Picture Perfect: NARS Light Reflecting Setting Powder
For Spring 2013, NARS introduces an innovative new mineral setting powder, available in both loose and pressed formulas. Light Reflecting Setting Powder helps skin “shine through makeup,” enhancing the look of foundation and extending makeup wear – all without a trace of color.
Formulated with NARS’ exclusive “Light Reflecting Complex,” this translucent powder promises to fade fine lines, wrinkles, and pores creating visibly smooth skin. Vitamin E and glycerin help guard against dryness and provide a luminous soft matte finish. Ideal for touch-ups, regulating shine, and seamlessly setting foundation. Paraben-free. Fragrance-free. Non-Comedogenic.
This ultra-silky powder uses a form of silicone, mineral silica, to matify, blur and fill-in fine lines and pores. It feels amazing and creates super smooth skin. The finely-milled powder is stark white but leaves no chalky residue or “powdery” appearance. Infused with Photochromic Technology, Light Reflecting Setting Powder adjusts to new sources of light throughout the day. Great for flash photography, there us no reflection or flashback. It sets foundation beautifully and makes the face look luminous, smooth and just pretty.
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How To: Hair Loop
Reinvent the everyday top knot or bun with the ‘hair loop’. Walking the runways at Fashion Week (picture: Marc by Marc Jacobs Spring 2012), the ‘hair loop’ is a simple style that is pretty and polished with an unfinished edge.
→ This look can be done with straight, wavy or curly hair. Prep hair with a styling cream for hold.
TRY: It’s a 10 Miracle Styling Cream
→ Gather hair into a ponytail at the back of the head. Secure with elastic.
→ Flip the pony and clip the hair right above the elastic. Hair should be sticking straight up.
→ Fold hair back and use another clip around the base of the head.
→ Spritz the loop with hair spray and pull out random pieces for a slightly undone look.
TRY: Enjoy Hair Spray
FINISH: Play with hair accessories! A headband would work great with this look, or try-on an obnoxious, statement barrette. Have fun with everyday hairstyles. Make it your own.
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New Rules: Bright Whites
Societal standards for seasonal clothing have been relaxed since the 1960s. Only those interested in following old-fashion/prehistoric rules believe that women are not supposed to wear white before Memorial Day and after Labor Day. Throw those silly rules out the window, pick-up some bright whites and wear them whenever you like.
“Summer Whites” are crisp, clean and classic. Not only does the lighter color keep you cool by reflecting the sun’s rays on sweltering days, but nothing goes better with tanned skin.
Basic whites to have on-hand this summer, include:
› A classic white button-down is essential to any wardrobe. Worn over dresses, bikinis or on it’s own, a button-down will give just the right amount of coverage on summer days.
› Go beyond the basic white tank with a more detailed and flowy option. There are a ton of lace, crochet and embellished white tanks to choose from.
› White looks especially good with summer’s brightest tones. Colors like coral, yellow, turquoise even neons are universally flattering and make everyone look fresh and pretty. Try a white skirt and a bold top, or a crisp white blouse with a pair of hot-hued pants.
› Use white as an accent. Enameled white jewelry, bag or scarf will help you get your white fix without going overboard.
› A great-fitting pair of white jeans is a summer staple. Period. They look great with just about everything and every heel height, from towering stilettos to basic flats or sandals.
› To pull off an all-white look, go for a pair of nude or metallic shoes, you want a neutral that doesn’t detract from the white. To keep it from looking too ‘clinical’, show some skin in a low-cut blouse or shorts.
Look fresh in “summer whites” with these clean and crisp pieces.
AG Jeans ~ The Robyn Jacket: $198.00
Club Monaco ~ Kimberly Floral Tunic: 149.50
Rag and Bone ~ Dart Jacket: $535.00
BB Dakota ~ Rasalyn Tank: $ 65.00
Victoria’s Secret ~ The Boyfriend Shirt: $49.50
Kate Spade ~Park Guell Long Necklace in White: $128.00
Trina Turk ~ Enamel Brick Gold & White Bangle Bracelet: $98.00
Love Quotes ~ Linen Scarf in Peace: $98.00
Dolce Vita ~ Archer Flat Sandal: $69.00
J.Crew ~ String Bikini: $78.00
BCBGMAXAZRIA ~ Runway Keylene Dress: $398.00
Zara ~ Skirt with Paillettes: $79.90
J.Crew ~ Ankle Stretch Toothpick Jean in White Denim: $125.00
Nightcap Clothing ~ Fringe Shorts: 143.00
Splendid ~ Maxi Tube Skirt/Dress: $83.00
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Spring Forecast: Fashion Trends
From electric neons to practical pastels, Spring 2012 Fashion Week hosted colorful and wearable fashion trends. From New York to Milan, there were many noticeable patterns and trends from the designers collections.
Shocking Neons and Electric Brights were glowing at Nanette Lepore. Though we have seen this trend before, Spring 2012 viewed a more feminine nature rather than an 80’s interpretation.
Animal Prints and Tribal Patterns were let loose at Michael Kors. A trend that re-invents itself every spring, this season it looks like a lot more texture has been added. A wealth of beading, metal and wood embellish the prints.
Bold Floral Prints sprouted up at J.Crew. Floral prints in Spring…Shocking! However, this season the prints are stronger/bolder and less “pretty.” Bright colors and loud patterns engulf entire outfits, i.e pant suits and jumpers.
Pretty Pastels speckled the runway at 3.1 Phillip Lim. This was the most obvious trend for the season. Washes of lavender, spearmint and blush flooded the runways. A pastel palette in Spring is a charming bouquet of chic and feminine style.
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