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Pro Tips on Achieving a Seductive Pout at The Academy of the Art University

Backstage at The Academy of the Art University in Lincoln Center I discovered one makeup tip that was well worth doing a whole post around!  Let's just say it's very BeautySweetSpot!  This one focuses all on the lips so pay attention and pucker up! The models were sporting imperfectly done perfect lips and makeup artist, Janessa Pare' of Aveda, taught me how to make your lipstick look like it was just kissed off.  Her key product: Aveda's Lip Glaze in Raspberry Tea.  MWAH!  Check it out:

I Got Cozy At Lincoln Center for the First Time Backstage at Farah Angsana

My first trip to Fashion Week's new home at Lincoln Center was for the Farah Angsana show.  Skeptical at first, I felt more welcomed than I thought I would as I pulled up in a cab on the upper west side to fashionistas gathering around the fountain.  It felt like home.  Bye, bye Bryant Park, everyone was here. Nineteen models were made up with soft metallic lids and romantic curls. "Farah's obsessed with J.Lo," commented Gregg Hubbard the lead makeup artist for Cristo. "Everything needs to be about the J.Lo glow!"  And in a way, it was – the eyes at least.  The bronzed eye was created with Bobbi Brown Cream Shadow in Gold Stone, which is a great base and layerable as a shadow.  The lip? A coral gloss.

It was great to see a Rita Hazan stylist backstage whipping up... some haute hair! Eddie Ngai created three romantic looks for the girls that consisted of straight with bounce, a structured updo and and soft and sexy.  Soft and full texture is key to the romantic theme.

Dashing Diva's lead manicurist Pattie Yankee did full mani's and pedi's on the ladies with No More Alimony, a shiny nude metallic shade.  One model fell asleep while getting her hair done at the same time of her mani and pedi!