An 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 >
Liquid and gel-based eyeliners make it a snap to give your eyes a precise pop—whether you want movie-star glam or something a little more fresh and funky. Here’s a down-and-dirty mini guide for a few easy eyeliner looks.
Designer’s Inspiration: Masculine mod pout, strength, structure, sophistication and radiant skin.
For Sarah Lucero, stila Global Artistic Director, fall is all about the textured power pout in a high pigment color. When recreating the makeup statement for Rebecca Minkoff‘s fall ’14 show, Sarah knew texture would be essential in the application.
Start by neutralizing the lip with foundation or concealer. Try stila ‘stay all day’ foundation & concealer. Next, apply a deep lip color like stila ‘stay all day’ liquid lipstick in Amore. To create a velvety matte finish, lightly dust the lips with a brown shadow starting in the center of the lip and then blend outwards. The two colors used for this application give the perfect balance of deep berry and warm brown.
The Trend: Mod maven.
Nail artist Michelle Saunders for Essie created a bold and modern twist on a classic French manicure.
To get the look:
1) First, apply a base coat to clean, filed nails.
2) Once dry, apply two coats of Essie Nail Polish – Purples in Bahama Mama.
3) Using Essie Nail Polish – Blues in Midnight Cami, brush on a neat arc across the edge of the nail and let dry.
4) Finish off the look with one coat of Essie ‘Good To Go!’ Top Coat.
See how the makeup and nail design complement Rebecca’s fall designs on The Thread.
Join us backstage at the big ticket shows at Fashion Week.
Runway photo: GoRunway.com
Sarah Lucero for Stila created a ‘blazing beauty’ look for Wildfox that was romantic, youthful, and intended to have a ‘just out in the cold’ look. The color palette? All berries and roses.
Skin was kept balmy and bronzed with stay all day 10-in-1 beauty balms, with the bronzing balm applied just down the bridge of the nose and across the cheeks first to lift color. Sarah then used convertible color dual lip & cheek cream in poppy over the same areas to lift, pull up and build the models’ natural color. The effect was a soft windburned look that gave off a rougey flush.
A brow pen was used to fill in and boost brows with hair-like strokes, while brow gel set and polished the hairs. A sheer champagne eyeshadow was chosen for the lids, with a swirl of the always-versatile baked cheek color in the crease. Smudge stick eyeliner in taupe took away redness underneath the lower lashline, adding contour and structure without a hard ‘liner’ look. Finally, with lip crush in yumberry—a pink that looks great on any skintone—topped off with a dusting of (and another way to use) baked cheek color, the look was complete.