Saturday, January 26, 2019

Flight of Fantasy: Pat McGrath's Feathered Eyes for Maison Valentino Couture Spring/Summer 2019, Paris Fashion Week

Sometimes a beauty moment happens and literally explodes across social media, liked and shared countless times.  The Maison Valentino Spring/Summer 2019 couture show in Paris this week had such a beauty moment thanks to the gorgeous vision and artistry of legendary makeup artist Pat McGrath who framed the models’ eyes with feathers in a flourish that complimented the ultra-feminine gowns.  The models looked like ethereal, exotic birds and added to the visual delight and drama that is expected from couture.  

How she did it:  McGrath lined the models eyes with her PermaGel Ultra Glide Eye Pencil in Extreme Black on both the top and bottom eyelids, creating softened cat eye shape.  She then applied false eyelashes on both lids before attaching feathers that had been dyed to match each gown.  She finished the look with her Fetish Eyes Mascara in Black.  The effect was almost like a mask that fluttered as the models moved their eyes.  Truly mesmerizing and captivating.  She finished the look with a glossy rose/nude lip with gold flecks, using her Lust:Gloss in Earth Angel on lighter complexions and Bronze Venus on darker complexions.  

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I love this look so much that I am tempted to try just a single, small feather on the outer edge of each eye on date night or girls’ night, and I’ll go all out to attempt to recreate the look for Mardi Gras parties, Festival Season, or Halloween.  Who doesn’t love a feather?

                                                                 XOXO Shelley

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Winter's Most Instagrammed Hair - The Layered Lob

Ever get the urge in the new year to switch it all up? It is the perfect time to try out a new haircut, or color, or style, and this season’s most instagrammed look the layered lob with internal layers.  It’s versatile, suits almost every hair type, and is an easy look to take us beautifully through winter in to spring.  Think of it as the winter version of summer hair's sensual beach waves.  It's a look that says "my hair is naturally amazing and I just wake up looking this good".  But we all know it starts with a good cut, and if it is done well it really can be low maintenance and the easiest style to grow out.

The face-framing layers are soft, quick to style, is long enough to into an up-do, or bun for a workout, and isn’t affected by “winter hat-head”.  It works on all hair types from fine to curly to thick and wavy, giving shape and dimension.  Growing out bangs? This style incorporates the fringe making the transition look amazing and intentional.  Same for highlights which means less time coloring if that’s not quite your thing.  If bold colors are your thing then the layered lob is your new favorite style giving movement to your hair for maximum impact.

I’ve rounded up some of these looks from my favorite celeb hair stylists to inspire us.  Guaranteed we will continue to see these looks all over social media on everyone from celebrities, to the red carpet, to editorial. Heading to my hairstylist now! Happy New Year!

                                                            XOXO Shelley

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