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What’s New in Makeup: Stila Cosmetics Spring 2018


Nothing gets me more excited than new beauty bits, especially when they are products that will live up to any type of hype. Made by one of my favorite brands and a part of their own latest collection, Stila Cosmetics has launched their Spring 2018 Bohemian Beauty Collection filled with glitter, glow, and everything nice. Taking on an eclectic and artistic approach while remaining free-spirited, this line is made for everyone who loves playing with makeup, even on your days off. Stila has come out with a total of 45 products consisting of liquid lipsticks, eyeliners, liquid top coats, and my two favorites, liquid eye shadows and highlighters. This line is perfect for a transitional spring look that is ready to defrost any winter blues.

Stila’s Liquid Eye Shadows have continuously dazzled the eyes of people who apply and admire them. Their Shimmer & Glow versions for Spring 2018 do not fall short in that department either. They are formulated the same as the original Glitter & Glow, but they have a smaller particle pearl to create a high impact of shimmering pigment; even with this change, they recall our love for the one that started it all with a refreshing take. It’s that radiating glitter style without the glitter!

Their Bohemian Trend Shades contain three Shimmer & Glow versions along with three Glitter & Glow ones, providing a perfect balance for anyone who wants to pair them and go freestyle. With shades of gold, aqua, and lilac, your eyes will be blooming in color.

The Glitter & Glow Highlighters hit every detail their name says they are—glitter and glow. What else can you ask for? This breakthrough formula contains a multi-color mix of pearl and glitter in a sheer, water-infused base to a provide a smooth and effortless wash of sparkle to your skin. Every time I apply this to my cheekbones, tip of my nose, upper lip, and brow bone I instantly feel like an ethereal pixie ready to help spread the new season.

Purchase any of these goodies from the Stila Cosmetics Spring 2018 Beauty Collection at www.stilacometics.com.

Trending Nude Lip Products From Matte to Glossy


Nude lips products are all the rage this year, and we can understand why: it’s so effortless, yet polished. Nude lips are pretty much perfect for any occasion and if you aren’t completely won over yet, we’re here to convince you. These lip products are some of the best on the market and their range of nude lip colors for various skin tones is no except. Whether you like lip stains, matte liquid lipsticks, or gloss, there’s a nude lip product here for you.

A Matte Liquid Lipstick: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick
Stila’s liquid lipsticks are a cult favorite in the beauty community and it’s pretty obvious why: not only is the color range flattering on all skin tones, but they really do last a long time without budging. The shade “Caramello” is a light nude lipstick perfect for lighter skin tones. For medium to dark skin tones, try “Dolce,” a beautiful chocolatey shade. It even has a little glitter it in for subtle sparkle!

A Lip Gloss: RealHer Lip Plumping Lip Gloss
RealHer’s products are more than just pretty packaging: they are reliable and effective. Their Lip Plumping Lip Gloss in the shade “Deep Nude” will make you rethink how you feel about lip gloss. It’s not sticky, lasts a long time, and makes your lips look a little fuller. It comes a part of their Deep Nude Lip Kit, which also includes a Nude Lip Liner and Matte Liquid Lipstick.
PS. Use code CLICHEMAG at checkout for 10% off your purchase!

A Lip Stain: LORAC Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain
Lip stains are perfect for anyone who wants color on their lips without feeling like they are wearing lipstick. Enter LORAC’s Alter Ego Hydrating Lip Stain. These highly pigmented products contain ingredients like Shea Butter and Evening Primrose Oil to keep your lips hydrated and healthy.

A Creamy Lipstick: Maybelline Color Sensational Loaded Bolds Lipstick
Maybelline is another go-to lipstick brand for beauty enthusiasts for many reasons. Not only do their lip products come in a wide range of different finishes and colors, but they work well, too! Their Loaded Bolds Lipstick is no exception. With over 20 super-saturated shades, it’s the nude colors that catch our eye. Who said nude shades had to be boring?

Which nude lipsticks are you loving at the moment? Let us know in the comments below!

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Trending Nude Lip Products From Matte to Glossy: Featured image courtesy of RealHer

Top Beauty Looks From NYFW


New York Fashion Week is one of the many big events that take place in the city. The streets are filled with fashionable individuals rocking high-end designers or even slaying the sidewalks with their very own looks. However, the models aren’t the only ones dressed to impress; from popping, bright colors to mink or leather, the city itself becomes a fashion show during this time. As much as we love viewing videos or photos from the shows and admiring the pieces from the designers, many people don’t acknowledge the beauty theme for each show. Makeup and hair play just as an important a role as the pieces from the collections of any fashion show. The themes can go from simple and natural to bold and dark. Every model is beautiful in their own way, which makes the beauty part of the game an even more interesting feature to the runway shows. While the makeup and hair may be similar, every model wears them differently. That being said, here are the top beauty looks from NYFW. 


Pamella Roland SS18 X Frédéric Fekkai

For her SS18 collection, Pamella Roland brought in Stefanie Francois, the lead stylist at Frédéric Fekkai, and created a stunningly sleek and clean hairstyle and makeup that surely brought the collection to life. The entire look was created with Frédéric Fekkai’s collection The One and was inspired by highlighting every model’s high points on the face as well as embracing their natural features.

Banana Republic SS18, by Stila Cosmetics

This gorgeous look was created by Sarah Lucero, Stila Cosmetics, and Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry for Banana Republic. The look featured a dewy face and used Stila’s Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color to shape the brows. For the eyes, Lucero opted to go for bold and lengthy lashes all while staying on the natural side. The look is finished with flushed cheeks and soft pink lips.

Brock SS18

The models had gorgeous burgundy-smokey eyes with a touch of bronze. The look reflected a romantic feel that brought the entire collection of floral and patterns together.

Jeremy Scott SS18

While the makeup here was minimal, the clothing is what did all the talking. Even though there wasn’t any eyeshadow, lipstick, foundation, blush, etc., the models had crystals glued below their low lashes for a pop of shine. Certainly creative and unique for a no-makeup look.

Fenty x Puma SS18

The Fenty x Puma collection definitely was one that was most talked about. And, yes, you guessed it: the models wore Rihanna’s makeup line Fenty Beauty to give them a blinding glow on the runway. A highlighter from the line was placed on the models’ cheekbones, eyelids, and the inner corners of their eyes, making every model on the runway a shining star.

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Top Beauty Looks From NYFW: Images courtesy of E! Online, Vogue, PopSugar, Harpers Bazaar, nitrolicious, and Creative Media Marketing. Featured image courtesy of Stila Cosmetics.

5 Best Highlighters For That Dewy Summer Look


Highlighters are the cherry to the sundae; a look isn’t complete without some radiance. Yes, they are meant to glow the high points to your face and totally blind your surroundings. But in the summer, highlighters can be looked at in a different way.

You’re all bronzed up from either the sun or bronzer (of course), and you’re looking too matte with your new tan. How about adding some highlight for a dewy finish and achieve that true summer glow? Nothing compliments your tan more than a few swipes of highlighter to your cheekbones, tip of the nose, the inner corners of your eyes, under the brow bone, cupid’s bow, above the brow (why not?), and the collarbone and shoulders to really give off a dewy appearance. There are tons of highlighters to choose from, but not just any of them will succeed in giving you a dewy glow. We’ve picked out our top five favorite highlighters that don’t let anyone down. Find out which of these is best for you!

Becca Cosmetics Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter, $38, sephora.com

Their bestselling, creamy highlighter is known to be highly pigmented to highlight your high points. The formula is enriched with ultra-fine, luminescent pearls that absorb, reflect, and even refract light to give you that natural glow. While it’s a pressed powder, this unique formula blends pigments with liquids, creating a creamy feel that applies on smoothly with a silky finish.

5 Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall


Warm tones, metallic details, and rich hues—the color palette of fall is hands down one of my favorites. Whether I’m creating a daytime look with variations of browns and oranges, or it’s a night out and I’m feeling a bit mysterious with deep plum and burgundy pigments, it’s a season where you can be inspired by everything. From crisp, fallen leaves to spooky Halloween movies, you can make a look from it all with the help of a versatile eyeshadow palette. The question is, though, which one do you pick? With so many eyeshadow palettes making their debut every season, it can be a task in itself trying to choose which ones to add to your shopping cart.

Luckily, I’m making it easy for you to make up your mind by sharing five must-grab eyeshadow palettes for fall looks that I live by. Each of these palettes consists of blendable, pigmented shades that anyone can use to help create a stunning eye look, no matter if you’re just a makeup newbie or a professional makeup artist by trade. These palettes are made to put your beauty skills to the test. Grab your very own—or all five—today and share your fall looks with us on Twitter @ClicheMag!
Modern Renaissance by Anastasia Beverly Hills ($42, www.anastasiabeverlyhills.com)
BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel ($14.50, www.bhcosmetics.com)
Too Faced Natural Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($36, www.toofaced.com)
Kat Von D Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette ($46, www.katvondbeauty.com)
Stila Eyes Are The Window Shadow Palette Spirit ($49, www.sephora.com)

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“5 Eyeshadow Palettes for Fall” originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s Oct/Nov 2016 issue. 

4 Stunning Beauty Looks From NYFW


Picture crowds of impeccably dressed people everywhere you turn, the constant sound of cameras snapping pictures, and the feel of the wind whipping across your face on the East Coast—it’s just another season of New York Fashion Week. I had the pleasure, along with Editor in Chief of Cliché, Megan Portorreal, to cover backstage beauty for a few FW16 collections. These included Creatures of Comfort, Rachel Antonoff, Banana Republic, and Babyghost, which all featured breathtaking and unique looks that effortlessly represented the designer’s latest fashion lines. Now, I obviously couldn’t keep any of this to myself nor how you can recreate these easy-to-achieve looks right at home! Yes, you read that right. Check out four stunning beauty looks from NYFW and learn how you can recreate them all on your own, thanks to tips from top-notch stylists.
Creatures of Comfort
The FW16 collection of Creatures of Comfort was all about the cool girl style. Strong, bold brows, neutral eye shadows, and rouge tones on the cheeks and lips were all created by the talent of Shiseido. The hair tied into the makeup look with a fresh and romantic feel by incorporating textured waves with a deep side part that was pinned back. Together these elements created an effortless, chic look that any city girl could easily master. Learn how you can replicate the show’s hairstyle yourself with tips from Davines’ lead hair stylist, Joseph DiMaggio.

  1. Quickly blow-dry the hair, pulling at the root in an upwards motion to create volume.
  1. Part the hair in a deep side part.
  1. Start with a 1⁄2 inch section at the nape of the head and spray the hair with NEW Davines Your Hair Assistant Perfecting Hairspray as you go through each section of hair.
  1. Using a 1.5 inch flat iron, create “push waves” by clasping the flat iron starting 1⁄4 of the way down from the root. Then twist your wrist over, pulling the hair vertically and rotating as you go.
  1. Hold the tip of the section with your other hand by pulling the remaining hair in the opposite direction.
  1. Create these push waves all over the entire head.
  1. Finish the look with NEW Davines Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator and Brush all over the hair to enhance the waves
  1. Place a bobby pin on the heavier side of the part to hold the hair back. Give the waves a final tousle with your fingers.

Styling Products Used:

  • NEW Davines Your Hair Assistant Perfecting Hairspray, $37.00 available April 2016
  • NEW Davines Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator, $30.00 available April 2016
  • NEW Davines Your Hair Assistant Volume Creator Brush, $55.00 available April 2016

Photographed by Abner James for Davines
Rachel Antonoff
The FW16 collection of Rachel Antonoff was inspired by a 1950’s secretary, but with a modern twist. Lots of lashes, stained lips, rosey cheeks, and the cutest manicures took center stage in the one-of-a-kind musical performance Antonoff created for her collection’s presentation. Makeup looks were created by M.A.C, while the nails were courtesy of Kiss Products. The performance showcased not only one, but three laidback, yet sophisticated hairstyles. Learn how you can recreate one of Antonoff’s hairstyles, the soft bun, thanks to Redken’s lead hair stylist, Linh Nguyen.

  1. Prep wet hair with Redken Full Frame 07 Volumizing Mousse for added texture and hold.
  2. Blow dry hair smooth, leaving the natural texture.
  3. Pull the hair back into a low ponytail, keeping the hair soft and slightly loose against the head.
  4. Twist the ponytail lightly; wrap and secure into a bun.
  5. Using Braid 03 Defining Lotion on your fingertips, put a finishing touch on some of the loose hair going back into the bun.
  6. Finish with Fashion Work 12 Versatile Spray.

Styling Products Used:

Photographed by Jane Kratochvil for Cutler/Redken salons
Banana Republic
The FW16 collection of Banana Republic encompassed the undone, yet put together vibes that French girls pull off so well. Redken’s team had taken a trip to Paris that was the main inspiration for the hairstyles they created. For the women, two different looks were chosen: a low ponytail and a side part with loose “S waves.” For the men, their hair was styled as if they had just ran their fingers through it, in a cool way of course, by having textured locks. As for makeup, a flawless complexion, striking cat eye, and lips in red/pink tones was Banana Republic’s beauty look known as ‘Camille’ by Stila Cosmetics. Learn how you can create Banana Republic’s “S waves” step-by-step from Redken’s lead hair stylist, Brian Buenaventura.

  1. Prep the hair with Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam and blow dry section by section, giving the hair volume and texture.
  1. Take a 1 1/4″ curling iron and create an “S wave” by angling the iron vertically for a more natural curl. Repeat throughout the hair.
  1. Give the hair a perfect middle part, leaving loose hairs in front.
  1. Gather the rest of the hair into a low ponytail.
  1. Take a 6-inch black elastic cord and loop onto the hair once. Allow the ends of the two elastic strands to fall and blend into the ponytail.
  1. Complete the look with Redken Quick Dry 18 Instant Finishing Spray.

Styling Products Used:

Photo Credit: Jane Karatochvil for Cutler/Redken salons
For the FW16 collection of Babyghost a dark, moody, and youthful appearance was done by Shiseido for makeup and Redken for hair. Dewy skin, full brows, and a smokey eye created a striking beauty look that was inspired by Babyghost’s name itself. For the hair, an intricate up-do styled with twists and braids was designed.

Photographed by Cutler/Redken Salons
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Makeup Stocking Stuffers


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.

(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.

(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.

(Kate Spade New York ‘glitter bug – ezra’ cosmetics case $60, www.shop.nordstrom.com)


(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

Fall Beauty Trends


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!


(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 Beauty Survival Kit


Every month when I sit down to write this column, I think of reasons why that specific time of year is so amazing for beauty junkies. From finding red-hot lipstick shades for holiday parties, to picking out pastel nail polish shades for spring, there really is something I look forward to with each passing season of the year, especially when it comes to beauty products. But there’s something special to be said about summer. Maybe it’s the touch of sun-kissed skin, the natural highlights in my hair after a few days on the beach, or the fact that I can get away with Barbie pink lipstick for three months out of the year. In the spirit of my (maybe) favorite season, I’ve compiled a list of my go-to summer essentials—a Summer Beauty Survival Kit, if you will. In the meantime, enjoy the sun, wherever you may be. Stay fabulous, always. XO, Elizabeth

Ocean PotionOcean Potion Sunscreen
Need a sunscreen that goes above and beyond and smells amazing? Ocean Potion Sunscreen (Walmart, $6.67)  has been my absolute favorite sunscreen for years. Their flawless formula includes sea plant botanicals, antioxidants, and tons of Vitamin D3 to keep your skin looking youthful and rejuvenated as you soak up the summer rays. Ocean Potion also features a non-greasy formula and Vitamin E to fight off free radicals, making it the perfect addition to your beach bag essentials.
Miss Jessie’s Pillow Soft CurlsPillow soft curls
I used to hate what the summer humidity did to my already frizzy hair, until I found Miss Jessie’s Pillow Sof
t Curls (Target, $22). This styling lotion promises frizz-free, soft and bouncy waves, without the crunchy curls we all try to avoid during the summer months. I love the soft hold of Miss Jessie’s and the fact that it works wonders both ways: air dry or with a diffuser.
Stila eyeliner
STILA Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
There’s nothing better than waterproof mascara, except for waterproof liquid eyeliner. I recently started using it this past spring when my watery, allergy-ridden eyes were messing up my eyeliner on a daily basis. STILA’s Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Liner (Sephora, $20) features a thin, marker-like tip that creates a smooth, smudge-free look with quick precision. The best part? The liner comes in fifteen different shades, including playful summer colors like Paradise Pink, Cobalt, Light Turquoise, and Periwinkle Blue.
VINYLUX is the next big thing in manicures, featuring week-long wear (really!), self-adhering color, and only two steps for faster service. Think of it as somewhere in between a regular mani and gel. It’s lighter and more convenient than gel but boasts more staying power than your run-of-the-mill mani. It’s perfect for people like me who like to change their polish color often, but need the durability of a gel manicure. Check out their website at cnd.com and find a CND salon near you!


Elizabeth Masci’s beauty column originally appeared in Cliché Magazine’s June/July 2014 issue.
Images courtesy of Walmart, Sephora, Target, and CND