NARS Makeup Backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim Fashion Week Spring 2010

NARS Cosmetics created the makeup look at the 3.1 Phillip Lim Women’s SS2010 show.


SHOW: 3.1 phillip lim Women
LEAD ARTIST: Lisa Butler for NARS Cosmetics
TREND: Luminous Skin and Soft Eyes


INSPIRATION: The theme behind the collection was collage, with inspiration springing from the late works of Picasso and the Cubism period. The pieces look different from every angle leaving a sense of mystery to them, while remaining timeless. The same idea is applied to the makeup. An abundance of different textures- matte, sheer, shimmer and shine- were portrayed differently as the model moved around. The clothes, like the makeup, were meant to stimulate the senses, be emotional, and also to sympathize with current times.

LOOK: The look is clean and textural, giving a sense that makeup is there but not detectable from the plain eye. “The idea is not to be harsh. The look is part sheer with shades of green, brown and lilac fading into each other” said lead artist Lisa Butler. The key points include highlights of iridescence and gold to the cheekbones, light liner (almost invisible) and peach lips. “There is some shimmer so when the face moves around, the light really captures it. But there are no lines- no eye lines, no lip lines.”


Below are some key products and steps for recreating the look:

Face:
-Mix a small amount of NARS Concealer with NARS Hydrating Moisture Cream to apply just around the nose forehead and cheeks

-Blend NARS Luxor Multiple (NEW for Holiday 2009) with a foundation brush to the cheekbone moving down diagonally toward the lips and adding a little bit onto the lips for subtle highlights

Eyes:
-Apply the golden moss side of NARS Camargue Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) all over the eye filling in the crease with the sienna side

-Depending on skin tone, apply NARS Mousson Cream Eyesahdow (NEW for Holiday 2009) to adjust the color on the lid

-Using a NARS Smudge Brush apply D.Gorgeous Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) to the lower lash line adding intensity as need be (“It’s not a heavy liner, but it shows some color,” explained Lisa Butler)

-Apply one coat of NARS Larger Than Life Lengthening Mascara to the top lashes

Lips:

-Add a swipe of NARS Cruising Lipstick (NEW for Spring 2010) and some NARS Luxor Multiple (NEW for Holiday 2009) to a NARS Retractable Lip Brush and dab lightly onto the lips starting in the middle and working your way out

Finish:

-Apply NARS Orgasm Illuminator (NEW for Spring 2010) to the face, concentrating on the cheekbones

-Reapply both shades from NARS Camargue Duo Eyeshadow to the brow bones


NARS products are available at www.narscosmetics.com

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