Inspired by strong women warriors, the look at Nicole Miller A/W ’14 was all about dark plum, light olive, wine, aqua and black paired with muted jewel tones. This called for a beauty look that was equally dramatic with shades of black, blue and purple diffused over the lids and a fiery red and black nail.
“Peter Lindbergh, Linda Evangelista and female warriors” were MAC makeup artist James Kaliardos‘ inspiration behind the look.
• Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation – applied to enhance and warm the skin, with an emphasis over the cheeks to add color and richness
• Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder – swept over the t-Zone to minimize shine and set
• M·A·C PRO Taupe Powder Blush – blended under cheekbones to sculpt and contour
• Stud Eye Brows – applied to square off the front of the brow and then shaded through to thicken and deepen the natural shape and tone
• Blooz Eye Kohl – applied and blended over the eyelids and through the lower lashline in a smoky shape, diffused upwards to the browbone
• Smolder Eye Kohl – applied along the upper lashline and through the lower waterline to intensify and define
• Black Ivy Fluidline (available Fall 2014) – applied and blended for an inky veneer over the lids
• Stars n Rockets EYeshadow – blended through the outer crease for a reflective wash of plum to complete the multi-color composite around eyes
• Mineralize Multi-effect Lash (available Fall 2014) – applied through the upper lashes only to lift and define
• Mocha Latte Lipstick (available Fall 2014) – blended over the lips with a brush for a subtle nude
To create the nail look, Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Color Ambassador, applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black. She then matted the look by applying butter LONDON Matte Finish Topcoat. Using a thin striping brush, Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Knees Up – starting at the cuticle and creating a feather or flame like design along the nail. The shiny finish of Knees Up served as the perfect contrast to the matte black lacquer that popped at the tips.
Images: Courtesy of butter LONDON.