Burgundy Eye and Nude Lips at Helmut Lang A/W ’14

At Helmut Lang A/W ’14, models were given a wash of burgundy on the eyes and muted lips with a graphic ponytail and nude nails.

Helmut Lang A/W '14 runway beauty

“The Helmut girl this season is tough and masculine with a refined polish,” said makeup artist Hannah Murray working for NARS Cosmetics. “I loved the idea of a rich burgundy wash on the eyelid giving a hint of punk in a very beautiful minimal way.”

* NARSskin Total Replenishing Eye Cream
* NARSskin Luminous Moisture Cream
* Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
* Copacabana Multiple

* Orgasm Blush

* Deborah Audacious Lipstick (New for Fall 2014, for now try Pigalle Semi Matte Lipstick)
* Heat Pressed Powder

* Stick Concealer

Julie Kandalec for essie created a chic nude by layering allure and ridge filling base coat over adore-a-ball to give a slightly sandy hue to the final color.

Inspired by the abstract aerial prints of the lunar landscape that featured in the collection, Wella Professional Global Creative Director Eugene Souleiman created an ultra-matte ponytail with a graphic edge to the front. “I wanted to create a hair look that was technical and almost geological in feel, to complement the textures and patterns of the collection. I felt that the hair needed to be both abstract yet precise and I wanted to incorporate different textures in to the same hair look,” said Eugene.

1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair using Wella Professionals Brilliance Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. Next, blow dry the hair away from the face, keeping it flat to the head and avoiding too much volume.
3. Once the hair is completely dry, section the hair over the crown from ear to ear and create a pony tail in the middle of the head. Secure with elastic.
4. Next, take the front section of hair and bush it back away from the face then, using Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray, spray the roots of the hair to add some texture.
5. Then take a spring comb and cut it to fit the front of the head, from ear to ear around the hair line. Push the spring comb gently back through the hair to create ‘grooves’ in the front section of hair.
6. Brush the remaining hair back and tie in to the existing ponytail to create one pony tail in the middle of the back of the head.
7. Finally, spritz the pony tail again with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray to create a raw, matte texture.

Burgundy eyeshadow at Helmut Lang A/W '14
Helmut Lang A/W '14 runway hair

Helmut Lang A/W '14 backstage makeup by NARS
Helmut Lang A/W '14 makeup facechart
Nude manicure at Helmut Lang A/W '14

Images: Courtesy of NARS, essie and Wella.

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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