Backstage Beauty: NARS for Rodarte


‘Delicate, refined beauty’ were the words renowned makeup artist James Kaliardos used to describe his stunning makeup creation for NARS cosmetics at Rodarte today. We immediately noticed light literally bouncing off the model’s skin, which made us wonder—it’s the middle of winter; how is skin this pearlescent even possible? That was our first moment of wonder. The second happened when we saw the gorgeous glint coming from the models’ eyes. Being the beauty girls that we are, we flocked for a closer inspection. We were delighted to see sparkle underneath the eyes and just knew: this look was our spirit animal.


Prepped skin is the start to achieving a flawless canvas, so Luminous Moisture Cream and Total Replenishing Eye Cream were used first. After foundation and concealer were applied where needed, two new blush shades (out next fall) were used for the cheeks. This new blush can be used wet (simply by spraying your blush brush with a few spritzes of water) or dry. We’re in love with this new texture for its versatility in color and the sheen that makes skin absolutely glow.


Eyes were dressed with the right side of Craving Blush Duo (for now, try South Beach Multiple), liner and mascara. But really, it was all about the jeweled liner along the bottom lashline. Handmade strips of Swarovski crystals were adhered with lash glue underneath the eyes and applied in a straight line (not following the curve of the eye), which made the eyes look bigger.


James wanted the makeup to reflective, transparent and beautiful. This was definitely achieved!

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