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Backstage with NARS Cosmetics DAY 2

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Backstage with NARS Cosmetics at the Thakoon Spring/Summer 2010 show

SHOW: Thakoon

TREND: Luminous skin and contoured cheeks

LEAD ARTIST: Diane Kendal for NARS Cosmetics

INSPIRATION: The inspiration behind the collection came from the idea of "samurai-meets-surfer." The collection consisted of so many sharp edges and aqua-blues that deisgner Thakoon wanted the girls to look like warriors so that they could really wear and carry the strong clothing. With such bright colors, the goal was to keep the face a bit more monotone overall but still to impart strength around the eyes and cheekbones.

LOOK: A very strong and luminous face is the key to getting this look right. “It’s a beach warrior look – surfer girl meets Seven Samurai," explained lead artist Diane Kendal. She used a minimal amount of makeup everywhere, but contoured the cheeks and kept the eye deeply set to convey an image of power through minimalism.

GET THE LOOK: Key products and steps for recreating the look:

Face:
* Apply NARS Sheer Matte Foundation to conceal imperfections
* To achieve luminosity, apply NARS Orgasm Illuminator (NEW for Spring 2010) to the cheeks, nose, forehead and chin
* To contour and sculpt the cheeks, apply NARS Malaysia Multiple Bronzer and blend into the cheek bones
* Highlight the cheekbones and nose with the white side of NARS Hungry Heart Blush Duo
Eyes:
* Apply the brown side of NARS Alhambra Duo Eyeshadow on the entire eyelid up to the brows
* Blend both NARS D. Gorgeous Single Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) as well as the light pink side of NARS Kuala Lumpur Duo Eyeshadow (NEW for Spring 2010) into the crease, outer eye and up towards the brow bone.
* Apply NARS Bali Single Eyeshadow to the upper and lower lash lines as well as to the crease in the eyelid, blending with the other shadows to create definition.
* Dust NARS Night Snow Single Eyeshadow in the corners of the eyes
Lips:
* Mute lips by using NARS Concealer
* With your finger, apply NARS Ophelia Lip Gloss (NEW for Spring 2010) to the center of lips

Location: NYC
 
Backstage with NARS Cosmetics at the Marchesa Spring/Summer 2010 Show

SHOW: Marchesa

TREND: Soft Skin and Long, Feathered Lashes

LEAD ARTIST: Talia Shobrook for NARS Cosmetics

INSPIRATION: The inspiration behind the collection came from Madame Butterfly. “I wanted to capture the real look of Japan, create layers and bits of origami,” said designer Georgina Chapman. The whimsical creations based in sculpted layers balanced the soft, bare faces that were accentuated with long lashes.

LOOK: Very simple, romantic and beautiful skin contoured with varying formulas. “We contoured the skin with matte and shimmery textures and added feathers to the eyes to provide dimension to the face,” explained lead artist Talia Shobrook. A matte face was illuminated with a bit of shimmer. Feather lashes, custom created by NARS from the feathers on the Marchesa dresses, gave excitement to an otherwise simple look.

GET THE LOOK: Key products and steps for recreating the look:

Face:
* Mix NARS Sheer Matte Foundation with NARS Orgasm Illuminator (NEW for Spring 2010) and gently blend all over the face
* Apply NARS Concealer under the eyes and only where redness shows
* Using fingers, apply NARS Luxor Multiple (NEW for Holiday 2009) across the cheekbone
* Apply NARS Powder Foundation under the eyes and to the center of forehead
* With a NARS Yachiyo Kabuki Artisan Brush contour the cheeks with NARS Nepal Single Eyeshadow
* Apply a mixture of both shadows from NARS Thebes Cream Duo Eyeshadow on the cheekbones, bridge of nose and on the upper temples

Eyes:
* Apply NARS Abyssinia Single Eyeshadow all over the eye up to the brow
* Line the top lashline, as well as the lower lash line, with NARS Iceberg Eyeliner Pencil
* Curl lashes with a NARS Eyelash Curler
* Apply one light coat of NARS Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara on the top lashes, only
* Using clear eyelash glue, apply NARS custom-made feather lashes
Lips:
* Apply NARS Cruising Lipstick (NEW for Spring 2010) with fingers to the lips
Location: NYC
 
Backstage with NARS Cosmetics at the 3.1 phillip lim Women’s Spring/Summer 2010 show

SHOW: 3.1 phillip lim Women’s

TREND: Luminous Skin and Soft Eyes

LEAD ARTIST: Lisa Butler for NARS Cosmetics

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.”

GET THE LOOK: 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

Location: NYC
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