Makeup @ NYFW – The Row

New York Fashion Week commences. Cue me trawling the internet for pretty pictures of inspiring new makeup looks on pretty faced models with skin to die for. Enter The Row, the brainchild of the always stylish sometimes kooky Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. The makeup at The Row was divine. Soft, dreamy and absolutely perfect for spring. For the first time, Esteé Lauder teamed up with The Row and Estée Lauder Creative Makeup Director Tom Pecheux lead a team of makeup artists to create the fresh and beautiful look on 15 models while famed manicurist Deborah Lippman and her team polished their nails using Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer. “The beauty look for The Row presentation is softly sophisticated. The models look fresh, natural and beautiful – what any woman would want to look like when she wakes up in the morning.” Agreed. To get the look, the makeup artists used the following Esteé Lauder products:

Eyes
Dual-ended Mascara in black/brown (launching June 2012)
-used with an eyeliner brush for liner in between lashes
-used with the mascara wand for lashes
Blondes: Top and bottom lashes- brown; liner- brown
Brunettes: Top lashes- black; bottom lashes and liner- brown

Eyebrows
Sumptuous Extreme Bold Volume Mascara in Black and Brown

Lips
Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Beige

Cheeks
Limited Edition Gelée Bronzer (launching 2012)

Skin
Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator
Day Wear Plus Multi Protection Anti-Oxidant Creme SPF 15
NEW foundation tested backstage (launching March 2012)
Lucidity Loose Powder

Nails (by Deborah Lippman using Esteé Lauder)
Pure Color Nail Lacquer in Nude Attitude (launching 2012)

Chic, minimal and totally wearable.

Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estée Lauder
Nails: Deborah Lippman using Estée Lauder Pure Color Nail Lacquer
Photos: Courtesy of Estée Lauder

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> Esteé Lauder announced the release of their new Pure Color Sensuous Rouge LipColor range, set to hit shelves on August 21st. Two intoxicating formulas are combined to create a luscious, one-of-a-kind elixir that is introduced in 16 delicious shades. Taking cues from couture fashion, this lipstick fuses a creamy, luscious shell with a liquefied core for a lipstick that is truly uniquely decadent while marrying style and performance. The new lip colours will retail for $49 AUD and will be available for purchase from Esteé Lauder online. (you can see a sneak peek of the collection here)

> TRESemmé are proud to announce that they are once again the major hair sponsor for Australia’s Next Top Model. This year, you can catch up on behind-the-scenes news and hair-goss with TRESemmé Insider, the ‘morning after debrief’ in blog form.

> Jane Iredale is yet another amazing beauty brand stepping up to show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During the month of October, Jane Iredale will donate $1 from ever sale of their new Roses & Lollipops lip duo to the National Breast Cancer Association. The Roses & Lollipops lip duo retails for $40 AUD and is available for purchase through selected destination salons, spas and medical practitioners.

> Benefit have announced the release of “Ring My Bella”, the latest Crescent Row fragrance, just in time for Spring. The top notes of the fragrance are – pink rose petals, soft lily and summer daisy, the middle notes are – egyptian jasmine and creamy peony and the base notes are – white patchouli, vanilla tincture and white musk. Ring My Bella retails for $59 AUD and will be available for purchase on August 20th 2011.

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> Good news for fans of Lanolips, with their amazing Lemonaide Lip Aid being announced as part of the brands’ permanent range.

> Nivea announced the release of their new ‘Invisible For Black & White Deoderant’, which they are calling the first deodorant to prevent unsightly yellow stains on white clothes and ugly white deodorant marks on dark clothes. Sounds impressive! It is available in two feminine scents and one masculine scent in roll on and aerosol. Prices range from $3.79 – $6.29 AUD and the product will be available in supermarkets and selected pharmacies from August 2011.

> Clinique announced the release of their Anti-Fatigue Cooling Eye Gel for men. It’s a hydrating pick-me-up in a tube, retails for $52 AUD and will be available for purchase as of August 7, 2011.

> Estée Lauder released images from their upcoming Modern Mercury collection (Tom Pecheux, Estée Lauder’s Creative Makeup Director), which looks to die for gorgeous and a perfect way to round off Winter. Molten metallic eyes become the focus with daring eye shadow duos to define and illuminate the eyes on a soft shimmering canvas and are complemented by edgy matte lips of rich crimson reds, brazen beiges and fierce fuchsias. A twisted shade of green on the nails completes the seductive look. The ‘Pure Color Modern Mercury Collection’ is limited edition and will be available from August 7, 2011. You can view images of the collection here: 01, 02, 03 & 04.

> Beauty brand Jane Iredale have a new collection out, the Naturally Confident colour range. The collection includes the new Complete In Touch Highlighter, EyeSteppes & three new Lip Fixation shades. The new collection will be available in September, but in the mean time you can sneek a peek at the new products here.

> ghd have announced the release of their Pink Orchid limited edition set, to help raise funds for breast cancer awareness. This year’s limited edition features the new ghd Gold Series Classic styler with a pink twist – a vibrant shade of hot orchid pink styling plates and a beautiful pink and black lace styler bag to match. The set also contains the following styling accessories: protective plate guard, ghd Pink Orchid styler clutch bag, step by step hair guide and two ghd sectioning clips. The new ghd Pink Orchid limited edition set is available from approved ghd salons from 25 July 2011. It retails for $289 AUD, with $20 from each sale donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation Australia.

> Weleda is turning 90(!) and to celebrate they are releasing a set of six unique Weleda body oils. Each oil is 10ml, and included in the Well-Being pack is: Arnica Massage Oil (strengthens and warms tired, aching muscles), Birch Cellulite Oil (purifies and detoxifies, ideal to tone and firm cellulite problem skin), Citrus Body Oil (invigorates, stimulates and refreshes your skin), Pomegranate Body Oil (stimulates cell renewal and restores a youthful radiance), Sea Buckthorn Body Oil (restorative intensive care for tired, dry skin) and Wild Rose Body Oil (a luxurious and pampering treat for your skin). The set retails for $29.90 AUD and will be available in selected pharmacies and health food stores while stocks last.

> For a limited time, Dermalogica stockists are offering an amazing deal where you spend $100 or more on Dermalogica, and receive a voucher for $30 towards your next purchase. The vouchers are available at 700 stockists throughout Australia, and are valid until 31 March 2012.

Beauty News / Weekly Roundup

> This week Estée Lauder launch their Idealist Cooling Eye Illuminator, a breakthrough targeted eye treatment that dramatically diminishes the look of dark circles using a first-to-market cooling ceramic applicator. It retails for $95 AUD and is now available for purchase from Estée Lauder online.

> ORLY Australia are looking towards Spring with their fresh new polish collection “Happy Go Lucky”. ORLY Australia’s Creative Director Fiona Hay says “Rainbow nails are a new fun way to bring fashion to your fingers, experimenting with a different vibrant colour on each nail. We are also seeing the rise of ‘rebel nails’, which involves painting eight fingers in one shade and the other two in a contrasting bright tone.” The new shades are Fresh, Flirty, Frisky and Frolic.

> Another new product to keen an eye out for will be the custom designed makeup brushes from Benefit Cosmetics that will hit Australian shelves on July 23rd. The soon-to-be-released brushes feature a powder/blush brush ($39), foundation brush ($39), powder shadow brush ($31), concealer brush ($34), cream shadow brush ($31) & a hard angle/definer brush ($28).

Product Review: Estee Lauder Blush in Peach Nuance

Despite the fact that it is sans packaging, this is THE prettiest peach blush I have ever come across. The OCD part of my personality hates the fact that I do not have a proper home for this gorgeous little blush, but such is life. The reason that it is sans packaging is because I fell in love with it after seeing it pictured in someone’s beauty stash pictures over at the Adore Forums, many moons ago. It then popped up in a swap thread so I jumped all over it as soon as I saw it. It’s been an ongoing love affair ever since it arrived. I’m not sure how it would translate on a darker skin tone, but on super fair skin the Peach Nuance blush is a gorgeous subtle peachy-coral. It’s one of my favourites for summer, but for some reason it’s been one of my most worn blushes this Winter too. There is also a Rose Nuance blush out there somewhere but I am struggling to hunt it down. If you see it anywhere please let me know! I’m also sorry to say that I’m not entirely sure where you can purchase the Peach Nuance blush from, (terrible blogging etiquette, I know) but it’s definitely worth the time to try and track one down if you so desire!