Day One of New York Fashion Week kicked off gently with only a couple of shows. Beautylish's Tara was backstage to capture all the magic and get the scoop on the beauty, hair, and makeup looks.
Cushie et Ochs
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK S/S 2012
"Glastonbury Barbie" was how lead makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury described the look at Cushnie et Ochs on the first day of fashion week. "We wanted to create something that a girl going to a festival would wear, so sort of done up but a little messy around the edges," said Charlotte. Makeup artists focused on keeping the skin extremely youthful and dewy looking, and mixed almost everything together with either a moisturizer or cream. A chocolate brown, MAC Blushcreme was mixed with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream and smudged along the eye lid, and eyelashes were curled and topped with a heap of Chanel mascara."Don't be afraid to put moisturizer on top of your makeup, or mix it with foundation and powder blush to make it dewier," said Charlotte.
Eyes were the main focus, with a tiny wing creating a little depth, and all over brown shadow coating eye lids. Shadow was also taken along the bottom lashes and smudged a little to achieve that lived in effect that girls tramping around in rain boots at Glastonbury Festival would have.
Hair was sleek and simple, echoing the simple lines, block colors and geomoetric cutouts that Cushnie are known for. The look was achieved by blow drying hair straight and creating a little volume at the roots, then using Pantene's Fine Gel to smooth down the sides, stylists applied a spritz of Pantene Anti-Frizz Serum (discontinued) to finish.
"We were inspired by a 1970's Lauren Hutton," said makeup artist James Kaliardos. "We wanted to mix being natural and beautiful together, so that you may be wearing lots of makeup but it doesn't look like you are." (And isn't that what we all want to achieve, all the time?) The colors mimicked that of a natural desert, which touches of gold and khaki green. "Using green is a nicer change from brown," said James. "It's a look that you can work everyday and it still works."
Nails by CND mimicked the colors seen on model's faces. CND's Colour in Desert Suede (an earthy, almost nude) was used a base coat, with a layer of Jade Sparkle Effect between layers to give an extra definition. According to lead CND manicurist Candice, "layered nails, think layers of sparkle and different color, are really hot right now, and the biggest thing you'll see on the catwalk."
In keeping with Kevork's love of natural, earthy tones and effects, hair was messed up with a rough sort of elegance. Sleek and shiny at the top, it broke into a messy waves mid length. Lead hair stylist Kevin Ryan for Rsession Tools simply blow dried hair and twisted sections into little buns to create the waves.