-shifter Chloe Norgaard arrived at several fetes this week with brunette roots and bangs, but polished off her look with Kool-Aid punch-esque ends. Artist Christine Sun Kim sported an electric green topknot and classic black fringe at last night’s The Narcissists Ball celebration. What can we say, when it comes to hair, this combo is all business in the front and a nonstop party in the back.