Inspired by the Native-American tribal influences from the Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2014 collection, lead makeup artist Daniel Martin worked with NYX Cosmetics’ Chief Creative Director, Cristina Bartolucci to create an indigenous, sunburnt makeup look.
Martin began by applying HD Concealer Wand minimally around the face to correct any dark circles or blemishes. Next, he mixed Stay Matte But Not Flat Liquid Foundation with Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator in Gleam and applied over the entire face. Mineral Finishing Powder was then used just through the t-zone area to allow the brow and cheekbones to stay luminous under the runway lights.
As the models donned thick headbands down the runway, Martin kept the eye makeup neutral, but used as a way to sculpt and bring attention to the facial angles. He mixed Nude Matte Shadow in Dance the Tides, a warm rust-brown, and Skinny Dip, a deep violet with Single Eye Shadow in Hot Orange, to create a sienna color combination, which was swept across the entire eye, up to the brow bone, and across the nose creating a modern, sunburnt look. Next, Martin lightly shaded the brows where needed using the Auto Eyebrow Pencil.
Finally, Martin used Matte Bronzer to sculpt and extend the neutral sweep across the eye. The lips were left bare.
Images: Courtesy of NYX.