[Color Club shades featured above include Style Icon, Warhol, Alter Ego, High Society, and Baldwin Blues]
Not tested on animals and made in the USA, Color Club has an incredible array of killer shades that I got to test out this past week, ranging from soft blushy nuetrals to perfect-for-fall deep shades. Since the brand’s inception in 1979, it has stuck to a high grade, professional formula that has long wearing power and chip resistant capabilities, making it just right for me, as I have the ability to destroy a manicure faster than anybody I know! At $8.50 each, it’s easy to pick up a few on-trend colors, along with your favorite staples to mix and match on fingers and toes. See the gallery here for all of the colors, where you can shop and sort by color, finish, or even color name.
Renowned makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury released her much-anticipated makeup line this past recently, to quite a bit of fan fare at Bergdorf Goodman on Tuesday, celebrating the occasion! The lineup of 100 items possess gorgeous packaging, saturated, easily blendable hues, and cheeky names such as Love is the Drug, Ecstasy, and The Climax. Of course I had to play around with the makeup, and I encourage you to do the same thing too next time you see it; besides at Bergdorf’s, it’s available at Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, Beautylish.com, and CharlotteTilbury.com.
I’ve been having some skin issues lately (a post about that coming soon),and the best I can do is try to cut down on the products I use and the bacteria that reaches my sensitive skin. Besides making sure that products aren’t old or expired or aren’t right for me, cleaning my brushes and sponges regularly is the utmost of importance. I don’t know why, as it really doesn’t take much effort to do, but I tend to let a lot of time lapse in between each cleaning. At least with the e.l.f. Studio Daily Brush Cleaner, $3, it’s as easy as this: use your brush, spritz it a few times with the cleaner, wipe it, and you’re done. There’s no additional rinsing or massaging of the bristles involved, and it literally takes five seconds, which is about all I have time these days!
[A pair from the Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe exhibit]
One of the biggest benefits that I’ve gleaned from living in this city is the never-ending stream of fashion-related museum exhibits that surely elicite inspiration, awe, and admiration from me on a constant basis. Two recently-opened exhibits come to mind that you will surely want to make the trek to New York City to view, as they are experiences not to miss out on.
The first, at the Brooklyn Museum of Art is Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe, showing now through February 15th, 2015, which displays specially-commissioned short films and of course, footwear, both new and old, that address interdisciplinary themes such as power, fantasy, sexuality, and identity. There were many, many, favorites on display, some of which, for me, included Marilyn Monroe’s Ferragamo pumps, Zaha Hadid for United Nude sculptural booties, platforms made out of mosaic tiles, and all kinds of spiked and studded varieties by well-known designers.
[Jewelry by Lauren Pineda at the LOOT: MAD About Jewelry exhibition and sale]
LOOT, MADAbout Jewelry at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) showcases some of the most conceptual, innovative jewelry artists from around the globe with an interesting twist: the items are on exhibit..AND for sale! Ending today (October 10th), you will have the opportunity to not only meet the designers and purchase directly from them, but also take in the marvelous pieces as an architectural and art form, in many cases using unconventional jewelry materials such as concrete, plastic bags, and fish scales.
If you’ve missed LOOT, stop in to see Maryland to Murano: Neckpieces and Sculptures by artist Joyce J. Scott (now through March 15th, 2015), who has been part of LOOT in the past, explores adornment as a way to address issues, some even considered to be taboo, through her intricate neck pieces (34 on display at the exhibit), many of which include incredibly wrought beading that defy the standard notion of jewelry.