Posts Tagged ‘new york fashion week’

NYFW EYES: BRIGHT OR BARELY THERE

photos: gorunway.com/graphic design: eunice chun/post: amy nadine

Such a contrast this season on the eyes of the runways of New York Fashion Week! We saw either really bright and fun washes of color inspired by the clothes or very minimal eye makeup that let the fashion have center stage. And… we were able to get the 411 from the head makeup artists at a few of the shows to find out exactly what they used in case you want to recreate the looks yourself!

BRIGHT EYES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Peter Som: Makeup artist Tom Pecheux wanted an ombre watercolor effect on the eyes and used his fingers to apply MAC Eye Paints for a DIY feel (these are our favorites). He focused the lighter version of the shade on the lid, the medium version on the crease and the darker version of the shade on the brow bone.
  • Nanette Lepore: Makeup artist Max Delorme used MAC Pro Paint Slicks by mixing Pure White with the colorful shades to instantly make them into pastels without losing any intensity and applied them all over the lid.
  • Donna Karan: Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury traced MAC Lip Liner in Magenta (no that isn’t a typo!) on both the upper and lower lashlines then instead of mascara, she painted MAC Pro Chromaline in Process Magenta on the lashes. So cool.
  • Monique Lhuillier: Makeup artist Val Garland lined the upper lid with MAC Chromagraphic Pencil in High Def Cyan then followed it with a sweep of MAC Electric Eel Eye Shadow.

MINIMAL EYES HIGHLIGHTS

  • Naeem Khan: Makeup artist James Boehmer used NARS Madgue Duo Eyeshadow with a couple coats of NARS Larger Than Life Mascara.

NYFW: MAKEUP SPOTLIGHT

photos: gorunway.com/design: eunice chun

Such a gorgeous display of jewel-toned shadows at NYFW! We saw everything from peridot, emerald, sapphire, ruby, garnet and blue topaz… and the best way to make this look really stand out is to apply the shadow using a wet brush. So check out this TBD video demonstrating exactly how to do that using an amethyst shade!

 

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NYFW 2012: MAKEUP SPOTLIGHT

photos: gorunway + firstview/design: eunice chun

Red lips took center stage at New York Fashion Week and proved once again that a simple stroke of lipstick can make a powerful statement, creating an instant Katharine Hepburn grace. So let’s revisit our TBD tutorial on how to create the perfect red lip!

photos: angela + ithyle

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