“There is an air of elegance and sophisticated femininity with a youthful component. Glowing skin combined with subtle, lustrous smokey eyes and cognac-stained lips complement the feel of the collection in a soft, seductive manner. ”
—Uzo, NARS International Lead Makeup Stylist
Image via NARS PR. The look: Creatures of the Wind FS. That hair too!
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“I was inspired by a young Hispanic girl in New York. She’s really confident and likes herself – she doesn’t entertain all the makeup tricks “contour, foundation & powder” she goes straight for a strong lip. This is a sophisticated update on the heavily-lined lip from the 90’s. I played with the color and application on the lips, kept the rest of the face clean and bare, and brushed gloss through her brows to keep it young. It’s beauty with attitude.”
—Mark Carrasquillo for NARS Cosmetics
Back and barely functioning after a world wind week at Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. This weekend is about rest and recovery, especially since it is brick here in NYC! Meanwhile, New York Fashion Week started yesterday and I am excited to see what the upcoming treads in beauty as well as any new products being previewed. I hopefully will have some beauty looks that hit the runways this season.
The end of summer signals the start of Global Fashion Week, beginning with the Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week! And so far the weather has been really good, so there are no limits to what people can wear! I love people watching at this time of year!
Yesterday, I went backstage at the fashion designer Harbison’s show. The makeup was sponsored by AJ Crimson Beauty, Beauty Blender and the hair was by Federic Fekkai. Key makeup artist was Edward Cruz! The location was gorgeous! Milk Studios with the Hudson River, New Jersey and the Meatpacking District as the backdrop!
So two of AJ Crimson’s products were featured here, his Dual Skin Crème Foundation, which is a buildable, HD compliant, waterproof foundation and his brand new Banana Crème in the Pro Pan form.
Look at that colour range! Especially the deepest shade!
Think the famous Banana Powder without the starkness, dryness and settling, especially on deeper skintones. The product is very creamy and similar in texture with his Dual Skin Foundation.
Banana Creme on the left in pan form
I was pleased to see such a diverse array of skintones and AJ’s line worked quite well from the palest to the deepest.
Key makeup artist was Edward Cruz and he was kind enough to chat with me after he demoed the look. Talk about being so genuine and nice!
New York Fashion Week F/W 2014 is in full swing! Lots of people hustling to and fro all over the city going to fashion shows and what not!
So, on Day 2, I had the opportunity to go backstage at the 5:31 Jérôme fashion show and the makeup was done by Inglot Cosmetics. The show was hosted at Inglot’s massive showroom at Chelsea Market in the Meatpacking District. Allyuh remember Jérôme?? He was the stylist and designer for Kimora Lee Simmons and Baby Phat. I’m glad to see that he has continued to succeed!
The makeup and hair were beautiful! The hair was big and teased, very much inspired by the 60s and bombshell Brigitte Bardot. The makeup was very modern doll, and delicate. Dewy, flawless skin, flushed cheeks with a bold golden brow.
Flawless! Makeup by Inglot
For the skin, they mixed Inglot’s Cream Concealer with Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream to create light coverage. It gave a serious glow and made the skin look so fresh! Pink cheeks were created using the Cream Blush in #80, which looks really light in the container but on the skin it gave a medium pink colour that was not ashy at all. The brows were covered in a deep metallic gold Gel Eyeliner and set with the matching powder eye shadow. The shape was lengthened and exaggerated. Bronzer was used to set the makeup on the skin and finally on the lips, a deep red Cream Lipstick was applied lightly to the centre of the lips.
Check out some of the scenes! And props to the diverse runway!