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NYFW FALL 2015 Backstage Beauty Secrets

February 20th, 2015

 

~  Genius tips and tricks from the pros!

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Besides the craziness backstage at this year's NY Fashion Shows, 'secrets' are found. Here are some I snooped around for and got them just for you! As a beauty reporter I love interviewing makeup artist and hair stylist backstage to get the latest scoop and share them. So, here's a round up of what I've gathered:

- At Tory Burch (below): Makeup artist, Diane Kendal, used Jolie, a chocolate eye shadow from Burch’s new Pas de Tout palette, then topped it with a bit of Elizabeth Arden Eight-Hour Cream so the color would catch the light. She then asked girls to rub their eyes lightly to lend a bit of a morning-after look. She groomed brows with a toothbrush to finish.
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- At Diane Von Furstenberg(below): For the makeup, Pat McGrath kept the lips nude by using a concealer and topped it with lip balm.
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image- At DKNY: Yadim, working with Maybelline New York at the show, applied Baby Lips to the lips and eyelids.



- At Jason Wu (below): Au Natural all the way, and makeup artist, Diane Kendal for Lancôme decided against powder---- “I’m not using any powder, so it’s just their natural shine coming through,” said Kendal. “It’s very consumer friendly.”
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- At Prabal Gurung: 'Outdoorsy Athletic' was the main theme for the models and Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics went for a “luminous” look of just having gone for a hike. “We wanted the girls to look healthy and beautiful,” said Kendal. She contoured the cheeks with a light application of Studio Sculpting Powder and dusted Peach Fuzz blush on the apples of the cheeks.
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- At Rodarte (below): Crystal Eyes were created by makeup artist James Kaliardos. “It’s all about reflection,” James says, who attached a row of tiny Swarovski crystals beneath each models’ eye. AND, the watercolor nails were created by manicurist Tracy Lee by loosely dripping on two shades (Sally Hansen Rose Glass and Beige Glass) and letting them blend into one another. “That way, there’s no swirling or line of demarcation,” she says.
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- At Thakoon (below): Gina Edwards for Morgan Taylor continued the reflective trend on the nails with a holographic look. She applied two coats of Sweet Surrender, and then mixed two parts of Something To Blog About with five parts of Make It Last top coat to dilute the color. “It comes out to be a beautiful, reflective, sheer, holographic, glacier nail,” said Edwards.
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- At Vera Wang (below): "When you need a lift in winter, peach is really good for giving you a bit of color", says makeup artist Lucia Pieroni who uses a touch of Clé de Peau’s new peach blush duo, Maple Leaf (available Fall 2015). AND, for hair, the undone, easy look sounds great to me, and I love this 'messy bun'. Paul Hanlon prepped hair with Bumble and bumble Prep and Thickening sprays, rough dried it to create a bit of irregularity, then pulled it back into an imperfect bun. Next, using Does It All hairspray, he splayed the ends and attached baby hairs around the face for a sporty, almost sweaty look. “We’re trying to make the girls’ hair look like it’s the end of the day rather than the beginning,” he explained.
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- At Carolina Herrera (below): For a 'just-combed effect', hairstylist Orlando Pita for TreSemme topped things off with a slick ponytail, layering serum, hairspray, and gel on the hair, he then added comb marks to make it look like the models had just run their fingers through their wet hair.
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- At Victoria Beckham (below): To create a look as if you used your fingers, Pat McGrath opted for hydrated skin, in which she used SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask before applying any makeup. Then, she used eyeliner on the inner and outer corners of the eye and in the waterline. McGrath smudged the liner underneath with her fingers to create a NY Chic look and dabbed a bit of powder at the center with a brush to make it look like the shadow crumbled under the eye.
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