Runway Beauty: Violet Lip and Ombre Glitter Nails at Nicole Miller S/S 2014

At Nicole Miller Spring/Summer 2014, the inspiration came from the opulence, glamour and beauty of Versailles – the gardens, mirrors, mazes and chandeliers. As a result, makeup artist James Kaliardos working for M·A·C Cosmetics created a bright violet lip while Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador, gave models a glittery ombre nail.

Nicole Miller S/S 2014 Hair, Makeup and Nails

* Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation – blended over hydrated skin to even and tone, and followed by concealer as needed to perfect.
* Keep It Loose! Casual Colour (available Spring/Summer 2014) – lightly applied to cheeks with fingertips for a natural blush.
* Lily-white Pigment (available Spring/Summer 2014) – dusted lightly over the temples, upper cheekbones, bridge of nose, and cupid’s bow with 168 large angled contour brush to highlight.

* Cultivating Chic from Spring 14 trend Forecast/Eye (available Spring/Summer 2014) – softly blended over the eyelid and through the crease with 213 fluff brush.
* March Mist From Spring 14 trend Forecast/Eye (available Spring/Summer 2014) – blended under the eye through the lashes with 213 fluff brush.
* Haute & Naughty Black Lash Mascara – applied through the upper lashes only to define and open eyes.
* Lingering Eye Brows – blended through brows for a full, slightly defined look.

* Vino Lip Pencil – blended over the entire lip, slightly overdrawn to create a full, luscious effect.
* M·A·C Pro Violetta LipstiCk – blended over Vino pencil to intensify and perfect.
* M·A·C Pro Matte Mixing Medium – applied over lips to set and finish.

Katie first applied a layer butter LONDON’s new Nail Lacquer in The 444. To create a cascading effect she used butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in The Black Knight and applied upward from the tip of the nail. She lightly dabbed the nail lacquer where the two shades met to blend the look. Finally, she reapplied The Black Knight to finish the ombre effect.

Violet lip and glittery nails at Nicole Miller S/S 2014
Nicole Miller S/S 2014 runway beauty
Ombre glitter nails by butter LONDON at Nicole Miller S/S 2014
Nicole Miller S/S 2014 facechart by MAC

Images: Courtesy of MAC and butter LONDON.

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,, 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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