Monday, September 22, 2014


Metropolitan West, West 46th Street, NYC

A new venue-was a totally suitable and spacious two level locale for the Style 360 Lounge---that hosts a bunch of products and sponsors several fashion designers- every 6 months during NY Fashion week.

Lead Creatives-James Vincent @jvincentmakeup (left), Orlando Santiago @mr_orlandosantiago (right)
MEHRON Makeup ably translated its potent professionally geared (theater, movie, special effects)- makeup---for the consumer market---and was the go-to brand for three fashion events that we attended: FTL Moda (bridal gowns by Jamie Elyse included), Want My Look (by Lilly Ghalichi of reality tv show Shahs of Sunset), and the Elle Runway Collection by Kohls.

FTL MODA (Made in Italy)…went for a a strong lip-eye…with fresh flushed  cheeks for a striking look that balanced a made up look with natural glowing skin.

BOLD LIPS-L.I.P. Color Creme in Valentine ($7.95), Cheeks got a natural color via L.I. P. Color Creme Palette ($43.95) to create a peachy dewey cheek
E.Y.E. Powder in Natural Wheat with Coco and Fawn in the Crease and Espresso in the corner crease and as drop shadow.

for an 'everyday look" this brown tinged smokey eye---and clear pinky lip gloss great way to have all day glam…without too much maintenance that a red lip would require, imo... a 'face' that is right whether casual or fancier evening outs...
EYES: E.Y.E. Powder in Natural Wheat with Coco and Fawn in the Crease and Espresso in the corner crease and as drop shadow.
False eyelashes---up top added drama
warm and cool tones -all get a perfect match…mix with moisturizer for less coverage… apply with sponge  for build able coverage

FACE: Celebre Pro HD Make-up and Celebre Pro HD Loose Mineral Finishing Powder for a matte look with a flattering light reflecting finish---not a mask.

serious brush holder...

glued on---but re-usable
STATIC NAILS almond shaped…youthful and lengthening-very flattering
fun nails...

ALCONE supplied the over makeup staples-Embryolisse®

Jao Hand Refresher-germs be gone

WHAT ELSE: NOT YOUR MOTHER'S HAIRCARE (name kinda like the jeans)...
for this show----the hair was up as a bridal hairpiece was perched on top.

hair blow dry smooth- loose curls via a barrel -then pinned into a back twist-with a side part opposite the side the hairpiece went

hair piece----right off center ---required a lot of bobby pins for secure hold 

BACKSTAGE STAPLE-a sewing machine and someone who knows how to use it

Between shows -we got the scoop on Mehron…and its best-selling color palettes-offered in rich highly pigmented shades----and long lasting.
Stephanie F. Koutikas-Marketing Director-MEHRON…shows the options

beautifully packaged too-eye color powder palettes ---in vivid tones including yellow and orange.

cooler tones…flatter all eye colors


CELEBRE PRO HD CREAM CONTOUR & HIGHLIGHT  12 SHADE Palette ($79.95) is for all skin tones

Mehron Brush Cleaner and makeup tools-including the ergo shaped face smoothies foundation sponge

highly pigmented METALLIC POWDERS in shimmery gem/metallic/ birthstone tones---can be applied wet or dry-mixed with serums, moisturizer, water ---whatever---depending on the look. ($9.95)

touch-ups for attendees...
new-SKIN Prep-for longer lasting makeup-pre-primer or instead of-fragrance free too. $13.95
Exotic Mediterranean look-strong eyes/brows with glossy lips---this is a look that is very wearable off the runway too.
Santiago---mixed up peach-pink cheek colors and pointed out that depending on skin tones-one or the other will pop…darker tones benefit from a pink (cooler)

Cheeks: L.I.P. Color Creme palette to create a warm peachy dewey cheek
Strong brows-frame the eyes (and the face) via pencil

skin was glowing-natural finish...

bit of flick up-cats' eye finish…brows were groomed-pencil used


sexy waves---on the long tresses…blow dry with large barrel brush for lift….

then long ringlets with curling iron---pinned up -sprayed (and sprayed0…then brushed out….

nails---almond shaped---glued on...reusable too STATIC NAILS

ELLE RUNWAY COLLECTION BY KOHL'S ---was a great collection-we don't have a that store in Manhattan---but what we saw was worth seeking out….

Strong red lip 'anchored a cats-eye classic makeup look.
LIPS: L.I.P. Color Cream in Valentine with Glosstone for shine ($7.95 each)

EYES: E.Y.E. Powder in Natural Wheat in the crease-black liner---cat's eye upper  lid-flick up the outer edge

brows-groomed-with pencil adding some color
mascara applied with a bent brush-that grabs every lash
Embryolisse-products are backstage staples…and affordable too…just a bit above mass merch  $
hair…shiny---blow dry straight----then pinned into a noun at the base of the skull with the ends left loose

the makeup look with and without the red lip color and powder applied…they look great whatever-that is why they are models!