This season, we are seeing some fun and flattering looks that any of us can incorporate into our own closets and beauty bags. Vibrant colors such as bright green, blue, pink, and red are some of the most popular ones. Prints, plaids, and metallics are seen everywhere — from clothing to accessories.
Makeup trends include nude lipstick, such as MAC’s Shy Girl, berry lip colors, and bright reds, and pinks. For Rodarte’s AW collection (left), NARS artist, James Kaliardos, explains, ”the look is ephemeral and nostalgic creating a beautiful glow.” Eyeshadow can be kept neutral, especially if wearing a bright or dark lip; but if you’re feeling brave, greens and blues are a hit right now and are best paired with a soft neutral lip color. A soft brown smokey eye is always en vogue. Makeup artist, Val Garland took a fresh take on the rock and roll look for Erdem’s AW collection (right), using, “kohl on the inside of the eye, a damp eyelid and gorgeous skin make it really fresh and a little odd.”
Actress Emily Procter has been a frequent visitor to many of our households. Whether she was portraying tough detective, Calleigh Duquesne, on the CBS drama, CSI: Miami, or quirky White House attorney, Ainsley Hayes, on The West Wing, we all admired her Southern charm and natural beauty. So how does this working-mother stay gorgeous? We got an exclusive peek inside her makeup bag, which includes both department store and drugstore brands.
Department Store Brands: Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder, MAC Mineralize Blush (Dainty) & Eye Kohl (Powersurge), Nars The Multiple (Maui), Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (a mixture of Sx2 and Sx4)
Sometime next week, we’ll do a SWAG Alert with one of these products!
Keira Knightley is pretty in pink! The British beauty and self acclaimed tomboy, has been sporting some rather feminine looks promoting her latest film A Dangerous Method. Besides her amazingly chic hair style, her pale pink lips are definitely something to talk about! Pale/neutral lips are all the rage for fall, so whether you’re a spender or a saver, here are a couple of ways to get perfect pink lips! From Left to right: NYX, Nars and e.l.f.
For the Spenders: NARS Venice Lipstick $24.00
For The Savers: NYX Lipstick Strawberry Milk $4.00
For the Savers: e.l.f. Mineral Lipstick in Pouty Petal $5.00