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POSTED: Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 10:54 AM
A quick and easy look for the office.

1. Dab orange- or peach-colored concealer over dark under-eye circles to help cancel out blue shadows. Apply foundation all over your face in a shade that matches your skin tone.

2. To set makeup so it lasts longer, powder your face using a tinted or translucent powder.

3. Since foundation can take away some of your natural contours, bring them back in by contouring or lightly bronzing the face. You can also apply a light wash of blush to the cheeks.

POSTED: Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 3:00 AM
Former Eagles player turned model Keith Carlos revealed how he made the transition from the football field to the runway.

By now you may already know that "America’s Next Top Model" crowned its first male winner earlier this month. What you may not have known, though, is that Cycle 21 winner Keith Carlos is a former Philadelphia Eagle.

A wide receiver, Carlos was signed by the Eagles in 2011 before going on to the New York Giants in 2013. Carlos revealed how he made the transition from the football field to the runway and more in a Q&A with Philly.com

Philly.com: As a former Philadelphia Eagle, what’s your favorite thing about the city?

POSTED: Monday, December 29, 2014, 2:04 PM
Model Raelia Lewis attends America's Next Top Model Cycle 21 premiere party presented by NYLON and LINE at SupperClub Los Angeles on August 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rochelle Brodin (Getty Images for NYLON)

"America’s Next Top Model" contestants Raelia Lewis, Cory Wade Hindorff and Cycle 21 winner Keith Carlos all have one thing in common: Philadelphia.

Lewis, who hails from North Philadelphia, was one of the last seven contestants on the competitive modeling show. Queen Village resident Hindorff excelled through to the top three and though Carlos hails from Bridgeport Connecticut, he spent a stint in the City of Brotherly Love as a Philadelphia Eagle.

Philly’s track record on "ANTM" is looking pretty good. To keep the momentum going, "America’s Next Top Model" will be holding a casting call at the URBN Center Annex at Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts and Design (3401 Filbert Street) on Jan. 6 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. Men and women are invited to audition and there is no height requirement this season. 

POSTED: Monday, December 29, 2014, 9:33 AM
The beauty scene in 2014 saw the emergence of metallic, pops of bold colors and natural, glowing skin. But 2014 also had its share of beauty fails.

This year was a great year in beauty.  The beauty scene in 2014 saw the emergence metallic, pops of bold colors and natural, glowing skin.

But 2014 also had its share of beauty fails. I’ve personally seen enough of the extreme contouring, HD eyebrows and over lined lips in 2014 and look forward to a softer year in beauty in 2015.

I talked to five local trendsetters on what beauty trends they’ve seen enough of in 2014. From greasy bottoms to white powder gone wrong, here’s what they had to say.

POSTED: Wednesday, December 24, 2014, 11:26 AM
(Ell Levi / Daily News)

Glam it up with the Lorac Pro Palette 2, $42. Includes just the right amount of shimmer and matte eye shadows.

1. Apply a warm transition color to the crease (like Lt. Brown), using a windshield-wiper motion.

2. Apply Snow to the lid. This color makes any eye-look pop! For extra shimmer, I applied Mac Cosmetics Pigment in Vanilla, $21.



POSTED: Tuesday, December 23, 2014, 1:15 PM
Look fresh and festive for your holiday party! (Renee DeSantis)

Office closes at 3:30 p.m. for the company’s holiday cocktail party starting at 4:00 p.m. When you factor in the restaurant is 15 minutes away, that doesn’t leave much time to change your look from corporate casual to holiday glam.

Quickly update your look with your makeup in 15 minutes using 5 makeup products:

Eyes

Day: My day-to-day eye makeup is soft and natural. One of my favorite eye shadow palettes is Bobbi Brown’s Rich Chocolate Eye Palette (Limited Edition- currently not available).

POSTED: Friday, December 19, 2014, 3:00 AM
Quickly update your look with your makeup in 15 minutes using these five makeup products.

The office closes at 3:30 p.m. for the company’s holiday cocktail party starting at 4:00 p.m.  When you factor in the restaurant is 15 minutes away, that doesn’t leave much time to change your look from corporate casual to holiday glam.

Quickly update your look with your makeup in 15 minutes using these five makeup products:

Eyes
POSTED: Thursday, December 18, 2014, 10:41 AM
Jamie Lewin, Piperlime's new Director of Design and Trend, hails from Northeast Philly and Cheltenham. She says some of her favorite things about the City of Brotherly love are, "Soft pretzels for sure! Wawa, Tastycakes and Famous 4th Street cookies."

Philly might be the most underestimated fashion powerhouse in the country. One woman who embodies Philly’s footprint on fashion is Jamie Lewin. Recently named the director of design and trend at Piperlime, an online division of Gap, Inc., the Cheltenham High School graduate was born in Northeast Philadelphia. As a Fashion Institute of Technology grad, it only makes sense that some of the Lewin’s fondest memories of growing up in the Philadelphia area include the city’s fashion scene. Of course, she loved not only summers down the Shore and the ubiquitous Philly soft pretzels and water ice, but also “taking the train downtown with my girlfriends to shop at Urban Outfitters (when it was where Anthropologie is now) and Betsey Johnson across the street.”

The 35-year-old has already held a plethora of positions within the fashion industry, from interning for Paula Hian in Manayunk to owning her own fashion line, Phyl Couture, which could be found locally at shops including Old City’s Vagabond. Lewin went on to work at acclaimed fashion brands like Tracy Reese and Gap before settling in to her new, innovative Piperlime position, where she was instrumental in designing and launching the brand’s first collection, which debuted this fall. Now, Lewin, who graduated with an undergraduate degree from Penn State, shares how she became Philly’s very own Jenna Lyons-like success story.

Philly.com: When did you know you wanted to pursue a career in the fashion industry?  

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