Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Top natural makeup tips from NY Fashion Week

Top natural makeup tips from NY Fashion Week
Posted by
Alison Paquette

Women have been told to take some of their natural makeup inspiration from New York Fashion Week, in which a number of trends and fashion tips have emerged. 

Sophia Panych, writing for the Allure beauty blog, has explained that, while there were some styles on the catwalk that would attract attention for all the wrong reasons, there were some gorgeous looks that natural makeup fans should take note of. 

At Peter Som it was all about the eyes, with heavy liner being applied for instant glamour, and makeup artist Tom Pecheux explained that getting the slickest line means no lotions or creams beforehand. 

'You should also always prep with a little foundation or concealer - I prefer concealer because it's a bit thicker and acts as a better base,' he added. 

Meanwhile, Lisa Butler for Philip Lam told the news provider that one way to get extra depth one your nude lips is to use a eyebrow pencil round the edges, which keeps them from looking flat. 

Buns were also a big hit on the spring catwalk, in all shapes and sizes, whereas the ponytail is very-much this season. ADNFCR-2885-ID-800074319-ADNFCR

Natural body care: Nails get on trend for A/W 2010

Natural body care: Nails get on trend for A/W 2010
Posted by Annie Coyne

Natural body care fans have been told that this season nails are taking a stand and if you're a fan of dazzling hues, then autumn has just what you're looking for.

Suzanne Scott, writing for Elle UK, has explained that there are different themes, from 'working girl' which encompasses pale hues of brown and peach, or 'the seductress' which has gorgeous shades of deep blue and burgundy. 

'Forget this season's smoky eye or red lip, all attention will be on your fingertips. Nails are having a fashion moment with Rihanna, Katy Perry and Beyonce all getting in on the act,' she said. 

Other themes include 'the adventurer' which has earthy tones such as khakis and deep browns, or if you're looking to go bold with your shades, then 'the maximalist' has turquoise, purple and golds to its name. 

Whatever your natural body care preferences, the 'nailed it' is bound to have something for you, and if you want to get on trend with your hair, go for the bun, whether intricate or simple, it's a catwalk winner. ADNFCR-2885-ID-800074316-ADNFCR

Natural haircare is all about the pony

Natural haircare is all about the pony
Posted by
Tony Milner

Now that everyone is aware that spring's autumn natural hair care is about the bun, all eyes are on this season and what could be the newest trend. 

According to Georgia Collins, from Elle UK, the ponytail has finally made it back after a 'notable absence', but now it's here in force and the likes of Luis Vuitton, Stella McCartney and Preen have all welcomed it with open arms. 

Whether you go for the natural hair care styles of bouncy and free flowing, or the elegant twist at the nape, any take on this trend is on the money, however House of Holland's bandana-esque version may be a little harder to recreate. 

'At Michael Kors texture was turned on its head with wispy frothy ponies the order of the day, the perfect style for a windswept day when paired with ruddy pink cheeks,' the natural hair care expert asserted. 

This seems like a toned-down variation of the extra high pony, which was recently praised by New York Fashion.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Get the look: Gwen Stefani's natural makeup

Get the look: Gwen Stefani
Posted by
Annie Coyne

Some celebs have their own comfort zone when it comes to natural makeup, and for Gwen Stefani it's definitely red lipstick. 

The No Doubt star, who looks fabulous for her 40 years, attended her L.A.M.B runway show at the Lincoln Center in New York, opting for her usual pale face and startling red lips. 

With her thick lined eyes and voluminous lashes, this is a look that natural makeup fans can pull off with ease and something that is also an eternal trend. 

The Hollywood Life blog asserted that the star looked great in her signature look which contrasted with tribal yellows, reds and blues in her jacket and also recommend starting with a liner on the lips. 

Primer was the second must-have for underneath the colour as the news provider stated: 'It will help the colour stay longer and it glides on smoothly for a precise line. On top of the liner it is important to use a good lipstick for shiny not overly glossy lips.'

Fashion icon Betty Jackson recently told the Guardian that this winter, red lipstick with a fresh face and no natural makeup is glamorous.ADNFCR-2885-ID-800072201-ADNFCR

Natural haircare how-to: Ballerina bun

Natural haircare how-to: Ballerina bun
Posted by Tony Milner

Now that we know buns are set to be back in fashion for spring, now is the time to perfect yours, and luckily for natural hair care fans, an industry expert has offered some tips. 

Celebrity natural hair care stylist, Luca Blandi, was the vision behind Jessica Simpson's ballerina bun at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which was praised by the Hollywood Life blog for being 'fabulously high'.

He told the news provider that the best way to start is by using dry shampoo on the crown to add volume and slick back with a little gel, then tie with an elastic hook and twist the bun and secure with pins. 

'Place the bun with the bone structure of the face and see where the better location of the face. For round faces, do it higher to elongate and slim the face,' he told natural hair care fans, suggesting that those with a heart-shaped face should aim for the nape and those with square shaped faces should go higher. 

If you're looking for more inspiration on this upcoming trend for spring, then check out the pictures of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, where buns of all shapes, styles and sizes ruled the roost.

Natural haircare: Buns galore

Natural haircare: Buns galore
Posted by
Felicia Cardinal

If you're a fan of simple hair, then you're in luck – buns have been showcased in every form on the catwalk at the recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 

From the low-slung twisted bun from Nanette Lepore, to the plait-style from Luca Luca or the simple roll at Monique Lhuillier, you name it, the catwalk had it and natural hair care fans should get ready to follow suit. 

'Each designer managed to have a different take on the classic bun, which made it even more fun,' the Hollywood Life blog asserted. 

A poll on the website asking readers' opinions, currently shows Monique Lhuillier as the favourite, which, surprisingly, was the simple style of slicked back hair and a rolled neat bun. 

Vera Wang followed in second position, with a birds' nest type affair that was carefully pulled together at the back. 

However, the list of choices for natural hair care fans is endless, and if you're looking for a chic style, then take a peak at Jessica Simpson's gorgeous updo from the same event.ADNFCR-2885-ID-800071833-ADNFCR

Friday, 17 September 2010

Autumn natural haircare is "fun"

Autumn natural haircare is "fun"
Natural hair care fans have been told that there is a multitude of options open to them for an on-trend autumn.

Alexis Collado, writing for Parade, has explained that A/W 2010 is set to be filled with colour and 'awesome' hair and beauty trends, from thick fringes to layers and bold shades. 

'Women tend to move towards a more rich and bold colour as the season goes from summer to fall,' hairstylist and salon owner Latrice Strader asserted to the news provider, recommending Kim Kardashian as the ultimate brunette. 

Ms Kardashian was also commended for her style, praising the cut, length and bangs which compliment the star's oval face perfectly. 

'The layered bob is very popular right now and I can definitely see it carrying into the fall,' Ms Strader also told natural hair care fans, suggesting copper tones and vivid reds as a must-have. 

If you need inspiration on the bob, take a peak at Katy Perry's latest style, which is complete with a thick fringe.ADNFCR-2885-ID-800069913-ADNFCR