See All the Womenswear Looks from Balmain’s Menswear Spring 2017 Show

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Presented on Saturday in Paris, Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain spring 2017 menswear show hit it big indeed, with It personalities in the fashion world rocking both the catwalk and the front row. As promised, Rousteing also showcased a jaw-dropping selection of the womenswear spring 2017 looks, with models Sasha Luss, Cindy Bruna, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes and Joséphine Le Tutour strutting down the runway.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection“The beauty of the girls has to be matched with the boy. There’s a very definite beauty with the girls. They’re all very different, and they’re from all over the world. It’s very democratic in that way. But there’s a beauty and a confidence and a sexiness about them. And we really wanted to match that with the boys;” Jess Hallett, Balmain’s London-based casting director told Vogue, giving us a glimpse of what designer Rousteign looks for in a runaway show.

And if the beauty of the girls had to match the style of the boys, music literally played a huge role in capturing the collection’s main theme too. A live orchestra performed some of Phil Collins’ and Seal’s biggest hits form the Eighties and Nineties.

Although being not purely/solely Eighties/Nineties-inspired in style, both the women’s and menswear line-ups featured characteristic details from those decades, such as sheer and denim appliqués, floor-length airy gowns and cut-outs on the shoulders.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

The women’s looks were ultra colorful and never boring, which is something both the Eighties and the Nineties had in common although in different ways (while multi-colored rainbow patterns were a must in the Nineties, the Eighties focused more on multi-colored retro prints and bright color-blocking motifs).

For this reason, the Balmain’s spring 2017 women’s looks feature both vibrant solid-colored ensembles, such as the shocking orange maxi dress, and mini dresses with sheer embellishments that got colored with a more modern, if not even sophisticated version of the tie-dye print. Nineties-inspired skimpy crop-tops got combined with sinuous high-waisted maxi skirts with side slits, the color-blocking orange and blue patterns of which are super covetable.

Like some of the men’s proposals, the womenswear line also focused on warrior-like, street-style outfits: an off-the-shoulder top combined with billowy khaki trousers and a wide belt cinched at the waist perfectly captured this style.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

Asymmetrical gowns got paired with zig-zag-patterned kimono cardigans, denoting Olivier Rousteing’s passion and forethought on proportion. Besides matching the women’s and men’s proposals with one another, the designer put a great emphasis on the importance of balancing the figures either with embellishments, such belts, or geometric colored patterns on the fabrics, never missing the chance of giving an almost theatrical dynamicity to the entire collection.

Lastly, aside from a very few total black and total white staples, all of the women’s (and some of the men’s too) proposals featured tassel adornments either on the waists or necklines, which draw our attention to the astounding accessory line he created for spring.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

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MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Fall 2016 Makeup Line

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MAC Cosmetics and Ariana Grande have joined forces for the second time already to produce something unique and ultra-flirty as far as makeup goes. The MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 makeup line for fall 2016 is set to debut at MAC Cosmetics and Nordstrom in the beginning of September, 2016, and comes to turn you into the Barbie doll of your dreams.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Comprising a lipstick and a lip-glass in a juicy pink shade, the collection will instantly add that kittenish, glammed-up touch to your fall looks, urging MAC’s customers to “Be a doll, and go glam!” What’s more, all the proceedings from the product sale will be donated to M.A.C. AIDS Fund, which has raised $425 million so far!

Perfectly embodying Ariana’s feline style, MAC’s new lip line looks way too pink and sweet to be ignored. While the 22-year-old songster wanted to channel her ‘bad gal’ side with her previous collection, this one truly captures her doll-like essence.

In the promo image, Grande is wearing her signature cat-eye makeup paired with the bright matte lipstick and a high ponytail, trapped in a real-life dollhouse, which is naturally painted in pink. Even Grande’s outfit is pink! Pink overdose, you might call it!

It’s kind of a tradition for MAC to announce a new fashion and beauty icon as its Viva Glam ambassador each year and to produce such mini-collections that stand for such a great cause. Previously, the brand has teamed up with Madonna, Lady Gaga, RihannaMiley Cyrus and Nicki Minaj, just to name a few.

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipstick ($17.00) (Limited Edition)

While her first lipstick creation for the cosmetics brand was quite edgy and dark, Ariana’s fall lipstick comes in a bright orchid pink shade with a matte finish to instantly jazz up your gloomy fall looks. We want to own every single new color our favorite MAC lipsticks come in, especially when they provide that desirable matte finish that’s perfect both for daytime and party wear.

This color is meant for self-confident women, who want to instantly make a statement without trying too hard. Match it with a barely there neutral eye makeup to walk out the door looking radiant during the day, and if you strive to create a more eye-catching effect, dare to layer it with the new lip-glass for a luscious finish on your pout!

• Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 – Deep cool pink (Matte)

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Fall 2016 Lipsticks

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande 2 Lipglass ($16.00) (Limited Edition)

While Ariana’s lipstick color is much energizing, she has managed to achieve the perfect balance with the lip-glass color, which is a delicate neutral mauve color that will look amazing both when worn alone or in combination with the bright pink lipstick. It comes to provide a lovely opaque finish, while the color looks pretty wearable on a daily basis.

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Hugo Boss Resort 2017 Collection Is About Perfect Tailoring

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We always look forward to seeing beautifully tailored pieces from Boss’ each showing, and since resort collections have been underway, we have been eagerly waiting to see how tailoring was able to translate into the world of luxury travel. In recent seasons, creative director Jason Wu has been restructuring the boundaries that the label generally falls into, so we are seeing how uptight tailoring plays with relaxation. For the Boss resort 2017 collection, we are given the perfect balance that shows Wu’s new aesthetic working with the signature proper tailoring that only the Boss label can provide for us.

Hugo Boss Resort 2017 Collection

For his last fall collection for the brand, Wu added in some femininity via embroideries and floral prints for the décor side, while the overall designs of the pieces were softened by way of peplums, draping, or other curves added in throughout. So, we were expecting to see some of those stylish ideas coming forth for the resort collection as well, and we certainly weren’t disappointed.

The overall line focused more on the tailoring than the feminization, but the lovely aspects like some of the pattern and color decisions were evident as well. It seems Wu is still working out the kinks of balancing his style and the classic Boss design aesthetic; he was appointed back in 2013, so we’re sure that balance will be reached and there will be a sense of cohesion between lines in a few seasons.

Now, for resort, one might expect more flowy details to remind us of the beach and of a getaway travel destination, so Wu deciding to focus more on the Boss tailoring this season in particular was a bit of a surprising choice, but one not without its benefits. Sometimes a trip to such a destination is about both business and pleasure, so in that regard, Wu seems to have been designing for the businesswoman and what she might like to wear between exotic business meetings.

This adds a bit of fantasy and luxury to the everyday professional wardrobe, and with the sharp tailoring you could wear these smart pieces anywhere in the world to a meeting, a business encounter, or any office setting and have that powerful professionalism that can make a woman feel a bit sexier or more powerful in general as she goes about her average workday.

Hugo Boss Resort 2017 Collection

Hugo Boss Resort 2017 Collection

But some of the styles were less practical than others, giving way to style a bit more than utility. The classically tailored suitcoat dress with long fringe, for instance, might get in the way during someone’s day to day business, but it does add a modern and chic twist to the signature Boss garment – so you have to take the pros with the cons, if such a statement would be in the way for you.

Yet, the slim-fitting dress with a cinched waist and the same length of fringe is indeed a more practical use of the embellishment, since it is bound to stay a bit closer to the body, and a whimsical addition like that is more expected of a dress than a suitcoat in general.

So Wu may be showing some inconsistencies in his design aesthetic for Boss from season to season, but hopefully that will be worked out in due time, so we can all have a clear image of what the Boss woman has become under this designer’s direction. Right now he is at least bringing in some aspects (like the lovely green color) so we can see how things are progressing, so perhaps he is onto something consistent after all.

Hugo Boss Resort 2017 Collection

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Altuzarra Resort 2017 Collection

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Everyone knows that high-slit pencil skirts are Joseph Altuzarra’s signature design, which translates really well on the commercial side of his luxury ready-to-wear designs. The garments sell well on the floor, and if it’s not broken, why fix it? For the Altuzarra resort 2017 collection, the designer gave us that staple slit in a few of high-knee length skirts, and also a short slit in a miniskirt, which was a rather surprising, modern and youthful update to the design. A lot of the garments in his collection were a balancing act between mature sophistication and youthful sexiness, all in a great rendition of a ready-to-wear collection for the everyday, modern woman.

Altuzarra Resort 2017 Collection

“I didn’t want ‘a huge look,’ but things women want to wear every day,” said Altuzarra in an interview withVogue during the showing in the designer’s showroom on Thursday morning. It seems this designer chose to go a more commercial route for his resort designs.

There are no set boundaries for what a designer should create for this mid-season showing; some opt for luxurious and exotic line, some use it for their creations that wouldn’t fit into a set seasons, and others still just use it as an outlet for more ready-to-wear clothes for their customers. Altuzarra is one designer who goes for the last option of the three listed, as he said in his interview, and as showed in his line.

Some looks were made clearly for sophisticated women, while others took youthful, cool trends and turned them into something a mature, sophisticated woman would love to wear. The latter might seem like a bit of a contradiction, but Altuzarra pulls it off in a fabulous way.

Altuzarra Resort 2017 Collection

Altuzarra Resort 2017 Collection

But the Altuzarra resort 2017 collection also wasn’t created totally out of the blue. Many of the techniques and details were pulled from his past collections but were implemented in new ways. Pulled from hisspring/summer 2015 show based on Rosemary’s Baby was Altuzarra’s houndstooth pattern, which came this time in the form of many silhouettes: a full houndstooth pantsuit, the black and white slitted mini (paired with an ankle boot of the same pattern), and other garments as well, interspersed throughout the whole collection.

Also from the past was his successful spring 2016 tie-dye patterning, here seen on skirts and dresses. He has decided to use the resort season to showcase some of his best work from the past few years, in ways that women will want to wear in 2017. Because, as he said to a group in his showroom in similar fashion to his statement with Vogue, “…it’s really important to think about pieces that might not be ‘Fashion’ with a capital F, but are pieces you really want to wear every day that are super easy, that feel really good.”

With his strong yet strategically simple collection, that point was emphasized over and over again through the clothes themselves.

Altuzarra Resort 2017 Collection

Altuzarra Resort 2017 Collection

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Rochas Resort 2017 Collection

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Sensuality and innocence are the feelings and sensations Alessandro dell’Acqua wanted to evoke with his newestRochas resort 2017 collection, which could be regarded as ethereal, feminine and almost mystique, indeed. For the upcoming cruise season, Alessandro dell’Acqua, whose debut Rochas fashion show took place in February 2014, is both celebrating the house’s roots and revamping its hallmarks with his seductive uber-feminine take on fashion.

Rochas Resort 2017 Collection

Dell’Acqua’s women are strong, confident and independent, with an attractive sensual femininity, which often leads the designer to veer off from the brand’s heritage to a more glam-rock kind of fashion. For this reason, the Neapolitan fashion designer often showcases a neutral color palette that mainly features blush, white, beige and light gray tones, aside from a few total-black ensembles. And his signature delicate hues are to be found in the Rochas resort 2017 collection too, which however manages to highlight dell’Acqua’s artisanal skills with rich, more opulent shades.

Balancing innovation with tradition, as well as texture with the richness in colors (like many of his contemporaries, he doesn’t leave anything by chance, choosing the fabrics depending on the color/pattern scheme utilized), dell’Acqua focused on billowy figures and layered silhouettes, interrupting the airy lines with clean-cut coats and knee-length classy pants that gave the collection a slightly tomboyish allure.

Rochas’ infamous 2/3-length coat is, of course, present in the line too and, surprisingly here its length got translated to most of the skirts too. As for the pockets on the skirts the French fashion house became famous for, dell’Acqua geometrically attached them on the cozy coats instead.

Matching blush blouses create an interesting tor-sur-toneffect with the coats, leaving it up to the fabrics and textures to create a pleasing contrast (whilst the coats were made of a warm wool material, the blouses feature a sleek silk material).

Rochas Resort 2017 Collection

As for the slightly brighter ensembles, dell’Acqua had fun experimenting with both floral patterns and bold blue color touches, the ultimate expression of which features an oversized, heavyweight floor-length matte blue maxi dress that somehow manages to accentuate the figure adding dynamicity to the collection, despite being meant not to hug the curves.

When it comes to the botanical prints, Alessandro dell’Acqua used them to create both Seventies-inspired off-the-shoulder dresses tight at the waistlines, and Eighties modest dresses with squared shoulders. Although differing in styles, all the dresses feature common frilled and pleated details, put either on the hems or sides.

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15 Best Eyebrow Fillers for the Perfect Brow Makeup

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When all eyes in the beauty arena are on those signature, all-powerful eyebrows, nolens volens we frantically start looking for the best eyebrow fillers from the leading names. So, we are here to grease the wheels and provide you with a list of 15 best eyebrow fillers that are sure to be of good service to you whether you are all taken away by “eyebrows on fleek” or rather sticking to au naturel unkempt arches or maybe going several decades back to embrace those skinny brows. But before that take several minutes to go through the main categories and types of eyebrow products and the diverse effects each of them is able to bring unto your arches.

Best Eyebrow Fillers for the Perfect Brow Makeup

Brow Pencils: If inborn thin eyebrows have always been your vulnerable point or you just need to see your over-plucked sparse eyebrows morphed into full arches in a flash, one of the best eyebrow fillers in this case comes to be the brow pencil that will help you acquire more power, volume and super-groomed fix above the eyes. Even if your eyebrow pencil is blendable enough, always have a spoolie brush at your disposal to work out more natural appeal and to avoid any smudges or smears.

Brow Pens and Fine Pencils: These amazing eyebrow products are just perfect to fill your arches in far the most natural way and it is owing to their ultra-skinny fine tips. Without any hard pressing you will be able to sketch tiny eyebrow-hair-mimicking strokes on your sparse spots; only you need to have more time at your disposal to handle this miniature work. And to avoid an overly penciled-in brow, the brow expert Damone Roberts recommends that it is better to use these eyebrow products to “kiss the hair.”

Brow Powder: If the agenda is to define eyebrows yet keeping them in softer and more velvety feeling, brow powder comes as the best-working filler in here. The powder blends more effortlessly with spoolie brush and requires no more than several minutes of standing before the mirror. Brow experts recommend using two-color brow powder kits to use the lighter shade on the inner corners of the brows while the darker one on the tails for more definition.

Brow Gel and Mascara: These two eyebrow products rather work to tame unruly hairs keeping them in symmetrical harmony than to shape and fill your arches. However, if you use tinted versions, they would also give your brows a hint of color and subtle definition.

Brow Pomade: Brow pomade as a cream-based eyebrow filler is harder to use, that’s why it is recommended to reach out to pomade after you have acquired enough skills in filling in eyebrows using brow pencils and powder application techniques. This type of eyebrow filler provides more saturated color payoff and through its creamy texture gives brows some luxurious shimmer.

Brow Highlighter: This eyebrow product is to finish off your groomed arches. Just a swipe on your under-brow area and it will result in a perfectly brightened-up complexion. This trick is also potent to soften your eyebrows on fleek, making them look more natural.

And now flip through our list of 15 best eyebrow products without one iota of doubt that there is no better way of playing hardball than when you wear all-powerful, groomed eyebrows.

1. Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW Pomade

Craving one of the best all-in-one eyebrow fillers? Get this smudge-free, waterproof Anastasia Beverly Hills DIPBROW pomade that will not only define, sculpt and give a hint of shade to your eyebrows, but will also serve as a brow primer. Choose the one tone best corresponding to your complexion and stop at Sephora for your happy shopping.

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2. Glossier Boy Brow

This newly developed creamy tinted wax, inspired by traditional eyebrow pomade is to start a new surge among androgynous gals. The sheer pigment thickens brows, fills them and gives natural color while the tapered brush allows for precise application. And more importantly, all this can be handled within minutes and without much brow-grooming experience under your belt. Choose one of the three shades available and go to Glossier to purchase the most innovative eyebrow filler on our list.

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil

The next goodie standing on our list of the best eyebrow fillers is this ultra-thin brow pencil meant to build hair-like strokes thus super-naturally filling in any sparse or over-plucked areas on your eyebrows. Ranging from taupe and caramel to chocolate and ebony shades, the pencil will work like magic across the board. You can purchase it at Sephora.

4. MAC “Big Brow” Pencil

Want to feel the whole power of “eyebrows on fleek?” Give a try to this Big Brow filler by MAC with a chubby mechanical tip that is just screaming to make your brows even bolder than those of Cara Delevingne. Purchase this precious eyebrow product at Nordstrom and acquire your own pillar of strength.

5. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Definer

This triangular-tipped brow definer could not but be included in our list of the best eyebrow products ever. It’s super easy to apply – just a swipe to fill in over-tweezed spots and to define your arches in an elegant way while the spoolie end comes to blend the color smoothly for a super-natural effect. Stop at Sephora for another lucrative investment in your killer eyebrows.

6. Charlotte Tilbury “Brow Lift” Three-Way Pencil

Blonde, brunette and redhead ladies alike are to clap hands with glee upon this three-way pencil. The creamy angled pencil itself is to shade eyebrows, fill in sparse areas and give the arches the desired dimension; the mission of the ‘shape’ brush is to blend the color and make brows look perfectly groomed, while the sponge comes in handy for highlighting your brows and creating the illusion of a lift. You can purchase this magic piece at Nordstrom.

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7. Dior “All-in-Brow” 3D Brow Contour Kit

This is Dior’s first ever and the best eyebrow kit to provide your arches a runway-worthy charm. Consisting of two brown shades of powder, a waterproof wax and three expert-level brushes, this 3D eyebrow kit will elegantly fill in your brows, give them some depth and a picture-perfect result for the livelong day. Go to Nordstrom to snap up this eyebrow filler for $52.00.

8. Kat Von D Tattoo Brow

This liquid brow liner with a fine brush tip comes to be as one of the best eyebrow fillers in store, aiming at adding some oomph of color to your natural brows, as well as building and sculpting powerful signature arches. Priced at just $19.00, this tattoo brow is available at Sephora.

9. MAC Brow Definer

Make the life of your brows super diverse using this MAC brow definer assuredly included in our list of the best eyebrow products. Applying this single, budget-friendly pen ($16.50), fling yourself into some curious brow-dressing experience. Whether you want to color and define your arches or give them your desired shape or maybe thicken them to some authoritative level, MAC gives you that all-in-one golden opportunity.Stop at Nordstrom to acquire this eyebrow product.

10. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel

Need one of the best, fast and furious eyebrow fillers to define your arches in a New York minute? That’s definitely this tinted brow gel by Anastasia Beverly Hills. The cream and gel mixture fills in the brows, gives them signature density and tightness, while the spoolie brush blends effortlessly without any smear or smudge. Shop this treasure at Sephora!

11. Lancome ‘Le Crayon Poudre’ Brow Powder Pencil

Still in a frantic quest for your best eyebrow filler? Here is another offering by Lancome under the guise of a powder pencil that fills in successfully over-plucked areas or just gives some subtle touches to the brows. Available at Nordstrom, this powder pencil offers an ample color spectrum for any complexion out there.

Best Eyebrow Fillers To Shop Now

12. Diorshow Brow Styler

If you are in search for the best brow product to add to your makeup bag, check out this Diorshow brow retractable pencil with an ultra-fine precision tip and easy-to-use spoolie brush. With this single brow filler you can go from natural and effortless eyebrows to more dramatic and outstanding arches. Stop at Sephora to purchase this product!

13. Sephora Collection Retractable Brow Pencils

Priced at just $12.00 at Sephora, this retractable waterproof brow pencil available in the whole six shades, promises to sketch precise hair-like strokes via its always-sharp tip, while the wigtip comb stands for au naturel blending.

14. Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch-Up

We are confidently ranking this Bobbi Brown cream-gel formula goodie as one of the best eyebrow products in store that is not only meant to give your brows some natural and patrician definition but also serving as a perfect temporary cover-up for your stray greys. Purchase this eyebrow filler at Nordstrom at just $26.00.

15. Benefit Cosmetics Speed Brow Gel

And last but not least in our list of the best eyebrow products is this speed tinted brow gel that requires just several minutes of finger movements to come out as the girl with the best groomed and defined eyebrows in town. Available at Sephora, this brow gel comes in one neutral shade applicable for all complexions.

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