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There were definitely a few award recipients on last night’s 62nd annual Primetime Emmy Awards broadcast that we’ve never seen or heard of before. Archie Panjabi, we’re talking about you. But you’ll be pleased to know that facial recognition issues didn’t stop us from sizing up the beauty happenings on the red carpet. The sea of one-shouldered gowns mentioned in our event coverage? We saw right through it, instead honing in on the hair, the makeup, the nail polish, and the self-tanner. Here, our top five beauty moments—both good and not so much.
1. Black Is Back
Anna Paquin’s bold-shouldered McQueen number got all the attention. But prolonged staring revealed something else, namely an expert black nail polish job. The obsidian shade and its almost-black jewel-toned counterparts were everywhere last night, adorning the fingertips of January Jones, Lea Michele, and Jayma Mays, to name but a few. Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann deserves some of the credit for the ubiquity of deep hues, as she personally painted Jones with her deep purple/burgundy Dark Side of the Moon varnish, and treated Michele to a few coats of her as yet unreleased holiday color, Lady Sings the Blues, an opaque navy with silvery blue sequined flecks.
2. Lobbed and Lovely
After letting her corn silk blond bob grow out over the summer, Mad Men‘s Jones is now the proud owner of a shoulder-grazing lob. Her hair is exactly the length at which things start to look awkward on us, but the style suits her amazingly well, as did the matte texture of her undone ‘do, which came courtesy of her go-to stylist, Mark Townsend. Townsend’s collaborator, makeup artist Rachel Goodwin, channeled Lisa Fonssagrives, leaving Jones’ face bare and re-creating the mid-century model’s signature extended eyeliner with Chanel’s Liquid Eyeliner in Noir. Two coats of its Inimitable Intense Mascara in Noir on the top lashes and one coat in Purple on the bottom finished the look.
3. A Woman of Her Word
Claire Danes’ blond mane was also impressive, but it was her extreme lashes that really got us. Danes has been a spokesperson for Latisse for a few months now, and she takes her job very seriously; the award-winning Temple Grandin star is walking proof that the prescription serum works. Those things are lethal!
4. Bigger: Is It Better?
Sleek, straight looks were the style of choice last night, although there were a few dissenters willing to go the vertical distance. The Office‘s Mindy Kaling and Glee‘s Naya Rivera engaged in a high-hair-off, both sporting exaggerated, structural topknot situations that definitely stood out from the crowd.
5. Blinded by Bronzer
An over-tanned Heidi Klum got plenty of stares, and not just because of her super-short Marchesa dress. The Project Runway star went a little trigger happy with her self-tanner and bronzer. Everything in moderation, liebchen.
Some good news for those of you who’ve been waiting on the release of Deborah Lippman’s Across the Universe nail polish since it debuted on models’ fingertips at Lela Rose’s Fall presentation: The lacquer has finally become available for purchase. And now the bad news: It went on backorder as soon as it bowed. Trust us, though, Lippman’s aqua and blue glitter-flecked varnish is worth the shipping delay. Similar to her rainbow confetti holiday hit, Happy Birthday, Across the Universe incorporates fine navy glitter as well as larger hexagonal pieces of sapphire and turquoise sequins that, when applied, haphazardly spread across the nail bed. Unlike Happy Birthday, the new shade uses a tinted blue base, and looks best layered over opaque colors, like, say, a pastel mint green or a powder blue. If you’ve been following spring and summer polish trends, you likely have a few bottles of those laying around, and there’s nothing like a texturized top coat to help smoothly transition them right into fall.
While meandering around the Altman Building this morning, perusing the backstage beauty look at Zac Posen, we got to talking with nail guru Deborah Lippmann. On hand to paint models’ nails and toes with My Romance, a pretty pink from her eponymous collection, she used the cameo to showcase her new Summer collection, which includes a bright-red jelly polish that we were immediately drawn to. “I made that one for Dree Hemingway,” Lippman said of the lacquer she named “Supermodel.” “A lot of my celebrity clients ask for colors,” Lippmann went on, explaining that that kind of immortalization needs to “happen organically.” In this case, the collaboration occurred when the manicurist and the model were on a shoot together with editorial coiffing mega-star Christiaan, who happens to love the very same sheer red varnish. Look out for this one when it launches in May.
Looking for some last-minute accessorizing ideas for your holiday ensemble? We suggest Deborah Lippmann’s new Happy Birthday polish, a rainbow glitter lacquer reminiscent of the nail guru’s silver sequined Marquee Moon of Rodarte Fall 2009 fame. Worn best over a red base coat, it’ll beat a snowman sweater for bringing a festive element to dinner on Friday night. When it was released last month, it flew off the shelves, but a little online sleuthing might help you score a bottle for yourself—or others. Remember: There are still three shopping days left.
East L.A. gang girls. Menacing condors. Maori tribeswomen. Makeup artist James Kaliardos rattled off all of these things at Rodarte yesterday, where he was attempting to create “the dark side of beauty.” With a charred black lip and a series of full-sleeve, half-sleeve, and neck tattoo designs courtesy of MAC senior artist Chantel Miller, his efforts were an overwhelming success. Starting with a minimal base, Kaliardos dabbed concealer under models’ eyes and brushed a dark mauve shadow on their lids for contour. Keeping everything “simple and strong,” he skipped the mascara and blush, and focused his energies on the lips, where he filled in the middle with strokes of MAC Lip Pencil in Beet and then used an angled brush dipped into MAC Pro Lipmix in black to line the rest of the mouth. Nail connoisseur Deborah Lippmann echoed Kaliardos’ trip to the dark side with her new “Funky Chunky,” a sheer, texturized black lacquer that goes on slightly more uniformly than Marquis Moon, the sequined silver shade she premiered at this show last season. As for the hair, Odile Gilbert explained her coifs in a single word: “Beautiful.” The stylist treated the models’ tresses with Aveda Pure Abundance Hair Potion to create a salt-water texture and then laid a piece of wool on top, spraying it with hairspray so that it adhered to the hair. Gilbert referenced Edward Curtis’ evocative images of the American West and Native Americans as the basis of the look, although her inspiration really came from the unique way the Mulleavys work with knitwear and the wholly different vantage point from which they approach their designs—a universal appreciation that resonated backstage.