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NYFW DAY 1 // Backstage with NARS

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NYFW has always pretty intense yet exciting, especially come February with it’s cold, gusty winds. This one was no different. After one giant snow storm, and multiple cancelled flights, I luckily make it back home just in time! Phew! My fashion week days begin early. At 7am I’m already unzipping garment bags, staring at my packages piled high up to my ceilings, and finally taking a peek at my my schedule on my iphone as I’m still waking up. In my mind all I can think about is “coffee, coffee, coffee!” This week I’ve been working with NARS Cosmetics who I just love, in creating my dream makeup looks, along with heading backstage to get in on all the action at their shows. And they were MAJOR shows: Alexander Wang, Creatures of the Wind, and 3.1 Philip Lim! Every girl’s dream NYFW schedule. NARS masters clean skin, and of course the smokey eye and really beautiful dark lip. I swear by their concealer and their new line of Velvet Matte Lip Pencils. I worked with my makeup artist, Niko, to create a rosy, glowing look for day. He’s a genius. We used a shimmering pink eye shadow, a swipe of black KohLiner, and finished it off with an amazing lip gloss in “Istria.” At night, I got a quick touchup backstage at Alexander Wang. A really beautiful matte lip in NARS “Pussy Control.” The name fits this sexy shade that literally stays on all night long. For NYFW Day 1, I looked at my makeup artist in my closet and pulled out this amazing Anna Sui velvet dress with black roses. Immediately, we knew it was THE look. I threw it on over a great pair of leather leggings and boots. In this weather, I can’t go a day without leather leggings. I layer them under just about every dress I own.This was a look of velvet, leather, and studs. It’s old school rock n’ roll with a little bit of goth punk. I love pairing something so dark with such fresh, and pretty pinks in my makeup.

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// Karen Walker sunglasses, Anna Sui dress + cardigan, Kenneth Cole coat, Zadig et Voltaire leather legging + boots, Bally handbag //

HOW I AM TAKING CARE OF MY LIPS

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Lately, I’ve decided it’s about time I start really taking care of my lips. Having supple, luscious lips is the key to any amazing makeup look. Always start with taking care and protecting your skin before applying more makeup. My #1 rule to get rid of dry, chapped lips? Exfoliate, protect, and hydrate. Hydrating meaning always have a moisturizing base before you put on any lipstick. That’s always the hardest when you’re trying to master a really matte lip, my favorite type of look. Bite Beauty released the new Everyday Agave collection. It’s 3 amazing products that now, more than ever, I am using…especially on the airplane. Here are the 3 steps: – Apply the Agave Sugar Lip Scrub: use this daily and right before bed, and you’re lips will be extra soft and smooth. -Leave on the Agave Lip Mask: Leave this on overnight and it helps protect your lips from getting any further damage. -Reapply the Agave Lip Balm: This balm is super rich. I use it so many times a day. It doesn’t give off a crazy shine or greasy residue which makes it perfect under lipsticks.

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CLEAN SKIN + CAT EYE MAKEUP TUTORIAL

When I’m off set, I love to keep my skin looking as fresh as possible. Less is more. How do you wear sublte statement makeup? I say, stick with a statement eye or lip, and keep everything else just glowing and natural. Here I show you my 2 minute cat-eye, with a clean fresh skin. The Lancôme GRANDIÔSE LINER is a lifesaver. It’s one of the best I’ve found as of late. Their foundation stick is also extremely smooth and makes my face feel extra soft. So rare for a foundation that doubles as a really good concealer. Right now, my skin feels better than it has ever been. I’ll share my secrets in my next video.

The Bite Beauty multi-stick in Biscotti is the base to my daily makeup looks. I give my lids, cheeks, and lips one swipe. That’s the pink you see here.

Shop the video:

Urban Decay NAKED bronzer
Lancôme foundation stick
Lancôme GRANDIÔSE LINER
Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes mascara

For a rosy look everywhere else:

Bite Beauty Multi-Stick in Biscotti (lids, cheeks, lip)

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THE QUICK N’ EASY COLLECTION BY CHARLOTTE TILBURY

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I am known for being very last minute with my makeup. I’m always so crunched for time that I’ll have to turn to my friend at a meeting to see whether or not whatever I have on my face is fully blended in correctly. Suddenly, I’m in panic mode. The last thing I want to worry about is if my cheek stain is smeared on an area of my face that’s not my cheek. Although I’ve worked with a ton of makeup artists on plenty of shoots, my skills are still a work in progress. But my goal is to always get that picture perfect look, but in the most natural way possible. I prefer to blend in my makeup with my fingers. The least amount of products, the better. That is why the Quick n’ Easy Collection by Charlotte Tilbury was made for someone like me. The collection as a whole is able to create four time saving transformations. Two glowing looks for day, and two very beautiful looks for night. Each take literally only 5 minutes to apply, and the color combinations so perfectly handpicked so that you don’t have to. I definitely feel a makeup revolution coming on by simplifying our beauty processes, but also making a statement at the same time.

I only want the necessities in my beauty bag. For me, I don’t include makeup brushes in the necessity category. If I can apply it all with my finger, I’m a happy girl on the go. Here is my reliable day look from The Quick n’ Easy Collection’s “Natural Glowing Look” makeup kit that I just love: a matte lip, a shimmering brown shadow, statement lashes, and of course glowing, dewy skin. Charlotte Tilbury’s Beach Stick is a seriously so good that I combine it with my day and night looks. It’s super easy to blend lightly on my cheeks. It even works on my eyelids.

All of these work so well when I’m rushed off in the car whenever I’m working in LA. I trust this easy makeup transformation through plane turbulence and even while stuck in traffic on the 405. Let’s not forget the numerous elevator touchups, quick mascara fix on the NYC subways, and leaving the gym still finishing off my lipstick. For night, I simply smudged in the eyeshadow I already had on, and whipped out my other go-to kit from the Quick n’ Easy Collection, the “Red Carpet Party Look” makeup kit. I swiped on a bit of brown eyeliner for a darker look, and added on a perfect red lip. And when I say a red, I say because lip liner is now my ultimate lifesaver when I’m doing my makeup quick. And there I am, a fresh face done right after parking my car just off the PCH to visit a friend in Malibu. The night isn’t over yet, but at least my makeup is.

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FOR DAY: Charlotte Tilbury “Natural Glowing Look” makeup kit:

- Charlotte Tilbury Mini Wonder Glow

-Charlotte Tilbury Legendary Lashes mascara + Amber Haze eyeshadow stick

-Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Very Victoria

-Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Moon Beach

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FOR NIGHT: Charlotte Tilbury “Red Carpet Look” makeup kit:

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Wonder Glow

Charlotte Tilbury Rock n’ Kohl eyeliner in Barbella Brown

Charlotte Tilbury Lip Liner in Kiss n’ Tell

-Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Red Carpet Red

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Shop the 4 Charlotte Tilbury Quick n’ Easy collections here.