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Kenzie’s Beauty Corner

Le 19 janvier 2017, 09:21 dans Humeurs 0

2016 was the year of contouring, matte liquid lipsticks and strobing eye makeup led by innovative brands such as Milk Makeup, Pat McGrath Labs, Kylie Cosmetics and Colourpop Cosmetics.

Beauty trends and popular products of the year typically make their debuts via YouTube beauty vloggers and Instagram models. According to Statista, statistics database, makeup-related YouTube videos grossed an average of 5 million views every month, with over 5.3 million makeup and beauty videos released in 2016.

Many popular beauty trends seen throughout Instagram and YouTube included glittery eye makeup, blue lipstick, magnetic face masks and pumpkin spice hair.

While no one can exactly predict which beauty trends will take off or remain confined in the depths of Instagram and Youtube, 2017 has a promising beauty forecast with fresh and striking trends already spreading like wildfire.

It’s funny to think how often old trends come back around. Before contouring and matte lips, there was just standard bronzer and lipstick. In recent years, trends from past decades have slowly snuck back into the music, fashion and cosmetics industires. It makes me wonder, will 2017 bring about some of these previous, simpler trends, or will we continue on the sharp winged eyeliner, filled-in eyebrows, dramatic lipstick makeup train? I’m excited to see what takes off in the year of the Rooster.

After scouring photos both on social media and of models during New York Fashion week, here are my predictions. Whatever your resolutions are for 2017, I suggest experimenting with up and coming beauty trends to make 2017 a year full of feeling beautiful. Grab a drink and take notes.

Bold Blushes

With spring and summer trends approaching quickly, it’s expected that bright colors will be on trend. However, unlike when this trend reached global popularity in the ‘80s with bright blushes every color of the rainbow, 2017’s spin on this trend will focus more on soft femininity. Various shades of pink will likely be the central colors the masses will be experimenting with this year. Try a monochromatic, feminine look with soft pink or silver eyeshadows, bright blush that compliments your skin tone swept up to your temples, softly defined brows and glossy pink lips to achieve a more accessible adaptation of Kenzo Takada’s models in his spring fashion show.

Glittery Accents

Glittery lip and eye makeup took off last year, spear-headed by designers Marc Jacobs, Pat McGrath, Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen during their end of 2016 fashion shows. With glitter accents becoming more and more common amongst runway models and online beauty gurus, it’s likely that 2017 won’t be too preoccupied with the natural look. Subtle, fun pops of glitter can quickly amp up any look for a night out with friends, or a trip to the grocery store. No judgement here. Products like eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, highlighter and false eyelashes are getting the glittery treatment, becoming more widely visible and available in local drug stores and cosmetic companies’ websites. If you’re newer to bold makeup trends, a good jumping off point would be taking a cue from designer Shiatzy Chen, who added silver glitter to the lower lashlines of her models for her 2017 Paris Fashion Week show. Soft, feminine lipstick colors make the look polished and more accessible.

Glossy Lips

Opt for the natural look with clear or a sheer-pink lipgloss and bold eyebrows for an appearance that’s effortless and easy to integrate into your every day look. Eyebrows shape the face and add sophistication to a minimalistic look, off-setting an understated lip. Soft, glossy lips were a key aspect in the models' overall look in Christian Dior’s 2017 spring beauty and fashion line. For a fun look, try out glossy lips in a bolder pink with an otherwise natural make-up look, a style which first appeared in late 2016 on Instagram and M.A.C. cosmetics's fall ads.

Smudged Eyeliner

Winged liner comes and goes, but smudgy liner is back in black in 2017. Think of all those mornings in middle school when you quickly ran a black line of your mom’s Maybelline eyeliner under your eyes and called it a day. It’s a fun callback to the ‘90s grunge look that’s easy to dress up or down. Make your eyeliner look less messy and more chic by adding bronzer and liquid highlighter to your face for a sun-kissed look like this model from Blumarine.Read more at: |

Woolmark announce the judges line-up

Le 18 janvier 2017, 10:32 dans Humeurs 0

Woolmark announce the judges line-up (Photo:blue prom dresses uk)

The list includes some famous faces.

Ahead of the global final held in Paris on January 23, The Woolmark Company has announced who will be judging the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize for both menswear and womenswear.

The panel for the womenswear prize is not only catching fashion's most loyal followers eyes but also fans of '90s pop culture with Victoria Beckhammaking her debut appearance on the list.

Other notable fashion insiders joining the singer-cum-designer include Christiane Arp, the editor in chief of Vogue Germany; Anita Barr, the Group Fashion Buying Director, Harvey Nichols; Damian Burke, the General Manager Womenswear, David Jones and singer-songwriter Lou Doillon.

Rounding out the panel are Miroslava Duma, Founder, Buro 24/7; Joanna Gunn, Chief Brand Officer, Lane Crawford; Bouchra Jarrar, Creative Director, Lanvin; Suzanne Koller, Contributing Editor, Vogue Paris; Dame Natalie Massenet, DBE, Chairman, British Fashion Council; Stuart McCullough, Managing Director, the Woolmark Company; Virginie Mouzat, Fashion and Lifestyle Editor in Chief, Vanity Fair; Suzanne Timmins, Senior Vice President and Fashion Director, Hudson’s Bay Company; Lena Jabbour Matta, Co-Founder and CoCEO, Boutique 1 Group; Elizabeth Von Guttman, Founder, System Magazine.

Iconic Australian label Macgraw will represent Australia in the womenswear category going head-to-head with Faustine Steinmetz for the British Isles, Tim Labenda for Europe, Nachiket Barve for India, Pakistan & the Middle East, Gabriela Hearst for the United States of America and TOTON representing Asia.Read more at:prom dresses uk

Miss Universe candidates treated like movie stars in ‘terno’ fashion show

Le 17 janvier 2017, 09:18 dans Humeurs 0

Treated like movie stars, 20 candidates in the Miss Universe pageant walked down iconic Calle Crisologo here on Sunday night wearing the classic Filipino “terno” designed by local artists for a fashion show that drew up to 15,000 people.

Policemen wearing barong Tagalog kept the crowd at bay. Most of the people had their hands raised high to record the show on their mobile phones or tablets.

Dignitaries were allowed to watch close to the stage at Plaza Burgos but the organizers put up giant screens at strategic areas of the city so people could watch the show.


“We are overwhelmed and it has not sunk in yet that we dressed the Miss Universe candidates,” said Gyan Claude Pasion Ben, 27, who designed the gown of Miss Nicaragua Marina Jacoby.

“It was a dream come true for us because it’s every designer’s dream to have his or her creation worn by a Miss Universe candidate. So, it’s actually a privilege for us and an honor to be included in [Vigan’s] big event,” Ben said.

Rafy Sy designed the pink and white ensemble gown of Miss USA Deshauna Barber; Darwin Ramirez created the stark orange gown of Miss Sierra Leone Hawa Kamara, and Danika Damo designed the blue green gown of Miss Netherlands Zoey Ivory.

Their colleague, Eroll Reminajes, created the canary yellow gown worn by Miss Great Britain Jaime-Lee Faulkner.

Jan Van Paquing put together the sea green gown of Miss Slovak Republic Zuzana Kollarova.Read more at:

Manila designers created the gowns of Miss Philippines Maxine Medina and the other contestants from Belgium, Brazil, the British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cayman Islands, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.

Ben said Sy, president of the Ilocos Sur Designers’ Guild, asked him late last month if he wanted to be one of the designers in the Vigan cultural terno show for the Miss Universe candidates.

He said they were instructed to design a gown that “would not look like a costume, something that was not daring and something that would express fragrance and cleanliness.”

The results were impressive. For instance, Paquing dressed Miss Slovak Republic with an emerald green terno made of “abel Iloco” fabric in a sheath silhouette with high, front slit. The bodice and back were embellished with black embroidery lace and finished with a flowing outer layer skirt in chiffon.


For his part, Ben came out with an off-white Filipiniana with an abel Iloco top covered with a stretched lace.

“I did not embellish the front part. I wanted it to be simple. I put a mesh and did beadworks of pearl [on the back of the dress]. It’s a bias cut skirt, a little flowy, like a peasant’s dress,” he said.

The designers did not know who would eventually wear their creations, according to Ben. It was only on Sunday night, he said, when he learned Miss Nicaragua was picked to wear his design.

“She was pleased with the gown. I told her that the Filipiniana gown represents modesty and purity and I advised her to walk with confidence. And she said, ‘Yes, sure. I love it [the gown],’” Ben said.Read more at:cheap blue prom dresses | junior prom dresses

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