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Marc Jacobs Re-Releases his Perry Ellis ’93 Grunge Collection

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This past November, Marc Jacobs decided to re-release one of his most controversial collections: the 1993 Grunge collection for Perry Ellis. It was the show heard throughout the fashion world and the next year he was fired from his role as Creative Director for Perry Ellis. Critics panned the show for decades, but now Jacobs returns to his past. The reissue, titled “Redux Grunge Collection” features 26 of the original looks re-mastered in the same original fabrics, prints, and embroidery from head to toe.

In ’92, the main high fashion houses were turning out the elegant, upper-class style epitomized in the 80s. However, grunge was just beginning to enter the mainstream—a style classically working class and thrifty. ’91 had seen Nirvana release “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and the first ever Lollapalooza organized by the lead singer of Jane’s Addiction. Jacobs took inspiration from the counter-cultural movement and put it on the major fashion models of the time. Tyra Banks went down the runway in Birkenstocks,  Carla Bruni wore Docs, and a cast of supermodels twirled in flannels, elongated t-shirts, and pear-print wrap dresses. People hated it. Fashion critic, Cathy Horyn wrote at the time, “Grunge is anathema to fashion, and for a major Seventh-Avenue fashion to put out that kind of statement at that price point is ridiculous” (decades later she recanted). Suzy Menkes, a critic at the International Herald Tribune handed out “Grunge is Ghastly” pins and Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love burned the clothes Jacobs sent to them. By the next year, Jacobs was out of Perry Ellis and grunge fashion was at its peak.

Now, the clothes look surprising modern on the contemporary models. With some of the daughters of the original campaign’s models wearing the same looks, Jacobs’ return to his past is even more psychedelic. At the time, Jacobs did not keep any samples from the ’93 collection, so his staff had to rely on photos and samples borrowed from stylists that purchased them when they first went on sale. Jacobs even went as far to return to the mills that made the fabrics in ’93. The look book released features photos taken by Jacobs longtime collaborator Juergen Teller. While the pair had a falling out in recent years, Jacobs, in the spirit of their past, gave Teller free rein in photographing. In a true mixing of past and present, Teller went as far to even collage some of the new ads over the old.

Jacobs’ want to go back to the past isn’t too hard to say. In his press release concerning the capsule collection, Jacobs stated, “The Grunge Collection epitomized the first time in my professional career that I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision come to life on the runway, without creative compromise.” Given Jacobs’ struggle in the fashion world over recent years, his want for a time when he was more in control is understandable. This summer Steven Kurutz, a fashion critic for the New York Times, wrote a devastating article about how the once immensely cool brand has lost its vision, citing, “For years, Mr. Jacobs seemed to know exactly what people wanted, and then, quite suddenly, he seemed to not know.” The article cites the closings of dozens of Jacobs’ stores and the “near-decimation” of Jacobs’ “MarcLand” that once took up a stretch of New York’s Bleecker Street. Kurutz also described the designer’s runway shows as having “a poignant air of irrelevance.” So, Jacobs’ move to reclaim is once-hated past collection as relevant, he also strives to make us all remember his fashion prowess.

To the Cut, Jacobs revealed that the article did hurt him but said, “I’ve struggled to think of myself as relevant anyway. It’s true I never know what we want to do. Maybe I don’t have much to say. I don’t know. Maybe I have nothing to say, but I still enjoy doing this.” Jacobs and fashion convention have long had a tenuous relationship and don’t always see eye-to-eye, and the Redux Collection serves to remind us that sometimes that is for the best. Whether Jacobs is able to turn his company around for the future is anybody’s guess, but there’s no doubt he will always be a fashion great.

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Marc Jacobs Re-Releases his Perry Ellis ’93 Grunge Collection; Image Credits:  Marc Jacob’s Redux Lookbook

Makeup of the Year

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It wouldn’t be right if we didn’t end the year looking back at our favorite beauty products of 2016. From makeup to hair, it’s fair to say that we hit the beauty lottery with a well-rounded selection of goodies that we’re still in love with. A year like 2016 has provided us with so many wonderful beauty love affairs it can be overwhelming. Where to look? What to look for? What to pick? We’ve carefully selected products that beauty gurus and die-hard beauty lovers alike have loved so that you can bask in the wonderfulness of a good product and money well spent.

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Deborah Lippmann The Cure – Nail Cuticle Repair Cream Treatment
This ultra-nourishing formula repairs cuticles and returns softness and moisture to dry cuticles. It’s perfect to use when you want to feel pampered, but you’re also looking to save money.

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $26


Clinique Acne Solutions Clinical Clearing Gel
This product is slightly underestimated but still ultra powerful. A leading topical prescription, this daily treatment gel has been wonderful for clearing blemishes almost instantly while helping to prevent new ones from forming.

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $44


Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundations 
It’s almost essential to have tried at least one Becca product by now. Becca’s name was really put on the map in the beauty world with the collaboration of Jaclyn Hill’s “Champagne Pop” highlighter. Since then, we’ve grown to love the other incredibly amazing products, such as their foundation. This buildable, ultra-light foundation creates a smooth coverage and leaves a soft-focused glow. The Becca Aqua Luminous Perfecting Foundation reflects the perfect, radiant version of your skin.

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $85


Elizabeth and James Nirvana Rose 
Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have succeeded in having their brand embody the duality of sophistication and femininity while also incorporating edge and masculinity. This fragrance brings together a confident, refined, and seductive brand that’s all its own. If you loved Nirvana White & Black, you’ll be sure to really love Nirvana Rose.

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $20


Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Dry shampoo has become the new hair product/hair styling essential. It’s perfect for those days when you want to add a little more texture and weight to freshly washed hair, or to spruce up your favorite effortless waves or defined curls. Let’s be honest: there are not enough hours in the day, and sometimes we just don’t have the time or the desire to style our hair. Because of this, dry shampoo has certainly become a Holy Grail item for us. In what we believe will soon become a cult classic, Klorane’s dry shampoo is formulated with oat milk to soothe and protect, while the corn and rice starches absorb excess oil. Here’s to soft, healthy, and beautiful-looking hair even on day three or four!

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $270


T3 Whirl Trio Interchangeable Styling Wand 
Spruce up your hair routine without sacrificing healthy-looking hair by using this trio collection. Its tourmaline infusion allows you to create the hair you want without the sacrifice of healthy-looking hair. The three interchangeable wands give you the opportunity to create various looks ranging from defined spiral curls and effortless waves to full-on glamorous waves. What makes this trio so spectacular in comparison to other curling wands is that this product’s technology focuses on creating a curl or wave that’ll last and maintain a consistent heat by preventing under or overheating, which helps make an easy, secure change from one barrel to another.

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $16


LAVANILA Sport Luxe Deodorant
This is the women’s deodorant we’ve all been waiting for—you know, the long-lasting, non-residue, and aluminum-free deodorant that allows a woman to be focused and fearless rather than fearful and unsure. Forget the shoes. A girl needs a good deodorant to feel equipped to conquer the day.

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $30


First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration
It’s crucial to find a moisturizer that keeps your skin feeling and looking its best all winter long, but the struggle is always real to find the one that fits your wallet, your expectations, and most importantly, your needs. This cult favorite is perfect for any skin type as it gives immediate relief and long-lasting protection against dry, itchy skin, particularly eczema. Its formula is non-greasy and can be used all over the body. If you’ve never tried this brand before, we highly recommend you give this one a chance. We promise you won’t regret it.
  

Photo Courtesy of Sephora | $28


Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer
Jaclyn Hill has sung the praises of “Sugar Sugar” for years now. This high-shine lip gloss with lasting radiance has a formula that offers a plump look and a non-stickiness that’s every girl’s dream. What we love even more about Marc’s lip glosses is that we get to see another side of him through his shade names as they’re inspired by some of Marc’s favorite music.
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Makeup of the Year: Featured Image Courtesy of Milk Makeup

7 Fall Nail Trends

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As the weather gets cooler, the days feel shorter, and the leaves start falling, we know our favorite season is approaching. Between upgrading our wardrobes, switching out our flip-flops and gladiator sandals for boots and moccasins, and even adding highlights or an ombre to our hair, we transform our appearance all around. There’s no doubt these changes are great, but the satisfying feeling of getting a fresh, shiny manicure is undeniable! With so many variations and colors of nail polish, the possibilities are both endless and exciting. Here, we’ve put together a list of the hottest 7 Fall nail trends for you to revamp your look. Read on to get these Fall-tastic looks you’ll see everywhere this season.

Red
A classic for almost any occasion, but even better for Fall!

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Marc Jacobs Nail Lacquer in Poison Apple, $18.00, available at Marc Jacobs.


 
Berry, Plum, and Burgundy
Tis’ the season to break out plum, berry, and burgundy shades! It’s hard to choose with so many choices, but these shades are giving us life.
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Formula X Nail Polish in A+, $10.50, available at Sephora.


Neutral
Rocking a neutral is a year-round trend! The best part is already having these shades in our collection.
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JINsoon Nail Lacquer in Nostalgia, $18.00, available at JINsoon.


Rose Gold
From laptops to phones, 2016 has been the year of rose gold. Let your nails be just as glamorous.
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ORLY Nail Polish in Rage, $8.50, available at ORLY Beauty.


 
Chrome
For an edgy, rebellious look, go with a chrome nail polish.
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Essie Nail Polish in Chrome, $8.50, available at Essie.


 
Deep Green and Teal
Experiment with these shades for a pop of color.
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Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish in Laughin’ to the Bank, $18.00, available at Deborah Lippmann.


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Zoya Nail Polish in Selene, $10.00, available at Zoya.


Pattern
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We at Cliché love a good pattern! Glossique has a a wide variety of nail wraps, which skips the drying process completely and makes it easier to go on with our day. If there’s anything better than a pattern, it’s a festive, holiday pattern! Before you know it, Halloween will be here, so dress up your nails in Glossique’s nail wrap in Velvet Widow, $15.00, available at Glossique.
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7 Fall Nail Trends: Featured Photo Courtesy of Zoya.com, Photos Courtesy of Marc Jacobs, Formula X, ORLY, JINsoon, Essie, Deborah Lippmann, Zoya, and Glossique

Winter Makeup Trends

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One thing I absolutely love about the winter time, besides the endless cups of hot cocoa I can consume (mini marshmallows included), is the luxury of being able to wear makeup without fear of it melting off—which tends to happen in the warmer, sunny months. With this luxury also comes some of my favorite makeup trends of the year that I, and you, can take complete advantage of right now. Whether it’s a super smoky eye for a sultry look or the darkest lip out there, it’s time to head out into the cold with a makeup look so hot, it could melt even the Ice Queen to her feet.

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Photograph Credit/ImaxTree

  1. Smokey Eye

The smoky eye has been a favorite in the beauty world and has become a certified, go-to look for a night out on the town. This season, the smoky eye was seen on fashion runways like Burberry Prorsum and Pascal Millet. From blended shades of gray and black to the newest additions of emerald green and plum, the classic smoky eye has been kicked up a notch in surprising and sexy ways we love.

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  1. Deep, Dark Lip

Berry, crimson, and near-black shades may have us thinking of Halloween, but once you swatch them onto your lips, you’ll be hooked just like that. There is something entirely satisfying about being able to wear a dark lip in the winter—so, why not take it a step further and go darker? As seen at Luisa Beccaria or Marc Jacobs runways, a dark lip is really all you need before stepping out the door.

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  1. Graphic Liner

We all know black liner isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but now it’s taking a whole new, artistic direction—literally. Rochas featured liner in sharp, thick lines on both the top and bottom lids, while Christian Dior went to the dramatic side with bold lines that swooped into a cat eye motion all over the top lid. Talk about making an eye-catching statement. Instead of the usual cat wing, try something different with your liner; from simple lines to graphic designs, it really is all about stepping outside of the box.

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©Imaxtree

  1. Dewy Skin

The last thing you want is for your skin to appear dry and dull, which can often happen with the frigid cold. Make it look healthy and glowing with a dewy look that includes flushed cheeks, highlighted parts of your face (wherever the light hits directly), and eyes covered in soft peach or bronze shadows.

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  1. Glitter Details

Take all those glittery eyeshadows that you have leftover from New Year’s Eve and put them to good use all throughout winter. There really is no such thing as too much or little when it comes to glitter, so go as minimal or as bold as you want. Adding little gems under the eyes or at the corners has become one of my favorite looks.

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©Matteo Scarpellini/Imaxtree

  1. Orange Hues

During runway shows for Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen, hues of orange gilded not only the eyes of models, but their cheeks, hair, eyebrows—you name it! Orange typically isn’t a color that many of us are “oohing and aahhing” over, but in rich, mesmerizing shades like toffee, caramel, and mocha, it will quickly become one of your favorites.
What winter trends are you ready to try? Share them with us via our Twitter beauty account, @ClicheMagBeauty!

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Winter Makeup Trends “Snow Queen” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Feb/March 2016 issue

Makeup Stocking Stuffers

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Hello, my blushing beauty babes! Our favorite time of year has made its appearance once again as we’ve snuggled into cozy sweaters with steaming mugs of hot cocoa. Amongst the endless array of holiday decorations, the smell of pine, and peppermint-flavored goods, the beauty world has gone into a frenzy with deals and bargains galore. We at Cliché know how exciting and terrifying shopping can be during the holidays, so just like Santa has a list to keep everything in check, we’re more than glad to help with a shopping guide of our very own. For all of you beauty lovers out there, move the old school idea of stocking stuffers to the side and make room for bags of beauty topped off with a bow. From glittery nail polishes to rich colored lippies, I’ve looked high and low for the best and most adorable makeup bag “stuffers” available. This year, give beauty aficionados (or yourself!) a lovely makeup bag filled with goodies that can be used year-round. Don’t forget to check your list twice! Happy holiday shopping, beauts!
Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Rollerball Trio

(Marc Jacobs Fragrance Daisy Rollerball Trio $45, www.sephora.com)

One for your mother, one for your BFF, and one for you! You go, Glen Coco!
Tony Moly Panda's Dream White Hand Cream

(Panda’s Dream White Hand Cream $12, www.sephora.com)

A.) It’s in the shape of a cuddly panda. B.) It’s a Korean beauty product, which means you know anyone’s hands will be totally covered throughout the winter season with this product. They’ll feel just as soft as panda fur!
O.P.I Infrared-y to Glow

(O.P.I Infrared-y to Glow $9.50, www.ulta.com)

Essie Luxe Effects

(Essie Holiday Luxe Effects Fringe Factor $8.50, www.ulta.com)

Sparkly nails every day are perfectly acceptable.
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(eos Holiday 2015 Limited Edition Decorative Lip Balm Collection $9.99, www.evolutionofsmooth.com)

What’s cuter than festive eos lip balms? Being able to decorate them yourself!

stile Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set

(Stila Eternally Yours Liquid Lipstick Set $39, www.sephora.com)

These lippies will last through any winter storm.
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(MAKE UP FOR EVER Lash Show Instant Drama False Lashes $18, www.sephora.com)

Holiday parties call for a little sparkle and shine with dramatic lashes.
Smashbox Art Love Color Eyes

(Smashbox ART. LOVE. COLOR. EYES $42, www.sephora.com)

Get colorful eyes to enter the New Year.
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(Kate Spade New York ‘glitter bug – ezra’ cosmetics case $60, www.shop.nordstrom.com)

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(H&M Makeup Bag $12.99, www.hm.com)

Breakups to Makeup Canvas Pocuh

(Breakups to Makeup Canvas Pouch $35, www.urbanoutfitters.com)

The cutest makeup bags to store the best beauty goodies in!
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Makeup Bag Stuffers originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Dec/Jan 2015 issue

Sweater Weather

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The autumn weather is also known as sweater weather, a time to wear sweaters all season long! Sweaters of all shapes, colors, textures, and makes practically take over our fall wardrobe. It’s the reason why our closets are stuffed to the brim—because sweaters are so easy to style! Tossed over a light blouse, stacked over a chambray top, tucked into a skater skirt, or worn cropped with a pair of your favorite high-waisted pants—the amount of outfit creations you can style with a sweater are simply endless. There is no going wrong with a sweater!

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(Vince Oversize Snap-Turtleneck Sweater, $395, Neimanmarcus.com)

We’ve seen a variety of sweater trends over the past fall seasons: cropped, Cosby-inspired, fuzzy, striped, and more. This fall’s latest addition comes in a bigger and better form—one we are going to cuddle up into this whole season. Oversized sweaters have been seen on the runway in collections from The Row, Prada, Milly, and Marc Jacobs. Paired with trench coats, knee high boots, menswear-inspired neckties, or feminine belts, these oversized tops perfectly work for everyday, fashionable wear.

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(Helmut Lang Mixed-Stitch Oversize Sweater, $520, Barneys.com)

From Barney’s and Net-A-Porter to Neiman Marcus and ShopBop, splurging on one or two oversized designer sweaters is definitely a fashionable investment. For more wallet-friendly sweaters, check out some of our favorite stores: J. Crew, Uniqlo, Express, and Zara. When shopping for sweaters like these, look for good quality at a great price, especially if you want it to last the whole season.

Alexander McQueen

(McQ – Alexander McQueen Oversized Cable Knit Sweater, $590, Shopbop.com)

Remember: the bigger, the better! So cozy up into what will ultimately become your favorite knitwear piece this fall and continue to read up on Cliché. A perfect combo, don’t you agree?

Uniqlo

(Women Extra Fine Merino Striped Sweater, $29.90, Uniqlo.com)

Featured Image: (Oversized Polo Neck Sweater, $59.90, Zara.com)
“Sweater Weather: Bigger and Better” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue
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Fall Beauty Trends

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We welcome back crisp, fall mornings filled with the smell of pumpkin spice lattes and warmed by cozy, oversized sweaters this season. Finally being able to enjoy delicious hot beverages and fuzzy apparel aren’t the only fall factors we’re excited for. It’s time to replace the bright, bold colors of summer in our makeup bags with the moody, shimmery shades of fall. Think dark liner, metallic eyeshadow, and rich, colored lips for a little preview of what fall beauty is all about. These beauty trends are what we really have been craving! Well, next to the free candy given out on Halloween, of course. Now if only we could score beauty products along with that candy!

Revlon Sultry Samba

(Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, Revlon.com)

 

Nyx Merlot

(NYX Matte Lipstick in Merlot, $6, Nyxcosmetics.com)

Rich Lips
Our favorite lips shades all hold that dramatic factor that we can only get away with during the autumn season. Now is when we can adorn the wildest, moodiest colors on our lips. If you’re new to bold, dark lips, check out some of our favorites: Nars’ Satin Lipstick in Afghan Red, Revlon’s Super Lustrous Lipstick in Sultry Samba, and M.A.C’s lipstick in Rebel. Rich hues of maroon, bright pigments of pink, and the deep, satin effect of purple are what we sure are taking advantage of each week—it’s safe to say my shade of Nyx’s Matte Lipstick in Merlot will be all but gone by December!

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(Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Finish Eye Shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose, $32, Stilacosmetics.com)

Shimmery, Metallic Eyeshadows
Let your eyelids flutter with a metallic sheen of gold, nude, silver, or even green. It’s a must-try trend this fall because it can easily be added to any makeup look. Stila provides gorgeous cream-to-shadow products in full-on metallic shades from Metallic Dusty Rose to Titanium. With these shadows, add some shimmer to a smoky eye for more depth or to an everyday look for some allure. Metallic eyeshadows bring that extra touch of glam that makes our beauty techniques even more fabulous. Try this shimmery trend this fall and see how many eyes will be on yours!
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner
 

(Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper, $18, Sephora.com)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Liner
 

(Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, $24, Bobbibrowncosmetics.com)

Dark Liners
Brightly-colored eyeliners were all the rage this past summer, but it’s time to welcome back the classic black. Black will always be the new black. You can’t go wrong at all with a long-lasting ebony eyeliner. Some of my must-haves are Kat Von D’s Tattoo Liner, Maybelline’s Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner, Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil. Each one is a definite keeper for being bold, smudge-proof, and easy-to-style. You’ll be rocking liner just as mod as Twiggy’s was in the 60’s!
Marc Jacobs Bronzer
 

(Marc Jacobs Beauty O!Mega Bronze – Perfect Tan, $49, Sephora.com)

Too Faced Chocolate Soleil

(Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer, $30, Toofaced.com)

Glowing Bronzer
Even though the summer has passed, our handy bronzers are still kept in tow. They add that extra glow we want year-round in hundreds of shades that we can’t get over. For fall, it’s all about warm undertones in shades of cocoa, buff pinks, and gold finishes. Pat down your cheeks with a touch of Benefit’s Sun Beam, a blend of Marc Jacobs’ O!Mega Bronze, or a sweep of Too Faced’s Milk Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer. Your cheeks will be as bright as ripe apples this season.
“Fall Beauty Trends” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2014 issue.

Summer Scent

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Summer Scents

Ever notice how your favorite perfume smells a bit different in the summer? That’s because our skin chemistry changes in the summer, which means that a perfume you loved all winter long might only be alright for you during the summer. When looking for summer fragrances it is best to stick with natural scents such as floral, warm and citrus. If you’re still confused on where you should start that’s alright because I have come up with a list of summer fragrances you should try out.
1. Marc Jacobs Daisy:  This is personally my absolute favorite scent. This lovely bottle contains a combination of refreshing lite floral fragrances. Marc Jacobs merges the scent of sweet strawberry, violet petals, gardenia and jasmine. Then he tops it all off with a small amount of cedar wood which gives the perfume a slight woody scent.
2. Marc Jacobs DOT: The first thing I noticed about this fragrance was that it smelled of fresh roses, red berries and cedar wood. This perfume smells much more traditional and sophisticated rather than lite and fresh. There is no doubt that DOT will leave a long lasting scent on your skin.

3. Burberry Summer: This scent is absolutely perfect for the summer if you’re looking for a crisp citrus smell. Burberry Summer contains a mixture of mandarin, pomegranate, lilies and cedar wood. The only downside about the perfume is that it is hard to find. Your best bet is buying it from a website such as amazon.com.
4. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy: Viva La Juicy perfume has a very woody warm smell. If you’re the type of person who does not love floral aromas then Viva La Juicy would be the best choice for you. This gorgeous bottle contains captivating scents of caramel, vanilla, praline, jasmine and cedar wood.
 
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