Monday, September 28, 2015

My Take on NYFW: An Easy and Accessible Look


Above: Products to achieve my take on NYFW.
Now that New York Fashion Week is over, it's time to ruminate on the looks that debuted.  From intense hairstyles to color-saturated canvases, the runways were a landscape for inspiration.  

Some key elements that personally resonated with me included the strategic usage of braids, a unique spin on eyeliner, fresh glowing skin, a powerful pop of color and a "my lips but better" matte rose pout.  Consequently, I decided to craft a look--suitable for everyday wear at home, school and work--that collectively reflected all of these trends! 

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and my NYFW-inspired look in action...

Above: The look.
Revisiting some of my accessible and affordable Walgreens recommendations from last month (discussed HERE), I embraced products from CircaBoots Botanics and No7 to assemble my NYFW-inspired look:
  • I started by painting my nails with Essie nail polish in Como Here.  This bright coral-meets-red added just the right pop of color to my otherwise neutral look.
  • Then, I tapped a bit of the Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm along my upper cheekbones and down the center of my nose for a subtle glow.
  • To brighten the eyes and conceal darkness, I blended a touch of the Boots Botanics Radiance Highlighter Pen along my orbital area.
  • To sculpt the face, I swept the Boots No7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer along my cheekbones and around the perimeters of my face.
  • I applied the Circa Color Saturated Eye Crayon in Sparking Citrine on my upper eyelids and along my lower lash line for a radiant champagne-toned base.
  • I carefully swept the Circa Vivid Vinyl Eye Lining Fluid in Vibrant Emerald along my upper lash line (closest to the lashes) and created not one but two tails for a unique twist on liquid liner. The precise tip of this liner makes this a reasonable feat, even for those who find liquid liner to be a challenge!
  • I finished the eye area by adding two coats of the Boots No7 Lash Impact Mascara for full and lengthened lashes.
  • To create a customized satin-matte rosy nude lip, I mixed the Boots Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm with some shavings from the No7 Perfectly Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer and tapped the combination onto my lips like a true backstage makeup artist might do.  The result couldn't have been more divine!
Above: A brilliant pop of color for the nails.
Above: The components for my custom satin-matte rosy lip color.  I love beauty alchemy!
Above: The deep emerald green of this liquid liner adds an unexpected dimension of intrigue.
Above: All about eyes and a luminescent glow.
Above: Add a dash of color to the look with the Colour Prevails Eye Shimmer Powder in Emerald (at top right corner), featured in action HERE.
Above (from L-R): Swatches of my custom matte lip color (using a mix of Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm + No7 Perfect Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer), No7 Lash Impact Mascara, No7 Perfect Bronzed Mosaic Bronzer, Circa Vivid Vinyl Eye Lining Fluid, Botanics Highlighter Pen in Fair and Botanics All Bright Radiance Balm.
The following images reflect all products in action in various lighting situations...













Above: Last look.
Bottom Line:  I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of a modern yet wearable look from NYFW; the fact that it can be created with accessible and affordable products from Walgreens further enhances its allure in my book, making it an excellent example of runway to real-way! 

What NYFW looks inspired YOU

Good things ahead! 

xx,

--The Beauty Professor

“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Walgreens through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Walgreens Beauty, all opinions are my own.”

2 comments:

  1. Hello BP! I'm a big fan of your blog, I check for updates everyday. I love the products that you review, your professionalism and... your beautiful golden hair! It's beautiful! Your blog is my favorite beauty blog!

    I have a question regarding which shade to choose in the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation. I have extremely, extremely yellow undertones. The only undertones that seem to fit me are the ones in the Sensual Skin Enhancer. In that formula I'm a sx06, just a taad bit darker right now. I'm thinking in getting your shade (36)? Or maybe (34)? Both of them seem pretty similar. Thank you very much!!

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    1. Hi Karla,

      Thanks for the sweet comment! I am so glad you enjoy my blog!

      With regards to your question, I think you'll find #34 to be very yellow and similar to SSE #6...an even lighter option would be #29!

      Hope that helps...xx,

      --The Beauty Professor

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