Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Beauty Report SS13

You know Sutton and I are sufficiently beauty-obsessed. But to pick the best beauty trends from NYFW SS13, we thought it would be fun to call in our friend, the beauty expert, Amy. Here's what she had to say:

Prabal Gurung

Shiny, center-parted hair: Check.
Glowing, ethereal skin: Check.
Nail tips dripping in blood: Check.

At Prabal Gurung the devil was definitely in the details (and by details I mean the nails). Makeup and hair were almost angelic; the models' faces were slightly mattified and gently contoured while their hair was left loose and natural. Nails, however, revealed their dark side - the tips painted oxblood red (Angelbite, courtesy of Sally Hansen) to mimic the look of fingers dipped in blood. 
Saint or Sinner? You decide.

rag & bone

This is what I wished I looked like in the '90s and want to look like now – glamorous '90s supermodel grunge-ified. The rag & bone girl is slightly androgynous and totally gorgeous. What I love most about this look is that it’s full of juxtapositions: Raw, clean skin (evened out with a touch of BB cream and flush of light pink on the cheeks), highlights (naturally), razor-sharp cheekbones, and defined brows that play against subtly shaded lips moisturized with nipple cream (yes, nipple cream, courtesy of Dr. Lipp). Her hair is strong - gelled and slicked back in the front but left to hang in loose, dry waves in the back. Easy, breezy and ready to kick some ass. My kinda girl.

Wes Gordon

Anyone who knows me, and I mean really knows me, knows that I refuse to brush my hair. I don’t own a brush. Or a comb. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard “Why don’t you just run a comb through your hair?” from family and friends. Lest you think I’m a total slob, I use a really good conditioner and finger comb in the shower. That’s it. Done. Then I pull it back or leave it down, detangling with my fingers as necessary.  This is exactly why I loved the hair at Wes Gordon. Tangled, semi-dreaded, piece-y perfection; definitely more bedhead than Deadhead, and made to look even chicer when paired with Wes’s effortlessly-elegant clothing. The makeup was just as easy; rosy lips were the only statement on an otherwise bare face. Totally undone yet totally done - a look I can definitely emulate. Sorry mom.


  1. Those nails at Prabal Gurung! I could die.

  2. I know. Might not be thaaat hard to do - we might have to try a DIY manicure post for that one!