Moncler gamme bleu spring summer 2017 show

MONCLER GAMME BLEU reflects the synergy of Moncler’s expertise in active sportswear and outerwear with the hand-made tailoring sensibility of Thom Browne. For Spring-Summer 2017, the concept is based loosely on American Boy Scouts and camping.

The Boy Scout uniform has been represented in three groups: the khaki group, the khaki, white, forest green, brown check group and formal group in brown and forest green. The quintessentially Thom Browne tailored pieces have all been made with Moncler’s technical fabrics and with many deep box pleated pockets, used throughout the collection to give a true utilitarian aesthetic.


The Best Makeup for Blue Eyes

Blue eyes are a beautiful feature, but if you’re not wearing the right makeup shades, you risk having those baby blues go completely unnoticed. Samantha Chapman of Pixiwoo told us which colors look best on blue eyes, and here’s a hint: avoid blue shades.

“You want what’s opposite on the color wheel,” says Sam. “Opposite on the color wheel to blue is orange, so you’re looking for any colors that have a lot of orange in them. So a brown with an orange undertone is really going to complement it.” MAC’s Eye Shadow in Coppering or Red Brick ($10 each, maccosmetics.com) are great examples.

“A lot of people think if I’ve got blue eyes I’ve got to wear blue eye shadow, but that doesn’t work. It doesn’t make your eyes more blue, because invariably the blue eye shadow you use will be a more true blue than the color of your blue eyes, so it actually makes them look less blue.”

As for lips, Sam says, “If you wear a red or orange lipstick, it looks absolute knockout.” Her favorite shades for blue eyes include MAC’s Russian Red or Ruby Woo ($15 each, maccosmetics.com) and Illamasqua’s Lipstick in Box

How to Wear Glitter Eye Shadow Like a Pro

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To us, the holiday season means good friends, lots of gorgeous gifts, and glitter eye shadow. That’s right: sparkly makeup is as time-honored a tradition as a festive red lips, not to mention way more fun. But as anyone who used to bathe in the stuff in middle school will remember, it’s really easy for good glitter beauty looks to go bad. So we talked to makeup superstar Diane Kendal for Lancôme, and she shared a few of her expert tips for how to wear glitter eyeshadow in real life (and not look a discoball while doing it).

1. Keep glitter confined to one area on the eye.
Kendal used a smudgy brown as a sort of boundary for the glitter. “Keep it close to the center so that the sparkle doesn’t take over the eye—you just get a hint of it when the eyes open.” Skip sparkles on the browbone and corners of the eyes, where they can look too intense.

2. Try this trick to minimize mess.
“I always dip my brush in water and then dip it in the glitter, and that helps anything from falling onto the rest of the face,” Kendal explained. She’s also always sure to hold a tissue below the eye when applying the makeup to prevent any unfortunate fallout.

3. Leave the rest of the face low-key.
Glitter eyes are a major look, so make sure the rest of your makeup isn’t competing. Kendal says that her favorite look is a pale pink blush (Lancôme Blush Subtil in Cedar Rose, $30, lancome-usa.com) on the cheeks, lip balm on the lips, and not much else on the face. This isn’t the night for majorly matte statement lips and big-time eyeliner; let your eyeshadow steal the show while you sparkle and shine.

20 Makeup Tricks Every Twenty-Something Needs

Because we tend to spend our time pouring over beauty products, chatting with makeup artists and testing out the products on our own, we also tend to pick up some pretty incredible makeup tricks along the way. Whether it’s how to get your makeup to last longer, how to apply a product or which products work best for each issue, we’ve got some seriously useful makeup tricks and we’re sharing them with you. Below are 20 makeup tips every girl needs in her 20s (and beyond).

1. To avoid your lipstick drying out in the center of your mouth, apply a nude color lip balm crayon to the insides of your lips, just behind the lipstick. This won’t change the color of your lipstick, and it’ll keep your lips hydrated, preventing cracking and making it last much longer.

2. Use a cotton swab and a drop of makeup remover to clean up any stray marks or mistakes that may have happened when you applied eyeliner.

3. When your eyebrows are unruly and you’re in a pinch, use lip balm to coax them into place.

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4. Apply concealer under your eyes with your ring finger, the weakest finger, to pull the skin there as little as possible. This will avoid making the sensitive skin at your eyes loose, which can cause wrinkles.

5. To make your eyeshadow last longer, begin by applying an eye primer, then wet your brush before dipping into the eyeshadow. The wet shadow will stick to the eyelid better and won’t slide off.

6. For a subtle highlighted look, use a highlighter stick to trace a giant “C” shape on either side of your face. Starting at the inner corner of your eyes, going up to just underneath your eyebrows, following the outer curve of  your face and then going inward towards the apple of your cheek. Blend the highlighter so that there isn’t a clear, visible line, and repeat on the opposite side of your face.

7. Put a touch of white eyeliner in the corner of your eyes and along your bottom water line before pictures to make your eyes look brighter and bigger.

8. For precision and even color application, use a concealer brush instead of a lip brush to apply your lipstick.

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9. If you neglect to clean your makeup brushes, you’re putting old makeup, bacteria and oil onto your skin every day, which can cause major breakouts. Clean your brushes once a week with anti-bacterial soap and warm water.

10. To coat your lashes with the most mascara possible, place the mascara wand at the root of your lashes and gently shake the brush up towards the tips, blinking down onto the brush as you go. Plus, don’t be afraid to apply two coats!

11. When you’re doing a smokey eye, use three colors. One light highlighter color in the inner corner and under the brow bone, one medium tone in the center of your lid under the crease, and one darker color in a sideways “V” shape — along the crease, then along the upper lash line. Blend the colors well for the best results.

12. Use green concealer for acne or blemishes (green will counteract the red) and pink concealer for dark circles or spots (pink will counteract the blue or purple colors).

13. On a night when you know your makeup needs to stay put for hours on end, use a makeup setting spray to hold things in place.

14. For a spot treatment on acne, apply a drop of redness reducing eye drops to the area. The formula will help to neutralize the red, evening up your skin tone.

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15. To make your nose look smaller, apply a foundation two shades darker than your skin tone in vertical lines down the sides of your nose and blend. Then, apply a strip of highlighter down the center of your nose, blending that, too. The makeup will give you the appearance of a shadow, making your nose look a bit smaller.

16. Always curl your eyelashes before applying mascara, not after. Curling afterwards will cause the mascara to clump.

17. If you use heat styling tools in your hair, style your hair before applying your makeup. The heat from the tool (especially a blow dryer) can dry out the makeup, cause your mascara to shrink, and melt the makeup causing it to go deeper into your pores. Apply your makeup afterwards in a cool room if possible.

18. For a long lasting lip stain that you can DIY, use Kool Aid mix, water and your finger. Added bonus: It tastes great!

19. Get your eyeliner to stay put by using an angled eyeshadow brush and a shadow of the same color, applying it over the liner. The powder shadow will seal the liner in place.

20. Even if your makeup contains SPF, it’s not enough to rely on that alone, because you don’t apply makeup as thoroughly as you would apply sunscreen. Get a lightweight, non-greasy formula to wear underneath your makeup, even when it’s not sunny out.

13 Essential Fashion Instagrams You Probably Don’t Follow—Yet

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There probably aren’t many jobs out there for which Instagram lurking could be considered a valuable professional skill rather than a potential distraction, so I feel pretty lucky that in my line of work, it can actually a pretty productive way to “waste” some time.

Granted, I’m not talking about creeping on exes’ tagged photos—what I’m usually doing is hunting down undiscovered fashion Instagrams: fledgling brands, under-the-radar models, or just a random teenager from Minnesota with really rad style. The best discoveries invariably come from falling deep into the rabbit hole while half-watching television or listening to a podcast—perhaps because my Explore page is always a hodgepodge of whatever I’ve been looking at for stories I’m writing (plus, for no apparent reason, an array of Shia LaBeouf memes).

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At this point, I think I’ve gotten pretty good at scoping out the pages worth following—you know, not to brag or anything—and because caring is sharing, I thought I’d round up a few of my current faves. If your feed has started to feel a little stale lately, take a gander through the slideshow below—whether you’re into minimalist jewelry brands, stylish cool teens, or artsy pink imagery, you’ll hopefully find something worth a follow.

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This Nepalese New Yorker is many things—artist, jewelry designer, co-founder of online magazine DISPOSE—but one thing she never, ever is is boring.

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21 Vegan Bags That Look 0% Crunchy

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I’m a known evangelist for vegan-leather jackets (buy one that’s well made, and no one will know the difference) but for whatever reason, most of the handbags I own are of the animal-skin variety. Lately, though, I’ve been thinking that there’s really no reason not to consider vegan alternatives—not only is there less guilt factor when it comes to ethics and sustainability, but some of the options out there are just really damn cute.

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Canadian label Matt & Nat has been making consistently great vegan bags for more than 20 years, and now their sleek, unadorned aesthetic feels right in line with some of the buzziest leather brands of the moment (at a crazy-good price point, too). On the upper end of the spectrum, Stella McCartney’s PETA-approved bags are street-style regulars, while independent designers like Mandy Coon have made vegan versions of their most popular styles. And that’s just synthetic styles—there are also Beklina’s cool canvas circle bags (bonus: they’re washable), Edie Parker’s party-ready acrylic clutches, and more.

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In the slideshow, shop 21 fashion-girl-approved vegan handbags.

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Mitsuko Mini Bag, $115; at Matt & Nat