With New York Fashion Week in full swing, it is time for a brand new batch of backstage beauty reports. The first few days of fashion week featured a slew of amazing looks—including rag & bone (left), Jason Wu (middle), and Richard Chai Love (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!
Rag & Bone
Revlon artistic director Gucci Westman, who also happens to be the wife of rag & bone designer David Neville, was inspired by the thought of musician Patti Smith living in India. First, Westman worked on the eyes, using three different eyeliners—Revlon’s Creme Gel Eyeliner, Revlon’s Liquid Eyeliner, and Revlon’s Luxurious Color Eyeliner—to create a heavy eye with square ends. To finish, Westman dusted highlighter across the face to lighten the skin tone, which in turn added emphasis to the eyes.
At Jason Wu, MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Diane Kendal wanted to create an “old Hollywood meets the East” look. She started by outlining the eye in emerald green eyeshadow—specifically, MAC’s Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Tealo, MAC’s Eye Kohl in Minted and Blooz, MAC’s Eye Shadow in Club, and MAC’s Pigment in Kelly Green—that extended out in a cat-eye shape. Then, Kendal applied mascara and a thin line of black liner. On the cheeks, Kendal applied MAC’s Powder Blush in Sculpt and Cubic to create a warm glow. Finally, she filled in the brows to create a heavy brow.
Richard Chai Love
MAC Cosmetics makeup artist James Kaliardos wanted to create a boy-meets-girl look for the Richard Chai Love show. To start, he applied MAC’s Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut to the crease and inner corners of the eyes to create a shadowy look. Then, he applied a taupe blush to the temples and cheekbones to create a contoured look. Finally, he applied brown powder to the brows to create a strong look. To finish the look, Kaliardos applied mauve lip color to the lips for a natural look.
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