Think pretty, mainly natural makeup for fall 2013, and either focus on an amazing ip, or totally neglect it, and you will be on trend! See below for some of our favorite backstage makeup looks.
Soooo gorgeous, right? At Clover Canyon, lead makeup artist Deanna Melluso for Kevyn Aucoin created a “Russian ballerina ice princess” aesthetic that aws just utterly gorgeous. She started off with the brand’s Sensual Skin Tinted Balm coupled with Celestial Powder in Candlelight to give the cheekbones a slightly ethereal glow. The lips were kept pretty bare and matte, while the eyes got the royal treatment of Snow eyeshadow all over the lid and in the tearducts, finishing off with curling the lashes and Volume & Curling Mascara just to the top lashes — stunning!
Backstage at Helmut Lang it was less about the makeup and more about the glow, as Hannah Murray for NARS Cosmetics explained. Luminous, creamy, rich skin was imptorant for the look, hence, some of the key products were skin-prep related, such as Luminous Moisture Cream, Optimal Brightening Concentrate, and Radiant Creamy Concealer, brand new for Spring 2013. The monochromatic look included a dash of shimmer on the eyes in a rose gold hue for a lustrous finish, so the Cythere Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil was actually used on the eye area instead, while the cheeks were ever so softly scuplted with a bit of concealer on the lips to finish off the palette.
Hellooo eyeballs! At Mara Hoffman, Charlotte Willer for Maybelline went with the mystic gypsies theme. With a good clean face base thanks to Fit Me! Foundation and Powder, Willer set to work on the eyes with first using Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Liner in Midnight Master, and thin on top added the Eye Studio Master Duo Thin Thick Glossy Line in Navy Gleam for a bit of dynamic color .
Fashion and beauty met no better balance than backstage at Naeem Khan with James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry. Boehmer was thinking of Lady Mary from “Downton Abbey,” as well as silenty film stars and publicity stills when it came to the brows, making that the pinnacle of the look. With a diffusion of light as a focal point, Boehmer filled brows in with Brow Perfector and Brow Gel, while working on blocking out the lips with concealer, then highlighting the center of the lip with Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow.
As Rachel Zoe had asked for a “bad ass lip,” Charlotte Tilbury for Maybelline delivered with an ultra-matte wine-colored lip that was simply composed of Superstay 14HR Lipstick in Wine and Forever. Fresh, radiant skin was extremely important, so Dr. Jart+ products (new for fall) came into play, such as the V7 Cleansing Foam to remove impurities and brighten, while the Water Sure Gel hydrates and quickly absorbs, so that Tilbury can now apply the Dream Fresh BB Cream and one of my faves, the Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer.
James Kaliardos for MAC Cosmetics knows that the Diane von Furstenberg girl needs to be beautiful, sensual, and maybe possess a bit of good pout. With a dash of 1970s Yves Saint Laurent in mind, Rustic Red found its way to the eye socket and mascara on the top lashes, but really it was the lips drew the eyes in. To get this saturated hue Kaliardos used the bright magenta lip pencil like a lipstick.