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The best part about scoping out the hair, makeup and nail looks backstage at New York Fashion Week is that we’re constantly inspired to try new looks based on the ones the fabulous artists come up with. And, for the next few days we’ll be sharing the ones that we loved and how to recreate them at home (if you so dare).
Up first: The monochromatic makeup and gold dipped nails seen at the SUNO show. Understated, but very cool in a I’m-not-trying-too-hard way. The look was inspired by gypsy school girls, according to makeup artist Alice Lane.
Lane swiped Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Glaze in Make a Mauve, $9.99 on eyes and lips with a dab of Maybelline New York Baby Lips in Quenched, $3.99 dabbed over top to add some sheen. So easy and effortless.
The nails looked like they were just dipped in matt gold polish. Manicurist Honey Nailz coated the nails with a shiny top coat and just haphazardly painted on a messy French tip using gold polish (Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer in Bold Gold, $3.99).
To complement the nails, the parts on the middle-parted hairstyles were coated in gold makeup (can’t tell from this photo, but they were). Not sure I’d try this last bit at home, but it totally worked on the runway.
It was all about a minimal lip at NYFW. These looks are so purdy that ladies, you might be tempted to use up your oxblood lipsticks as fast as you can. The natural lip made the models look really fresh and beautiful, with a tinge of 90’s grunge — whether paired with an edgy geometric cat eye, a punk smoky eye or an all-over natural face. Most of these looks were created with only the use of lip balm (MAC Lip Conditioner, $15, was often the balm of choice), though some used concealer to tone down redness in the lip and others used nude shades of lip liner. The best trick came courtesy of makeup artist Talia Shobrook at the Jenny Packham show (above). To create an ultra-feminine lip, Shobrook applied Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Seashell, $24 onto the lip’s Cupid’s bow, the curve of the upper lip. This subtle highlighting creates the illusion of a fuller lip and adds definition to lip shape. Adding the final touch, Shobrook lightly dabbed lips with Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Pink Blush, $26. Here are other nude lip looks we loved from New York Fashion week:
A mix of Marianne Faithfull meets punk rock at Marc Jacobs
Do you love a nude lip or prefer color?
images courtesy of NARS and MAC. Top image via: wwd.com