The island of Manhattan was abuzz last week with fashion designers galore showing off their Spring/Summer 2013 collections during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to the primarily retail buying public with a few hard core fashionistas thrown into the adoring fan section for good measure.
When the fashion and beauty world’s collide beautiful things happen as was evident on Jason Wu’s runway. The models were dripping in everything MAC to bring Jason’s vision of ultra glam to life. Inspired by Helmut Newton’s provocative photography, Diane Kendall for MAC created the ultra glam lip by lining the lips with MAC Lip Pencil, Cherry Red ($15, nordstrom.com) and filling in the rest of the lip with MAC Lipstick, Russian Red ($15, maccosmetics.com). Across the eyelids and brows gold shimmer was lightly used, while liquid liner was applied along the lash line. To complete the look, highlighter the brow and cheekbones were adorned with highlighter. Photo credit: Imaxtree
To create the ultra glam red lip at Jason Wu, makeup artist Diane Kendal for MAC layered five (yes five!) products: two red lip liners, a magenta lipstick, a lip tint blended on just the lip center, and a neon pink powder dabbed all over for a matte finish.
At Alexander Wang, the inspiration for the makeup was simple…flawless skin and natural brows and NARS Cosmetics delivered in spades with what HKI thinks is the most important product like the Sheer Glow Foundation ($42, narscosmetics.com). As written on teh NARS website, Glow is a “satin-finish foundation with sheer and buildable coverage that immaculately evens skin tone. Replete with skincare benefits and the NARS Complexion Brightening Formula, it leaves skin hydrated, more luminous, softer and smoother.” The other products used to create Wang’s flawless look are as follows
Friday, September 7th was an evening to end all evenings - it wrapped up the first week of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week with the 5th Annual Harlem’s Fashion Row, sponsored by Dark & Lovely. HFR celebrates the designs of emerging designers and leading the beauty charge backstage was Dark & Lovely’s lead celebrity hairstylist Keith Campbell. Nicole Murphy even joined the fun by ripping the runway wearing an Omar Salam black jumpsuit and donning one hell of a faux-hawk - you betta work Miss thing!!
Hue Knew It? I did.
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