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Makeup at Carmen Marc Valvo F/W 2013 by NARS

James Boehmer, NARS Director of Global Artistry, created the look for the Carmen Marc Valvo Fall/Winter 2013 runway show.

“The collection is baroque with a punk edge, so we wanted the makeup to have that same feeling,” says Boehmer. “The eyeliner is a reference to a classic eyeline, but with a punk spirit, so it’s not perfect, not delicate. The skin is very luminous; we talked about the girls looking slightly haunted, but in a pretty way.”

·        Multi-Action Hydrating Toner
·        Luminous Moisture Cream
·        Total Replenishing Eye Cream
·        Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer
·        Concealer
·        Copacabana / Luxor Multiple (Maldives Multiple / Nepal Single Eyeshadow for darker skin)
·        Sheer Glow Foundation

·        Mambo Eyeliner Pencil
·        Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil
·        Black Valley Eye Paint (New for Fall 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Carpates Eyeliner Stylo)
·        Copacabana / Luxor Multiple (Maldives Multiple / Nepal Single Eyeshadow for darker skin)
·        Himalayas Single Eyeshadow
·        Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow
·        Larger Than Life Volumizng Mascara
·        Triple X Lip Gloss (applied to eyelids)

·        Sheer Glow Foundation
·        Salsa Lip Liner Pencil
·        Snow Loose Powder
·        Belle de Jour Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
·        Madère Pure Matte Lipstick
·        Luxembourg Satin Lip Pencil (New for Spring 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Mexican Rose Velvet Gloss Lip Pencil)

All products, except where noted, are available at narscosmetics.com.

Makeup for Dannijo F/W 2013 by NARS

Jenny Smith, NARS Lead Makeup Stylist, created the look for the Dannijo Fall/Winter 2013 presentation.

“The lip has a darkness to it without feeling goth,” says Smith. “She’s a modern Renaissance girl!”

·        Radiant Creamy Concealer (New for Spring 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Concealer)
·        Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF30
·        Light Reflecting Setting Powder – Loose 
·        Gaiety Blush
·        Optimal Brightening Concentrate

·        Pear Concealer (New for Spring 2013) (*For a similar effect, try Concealer)
·        Bellissima Duo Eyeshadow
·        Seduction Blush

·        Blondie / Bali Single Eyeshadow

·        Pear Concealer
·        Mambo Eyeliner Pencil (used as lip liner)
On brunette models:
·        Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil (used as lip liner)
·        Volga Pure Matte Lipstick
On blonde models:
·        Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil
·        Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil

(Image: style.com)

All products, except where noted, are available at narscosmetics.com.

Makeup at Suzanne Rae F/W 2013 by Kevyn Aucoin

For the Suzanne Rae 2013 Fall Collection, Lead Makeup Artist, James Vincent uses monochromatic colors in unexpected places. The inspiration for the Suzanne Rae 2013 collection is the Virgin Mary so Vincent wanted a look that felt both virginal and strong.

“While not an everyday look, this is perfect for the runway” says Vincent. “If you are afraid to try reds and bright colors that we are seeing this season, monochromatic is an easy way to make difficult colors work and look natural. One of the things I love about Suzanne Rae is there is a sense of fluidity about her clothing- they are very easy and very strong at the same time and I think Kevyn Aucoin works the same way.”

The complexion is flawless but very sheer, they eyes are soft and sculpted, and the apples of the cheeks are flushed with a beautiful rosy red. For a pop of excitement Vincent also used The Creamy Glow in “Isidore” and The Lip Liner in “Cerise” under the eye, creating a monochromatic makeup scheme. Vincent completed the look with the new Kevyn Aucoin Nail Lacquer in “Bloodroses” to bring the entire look together.


The Face:
• The Sensual Skin
• The Sculpting Powder in “Medium”
• The Celestial Powder in “Candlelight”

The Eyes:
• The Eye Shadow Single in “#103” (hint of peach)
• The Eye Shadow Single in “#106” (coffee bean)
• The Lip Pencil in “Cerise” (cool red)
• The Creamy Glow in “Isadore”
• The Precision Brow Pencil in “Brunette”
• The Mascara in “Black”

The Lips:
• The Lipgloss in “Pasiflora” (sheer red shimmer)
• The Lip Pencil in “Cerise” (cool red)
• The Creamy Glow in “Isadore”

The Nails:
• The Nail Lacquer in Bloodroses (deep berry plum with black base)

Hair at Kimberly Ovitz F/W 2013 by Aveda

Aveda Kimberly Ovitz F:W 2013

Antoinette Beenders, Aveda Global Creative Director, created the look seen at the Kimberly Ovitz Fall/Winter 2013 show. Channeling the mood of the collection, Beenders created asymmetric corseted ponytails.

“Kimberly’s collection explores the human psyche and innate defenses found in animals and insects,” says Beenders. “I wanted to create a look that complemented the clothes – like a shield of armor or an armadillo’s shell. The texture is smooth, and finish is shiny, but there is a veil of protection. Think of a 1920’s wave in a futuristic interpretation, just touched with danger.”


Step 1) Make a center part, creating two sections on each side of the head.

Step 2) Drench the hair with Aveda Phomollient(TM) Styling Foam from roots to mid-length and with a Mason Pearson comb each side up into a high ponytail with one pony nearer to the forehead, and the other behind the ear.

Step 3) Use about an arm’s length of millinery elastic to anchor each of the ponytails in place. This elastic grabs the hair so you don’t have to worry about slippage.

Step 4) Once tied taut, wrap the loose ends of the elastic in a criss-cross fashion around the ponytail, working from the base to the ends, effectively “corseting” the hair.

Step 5) Pull the hair gently from in between the elastic cord to create S-shaped waves. Then, smooth out flyaways with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.

Step 6) Overlay the ponytails on top of the head, directing the ponytail that sits nearer to the face down the side of the head so that it snakes along the hairline. Then secure with bobby pins and U-pins. If the hair is long enough, loop underneath the ear.

Step 7) Direct the other ponytail that sits further back on the head forward along the parietal ridge, wich is about an inch above the ear, securing with pins. Again, allow the hair to snake along the hairline above the forehead, tucking the ends under the first ponytail.
Together the ponytails should converge to create a wavy S-shaped form.

Step 8) Finish with Aveda Control Force Firm Hold Hair Spray.

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