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Backstage Beauty Peek

Looking back, I think the best part of fashion week for me was
tagging along with our associate beauty editor, Carly Cardellino, to
get the backstage beauty coverage. Having never done this before, it
made the whole fashion week experience real (not only was I attending
the shows, I was behind the scenes now too).

I started paying close attention to what the make-up artists were doing and picked up a few new beauty tricks to use:

  1. When using cheek stains, like Aveda's Petal Essence Cheek
    Tint, apply it with your finger or a Kabuki blush brush. This helps
    blend the color for a naturally flushed look--instead of swiping it
    directly on your face, which resembles Raggedy Anne type of cheeks.
    (Oops, is that what I looked like?)
  2. Usually I
    stay away from creamy eye-shadows because my eyelids tend to get oily
    throughout the day, causing the color to crease up--kind of sad since
    there are so many cool ones out there (I especially loove the
    Laura Mercier Créme Eyeshadow Duo!). But I discovered that if I apply
    foundation to my lids pre-shadow it will give them long-lasting staying
    power--crease crisis averted!
  3. Metallic makeup may be hot right now, but that doesn't mean you have to use these shades on your eyes and lips [dressing up your face as if it's Halloween every night is, contrary to popular belief, not
    in style] so choose just one area of your face to play up and consider
    yourself in on the trend. I admit it, I like all styles of makeup so
    I'm usually the first to try new things, but I overdo it sometimes,
    too; I guess less is always more. So tomorrow it's either my Bobbi
    Brown glitzy gold eye-shadow or my Dior Kiss lipgloss.>


This was by far one of my most fascinating weeks at Shape.
But truth be told, I am glad things are back to some sort of normalcy
around here. Fashion shows and all the glamour of it gets exhausting--so
I'm looking forward to just sitting on my couch and watching the drama
on Gossip Girl tonight.


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