We are nearing the end of New York Fashion Week, which means it is time for another fresh batch of backstage beauty reports. In the last few days, the runways have played host to a slew of amazing looks, thanks to brands like Altuzarra (left), Prabal Gurung (middle), and Victoria Beckham (right). Happily, we have the scoop on the beauty looks from all three shows, the inspiration behind them, and how you can recreate them at home. Read on!
MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Tom Pecheux wanted to create a statement eye that stood out against a clear face. First, Pecheux powdered the face to create a matte finish—opting for a healthy glow, above all. Then, he used MAC’s Fluidline gel eyeliner to draw a line from the inside corner to the outside corner of the eye, before adding a parallel line from the bridge of the nose. He completed the look by applying a layer of brown-red eyeshadow into the corner of each eye and gently curling the lashes.
At Prabal Gurung, MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury wanted to create a look that balanced dark and light, with a pop of blue. She started by mixing a blue eye pencil with MAC’s Eyeshadow in Freshwater and Delft (unreleased), applying this mix up to the brow bone. Then, she applied a layer of blue-brown pigment, intended to enhance the blues and greens in the eye. To finish, Tilbury applied a dab of moisturizer to the skin, then finished with cream highlighter on the cheekbones, nose ride, and lips, so as to create a dewy yet minimalist look.
Sunday Riley makeup artist Diane Kendal wanted to create a leading lady look at Victoria Beckham, inspired by the designer herself. To start, Kendal applied Sunday Riley’s Juno Transformative Lipid Serum and Tinted Moisturizer to the skin, aiming for a dewy, natural look. After filling in the brows, she applied a layer of Sunday Riley Lip Color in Persuasive to the lips, before blotting orange blush over the lips to create a matte finish.
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