Now that the dust has settled and the fashion pack has moved on to London, we have picked out our final five favorite beauty looks from New York Fashion Week’s spring 2013 shows. Click inside to see our final five favorite beauty looks and find out all you need to know on how they were put together.
The look at Marchesa (above) was created by Talia Shobroo, who wanted to complement the collection by creating a makeup look inspired by the collection’s “India in the 1960s” theme. To start, she prepped skin with Repair Oil-Free Day Lotion SPF 15 and Laura Mercier Foundation Primer – Hydrating. Then, she mixed Moisture Supreme Foundation and Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20 and applied the blend all over the face to create an illuminated base. Next, she concealed any problem areas with Secret Camouflage. To complete the look, she contoured the cheekbones and forehead with Bronzing Pressed Powder in Dune Bronze. On the eyes, Shobrook applied Mercier Eye Basics in Wheat across the lid, and then contoured the crease of the eye using Bronzing Pressed Powder in Dune Bronze. Using Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Black Ebony and Tightline Activator, she drew a clean, straight line across the lower lash line. To finish, she applied a coat of Long Lash Mascara in Black to the top and bottom lashes, before placing pieces of gold leaf in the inner corner of each eye. As for the lips, Shobrook used Hydratint SPF 15 in Mocha Tint. All products by Laura Mercier.
At J Mendel’s spring show (above), Revlon’s global artistic director Gucci Westman wanted to create a look “that is universally beautiful, that any girl would want to wear.” She used a muted brown shadow on the eyes, lined the inner rim, and then added mascara to both the top and bottom lashes to make the eyes pop. To round out the look, Westman used a warm flush of peach on the cheeks and a simple glossy lip. The products used included: PhotoReady Bronzer in Bronzed and Chic, Baby Stick for Lips and Cheeks in Tahitian (available May 2013), ColorStay 16H Eye Shadow Palette in Addictive, ColorStay Eyeliner in Brown, Grow Luscious Mascara in Black, and ColorBurst Lipgloss in Bellini. All products by Revlon.
At the Pamella Roland show (above), Laura Mercier’s global artistry director Matin Maulawizada mixed 1960s glamour with a clean, geometric aesthetic. To do so, he applied Foundation Primer and Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact SPF 20 before adding Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic to the cheekbones. On the lips, Maulawizada used Crème Smooth Lip Color in Angelic to create a clean lip color. On the eyes, he drew a thick, upward-pointing wing with Luxe Liquid Liner (available October 2012). To finish, he used Eye Canvas to create a matte, neutral eyelid. All products by Laura Mercier.
At the Vera Wang show (above), makeup artist Lucia Pieroni wanted to create a soft look that would work well with the Indian-inspired collection. To do so, Pieroni used three shades from the Eye Color Quad in Aquamarine (available spring 2013) to create a metallic eye. Then, she completed the look by applying Lipstick in T8 on the lips and Luminizing Face Enhancer in Gold to the cheeks. All products by Clé de Peau Beauté.
Stila Cosmetics makeup artist Sarah Lucero used thoughts of a road trip as inspiration for the beauty look at Rebecca Minkoff’s spring show (above). To achieve the look, Lucero used Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Turquoise (available spring 2013) on the inner corners of the eye and then applied two shades—Wind and Desert—from the In The Know Eyeshadow Palette to the lids. On the cheeks, Lucero used Convertible Color in Camellia. As for the lips, a light layer of Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Dolce created a neutral lip. All products by Stila Cosmetics.
Photos: Imaxtree, Laura Mercier, Revlon