Here’s the last looks from backstage at the Spring 2014 New York Fashion Weeks shows; we leave you, until next session, with a bang, with looks from Vera Wang, Naeem Khan, Clover Canyon, and Betsey Johnson. See the bottom of the post for the final beauty trends to emerge from the week!
Vera Wang: Nails, Makeup
Jin Soon Choi of JinSoon Nail Lacquer created a “high profile nude” for the show, a see through sheer that matched perfectly with Wang’s spring collection without detracting from it. Clean and modern, the nude nail is due to make a resurgence in top nail trends very soon….
Lucia Pieroni, working with Clé de Peau Beauté, created a sporty, natural look for Vera Wang, with a dewy glow and soft peachy/oranges tones being integral to the color palette. With a great skin base of moisturizer, serum, and moisturizer, the brand’s Luminizing Face Enhancer completed the dewy look. Some brown was added to the lash line, with the palettes of ‘peach brown” being applied, swirling some peach blush just on the apples, finishing on the lips with the Enriched Lip Luminizer im Watermelon Sugar.
Naeem Khan: Makeup, Nails
James Boehmer for NARS Cosmetics created a “natural eccentric, modern Frida Kahlo,” additionally with “Vanessa Paradis as inspiration, a little bit more casual, and undone,” Boehmer told me. With the star of the look being a “faded and diffused berry shade,” the starting point, however, was luminous skin, working in Sheer Glow Foundation, Radiant Creamy Concealer, and Loose Powder in the center of the face in order to set the look. The South Beach Multiple product was intended to give the eyes some sheen, brushed together with Lola Lola and Corfu Cream Eyeshadow, with Triple X Lip Gloss added to the lashline. Brows were set with the Oural Brow Gel and for the lip, Boehmer did alternating layers of Hyde Park Satin Lip Pencil, and powder, and Yu Satin Lip Pencil, and more powder!
Goodness gracious, how I love a great red! Michelle Saunders used two coats of essie’s “A-List” on the fingers for a bold red look, finished with the good to go top coat, while toes were a little more paired down with two coats of “sugar daddy” and the good to go top coat.
Clover Canyon: Makeup, Hair
Given the inspiration of the landscape and colors of Southern California, particularly at the mid-century point, Deanna Melluso for Kevyn Aucoin went with artist James Turrell’s usage of light and space as a template, Melluso applied Loose Shimmer Shadow in Kunzite with The Creamy Glow in Tansoleil, applying to both the cheek bones and the bridge of the nose for a shimmer effect, followed by The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil used as eyeliner, which gave a mango glow with mascara just on the bottom, and applied The Matte Lip Color in Timeless with The Lip Gloss in Regina placed just in the middle in order to reflect the light.
Linh Nguyen for Cutler Salon also used the 1950s architectural design as inspiration, created two plats to create a strong line, cross-crossing the braid in the back, wrapping it, and spraying it into place, using shine drops of Redken’s Diamond Oil when needed.
Betsey Johnson: Hair, Nails, Skin, Makeup
There’s always soooo much to say about the beauty looks at Betsey Johnson!
Starting with Rodney Cutler for Cutler/Redken, the master stylist used wigs that possessed an “’80s curl” in one of Betsey’s favorite shades – bubblegum pink. It was then tied in knots to expand it and give it the party girl feel, using copious amounts of Redken’s Powder Grip 03, and Fashion Work 12 hair spray to mattify and hold it.
Danielle Candido for Morgan Taylor Professional Lacquer created an ombré fade effect, inspired by the “frosty wigs and lips;” On the models real nails, the nail techs started with “Could Have Foiled Me,” dabbed on with makeup sponges “Adorned in Diamonds” with the pale pink glitter shade overlaid (“Sweetest Thing”). Candido recommends that to remove glitter from the nail, first “blot the nail for about five seconds with a well-soaked cotton ball full of remover, then start at the cuticle and slide down in sweeping motions to not damage the nail bed.”
Intraceuticals was there backstage to prep and treat skin for the second to last day of shows, which means, that models’ skin definitely could use a boost! Using a cleanser, collagen + booster treatment, and eye gel, the models complexion was restored to its dewy, youthful self!
The makeup look isn’t something you’d do for every day, but if you want to try the lip, mix Stila Cosmetics eye shadow in “opal” with the Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in “Triggerish.”
Trends wrap up: the final ones we’d like to share that you’ll want to try for spring are: orange lips, glittery nails, peach and pink shades on the lids, and hair braiding.