Fashion People Are Already Requesting The Marc Jacobs

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Fashion People Are Already Requesting The Marc Jacobs
Neymar’s NJR x JORDAN Collection

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Source: I personally don’t watch football (soccer) but I like Neymar Jr.’s style and creativity, there’s just something about him that oozes ‘cool.’ When I found out that Neymar Jr. was collaborating with Jordan Brand, I was so excited, even more so when I found out that the shoes will come down to youth sizing! I need the Jordan V Low!
“Michael Jordan set the standard for greatness,” says Neymar Jr. “He’s an incredible competitor and a champion. I’ve always admired him, so to collaborate with him and have his icon on my boots means a great deal to me.”
The NJR x JORDAN Collection will consists of a Hypervenom football boot which takes inspiration from the Jordan V (Neymar Jr.’s favorite) along with a Neymar edition of the Jordan V Low with “Neymar” stitched inside the tongue. Now, as part of a unique Nike/Jordan collaboration, Neymar Jr. becomes the first football (soccer) athlete to feature the Jumpman on his performance product.
“I’m excited that Neymar and the Jordan Brand are working together,” said Michael Jordan. “I’m a fan of his creativity, style and passion for the game of soccer. He’s a special player and I look forward to this collaboration.”
Neymar Jr. will wear the NJR x JORDAN Hypervenom on-pitch this August when competing for his country. The NJR x JORDAN collection will be available in youth and adult sizes beginning June 1st via the Nike Football App and July 3rd on Nike.com.
We came up with five different shades: a mauve, a brown—which we were calling 'mink,' a beige—a very grey-ash color—and a flesh color, and a Nordic blond.
Fashion People Are Already Requesting The Marc Jacobs
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We came up with five different shades: a mauve, a brown—which we were calling 'mink,' a beige—a very grey-ash color—and a flesh color, and a Nordic blond.

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Fashion People Are Already Requesting The Marc Jacobs
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It’s kind of a little nutty how this show has inspired people. I have clients calling from Paris, Japan
Fashion People Are Already Requesting The Marc Jacobs
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It’s kind of a little nutty how this show has inspired people. I have clients calling from Paris, Japan

Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 collection was a study in tonality, and so were the wigs, individually dyed to match the pinks, creams, beiges, and brown shades of the clothes.

Wear it dry, and you’ve got your standard dusting of color—classic and predictable (in a good way). But wet! Wearing it wet opens a whole new world of opportunity. “What you’re doing is bringing out the pigmented nature of the shadow,” makeup artist Vincent Oquendo says. “Whenever I wet an eye shadow, it’s when I really want it to pop—but it really has to be a special kind of product to be able to blend after it sets. Because a lot of the times when it sets, you get streaking.” Nobody wants that. In order to avoid any wet shadow mishaps, follow these guidelines:

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Marc Jacobs' Fall 2014 collection was a study in tonality, and so were the wigs.
Marc Jacobs’ Fall 2014 collection was a study in tonality, and so were the wigs.

First, go with the obvious: any eye shadow labeled wet-to-dry. The Nars Dual-Intensity line is the standout—the singles come in 12 different shimmery shades, and there’s a corresponding brush (then there’s the newly released Dual Intensity Blush line, which was all over Fashion Week—but that’s a product for another post). Burberry also makes a few very versatile shades specifically for this in their Wet & Dry Silk Shadows. And the technique-specific eye shadow category isn’t just a ploy to get you to buy more product. “You can’t just use any eye shadow for this,” Vincent says. “Certain ones will harden up on top and become unusable because they’re not made for this.”

Baked shadows are also fair game—we’re fans of Laura Mercier’s Baked Eye Colour Wet/Dry and Lorac’s Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in particular.

For more advanced players, Vincent suggests moving on to straight pigment (MAC or even OCC’s Pure Cosmetic Pigments). With the added moisture, they’ll become easier to layer with other products. For a look with more depth, try using a cream shadow as a based before swiping with a wet powder shadow. “It’s like insurance,” Vincent says. “You’re doubling your wearability.

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This all depends on exactly what you want to do. “Mind the resistance,” Vincent says, particularly if you’re looking for uniform color across the lid. “I tend to recommend a blender brush, which is the brush that looks like a feather duster. If you do it with a stiff brush, you’re defeating yourself before you even start. The joy of a wet-to-dry is you have to get it right amount of product loaded up, and then it blends itself. If the brush is too stiff, it will leave the shadow streaky and then much harder to control.”

However, if tightlining or waterlining is in the cards, a much thinner brush is required accordingly.

Liquid
Do not, repeat, do not put eye drops, water, or any other sort of liquid directly on your eye shadow. This’ll screw up your product for later use. “Lately, I’ve been wetting the brush with the Glossier Soothing Face Mist, but Evian Mineral Water Spray is good for sensitive eyes,” Vincent says. If the top of your powder does get a little hardened by wet application, there’s a trick to remove it: Get a clean mascara spoolie and “exfoliate” your compact, Vincent recommends. This won’t crack the compact and will make it ready to go once more.

Photographed by Tom Newton.

Iyron Davis

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Iyron Davis is the editorial director of The Blueprint Style, covering everything from street-style trends and fashion tips to Kanye West's latest antics. He hoards luxury cars, shoes, and lifestyle products, and proudly considers himself a pop culture know-it-all. He is also sits on the executive board at UrbanLink Holdings, Inc. and resides in Miami, Florida.

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