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One thing is for certain: When the clock strikes 12, you shouldn’t be worrying about smeared eye makeup, shiny skin, and parched lips. We are going to reveal our best secrets so that you can toast friends (and steal a midnight kiss!) with confidence.
A liquid liner is a great choice for New Year’s because once it’s set, it won’t move—it’s also good for parties because it really accentuates the eye!
Misha suggest starting in the middle of your upper eyelid and sweeping out toward the ends (“Deal with your wings first”). Then you can go in and finish the other half of your eye, staying as close to the lash line as possible.
When it comes to mascara we like a lush formula because it’s gentle and doesn’t clump or flake. Waterproof mascara is probably most appropriate for New Year’s Eve…but be careful because we find that it sometimes makes the lashes brittle, and unless you use an oil-based remover, taking it off can cause breakage.
If you have a little time before the party, use cold chamomile tea bags on dark, puffy eyes. Chamomile is calming and soothes the nerves underneath the eye area. Like all teas, it’s also high in skin-brightening antioxidants. For puffiness, there’s no better cure than cold cucumber slices.
For sweet cheeks we love either a neutral pink or peach. You really can’t go wrong with either. The perfect flush color but goes into the skin looking like it belongs to you.
For a perfect pout on NYE, we suggest a stain. Whether used alone or underneath lipstick, gloss, or balm, a stain will ensure your pout is never caught naked.
For something that’s casual, but still chic, try Zoe Saldana’s loose, braided ponytail. Leave a few face-framing pieces out in front, then braid each side back. Secure in the middle at the nape, wrapping a section of hair around the hair elastic to dress it up. For a nice finishing touch, weave a few strands from the front into the braids in the back.
Couture always means fanciful and fantasy. Pat McGrath and Tom Pecheux are two of the most influential and talented makeup artists when it comes to fashion shows of any kind. They inspire the masses with their creativity and eye for Uncommon Beauty. For some of the couture shows-McGrath outlined the models’ eyes with iridescent sequins, acid-bright bits of paper, metallic fabric and vivid feathers. At Jean Paul Gaultier, Tom Pecheux gilded a model’s arms and legs to match her golden dress and painted another’s chest with a faux tattoo of flowers that could be glimpsed through her sheer net shirt. “It’s interesting,” says Pecheux, “when makeup becomes clothes and clothes become makeup.”
For hairstylists too, haute couture often translates into greater flights of fancy. “You don’t have to think trends,” says Orlando Pita, whose chignons at Valentino seemed to bloom from the base of the models’ heads. “There’s an opportunity to create something more intricate.” At Dior, he designed a “frizzy flying saucer” look inspired by Klimt, while at Armani Privé, Hanlon embellished coifs with shards of black Lucite.
Extreme as these looks might seem, Pecheux believes that elements of couture beauty are transposable to daily life. For a past couture show, he used bindis around the eye “like a fashion accessory,” he says. After that, “I saw a lot of young women playing with the idea.”
McGrath notes that fashion-obsessed clubgoers will sometimes mimic couture looks. “It can create an interesting cycle,” she says, “because many designers frequent these same clubs and will see the kids and find inspiration in their interpretations.
“The genius thing about couture is the surprise,” McGrath adds. “There are no limits, which means it is always magical.”
We Aspire to Inspire at Holiday Salon. Last weekend, we held an art show showcasing work from Jeff Peters. Art in every way inspires us to learn and share different techniques on how to wear our hair, how to style your hair and how to keep our faces and strands coordinating. We want to know what inspires you? For us, it can be anything from nature to music, architecture, literature, good wine, stimulating conversation, film… We hope you continue to be inspired within the confines of Holiday Salon. We are inspired by you.