Category Archives: Beauty

Look Younger in 5 Easy Makeup Moves

Although makeup is meant to enhance, it can also hide. And while Fashion Societe encourages you to preserve every unique curve and line in your face, we know that sometimes you may need to cover up a bit. The simplest tricks give you the power to brighten your tired eyes and plump your otherwise limp lips. Wield the power of makeup and you can make subtle enhancements or visual overhauls—be the best version of you or somebody totally new. There are dozens of tips to learn from but thanks to MSNBC, we’ve got five that will make you look younger instantly! Get an in-depth look at the article at MSNBC’s site or take a peak below for the Cliff’s Notes.

1. Lift your brows

2. Camouflage crow’s feet

3. Reduce “parentheses”

4. Pep up your pout

5. Slim a double chin

Glitz Glamour Groove Give Runway Show ROCKED on June 24th

I was truly dazzled by the array of hip and creative looks from Ooh La La– a progressive clothing boutique chain which is a rare find on Long Island.  Fortunately, they bring 5 much-needed stores to this area. Lines from Judith March, Scrapbook and many MANY more were featured at this hot sexy show which debuted just after 11PM Friday night…. The evening benefitted Habitat for Humanity’s program “Women Build” which promotes women to learn construction as they address the issues of substandard housing – an incredible cause.   Many thanks to Jenny and her pretty Mom, who must be extremely proud of her talented, and highly organized daughter (this particularly full-sized show went off without a hitch!)

Wake Up With Mineral Makeup

Most of us have heard the rave reviews about mineral makeup over the years—the sheer coverage, the silkening effect, and the weightless appeal.  But does it really live up to all the hype?  The makeup mavens over at makeup-artist-world.com have convinced us so!  Their comprehensive and insightful article on mineral makeup hasturned us into true believers… and we’re ready for you to join us.  Whether you have oily, dry, mature, or sensitive skin, these makeup artists have a slice of advice for you.  The bottom line when it comes to this type of foundation or any kind of makeup?  “Quality and ingredients” they remind us.  So take a minute, read the article, and save yourself and your summer makeup from running around town (and all over your face!) looking for the best brand.

A duo of apropos makeup tips from the master, Trish McEvoy

These 2 are applicable immediately with the exception of carrying eye base and a brow kit with you. Shouldn’t these things remain on throughout the day?? Come on, eye shadow base and brow makeup should be formulated to adhere to your skin all day.

What are your most important 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.

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.

For more of the interview with her, go to PageDaily.com.

Natalie Portman knows the right hairdresser… her taste is DIVINE.

We at Fashion Societé also love scouring the runways of New York and Europe for new hairstyles to try. Here are some of our fall favorites.

Curling Lessons 

Big ringlet curls are a huge trend for fall. That means hot rollers and large curling irons are going to be hot commodities. Keep the curls down near the tips of the hair for the best look.

Pretty Polished   Ladylike hair doesn’t have to be prissy and precious, as evidenced by the styles at Carolina Herrera. All it takes is a great blowout and, yes, a deep side part. Of course, a Carolina gown doesn’t hurt either.

Uptown Girl   Sometimes bigger really is better. And the new twist on the beehive feeds both my updo and Mad Men obsessions. Get ready to tease it high this fall, ladies.

Guido Palau: Hairstylist Supreme – Beauty Industry News from WWD

Guido Palau: Hairstylist Supreme – Beauty Industry and Products News – WWD.com.

Another Viewpoint: Are cargo pants in or over for the fall? If they are passe, is there something that has replaced them?

Many of us are thrilled to know that the military trend is marching right into fall, and that includes cargo pants. Whether you bought a pair of skinny cargo pants or a silky relaxed pair this past summer, or are interested in investing in a few new pairs for fall and winter, there are several fresh ways to wear them this season.

Try pairing skinny cargo pants with a draped tank or t-shirt and a strong blazer. Finish the look with ankle booties or a platform pump. If you prefer a looser fitting cargo, look for one in a slinky knit or silky fabric which gives them a dressier appearance. Pair it with a slim fitting top and a this season’s must-have desert boot or lace-up bootie for a modern military look for fall.

Some fantastic Plus Size pieces at eShakti-

With a size range from 0-26, custom sizing for a mere $7.50…. it looks like they are really stepping up their game. The colors in their fall palette are simply delicious. Beautiful jewel tones in purples, blues and green…definitely a great way to step out of browns, blacks and grays this upcoming fall season. I only have one piece from eShakti (see review here), but after seeing how well it washed, I’m definitely going to grab a few more of their dresses. They also offer pants and tops as well, but I think they do amazing things with their selection of dresses. You definitely won’t see anyone else wearing what you have with eShakti…well unless of course you are a blogger, we sometimes tend to like the same things.  

I hear there’s a 10% off discount code (type in nikstarr123 during checkout) so definitely worth checking this out 🙂

Black hedges, a little boy, and why Chanel is worth it

Upon entering the Grand Palais on Tuesday morning, the look and feel of Karl Lagerfeld’s set for Chanel was of a French formal garden. Model after model entered and strolled around the black hedges as through on promenade at the Tuileries.

At the other end of this time spectrum, a tiny blond boy walked in the show, grasping the hand of a male model, each of them wearing a white Chanel jacket. The child gazed in amazement at the sprawling space full of people. One can only imagine what that memory will be like for him years from now.

In his collection, Mr. Lagerfeld took the season’s preoccupation with lace to the couture level. Skirts and dresses were made of laces of many textures — most intriguingly, some with a cubist pattern that reminded me of shattered glass.

A series of suits of traditional Chanel tweed suits were formed by stitching together horizontal ribbons of the fabric, creating another lovely shattered look. These textiles and manufacturing methods are the reason Chanel clothes cost the moon.