Backstage Beauty: NARS for Carmen Marc Valvo Fall 2013

“The  Carmen Marc Valvo collection this season is baroque with a punk edge, so we wanted the makeup to have that same feeling. The beauty look is classically-inspired but not perfect, not too delicate. The girls look slightly haunted, but in a pretty way.” – James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry


Face: First, the skin was well hydrated with Luminous Moisture Cream and the new NARS skin aqua gel luminous oil-free moisture. James used NARS ‘The Multiple’ stick in Copacabana and Luxor (Maldives & Nepal for darker skin) as a highlight to the skin, prior to applying Sheer Glow Foundation, for a natural but polished look.

Eyes: New Black Valley Eye Paint (coming Fall ’13), an intensely pigmented gel eyeliner, was applied with an angled brush. It was intentionally left messy on the outer corners to convey the imperfect slightly punk part of the look. The surprise element was Triple X Lip Gloss, a clear shade, applied on the eyelid. As James states, “glossy lids always look amazing, just don’t expect them to stay on!” Lashes finished off the eyes, with several healthy coats of black ‘larger than life’ mascara.

Lips: The lips were the other focal point and made a strong statement by packing a real punch. Foundation was applied to the lips to create a perfect blank lip canvas. NARS Lip Liner Pencil in ‘Salsa’ was used to outline the lips & Luxembourg satin lip pencil (coming Spring ’13) was applied all over the mouth, for a strong lip effect.

We just couldn’t get enough of this glossy eye and gorgeous lip!

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