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Blame it on Lorde, blame it on Joan Smalls, and, like so many big beauty trends, blame it on Rihanna, but we’re really digging a purple lip lately. Finding the right hue, however, that offers moisture, staying power, and serious color has proved to be a significant challenge. Enter: Smashbox Be Legendary Lip Lacquer in Ultra Violet and Always Sharp Lip Liner in Violet. When paired together, this dynamic duo makes for the perfect electric plum pout (similar to the one spotted on Brit pop singer, Melissa Steel). I’ve found that filling in my lip with the self-sharpening liner (yes, it amazingly comes to a perfect point with a twist of the cap) is the best way to create a budge-proof base. Topped with this non-sticky gloss infused with staining pigments and glossy-finish pearls, and the result is anything but shrinking.
Tonight’s Emmy stars are likely putting the finishing touches on their hair and makeup, downing that final flute of nerve-canceling champagne, and getting zipped—or for many, sewed into—their designer gowns. Here, the tools three top pros are using on TV’s elite.
Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream: “It’s important to make sure the skin [from the neck down] looks just as flawless as the face. This cream adds sheen and blurs out imperfections so I don’t have to layer on body makeup—nobody wants that all over their gown.”
Tarte Not So Slick Oil-Absorbing Blotting Papers: “I keep these stocked in my kit. I would rather my girls blot away shine than add layers of aging powders throughout the night.”
NuFace Trinity: “This mighty, microcurrent tool tones and lifts the face. Every woman wants more defined cheekbones!”
Head & Shoulders Green Apple Shampoo: “I keep this shampoo in my kit just in case a client needs their hair washed before we begin the glam process. I love it because [the formula] leaves hair smelling delicious and feeling soft.”
Ibiza round brushes: “These add shine and volume whether hair is worn up or down.”
Croc Greenion eco-friendly blowdryer: “I use this on every client. It’s efficient without being too loud or heavy.”
Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream: “This beautiful moisturizer leaves skin plump and dewy, and lends just the right amount of sheen.”
Koh Gen Do Aqua Foundation Illuminator in IL-01: “I add this to the bridge of the nose and the very tops of the cheekbones to bring life and light to the face. The shimmer is very finely milled so skin looks moist and dewy—not sparkly.”
Dior Manicure Essentials: “I always have an edited nail kit including a nail file, polish remover, nippers, and a few basic colors. You’d be surprised how many times I’ve done a glamorous 30-second, three-toed pedicure!”
What better way to toast a landmark birthday than with a bevy of babes? That’s exactly how NARS is celebrating 20 years in the business. The new Audacious Lipstick collection raises a proverbial glass to the anniversary and the beginnings of the brand (François Nars started his company with 12 statement-making tubes) with a hefty 40-shade release. Thanks to a buttery finish and a magnetic case that clicks deliciously shut, the pigment-drenched formula manages to one-up the cosmetic giant’s already gold-standard lipsticks in terms of luxury. And with so many hues—from sex kitten nudes to deep jewel tones and brilliant orchids—there’s surely something to flatter every skin tone and fulfill every desire. Though Nars and his team no doubt had certain iconic women in mind when naming the shades (think Brigitte, Bette, Greta, and Charlotte, whose namesake Ms. Rampling is the face of the campaign), we’ve taken the liberty of doing a little NYC free association with 10 of our favorite shades (seen above).
Fanny: This rich raspberry is for uptown girls “slumming it” on Bushwick rooftops. It pairs nicely with a borrowed “outer-borough” ensemble.
Geraldine: As fiery retro-oranges go, this one is hard to beat. Soak up the last of summer’s rays (and scarf up a few final tacos, while you’re at it) in the Rockaways.
Raquel: Perfect for risqué poolside applications, pack this pinky nude for your next visit to the Soho House roof.
Angela: An electric orchid that’s not for wallflowers—wear this while Instagramming your way through the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney.
Marlene: A certain burlesque vibe makes this velvety brick hue fitting for a night at The Box.
Ingrid: Deep, dark, and vampy—take in a noir at the Film Forum wearing this. Whiskey chaser optional.
Claudia: A cool ’60s pink—slick this bright bubblegum across your lips before flirting in the shadowy stacks at the Strand.
Deborah: Swipe on this luxe chocolate shade for late afternoon cocktails at the Wythe Hotel.
Leslie: A sumptuous, muted red that’s both fetching and long-lasting enough to take you from a search for the underground speakeasy to after-hours at Five Guys.
Audrey: Sure, this rich currant is plenty good in the warm weather, but wait until fall hits and you can don it during a cozy dinner at Navy.
Available August 15, NARS The Audacious Collection lipsticks, $32 each; narscosmetics.com and Barneys New York (featuring 10 exclusive shades).
Judging by the scarcity of this color at the nail salon, we’d say green is not the most popular bottle on the block. But after spotting Suki Waterhouse with forest green tips a few months back, we’ve been thinking about the viridescent shade ever since. Jennifer Lopez’s recent chartreuse polish job by manicurist Tom Bachik reminded us to get on board and offer this often-ostracized hue a seat at the cool-kids table. (After all, green is J.Lo’s lucky charm—a fact she offered up on Instagram. Case in point: that plunging Versace gown at the 2000 Grammy Awards.) Here, we’ve gathered lacquers in varying tones of emerald, lime, and sea foam to prove that it is, in fact, easy being green.
Nicolas Ghesquière’s final Balenciaga collection (Spring ’13, left) may feel like a distant memory in light of his new role at Louis Vuitton, but it will always be one of our all-time favorites. In addition to the striking silhouettes, high-tech fabrics, and a bra top that spurred a thousand copies (see Look 1), the hair was particularly on point: Each model’s imperfect ‘do was topped off with a gilded half-moon barrette. I’ve been dreaming about the minimal accessory ever since, and was willing to pay top dollar for one of my own—or at least a really good substitute. I’d all but given up when I stumbled upon this clip at Urban Outfitters for $12. I’m stocking up in the rare chance they sell out or get lost in the depths of my bag. The flash of gold will instantly elevate my denim-heavy uniform, not to mention messy second-day hair. It might just be the easiest DIY runway trend I’ve come across yet.