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Hair Trends from NY Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

By Lindsay Leff


Photos: Jon Gurinsky for Aveda
Braids, 2nd from right; Ponytails, 1st from left; Curls & Waves, 2nd from left

Fashion Week is NOT only about the cocktail dresses, A-line skirts, sheer blouses, and long, flowing dresses. Of course, we can’t wait to get our fashion-hungry hands on the must-have shoes, it bags, and hottest looks that came down the runway. But Fashion Week is also about the beauty trends we were dying to try the second we left the Lincoln Center tents. What we’ve been going crazy over since NY Fashion Week? The hair! Styled in grungy waves, pulled back into tight chignons, triple-braided, and pin-straight. Which trends transported us to hair heaven?

The hottest hair trends & hairstyles we’ll be sporting this fall . . .

Hairstyle Trend: Undone Curls & Waves
On the Runways Of: Chris Benz, Prabal Gurung, Rebecca Minkoff, Vena Cava, Christian Siriano, Rebecca Taylor
Unlike waves and curls from seasons past, this season’s hair look was all about undone, loose, tousled waves, floating somewhere between romantic and morning-after. While many of the waves were made with small curling irons, then brushed out for an undone, casual effect, others were created by braiding sections of hair and adding heat with either a flat iron or blow dryer. The more imperfect the waves, the truer you’ll be to this hair trend. Our favorite part—the DIY factor makes the look easy as can be.
Hair Care Products for the Undone Curls & Waves Trend:
Ouidad PlayCurl Volumizing Foam, $22
Fekkai Coiff Océanique Tousled Wave Spray, $24
Ted Gibson Fix It Styling Gel, $19.99

Hairstyle Trend: Textured Ponytails
On the runways Of: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Fashion Show, Tibi, ADAM, Joy Cioci, Kate Spade, Rodarte
Plain ponytails? So last season! Think volume and texture vamped up to the fullest. The ponytail hair trend was windswept and natural at Rodarte; low-slung, grungy-girl at Tibi; and ’60s mod elegance with side ponytails at Kate Spade. No matter the inspiration, the key to the ponytail look here is texture, texture, texture! Add waves or curls, blend in thin braids and twists, or scrunch in texturizing spray to bring the ponytail trend up to date.
Hair Care Products for the Textured Ponytail Trend:
Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray, $26
René Furterer Vegetal Mousse, $23
Rsession Tools Pin-Up Girl Hair Styling Kit, $24.99

Hairstyle Trend: Defined Parts
Seen on the Runways Of: Lela Rose, Nicole Miller, Sachin + Babi, Tadashi Shoji, Timo Weiland, Proenza Schouler, Marc by Marc Jacobs
Deliberate, severe parts were key in the hairstyles seen on the runways for fall. Whether parted in the middle at Nicole Miller and Proenza Schouler, or deep down the side like the models at Timo Weiland and Tadashi Shoji, the parts were clearly defined and polished. Behind the scenes pro tip—use a rattail comb for foolproof hair parting.
Hair Care Products for the Defined Part Trend:
Catwalk by Tigi Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray, $19.97
Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Cushioning Blow-Dry Gel, $15.29
Rsession Tools Runway Series Pin Point Straightening Iron, $79.99

Hairstyle Trend: Braids with a Twist
Seen on the Runways Of: Herchcovitch; Alexandre, Mara Hoffman, Erin Fetherston,
Jason Wu
We’ve seen French braids, fishtail braids, and loose side braids. We’re always up for a braid trend, and for fall, braids took a change for the interesting. And we LOVED every twist and turn. Tousled, relaxed braids dressed with turbans at Mara Hoffman evoked a warrior goddess feel. Six-stranded brands that required not 1 set of hands but 2 or even 3 represented creativity-gone-genius at Herchcovitch; Alexandre. Backstage tip—day-old hair works best to create these classic braids gone 21st century. Princess Leia would be jealous.
Hair Care Products for Braids with a Twist Trend:
Bumble and Bumble Grooming Creme, $26
Redken Forceful 23 Super Strength Finishing Spray, $18

Hairstyle Trend: Dramatic Volume
Seen on the Runways Of: Bibhu Mohapatra, Cynthia Rowley, Marchesa, Vivienne Tam, L.A.M.B.
One our favorite hair trends making an entrance on red carpets and fall runways alike is dramatic height. Whether pulled into a tight, messy bird’s-nest bun à la Vivienne Tam or gathered into sky-high pompadours at Bibhu Mohapatra, the key to making these hair looks modern is the bigger-is-better attitude.
Hair Care Products for the Dramatic Volume Trend:
L’Oreal Professionnel Infinium 3, $24
Fekkai Coiff Bouffant Lifting & Texturizing Spray Gel, $24

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The Hottest Makeup Looks from NY Fashion Week Fall 2011

By Lindsay Leff


Another NY Fashion Week has come and gone in a whirlwind of hot makeup trends: dramatic cat-eyes, daring lips, rosy cheeks, and dewy skin, leaving us in a state of beauty overload but still craving more! While we saw some tried-and-true makeup looks, a fresh bunch of makeup trends won over our hearts—and they will be gracing your faces next fall.

Makeup artists drew inspiration from past decades (the ’60s and ’70s are back in a big way!), sexy supermodels like Jerry Hall and movie characters like Faye Dunaway in Bonnie & Clyde, and even nature! But how do makeup artists turn their inspiration into hot makeup trends that land a spot in your beauty routine rotation?

Here, the industry’s best makeup artists, the beauty trends they’re setting, and the makeup products they used on the models before they sashayed down the runways. Stay ahead of the makeup trend game with our favorite looks for fall from NY Fashion Week. Then, whip out those makeup brushes and start practicing!

Pucker-Up Makeup Trend: Bold & Bright Lips
Vamp up your glam factor with the latest lipstick trend. Shades of burgundy, crimson, and red lipsticks were painted on the lips of models at Custo Barcelona, Lela Rose, Luca Luca, and Rebecca Taylor.

Why We Love the Bold-Lip Makeup Trend
Whether you don your favorite LBD or your everyday jeans and a tee, a bold lip is like the perfect accessory—it can make your fashion look. And the right shade of lipstick can make you feel like a million bucks but cost less than $20! Stuck in a fashion rut? Swipe on a layer of one of these lipstick must-haves and you’re ready to rock!

Bold Lipsticks Straight from the Runway
• Maybelline Color Sensational Lipcolor in Ruby Star, $7.49
• Stila Long Wear Lip Color in Daring, $20
• Revlon Matte Lipstick in Really Red, $7.99
• MAC Cosmetics LipMix in Burgundy, $14.50

Flawless Skin Goes Angelic for Fall’s Beauty Look
Fresh-faced, flawless skin is no stranger to the beauty-trend scene, but for fall 2011 makeup trends, the look was given a dose of angelic, doe-eyed glow. Seen at the shows of Max Azria, Joy Cioci, ADAM, Elise Overland, and Tadashi Shoji, we had to know the secret behind getting this look and doing it at home.

Backstage Tips on Creating the Angelic, Flawless Skin Look
Sometimes the simplest looks are the hardest to master. The key to the flawless, angelic skin trend is the perfect foundation. Test shades on your jawline (not wrists or hands) and always look at yourself in natural light before you buy. Foundation that looks like a mask is NOT sexy. The finishing touch for this makeup trend is a is a luminizer—a powder, spray, or even foundation with a bit of shimmer that gives your flawless skin its glow. Your friends won’t be anything but jealous of your restful look, even if you really are lacking those zzz’s.

Luminizers from the Runway for Angelic, Flawless Skin
• Maybelline Fit Me! Foundation, $6.99
• MAC Cosmetics Powder Blush in Blushbaby, $19.50
• Napoleon Light Patrol Luminizer Palette in Silver, $60

Bold Brows Will Be the Trendy Look Next Fall
Bold brows were front and center this season, as they framed the faces of runway models at the Mara Hoffman, Isaac Mizrahi, Timo Weiland, Tibi, and Christian Cota shows.

Why We Love the Bold Brow Trend
Last spring, brows were invisible, hidden by makeup artists with concealer. At NY Fashion Week, fall 2011 makeup looks were minimal to allow full, filled-in brows to make a comeback. So channel stunners like Brooke Shields, Camilla Belle, and Jennifer Connelly with the bold eyebrow trend, but keep the rest of your features bare. That leaves you time to shop for fall winter fashion trends for 2011.

Bold Brow Products Straight from the Runway
• Make Up for Ever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector, $19
• MAC Cosmetics Impeccable Brow Pencil in Taupe, $15
• Napoleon Eye Pencil in Brown Sugar, $18
• Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow in Birch, $20
• Le Metier de Beauté Brow Bound Eyebrow Pencil, $36

Smokey Eye Trend Goes Technicolor
The always-on-trend smokey eye look had us mesmerized as models came down the runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim, Sophie Theallet, Prabal Gurung, Marchesa, and Chris Benz. One of our favorite makeup looks turned up the color this year!

Backstage Tip for Colorful Smokey Eyes
The smokey-eye trend is one of the best ways to dress up a makeup look and add drama. This season, the makeup trend took a twist with colors like navy, red, emerald, and beige smudged over lids. Blends of cream shadows were used to create bold color and definition. To keep the eye shadows from creasing, prep eyes with a primer. If those pesky creases still rear their not-so-pretty heads, use your finger to smudge the crease back into the shadow. Luckily, this is one makeup trend that looks best a bit unkempt.

Colorful Smokey-Eye Makeup Products Straight from the Runway
• NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Cleo, $33
• MAC Cosmetics Crème Shadow in Peril (available fall 2011)
• Le Métier de Beauté True Colour Eye Shadow in Peachy Keen, Innocence, or Fire Lily,
$30 each
• Lancôme Color Design Eye Brightening All-in-One 5 Shadow & Liner Palette in Teal Fury or Mauve Cheri, $48 each

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Trish McEvoy: How Do You Want To Dress Your Face?

Interview by Lindsay Leff

Lindsay Leff: How did you become interested in the beauty business?
Trish McEvoy: My grandmother owned a perfumery in Berlin. It was such a fascination for me as a little girl, seeing these women come in looking one way and walking out feeling another. Some didn’t wear makeup, some did. It’s about transformation, looking one way and feeling another.

LL: And the perfume?
Trish McEvoy: The fragrance piece is also such an influence. I can walk into a room and remember the scents of my mother or my grandmother, and it’s just a wonderful memory. Memories are so important.

LL: How did you become a professional makeup artist?
Trish McEvoy: I have always been very good at applying makeup. I taught myself by working behind a makeup counter. I went from that to doing makeup parties and home visits, to photo shoots, to the Academy Awards, and then back to people’s homes, back to makeup parties.

LL: Why start your own line?
Trish McEvoy: I was a makeup artist for 6 years before I started my brand. And I didn’t decide to be a brand, I decided to work for myself. I wanted to give clients these wonderful makeup brushes I developed. I went to an art supply store, got sable and boar brushes, and cut them. I was really looking at which textures worked with which bristles, and I was the first makeup artist in the United States who did this. The only other makeup line with brushes was Shu Uemura in Japan. What’s so wonderful is that we were fulfilling a woman’s needs. Makeup can be so amazing, but it can also be so intimidating. Using the right brushes saves the day—they make everyone able to do great makeup.

LL: What makeup brushes should every woman own?
Trish McEvoy: When choosing brushes, I always ask, “How much time do you have, and how many pieces do you use?” That goes for makeup brushes, that goes for makeup itself. You have to really look at your lifestyle. It really depends on your makeup style and how you want to dress your face.

LL: How did you develop the rest of your cosmetic line?
Trish McEvoy: After the brush line, my husband and I started one of the first mini-spas in New York City—the Dr. Ronald Sherman/Trish McEvoy Skin Care Center. That was truly revolutionary; a doctor in the same practice as a skincare specialist and makeup artist was unheard of. Then there was our fragrance and classic makeup, and last foundations.

LL: When did you start your line?
Trish McEvoy: I started my line when I was 25, and I was married when I was 29. The dermatology influence in the skincare and makeup comes from my husband. We were one of the first lines to truly combine cosmeceutical-range makeup, where you’re adding ingredients that make a difference—peptides in foundation, skin boosters in our treatment foundations. We were one of the first to put sunscreen in our products.

LL: Other innovations?
Trish McEvoy: We were the first to come out with the pocket-sized palettes—about 10 years ago. And we were also one of the first that made them refillable. People want customization, to pick and choose. We’re always thinking into the future. What was, was. But what are we doing today? Today is truly about making it much simpler for the consumer.

LL: Do you have a signature product?
Trish McEvoy: I’m known for brushes, for my makeup planner, my skincare, and fragrances. But it depends on the clients. Some only buy the skincare, some only buy the fragrance, and some only buy the color. We do have cult followings for certain items like our fragrances or planner. We have had a patent on it for 13 years now.

LL: What are your bestsellers?
Trish McEvoy: Our brushes, the Even Skin Beta Hydroxy Pads, the Beauty Booster Serum, the Deluxe Naturally Irresistible Collection Ready-To-Wear Makeup Planner, and the N° 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk and Sexy 9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk fragrances. And seasonally, our holiday collections.

LL: Which products are must-haves?

Trish McEvoy: The collections that we do 2 times a year. They make a difference for that particular season. They are coveted. When they hit the stores, there’s already a waiting list for them. Everything in one set, full directions to follow, and really Trish’s picks.

LL: What’s new for the holidays?
Trish McEvoy: For the holidays, we came out with a fragrance set, rollerball fragrances, a mini-brush set, a compact travel set, and our Mobile Beauty Emergency and Beauty Emergencies Cards.

LL: What are your favorite products?
Trish McEvoy: My Eye Base Essential, my mascaras, the Classic Eye Pencil, Flawless Concealer, my cream foundations, fragrances, and of course, the brushes.

LL: What is the signature Trish McEvoy makeup look?
Trish McEvoy: Natural but enhanced. The more transparent the makeup, the wider range it covers, making it wearable for women.

LL: Who wears Trish McEvoy?
Trish McEvoy: It’s very transgenerational, very transcultural. I pinch myself every day. We were at Selfridges in London recently, and you look at my counter and you’ve got 15-year-olds and you’ve got 50-year-olds. Look at our N° 9 fragrance—there are women in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s who wear it. Most of what we make is totally transgenerational and mood-oriented.

LL: Do you still do makeup for celebrities?
Trish McEvoy: I do more red carpet than photo shoots. I love the diversity of Angelina Jolie, Judi Dench, and Vanessa Redgrave. But my favorite part about being in the makeup industry is doing classes here with women who are mystified by cosmetics. I still do one-on-ones with clients.

LL: If you weren’t doing this, what would you do?
Trish McEvoy: Even If I wasn’t paid, I would still do makeup!

LL: What is your personal makeup look for day? Night?
Trish McEvoy: It’s about dressing your face. For day, go sheerer with lighter, more casual makeup and maybe just a bit of eyeliner. For night, you can be more extreme because the lighting is more forgiving. But I never go out without makeup on.

LL: What is best and worst about makeup?
Trish McEvoy: The best part about makeup is the transformation and how it can make you feel. I don’t think there is a worst part about makeup. I love everything about it!

LL: What are your makeup tips and tricks?
Trish McEvoy: Always brighten your eyes by applying a highlighter on your upper lids. Don’t apply concealer under your eyes, apply it in shadows of the eye, spots that are darker. Always curl your lashes. Blend liner into your lipstick so it’s more natural looking, and always wear a little coverage on your skin.

LL: What’s in your makeup bag?
Trish McEvoy: Elnett, big tooth combs, a 3X and 5X magnified mirror, Stephen Knoll conditioner, Kérastase shampoo, Colgate Wisps, Velcro rollers, and Essie Nail Polish in Mademoiselle.

LL: What should every woman have in her makeup bag?
Trish McEvoy: My Eye Base Essential, eyeliner, crease shadow, brow kit, concealer, bronzer, blush, lip liner, lip color, and mascara.

LL: Describe a typical day.
Trish McEvoy: I am up at 5 a.m., conference calls at around 6:45 a.m., and then my day starts. I make a few phone calls, stop by the skincare center and our stores, visit the distribution center, and maybe do a few interviews. I have early business lunches or eat at my desk. I’ll go to London for a day sometimes, make lab visits, and spend time in the field. But in all honesty, there is no typical day for an entrepreneur.