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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/17/12 at 08:00AM

Fashion Week How-To: Dramatic Eyes at the Marc Jacobs Show

Francois Nars, NARS Founder and Creative Director created this dramatic look for Marc Jacobs with the 1920s Italian style icon and muse Marchesa Casati in mind. "We created really fresh, radiant skin, no blush, and a heavily lined lower eye," says Nars, and the shape of the lower liner is round and cloudy in color, like Casati's.

Here are the NARS products that were used for this look:

Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer (Coming Fall 2012)
Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30/PA+++, $42
Loose Powder, $35

Pandora Duo Eyeshadow, $34
Bali Single Eyeshadow, $24
Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil, $22
Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara, $25
Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara, $25  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/16/12 at 05:00PM

Fashion Week How-To: Amika Showcases Autumn Hair Looks At Cynthia Rowley Fall/Winter 2012 Show

According to Amika Lead Hair Stylist Duffy, this season's hair is all about texture. Because this season's clothing was so structured, she wanted the hair to contrast for a bold yet carefree look. "The idea of this look was for it to be free flowing," Duffy says. "There is no beginning and no end."

How to get the look:
1. Apply mousse to hair, then rough dry with amika NRG Professional Hair Dryer ,$155
2. Create a figure-eight technique around the crown of the head by pinning hair around bobby pins.
3. Seal in figure-eight shape with heat from the limited edition Amika x Cynthia Rowley styler flat iron.
4. Use a hot rod to create tight curls.
5. Drag hair out and brush to create volume.
6. Pull and pin pieces of hair (each model ended up with a slightly different look, so…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/16/12 at 11:17AM

My Favorite Makeup Look at Fashion Week

By Dawn Davis

New York Fashion Week is starting to wind down, and having gone backstage for more than 30 shows I've seen a lot of makeup -- but, surprisingly, most of it has been on the makeup artists' stations and not on the models' faces. More than one key makeup artist referred to the trend as "no-makeup makeup." Sure, I get it -- who doesn't want a flawless face? But bold looks are half the fun of Fashion Week, so I've been a little underwhelmed by all the neutrals.

Before I even saw the finished look at Nanette Lepore, I heard makeup artist James Kaliardos for MAC describe it as, "if Oscar Wilde had a disco party -- it's dandy meets disco." And I started to get excited for something different. The smudged eggplant and bronze eye didn't disappoint. Kaliardos used dark purple…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/16/12 at 03:00PM

Fashion Week How-To: Film Noir Makeup at the Jenny Packham Show

For Jenny Packham's Fall/Winter 2012 show, Laura Mercier Lead Makeup Artist Talia Shobrook translated the dark mood of Film Noir into a look that "evoked the mystery of the era, but for the modern day woman."

Here's how to get the same mysterious look that Shobrook created:
1. Create the look of a Film Noir hollow face by applying a darker shade of Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Compact (available Fall 2012) across the cheekbones. Apply a thin layer of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation, $42, all over the face.
2. Add some highlights by applying Laura Mercier Primer Radiance, $30, on the nose, chin, and cheekbones for a luminous, dewy effect.
3. To get a modern interpretation of Flim Noir's trademark blood red lips, use a mixture of Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Colours…  See more »

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Posted by Total Beauty on 02/16/12 at 09:00AM

Fashion Week How-To: Revlon's Casual Glamour Makeup Look at Oscar de la Renta

This season, it's all about looking "gorgeous yet disheveled" at the same time. Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman's goal when creating this glamorous look for the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012 collection at New York Fashion Week was to bring to life his vision of a "playful but proper" young woman.

Here are the Revlon products needed to recreate this classic, feminine look:

1. Revlon PhotoReady 3D Volume Mascara , $8.99
2. Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner, $7.99
3. Revlon ColorStay 16h Eyeshadow Quad, $7.49

1. Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup, $13.99
2. Revlon PhotoReady Bronzer from ESCAPISM: The Summer Collection by Gucci Westman for Revlon in Bronzed and Chic, $12.99 (available May 2012)
3. Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow , $6.50
4. Revlon LIMITED…  Read More »

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