Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of October 29, 2018

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

BRAND: ISAIA Men’s Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/29–11/04; Mon.–Fri. (11am–pm), Saturday Closed, Sunday (noon–5pm)

WHY: Men’s clothing and accessories at up to 65% off suits, blazers, outerwear, leathers, shirts, ties, and pants.

WHERE: Luxury Fashion Group, 245 5th Avenue, (entrance at 2 East 28th Street)


BRAND:  Cynthia Rowley Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/02–11/04; Friday (10am–8pm), Sat.–Sun. (10am–6pm)

WHY:  Up to 80% off RTW, swim/surf, fitnesswear, bags, and accessories including one of a kind runway pieces

WHERE:  Cynthia Rowley Studio, 16 Morton Street


BRAND:  Kimora Lee Simmons Stock and Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/05–11/09; Mon,–Fri. (11am–5pm)

WHY: Kimora Lee Simmons has been extended due to popular demand, and restocked with even more goodies! Samples will start at $50, and stock will start at $75.

WHERE:  43 West 24th Street, 9th Floor


BRAND: Vintage Chanel Sample Sale

WHEN: 11/07–11/09 and 11/11; Wed.–Thurs. (10am–6pm), Fri. (10am–1pm), Sunday (10am­–6pm)

WHY: Shelly and Renee Productions present Vintage Chanel Sample Sale. Shop bags and clothing at a discount. The sale will also include Hermes and Alaia shoes.

WHERE: 37 West 57th Street, 9th Floor


Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of October 24, 2018

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

BRAND:  Showroom Seven Fall 2018 Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/22–11/09; Mon.–Fri. (9am–7pm), Weekdays only

WHY: Ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, and accessories at 30% off wholesale. Prices will range from $30 to $300. Brands include Erickson Beamon, Manoush, Pier Antonio Gaspari, Save My Bag.

WHERE:  501 10th Avenue, (entrance on West 38th Street), 7th Floor (top of the DHL building)

BRAND: Gilded Age Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/25–10/28; Thurs.­–Sun. (10am–7pm)

WHY: Menswear at 60%–80% off retail prices

WHERE: 580 Broadway, Suite 1204

BRAND:  Kash Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/25–10/28; Thurs.–Sun, (10am–6pm)

WHY:  Featuring a large selection of made in Italy knitwear, cardigans, dresses, and pants at 80% off original retail price.

WHERE: 20 West 36th Street, 6th Floor

BRAND:  Adrienne Landau Fall/Winter 2018 Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/30–11/01; Tues–Thurs. (10am–pm)

WHY:  Adrienne Landau Fall Winter 2018 fabulous furs, apparel, and home goods at a discount.

WHERE: Adrienne Landau Showroom, 519 8th Avenue, between 36th and 37th Streets, 21st Floor





Editors’ Pick: Aida Kaas

Aida Karimova, the designer behind Aida Kaas, could be called the lady in red. With red being her signature color, Aida is never in doubt, always looks to red and a brand identifier.

The Kazakhstan native veered off of her path of a solid career in law to having a burgeoning career as a fashion designer. Though some might contend that this career change is not only brave, but also extremely risky, Aida Karimova is beginning to flourish. With having garnered a strong customer base through direct sales and retail outlets in New York in its first season, Karimova is looking to continue to make bold moves in the fashion industry.

Karimova believes that having no formal fashion training has actually been an asset for her career. Breaking the rules of fashion has come naturally for her and not being tied down by traditional fashion rules and standards has given her a freedom that trained fashion designers sometimes find difficulty to find. This freedom has come in handy when innovating and creating ready-to-wear collections for the modern consumer that has so many options.

The Aida Kass spring 2018 collection reflects the ever-changing role of women of the 21st century in a way that is both innovative with a modern edge yet romantically reflective. Aida celebrates the female form and allows room for the customer to look like herself.

Photos courtesy of Mao PR

Aida uses distinguishing elements by mixing textures and colors like patent leather and furs, cashmeres and wools, silk satins, and paillettes, all the while utilizing an extraordinary yet unique color sense often punctuated with her signature red. All of this is funneled through a modern lens of innovation, fashion sensibility, and market viability.

Yes, Aida Karimova is fashion’s lady in red. And this lady in red has come to conquer. And conquer she will!!

—William S. Gooch

Wednesday Sample Sale: October 15, 2018

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

BRAND: CHOCHENG Fall/Winter 2018 Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/16–12/30; Mon.–Sat, (10am–6:30pm), Sunday Closed

WHY: 70% off on Fall/Winter CHOCHENG merchandise, including cashmere, wool knits, tweed suits and leather handbags. The sale will also include Penhaligon’s and Floris fragrances at 70% off. Clothing starts at $99 and fragrances start at $27.

WHERE: 135 East 57th Street, 14th Floor


BRAND:  Jennifer Tyler Fall Trunk Show Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/18–10/22; Thurs. late opening (5am–9p), Fri.–Sat. (10am–7pm), Sunday (noon-7), Mon, (10am–7pm)

WHY:  Cashmere knits and accessories at a discount.

Show specials:

Rib Swing Cardi, Pure Cashmere made in Italy, Beige, lt. Blue, Coral, Teal, Pink, Grey. Here $250, was $695.– Reg.$695.

Vee Neck Cardi, Viscose/Stretch, made in Italy, Yellow, Mint, Black, Grey. Here $125, was $295.

Melanie Open Stitch Boat Neck, Pure Cashmere, Camel, Pink, Coral. Here $195, was $495.

Donna Tunic with Crystal Buttons, Pure Cashmere made in Italy, Silver, Purple, Pink, Coral. Here $275, was $695.

WHERE:  The Surrey Hotel, 20 East 76th Street (at Madison Avenue) 12-288-3700 during show, 800-441-7743/786-547-9199 (any time)


BRAND:  Gail Labelle Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/22–11/02; Mon.–Fri. (10am–5pm)

WHY: Shop current handbags, evening bags and belts at up to 80% off retail prices. Rich colors, beautiful details and stylish looks … there’s something for EVERYONE! Grab something for yourself and get a jumpstart on holiday gifts!

WHERE:  385 Fifth Avenue, at 36th Street, Suite 708



Beauty Editor’s Pick: Fall 2018 Beauty Favorites That You’re Going to Be Obsessed With!

Fall doesn’t need to just be about shades of orange and rust! Let Fashion Reverie help break you out of your autumnal rut with our favorite new products to soothe, pamper, and turn heads, all season long!

Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Mask

If you live in a busy and grimy city like New York City, everyday your skin is exposed to hundreds of pollutants and bacteria. Enter Algenist’s new color-changing Alive Prebiotic Balancing Mask, your new best friend in the fight for better skin. Formulated with probiotic and prebiotics derived from algae, this wonder mask targets surface skin bacteria to restore your natural epidermal ecosystem. Additionally, their patented Alguronic Acid helps keep your skin ultra-hydrated. Oh, and did we mention it’s vegan and sustainably produced too?

It’s also an Instagrammer’s new best friend (seriously—the mask changes from a stunning seafoam to a gorgeous shade of millennial pink) and it leaves your skin with the most amazing glow! I mean it, after one application your skin feels tighter and more radiant, we’re talking a real ethereal glow from within.

Available at and at Ulta Stores Nationwide $38.00

Stila’s Heaven’s Dew All Over Glimmer in Silverlake

While you may still be in “pumpkin spiced everything” mode, the holidays are just around the corner. This silver “lightweight, bouncy-to-the-touch illuminator” has a translucent base and the most stunning glossy sheen. Utilizing Stila’s extended-wear technology and their gossamer-light hybrid cream/powder base, it feels like air on your skin and doesn’t crease or smudge.

The micro-fine glitter and reflective pearls evoke images of snow-topped trees, sleigh bells and sugar plum fairies as it melts into your skin. It really is the perfect finishing accent to your holiday and New Year’s Eve looks.

Can’t wait till December to try it out? Neither could Fashion Reverie, but no worries, you don’t have to! A light dusting on your cheeks is the perfect complement to your fall looks. Or add a touch on your eyelids for a modern sparkly, wet eye look, as seen on the runways at New York Fashion Week: The Shows.

Available at Sephora stores and — $25.00

Natura Brasil Whipped Body Mousse in Maracujá and Foot Cream in Castanha

Treat yourself with these luxurious creams from Natura Brasil. The light-weight Whipped Body Mouse melts into your skin, leaving it feeling ridiculously smooth and hydrated. Maracujá, also known as passion fruit, is well known as a skin super food; full of fatty acids, antioxidants like vitamin E and carotenoids. Plus, it’s known to lock in moisture in the skin, calm inflammation, and slow signs of aging. The light heavenly scent adds to the spa-like experience.

Their foot cream, which is made with nourishing Castanha oil and Cupuacu butter is indulgent and luxurious. Unlike most foot creams that are too thick and take a while to work, Natura Brasil’s cream almost immediately soaks into your feet and gets to work on repairing rough, dry and cracked heals. It’s truly a next-level pampering product.

Natura Brasil’s Whipped Body Mousse $24.00 and Foot Cream $19.50 are available in store and online at

OZNaturals’s Eye Cremes and Gels

Though temperatures are getting cooler, many of us still suffer from seasonal allergies. Falling leaves and changing climates can contribute to allergies and that means puffy, baggy eyes and dry skin around the eyes. OZNaturals to the rescue!!

OZNaturals has two eye crèmes and gels that not only leave your eyes less puffy, but can also reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. OZNaturals’ Super Youth Eye Gel addresses fine lines, under eye circles, loss of tone and crow’s feet. It also provides a perfect base for makeup application while providing outstanding hydration.

OZNatural’s Matrix 6 Mega Bright Eye Gel addresses dark circles, puffiness, dryness, and fine lines. This product is made with patented peptide Matrixyl synthe’6 to help stimulate collagen.

The OZNatural’s collection is available online at and on for $15.49 and 19.99, respectively.

All photos courtesy of respective brands

Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye LinerGive your black eyeliner a rest and play up a little color this fall with Stila’s new smudge-proof eyeliner markers. We love the gorgeous intense vibrant shades of Amethyst, Sapphire, Jade, Smokey Quartz, and Labradorite to quickly and easily give your beauty game a boost!

Effortlessly create smoldering eyes with its precision tip, ideal for both thin delicate strokes or dramatic wings, and rest easy knowing your look will last all night long. For anyone who’s excused themselves to check their makeup and found their eyeliner bleeding all over, it’s worth repeating, this liner stays put!

Available at Sephora, Ulta and $22.00

—Janine Silver

Spring 2019 Trends from New York, Paris, London, and Milan Fashion Weeks

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The spring 2019 runway season is coming to a close, and there has been a buffet of glamour on the catwalk. Of course, the question on everyone’s lips is what to wear come spring 2019 and what is on trend? If you’re one of those people that need to plan your spring purchases in advance, Fashion Reverie has you covered. Here were some of Fashion Reverie’s favorite trends from the spring 2019 runways.

Images courtesy of Tom Ford spring 2019 and R13 spring 2019 courtesy of and, respectively

FringeWestern styles were front and center this season, with the continuing trend of fringe being one of runways’ most noticeable details. It appeared on everything from jackets to handbags. It is clear that fringe will be roaming free come spring 2019.

Images of Chanel spring 2019, Calvin Klein spring 2019, and Thom Browne spring 2019 courtesy of,, and, respectively

Let’s Go to the Beach!We hope you’ve planned beach vacation, because there are plenty of fashion options for you for spring 2019. From Calvin Klein to Chanel, designers were inspired by beach travels this year, and wanted to make sure that customers were ready to lounge around in style. Resort season now goes beyond winter holiday, it is a year round endeavor, which designers are beginning to realize. So grab your beach bags and your best outfit.

Images of Fendi Spring 2019 and Roberto Cavalli spring 2019 courtesy of and

Bike ShortsOkay, so this was one that caught Fashion Reverie by surprise, but bike shorts were all the rage on the runway this season. (Kim Kardashian has already been spotted flaunting some very stylish biker shorts.). While some might not consider it the most flattering trend, bike shorts have become a designer’s favorite.

Images of Tom Ford spring 2019 and Kate Spade spring 2019 courtesy of and, respectively

HeadscarvesThe higher the head scarf, the closer to God! If you’re looking for a new way to top off your outfit next season, headscarves are in vogue, again. Headscarves are no longer just a nighttime accessory; they are now back as a fashion trend.

Images of Celine spring 2019, Elder Statesman spring 2019, and Greta Constantine courtesy of,, and, respectively

80s Love AffairDesigners are still having a field day with 80s’ nostalgia, showcasing everything from stonewashed denim to oversized sweaters. Big-shouldered blazers were all the rage at Hedi Slimane’s debut show for Celine—although his collection wasn’t met with applause. The eighties was the height of maximalism in fashion, so it’s no wonder in an era where maximalism is in full force, designers have turned back the hands of time.

Images of Christian Cowan spring 2019, ALC spring 2019, and A. F. Vandervorst spring 2019 courtesy of Purple PR,, and, respectively

Black and WhiteFashion has always had a love affair with neutral tones. In other words, when in doubt, black and white is a go-to look that works. However, this season fashion’s love affair with neutrals wasn’t your mother’s white dress shirt and black skirt. From chessboard patterns to plaids and stripes, the fashion industry demonstrated how to wear black and white without looking like you are going to a funeral or a corporate meeting. You can take a minimalist approach to color and still be eye-catching. 

Images of Badley mischka spring 2019, marc Jacobs spring 2019, and Christian Siriano spring 2019 courtesy of,, and, respectively

Oversized Evening Dresses

This isn’t your grandma’s ball gown. The next time you have a gala, red carpet, or black tie affair, you can be the bell of the ball in a gown the size of the Liberty Bell. While evening wear and red-carpet attire is usually known for making a statement, designers took a big play on proportions this season with oversized gowns that’s equivalent to small tents. It’s big, bold, and beautiful.

—Kristopher Fraser

Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of October 8, 2018

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRAND: Robert Marc Warehouse Sample SaleWHEN: 10/04–10/14; Weekdays (11am–8pm), Weekends (11am–6pm)

WHY: Thousands of optical and sun frames starting at $150

WHERE: 107 Grand Street

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BRAND:  Randi Rahm Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/10–10/18; Thurs.–Fri. (10am–7pm). 10/15–10/18; Mon.–Thurs. (10am–7pm)

WHY:  One-of-a kind couture pieces and fine apparel collection styles at a discount.

Items on sale include:
3 Band Wedding Gown: $5,600 (orig. $11,390)
Alex Gown: $2,700 (orig. $9,500)

WHERE: Randi Rahm Studios, 501 Madison Avenue, 4th Floor

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BRAND:  Clever Alice Fall/Winter Pop-up Stock and Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/15–10/20; Mon.–Sat, (10am–7pm)

WHY:  Scores of women’s designers samples and stock will be up to 80% off .

Shop Porto from San Francisco, Cigno Nero leathers from Austria, Inizio from Italy, Belford Cashmeres, Allison Collection, Vincetta, Central Park West, Walter Baker, Heartloom, Pima Cotton and for the first time Badgley Mischka.

WHERE: 126 West 25th Street, bet. 6th and 7th Avenues

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BRAND: Club Monaco Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/17–10/18; Wed.-Thurs. (11am–4pm)

WHY: Women’s and men’s apparel and accessories from various seasons

WHERE: Starrett Lehigh Building, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 410



Wednesday Sample Sale: Week October 1, 2018

After a month’s hiatus Fashion Reverie’s Wednesday Sample Sale is back!! Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early.

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BRAND: Alice + Olivia Friends and Family Sample SaleWHEN: 10/02–10/08

WHY: 25% off everything. Shop clothing, footwear, handbags and more; in store and online.

WHERE: 431 West 14th Street


BRAND:  Maje Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/02–10/07; Tues. (9m–8pm), Wed.–Thurs. (10am–7pm), Fri.–Sat. (10am­–8pmm), Sunday (10am–5pm)

WHY:  Women’s ready-to-wear and accessories at prices far below retail

WHERE: 150 Greene Street

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BRAND: Rosie Assoulin Friends and Family Sample Sale

WHEN: 10/08–10/11; Monday (10am–7pm), Tues. (11am–8pm), Wed. (11am­–7pm), Thurs. (10am–1am)

WHY: Gowns, ready-to-wear, and accessories at a discount 

WHERE: 371 Broadway





How to Wear Beauty Looks from the Spring 2019 season

You may need to wait to try on spring 2019’s hottest trends, but backstage during New York Fashion Week: The Shows spring 2019 Fashion Reverie found some beauty looks that are so good, you can wear them right away. From nails to hair, Fashion Reverie has got you covered!

Images courtesy of Janine Silver

Glitter Party NailsJin Soon Choi, founder of JinSoon, developed the perfect glittery nails for Badgley Mischka. Playing off of the collection, which was inspired by the “whimsical world of Alice in Wonderland,” Choi incorporated the same pops of vibrant colors and metallic accents to the nails.

Choi created two looks for the show, but our favorite, one she calls “confetti,” which is made up of two coats of JINsoon Fab, a glittery multicolored polish perfect for a trip to Wonderland. The manicure’s nickname is very appropriate for a celebration and as this was Badgley Mischka’s 30th Anniversary Collection, they had real confetti falling from the sky mirroring the model’s nails.

“I’ve done sheer for many seasons, but you need to have some fun [with your nails],” explains Choi and Fashion Reverie couldn’t agree more.

Prabal Gurung images courtesy of Janine Silver

Messy Yet Chic Pulled Back Hair“The look is super textured. Think of it as if someone went into the ocean, got their hair wet and then dried in the sun, and it got a little crusty and really textured. She then does her own little twist into a bun,”co-lead stylist, Claudio Lazo for Wella explains, backstage at Prabal Gurung. To get the look, Lazo and his co-lead Anthony Turner used Wella’s EIMI Sugar Lift, as well as, Wella’s EIMI Ocean Spritz, which is a salt product, but it also has sugar in it to give a little more volume.

They also created a second look with braided, slicked back cornrows, leaving the rest messy and textured on the bottom.

Images courtesy of Janine Silver

Glossy CheeksBackstage at Badgley Mischka, Lead Artist for Stila, Carly Giglio created the glowy whimsical “Alice in Wonderland” makeup look which she described as “a dream” to create. The key was fresh, youthful, but with a lot of texture. Then she added Stila’s in Peony on the apples of the cheeks. “The placement for this was key,” Giglio explains, “not super round, but more triangular. So, the color was really placed in the front. Think of fresh pinched cheeks.”

To add that glossy look, Giglio then added a new product that will be coming out next spring, Stila’s Shade Mystère Face Gloss which is three colors in one; russet, pink and bronzy. It’s a clear gloss and the light hits it for an amazing finish. Applied just on the high cheekbone it picks up the models’ natural highlights. While you can’t use the exact product now, sadly, as it’s amazing with a soft velvety feel (we can’t wait till spring!) you can get the look with other gloss products such as MILK Makeup’s Face Gloss. While it won’t give you the exact look, it’ll do while we wait for Mystère’s big debut! 

TIBI spring 2019 backstage image courtesy of Janine Silver

“Fashionably” Chipped Nails Backstage at Tibi, we caught up with Choi again to learn about the chipped polish and accent nail manicures. A rather unorthodox choice, to create a manicure that looks as if it’s on its last legs, Choi’s nails presented more like pieces of modern art.

Back in 2010, Tibi’s collection first featured a chipped manicure and as Choi explains, “People really didn’t get it. Why would she want chipped nails? But then people started to get it and she got a lot of attention for it.” So, to bring back the now infamous manicure, Choi created multiple colors of these nails based on what the model was wearing.

To get these artistic digits, Choi and her team dabbed paint in the center of the nail working outwards in various strokes to create uneven shapes. Choi explains how it’s important to leave some of the natural nail peeking through. Another technique she used is simply filing away at the top of the nail to create a natural wear and then putting the top coat on to seal it. The manicures were then paired with an equally chipped glitter accent nail to add the chic party look to this unusual professional polish.

Shimmering Brows

To match the incredible nails at Tibi, Cassandra Garcia, Lead Artist for Bobbi Brown created a unique shimmering brow. Rather than adding glitter in the inner corner, a very common technique, Garcia applied a little Silver Moon Sparkle Shadow to “soft, defined brushed through brows from the middle to the end for added interest.” Garcia explains that the color has a clear base that “goes through the brow without adding color but you can see the glitter where the light shines.”

TIBI spring 2019 image courtesy of Janine Silver

Bright LipsShades of cherry and coral were all over the catwalk this season. At Pamella Roland, Rick DiCecca for Artistry Studio used Artistry Studio’s City Coral Lip Balm, which features a unique core to create a soft lip stain, perfect for Roland’s Bali-centric collection.

Garcia had the models purse their lips at Tibi, swiping on Bobbi Brown’s Luxe Matte Lip Color in Burnt Cherry and putting it right through the center for a little texture. The idea was to have something that complements the looks, “Something pretty, but something interesting as well.”

—Janine Silver

Beauty Tips from Backstage at New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2019

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Fashion Reverie spoke with the top stylists and makeup artists backstage at New York Fashion Week: The Show’s hottest shows to find the best new trends, top beauty tips, and the styles that the professionals are “so over.”

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Warm Shades of PolishWe spoke with Jin Soon Choi of JINsoon to find the shades you’ll be gravitating to. “I see a lot of unusual colors, burnt orange, vintage … also dark red is great [for a modern mani].” As for nail shapes, Choi thinks there’s not a trending shape and suggests you wear what makes you feel the best!

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Step Away From the Contour Palette“The biggest trends I’m seeing for spring are a return to soft luminosity. Soft, almost muted color … it’s almost a halo effect. We’re getting away from heavy contouring and the heavy foundations. We’re getting back to people’s personalities, what works best for you,” shares Rick DiCecca, Global Makeup Artist for Artistry Brand cosmetics. “I always joke that many of my clients want to be contoured and then I give them the ‘I told you so dance’ when they have to blow their nose and they wipe it off. It’s not ok for real life, it doesn’t make sense.”

While it’s clear DiCecca is sick of contouring, he is a big fan of draping. “I love seeing blush draped on the neck and around the face. It adds a lifting effect, a glow. That to me is much more modern than contouring.”

While not completely over contouring, Carly Giglio, Lead Artist at Stila, likes a softer approach too. “I’m a big non-tour girl, someone called it sculpting once and that resonated with me. So the hard contour can maybe move away, but sometimes it works for people. Done in a way to shape your face the way you want it’s beautiful.”  Giglio explains, “Beauty is just so individual that I don’t want to hate on it because there are no rules and so many different things you can do. Contouring works for some people, but for me it doesn’t,” she explains.

Take Care of Your Skin

“My biggest makeup artist tip is making sure your skin is in good shape before you do anything. Anything you use on your face has to be done after good skincare. If you don’t have great skincare, it’s not going to look good,” DiCecca confides. “I teach my team about how to take care of your skin and how to prep the skin properly. I teach them about ultimate skin prep, Artistry makes this product called Intensive Renewing Peel that I use backstage and onset all the time.”

Overly Lined 90s Eyes

“I think everyone is coming back to the 90s.” Cassandra Garcia, Lead Makeup Artist for Bobbi Brown shares backstage at Tibi. “The 90s [makeup looks] are definitely coming back, but we’re also evolving them, making it more modern for today.” Which is why we added a nice natural stain on the lip at Tibi to pair with the heavy black lined eyes—rather than a full on 90s brown lipstick,” Garcia explains.

Pretty Pastels and Warm Hues

Garcia sees “…a lot of pastels of course this coming season too. Amy [of Tibi] always does it really well keeping the look interesting and not letting it go overly pretty.”

Showing off a gorgeous new collection, Giglio also notices the upcoming trending colors are “… pastels, those warmer tones, plays on purples, pinks, russets are classic and staying there.”

Images from Pamella Roland, Badgley Mischka, and TIBI courtesy of Janine Silver

Textured Makeup“I definitely think trend wise it’s a lot of plays on the textures and different finishes,” Giglio exclaims. “I think glitter’s not really going anywhere, but also working in that shimmer as well. I think it’s a lot of different textures … Certainly glimmer, glitter, glossy, texture is not going anywhere for a while.”

Pro Tips

Garcia shares some of her favorite tricks of the trade. “… in a pinch you could always paint your eyelashes with a little eyeliner if you need …” and don’t have mascara on hand. “Then using a lip stain you could apply it on the cheek for a nice blush in a pinch.”

“Biggest tips, well the [Weleda] Skin Food is a great trick and the BeautyBlender, which is like a magic trick in a little pink sponge” Giglio shares in reference to a technique she and her team used at Badgley Mischka, applying the product with a damp BeautyBlender on the high points of the face for an all around glow. “I use that all the time,” Giglio shares.  “I’ve also been doing a lot of underpainting and illuminating underneath. Sometimes I’ll do a liquid illuminator under my concealer or right on my cheekbones and do my concealer over. It really gives that lit from within look.”

The Products Makeup Artists Can’t Live Without

The one think Garcia could not live without would have to be “concealer … you can put it on your eyelids, on face, then just pinch your cheeks and go.”

“To choose one that I can’t live without is hard,” explains Giglio. “… but I definitely think mascara would be it, especially [Stila’s] HUGE mascara, I can’t leave home without this. A formula like this is voluminous, but also it lifts your lashes and it curls them. Mascara in general opens your eyes so you can be looking real drab and just throw on a little moisturizer and run out the door.”

Tibi spring 2019 barrette images courtesy of Janine Silver

Tame Hair with Barrettes“This season we’re seeing a lot of hair accessories,” Allen Ruiz Global Artistic Director for Aveda exclaims. “I think for spring/summer it just makes sense throwing your hair up in a clip… There’s a lot of ways to do so for the do-it-yourself look, random clips and bobby pins placed in the hair in a different non-traditional way.”

Images from Prabal Gurung spring 2019 courtesy of Janine SIlver

Add Texture to Your Tresses for Interest“Use the Aveda’s Texture Tonic, it’s something that adds texture to your hair. If you have straight hair, you just put it in your hair and scrunch it and it gives your hair a bit of bend, a little bit of a kink and that’s what you’re seeing here [at Tibi].” And on rainy days, Ruiz suggests not fighting with your hair, but putting it into a low ponytail, “a nice sleek low ponytail.”  

—Janine Silver

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