Beauty Trends

From Runway to Reality: Mid-Century Beauty

For Fall/Winter 2013 beauty will take on a mid century charm. Bold wine drenched lips, porcelain skin and voluminous textured manes will be the modern representation of old world glamor. Take a cue from Bottega Veneta's haute runway make-up look to master this coveted trend.

Get the look:

STEP ONE: To achieve the perfect mid century beauty look first prep the skin with a quality primer. We recommend Lorac POREfection Mattifying Face Primer for a seamless matte finish. 
STEP TWO: Then apply a liquid foundation to even out the complexion and a concealer to banish imperfections. Try Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup and Lorac Double Feature Concealer/Highlighter.
STEP THREE: Then set your complexion products into place with a press powder. Try Philosophy The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas Press Powder to prevent shine and make-up fading throughout the day.

STEP FOUR: In this look the eyes are understated therefore a light wash of brown eyeshadow on the lids is all that is required. Apply Smashbox Limitless 15 Hour Wear Cream Eye Shadow in Icon to the lids and into the creases and finish with two coats of black volumizing mascara. Try FusionBeauty LashFusion XL Micro-Technology Instant Lash Volumizer.
STEP FIVE: Keep the brows natural by simply brushing hairs into place with PER-FEKT Beauty Skin Perfection Brow Perfection Gel. Tweeze underneath the arch of the brows if needed.
STEP SIX: To complete the make-up look apply Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in Volga to the lips, then bloat with tissue paper and reapply for long lasting color. You can also opt for a lip stain if you prefer a vampy "just bitten" look. 

STEP SEVEN: Master this gloriously textured locks by starting with freshly washed hair. Then lightly coat the hair with a weightless mousse for hold. We recommend Phyto Professional Intense Volume Mousse for long lasting soft curls that will not flake.
STEP EIGHT: Next, curl strands one thin section at a time using a medium to large barrel curling iron. Your curl pattern preference will determine which curling iron to use. Try T3 BodyWaver Large Barrel Styling Iron
STEP NINE: Once the hair has cooled and is set into place take a wide paddle brush and comb through the curls to create volume and separation. 
STEP TEN: Finally, apply Jonathan Product Dirt, Texturizing Paste throughout the hair to amplify this textured do.




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