Definitely eyeliner, it's really huge. The whole blue world is very big -teal, sapphire, violet blues are all big. Also lips -it's all about bold color, really saturated bright colors. And there's also a trend for that kind of gothic lip like you see Lorde sporting. A very rich lip color is a high fashion look right now.
BRUSH OR FINGERS?
I'm a big fan of finger-tip application especially with anything metallic and sparkly. Brushes are good; fingers are good, but they do different things. Especially with sparkle when you use your fingers, you spread it in a very uniform way it kind of breaks up the sparkle. a lot of people think you have to be a certain age to wear sparkles, and that's not true. When you have a little bit of sparkle it just re highlights the architecture of the eye -it makes your eyes a little brighter.
Color Design Infinite 24H crease-Free luminous eye shadow (601 Unlimited Silver), (602 Forever Noir) and (101 Eternal Gold), $25. Blush Subtil delicate oil-free powder blush (Shimmer Sunset Seduction), $30. Hypnôse buildable volume for custom lash results, $27.50.
WHAT'S YOUR TOP TIP FOR THE PERFECT CAT EYES?
A lot of women have issues when they try to do the little wing cos it's always different. When you do your liner, you want to imagine your face is a clock, and the angle you're doing is like the arms of the clock. So to make a classic cat eye it's always ten o'clock and two o'clock, and you have the perfect angle. Also use a gel liner like Lancôme's Liner Design as it combines the best of both worlds -it glides on like a liquid, but it's solid like a pencil. If you wear liquid, you have to wait for it to dry, and that can be tricky, but this is already dry application, but it glides on really nice.
TO LINE OR NOT TO LINE?
If you do lip liner first, you can look really contrived. Also, it grabs onto the skin more, and it gives a texture to it. It doesn't wear off at the same time, so you're not left with the liner on your lips and no lipstick. This way it blends beautifully plus when you have color [on your lips], you can see where and if you need a liner.
Grandiôse wide angle fan effect mascara, $32
With my make-up done by Sanchez I'm ready for the show and party!
THE SHOW'Fashion Rocks' where fashion meets music, was the night's theme. Macy's showcased its fall fashions (Weekend Max Mara, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel, INC International Concepts, Macy’s Impulse and more) against a backdrop of cool yet eclectic soundtrack (Blondie, Run DMC, Queen and Johnny Cash).
Weekend Max Mara
With Alex Sanchez (in a snazzy dinner jacket) at the after party.
The special guest of the night and the reason we’re all here, the beautiful Sam Roberson. Roberson is one of many kids with complex medical needs that have been helped by the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana..
Sam Roberson with Alex Sanchez
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Glamorama proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana.
Photo Credit: Adam Bettcher for Macy’s and A.J. Olmscheid