Even if you are sitting in the front row at fashion week, it is tricky to get a close-up look at all the amazing beauty looks that strut down the runway. Luckily, you don’t have to go far to find what you are looking for! We have rounded up five of our favorite beauty looks from New York Fashion Week’s spring 2013 shows—and this is only a portion of the looks that have been presented so far. Click inside to see our five faves and find out all the need-to-know details on how they were put together!
Rag & Bone
The look at Rag & Bone (above) was put together by Revlon global artistic director Gucci Westman. Her aim was to create a strong but feminine look by creating a structured brow that balanced a subtle cheek, lip and eye. “I wanted to create a look that was bold, but still looked soft and natural,” says Westman. “I was inspired by the iconic supermodels of the 90’s and the great structure of their brows. I kept the makeup very pure, adding just a touch of natural flush to the lips by mixing two lip products together, and I used a brow pencil to create subtle freckles and a dramatic brow to top the whole look off.” The products used include PhotoReady BB Cream in Light and Medium ($11) (available January 2013), Baby Stick in Pink Passion (available April 2013), ColorStay 16 Hour Eye Shadow Quad in Addictive ($7), ColorStay Eyeliner in Brown ($8), Grow Luscious Mascara ($7), Brow Fantasy in Dark Brown and Light Brown ($8), ColorStay Ultimate Suede Lipstick in Supermodel, ($10) (available January 2013), Colorburst Lip Butter in Sugar Plum ($7), and ColorStay Lip Liner in Nude ($8).
Taking inspiration from iconic Helmut Newton photographs, Jason Wu created a sexy collection with a beauty look (above) to match. MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Diane Kendal used MAC Taupe Shape Powder Blush to contour the face, before applying a rose-pink blush to the apples of the cheeks. Next, she filled in the brows using MAC Brow Fluidline, before applying MAC Black Crème Liner to the lash lines of each eye. To finish, she applied a layer of MAC Pigment Color Powder in Golden Lemon to the lids of the eyes. As for the lips, MAC Lip Pencil in Cherry was applied to the entire lip, before MAC Lip Pencil in Vino was applied around the edges. Then, Kendal used her fingertips to blend MAC Lady at Play Mineralize Rich Lipstick, MAC Lush Life Mineralize Rich Lipstick, and MAC Pro Process Magenta Lipmix onto the center of the lips. To finish, a light layer of MAC Pigment Color Powder in Neo-Orange was applied to set the color of the lips.
The inspiration behind the spring 2013 Marc Jacobs collection was Warhol muse Edie Sedgwick, so NARS Cosmetics founder and creative director Francois Nars had plenty of images to work with when creating the accompanying beauty look (above). To begin, Nars used Sheer Glow Foundation and Radiant Creamy Concealer (available spring 2013) to tone down the complexion. Then, he filled in the brows before using Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil to create a curved shape along the eye. To finish, generous layers of Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara.
The sporty-chic look was out in full force at DKNY’s spring 2013 show, so DKNY makeup artist Charlotte Willer created a look (above) to match. To begin, Willer used Maybelline’s BB Cream to create polished, evenly-toned sin. Then, she used Maybelline Master Shape Brow Pencil to fill in the brow, before adding a light layer of Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched across the lid of each eyeshadow to create a shiny glow. The lashes were then coated in Maybelline’s Mega Plush Mascara. As for the lips, these were given a layer of either Maybelline Born With It or Maybelline Totally Toffee.
The look at Rodarte (above) was created by NARS Cosmetics’ lead makeup artist James Kaliardos. He started by prepping the face using a brightening concentrate and eye cream, before applying a light layer of foundation and concealer. With this natural look in place, Kaliardos applied NARS Eyeshadow in Himalayas to the eye, creating a slightly pinkish-red eye, and then added a layer of lipgloss to create shine and hold the shadow in place.
Photos: Imaxtree, Revlon