NYFW proved that fresh, dewy skin and bright pops of color on the lips and eyes are what to expect for the Spring/Summer 2014 season. We couldn’t get over some of the amazing looks found at shows such as Jill Stuart, Lela Rose, Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and more!
A sheer wash of green eyeshadow graced the lids at Lela Rose, while sooty and glossy eyes made way at Jill Stuart. Read on to see what other makeup looks you’ll be sporting this coming Spring/Summer 2014!
Stila Cosmetics – Lela Rose
Who: Romy Soleimani of Stila Cosmetics as the Lead Makeup Artist at the Lela Rose SS 2014 show.
Look: A nod to mod, the designer was influence by mid-century design and architecture — particularly the soft curves of Arne Jacobson‘s iconic egg chair. Pop pink lips and electric eyeshadow help channel the era, resulting in modern looks with a fresh contemporary flair.
Products Used: Countless Color Pigments in Light Show and Eyeshadow in Cha Cha with Glamoureyes Mascara. Lips: Color Balm Lipstick in Betsey and Convertible Color in Fushcia.
Maybelline – Suno
Who: Alice Lane for Maybelline at the Suno SS14 show.
Look: Baby Lips Balm in Quenched was applied to eyelids (and lips) up to the brow bone for a glossy sheen with a swipe of Falsies Big Eyes Mascara. Nails were bright with Color Show Nail Lacquer in Orange Fix and Born With It (an opaque neutral pink on toes).
Products Used: Fit Me Foundation with lotion pushed into models face for a dewy glow. And Candy Coral Bouncy Blush on apples of cheeks.
Who: Sephora PRO, led by Aaron de Mey, created the makeup look for the Jill Stuart SS14 show.
Look: Cool, fresh skin punctuated with “imperfection” in the form of an intense, raw eye to
mirror the chic, modern feel of the season’s collection. Makeup a gal would do herself, but with
an elevated feel: touches of metallic and silver, for glowing skin.
1. Strong eyes are best offset with flawless complexion. Use a creamy concealer like, Givenchy Mister Light Instant Light Corrector Pen and Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, only where you need to hide redness and set it with powder, like Laura Mercier Invincible Loose Setting Powder — all while letting your natural cheek color shine through.
2. To add dimension, simply use a light application of glossing cream on cheekbones, nose bridge and chin with Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil.
3. Using a creamy black eye pencil, like Givenchy Magic Kajal Eye Pencil in Magic Black, sketch around the upper and lower lash line and smudge into crease.
4. Add a dot of silver shadow (Marc Jacobs Beauty Style Eye-Con No.7 Plush Shadow Palette in The Starlet 204; the silver shade) to inner corners of the eye (to add a touch of brightness.)
5. Finish with a glossy look by dabbing clear gloss on eyelids with Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Crystal, using fingertips or blend with the pencil to help smudge/create a gray effect. Finish up the look with generous coats of mascara, like Sephora Collection Outrageous Volume Mascara in Black.
6. Lips were left bare, just a dab of balm for a healthy touch.
Who: Charlotte Tilbury for MAC Cosmetics at Cushnie Et Ochs SS14 show.
Look: “Modern, Spring-like smoky eye.” – Charlotte Tilbury
Products Used: Studio Moisture Cream massaged into skin for a radiant complexion; Pro Richly Honed Sculpting Cream to buff under cheekbones; lashes curled to open eyes; NightLight Sparkle Eyeshadow (available Spring/Summer 2014) blended from eyelid to brow with subtle nude lips patted on.
Who: Kabuki for MAC Cosmetics at the Sally Lapointe SS14 show.
Look: “Sally was inspired by the changing colors and textures of drying flowers from the Deli, therefore, I wanted this makeup to show intimacy, fragility and transition… the beauty of decay.” said Kabuki.
Products Used: Cheekbones were softly highlighted with Face and Body Foundation; Mineralize Blush in Love Joy used as an eyeshadow to create a distinct horizontal stripe to contour; eyes defined with a swipe of black liner on the top lid; eyebrows were lightened with concealer and lips left neutral and natural.
Who: Francelle Daly for NARS Cosmetics created the look for the 3.1 Phillip Lim SS14 runway show.
Look: On lips, Années Folles Larger Than Life® Lipgloss (New for Spring 2013; for now try Born This Way Larger Than Life® Lipgloss) and a rose gold for nails, try Easy Walking Nail Polish.
“This season, Phillip created sunglasses with a hologram effect and I wanted to recreate the same iridescent texture – paired with translucent skin, it’s very ethereal. It’s a healthy glow in a futuristic way – like a ‘future perfect’ day at the beach.”
Products Used: Iridescent icy blue side of Iceland Duo Eyeshadow; gold lamé side of the Kauai Duo Eyeshadow (New for Spring 2014; for now try Mousson Cream and Euphrate Single Eyeshadows) and Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara.
Maybelline – DKNY
Who: Makeup artist Charlotte Willer used Maybelline cosmetics for DKNY SS14 show.
Look: Neutral shimmer was applied to eyes with Color Tattoo Metal Cream Gel Shadow in Barely Branded. Orange lips were achieved with a mixture of Color Sensational Vivids Lipstick in Electric Orange and Neon Red then blotted to create a matte, stained finish.
“A flawless complexion is the perfect canvas for standout lips and clothes that steal the show” – Charlotte Willer.
NARS Cosmetics – Thakoon
Who: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics created the look for the Thakoon SS14 runway show.
Look: “It’s all about lashes with fresh skin, a bit of dimension and a pink lip.”
Products Used: Sheer Glow Foundation; Anguilla Matte Multiple (New for Spring 2014; for now try the Riviera Multiple); Cappadoce Matte Multiple (New for Spring 2014; for now try Palm Beach Multiple) and eyelash curler used with Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara with Laos Matte Multiple on lips (New for Spring 2014; for now try Barbarella Lipstick).
Who: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics created the look for the Alexander Wang SS14 runway show.
Look: “This is raw beauty – a simple freshness, focusing on skincare, curled lashes and a groomed brow.”
Products Used: For the skin, NARSskin Aqua Gel Oil-Free Moisturizer and Stick Concealer used to hide any imperfections. Eyes were curled and left bare, while brows were defined with Oural Brow Gel.
Hourglass Cosmetics — Christina Siriano
Who: Polly Osmond for Hourglass Cosmetics created the look for the Christian Siriano SS14 show.
Products Used: Skin was prepped with No. 28 Primer Serum followed by Illusion Tinted Moisturizer; imperfections were concealed with Hidden Corrective Concealer.
Cheeks were given a glow by applying Ambient Lighting Palette. Eyes were left neutral with shimmering shades and a swipe of Film Noir Full Spectrum Mascara. Coral lips were achieved using Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Muse.
NARS Cosmetics – Creatures of the Wind
Who: James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry, created the look for the Creatures of the Wind SS14 runway show.
Look: “The real statement of the makeup look is the satin textured orange lip. It contrasts the color and finish of the opalescent-textured eye, and also references the era of the artist Eugene von Bruenchenhein, which was a source of inspiration for Shane and Chris. We loved the idea of translating this into the beauty look as well.”
Products Used: Skin was perfected with the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation and
Stick Concealer. Eyes were awash with a sheer layer of shimmery moss green with a yellow iridescence using Iceland Duo Eyeshadow.
Make lips your focal point by using Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2014; for now try Heat Wave Lipstick with Triple X Lip Gloss).
NARS Cosmetics – Carmen Marc Valo
Who: Uzo for NARS Cosmetics created the look for the Carmen Marc Valvo SS14 runway show.
Look: “With its fresh spin on tribal motifs combined with luxe fabrics and intricate embellishments, the collection called for clean and polished makeup with a bit of playfulness. We added a hint of platinum shimmer and a strong, graphic black eyeliner.
Keeping the look modern and updated, a nude lip complemented the athletic playfulness in the collection.”
Products Used: A sheer glow was given to the skin with Sheer Glow Foundation and Loose Powder. Eyes wore a golden sheen by using the gold lamé side of the Kauai Duo Eyeshadow (New for Spring 2014; for now try Mousson Cream and Euphrate Eyeshadows), along with the delicate pale peach side of Key Largo Duo Eyeshadow and sheer white shimmer side of Pandora Duo Eyeshadow.
Eyes were then lined using the Black Valley Eye Paint and Black Moon Eyeliner, followed by the Larger Than Life® Volumizing Mascara. Lips were left matte and nude with Radiant Creamy Concealer and Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick.
NARS Cosmetics – Tanya Taylor
Who: Uzo for NARS Cosmetics created the look for the Tanya Taylor SS14 runway show.
Look: “The look is so refined and chic – beautiful, polished skin with luminous cheeks, and a matte nude lip. The key to this look is really a sculpted and defined brow to give an air of sophistication. It was important to create a look that balanced the color and prints in the collection.”
Products Used: Luminous skin is achieved with an arsenal of NARSskin Optimal Brightening Concentrate, Sheer Glow Foundation, Copacabana Multiple and Maldives Multiple Nāpali Coast Multiple (New for Spring 2014; for now try South Beach Multiple).
Soft eyes were given some shimmer using Goddess Soft Touch Shadow Pencil, the Metallic Rose Peach side of Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow and a coat of Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara. Lips were kept simple and matte with Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick.
Kevyn Aucoin – Zero+Maria Cornejo
Who: Romy Soleimani for Beauty.com used Kevyn Aucoin cosmetics to achieve this modern look.
Look: “I’m interested in finding a modern way to look at things that have already existed.” – Maria Cornejo
Products Used: It was all about a ethereal and sewy complexion achieved by using Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer and Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Tinted Balm.
Eyes glistened with Kevyn Aucoin The Eyeshadow Duo #209 (Snow/Coal) and defined with Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara. Lips were left bare and moisturized with Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Lip Balm.
NARS – Rodarte
Who: James Kaliardos for NARS Cosmetics created the look for the Rodarte SS14 runway show.
Look: Rodarte’s SS14 makeup inspiration evolved from Los Angeles and its sleek and minimal lines. The eye makeup is precise and striking, accenting the graphic lines of their collection.
Products Used: Skin was perfected using the Radiant Cream Compact Foundation
and Radiant Creamy Concealer.
Eyes were heavily lined and inner corners were highlighted with Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Eyeliner, Black Valley Eye Paint and Rue Bonaparte Larger Than Life® Eyeliner, finished with Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara.
Lips were left with a satiny nude finish using Biscayne Park Satin Lip Pencil and Floralies Satin Lip Pencil.
Laura Mercier – Pamella Roland
Who: Matin Maulawizada, Global Artistry Director of Laura Mercier created the makeup look for the Pamella Roland SS14 show.
Look: Pamella Roland’s collection was inspired by the glamour and decadence of the Cannes Film Festival in the early 1960s.
According to Matin, the French stars “were very different from the polished British and American ladies. They kept it sexy, a bit smudgy, like they just rolled out of bed and put lipstick on.” With a coral lip that paid homage to the colour palettes of ‘60s, and a modern peach and chocolate smudged eye, the look perfectly merged the past with the present.
Products Used: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer Crème Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen was applied to create a flawless canvas. Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Sunrise and Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Rosebud were dabbed onto cheeks, adding a natural, rosy flush to the skin.
Natural hues and bold lashes accentuated the eyes. Laura Mercier Crème Cheek Colour in Sunrise was applied all over the eyelid. Then, beginning at the lash line, Laura Mercier Matte Eye Colour in Truffle was added and faded outward. Using the same shade, eyes were rimmed creating a “halo effect.” To complete the eyes, a coat of Laura Mercier Faux Lash Mascara was used.
A classic, feminine lip was achieved using Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colour in Mod. To add a final touch of glamour, apply Laura Mercier Crème Smooth Lip Colour in Brigitte and then blot the lips.
Which makeup looks are your favorite? Will you try a bare lip with smoky eyes, or a coral mouth paired with long lashes?
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