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Creating a Perfect Canvas with Guerlain at Eckhaus Latta | Backstage Beauty

There’s something about a blank piece of paper that begs to be scribbled on. Our instincts can’t help but want to impose our inner impulses on empty space. Even in stick-figure form, art expresses our fundamental humanity.

New York label Eckhaus Latta (new to Nordstrom) understands the enduring links between fashion and art, and play and personhood. Mike Eckhaus and Zoe Latta studied sculpture and textiles in art school before launching their still-young line, and the duo remain immersed in New York’s art community—pursuing fashion as a truly creative endeavor.

Eckhaus Latta Fall 2017

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For Eckhaus Latta‘s fall presentation, Guerlain makeup artists kept the models’ skin bare, yet perfected with makeup. Once a flawless surface is achieved, however, it’s near impossible not to want to play with a bit of color. Quite literally, then, makeup artists added paint to the models’ faces with their fingers. This splatter art was a perfect tribute to the colorful, optimistic and innocence-imbued collection.

“For the beauty look at Eckhaus Latta Fall 2017, we were inspired by the natural beauty of the skin and focused on maintaining its simplicity and radiance. Since the collection has so many bright colors and prints, we thought a neutral face would complement it well.” —Kanako Takase, Guerlain Lead Makeup Artist

Get the look:

  1. Use the Guerlain L’Or primer mixed with Météorites Baby Glow all over the face for a slight radiance and tint, without making the skin glossy.
  2. On the cheeks and forehead, use the Terracotta bronzer to add contour and dimension.Guerlain at Eckhaus Latta
  3. To mattify and perfect the skin, apply Guerlain Lingerie de Peau powder foundation all over the face.
  4. To further enhance and illuminate the look, use the Météorites compact powder and Precious Light illuminator on the bridge of the nose, forehead, corner of the eyes, cheekbones and chin.
  5. Keep the eyes simple and soft with Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire mascara to define the lashes and Guerlain eyebrow kit to fill in the brows where needed.
  6. Enhance the natural color of the lip with Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire lipstick in Beige Lingerie, a perfect sheer lipstick that eliminates the red of the lips.
Guerlain at Eckhaus Latta

With such a beautiful canvas, you can’t help but want to add a little paint. Artists at the Eckhaus Latta show added a playful splattering of color across the models’ faces.

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Eckhaus Latta Fall 2017

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—Britt Burritt