Here’s a roundup of the favorite beauty looks for hair, makeup, and nails that I saw around town for New York Fasion Week Spring 2013 collections! Some you can translate literally, others, you may want to steal one or two ideas for spring, or downplay the looks to a “less is more” aesthetic.
The Show: Zac Posen Spring 2013
The Beauty in a Nutshell: Several days prior, some of the models’ hair was dyed/tweaked with Precision Foam Hair Colour solely to enhance their natural shades by Harry Josh, John Frieda’s International Creative Consultant. “Its the return to solid hair color,” Josh declared. At the show, John Frieda Creative Consultant Luigi Murenu created a ’40s inspired wave with a one-inch curling iron and keeping it shiny and sealed with Frizz-Ease Mousse.
Kabuki of MAC Cosmetics was inspired by Lena Horne, using false lashes on the outs of the eyes for a bit of glam and a thinly drawn triangle shape at the outer edge of the eye. Michelle Saunders for Essie used for different natural shades, Glamour Purse, Not Just a Pretty Face, Brooch the Subject, and A Crewed Interest, to perfectly match the models skin tones, telling me that A Crewed Interest is my perfect match!
The Show: 3.1 Phillip Lim
The Beauty in a Nutshell: Francelle Daly for NARS Cosmetics created a “modern rocker eye” for girls that were “in a band at Coachella,” inspired by gals such as Florence Welch of Florench + the Machine and Grimes with bold lashes (up to 10 coats!). Michelle Saunders of Essie created a “retro edge” nail; a half and half look with Chinchilly (one of my absolute favorites), and Brooch the subject, painting the nail vertically down. Hair was super duper brushed and teased for a slept in, don’t give a care, look.
The Show: Chris Benz Spring 2013
The Beauty in a Nutshell: “Mousse makes the hair VERY easy to work with,” declared Nick Irwin for Catwalk by TIGI backstage at Chris Benz. He used a “tangerine size” amount of Catwalk by TIGI Mousse and using Tiny Tim as the reference, created several different parts of the look, however each unit is simple: 1) a three strand braid 2) braids, let out and then finished with flat-ironed edges 3) a nun at the top 4) headbands on some models.
Daniel Martin for Lancôme worked a hybrid of a “nymph, fairy look with a slight Japanese horror movie edge it,” with cream pigmented eyeshadows (Color Design Infinite in Perpetual Pink, cheek and eye blush, clear mascara, white liner on the insides of the eyes, and the gorgeous new Balm in Love coral electric sheer lipstick shade on the lips. Anna Maria for Lancôme used the Lancôme Vernis in Love Nail Lacquer Beige Dentelle on fingers. My favorite takeaway: – the lip shade- the coolest sheer I’ve seen!