Per-fekt Beauty, CATWALK by TIGI, & China Glaze Backstage at Alon Livne Fall 2014

One of the most exciting and rewarding backstage experiences ever was backstage at Alon Livne’s Fall/Winter 2014 presentation at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Sponsored by three amazing beauty brands, Per-fekt Beauty, CATWALK by TIGI, and China Glaze, I was among the mix to get the details of the show’s overall beauty look.

The Face

Lead Makeup artist for Per-fekt Beauty, Suzana Hailli used the Mario Badescu line of products to clean and prep the model’s skin before makeup application (she’s a huge believer in the brand). She then used Per-fekt Beauty products to create a clean complexion. The products used were their Skin Perfection Gel with a beauty blender for natural looking skin, the Bronzed Cheek Perfection Gel as a slight contour on the face, and the Per-fekt CC Creme on the lips to create a nude lip for each model. Per-fekt Beauty is available at Sephora.

The Hair

The hair was slicked back in tight buns at the nape of the neck making this style work easily with the inclusion of 1920s flapper-style head pieces that were a part of the Livne’s show. CATWALK by TIGI Global Creative Director, Nick Irwin, sprayed small sections of hair with TIGI’s Your Highness Weightless Shine Spray before flat ironing each section bone straight. He then used TIGi Session Series Wet Look Gel to help smooth the hair down into the bun and then smoothed any flyaways with a small comb and set the hair with the Sessions Series Finishing Spray.

The Nails

Nails were led by Pattie Yankee for China Glaze, and they were just as fierce as the beautiful looks of the collection. Depending on the model the nails varied but the shades were: Queen B, Goldie But Goodie, Gossip over Gimlets- Coated with Swarovski crystals, and What Are You A-Freight Of? (A new color from the Fall 2014 collection). China Glaze is available at Sally Beauty supply for $6.79.

Overall each part of the look was amazing and really added fierceness to the presentation.

***Thanks to our Backstage Beauty Contributor, Laura of Blush and Beakers for covering Backstage at the Alon Livne Fall 2014 Collection for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.

The Per-fekt Beauty Way of Life

It was an early fall night atop the Eventi Hotel in NYC where stylish bloggers of NYC gathered to learn more about per-fekt beauty’s newest product, a CC creme with SPF 30.

The product “is designed to hydrate, prime. protect, perfekt, and color correct.” Unllike other CC creams, this one doesn’t come in a jar or a tube, but it’s in what can easily be called the cutest compact ever. The design of it allows for the product to stay contained and germ free. While I am not thrilled that it only comes in four shades, the company claims that their Smart Color Corrector Technology can allow the formula to adjust to any skin tone while making your skin flawless. I do like how light and silky the formula feels on the skin. It’s almost weightless. Four important ingredients in per-fekt beauty’s CC Creme are Hylauronic Microspheres that help to fill lines and wrinkles, Vitamins C and E to help protect the skin, and aloe to provide moisture and repair the skin.

We also got to play with other per-fekt beauty products, such as the per-fekt skin perfection conceal, the skin perfection gel, the cheek perfection gel, the body perfection gel, and the lash perfection gel. My personal favorites are: the lash perfection gel, which is a great lengthening mascara (believe me, my super curly lashes were extended far beyond what I thought they could ever be; the skin perfection conceal is a sheer way to conceal the skin; the skin perfection gel, which is a great primer underneath heavier foundations. Check out some pictures of the products and when you visit Sephora next time, stop and play in the per-fekt beauty section.

***Thanks to Beauty Contributor, Laura of Blush and Beakers for attending the Per-fekt Beauty Preview with me snd covering for My Life on and off the Guest List. Make sure to check out her blog.

Per-fekt Beauty Backstage at Alon Livne Fall 2013

Clean, beautiful skin was the name of the game for Per-fekt Beauty backstage at Alon Livne’s Fall 2013 Collection Show, under the direction of lead makeup artist Susan Hallili. To achieve this look, Per-fekt Skin Perfecting Gel was applied to the models faces. As a departure from typical complexion products, the Skin Perfecting Gel does in one product what a primer, foundation, color corrector and finishing powder would do all together. Its gel-mousse formula and sheer color pigments help for it to apply to the face smoothly while providing coverage.

The eyes were kept monochromatic with a muted gunmetal shadow custom- made by the brand’s founder, Richard Anderson. The Cheek and Lip perfection gels were applied to the respective areas in the colors bronze and melrose, respectively.

***A huge thank you to Fashion and Beauty Contributor, Laura A. Floyd of Blush and Beakers for covering Backstage Beauty for My Life on and off the Guest List this season. Make sure to check out her blog.