NYFW Exclusive Coverage: Graphic Eyeliner and Salmon Lips at Hache S/S ’14

At Hache Spring/Summer 2014, lead makeup artist Val Garland working for M·A·C Cosmetics, went for a “teddy boy tough chic” look with a graphic eye and matte, apricot lips.

Hache Spring 2014 runway beauty

Inspired by the movie “The Fabulous Stains”, Val envisioned a girl who is part of a gang. “Her makeup is her signature look,” explained Val. “It is all about a strong, definite black eye and sickly salmon lips… she doesn’t care about the skin as much.”

On the skin, Val used very little foundation as a veil and powdered down only the center of the face, letting the natural skin shine through as highlight (there was no highlight or contour).

To create the graphic eyes, Val first dusted loose powder under the eyes. Next, she drew a line with Blacktrack Fluidline (you can also use cream eyeliner) in the middle of the eye underneath the pupils and blended Carbon Eyeshadow over it to smoke it out.

On the upper lid, she first drew a line along the lashline then added another one through the crease and blended the two together using a straight brush. The brows were pushed “in the wrong way” towards the center of the face with Brow Set and topped with a burgundy – instead of black – mascara for a softer, warmer effect. She finished by adding a beige pencil inside the eyes for a wide-awake look.

The lips were painted a “sickly salmon” color for “a little bit matte, a litte bit chalky” effect.

Nails were painted with a pinkish lilac with a top coat over it.

Graphic eyeliner at Hache S/S 2014

Hache S/S 2014 backstage makeup

Hache S/S 2014 backstage nails by MAC

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

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