Backstage Beauty | Diane Von Furstenberg -

Makeup: James Kaliardos for MAC Hair: Orlando Pita Nails: Michelle Saunders for Essie Makeup "It's a bright fuchsia lip where life is the pary. It's not party makeup, this is a pink that makes you win in life. There's pink in the DVF collection that we tried to match as close to possible. So, its a color called Process Magenta which is a lip ...
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Backstage Beauty I Alexandre Herchcovitch -

Makeup: Gordon Espinet for MAC Hair: Rolando Beauchamp for Bumble & Bumble Makeup "The collection is a real mix of concepts in my mind, I see Victorian, futuristic, luxury, opulence and there is continuity to the silhouettes, distinct shapes and lines. We wanted a look that had a strong, powerful impact but without a lot of makeup. We’re using a lot of primer and ...
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Backstage Beauty I Monique Lhuillier -

Makeup: Val Garland for MAC Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kerastase Nails: Michelle Saunders for Essie Makeup "The inspiration for the show is 1930’s and art deco. The clothes are very elegant so we’re doing real, beautiful skin with natural lips and then a very strong, graphic, dark eye and that’s what makes it cool and modern. We’re using MAC Black Track Eyeliner and ...
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Runway Flash – Seeing Red -

Red eyeshadow has emerged as a key color for Fall 2013. Although red can be difficult to wear, makeup artists are showing that it can still look glamorous and wearable with a punky edge. “Start with a chestnut base and add a bit of red to find the right shade for you,” advised makeup artist Carole Colombani at Suno. – Sharon ...
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Backstage Beauty | Libertine -

Makeup: Chantal Miller for MAC Hair: Akemi Tamaribuchi for Kerastase Nails: Katie Hughes for Butter London Makeup  "This is all about a modern 60s eye. It's not your traditional, super model reference. It's more 60s noir, Sharon Tate. Lots of black eye liner and tons of lashes with completely raw lips and skin. Because of the matte skin, we're using an eyeliner (MAC Slickline) ...
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Backstage Beauty I Band of Outsiders

Makeup: Dick Page for Shiseido Hair: Duffy for Oribe Nails: Kim D'Amato from Priti NYC  Makeup "The makeup is about creating this imaginary shadow because they are all wearing hats. The feel is a little Victorian with some robotic elements in some of the prints and fabrics – the designer took symbols from old video games. There are also crystals on some of the ...
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Backstage Beauty | Ruffian -

Makeup: James Kaliardos for MAC Hair: Neil Moodie for Bumble & Bumble Nails: Keri Blair for MAC  Makeup "At Ruffian, I'm doing a red eye, red cheek, red stained lip inspired by an Antonio Lopez show I saw at the Suzanne Geiss gallery in Soho, he's an illustrative artist during the 1970s. We're just playing with color today which is fun and showing that ...
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Backstage Beauty | Suno -

Makeup: Carole Colombani for MAC Hair: Odile Gilbert for Kerastase Nail: Casey Herman for Rococo Nails Makeup "It's a soft, velvet look with beautiful skin. It's perfect, dewy skin with a focus on the eyes. It's about creating soft, terra cotta feeling on the eyelids. To get this, I mixed a powder eyeshadow (MAC Exposed) and an eye cream (MAC Fast Response Eye Cream) ...
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Backstage Beauty | The Daily Nail – Creatures of the Wind -

"We found inspiration in the Memphis-Milano 1980s art movement. It was groundbreaking to art - the bold, sharp contrast of materials and color - and we believe our nail designs are as well by applying that concept to a 40's English working class uniform silhouette." - Jan Arnold for CND  
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Backstage Beauty I Katie Gallagher

Makeup "Katie was talking about the girls being frozen and at the same time there is a darkness to Katie so I thought, how can I create something that is bright white and have it be a little mysterious. To achieve that look I decided to really sculpt the face, to darken with sculpting and then brighten with highlighting. We’ve used ...
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Backstage Beauty I Cushnie et Ochs -

Makeup "The makeup is very dreamy slightly gothic inspired, like Carine Roitfeld but a dreamier serious version. We’re doing a thick handsome eyebrow. We’re using 4 crème eye shadows on the lids, a purple, a rust, a chocolate, and a black. We put all the eye colors on the eyelid and underneath the eye and then blend and smoke it out ...
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Backstage Beauty | The Daily Nail – Veronica Beard -

At Veronica Beard, the French manicure and the moon manicure came together for a 3-tone, color blocked manicure. Essie's all tied up was applied to the moon part of the nail, two coats of brownie points on the rest of the nail with a thin line of berry hard on the tip. It's still too early to say, but we'll make a bet that this isn't ...
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Backstage Beauty I Creatures of the Wind -

Make Up "The first thing that we talked about were teddy girls in Britain after World War II and the Memphis furniture movement. Then we started talking about this idea of candy and artificiality, the plasticized nature of candy. With makeup we started with texture instead of color; so it's about how to make something that isn’t there, there and strong. ...
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Backstage Beauty | Richard Chai - Make Up "I’m doing a masculine military look for the girls and for the guys. They look really cool, strengthened in the eye area, so I'm also strengthening the eyebrow, brushing up the hair, so there's a little bit of tension, using Tough as Taupe by Maybelline all the way up to the eyebrow which gives an overhead lighting effect with a ...
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Beauty Buzz | Nail of the Day

If there's something we can count on, its Japanese trendsetters and their fashion forward nail art. Nail art designs have been a bit quiet as of late, with trend swinging towards neutrals and elegant. But fashionista Momoko Ogihara isn't one to let us down. This hologram design is her latest nail look.  Definitely a must try!
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