New York Fashion Week: backstage beauty at Badgley Mischka

Backcombing is making a comeback. Badgley Mischka was the third or fourth designer I saw use the teasing technique in their runway hair look – which makes sense with the 80s revival we’re seeing in fashion (Mark Jacobs, Chris Benz). Luckily, the look at Badgley Mischka was more Gwen Stefani *faux* faux hawk than big 80s hair.

Hello Kitty X MAC

Sorry the YouTube Watch is a little late this week, but this video is well worth the wait. If there was any question of Hello Kitty having a sexy side, MAC has certainly blown any doubt away with this promotional video for their Hello Kitty for MAC collection There’s Hello Kitty Mild, your typical sweet-mannered beauty with nude-pink and pale colors, and then Hello Kitty Wild with more hot pinks and teal. MAC says “the icon adored by millions around the world is causing a commotion.” And we like it.

Dior Master Perfumer Francois Demachy

Today at the New York Saks Fifth Avenue store Dior’s Master Perfumer Francois Demachy will be speaking to Dior fragrance fans about key notes, ingredients and trends in fragrance. The talk, followed by a bottle-signing by Demachy, begins at 6:30.

Designer Band-Aids? Yep – and Alexandre Herchcovitch to boot

Designer Band-Aids

No longer does it seem that gimmicky Band-Aids are just for the under-five crowd. Fashionistas now have their own range of designer Band-Aids to choose from, so your cuts won’t be embarrassed when forced to wear the standard household variety (omg!).

M.A.C. Naughty Nautical collection

Oooh, Mac’s new collection is seriously hot! It’s called Naughty nauticals, and is inspired by the high seas. You can expect to see all sorts of blues and reds then, as well as a dash of white thrown in, to this sailorette sexy collection.

Lancome Loves Christopher Kane event

Tonight some lucky Lancome shoppers got the chance to preview the new limited edition Juicy Tubes World Tour by Kane lip glosses due out in March. Celebrity and Fashion Week Makeup Artist Daniel Martin and the Lancome backstage makeup team were on hand to primp and polish guests, as Lancome artist Cira Lara is doing above right.

Anne Hathaway finally scooped up for beauty campaign

With Anne Hathaway’s classic beauty and always polished-looking makeup choices, it’s no surprised she’s been selected as the newest Lancome brand ambassador. She’s also very polite and well spoken, unlike some young starlets today, so it makes sense to choose her to represent a brand.