Backstage Beauty

new-york-fashion-week-beauty-makeup-alice-and-olivia-4new-york-fashion-week-beauty-makeup-alice-and-olivia-1An eye that looked like a jewel was the focal point of the desert-goddess look backstage at Alice + Olivia today. Created by stila Cosmetics and inspired by the clothing collection’s warm tangerine tones, the color and texture of gold took center stage, giving the models a cool, desert-girl vibe.

Go for the gold. Read our steps to re-create the look >

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The makeup at Zac Posen today was inspired by a fresh, youthful and sophisticated girl. We love this simple, approachable look with that pop-of-red pout.

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Laura Mercier reinvented the classics on Sunday at Jenny Packham, combining rock ‘n’ roll cat eyes with traditional red pouts for a fun take on modern femininity.

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Runway look at Tibi and Bobbi Brown (left)

Less is more—at least it was today when industry veteran Bobbi Brown created an au naturale look for Tibi’s earthy spring palette.

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new-york-fashion-week-kate-spade-makeup-2The look at kate spade new york, true to form, was optimistic, fresh, springy and modern–a.k.a. the kate spade girl. For natural, glowing skin, M•A•C lead artist Romy Soleimani started by massaging Studio Moisture Cream into the skin and added Studio Finish Concealer + Fix Foundation where needed. For the eyes, Romy mixed medium water base with M•A•C Pigments applied just above the lash line. She finished the look with Haute + Naughty Mascara in black. The lips were a simple but pretty soft pink using M•A•C Lipstick in Saint Germain.

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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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From “Rock & Roll Spanish Women” and “Smoky Chelsea Girls,” to “Utilitarian Punk” and “Twiggy’s Daughter”—these were just a few of the inspirations heard backstage as we endured the freezing temps in NYC for Fall 2015 Fashion Week. Equipped with weatherproof boots (thank yo,u Aquatalia and Valentino!) and Mom’s super-warm hand-knit legwarmers (thank you, MOM!), we braved wind, snow and sauna-like backstage tents to see fall beauty in all its splendor.

The Eyes Have It

Fall has always been the season for the Smoky Eye. And 2015 is no exception, although new, modern approaches make it exciting, sophisticated and definitely dramatic. Regardless of the techniques and colors used, we saw many cool variations including:

nyfw-aw15-backstage-beauty-n-millerClassic: From gorgeous greys and deep browns, to modern cinnamon and plum tones, smoky never looked so good (Christian Siriano, Alexander Wang, Derek Lam).

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Backstage Beauty: NARS for Rodarte

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‘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.

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The historic Prince George Ballroom provided a stunning backdrop for Alice + Olivia’s Fall 2015 collection. Walking past racks of richly embellished clothing into the backstage makeup area, we knew the accompanying makeup would not disappoint.

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Sarah Lucero of stila Cosmetics created a ‘rock and roll bohemian girl who’s a touch romantic’ in this Biba-inspired look. Liquid liner in a glossy black was glided onto the eye first, with black smudge pot just on the end to create a matte soft wing. Mascara was swiped onto the lashes, concentrated more at the roots in the center of the eye for a wide-eyed effect (we love that tip!) for the dreamiest, most feathery lashes we’ve ever seen. Lips were a concoction of two layers of textures—the first, liquid lip paint in a fiery red matte finish, underneath that was a glossy merlot shade for a shiny vinyl finish.

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The result was sultry and dramatic, and we’ll definitely take some cues from this swinging starlet look for Fall.

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A beauty quickie from behind the scenes with M•A•C and the always-energetic, supremely talented makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury. We love the mod vibe she created with a downward-turned line on the outer half of the upper eyelid, flushed cheeks (lipstick applied with fingers) and a little lip conditioner. Such a fresh, simple look.

nyfw-aw15-backstage-beauty-charlotte-tilbury-MAC-Edun-8Beauty Trend Editor Kate Fannin reuniting backstage with Tilbury.

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nyfw-aw15-backstage-beauty-charlotte-tilbury-MAC-Edun-1Demonstrating a “bedroom eyes” eyeliner tip.

nyfw-aw15-backstage-beauty-charlotte-tilbury-MAC-Edun-4Putting a few finishing touches on the final beauty look backstage.

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nyfw-aw15-backstage-beauty-MAC-Charlotte-Tilbury-Edun-9The final look!

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