I recently started getting Calgel manicures—they are great because they last for three weeks (I am notorious for chipping my polish the day I get my nails painted). They also have become a great accessory to my outfits. My favorite is the ombré (fade) and the half moons with a line of glitter underneath. Calgel also has all sorts of decals, rhinestones and themes (my last technician had Chanel logos on all her nails!). Time to get really creative with your manicure.
(post by Alison Lewis)
Our resident beauty and style gurus reveal how to get the look from our J.Crew fall ’11 press presentation.
“We wanted the girls to look fresh, clean and dewy…The skin was left almost bare with just a slick of polish on the cheekbones, the bow of the lip and the eyelids. For a soft flush of color; the lips were matted out with foundation first and then with a pop of pink or melon just at the center parting of the lips. The brow’s were filled in and brushed up for a totally natural look with the eyelids left almost totally clean…a warm shadow for definition and just a curl of the eyelashes with one coat of mascara.”
Give hair a fluffy dry texture with a slight bump at the crown, then gather hair into a ponytail keeping hair loose over ears for a pretty profile. The finishing touch on each girl’s ponytail was a J.Crew tortoise barrette!
Face: Laura Mercier Primer & MAC Strobe Cream.
Cheeks: Stila Convertible Color in Gerbera & Petunia for cheeks.
Eyes: Laura Mercier Rose Gold Metallic Creme and a slick of Vaseline with Mabelline Great Lash Mascara.
Lips: MAC Lip Erase, MAC PRO OJ & Genuine Orange lip pencil or Make-up Forever 18C lip pencil.
(post by Sarah Belhumeur and Gayle)