Pumpkin Seed Oil

7 beauty products made with real pumpkin

This time of year, people everywhere go nuts for anything pumpkin spice–lattes, body lotion, candles, you name it. The problem that I have with it is, most of these products do not contain any real pumpkin. Because something is labeled “pumpkin spice” it does not mean it really contains the wonderful benefits of pumpkin. I decided to take a deep dive into the interwebs to search for beauty products with real pumpkin and pumpkin seed oil, and I’ll be honest, there wasn’t much to find, but what I did find looks very promising!

The benefits of pumpkin

If you are a skincare collector, like me, you will most likely have tried an enzyme mask that contains pumpkin. You may or may not remember a tingling or stinging sensation while using it. This is because pumpkin contains alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) that are known to increase cell turnover and works as a brightener. Similar to glycolic acid and lactic acid, pumpkin will also help slough off those dead skin cells and give you a smooth glow.

You will also be happy to know that pumpkin also contains antiaging antioxidants Vitamin A and C, which are famous for boosting collagen=plumper skin!

Pumpkin seeds are just as equally great for the skin, but play a different role. Chock full of essential fatty acids and Vitamin E, this oil has many benefits for the skin, including protecting it and regulating oils. PETER THOMAS ROTH Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer

PETER THOMAS ROTH Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer $60 for 5 oz.

Good for all skin types, this triple-action exfoliator uses pumpkin enzymes, aluminum oxide crystal, and AHA to reveal smooth and radiant skin. If you have enlarged pores, dull and uneven skin, this is your new best friend. Some Sephora customers say that they saw an immediate difference after using the mask. This product has almost 5 perfect stars on Sephora.com!
One Love Organics Botanical B Enzyme Cleansing Oil

This cleansing oil uses enzyme action and pumpkin seed oil to remove makeup and impurities. The oil’s cocktail contains zero parabens or synthetic fragrances, and no GMOs. If you have dry skin and seeking out anti-aging ingredients, you will love bringing this into your double-cleansing routine. You will still have to use a foaming or gel cleanser to remove any oil residue–especially if you use the SmoothBeauty Anti-Aging Laser.

Arcona Pumpkin Body Lotion 10%

If you have sun-damaged skin on your body, this lotion is for you. Infused with pumpkin extracts and glycolic acid to improve tone and elasticity of arms, legs, and anywhere you need help! Arcona uses no harmful ingredients, so you can feel confident that you aren’t using anything toxic on your body. A win-win!
Pumpkin Seed Oil

Pure pumpkin seed oil has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and is deeply hydrating. There is a long list of benefits including helping to promote hair growth by strengthening hair at the follicles and lessening stretch marks. For hair benefits, you can leave it on the scalp for 20 minutes for shine and prevent split ends. The product is currently rated 4.5 stars on Amazon!
Lush Handy Grurgu

Lush Handy Gurugu Hand Lotion $21.95 for 3.5 oz

If dry and cracked hands are your worst enemy during the colder months, you may want to check this out! This luxe hand cream contains peanut, cashew, almond and pumpkin seed butters, and soothing essential oils to moisturize dry, sore hands. A huge win for this product is that customers say it helps with their eczema. Plus, who doesn’t like going into the amazing Lush store?
Chargrin Valley Soap & Salve Company Pumpkin Spice Lip Balm
This natural lip balm is loaded with cold-pressed virgin pumpkin seed oil, an excellent emollient and moisturizer. Pumpkin seed oil is chock full of nutrients like Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, Vitamins E, A, and C, and it is rich in the mineral zinc. Pumpkin seed oil readily sinks into the skin, does not leave skin feeling oily and helps repair dry damaged skin and lips.
You can receive the benefits of this balm along with using the Nuvesse Firming & Anti-Aging Lip Serum Roller to combat wrinkles around the lip area.
Pumpkin Seed Oil Capsules
Loaded up with cardiovascular support nutrients, this pumpkin seed oil supplement contains two forms of Vitamin E, alpha-tocomonoenol, and gamma-tocomonoenol. Pumpkin seed oil is a source of zinc and phytochemicals, which helps promote urinary and prostate health in men as they age. Overall, the supplement contains a high content of healthy fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6, which provide support for cognitive function, brain development, blood-sugar metabolism, and healthy skin, joints, and connective tissue.
Doesn’t this list sound better than a pumpkin-scented candle? These healthy options are here all-year-round!

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Fall beauty and fashion 2019

Fall fashion and beauty obsessions

Do you love the seasonal shift from summer to fall? I’ve finally tucked away my coral and pink frocks and have resurfaced my fall favorites: oversized sweaters and sherpa-lined boots are among my seasonal staples. As much as I love my closet’s classics, I have a major itch to go shopping for new styles and hues. I’ve perused the interwebs for fall fashion and beauty products that I am completely obsessed with. I think you will be, too!

From affordable handbags to a shimmering body lotion by Rihanna, read on to see what’s hot!

Designer-Inspired Handbags

Target Everyday Essentials Saddle Crossbody Bag - A New Day in BurgundyLooking at this bag, it is hard to believe it is not from an expensive designer collection. Can you believe that this is from Target? Behold your favorite faux leather bag of the season, the Everyday Essentials Saddle Crossbody Bag – A New Day in Burgundy.

This gorgeous burgundy shade is the perfect color for fall and winter and is just the right size to use every day. For just $30, this bag will garner many compliments. I feel like this bag will sell out soon, do you get that feeling, too?

Aldo Legoiri Tote Bag with Faux Snake Skin

Snakeskin designs are really big this season, but it is too easy to go “cheesy” if you wear too much of it. If you love the print, but don’t want to go too bold, opt for a tote like this Legoiri Tote Bag with Faux Snake Skin from Aldo. The neutral browns in the bag won’t clash with your attire, and with the gold hardware accents, it adds a touch of class. This bag also won’t break the bank coming in at just $55.

Sweaters & Turtlenecks

H&M Knit Wool-blend Sweater in Beige Melange

There’s nothing better than the perfect cozy sweater. Sweater weather is in full force across the map, and I’m sure this H&M Knit Wool-blend Sweater in Beige Melange is flying off the shelves. This v-neck sweater will look perfect with a simple pair of jeans and boots. If this soft beige color isn’t your forte, you will be glad to know the same sweater is also available in green, pink and dark beige. Get yours at H&M for $69.99.

H&M Modal Turtleneck TopVery recently, I had a conversation with my 83-year-old uncle about the awesomeness of turtlenecks. As far as we knew, they remained out of fashion–until now. This sleek and updated version of the turtleneck is a refreshing sight to see! You also won’t believe the price: $9.99! The H&M Modal Turtleneck Top is so reasonable in price, you can be sure these will disappear soon. Just to note, the floral print is on top of a dark green background. So beautiful and interesting to look at!

Fashionably Warm Jackets

Anthropologie Oversized Wrap Puffer Jacket in Blue Fog

I love an oversized puffer jacket for those windy days and nights, but I also want to stay fashionable and non-bulky when wearing one. This Anthropologie online exclusive Oversized Wrap Puffer Jacket in Blue Fog from Avec Les Filles is so body flattering and at the same time offers shelter from the elements. I absolutely adore this powdery shade of blue, but it is also available in a bright “melt away the snow” shade of mango for $159.

Free People Snakeskin Fenix Vegan Jacket

As much as I was surprised to see turtlenecks make a comeback, I was equally as surprised to see snakeskin print return in a classy new way. Bringing “vintage” snakeskin print to this moto-style jacket is just brilliant! This Free People Snakeskin Fenix Vegan Jacket is just the thing to throw on when you are going out of the door in an LBD and heels or a t-shirt and jeans. It definitely serves the cool factor! This vegan baddie will set you back $198, but I feel that the print is subtle enough to carry you through more than one season.

The Perfect Jeans for Cold Weather

711 Skinny Warm Women's Jeans Dark Wash

I didn’t know that I needed another pair of jeans until I saw these from Levi’s. There is something a bit special about this particular pair of 711 Skinnys–they hold innovative technology to help keep your body heat in! How’s that for the perfect colder weather pair of jeans? I can’t wait to try these out with an oversized sweater or , hey, tuck in a turtleneck!

Lipstick for the Season

Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick in Bold Honey

Yes, there is a lipstick that looks good on just about anyone! I always opt for warmer and a bit darker shades when transitioning my summer makeup into fall. Since my lips tend to get dry in the colder months, I usually go for a lip color that adds a bit of moisture but provides rich color at the same time.

If you’ve tried lipstick by Bobbi Brown, you will know it feels luscious! I instantly fell in love with this glossy lip look using the Bobbi Brown Luxe Shine Intense Lipstick in Bold Honey. The slimline case is easy to slip into a clutch for nighttime or into your office bag for touchups.

A major lipstick staple in my fall collection is a fully pigmented liquid lipstick in a dark cherry or burgundy. I’ve recently become introduced to indie makeup brand Deck of Scarlet, and I am very impressed with their offerings. The brand offers monthly subscription-based makeup boxes, but you can buy their Deck of Scarlet Matte Velvet Lip Color in Sin separately for $23 each. This longwear formula will last you through wine tasting with the girls to a long day at the office.

No Prescription Needed to Combat Dry Skin

I can’t always find the time to see a facialist or fully pamper myself. In the colder months, my face looks and feels very dry, and this tends to age me quite a bit. If I don’t maintain my face, it definitely shows! A quick solution for those that want a spa-quality luxury mask that they only need to use once per week, then you’ve found the Nuvesse Deep Hydrating & Brightening Regimen Mask Kit.

What I love about these serum-infused masks is that they immediately plump my skin and leave my face soft and full of hydration. The kit includes a serum roller, made with the same stuff they put in the masks, that you can use to touch up with before your next mask. Brilliant! Another added bonus is that the masks are cruelty-free, paraben-free and gluten-free! Not full of any junk fillers. An entire month’s worth of mask treatments is $105, less than the price my facialst charges for one session.

In the Mood for Red

L’Oreal Paris Feria Power Red Hair Dye in R68

Changing my hair color to match my mood is something I practice often. I also love the richness of red hair in the fall sun, my favorite hair color to wear for the season. I don’t often find stunning red hair dye in my grocery store, but you can count on L’Oreal Paris Feria Power Red Hair Dye in R68 to deliver. This auburn brown shade isn’t too “Pennywise the Clown” red, but it is sure bright enough to turn heads. If you are daring to go red this season, give L’Oreal Feria’s Power Reds a try for $9.99.

Over the Moon for your NailsCiate London Geology Collection - Moondust

I am really picky about nail polish. I have to be very impressed with the quality and color in order to buy polish in a bottle. Since I already go in twice a month to a salon for gel color, it’s rare for me to find a shade so unique that it pulls me away from my precious gel polish. Ciate is THE brand that usually beckons my call for uniqueness and really cool shades. The latest collection to catch my eye is the Geology Collection, that features this amazing metallic shade called Moondust. This shade takes on a purple base with gold reflects–very multidimensional!

You can get your own intergalactic nail color from Ciate for $14.

The Only Eyeshadow Palette You’ll Need ColourPop Bye Bye Birdie Eyeshadow Palette

Boldly go where no eyeshadow has gone before! This very affordable Bye Bye Birdie 12-pan eyeshadow palette from ColourPop has everything you need to create beautiful bold looks, or subtle shimmery looks, depending on the occasion. I was most excited about the variety of textures you receive: matte, metallic, pressed glitter and their amazing and creamy Super Shock formula. You won’t need to use AfterPay for this gem as it is only $14.40.

Go for the Gold ShimmerFenty Gold Body Shimmer

I’ve been on a weight loss journey these past few months and all I can think about is being able to feel comfortable in form-fitting dresses on my birthday and on New Year’s Eve. One of my favorite secrets is to use a shimmering body gel or spray on the legs, arms, and across my chest to create an illusion of a slimmer body (that and a spray tan!). When I saw that Rihanna created the FENTY Beauty Body Lava Body Luminizer, I was delighted!

The product was created in the shade Trophy Wife, the same gold as Rihanna’s famous highlighter compact. Designed for all skin tones, this luminizer is going to be a bigger hit than the Thanksgiving turkey!

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Halloween Makeup Ideas

Beautiful and spooky Halloween makeup ideas

If you are like me, you absolutely live for the month of October leading up to Halloween. I could definitely do without seeing the costume stores going up in August, but once October 1st hits, I’m ready for the spooky decor and inspiration for Halloween makeup ideas!

I browsed Instagram for the most beautiful and spookiest Halloween makeup looks that I could find. There is some amazing inspiration out there, and it just keeps getting better! Are you looking forward to trying some of these looks out?

MALEFICENT MAKEUP

Disney’s Maleficent is going to be a huge Halloween this year, and it looks like an easy look to achieve if you have the right tools and costume pieces. There are a couple versions of this look that will go over fantastic at your Halloween party this year: you can go classic Maleficent with a complete makeup kit from Party City, where they also sell the costume to go with it. They offer a 20% off coupon for orders over $35, which is an added bonus!

Morphe 9A Artistry Palette

If you are going for the Angelina Jolie version of Maleficent like you see in the photo above, you’ll need a makeup palette with several shades of contour colors and red lipstick. I suggest the Morphe 9A Always Golden Artistry Palette due to the fact that it has a variety of brown shades to create that deep cheekbone and a black shade. Plus, this palette will definitely not go to waste–those colors are very wearable for everyday looks.

ColourPop Evil Queen Lipstick

Now for that vixen red lip color! If you prefer liquid lipstick, I love the Jeffree Star Redrum Velour Liquid Lipstick, also available at Morphe. If a traditional tube of lipstick is up your alley, ColourPop released a lipstick, Evil Queen, as part of their Villians collection with Disney. What a perfect match!

You can watch the video tutorial on how @dressyourface did this Maleficent look right here!

Pennywise The Clown Makeup

Another popular Halloween look making the rounds on Instagram this month is Pennywise, the evil and horrifying clown from the movie IT. In fact, the look was being worn well before Halloween–some theaters banned costumes and clown makeup back in early September when the movie released. Since nobody is banning Halloween, we are free to let our Pennywise flags fly!

I am loving the more feminine take on the clown character’s makeup, and it seems a bit less scary if young kids are around. To get this look, you only need a few things: white clown makeup base, red lipstick or theatrical makeup crayon and black eyeshadow/mascara/eyeliner. Luckily, the Spirit Halloween Store sells complete Pennywise makeup kits, and they include adhesive parts to make it easy for the non-artsy people out there. The “I Love Derry” balloons not included!

Need a costume? This Pennywise women’s costume from Party City is by far the best one I’ve seen if you are going for a pretty evil clown look…if that’s even possible!

Harley Quinn Makeup

Our favorite female Suicide Squad vigilante, Harley Quinn, will make it back to the big screen come February 2020, and I am more than excited about it! It seems like I am not the only one that is excited. There are many interpretations of this character’s look, but I think the simpler, the better. There’s not much to it!

The artist that created the look in the photo above used the Morphe 35B Eyeshadow Palette, which is not apparently available in the US, and plus, do you really need a giant eyeshadow palette? Luckily, Morphe sells eyeshadow single pans for $2.50 each! You can choose Morphe’s Aquatic Earth eyeshadow color for your left eye look, and a stunning hot pink shade like Morphe’s Orchid eyeshadow single.

Take a look at my exact recommendation for red lipstick up where I spoke about the Maleficent makeup. It is definitely the same shade of red! The famous blue and pink Harley Quinn hair might be a little difficult, but thankfully wigs and colored hairspray exist! If you are looking for a less expensive “toss in the trash” wig, the Harley Quinn wig from Party City looks like it will get the job done. If you want to get serious about your Harley hair, then look for a lace front wig. A good synthetic one will set you back $120, but you will definitely stand out as having the best costume at your party!

As for costumes, you have several choices! The Party City choice is a bit sexy for an office or neighbor’s Halloween party, but the Rubie’s version requires your black yoga or stretch pants you already have to pull this top and jacket ensemble together.

Princess Jasmine Makeup

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The makeup look for Disney’s Princess Jasmine can be just about anything because this look is all about the accessories! I particularly like the makeup look shown in the photo above because it uses neutrals that you may already have at home, except some of us may not have a turquoise eyeshadow to use. I think the blue shadow gives the look at a more costumey vibe which is appropriate for Halloween, but I also think you could use alternatives such as blue or gold glitter on the bottom eyelid area. If you are more inclined to head to the drugstore for your Jasmine look, check out NYX Cosmetics Pigment Eyeshadow in Sea Foam, if that color doesn’t scream Princess Jasmine, I don’t know what else does!

As for costumes, the same rule goes for what I mentioned in the section about Harley Quinn–you can go super sexy Jasmine or tone it down for taking the kids trick-or-treating. The hair is very important to make the Jasmine look come alive–if you have naturally black long hair, you are blessed! If not, there are inexpensive wig options that won’t cost you your magic lamp.

As for the beautiful headpiece and jewelry ensemble, there are many gorgeous handmade Princess Jasmine pieces on Etsy right now.

WITCH MAKEUP

Now, for one of my favorites–the witch. This is simply the most fool-proof way to do Halloween and can be as simple as a witch hat and a black sweater. But, if you want to be 100% That Witch, then you will need some inspiration. I fell in love with this look in the photo above due to the neon green eyeshadow that stood out among 100 other photos on the same page. This eyeshadow look takes some major blending skill, but if you want to go simple, you can use the eyeshadow in the inner corner of your eyes or as a single color on the bottom lid. Now, keep in mind that the artist used a $60 palette for the eyeshadow look. You can find a similar neon palette on Amazon for $14–and it is rated 4.5 stars.

For the witchy symbols, you can use any liquid eyeliner and go wild. Stars, moons, freckles, you can do just about anything that matches your mood. Milk Makeup creates moon and stars stamps if you are in a hurry or don’t feel you have an artistic touch.

No matter what look you choose for Halloween night, make sure you are wearing something reflective if you plan on walking around in the dark seeking treats. I sound like a naggy mom, but it is all about safety first! Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Sheet Mask

Cold weather skincare tips for face and body

We’ve managed to creep right into fall right after summer kissed us goodbye a few weeks ago. All I can think about is how much sun damage I’ve incurred during my stay on Maui, where it seemed that my sunblock was useless! It’s time to transition into my fall skincare routine, which will focus on heavier moisturizer, fractional laser treatments at home, and a bit of body exfoliation. Oh yes, and don’t forget the sheet masks! I’ll share some of my skincare tips about transitioning your skincare treatments from summer to fall.

Let’s get right to it!

Moisturizer

Key ingredients for hydration

All of those mattifying and oil-controlling products may not need to be the center of your skin’s universe any longer. Once the cooler fall air arrives, the humidity levels drop and your skin becomes drier. Those gel and water-based moisturizers that you loved all summer are probably not going to offer enough moisture to keep your skin supple.

According to Dermstore.com, you should look for moisturizers and serums that contain hyaluronic acid, botanical oils, and ceramides that will help lock in moisture and create a protective barrier.

Your cleanser should not strip the natural oils of your skin. Your mild daily cleanser option should be good enough to remove your makeup gently and exfoliate using a natural exfoliant (no granules!) with moisturizing properties.

As for treatment masks, fall is the perfect time to stock up on those! The main ingredient in your mask should be hyaluronic acid, which works to bind more water molecules to help restore moisture to the skin.

Let’s dive deeper into some products to help you achieve your best skin during the dry seasons ahead!

Tria Priming Cleanser

Daytime Regimen

CLEANSING: If you use a foaming cleanser in the morning, you may be using something that strips the beautiful natural oils of your face. There are a few important things you need to know about cleansing in general: 10 seconds of scrubbing isn’t going to do you any good. Massage your cleanser into your face for at least 60 seconds. This gives the product a chance to work and helps soften the skin. My favorite gel cleanser for morning and night is the Tria Priming Cleanser, which is designed to retain your skin’s moisture while preparing it for laser or makeup application. It contains willow bark extract which is a gentle, natural exfoliant–and it will help combat dryness.

TONER/SERUM: Remember I mentioned ceramides? You will definitely want a piece of this action when you read more about it. Ceramides work as a natural skin barrier that protects you against environmental aggressors while helping you retain moisture. It sounds like a dream ingredient, right? The amazing serum toner DR. JART+ Ceramidin Liquid contains a 5-Cera Complex to keep your skin plump with moisture. With all the rave reviews about it on Sephora’s website, this looks like the perfect product to prepare your skin for your daytime moisturizer.

MOISTURIZER: You will need to keep up with your sun exposure protection during fall and winter, so invest in a product that is going to give you at least SPF 30 broad-spectrum protection. The Murad Perfecting Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 / PA +++ is a good example of a day cream that will take care of sun exposure as well as providing anti-aging benefits with pomegranate and grape seed extracts.

If you would rather save some time applying your products in the AM, you will love a good tinted moisturizer. You’ll combat redness and discoloration while improving your skin at the same time with BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30. During clinical studies, this cream improved hydration 215% after just one week of use!

EYE CREAM: Don’t you dare forget eye cream! The cooler weather also drains the moisture from the skin around your eyes, so be sure to apply the Tria Nourishing Eye Renewal Cream to prepare for makeup application and to hydrate the eye area. Also, it’s the BEST cream to use post-Eye Wrinkle Laser treatment–so soothing.

SmoothBeauty Lasers

Nighttime Regimen

If you read my previous blog post The Perfect Night Skincare Routine, you will know how important the nighttime regimen is.

CLEANSING: You will want to stick to your daytime cleanser and keep the suds gentle. You can use the Tria Priming Cleanser as a one-step cleanser to remove everything, including makeup. If you wear very heavy makeup, I swear by the Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm to get rid of long-wear foundations and concealers. You would use this balm first, then cleanse with your regular cleanser.

TREATMENT: If you’re over 30, it’s time to start stimulating your collagen production (it starts declining at age 25!) with the SmoothBeauty Anti-Aging Laser and the Eye Wrinkle Laser. You will need to commit to the face laser 5 nights per week, and the Eye Wrinkle Laser daily in order to see maximum results. It is like having office treatments done in your own home at just a fraction of the cost. These lasers are key to restoring a brighter complexion while reducing lines and wrinkles.

MOISTURIZER: You may notice slightly more dryness when using a laser, so you will need to amp up your moisture at night. The Super C Brightening Moisturizer is specially developed with a unique oil-based form of Vitamin C and Hexylresorcinol to brighten and absorb. It also contains hyaluronic acid, that magic ingredient that helps your skin cling to moisture! If the moisturizer isn’t enough to combat your drier skin at night, you can opt to use a toner or serum-containing ceramides (like I mentioned in the “daytime” section) prior to your moisturizer.

REN AHA Renewal Serum

Don’t Forget the Rest of Your Body!

Make sure to carry your toners, serums, and moisturizers down to the neck area and décolleté, especially after all of the summer sun exposure to your chest area. Make sure to get that SPF on the neck and chest during the day, you don’t want to cause any further sun damage! I personally carry my foundation down to the neck and chest to even the skin tone to match my face.

Your body needs exfoliation all year round, but now that we’re heading into drier months, the body needs more care than usual. There are a couple products that I love to use to buff away dead skin cells. For hardcore buffing, the Baiden Mitten has been a staple in my body care routine for years–the dead skin literally rolls off in the shower! Made from natural fibers, the mitten is a great maintenance tool that you would use 2-3 times per month to maintain your glow. For daily body care, I love the REN AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum that contains lactic acid and xylitol which draws water molecules from within the skin to the surface for extra hydration.

You should definitely take the time to pay attention to your body, although you may not be showing much of it in the cold weather!

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NYFW Spring Summer 2020 Beauty Trends

Best makeup, hair and nail looks from NYFW 2020

It felt like summer was starting all over again when I browsed the runway looks from the recent NYFW 2020 shows. The bright blush, the citrine-hued nails, and the slicked back hairstyles looked like something ripped straight out of the 80s and early 90s Vogue magazines. Let’s take a look at my favorite wearable picks from backstage and on the NYFW 2020 Spring/Summer runway.

Fall-Inspired Smokey Eyes

Marc Jacobs Smokey Eye NYFW 2020
Model: @scarlettcostello | Photo credit: @taylorjewell

I’m just going to dive into what my favorite look is out of the entire thing. I am such a fan of the smokey eye look but especially excited about the colors used on one of the models at the Marc Jacobs runway show. Each model was given their own unique makeup look, but this look above is what really caught my attention. Makeup looks were directed by none other than the legendary Pat McGrath, who had created 60 different makeup looks for the show, while hairstylist Guido Palau had just as tough of a job coming up with just as many hairstyles.

This wearable eye makeup look was created using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-conic Multi-Finish Eye Palette in Glambition, which is going on my holiday wishlist right now!

Ashley Graham at NYFW 2020
Photo Credit: STEPHEN LOVEKIN/SHUTTERSTOCK

During the Tommy x Zendaya Fall 2019 runway show, (yes, fall!) another sighting of beautiful warm bronze colors was worn by models such as Ashely Graham. This show was the most talked-about runway of the season–it took place at the Apollo Theater! Celeb makeup artist Sir John for Lancome created a “Daytime Disco” look inspired by Bianca Jagger and Jerry Hall.

You can start wearing this look now! Here’s how to create the eye and lip look, according to Makeup.com:

Create a Smoky Eye

Trace along your waterline and top lash line with Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof in Noir and smudge Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof in Chocolat across the lower lash line. Define the crease and outer corners of the eyes with Lancôme Color Design Mono Eye Shadow in Henna and Embers. From the Lancôme Hypnôse Palette in Bois Corail, use the antique gold shade to light up the center of the lid.

Create Full Lashes and Strong Brows

Apply a coat of Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in Black to your lashes. Fill in and strengthen your arches with Lancôme Brow Define Pencil.

Create the Perfect Lips for Fall

Using Lancôme Le Stylo Waterproof Long Lasting Eyeliner in Cafe Noir for depth, fill in your lips and layer Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream Lipstick in Queen Ruby on top for richness.

Brandon Maxwell 2020 Runway Makeup
Photo Credit: Getty Images

Yes, faux freckles were a thing on the runway this season. Remember when this fad went big on social media earlier this year? It made its way to fashion week–but is this look for everyone? Not particularly. As someone who has struggled to fade their own freckles for decades, I don’t have any interest in drawing them back on! But, the people that can pull it off really look good as you can see in the example above from Brandon Maxwell’s 2020 runway show.

Using MAC’s Spellbinder eye shadow, which has a gunmetal metallic finish, makeup artist Tom Pecheaux created this look which is easy to achieve. Keeping brows natural a full, the eyeshadow is applied to the lid only with a few coats of mascara. A glossy nude lip and neutral blush keep the eyes at the center of attention.

Statement Lips

Photo Credit: SOPHIE SAHARA/WWD

Beautiful simplicity is my idea of spring and summer makeup. Keeping the skin gorgeous and dewy while maintaining a healthy brow are the staple components of 2020’s beauty style. It’s going to be an iconic year, so why not wear an iconic red lip? The statement lip is going to be huge come next year.

Models’ skin at Prabal Gurung’s runway show was prepped with Whal Myung Korean skincare, and each model wore either a glossy lip balm, a black glossy lip, a red lip or a deep burgundy shade. The inspiration was “etherial girls with a feminine touch,” according to MAC artist Lousie Zizzo.

Statement Blush

Tadashi Shoji NYFW 2020
Photo Credit: WWD.com

As a forever fan of a liquid cat eye, I was thrilled to see that the cat-eye look isn’t dying out anytime soon. At Tadashi Shoji’s NYFW 2020 runway show, the look was inspired by lighter take on Harajuku girls’ style with a pop of yellow eyeliner on top of a blunt-edged black winged liner. A wash of bright pink blush was placed on the cheekbone with an upwards angle that lands near the corner of the outer eye edge. Lips were dabbed with sheer pops of glossy color.

The nail art was a standout for me. I loved the wavy lines pattern and red tips on the nails for this look.

Speaking of nails…

Nail Looks for 2020

Charme Nails from Jinsoon
Citrine Nails: JINSOON

Remember the lime green nail trend that happened this summer? The citrine nail trend for spring/summer 2020 is a refreshing and a bit more sophisticated take on that trend. Jin Soon Choi used the color Charme from her JINSOON nail color line at 3.1 Phillip Lim to create this beautiful look on the models’ nails.

French manicure from Essie
Photo Credit: ESSIE

The white-tipped French manicure is back, and it’s not just for weddings anymore! Manicurist Betina Goldstein created these elegantly simple French tipped nails for KHAITE by using @essie sheer nude polish in Mademoiselle and lined the tips in Blanc, also from Essie.

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If I could get married all over again, I would be sporting these pearl-tipped French manicured nails down the aisle. For Alice + Olivia’s runway show, KISS Lead Nail Artist Gina Edwards applied tiny pearls from the brand’s Nail Art Kit. Edwards applied these pearls to a set of KISS press-on nails, which I have been a fan of for a few years.

Slick Hair

Prabal Gurung Slick Hair
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Slick and sleek wet-looking hair is still a style that is going strong since the world fell in love with Kim Kardashian-West’s Met Gala look back in May. YouTuber Lana Summer makes the wet hairstyle technique look easy using a wig and some mousse! Above, you see a very wet hair look at Prabal Gurung, which can be achieved by using mousse with a shine serum applied on top for an extra slick look.

Tory Burch NYFW 2020 Hair
Photo Credit: KELLY TAUB/WWD

British celebrity hairstylist Guido Palau had a lot of troubles finding those old 1980s hair combs that he used for the Tory Burch runway show. He ended up spray painting the ones that he found to match the solid color combs that my mother wore every day of my childhood.

If the wet look isn’t your thing, you can try putting your hair back with these combs and a little mousse or a light hair gel to keep it all in place. You may have better luck finding these plastic combs at the dollar store than anywhere else unless you have better luck finding them than Guido did!

 

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