Backstage Beauty: The Makeup Edition

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New York Fashion Week has come to a close and while most of the clothes and accessories aren’t available until the fall, the beauty looks can be recreated right now. For the second installment of Backstage Beauty, we went backstage at some of this season’s best shows to give you a look at some of the hottest makeup looks of the season and get pro tips on how to recreate each look.


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Aveda master Janell Geason slayed the makeup game at Hellessy’s Fall/Winter 2017 show at Highline Studios. Natural and bare was the theme for the beauty looks which worked perfectly with the simple silhouettes in Hellessy’s collection.

 Janell’s go-to products were Aveda’s Tulasara Radiant Oleation Oil, Petal Essence Face Accents in Seychelles Sand and Nourish-Mint Smoothing Lip Color in Coral Sands. Janell prepped the skin with the Radiant Oleation Oil first to achieve a dewy look then applied the Petal Essence Face Accent to create a natural, glowing contour. She then applied the Coral Sands lipstick on the models for a warm, soft peachy color. 


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Pamella Roland’s embellished frocks obviously needed to be paired with the most glam hair and makeup looks. On the second day of New York Fashion Week, Rick DiCecca lead the Artistry makeup team to create a bold look and smoky eye at the show that took place at Pier 59 Studios.

The rich colors of Mark Rothko’s work translated into the makeup lead by Rick DiCecca for Artistry by creating a bold, rich colored lip and a smoky eye. Mark’s key products were Artistry’s Automatic LipLiner Pencil in Spiced Wine, Artistry’s Signature Color Lipstick in Velvet and Artistry’s Signature Color Eye Quad in Natural Glow. The makeup master suggests lining AND filling the lip with the Spiced Wine LipLiner pencil and then applying the Velvet Lipstick for a dramatic, rich finish.


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The menswear-inspired looks that were sent down Tibi’s runway on Saturday at Skylight Modern were completed with natural, light makeup courtesy of Bobbi Brown’s Cassandra Garcia .

Bobbi Brown’s lead makeup artist Cassandra Garcia created a natural, look for Tibi’s runway show and using a light taupe eyeshadow and a nude sheen lip.


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On Sunday morning Public School debuted their return to NYFW and with that came a very political message suggesting that all of America should be as inclusive as New York City – with that bold message came a very bold lip.

Maybelline’s Grace Lee created the bold lip using Maybelline’s Lip Studio Lip color Palette and the Loaded Bold Lipstick in Midnight Merlot. The makeup master suggested using the red color from the Lip Studio Palette, wipe it off so there’s only a stain left and then dab on the Loaded Bold Lipstick in Midnight Merlot, concentrating on the center.


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At Tome on Sunday morning at Skylight Clarkson Square, the eye makeup was exaggerated thanks to lead makeup artist Diane Kendal, but the hair was not. Diane used MAC cosmetics to recreate a subtle yet exaggerated look, she used a light brown pencil to draw a line above the eyebrow and a white line across the eyelid.


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At Badgley Mischka on Tuesday morning at Skylight Clarkson Square, Alice Lane lead the INGLOT team by creating a bold yet refined look. The makeup master explained backstage that her inspiration for the look was “graceful winter beauty. … The eyes sparkle and the cheeks are flushed to give the effect of a winter walk in the forest. Inspiration comes from soft pillows, velvet slippers, log fires and red wine.”

The eyes were glossy and the lips were matte. If you think that sounds like it should be the other way around, you’re kind of right. Alice used INGLOT’s High Gloss Lip Oil in #01 on the center of the eye lids to create the glossy effect and on the lips: INGLOT’s Soft Precision Lip Liner in #6, INGLOT Lipstick in #295 and finished off with INGLOT’s Freedom System Eyeshadow #450 pressed on top of the lips for added texture.


Photo Cred: Courtesy of LaQuan Smith

 LaQuan Smith teamed up with Samsung for his fall 2017 show to create a virtual reality experience that was open to the public at Samsung’s headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Japan-based makeup artist Junko Wanatabe used MAC’s LipMix in black mixed with Saint Laurent’s Rouge Pur Couture Satin Radiance Lipstick in 68 Bordeaux Fatal to create the bold look and went soft and natural on the eyes.


Written by Kelsi Zimmerman

Feature image courtesy of Aveda

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