With fashion week in New York rounding down and London around the corner, fashionistas are either taking off their heels or packing for Europe. I loved every minute of the New York shows, and can't wait to see what the rest of the season will bring. Let's go backstage one last time this season to find out all the latest in beauty.
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK S/S 2012
At Bill Blass this morning, makeup artist Lisa Butler was inspired by Parisian school girl chic and all the cool girls that prefer understated makeup: "It's a little bit different. The clothes are sophisticated and classic so we wanted the makeup to look like a teenager's wearing these beautiful things but kept her makeup simple." Lisa kept the face really clean and bare (literally—she applied nothing to the models' skin except MAC Studio Finish Concealer). The focus was on the eyes, as Lisa didn't use any blush, bronzer or highlighter. Then she used MAC Technakohl EyelinerGraph Black to line the lower lashes, keeping the pencil as close to the lash line as possible. "We kicked the eye liner out a little at the outer corners," said Lisa. "We wanted it to look a little punky, so it's just out a teeny bit—almost '60s inspired. She kept brows strong by filling them in and the mouth neutral with a slick of MAC LipstickCreamsicle.
"Beauty is like a V," said hairstylist Bob Recine, who pulled back hair into a simple ponytail at Bill Blass. "Pulling the hair really tight up to the crown of the head elongates the face," he explains. Recine used L'Oréal Mousse to smooth hair down and make it sleek and glassy, and the ponytail was left to hang naturally. A simple black elastic kept it back.
The perfect red was on fingers and toes this morning, and ended up being the brightest beauty statement the models wore. The color was Deborah Lippmann It's Raining Men.