Saturday, September 7, 2013

New York Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2014: Get the Makeup Looks!

I know we are only three days into NYFW SS 2014 but I’m already loving on some of the makeup looks that are being sent down the runways. The good news? Most of the looks are totally wearable off the runway and flatter most skin tones.Here are a few of my favorites:

Creatures of the Wind SS’14 – Lead Makeup Artist: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry

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LOOK: “The real statement of the makeup look is the satin textured orange lip. It contrasts the color and finish of the opalescent-textured eye, and also references the era of the artist Eugene von Bruenchenhein, which was a source of inspiration for Shane and Chris. We loved the idea of translating this into the beauty look as well.”
– After priming skin, apply NARS ‘Radiant’ Cream Compact Foundation ($38). To seamlessly blend and give foundation a lighter feel, blot face with a damp sponge.
– Use NARS Stick Concealer ($23) to hide any imperfections.  Instead of applying directly to the skin, warm concealer between your ring fingers and tap on or apply with a concealer brush.
– Mix both eyeshadows in the NARS Duo Eyeshadow Iceland ($34) and apply to entire eyelids. Use an eyeliner brush dipped in both shadows to line the inner corners of your eyes.
– Line entire lip area and fill in with NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Red Square in ($25)
– Then, since NARS used Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil, which won’t be out until Spring 2014,  try applying a layer of NARS Lipstick in Heat Wave ($26)

Rebecca Minkoff Spring ’14 – Lead Makeup Artist Sarah Lucero, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Global Executive Director of Creative Artistry of Stila Cosmetics

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LOOK: “Evoking the beauty of nomads exploring the Mexican desert with a dash of punk rebellion, a portrait of Frida Kahlo inspired Minkoff’s palette of warm Navajo neturals… not to mention brows that wow!”
– Using Air (matte ivory) from the Stila In The Know Eye Shadow Palette ($39), cover entire upper eye area.  Then mix Desert (peach) and the pink (Clay) from the same palette and apply to eyelids.
– Line upper and lower lash lines with Stila Stay All Day® Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner Dark Brown ($20)
– Go over both upper and lash lines with Stila Kajal Eye Liner Tigers Eye ($18) and smudge into lash lines
– Note: Next you would smudge a burgundy eyeliner pencil into both upper and lower lash lines, but the eyeliner used in this look (Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Deep Burgundy) will not be available until Spring 2014. As a substitute, you can use an eyeliner brush dipped in burgundy eye shadow and smudge it into lash lines.
– To create the bold brows, use Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color  ($21) to make small upwards strokes (in the shape of your brow hair) to fill in your brows. Then use a disposable mascara want to brush brows upwards to blend makeup and give brows an upward lift.
– For your cheeks, warm  Stila ‘convertible color’ lip & cheek color Camellia ($25) between your middle fingers. Then apply to the apples of your cheeks in a tapping motion. Blend upwards towards the temples for an extra lift.
– For your lips, use a lip brush to apply Stila ‘convertible color’ lip & cheek color Camellia ($25) to entire lip area.
Chadwick Bell Spring/Summer ’14 – Lead Makeup Artist Daniel Martin for NYX Cosmetics

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LOOK:  “My inspiration for this look was a 60’s French girl at the beach who projects an effortless radiance and only needs a fabulous red lip to dress up her face,” said Daniel Martin, Lead Makeup Artist for NYX Cosmetics. “My goal was to keep the makeup fresh, with radiant sculpted skin, allowing attention to focus solely on the mouth.”
– To create the look, Martin began by applying NYX Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation ($7.50) over the entire face to cover and correct.
– NYX Concealer Wand  ($5.00) was then applied minimally under the eyes and on blemishes.
– Wanting to create a neo-matte finish to the skin, Martin dusted just the t-zone with NYX Mineral Finishing Powder ($10.00) to keep the highest parts of the face, such as the cheekbones, luminous.


– The concept for the eyes was bright with natural shading and sculpture, without looking too pretty. To achieve this, Martin began with the brows using the NYX Auto Eyebrow Pencil  ($4.50) – First brushing up and then filling in for a natural, but defined look.

– Then NYX Nude Matte Shadow ($4.50) in Dance the TidesMaybe Later or Blame it on Midnight (depending on skin tone) was then dusted and pressed into the lid with Martin’s finger. He chose this application method over a brush to keep the depth of the shadow a sweep vs. dense effect.

– Finally, Martin applied NYX The Curve Eyeliner ($15.00, – an ergonomically designed liquid liner – closely and faintly to the top lash line, creating a lash, but not-a-lash finish.


– For a subtle contouring effect, Martin sculpted the cheekbones with the NYX Nude Matte Shadow ($4.50) in the same shade as used on the eyes.


– Martin prepped the lip – the focal point of the look – with NYX Concealer Wand  ($5.00) by applying a shade similar to the model’s skin tone on the top and a lighter shade on the bottom

NYX Xtreme Lip Cream ($6.00) in Absolute Red  was then applied to the top lip.

– Martin then lined the top lip with NYX ‘Slim’ Lip Pencil in Hot Red ($3.50) sharply defining the Cupid’s bow and outer edges of the lip.

– Wanting to create a graduated lip shade, Martin then applied NYX Matte Lipstick in Indie Flick ($6.00) to the bottom lip.

– He then lightly dusted the bottom lip with NYX Single Eye Shadow in Hot Orange ($4.50)  The result was a contrasting finish and modern two-toned pout.


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