NYFW Exclusive Coverage: Tribal Chic at Carmen Marc Valvo S/S 2014

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.

Carmen Marc Valvo S/S 2014 makeup by NARS

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.

Complete List Of Products Used

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 Gibson and 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.

Carmen Marc Valvo S/S 2014 backstage
Carmen Marc Valvo S/S 2014 hair by Ted Gibson

Models at Carmen Marc Valvo S/S 2014

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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