Runway Beauty: Mermaid Makeup + Bubbly Nails at Joy Cioci Spring/Summer 21013

Blue eyeshadow has been popping up EVERYWHERE at New York Fashion Week and today, it strikes again at the Joy Cioci Spring/Summer 21013 where the look was paired with glistening cheeks, pink lips and white bubbly nails. Stunningly beautiful!

Blue eyeshadow and Bubbly Nails at Joy Cioci Spring/Summer 21013

“The look is ‘mermaid meets the 1920s.’ Part vintage. Part fantasy,” said NARS Cosmetics International Lead Makeup Stylist Uzo. “Eyes are bathed in shades of shimmering ocean blue. Cheeks are glistening in silvery pearl. The lips and its’ cupid bow are dramatized in soft pink.”

Joy Cioci Spring/Summer 21013 makeup face chart by NARS

* Sheer Glow Foundation
* Radiant Creamy Concealer (new for Spring 2013)

* PRO-PRIME Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
* Santa Monica Blvd Larger Than Life® Long-Wear Eyeliner
* Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara
* Femme Fatale Duo (new for Holiday 2012) – For a similar effect, try left side of Pandora Duo Eyeshadow and middle of Cap Ferrat Trio Eyeshadow.
* Silver Factory Multiple (new for Holiday 2012) – For a similar effect, try Albatross Highlighting Blush.
* Mad Mad World Duo Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2013) – For a similar effect, try left side of Misfit Duo Eyeshadow and right side of Rated R Duo Eyeshadow.

* Roman Holiday Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
* Miss Sadie Lip Liner Pencil

Joy Cioci Spring/Summer 21013 runway nails by CND

CND‘s Candice Manacchio mimicked underwater bubbles on manicures using micro-beads and small pearls for a delicate and dimensional texture. To recreate at home, apply top coat and dip nail into beads (try recommend pouring beads into a flat bowl or dipping each nail directly into the tube). Toes were shimmering champagne with CND Colour in Putty topped with reflective CND Gold Pearl Effect.

Images: Courtesy of NARS and CND.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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