BEAUTY NOTES: GET THE LOOK FROM OUR S/S 2015 SHOW

A bright lip. A bold brow. A messy bun. The beauty look from our spring/summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week combined so many of our favorite things. Here’s how to do it yourself. Read more here.

BEAUTY NOTES: GET THE LOOK FROM OUR S/S 2015 SHOW
A bright lip. A bold brow. A messy bun. The beauty look from our spring/summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week combined so many of our favorite things. Here’s how to do it yourself. Read more here. BEAUTY NOTES: GET THE LOOK FROM OUR S/S 2015 SHOW
A bright lip. A bold brow. A messy bun. The beauty look from our spring/summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week combined so many of our favorite things. Here’s how to do it yourself. Read more here.
BEAUTY NOTES: GET THE LOOK FROM OUR S/S 2015 SHOW
A bright lip. A bold brow. A messy bun. The beauty look from our spring/summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week combined so many of our favorite things. Here’s how to do it yourself. Read more here. BEAUTY NOTES: GET THE LOOK FROM OUR S/S 2015 SHOW
A bright lip. A bold brow. A messy bun. The beauty look from our spring/summer 2015 presentation at New York Fashion Week combined so many of our favorite things. Here’s how to do it yourself. Read more here.

Beauty Notes: Our Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation

we couldn’t wait to try the slicked-back hair and poppy lips sported by the models at our fall/winter 2014 presentation during New York Fashion Week. here’s how to get the look right now…
1. Prime skin by mixing Laura Mercier Foundation Primer with moisturizer and applying evenly over the entire face.
2. Touch up with concealer where needed for a flawless, smooth finish.
3. Dab RMS Beauty® lip2cheek in Demure lightly on the apple of the cheeks.
4. Apply RMS Beauty Living Luminizer in a C-shape, starting at the temple and working along the cheekbone for extra definition.


1. Prime lids with RMS Beauty Cream Eye Shadow in Magnetic.
2. Apply Nars® Eye Shadow in Goldfinger to the center of the lids at the lash line to create a wet, shiny look.
3. Gently dab Bobbi Brown® Lip Gloss over the entire eyelid.
4. Curl lashes and apply two coats of Nars Volumizing Mascara to the top lashes only. Curl lashes again between applications.
5. Dab RMS Beauty Living Luminizer to the inner corners of the eyes.
6. Fill in brows as needed with a brow pencil to create a full look.
7. Use an eyebrow brush to sweep brows upward and set with clear brow gel.
1. Make sure lips are well moisturized by applying a generous dose of lip balm.
2. Color the entire mouth with Troi Ollivierre Lip Color in No. 3. (Not yet available—but coming very soon!)
3. Apply Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss liberally over the entire mouth for killer shine.
4. Finish with a dab of RMS Beauty Living Luminizer at the bow of the lip.
1. Blow-dry hair as straight as possible. Use a flatiron to create a pin-straight effect.
2. Starting at the outer edge of the eye, make a deep side part.
3. Apply hair gel liberally in the front and on the side but not in the back.
4. Smooth hair tight across the forehead and tuck firmly behind the ears. (You’ll notice our makeup artist prefers a toothbrush to make sure it’s just perfect.)
5. Apply Lavett&Chin® No. 2 Pomade liberally in the front and on the side to add high shine.
Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To shop some of our favorite beauty products, click here. To see more from our New York Fashion Week presentation, click here.

Beauty Notes: A Hot Cocoa Scrub

california-based beauty wiz Sara Happ is no stranger to whipping up a homemade recipe in her kitchen, so we asked her to tell us a bit about how she got her start—and share a winter-ready DIY scrub recipe she created just for us.
What inspired you to start your own line?
My love of all things lip, plus the fact that certain products simply didn’t exist. In 2005, lip exfoliation was a hole in the market that I got to fill with the Lip Scrub. For the Lip Slip, I set out to create the glossiest, most hydrating balm conceivable and didn’t quit until it was perfect.

Do you have any good beauty tips?
Exfoliate and hydrate, from your scalp to your toes. That’s the foundation of lasting beauty. Once your skin is prepped and nourished, you have the ideal canvas. It’s so simple but crazy effective.
Tell us about this hot cocoa foot scrub…
It’s both cozy and invigorating. The organic cocoa smells delicious and is an antioxidant. Grape-seed oil is a skin superhero in my book; it’s really gentle and hydrating. The sugar is exfoliating and the oils are both calming and rejuvenating. It’s a spa night at home that’s best served up with a cup of the real thing!
To shop The Lip Slip® by Sara Happ, click here.

To see more of our beauty tips, click here.

Beauty Notes: Urban Heidi

we think these messy braids from our Collection photo shoot might just be our new go-to hairstyle (dubbed the “urban Heidi” by our stylist Gayle). the best part? it takes less than five minutes to do. here’s how to get the look.
1. Brush out hair using a bristle brush, then spray with Lavett&Chin® original sea/salt texturizing mist to add texture and grip.

2. Create an off-center part with your fingers (this is a messy style so it doesn’t have to be perfect).

3. Separate the front midsection of hair and pull it back, loosely twisting the ends. Push section forward to create height and secure in place with bobby pins.

4. Separate the remaining hair into two sections and loosely braid each, leaving about an inch of hair at the ends.

5. Secure braids with elastic bands and wrap a section of the loose ends around each band, then tuck them underneath the bands.

6. Pull out a few strands from each of the braids for an undone look, then spray lightly with L’Oréal Paris Elnett satin hairspray to hold in place.
To see more of our beauty how-to’s click here and here. Shop our women’s collection, and pick up our Lavett&Chin original sea/salt texturizing mist here.

The Close-up: Beauty Notes
sporting fresh faces and tousled locks, the models at our spring/summer 2014 presentation were the epitome of easy everyday beauty. sure, you may have to wait a little to get your hands on the clothes, but you can try this hair-and-makeup look right now. here’s how…
The Face: Minimal Yet Dewy
1. Prime skin by mixing half Laura Mercier Radiance Primer and half Laura Mercier Oil-Free Foundation Primer with moisturizer and applying evenly over the entire face.
2. Touch up with concealer where needed for a flawless, smooth finish.
3. Apply Stila Convertible Color to the hollow of the cheeks and slightly lower to accentuate the cheekbones.
4. Brush on rms beauty™ Living Luminizer in a C-shape, starting at the temple and working along the cheekbone for extra definition.
The Eye: Subtle Shimmer
1. Lightly apply Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Luminous Eyeshadow in #89 Vision to the crease of the eyelids.
2. Brush rms beauty™ Living Luminizer liberally on the inner corner of each eye. Continue brushing along the top and bottom lid toward the center of the eye.
3. Curl lashes and apply two coats of mascara to the top lashes only. Curl lashes again between applications.
4. Brush brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel for a full look.
The Lip: Pink Pastel
1. Make sure lips are well moisturized by applying lip balm (we’re partial to Eucerin Aquaphor Lip Repair).
2. Apply rms beauty™ Living Luminizer liberally along the lip’s bow at the center of the mouth.
3. Brush a light coat of Mac Lip Erase in Dim over the entire mouth.
4. Lightly blot Troi Ollivierre Lip Color in #1, starting at the center of the mouth and blending outward with the fingers.
 
The Hair: Easy, Textured Waves
1. Spray hair with Bumble and Bumble Thickening Hairspray and blow-dry straight.
2. Separate hair either into a center part or a deep side part.
3. Use a medium-size curling iron to curl loose waves into the hair, starting below the ears only.
4. Use fingers to soften the curls and create loose pieces, then secure with L’Oréal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray.
5. Use a small amount of Kiehl’s Creme with Silk Groom to smooth hair from the roots to ears.
6. Loosely tuck hair behind both ears for a relaxed, tousled look.
Pinterest fans, be sure to check out our Pinterest page for a how we prepped for our show and some of our favorite looks.

And, as always, be sure to follow us with #jcrewnyfw on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew to see what we’re up to.

For more on our New York Fashion Week presentation, click here.

Hair & Makeup Test
armed with eyelash curlers and palettes of lip and eye color in every shade imaginable, our hair and makeup wizards make sure every hair is in place and our models’ pouts are photo-ready. follow our photo diary in the days leading up to our presentation for a sneak peek at what’s to come…
Photography by Bryan Derballa.

Check back daily for behind-the-scenes glimpses of the action as we get ready for our spring/ summer 2014 presentation during New York Fashion Week on September 10th at Lincoln Center.

Pinterest fans, be sure to check out our Pinterest page, where we’re live pinning the lead-up to the presentation and releasing first looks the day of the show.

And, as always, be sure to follow us with #jcrewnyfw on Instagram and Twitter @jcrew for of-the-moment updates.

Bottled Genius

a few spritzes of Lavett&Chin® Original sea/salt texturizing mist, and
suddenly these ladies in our office have Greek goddess-y, beachy waves—without
a shoreline in sight.
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The Backstory
Hairdresser-turned-stylist Brent Lavett is one half of Lavett&Chin (the other half is his
partner, Nan Chin), and he knows great hair when he sees it. He grew up in Southern
California and began surfing at a young age, so that just-out-of-the-waves hair is
something that has a permanent place in his mind. “I’ve always loved the texture you get
from being in the ocean, so I wanted to bottle that and create something that’s actually
beneficial to the hair and scalp.” Brent produced the first batch of sea-salt texturizing
mist back in 1999 and has reintroduced it just for us, using specially sourced ingredients
like rose flower water, Maris sea salt and algae extract. (It should also be said that Brent
is something of a J.Crew veteran, having worked on our Style Guide shoots for the past
14 years.) And if these gorgeous J.Crew ladies’ goddess-y locks above are any
indication, it’s clear that his motto—“If something is important, do it perfectly”—applies
to this wonder texturizing spray as well.

Photography by Bryan Derballa.

To shop Lavett&Chin Original sea/salt texturizing mist, click here.

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The Close-up: Beauty Notes
the cherry on top of our fall 2013 presentation looks?
the models’ head-turning hair and makeup (that lip!).
here’s how to get the complete look…
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The Face: Fresh and Flawless
1. Prime skin with Laura Mercier Radiance Primer mixed with moisturizer to create a
clean, flawless look.
2. Dab lots of RMS Living Luminizer along the cheekbones for added definition and a
pretty glow.
3. Brush translucent powder over the chin and under the eye as necessary to give skin
a smooth finish.

The Eye: Au Naturel
1. Prime lids with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion.
2. Curl lashes (no mascara is needed for this look) and apply RMS Living
Luminizer generously at the inside corners to open the eye area.
3. Fill in brows with pencil for a full, strong look.
4. Use an eyebrow brush to sweep brows upward, then set with Tweezerman
Brow Mousse.

The Lip: Bright and Bold
1. Make sure lips are well moisturized by applying a generous dose of lip balm (we’re
partial to good ol’ Aquaphor).
2. Color the entire mouth with a Maybelline lip pencil in #50 ‘Red’.
3. Apply Hourglass Icon lipstick in ‘Icon’ liberally over the entire mouth
for killer shine.
4. Finish with a dab of RMS Living Luminizer at the bow of the lip for a perfect pout.

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The Hair: A No-fuss Chignon
1. Spray small sections of hair with texturizing spray (we’re a fan of Bumble and bumble’s), then smooth slightly with a hairdryer and a round brush. 
2. Spray hair with L’Oreal Elnett Strong Hold Hairspray to create even more texture.
3. Create a two-inch part over the center of the left eyebrow.
4. Gather hair back into a ponytail at the center back of the head and secure with an elastic. 5. Twist hair as if into a chignon, leaving some ends free. Secure the messy chignon with
bobby pins.
6. To create volume, use Kiehl’s Silk Groom Serum to smooth and lift a section on the
right side of the head, then secure with a pin.
7. Spray head liberally with L’Oreal Elnett hairspray and use fingers to gently lift out some flyaways from
the top for a casual, messy look.
See more action from our New York Fashion Week presentation here.

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