Fashion FYI: Marc Jacobs debuts eye shadows, lip glosses
Make it up
Marc Jacobs, the iconic designer, debuts his much-anticipated eye shadows, lip glosses and more. He had a hand in every detail of the line, down to the glossy packaging. Details: www.sephora.com
A magical evening
The “Do You Believe in Magic” fashion show is at 6 p.m. Aug. 23 in front of Carabella in Oakmont. The evening includes a fall fashion show and benefits the Alzheimer's Association, Greater Pittsburgh chapter. Tickets are $100. Details: 412-828-2187
The second annual Ladies Night for a Cause: A Pink Carpet Event is at 6 p.m. Aug. 29 at Grey Box Theater in Lawrenceville. It's a night of shopping, primping and wine. The event benefits Pittsburgh-based non-profit Gwen's Girls and Washington, D.C., non-profit Fair Girls. Gwen's Girls is an organization that strives to empower girls and young women to have productive lives through programs, education and experiences. Fair Girls prevents the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education. Tickets are $40; $60 for VIP. Details: ladiesnightforacause.eventbrite.com
Sip, sample and save 25 percent at the Pink Pamper event beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 25 at Macy's in South Hills Village. The $25 ticket includes discount privileges, food and drinks, entertainment, giveaways and a fashion show. Proceeds benefit Pink Pamper Charities UPMC Cancer Center Patient Assistance Fund and LHAS Orchid Fund. Details: www.pinkpamper.org
Swank in style
Celebrating success and style, Swank Hair Studio in Lawrenceville is hosting a one-year anniversary event from 1 to 10 p.m. Aug. 24. Get a first glance at fall beauty trends and shop various vendors. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Locks of Love. Purchase a style pass for $5; $15 for VIP. Details:www.eventbrite.com
Shop for a cause
Soles4Souls Inc, a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting poverty through the distribution of shoes and clothing, is partnering with Macy's to invite customers to participate in the department store's eighth annual “Shop For A Cause.” It's a one-day shopping event on Aug. 24 at all stores to help support local charities' fundraising efforts, and has helped raise more than $46 million since 2006. Buy a shopping pass for $5 for discounts on most purchases all day.
Allure magazine gives five reasons curls fall flat:
You used the wrong prep product: Oily serums, thick styling creams, and leave-in conditioners are all the enemies of fine or bone-straight hair. “They make the hair go stringy. You need a styling product that encourages the curl and holds the set,” says hairstylist Garren of the Garren New York salon in New York, who suggests mousse . “It thickens the cuticles and alters the texture slightly, so hair responds better to heat.”
Your application was slapdash: The best time to apply curl products is when hair is dripping wet — water helps distribute it evenly from roots to tips, so curls dry uniformly. “If you only hit the surface layers, the underside is going to be all fuzzy,” Garren says.
Your curling iron was tepid: Adequate heat makes all the difference between soft, shapely curls and sad, droopy ones. Thick or coarse hair requires higher temperatures (try 350 degrees), while thin strands respond to a lower setting (less than 300 degrees). To avoid excess damage, never top 400 degrees and prep with a heat-protective spray.
You missed a spot: Curling the sections underneath bolsters the ones on top. “If you have fine hair, you have to curl the whole head with a small iron to get it to wave,” says Garren.
You challenged the weather gods: “If it's humid and rainy out, don't even bother curling your hair,” says Garren. “Hair will turn half-curly, half not — whatever part hits the rain will go dead, and you'll look unkempt.”
— Staff reports
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