August 21 2014

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What We’re Wearing This Week: MAC’s Shimmerfish

-------’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.

With leather sticking around as a spring wardrobe staple, Kast thought to pair her 3.1 Phillip Lim shorts with MAC’s forthcoming Shimmerfish lacquer (an aluminum-like silver). “I like the juxtaposition of the chrome finish against buttery black fabric,” she noted. After all, the combo seems to have worked well for Harley-Davidson—and a polish job seems like a safer bet than hitting the road on a badass bike.

Available May 15. MAC Cosmetics Nail Lacquer in Shimmerfish, $17.50;

Rihanna’s Skin Secrets—Revealed


The Metropolitan Museum of Art's COSTUME INSTITUTE Benefit Celebrating the Opening of Charles James: Beyond Fashion and the Anna Wintour Costume Center - Red Carpet Arrivals

“We get straight to glam—it’s no-nonsense, we don’t have time for that,” said face painter Mylah Morales of last night’s Met Gala makeup session with Rihanna. One thing the duo always squeezes in, however, is skincare. Our editors describe Rihanna’s complexion as “marble-like,” “flawless,” and “impossibly perfect,” so we asked Morales to spill her secrets: “I prepped with VBeauté Buying Time moisturizer and finished with Undercover Agent serum.” Next came concealer, lightweight foundation, bronzer, and highlighter down the nose, across the chin, and tapped onto cheekbones. “I went for clean lines with her brows and created a really subtle, taupe-y eye,” she explained. For definition, Morales employed MAC Pro Longwear Eye Liner in Definedly Black, finishing with a strip of false lashes. “I decided to go really pale with the lips because I didn’t want them to look too edgy,” she noted. While we always look to RiRi to take risks (emerald lipstick, anyone?), we fully enjoyed her sweet—and dare we say it, subtle—sugarplum pout and matching nails. Plus, her hair spurred visions of nineties TLC dancing round in our heads once we finally nestled into our snug, beds.

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A First Look at Lorde’s Collection for MAC



Lorde has tried everything from vampy lips to dip-dyed fingers, and even points out her flaws on social media (a feat in and of itself considering we’re a society obsessed with putting forth a perfect, airbrushed image). In lieu of twerking with a foam finger or swinging naked on a wrecking ball, this 17-year-old prefers to get attention for her beauty risks—and that levelheaded choice appears to be paying off. Launching June 5, the singer’s two-piece collection with MAC Cosmetics—consisting of Lipstick in Pure Heroine ($16) and Penultimate Eye Liner in Rapidblack ($19)—will allow everyone to achieve her royal, rebel look.


What We’re Wearing This Week: MAC x Proenza Schouler


proenza-nail-polish’s resident nail polish guru (and photo editor), Nicola Kast, beats the Monday blues by hitting the bottle. Here, she shares the lacquer she’s loving this week.

Kast got in on this designer beauty collaboration—which includes everything from ombré blush to budge-proof black liner, all in metallic rainbow packaging reminiscent of Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s Spring 2010 collection—early with the nail lacquer in Bougainvillea, a creamy coral out April 24. (Set a calendar alert now.) “I’m not into bright lips [for those who are, a flamingo pink and tangerine lipstick are available in this limited-edition range], but I love a tomato-orange manicure,” Kast said. Even better: It’s so much more wallet-friendly than a PS1.

MAC Proenza Schouler Nail Lacquer in Bougainvillea, $24;

Photo: George Chinesee

Getting Ready With the Queen of the Night


Mac Cosmetics Master Class Susanne Bartsch Chelsea Hotel 2014/04/08

“What the fuck is life without makeup?” Truer words have never been spoken, but they somehow seem even more meaningful coming from Susanne Bartsch, the iconic queen of New York City nightlife known for her extravagant fêtes at the Copacabana in the late eighties. She continues to take party planning to an entirely different level, hosting events all week long that draw eclectic crowds that can only be described as equal parts weird and wonderful. On this particular evening, however, Bartsch is letting a few lucky onlookers watch her and her team of MAC pros get ready for (what else?) the evening’s big bash. The beauty brand’s array of intense colors, over-the-top glitters, and tentacle-like lashes are clearly the only products that will do. A sense of organized chaos settles upon the room as wigs are fluffed and pigments are applied. Bartsch switches seamlessly between discussing details with her assistant (“Is the cake here? You have candles?”) and sharing charming anecdotes with the assembled group. Outfits of parties past are sprinkled throughout the room, but nothing compares with the laser-cut leather corset and thigh-high boots that she slides into after her makeup is perfected. People literally burst into applause. She looks fierce, but don’t be fooled by her love of feathers and lace. Bartsch takes her events very seriously and has raised millions of dollars over the years for the fight against AIDS. And after hearing her endearing chatter as she sits among her glam squad, you can see why people would donate hand over fist to any organization that she deems fit. After all, if life without makeup seems unfathomable, then the notion of New York City without Susanne Bartsch is just absurd.

Mac Cosmetics Master ClassSusanne BartschChelsea Hotel2014/04/08

Photos: Helga Traxler