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
I was so excited for this amazing opportunity! I was going to observe the madness behind the scenes!! So I hustled to Lincoln Center in the pouring rain to the Venexiana show, on Saturday Sept, 8th.
The makeup was being done by Mehron, which is a professional makeup line, known for their long-wear, theatrical, highly pigmented products. They are particularly popular amongst professional dancers. Did you know that Mehron was the brand featured and used in the movie “Black Swan” with Natalie Portman? I have tried a few of their products and they are amazing and well priced!
Anyway, the show was keyed by the amazing body painter/makeup artist Dani Fonseca. Venexiana is known for their rock and roll haute couture vibes, expensive fabrics with an edge and the makeup had to suit! Typically, from what I have seen, makeup on the runway tends to be fairly simple, very neutral on the lid, occasionally a bright lip, but the idea is to not to compete with the clothes, but Kati Stern, the creator of Venexiana, wanted a bold, smoky eye with standout lashes!