NARS and butter LONDON at Creatures of the Wind | Backstage Beauty

Makeup at Fashion Week Spring 2016 Creatures of the Wind

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Final runway look at Creatures of the Wind

We admit it—we’re suckers for all things that sparkle, shimmer or bling—so imagine our delight to walk backstage and see a dramatic, heavily glittered eyelid at Creatures of the Wind today.

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Aaron de Mey for NARS Cosmetics created a look that was ‘street with luxury.’ Think singer Siouxsie Sioux’s strongly lined eyes—boldly layered black eyeliner that speaks ‘tough girl’—with gold glitter adding a richness to the overall appearance. To start, all the models were given a dark, dramatic cat-eye, but there were three variations on it: the first, plain without glitter; the second with glitter layered onto the eyelid above the bold eyeliner; and the third (and most dramatic), a heavily glittered eyelid, applied all the way up to under the eyebrow, squared off at the front of the brows.

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Consider us inspired to break out our NARS Black Valley Eye Paint, Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil and Via Veneto Larger than Life Eyeliner, and start layering away to re-create this tough-girl look! Lips were either nude or red, depending on the model. We loved the punch of red (NARS Mysterious Red Velvet Matte Lip Pencil with Nihwatu Velvet Lip Liner), which was a gorgeous accent to all the gold.

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The models’ nails were edgy and punk. Katie Jane Hughes for butter LONDON envisioned a look that was a little bit hippie and a little bit punk so she chose four bold shades of nail lacquer, rotated on the models. In shades of white (Cotton Buds), yellow (Cheeky Chops with two thick coats of Cotton Buds underneath, so the yellow really popped!), black (Union Jack Black) or blue (a new shade available this spring called Skive), the manicures were cool, rebellious and the perfect complement.

Photos: Backstage, Kent Worthington | Runway, InDigital

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