Backstage at Carmen Marc Valvo Spring/Summer 2014, the beauty look was inspired by tribal motifs that were evident in the luxe fabrics and intricate embellishments of the collection. This translated to polished, soft-matte skin, graphic eyeliner with a dash of shimmer on the lid, nude lips with a chic dip-dyed bob and French nails with a twist.
Working for NARS Cosmetics, lead makeup artist Uzo described the look as “fresh and pretty” with very polished skin and a focus on the eyes. To get the soft-matte skin, Uzo said to first apply NARS The Multiple onto the high points of the face and bridge of the nose, add a little foundation over it then top with a little powder to mattify the look. On the eyes, Uzo went for a ’60s graphic eye with thick, black eyeliner but added a lightly contoured crease and platinum shimmer to keep the look modern. To finish, the lips were toned down with concealer and painted with a soft matte nude beige color.
* Sheer Glow Foundation
* Loose Powder
* Gold lame side of Kauai Duo Eyeshadow (new for Spring 2014, for no try Mousson and Euphrate Eyeshadows)
* Delicate pale peach side of Key Largo Duo Eyeshadow
* Sheer white shimmer side of Pandora Duo Eyeshadow
* Black Valley Eye Paint
* Black Moon Eyeliner
* Larger Than Life Volumizing Mascara
* Radiant Creamy Concaeler
* Tashkent Pure Matte Lipstick
Hair stylist Ted Gibsonand his team gave models a chic “techno-tribal look”. A total of 22 blonde wigs were cut and dip-dyed for an ombre effect, then straightened with a flat iron and set with Ted Gibson Beautiful Hold Hair Spray for the ultimate chicness.
Manicurist Gina Edwards gave models an edgy nude manicure with black French tips with Morgan Taylor Lacquer in In The Nude as the base and Morgan Taylor Lacquer in Little Black Dress on the tip.